As it turns out, the Just Add Ink Anniversary challenge was perfectly timed for me!
Not quite as perfect as Chloe, who celebrates her wedding anniversary today, but well timed to create some “stampin’versary”cards for some of my stamping friends who also celebrated Stampin’ Up! anniversaries during May.
It’s all part of Sara Douglass’ #MakeACardSendACard challenge. I am absolutely loving sending out lots of happy mail.
Because of my ongoing battle with a set number of hours in the day (just 24 – to do EVERYTHING!), these cards got in the mail a little later than I wanted, so they will probably hit the east coast after this goes live. But that’s ok!
I took this opportunity to have a play around with colour combinations for the new In Colors. Until this point, I’d used coordinating colours – Pool Party & Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst & Sweet Sugarplum…. you get the idea!
The creative crew over at Stampin’ Up! HQ have put together a fabulous list of colours that work well together for each of the 5 new In Colors.
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It’s a great way to expand your natural colour boundaries!
So, these are the 5 cards & colour combinations I chose…
And up close and personal…
Fresh Fig with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight & Pear Pizzazz
Powder Pink with Night of Navy, Soft Sky & So Saffron
Lemon Lime Twist with Island Indigo & Melon Mambo
Tranquil Tide with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum
Berry Burst with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie
The insides were decorated in the same way, with the peekaboo ‘happy anniversary’ panel from the front and a Rose Garden vellum die cut across the base.
I haven’t taken a picture of all of the colours – this gives you a looksie at the design…
I have been working hard on my card insides this year – and also the envelopes! It’s rude to send a naked envelope… apparently!
Luckily, the floral stamp from the Floral Phrases stamp set matches the Fresh Florals DSP that I used on the card front.
And then they were finished and in the mail to 5 stamping friends!
Happy mail is on it’s way!
If you’re ever in need of someone to send happy mail to, pick me! Checking the letterbox is one of my favourite daily activities and I always get so excited when the contents are pretty!
Speaking of pretty, an anniversary theme lends itself to some pretty amazing cards.
Head over the Just Add Ink blog to see what the design team created this week, and add your anniversary card to the mix!