2016-18 In-Colors from Stampin’ Up!

2016-18 In-Colors from Stampin’ Up! Take a look at the five new 2016-18 In-Colors from Stampin’ Up!  Aren’t these new colors delicious?  I thought this scoop of ice cream card using the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set was a great way to show you all of the new colors at once.  Take a look: Don’t the In-Colors make you want to have a huge bowl of sherbet?  (Did you know it is spelled “sherBET” and not “sherBERT”???  Who knew?  I’ve been spelling it and pronouncing it wrong my entire life.)  Anyway, with names like Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum, along with Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, and Emerald Envy, the new 2016-18 are sure to become fast favorites of yours. The best way to experience the new In-Colors is just like I did by purchasing the 2016-2018 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack.  The stack contains 40 sheets of 12 x 12 paper in all five of the new In-Colors.  There are four sheets each of two double-sided designs, so there are plenty of pieces to complete your projects.  For my yummy card, I also used some of the new In-Color cardstock.  Coordinating products is one of the greatest benefits of purchasing Stampin’ Up! products. Take a look at the circles in the center.  I have a few blog posts planned to talk about the fabulous new Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  They are so wonderful that they deserve their own post.  (You can see another example of the Layering Circle Framelits Dies in my Pop of Paradise post.)   Now go grab yourself some sherBET and have fun using the new 2016-18  In-Colors!  

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set I’m so thrilled that Stampin’ Up!’s Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set will NOT be retiring at the end of the catalog order period on May 31st.  Woo hoo!  That means we all get at least another year to create cards and projects with the deliciously delightful images in the Sprinkles of Life set.  Three items that will be retiring on May 31st, however, are the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, the Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, and the Dazzling Details Glitter Adhesive that I used to create this adorably yummy card.      I’m also thrilled that the Tree Builder Punch, which I used to punch out the scoops of ice cream, will be back in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream EVERY DAY…it is my main source of nourishment!  Anything that has to do with ice cream makes me happy, so the fact that we get to use the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set for one more year is wonderful news! If you love, love, love the delicious color combinations of Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White that coordinate with the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, be sure to order of few packs of the paper before the end of the month.  Here are a few more cards that I made with the Birthday Bouquet Paper:                      …and the Tree Builder Punch… …and the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set: Off to eat some ice cream..with a cupcake!!!  🙂 Supply List:

Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial

Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial My last post was full of pictures of a bookmark card that I created several years ago.  Today’s post includes the bookmark card template and tutorial.  Even though it’s Template Tuesday, I’m providing the template to all of my readers today, not just my email subscribers.  To get started, you’ll want to watch the video, download the template, and most of all…have fun!   ________________________________ 1)  download the template HERE 2)  cut the bookmark case 4-1/4″ x 7-3/4″ 3)  score the case at 2″ and 4″ 4)  cut the bookmark piece 1-7/8″ x 7-3/4″ 5)  I also used the following supplies: _____________________________________ I’ve created different versions of this card over the years.  This slider bookmark card is sized differently, but the overall concept is the same as the card in the YouTube video.   You can see a larger version using Stampin’ Up!’s Sprinkles of Life stamp set HERE, along with a tutorial that includes the different measurements.

Bookmark Card

Bookmark Card I created the custom template for this fun bookmark card almost ten years ago.  Over the years, I have played around with different versions of it (like the one HERE, which uses the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.)  I usually make cards are projects that are bold and brightly colored, but I decided to go with a softer look and feel for today’s card. This card does what its name implies:  it’s a bookmark and a card.  Just pull out the slider and write your sentiment on the back! Precision is really important with this card, so it’s not for the faint of heart.  But you can do it!  I’m in the process of making a step-by-step video how-to.  I’ll update this post as soon as the video is completed.  In the meantime, I wanted to post the pictures while I’m busy behind-the-scenes working on the tutorial.  Here is what you’ll need: Go to my sidebar and enter to receive free email updates whenever I post a new blog entry.  That way you’ll know when I update with the video and whenever I post something new.

The New 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog is HERE!

I’ve been blogging about it for weeks and showing you sneak-peek samples, and the day has finally arrived!  The new 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog is now available!!  Take a look back through my previous blog posts for a reminder of some of the wonderful products that Stampin’ Up! has to offer in the new catalog. My favorites?       **** Would you like to see the new catalog??  I thought so!  Click HERE! ***** Today is also the LAST DAY to order from the current Occasions Catalog.  Don’t forget! ***** While you’re at it, take a look at this week’s Weekly Deals, too! SHOP HERE!!!

Slider Bookmark Card Tutorial

I created a slider bookmark card to showcase this year’s Stampin’ Up! stamp set to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Below is a picture tutorial of the measurements.  (You can see the original post HERE.)    Step One / The Outside Pocket: 1)  Score a piece of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper at 3″ 2)  To make the ovals’ frames, die cut the Designer Series Paper using the smallest oval and second smallest oval like shown in the photo below.  Cut two and set aside for later. 3)  To make the oval cuts in the outside pocket, die-cut the first oval with the smallest oval die so that the top of the oval is at approximately 1-1/2″ down from the top of the DSP 4)  To make the second oval, use the smallest oval die so that the top of the oval is at  approximately the 2-1/2″ mark down from the top of the DSP Step Two / The Inside Piece: 1)  Cut the inside bookmark piece 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ 2)  Decorate the very top of the bookmark however you would like! Step Three / The Ice Cream and Cone: 1)  Stamp and cut out two ice cream cones 2)  Stamp and punch six ice creams (two each of three different colors) 3)  Adhere the oval frames that you die-cut in step one to the ovals on the outside pocket 4)  Play around with the spacing of the cones and the ice creams so they fit the oval cut-puts 5)  Adhere pieces with Glue Dots 6)  Decorate ice cream to your liking! That’s all!  You did it!  Leave a comment with a link to your version of the slider bookmark card in the comments section so we can all see!