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Be Color Inspired & Tips

Be Color Inspired & Tips

 

Be Colored Inspired

 

Oh my! I love these colors together.  Nice and bright and can quickly get someones attention.  

 

One of my favorite things to pin on Pinterest is color combinations. It’s perfect when I need a bit of help to start creating.

 

When our new In Colors came out I wasn’t sure about the Mossy Meadow but as always, the more I use it the more I love it.  

 

Amazing Birthday stamp set, Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!

This card is another one I created for display at the Stampin’ Up! Convention.  

 

Amazing Birthday stamp set, Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips using Amazing Birthday Stamp Set

 

  • Stamp the large “Make Today Ridiculously Amazing” image and use the bottom polka dot to punch small banners.
  • Stamp the large image as above and cut the “Today” and “Amazing” and paper piece back onto the image.
  • Amazing Birthday Stamp set doesn’t have to be used for only birthdays.  Try using this set to make someone ridiculously happy!

 

Amazing Birthday stamp set, Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!

 

Looking for more color inspiration? Visit my Color Inspiration Pinterest board and be inspired.  There are over 186 color inspired pins.  

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Blendabilities, Stampin' Up!

 

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Are You a Trendsetter?

Trendsetter?

Would you call yourself a trendsetter? Do you know what’s trendy in the crafting world? 

I love to stay on top of whats new, what products are hot and how crafters are using these latest trendsetting ideas.  I’ve got some projects that are trendy too.  

 

What’s trendy this Spring? 

Below I’m going to go over 5 things that are becoming more and more popular.  I bet after you read this you’ll agree.  

Travel

A perfect example of the travel products we’ve seen with Stampin’ Up! have been both digital and paper crafting.  Look at these products below.  They are perfect for the travel and adventure trends we are seeing more and more of.

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Trendsetter Paper crafting

 

 

Trendsetter, Stampin' Up!

 

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Supplies will be listed below for projects.  

 

Don’t forget Stampin’ Up!’s World Map Background stamp that is very trendy right now.  

 

Neutrals 

Oh my heavens. AS if my favorite thing could be a trendsetting thing? Neutrals? Hello lovely! Stampin’ Up! has this in the bag.  Think of our Neutral card stocks, Inks, and even pattern paper.  The best part is our coordinating accessories like buttons, candy dots.  Here is a card keeping with the neutrals I love so much!

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Gold

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Gold is super trendy and once again, Stampin’ Up! has it.  Think about our beautiful Gold Foil and the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  These are fantastic products and I’ve even used our Gold Foil with my Silhouette to create a Shamrock. (I’ll be sharing this project soon-stay tuned!) Stampin’ Up! also has the Gold Sequin Trim, Gold washi tape called Watercolor Wonder.  Lastly, our new Gold Bakers Twine.  YIKES.  Do you feel like you found GOLD? 

Bright Colors

The first thing that came to my mind with Bright Colors being a trendsetter this year is our Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.  Lots of BRIGHT colors and geometrical shapes.  This is a really fun and happy paper.  

Trendsetter, Bright Colors, STampin' Up!

Watercoloring

I personally think watercoloring has always been pretty trendy. Maybe because I just love it myself.  You can see above in the projects I’m sharing today that each one of them have watercoloring as part of the added texture to the card.  One was created with an aqua painter and the other was a watercolor stamp image.  

With all the trendsetters listed above, what do you notice yourself using more of?

Do you find that you are a trendsetter now? If not, I encourage you to start creating with these awesome products and be a trendsetter!

Supplies for both cards above!

Stamps: Map it Out #134620, Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (stamp images) #134998 Ink: Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar  Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Vellum Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede

Accessories:    Gold Foil Sheet #132622,  Glue Gun, Rhinestones129324, Antique music sheets, Vintage Trinkets #118764, Aqua Painter #103954, Gold Smooch, Gold Bakers Twine #132975, Watercolor Paper #122959, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, Elegant Butterfly #127526, Tooth Pick 

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I can’t wait to hear the trendy products that you are creating with!

Stampin’ Up!’s Boutique Boxes Designer Kit

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up!

 

 

In true Kimberly fashion I found another product that was sitting close to my desk for awhile and had not touched it.  I've been eyeballing it wondering what exactly I would do with Stampin' Up!'s Boutique Boxes Designer KIt.  When I finally opened up the kit and started playing with it I instantly fell in love.  The colors are perfect and trendy and just what you see in your big Decorating Stores.  I added the Fine Feathers stamp set to the mix and WOW! 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up!

It's really a little treasure of a kit that is almost secretly hidden.  For just 7.95 you are getting a wealth of fun products from the sweet boxes, array of buttons and a beautiful Linen Thread you will find no where else. 

The Jots & Thoughts is an image from the Paper Pumpkin Subscription.  If you haven't joined, check it out today. 

I used Stampin' Up!'s  Notecards to make the card above.  

Here is a quick video of this treasure kit and a few things I had fun making with it.  

httpv://youtu.be/vYmvxXPe6tM

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up

This simple card uses one of the Feathers from the kit as well as a Summer Starfruit button and Twine from the kit.  So simple when using it on our Notecards.  

Here is one last card using the kit and stamp set paired together:

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up! _MG_1687


This is a full sized card using another image from the Paper Pumpkin Subscription.  

For this card I started with our Naturals White Cardstock and added the die cut flower and and a feather from the Fine Feathers stamp set.  

I love the fine stationery feel of this card and overall, just simple and fast to put together when you need to reproduce a lot of cards.  

Below you will find all the supplies used to make these fun projects! 

Supplies

Stamps: Fine Feather #126517, Animal Talk #126392

Ink: Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Sahara Sand

Cardstock: Naturals White #102316 

Accessories:

Boutique Boxes Designer Kit #129306

Note Cards #107311

Vintage Trinkets #118764

Color Spritzer Tool #107066

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up!

 

 

I encourage you to try out this great Boutique Boxes Designer Kit and make some simple but beautiful projects!

For the price and the creative outlet it lends, you won't be disappointed! 

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Instagram– Getting crazy with a camera in my hand! 

Pinterest– inspiration pinter-load. I pin on my down time and get totally inspired.

Twitter–   You never know what I'm going to say!

XOXOXO

Rainbow Wash & Watercoloring

Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

 

When I see a rainbow I think it's so magical.  When we lived in Colorado I swear there were two magical things I would see more of,  rainbows and shooting stars. Both always made me stop in my tracks and both just make you say WOW!

Today I'm sharing a simple little card I'm calling the Rainbow Wash.  I love how Stampin' Up! products can make me feel like an artist, stop me in my tracks and make me go WOW!  Believe me, when I started stamping 9.5 years ago I was FAR from doing any of those things.  Over the years with much practice and great products it can stop me in my tracks and make me go WOW!

With just a few supplies you can recreate this card! Watch the video to see how!


httpv://youtu.be/_DsY1-cA4qA

Stampin' up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Products Used: 

Stamps: Feel Goods #129684

Ink: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turqouise, Black Craft Ink

Cardstock: Whisper White, Watercolor Paper #122959

Accessories:

Pop Up Posie Kit #131395

3/16 Brights Brads #119740

Aqua Painter #103954

Artisan Embellishment Kit #129328

Paper Doilies # 129399

Clear Embossing Powder #109130

Kimberly Van Diepen stampin up!

 

 

What will you create today? Get out your Aqua Painter and free spirit and enjoy the process.  

 

 

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Follow my crafting adventures…

Facebook– share, inspire, create… all FUN!

Instagram– Getting crazy with a camera in my hand! 

Pinterest– inspiration pinter-load. I pin on my down time and get totally inspired.

Twitter–   You never know what I'm going to say!

XOXOXO

Mix & Match Your Stampin’ Up! Products!

Happy Friday!  I've been looking forward to it ALL week.  Not that I have any big crazy weekend plans except for the date I have with my BED!  This mama is lacking in the sleep department lately.  


Today's project will show you how to combine MANY Stampin' Up! products to make one project.

I love taking my Stampin' Up! products and mixing and matching products together.  Stampin' Up! stands out in the "coordinating" department of crafting companies. They always make it so easy for us.   Now it's our turn to put the products on the table and pull them together to create that fantabulous project.  

I'm not sure this project reaches the "fantabulous" level but I will tell you it made me smile.  It's a fun Gift Card holder or can be used as a pull card with a surprise greeting inside.  No surprise this blonde loves a surprise.  <grin> 

Did you think I was finished using the Pop Up Posies Kit? Ahhhhh… no way!  I still see many more ideas with this gem of a kit. 

The question is… do you have a Pop Up Posie Kit

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up! _MG_1605

 

 

Watch the video to see how to make this gem:

httpv://youtu.be/U_HtmTgO1Iw


Products Used: 

Stamps: Vintage Verses (Sale-a-Brataion #129636), Collage Curios #129102

Ink: Sahara Sand, VersaMark

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Accessories

Pop Up Posies Kit #131395

Soda Pop Tops: #129388

Natural 7//16 Trim Ribbon: #129287

Tea for Two DSP #129311

Delicate Details Lace Tape #130966

Paper Doilies: #129399

Pool Party Embossing Powder: #129398

Heart Framelit Collection: #125599

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up!

 

Now that the weekend has arrived I hope you have time to create something pretty!  

Dig into your product stash and mix and match products together. 

 

 

Shop and enjoy the rewards of Sale-a-Bration and with ME! 

 

Follow my crafting adventures…

Facebook– share, inspire, create… all FUN!

Instagram– Getting crazy with a camera in my hand! 

Pinterest– inspiration pinter-load. I pin on my down time and get totally inspired.

Twitter–   You never know what I'm going to say!

 

XOXOXO