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Butterfly Gala In Colors

Ready for another Create with Connie & Mary Challenge?  This week it is a super fun Color Challenge!  After looking at my card, can you guess what it is?

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Have you figured it out?  Yup, the challenge is to use all the 2020-2022 In Colors.  

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The main In Color I used was Magenta Madness.  I know it is not everyone's favorite since it is such a bright and vibrant color.  It's funny because I love it for those very reasons.  The patterned paper used for the background is one of  the designs from the In Color 2020-22 DSP pack.  The butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set is stamped on another of the patterns in the In Color DSP pack.  The butterfly was punched out using the Butterfly Duet punch.  

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The sentiment is from the A Little Lace set.  The Stamparatus was used to stamp the sentiment in each of the In Colors.  This method is called Hinge stamping, which means you move the plate down one step or hinge each time so you have perfectly spaced images.  The space between each hinge is about 1" .   I stamped the Magenta Madness sentiment and cleaned off the ink (Simply Shammy works great to do this).  Moved the plate to the next hinge and inked and stamped the sentiment in Just Jade ink, cleaned the stamp, moved to the next hinge,  inked the stamp in Cinnamon Cider, and stamped.  To stamp the Bumblebee sentiment I repositioned the stamp on the Stamparatus plate so it would stamp between the Magenta Madness and Just Jade sentiments,  inked the stamp in Bumblebee and stamped.  The process was repeated by moving the plate to the next hinge and inking the stamp in Misty Moonlight and stamping.  Each sentiment was highlighted by placing the corresponding In Color enamel dot next to it.  Inside I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock and 2 more butterflies stamped using  Butterfly Gala stamp set and punched using the Butterfly Duet punch.

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Life is Beautiful

I have a little sneak peek for you!  Yes, it is a sneak peek from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, the  Life is Beautiful stamp set.  This stamp set is extra special since it is Lee Ann Gref's Million Dollar Sales Achiever set and it was a great fit for the Festive Friday Challenge!

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I knew I wanted to use pink and brown from the Inspo List but what would the third item be?  I found my answer in the Life is Beautiful stamp set.

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The elements I used pink, brown, and circles!  Love the different sizes and shading of the circles.  The stamp set is a Distinktive set and I further emphasized the shading by stamping  the circles once and without inking stamped again.  Now I realize I also have circles in the In Color DSP!  

This is a 9 piece photopolymer stamp set.  I love that you can use this set all year round by changing the colors you use.  Here I used Magenta Madness and Early Espresso.  

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I stamped part of the tree on a Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle in Early Espresso ink and the dots in Magenta Madness.  The sentiment is also from the Life is Beautiful stamp set.  The tiny flowers were punched using the Confetti Flowers Border punch in Whisper White and Magenta Madness and finished with a rhinestone center.  I also used 2 designs from the 6" x 6" In Color DSP and finished it with Magenta Madness In Color Ribbon.

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New at SU...In Colors

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Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing the new In Colors for 2020-22!

The In Colors I chose to focus on are Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, and a little bit of Magenta Madness.

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Another project using the Whale Done bundle, Whale of a Time DSP, and the Seabed Embossing folder.  Super fun products!   Don't you love how the Seabed Embossing looks on the Just Jade cardstock?  This embossing folder is  very detailed but not fussy.  The "seaweed" was cut using the Smooth Sailing dies using Just Jade and Misty Moonlight from the  2020-22 In Color DSP.    The whale was inked halfway using Just Jade ink, the top half using Misty Moonlight ink and then punched with the Whale Builder punch.  The Magenta Madness hearts were cut using the Stitched Be Mine dies.  

The whale is attached to the Misty Moonlight layer using a strip of  Window Sheet.  I wanted to make him look like he was swimming by.  The hearts were also attached to the whale using window sheets.

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The basic measurements to make this card:

    Just Jade CS 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" scored at both ends at 1"

    Misty Moonlight CS 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" scored at both ends at 1/2"

    Just Jade CS (back piece) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" scored at both ends at 1/2"

    Whale of  Time DSP (back panel) 4-1/4' x  4-1/4"

Cut the largest circle (Layering Circles die)  in the middle of the 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" Just Jade piece.

Cut the second to the largest circle in the Misty Moonlight layer.  Try and center it with the circle cut in the Just Jade piece.

Now it is time to see what the talented Cynthia McQueen has made for you!

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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...CAS(e)ing Bruno Bertucci

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop,  #aWOWbloghop.  We have 27  stops on this  hop representing 13 different time zones (Midnight in Hawaii through 10 PM in New Zealand) in all of Stampin' Up's markets!  Thank you so much for joining us as we hop Around the World on Wednesday!

This month we are CAS(e)ing a Team Member.  A random draw was done by our fearless leader, Angie and I get to CAS(e) one of our special guests, Bruno Bertucci!  Can I say I was both excited and nervous?!  I mean seriously?!?  I know what you are thinking.  Why don't I CAS(e) his scrappy strip technique, sunshine starburst technique, floating globe card or...there are so many fabulous possibilities!  Now do you understand the excited and nervous!?

Well, I did a deep dive and did you know that Bruno has a blog of his own?  Yup, and it was there I found the card I wanted to CAS(e).  It is ironic that the card I chose, is one he created for a blog hop and the theme was to CAS(e) their special guest!   I feel strange posting his picture ( I failed to ask him ahead of time) so instead here is the link to the post and you can see Bruno's card.

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On Bruno's card he used Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray.  Gorgeous color combination inspired by his favorite bath towel.  Sadly the first 3 colors have been retired so I replaced them with some of the new 2020-22 In Colors,  Bumblebee, Just Jade, and Misty Moonlight. 

I sure wish I owned the Stitched Triangle dies.  Having those dies would have made making this card much faster.  Instead I cut out squares using the smallest Layering Squares die and cut the squares in half to make the triangles.  Not difficult, just a little more cutting.

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For the sentiment I used the Ornate Thanks stamp set.  After I attached the sentiment panel I realized that it was a bit crooked.  Normally, I would just carefully peel it off and reposition it BUT I learned something else about Bruno's card making and I CAS(e)d that too!

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Yes, Bruno is a person who believes in a lot of dimensionals!  Do you think he would approve?  I may have gone a little overboard or maybe not.  This was super fun and I hope Bruno thinks I did an okay job CAS(e)ing him.  

Not it is time to head on over to see who the talented Teri West  is CAS(e)ing.

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Here is the full line up of all 27 stops on the hop.

Angela Meiritz-Reid  - NZ

Tatiana Tobin - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Bruno Bertucci, Special Guest  - AU

Kylie Bertucci, Special Guest - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Satomi Wellard - JA

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Manuela Geiswinkler - AT

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Tina Zinck - CA

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Mary Deatherage - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

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Field of Flowers in Magenta Madness

Yes, I am back today using Magenta Madness.  This new In Color is such a happy color, it  lifts my spirits, and definitely brings a smile to my face.  Today I am using it with the Field of Flowers stamp set.  I really like the simple and clean images and sentiments in this stamp set.

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Here are the basics:

  • The card base is Magenta Madness cardstock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2", 1/2" x 4" strip for the inside of the card
  • Vellum Cardstock 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", cut using the Many Medallions die
  • Whisper White cardstock 2-3/4" x 4", cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die, 1/2" x 4" strip for the inside of the card, 4" x 5-1/4" inside of the card
  • Whisper White cardstock 1" x  3" cut using the Stitched Rectangle die.  Use the edge of the rectangle die to custom cut the rectangle
  • Marvelous Magenta twine sadly, not available for purchase.  This was in the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • Bumblebee cardstock scrap piece to cut butterflies using the Butterfly Beauty dies 6 butterflies in total
  • Magenta Madness and Just Jade ink pads
  • Just Jade enamel dot from the 2020-22 In Color enamel dots

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Blossoms in Bloom Shades of Blue

Played around with Misty Moonlight (2020-22 In Color), Seaside Spray (2019-21 In Color). and Night of Navy color combination.  I cut one of each color using both the detailed and bold dies in the Many Layered Blossoms ,part of the Blossoms in Bloom bundle.  I also cut one of each color in 4" x 5-1/4" and a card base, 4-1/4" x 11".  It was fun playing around with the different combinations  mixing and matching.  

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This was a fun way to play with Misty Moonlight and the Blossoms in Bloom bundle.  

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The card base is Seaside Spray, the layer is Night of Navy (embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D folder), the bold die is Seaside Spray and the detailed die is Misty Moonlight.  The sentiment was embossed in white embossing powder on a strip of Misty Moonlight cardstock.

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The card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock, the layer is Seaside Spray cardstock, the bold die is Misty Moonlight, and the detailed die is Night of Navy cardstock.  The sentiment was heat embossed white embossing powder on Night of Navy cardstock.

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The card base is Night of Navy, the layer is Misty Moonlight, the bold die is Night of Navy and the detailed die is Seaside Spray cardstock.  The sentiment was embossed in white embossing powder on Night of Navy cardstock.

There are 7 sentiments in the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set covering a wide range of occasions.   I love this bundle and how versatile it is and look forward  experimenting with different color combination and coloring techniques.

 

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Rise & Shine

How are you?  Hope you are doing well.  I made it a full 7 days of posting here!  It hasn't always been early but I am giving myself some grace and just working on sharing something here everyday.   Today's project was one we made at the last face to face event I did.  It seems so long ago, when in fact it was less than 3 weeks ago. How things have changed.

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This is a sleeve for the Acetate Card Boxes.  We used a sponge brayer to color the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper and attached it to some Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  Grapefruit Grove is one of the 2018-20 In Colors and I really like how it plays so nicely with Petal Pink and Calypso Coral.   We stamped the mug from Rise & Shine (Sale-A-Bration 2020) and cut it out using the Cup of Cheer dies.  

Wondering what's inside the box?

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A package of Mug Treats along with a spoon!  This particular treat is a Cinnamon Roll Cake Mix and even comes with a little package of topping.  This would make a great little sweet gift and since you are starting with an acetate box, quick to make too!

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Remember Sale-A-Bration and the Coordination Products ends on March 31!  Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by.  

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Band Together for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC588

It is Thursday which means it is time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge #CCMC588.

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I have the Band Together bundle on my mind since it is one of 8 bundles that are an extra 5% off during the Online Extravaganza (11/20-11/22)

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I cut the largest circle using the Layering Circles die in Purple Posy card stock (Purple Posy card stock along with the other In Color card stocks are also on the Online Extravaganza).  I stamped the large flower in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I colored in the flowers using Night of Navy and Purple Posy Stampin' Blends.  Since the card stock is Purple Posy there isn't too much coloring to be done on the flowers. I colored the space around the flowers using the Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend.  

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I applied Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to give them some extra shine.  The flower circle was layered on to a Purple Posy scalloped circle.

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The Night of Navy card stock was embossed using the Scripty 3-D folder.  I cut one of the beautiful bands and which is partially hidden by the circle of flowers.  The little sentiment is from the Free as A Bird stamp set.  The little butterflies were cut using the Butterfly Beauty dies.  The card base is a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Purple Posy card stock.  

This was a fun sketch and I loved using one of my favorite bundles, Band Together.  Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the design team created using this sketch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Hello Lovely Lipstick!

Still playing around with the new colors.  Let me introduce you to Lovely Lipstick, a 2018-20 In Color.  

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Here I paired Lovely Lipstick with Night of Navy & Early Espresso  (Neutrals Collection).  Isn't it just a beautiful color and perfectly named.  In fact this color would indeed make a lovely lipstick.  I also used another 2018-20 In Color Call Me Clover for the leaves.  The 2018-20 In Colors are bright, happy and  clean colors.

 

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