Focus With Coloring

Remember the fun as a child to use crayons and a coloring book?  In this month’s card class,  it was designed to focus with coloring.   The coloring being the use an image from the Blended Seasons bundle in the current Color Your Season promotion which is a limited-time offering.  Included in the bundle is the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  Plus being offered is a new Watercolor Pencils Assortment of ten pencils in popular colors.  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 is full of colors that compliment the existing Watercolor Pencils in the Annual Catalog.  The Blended Seasons stamp set provides the perfect base for focus with coloring and the watercolor pencils.  Attendees are also able to create cards and a treat hold using all the limited-time products.

How Do You Focus With Coloring

The card below features the Blended Seasons flower stamp.  Jet Black Stazon Ink was used to stamp the image and sentiment onto Shimmery White Cardstock (note – this is probably a great time to use your Stamparatus!)  The images were colored using the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green watercolor pencils from Assortment 2 along with an aqua painter to soften and blend the coloring.  The Daffodil Delight Watercolor pencil from the original watercolor pencil set was used to color the flower centers.  The middle flower was also stamped on a scrap piece of Shimmery White, colored and fussy cut to attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Leaves are cut from Garden Green Cardstock using die from Stitched Seasons framelits.  

Finally, to finish the card, add a touch of bling with several Basic Rhinestone Jewels also randomly added to the card front.  Flirty Flamingo cardstock was used for the card base and a Basic Black cardstock layer was used to create a small frame around the Shimmery White stamped layer.  Giving it even more dimension and another layer.

It keeps Getting Better

Use the Gift Bag Punch Board to cut the Cajun Craze cardstock.  After cutting and scoring the Cajun Craze cardstock, the leaf stamp from Blended Seasons was also used to randomly stamp the paper using Cajun Craze classic stampin’ pad.  The Stitched Seasons framelits were used to cut the tag components.  Cut orange hue leaf using watercolor paper and a blend of Brusho Crystal Color.  Behind the tag, the white side of a Pealized Doily was sponged with Mossy Meadow ink.  Because the gold binder clip used as the bag closure has been discontinued,  I recommend using the Gold Library Clips.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Treat Time stamp set, stamp using Mossy Meadow ink.  Substituting for another favorite sentiment is another way to go.  Finally, It was completed by adding a triple bow of Linen Thread.  See the full list of project materials below.  

Blended Seasons

Finally, be sure to order your Blended Seasons Bundle and the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 soon…they are only available until August 31st or while supplies last.  Because it has been so popular, it will probably sell out before the promotion ends.  

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Garden Impressions Suite – CASE the Catalog

Happy Monday!  You have probably seen the Garden Impressions Suite in the catalog.  So enjoy this week’s CASE the Catalog sample because it’s a variation of a card on page 128 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.   

Garden Impressions Suite

First of all, the card in the catalog uses Soft Seafoam Cardstock as the base.  I also used a layer of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create the second layer.  Because I used the same card design, I changed up the card base to Night of Navy cardstock and because I didn’t stamp the second layer, I decided to use coordinating designs from the Garden Impressions DSP for the two layers below the layer with the sentiment.  

Garden Impressions Suite Stamp Set

Garden Impressions stamp set

Due to the DSP having lots of wonderful colors, it certainly makes it great to use for a variety of card designs.  Night of Navy ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set.  Furthermore, it was cut with the next to the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Similarly, Mini Gold Sequin Trim and Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine was also added as an embellishment before attaching the sentiment with stampin’ dimensionals.  

CASE the Catalog

Below are measurements used for creating the card base design:

Base:  cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ 

Designer Series Paper: first layer 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″; second layer: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ 

Finally, when you are struggling to come up with a card design, remember to look through the catalog for ideas.  It’s okay to use the catalog designs and is encouraged.  Above all, I want to convey how easy it is to take a design from the catalog.  Because when you change up the paper or colors, you probably have a totally different look with the same layout. 

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Color Your Season


The Color Your Season is a new promotion for the month of August.  What a great way to get a sneak peek at some holiday products.  These Limited-Time only products will be available through August 31st or while supplies last.  Even though it has a holiday feel, the  Blended Seasons stamp set is actually great to use all year round.  Take a look below at the products in the Color Your Season bundle and see for yourself.  Enjoy these products for the month of August. 

 
Here is everything that is included in the promotion:
~Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!
~Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
~Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

Color Your Season

There are so many possibilities with these products.  I can’t wait to get a hold of them and start creating.  Until that time, Stampin’ Up! has also put together a few ideas you can create using the new products:  
 

Remember, you can get these all through the month while supplies last.  Once the inventory has been depleted, the products will no longer be available.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Additionally, this is just the beginning of our holiday release. Next month the Holiday Catalog will be live so stay tuned…..

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Last Chance for Special Papers

This is your last chance for special papers because the DSP sale is almost over.  This is your opportunity to get all the Designer Series Paper you want of certain designs.  Through July 31st, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you get a fourth one for free.  Take into consideration any projects you may be working on in the future and stock up.  As with all the DSP sales, the more you buy, the more you save.  Below is the list of the designs on sale so take a look and pick up your favorites.

Don’t miss out

Last Chance for Special Papers

There is no limit to the amount of Designer Series Paper you can purchase.  Also remember that not all the papers are on sale, just the designs that are listed below.  There are ten paper packs to choose from and I really love them all.  You can also see all the design packs on sale in my online store here.   Due to the variety of choices, if it’s hard to make a decision, why not get them all!  You can also just choose your favorite and get four packs of that design.  Options are a beautiful thing!  Here is the list of Designer Series Paper that are available in the sale.

•Nature’s Poem  •Twinkle, Twinkle  •Under the Mistletoe  •Animal Expedition  •Best Route  
•Petal Promenade  •Tranquil Textures  •Garden Impressions  •Tropical Escape  •Wood Textures

 Visit my store to pick your favorites before July 31st.  

 

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Another Animal Outing

One of my favorite bundles in the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog is the Animal Outing Stamp Set with coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  It’s such a fun set and with the various sentiments can be used for a variety of card themes.  The dies are great…not only do they coordinate with the stamp set but also can be used to cut some of the animals from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The card below is a 4″ x 4″ card and the kangaroo was cut from the Animal Expedition DSP using the matching thinlit (yay! no fussy cutting).  I used various hearts from the Frames Elements to embellish the card and the leaves circle to highlight the sentiment. 

 Animal Outing

Reminder: the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion on select Designer Series Papers is continues until July 31st.   Don’t miss out…the Animal Expedition DSP is one of the select papers.  I’m definitely taking advantage of the sale to stock up on my favorite Designer Series Papers.    Be sure to visit my store to pick your favorites today and be sure to stock up on your favorites! Also, check out the Project Materials listed below to purchase supplies to make your own Animal Outing projects.  The bundle offers a 10% savings! 

Be sure to check my blog again soon.  I’ll be posting projects highlighting more of the DSP papers available in the promotion, as well as, featuring some of the new stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  

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Subscribers Kit for June

June’s My Paper Pumpkin subscribers kit is now in the hands of all the subscribers.  So here is your chance to see what they got.  Were you one of the lucky ones?  Remember, last month we told you the kit for June would coordinate with the Broadway Bound suite in the new annual catalog.  Signing up is easy and if you sign up before July 10th, you will receive the July kit.

My Paper Pumpkin makes creating projects very fun and easy.  Everything you need to create the project of the month is in the cute little orange box that comes to your door.  Usually we don’t know what the kit will contain but this month, Stampin’ Up! let us have a little sneak peek.  Colorful and bright is the theme for this subscribers kit.  While it has the products to create the cards in the video below, you can add other items from the Broadway suite and really have fun with it.  Take a look:  

Next Subscribers Kit Can Be Yours

Also, you don’t always have to create the project as it is in the kit. There are alternative options.  If you have not taken advantage of the monthly subscription, you can sign up on the Paper Pumpkin site here.  There are a variety of options for subscribing.  It’s convenient and you can cancel your subscription at any time.  Here is a look at the options:

There are multiple subscription options.  Choose the one that is right for you.  Being a subscriber also allows you access to past kits and products and trust me, there have been some amazing kits over the years.  Make sure to sign up soon because the holiday projects will be coming soon.  Those are always my favorite.

I’m happy to answer any questions or help you get started.  You may be surprised (literally).