I love a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue, especially a new Annual Catalogue. This is the time we get a new set of In Colors – five new colours that will be with us for just two years. They are designed to complement each other and the other 45 colours in the Stampin’ Up! range. For today’s project I simply couldn’t resist including Cinnamon Cider. It’s a lovely lighter brown with warm orange tones. I love it already and have lots of ideas for future projects. For this project I’ve combined this new product with some continuing ones, and some retiring ones. It’s a cocktail I hope you’ll like.
3″ x 3″ POST-IT® NOTE PAD
I began my project with a 3″ x 3″ Post-It Note Pad and a 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ piece from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
To cover the pad I simply placed the DSP on the top with the paper 1/8″ past the front edge. Then I folded the rest of the DSP around the back and underneath pressing along the edge of the pad. Next I removed the paper so I could press the creases with my fingers to make them nice and sharp. Then I placed the paper back around the pad and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to glue it to the back.
TIP – making the cover piece slightly longer than the pad means it’s easier to open.
With the pad cover in place I used more liquid glue to mount it onto a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Cinnamon Cider Card.
Pretty as it was I wanted to add some extra embellishment to the cover. The daisies on the paper reminded me of the daisy image in the Daisy Lane Stamp Set so that’s where I went next. For my ink colour I took my cue from the paper, pulling out my Early Espresso ink pad.
I chose the smaller of the two images and stamped it twice onto Thick Whisper White Card. Then I punched them out using the coordinating Medium Daisy Punch. Next, taking my Bone Folder, I gently curved the petals. Finally using liquid glue I layered the two daisies together with the bottom petals peeking between the ones on top.
For the centre of the flower I chose the retiring Perennial Essence Floral Centers. They are actually quite a light yellow, not at all like the flower centres on the DSP. No matter, I simply took a dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker and re-coloured it. Once that was done I removed the backing from the adhesive and fixed it into place on the daisy.
Before attaching the daisy to the cover I had just a couple more things to do.
First I chose the “Just a Note” sentiment from the retiring Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set. After stamping it onto Thick Whisper White Card with Early Espresso ink, I cut it out with my Paper Snips.
Next I punched some Mint Macaron Card using a 2″ Circle Punch and fixed that onto the Post-It Note cover with liquid glue. Then I attached the assembled daisy, followed by the sentiment.
Finally I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and I was done.
CINNAMON CIDER AND MORE
I really love theis Post-It Note pad and in fact it features two of the new In Colors. As well as the Cinnamon Cider Card at the bottom, the DSP includes the new bold yellow called Bumblebee.
The other three colours in the 2020-2022 In Colors are Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight. Right now I don’t have a favourite because I think they are all gorgeous. What do you think?
For more projects featuring the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Enjoying the sun and flowers
- Just so grateful for everything
- Making a pretty notepad for everything
- #Simple stamping and 6 x 6 paper
RETIRING PRODUCTS – The Perennial Essence Floral Centers are now only available while stocks last. The Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set is guaranteed to be available until May 22nd, after which it too will become “while stocks last”.