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FRIDAY FAVOURITES – GOOD-BYE TO THE 2016-2018 INCOLORS!

Each year we say Good-Bye to the 5 Incolors that have been with us for the past 2 years.  Some of these colours become favourites.  It’s hard to let go of them.  This year we are saying Farewell to colours like Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim!!  So for our final Friday Favourites for this current catalogue let’s look at these colours.

These little mini cards I made back in June 2016 to show the colours but I don’t know if I shared them on my blog as I can’t find the post now.  Here you are though.  They were using my favourite set at the time Swirly Birds.  (Note to self: I really must use that set again soon).

While these colours are nice I have really loved the Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum colours.  I have used them a bit.

Dapper Denim is a great colour for “boys” cards.  I couldn’t find the original post for this z-fold card below but it worked well for a special 40th card.

Another “boys” card using the Happy Birthday Thinlits with the Color Theory paper stack.

I cut 2 of the Thinlits for this one in black and one in white and when adhering them together I offset them slightly.  The white makes the Black ‘POP’.

Dapper Denim even for a wedding card.  So elegant!  This one uses the Floral Themes set.

Sweet Sugarplum – what a lovely shade of colour.  Using a short lived bundle back a couple of years ago, Thoughtful Branches.  

One with the Sale-A-Bration 2017 set Avant Garden.

Sweet Sugarplum worked well with Peekaboo Peach. 

Another Swirly Bird card.  I heat embossed the swirls with White Embossing Powder before sponging over the colours.

We won’t miss Flirty Flamingo as that is now coming back as a core colour.  That’s pretty exciting!

Have you got these colours?  What is your favourite?  Now have you stocked up on your cardstock, ink refills, inks etc.  If you haven’t you better get on to it.  Some of these items have sold out already but you might be lucky.  Please don’t go looking for them after the 31st as you might not get them.

You can order them in my online store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: XQZEJREH  Thank you.  I do appreciate your order and be sure not to mark it anonymous or I can’t send you a little card and gift to say Thanks. 🙂

This is the last of Friday Favourites for this outgoing catalogue.  Don’t worry I think I will be back with Friday Favourites for the new 2018 Catalogue.  Not long now to wait!!!  I’m getting excited that you will be able to see it soon.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

Have you received your 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue yet?  If you haven’t got one and you are in Australia then you can request a copy from me by completing this form -> HERE. 

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SWIRLY TIME!

Have you seen cards with the Swirly Bird stamps and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits on your blog travels? These I think will be one of the top sellers for this catalogue.  I had a play with them the other day and thought I would share them with you.  These cards were inspired by others I had seen on Pinterest using a different stamp set.

These first 2 cards use the Emboss Resist technique.  I love the magic of heat embossing still even after all these years.  Heat Embossing was the first thing I had seen in stamping and I was just amazed.  I still love pulling out the heat tool. 🙂

Anyway, to the cards.

swirly _ emboss resist

I stamped the sentiment first in black.  This is from the set ‘Birthday Blossoms’. I then stamped the large swirl in versamark and heat embossed it.  Then sponged over the ink. The one on the left is Sweet Sugarplum. The one on the right is Peekaboo Peach.  Then I stamped the small flower in black.  The card is matted on to black card and then to the base card either Sweet Sugarplum or Peekaboo Peach.

swirly flower

This next card I was creating a flower with the swirls.  I stamped the large swirl in Sweet Sugarplum on to the Whisper White card and then cut swirls from the Sweet Sugarplum and the Emerald Envy. I added a Metal Rimmed Pearl to the centre. The sentiment on this card is from the new set ‘Mixed Borders’.

I added some strips of Emerald Envy card under the stamped white piece and then adhered it to the Sweet Sugarplum card base.

I can’t wait to play with this set some more.  Not enough hours in the day. 🙂

If you love the look of this set then you can buy your own at my store.  Buy the bundle and save 10%.  Head directly HERE.   Here is the stamp set and the thinlits for you to see.

swirly bird

Have a great weekend.  It is a long weekend here for us this weekend. Time for more creating then maybe?? I hope so.

Jenny

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TAKE A VIRTUAL CATALOGUE TOUR!

2016 cover

Have you had a chance to check out the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue yet?  I have put together a virtual tour for you.  Take a tour with me.

I have had a few technical issues with uploading this video.  I think it is the size of it?? I am just venturing in to this part of the technology world so bare with me. 🙂  I have just shared it on my Facebook Business page so you can head there and take the tour.

Take the virtual tour HERE.

Enjoy.  Let me know there or a comment here what you think –  of the catalogue and the video! Any helpful tips are appreciated. 🙂

Jenny