Swirly Bird in 2017-2019 In Colors-Saturday Sample

For today's Saturday Sample, I'm sharing this handmade card featuring Swirly Bird and 3 of the 5 new 2017-2019 Stampin' Up! In Colors.

As usual, this is a quick and easy card:)  Plus it's super fun to make because there is lots of stamping!  Quick tip:  place one flower image in the center of the Very Vanilla panel.  That will help you place your other images.  Easy peasy!  I stamped the leaves once and then a second time without re-inking to get the paler leaves.  Lastly, I stamped the Powder Pink flowers on the Very Vanilla panel and then again on some scrap.  I ran the scrap through the Big Shot to cut ou

Sometimes I feel like I get stuck in the rut of having everything line up just so.  I purposely offset my Berry Burst mat on this handmade card to give it a bit more of a jaunty feel.  After all, Swirly Bird stamp set images are more of a modern art style and I didn't want my card to be too "buttoned up"!!!

I chose the fabulous new Wood Words for my greeting.  I like the simply, blocky font as I feel it pairs well with the modern flowers from Swirly Bird.

SwirlybirdstampinupincolorscandyrattrayLast but not least is the cute little 2016-2018 Glitter Acrylic Shape.  I love these!  I freely admit that I had doubts about them when I first saw the catalog.  But they are so glittery and sweet.  I attached with a bit of Fine Tip Glue Pen, and it is now stuck down very strongly:)  Although these are the 2016-2018 In Colors (the one here is Emerald Envy), look how perfectly they blend with our other colors!  Once again, Stampin' Up! coordination of products makes me look like an artist when I'm actually a rank amateur whose stick figures are a bit scary:)

That's it for today.  Thanks so very much for stopping by today.  I love sharing my weekly Saturday Sample with you!  All products used today are listed, shown, and linked for your convenience.  If yo have bot yet purchased the new In Colors, do it now!  You will love them!


Touches of Texture Rubberstamp Set Notecard

Have you noticed the new Very Vanilla Notecards in this year's annual catalog?  Stampin' Up! notecards and envelopes are incredible value--20 pre-scored notecards and envelopes for just $6.50.  (And they mail for a single forever stamp!) We have had them in Whisper White for years.  Very Vanilla notecards are a new product this year, and I love them!  Very Vanilla tends to look elegant, and that is the look that I was going for in this very simple card featuring Touches of Texture rubberstamp set.

I used just 2 ink colors for this quick and easy yet elegant notecard.  Blender Pens allow me to blend the ink, creating both soft and deep shades from the same ink.  Easy peasy and fun!  

We made this card at one of my Sip & Stamp free card-making classes.  I would love for you to join us!  We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1 PM at a local tea lounge.  Full details and rsvp are here.  No need to bring anything or have any prior experience.  Beginners and veterans are welcome.  Just come!  

Full product supply list is below and linked for your convenience.  I hope you add some of these wonderful supplies to your crafting collection!

Saturday Sample-Scrapbook Pages with Daisy Delight Bundle

stampinupscrabpookpagesdaisydelightcandyrattrayFor today's Saturday Sample, I'm sharing the 12 x 12 scrapbook pages we made in stamp club this month featuring the Daisy Delight Bundle (Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch).  

Daisy Delight Bundle is...a delight!  Talk about versatility!  I love the whole suite of coordinating products and took my cue for my 2-page layout from the Delightful Daisy designer series paper.  The watercolor painted daisies are the essence of summer and made for quick and easy scrapbook pages in Garden Green, Daffodil Delight--pulled directly from the DSP--with a touch of Crumb Cake to add a bit of earthiness.

I love the stamp set itself.  Here, I stamped the flowers in Crushed Curry ink on Daffodil Delight card stock for just a bit of contrast and depth of color. I layered 2 daisies atop each other for nice, full daisies and popped them up on dimensionals for a bit of lift and depth.   I added a bit of stamping on the white photo mat and also on the 2 crumb cake journaling pieces.  Quick, easy, summery!

My stamp club in San Antonio meets each month and offers loads of membership benefits.  You can see all the details here.  My stamp club in San Antonio has a scrapbook option as well as a card-making option.  So you get to choose what is best for you.  Both options get to make a 3D project each month as well.  I love showing you additional things you can make with the supplies you have already purchased:)

So check out the info for my stamp club in San Antonio and email me to let me know when you would like to try us out.  You may come as my guest once with no charge and no obligation to join us.  Just try it!  I can't wait to stamp with you!


Just Add Text Rubberstamps-Saturday Sample

Just Add Text rubberstamps is one of the fabulous new greetings stamp sets in the 2017/2018 annual Stampin' Up! catalog, and I'm featuring it for today's Saturday Sample.  I'm also featuring one of the new In Colors--Tranquil Tide--in a bright, cheery, summery color scheme. 

 This is a quick and easy card: easy on your time, your supplies, and your wallet!  But it still has that lovely, unique hand-stamped look as well as a very trendy paint splotch main image.  I like this stamp a lot, but I didn't want to fussy cut it!  So I just cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped in the center.  It's my lazy approach:)

There is just a tiny bit of Big Shot work on my handmade card--I ran the Calypso Coral card stock through with the Seaside Embossing Folder.  That adds some great touchable texture along with my doily and mini chevron ribbon.  My handmade card still mails for a single stamp and is a great, meaningful way to say thanks.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can purchase all the products to make this fabulous project here by clicking on any of the pics below.  Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss any of my posts!  Just enter your email in the right sidebar where it says "subscribe".  

Crafting Forever Rubberstamp Set

As promised before, here is another example of my work with Crafting Forever rubberstamps, an absolute must-have rubberstamp set for any crafter.  I love every single image and phrase in this set.  Check out a previous card I featured with Crafting Forever rubberstamps here.  As before, I turned to the new 2017-2019 In Colors for my handmade card.  And I used the In Color Combinations Chart by Stampin' Up! for my creative inspiration.  I love these color combos as a guide to my creativity!  Click here to download your own copy of the In Color Combinations Chart.


The whole theory of using In Colors is that they keep our creativity fresh and on trend.  You know how you can look at something and automatically know it's from the 70's?  How do you know that?  Well, if you see Harvest Gold and Avocado Green, that is a sure bet--LOL!  Whole eras are often reflected in popular color schemes.  Stampin' Up! is brilliant in bringing us In Colors--just 5 colors we get each year--each set having a "shelf life" of 2 years.  

My favorite In Color this year is Lemon Lime Twist.  If you want to dip your toe into the In Colors and save money, there are 2 ways to do that:

  1. (144033) 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, at just $15 for all 5 markers, this is the most affordable way to get all the ink colors.
  2.  (144081) 2017-2019 In Color stamp pads, at just $27.50 for all 5 pads, you save $5 for the set vs. purchasing the pads individually.

That's it for today.  I hope you are falling in love with both the new 2017-2019 In Colors and the Crafting Forever rubberstamp set.  Come back for more inspiration with both of these favorite new catalog products!  As always, each product used in my project is linked and listed below for your convenience.