Inking Royalty Blog Hop Banner 6-2019

Welcome to Inking Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s themes are inspired by a single word, and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you will see a variety of projects in this hip. We are excited to share our creations with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

When I heard that the theme for today is “NEW”, I laughed to myself. Recently there has been a lot of “new” in my life. We moved from Georgia to Connecticut a few months ago and we are remodeling before we unpack. Well, mostly planning and waiting to remodel, but that is a different issue! When it is finally finished, it will all be “new”. My stamping supplies are not accessible, as they are hidden in boxes underneath or behind other boxes and furniture. But, I have a few new items I have ordered from Stampin’ Up! and I am excited to show them to you. Disclaimer – poor lighting through a remodel negatively affects photography!

So, what’s new today? The 2019-2021 In Colors! Stampin’ Up! has a core set of colors in each annual catalog, and to supplement the colors, they introduce a set of five colors each year called In Colors. The life span of the In Colors is two years, and then they retire, sometimes never to be seen again. Yet occasionally they return as part of the regular color line up.

Drum roll, please! With the June 4th launch of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, the five new In Colors were introduced:  Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile. They are all gorgeous colors. Please click on each tile below to see the available products in each color in my online store.

I made a set of 3″ x 3″ cards to showcase the In Colors.They are quick and easy to make, and are great to give as a gift, or to keep with you to give to others for an act of kindness. They pair perfectly with the 3″ x 3″ envelopes from Stampin’ Up! To make the cards, I used the Daisy Lane stamp set because we always need daisies in multiple colors! Using the large daisy stamp, I stamped the In Color ink on the same color of card stock, then punched out each daisy with the (regular size) Daisy Punch. I stamped and punched two daisies in each color, and since the card stock is thick and sturdy, I used a bone folder to loosen each petal. I then glued the two daisies together at the center, and put them aside. 

Here is the card in Pretty Peacock.

Pretty Peacock Daisy Mini Card

Note = I could have simply cut daisies from the card stock, but I like the dimension and texture of the stamped and punched daisies. Here are the five cards:

Mini Daisy Cards 2019-2021 In Colors

To make the cards, I cut a piece of 6″ x 3″ card stock in each of the In Colors, folded the piece at the center and burnished the fold with a bone folder. (Burnish = “setting” the fold by creasing with the bone folder). I cut ten pieces of Whisper White card stock into 2 7/8″ squares. Using one square for the inside of each card, I stamped “Smile” in the bottom right corner in the coordinating In Color. I then glued the white square on the inside of the card, and followed by gluing a white square on the outside (front) of each. 

Here is a sample of the inside of the card, with “Smile” stamped in the bottom corner.

Inside of 2019-2021 In Color Mini Crds

To finish, I placed a glue dot on the back of each daisy, then centered it onto the front of the card. I then topped off the center of each flower with a Clear Faceted Gem, because even daisies need bling! 

Here is a finished card in Purple Posy.

Purple Posy Daisy Mini Card

Below are the products I used to make this set of cards. You can click on the image to go to my online store to learn more, and/or to purchase. You can also download the supply list for a clickable, printable list.

 

Note: the Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad and Refill are currently unavailable for order, but Stampin’ Up! is working diligently to restock this color, and we should be able to purchase it in a few weeks. 
There are a few additional items that coordinate with the daisies: the Medium Daisy Punch, which is a bit smaller than the regular punch, and the Daisy Delight stamp set. You can purchase the Daisy Lane stamp set and the medium punch as a bundle with a 10% discount. The regular size Daisy Punch that I used for today’s cards coordinates with the Daisy Delight stamp set that is also in this catalog. There is is a lot of daisy! Click on each image below to learn more.