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May 2022

Colour Creations - Parakeet Party

Week 2 Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop

HeaderThis week we celebrate a vivacious green:

I was very happy to see this lovely colour in our new 2022-2024 In Colours. I have been wanting a lighter green that was much brighter than Pear Pizzazz. This one tones beautifully with Granny Apple Green.

The HUES OF HAPPINESS Designer Series Paper contains Granny Apple Green in all the leaves, originally painted in such a way as to provide several light and dark tones of the colour - some of which are very close to PARAKEET PARTY.

So when it came to making cards using Parakeet Party, I really wanted to show off the beautiful designer series paper again. 

Parakeet Party Stampin' Up cards

I chose Parakeet Party A4 card stock for the base cards. If you mark 7cm on one short end and 14cms on the other short end, then cut on that diagonal line right across the card, you get two matching pieces to make two Zig Zag Fold Cards.

Parakeet Party cards

I used the Parakeet Party Ink Pad for the greeting stamps, finding a mix of greetings from a couple of different stamp sets, which I stamped onto Basic White card stock, die-cut with the smaller label die from the Painted Labels Dies.

Parakeet Party Stampin' Up card b

The flowers from the Designer Series Paper are all fussy cut with my favourite Paper Snips, and adhered with Stampin' Seal.

Parakeet Party Stampin' Up card
I love how the Parakeet Party base cards really make the colours in the flowers and greetings pop.

If you would like to see more ways to incorporate Parakeet Party into your projects, I would love you to visit the blogs of my Art With Heart Team fellow stampers and check out what they have created. Click the next box below to go there.

Next ButtonIf the next button link is not working or you’d like to see the entire list of participants go to Catherine Proctor’s blog


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Stampin' Up! Colour Creations


Hello there!

Welcome to a brand new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and a new batch of very beautiful In Colours.


Each year when the new Annual catalogue comes out, 5 colours retire and we get 5 new colours. These are referred to as In Colors and they give our colour palette a lovely refresh, complimenting our regular colour families and adding a beautiful fresh twist.

For Week 1 of the 2022-2023 Colour Creation Showcase, I welcome in the lovely new colour Orchid Oasis, and I celebrate this wonderful colour with some of my stamping buddies from Claire Daly's, Art With Heart Team - a very creative team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators here in Australia.

I have chosen to team Orchid Oasis card stock and ink with some of our Designer Series Paper to highlight how the colours coordinate across our colour range.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (1)The base card is Orchid Oasis, with a Basic White layer. Then the heavenly patterned paper is from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper Pack. I've used the Drapery Fold technique for the paper to add some depth and intrigue while showcasing both sides of the beautiful pattern.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (4)Orchid Oasis is not listed as a colour in the paper pack, but it sits nearly perfectly midway between the blues and purples in the paper design.

To tie it in even more, I used a Blender Pen and Orchid Oasis Ink pad to add a little more colour to some of the hand cut flowers from the paper, for the inside of the card.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (2)These are really beautiful papers and gorgeous colours. I'm so excited that the papers are here for the next 12 months of the new catalogue, and the In Colours are here for two years! I can see myself using them a lot!

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (3)

If you would like to see the products I used, scroll down further, but in the meantime, if you are starting at my blog, I invite you to visit the other AWH blogs to see how my talented friends have enjoyed using Orchid Oasis in their creations this week. Click on this box to go to gorgeous Cathy's blog to see the rest of the creations.

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If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Cathy
Proctor, and she will have the list of all participants.

Thanks for visiting!!

Kathryn Ruddick



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Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue

Happy New Catalogue!!

In ColorsOne of the things I most look forward to is seeing the new In Colors, and this year they are BEAUTIFUL!!

And there is an awesome way of getting your hands on them with huge savings!

The In Color Starter Kit is here, only for the month of May.  See all the details on my Starter Kit Page. 

I have hard copy catalogues here for all my regulars who normally get them from me. If you don't have a regular Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and would like a catalogue, you may click on the image below to have one sent direct to you.



Talk soon!

Kathryn Ruddick