NEW 2021-2023 In Color family from Stampin’ Up!

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Have you seen the brand NEW 2021-2023 In Color Family from Stampin’ Up? If not then make sure you hop with us along this blog hop as we share with you ideas and inspiration using these new colors. 

All participating blogs will be showcasing projects using the colors from the 2021-2023 In Color family. These projects could use only one color, or multiple colors from the new color family or even combined with other color families. So I know you will get lots of color combinations, not to mention ideas for your next crafting project!   

I am sure you will love them all! So let’s get started!

What is the In Color Family 

Let’s start with a brief explanation of what these colors are and how these come into our crafting world.

Every year Stampin’ Up! releases 5 new colors that will remain active for 2 years. Typically these colors are trending and these are added to compliment our regular color families. 

After the 2 year period, these colors are retired. So every year, with the release of a New Annual Catalog, we have an In Color family retiring with a new one being released!

You can imagine this is always a bitter sweet moment, as we say good bye to some of our favorite colors, but at the same time it is exciting as we get to see brand new colors. 

For me personally, I was super sad to see Purple Posy go from the 2019-2021 In Color Family..

As you know I love purples! and having this shade of purple was amazing, as it was soft, light and it coordinated really well with the Highland Heather as well as the Gorgeous Grape. Not to mention it went really nice with Soft Sea Foam and other colors as well!

However, as you will see from the chart of the new In Color family, there is again a Purple shade!

And I am super excited to be honest, as Purple is not a color that tends to go into the In Color family that frequently..  Shocking right? I mean purple is the BEST color ever!! LOL .. A new shade of Purple should be included in every new In Color family that gets released. Right? 🤣🤣🤣

Believe me, I have made my suggestions to Stampin’ Up! over the years and I guess this time they heard me LOL.. 😁

So without further ado, meet the NEW 2021-2023 In Color Family!! You can see the chart below with all the new colors!

Introducing the 202-2023 In Color Family 

 

2021-2023 In Color chart from Stampin' Up!

Don’t you agree, that this year Stampin’ Up! did amazing? Seriously!

All colors are just perfect and I can see how well these will coordinate with our other families. Don’t you think? 

The Polished Pink is a great shade of Pink, lighter than the Melon Mambo and goes really well with black and White! I’ve made several cards using this color combo and Oh my! it is just gorgeous!  See these Birthday Cards here if you don’t believe me! 

The Fresh Freesia is just beautiful! This shade of Purple goes well with the Blackberry Bliss as well as the Gorgeous Grape and the Highland Heather. 

Our new Pale Papaya, has grown on me already. It is like a light orange that will go really well with our subtle color family. I have made so many cards with this color, that I cannot even believe it!  As I am not a orange type of gal. ha!

And both of the new shades of green – Soft Succulent and the Evening Evergreen are just amazing!! We truly don’t have similar shades of green in our existing color families! So I know these will come really perfect! 

Green is one of the colors that goes so well with lots of colors, as you can use them for greenery, foliage and the like and so you can add any flower in any color making it look so good.. So I am super excited to have two more shaded of green. 

And I think the Evening Evergreen will be super handy for when we start making Christmas cards… This would be an awesome shade for the hollies, or pine trees. Mark my words, my friend!  😉

Color Coordination

One of the things that make Stampin’ Up! so especial is the fact that they color coordinate all their products! And this makes card making so much easier. Mainly, because you will not be wasting time trying to figure out it something works well with the project you have in mind. 

For instance, you can just pick a color combo and then pull out all the supplies in those colors. Cardstock, ribbon, gems, designer series paper, ink, markers, etc.  And then it is just matter of you playing with these items and make your cards.. Rather than seeing if that green ribbon goes with the green pattern paper that you have at home.. Only to find out that they didn’t when you put them together.. 

So below you can see exacltly, what I mean… 

Introducing the brand new 2021-2023 In Color family from Stampin' Up!

You can see how well the cardstock, the ribbon, the ink and the markers are all color coordinated. So when it is time to work in a paper crafting project, I know everything will color coordinate beautifully. 

And you will see this on my card today! 

Meet the Soft Succulent!

Because I wanted you to see how well the products color coordinate, I decided to go with only one of the In Colors for my card and just mix it with the basic white.  So my card is  “Semi-Monochromatic”, ha!

Showcasing an easy card using the brand new Soft Succulent in color using the Simply Succulents Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The card base is in Soft Succulent, but to add a bit of interest, I added two layers. This was because I wanted to use texture to my card, so I dry embossed a piece of Soft Succulent, using the new Bark embossing folder.  And then matted this piece with Basic White, but this mat was only 1/8″ larger to only see a teeny tiny border.  It made this layer pop up even more.. Don’t you think? 

The gingham pattern, came from the Pansy Petals designer series paper (DSP).  This paper pack actually features all the new colors in the In Color Family, so you might want to check it out! (below in the supply list you can see it)

The scallop rectangle is coming from the die set from the Color & Contour bundle. This is a must have my friend.  Not only the die set is perfect for decorative labels, but the stamp set is just perfect and easy to use with multiple coloring techniques. Not to mention that sentiments in this set are amazing. You can see a card sample using this bundle here, which by the way features the Pale Papaya from the new 2021-2023 In Color Family. 

I used the Simply Succulent Bundle, as I knew it would go perfect with the color I wanted to showcased. I embossed the succulent image with white embossing powder on Soft Succulent cardstock. And to finish off this piece I used the Soft Succulent stampin’ blend to add some highlights to the leaves. 

The sentiment came from the same stamp set and I die cutting using the die set from the bundle. And as you can see I used the Soft Succulent ink pad to stamp this image. 

And to finish off this card, I added the bow in the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon! 

I am telling you, everything coordinated perfectly! And this is why I love using Stampin’ Up! Products! 

The Video Tutorial

If you want to see the step by step tutorial on how to make this card, then make sure you watch the following video tutorial. I go over measurements and I also show all the products I used in case you are curious.  Also if you want to get any of the items I showed you can see below the full supply list. Just click on the pictures and these will take you to my online shop where you can purchased them.  Make sure you use the host code on the right of my blog. I send Thank you cards and if you order is $50 you get my customer appreciation gift..  I really appreciate your support. 🥰

The Blog Hop Line up!

As mentioned, make sure you visit all participating blogs today! as you will get lots of inspiration ideas using the brand new 2021-2023 In Color family from Stampin’ Up!

Below you can see the full line up. 

Thanks for stopping by!

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Join my teamIf you love all the products from Stampin' Up! consider joining my team and get the best bundle of all. 

The Starter Kit! 

And during May 2021 it is the best time to do it, as you get $155 usd of products of your selection, and you only pay $99 usd plus Tax. NO Shipping!!! is that not crazy?? I know, it is a super great deal, and you save so much in your crafting supplies.. Plus once you get the starter kit, all your subsequent orders at least 20% for as long as you remain active. 

So consider joining my team during this time! I know you will love it!  

If you have any questions, you can contact me and I will be more than happy to help you 😊

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Showcasing an easy card using the brand new Soft Succulent in color using the Simply Succulents Bundle from Stampin' Up!     Showcasing an easy card using the brand new Soft Succulent in color using the Simply Succulents Bundle from Stampin' Up!

 

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Coloring with Alcohol Markers

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Today I wanted to share with you a few tips when coloring with alcohol markers are this is my favorite way to color. So if you have had your eye on the stamping blends a.k.a. alcohol markers but feel a bit intimidated, then this post will help you a lot. 

Also, this post is part of a technique blog hop, so if you are into trying new techniques in your card projects, I would suggest you check all blogs in this hop!

I am sure you will get a couple of ideas and techniques to try out on your next crafting time.. enjoy.. 

Coloring with Alcohol Markers

For my cards today I decided to use the brand new hand penned petals bundle in coordination with the hand penned designer series paper. 

The bundle has a beautiful line stamp set that it’s perfect for coloring with different techniques. And today I will showcase coloring with alcohol markers. 

For these cards, I decided to follow the colors from the designer series paper, so that I could play with mixing colors while coloring.

See below the cards.. what do you think? Do you like them?

Some of the things that I love when using alcohol markers is that you can:

  • Get vibrant colors in your projects
  • Blend different colors to get a great variety of new color combinations
  • Disguise the strokes, meaning you wont see the strokes of your coloring
  • Make really good shadowing in your colored images. 

A Few Tips when Coloring with Alcohol Markers

If you are new to coloring with alcohol markers, you might want to consider the following tips.

  1. Stamp your image with memento ink or any other ink that is not alcohol base. This will help you for when you are blending colors.
  2. DO NOT use Stazon ink, as this is an alcohol base ink pad and it will smudge when you start coloring. 
  3. Start with a light coat of color, using the lighter shade. You can check that it is a light coat as you should not see as much of this first later on the back of your cardstock.
  4. Add the darker shade next and then blend it with the lighter shade. 
  5. When blending make sure you do this mainly in the center of the image and not in the edges. This is to avoid bleeding of the ink outside the lines.
  6. Use circular motions for blending the colors as this will help smooth the coloring.
  7. When you finish blending you will see a lot more of the ink transferring to the back of your cardstock.
  8. Practice, practice, practice. You will see that the more your practice the easier this gets.

I hope you find these tips helpful. I promise you that I follow these steps every single time and they work really well for me, so give then a try. 

The Color Combination

As I mentioned before, I followed the designer series paper to pick a color combination. You can just look at the pattern you want to use and then select the colors you want to use. 

This is the easiest way to get color combinations, and it never fails! Not to mention that most of the times I can come up with color combos that I would not have thought of. 

Friendship Handmade Cards

Below you will find the close ups of the cards, you can see that the first two cards were colored with alcohol markers, and the last card was colored using the coordinating stamp images and ink pads. This way you will see the difference in looks when choosing any of these techniques for coloring. 

Below you will find the video tutorial where I go step by step on how to color these images, as well as putting together these cards. 

          Learn how to color with alcohol markers using the hand penned petals bundle from Stampin' Up!       Learn how to color with alcohol markers using the hand penned petals bundle from Stampin' Up!

          Learn how to color with alcohol markers using the hand penned petals bundle from Stampin' Up!       Learn how to color with alcohol markers using the hand penned petals bundle from Stampin' Up!

          Friendship  card using the Hand Penned Petals bundle from Stampin' Up!       Friendship  card using the Hand Penned Petals bundle from Stampin' Up!

For these cards, I decided to add inserts for the inside of the cards, I used a sentiment and decorated the insert with more designer series paper. 

I think this added a wow factor, especially for the recipient of these cards. Don’t you agree?

          decorating the inside of your cards       decorating the inside of your cards

Want additional card ideas?

Hand Penned Petal card class  

If you liked the Hand Penned Suite and loved the cards shared today, then consider taking my card class featuring the Hand Penned Suite

This class includes video tutorials for Six beautiful cards all different designs.

If you want to learn more about this card class, you can read more HERE

 

The Video Tutorial 

As usual, here is the video tutorial where you will see step by step how to make these cards. I shared how to color the images using alcohol markers as well as using the stamp images in this set. 

I know you will enjoy them!

Also below you will see the full supply list if you want to purchase any of these items to recreate these cards.  Just click on the pictures and they will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. 

The Blog Hop Line Up!

Make sure you visit all the blogs participating in this hop. I know you will get lots of ideas and inspiration for your next crafting project. 

below you will see the full line up. 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Using an sketch to make a card

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Today I am sharing with you how using an sketch to make a card can be super easy. Especially if you’ve ever struggled to come up with card ideas, this is the best way to get your creative juices going.

I have heard so many times from fellow crafters that it is so hard to make cards when they go into their craft room, mainly because they just cannot figure out where to start.. 

And so today I want to share with you how using sketches can help you create cards in no time. 

Plus, this post is part of a blog hop, which theme is a sketch challenge. So make sure you visit all the blogs from my fellow demonstrators are you can see their interpretation of this sketch.. that way you can see so many ideas with just one sketch! 

So let’s get started!

The Sketch

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As you can see from the picture in the left, this sketch is very simple!! Which in all honesty, this is the best. 

I find that the simpler the sketch the easier it is to come up with multiple alterations. 

You might be wondering what do I mean with that? so let me explain a little bit more.. 

Alterations are the changes you can make to your card following the sketch without completely change the essence of the sketch.

For instance, you can change the shapes of the elements, or perhaps the colors, or the textures, and the list goes on and on..

Once you have a sketch then the best part is to select a suite or a selection of products. That way you don’t get overwhelmed. 

Having just a smaller selection of items to use, help you focus and see how you can substitute the element of the sketch with the products you selected. 

So in my case I decided to use a brand new bundle call Flowers of Friendship, which has a cute a stamp set plus a punch to cut out the flowers and the leaves. 

I also wanted to use the brand new paper pack Hand-Penned DSP and the Gold glitter enamel dots, which sadly have sold out and have retired at this point. And for the ribbon I used the gold satin ribbon. 

The Color Combination 

For the color combo, I try to use the colors from the DSP, specifically from the design or sheet I want to use. 

So for my card today I used the following color combination:

You can see how these colors are exactly the same as in the pattern I am using from the DSP. This is the easiest way to come up with color combinations. 

The Finished Card

Using an sketch to make a card with the Flowers of Friendship bundle from Stampin Up!

 

As you can see from the card, I follow the essence of the sketch, however I changed the hearts for flowers and I layered the circle with a decorative label that I die cut from the painted labels dies. 

I also layered the sentiment in a pool party cardstock that I cut in a banner share and then added the dots in the label and outside the label.

I used the DSP for one of the layers in the sketch, but this could have been as well an embossed piece of cardstock.. 

So you can see how easy this was when I follow an sketch. 

The Blog Hop Line up 

Make sure you visit all the participating blogs to see how others used this fun sketch to create cards. You will see how easy using sketches is for making cards. 

Give it a try.. 

Below is the full list of blogs participating in this blog hop. 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Cute Friendship Cards

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Would you want to make a set of cute Friendship Cards with the Kangaroo & Company set? If so you are in for a treat! As today I will be sharing with you three cute Friendship cards that you can send to your friends. 

But first let me share with you that today I am participating in a blog hop where my fellow demonstrators and I will be sharing some card ideas to inspire you. So please visit all blogs participating today, as you will get lots of great ideas and inspiration for your next crafting time. 

Without ado, let’s get started! 

Cute Friendship Cards with Kangaroo & Company 

The Kangaroo & Company set has a cute momma Kangaroo image that when you die cut it using its coordinating die set, you get a pouch where you can add some other accessories. You can customize this cute little momma Kangaroo with a baby kangaroo, flowers, gifts or like in my case with an envelope. 

I decided to use the envelope image on my cards, because I wanted to make “just because” cards for my friends. That way they are ready to go the next time I want to send a note to one of my friends.  Below the picture…

What do you think? 

How to make three cute friendship cards using the Kangaroo & Company bundle from Stampin' UP!

I really think they turned out super cute! don’t you agree?

One of the things I loved about this set is that you can use the images for multiple techniques. In the cards today I use a very simple technique.

I stamped the image in color cardstock (Cinnamon Cider) and then added highlights with the alcohol markers a.k.a. Stampin’ Blends. This added a nice look to the Kangaroo, but it was not a lot of work. 

Give it a try! I know you see how easy this was..  below you can find the video tutorial where I go step by step on how to color it with the alcohol markers, so make sure you watch it.

You can use this technique anytime you want to make several cards of the same design. Specially because this does not take too much time, plus it does not get overwhelming.   

The Color Combination

As far as the color combination, I used the Snail Mail Designer Paper as my inspiration for the color combo. 

I thought of this paper pack, mainly because I knew I wanted to put the envelope in the Kangaroo’s Pouch, and that trigger me to use this paper. 

Plus I really wanted to use the little heart embellishments that comes in the Snail Mail Suite. 

Card Sketches & Other Details 

As usual, I love using sketches and here you will see the sketches I used for each of these cards.

If you ever struggle with coming up with card ideas, then make sure you give it a try to sketches! I know the will hep you get creative in a snap! 

Cute Friendship handmade card using the Kangaroo & Company Bundle from Stampin' Up!

As for the coloring of the focal point on all of these cards, I used a very simple technique for the Kangaroo. 

You can see in this close up from of the Kangaroo more details of the coloring.

For instance it is soft, but you can see that I added cheeks on the kangaroo, and then added a darker color for the nose, compared to the highlights in its body. 

Like I said, this is a very simple technique but the finished product always makes it look really nice. 

Also you will notice in this close us that you can play with the designer series paper patterns, as you can mix and match how you position them.. 

And you can also play hearts, in this close up, you can see that I colored the line heart image by adding lines in different directions, and added the resin hearts on one side. 

However on the cards from this post, I used a solid heart stamp image and added the resin heart on the same section. This was made by design, since the patterned on the background had the little hearts and these would get lost in the card.  

So always play with the elements of your cards and change positions depending of what you have! 😉

Below you will see the three cards and the video tutorial to make each of them. 

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          sketches to play      How to make three cute friendship cards using the Kangaroo & Company bundle from Stampin' UP!

The Video Tutorial 

And as mentioned previously, here is the video tutorial so you can see step by step how to make these cute Friendship Cards. I go over measurements and explain exactly how to color the Kangaroo. 

At the end of this post you will see the full supply list, with links to my online store, so if you want to purchase any of these items to make these cards you can just click on the pictures below. 

If you liked these cards and want to see one more card idea using this cute stamp set, you can click the image below to see all the details on this card. Or you can read this post. 

Cute Friendship handmade card using the Kangaroo & Company Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Blog Hop Line Up!

And as mentioned at the beginning, make sure you visit all the participating blogs. I know you will get lots of inspiration from my fellow demonstrators participating today! 

Below the full line up.

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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How to make 12 Easy Thank You Cards

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Want to learn how to make 12 Thank You Cards with just two sheets to Designer Series Paper a.k.a. DSP? If so, then keep reading as you will see how easy this is. 

Also please know that today I am participating in a blog hop which theme is Thank you cards. So if you are looking for card ideas, then make sure you visit all the participating blogs. I know you will enjoy watching all the site while getting lots of inspiration.   

I recently found a card maker over YouTube that shares templates to cut your DSP as well as a sketch. So when you follow her instructions you can get several cards at a time. 

I definitely was hocked immediately!

You know I love sketches and so having a sketch and a cutting template to play really call my eye.

I gave it a try and OMG, the results were amazing! I loved how easy this was to follow. And I loved that her cutting template also maximized the use of your sheet, so you get really low scraps. 

This channel is called Call Me Crafty Al – and Alicia shares a new template every month so you can work on your projects during the month. You can check here channel here. For my cards today I used the template she shared for March 2021.

Alicia from Call Me Crafty Al is tremendously generous, as you can download her templates for free as long as you are subscriber..  

Make 12 Thank you cards with two sheets of patterned paper

Thank You Cards Supplies 

For this template, you need to use two sheets of DSP that coordinate well together, that way you can mix them for the cards. So I decided to go with the Peony Garden DSP as I loved how well the colors coordinated.

Plus I knew I wanted to use a petal pink ribbon I had in my collection. 

The template also called for a scalloped circle, but in my case I wanted to use the circle die cut from the painted labels. This is one of my favorite circles as it decorates the cards really nice. 

And since I was using the Peony Garden Suite, I decided to use the Prized Peony for the cards, plus it also had a beautiful sentiment for the Thank You cards!

Color Combination 

From the Peony Garden paper pack, I selected the following color coordination.

I love using the designer series paper for color combinations as it makes it so easy to get color inspirations and ideas. Give it a try if you ever find yourself having trouble with color combinations. 

Card Details 

You can see on the pictures below, how the cards turned out in more detail 

I loved switching the patterns for the top and bottom, as it makes it look different, even though the are the same sketch. 

Also, note how I use the image from the front of my card, into the inside of the card. This is a very easy tip that you can use to make your card even more special. 

Finally, one other tip to share is the use of the gems.. Note that put them in the less busy pattern no mater where this was.. I did this as the would show up better rather than in the busier pattern. 

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As far as the bow, I used a retired petal pink bow, however, you can use the metallic edge ribbon (silver or gold) and color it with the alcohol markers a.k.a. Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink.  

          Make 12 Thank you cards with two sheets of patterned paper    Make 12 Thank you cards with two sheets of patterned paper

And above you can see the 12 cards I made when following the cutting template! I promise you this is super easy to follow, so give it a try! I know you will love to play with it. 

Want more Thank you Card ideas?

You can see these past blogs where I share more Thank you cards

     How to make a quick and easy thank you card using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle from Stampin' Up!    Thank you card using the Butterfly bijou DSP    Thank you handmade cards using the Dandy Garden Suite

 

The Blog Hop Line Up!

Well my friend, I hope you have enjoyed the Thank You cards I shared with you today. 

And if you are looking for more Thank You card ideas then make sure to follow along the below list of blogs, as today we are all sharing Thank You Card ideas. So I am sure you will get lots of inspiration and lots of ideas for your Thank You Cards! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards

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I am super excited today, as I get to share Three Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards using my favorite stamp set Timeless Tulips!

The Timeless Tulips Stamp set is really one of my favorites as it helps you make the most beautiful Tulips for your projects! And as you might know Tulips are my favorite flower!! So anytime I use this stamp set I get sooo happy!!

This stamp set has a coordinating punch and so cutting the larger tulips becomes very easy! 

But before we start, please know that today I am participating in a blog hop with a lot of great designers! Our theme today is Birthdays, so if you are looking for Birthday handmade card ideas you are in for a treat!! 

So hop with us and visit all the blogs participating today. I know you will get lots of great ideas and inspiration that you will want to start crafting right away!

So let’s get started!

Three Beautiful Birthday Handmade Cards!

Below you can see the Three Birthday Handmade Cards I designed for this blog hop! 

Are these not adorable? 

And didn’t I told you that the tulips in this stamp set were amazing! you can see that all three of these cards are just gorgeous! (if I say so myself)

Learn how to make beautiful birthday cards using the Timeless Tulips Bundle from Stampin' Up!

For this cards I wanted to use the True Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is one of my favorites!  The only colors included in this paper pack are Black and White, making it very versatile as it goes really well with any color!

The Color Combination 

And talking about colors, because I used the True Love DSP, it was super easy to make a color combo this time! I only needed to pick a color for my flowers and instantly I got a gorgeous color combination for my projects today!

Now you might looking a brand new color, in the color Combo, and you are right! The Polish Pink is one of brand new In-Color family that we will have between 2021-2023 when the new catalog is released!! 

Stampin’ Up! released 5 brand new colors each year and these are available for two years, but that also means that with a brand new in-color family, we also get 5 colors retiring every year.. 

But for this post I want to introduce you to the brand new 2021-2023 In-Color family! 

Introducing the NEW 2021-2023 In Color Family

Below you can see the Brand NEW color we are going to have for the next two years!  Are these not beautiful?? 

This year I just loved every single one of them! 

I think that all of these colors are going to coordinate excellent with the other family colors we have! And of course you know I love Purple, so I was EXTREMELY happy to see a purple shade in this selection! 

I was so sad to see Purple Posy retire this year, but all is better now that I have Fresh Freesia! lol.. 

And the best part of getting new new colors, is that we get a new set of brand new products that coordinate with these beautiful colors!

Below you can see how the ink pads, the markers, cardstock and ribbon coordinate beautifully..  I honestly think this is the best feature from Stampin’ Up! products.. I love how well everything color coordinates.

Introducing the brand new 2021-2023In ColorYou cannot see it in the picture, but there are other products available in these new colors, Gems, patterned paper, vellum paper and a set of ombre paper bags.. I know you will love them all!

And if you are loving these colors as much as I am, then you are going to love my brand new In-Color Club that will start in May!!

NEW 2021-2023 In-Color Club!

Sign up for the Brand new 2021-2023 In Color clubThere are lots of perks as part of being in the 2021-2023 In-Color Club!

Being part of this club will help you complete your full collection of new in-colors in 5 months without breaking the piggy bank.

Each month you get:

🌷  All the items in one color,

🌷 A handmade card featuring the color you got 

🍀 Plus a surprise gift from me

At the end of the 5 months you will have completed the full collection of the 2021-2023 In-Color family.  You can read more about this club here. 

Sketches & Other Details 

But back to our beautiful Birthday handmade cards! (since I digressed)

If you can’t tell I am super excited with the new colors, that I couldn’t resist myself and play with at least one of these colors for my cards today! 

And as you know I love using sketches for my cards. I think that this is the easiest way to make cards and to find your creative mojo right away! 

One more thing to note is that for all the tulips I used an easy color technique, so make sure you watch the video tutorial in this post to learn how to add even more depth to your tulips, making them look even better!

Birthday Card #1

          sketches to play       Learn how to make beautiful birthday cards using the Timeless Tulips Bundle from Stampin' Up!

This first sketch has become one of my favorites and I am sure you might have noted that I have been using it more and more lately.. I just love how easy this sketch is for mixing and matching DSP.. So I have been enjoying using this sketch to use more and more of my DSP. 

Let’s be real, how much paper do you have??? If you are like me, you might have full boxes (😅 yes plural!) of patterned paper, and if that is the case, then using an sketch like this is the best to use as much as we can.. 

After all, you know you will keep buying more paper, the minute you see brand new paper being released from Stampin’ Up! next May 4th??? right?? lol 

Never in our lives would we say, I won’t buy more paper because I have enough!  So let’s use it! 

Plus when you use DSP in your cards, the whole process becomes so much easier, as you are letting the paper do the work for you! Boom! mic drop! 🤣

Birthday Card #2

                 Learn how to make beautiful birthday cards using the Timeless Tulips Bundle from Stampin' Up!

For this second card, I want to point out that I embossed the basic white cardstock in the background, as this would add so much mode texture and dimension, so consider doing this when you can plain cardstock as one of your layers.. you will see how your card looks even more professional or with a nice finished touch. 

Now did you notice that in all cards, I used a double bow? Oh my gosh! I have been liking this particular detail in cards I have been finding online! ooh and I just wanted to give it a try.. 

Don’t you think it looks even nicer? Now I know a bow is already challenging, and now two? i know.. but trust me, just have a bit of patience when you are making them.. you will see is not that bad or that hard. 

Birthday Card #3

                 Learn how to make beautiful birthday cards using the Timeless Tulips Bundle from Stampin' Up!

And for this card, I actually was inspired by a card my fellow demonstrator Antonette Bay from The Paper Papillon shared in Pinterest.. 

I was browsing thru Pinterest when I came across her card and fell in love with her layout.. She used the same stamp se, however her colors were different. If my memory doesn’t fail me, she used Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and White.  

So the sketch I am sharing today is coming from that card.  

Shifting the background papers has also become somewhat popular in my cards, as of late.. I just love how making this small change makes so much of a difference in the looks of the layers.. 

The Video Tutorial

And as usual here is the video tutorial where I share how to make these cards step by step.

On this video I also share an easy technique for adding more depth to the Tulips when you stamp them, so make sure you check that out. I also provide two other color combinations using the brand new in-colors, so you can see more looks for this tulips. 

And you can see how easy it was doing the double bows for these cards. 

If you want to get any of the products I am sharing in the video, you can see below the full Supply List which will provide the links to my store where you can purchase all of these items!  I appreciate your support..

By the way when you purchase using the monthly host code, you get my customer appreciate gift..  

For April 2021, orders that are $50 USD  will get  the crinkled seam binding ribbon, which is the one I am using in these cards.  Orders that are $100 will get the ribbon plus one FREE Tutorial from my online store (value up to $20). And orders of $150, please do not use the host code as you will get the host rewards from Stampin’ Up! as well as my gifts. 

Remember to qualify you need to use the monthly host code that you see on right hand side in my blog and on my weekly emails..  Host code for April 2021 it is D2BW3YY3

 

More Card Samples using the Timeless Tulips 

If you love the Timeless Tulips stamp set as much as I do, and want to see even more card ideas, then check out these posts where I have shared more card ideas with this set!     

Click on the pictures to see the post and video tutorial for all of these. 

     how to make easy birthday cards with the same supplies     Three easy Mother's day handmade card ideas     Birthday card using Timeless Tulips stamp set from Stampin' Up!

 

Fun Fold Card Class featuring the Timeless Tulips bundle

And if you liked this stamp set, and you love making fun fold cards, then make sure you check out this card class tutorial.

This class features the Timeless Tulips bundle!  and it includes 6 unique fun folds that are easy to make and follow. Once you learn how easy these are, you will be making tons of these with any other set or paper that you have.

You’ll get three more color combinations for your tulips, to get that beautiful look that make them look as if the tulips were real..  I know you will love all the cards  included in this class!   You can check this class in my PDF Store here

Like I said the Timeless Tulips is one of my favorite sets!!

Blog Hop Line Up

As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, today I am participating in a blog hop, and so below you will see the full line up of all participating blogs. 

You can go to the next post by clicking the button below or by clicking on the links below. 

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez

 Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick

Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson

  Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust

JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman

Jill Chapman  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard

Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 

Chris Smith  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Teri West

 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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