Celebrate New Core Colors

Stampin up core colors celebrate

Make a splash with the new Stampin' Up! Core Colors (available July 1)!  This colorful card highlights the new additions to the Stampin' Up! Core Color Collection.  Meet (from left to right):  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist. 

Click for full details on the Stampin' Up! Color Renovation.

This card was inspired by the paper crafting talent of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, LeeAnn Greff.  Here's her original card and tip on how to use a circle punch to round the ends of the strips of paper. It was love at first sight 🙂

  • Stampin up star punch itty bitty bits Clean, bold and fun.  This card is headed for Handsome Henry, my soon to be 4 year old grandnephew.  It works well for grown-up "boys," too!
  • My card is a standard A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  The color strips are 1" wide. 
  • I first rounded the ends (per LeeAnn's instructions) and next cropped, so they were the same length.
  • A 1 1/4" Circle Punch was used to round the Core Color ends.  A 1" Circle Punch was used to round the end of the "celebrate" sentiment.
  • How do these new Core Colors compare to existing Stampin' Up! colors?  Click for my Core Color Comparison.

SAVE THE DATE!  June 1 marks the release of the Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories and Retiring Stamps lists.  I'll have the "hot off the press" details and inventory updates on my Stampin' Pretty blog!

STAY TUNED!  Throughout June, I'll be teasing you with sneak peeks of new stamps, accessories and the new In Colors for the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.  Customer sales period begins July 1.


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Celebrate everything stampin up Stamp Set:  Celebrate, Itty Bitty Bits (Summer Mini Catalog:  Wood Mount 117056, Clear Mount 120060)
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1" Circle Punch (109046), Itty Bitty Shapes Circle Punch (Summer Mini Catalog:  Punch Pack, 118309), Large Star Punch (110710), Star Punch (109045), Small Oval Punch (107304)

The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Mary, love your card and the way you used the new colors and rounded the ends. Thanks for sharing.

  2. To Kathy Amstutz: There are helpful photos at LeeAnn’s post of the original card (linked in my post above). Simply flip the punch over so that the circle opening (bottom) is facing you. Cut the width of your strip narrow enough to slip directly into the hole of the punch–not the full cutting area where you normally add card stock to punch. You’re cutting (curving) one end of the punch but not the other (still hanging out of the circle). It’s easier to see than describe. Please be sure to check out LeeAnn’s pix. Hugs, M

  3. Mary this card is BRILLIANT!! I love how bright it is (even with the Early Espresso) and how perfectly is shows off all of the new colors. The rounded edges are fantastic! I think you just gave me the design for my first card to have my customers use the new colors on. Thank you so much! (again!)

  4. What a wonderful way to use up “retirees” as well as showcase the new colors! Great technique!

  5. I am celebrating this gorgeous card! Way to present those colors!

  6. Gorgeous!!

    I am loving the new colors. 🙂

  7. I love the look of this card and it looks like it would be a wonderful way to use up some scraps of paper too! Thank you for the continued inspiration.

  8. those colors are fantastic!! yea for new colors!!

  9. What a fun, bright looking card Mary! Your nephew will love it.

  10. Helen M. Schadegg

    Wonderful technique for my club gals! Thanks for sharing the inspiration so I could get the “how to”!

  11. kathy amstutz

    I LOVE the way you rounded your papers but I haven’t figured out how you did it with circle punches. Can you explain your technique or show us step-by-step how to do it? I’m sure others are curious, too. Thanks!

  12. Great idea to use the new Colors Mary. I love your version of this idea.
    Thanks so much for linking to my blog! I really appreciate it!

  13. Top Notch, I love it!

  14. I adore how you put these colors together. Mine are still sitting pristine while I just look at them every day!

  15. Stunning card! I am looking forward to using these new colors.

  16. How fun!! What a wonderful way to showcase these beautiful new colors! 🙂
    Kim Evans

  17. Really like the layout of your card as well as showing off the new colors. Another great masculine card!

  18. Love it! The new colors are awesome. Your nephew will love his card.

  19. I love seeing the new colors showcased like this… awesome!!! Hugs,

  20. what a great idea … think I’ll do something similar to show them off!!! You sure do ispire!

  21. A perfect “celebration”! Love this one, Mary! XO

  22. Beautiful card Mary, what a brilliant way to showcase the yummy new colours – thanks for inspiring me again.

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