Stampin’ Up! Colours 2017-2018

Today’s post is a little different in that I had organized a document for myself to keep all Stampin-Up-Retired-In-Coloumy colour codes in one place.  I don’t know about you but I had them everywhere & was sick of trying to find them when required.  I must say a big thank you to those lovely people who do the codes each year & share, share & share.  They are so very helpful.  Your work never goes unappreciative.

I then expanded the form to include a box to tick off when you have purchased Card, Ink Pads, Refills & Markers.  Again, a huge thank you to the lovely people for giving us the Codes.  I didn’t use any one particular code as I sort of selected the ones that I thought were closest to the Stampin’ Up! colours.

After playing with the form & tweaking it heaps, I have finally emailed it off to my team & customers – they love it!!!!

To download your own copy, please click on the links below.  The first one is the colours for 2017-2018 & the second one are the Retired In Colours from 2012-2017.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Stampin Up Colours – 2017-2018

Stampin Up Retired In Colours – 2012-2017

Birthday Boy

My card today is one we created this morning in class.  As it is the school 20170402_092617_resizedblogholidays & there are a couple kids coming along, I thought I would aim the card at the kids while at the same time cater for the adults who will be there too.

My card uses the “Everyday Hero” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I’ve also used the “Festive Birthday” DSP which I am loving.  I chose the colours of Crushed Curry, Whisper White & Emerald Envy as these colours can be for either boys or girls.  By doing this, the class can elect to create their card for a boy or girl.  Along with the “Everyday Hero”, I used the “Custom Tee” Stamp Set for the greeting.  It has a greeting for boys & girls!

Don’t you love the little hat he is wearing?  All I did was fussy cut it from a scrap piece of the DSP.

I do hope they enjoy creating this card as much as I did.

Don’t forget to grab your free tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


210. Birthday Boy – Everyday Hero


Everyday Hero

I’m not sure if you have seen the “Everyday Hero” Stamp Set in the 2017 Occasions 20170313_092430_resizedblogCatalogue or not but I am loving it!  I will be honest & say I haven’t created too many cards with it but the ones I have, I love.

Toda’s card is one I created a couple of weeks ago as part of our FB Page challenge.  Challenges are a good way to get your creative juices flowing & ideas forming in your head.  There are plenty out there, so why not play along with one.  In fact I have posted the sketch over on my FB Page for you to play along.  Check it out!

I’ve also done a little bit of colouring using the Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.

Be sure to check back Friday as I have another card to share with you which we will be creating in our class using the same products.

To grab your free tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


199. WOW – Everyday Hero


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I sat down yesterday & created a heap of birthday cards – April is a busy Birthday month for me & I wanted to be ready for posting today.

My card today is one I created for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches which once 20170325_090445_resizedblogagain I am just getting there before it closes.  It will be posted out to a friend this arvo.

I love the “Falling Flowers” Stamp Set along with the coordinating “May Flowers” Framelits so not only did I challenge myself to create with them yesterday but I’m happy to say that I created 3 cards with the Bundle & with what supplies I had sitting on my desk at the time but I will show you them over the next week or so.

A challenge is always a great starting point for inspiration especially if you are stuck for ideas.  Be sure to pop on over to FMS & play along or just to see the lovely creations.  Thanks again for a great challenge.

Click on the link above the photo for a Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampn’


204. Happy Birthday – Falling Flowers


Thank You Sneak Peek

G’day Stampers,

As the title suggests, today is a sneak peek from the upcoming NEW Catalogue which goes live Wednesday, 1 June.

I’ve used one of the new Bundles “Swirly BirdStamp Set & the “Swirly ScribblesDies along002wm-blog-close-up with all the new 5 In-ColoursDapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum Inks.  Don’t you just love the names?  Believe me, you are going to love this new Bundle.  So much potential.

I didn’t really know where I was going with this card, but grabbed the Aqua Painter, Shimmery White Card, the new In Colours & went to town.  From here, it sort of went on its own.  I must say, I am happy with the soft look of the card & very happy that I’ve managed to showcase the new In Colours.

To grab your Free Tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


146. Thank You – Swirly Bird


Happy Birthday To You

Today’s post is sort of a case from another I shared 2months ago.  It is also to remind youApril-TT that Technique Treats this month is Sponging & Heat Embossing which we’ve paired up with “Lovey as a Tree“.  Two very easy techniques but 2 with a very big WOW!

I’ve used 2 colours that I would not normally put together & are way out of my comfort zone, but you know what – I am loving them.  Just a small reminder that Hello Honey is one of the In-Colours that will be retiring at the end of the month along with Timeless Textures Stamp Set from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I will be honest with you as I am not a big fan of Hello Honey but each time I use it, especially with Black, I love it!

Anyhow, I would love to hear what you think about my card today.  Don’t forget to click on the link below to grab your free tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


140. Happy Birthday to You – Timeless Texture


Happy Birthday

My card today is one I saw on Pinterest & thought it would make a lovely Birthday Card for Di who celebrated her Birthday early on in the month.

As I poste the card before writing a tutorial, I will try & remember how I created the card.

I adhered a piece of Coastal Cabana Card to a Transfer Adhesive Sheet, added the Striped Scallop Thinlit to the top & ran it through the Big Shot.  This saves you a little bit of time & effort by trying to apply adhesive to the back of the cut out Thinlit as the Transfer Adhesive Sheet has already done it for you.

All you have to do, is carefully remove the cut our Scallop & adhere to a same size of Very Vanilla Card prior to adhering to a Very Vanilla Base Card.

I then proceeded to do the same with scrap pieces of Coastal Cabana & Strawberry Slush Card but adhered them randomly to the Card uses Multi-Purpose Glue or even Snail.

The “Birthday Wishes” from “Four You” Stamp Set was stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla in Strawberry Slush Ink, cut with the Die from Project Life Cards & Labels prior to adhering to top of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A very easy, but effective card using scraps of the In Colours that are due to retire this year.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



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