Welcome to the Kre8tors June 2018 Blog Hop. We are excited to share lots of inspiration from our brand new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I can’t wait to see what everyone has chosen to feature. At the bottom of my post you’ll find the Blog Hop Line-Up, or you can just click the “next” button. It will take you to the next fabulous project.
The stamp set I’m featuring was offered in the pre-order when I was at On-Stage in April. Enjoy Life is on page 58 in the catalog. It has two wonderful silhouettes, which can be used so creatively, I knew right away I would order it. The stamp set has a hip vibe to it, which is appealing to younger folks. Though I’m not in that category, we need that!
We also need color in our lives, and Stampin’ Up’s color re-vamp has given us lots of fun, new colors. Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel are the two colors I chose for this cycle riding birthday card.
To make the Call Me Clover background, I stamped the entire ink pad on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I was careful not to press down, so it would leave some white in the middle. This open white space is where I stamped the cyclist in Blueberry Bushel. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the rectangle 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches. This is slightly smaller than an ink pad. A layer of Blueberry Bushel cardstock provides a 1/8 inch border.
I used the Hexagon Embossing Folder to make the background on Whisper White cardstock, atop the Thick Whisper White card base. I like the contrast of bright and white, don’t you?
“Happy Birthday” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. I used the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment prior to attaching the art piece to the hexagon card front with dimensionals.
Check out the inside sentiment. Very appropriate for a young guy!
Once I had the idea, this card was very simple to make, and here’s the girl version:
Two more new colors are featured here, Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove. The other difference is the Garden Trellis embossing. The sentiment on the inside is the same, and works for a young gal too.
I made use of retired Designer Paper for the envelope flaps, because I didn’t have the new Designer Series Paper that matches the colors perfectly. The new paper is on page 191 in the catalog, 6 X 6 inch, and comes in 4 patterns. Can’t wait to order it!
Thanking you for hopping with me today! Now, head on over to see more fantastic projects from the new catalog.
Stunning projects Su. I love your use of colour and the backgrounds too. What a clever idea!
Thanks so much, Jackie!
Cute cards!! Love everything about them – especially the envelopes (which I rarely do). TFS! 🙂
Thank you, Diana! Once I started doing the envelope flaps, I can’t stop.
Really cute cards today, Su.
Thanks, HJ! So glad you like them.
Love your adorable cards! And I really like the color combos you chose on each. They compliment each other so well. Thanks so much for some awesome projects to kick off this new catalog!
Thank YOU, Melissa, for organizing this great blog hop!
Amazing card designs. I love the bright vibrant cards.
Thanks so much, Tricia!
I really like this set, next order hoping to get it.
Thank you, Maria! I have a list that’s growing too!
Great cards, I love the simple boldness of them, my favourite is the Blue and green as these are my favourite colours.
Thank you, Linda! I love blue and green also!
More great cards, Su! Love your style!
That’s nice, Kathy. Thanks so much!
I love these projects, great idea for decorating the envelopes, TFS!
Thank you, Traci! I try to do it as I go, but not always successful.
Great to see this set used, i love your cards sepcially the cycling e one x
Thanks, Jacqui! It’s my favorite also.
Clever Girl! Great use of white space.
Thanks, Jan! Always looking for something different.
Nice bright cards, lovely colours. x
Thanks, Sandra! Fun using our new colors!