It is the 1st June and the fabulous new products in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue are now available for everyone to purchase. If you don't have a paper copy, you can click on the image in the left sidebar of my blog and look at the PDF version or you can download it to your computer or tablet and have it readily available to refer to for the next 12 months.
We have a new set of on-trend In Colours to love for the next 2 years. I'm sure you are going to find at least a couple of favourites among them. Here is my colour swatch and I have updated my chart with the RGB codes and what I think are the best available matching Copic markers. You can find it here.
I decided to get up close and personal with the new colours and used them in my class project on Sunday. I wanted to use each of the colours, so decided on a set of cards in a sweet little box.
The box is made from thick Whisper White and measures 4 1/4" (10.8cm) square and contains 5 note cards and 5 envelopes. The note cards are 9.9cm square because you can get 3 from a sheet of A4 card stock and the box can be made from a single sheet of A4 card stock as well. This makes it very economical to make a few sets of these for gifts or markets. I've used one of the new Hostess sets 'Fabulous Flora' for the images that are stamped over the sponged In Colour square. Being line images, I think they highlight the colours really well. I also used the silhouette tree from 'In the Meadow ' to provide the fifth image. This photo shows the pizza style box with the cards.
The top panel on each note card is thick Whisper White and the square has been sponged using a mask cut with the Squares Collection framelits. The images from 'Fabulous Flora' have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black along with the 'Just a Note' greeting that comes from the new 'Designer Tin of Cards' stamp set, which I won at OnStage. I added some splotches using a stamp from the 'Timeless Textures' set. The white Baker's Twine was wrapped around and tied in a bow and the whole panel popped up on 1mm foam pads. Here is the full set of cards.
I hope you get to try the new In Colours soon. At this point my favourites are Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Dapper Denim. I still have a bit of a nightmare after the 80's fling with peach/apricot. Are you old enough to remember, lol?
If you would like to make this project, you find a tutorial in my Tutorials Store.
|Stamps||Fabulous Flora, Designer Tin of Cards, In the Meadow|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, 2016-18 In Colours|
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black, 2016-18 In Colours|
|Accessories||White Baker's Twine|
|Tools||Square's Collection Framelits (retired), Big Shot, Simply Scored Board, Stampamajig, Dimensionals|
If you place an order of $75 or more during June from my online shop and apply the Hostess Code shown in the sidebar you could share in some new product for FREE. If want some advice or have any questions about products in the new catalogue, do not hesitate to contact me. I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for looking!