Epic In Colour Day

Hello stampers. I am a big fan of in colours. Usually you can see these colours popping up everywhere in both home decor and in fashion. Stampin’Up! gives us five new colours each year and they last for two years. This is a great addition to our core colours that gives us a great colour refresh and keeps us current. This year instead of offering an in colour club, I decided to one Epic In Colour Day instead. Summer can be difficult for gathering people together for regularly scheduled classes but stampers do like to get their hands on the new products and especially the new in colours. My advice? Get the in colours as soon as you can rather than trying to resist. You may as well get as much use out of these beautiful colours as you can.


I did a little Facebook live video showing you the products that people will be getting tomorrow. I also shared a little peek behind the scenes at my creative process. I had the bits and bobs of a card laying out with a few alternatives that I had rejected. If you missed it, you can see it here. Here are the cards that I decided to feature for this class. Originally I had hoped to use the Heirloom framelits and coordinating embossing folders but the UPS man was too late and my patience ran out. Of course as soon as I had my three cards done, he showed up!!


Epic In Colour Day cards featuring Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile


The top card features Pretty Peacock. I first though I would pop the middle panel onto a piece of whisper white cardstock embossed with either the Mosaic, Pinewood Planks or Tin Tile embossing folders but this looked too busy. The big white daisy on the bottom card was also supposed to find its home on this card, but I found it to be too busy as well. I really like the final card. Another twist? I had planned to use the other side of the designer series paper, a pretty gingham, but this pattern pleased me more. Who would have thought? The creative process definitely wasn’t straightforward this morning!!


In Color patterned paper and polka dot tulle ribbon are the focal point of this pretty peacock card.


This monochromatic card is pleasing to the eye. What was surprising to me is the mat of seaside spray to contrast with the pretty peacock. The in color faceted gems make the perfect muted accent to this card. The saying is from Daisy Lane. Check out the inside of the card.


The daisy from Daisy Lane made it into the inside of this card. The frame is from Swirly Frames.


I couldn’t manage a daisy on the outside of this card, so I stamped one in the inside instead. I really like this frame from Swirly Frames. Yes, there is a little smudge from my finger on the edge. Oh well, proof that life happens sometimes.


Woven Threads paper has all the in colors in it. I love the coordination that SU offers us.


This card has a LOT going on. At first I was going to use Seaside Spray as the card base but I didn’t want Terracotta Tile to feel left out so I chose that in colour instead. That means there are four in colours happening on this card: Terracotta Tile, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Rococo Rose. Since all those colours are in this piece of Woven Threads patterned paper it actually works. The script paper is from the In Colour patterned paper assortment. I made the daisy by layering two of the large daisy punches and two of the small daisy punches. The centre is a half inch circle punched from seaside spray and then layered with a terracotta tile faceted gem.


The centre card is the one that Rachel received from Kay Smith on the cruise and I featured it in a post a few days ago. I hope you enjoyed these cards. Everyone who is coming to my class tomorrow at either 1pm or 7pm will be receiving 20 sheets of patterned paper, 20 sheets of assorted cardstock. five markers, four ink pads, faceted gems and five yards of ribbon. For the first time in the history of in colours we are having an issue with one of our ink pads. Purple Posy is not cooperating! Stampin’Up! is working on the third attempt to get the right dye recipe. So far it has been either foamy or not stable. We don’t want you to have an inferior product so if this third attempt is not successful then there will not be a purple posy ink pad. We still have the marker and all the other products so it is not the end of the world, but I thought you would want to know. If you want to join in on the class, I still have room for you.


Thanks so much for stopping by and if you want to help me grow my business please take a moment and pin one of these creations so that more people will see my work. Yay!! If you order these in colour supplies online then I will send you the kits for the three cards we are going to be making.  Have a super day and see you tomorrow.


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Daisy Lane and Daisy Delight: a Fabulous Combination

Hello stampers! Daisies are a happy flower and are always in style. In the paper crafting world if there is lovely flower and a punch to match, that is indeed a fabulous combination. Meet Daisy Lane and Daisy Delight, two stamp sets in the upcoming catalogue. Daisy Delight is an old favourite and Daisy Lane is the new kid on the block. Both sets coordinate with the Daisy punch which I am using today. There is also a new punch coming and it is a smaller daisy so you can make even more different flowers (I am thinking gerberas). Do you remember the pictures that were taken of babies and young children with daisies? I know I am showing my age. The name Anna Griffin comes to mind. Well, I also associate daisies with denim for some reason, and that is how this card was born!


Daisy Lane, Daisy Delight and Burlap


As I was trolling the internet I was inspired by a card done by France Martin for the background of this card. You might be wondering where the little yellow flower in the background came from. It is from the March Paper Pumpkin, the one with the beautiful succulent paper. The big focal flower is from the new Daisy Lane and the daisies in the background are from Daisy Delight. That flower has an open centre with a corresponding centre which of course had to be yellow, or more precisely, daffodil delight. The pocket is my favourite part. It was made by first stamping the Burlap background stamp in blueberry bushel on the same colour cardstock. Wait for it to dry and then for extra insurance, run an embossing buddy over it. Then stamp the stitched detail in versamark and white emboss with the heat tool. Does that ever make it pop! If you are too impatient with this step then your embossing powder will stick to the burlap stamped image. That would be no fun at all.


Daisy Lane and Daisy Delight


Here you can see the amazing detail in that pocket. The stamp set is called Pocketful of Sunshine and it is retiring. The matching Pocket framelits are NOT retiring, so this is a stamp set you really want, especially for that super cute stitching detail. There is another coordinating set for the pocket dies coming in the new catalogue, so you will have great value for your framelits. The Burlap stamp is also retiring.


Daisy Lane tag in daffodil delight and blueberry bushel


Here is a closeup of the adorable tag in the pocket. All the images are from the new Daisy Lane stamp set. You could also tuck a gift card or a crisp bill in the pocket as well if you want to show some more love. This was stamped with daffodil delight and blueberry bushel. The tag is just a smidge under two inches wide so that it will fit easily into the scallop tag topper punch. Below you can see both the Burlap background stamp and the Lemon Zest stamp set that are retiring at the end of May.


Daisy Lane card with Lemon Zest and Burlap, both retiring in May 2019


Here you can see the two sets Daisy Lane and Daisy Delight. Both work with the current Daisy punch and there is going to a new, smaller daisy punch in the upcoming catalogue. Can you see the possibilities with these two sets and the two punches?


Two daisy stamp sets for even more versatility.


I hope you enjoyed today’s card, it is a bright and cheerful card, sure to bring a smile to someone’s face. Who are you going to send happy mail to today?  Thanks for stopping by. If you want to shop with me and you live in Canada, that would make me a very happy squirrel. Just use the current host code V7NT9B9U and click on the images below. If your order is more that $100 you might want to consider getting the starter kit instead as it will save you both the tax and the shipping and it gives you a bonus $30 in product. You can click here to start on that adventure.


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