Just Add Ink #363 – Anniversary

As it turns out, the Just Add Ink Anniversary challenge was perfectly timed for me!

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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.

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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…

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And up close and personal…

 

Fresh Fig with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight & Pear Pizzazz

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Powder Pink with Night of Navy, Soft Sky & So Saffron

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Lemon Lime Twist with Island Indigo & Melon Mambo

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Tranquil Tide with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum

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Berry Burst with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie

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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…

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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.

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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!

 

 

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Teepee Baby

One of the stamp sets I’m most excited about in the new catalogue is a super cute set in the Kids & Babies section called Little One.

It has the sweetest teepee and cute sentiments – can’t wait to order it next week!!!

It must have started me thinking about how cute teepees are for little people, and so when I needed to make a new baby card this week, this is what I ended up with…

While I wait for the moment I can order the Little One stamp set, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a cute little teepee shape, complete with cute feathers at the top!

This card features a mix of the old & the new, with Pop of Pink DSP & Tin of Cards stamp set both retiring at the end of the month, and Tranquil Tide appearing as one of 5 new colours next month in the new catalogue.

It was a big sigh of relief when I found out the Large Letters Framelits are carrying over – I love my letters!

The bundle discount does not carry over though, so although the Letters for You stamp set and Large Letters Framelits will both be available during the 2017-2018 catalogue period, they are only available at individual prices, not the bundle price, saving you 10%.  There’s 18 bundles carrying over that are in the same boat.  For all the details, check out my update on Facebook.

It’s a wonderful time of transition!  Who’s excited about buying teepees???


Product List

Tranquil Tide A4 Cardstock

Avilable 1st June 2017

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad

Available 1st June 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

Don’t freak out – I’m a day early on the Mother’s Day celebrations!

Nanna Papercraft goes away today so we celebrated last night.

Which means I can share my 2017 Mother’s Day card and gift with you, just in case you’re a deadline runner (like me) and it helps with anything you’re creating this weekend!

Mother’s Day 2017 is all about new catalogue sneak peeks!

Nanna Papercraft’s card is made using the upcoming Wood Textures DSP (absolutely gorgeous), Lovely Words Thinlits, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Finely Woven Ribbon, Copper Trim and 2 of the new In Colors – Berry Burst & Powder Pink!

That’s a whole lot of new lovelies in my stash!!!  Feeling very lucky right now!

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It’s such a wonderful perk of being a Stampin’ Up! demo to have all these items to play with before the catalogue release next month!

And of course, there’s always all my favourites that are carrying over, like Thoughtful Banners.


To match her card, I made a decorated paper cube to go on her craft desk.

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The copper trim is truly amazing!  It’s coiled tightly along, but a little teasing and it forms all kinds of shapes.  You have to see this in person!!!

In an absolute stroke of luck, Kmart are currently selling these paper cube pads with rose gold (copper) edging and pink dot pages, which matched my project perfectly!

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I do love a fabulously matching project – and if the stationary matches too, well, that just makes my day!!!

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Happy Mother’s Day to Nanna Papercraft!  Hope the cocktails are cold, the seas calm and the other passengers aren’t too annoying!

Love Team Kent x

Just Add Ink #359 – Inspiration

Did you know that the Just Add Ink challenge site cycles through lots of different types of inspiration… themes, letters, photos are just  few.

This week we have a gorgeous inspiration photo chosen by  Kim.

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What a gorgeous picture!  Perfect for flowers & pink tones – favourites of many crafters!

I had the pleasure at a recent craft weekend I went on to borrow the Falling Flowers bundle.

It’s been on my radar, but not in my shopping cart, for a while now, so it was a pleasure to be able to use it.

Making this card just made me want to own it even more… so guess what will soon make the transition from wishlist to stash very soon???

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The most striking thing about the inspiration photo for me was the beautiful colours and striking resemblance to the new Berry Burst In Colour.

I wanted to take that bright pink, add in a bit of green and display it all on a crisp white background.

I love the simplicity of this card, but couldn’t help add a little bling thanks to a product we’ll all be able to enjoy soon – Glitter Enamel Dots!  They are divine!

{Can’t wait til June to add Glitter Dots to your collection?  Join my Paper Adventures team in May and you can add them – plus other great new catalogue products – to your Starter Kit}.

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The sentiment in this card – nice & generic, this is an all-occasions card – is from the very versatile Beautiful You stamp set.

I can’t wait for you to see what the other design team members were inspired to create.  See all the cards on the Just Add Ink blog.

And I am even more excited to see what you create!  Upload your creation by visiting the blog.


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OnStage 2017 Display Board Samples

Are you ready for more OnStage sharing?

So far I’ve shared…

It really was a sensational event where I indulged my love of stamping.

The final piece of my OnStage experience was being selected as a Display Board Stamper.  This involves getting a box of not yet released products and making 15 samples to display on a board at the OnStage event.

All these opportunities have left me feeling very humbled & honored!!!

I had a great array of products in my box including the Eastern Beauty stamp set and accessories, new In Colors, Five for All stamp set, Circle Tab punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, ribbons, sequins, washi, bags & more.

This is my board:


Theme 1 for my creations was the new In Colours – me oh my!!!

I’ve already shown you the Decorative Ribbon Border punch & 2017-2019 In Colors in my In Color Reveal post.

Here’s a couple more In Colour creations…

My beautiful girls enjoying feeding the birds at the Wildlife Park in Bunbury.

A cello bag shaker card using the 2″ cello bags, deconstructed gold Striped Treat Bag and new Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

And a bookmark using Powder Pink, Calypso Coral ombre ribbon and gold mini sequin trim!!!


Theme 2 for my display board sample was the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  This is on pre-release for demonstrators during April and customers during May.

You don’t have to wait until June to be able to make beautiful projects like these.

Clear Tiny Treat box with Eastern Palace DSP, gold sequin trim, shimmer ribbon, gold vinyl stickers & Eastern Beauty flowers.

More of that amazing black shimmer ribbon!

Stunning trims – sequins & ombre ribbon with the Circle Tab punch in gold.

Using the Eastern Palace suite in a Dapper Denim, Gold & Vanilla colour combination.

Using the New In Colors – Tranquil Tide & Fresh Fig with the Eastern Palace suite.

Theme 3 is takes a completely different turn – and I will share that with you in detail tonight when my Just Add Ink post goes live!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my samples.

I love to share, so if anything you see will work for your catalogue launch, workshop or blog, take the ideas you need!