Accented Blooms Quick and Easy Card

accentedbloomsstampinupcandyrattrayToday's Accented Blooms quick and easy card features 2 of the new In Colors:  Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch.  I used just a hint of Pineapple Punch for a nice little pop of color on my otherwise monochromatic card.

My quick and easy card comes together in just minutes--literally!  And it has a short supply list:)  Here are just a few things to note:

  • The Hello is punched out using the Tailored Tag Punch which debuted in the Occasions (Spring) Catalog in a masculine suite of products.  I love how Accented Blooms stamp set takes this very tailored, structural punch and pairs it with flowers for a bold, beautiful look.
  • Accented Blooms rubberstamp set gives you an additional greeting--Thanks--for the same punch.  
  • Rhinestones add light and shine without adding color. 
  • Flowers like this don't have to be colored in!  By leaving them white, the emphasis is on the outlines vs. the colors.

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Abstract Impressions Stamp Set Card Idea

abstractimpressionsbystampinupcandyrattrayMy share for you today features Abstract Impressions stamp set (photopolymer).  There is a set of coordinating thinlits for this set, but for today's card I'm featuring the stamps alone.  I did use the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper which also coordinates with Abstract Impressions stamp set and coordinating thinlit dies.  There is a whole suite of products with this, and it is all stunning!  

I made another card featuring the same Abstract Impressions stamp set only and coordinating Garden Impressions DSP that you can see here.  I have yet to break into the coordinating thinlit dies that go with it--maybe that will be a creative start for me next week!

Today's quick and easy card is just stamps, ink, paper, and a couple of simple embellishments.  No punches, no dies--just simple stamping.  Let me share just a few things:

  • I used two shades of blue here:  Night of Navy and Blueberry Bushel. in both card stock and inks.  I like how they play off each other.  Blueberry Bushel is one of our new In Colors, and I'm in love with it!
  • Garden Impressions DSP reminds me of beautiful fabric.  Whisper White Dotted Ribbon and Artisan Pearls make the perfect femininine accents that tie it all together.
  • The flower is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink and then stamped again without re-inking.  I love that third shade of blue!

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Serene Garden Stamp Set and the New Leaf Ribbon

serenegardenstampsetstampinupcandyrattrayAs I get back into regular blogging after a few weeks off with New Catalog Fever and tons of behind-the-scenes work, I'm happy to share one of my creations for my New Catalog Training Event (for my team members) and New Catalog Stamp Camp (for my customers).  My aim was to showcase new stamp sets, and this card featuring Serene Garden hits the mark.

There are some FABULOUS coordinating framelits with Serene Garden stamp set.  (You can get both the stamps and framelits as a bundle which saves you 10%:) But I am happy to share and show you that the stamp set itself can stand alone as well.  I love versatility, and I endeavored to show that with this handmade card.

I also wanted to showcase as many of the new colors as possible.  With the Color Revamp this year, we have many new core colors--in addition to some scrumptious new In Colors.  Today's handmade card uses all new colors.  Okay, that's enough of my thought process.  Here are a few features of today's card:

  • Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather are new core colors and counterparts of one another.  Pair them with great success every time!
  • Leaf Ribbon!  This is really gorgeous specialty ribbon.  We normally tie ribbons or knot them.  With Leaf Ribbon, simply lay it down and anchor with Mini Glue Dots for some great, touchable texture as well as brilliant color.
  • Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins are my absolute favorite New Catalog Embellishment!  They come in several basic colors, and I used the iridescent ones as they pick up the purples and greens in this card beautifully!  The adhesive on the back makes them super quick and easy to use--with a firm hold.  Thank you, Stampin' Up!

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Abstract Impressions Stamp Set Card Idea

Remarkably Created Blog HopWelcome to the Remarkably Created Blog Hop where demonstrators are sharing...ALL THINGS NEW, new catalog ideas, of course!  You are at Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com, and I'm so excited you are here!  The full list of Stampin' Up! demonstrators on this blog hop is all the way at the bottom of this post, so check that for reference or in case you get lost in the cloud! LOL

My share for you today features Abstract Impressions stamp set (photopolymer), and I'm seriously in love with it!  There is a set of coordinating thinlits--that are equally gorgeous!  But for today's card, I'm featuring the stamps alone.  I did use the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper which also coordinates with Abstract Impressions stamp set and coordinating thinlit dies.  There is a whole suite of products with this, and it is all stunning!

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This handmade card comes together quickly and easily.  But the colors make it very eye-catching.  I paired one of the new Stampin' Up! colors (part of a big color revamp in this year's catalog), Mango Melody with 2 old favorites--Night of Navy and Smoky Slate.  The 2 neutrals are the perfect contrast to really showcase Mango Melody.

The patterns in Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper remind me of Vera Bradley prints.  I love every single pattern--they are just gorgeous!  Pairing that paper with gingham ribbon seemed like a great combination.  They remind me of two complementary fabrics.

Okay, that's it for today.  This is my very first card featuring new catalog products since it launched on June 1st.  I've been so busy doing things behind the scenes that I have had NO time to blog.  But I'm back!  So come back tomorrow for more creative inspiration:)  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Now head on over to the next blog on the hop for more new catalog fun! 

 

 

 

 


New Stampin' Up! Catalog Launch!

Stampin' Up! catalogThe big day has finally come, and the new Stampin' Up! catalog is live and ready for action!  Woo hoo!!!  The online catalog is available for view here.  It's a beautiful catalog with fantastic new products as well as many of our favorites plus an abundance of creative ideas.

If you do not yet have a hard copy of the catalog, I would love to send you one.  Please email me here to get your own personal copy of the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog.  It will be a constant companion when having your coffee or tea, taking a break from all the stress of life.  Let it fill you up with creative inspiration!

You may also browse my online store which now has many, many new products for creativity.  If you are brand new to crafting, I highly recommend that you begin with:

If you are already a paper crafter, just jump in!  There is something for everyone!  Whether you want to make:

  • Scrapbook pages
  • Handmade greeting cards
  • Home decor
  • Party decor
  • Favors
  • Gifts
  • Treats

you will find the best products on the market in my online Stampin' Up! store.  

If you place an order, use this host code GH9ZPW9Q to receive goodies from me.