Better Days for the Candy Hearts Blog Hop

Candy Hearts Hop

Welcome to the Candy Hearts Blog Hop for May! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new 2022-2024 In Colors. After reading my post, I hope you will hop to the next person on the list below. Be sure to hop around to see ALL the great projects the Candy Hearts have created for you!

Every year Stampin’ Up! introduces us to a set of five on-trend colors that will stick around for two years. I love the reveal of the new In Colors – I love soaking them in and finding what color combinations make them most special. SO EXCITING! The five colors that were introduced to us last month are AMAZING! Here’s a look at Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2024 In Colors:

Stampin Up! 2022-2024 In Colors - Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Sweet Sorbet, Orchid Oasis, Starry SkyI’ve showcased two of these colors on the simple card I’ve made to share with you today. Here’s my card with Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide:

Better Days, Stampin Up!, Brian KingWhat bright, beautiful colors these are! The Better Days photopolymer stamp set conveys positive vibes and good feelings – perfect for a pick-me-up card! Here’s a look at the Better Days stamp set that features this beautiful image and sentiment:

Better Days, Stampin Up!, 159138While the Better Days stamp set features images to fill in the grass, sky and sun I decided to paper-piece the image at the center of this card. I stamped the window pane four times – on Tahitian Tide cardstock, on Parakeet Party cardstock, on Daffodil Delight cardstock and on Basic White cardstock. I cut the entire window image (minus the outer-most frame) out of the Tahitian Tide cardstock, cut the grass from the Parakeet Party cardstock and the sun from the Daffodil Delight. I glued those three pieces together and glue them inside the stamped image on Basic White.

Better Days, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI layered this focal panel with Basic Black to mimic the frame around the window and then again with Thick Basic White. I popped that up on a Tahitian Tide pattern from the 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, framed that with Basic White and glued that on a Tahitian Tide cardstock base. Simple and fun, huh?!

The bright colors on my card are a perfect pick-me-up. If you like the mix of Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party, Tahitian TideThank you for hopping with the Candy Hearts today! Be sure to hop around to all the stops. You do not want to miss any of the creativity in this talented group of stampers! If you get lost, use the list below:

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stampin Up! 2022-2024 In Colors - Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Sweet Sorbet, Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky


Here’s a look at the products I used in today’s project:

Stamp Sets: Better Days  Papers: 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Tahitian Tide), Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Basic White, Thick Basic White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories:  Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Check out the New Catalog!

2022 Annual Catalog Cover, Stampin Up!Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog is live now. If you haven’t already downloaded it, I hope you’ll take a look! CLICK HERE to read all about the new book and download one for yourself! ♥

In Color Starter Kit Promotion

I always love the opportunity to introduce new stampers to my InKing Royalty team. In May, Stampin’ Up! is offering an amazing promotion to make the decision to join easier for you. ♥

In Color Join Promotion, Stampin Up!, Brian KingTo learn more, CLICK HERE. If you have thought about joining and want to be a part of an amazing online community of stampers, please email me today. I’d love to answer your questions or set up a time to chat with you. If you are ready to purchase the Starter Kit and join our incredible community of stampers, wait until May 4 and then CLICK HERE.

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  1. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Good morning, Brian! ☀️
    The new InColors are some of my very favorite InColors!
    I love all 5 of them! Have a GREAT week!

  2. Kimberly Jones

    I have been looking at this stamp set. Your version has pushed a little closer to adding to my next order. Loved you paper piecing.

  3. Sonny Peterson

    The new IN COLORS are fun and fresh and I know I will be using them a lot .
    Your card is bright and different . I like it !

  4. I gasped! This is absolutely amazing. One of my favorite sets in the new catty. You did this set so well with your perfect fancy cuts. Who needs dies?

  5. This cute card would brighten anyone’s day!

  6. Beautiful layers…Tahitian Tide was the perfect blue!

  7. I love the caring sentiment with the bright scene. The recipient will be thrilled to receive it. Enjoy your day, Brian!

  8. Brian, I love that you paper pieced this card. It looks beautiful! I passed right by this set in the catalog, now I want it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love the paper piecing in this card, but also the mat layering. What a standout! Great design!

  10. Maria A Rodriguez

    Brian, as always, your perfect layering guides our eyes to the main images on your cards, the paper piecing is spot on, and this color combination is fresh and beautiful, what a great and clever way to use these colors!!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  11. Such a bright, cheerful card! Your paper piecing is flawless. Thank you for hopping with us, B!

  12. Love your card !

  13. Linda Callahan

    Loving the clean lines and bright colors!

  14. Crystal Terracina

    Brian I’m loving your card.

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