.. at Stampin’ Up!®

If you are an Aussie that would not be the usual tagline you’re used to! I just couldnt resist it!!

I wanted to show you today just how well all the Stampin’ Up!® products go so well together and how easy it is to coordinate your colours for each project.

Being a Stampin’ Up!® I have access to various files, templates and information thats not readily available to all. One of these files is a file that details what colours are used in each Designer Series Paper packs – now this is a very handy tool when creating cards or projects so you know exactly what colours to use in your project.baliembraceteal

Today I’m sharing with you a couple of cards I’ve made using the Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper pack. Knowing what the coordinating colours for this paper pack made it easy to select cardstock, inks and ribbon to complete the card.

The patterned paper in this card dictated which of the colours to use for the card. I’ve layered the piece of patterned paper onto Taken with Teal and wrapped the certainly celery grosgrain ribbon around this layer then attached this to the whisper white base. The certainly celery cardstock was already attached to the top half of the whisper white card.

I’ve then stamped the leaf branch in old olive onto the whisper white piece and using my 3 flower punch (from Three for You punch set) I’ve punched out three flowers in Taken with Teal  and attached them with mini glue dots (I love these dots!) and dotted the centres with the White Gel Pen. So not only do the stamps and patterned papers match but the punches, rubons and all match too.

baliembracepumpkinThis card is done using the same layout and uses another sheet of the patterned paper from the Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper pack. I’ve just changed the ribbon, flowers (from Three for You punch set) and the lower cardstock to Pumpkin Pie and it makes a lovely set of cards.

Now these cards are made using just two of the papers in the Designer Series Packs. The Designer Series packs contain 12 sheets of double sided paper – 2 each of 6 different designs.

Now you may remember that when the 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue was printed the wrong price was inserted for these packs.  The price should have been $16.95 but was only printed as $11.95. Now Stampin Up could have printed a note to say the price was incorrect and is actually $16.95 but they didnt – they decided to stay with the printed price for the entire year – how cool is that? Not only that but all the Designer Series packs that have been in the Mini Catalogues this year were both listed as $11.95 – its so good to see a company these days do things like this for their customers when in reality they dont really have to. I’m sure that other name brands would not do this – party plan or otherwise.

You’re probably wondering why I’m mentioning this now? Well the new 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue will be released on April 1st and this is when the price on the Designer Series Paper packs will increase so start collecting your favourite Designer Series Paper packs now! Also, if you have any of the In Colour Classic Ink Pads get your reinkers now because as soon as they announce they are retiring they go like hotcakes – or pancakes as they are called here.

I do hope you like these cards and one of these will be done at Friday’s Stamp A Stack so I hope they like them too.



  1. VEry cute Leonie! I love the two the same….but different colours! Thanks for the reminder that the DS paper will be going up! Oh man that is going to be hard, becauase I am addicted to the stuff. Hope you are well, gorgeous! Love Keesh x

  2. Gorgeous! Love the colours the all first one is my all time fav paper I think! I’ve used 2 packs worth already!!

    Steph X

    P.S love the signiture!!!

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