Christmas Cocoa Orchard Color Palette

Christmas Cocoa Orchard Color Palette

I love color and creating color combinations. The exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors are so much fun to play with so you will start to see these orchard color palettes weekly.

Want to play along? Use hashtag #orchardcolor on instagram or post a link to your photo in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with!

You can see more details about the Candy Cane Christmas card here.

WANT TO BUY NEW STAMPS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE?

Sign up to be a demonstrator and you will be able to buy sets from the new Occasions catalog starting today instead of January 4th. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items!

Stampin Up Year End Closeouts

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BONUSES BY SHOPPING AT THE ORCHARD!

shop-now-button

Candy Cane Christmas Card

Candy Cane Christmas Stampin Up

Ornaments are kind of a big deal around here. Since we started traveling as a couple, my husband and I would pick an ornament out that reminded us of the place we were in.

We get to remember our times swimming with dolphins in Key Largo, cruising on our honeymoon, and strolling through Charleston (just to name a few).

We’ve also gotten ornaments for special things that happened throughout the years. For example, a skydiver and scuba santa for me and football and Penn State ornaments for Dan.

Now the kids have all kinds of fun ornaments too. Handprints and 1st Christmases and things they were into each year. We’ve come a long way from our first Christmas tree that was only Christmas balls!

While I love the beautiful, color coordinated, put together Christmas trees, I can’t give up my sentimental ornament tree. It’s a reminder of all the fun we’ve had and I know we’ll continue to add to it as the years go by.

I still like a coordinated Christmas card though!

Candy Cane Christmas Stampin Up

CARD MAKING TIPS

  • Layer strips to add more color and dimension.
  • Stamp darker colors on top of lighter colors, like the early espresso over the flirty flamingo in this card.
  • Sequins are small, but they add some punch. These little stars come from the Tin of Tags project kit.

The Picks of the Orchard for this card are below. Click on any image to find it in the shop!

Want to buy new stamps before anyone else?

Sign up to be a demonstrator and you will be able to buy sets from the new Occasions catalog starting December 1st. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items!

CURRENT SPECIALS

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BONUSES BY SHOPPING AT THE ORCHARD!

shop-now-button

Global Design Project Christmas Card

Candy Cane Christmas Stampin Up

This is my first time playing along with the Global Design Project and it was so fun to CASE a design by Connie Collins for #GDP064.

I decided to CASE the layout and turn it into a Christmas card with the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.

Candy Cane Christmas Stampin Up

 CARD MAKING TIPS

  • It’s fun to CASE others work, pulling layout or color ideas to make your own card. Try it out at the Global Design Project, they have a new challenge each week.
  • Designer series papers can add so much interest to an ordinary card.
  • Baker’s twine bows are an easy way to add some embellishment to your cards.

Candy Cane Christmas Stampin Up

The Picks of the Orchard for this card are below. Click on any image to find it in the shop!

stampin up online extravaganza

The Online Extravaganza is here!! Select products are on sale up to 40% off, get ready to stock up on gifts for others or for your own collection! Two flash sale days will happen on November 21 and the 28th.

CURRENT SPECIALS

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BONUSES BY SHOPPING AT THE ORCHARD!

shop-now-button

Final Day of the Extravaganza Sale

Stampin Up Tin of Tags

Today is the last day for up to 40% off select Stampin’ Up products.

FLASH SALE ITEMS TODAY ONLY

Don’t forget to stuff your stocking or get your crafty friends some awesome gifts! Check out all of the products on sale below.

40% off

30% off

20% off

10% off

Delicate Autumn Orchard Color Palette

Delicate Autumn Stamping Up Color Palette

I love color and creating color combinations. The exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors are so much fun to play with so you will start to see these orchard color palettes weekly.

Join me in the fun as you take these colors and start to create with them as a challenge. If you want to play along, use hashtag #orchardcolor on instagram or post a link to your photo in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with!

You can see more details about the Thankful Heart card here.

stampin up online extravaganza

The Online Extravaganza is here!! Select products are on sale up to 40% off, get ready to stock up on gifts for others or for your own collection! Two flash sale days will happen on November 21 and the 28th.

CURRENT SPECIALS

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BONUSES BY SHOPPING AT THE ORCHARD!

shop-now-button

A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart Stampin' Up Card

Wherever you are and whoever you’re with, I hope that you are feeling thankful, grateful, and blessed today. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Stampin Up Thank You Card

Stampin Up Thank You Card

CARD MAKING TIPS

  • Cutting each layer 1/8″ smaller than the one below it gives you small amounts of border colors.
  • Experiment with using neutral colors like crumb cake, with bright colors like calypso coral.
  • Linen thread can make a unique background element when wrapped around some cardstock.

A Thankful Heart Supplies Stampin Up

The Picks of the Orchard for this card are below. Click on any image to find it in the shop!

stampin up online extravaganza

The Online Extravaganza is here!! Select products are on sale up to 40% off, get ready to stock up on gifts for others or for your own collection! Two flash sale days will happen on November 21 and the 28th.

CURRENT SPECIALS

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BONUSES BY SHOPPING AT THE ORCHARD!

shop-now-button

Glam Gold and Emerald Happy Card

Glam Happy Stampin Up Card

Around here the change from summer to fall happens gradually. It will be 70 one day and then 57 the next. Then all of a sudden, the cold sticks around.

The cold is now here, and by cold I mean 50s, the kids are wishing for snow (high hopes in North Carolina), and our Christmas tree is already up (early this year, even for me)!

Fall and the holidays that come with it make me happy though.

If you want to wish someone a happy day just because, this card could do it.

Emerald Envy Everyday Card

Card Making Tips

  • Use small stamps to make your own patterned paper.
  • Use layers and dimensionals to add interest to your cards. The greeting strip uses both and it makes it pop off the card!

The Orchard Club

Glam Everyday Greeting Card

Everyday Stampin Up Card Supplies

The Picks of the Orchard for this card are below. Click on any image to find it in the shop!

stampin up online extravaganza

The Online Extravaganza is coming!! Select products are on sale up to 40% off, get ready to stock up on gifts for others or for your own collection! Two flash sale days will happen on November 21 and the 28th.

CURRENT SPECIALS

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BONUSES BY SHOPPING AT THE ORCHARD!

shop-now-button

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale of the Year

Stampin Up supplies

What type of Christmas shopper are you?

  • Do you love the thrill of rising before the sun to get to the shops on Black Friday?
  • Or do you love the excitement of online shop sales so you can stay in your jammies?

I have to admit I prefer the second one. So the online extravaganza by Stampin’ Up! is right up my alley. If you want to get a jumpstart on Christmas gifts for your friends or need to stock up on a few things for yourself, check out the specials below. All the way up to 40% off select products!

40% off

30% off

20% off

10% off

Starry Birthday Celebration

Stampin Up Mini Birthday Card

Doilies are kind of a favorite of mine. I love finding old ones at thrift shops and repurposing them. I made a framed picture out of three of them and it’s one of my favorite thrifty home decor items.

So, of course, I adore the white doilies available through Stampin’ Up! The texture and the detail that they add to a card is so fantastic.

I like having mini birthday cards available to slip in gift bags. This is a little 3×3 sized card, just big enough to write a happy birthday note inside.

Stampin Up Balloon Celebration

CARD MAKING TIPS

  • Layering makes a card look more interesting. Try out different ribbons and accessories to add fun layers to your creation!
  • You don’t always have to tie bows with your ribbons or thread. Wrap it around a bunch of times and adhere it to the back like I did with the linen thread.
  • Create a lighter colored background by stamping on scrap paper first and then stamping on your cardstock. That’s what I did to make the starry background.

Starry Birthday Stampin Up Products

The Picks of the Orchard for this card are below. Click on any image to find it in the shop!

stampin up online extravaganza

The Online Extravaganza is coming!! Select products are on sale up to 40% off, get ready to stock up on gifts for others or for your own collection! Two flash sale days will happen on November 21 and the 28th.

CURRENT SPECIALS

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BONUSES BY SHOPPING AT THE ORCHARD!

shop-now-button

Bunch of Balloons Card

Stampin up birthday card

This balloon bunch was so much fun to create. I wanted something more exciting than flat balloons so I pulled out the dimensionals and started playing with the punched out balloons!

I love these colors from the In Color Collection together. I used flirty flamingo, peekaboo peach, and sweet sugarplum.

Bunch of Balloons Birthday Card

CARD MAKING TIPS

  • Use stampin’ dimensionals to make pieces of your stamped card pop.
  • Create a bunch of balloons by layering punched out balloons, some flat on the surface and others popped out with dimensionals.
  • Instead of buying one color of cardstock at a time, buy a pack with a selection of colors like the In Color Collection I used here.

Bunch of Balloons Stampin Up Card

The Picks of the Orchard for this card are below. Click on any image to find it in the shop!

stampin up online extravaganza

The Online Extravaganza is coming!! Select products are on sale up to 40% off, get ready to stock up on gifts for others or for your own collection! Two flash sale days will happen on November 21 and the 28th.

CURRENT SPECIALS

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BONUSES BY SHOPPING AT THE ORCHARD!

shop-now-button