WOOT-WOOT and Happy Monday!
I have for you a card that I think I can already see your smile….as this is just one of those that makes you happy! This IS one special bundle and hang guess what…you are going to see me blog about this A BUNCH! I just adore the simplicity and endless possibilities that this special newbie offers.
It is called Varied Vases and the “bundle” part of it is a punch. We all know how fast and easy a punch is to work with and being able to save 10% is a smile maker…but the icing on the cake is that there are many different ways to “create” the vase and being able to do a quick STAMP and then POP with a PUNCH…..there is that smile again!
Lastly, another reason this bundle is special and super close to my heart is that it was designed by my upline, Mary Fish. This set just reflects Mary’s clean and simple style and she had the honor of creating a stamp when she achieved the amazing milestone of a million in sales.
Mary and I both share the love of clean and simple with a wee little bit of flair when we design & stamp…and this bundle will cover all bases!
Are you ready to get to this beauty!?!? I am having fun with the NEW IN COLORS today and WOW – they are so clean, crisp, bright and just FUN! Do you have a favorite color? I have to say…..I keep changing my mind but one thing I do know is…they are all great and they add a POP to my style of cardmaking!
As you know….I have been a SUPER BUSY STAMPER making LOTS of Stampin’ Up! Card Stock Swatches so I have really gotten to know the new kids on the block and trust me, this new neighborhood of color is just AMAZING!
OK stampers….you have heard me say this countless times but here you go again...PAPER and COLOR adds SOOOOOO much! Let’s just take a peek at this card today and you can just see what I am talking about.
This has VERY SIMPLE ELEMENTS…but having it clean to let the color POP is what is makes it. Sometimes we over think and over work….saying…“should I add this…should I add that….this just looks boring”…but trust me….STOP and WALK AWAY and I bet when you come back you will say….I LIKE THIS!
The over all size of this card is an A-2 card…(4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″) and then I used the FUN Polka Dot paper is 3″ X 5 1/2″ (we’ll chat about this amazing paper)…..making this an interesting off balance to the eye….If I would have made the DSP and the solid paper the same width….it would not have produced the depth as well.
This is a little tip that I think we can use over and over! You know that I adore a color block design…having multiple colors the same width but this design today is one of those FORMULAS to use over and over! When you off-set the width…it creates a different effect – still very simple to do….Remember, let the simplicity set the stage!
The inspiration for this card came to me when I clicked on the Stampin’ Up! Website…I hope that you can see how I took advantage of these simple vases…over-lapping some….coloring some in with the Pool Party Blends….and then popping some up!
The sentiment was heat embossed in White – a technique that we all love time and time again but I think that the impact of the white on the blue is just stunning! What do you think?
Let’s Chat….Let’s Focus…Let’s let it SINK IN…..READY?
With this new catalog….Stampin’ Up! is making me and I am hoping you as well….very HAPPY as they are adding the Designer Series Papers in the color families….Do you remember when we were all super sad that these left us about 2 or 3 years ago…..
Well….guess what – THEY ARE BACK but better than before as they will be offered in the 6″ X 6″ size in ALL of the color families….I am OVER THE MOON happy with this addition as these make taking the guess work of finding a perfect compliment a cinch….
I WILL BE OFFERING these in my Product Share Offerings…..which will be on Wednesday, so please pop back to reserve a Product Share…I do take great pride in Product Shares as “I get it” we all love to get the newbies but can’t afford everything!
As I said, these 6″ X 6″ Stacks will be offered in the Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2017-2019 and the above In Color 2018-2020. Yep, that’s right….ALL COLLECTIONS. They are super simple in design with the polka dots and stripes making it a win-win for us!
In the picture below you can see how each color will have (2) sheets of the fun stripes and polka dots. Below is the Grapefruit Grove displayed…and this color is a big surprise for me….it goes with so many shades….looking super with Neutrals but also perfect with a Bright….I usually do not gravitate to the orange family but this one has made me take another look!
This is a prime example of how the swatch books that I make up are HUGE HELPERS….you can just “fan out a color” and then put it against others without having to grab full sheets of paper!
One last peek for you and another tip…do you remember that I said the DSP was cut at 3″? Well……the rest of it I used for the envelope! Well….actually I cut it down to 2″ before I adhered it under the 1/4″ strip of grapefruit grove as you bet I will do something with the 1″ strip left over….I just LOVE this paper!
You can use your DSP in so many ways and you can also be super frugal with it making is last as long as possible! Paper adds so much and I think you realize that I use a BUNCH of paper….it works for me as it is super simple to use!
I think todays inspiration is one that we all can proudly CASE….and I hope that this bundle will find its way to your home. Do you all remember the stamp that was retired years ago called Vivid Vases? It was a keeper in my eyes and actually one that I still have. This stamp that Mary designed reminds me of that stamp. I know that this bundle will be a HUGE hit for Stampin’ Up!
Hopefully everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Mothers Day! I sure did….we had a beautiful Saturday and worked outside all day and then yesterday the weather was a bit rainy but still had a super fun day! You know what happens in the Spring – we get these Spring Storms that POP UP and WOWZA….late yesterday we had one of those….
James and Ashleigh are at the beach this week so we are dog sitting their 3 dogs….and here is a super cute picture of John with 3 of the dogs….his faithful Rosie and then Ronan and Leo….these 3 are SCARED TO DEATH of Storms….so I took this picture and sent it to James and Ashleigh….John’s expression is so cute…..in the text I said…..we are scared of a storm…we miss you but Pap is taking care of us!
Let’s all have a great week! I will see you on Wednesday as I will be sharing my Product Share for the NEW CATALOG! I just love Product Shares! Because of this whole COLOR REVAMP….I will be blogging with PDF’s the new color names to help with your paper organization!
I love to organize paper and I am shooting to do this on Friday so please pop back ….I enjoy sharing tips and tricks with you when I can. Thanks for sharing a bit of your precious time with me today and I hope that I was right….YOU SMILED!
Oh Yes, you sure did make me smile. Love the card and the cutting of the DSP hint. I am truly stingy with my DSP. I think I’m going to love the 6×6 pack.
Have a great Monday.
We are FUNNY PEOPLE aren’t we….we all have GOBS OF DSP….but we all are sooooo darn frugal and treat it as a true treasure….(well, it is!!!!)
You know me…I always love to find ways to get the biggest bang and sharing it with you all!
YOU always make me smile….my “scrabble lovin’ new york friend!!!!)
Smile? Yes! Especially when I got down to the photo of John with the dogs -funny! I love Mary’s stamp too. It’s going to be a frequent flyer for me 🙂 and I love the layering you did with the paper. Sweet!
LOVE THAT EXPRESSION and I am going to add that to my stampin’ vocabulary!!! You betcha that this baby is going to see LOTS OF LOVE!!!
Big smiles…..(love the picture with the doggies…..our dog was super scared of storms so I can relate.)
Hi Kathy and thanks for being “in the house”….tis the season for storms….tis the season for scared pups and wet paws!
Loved the look of this card so much I had to immediately CASE it! I am super excited as well that the DSP stacks are back in all the color families… with DOTS and STRIPES!!! YAY! Looking forward to Wed. and your paper share.
YIPPEE-SKIPPEE….I do hope that you CASED it and I am sure that if you are like me…you smile with pride when you look at it in your hands!
Our wonderful leader….Mary….hit a GRAND SLAM with this one….a must have on everyones list!
Great card. This is another formula I am going to CASE. I am looking forward to the new DSP stacks as I have missed them. Thought of the “Vivid Vases” stamp as soon as I saw your card. You made some darling cards using that stamp set and doing some fussy cutting. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for this set. Thanks for all your ideas.
YES..YES…YES….I love it when I hear that you all think of the “Formulas” soooooo right – this is a great formula and one that easily will be used over and over…just do the simple change up of stamp and paper/color and POOF…..DONE!
I will say….I do like the super thin strip of cardstock to break the other 2 papers…..I realize that it is another step to deal with…but one that is totally worth it!
So happy that you remembered the Vivid Vases Cards that I use to make….still have that set…still love that stamp!
You’re card is bold, bright and gorgeous….love this stamp set and it is definitely on my list! So excited to hear about the DSP stacks….the 6×6 are the best ever. Hmmm, looks like the pups are comforting John, too. Enjoy!
I just adore this stamp and I must say….I was very pleased with this card. I love the way you can use this stamp and have FUN with changing up the color and over all feel in a jif!
Paper Piecing is going to be the BEST with these vases…..we sure have had a crazy house this week with 6 dogs and a week of rain!
Love this beautiful card, Susan, made with Mary’s fantastic stamp set. Love the DSP and so glad some basic designs are coming back in all the new in-colors. I’m looking forward to Wednesday to see what you have for paper shares. Enjoy your day!
YIPPEE…..another stamper that feels like I do – KICKIN’ MY HEELS WITH JOY that there are some “basics in the stampin’ house”
I just ADORE them and you betcha that they will be an offering on my shares….you just cannot go wrong with the basics!
Love that Blueberry Bushel ! What a cute card and the Grapefruit Grove adds a pop ! All those vases are adorable
Love that picture of John and pups too !
You and me both! That Blueberry Bushel is sooooooo crisp and clean! Now I will think of you when I use it.
It is funny…every time I use Pacific Point I think of you as I know you love that color….now I can add this to the list!
Mary did a STELLAR JOB with this bundle, truly an A+!
I just received my card stock ring. I love it thank you so much. Can’t wait to see your shares.
YEAH….you received the ring of color! I know that it will quickly be your BEST FRIEND. YES, my PRODUCT SHARE offerings are up…..take a peek and GET ON THE LIST!
Here is the link for the Product Shares…..https://simplestampin.com/2018/05/product-share-time-woot-woot.html
OMG, I missed this post! For some reason I was back tracking and that is how I found it. Cute card and cute photo of John and pups. I am assuming Milo is with you. I need to check out your shares and place my order. I think I am going to really like that Blueberry Bushel color!
Milo is a BIG BOY and not scared of the storms like the other chickens!!! I forgot how scared dogs can get with a storm but I was quickly reminded when we had a big one roll in around 3 in the morning and POOF – LEO WAS ON OUR HEAD!
Yep, it is Product Share time….one of the happiest times of the year!
Precious! I’m a such a big fan of your work and LOVE seeing the Varied Vases bundle at work!
Thanks Mary….this is such a special and fun bundle to work with, definitely a must have for everyones list as it creates a quick and easy and result with a HUGE WOW!
Your design and vision for this…from being able to have a coordinating punch to the amazing sentiments are perfect to the tee!