10 May 2018

Stampin' Up! Colour Revamp 2018

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of colour. 
Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on colour trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our colour spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Colour Revamp!


There are still four colour collections, each with ten colours. There is also a new colour group called Basics. In order to keep the colour collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colours into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colourful!
Some additional colours have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. 





On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring – purchase your favorite products now before they are sold out.
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of the new Stampin’ Up! core color collection.

Happy Stamping,

12 November 2017

Lots of Love and Sunshine Wishes

This bright fun design lives up to its name!

Stamps: Lots of Love
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist
Acc:  Sunshine Wishes thinlits, Lots of Labels framelits, 1/2" finely woven ribbon, mini sequin trim, linen thread, Wink of Stella, rhinestones, Stampin Blends markers

The Lots of Love stamp set has multiple images to stamp fun botanical accents, and the bold "Sending Lots of Love" sentiment gave me the idea to pair it with the Sunshine Wishes framelits and highlight the word "Love" 

Because I was making lots of these little beauties for my OnStage swaps, I used an uninked stamping spot to make a small Sweet Sugarplum ink pad and also a sponge dauber for a direct-to-rubber technique.  I inked only the part of the stamp that says "Sending" using the stampin spot and then the the sponge dauber with Fresh Fig ink for "Lots of"

I coloured several strips of whisper white cardstock in an ombre effect using an aquapainter and Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight ink.  After the strips were dry, I then die cut the word "Love" from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits and added sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen.  

To shape the bases, I cut strips the width of the Lots of Labels framelit and die cut just one edge for a fancy effect.  Finely woven ribbon, mini sequin trim tied on with linen thread added texture and colour to one side and I finished it all off with custom rhinestones coloured with the Stampin' Blends markers.  

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Happy Stamping,


28 August 2017

Masculine Cards with Wood Textures DSP

These masculine cards are super effective and super simple to make.  A great way to showcase your beautiful papers, and each card can look different.  The paper triangles sit on top of each other and then your focal point covers up the overlap in the centre.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist,
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Archival Black
Stamps:  Guy Greetings, Badges and Banners, Thoughtful Banners
Acc:  Wood Textures DSP, Best Badge punch, Duet Banner punch, Burlap ribbon (cut thinner), dimensionals


  1. Start with a piece of patterned paper that is 6"x 6" (15.2 x 15.2cm) square.  
  2. Trim a 1" (2.5cm) strip from one side.
  3. Rotate your paper a quarter turn (90 degrees) and trim another 1" (2.5cm) strip from that side.  
  4. Set your strips aside for a separate design.  Your patterned paper will now be a 5" x 5" (12.7 x 12.7cm) square. 
  5. Cut this 5" square into 4 pieces on the diagonal.  
  6. Arrange your triangles on a backing piece of cardstock, lining up the longest side of each triangle with the edge of the backing piece.  My backing piece is 4" x 5 5/8" (10 x 14.3cm). TIP: Place your side triangles first.  They won't extend the full height of the card so centre them top to bottom.  (See image below) Then place your top and bottom triangles over these, trimming the overhang. 
  7. Stamp/ cut a focal piece for the centre.  
  8. Decorate and adhere the focal piece, covering up the overlap in the centre.  

And the bonus card uses the 1" strips!  Place these onto a backing piece, here I've used a piece of Basic Black cardstock 10.5cm x 9cm (4 1/8" x 3 1/2" ) and spaced the strips approx 4mm (1/8") apart.  I've used the Happy Birthday thinlit, just one cut in half to make both cards. 

I hope you give this design a try.

Happy Stamping,

01 July 2017


Ribbon shares from the new 2017 Annual Catalogue.  For each share selected you will receive each colour available in that design eg Select share A, receive 2m each of both colours.  Select share H, receive 2m each of the four colours.

Open to Australian customers until July 31st, postage additional.  Contact me to place your order.

Happy Stamping,

23 May 2016

Hey Girl Let's Make a Border with Framelits

How many Thank You cards do you make?  I make hundreds every year and I love that I can show gratitude and share creativity.  My card was inspired by the Heather Nichols design  below.  I loved the fancy border and remembered a partial die-cutting technique that I had not done in a long time.

Created by Olivia Moore www.paper-escape.blogspot.com

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake notecards, Whisper White
Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes (retiring, now SOLD OUT), One Big Meaning, Summer Silhouettes (retiring)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Archival Black
Acc:  Pool Party Glitter ribbon (retiring), linen thread, Floral Frames Collection (retiring)

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Card by Heather Nichols

For my die-cut edge, I chose to use my Floral Frames Collection framelits dies, (not least because they are retiring on May 31st!) and the largest framelit gave me the look I was after.  My card front was 3 1/4" wide, so I laid each framelit over the top until I found one I was happy with.

The cutting part is super easy - lay your acrylic cutting plate on top of your multi-purpose platfrom and then weave your cardstock so the portion you want cut is UNDER the cutting edge if the framelit and have the area you want to leave uncut OVER the framelit.  Place your acrylic top plate on and run the sandwich through your Big Shot (either all the way or just enough to cut the edge and then roll back out again).  
* You can use your magnetic platform or use some washi tape to keep the framelit in place so you get an accurate cut.

Here is the same technique I used on a coloured image using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits (also retiring!).  The Hey Girl stamp set is also retiring but now SOLD OUT.

How will you use this technique to get more out of your dies?

Happy Stamping,

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