MUST HAVE…Color Refresh Swatch Books and Color Coach

Do you struggle with color combinations? Do you want a quick & easy way to see which colors look good together? Do you remember when Stampin’ Up! offered a Color Coach?  Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, today is your lucky day! People often ask me about color combinations and where I get my inspiration. I get color inspiration everywhere (shopping for clothes, looking through catalogs and magazines, Home Decor items, etc. ); however, there is one thing that I keep in my craft room and use all the time…my cardstock color swatches.

Stampin Up NEW Color Coach and Swatch Book - Available from Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

This stack of color is my “go to” when I’m looking for colors to combine. I can fan them out and try different colors together to see how I like them. It makes my color selections simple. I have all 53 Stampin’ Up! colors on a ring with dividers by collections. Each piece of cardstock is individually labeled. If you are a demonstrator, this is a perfect way to show all of our paper! And now it’s even better because you can download the NEW Stampin” Up! Color Coach and adhere it to the back of each color swatch and have instant color combinations at your fingertips.

Stampin Up Color Coach and Swatch Book - Available from Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

The cost is just $10 (plus $4.00 Shipping & Handling). Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Color Swatch” in the subject if you wish to purchase. Include your shipping address and preferred email and I will send you a PayPal invoice.  Buy one for yourself and one for a friend! This is a “must have” tool for every crafter!

My color swatch ring fits perfectly in this Stampin’ Up! stamp case. This case stacks perfectly with standard stamp cases so you can keep everything organized together! You can purchase these in my online store.

Order your color swatch/color coach ring today! I only have a limited number I can send out immediately (May 1st).  Once I reach that limit I can add you to the list for round two. Be the first to get your hands on all the new colors!

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Returning In Colors:

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Click on the color resources below to print your color coach.  *I cut mine to 2 1/4 x 3 1/2.

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Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Blossoming Basket for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #36

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today’s card features the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order! This is such a versatile set as it can be used for just about any occasion…birthday, sympathy, get well, thank you…or just a card to give someone with a bouquet (or basket) of flowers to let them know you’re thinking of them.

I stamped the basket on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used Stampin’ Blends (Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers) to color. Oh what fun it is to color with these markers!  It is so easy and it amazes me every time! It makes me feel like an artist the way they add depth and shading. I realize these markers are a bit of an investment but trust me, it will be money well spent!  You don’t need to start out with all of them.  Get Old Olive and one or two of your favorite colors along with the Color Lifter to start.  I do recommend buying the combo packs so you have the light and dark shades of each color. If you want to see more projects I’ve shared using the Stampin’ Blends Click HERE or HERE.

I wanted to be able to use this card for any occasion so I only inked up part of the sentiment (for you).  That leaves me free to use any sentiment on the inside depending on occasion.  I often make cards and leave the inside blank until I know who the recipient will be.  I can’t wait to get my Stamparatus this week!  I will be stamping a bunch of these baskets to color.  Research has shown how therapeutic coloring can be (which is probably why adult coloring has become the rage).   It is definitely my therapy of choice! (Not that I don’t appreciate the progress I have made due to my Physical Therapists but, coloring is pain free!)

The other feature of this bundle is the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. WOW!  Not only is that a mouthful but it really is dynamic! It adds so much texture to a project! This is a thick embossing folder so you only use one clear plate instead of two when making your “sandwich” for the Big Shot. I embossed the front of my Crumb Cake card base. Here’s a close up so you can really see the texture!

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing this bundle.

I knew I had to have this stamp set and embossing folder the minute I saw it! I love baskets and have a collection in my craft room where I store many of my Stampin’ Up supplies to keep them organized and handy.

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This card would have been great for my alphabet series…B is for Blossoming Basket Bundle and Blends; however, I made it using elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I went right down the middle with butterfly, green, twine.  It really is fun choosing elements from the board to create!  I hope you will give it a try and play along!  You can click on the board to see what the rest of the design team created and to share your project.

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Here’s another look at today’s card and matching envelope.

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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D is for Designer Series Paper

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today it’s all about Designer Series Paper (aka DSP)! I love color and patterns and enjoy decorating my home with lots of different coordinating fabrics.  That’s one reason why I love Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper…it coordinates with our color collections. Here’s one example showing 5 colors that coordinate with this piece of DSP from the new Holiday Catalog, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE for a chart prepared by our amazing PALS leader, Mary Fish.  It has a list of all the Designer Series Paper and coordinating cardstock colors.  I keep a copy in my craft area for easy reference.

Today I am going to show you how to let the DSP shine! Stampin Up! Designer Series Paper comes in 12 x 12 or 6 x 6 paper packs. The paper has double-sided designs which gives you even more choices and variety for your projects. Here’s some tips for cutting your paper to make some quick and simple cards with DSP.  Start with a piece of 6 x 6 (or cut your 12 x 12 to 6 x 12 then 6 x 6).Cut the 6 x 6 to 4 x 6, then 4 x 5 1/4.  You will now have 3 pieces: 1 @ 4 x 5 1/4, 1 @ 3/4 x 4, and 1 @ 2 x 6.

Stampin Up Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You will use all 3 pieces to follow a simple “formula” to make a card and decorate the envelope.

Cut 2 inches off the 4 x 5 1/4 piece so you have 2 pieces: 1 @ 2 x 4 and 1 @ 3 1/4 x 4.  Turn one piece over so you have 2 different designs. Choose a piece of coordinating cardstock (4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2) and adhere both pieces.

 

You can attach a piece of coordinating ribbon or a strip of cardstock over the seam line. Stamp a sentiment and cut or punch out and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used ribbon from the coordinating trio pack and attached a bow with a glue dot.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut and layer my sentiment from Places You’ll Go stamp set. (Who do you think I made this card for?)

 

I used the small 3/4 inch strip on the inside of my card and the 2 x 6 strip for my envelope flap.  How cool is that-no leftover pieces!

 

Here’s another “formula” for using another 6 x 6 piece of DSP.   (I cut my 12 x 12 sheet to 6 x 12, then 6 x 6 so I had 2 6 x6 pieces.) This time I made 2 cards from the 6 x 6 DSP.  (Just because I had to use all the pieces!) For the first one I was inspired by one of my  Paper Pumpkin kits that had intricate die cut outs with a diagonal strip in the middle to add a sentiment, ribbon, etc.

I cut the 6 x 6 DSP into 3 pieces: 1 @ 2 x 6, 1 @ 4 x 4, and 1 @ 2 x 4.

Stampin Up Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Next I cut the 4 x 4 piece on an angle (slash), separated the pieces, and adhered to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 coordinated cardstock.  You can stamp a sentiment, add cutouts, etc. So many possibilities!

 

I played around with different colors and cut outs and came up with this for a friend who is starting a new job. I layered the die from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.

 

For my third card, I intended to use the 2 x 4 piece of DSP to make a banner using the triple banner punch but, I liked it layered on the card as it was.  I used the layered circle framelits to cut out my sentiment and coordinated layer and attached it to my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The last piece of 2 x 6 DSP was used for my envelope again.  🙂

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WOW!  3 different cards with matching envelopes from a piece of 6 x 12 DSP! And they were quick & easy!

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I store my 12 x 12 DSP in plastic magazine files by color collections. It’s easy to see and grab what I need.

 

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I hope you have a Delightful Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie