NC Demos June Blog Hop – Color Theory Suite

Welcome to the NC Demos June Blog Hop!  This month, we are showcasing our favorite products from the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  If you haven’t seen the catalog yet, click here to go to the on-line version.  It truly is amazing.

You have probably just come from Tracie Evans Langley’s post.  I’m sure you agree that she is a very talented stamper and artist.  Thank you for stopping by my post.  I hope you are inspired by my project.

One of my favorite product suites is the Color Theory Suite.  It includes stamps, card stock, ribbon, embellishments, designer series paper, and a card pack that work together beautifully.  The colors that are featured in the Color Theory Suite are bold, bright, and great for all seasons.

The card I would like to share with you this month, pictured below, features many of the Color Theory Suite products and colors.

If you would like to CASE the card (and I hope you do!), here are the steps to follow.

  • Use the Old Olive cardstock from the Color Theory Cardstock Pack for the card base.  Cut the Old Olive piece to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the long side.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Adhere the Whisper White cardstock to the card base.
  • For the main piece of the card, use your choice of paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  There are several wonderful patterns to choose from.  Don’t blame me if you can’t settle on one pattern and decide that you need to make two or three cards!  Cut the DSP to 3″ x 5″.
  • Save the extra piece of DSP for the sentiment.  Cut it to 1″ x 5″.  Turn the piece over to the opposite side to stamp the sentiment, as pictured.  The “You make me smile” stamp is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  It is an absolutely amazing stamp set with great sentiments and very unique designs.  I used the new Berry Burst In-color ink to stamp the sentiment.
  • Now, the real magic and fun begin!  Die cut the tree branch using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and Early Espresso cardstock.  Adhere the die cut tree branch to the DSP using a Fine Glue Pen.
  • Stamp the three different flower images from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in each of the three new In-Colors – Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, and Powder Pink.  Experiment stamping with full ink intensity or by stamping off before stamping the flower.  Use the three flower center images from the same stamp set and full intensity Fresh Fig ink to finish the flowers, as pictured.
  • There are three flower dies in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  They work beautifully to die cut the stamped flower images.
  • Use a Bone Folder to add shape and dimension to the flowers, as pictured below.

  • The card is finished by adhering the DSP stamped with the sentiment to the larger piece of DSP.  I added a very thin piece of Whisper White cardstock between the two DSP pieces to act as a border.  Adhere the flowers as you would like.  I like to have some of the flowers appear that they have fallen from the branch.  Attach the finished card front to the Whisper White piece with dimensionals.
  • Smile at your work of art!

The main products that I used to create this month’s card are pictured below.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.  Also shown below are the participants in this month’s blog hop.  Please be sure to continue to Lisa Tedder’s post.

Happy stamping!



Participants in this month’s NC Demos Blog Hop:

Tamra Davis

Jo Anne Hewins

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier – YOU ARE HERE

Lisa Tedder




Paper Pumpkin – Watermelon Theme!

Summer and watermelon just go together!!  If you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I bet you loved this month’s kit as much as I did.  It is just too much fun!  I especially LOVE the adorable watermelon themed bag.

Take a look at the video below to get more information on this month’s kit.

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – what are you waiting for?  Click on the Paper Pumpkin logo below to subscribe.  You’ll love it!

Happy Stamping,

Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack – Quick Cards

When I looked through the new Stampin’ Up! catalog for the first time and I turned to page 146, I paused (for a while, to be honest!).  The Color Theory Suite and its products are really special.  They are very colorful and very versatile.  One of the products in the suite is the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.

The Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack is also pictured on page 193 of the new catalog.  You’ll see that the pack includes 72 cards (two different sizes), cardstock sticker sheets, and printed acetate cards.  The cards are a single thickness with a different design on either sideMemories & More Card Packs are designed to coordinate with product suites and can be used for scrapbooking, card making, and other fun decorating options.  And, the best news – the card packs are only $10.00!!

The cards pictured below were made with the cards from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack and a few additional products from the Color Theory Suite.  Simple, quick, and still packs a punch!  Take a look –

Here are the quick steps to make these cards –

  1. A card base is made from Whisper White card stock.  The card base is cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  The 8 1/2″ side is scored at 4 1/4″.
  2. Pick out one of your favorite pieces of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack – (You’ll probably have a hard time picking your favorite – Just warning you!!) and cut it to 4″ x 5 1/2″.  This will be the background color for your card.  You’ll have leftover pieces after you cut this piece.  Keep them – you’ll use one later!
  3. Pick your favorite color of the new 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon from the Color Theory Suite.  In the pictured card, I used the Crushed Curry ribbon.  Wrap a piece of the ribbon around the background piece, as pictured.  Adhere the ribbon to the background piece.  I stapled the ribbon.  The staple isn’t seen and hold the ribbon down very well.
  4. If you want a little more pop to the background, add some Linen Thread and secure it to allow the thread to be seen after the card is finished.  Reference the pictures above.
  5. Now, adhere the background piece to your card base, as pictured.
  6. Take one of the pieces that you had leftover when you cut the DSP in Step 2 and stamp a sentiment in a color that complements your card.  In the pictured cards, I used the new Berry Burst In-Color ink and “Thinking of you” from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Cut the sentiment to the size that you would like.
  7. Pick a 3″ x 4″ card from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack that will add the final touch to your card.  There will be several to choose from.
  8. Adhere the cut sentiment to your 3″ x 4″ card.  You’ll notice that I folded one side of my sentiment to add a clean finish.
  9. Use dimensionals to adhere the card to your card.
  10. Finish with a little bling by adding Glimmer Enamel Dots from (yup, you guessed it!) the Color Theory Suite.  They are nothing but pure fun!

Have fun exploring the new Card Packs!  I really think you’re going to like them.

The main products that I used to make these cards are pictured below.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!


Stamp Club Cards!

Pictured below are the three cards we made at our recent Stamp Club.  The cards feature the amazing products in the Color Theory Suite.  More details to follow…

Happy stamping,


Colorful Seasons Bundle – Just Breathe

If  you think the Color Theory Suite products look awesome in the SU! annual catalog, just wait until you see them in person!  They are amazing!  One stamp set – Three designs – Endless possibilities – super easy with this set of products.

Below is a picture of one of my designs using the Color Theory Suite.  For those in our card club, this is one of the cards that we will be making this month!

  • The base of the card is a Whisper White note card.  I absolutely love the SU! note cards.  They are a fantastic buy at $6.00 for 20 note cards and matching envelopes.  SU! now offers note cards in Very Vanilla as well as Whisper White.
  • “just breathe” is stamped vertically, as pictured, using Basic Black Archival Ink.  The stamp is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set which is part of the Color Theory Suite.
  • The focal point of the card is the Adironack chair and branch.  The chair is perfect on this card and is made from one of the thinlits in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies set.  Yes – It is also part of the Color Theory Suite!  You will fall in love with the Adironack chair die.  There are just endless possibilities using the chair!
  • The Adirondack chair is die cut from Basic Black card stock.  The branch and corresponding flowers are stamped using Basic Black Archival ink.  The stamps are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.
  • The branch and flowers are stamped onto a cut card from the Card Theory Memories & More Card Pack.  I chose one of the great cards that features Crushed Curry and cut it to 2″ x 4″.  The Archival Black ink stamped image is an amazing contrast on the card.  The picture doesn’t do the card justice.  It has a cross-hatched pattern and fades from one intensity of Crushed Curry to another.  Very pretty!
  • A piece of Basic Black card stock, cut to 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ frame the focal point.  Then, a final frame is made from Crushed Curry card stock and measures 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″.  The Basic Black card stock frame is adhered to the Crushed Curry frame with dimensionals.
  • The finishing touch of elegance comes from the new Glitter Enamel Dots, also part of the Color Theory Suite.  I used a few different colors and color intensities on the card to add interest.  You will love the Glitter Enamel Dots for a bit of sparkle and fun bling.

Here is another picture of the finished card.  Doesn’t it make you want to simply relax, take a deep breath, grab your favorite book, and just breathe?  I certainly hope so!

Below are the main products that I used to create this card.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.  I really hope that you use this design to create your own card.  I would love to see what you make.

Happy stamping!