When Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog arrive in June, five new In Colors were introduced to the world. Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy debuted to a very warm welcome. I’m happy to share them again with a Color Challenge from FabFriday. If I told you that I also challenged myself to make a Christmas card, would you think I’d lost my mind? Well, it’s true. Here’s my Christmas card that features all of the 2016-2018 In Colors:
- Sneak Peeks from the Holiday Catalog. The 2016-2018 In Colors were introduced in the 2016 Annual Catalog last June. Foxy Friends was also introduced in that catalog – that’s where you’ll find this adorable tree. Incidentally, the tree and pot are cropped with the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies (also in the Annual Catalog). There are also some great, new items on this this card that are featured in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog – the sentiment and the soft background are both created with these new items (you can click either of these pictures to see the products in my online store):
- Balancing the Colors. While all five of these colors were introduced together, they are not designed to be a coordinated set. All five of these colors can really clash with one another, so combining all of them can be tricky. Here’s my public service announcement to the community of folks who love your work – feature two (or three) of the colors and let the others be background support. I started with the three lightest colors (Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo) as a cable-knit pattern for the background and then featured the bold, Dapper Denim panel with an Emerald Envy tree. The Sweet Sugarplum banner ties the front panel to the back.
- More In Colors. If you are like me, then you can’t get enough of these amazing In Colors. In years past, there’s always been one or two that I have to “warm up to.” This year, I am immediately in love with all of them. Earlier this year, I shared two posts that showcase these colors and offer color combinations with these new shades. You can see them here:
Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Christmas Pines, Stitched with Cheer Papers: Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Versamark Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Perfect Pines Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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Thoughtful Branches. For a limited time (August 2 – August 31), customers can now order the AMAZING Thoughtful Branches bundle – if you don’t have it yet, you definitely want it. To read more about this incredible, new bundle, CLICK HERE.
2016 World Card Making Day Event – November 4 (Friday before On Stage in Atlanta). For the fourth year in a row, Pam Morris and I are hosting a World Card Making Day in Atlanta for our demonstrator friends. This year, we are hosting the amazing event on November 4 (a month after World Card Making Day) to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!-sponsored event that will be there the following day. We’d love for you to join us! To read more about the event and register, CLICK HERE.