What's your One Must Have Color?

 

What is your one MUST HAVE Stampin' UP! Color?

Of course mine changes from month to month it seems... BUT for the last several months my go-to color has been:

Grapefruit Grove!

What's so strange about that is....

Orange is not my color.. but I LOVE Grapefruit Grove and how it coordinates so well with SO many Stampin' Up! colors!! I have paired it here today with Mint Macaron.

 

  Abstract Impressions floral card featuring Stampin' UP! Detailed Floral thinlit die. Video Tutorial tips by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I created this card with the Detailed Floral Thinlit die cut with Whisper White cardstock, then layered it onto a folded Grapefruit Grove card base.  I added stamped flower images from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Grapefruit grove, and punched leaves with the Leaf punch and Mint Macaron cardstock after stamping the image with the Painted Harvest set.

Tip: you don't have to own 2 colors of ink pads to use a 2-step stamp image.. simply use one color (Grapefruit Grove used here) and stamp off the largest/solid image onto your grid paper first, then stamp it on your cardstock.  Then stamp the more detailed image full strength with the same color!  This way you get 2 tones of the same color.

 

Abstract Impressions floral stamps from Stampin' UP!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Tip for die cutting detailed images:

As shown in my video at the bottom of this post, I found this "Big Shot Sandwich" to be the best when die cutting a detailed image like this Detailed Floral thinlit:

(top of sandwich)

Clear Plate

Cardstock

Die UPSIDE DOWN (cutting side facing up)

Thin Die Adapter

Big Shot Platform

(bottom of sandwich)

then be sure to use your Die Brush to easily pop out all of the little pieces.  This will all make more sense when you watch the video at the bottom of my post.

 

Abstract Impressions floral card featuring Stampin' UP! Detailed Floral thinlit die. Video Tutorial tips by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Watch the first part of the video below to see how nicely this detailed floral image comes out when you use the die cutting method above! You can skip to about the 10 minute mark in the video if you want to see how perfectly this method works!

 

 

Hope you enjoyed today's Grapefruit Grove featured project!

Do you love Grapefruit Grove?

 

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Lots of Gold Striped Treat Bags for my Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

What would I do without these fabulous gold and white striped bags from Stampin' Up!?

I use them for almost all of my team and customer thank you gifts, incentives, prizes and more!

Stampin' UP! Gold Stripe Treat Bags for Luv 2 Stamp Group incentive gifts from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I had tons of fun combining die cuts, doilies, and embellishments to decorate bags of goodies for dozens of Luv 2 Stamp Group members!  In addition to our monthly prize patrol, I also sent out goodies to each person who had 1 recruit or more, and also to those who advanced in title.. some amazing demonstrators earned all 3!

Stampin' UP! Gold Stripe Treat Bags for Luv 2 Stamp Group incentive gifts from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Find the gold striped treat bags on page 192 in the current Stampin' UP! catalog or HERE online.

I die cut some Petal Promenade paper with the BRAND NEW limited time Stitched Season framelits (here) and layered those onto the bags.

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Each bag was embellished with pearls, or faceted dots on the stamped Stitched Shape Oval framelit.

 

Stampin' UP! Gold Stripe Treat Bags for Luv 2 Stamp Group incentive gifts from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

For each demonstrator in my group who welcomed at least 1 new recruit onto their team, I sent a packet of goodies decorated with a Share What You Love die cut label (with the limited time offer Stitched Season framelits), embellished with a Colored Doily (pg 192, here online).  I printed the labels at home.

 

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The 3rd group of goodie bags went to those who promoted in title in my 1st level last month. 

Each Stitched Season die cut was created with Petal Promenade DSP and Whisper White cardstock.

The wonderful title advancement and prize patrol stamps are from my niece Holly in her Etsy shop here.

 

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New Stampin' Blends Markers

 Have you checked out the new Stampin' Blends marker colors available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog?  Find them marked with an "n" on page 205 in your 2018-2019 Stampin' UP! catalog.  See them all HERE online.

If you love to color, you are going to love coloring, blending and shading with these!

  Coloring with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 I colored this beautiful stained glass piece of vellum with my new colors of Stampin' Blends markers. You'll find this gorgeous stained glass window piece of vellum in the Graceful Glass vellum pack, pg 188 in your 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog, or #146344 online. Find all of the supplies you'll need to make this card at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Coloring Graceful Glass vellum with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

After I colored the vellum, I decided to die cut a "window opening" with the Stained Glass Thinlit dies, and then cut off the extra vellum.  I also die cut the detailed 1/2 round window piece from the Stained Glass Thinlit dies and placed it into the opening.  I like this fun option!

I drew a border around the whisper white piece with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to try to mimic the lines in the vellum.

 

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TIP: be sure to place Whisper White cardstock behind the colored vellum to make the colors POP!

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After I layered Whisper White behind the colored vellum, I layered it onto another piece of the vellum and then onto a folded Lovely Lipstick card base.  CLICK HERE to see my tip for GLUING vellum.

 

Stampin' UP! Graceful Glass Vellum 6x6 stack designer paper available at www.MyStampOrder.com

Graceful Glass 6x6 vellum stack, pg 188, here online

 

  Coloring Graceful Glass vellum with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Now that I have had a chance to preorder even MORE new colors from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, my Stamp-n-Storage Stampin' Blends marker holder is filled and happy!!  :)

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Coming Soon!

And, if you want to collect even MORE colors, watch for these new colors coming on Sept. 5, 2018 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!!

Coming Sept. 5, 2018, NEW Stampin' Blends marker colors!! order at www.MyStampOrder.com

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If you haven't watched my YouTube Series on "coloring with Stampin' Blends",

Click to watch all 6 Stampin' Blends Video Tutorials HERE

 

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Have you collected the New Stampin' UP! colors yet?

 Have you filled in your Stampin' UP! Color Collection with the 16 new colors yet?

 

Stampin' Up! is offering the 16 new colors in Ink Pads, Stampin' Write Markers and Cardstock, plus a variety of embellishments from the 2018 Color Revamp!

 

New Stampin' UP! Color Collection assortments of cardstock, ink pads and Stampin' Write markers, available online at www.MyStampOrder.com

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 All of the new color products are also available individually, SEE THEM HERE, but it's always fun to get the whole collection, as shown above!

 

See more about the NEW colors in my video below!!

 

If you are reading this in an email, click HERE to watch the video.

 

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Free Download: 2018 Stampin UP! NEW Colors - labels to print on Avery 5167

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Label sheets. 

Use Avery Label 5167 for laser jet printing.

Download 2018 Stampin Up Color Family labels

You'll see all the new Stampin' UP! Colors in your new catalog, but here is a great chart for reference! These are the 4 color families, plus the 2 In Color lists and the 3 new "basics".

  2018 Stampin' UP! Color revamp new color families for cardstock, ink and accessories.

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Guest Artists share Rainbow Pad Card Ideas

 

I always have a monthly challenge / Prize Patrol for my Luv 2 Stamp group (team of demonstrators), and for the month of July, I challenged them to use a Stampin' UP! Spectrum / Rainbow pad .. ink it up with 5 different ink refills and create at least 4 projects.  Once they shared with the group, they received a prize, and were put in a drawing for shopping sprees!

Today I am excited to share just a few of their amazing submissions.  They shared over 50 ideas and that would be a SUPER long blog post, so I am just sharing about a dozen here with you today!  I'll share more samples and a video soon!

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring the Painted Glass stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring the Ribbon of Courage stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring  the Rooted in Nature stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad  by ChrisAnn Tomasso

Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE & below:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Christy Frank, featuring Rooted in Nature stamp set

 Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Christy Frank, featuring Rooted in Nature stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Cindy Henry, featuring the Big Wishes stamp set

Gorgeous Grape, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Dyantha Fragomeni, featuring  Dragonfly framelit and Painted Glass stamp set

Fresh Fig, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE & Below:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Kurstan del Rosario, featuring the Tropical Chic bundle

Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Lynne Ernst, featuring the Dandelion Wishes stamp set

 Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Miranda Snook, featuring the Tropical Chic bundle

Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Sandra Hernandez, featuring the Beautiful Day stamp set

Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay

 

 

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Wendy Brown, featuring the Flourishing Phrases stamp set

Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card ideas by Leticia Hernandez,  featuring the Floral Statements set

Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade

Tip for inking your Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad by Patty Bennett

 

 MORE Spectrum / Rainbow Pad ideas:

Happy Birthday card - blues & greens

Bokeh Dots background rainbow card

Direct to Paper Watercolor Wash background spectrum pad

Butterfly Spectrum / Rainbow card ideas

 

Edited to Add:

I just did a Facebook Live video showing how I inked my latest Rainbow pad.. sorry for the interruption at the beginning, but I hope you find it helpful!

 

 

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