Hello! Welcome to the first Social Stamping Blog Host of 2021. I started these blog hops in 2020 when COVID was first starting to impact our lives. In Australia, we all went into lockdown of some form and have had varying experiences with the impact of the virus since then. I’m very aware that compared to some our international friends, our freedoms and lifestyle have been very protected.
Anyone who thought 2021 would be like the usual new year transition – the turning of the page to a new fresh year – may be somewhat disappointed. We continue to experience the effects of the virus in almost everything we do. Though the vaccines have started to roll out here, I feel there will be quite some time until we see freedom of travel (especially international) and the ability to make plans again without wondering if they’ll be affected by a change in rules or snap lockdown. My heart goes out to those who are missing loved ones, have caught this awful virus or had to rearrange plans for special days such as weddings.
This year for the Social Stamping Blog Hosts we’re sharing projects made with the collection collections – starting with the happiest colours in the Stampin’ Up! range – Brights! I’m joining, as always, by my gorgeous Stampin’ Up! friends and I know you’ll love what they make. There’s a full list below in case of any broken links, but the next button on each blog should take you around.
Thanks for hopping with us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend x
The theme for today is the Brights Colour Collection. I think this is the happiest range of colours and projects made with these colours are fun and bold and interesting.
I’ve used the Brights DSP Stack – which is currently available in the Starter Kit for anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration. Sale-A-Bration finishes tomorrow (9pm WA time) so please message me this weekend on Facebook, Instagram, leave a comment here or send me an email if you need more information. Or, if you know how it works and you’re ready to join my Paper Adventures team, you can purchase your Starter Kit by clicking here. If it doesn’t find me automatically as your demonstrator, you can search for me using my name “Kelly Kent’ and location “Dalyellup’.
I made two cards for this hop so I could use all 10 colours in the Brights collection – Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape.
The first card uses Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight.
I cut the Detailed Hearts Die in Basic White cardstock and then again in the DSP so I could layer the hearts within the frame. So I didn’t waste any of the DSP, I cut 1.5″ strips of each colour and then cut out just the segments of hearts I needed.
I won’t lie, this card was time consuming – but it’s worth placing each of those little hearts into the space and filling it up with pretty colour.
The sentiment for both cards is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set – white heat embossed on black cardstock as I love the contrast of black, white and the pop of colour from the Brights.
The second card has been swirling around my mind for a while – I’ve had feathers on the brain! And the combination of Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape seemed like the perfect colour combination to make it come to life.
The feather die is from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. The pretty scallop edge is from the Be Mine Stitched Dies. And the die I’ve used for the hello there sentiment is from the Hippo & Friends Dies.
Next up on the blog hop for some more bright creations is my gorgeous team member Lisa Whitehead. Lisa took advantage of a joining special with Stampin’ Up! a couple of years ago and has just celebrated her 2 year Stampinversary.
If you’d like to get your hands of 5 packs (200 sheets!) of DSP just for buying a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, then now is the time. This DSP will be available in the upcoming catalogue released in May 2021, so you’ll be among the first to have it in your stash. Click here to start adding items to the Starter Kit.
Thanks for hopping with us today. We look forward to sharing another colour collection again next month.
We’re celebrating the Brights for Colour INKspiration #37.
I love the Brights! On most days they are easily my favourite collection – but I struggled a little with this challenge. Maybe it was just choosing three – or not being able to combine them with other colours to make them shine! Too much bright???
I got there in the end with a whimsical watercolour theme.
I started with Shimmery White cardstock, a lot of water and my three Brights – Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape & Melon Mambo.
Once this was done, I somehow got to a flamingo theme. Maybe because the watercolour reminded me of a style of watercolour painting I love with animals painted in wonderful colours.
I love this emu painted by Vanessa Perske for the Love Your Sister charity.
When I chose my colours, I hadn’t intended to be able to embellish with Glitter Enamel Dots – but in a wonderful twist of crafting fate, the new colours include Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape & Melon Mambo!!! (and Granny Apple Green).
What’s your favourite Brights trio? We’d love for you to join the challenge via our Facebook group. Click here to join.
Your project needs to have 3 colours from the Brights collection to be eligible to be part of the top 5 voting for the challenge. You can add any of the Basics (Whisper White, Basic Black & Very Vanilla) and metallics if you want some bling!
As usual, the design team came up with amazing projects this week. This hop is full of fun, creative designs!
To see more, visit one of the brightest & bubbliest people I know – Nicole Wilson…
Thanks for joining us for the monthly Paper Adventures blog hop.
Tonight’s theme is the Color Revamp. As part of the new catalogue, Stampin’ Up! did a complete shake up of the colour range. We saw favourite colours retired, retired favourites return and got new colours to love. You can read more about the details here – click here.
There’s 53 colours in the range – 10 In Colors, 10 Neutrals, 10 Brights, 10 Subtles, 10 Regals & 3 Basics
Although I love the variety within and between each of the colour collections, my long-time favourite collection has been Brights.
I think the revamp has given it a fun shake up. 4 colours remain in the collection, 4 colours moved to the Regals collection 2 colours retired and we saw 6 new colours join the Brights family.
3 of these were returning In Colors (Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana) and 3 are new (Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape).
I have two projects to share with you tonight.
The first uses all 10 colours in the rainbow order they appear in the catalogue. Previously Stampin’ Up! has used alphabetical order to arrange the colours. The Color Revamp brings us a beautiful rainbow effect for each collection!
I’ve paired the colours from the Brights Collection with an elephant silhouette. This oh-so-cute punch & coordinating Little Elephant stamp set is a new addition to my collection from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.
How beautiful is that rainbow???
Do you have a favourite colour??? It’s hard to choose, and probably depends on my mood. At this moment in time, my favourite new colour is Granny Apple Green, my favourite returning colour is Coastal Cabana and my favourite carry over colour is Bermuda Bay!!!
Inspired by the pretty colours of the Brights collection, and other new things I was itching to play with, I created this set of cards using the 6 ‘new/returning’ Brights.
The three returning In Colors – Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade
The three new colours –
Here’s a close up of the amazing Granny Apple Green…
When making cards to go with orders, I like to show them what products they might have admired in the catalogue actually look like.
This card features the stars pattern from the Bokeh Dots stamp set, the dreamcatcher from the Follow Your Dreams stamp set and the thank you stamp from Love What You Do stamp set.
The panel on the left is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. It’s a little tricky to see what it looks like in the catalogue, so I wanted to share how beautiful it looks in person.
These cards were so easy to make using my Stamparatus. I was able to set the position and ink each layer several times to get some great depth of colour – and ensure an even inking.on the background stamp.