Colour Combo Blog Hop: June 2020

Here we go again! It’s time for the monthly Colour Combo Blog Hop. This month I’m so excited because I got to use brand new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Products on my project! On top of using brand new product I love this colour combo!

Normally, I would pair a more saturated or bolder green with Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight because they are in the Bright color family, but this called for Soft Sea Foam and I think it’s perfect! One of my favorite parts about participating in color challenges is getting to see unexpected combinations come together.

I used the new Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set for the focal image on this card. Even though this set is a photopolymer stamp set I recommend using the Stamparatus with this set. The main image is large and may need to be stamped a second time to ensure even pressure. After I stamped a the main image and added the center and leafy accents I used my Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut my stamped images and the Soft Sea Foam frame.

I used the new A Grand Kid Stamp Set for the sentiment. I love the font used for “Congratulations”. This is Flirty Flamingo stamped on Daffodil Delight cardstock. I used dimensionals behind the Soft Sea Foam frame and the Daffodil Delight banner and added 3 Rhinestones for extra sparkle! Below is a list of what I used to create this card.

Thank you for stopping by on this months hop. Click the next button to be taken to the next creator. Also make sure you tell everyone you stopped by today by commenting on their post!

June Colour Combo Blog Hoppers:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ (UK)
  3. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  4. Sandra Roberts (UK)
  5. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  6. Kathrin Fuchs – stempelfux (DE)
  7. Rene Guenther –
  8. Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates (UK)
  9. Katie Johnson – (US)
  10. Kristie Wilson – (US)
  11. Nicole Mahler (USA)
  12. Rebecca-Jo Unwin (AU)
  13. Tricia Butts (USA)
  14. Alejandra Gomez (USA)
  15. Caroline Peck (USA) – -> You Are Here!
  16. Sue Allen (AU)
  17. Lisa Kmiec (USA)
  18. Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
  19. Sigrid Joch (DE)

We’re In This Together

Last week I shared a promotion that Stampin’ Up! was offering where you could order and download a PDF full of sassy social distancing and quarantining sentiments! Well, this week I’m sharing some of the cards I put together with a few of my favorite sentiments.

I hope this reminds you to #spreadsunshine! I’ve been seeing a lot of rainbows as inspiration lately whether posted in windows, drawn on sidewalks with chalk, or using various stamp sets, dies, or creative techniques to make cards to share. I thought I would join in on the rainbow fun (and use up some of my soon to be retire DSP).

I love the look of black and white with all of the colors of the rainbow! Below I’ve listed all of the products I used that are currently available. During this time I’ve been able to clean and organize my craft room a bit and I found an almost used up package of black rhinestones so I decided to use them on these cards! While black rhinestone aren’t currently available from Stampin’ Up! I do have a trick to share with you…sharpie markers. Use a black sharpie marker and color over a Rhinestone Basics Jewel to create black rhinestones. Our Stampin’ Blends markers work really great for this technique if you want a color of rhinestone that doesn’t exist.

Colour Combo Blog Hop: May 2020

Thank you for stopping by today, I’m so happy to be participating in another Colour Combo Blog Hop! My favorite part about this hop is seeing the different interpretations of the combo.

I created this card using one of my favorite floral set from the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, Beautiful Friendship. I find that this stamp set is my go to when I need to make a thoughtful card and right now we all need a little more thoughtfulness! The sentiment is from Tasteful Textures and can’t we all agree it’s important to take time to feed our souls!

I stamped the largest flower image in Crumb Cake ink stamped off once to give it an even more subtle imprint. Then I stamped the rose trio image once in full strength Calypso Coral and then again, but twisted to offset the image. I added in Soft Sea Foam leaves because you can’t use this set without the leaves! Finally I stamped the sentiment from Timeless Textures in Gorgeous Grape.

Normally, I would add sparkles (hello, it’s in the name) or embellishments to my cards but this card didn’t seem to call for any rhinestones or pearls. If you want to make this card I’ve listed the products I used below. I also have a variation on this card here.

Again, thank you so much for stopping by today and I encourage you to click the next button to continue on this hop. The creators who participate are amazing and you should totally check out what they are sharing!

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ (UK)
  3. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  4. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  5. Tricia Butts (US)
  6. Kathrin Fuchs – stempelfux (DE)
  7. Judith Postler – Judiths Stempelei (AT)
  8. Sigrid Joch – Sigrids kreative ART (DE)
  9. Anastasia Radloff (US)
  10. Rebecca-Jo Unwin (AU)
  11. Gez Carpenter (UK)
  12. Nicole Mahler (US)
  13. Caroline Peck (US) <– You Are Here!
  14. Rochelle Laird-Smith

November Colour Combo Blog Hop

Today I am participating in my 6th Colour Combo Blog Hop. I’m so excited you’ve decided to stop by to see what I have created! My favorite part about a color combo challenge is that I am really stretching outside of my comfort zone to create a card or a project.

This month we were challenged to use Sahara Sand, Pineapple Punch, and Highland Heather. While I have worked with all three colors, I never would have put them together! I used Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends to create my main panel background and incorporate the Pineapple Punch.

I got the idea to create my own background from @stampinthroughthecatalog on Instagram. It’s another great way to make your own Designer Series Paper when you need just the right colors. I also used the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks to create a subtle polka dot with Highland Heather ink on my Highland Heather cardstock.

I added the ribbon and twine behind my sentiment banner help it stand out. I also added three rhinestones to give this card a little sparkle…after all the sentiment is comparing the recipient to a diamond!

Thanks again for stopping by today. Scroll down to see all of the supplies I used to create today’s card and click the next button to keep hopping along! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to be notified when I share and check back next month to see what Colour Combo we use!

Colour Combo Creators:

  1. Sue McDonald (UK)
  2. Caroline Peck – Sparkle And Stamp (USA) <-You Are Here!
  3. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AT)
  4. Tricia Butts (US)
  5. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  6. Katie Johnson (US)
  7. Birgit Heßdörfer
  8. Sue Allen- Australia
  9. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Three For Fall

I made these cards for my Three For Fall class held back in September. Sometimes I forget to share the cards created in classes, but I wanted to make sure to share these cards.

All three of these cards were CASE’d in part or whole from the crafters I follow on Instagram and Pinterest. I like to show my customers that there are so many different ways to use the products Stampin’ Up! has to offer.

These three cards each showcase the Come To Gather Suite beautifully, but they also stand alone as stunning cards. Each card grew in it’s complexity as we made them, which is my favorite part of featuring a suite in class.

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