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Pals Blog Hop: New Hues Review

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July. This month we are excited to show off the new 2015–2017 Stampin’ Up! In Colors, namely, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. In Color products include cardstock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and other embellishments. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky, number 25 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Cheers by ShawnStamps.com

My favorite color of the new hues is—without a doubt—Mint Macaron. This versatile green seems to go with all the Stampin’ Up! Colors, but you may already know, Stampin’ Up! is pretty on point with our color collections. It is hard to find a combination that does not work.

One color I have not used however, is Delightful Dijon, but I have found a color combination that truly inspired me to give it a try.

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Like others, my first impression of Delightful Dijon was, “perfect for Autumn,” but combined with Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe, you can start using this mustardy yellow now. The combination reminds me of a hazy summer day.

As mentioned before, our In Colors are available in a variety of ways. Here, I used cardstock and matching patterned paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.

For texture and dimension, I created the look of corrugated paper by scoring along a piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock with a Simply Scored scoring board and Simply Scored Stylus. Of course, we have Corrugated Paper ready to go, but I didn’t have any on hand so I did what crafty people do and made some. The edges were torn by hand to add even more texture to an otherwise clean layout. I love mixing textures like this; it provides contrast, helps hide imperfections and lends to a handmade look.

Make Your Own Corrugated Cardstock | ShawnStamps.com

I cut the “cheers” sentiment from Greeting Thinlits Dies. Cutting several and laminating them with glue helps to make it sturdy enough to hang off the edges of my layers without bending. I often use this technique to create sentiments that double as embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Greetings Thinlits | ShawnStamps.com

I wanted this card to consist solely of paper and die-cutting, but I couldn’t resist stamping a couple of butterflies from Watercolor Wings. I think they really steal the show and complete the summertime scene. An In Color Blossom Accent in Delightful Dijon is also thrown on for fun.

I hope you enjoyed this card and the delightful colors from our 2015–2017 In Color collection. If you did, please leave a comment below—I truly enjoy reading them. Remember, you can follow me on Pinterest, Subscribe to my blog by email or like my Facebook page to be updated each time I post something new.


Thanks for making it this far down the hop. Don’t stop now.

The next stop is Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie, number 27 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  17. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  21. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  22. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  23. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  24. Kimberly Sparks at Stampin’ Daisy
  25. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  26. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps « You are here
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

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