Category Archives: Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog 2015-2016

Playing with the new In Colors

I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting lately.  I’ve been creating just not taking pictures and actually blogging them.  🙂  I hope this is worth the wait.

I’ve been playing with the new 2016-2018 Stampin’ Up! In Colors creating some cards to showcase them and here is what I’ve come up with.  I got the initial idea from a photo Cecelia Nardus Erasmus posted in a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator group.

JPollockDesigns.com - Hardwood, Papillon Potpourri, Rose Wonder, Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In Color Dapper Denim

Dapper Denim

 

JPollockDesigns.com - Hardwood, Papillon Potpourri, Rose Wonder, Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In Color Emerald Envy

Emerald Envy

 

JPollockDesigns.com - Hardwood, Papillon Potpourri, Rose Wonder, Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In Color Flirty Flamingo

Flirty Flamingo

 

JPollockDesigns.com - Hardwood, Papillon Potpourri, Rose Wonder, Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In Color Peekaboo Peach

Peekaboo Peach

 

JPollockDesigns.com - Hardwood, Papillon Potpourri, Rose Wonder, Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 In Color Sweet Sugarplum

Sweet Sugarplum

I started by putting a piece of painters tape across the Hardwood stamp.  Then I inked the stamp, removed the tape (I almost forgot this a couple of times), put the paper on the stamp and rub the back of it with your hand.   My first attempt I used some older washi tape that I have laying around to mask off the white strip but the ink went through it.

Supplies:

123759 Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
133032 Hardwood Wood-Mount Background Stamp
140697 Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
141413 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
141414 Dapper Denim 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
141415 Emerald Envy 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
141416 Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
141417 Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
141418 Sweet Sugarplum 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
141818 2016-2018 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads
141394 Dapper Denim Classic Stampin’ Pad
141396 Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Pad
141397 Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad
141398 Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin’ Pad
141395 Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pad
138292 Banner Triple Punch
127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
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CASE’ing the New Catalog

One of the groups I belong to for Stampin’ Up! challenged us to CASE a card in the new catalog.  Sadly, I can’t show you the card I’m CASE’ing but it’s on page 44 when you do get to see the catalog.  🙂

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Supplies:

Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set
Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad
Banner Triple Punch
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch
Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies

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The 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch & Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack are on the retirement list just so you know.  Here is a link to the retirement section of the online store, and this link to a pdf of the list.

Mojo Monday #443

I have a sick little boy home with me this week and he always wants me to craft while he plays video games or watches TV.  It’s a good excuse for me to get some projects done, I need to make some Mother’s Day cards for the upcoming craft fair.  🙂

Here’s the card I made today:

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And here is the sketch inspiration:

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Supplies:

Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set
Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
English Garden Designer Series Paper
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
2014-2016 In Color Designer Washi Tape
Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Sketch and Color Challenges

I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches, CAS Colours & Sketches, and Fab Friday challenges today.  This was a tough sketch for me, I had a hard time trying to use it.

This one uses the Freshly Made Sketch and the Fab Friday color combo:

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This one uses the Freshly Made Sketch and the CAS Colours & Sketches color combo:

For this card, I used the Garden in Bloom stamp set to create my own patterned paper.

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Supplies for card 1:

Butterfly Basics Photopoymer Stamp Set
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
So Saffron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Jet Black Stazon Pad
Banner Triple Punch
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Blender Pens
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Supplies for card 2:

Garden In Bloom Stamp Set
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
Banner Triple Punch

 

 

Global Design Project #030 with Butterfly Basics

I really like the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  I think I need to get some more texture stamps for backgrounds because these are fun!  I’m playing along with the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge today.

Here’s my card:

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and here is the sketch:

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Steps:

  1. Cut the Whisper White heavy cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scoring at 5 1/2″.
  2. Stamp the dashed line in Pool Party.
  3. Using the honeycomb stamp and Pool Party, stamp off once before stamping below the dashed line.  Repeat next to it.
  4. Stamp Happy Birthday in Rose Red.
  5. Using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Rose Red patterned paper from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, punch out a butterfly and attach next to the sentiment with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  6. Using the small flower stamp and Blushing Bride, stamp a few flowers.
  7. Add rhinestones on flowers.

Supplies:

Butterfly Basics Photopoymer Stamp Set
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Fine-Tip Glue Pen

 

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We’re replacing Weekly Deals with a less frequent but better promotion called Special Offers. These Special Offers will occur every few months with more products and discount tiers than Weekly Deals. The last sets of Weekly Deals will be April 5-18.

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Mojo Monday #442

I can’t believe it’s April already!  Where has the time gone?  I’m not complaining though, good-bye Winter, hello Spring!

Here is my entry for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

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Here is the sketch:

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All of the patterned paper is from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I cut the Old Olive background to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The flowers paper is a 2 3/4″ square with a 1/16″ mat of Basic Black.  The Calypso Coral is 1 3/4″ x 3″ with a 1/16″ Basic Black mat.  The medium butterflies thinlet  and the small butterfly framelit were cut from Very Vanilla.  The small butterfly was from Butterfly Basics and stamped with Calypso coral ink before die-cutting.  The banner is a 3/4″ x 4″ finished size piece of Basic Black that I punched with the Banner Triple Punch.

Supplies:

Butterfly Basics Photopoymer Stamp Set
Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Banner Triple Punch
Butterflies Thinlits Dies
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Mojo Monday #440

The kids were on Spring Break last week so we traveled to see family and just have fun.  I haven’t had a chance to play for over a week!

Today I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I needed a kids birthday card and this is what I came up with.

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Here is the sketch:

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Supplies:

137137 Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set
101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
138336 Tip Top Taupe 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
133677 Tangelo Twist 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
138447 Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper
120906 2-1/2″ Circle Punch
133519 Banner Punch
139304 Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

And don’t forget about the Weekly Deals!

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