Part of the excitement of a new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog in the introduction of the new In Colors.  This year the new In Colors for 2020-2022 have fun names: Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumble Bee, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight.  Can you guess what colors the names represent?

When new In Colors are introduced there are Designer Series Papers and embellishments that coordinate, which makes it easy for you to create eye-popping cards.  Stampin’ Up! has thought of everything!

I decided to play with the new In Colors, and found a nice card created by Laura Seki.  I made my own version of her card sketch and came up with a card that showcases the new colors.

The colors I chose to use are Bumble Bee, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight.  Aren’t these colors gorgeous?  Here are the products I used to make my cards:

  • Stamps – Ornate Style, Lovely You (both are new stamp sets in the 2020 Annual Catalog)
  • Paper – Bumble Bee, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Whisper White
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Other – Ornate Layers and Stitched So Sweetly Dies (both are new), Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Stampin’ Dimensionals

This card layout was easy to make, and would enable you to make multiples of the card in no time.  Don’t you want these In Colors and new dies in your arsenal?  Order your very own In Colors and Ornate Layers and Stitched So Sweetly Dies at

And if you do not already work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and would like a copy of the new 2020 Annual Catalog, please click CONTACT at the top of this post and let me know where I can mail you one.



I am having fun using the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Occasions catalog!  I fell in love with the entire Best Dressed Suite of products when I saw it in the 2020 Occasions catalog.  But the Designer Series Paper is especially beautiful and versatile.  It has cute images of shoes, lipstick and perfume bottles on one side.  On the other side there are beautiful floral, stripes and polka dot designs.  I am so glad that the Dressed To Impress stamp set and All Dressed Up dies made it into the 2020 Annual catalog.  Sadly, the Designer Series Paper did not.  If you want some of this delightful paper buy it now at

The 2018-2020 In Colors are also retiring, including Lovely Lipstick.  I am trying to use up these products before they are gone forever.  The sketch I used for my card is simple, and I let the Designer Series Paper be the star.  Here is the card I made using the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  Products I used to make this card are listed below.

Best Dressed Designer Series Paper


  • Stamp Set: Good Morning Magnolia (greeting)
  • Paper: Lovely Lipstick (retiring), Basic Black, Whisper White, Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (retiring)
  • Ink: Memento Black, Lovely Lipstick (retiring)
  • Other: Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, 3/8″ Glitter, Label Me Lovely Punch, Trio Punch (retired), Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots (to adhere ribbon), Multipurpose Glue
  • NOTE: the outline image on the punched shape was a Sale-A-Bration item.  I’m so glad I have it!

We cannot have enough “thinking of you” cards these days.  I’ve been making cards to send to friends during these difficult times.  Not only do I have more time right now to work in my studio, but I want my friends to know I am thinking about them.  How about you?

If you want to purchase any of the products I used on this card go to my online store at

When you visit my store click on SHOP NOW and you will see the current catalogs plus the retiring products list.  If you want to order products that are retiring remember that these items are available only while supplies last.


Stampin’ Up! has released early a suite of products, Ornate Garden, that will be in the 2020 Annual Catalog.  The suite includes two stamp sets, Designer Specialty Designer Paper, an embossing folder, dies and many embellishments.  Customers can buy the entire suite of products, or buy the various elements piecemeal.  You can view the suite of products and buy the entire suite or select items through my online store at

I created a card using the beautiful Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series paper and one of the greetings from the Beautifully Braided stamp set (2020 Occasions catalog).  The paper is absolutely gorgeous, with many colorful images, and even paper that you can color any way you wish.  QUIZ: the paper uses one of the new 2020-2022 In Colors.  Can you guess what it is?  Leave your answer in the Comments section below. 

The paper is so pretty I decided I didn’t want to cover it up, so I kept the layout simple using a sketch shared by demonstrator Jackie Bolhuis.

Products I used are:

  • Stamp Set: Beautifully Braided
  • Paper: TerraCotta Tile, Early Espresso,Whisper White, Ornate Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Other: Story Label Punch; Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Subtle Embossing Folder

This Suite of products will enable you to create a month’s worth of projects without duplicating any of them – it is that versatile.  Make your purchase soon at

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