Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Blending

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends. How has everyone’s week started off? I hope you are all having a productive one.

Today’s card is one that we made at our Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting on Sunday. We made 3 cards all using the Stampin’ Up! Color & Contour Bundle. Here’s the first card we made.

This card was designed and demonstrated by Linda, one of my team members. Isn’t it gorgeous.

We started by adhering a panel of Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper to a Highland Heather card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock we used our Blending Brushes and added Highland Heather Ink on the top, Blushing Bride Ink in the middle and Mint Macaron Ink on the bottom. We stamped the flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Color & Contour Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on top of the blended colors and immediately sprinkled it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I set it using my Heat Tool. I cut the image out using the middle scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies. I cut another one of the same scalloped rectangles out of a panel of Highland Heather cardstock. I adhered the artwork to the top of the Highland Heather rectangle using Stampin’ Seal and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Color & Contour stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered the sentiment to a Highland Heather mat using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the layered panel just under the artwork on the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels to the card front. I tied a double bow using the White Twine from the Bakers Twine Essential Pack and adhered it to the stem of the flower with a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from Color & Contour stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the flower image from the Color & Contour stamp set in Highland Heather Ink, stamped off once, on either side of the sentiment . I adhered the Basic White panel to a Highland Heather mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Highland Heather card base using Stampin’ Seal.

To finish my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the flower image from the Color & Contour stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of the Hand-Penned DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you like the card that Linda designed and will give it a try. If you are interested in joining us at our next team meeting, I’d love to have you on my team. We have an awesome team and it’s a great group of people. Contact me at and I’d be happy to talk to you more about joining. There’s no obligation to sell, blog or have workshops. Join as a hobby demonstrator just to enjoy the 20% discount. The new mini catalog will be coming out soon, you’d get to see the catalog early and order early. Contact me for more information. Happy Stamping!!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 


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Happy Stamping, Karen!


The Adventure Begins

Subscribe June 11 – July 10

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!


  • Contains enough supplies to create twelve cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Comes with a Stampin’ Spot plus an exclusive Stamp Set.
  • Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.

Subscribe to the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July at!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Click Here to view the PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the January -June 2021 Mini Catalog.


  • Each Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires). For this catalog’s Last Chance Products promotion, a Carryover List will not be provided; carryover products can be viewed in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. When they are, they will vary from one market to another depending on product performance.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.


  • Starts: 1 June 2021 at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • Ends: 30 June 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE GREAT DEALS!! GET THOSE SHOPPING LISTS READY TO GO!! STOCK UP ON YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!! Click Here and head over to my Online Store and Start Shopping!!Don’t forget, the last chance items are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! 


Introducing The Kits Collection

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! They’ve designed beautiful kits and done all the designing and cutting for you – so card making is easier than ever!  Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes step-by-step instructions, the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly, so be sure to check back often! This collection even includes 4 kits that don’t require stamping.  This makes a perfect gift for that special someone in your life who wants to be crafty but doesn’t feel confident to stamp!  You can shop the current selection at But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you.


The first Stampin’ Up! value statement is this: we care about people first. What does that look like? Caring about people first means treating others with kindness, respect, and equal consideration. It means working together towards a common goal, helping each other through life’s challenges, and celebrating one another’s accomplishments. It means including others, even when we disagree, have contrasting life experiences, or simply see things differently. Caring about people first is our greatest strength!

In honor of this value—and in the spirit of World Diversity Day—we’d like to celebrate what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! The United Through Creativity Digital Download features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual sentiments and illustrations that represent the multiple markets Stampin’ Up! engages with. And, it’s FREE for all!

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our one-of-a-kind community through the unifying force of creativity!

  • The elements featured in the United Through Creativity Digital Download were created in the spirit of World Diversity Day—a day for each of us to join together and understand the value of cultural diversity throughout the world. And, to celebrate our unique community of crafters!
  • We celebrate the diversity of the Stampin’ Up! family every day! In the United Through Creativity Digital Download, you’ll see a variety of illustrations, sentiments, and other elements that represent each of our marvelous markets and more.
  • Print your favorite pieces and use them to create cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper projects! We hope you’ll enjoy celebrating diversity, connection, community, and creativity with this sweet selection of inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual elements.
  • Don’t be shy—share what you’ve made! When sharing to social media, use the hashtags #UnitedThroughCreativity and #DiversityDay. We can’t wait to see your creations!
  • Speaking of sharing, spread the word! Let’s celebrate what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity!
  • Click on the image below for your free Digital Download


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 1 1/4″ x 3″ (sentiment) 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Highland Heather Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4″ X 3″ (scalloped card front mat), 1 1/8″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope)


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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Blending

  1. I agree with Amy that the bow really adds to the wonderful design of the card. I like how you finished the inside as well. It was truly a fun meeting.

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