Marvelous Mint Macaron

Hello everyone! With the close of every Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog, we have to say goodbye to five In Colors. This May, we will be losing the following colors:

Initially I wasn’t a huge fan of these colors. It seemed to be a odd combination. But over the past two years, I have grown to like all of the colors. In fact, I have grown to love love love Mint Macaron. It will be sad to lose these colors, but I am devastated to lose Mint Macaron. Hands down my favorite! Today I’m celebrating Mint Macaron and giving it a proper sendoff with three fun cards!

My first card is actually one I made using a ton of retired products. I don’t usually hang on to retired stamp sets (preferring to sell them and get new ones), but I have kept two sets that get pulled out time and time again: Four You and Four Feathers! This great monochrome triptych features both of those retired sets plus one current set (Timeless Textures) and a great accessory (Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon). Simple card, yet it highlights the color beautifully.

  • Stamps: Four Feathers (retired); Four You (retired); Timeless Textures
  • Inks: Mint Macaron
  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon
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Card two features a Holiday Catalog stamp set that is carrying over! I immediately fell for the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Punch and love that I can use it beyond Christmas time. The little suit stamp is perfect as a teddy bear. And I love the color combination of Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake. The soft colors make a great gender neutral baby card. This card also features the In Color DSP pack. I love these packs for great background pieces. SU sells the DSP packs in both In Color collections, Brights, Regals, Subtles, and Neutrals.

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Mint Macaron; Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Neutrals DSP; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon
  • Tools: Cookie Cutter Punch; Layering Circles Framelits

Finally I am featuring my favorite color combination: Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. Purple is my favorite color and I love the green and purple combo of these two colors. I am again featuring the In Color DSP as my background paper. I kept the main image of the card fairly simple with a jar full of flowers.

  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Sweet Sugarplum; Rich Razzleberry; Mint Macaron; Smoky Slate
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits

Super sad that we only have a few weeks left with Mint Macaron, but hey, maybe they will eventually bring it back when Stampin’ Up does another color refresh. A girl can dream, right?

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Jar of Heart Flowers

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Valentine’s Day or love card. I don’t send out Valentine’s Day cards, so I decided to make a more generic love card. I love how thus one turned out. I stamped the jar onto my piece of white and also onto the DSP. I then die the DSP to “fill” the jars. Hint: cut down the die cut DSP just a bit so that it fills the jar instead of covering it up. I then stamped the steams and created my heart flowers. Such a pretty card!

  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Old Olive; Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: Blooms and Bliss DSP; Gold Foil; Sweet Sugarplum; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools:Everyday Jar Framelits; Baker’s Box Thinlits (heart shape)

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Reindeer Tag

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a tag. I made this cute little reindeer out of the Foxy Friends stamp set. I really need to play with the set and make some different animals.

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  • Stamps: Foxy Friends; Jar of Love
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: Wrapped in Warmth DSP; Garden Green; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestones
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch; Lots of Labels Framelits; Oval Framelits

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Jar of Stars

Today’s card is one I’m offering at my Christmas Card Buffet. (Click here to join my Meetup group and RSVP) I tried to have a mix of colors, designs. and products. This card is using some of the retired DSP I have stashed away. I decided to go with a nontraditional color scheme. I love the end result. The jar of stars is a cute alternative to a Christmas tree on your Christmas card.

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  • Stamps:Jar of Love; old SU sentiment
  • Inks: Real Red; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock:Winter Frost DSP (retired); Real Red; Pool Party; Smoky Slate; Whisper White; Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits; Ovals Framelits; Star Punch (retired)

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SSINKIC38: Jar of Bats

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

SSINKIC38I decided to make a Halloween card using the colors I found in the picture. I want to featured the great Halloween Night DSP and the Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper. From there, I decided to add some Halloween stamps but didn’t want to just use one of the big images from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set. Instead, I used the cute little bat in the set. Instead of just stamping the bat, I filled a jar full of bats and had them spill out. Such a fun card!10:17

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween; Labeler Alphabet; Jar of Love
  • Inks: Pumpkin Pie; Basic Black; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Halloween Night DSP; Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper; Pumpkin Pie; Smoky Slate; Basic Gray
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits

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Colorful Jar

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a quick and easy card.  I whipped out this fun and colorful card for my All Occasions Card Buffet last month. I love the fun circles and colors. All told, this card took me less than 10 minutes to complete.

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  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede
  • Cardstock: Fruit Stand DSP; Flirty Flamingo; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools:

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Paisley and Copper

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using my favorite Holiday Catalog accessory. I was immediately drawn to the Petals and Paisleys Suite in the catalog. I’m not a huge ribbon fan, but I had to buy the coordinating Ribbon Trio Pack featuring Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon spools.

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I’ve been using these spools of ribbon for a ton of projects and I’m still not sick of them! For this card, I decided to featuring a small strip of Mint Macaron ribbon to “hold” my die cuts in place. I love the pattern mixing and colors of this card!

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  • Stamps: Jar of Love; Paisleys and Posies
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry; Mint Macaron
  • Cardstock: Petals and Paisleys DSP; Copper Foil; Rich Razzleberry; Mint Macaron; Delightful Dijon
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Robbon
  • Tools: Paisley Framelits; Lots of Labels Framelits

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All Occasions Card Buffet

I’ve seen a few demonstrators offer this type of class and I thought I would try it out! Just like a buffet, you get to chose the cards you want to make from the various options! $24 gets you 8 cards. You can make 8 cards of one design, 4 cards each of 2 designs, 1 of each 8 designs, or some other combination. I love the idea of allowing the customer some personal choice. For my first card buffet, I went with an all occasions theme. So basically, a mix of different and interesting cards. The buffet is being offered during crop day on Sept. 11th from 10am to 6pm and on Sept. 20 @ 2pm. Email me at tobe.buffenbarger@gmail.com to secure your spot!

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A Flirty Shaker

Another great sneak peek video for this Friday.

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a shaker card. Last month I borrowed Sheltering Tree from a friend and ended up stamping some extra trees and images to use later. This simple tree was perfect to build a shaker card from. I added a bit of color directly onto the tree and then repeated the color with some punched confetti stars. The shaker part was missing something so I added some great metallic sequins. Perfect! Some washi tape and a simple sentiment completed the card.

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  • Stamps:Sheltering Tree, Jar of Love
  • Inks: Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand
  • Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metallic Sequins, Moroccan Washi Tape
  • Tools:Lots of Labels Framelits, Confetti Stars Punch

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Festive Drapery

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using our favorite new accessory. Hands down my favorite accessory is the beautiful 2016-2018 In Color Ruched Ribbons! I’m not usually a ribbon lover, but these have changed my opinion. I love the colors and the feel of these ribbons. For this card, I decided to highlight the gorgeous Emerald Envy Ribbon. This card may look complicated, but believe me, it is simple!

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Directions for a drapery card:

  • Cut DSP to 4″ x 11 1/2″
  • Score at 3″, 4″, 6″, 7″, 9″, and 10″
  • Cut at a diagonal starting at 3″, leaving about 1-1 12″ at the end.
  • Fold!

Supplies used:

  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Melon Mambo
  • Cardstock: Festive Birthday DSP; Tempting Turquoise; Melon Mambo
  • Accessories: Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon; White Accents
  • Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits

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