Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy

I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday and happened upon a photo that an awesome photographer posted. Here’s the link to her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kariizmaphotography/

Sydneys Inspiration Photo

As soon as I saw it, I thought out loud, “What a gorgeous color combination! I’m going to make a floral card in those colors!” (Yes I have permission from her to post her photo…if you don’t know, she’s my talented daughter.) Here’s the color palette, if you’d like to Pin it for future reference:Sydneys Color Palette

I decided to use lots of new products I recently purchased. There is a large magnolia suite in the Annual Catalog, but many people may not be aware that there is a smaller, coordinating one in the Experience Creativity Beginner’s Brochure called Magnolia Blooms. It’s geared towards people that are new to stamping, but that doesn’t mean avid stampers can’t use the products, too. Click here to see the brochure.

This inspiration and color palette just sings “wedding” to me, so I wanted to work in some vellum. I ran a layer piece through the die cutting machine with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I die cut the gorgeous frame with the Petal Labels Dies out of Mint Macaron and the magnolia is colored with Stampin’ Blends markers. It was missing something from the Mint Macaron layer, so I asked Hunter what she thought it needed. Why do I even bother asking? Her answer for almost everything is to sponge it! So, that’s what I did. I love the extra texture from it. I finished it off with Pearl Basic Jewels colored with the Bronze and Petal Pink Blends and I decided to use the gorgeous Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon that retired from the Occasions Catalog in the spring…but I’ll bet there are lots of you that have it because it was a best-seller.

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy

Here’s the inside of the card:

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy Inside.jpg

And here it is with the matching envelope (no naked envelopes!):

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy w Env
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Magnolia Blooms, Path of Petals (inside)
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Cardstock:  Vellum
Ink:  Petal Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Bronze, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Soft Suede
Love:  Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon (retired), Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Stampin’ Sponges, Petal Labels Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, 3D Embossing Plate, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot

Click on the catalog name to view the PDFs:
2019 Holiday Catalog
2019-2020 Annual Catalog

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#JOSTTT006 June Challenge – Perennial Beauty

Time for a new monthly challenge over at The Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe challenge blog (check it out here)! I was super excited to be named one of their top 3 for last month’s May challenge. (You can see my entry here.)JOSTTT Top 3Here’s the #JOSTTT006 June Challenge:#JOSTTT006I did the second row: Pattern Paper – Banner – Floral

I am featuring items from the Perennial Essence Suite on pages 106-107 of the new Annual Catalog. This Designer Series Paper…Oh My! It is beyond beautiful! I kept the card simple to highlight this gorgeous paper. The Vellum cardstock is soft and pretty and the Floral Centers are amazing! Just like it’s from a real flower! Wrap it all up with the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch and you have a quick and easy card.

I first stamped the sentiment in Crushed Curry and I really liked it since it’s the same color as the Floral Center. However, when I showed it to Queen Hunter, she said she would prefer it stamped in Blackberry Bliss. Hence, two cards showing both options.

JOSTTT006 Perennial Essence
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Floral Essence
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes
Specialty Cardstock:  Perennial Essence Vellum
Designer Series Paper:  Perennial Essence
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry
Lovelies:  Perennial Essence Floral Centers
Tools:  Perennial Flower Punch, Banner Triple Punch

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and get your pen and paper ready to write out your wish list! Mark your calendars for Monday, June 17th to attend my Catalog Kick-Off Open House where you can check out this bundle in real life!

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Gingham Easter Lilies

I had to wait to share this until after Easter so that the people receiving them wouldn’t see them ahead of time. Even though Easter is over, you can still make these cards…just change the sentiment to whatever you need. Even though some of these products are from Sale-a-Bration and are no longer available, I know several people that have these items. If you weren’t able to get your hands on them, you can always substitute with products you already have.

Gingham Easter Lilies
I have always loved the look of vellum on cards. So reminiscent of the cards I used to receive as a child from my mother. She knew how much I loved the crinkly sound of it. These cards use the soft, pretty colors from the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Stack (available in the Occasions catalog) as my inspiration. I glued the lilies and sentiment onto the vellum, then placed adhesive onto the back of the vellum on the spots where the lilies and sentiments are. This way, when gluing the vellum layer onto the DSP, no adhesive shows through. I hope everyone liked the colors I chose for them!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Lasting Lily (SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB)
Tools:   Small Oval Punch*, Lily Framelits Dies (SAB), Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

SAB – Sale-a-Bration Retired Product
*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. There are just about 6 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Lasting Sympathy in Mango

As promised, here’s another color scheme with the same basic layout as yesterday’s card. This stamp set is so pretty and I’m so glad I gave in and got the suite.  Hunter said she liked the Gorgeous Grape card from yesterday more, but I feel drawn to this pretty Mango Melody flowers.
lasting sympathy in mango
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Romance, Lasting Lily
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Vellum, Whisper White
Ink:  Mango Melody, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stitched Labels Framelits, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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Lasting Sympathy in Heather

The more I use the Floral Romance suite on pages 10-11 in the Occasions catalog, the more I adore it. It was made for Stampin’ Blends. I decided to use Vellum cardstock for the backdrop and wanted it to have a little texture, so I ran it through the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder both directions – once vertically, then horizontally. I really like the aged look it gives. I’ll have another to show you tomorrow in a different color scheme.
lasting sympathy in grape
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Romance, Lasting Lily
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum, Whisper White
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stitched Labels Framelits, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Romantic Vellum & Blends

The Floral Romance suite on pages 10-11 of the Occasions Catalog includes the most beautiful Specialty Designer Series Paper. I have wonderful memories of cards my mother used to give me for my Birthdays and other special holidays. She knew I loved the crinkly sound of vellum and the softness of the paper. I still have some packed away in memory boxes. I just had to get this DSP. I also love the rustic, romantic look of the Floral Romance Seals and the crispness of the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder. These were the three items I pre-ordered back in December. It took a little time for me to warm up to the stamps and dies. But the internet always rescues – so many samples to Pin! I just got the stamps and dies this week and kicked myself for not getting the coordinating Petal Pink/Whisper White ribbon and Frosted Flower embellishments. Have no fear, though, because those are set to arrive this Wednesday! I learned long ago that I need to get all the pieces of coordinating suites. Now I need to learn to get everything at the same time. Be sure to take another look at this nostalgic suite and don’t let it slip by you!

romantic vellum & blends
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Wonderful Romance
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Designer Series Paper:  Floral Romance Specialty
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Mats

Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is going strong – purchase the Wonderful Romance Bundle of stamps and dies and get 10% off the price PLUS your choice of a free SAB item with $50+purchase. If you purchase the entire suite, you can earn TWO $50+ items or one item at the $100+ level!

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Graceful Shimmery Dragonfly for The Joy of Sets Challenge #JOSTTT001

I am a member of a most delightful Facebook group called The Joy of Sets. This year, there is a new blog with monthly challenges. Check out their website HERE.  The January challenge #JOSTTT001 is Tic Tac Toe:
jos jan 19 challengeI decided to go right down the middle – Twine, Circle, Blue. I chose two of my favorite shades of blue – Night of Navy and Pool Party. I colored both the Graceful Glass Vellum DSP and plain Vellum with Stampin’ Blends of the same colors. I stamped the Pool Party layer with the Crackle Paint background stamp available in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog. I then punched the large circle out of it with a 2 1/2″ Circle punch and wrapped the twine around the base layer. I took the piece I punched out, turned it around to the unstamped side and punched that with the 2 1/4″ Circle punch so there would be a border of Night of Navy when I glued it back down. I used the same 2 1/4″ size to punch out the Graceful Glass vellum and layered it on top using glue dots.  I like the look of it with that part recessed down and the dragonfly and smaller circle punches popped up…just wish it would photograph better. I made a sweet bow with the twine and adhered it with a glue dot to complete the challenge. I gussied it up with Rhinestones colored with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker and I added Wink of Stella to the dragonfly, smallest vellum circle and the middle of the Graceful Glass design. I am very happy with this card…I might just send it to myself!

graceful shimmery dragonfly
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Crackle Paint
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum
Designer Series Paper:  Graceful Glass Vellum
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pool Party
Stampin’ Blends:  Dark Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party
Lovelies:  Pool Party Baker’s Twine*, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Tools:  3/4″, 1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2”** Circle Punches, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
*Retired Product
**Non Stampin’ Up Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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