Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014-2016 In Colors

The new in colors will be available starting June 2nd, and I think you're going to like these colors!

This first project uses all five of the new colors:

The base of this card in Tangerine Tangelo, the stripes are Lost Lagoon, the greeting is Mossy Meadow, the paint splotch in the bottom corner is Hello Honey, and the heart is Blackberry Bliss. The 'painted' images are all from a new stamp set called Work of Art, and the greeting is from Yippee-Skippee!

This second card also uses the new stamp set Work of Art.  The streaks of paint are in Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon.  The splatters are in Melon Mombo, and the sentiment is in Black StaxOn. I just Love the simplicity of this card-- Whisper White card stock, a single stamp set and a few ink pads.  I have a feeling I"ll be making more of these.

This little bag uses a sheet of Designer Series Paper from the new 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper stack, Moonlight.  This design features Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss. The closure on top is also Hello Honey using one of the tag topper punches. The tiny flower is punched with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, the stamped flower is from Petite Petals, the greeting is from Label Love. All of these are in Blackberry Bliss. 

The DSP is scored along the long side at 1", 3", 4", and 6".  It is scored along the short side at 1". This bag comes together pretty easily. Here is a link to a video of Sam Donald that shows how to make it start to finish.  Her blog is full of wide variety of boxes and bags.  When I need a packaging idea that's where I look first.

I hope you've enjoyed this small taste of the 2014-2016 In-colours, there will be much more coming!

Go stamp something!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stamp Club

Hi Stampers,

I'm a bit behind schedule here on the blog, but I wanted to make sure to share these projects with you.
First up, a neutral card using one of our Hostess Sets, Postage Collection.  The neutral colour combination, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla, ended up giving this card an old fashion kind of feel:

Our second project is a colourful shaped card using our Floral Frames Collection framelits.  Cute and fun!!  This card uses the Flower Shop stamp set as well as a greeting from the  Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.

Here's a stepped up version. On this card I embossed each of the layers before adhering them.  I used a variety of embossing folders, in fact almost any of our embossing folders could work.

Lastly, our 3D project,

Just in time for Easter we used the Angled Tag Topper Punch and the Oval Designer Frame Embossing Folder combined with the Extra Large Oval Punch to make the window for this chocolate easter egg holder.  We tied it together with a little stitched ribbon and a couple of flowers from Petite Petals in colours that coordinated with our chocolate egg wrapper.

Stay tuned, in the next few days I'll be posting some projects using sneak peak products from the upcoming 2014-2015 catalogue which will be released in June...some great things are coming!

Go stamp something!