Friday, April 13, 2018

Inking Up Retiring In-Colors

Welcome to the Inky Friends Blog Hop!    We are a group of friends and fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators who pick a theme once a month and then create projects to share.  You can click on the banner below to learn more!

Our current hop is focusing on the 2016-2018 Retiring In-Colors.  Every year SU introduces 5 new colors of cardstock and also retires 5 colors.  In addition there are periodic updates of the core colors and this year is the year for a revamp!  So this time it a bit different in that not ALL the In-Colors are retiring.   One color - Flirty Flamingo- is being moved to the Core Colors so we do not need to say "good-bye".  I am excited as I love this happy pink!

SU does an amazing job of selecting colors that are popular in all markets.  That is awesome for creating coordinating items for gifts.  I have recently finished crocheting a blanket and also picked up a cute little pair of baby socks that were the same color.    Look at how Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach go with them!

The card uses the Lots to Love Box Framelits (also retiring) to make an inside pocket for a gift card or note.  It also doubles as a cool little flap closure for the card.  I left the inside fairly plain to give a space to write a message.
Wrap a ribbon around a gift card and hold in place with mini glue dots to create the pull tab.

Super easy to add the pocket as the scorelines are already there.
I love the little socks-- they are an exact match to the Flirty Flamingo cardstock and ribbon!
A quick little topper for a cello bag!
Thanks a bundle for stopping by today!  Please click on the buttons below to see more of the retiring In-Colors!

This way to Yapha's Peekaboo Peach projects!

This way to Kris's Emerald Envy projects

Supplies used:
Stamps: Flying Home
Paper:  Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach , Emerald Envy and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink:  Archival Black Ink, Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Peekaboo Peach Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Flirty Flamingo 3/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 6 X 8 Cello Bags, Mini glue Dots
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Love to Love Box Framelits, Sweet and Sassy Framelits
Punch:  Classic Label