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Hi, my name is Jan Musselman and I am so happy you are here today! I love sharing what I create using Stampin’ Up! Products. Here, on my blog, you will find some inspiration, tutorials and even a few videos.

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April 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop: Spring Color Challenge

Welcome to the April Kre8tors Blog Hop! This months theme is a Spring Colors Challenge. And they are such pretty colors too. Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Highland Heather and Gray Granite.

I actually managed to use them all in my project. I had been wanting to try coloring the Country Floral DTIEF with my Stampin' Blends for awhile now and the color challenge gave me the excuse I needed to sit and color it. I am so happy this embossing folder carried over into the new annual catalog. I find myself reaching for it frequently.

I started by cutting a 2 pieces of Whisper White Thick at 4" x 5 1/4". I spritzed each piece with a little alcohol, put it in the folder and ran it through the Big Shot. I colored all of the raised areas on one of the pieces with my Stampin blends. I added some Wink of Stella to the Gray Granite dots and then speckled the entire piece with Wink of Stella. I left the other piece as is.

I have to admit to a mistake I made at this point. I had planned to use the current sketch over on the Sunday Stamps blog. This involved cutting the Colored piece into 3 equal sizes. I was using the Stitched Rectangle Framelits to do this. I got the first one cut just fine, but when I went to cut the second one I had turned the colored piece the wrong way.😲 WAH!😩 Messed that up good.

But I have a stubborn streak a mile wide. I wound up with 1 long die cut and 2 short ones. I cut 2 small  Stitched Rectangles from the un colored embossed piece. I added Dimensionals to the backs and adhered them to the Granny Apple Green Card Front. I cut a larger Stitched Rectangle from some Vellum and arranged the last colored piece on it, adhering it with Glue Dots. Then I added some more Glue Dots to the backside of the Vellum under the colored piece and adhered that to the Card Front too. Finally I stamped the "Happy Mother's Day" with Highland Heather Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out with my 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Using a stamp from the Label Me Pretty set I stamped a piece of Highland Heather cardstock with Highland Heather ink, and then punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I adhered the stamped Circle to the stamped Pretty Label with Liquid Glue. Added Dimensionals to the back right side of the Pretty Label, A Glue dot on the left side and adhered the assembled label to the Vellum. Wow, glad that's done🥴. The last thing I did was to add some Gingham Gala Adhesive Sequins and a Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewel as accents.

Now it is time to see what Anastasia has chosen to share with you today.

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  • Retiring In Colors:  Grab these retiring In Color and coordinating ink and paper products HERE while they are still available!  They tend to sell out quickly once they hit the official retiring product list (April 15)!
  • Stock Up NOW! When the new catalog is released, there will be some modest price increases on a select products, including card stock, Designer Series Paper, Foil Sheets and embossing powder.  
  • Stampin’ Trimmer is retiring.  A replacement trimmer or paper cutter will be released in the future (date to be determined).  If you would like a Stampin’ Trimmer or replacement blades please order them now, while supplies are available.  There is a current quantity limit of THREE on blade packages (set of two per package).  On April 15, the limit will be increased to SIX (set of two per package).   Shop for the Stampin’ Trimmer and blades here: Trimmer, Blades.
  • NEW & IMPROVED DIE DESIGN COMING!  The Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog begins June 4.  New stamp sets, 2019-2021 In Colors and a new die and embossing folder style will be introduced.  Get the scoop along with Q & A HERE on the new Stampin’ Up! dies and embossing folders.  Our current die cutting machine will retire and be replaced with a new one in the future (date to be determined).  I’m excited to see what’s coming!


  1. That's a wonderfully bright card. I love how you saved it... a stubborn streak a mile wide, that me laugh, I've never heard it before.

  2. Very cheerful card, Jan! I'm glad you stuck with it! LOL It turned out great!

  3. Lovely card Jan, I love how you;ve coloured the embossed card. x (jacqui L)

  4. Wow, it's beautiful! Good idea to color embossed paper with the blends!
    x Jacqueline Bobeldijk

  5. Your stubborn streak helped you create a fabulous card!! Love that!


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