So many things to be thankful for this past week. I kicked off last week with a blog hop to honor Autism Awareness month – and many of you generously donated. Thank you! I shared three of the new In Colors and some suggested combinations for each. I ended the week with an incredible trip to Savannah to Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Local event – where WE SAW STAMPIN’ UP!’S 2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG! We also got to play with a lot of the new products and walked away with quite a bundle of products, too. I can tell you this much – it’s UNBELIEVABLE. The most exciting, though, was spending time with many of my team members at the event. I love my InKing Royals! I’ll be sharing much more with you throughout the week – and not all posts will go-live at normal time. Be on the lookout – and subscribe to my blog if you don’t want to miss anything (there’s a signup link in the right sidebar).
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Special Thank You. This card was designed as a special thank you for some amazing, special friends. Last week, I participated in an Blog Hop to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks (you can see that post here). Not only did I meet my fundraising goal, but I surpassed it. I was so happy with all the support this cause received and made some special cards for my special friends. I’ll be getting these thank you’s in the mail this week. If you’d like to make a donation, I’ll be happy to make more of these cards – there’s lots of information on the original post (and great inspiration from amazing artists along the hop).
- Gold Foil & Pairing White. I used Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper to make the most prominent panels on this card – even though Melon Mambo doesn’t make an appearance. The two white panels with foil accents are from the specialty paper. The white is so stark on these pages that Whisper White cardstock almost looks gray next to it. Quick fix – I used the back side of the page with sprinkles to stamp the sentiment and crop it with the 2″ Circle Punch. As such, the whites are perfectly paired. I accented this Pop Of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper with Gold Foil for an additional pop of gold.
- Other Colors. Gold pairs so well with Bermuda Bay, but I wanted to switch things up a bit between cards – so many wonderful thank yous to offer. As such, I made cards with Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy. Each one of these looked wonderful with sparkly gold foil. Which is your favorite?
Stamp Sets: Suite Sayings Papers: Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay, Gold Foil Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Adjust Your Seatbelt – This Week is Going to be a Fun Ride. After this past weekend’s OnStage (where Stampin’ Up! released its 2017-2018 Annual Catalog to demonstrators), I can tell you there’s a lot of information headed your way this week. Please subscribe to my blog (in the right sidebar) so that you don’t miss out on anything. Not only will I be sharing the retiring list with you (the list of items Stampin’ Up! will soon discontinue manufacturing to make room for all the new products in the new catalog), but I’ll also begin sharing new projects from the amazing, new catalog. There are also a couple of great blog hops peppered in for fun. Be on the lookout! I don’t want you to miss out on anything.