To be honest, I already have my new In Color stamp sets, markers, cardstock, and reinkers as well as several other items that we as demonstrators were allowed to preorder. (I love being a demo!) Last night I made some time to play with a few of my new toys.
The stamp set I used is called Sprinkles of Life, and it's the new Ronald McDonald House charities set. This means that portion of the proceeds from sales of this set goes towards supporting this worthy cause. While this year's Flamingo Lingo set is cute (and available through June 2), Stampin' Up! really pulled out the stops on Sprinkles of Life! The 22-stamp set has a coordinating Tree Builder punch as well as designer papers that work super well with it.
The Tree Builder punch cuts out more than just the matching tree trunk stamp. It also cuts the leaves, and this same shape can be used as clouds, cupcake tops, and ice cream scoops -- like this:
Inside of card:
The punch also cuts shapes for an apple/cherry, a small bird, little blossoms, and leaves/raindrops. I think this is the most flexible punch I've ever seen!
When I saw a card sketch by Allison Cope over on StampNation this week, I knew I would have to use it on my next card. The papers I chose to work with are from the Cherry on Top stack which reminds me a lot of Mary Engelbreit's bright and cheery artistic style. There's a matching set of five Cherry on Top washi tapes as well.
You can see two of the new In Colors in this card. The lighter green lined design on the left section of the card is Cucumber Crush, and the red at the top is Watermelon Wonder. The new In Colors not shown are Delightful Dijon (similar to the retired More Mustard), Mint Macaron, and Tip Top Taupe.
I'm tickled pink that I had some time to do some stamping this weekend, and I'm hoping I can play some more this week. There's a number of products with a beautiful, rich Bohemian theme, and that's what I plan to work with next.
Joyce Spear / StamperJoyce