New Color Week: Day 8!

Do you ever struggle with where to begin when you sit down to craft? Staring at an empty craft table or even a blank piece of Crumb Cake cardstock can be overwhelming when you are surrounded by supplies. The Stampin’ Up Idea Book & Catalog is a great resource not just for the best crafting supplies on the planet (in my opinion!), but it can also be a great tool for idea generation. Today’s featured project was inspired by a project on page 18 of the brand new 2018-2019 Idea Book and catalog. I love the card above in general, but I really fell in love with the purple and ocean blue color combo. So I used that inspiration and added in one of my favorite “ocean” themed stamp sets Magical Mermaid and came up with this: Sometimes all we need is a little starting point to get our creativity flowing. I must say that I think this was my favorite project during New Color Week. How about you? Which project was your favorite? I’d love to know! Comment below! In the meantime, here is the video for today’s project: The color combo for today’s card was Gray Granite, Coastal

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New Color Week… Day 1!

Stampin’ Up launched it’s brand new 2018|2019 annual catalog this past weekend and I had a bunch of fun playing with new toys while at the Just Scrappin’ crop in Rocky Hill, CT. I’ve made eight projects to share with you as part of my “New Color Week.” Each day I’ll share a new project with you right here on the blog (and on my YouTube channel) featuring new colors. Today’s card features Gray Granite, Grapefruit Grove and Soft Sea Foam with a little tiny burst of Coastal Cabana. I love this little Rhino — he is from the brand new Animal Outing Stamp set. It’s a pretty straight forward card, but here are some measurements for you: Gray Granite Base: 8.5 x 5.5 inchesGrapefruit Grove layer (embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder): 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inchesVellum Cardstock: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inchesSoft Sea Foam: 3 x 3 inchesWhisper White: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches Also used on the card were the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.Here’s a video showing you how I put together this card: Want to get the 16 new colors (inks, refills and markers)

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