Friday, April 22, 2022

Sun Prints Suite for As You See It Challenge #273

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Oh, yeah! Time for my favourite of all challenges, a colour challenge from As You See It! I'm so colour driven in my creating that I look forward to these as they roll around every seven weeks! What's exciting about this one is that when Team Member LeAnne designed this challenge back at the end of December, she had no idea that these colours would be used so extensively in up coming catalogues!

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As soon as I saw them, I thought of the *Sun Prints Suite, since two of the colours are featured in the *Sun Prints Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy and Pacific Point. It was easy to add the Balmy Blue using layers and by stamping images from the *Nature's Prints Cling Stamp Set. Here's how my fun fold design ended up:

*New products from the 2022/23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, available starting May 3, 2022.

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  • I cut a regular card base from Pacific Point card stock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4". Then I cut off some of the front panel, cutting at 3" from the folded edge. 
  • I added a layer of Balmy Blue cardstock to both the inside and the outside. The inside measurement was 4" x 5 1/4" and the outside measurement was 2 3/4" x 5 1/4".
  • I added two different patterns from the *Sun Prints DSP to the outside and inside. The measurement for the outside piece was 2 1/2" x 5" and the inside piece was 3 3/4" x 5".
  • Inside I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/2" x 4 3/4". It will be mounted under the flap so it can't be seen from the outside and used to write the greetings on.
  • I stamped the gingko leaves in balmy blue and the fern in Pacific Point and die cut both with coordinating dies from the *Natural Prints Dies. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy and the splatter image was added in stamped off Balmy Blue and die cut with a die from the Tasteful Labels dies (which are retiring and I'm devastated!)
  • I blended some Balmy Blue and Pacific Point ink on a small section of Basic White cardstock and added the splatter image in a couple of places in Pacific Point ink. Then I die cut a couple of the leafy sprigs from the *Natural Prints Dies from that paper.
  • All the leafy die cuts were arranged on the front panel and secured with glue dots. The sentiment was added using dimensionals and a double bow of white baker's twine added to the bottom.

*New products from the 2022/23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, available starting May 3, 2022.

Here's what the inside looks like, images from the *Nature's Print set:

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Well, the end of April is rapidly approaching and there are several promotions that will be ending by May 3, so I want to do a little round up for you to remind you about them:

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Product List

*Nature's Prints Stamp Set, *Natural Prints Dies, *Sun Prints Designer Series Paper

*New products from the 2022/23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, available starting May 3, 2022.


  1. Love this so much, Heather - a perfect suite for these colors! Love that delicate fern!

  2. What a beautiful way to showcase this suite Heather - who knew this would be such a great colour combo?! I love your combination of greenery elements and the striped panel compliments perfectly.

  3. Thanks, Heather and Joanne! I was so glad to be able to use this new suite already!

  4. Heather - as always you find just the right paper to showcase our challenges! This paper was perfect! Love this card!


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