2022-2024 In Colors Retiring

Alas all good things must come to an end. This has been my favorite palette of In Colors and I am sad to see them retiring the end of this month. Grab them before they’re gone.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.

  • Cut Basic White Card Base 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Cut Basic White 4” x 5 ¼”
  • DIe-cut Hearts from In-Color 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper using Adoring Hearts Bundle
  • Emboss and Die-cut hearts from coordinating Cardstock using Adoring Hearts Bundle


Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Die-cut hearts from In-Color 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper using Adoring Hearts Bundle
  4. Emboss and Die-cut hearts from coordinating Cardstock using Adoring Hearts Bundle
  5. Stamp sentiment in In-Color on Basic white layer
  6. Arrange and adhere hearts from coordinating In-Color around sentiment
  7. Adhere decorated layer to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  8. Add bow with Mini-Glue Dot to bottom right heart
  9. Decorate your envelope.
  10. So cute! Now send it to someone special.

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Hello There, Let’s Catch Up

One of my favorite card layouts shows off designer series paper with a big impact, yet so quick & easy to make. Here I’m using the the A Little Latte Suite with a Calypso Coral and Lost Lagoon color palette. What will you make with this layout?

Spread love and gratitude with the Latte Love Bundle. Create fun paper crafting projects with coffee-themed imagery and heartfelt sentiments and brighten someone’s day!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.

Lost Lagoon Cardstock: 

  • 4 ¼” h x 8” w scored and folded at 5 ½” w
  • 4 ¼” w x 3” h scrap for die cut

Basic White Cardstock:

  • 5 ½” w x 4 ¼” h
  • 2 ¼” w x 4” h
  • 2” h x 3 ¼” w (2)
  • Scrap for sentiments

A Little Latte Designer Series Paper (DSP): Three coordinating patterns

  • 5 ⅛” w x 3 ⅞” h
  • 2 ⅛” w x 3 ⅞” h
  • 1 ⅞” h x 3 ⅜” w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base at the score line using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Run the Lost Lagoon scrap through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Scalloped Contours Die. 
  4. Die cut coffee cups from Designer Series Paper (DSP).
  5. Stamp Hello There on Basic White scrap in Lost Lagoon ink and use Paper Snips to fussy cut out.
  6. Stamp Let’s Catch Up on Basic White scrap in Early Espresso Ink and use Paper Trimmer or Paper Snips to trim to size
  7. Matte DSP with Basic White Cardstock:
  8. Attach Lost Lagoon Die Cut to Left Front Panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Be careful to only put Dimensionals behind left most part of die cut panel. 
  9. Arrange coffee cups and sentiments on Lost Lagoon Die Cut panel and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal.
  10. Make a junk bow by laying two small pieces of trim or ribbon on top of two pieces of Baker’s Twine and then tying a bow with the Baker’s Twine. Arrange and trim ends as needed. Attach with Mini Glue Dot.
  11. Sprinkle on Adhesive Backed Swirl Dots
  12. Stamp and decorate the remaining 2” h x 3 ¼” w Basic White for inside
  13. Decorate your envelope.
  14. So fun!! Who will you send it to?

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Order online from the convenience of your own home or send me your order and I’ll take care of you. ❤ Either way, please use the host code ZZTXP2EM. Order online AND, if your order is $50 or more using host code ZZTXP2EM between now and the end of the month you’ll receive a free pack of embellishment as a THANK YOU gift from me. ❤ If your order is over $150, skip the host code, earn Stampin’ Rewards for free stuff yourself and I’ll still send you a free pack of embellishment as a THANK YOU gift from me. ❤

You’re the Best Part of My Day

Use a scoring tool and a blending brush to create a simple background for this sweet layout. I used the Latte Love Bundle, but you could substitute any sentiment and focal image.

Spread love and gratitude with the Latte Love Bundle. Create fun paper crafting projects with coffee-themed imagery and heartfelt sentiments and brighten someone’s day!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 

  • 5 ½” w x 8 ½” h  scored and folded at 4 ¼” h
  • Scrap for coffee cup

Basic White Cardstock: 5 ½” w x 4 ¼” h (2)

Petal Pink Cardstock: scrap for tea cup


Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. On Basic White Thick Cardstock, stamp the coffee cup in Starry Sky ink. Color with Starry Sky Stampin’ Blends as follows:
    1. Mimicking the bottom curve of the coffee cup, use the Dark Starry Sky Blend to extend curved lines out from the left and right edges about ¼ – ½”, all the way up the edge.
    2. Allow about 30 seconds for the ink to dry. 
    3. Using the LIght Starry Sky Blend, repeat the curved lines, starting at the left edge and then going up the right edge extend the lines all the way across the cup.
    4. The idea is to pull some of the darker ink from the edges toward the center.
    5. Allow about 30 seconds for the ink to dry. 
    6. Repeat step a with the Dark Starry Sky Blend.
  3. Die cut the coffee cup.
  4. From a scrap piece of Petal Pink, die cut the tea cup.
  5. Arrange tea cup and coffee cup on one of the 5 ½” w x 4 ¼” h  Basic White Cardstock panels. Mark placement with a light pencil mark, then remove cups.
  6. Stamp Sentiment on 5 ½” w x 4 ¼” h panel off to the side of the cups.
  7. Use a Blending Brush to apply subtle ink to the background of the panel
  8. Use the scoring blade on Paper Trimmer to create three lines ½” apart on the inked panel, across where cups will be placed.
  9. Use Dimensionals to attach the cups.
  10. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  11. Attach the panel to the Card Base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  12. Sprinkle on 2022-2024 In Color Pearls.
  13. Tie a bow with the Petal Pink from the Ribbon Duo combo pack and attach with a Mini Glue Dot.
  14. Stamp and decorate the remaining 5 ¼” w x 4” h for inside
  15. Decorate your envelope.
  16. So sweet! Who will you send it to?

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Blotting With Saran Wrap Technique

Create your own custom background using the Saran Wrap Technique. Read on for details.

Help your cards, gift tags, and other paper crafts bloom with the Simply Zinnia Stamp & Die Bundle! These stamps have a beautiful hand-etched design and pair perfectly with the floral and greenery dies. Stamp and cut around the individual zinnia blossom, adding some extra dimension with the petals dies. Or build a fun card centerpiece by bundling flowers. You can even create your own unique zinnias with the stem, blossom, and extra greenery dies along with the stamps.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 ½” w x 8 ½” h scored and folded at 4 ¼” h

Berry Burst: 5 ⅜” x 4 ⅛” 

Basic White

  • 5 ⅛” x 3 ⅞” 
  • 4 ½” x 3” for stamping, coloring and die cutting the flowers

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Adhere the Berry Burst Cardstock to the folded Card Base
  4. Using a saran wrap blotting technique, create the background onto the 5 ⅛” x 3 ⅞” Basic White Cardstock.  
    •  BLOTTING WITH SARAN WRAP TECHNIQUE:
      You will need a large acrylic block – minimum size should be an “E” block, “F” is even better. (NOTE: you can also use any type of hard plastic in place of a block)  Two different ink pad colors, I used Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green, a Stampin’ Spritzer, and a small piece of seran wrap.  Put ink onto the block by gently patting the ink once onto the block, no need to press hard.  Spritz with water, 3-4 spritzes, wait a few seconds for the ink to disperse a little.  With the seran wrap wadded up in your hand, tap it into the diluted ink and then blot in a few places onto your cardstock panel.  Vary the pressure a little in different places and turn once in awhile so as not to get a lot of symmetry.  In my card today, I used the “less is more” idea.  I just did a little green, then started the technique again with a clean block, a new piece of saran wrap with the Flirty Flamingo.  This may take a little practice to get the look you want.  More spritz’s with water will lighten your color a little.  A lighter touch will give you a completely different look than a heavier touch.  Play around and practice lots and you will fall in love with this technique for creating fun backgrounds.  This will dry pretty quickly while you’re finishing the other elements of the card.
  5. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the largest zinnia flowers (3 flower stem) onto the Basic White 4 ½” x 3”  piece of cardstock.  Color the flowers, leaves and stems using Stampin’ Blends.  I used Berry Burst,  Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. Die Cut the image using the coordinating Die from the Simply Zinnia Dies. 
  6. Using Black Memento ink, stamp the sentiment towards the lower right of Basic White background panel.
  7. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the flowers toward the left side of the card.
  8. Adhere these layers to the card base.
  9. Randomly Place 3 of the pink Adhesive-backed Shiny Sequins to the card.
  10. Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card as well as the envelope, and it’s ready for you to send it off to brighten someone’s day!

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Order online from the convenience of your own home or send me your order and I’ll take care of you. ❤ Either way, please use the host code ZZTXP2EM. Order online AND, if your order is $50 or more using host code ZZTXP2EM between now and the end of the month you’ll receive a free pack of embellishment as a THANK YOU gift from me. ❤ If your order is over $150, skip the host code, earn Stampin’ Rewards for free stuff yourself and I’ll still send you a free pack of embellishment as a THANK YOU gift from me. ❤