Pedal Pusher meets the In-Colors

Have you seen the new Sale-A-Bration products that were released in February?  My favorite one is the Pedal Pusher stamp set.  An adorable tandem bicycle with accessories to dress it up.  Add a basket and fill it with flowers, bread & wine, or hearts.  Add a flag and some cute little birds.  Plus it has several cute little greetings with it.  Here is a quick card that I created with it showing off the 2014-2016 In Colors which will soon be retiring!


The card base is Hello Honey and I die cut a large white circle with my Circle Collection Framelits.  I stamped the bicycle on the circle, added the basket and some flowers and colored those in with the 2014-2016 Stampin’ Write Markers.

I used the 2014-2016 Washi Tape to add two strips across the bottom of the circle and stamped my greeting on a strip of Whisper White card stock – flag the ends with the little banner punch and add to the card with some dimensionals.  I finished the card with some Linen Thread.

I want to remind everyone that you need to go ahead and order your ink refills for the 2014-2016 Stampin’ Up! In-colors.  Also card stock, markers and any of the other coordinating products before they sell out.  They will soon be retiring and  these items tend to sell out quickly!  My favorites are Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon.

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Here is a full list of everything I used on this card:

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Share the Fun: Six-Sided Sampler

I’m going to share another sample out of the catalog with you today.  On page 105 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog is a pretty card made with the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and Hexagon punch – which happens to be one of the new bundles offered in the catalog.


I did make a couple of changes – instead of using Pool Party like they did in the catalog I used Mint Macaron.  I only did that because the class that I had this card for I was already using Pool Party in another place and decided it would be better to have a different color.  And actually to me the sample in the catalog looks like they used Basic Gray which is not available any more so my card I used Tip Top Taupe and also Sahara Sand.

Can you see the two other changes I made?  I used a strip of Tip Top Taupe instead of the Silver Glimmer paper and used pearls on my butterfly instead of rhinestones.

I think this is a pretty card.  Stamp all of the hexagon images and punch them out.  I put the center row of three on my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then positioned the other two but glued those flat.  I added the strip and the butterfly.

Oh one more thing – the sample is a solid white card – probably using the new Thick White Card stock – which is super nice!  I didn’t use it here on this card instead putting it on a Mint Macaron base.  But this week I’ve made a couple of cards using the thick white as a base and it is nice!

Thanks for stopping in.  I’ll come back later and add in the supply list. My stamp club is coming so I need to get ready for them.  Oh by the way I’m doing this post on my new computer!


Meet Mint Macaron

Meet Mint Macaron

I had plans to start something new on Fridays called Share The Fun.  That is what the front of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog says and my idea was to share a card from the catalog.  In really old catalogs they used to have a list of supplies for every project that was shown in the catalog.  In more recent catalogs it was no longer printed as part of the catalog but was available as a pdf for us to access.  And currently we just have the samples in the catalog without the supply list (unless you look at the You Can Make It ideas those show you the supplies).  I often have people ask what was used to make a particular sample.  So my idea is to try to recreate some of those samples so I can give you a list of the supplies and maybe some instructions too.  Originally I planned to copy them exactly but when I was working on this card I opted to make a few changes – one main reason is I didn’t have one of the stamp sets that they used.  So let’s just say sometimes I’ll make a variation of the sample in the catalog.

mint-birthday-2For my In-Color class the other week I wanted a card that showcased the Mint Macaron color.  When I looked through the catalog I would always return to the card on page 16 – it was simple, clean and very pretty and soft.  It had just a hint of the Mint Macaron.  I decided to use that idea for my class but wanted a bit more Mint Macaron by using that for my card base instead of Very Vanilla like the one in the catalog.  I also had to change the stamp set since I didn’t have One Big Meaning.

Mint-BirthdayHere you can see what I came up with.

  • I used Mint Macaron for the card base instead of Very Vanilla
  • I added the Typeset Specialty Designer Series paper – it’s torn along the top edge and stamped along the bottom edge with the Honeycomb image from Butterfly Basics – to keep the color light stamp off on scratch paper first.
  • My Very Vanilla layer is stamped with the flower from Butterfly Basics – the catalog card looks a bit lighter so I think they may have stamped off first
  • I used the Host stamp set called Happy Birthday, Everyone for my card and stamped Memento Black Ink
  • I tied the Linen Thread around my layer – I just put mine in a different place because of where I did my stamping
  • I finished with the Mint Macaron blossom just like they did
  • They also added some Pearls which I opted not to do
  • Put the layer on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Now you can go make this card – switch out the stamp sets or even the colors for something else and make several variations.

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In-Color Recipes

Do you want to have some recipe ideas featuring the new In-Colors?  I mean real food recipes – not card recipes!

At my New Catalog Kickoff party I wanted to feature snacks that related to our new in-colors since whoever creates the names generally seems to always be hungry as most of them are food related.  So prior to my party I went on a search for some recipes to try and here is what I came up with.

First I had Cucumber Crush Bites –

cucumber-crush-bitesThis was a recipe I had found a few months ago online somewhere and I see it going around all the time.  If you are on Weight Watchers – this works – except for the cream cheese it’s no points.  I used lite cream cheese but you could probably use a no-fat version too.  You can find the recipe here.

The next color was Watermelon Wonder – besides just serving watermelon I wanted to find something else and came across a salsa recipe.  So here is Watermelon Wonder Salsa –

watermelon-wonder-salsaThis one is also great for Weight Watcher’s – the only points are the chips and I got Whole Grain tortilla chips.  You can see the recipe here.

Out next color is Delightful Dijon and for that one you can go a lot of different ways.  I finally choose to have Delightful Dijon Ham Sliders.

delightful-dijon-slidersThis would not be Weight Watcher friendly but I did try to make them a little better with some wheat buns and lite cheese.  I think there are many versions of this recipe around.  This is the one I used – see it here.

Then there is Mint Macaron – which should be easy just buy Mint Macarons.  Well I couldn’t find any around here where I live so I needed an alternative.  I decided on Mint “Macaron” Cupcakes.

mint-cupcakesNow I was hoping to get the frosting to look like our Mint Macaron color but I didn’t have any luck with that.  Mine is just green looking and the frosting didn’t set up like it should have either – probably my fault for using lite cream cheese.  I was trying to make it a bit more healthy.  They still tasted good even if they didn’t look the way I wanted.  See the recipe here.

So the last one was tricky – Tip Top Taupe – not exactly a food related name so I put on my thinking cap and came up with Tip Top Taupe Toffee!!  I thought it was a perfect treat to round out my snacks.

tip-top-taupe-toffeeI used an old recipe that I’ve made before – although usually i make it in the winter time.  I swear in this summer heat it didn’t quite turn out the same – but still yummy tasting.  See the recipe here.

I also served some water that I had cucumbers in so that was pretty tasty.  Everyone enjoyed the snacks.  Now you have your whole in-color menu ready to go!  Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting today – let me know which recipe is your favorite.


Hello Watermelon Wonder

Hello Watermelon Wonder

Last week I started sharing the cards from my Hands On Stamping Class introducing the new In-Colors.  We met Cucumber Crush and now we are going to say hi to Watermelon Wonder.  The two of them go together very well and were perfect for this card.

So-sweet-watermelon2I used both colors to create a slice of watermelon!  Yum!

I stamped with my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set – the lines on the watermelon rind and the texture for the inside of the watermelon.  I added seeds – they are the little candle flame from the Cupcake Punch.

So-sweet-watermelonA little bit of washi tape along the bottom of the card – that’s from the Cherry On Top collection.  And then the new lace ribbon in Watermelon Wonder.  So sweet!

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Hello Cucumber Crush

Hello Cucumber Crush

Last week I had a Hands On Stamping Class introducing the new In-Colors.  One of the new colors is Cucumber Crush – a bright green.

cucumber-2The Cherry On Top Paper Stack includes this color so I used strips of different prints from the pack all cut to 1″ wide and used the new Triple Banner Punch to make them all into banners.  Attach them all to a piece of Whisper White card stock.  On the bottom I stamped using the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.  Add a card stock strip of Cucumber Crush and some of the Crushed Curry Baker’s twine across all the strips and add attach the whole layer to a Cucumber Crush card base.  A pretty quick and easy card with that new punch.

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Fry Box of Tags?

Fry Box of Tags?

What?  A Fry Box full of tags?  Stampin’ Up! has a new Big Shot die that creates a Fry Box.  I wish I had that last year when I had cut about 25 fry boxes!  Now with the new die it’s quick and easy to make a bunch of Fry Boxes.  Here is a project that we made in my hands on class last month – a fry box full of tags.


For this project I wanted to use the new In-Colors but while I was creating my project ended up being way to busy with all the new In-Colors so I decided to focus on two – Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss – why those?  Well they were both part of the prints in the Moonlight Paper stack.  If you look closely at the Moonlight paper stack on one side of the prints you have the Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss colors and on the flip side you have the Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon colors. The fry box is lined on the front panel and inside back panel with the Moonlight Paper.  Then the front has the Linen thread and flowers added to it.

fry-box-and-tagsFor the tags – I had 6 in the box – 3 featuring Hello Honey and 3 featuring Blackberry Bliss.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper punch to make my tags – love it!  I prefer to round the corners on my tags when I used the scallop top – so I used the Project Life corner rounder punch to do that.  To create the back grounds on my tags I used the new Decorative Masks – hearts & stars – with Stampin’ Sponges to add the images to the back.  Then each tag has flowers added and a little message from the And Many More stamp set.  I finished with a piece of ribbon added to the top.

Here is a quick look at the tags for the other in-colors – I did not use these in my final project but thought you might want to see them.


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Here are the products I used for the Fry Box full of tags: