Simply Sunday: Colorful Hugs Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend … whether it’s just another day or a well needed break.  Today I have two cards to share with you that highlight the 2018-20 In-Colors.  I took out my bin of scraps and came up with these quick -n- easy cards.

I had a lot of left over 1″ strips of cardstock so I thought it was the perfect way to showcase our out going 2018-20 In-Colors! I cut a piece of white cardstock to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and attached my 1″ strips to it.  I did 5″ width because I have 5 In-colors x 1 inch strips = 5 inches!

Once I had all the cardstock attached, I trimmed off the excess and added a simple bow using the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  Then I mounted my assembly onto a piece of Basic Black to mat the assembly and make the colors really pop!!  The card front was now mounted onto the Whisper White card base.

Now it was time to add my hearts … I punched the mat / Scalloped Heart from Vellum Cardstock.  Our greeting from the So Sentimental stamp set “Sending Healing Hugs” is perfect for the time we are in right now, and was stamped with Lovely Lipstick from our 2018-20 In-Colors.  The hearts were attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some depth and texture to the card.

Now, if you want to step it up a bit, here is another sample to punch it up …

The basic layout is the same as the first card except before the bow is added, I ran it through the my embossing machine with the Tin Tile 3D folder. This just added some fun to your card, and with so many embossing folders to choose from, you’re sure to find something that fits your theme.

Once I embossed it, I added the ribbon but with a twist this time!!  I layered the ribbon with an end on each side and then tied the Grapefruit Grove ribbon around it to create a pretty “fluffy” bow!! The greeting / hearts also remained the same.  So as you can see … it didn’t take much to add a little more pizzazz to your card. Great texture and eye appeal.

A list of the supplies used today …

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and another way to use your 2018-20 In-Colors, or any scraps for that matter.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and thank you for joining me.

Celebrating the 2018-20 In-Colors

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the 2018-2020 In-Colors … a reminder that these pretty colors will hit the discontinuing list in a few weeks!!  We will be saying good-bye to Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel …

Each card is stamped with it’s coordinating color and embossed with the Lovely Floral embossing folder (DISCONTINUED) … Sorry!!

I know many of you have told me these are some of your favorite colors because they are so close to the basic / primary colors.  I’m going to keep reminding everyone that NOW is the time to get your colors … and don’t forget the ink refills … you will want them and you won’t want to find them on ebay later for 10x the price!

LOVELY LIPSTICK: I simply love this fun new color! It’s not quite red or hot pink but somewhere in between to give you a fun … sassy red!

GRAPEFRUIT GROVE … I don’t know how to describe this color other that it really looks like the wonderful grapefruit color you see when you slice open a juicy grapefruit .. YUM!!

PINEAPPLE PUNCH … and speaking of YUM, who doesn’t like pineapple? This color is a soft, sunny yellow that will just bring a smile to your face.

CALL ME CLOVER … Callin’ all lovers of green, you will definitely fall for this one, just like laying in a patch of clover on a warm summer day!  Hmmm … does that bring an image to your mind that makes you want to match this up with another new color? Let’s just wait and see!!

BLUEBERRY BUSHEL …  Another yummy color, this warm blue will really remind you of pint of blueberries. I am really liking this one!

Are you in love with the new In-Colors yet?  I am going to miss this color pallet … it’s new and fresh and complimented our color line.

If you haven’t wandered over to the CLEARANCE RACK yet … you might want to hurry, some of them goodies are going fast.  These are sold at discounts up to 60%.  The retirement list is on it’s way but some items will not be discounted.

I want to thank you for joining me today and taking time out of your day to share it with me.

I wish you a colorful day filled with fun!!




Petal Pallet: Life Is So Much Better

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you got to enjoy a wonderful weekend and got spoiled a little!  I also hope you got a chance to check out my post yesterday to see the new In-colors. I love these cards and the simplicity yet they were so pretty!

Today I have one of the cards that I created for the Spring Stamping Retreat.  Our retreat highlighted “caring” cards … cards that we create to make someone feel better, to cheer, encourage or relay our sympathies. This was one of those cards …

I began with the Petal Pallet bundle and designer series paper. I knew I wanted to use the beautiful floral die in the bundle.  I also want a little bit different of a fold … just for fun! Petal Pallet will be in the upcoming catalog but it will no longer be a bundle (Save 10%) after May 31st.

We used the Multipurpose adhesive sheets with the Silver Foil sheets and then cut them out with the BigShot! Turns them into stickers … and then we just pressed them onto our card.  This made it super simple to watercolor the flowers using ink and Aqua Painters. Then we drew the little lines into the flower petals with the coordinating marker.

I’ve used the Petal Pallet bundle quite a few times already, it is a very versatile stamp set and I love the coordinating dies. It has great verses / greetings as well … and I will admit, that will sway me towards a stamp set.  Sometimes I will choose a stamp set just because of the beautiful verses.

Thanks for dropping in for the visit today …

I hope you have a marvelous Monday!