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All Embellishments including Pearls, Rhinestones, Sequins,

Retiring Colours

Get your Retiring Colours now!!
Each year Stampin’ Up! has 5 “In Colors” that retire….
and we get 5 new “In Colors”!
So…if you want any of these 2019 – 2021 In Colors:
Rococo Rose; Terracotta Tile; Pretty Peacock; Seaside Spray; and Purple Posy, don’t delay or you will be disappointed!!
The Purple Posy ink refill has been discontinued for a while now. The refills for the rest of these lovely colors will sell out quickly so be sure to order yours SOON.

The 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalogue expires at the beginning of May, but the ink refills and card stock packages will likely disappear before then.
(*NOTE: Purple Posy is not available in an ink pad, so it does not have an ink refill; however, the color IS available in the form of a Stampin’ Write Marker, Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based marker combo, and cardstock).

Are you wondering what else you can use your ink refills for, besides juicing up your ink pads? There are at least a DOZEN other things you can do with them.
Here’s a handy list you may want to save for future reference:

Things to do with ink refills…

  1. Keep ink pads juicy for years!
  2. Re-Ink Stampin’ Spots
  3. Re-ink Stamp & Write Markers
  4. Paint/watercolour with brushes or Water Painters
  5. Splatter ink with brushes or Water Painters
  6. Mix with water or rubbing alcohol in Stampin’ Spritzer and spritz on projects (add Shimmer Paint for extra sparkle)
  7. Tint Shimmer Paint
  8. Tint Embossing Paste
  9. Dye Ribbon
  10. Use in the Polished Stone Technique
  11. Use in the Baby Wipe Technique
  12. Use in Shaving Cream Technique
  13. Use in Marble Rolling Technique

Shaker Card

Shaker card birthday

Even if you’re not a kid who love shaking things, this Shaker Card will make you try shaking it! I love how easy it was to make by using a Clear Envelope (#102619) to hold the Flowers For Every Season Gems (#153645) and the Sequins For Everything (#153556) [Note: These sequins will be returning in the 2021 Annual Catalogue on May 4, 2021.]

Shaker card

Let’s start with cutting…

When you start with 11″ x 8-1/2″ cardstock, you have 2 choices for cutting your card base. For this card, I chose to cut the Granny Apple Green Cardstock (#146990) at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ with a scoreline at 4-1/4″. Fold on the scoreline and burnish with a Bone Folder. Next, you get to decide if you want the orientation of your card to be portrait or landscape (which I picked!). I like to cut all my cardstock before I start stamping or assembling so, my next step was to cut Basic Cardstock (#159276) at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration 2021 (#155225) at 5″ x 3-3/4″.

Fun with assembly…

The Oh So Ombre DSP was placed inside Clear Envelope. You must make sure it’s touching the closed-end of the envelope and bottom side. Now you can place some sequins and gems inside the envelope in the front of the DSP. Fold edges of Clear Envelope to the back. Use a Bone Folder to help the fold stay put as near as possible to the edges of the DSP. Attach on the backside with Tear & Tape Adhesive (#138995). Add Tear & Tape on all four edges making sure the sequins will stay inside. And, now, you’re ready to peel the backing off the Tear & Tape so you can place the completed “shaker” over the Basic White layer.

Stamp your greeting…

I send a lot of birthday cards so my usual “go-to” greeting is “Happy Birthday”! This one is in a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration 2021 Brochure called Approaching Perfection (#155282). The Granny Apple Green Classic Ink (#147095) coordinates with the DSP and, to add a splash of colour, I used Mango Melody Classic Ink (#147093) for the birthday candles. Once I was pleased with my stamping, I used the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies (#152886) to cut out the greeting. If you look closely, you’ll see that I’ve burnished the edges of this layer by leaving the cardstock in the die, turning it over, and running a stylus around the edges. Just a little extra touch and I LOVE how it looks!

Ready for embellishments…

A length of Fine Art Ribbon (#154561) attached behind the greeting before adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold it to the clear envelope adds some glimmer. A Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#144220) to a candle flame is the perfect finishing touch (in my opinion!)

Inside layer…

Unless the card base is white or vanilla, I always add a coordinating inside layer. For this card, I stamped the inside greeting with Granny Apple Green Classic Ink and the balloon with Mango Melody Classic Ink on Basic White Cardstock. Any adhesive of choice can be used to attach this layer to the inside of the card base.

A while ago I made a couple of different cards using the same design.
You can see them here and here!

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Corner Bouquet Sympathy

It’s never easy to send a Sympathy card but I think it’s so important to have some of these cards made and ready to send when you need them! This Corner Bouquet Sympathy card uses 2 of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can earn in January and February 2021!!

When I saw this card posted, I knew it would be a beautiful card to share on my weekly FaceBook Live. I want to thank France Martin of Frenchie Stamps for sharing it.

Gather your cardstock

To begin with, I gathered the same colours of cardstock used by Frenchie Stamps – Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953), Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686), Soft Suede Cardstock (#115318), Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650).

As I was gathering these, I realized that there are many other colours (reds, pinks, blues, greens, purples) that could be combined to create a card with these layers and they would all work beautifully. I think what I like best is the coordination of the neutral shades with Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements.

To begin with, the Crumb Cake Cardstock was cut @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded, and burnished to make the card base. The gorgeous Faux Suede Trim (#152472) was threaded through a Slide from the Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements (#152471) before the length was attached along the left side on the front layer of the card base.

The Early Espresso Cardstock layer was cut @ 5″ x 3-5/8″ followed by the Soft Suede Cardstock being cut with the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle Die (#151820) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653). If you don’t have these tools, you can use a piece cut @ 5″ x 3-1/2″.

The Very Vanilla Cardstock was cut with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. If you don’t have these tools, you can use a piece cut @ 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″. I also used a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock cut @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside layer.

Let’s do some stamping

Now that all the cardstock has been cut to size, it’s time to do some stamping! The Blending Brushes (#153611) were used to colour the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Crumb Cake Classic Ink (#147116) was used on the top half and Soft Suede Classic Ink (#147115) was used on the bottom half. I suggest you start by adding ink lightly because you can always add more colour if you want to have a darker finished project.

For the images, I used the largest corner stamp from the Corner Bouquet Stamp Set (#155273) to place an image in the bottom left-hand corner with Early Espresso Classic Ink (#147114). I also used that ink to stamp the greeting from the Heal Your Heart Stamp Set (#155291) in the top right-hand corner.

Put it all together

After the stamping was completed, I attached the layers to the card base. The final step was to use Mini Glue Dots to attach the Antiqued Corners on each corner of the Very Vanilla layer.

You can see another sympathy card here or here.

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