This is the Sunflower card that the ladies made  who attended my recent New Catalog open house.   It was so fun to see everyone and share what we’ve all been up to.  We played a game, took a tour through the new catalog, and I had fun handing out prizes. I also had “grab bags” for $5; the stapled bags contained various assortments of retired ribbon and embellishments.  These bags were a big hit and I sold all of them.  And…..I got rid of some of my retired product!  The ladies had fun opening the bags, and trading some of the contents with others if they saw something else they would rather have.  I definitely will be offering grab bags at my events in the future!

Back to my Sunflower card –


I must admit I got the idea from another demonstrator (sorry, I cannot remember her name).  This card is simple to make, and shows what you can do with smaller pieces of Designer Series Paper that we all accumulate over time.  One of the new In Colors, Bumblebee, was used to make the card, but any color would work (who knows – there might be blue sunflowers out there somewhere).  The Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper uses many beautiful colors.  Most of them are the 2020-2022 In Colors: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, plus Poppy Parade and Whisper White.

Products used –

  • Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers, #152517
  • Paper: Bumblebee, #153077; Whisper White, #100730; Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, #152486
  • Ink: Bumblebee, #153116
  • Other: Bumblebee 2020-2022 1/4″ Ribbon, #152486

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I hope you like this card, and use the sketch to make one of your own.  Thank you for visiting my blog today!



The Forever Greenery Suite of products, found on pages 108-110 in the new Annual Catalog, is my absolute favorite in the new catalog (at least for now).  I love the color green, so this Suite suits me to a “T”.  The Forever Greenery products coordinate with the colors Garden Green, Just Jade (a new In Color), Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White.  A little gold for accent really makes your projects pop.

I recently saw a card designed by Dawn Olschefske that used the Designer Series paper that is part of this Suite, Forever Greenery.  I loved the card so much that I decided to copy it, while changing it up just a bit

Forever Fern Well Wishes

I love the simplicity of this card, and the way it shows off one of the patterns in the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  As a bonus, this card took no time at all to make – love that!  And – I think no additional embellishments are needed, which makes the card easy to mail.  The Designer Series Paper and ribbon make the card beautiful all on their own.  I needed to make a masculine “get well” card, and this card fit the bill.  Here are the products I used to make the card:

  • Stamps: Dandelion Wishes (for the greeting) #151345
  • Paper: Whisper White #100730, Pretty Peacock #150880, Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper #152492
  • Ink: Pretty Peacock #150083
  • Other: Layering Squares Dies #151772, Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon #149496

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Stampin’ Up! recently shared some cards made with the new 2020-2022 In Colors on the demonstrator website.  These colors are so lovely to look at!  I am preparing for my new catalog open house, and decided to use their In Color card samples for my display board.  Here they are –

The 2020-2022 In Colors

The 2020-2022 In Colors used are Just Jade, Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight.  Aren’t these colors gorgeous?  There are lots of products in the new catalog that coordinate with the new In Colors, Designer Series Papers, ink, Stampin’ Blends, watercolor markers and accessories.  You have lots of opportunities to make some beautiful projects with these colors. 

Here are the products used:  the bases were accented by the coordinating colors from the pack of 6″ x 6″ In Color Designer Series Paper, #153070.  I used both the front and backside of the papers to show off the different designs.  The sentiment “to a friend that makes me smile” is from the Forever Fern stamp set, #152559.  I would have used the coordinating ink to stamp the sentiment, but I don’t have the new stamp pads yet (I should receive them by the end of the week – YAY). The sentiment was punched out with the Label Me Lovely punch, #151296, which was carried over from the 2020 Occasions catalog.  This piece was accented with the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, #152480, and the 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Ribbon, found on page 160 of the new catalog.

The 2020 Annual Catalog is chock full of new products, with lots of pictorial samples to get your creative juices flowing.  If you do not already work with a demonstrator and would like to receive the new catalog, please leave me a comment below and I will mail you one.  Or, you can log onto my Stampin’ Up! website, to see the new catalog and place an online order if you wish.

What do you think about the new In Colors?.  Please leave me a comment below with your thoughts.  Thanks for visiting my blog!