Do You Miss the Stampin’ Up!® Color Coach™?

Real Life Color Coach with Fan of Colors - Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Stampin’ Up! retired the Color Coach™ tool as they do every year. However, this year they didn’t bring it back in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. I talked about this with some of my customers and colleagues and mentioned that my weekly Color Craft feature would need to take up the slack.

There was a lot of excitement around this plan. So, instead of my weekly Color Craft feature, I will become your Real Life Color Coach, specializing in Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors. Most of my posts each week will include a color of the week as well as color combinations in projects for different occasions.

I will tell you why the combination works and the theory behind it. I will also show you examples of what happens when you change the color proportions.

Since we started with Watermelon Wonder plus a neutral, let’s continue to explore this color through next week. It’s only a coincidence that Watermelon Wonder is almost a direct complement to my 3amStamper color scheme, but that may be why I was subconsciously attracted to it!

I’ve set up a “hot line” in case you have questions about color, your color combinations, etc. I will answer them directly via e-mail and will post the answers here, in addition. 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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Start Your Business With A Bonus!

Small Business Owner Sign

For the month of June, when you invest in your stamping business as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, you will receive your choice of TWO stamp sets in addition to the products you select in your Starter Kit. What a bonus!! This means you can choose extra card stock or some punches to enhance your business experience. The offer also makes the ridiculously low investment of $99 (which gives you $125 in product you choose) an even greater value!

Have you thought about a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator and owning your own stamping business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash while you’re at it? 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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Color Change for Trendy Card

One of the cards I designed for my Trendy Cards Class for 2015 underwent a change when we made it in class. The original design, which you can see by clicking the preceding link, featured the new In Color 2015-2017 Card Stock Assortment (138339) colors: Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe. The colors work okay together, but there really wasn’t enough contrast and the stamped images got a bit lost.

Good Things Card-Redesign - Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

The In-Class version shown here used Watermelon Wonder and Sahara Sand Card Stock. Sahara Sand is a tint of beige, while Tip Top Taupe is a tone. There is more contrast between Watermelon Wonder and Sahara Sand. I also used the Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad (126974) instead of the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708) for the flower image. I stamped the sentiment with the Early Espresso Pad as well. I like using Brown on Brown rather than Black on Brown, as long as the Brown is dark enough.

I used the Tip Top Taupe In Color 2015-2017 Blossom Accents (138383) on the knot, mainly to see what it looked like… and also because I’d used a Watermelon Wonder Blossom on the previous version and wanted to make sure I had enough left. I thought the Blossom needed something in the center to highlight it, so I stuck together two of the medium Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) and glued them in place. The shape of the Blossom center fits the round double Pearl best, one flat Pearl wouldn’t stay. You could also use Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), treated the same way as the Pearls, or a dot of Crystal Effects (101055) and some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (133751).

Other Products Used: You’ve Got This Stamp Set (139572-w; 139575-c); In Color 2015-2017 Envelope Paper (138312); Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad (138323); Watermelon Wonder 1” Dotted Lace Trim (138425); Sahara Sand 7/8” Lace Trim (137866); Envelope Punch Board (133774); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Try out the 2015-2017 In Colors yourself – Tip Top Taupe makes a great Neutral for the rest of the colors. To order, 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.

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Make Gift Card Envelopes-Quick & Easy

Gift Card Emvelope & Trims Thinlits

The Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits™ Dies (135854) let you make custom gift card holders quickly and easily. The Gift Card Die cuts and scores at the same time, so it works better without anything between the paper or cardstock you’re cutting and the die.

Both banner and shaped button trim dies come with the set. You can make paper buttons by cutting out two or three shapes per button, then gluing them together and attach to the envelope with a 1/8” Silver Mini Brad (122941). Attach them to both the envelope and the flap and you have a custom closure when you wrap Baker’s Twine around them. You can also use Linen Thread (104199) or Gold (138401) or Silver (138402) Metallic Thread. I recommend against the Metallic Baker’s Twine and the Thick Baker’s Twine because they are a little too thick for the envelope.

The B.Y.O.P. Stamp Set (137159-p) coordinates perfectly with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits™. The Stamp Set and the Thinlits™ Dies also come together in a Bundle (140245) at 15% savings! If you have the B.Y.O.P. Bundle and the Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439), you are all set to make Gift Card Envelopes that are Quick & Easy and uniquely your own! You can get two envelopes from a 6” x 12” piece of card stock or paper when the die measures 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” because you can overlap the cut-out area for the second envelope.

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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How Would You Like Free Gifts?

Girl With Surprise Gift

I send Free Gifts to my Mailing List Subscribers every so often. Some are part of joining my Mailing List, some are regularly sent, such as the annual 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorial series, and some are surprises out of the blue. All of the periodic free gifts are only available to those members already on my Mailing List. They aren’t available after the e-mail goes out.

Everyone looks forward to the 12 Weeks of Christmas series of. They are valued between $9.95 and $14.95 each, if you could buy them. You can’t. You can only receive them free, just like other free gifts, by signing up for my Mailing List. Past free gifts have included e-books on photography, scrapbooking, etc. and have been valued at $7.95 to $24.95. Only Mailing List Members get them sent to their inboxes!

To join my Mailing List and receive my monthly newsletter, 3am Thoughts, filled with news, tutorials, tips & tricks, 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! And the best part is… it’s all FREE!

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How to Get a Free Stampin’ Up! Catalog from Me

2015-2016 Annual Catalog with Mary-visit http://www.3amstamper.com

The new Stampin’ Up!® catalog year has started and the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog is available! You can get your own copy in two ways:

  1. Buy it for about $10.
  2. Have me send it to you for FREE!

I would love to send you a free catalog. All you need to do is give me your name, address and phone number and agree that I may call you a few days after you’re received it. To contact me, you may call or text (707) 695-3571 or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.

By the way, my Mailing List Subscribers have the opportunity to receive their catalogs automatically. Join my Mailing List by filling out the form at right and check it out!

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Cross-Over Bag with New Punch Board

Cross-over Gift Bag-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Today is the last day of the old Stampin’ Up!® catalog year and the first day of the new! This means it’s your last chance to buy any retiring stamps and accessories you may want to get, including My Digital Studio (130647, Disc; 130646, Download) and Digital Downloads (all MDS at 30% off!). It’s also the first day you may purchase from the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! In addition, it’s the day I promised you I tell you what the Bonus Project was at my Trendy Cards Class.

I decided to introduce you to the new Gift Bag Punch Board (135862). The Trendy Cards Class attendees got to make a bag with new Designer Series Paper. However, for today’s project, I wanted to include some retiring items as well as items that are continuing on. That’s why I’m calling it a “Cross-Over” Bag.

The Gift Bag Punch Board lets you make grocery-style bags using paper or card stock up to 12” wide. The length can be anything, but I find it easiest to keep the paper to 7-1/4” long. This gives you a 6” tall bag because the base is 1-1/4” deep. To make a longer bag, you will need to score the extra length with the Simply Scored® Scoring Tool (122334).

I’ve included a .pdf with the instructions written out, along with a photo of the instructions part of the Punch Board. This should help you create your bags because the paper covers up the instructions and the illustration.

Gift Bag Punch Board Directions

Other Retiring & New/Current Products Used: Build A Bouquet Stamp Set (137166-p); Build A Bouquet Simply Created Project Kit (137952); Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper (137782); Old Olive (126953) & Soft Sky (131181) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim (135837); 2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins (133630); Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Beautiful Wings Embosslits™; Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Sorry, Beautiful Wings Embosslits™ just sold out! I used some of my extra butterflies from previous projects to decorate. Everything else seems to be still available, but products from the 2015 Occasions Catalog are only available while supplies last.

To order what you need to make your own Gift Bags, 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.

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Did You Know You Can Take Your Stamping Business Anywhere?

Demonstrator On the GoSeveral of my colleagues have relocated and taken their businesses with them. This reminds that you can take your business with you wherever you go as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator. And you don’t have to relocate to do it!

For example: You’re going on vacation to some place with a lot of down time, such as camping. Take some of your projects along with you as well as some mini catalogs and business cards and hand them out to people who stop by to watch. Have them sign up for your mailing list while they’re at it! (There’s an app for that!!) You can use this method at your kids/grandkids sporting events or even doctor’s waiting rooms! It’s a great way to pick up contacts… and you can even schedule parties, invite them to classes, or whatever, too.

Another example: You move to a new neighborhood. Once you are reconnected to the internet, e-mail all your customers with your new contact info, if needed. Otherwise, tell them your move is complete and you’re again available to answer questions. You might also ask them for referrals to people they know in your new area. Then, set up a free demonstration and invite all your neighbors, co-workers, etc. This will let your new neighbors and co-workers know about your business and let you pick up more contacts, schedule parties, invite them to classes, or whatever, as well.

These are some examples of how you can make your Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator business portable. I have ideas for several more based upon actual experiences from myself and some of my colleagues. You can certainly use me and my resources to design your own stamping business to go with you!

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 while you’re at it? 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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Need a Quick Check Holder?

Quick Check Holder Gift Card-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Sometimes you decide to give a check as a gift, but you want something more gift-y to put it in. This card and check holder combination takes just a few minutes to put together. It also holds cash, if you prefer.

Check Holder-Inside-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Take a 6” x 11” piece of card stock and score it at 4” and 8” on the long edge. Fold and crease well so the end panels overlap. Adhere the 3” panel to the neighboring panel to make a pocket.

Emboss a 5-3/4” x 3-3/4” piece of contrasting card stock with your desired pattern and the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (132657) or Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439). Adhere to front panel. Stamp and adhere sentiment or image to one side with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430). Wrap ribbon, cord or Baker’s Twine around card front under the image and tie in a bow or knot.

Adhere a small stamped image on the pocket with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Wrap ribbon, cord or Baker’s Twine around pocket under the image and tie in a bow or knot. Insert check or cash into pocket and you’re ready to go. You can quickly make an envelope to fit with the Envelope Punch Board (133774) and some Designer Series Paper.

Other Supplies Used: Starburst Sayings Stamp Set (133182-w; 133185-c); Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (133646); Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (2015 Sale-A-Bration Exclusive) – substitute Whisper White 12” x 12” Card Stock (124302); Basic Black 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (121045); Starburst Framelits™ Dies (132967); Argyle Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (127750); Basic Black (134576) & Tangerine Tango (134578) Baker’s Twine; Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Get the Stamp Set and Framelits™ together in the Starburst Bundle (134817-w; 134818-c) for a 15% savings.

To order what you need to make your own quick check holder gift card, 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.

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What Did We Make at the Trendy Cards Class?

Good Things Card with Tip Top Taupe & Watermelon Wonder-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Two cards featuring new products from the Stampin’ Up!® 2015-2016 Annual Catalog were the star projects enjoyed by attendees at the Trendy Cards Class for 2015. Both cards were built around the new 2015-2017 In Color Collection.

I'm Here for You Card-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

New Products Used:

You’ve Got This Stamp Set
In Color 2015-2017 Card Stock Assortment
In Color 2015-2017 Envelope Paper
Bohemian Designer Series Paper
Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
Watermelon Wonder 1” Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon
In Color 2015-2017 Blossom Accents
Triple Banner Punch

Current Products Used:

Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (115316)
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock (133675)
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad (133642)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)
Sahara Sand 7/8” Lace Trim (137866)
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim (137910)
Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
Envelope Punch Board (133774)
Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

All of us who attended the class had so much fun, I’m making this an annual event! If you missed this year, check back next year. The 2016 Trendy Cards Class is tentatively scheduled for 5/25/2016. You can keep abreast of my class announcements by joining my Mailing List. It’s free and all you have to do is fill out the form at right, then click the link in the confirmation e-mail.

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Bouquet Kit On Special!

Bouquet of Gifts Projects - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comChecking the Weekly Deals this week and I found the Build-A-Bouquet Project Kit (137952) and the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (137784) on sale at 25% savings! Just add the Build-A-Bouquet Stamp Set (137166-p) and you have everything you need to create the Bouquet OR great gifts and home décor as shown in the photo!

As a special reward for purchasing the Build-A-Bouquet Project Kit, I will send you an Idea and Tip Sheet with several different projects you can make! This is absolutely free when you purchase! Just make sure you enter your e-mail address when you place your order! This offer expires on June 2, 2015, along with the Occasions Catalog, so be sure to order now!

Take advantage of the Weekly Deals and receive my special free reward! 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.

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Final Lullaby Pattern Examples – Part 5

These are the last of the cards made with the twelve Designer Series Paper patterns in the Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695) package.

Lullaby Card #3 with Crisp Cantaloupe & Hello Honey-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #3 – Crisp Cantaloupe from the Orange-Red Color Group and Hello Honey from the Yellow-Orange Color Group make a sort of Analogous Color Scheme. How about we call it a Semi-Analogous Color Scheme?

Lullaby Card #4 with Crisp Cantaloupe & Hello Honey-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #4 – You can also call this card a Monochromatic Color Scheme with Crisp Cantaloupe from the Orange-Red Color Group and Hello Honey playing the part of a Neutral.

For the complete gallery, click these links:

Lullaby Patterns Make Great Combinations – the complete twelve swatches of the Designer Series Paper.

Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 1 – the Bracket Chevron Stripes and Straight Chevron Stripes patterns in Analogous/Monochromatic Color Schemes.

Lullaby Patterns Examples – Part 2 – the Bracket Chevron Stripes and Straight Chevron Stripes patterns in Complementary Color Schemes.

Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 3 Split Complementary and Monochrome Color Schemes using Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.

Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 4 Semi-Triad and Monochrome Color Schemes using Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey and Crisp Cantaloupe.

Supplies Used In All Cards (links are to the items still available): A Round Array Stamp Set (129087-w, 129090-c); Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe (131176) & Pistachio Pudding (131177) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Baked Brown Sugar (131296), Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey (133678) & Whisper White (100730) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695); Sweet Sadie (133690), Sweet Dreams (137787) & Retro Fresh (133001) Designer Washi Tape; 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment (133631); Pearl (119247) & Rhinestone (119246) Basic Jewels; Crisp Cantaloupe (135636) & Pistachio Pudding (135635) Thick Baker’s Twine; Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275); 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch (129404); Envelope Punch Board (133774); 2-Way Glue Pen (100425); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

You may substitute colors for the retiring card stock and ink pads that are sold out. These will coordinate with the Lullaby Designer Series Paper:

  • Blushing Bride for Crisp Cantaloupe (both are in the Orange-Red Color Group)
  • Bermuda Bay, Lost Lagoon or Pool Party for Coastal Cabana (all in the Green-Blue Color Group)
  • Wild Wasabi for Pistachio Pudding (both in the Green Color Group)
  • Soft Suede for Baked Brown Sugar (both Neutrals)

I made these as 4” x 3” cards, a perfect “tuck-in” size. You cut the card stock to 4” x 6” and fold in half. The envelopes can be made from 6” squares of paper, so you can cut four of them from each Lullaby pattern.

To order what you need to try out your own Lullaby Gallery, 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.

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You’ll Receive Hot Paper Crafting News & Tips with 3am Thoughts

Hot Off The Press Poster

Would you like to find out the hot news and latest tips from the world of paper crafting every month? My newsletter, 3am Thoughts, brings them to you every issue. It’s delivered directly to your inbox on the first Tuesday or Wednesday of the month. News items are usually included in each article or in a “news bite” in the introduction.

To join my Mailing List and receive 3am Thoughts, filled with tutorials, tips & tricks along with hot news, 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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Salute the Fallen

Missing Man Formation

On Memorial Day, we remember those who have fallen in service to our country. Appreciate the Veterans and those on Active Duty, but today is for the fallen as we salute them for their service.

Celebrate the memories of those fallen to keep us safe.

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Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 4

I love to use both patterns of the double-sided paper on one card, so that’s what I’ve been doing with all twelve cards. I’ve also used the card front pattern for the matching envelope, as I mentioned before.

Lullaby Card #9 with Coastal Cabana-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #9 – with a lot of white space in the Lullaby Designer Series Paper pattern, it’s easy to ignore the other colors and use Coastal Cabana in a Monochromatic Color Scheme. (Baked Brown Sugar doesn’t count.)

Lullaby Card #10 with Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #10 – the reverse design also has a lot of white space, plus the Coastal Cabana color predominates, so this card is also a Monochromatic Color Scheme. Hello Honey is playing the part of a Neutral.

Lullaby Card #11 with Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #11 – I could call this a Monochromatic Color Scheme, but I decided to be different and use Hello Honey as a member of the Yellow-Orange Color Group. Coastal Cabana, from the Green-Blue Color Group, and Hello Honey are two sides of a Triad Color Scheme. Shall we call it a Semi-Triad Color Scheme?

Lullaby Card #12 with Crisp Cantaloupe-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #12 – this definitely a Monochromatic Color Scheme with Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar!

For the gallery to date, click these links:

Lullaby Patterns Make Great Combinations – the complete twelve swatches of the Designer Series Paper.

Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 1 – the Bracket Chevron Stripes and Straight Chevron Stripes patterns in Analogous/Monochromatic Color Schemes.

Lullaby Patterns Examples – Part 2 – the Bracket Chevron Stripes and Straight Chevron Stripes patterns in Complementary Color Schemes.

Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 3 Split Complementary and Monochrome Color Schemes using Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.

Finally, check back here the day after tomorrow for a gallery of the final pair of the patterns from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper package. I’ll include the full list of the supplies still available as well.

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Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 3

Since there are 10 more examples made with the Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695) patterns, you’ll see four today, four tomorrow and two on Tuesday the 26th. The cards all come with envelopes that match the Designer Series Paper layer on the card front. You might not be able to see the envelope outside, the inside is shown on the flap.

Lullaby-Gallery-5

Lullaby Card #5 – Split Complementary Color Scheme: Pistachio Pudding with Crisp Cantaloupe accent and envelope lining.

Lullaby Card 6-Crisp Cantaloupe & Pistachio Pudding-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #6 – Split Complementary Color Scheme: Crisp Cantaloupe with Pistachio Pudding accent and envelope lining.

Lullaby Card #7-Coastal Cabana-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #7 – Monochrome Color Scheme with Coastal Cabana. Hello Honey is playing the part of a Neutral and Pistachio Pudding is pretending to be a shade of Coastal Cabana.

Lullaby Card-Crisp Cantaloupe-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Lullaby Card #8 – Monochrome Color Scheme with Crisp Cantaloupe. Hello Honey is playing the part of a Neutral.

For the gallery to date, click these links:

Lullaby Patterns Make Great Combinations – the complete twelve swatches of the Designer Series Paper.

Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 1 – the Bracket Chevron Stripes and Straight Chevron Stripes patterns in Analogous/Monochromatic Color Schemes.

Lullaby Patterns Examples – Part 2 – the Bracket Chevron Stripes and Straight Chevron Stripes patterns in Complementary Color Schemes.

Once more, check back here tomorrow for a gallery of the next four of the patterns from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper package.

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Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 2

Thanks for checking back. If this is the first day you’re visiting, you should check my Lullaby Paper Patterns post and yesterday’s post with the first set of examples to see all the previous details.

Today’s examples using the Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695) patterns are concentrating on the Complementary Color Scheme. Crisp Cantaloupe is from the Orange-Red Color Group and Coastal Cabana is from the Green-Blue Color Group. You may recall that I split the Tertiary Colors Red-Orange and Blue-Green into two groups, mostly so the columns don’t extend beyond one page. So, instead of the 12 segments of the standard Color Wheel, my Color Craft Charts contain 18 segments.

Lullaby Complementary Scheme Card with Coastal Cabana

The bracket chevron stripes pattern has two colors of Crisp Cantaloupe in it: the hue and a tint. I selected Crisp Cantaloupe from the pattern for my contrast color and used it in the sentiment. The Complement is Coastal Cabana, used in the card base and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275) trim across the front.

Lullaby Complementary Scheme Card with Crisp Cantaloupe

The straight chevron stripes pattern has Coastal Cabana as the dominant color (remember, Neutrals don’t count). I used it for the sentiment. The contrast color is Crisp Cantaloupe, the Complement, which appears as the card base and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Trim.

Again, check back here tomorrow for a gallery of the rest of the patterns from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper package.

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Lullaby Patterns Examples-Part 1

As I mentioned last week in my Lullaby Paper Patterns post, I made some examples for you.

Lullaby Thank You Card with Crisp Cantaloupe-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

In this first one, the bracket chevron stripes include Crisp Cantaloupe, Hello Honey and Baked Brown Sugar on a Whisper White background. Hello Honey is playing the part of a Neutral even though it’s a member of the Yellow-Orange Color Group. Since Crisp Cantaloupe is a member of the Orange-Red Color Group, Hello Honey is in the Analogous neighborhood and can pretend to be Neutral. So, we have, in effect, a Monochromatic Color Scheme.

Lullaby Thank You Card with Coastal Cabana-Visit http://www.3amstamper.com

The second example shows the straight chevron stripes which include Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey and Baked Brown Sugar on a Whisper White background. Hello Honey is a member of the Yellow-Orange Color Group and is alongside the Split Complementary Color of the Green-Blue Color Group member, Coastal Cabana. Split Complements offer more of a contrast than Analogous colors. The soft combination of Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey has energy without being dramatic. However, it can also be a Monochromatic Color Scheme, in effect, with Hello Honey playing the part of a Neutral.

Check back here tomorrow for more combinations from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695) patterns.

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Demonstrators Receive Exclusive Resources

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As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, you run a home-based business and receive a variety of exclusive resources to help you run it. First, you have me, your recruiter, to help you with your goals and plans, as well as giving you tips and tricks for your business plans. You get to interact with me and your fellow Demonstrators, who provide information, techniques and support! Besides that, you get paid for it!

In addition, Stampin’ Up!® provides exclusive resources through its Website for Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. The website includes training videos, business tools, manuals of policies and processes, and a link to an exclusive Demonstrator Online Community. The Online Community allows Demonstrators to share information, tips and techniques and to get answers to their questions. All of this, plus exclusive training opportunities, such as the upcoming Convention and On Stage Live events, gives both new and experienced Demonstrators a wealth of support!

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 entitled to use the Stampin’ Up! exclusive resources 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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