Darling Donkeys Tutorial

Did I say darling? Yes! This stamp set is just too cut and I couldn’t wait to ink it up and put it to paper when I first saw it.

Today’s card was one that I cased from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Do you ever do that? I love the fact that our catalogs have such great ideas that we can copy and share! I used this cute little card for my Team OnStage After Party last November, so today I thought I’d share it with you so you can make some too.

I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial with a complete supply list and video too! Why not check it out?

Darling Donkeys Card Video Tutorial

Darling Donkeys Card Tutorial PDF

Whew! What did I tell you too darling right? If you love this card you can order the supplies I’ve used and earn the stamp set for FREE! That’s right, free. When you place any qualifying order during January and February you can choose a FREE item from our Sale-a-bration Brochure. But you’ll want to hurry since you only have 2 months to earn all the fantastic free goodies in the brochure instead of the normal 3 months we’ve had in the past.

Got questions? I’m here to help simply call or email me. I’m always happy to help!

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Darling Donkeys (Sale-a-bration 158155)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708/133456), Crumb Cake (154882), Smoky Slate (154904), Magenta Madness (153106), and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs (153107)

Paper: 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 Designer Series paper stack (153070), Misty Moonlight (153081), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480)

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Celebrating Sunflowers with our 2020 In Colors

Sunflowers. Ahh, how they bring back memories. As a child my mother would plant sunflowers in her garden and though out the growing season I would stand next to them to mark their growth. They quickly towered over me and I was always amazed by at just how tall they would get. My mother even took a picture of me wearing my favorite yellow rain jacket and hat next to them one summer when I was about 3. When they were done for the season, we dried them so that we could let the birds eat the seeds during the long winter months in Wisconsin. I guess the fact that I was 3 might be one of the reasons they seem so tall! LOL! But when I saw this set it made me think of that picture from so long ago.

Celebrate Sunflowers

So today I thought I’d share some cards using our new 2020 In Colors made with this stamp set and it’s coordinating dies. These first two cards use the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (145286) to add to the design.

Celebrate Sunflowers In Colors

Done in Just Jade and Bumblebee. And this next one uses our Misty Moonlight and Magenta Madness to make the sunflower pop!

Celebrate Sunflowers In Colors

The tag was done using our new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (152883). And if you need a quick card check out this next one using the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912) and Blends to color the center.

Celebrate Sunflowers In Colors

And last but not least a fun technique card.

Celebrate Sunflowers In Colors

First the images were stamped in Bleach, the leaves cut out, and then the card was assembled. This simple technique is quite striking and I love how the beach works differently with each color card stock. The In Color Designer Series Paper was used for the pop of Magenta Madness on the dies. and of course those fun little In Color Enamel Dots. I just love them with their glossy shine.

So which one is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you think?

Just a bit of Stampin’ Up! news:

IMPORTANT Stampin’ Up! is launching our new websites on August 4th.   The links taking your directly to the product in my Online Store may not work as normal. They may simply work by taking you to my store but not to the product itself.    If you have any issues placing an order with me please let me know.  I’m happy to help.

Please remember these two very important things: When placing an order in the Online store: Please confirm you are shopping with me and that my name is listed as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (The new system will allow you to check out as a guest and bypass choosing a demonstrator. If that is the case I won’t get your order information and I won’t be able to mail catalogs, gifts, etc.).  My name is listed as Jini Merck and I live in Clarkesville, Georgia.

Since this is a NEW website, your bookmark and auto fill passwords may not work.

If that is the case you’ll want to create a new bookmark and sign in that way, saving it again to your password safe if you use one. Also, because of this your password may not work.  If that happens you will need to reset it. Because it is a new website and we are using a new email system for it, when you go to reset your password, the link emailed to you may go in your spam folder.  So you’ll want to check that if you don’t see it right shortly after you request it.

Please know that I’m here to help in any way as always. There may be a few bugs to start with in the new Online Store, so if you prefer for me to place your order for you I can. We can get through this together as always.   

Thanks and as always I appreciate you choosing me as your Demonstrator!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers (*152486)

Ink: 2020 -2022 In Color Classic Ink Pad Bundle (154957)

Card stock: 2020-2022 In Color Card stock Assortment (153074)

Accessories: Sunflower Dies (*152704) and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152883)

Choose the *Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (154065) and save 10%

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Spot Light on the yummy Cinnamon Cider

Cinnamon Cider is a warm rich color and it is number four of the five 2020-2021 In Colors that I’ve been highlight this week. I love the surprise of the In Color Collections when they are announced each year and they make great additions to our color families since they are right on trend. I’m not sure why I’m always surprised when I find them in the stores while shopping for home products and clothing. My daughter always rolls her eyes when I identify the color by name. Is that what you do when you see something displayed in the stores think of it by the Stampin’ Up! color name? Anyhow…Want to see some cards?

I’ll start with a couple of cards that have been made using our World of Good Suite of Products found on page 24 of the 2020 Annual Catalog. This is a very popular suite perfect for stamping and even scrap booking since it covers all kind of events with it’s sentiments and images. And while we aren’t traveling a great deal right now, this Suite gives us a great way to catch up on past travels with the World of Good Memories and More Card Pack.

Cinnamon Cider Beautiful World

These monochromatic cards are done in Cinnamon Cider and Basic Black. They also use our World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (152491) and Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder (153200) found in the Suite of products.

Cinnamon Cider Beautiful World

Dandelion Wishes (151345) has been used for this next card along with our In Color Designer Series Paper, Twill Ribbon, and fun Enamel Dots.

Cinnamon Cider Dandelion Wishes

The lovely Tasteful Touches Bundle was used to create this wonderful card using Very Vanilla (101650) and Vellum Card stock (101856).

Cinnamon Cider Tasteful Touches

How about this card using the Birds & Branches Bundle (154107)? The Bundle was used to create this next card along with the lovely wood grain from the In Good Taste Designer Series paper (152494).

Cinnamon Cider Birds & Branches

And the final card today was made using the Many Mates Bundle (154083). I really like the clean graphic look.

Cinnamon Cider Many Mates bundle

Whew! Lot’s of cards today with a spot light on Cinnamon Cider. I really like cards like this that are Monochromatic. They are great for all kinds of stampers. Add black or white and you’ve got a winner no matter what color you choose!

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Inks: Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink (153114/153120)

Paper: Cinnamon Cider Card stock (153078) and 2020 -2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (153070)

Accessories: Cinnamon Cider 1/4″ Twill Ribbon (152482) and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480)

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Spot Light on the new Buttery Bumblebee

Soft and mellow the new In Color Bumblebee is a lovely new color to add to your collection. It’s part of the five new 2020-2022 In Colors that I’m highlighting this week and can be purchased on it’s own or part of the In Color Ink Pad Collection (154597). It also an assortment pack of card stock (153074) which makes it a great place to start building a color pallet.

Check out these lovely monochromatic cards that are sure to please. While they all use different stamps the Bumblebee gives them a warm buttery feel. This first card uses the Tasteful Touches Bundle (154098) and is teamed up with our Basic Black Card stock (121045) and ink. A little texture has been added with the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder (152718) and In Color Designer Series Paper. I think would make a great masculine card. What do you think?

Bumblebee Tasteful Touches

This next card also uses the Tasteful Touches Bundle but it’s been teamed up with our Whisper White card stock this time.

Bumblebee Tasteful Touches

And how about this card done in Basic Gray (121044) and Bumblebee?

Bumblebee Well Written Dies

It uses our Well Written Dies (151816) found on page 183 of the Annual Catalog. The Subtles 3D Embossing Folder (151775) adds some texture to the card.

This final card has more of a feminine feel to it since it uses the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (152486) and Early Espresso Classic Ink (147114/119789).

Bumblebee Floral Essence

The sentiment is from the Floral Essence Stamp Set (149450) and it’s been cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690).

I can’t pick a favorite, can you? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like and why? Then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some projects made with the 2020 In color, Cinnamon Cider.

Supplies:

Inks: Bumblebee Classic Ink (153116/153123)

Paper: Bumblebee Card stock (153077) and 2020 -2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (153070)

Accessories: Bumblebee 1/4″ Twill Ribbon (153622) and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480)

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Spot Light on Magenta Madness

Love Pink? Love bright and cheerful? If so then Magenta Madness will be right up your alley! Magenta Madness is one of the five NEW 2020-2022 In Colors and it’s sure to bring a smile to your face.

Check out these wonderful monochromatic cards made using the Magenta Madness In Color. I love how this simple Paper Piecing technique makes this card really pop and it’s so easy to do.

Magenta Madness Beautiful Moments

Simply stamp your project, then stamp the image again onto the 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (153070) and cut out with a Paper Snips. Add it to your stamped image and voila! Like I said soooo simple and it really makes an impact.

Here is another simple stamping project perfect for beginners as the 3 panels are cut individually and added to the card front. Simply stamp the sentiment of choice and the floral image found in the Bloom & Grow stamp set (149229) using Magenta Madness onto Whisper white card stock panels

Magenta Madness Bloom & Grow

The Magenta Madness Designer Series Paper and 1/4″ Ribbon add some more interest and texture to the card.

And if you love bundles how about this simply lovely card using the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle (154123) found on page 51 of the Annual Catalog?

Magenta Madness Blossoms in Bloom

This card also uses the In Color Designer Series Paper and the 1/4″ Ribbon along with the Whisper White Flax Ribbon found in the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153620)

And this next card is lovely with it’s suble texture from the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder (152718) and the Well Written Dies (151816).

Marvelous Magenta Well Written

This final card uses our Many Mates Bundle (154083) for a quick and easy card.

Marvelous Magenta Many Mates

Monochromatic cards like these are a great way to start building your supplies and since the 2020-2022 In Color Collection has just 5 Classic Ink Pads in the money saving Bundle (154957). It is also a fun way to start building your collection of colors or even freshen it up with some on trend colors too! And did you know you can get an assortment pack of card stock (153074) and Designer Series Paper (153070) stack too? Yep, you can and don’t forget the fun ribbon and Enamel Dots! In Colors always have great coordinating products to go with them.

Click here to get started seeing some of the fun Magenta Madness options you’ll have to choose from.

Supplies:

Inks: Magenta Madness Classic Ink (153117/153123) and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (153106)

Paper: Magenta Madness Card stock (153080) and 2020 -2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (153070)

Accessories: Magenta Madness 1/4″ Twill Ribbon (153623) and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480)

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Spot Light on Just Jade

It’s a week of color – 2020-2022 In Colors that is, and today I’m highlighting the color Just. Each year Stampin’ Up! gives us 5 new In Colors that are right on trend. You’ll see these colors every where while you are out and about. I think this years 5 colors are one of my favorite groupings of colors. They are wonderful used together or by themselves like today’s cards. So why not join me over the next 4 days for a look at our new colors?

The new In Color Just Jade is soft and rich and has the feel of a jade stone. Did you know that jade symbolizes purity to some and harmony and balance to others? This green definitely gives me a feeling of calm when I work with it.

Today’s cards are all monochromatic and highlight this lovely shade of green. This first card uses our popular Tasteful Touches stamp set (152562) and the coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies (152886) that are available in a money saving Bundle (154098).

And this next card uses our Lovely You stamp set (152525) and it’s coordinating Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (152883). Also available in a money saving Bundle (154070).

Just Jade Lovely You

The card also uses the lovely Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder (152718) to add a bit of texture to this project and the next one too. Can you see it?

just Jade Fancy Phrases

And how about some flowers? The Fancy Phrases Stamp set (152530) creates some interested for this card and highlights the flower images in two different ways.

One of my favorite things about the In Color Collections are the accessories that coordinate with the colors. Stampin’ Up! gives us a wonderful feeling 1/4″ Ribbon (153621) and fun Enamel Dots (152480) in the colors along with a stack of Designer Series Paper (153070) too! Color coordination is one of the best parts of using Stampin’ Up! products!

This final card uses the Label Me Fancy Punch (151297) to highlight the sentiment from the A Little Lace stamp set (149364).

Just Jade A Little Lace

The greenery is from our Christmas Layers Dies (150654) and it’s been layered on our coordinating Designer Series Paper and wrapped up with the yummy 1/4″ ribbon. Like I mentioned earlier, Stampin’ Up! products coordinate so well with each other – you can use the all year round. This gives us a new way to use this Christmas Die set, right?

What do you think about the new In Color, Just Jade? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Supplies:

Ink: Just Jade Classic Ink (153115/153121)

Paper: Just Jade Card stock (153079) and 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (153070)

Accessories: Just Jade 1/4″ Ribbon (153621) and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480)

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Basket of Blooms

I love flowers during the summer. It brings me back to my childhood and walking through my Aunt Adeline’s yard which had what seemed like acres of flower beds and my Grandma’s front flower bed. Both of them loved flowers and their flower beds were so carefully manicured. While toiling in flower beds isn’t my cup of tea, I do enjoy the pop of color they bring to my yard and since it also brings the hummingbirds I always try and put some baskets and pots around my patio and porches. A more limited approach I know, but a much better for my allergies since although my mother tried for years I just don’t have a green thumb, that was passed on to my son.

So today’s cards reminds me of those wonderful ladies who have been gone along time now but are never far from my thoughts when I enjoy a wonderful splash of color from a flower bed.

This first card uses our new In Colors Magenta Madness, Just Jade and Bumblebee found in the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (152486).

And this next one teams up the In Color Designer Series Paper (153070) with Gorgeous Grape flowers. It uses the simple paper piecing technique. Do do this you’ll simply stamp the image onto your Designer Series Paper, this time they used the wood pattern from the In Color stack and fussy cut with your paper snips. So simple, but a great technique to use on your projects.

Isn’t it fun the way the flowers on the card front give a border that highlights the pattern on the inside of the card?

This next card uses the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (152718) to add a bit of texture.

The flowers were colored in with out new 2020-2022 In Color Stampin’ Blends. Who doesn’t love the addition of these new colors to our Stampin’ Blends option?

And finally some soft subtle cards. Done in Highland Heather and Petal Pink this first card also uses the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder to add some texture along with the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon (153658)

And this final card uses a combination of Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight, and Sahara Sand

The Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon (150446) add a special touch with it’s sparkle.

I can’t pick a favorite can you?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Basket of Blooms (153305)

Accessories: Small Bloom Punch (152316) and Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (152718)

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Bright & Cheerful Magenta Madness

Need a get well card that is bright and cheerful? How about this one using the new 2020-2020 In Color, Magenta Madness – it’s a color that makes you smile when you see it! I teamed this color up with our So Sentimental Bundle (151691) to create a quick and easy card for you today.

Why not take a peek at my video tutorial and see what you think?

Magenta Madness Get Well Card Video Tutorial

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And of course, another PDF with measurements and a complete supply list for your crafting pleasure.

Magenta Madness Get Well Card Tutorial PDF

If you enjoy my video tutorials and PDFs, did you know you can choose one of my Online Card Classes or Specialty Zoom Classes this summer? Yep, you can find the stamp sets that I’ll be focusing on in my Calendar of Events along with details too. Zany Zebras is my first class that is available, but you’ll want to hurry since RSVP ends on June 19th. Click HERE to see more details that I shared earlier this week.

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Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: So Sentimental (*151691)

Inks: Magenta Madness Classic Ink (153117/153123)

Paper: 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (153070), Magenta Madness (153080), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly Dies (*151690), 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480), and Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

*Bundle (153828)

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