Amazing Congratulations ....Stampin' Up! Style

Have you ever ordered a stamp set and then forgot that you had it?
Then when you realize you have it....it feels like Christmas!
I know none of you have ever experienced that feeling of Euphoria before....LOL! :)
I bought Amazing Congratulations back in February and am just now getting around to using it for the first time.  I am glad that no one chose it as a prize for my BINGO event .  
I am so happy that the sun is shining and spring/summer is certainly in the air.  My body was craving natural Vitamin D after all the yucky germs that seemed to cling to me like velcro this winter. and into early spring.  

So, here's the card I made using the stamp set Amazing Congratulations...


whisper white stampin up cardstock cut at 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".
whisper white stampin up cardstock 4 X 5 1/4"


1. Fold scored base in 1/2 and set aside.
2. Stamp Congratulations from Amazing Congratulations in Pineapple Punch.  It is a 2 step stamp set, but I did not try to create any shadowing effect.  I went from the pad to the paper.  A hint....I got better coverage when I turned the pad upside down and actually applied ink to the stamp.  Then stamp the little one in the archival basic black.
3. Ink Bella up using the archival black stampin up pad and stamp on the whisper white.
4.  Color with stampin blends markers.  Please see product list below and the photos for correct marker color.
5.  Using the clouds from the Up and Away thinlit die set, cut 2 small clouds and 1 medium size.  I placed mini popup dots on the backs of the clouds to give it some dimension and texture.
6. Adhere to the whisper white card base.
Over at Muse Card Club,  Challenge #267 started on Monday.  I fell in love with the card.  I was very inspired by the colors, the big words at the bottom and the idea of using an cute animal.  Thanks so much Tracey for the inspiration.

I am going to  talk about the Color Revamp over several days because it can be a bit overwhelming, exciting and sad. 

  Today, I want to share with you the new incolors that are coming aboard in the 2018 catalog.
 Here they are....

2018-2020 InColors


I love the bright primary feel of these colors.  Pineapple punch really does give you a nice punch of yellow and brightens up my card.  The Stampin' Up! pads are also newly formulated and in a new design, which I am loving.  Instead of pushing the pad open and pulling it back.  Now you open it up and then push it back.  You can order these now as a preorder if you don't want to wait until June 1st.

With the new things coming aboard, that means that we have to say goodbye to some faves!
Here are a list of retiring colors that will only be available until May 31st or until supplies last.

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
  • 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 our core color collection.
Do you have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator? If you live in the United States, I would love to help you get your craft on!!!!
Click on the products below to go directly to my store and learn more about the product.  You can use May Hostess Code....4U44SW6X.  

 Order using the Hostess Code today and I'll send you some exclusive directions for 2 cards along with.... YOU will be entered in a drawing to win the new 2018-2020 Incolor Markers
 for FREE exclusively from ME! Winner will be notified by email!
Product Used:

Big Shot

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