Time for a change – Part 1 – The Color Revamp

“Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good  but you may gain something even better.”                                                                                                      ~ Unknown

I love change, whether a new hair style or color, moving furniture in my house or reorganizing things in my office or house.  But I know some people are resistant to change they like things to always stay the same.  No matter which category you are in,  I guarantee you are going to LOVE the new colors that Stampin’ Up! is introducing in the new 2018-2019 catalog!  I know I will miss a few of the retiring colors but the new fresh colors taking their place are so stunning I cannot wait to start creating with them!!  And not only are we getting new colors but the ink pads have been redesigned!!

First off let me explain what is happening with our exclusive color collection.  Each year five In-Colors are introduced and five In-Colors are retired.  These colors are around for two years so this year the colors from the 2016-2018 grouping will leave us and the 2018-2020 colors will be introduced.  That is usually it, but this year Stampin’ Up is doing a complete color revamp!  They are retiring thirteen colors and not only bringing back six previously retired colors but they are introducing ten brand new colors, for a total of sixteen new colors!!!  The collections have been reconfigured and they have added a Basics collection consisting of Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  The last time a complete color overhaul took place like this was in 2010!  We did have a refresh in 2013 where several retired colors were brought back but there were no new colors  (other than the In Colors) introduced.

Now for the ink pad redesign.  We are all used to the push and flip method of opening the pads, now all you have to do is open the pad like a compact and slide the lid into place.  In addition to this the ink has been reformulated to reduce bubbles so you will get exceptional ink coverage.  All this in a flatter pad that stacks to save space and a sticker that gets placed inside so you can always see the color at a glance!

Since there is so much information I want to share with you, this post will be two-parts.  Be sure check back later this week for Part 2, an up close look at the new ink pad design, including several tips on using them!

And without further ado, let’s see the retiring In-Colors, the new group and the five from 2017-2019 that are staying for one more year!

2018 In Colors

And here are the thirteen retiring colors and sixteen new colors…..

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As I mentioned there are now 5 color collections to choose from they are:

Basics – the foundation for your projects:

  • Whisper White
  • Very Vanilla
  • Basic Black

Neutrals – colors designed to go well with everything:

  • Merry Merlot **
  • Early Espresso
  • Soft Suede
  • Crumb Cake
  • Sahara Sand
  • Gray Granite **
  • Smoky Slate
  • Basic Gray
  • Mossy Meadow *
  • Night of Navy

Brights – vibrant happy colors:

  • Poppy Parade *
  • Melon Mambo
  • Flirty Flamingo *
  • Mango Melody **
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Granny Apple Green **
  • Coastal Cabana *
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Pacific Point
  • Gorgeous Grape **

Subtles – soft soothing colors:

  • Blushing Bride
  • Calypso Coral
  • Petal Pink **
  • So Saffron
  • Soft Sea Foam **
  • Pear Pizzaz
  • Mint Macaron *
  • Pool Party
  • Balmy Blue **
  • Highland Heather **

Regals – rich deep jewel tone colors:

  • Real Red
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Cajun Craze
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Crushed Curry
  • Old Olive
  • Garden Green
  • Shaded Spruce **
  • Blackberry Bliss *
  • Rich Razzleberry

* denotes a retired color returning      ** denotes a BRAND new color

I hope you are as excited about this color change as I am!!

If you want to stock up on the retiring colors don’t delay, once the stock has been depleted they will be gone forever!!!  If buying ink pads don’t forget a reinker!

SHOP NOW FOR RETIRING COLORS

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Happy Stamping!

~Jo

Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

 

CPC December 2017 Bonus Project* – Eastern Beauty Purse & Card Set!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project was featured on December 17, 2017 and here is the next project for the December and it is by Christy Fulk.

This tutorial includes a purse that holds six cards and envelopes. The cards can be given to men and women alike. When the cards are gone, the purse can be used as a special gift bag. There are three card designs, each using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies in different ways. It doesn’t look like it, but only one ink pad was used to make everything! Make two of each card, and your purse is full. This would make a great product-based card class, too.

Eastern Beauty Purse & Card Set

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

*Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six or 12 month subscription packages, that include the month for which you would like the bonus. 

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

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As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC December 2017 Project #5 – Bloomin’ Love Window Box and Card!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project was featured on December 17, 2017 and here is the next project for the December and it is by Lauren Alarid.

You will absolutely love this window box and coordinating card! The adorable little box can be filled with all sorts of great things, perfect for classroom treats, baked goods, or even a gift for a loved one. This one-of-a-kind tutorial also includes simple-to-follow instructions on how to make a coordinating card. This card and box set features the beautifully versatile Window Box Dies, Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies, Bloomin’ Love stamp set and coordinating Bloomin’ Hearts Dies. These projects could be easily customized for any season/event.

Bloomin Love Window Box Card

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC December 2017 Project #4 – Painted Harvest Dry Erase Board!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  Today’s featured project is mine.  The Painted Harvest set is one of my favorites it is so versatile and can be used for any season. I hope you enjoy it!

If you’re always trying to get organized this dry erase board just might be the answer!  This project features the versatile Painted Harvest Stamp Set and includes a little ribbon to keep the marker within easy reach.  The tutorial also includes a matching birthday card with a stamped envelope making this project a perfect gift for someone special.  The insert can be customized to your home colors or with the changing seasons, making this not only an organizational tool, but cute home décor.  This project is perfect for any level crafter and would make an excellent product based class.

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If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC December 2017 Project #3 – Climbing Orchid Ensemble!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project will be featured later in the month but here is the next project for the December and it is by Cindy Brumbaugh.

Using the Climbing Orchid Bundle and the Color Theory Designer Series Paper, you will be making three cards with versatile sentiments like Thinking of You, Hello, and Enjoy Today to be used for sympathy, birthday, wedding, or keeping in touch. You will box up your ensemble in a decorated acetate card box. The layout of the cards allows for an economical use of the Designer Series Paper and a replicable design to make more cards with other stamp sets.

Climbing Orchid Ensemble

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC December 2017 Project #2 – You’ve Been Tagged!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project will be featured later in the month but here is the next project for the month and it is by Buffy Cooper.

How many times have you needed a gift tag or a bookmark or a quick embellishment for a card? Here’s your answer! With this tutorial, you’ll use the Oh So Eclectic Bundle and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to create a box full of tags – twelve, to be exact. You can add the tags to a gift box or bag, a card, a bottle of your favorite libation, or even use a tag as bookmark for those people who still read “real” books. This would make a fun stamp camp or product-based class.

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If you would like to learn how to make this project, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

CPC Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #78!

I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for December 2017.  My project will be featured later in the month but here is another awesome project for December!  This month’s card sketch is by Monika Davis.  See the sketch below and be sure to enter the contest!

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!  For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!

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If you would like to learn how to make any of the projects for this month, you’ll want to subscribe for the month of December. With your subscription, you’ll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Be sure to check back during the month to see the other great projects featured!

If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!

As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook! If you are interested in attending classes or any of my all day events be sure to visit my events page for a current schedule.

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!