Thursday, April 8, 2010

Birthdays and Color

Now that my classes are over for the semester (yippeee!) I've been having some fun easing myself back into stamping, and put together some card samples for my Birthday Stamp A Stack later this month.  Here they are!

"Celebrate You" card inspired by Kristen Bryant, using the Sweet Pea stitched felt from the Occasions Mini Catalog
Products used:  Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock, Olive Oil ink pad, Stitched Pea felt, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon 5/8 inch, Big Shot Die Cut machine and texture plates, A Little Birthday Cheer stamp set.

"Top Note" Birthday Card inspired by Kristen Bryant, using the NEW "Awash With Flowers" stamp set
Products used:  Barely Banana and Whisper White Cardstock, Olive Oil, Bashful Blue and Melon Mambo ink pads, black Stazon Ink Pad, Old Olive satin ribbon 5/8 inch, Big Shot Die Cut machine and Top Note die, Awash With Flowers stamp set.

"Make A Wish" card using the "Animal Stories" stamp set
Products used:  Sahara Sand, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue and Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand ink pad, Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon 1/4 inch, Big Shot Die Cut machine and texture plates, A Little Birthday Cheer and Animal Stories stamp set, 1 3/8 inch circle and scallop edge punch.

"And You Thought I Forgot" birthday card using the "Tart & Tangy" stamp set
Products used:  White Cardstock, Green Galore, Real Red, Only Orange ink pads, Stitched Pea felt, A Little Birthday Cheer and Tart & Tangy stamp sets, 1 3/8 inch circle punch.

If you're a Michigander, here's the Stamp A Stack sign up info:

Join me for a Birthday Card Stamp A Stack!  We'll be creating four unique birthday cards (above) using Stampin' Up! products.

Friday April 16, 2010 from 7-10pm at my home in Grand Rapids.
Create 8 cards for $10, 12 cards for $15 or 16 cards for $20.

Bring a friend who has never stamped with me before and you both receive 1/2 off the class fee.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on birthday cards, and learn about all of the latest and greatest Stampin' Up! products.

And as if that's not enough - we'll have a SNEAK PEAK of one of the new stamp sets from the not-yet-released 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog!

Sure hope you can join me! Class is limited to 10 participants - register soon to reserve your spot in class, and don't forget to let me know how many cards you'll be making!

E-Mail me at to get registered.

In other Stampin' Up! news, the company announced its "Color Renovation" yesterday!

Beginning in July 2010, we're reorganizing our color families.  We'll be saying goodbye to some of our old colors, be bringing back some old favorites, and even keeping some of our current 2009-10 limited edition "In Color" colors for good!

Each of our four new color groups:  Brights, Subtles, Regals, and Neutrals, will contain 10 colors each for a total of 40 colors.  You can see below the colors we're bidding a fond farewell to, and the brand spankin' new color families and all they have to offer.

And more good news!  The "In Color" series, which has previously been a set of six colors that were new each year and had a lifespan of just that year will now be a set of 5 new colors each year, with a lifespan of TWO years.  That means that after this year, every year we'll have a total of 10 "In Color" selections to play with in addition to our 40 regular colors.  So fun!

This may seem confusing right now - but believe me, it's a wonderful and exciting thing!  I will be keeping you updated as I find out more - and will be sure to share all of the new colors and tools with you as I test them!  If you have any questions, be sure to drop me an e-mail at

So, tell me, what's your favorite color in Stampin' Up's new color groups below ?  I'm loving Melon Mambo (SO glad it's sticking around!) and Wild Wasabi!


LollyChops said...

Wow.. what awesome cards Joanne! Those three up at the top are totally amazing (absolutely my favs hands down)!

I love all the color changes coming to Stampin' Up!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

So pretty! I adore the second card (Happy Birthday with flowers) but they are all just lovely!

AVinNYC said...

I love them all! :)

Meg said...

Great cards Joanne! Celebrate you and the fruit one are my favorites! Congrats on being done with the semester!