Moving Across the State? You Can Take It With You!

Moving Away & Taking It With You

As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, you own your own home-based stamping business and you can take it with you if you have to move across town, across the state, or even across country! It’s just not a problem! If you’re a United States Demonstrator, you may recruit and sell anywhere within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US territories (American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands). This also applies to your customers living abroad if they can provide an APO/FPO address. If they live abroad without having an APO/FPO address, they can only be recruited and sold to by Demonstrators of the country in which they reside.

With today’s technology, you can easily keep in touch with your customers and downline in your old neighborhood by phone, e-mail, text or Facebook private groups. You can even hold stamping parties online through services like Google Hangouts.

A good way to get to know your new neighbors is to hold a free class every month or six weeks or so (however it fits into your schedule). You design a very simple card and pass out flyers to your neighbors with the date, time and the fact that the class is free. This lets your new neighborhood know about your business and gives you all a chance to get acquainted.

I have lots of other ideas for you to add new customers and downline while you maintain your old ones! As you can see, moving away is just not a problem!

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Daffodil Delight in a Colorful Analogous Scheme

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There are a lot of choices in Daffodil Delight’s Analogous Colors of Yellow-Orange and Yellow-Green. Analogous Colors for Daffodil Delight are those adjacent to the Yellow Color Group. The Stampin’ Up!® colors allow a wide range of possibilities for different moods, themes and combinations with three other colors in the Yellow-Orange Color Group and four more in the Yellow-Green Color Group.

I chose Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon for the Daffodil Delight Analogous Color Scheme in today’s project. I found the combination most colorful as well as quite energetic! Cucumber Crush is a Green-Yellow Hue (remember, I consolidate the Split Tertiary Groups at my convenience – you can too!) and of equal intensity to Daffodil Delight. Delightful Dijon makes a nice intermediate color that accents both and lets me use three colors in the Analogous Color Scheme. (This makes colorists happy.)

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Real Life Color Coach Logo - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comDid you know I have the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com you may contact at any time? And I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here. The Hotline is perfect if you have questions about Daffodil Delight, about helping you create color combinations, the content of any of the Real Life Color Coach articles, or other crafting color-related issues.

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Brick Oven Baker’s Box

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You read about how excited I was to try out the Baker’s Box Thinlits™ Dies. Well, I was also excited to try out the Brick Wall Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. I wanted to put the two together, so I came up with this “brick oven” Baker’s Box. It’s very easy and quick to do, too.

Die-cut the Baker’s Box with the Big Shot, including the window on one side. You may need the Magnetic Platform to hold them in place, otherwise use Post-It™ Notes or painter’s tape. After you’ve cut two of the boxes, emboss them one at a time with the Brick Wall folder. Make sure they face the same direction. You can flatten the embossing on the flaps with the Bone Folder before you assemble. You can also use the Bone Folder to crease the other folds, but do it gently so you don’t flatten the rest of the embossing.

I just use the Tear & Tape Adhesive on the side flaps to assemble the box. I like boxes you can store flat and if you don’t adhere the bottom flaps together, you can do that. Be careful what you put the box as if the contents are heavy, the bottom will come open. A bit of masking or painter’s tape would hold it closed and still let you remove the tape to store the box. If you’re sending filled boxes home with someone, adhere the bottom flaps.

The window is covered with a Window Sheet piece 2” square. Cut the Tear & Tape Adhesive into strips, then in half the long way to adhere the Window Sheet over the window.

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To order what you need to create your own Brick Oven Baker’s Box, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article. You’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards for every $50 catalog product purchased at one time. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150. Try the Baker’s Box Dies and the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and see what you can do with them!

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Daffodil Delight: a Bright Complementary Scheme

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As I noted in my article, Wisteria Wonder Split Complementary Scheme, Daffodil Delight does not work well as the Complement to Wisteria Wonder, from the Violet Color Group. However, Elegant Eggplant, also from the Violet Group, makes a perfect Complement to Daffodil Delight. Both colors have a similar intensity with no muting. The Complementary Color Scheme is bright and high contrast. I used Whisper White as an accent to focus the contrast.

I stamped the Blended Bloom flower and the sentiment with the Elegant Eggplant Classic Pad. The flower is ideal for coloring, so I highlighted the petals with the Daffodil Delight Marker from the Brights Collection and shaded them with the Wisteria Wonder Marker from the Subtles Collection. This lets me use both Complementary colors successfully with Daffodil Delight.

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Real Life Color Coach Logo - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comDid you know I have the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com you may contact at any time? The Hotline is perfect if you have questions about Daffodil Delight, your color combinations, the content of these articles, or other color-related issues. I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here.

The Daffodil Delight Complementary Colors are good for Friendship, All-Occasion, Thank You and Birthday cards. The brightness also makes for great scrapbook pages.

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Sweet Stack Project Kit Tip Sheet

Sweet Stack Centerpiece-In-Class Version - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comPart of the fun at my Sweet Stack Centerpiece class on July 18th was discovering a whole bunch of highly useful tips to help with making your centerpiece go smoothly. If you missed the class, or already have your Sweet Stack Project Kit, you can still take advantage of the class discoveries. I’ve compiled the tips into a special Tip Sheet that comes with a Bonus Template. The total value is $7.95 and it’s on sale right now!

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Useful Tips Free With Sweet Stack Project Kit

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We had a lot of fun at my Sweet Stack Centerpiece class last Saturday. What’s more, we discovered a whole bunch of highly useful tips to help with making your centerpiece go smoothly.

If you missed the class, you can make up for it in part. I’ve compiled the tips we discovered into a special Tip Sheet that is free when you purchase the Sweet Stack Project Kit (138812). The tip sheet comes with a Bonus Template as well. The total value is $9.95, but it’s yours at no extra charge when you order the kit.

To order your Sweet Stack Project Kit and receive the Tip Sheet for FREE, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on the Sweet Stack Project Kit link above. You’ll receive your free Tip Sheet and Bonus Template in your inbox.

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Real Life Color Coach Color of the Week: Daffodil Delight

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Daffodil Delight is the pure Hue in the Yellow Color Group and has no fellows (Tints, Tones or Shades) along with it in the Stampin’ Up!® Colors. It stands alone in any Daffodil Delight Monochromatic Color Scheme. Since you typically need some contrast between layers of Yellow, the Neutrals Collection gets to play!

The highest contrast occurs when Daffodil Delight is paired with Basic Black. Early Espresso provides a slightly softer contrast, with Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede giving an even softer contrast. All of these work very well to showcase Daffodil Delight in a Monochrome Scheme.

Whisper White and Very Vanilla give the lowest contrast. Along with Daffodil Delight, they would make a great Bridal Shower or Baby Shower invitation or page. The softness would create a more peaceful theme. If you need higher contrast but don’t want to give up the combination, sponge the edges with a darker Neutral to create a thin line of demarcation.

I used Daffodil Delight with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla in this dinosaur birthday card. The Very Vanilla layer allowed the Daffodil Delight images to show, with Soft Suede providing contrast.

Tip: I creased the card base well and could punch both layers of the folded corners and edge corners at the same time.

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Daffodil Delight Monochromatic Color Schemes are good for Spring, Summer, Shower or other Cheery cards and pages, Birthday, Baby, Wedding and Get Well cards.

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Two-Way Glue Pen Tip with Word Die-Cuts

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I hadn’t used my word Thinlits™ Dies a lot since the Transfer Adhesive retired. I finally got my Hello You Thinlits™ Dies (137363) out again and decided to adhere the word with the 2-Way Glue Pen (100425). I did not mention this adhesive in my article,Thinlits: Some More Tips, when I talked about adhesives to use to attach fine-script word die-cuts. Then I discovered this little tip:

You know how you get a little puddle of the glue when you “charge” the pen to get the glue flowing? After the first charge was used up, I decided to use the puddle as paint and spread it over the back of the word with the Glue Pen tip. It worked perfectly and I didn’t have to worry about crushing the word when I recharged the tip. The 2-Way Glue is not as thick as Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), so it is much quicker to dry. Try this tip and see what you think!

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Got any questions about Word Thinlits™ Dies, the 2-Way Glue Pen or other Thinlits™ or adhesives? E-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com or post your question in Comments. I’ll respond directly to your e-mail and post the answer here on www.3amStamper.com. If you need an answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.

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Do You Like To Be In On The Latest Trends?

Peek at 3am Thoughts - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comDo you like to keep up with the latest trends and read the latest news from the world of rubber stamping, scrapbooking and papercrafting? You can have it all delivered right to your inbox each month! That’s what you receive when you join my Mailing List! Every month, my Mailing List Subscribers enjoy my newsletter, 3am Thoughts, filled with the latest news, tips, ideas and trends… and it’s FREE!!

My newsletter typically includes 4 or 5 tutorials, worth between $4.95 and $7.95 each. The latest trends, news, tips, ideas, tricks and techniques are sprinkled throughout.

To join my Mailing List and receive my monthly newsletter, 3am Thoughts, fill out the form at right. Be sure you click the link in your confirmation e-mail or you won’t be signed up! You’ll collect 2 free tutorials (valued at $7.95 each) when your membership is confirmed!

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Wisteria Wonder in an Analogous Scheme

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I usually tend to use only two of the three colors in an Analogous Color Scheme, because I favor Monochromatic Schemes over anything else. However, the Wisteria Wonder Analogous Colors worked so well together, I had to use all three! Wisteria Wonder is in the Violet Color Group. Right beside it is the Red-Violet Color Group, in which I included the Violet-Red and Red-Violet split-Tertiary groups (for my convenience), and selected Rich Razzleberry. Alongside Red-Violet is the Red Color Group, which includes Pink Pirouette.

The combination is spectacular because of all the contrast! Wisteria Wonder is a Tint/Tone of Violet and so is slightly muted. This works very well with the brightness of the Tint, Pink Pirouette, and the deepness of the Shade, Rich Razzleberry. Together this Analogous Color Scheme provides energy and interest, without being overwhelming.

If you want even higher contrast in this scheme, substitute Blackberry Bliss for Rich Razzleberry. Blackberry Bliss will add a sharpness to the combination and would work very well for Masculine cards… even with Pink Pirouette. The combination as is would be good for Birthday, Thank You, All-Occasion or Sympathy cards or pages.

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Real Life Color Coach Logo - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comIf you have questions about Wisteria Wonder Analogous Color Schemes, other colors, your color combinations, the content of these articles, or other color-related issues, you can ask them through the Hotline. I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here. Just contact the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Cutie Pie Thinlits: More Than A Cake Slice Box

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At my class today, we’re using the Sweet Stack Project Kit, which includes two sizes of Cake Slice Box Die-Cuts, similar to what you can make with the Cutie Pie Thinlits™ Dies and your Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine. However, the Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies include more than just the Cake Slice Box, Bow and Candle. There are other dies that coordinate with the Sweet Stack Stamp Set, as well as additional box embellishments.

I thought it would be fun to make a card with the Stamp Set and some of the Dies. I designed it to coordinate with the pattern from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack with no additional items. After I cut the card base and layers, I just used scraps of card stock for the pennant and bow.

I stamped, then die cut the pennant sentiment by lining it up on the Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform. I wanted a border around it, but I thought I’d try to save time by cutting the card stock to fit with the Stampin’ Trimmer after I adhered the pennant. That worked, but you need to be careful when you’re lining up the edge to be cut. A better choice would have been to trace around the outside of the die, cut the card stock with the Trimmer and then adhere the pennant. It turned out the time I tried to save was used up making adjustments. A word to the wise!

The Stamp Set and Die Cuts would also be cute to decorate a scrapbook page. I think I’ll try that sometime!

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Wisteria Wonder: Split Complementary Scheme

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I like to follow the Color of the Week’s Monochromatic Scheme with its Complementary Color Scheme. The Complement of Wisteria Wonder, this week’s Color of the Week from the Violet Color Group, is Daffodil Delight from the Yellow Color Group. However, the two colors do not work well together. Daffodil Delight is the Yellow Hue and is a pure, clear color. It is also brighter (of higher intensity) than Wisteria Wonder and brings out grayness to make the color look dull. In order to use the two in the same project, they need to be separated by a Neutral, such as Basic Black or Early Espresso, or the Violet Color Group Shade, Elegant Eggplant. Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight are of similar intensity, so they complement well, as you’ll see next week.

Instead, I’m showing you the Wisteria Wonder Split Complementary Color Scheme with So Saffron from the Yellow-Orange Color Group and Pear Pizzazz from the Yellow-Green Color Group. Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron are Tints of their respective color groups and are of similar intensity to Wisteria Wonder. This makes the three colors a quite harmonious combination. This combination is good for All Occasion Cards, Thank You Cards, Birthday Cards, or Bridal and Wedding Cards, depending on the bride.

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Real Life Color Coach Logo - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comIf you have questions about the Wisteria Wonder Split Complementary Color Scheme, other colors, your color combinations, the content of these articles, or other color-related issues, you can ask them through the Hotline. I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here. Just contact the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Why Do I Use a Color of the Week?

Real Life Color Coach Logo - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comMy readers want to know why I use a Color of the Week. I did Color of the Week posts a few years ago highlighting the combinations in the Stampin’ Up!® Color Coach™. Now that the Color Coach is retired, I’m showcasing a different Color of the Week each week as your Real Life Color Coach. My plan is to show you a variety of combinations you can use with each color.

Besides, this way I’m assured that I get to use each color, rather than using only my favorites!

After we’ve looked at each color, I’ll do a few Neutrals-Only examples, then highlight combinations for colors you struggle coordinating. By that time, the new In Colors should be out, so we’ll start over beginning with them.

Please let me know the favorite colors you want to see more of AND the colors you struggle with contacting the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com. I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here.

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Real Life Color Coach Color of the Week: Wisteria Wonder

Wisteria-Wonder-You-Made-My-Day-CardThis week, the Real Life Color Coach introduces you to Wisteria Wonder, a Tint in the Violet Color Group. The color is not a bright Tint, but very slightly softened with gray so that it could be a Tone, but I put it in the Tint category. This is mainly because the Violet Shade is Elegant Eggplant and the two colors are great together in a Monochrome Color Scheme. I may move Wisteria Wonder during the next chart update, but for now… it’s a Tint.

This card is simple and quick… and it should be mailable without the non-machinable surcharge. Elegant Eggplant accents the Wisteria Wonder butterflies and makes the sentiment dark enough to read easily. The card front is embossed with the Fluttering Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (139304) and embellished with stamped butterfly die-cuts and rhinestones, and that’s it!

I thought about using Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White alone, but I would have had to cover up my embossed card front, so the Whisper White turned into slight accents and Wisteria Wonder shone through! With Elegant Eggplant highlights, this becomes a smile-making Purple-lover’s card!

Other Supplies Used: Watercolor Wings (139424-p) & And Many More (134273-w; 134276-c) Stamp Sets; Wisteria Wonder (126985) & Elegant Eggplant (126969) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Wisteria Wonder (122922) & Whisper White (100730) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (130658); Butterflies Thinlits™ Dies (137360); Word Window Punch (119857); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Sponge Daubers (133773); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Besides contrasting with Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder also takes on drama with Basic Black, Whisper White or Early Espresso from the Neutrals Collection in Monochrome Color Schemes. The other Neutrals provide less contrast.

Real Life Color Coach LogoIf you have questions about color, your color combinations, the content of these articles, or other color-related issues, you can ask them through the Hotline. I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here. Just contact the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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When the Paper Trimmer Goes Bad

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When you start getting ragged edges from your Stampin’ Trimmer Paper Cutter & Scorer (126889), check that it’s happening on card stock other than Whisper White or Very Vanilla. If you’re getting frayed or ragged edges on Whisper White or Very Vanilla Card Stock or Designer Series Paper, try cutting with the Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Addition (129407) attached. The rotary blade cuts the thinner papers and card stocks cleaner.

If you get ragged or frayed edges and/or fuzz balls from cutting your card stock, try these steps:

  1. Start cutting a short way in on the paper or card stock, then slide the blade up and back to cut all the way through.
  2. Dust the groove in the cutting mat and flip it over to the other grooved side
  3. Change the cutting blade

Rotary-Addition-on-Stampin-TrimmerThese steps should solve the problem. You might also try using the Rotary Addition on regular card stock. You will have to slide the blade up and back three or four times to get the card stock cut through.

Got a question about a product, technique or tool? E-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com or post your question in Comments. I’ll respond directly to your e-mail and post the answer here on www.3amStamper.com. If you need an answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.

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Business-Building Resources: Convention

Convention 2015 LogoOnly Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators are allowed to attend Stampin’ Up!®’s annual Convention, where they get to share information, tips and techniques with fellow Demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff. They also learn the newest trends in papercrafting, along with Business-Building best practices.

Demonstrators who have not registered to attend Convention in person may stream the live sessions from the comfort of their own homes. This is the streaming schedule:
Thursday, July 23

10:00 AM–12:00 PM (MT)

Friday, July 24

9:30–10:45 AM (MT)

3:45–5:00 PM (MT)

Saturday, July 25

10:45 AM–12:30 PM (MT)

After Convention, the material presented is available on the Demonstrator Website for reference. All the material makes a great resource for developing your business.

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents, pick up some extra cash and be eligible to attend Stampin’ Up! Events as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Sheltering Tree Card in Melon Mambo’s Analogous Scheme

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This Melon Mambo Analogous Color Scheme card features high, soft contrast from Perfect Plum, of the Violet-Red Color Group and Pink Pirouette, from the Red Color Group. This time I’m using the Color Groups immediately adjacent to the Red-Violet Color Group, rather than treating both RedViolet and Violet-Red as one Color Group.

Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette are high-intensity colors. Their intensity is softened by using Perfect Plum. The intensity of the colors is also mitigated by using the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set (137163-p). The soft watercolor effect of the leaves on the tree helps counterbalance the intensity. The combination creates a very pleasant friendship card. You’ll also find the combination good for cheer-up notes and sympathy cards.

Other Supplies Used: Melon Mambo (126948), Perfect Plum (126963) & Pink Pirouette (126956) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Melon Mambo (115320), Perfect Plum (101889) & Pink Pirouette (111351) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Melon Mambo 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (138431); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Take a look at the Real Life Color Coach Fact Sheet for more detail about my background and some quick notes about Color Theory and the exclusive Stampin’ Up!® colors.

Real Life Color Coach LogoIf you have questions about color, your color combinations, the content of these articles, or other color-related issues, you can ask them through the Hotline. I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here. Just contact the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Dinosaur Baker’s Box in Cheerful Melon Mambo Triad

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I couldn’t wait to try the Baker’s Box Thinlits™ Dies (138279) with my Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439), so I folded the project into my Real Life Color Coach articles! Okay, I’ll confess, I also needed another Color Scheme item for this week’s Sizzix on Saturday.

Melon Mambo, from the Red-Violet Color Group, has a nice selection of Triadic Colors! For example, take a look at the Green-Blue Color Group in the Real Life Color Coach Charts! Triads are four spaces apart on the Color Charts, as I alluded to in my Bermuda Bay in a Triad article. I frequently use only two colors from the Triad and today is no exception. Today’s Triadic combination includes Pool Party from the Green-Blue Color Group. The combination is cheerful without being overwhelming.

The Baker’s Box is made from a half-sheet of Melon Mambo from the Brights Collections 12” x 12” Card Stock Assortment (131186). If you place the box Thinlit card stock very close to one end of the card stock, you will have enough room to die-cut the second piece. I also highly recommend using the Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (130658) to hold your dies in place. If you want to use the dual holes die or the handle space die, you can place and die cut them at the same time. Use Post-It™ Notes or similar to hold everything in place if needed. Roll your die through the Big Shot two or three times if your Cutting Pads (113475) are warped.

I would NOT cut the holes on the second box piece. It’s very difficult to line them up. Instead, put your boxes pieces together and trace the holes on the inside of the uncut piece. Align the Thinlit and cut. This way, you’re sure you have the right placement.

Other Supplies Used: No Bones About It Stamp Set (138756-p); Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad (126948); Pool Party 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (122924); Decorative Label Punch (120907); 1/16” Circle Handheld Punch (134363); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Whisper White 1/2” Seam Binding Ribbon (134573); Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (122933); Linen Thread (104199); Alcohol

To order what you need to make your own Baker’s Box, just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article. You’ll receive 3am Stamper Rewards for every $50 catalog product purchased at one time. You can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.

Real Life Color Coach LogoIn addition, if you have questions about color, your color combinations, the content of these articles, or other color-related issues, you can ask them through the Hotline. I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here. Just contact the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Melon Mambo Page: Split Complementary Elegance

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The Split Complementary Color Scheme of Melon Mambo, from the Red-Violet Color Group, includes Night of Navy from the Blue Color Group and Wild Wasabi from the Green Color Group. The combination give a dramatic, crisp elegance that sets off Melon Mambo quite well. You can picture this scheme in a powerful dress for success outfit! I decided to make a scrapbook page instead.

The page drama is softened a little by the whimsical use of the striped Melon Mambo pattern from the Brights Color Collections Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack (138434). In fact, the 4” x 12” strip is one of the leftovers from the Monochromatic Color Scheme article project on Wednesday. I softened the look of the page a little more with lacy butterflies on top of solid butterfly bases. By the way both sets of Butterfly Dies coordinate with each other!

Other Supplies Used: Brights (131186), Regals (131188) & Subtles (131189) Collections 12” x 12” Card Stock Assortment; Whisper White 12” x 12” Card Stock (124302); Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Butterflies Thinlits™ Dies (137360); Bold Butterfly Framelits™ Dies (138135); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Tips: Layer the lacy butterfly on top of the solid butterfly with Mini Glue Dots folded into a burrito shape. You can use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the solid butterflies for more stability of the whole embellishment.

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Why Bother with a Handmade Card?

Very few people have asked this of me… but there’ve been a few over the years. In this video, I answer that question!

Bonus tip: If you know or are pretty sure someone’s going to throw away your card – put a note in it saying “please recycle”.

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