Bonus Days are Here Again!

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This fun Summer Special, Bonus Days, has returned!

For every $50 USD you spend (before shipping and tax) between July 1 & 31, you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.  No limit on how many coupons you can earn!

Check it out by clicking on the Order Online button at right!

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Making a Full-Page Photo Background

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Several years ago, I published a project with a Full-Page Photo Background.  I also included tips on making it.  However, I looked through my files and can’t find it.  As I recall, it was a Digital Scrapbooking page made with the retired My Digital Studio.

This time, I’m giving you tips on how to create a Full-Page Photo Background without having to do it digitally or use special equipment.

  1. Pick your photo for the background. I’ve posted a shot of the Grizzly River Run ride in Disney’s California Adventure from my trip there last week.
  2. Decide how large you want the background to be.
    1. The photo shown is shaped for a 6” x 6” or 8” x 8” page with a title block either above or below it. I could re-edit the original photo to make it more square if I wished.
    2. If you want a 12” x 12” page, you will need to piece the photo.
  3. Insert your uncompressed image into a document such as Microsoft Word or Publisher. I’ve found the photo printing features on a program like Adobe Photoshop Elements don’t want to do it my way.
  4. Size the photo on the 8-1/2” x 11” page, remembering that you will need to allow for the area that the printer won’t cover. The 6” x 6” or 8” x 8” page size should fit within the printer margins.  I would do two pages 5” x 10” for the background on the 12” x 12” page.  Otherwise, you’ll have to print in 4 sections.
  5. Print out on photo paper.
  6. Trim and match the segments if you’re piecing the photo together for the 12” x 12” page.

I adhere the photo pieces to the page base as I go.  That way the little rascals don’t escape.

Would you like to share photos you’d use in a page background.  If so, just post in Comments or email me a copy at mary@3amstamper.com and I’ll post it for you.

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How To Tell Which Clear Mount Block You Need

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There are a few ways to tell which Clear-Mount Block you need to mount your Clear-Mount and Photopolymer stamps.  You can measure the stamp and compare it to this list:

  • Block A: 1-3/16″ x 1-1/4″ (3 x 3.2 cm)
  • Block B: 1-5/8″ x 1-15/16″ (4.1 x 4.9 cm)
  • Block C: 2″ x 2-1/4″ (5.1 x 5.7 cm)
  • Block D: 2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″ (7.3 x 6.8 cm)
  • Block E: 3-7/16″ x 4-7/16″ (8.7 x 11.3 cm)
  • Block F: 4-7/8″ x 6″ (12.4 x 15.2 cm)
  • Block G: 2-1/2″ x 3/4″ (6.4 x 1.9 cm)
  • Block H: 4-7/16″ x 1-5/8″ (11.3 x 4.1 cm)
  • Block I: 5-7/8″ x 2-1/4″ (14.9 x 5.7 cm)

This method works well for the older Clear-Mount sets before Stampin’ Up!® started putting the blocks used on the stamp set insert.  It also works when you lose your liner or reorganize your stamps and no longer have the information.

The easiest way to tell which Clear-Mount Block you need for the newer sets is to look on the bottom of the stamp set insert.  The Blocks to use are also listed in the current catalog, so you know if you need to order any when you order a stamp set.

I take the easy way out for all of this.  I purchased the Clear-Mount Block Bundle (118491), which is the best deal on Blocks, by the way.  I put the Blocks in the Clear Block Storage Caddy (120279), which keeps them from getting scratched or chipped.  They’re also readily available for me to pick which one I need and then use.  The Clear Block Cleaning Cloth is now retired, but you can use any microfiber cloth instead.

If you need an answer to any question about the Clear Mount Blocks or any other product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’ll send you the answer and do a post about it.  If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.  Just make your subject line the product or tool, such as Clear Mount Blocks.

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Filigree & Folds Class

Lacy Hello Card (revised) - Visit http://www.3amstamper.comMy Filigree & Folds Class:  Advanced Big Shot™ Techniques, will be held on July 26th.  You’re all invited.

Let’s get together for an evening of Big Shot™ fun and make some filigree designs. The photo shows a previous project using detailed dies for a filigree effect.  We’ll be making some new lacy-look things, including a gold or silver filigree box lined with your choice of colored card stock.  We’ll also filigree a treat bag and a gift card holder.  You’ll be surprised that the projects are actually easier than they look!   I’ve also got a surprise bonus project in the works!

Come enjoy the fun and indulge in fancy die-cutting!  Space is limited, so register early.  Note:  Class fees must be paid in advance and are not refundable after the deadline.

Date: 7/26/17

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Early Bird Discount: $59

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 7/7/17

REGISTER NOW FOR THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

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2017-2019 In Colors: Meet ‘Em All

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Let’s meet all of the 2017-2019 In Colors, as I mentioned in myMeet the 2017-2019 In Colorsarticle.  Today’s card shows all of the new In Colors as daisies from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy PunchIt’s a Quick and Easy design – but you may need to take a little time to arrange the flowers.

From the top:

Tranquil Tide:  A Shade of the Green-Blue Color Group which is so dark that I’m moving Island Indigo to the Tone row of the same group.  Tranquil Tide is so heavy in the Green color that it’s almost a Shade of the Green Color Group, but there’s enough Blue in the composition that it qualifies as Green-Blue.

Powder Pink:  A Tint of the Red-Orange Color Group that has caused me to move fellow Tint Calypso Coral to the Orange-Red Color Group

Fresh Fig:  A darker Shade of the Violet-Red Color Group.  It’s a rich Violet-Red like you’d see on some varieties of wine grapes.  Of course, the color coordinates well with fresh, unpeeled figs, too.

Lemon-Lime Twist:  The Hue of the Yellow-Green Color Group.  It is a Complement to the colors in the Violet-Red/Red-Violet Color Group and can make an Analogous Plus Color Scheme with Tranquil Tide.

Berry Burst:  A Shade of the Red-Violet Color Group that is brighter and more Blue than fellow Shade Cherry Cobbler.

The 2017-2019 In Colors will be featured in projects this year and you can expect some interesting color combinations!

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Real Life Color Coach LogoDid 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 the 2017-2019 In Colors, Color Schemes, creating color combinations for other cards or pages, the content of any of the Real Life Color Coach articles, or other crafting color-related issues.

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Happy Summer 2017

Happy Summer for 2017!  The Summer Solstice begins tonight at 9:24pm Pacific Daylight Time.  This means that Solstice happens at 12:24am on June 21st in the Eastern Daylight Time zones, so consider this your advance greeting for those of you on the East Coast.

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The photo shows one of my favorite Summer card designs.  Let’s celebrate summer with a friendship card!  I have the complete instructions for this card and nine other favorite Summer designs in my e-book, 10 Summer Cardmaking Projects for Busy Moms and Other Working WomenThe book is $25 USD via PayPal.  You will receive the link to download it as soon as your transaction’s complete.

To see thumbnails of the projects and get your own copy of the book, just click this link:

10 Summer Cardmaking Projects for Busy Moms…

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Greeting Cards for Graduation

Greeting Card for Graduation

Greeting Cards for Graduation tend to come with a built-in color scheme.  I designed a simple card for my nephew’s High School Graduation and used the color scheme from the announcement.  These are usually the school colors, in this case Orange and Black I compared the Orange on the announcement with my Real Life Color Coach Charts and selected Tangerine Tango as the closest match.  Basic Black and Whisper White are Neutrals and therefore automatic.

By the way, my Color Coach Charts are for 2016-2017I’ll be updating them shortly and posting them for you.  Keep checking back.

The key features of the Graduation card design are the year and the cap.  The year was easy – stamp 2-0-1-7 from the Number of Years Stamp Set with the Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad on the Basic Black background layer.  The stamps are photopolymer, so you can line them up and stamp all at once.

The cap was also easy: I measured the size of the square that would fit on the card front with the Layering Squares Framelits™ Dies, then cut scrap card stock 1-5/8” x 1-5/8” for the Basic Black and 1-3/4” x 1-3/4” for the Tangerine Tango.  You could also use Layering Squares, but I only wanted a 1/16” border of the Orange color.  I had a retired Basic Black Candy Dot (you can use a brad or a baby button dyed to match) that I adhered to the center of the cap, then punched a 1/8” hole through both layers and attached a Gold Mini Tassel (Remember that Gold is also a Neutral Color.)  I adhered the completed cap offset from center so the Tassel wouldn’t cover up anything important.ams# 14077

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Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.  Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article to order what you need to make your own Greeting Cards for Graduation.

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12 x 12 Cardstock Collections

12 x 12 Cardstock Collections

The 12 x 12 Cardstock Collections have been reconfigured to give you more sheets of the same color, but fewer colors.  The Basic Black, Whisper White and Very Vanilla 12 x 12 Cardstock packages are available individually.  The photo shows my personal collection organized.

Here are the new 12 x 12 Cardstock Collection colors. 

Brights Best 12 x 12 Cardstock PackBermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red

Regals Best 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Night of Navy

Subtles Best 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky

Neutrals Best 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate

Each package contains 24 sheets: 8 each of 3 colors.  This gives Scrapbookers the ability to make four 2-page layouts from one color.  Previously, you would have to buy four 12 x 12 Cardstock Assortments to get the same results.  Plus, you’d have nine other colors to store or use.  Stampin’ Up!® has packaged the three most popular colors from each collection into the new Cardstock Packa.

If you want a 12” piece of some other color, adhere it to a backing page such as Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  I recommend cutting it into 4” or 6” pieces, then adhering to the backing page.  You can cover the joins with photos, embellishments, ribbon or Washi Tape.  If you want to adhere the 8-1/2” x 11” sheet to the page, center it on the upper part of the page, then attach an additional 11” strip to get the coverage you want.

Another thing to try is finding a sheet of Designer Series Paper in the color you want, then attaching it to the backing page.  I personally don’t like using DSP by itself as a page because I find it too limp.

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If you need an answer to any question about 12 x 12 Cardstock Assortments or any other product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com I’ll send you the answer and do a post about it.  If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com Just make your subject line the product or tool, such as 12 x 12 Cardstock Assortments.

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Receive an Exclusive Birthday Gift

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You can receive an exclusive Birthday Gift every year if you belong to my Mailing List and join my Birthday Club.  Membership on both lists is FREE!

I send members of my Birthday Club a $5 certificate to use on any purchase during the month of their birthday.  Birthday Club members must be subscribers to my Mailing List, to be eligible.  I also have you sign up for the Birthday Club separately, to make sure you want to join.

To join my Mailing List, become eligible for my Birthday Club and receive my newsletter, 3am Thoughts, filled with news, tutorials, tips & tricks, fill out the form at right.  You’ll collect 2 free tutorials (valued at $7.95 each) as soon as you sign up!

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Patterned Paper Organizing

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Patterned Paper Organizing is pretty simple.  I discussed Organizing Your Card Stock in a previous article, so I thought you’d like to know what I do with my Patterned Paper, also known as Designer Series Paper (DSP).

When I get my package of Patterned Paper, the first thing I do is open it and look at all the patterns.  Then I label the backing page with a divider and file it with the paper in a paper keeper.  I use a Round Tab Punch for the divider label, but since that’s retired, you can make dividers from any label punch.  I’m fond of the Pretty Label Punch (143715) myself.  Just punch a label from Card Stock and fold it in half.  I use a home labeler to identify the Patterned Paper, but you could just as easily write the name on the label front half.  Adhere the label to the backing page and your paper is ready to file.

In my previous article, I also talked about making my card bases and layers and keeping them in a ready-file.  You can do something similar with your patterned paper.  Personally, I don’t like a bunch of scraps, so I cut the DSP into 4” x 6” blocks and file them in a photo pocket page.  The 6” x 8” Kraft Album (144764) makes a perfect storage unit for the DSP in the Variety Pack 6” x 8” Photo Pocket Pages (144205).

I use the name of the DSP pattern to file my paper.  However, you can label your paper by color, pattern or occasion.  The key is to make it easy to find so you can use it when you’re ready!

If you need an answer to any question about Patterned Paper Organizing or any other product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.comI’ll send you the answer and do a post about it.  If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com Just make your subject line the product or tool, such as Patterned Paper Organizing.

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Luxury Vacations Can Be Yours

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Luxury Vacations can be yours as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator.  You know I’ve talked about being a big Disney fan… and most recently I took the family to Walt Disney World on a Luxury Vacation!  I described it in my post “Guess Where I’ve Been.”

I could do this because I have extra cash from my Stamping Business.  In addition, Stampin’ Up! offers a great Incentive Trip that Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators may earn.  This year’s Incentive Trip is to Thailand.  Next year, the tripis a Cruise to Alaska.  These are Luxury Vacations and include the Demonstrator and one guest!

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator?  Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents, pick up some extra cash AND earn a Luxury Vacation every year?  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 and your own Luxury Vacations!

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Birthday Card – Complete Product List

In Colors 2017-2019 Fresh Fig & Powder Pink with Sweet Sugarplum Birthday Card - visit http://www.3amstamper.comThe Birthday Card I posted in my “Meet the 2017-2019 In Colors” article only included the products that were available at the time.  I promised to give you the updated list today.

The new Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is now posted on the All the Current Catalogs page.  If you don’t have a hard copy, you can email me your contact information (name, address & phone) to mary@3amstamper.comUntil yours arrives, click on the page link and feel free to browse!  The new In Colors are on page 4 and page 184.

Complete Product List:tams# 13469

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Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.  Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article to order what you need to make your own In Color Birthday Cards.

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Eastern Palace Bundles Last Chance

The Eastern Palace Bundles Last Chance offer ends tomorrow, May 31st.  Each Bundle includes a Free Gift, plus, I have a Free Online Class for you to help you make the most of your Eastern Palace Suite Bundle Purchase.

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My photo shows some of the samples included in the mini class for the Starter Bundle.  If you purchase the Premier Bundle instead, you’ll receive the tutorials for the full class.  You’ll be able to purchase the Bundles through tomorrow.  After that, you may only purchase the individual products.

My Free Online Class offer also ends May 31st.  After that, you may obtain the full class for $27 USD.  I’ll post an announcement about the full class availability the first week of June.

I’ve photographed the contents of the bundle and put in my Eastern Palace Suite Bundles Now On Sale post.  The details are also listed here, without the photos.

Starter Bundle:  English Bundle: 147196; French Bundle: 147198

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!

Note that the new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes are FREE!!

Premier Bundle:  English Bundle: 147207; French Bundle: 147208

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

As you can see, the new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and a full package of Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes are FREE in this Bundle.

By the way, if some of the products in the Bundles go on backorder, you’ll receive the others with the backordered items shipped as soon as they arrive.

To order your Bundle (or Bundles) just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar.  I’ll send you your free tutorials about a week after your order so they arrive about the same time as your Bundle.

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Happy Memorial Day 2017

Remember on background of American flags

Happy Memorial Day 2017!  It’s the “opening day” of the Summer Season here in the United States but more importantly, it’s the day we remember and honor those who have fallen in service to our country.

To the survivors of those who have fallen to protect and defend – deepest sympathies and many thanks.

Remember & Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

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Admission to Trendy Cards Class Ends Today

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Admission to the Trendy Cards for All Occasions class ends today, when Registration closes.  Don’t miss your chance to try out the newest products from the Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018Annual Catalog.  There are a couple of seats left.

Click the Register Now link and ensure your space!

Date:   June 7, 2017

Time:   7:00-9:00pm

Place:   2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Registration:  $69

Registration Deadline: TODAY

REGISTER NOW to ensure your admission to the Trendy Cards Class.

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Being Bow-Challenged: Another Solution

I wrote about Being Bow-Challenged and How to Get Around It last month.  Now, with the release of the Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, I have another solution for you!  Bitty Bows!!

In Colors 2017-2019 Fresh Fig & Powder Pink with Sweet Sugarplum Birthday Card - visit http://www.3amstamper.com

The 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows (144217) are pre-made and self-adhesive.  They mount with a small dot of foam adhesive and stick really well, even to ribbon!  The bows are about 1” wide and tied from 3/8” felt strips with a piece of 1/8” baby ribbon wrapping around the center.  The colors match the 2017-2019 In Colors.  The best part is – you just peel off the backing and stick it on your project!

As you can see from the photo, the Bitty Bow coordinates well with the texture of the Powder Pink 1/2” Finely Woven Ribbon (144134).  The felt texture of the bow itself plus the satin texture of the center tie allows it to coordinate with any other ribbon material.

Or… you can attach a row of the Bitty Bows by themselves!

You don’t have to worry about crushing the Bitty Bows for mailing.  The bows are made to lay flat right out of the box!  They still look great, don’t you think?

It’s too early to order the Bitty Bows or the Finely Woven Ribbon, but you can put them on your Wish List for June 1st.

If you need an answer to any question about the Bitty Bows or any other product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’ll send you the answer and do a post about it.  If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.  Just make your subject line the product or tool, such as Bitty Bows.

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Early Bird for Trendy Cards Ends Today

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The Early Bird discount for the Trendy Cards for All Occasions class ends tonight.  Don’t miss your chance to try out the newest products from the Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018Annual Catalog.  You’ll also find out what’s new in colors, techniques and designs. 

Click the Register Now link and get your Early Bird discount!

Date:   June 7, 2017

Time:   7:00-9:00pm

Place:   2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Early Bird Registration:  $59

Early Bird Deadline: TODAY

REGISTER NOW

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Meet the 2017-2019 In Colors

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Meet the 2017-2019 In Colors, which will be released in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!®  I’m only showing two of the new colors today: Fresh Fig and Powder PinkFresh Fig is a Shade of the Violet-Red Color Group and Powder Pink is a Tint from the Red-Orange Color Group.

When I was working on the card pictured in myYou’re Cool Ice Cream Cone Card” article, I had just received my allowance of Fresh Fig card stock in my Eastern Palace Bundle.  However, I had already started using Elegant Eggplant, so I couldn’t change mid-stream.  The new color inspired a combination with Sweet Sugarplum, a Tint of the Violet-Red Color Group.

My original idea was to use Sweet Sugarplum and Fresh Fig together, with no other colors.  I didn’t want to use Very Vanilla or Whisper White for contrast because they would create a Monochromatic Color Scheme and actually wouldn’t highlight the vibrancy of the two colors together.

I decided to add a little Powder Pink to the mix and created an Analogous Plus Color Scheme.  The Violet-Red Group and the Red-Orange Group are only separated by the Red Color Group.  So, I skipped over the Red and turned the Analogous Color Scheme these three groups create into an Analogous Plus Color Scheme.  I used to call this combination “Wide Angle Analogous”, but I had to keep coming up with names for different variations, so I lumped them all into Analogous Plus.

The Powder Pink adds vibrancy while not straying too far from the Color Families.  It’s also easier to read the “Happy Birthday” image.  This combination is good for purple-lovers, birthday, anniversary, other celebrations, thank you, thinking of you and get well cards and pages.

Product Lists, Excluding What’s Not Available Now

When the new Annual Catalog is released on June 1st, I will be posting the complete supply list shortly thereafter, so check back.

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Real Life Color Coach LogoDid 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 the 2017-2019 In Colors, Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, Analogous Plus Color Schemes, creating color combinations for other cards or pages, the content of any of the Real Life Color Coach articles, or other crafting color-related issues.

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Free Online Eastern Palace Class with Bundle Purchase

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I have a Free Online Class for you to help you make the most of your Eastern Palace Suite Bundle Purchase.  The Bundles are an early release from the Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and include a free gift already.  My Free Class is a bonus for you!

My photo shows some of the samples included in the mini class for the Starter Bundle.  If you purchase the Premier Bundle instead, you’ll receive the tutorials for the full class.  You’ll be able to purchase the Bundles through the end of May.  After that, you may only purchase the individual products.

My Free Online Class offer also ends May 31st.  After that, you may obtain the full class for $27 USD.  I’ll post an announcement about the full class availability the first week of June.

You may take a look at photos of the contents of the bundle in my Eastern Palace Suite Bundles Now On Sale post.  The details are also listed here, without the photos.

Starter Bundle:  English Bundle: 147196; French Bundle: 147198

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!

Note that the new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes are FREE!!

Premier Bundle:  English Bundle: 147207; French Bundle: 147208

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

As you can see, the new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and a full package of Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes are FREE in this Bundle.

Remember, Eastern Palace Suite products are only available in Bundles for the month of May.  The individual products won’t be available until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog debut.  By the way, if some of the products in the Bundles go on backorder, you’ll receive the others with the backordered items shipped as soon as they arrive.

To order your Bundle (or Bundles) just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar.  I’ll send you your free tutorials about a week after your order so they arrive about the same time as your Bundle.

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You’re Cool Ice Cream Cone Card

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The You’re Cool Ice Cream Cone Card has an Analogous Color Scheme.  The main color is Sweet Sugarplum, the Tint from the Violet-Red Color Group.  The accent color is Elegant Eggplant, the Shade from the Violet Color Group.  I chose this combination because my daughter loves Purple in any color, and I’m giving this to her for Mother’s Day, as I noted in yesterday’s post, “Ice Cream Cone Card.”

By the way, my daughter-in-law loves Pink, so her card is a Pink combination and is detailed in my newsletter this month.  To see it, just fill out the form at right and join my Mailing List.

Analogous Color Schemes are similar to Monochromatic Color Schemes, but the side-by-side colors can provide different effects.  In this combination, the Elegant Eggplant Shade tones the vibrancy of the Sweet Sugarplum TintI find this makes the combination look a little Vintage or Shabby Chic.

As you know, the Chocolate Chip and Shimmery White elements are Neutral and don’t interfere with the color scheme.  They accent and highlight.

Besides Purple lovers’ events, this color combination is good for any occasion, whether in a card, on a page, or in gift wrapping!tams# 13360

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