In Colors 2016-2017

Super Cool and Fun Birthday Cards

I have 3 cute cards to share with you today. We made these at Card Class last week. They are super simple and super cute!

I used the Birthday Wit stamp set. Its got some really funny birthday greetings, when you feel like being in a silly mood.

Here's the first of three...

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I added some Tutti Frutti sequins and a little washi tape from the Myths and Magic suite. This has to be my favorite washi tape. The Myths and Magic package come with 3 rolls of sparkle and glimmery tapes.

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Card 2: The background is the Picture Perfect Party, designer paper. It is awesome! I love all the bright colors and the amazing photos on this paper.

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Check out the washi tape on this one...

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The cardstock colors are whisper white and peek a boo peach. I also used peek a boo peach and bermuda bay inks. Just a reminder: the peek a boo peach is retiring at the end of May, along with all the other "In Colors" from the 2016-2018 group. Get them early- they sell out quick- probably before the end of April.

Card 3:

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The trio: So cute!

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Hope you liked this super fun and "funny" birthday cards. We had a lot of fun making them.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Until the next time...

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Stampin Up "A Good Day" stamp set

Oh this stamp set is so adorable! I also bought the cute little mini embroidery hoops that go with this darling stamp set. Oh my gosh, so stinkin' cute!

So, I made up some cards for my directs on my team. Directs are the people who signed up with Stampin Up directly under me. I love these girls to the moon and back. I wanted to send them a "just because" card with a little surprise inside, and this is the set that I chose to use to make all their cards.

I didn't stop there tho, I had to make more and more cards with this set. The new tiny scallop punches go perfectly with this set as well.

First I will show you the card I made for my team. I used the little bunny from the set, because its so sweet, just like the girls that I sent these cards to. :)

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I used pink pirouette and sweet sugar plum cardstocks as well as whisper white. The sweet sugar plum products as well as all the 2016-2018 In Colors,  will retire in May, so get them now, before they are sold out!

For the background, I used the new "Scattered Sequins" emboss folder in the Occasions Catalog 2018.

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The Mini Embroidery Hoops come in two sizes- this is the smaller of the two. I also used the two new scallop punches to layer under the bunny, as well as a gold foil doily. I added the In Color enamel shapes and the new silver twine for a small bow at the top of the hoop. The shimmery strips are the new Myths and Magic washi tape from the Occasions Catalog.

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Here's a bunch of them, ready to be mailed.

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So, after I made those, I made this one...

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I basically used the same supplies, but this one has the larger of the two hoops and the Wood Textures designer paper for the background.

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The bunny is colored with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers in ivory, crumb cake, pink pirouette and rich razzleberry.

I also used the Triple Banner punch to cut the tails on the sweet sugar plum banners.

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I attached the bow with a glue dot and the hoops were attached with Multi purpose liquid glue. Glue dots could be used to attach the hoop as well.

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I love how they turned out. This would even make a sweet Easter Card too!

Wait until you see the other cards I made with this set- I will be featuring them this week. They are even cuter- if that's possible!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until the next time...

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2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
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Stampin' Up! Retired List - Get your favorites before they are gone!

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The Stampin' Up Retired List has just been released! Stampin' Up has to make room for all the new stamps and accessories in the upcoming 2017-2018 catalog, so unfortunately many, many, MANY items have to go!

You'll want to get your favorites and stock up on accessories and stamps that you have to have. Many items are discounted on the list and the discounts are up to 50% off!!!

I have to give you fair warning, the items are "while supplies last" and if are a Stampin' Up regular, you know that I'm not kidding when I say, that you should not wait to get the items you want!

 
 

This retiring products list contains items from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. Products will no longer be available after May 31, 2017.

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You can order anytime on my website: www.kimwilliams.stampinup.net

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A New Color Combo

As, I mentioned at the beginning of the week, I'd be sharing lots of projects using the Eastern Palace Suite. This suite is offered as a "special" Bundle this month only. Actually, there are 2 "special" bundles to choose from. Both come with FREE gifts!
You are going to want to have one of those bundles, I promise. Click on the images at the end of this post to view or purchase these special bundles. This awesome promotion ends, May 1st, so don't miss it.

I've used a cool color combo on this thank you card. Watermelon Wonder (which is retiring- boo), Flirty Flamingo and Night of Navy are the cardstocks and inks that I chose for this card.

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I used the same layout as the Eastern Beauty card that we made at Kim's Card Class a few days ago. I'm kind of liking this layout.

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I cut a delicate white doily in half and scrunched it up under the flirty flamingo, stitched circle. The greeting is stamped in night of navy and punched out with the Classic Label Punch.

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My favorite part about the Eastern Medallion framlits is that this "flower" is dimensional. So very cool.

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A "White Perfect Accent" is a "perfect" center to this medallion flower.

I'm going to miss the watermelon wonder color. Maybe I'll be able use Calypso Coral as a substitute. I'll have to try that next time.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Until the next time...

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Stamping Technique- Orange Peel with Video

 I was honored to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Live "On Stage" Convention last year in SLC.  As many of you recall, I shared some of the cards with you from the stamping demonstration that I did.

Many of you asked for a video of the orange peel technique. At the time, I had not started doing videos. So, since I've recently started making videos on You Tube, I thought this was as good a time as any to share the technique again with you- especially since the awesome, Fresh Fruit stamp set is about to retire. Its the perfect set to use with this technique.

I call this the "orange peel" technique, because it looks the the skin of an orange when its finished.

Its an embossing technique, using inks, water, watercolor paper and clear emboss powder.

I'll share a few samples with you here and the video will be featured below. I hope you enjoy it!

I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Farm Stand designer paper, along with the Cucumber Crush striped ribbon- all of which are retiring. Order these items here- before they are gone! (then click on Shop Now to take you to the retired list) Or click on the actual products listed at the end of this post to order.

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Here's a close up of the peach using the Orange Peel technique:

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This technique gives the stamped image, that bumpy, uneven, shiny, orange peel texture. Its really very pretty.

Here are a few other samples before you watch the video:

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A close up of the strawberries:

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The juicy pear:

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It looks so cool and good enough to eat!

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And a little spray of flowers..

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It looks like dew drops on the Fresh Fruit flower images, doesn't it?

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Be sure to check out the video below.

Its such a "fun" and "wow" technique. I hope you give it a try!

Until the next time...

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Heat Tool
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Stampin Up Big On Birthdays greeting card

Here's a quick and cute card made with the Big On Birthdays stamp set in the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

This is one of the cards we made at our last #1 Stampers Meeting. The Big On Birthdays set is a great stamp set to use as the main focal point on a birthday card. The greetings are so big and so fun that you don't really need any other stamps to accompany your design.

I used the the fun colors of emerald envy and watermelon wonder. Watermelon wonder will be retiring soon, so be sure to stock up on the cardstock and re-inkers before they are gone.

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The emerald envy ribbon and enamel shapes really stand out on this bright and cheery birthday card.

Of course I had to add the new Falling Petals emboss folder in the background. I love how the embossing gives the card some texture and dimension.

I appreciate you visiting my blog today. Be sure to keep checking back for more creative ideas!

Until the next time...

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Glue Dots
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Big Shot
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