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NC Demo Blog Hop: In Colors, Retiring

Welcome to another NC Demo Blog Hop!  I am so happy that you are here.  You might have just come from Toni's blog.  I'm sure she has a great project using the In Colors!

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This month we are using the 2016-2018 In Colors that will be retiring at the end of May.  These colors are Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, and Flirty Flamingo.  We have enjoyed having these colors, but I guess it's time for them to go.  Usually these products disappear before the end of May.  If you want them, I would get them now, especially since you can earn Sale-a-Bration items now, too.  Here is my card using all of these colors.

Beautiful Bouquet using the 2016-2018 In Colors by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4 and fold.  Burnish with the Bone Folder.  I wanted to make the base sparkly.  I wanted it to be special.  So, I used the new Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  The brick pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks was perfect.  Put a little of the paste on the Silicone Craft Mat.  Make sure that the mask is positioned on your base the way you want it.  Using a Palette Knife, spread the paste thinly over the mask until it's covered just as you wish.  Let this dry a little.  In the meantime, go wash all of your supplies.  When this paste dries, it's impossible to clean it off.

The crate is made using the Wood Crate Framelits and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  Trim your paper so that you just have the size of the crate.  I did end up having about 1/4" of paper around the sides and bottom.  Turn this under.  With dimensionals, I added another piece of the Wood Textures to the back.  This adds just a little dimension and covers the holes the slates make.  Attach the crate with dimensionals.

Cut two of the large stems from Emerald Envy using the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  I attached these just under the top of the crate one on each side.  I did put some flowers under the stems so don't attach them all the way up.  

Cut the small flower cluster out of Sweet Sugarplum.  I think I cut about 7 of them.  Place these under the stems.  I also put one on the top between the green stems in fill in that space.

The large flower cluster was cut from Flirty Flamingo.  I needed abut 5 of those.

Stamp the orange flowers using Peekaboo Peach on Whisper White.  The centers were stamped in Tangerine Tango.  I made 9 of these.  I know these numbers are high and it sounds like lots of cutting, but the framelits make it easy.  I do suggest using some washi tape to hold the framelits in place.  Add these flowers using dimensionals.

The small little dots were stamped in Dapper Denim.  I used 11 of them.  Add with dimensionals. 

Bouquet Bunch flowers in crate using In Colors by Luv 2 Create

Add a bow made with the 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding in Emerald Envy.  Use a glue dot.  The little tag is made using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and a framelit from the Bouquet Bunch dies.

Bouquet Bunch In Color inside

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  Stamp more flowers!

I will tell you that I go to Beautiful Bouquet and the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies when I'm not sure what to do in a color challenge.  Now you know my secret.

I will also tell you that these colors have not been my favorites.  I will be sad to see Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim go, though.

Bouquet Bunch for the NC Demo Blog Hop

My next post on Wednesday will also have projects using these same In Colors.  I hope you'll join me.

I also hope that you'll continue on our hop.  Next up is Tracie.  I know you'll want to see her project.  She has good ones!

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After the list of hoppers, I'll have my Product List.   I'm going to list all of the products for Stampin' Up! that use the In Colors that are retiring.  You can purchase them all from me!  Thanks!

 Toni Campana -

Jo Anne Hewins -  You are here.

Tracie Evans Langley -

Laurie Meier -

Sue Root -

Karel Standish -

Kathy Svedberg -

Frances Wagner -

Christina Walker


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Christina Walker

I always love your creations and this one is no exception. Thanks so much for sharing such a great project with us.


Another pretty card, you never disappoint us. Thanks for sharing.

Toni Campana

WOW! This card is gorgeous, Jo Anne! All the special touches really make it pop. And a great use of all the retiring colors. Love it.

Sue Root

Beautiful card! I love all the details. Very special indeed!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Christina! You are so kind.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Frances!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Toni. I must say it was hard to use these colors together. I almost always go to flowers when that happens!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Sue.

Tracie Evans Langley

Jo Anne, you did it again! Another card I am totally going to have to case! I've been looking for an excuse to use the wood crate and now I have a fabulous one! Thank you for sharing!

Kathy Svedberg

You make the most amazing cards JoAnne. Love this.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Tracie. I appreciate the kind words.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Kathy.

Karel Standish

Great card, but all of your cards are so creative. I love the brick wall behind your flower basket.

Laurie Meier

Jo Anne - ALL the dimensions in your card are beautiful! Everything works together so well. What a great design! Your cards are always gorgeous.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Karel. You are so kind.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Laurie!

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