This past weekend, my Stampin’ Up! upline Michelle, and another of our teamies, Louise hosted a fantastic online workshop using some of the products from the In Colour Collection 2016-2018 range! If you haven’t seen the range yet then I totally recommend checking it out! You can purchase cardstock, inks, designer papers, embellishment, trim, pens and more all in the 5 co-ordinating colours :
- Emerald Envy
- Dapper Denim
- Peek-a-boo Peach
- Sweet Sugar Plum
- Flirty Flamingo
The workshop included a little sampler kit of the products including a selection of products from the In Colour Collection. We all got slightly different kits (a different ink or pen, maybe different papers), but they were all in the collection so everything matches. This is what I got in my kit.
Scrap Lift Challenge
The first (practical) challenge, was to Scrap Lift an image that Louise shared. I’m not going to share the original as I’m not sure of the source and I wouldn’t want to invade their privacy on a public post (the workshop group is closed). However, if you have never done a Scrap Lift challenge before, then you basically look at a completed page layout and left various elements from it to put your own spin. I stuck fairly close to the original layout but with bold colours instead of the soft ones they had used. I also kept mine fairly clean as opposed to their kind of shabby look. I chose a photo from Pamper, Plan & Create of Susie, Me, Michelle and Hailey and used only the Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim products from the kit. i did add a little Whisper White cardstock too! This is actually my first scrapbook layout in a very long time – at least on paper. I’ve been doing digital for a while, but it certainly has me hooked again!
Mini Album & Gift Box + Vellum Challenge
One of my favourite projects of the weekend was definitely the mini album and matching box. I ended up making a lovely mother’s day card out of mine to give to my mum. I also incorporated the Vellum challenge by making a tag for the box!
Scrap Sketch Challenge
Louise shared two scrap sketches, one was part of the vellum challenge and the other was part of a stand alone sketch challenge. These are the two pages that I came up with based on the sketches. One is 12 x 12 and the other is 8 x 8.
The next challenge was to make some project life cards. I initially made two in a Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo colour palette, but later on I went back as part of the ‘Kill Your Kit’ challenge to use up scraps and turned it into a set of 10 using all of the 5 colours from the In Colour Collection! I love how they turned out! They will be getting posted off to someone in a craft swap group that I belong to!
I don’t think the pocket letter was on the schedule, it may have been instead of the planned quick cards? I have made pocket letters before so I was going to just skip this one as I had a shortage of time, but then I remembered I have a swap coming up with a ‘In Loving Memory’ theme. I decided that my person was going to be , who wrote the ultimate tear jerker – Watership Down and I hit on an idea with the vellum. I printed on it and used it as overlays. I really love how it has come out!
Michelle share a wonderful tutorial for making a wallet insert for a TN and I of course used Emerald Envy to match with Severus, mu regular size Uglydori. It looks so complicated, but it was really easy and quick to make!
Kill Your Kit
As noted above, I went back and extended the number of project life/journal cards that I made by using up some of the scraps of paper and cardstock that was left over. Even after making these and all the other projects I still had a fair bit left over!
I am really pleased with how my makes turned out and I think this shows just how versatile Stampin’ Up! products actually are, especially the In Colour Collection. Remember, these were made with a sampler of the products only, so imagine how much would be possible with complete packs! If you are interested in trying out Stampin’ Up! for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for this month is DXFX66Q9. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.
Also, Louise and Michelle are running another workshop next month themed around the ‘Pop of Pink’ collection, so be sure to check out their sites for details.