Sunday, July 1, 2018

We Create Celebrations Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 2018 We Create Celebrations Blog Hop!!! My cards for the hop feature the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set from the NEW catalog, as well as the Better Together stamp set which was carried over from last year's catalog. I'm also featuring one of the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors: Blueberry Bushel.

I really like this design because, 1) it's BLUE and I love blue, 2) it feels pretty gender neutral to me, and 3) it's quick and easy to create in multiples so you can have a good bunch on hand.

I bought the Better Together stamp set in wood-mount, but if you get that set in clear-mount, you can use the Stamparatus to make multiples of this design even faster. First, you'd want to stamp the Birthday Backgrounds streamer image repeatedly on the Sahara Sand layer with the VersaMark ink pad to prep a handful of them first. Then you'd use the Stamparatus to position the Better Together images, ink them up, and stamp a batch in a snap!

For the second card, I used the same design, but the bow and shiny sequins give it a slightly more feminine look. FYI: If you're making this design to have a good number of cards on hand, you will be limited by the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, because there are 50 of the Sahara Sand color in the package (used on the top card with the knot), and another 50 of the Sea Foam color (used on the second card with the bow). You could always opt for the Clear Rhinestone Jewels instead--they are also adhesive backed, but there are 140 of the same color in one package. They are a little more blingy, though, and it's your call whether you think that still keeps the card as gender neutral as you might like.

You could also switch out the Blueberry Bushel for some of the other 2018-2020 In Colors, since the coordinating 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon is available in all 5 colors. I personally don't feel that the Pineapple Punch provides enough contrast when stamped directly on the Sahara Sand background, but I think the other colors would be fine. Here are a few small samples, you can judge the contrast for yourself!

Stampin' Supplies (for top two cards): Birthday Backgrounds stamp set, Better Together stamp set, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Blueberry Bushel Cardstock, Blueberry Bushel ink pad, VersaMark ink pad, Blueberry Bushel 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Blender Pens, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut & score card stock), Stamparatus (to make multiples).

Stampin' Supplies (for alternate color cards): Birthday Backgrounds stamp set, Better Together stamp set, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Call Me Clover Cardstock and ink pad, Lovely Lipstick Cardstock and ink pad, Grapefruit Grove Cardstock and ink pad, Pineapple Punch Cardstock and ink pad, VersaMark ink pad, In Color 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (in Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, and Pineapple Punch), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut & score card stock).

Click the image below to hop to Kris' blog next, and see what celebratory designs she is featuring this month...

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  1. Wonderful cards. I love the bright colors and fun images you chose. The new In Colors are so much fun to create with. :)

  2. I rarely use Sahara Sand, but it's lovely with all these colors. The Versamark really stands out. Beautiful cards!!

  3. Great cards made using the new InColors... I am still to play with them <3
    Cheers Shaz

  4. I love all of the new in-colors this year. Those birthday cards are so cute!

  5. Great set of cards! can't wait to use that background set! I have it.....just need to USE it!

  6. I love your In Color display! Such fun cards and layout.

  7. Kimberely these are great cards perfect for a make and take!!!
    Cheers Shaz

  8. So fun to see all the new incolor's lined up. I like the subtle confetti back ground.


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