Category Archives: Colour of the Month

A Carol-ling we go!

Tonight I have another Christmas card to share with you and this one is courtesy of the super-talented Carol Dunstan! At the INKlings team weekend away, everyone took part in a ‘Card in a Box’ Challenge where Each person created a card and then put all the products that were required to make it in a box . This way over the weekend each person had the opportunity to make each card and all the products required were precut and together and ready to be used. A fantastic idea! Anyway, Carol’s card can be found here and I liked it so much that I asked for Carol’s permission to use it as a Christmas SAS card – and she said yes!! Thankyou Carol, and just so you know, all my customers who have seen it LOVE it too!!

I’ve used markers (Garden Green and Ruby Red) to colour in the stamp from the Peaceful Wishes set and stamped onto Confetti White cardstock (the same card as used for base cardstock) and the stamped piece is mounted onto Garden Green card. A little bit of red gingham and a stamped sentiment in the bottom corner (from the So May Saying Hostess Set) and we are good to go!

If you would like to make this card at a Stamp-a-Stack night, please contact me to find out dates or if you can get some friends together I am happy to come to you!

Happy Stampin’ 🙂 K


More Wild cards!!

I know, I know, there are other shades of green in the SU! rainbow, but Wild Wasabi is certainly the one I reach for most often!! LOL! I have 2 cards to share with you today. This first one is so cute and so easy I whipped a couple of them up for some little boys birthdays!

I was inspired by some Sesame Street character cards here and on SCS. My son loved them too, so I may have to make him one as a treat! All it takes is a scallop circle punch and then some smaller circle punches – I used the 1/2″ circle for the eyes and nose and a larger circle cut up for the mouth. The DSP I used is East Coast Prep (really cool boy colours) and of course the background card is Wild Wasabi!

Now if you get my newsletter you would have noticed that instead of picking one colour this month I chose ‘Christmas Colours’ as a theme. I have been a bit slack in sharing them with you, but I have been busy creating with them, so here is one for today….

Here I have used Wild Wasabi (surprise, surprise!!), Purely Pomegranate and Whisper White. I used the Season of Joy stamp set (this is from the Spring mini so you only have until November to purchase this one!!) and I also stamped the Purely Pomegranate cardstock with the boho backgrounds flower pattern stamp before punching out the 5 petal flowers. There is also a Wild Wasabi 5 petal flower behind to act as leaves and I decided to use a jumbo eyelet to act as the flower centre. In real life, you can see that I have gently curled the flowers forward to create a 3D effect, but it’s hard to capture that in the picture!

Stay tuned for more Christmas cards and ideas!! 🙂

End of the week!

Yay! It’s Friday night! I hope you all have a relaxing weekend lined up. For me it will be the usual chores plus some stamping and catching up with a friend for her birthday. I’m looking forward to it!


I thought I’d share this card with you – I made it using my new Boho Blossoms punch and One of a kind Stamp set along with my large oval punch. I just trimmed the ends off the oval to create the ‘vase’! The colours again are Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip. What a cute idea – and before you ask how I came up with the idea, I didn’t! I saw it in one of Andrea Walfords class planners! Thanks Andrea for such a great idea and way to use the oval punch!

Enjoy yoru weekend! Kari 🙂

August Colour of the Month….

… is Chocolate Chip!!! Hmm, why do I always want to say ‘yum!’ after I mention that colour?!! Chocolate Chip is a great colour, versatile for cards of pretty much ANY occasion – okay, now someone will email me and say ‘what about….’ and I’ll be stumped!! But I do think you can use it in most situations. I find it is a nice and softer alternative to black in a lot of colour combos – plus there is that gorgeous wide grosgrain ribbon available in it!!!

Ths card here is made using Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate and Whisper White. I have used stamps from the One of a Kind set in the new Mini Catalogue and I have to say this is a lovely set. You will definitely be seeing more projects using this set!!

Hope you are having a good week! K 🙂


When I asked my Dad what he was after for my birthday, he had to think about it, and then after a few days, the best suggestion he could give me was money for a new jacket to wear whilst playing golf! So, if I thought if I was giving money, I may as well give it in a nice card!


I have stuck a piece of card to the inside of the back cover of the card, creating a pocket into which I slid the money and to make it easier to get it out I punched a semi-circle with my 1″ circle punch (you can see this in the second picture). I have used Night of Navy card and ink, plus Whisper White card, Wild Wasabi striped ribbon (sneaked in my colour of the month!!) and some Versamark ink – this is hard to see in the photo, but I rolled my Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel along the lower half of the front using the Versamark. I also used my Crop-a-dile and Mat Pack to create the row of dry embossed dots along the top edge. Big thankyou to Sue for demo-ing this method on her blog!

And now, drum roll……. can you see something new, pretty and shiny on the card?!!!! Yep it’s silver Hodge Podge!!! How cool does that look! This will be available from the first of August in the Spring Mini Catalogue! If you would like your very own mini catalogue to drool over please let me know – I will be posting them out this week!

Another wild and groovy card!

Okay, this may not meet some people’s expectation of a wild and groovy card, but I have used my colour of the month Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava along with some Whisper White to make this card. The stamps used are En Francais (for the background) and Oh So Lovely (a Level 1 hostess set) and of course this is a lovely stamp to watercolour!

I just wanted to remind you of my ribbon club, there are still a couple of places left so let me know ASAP if you would like to join in the club purchase of these gorgeous ribbons.

And lastly don’t forget about the fantastic special on the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. It is a fantastic way to purchase or earn products and make new friends – whether they are demonstrators or customers! Please contact me if you are interested in the opportunities awaiting you with Stampin’ Up! Just think, if you and your friends get together every couple of months to purchase products, you could do this and receive a discount ofn yoru own purchases, the commission you would earn would soon pay off that starter kit in no time – as if you’d need to because it is great value and includes 5 stamp sets, 5 inkpads, scissors, pastels and much more for the Special price of $299 (save $25!)! Plus you can earn free stamps along your SU! journey! What is better than free stamps?!

Have a great Friday! K 🙂

Acetate Pyramid

Okay, I know that this is not how the Egyptians did it….but here is my pyramid box out of acetate! I loved Kylie’s so much that I wanted to try it myself and and really is as simple as printing out the template onto the acetate, cutting it out, scoring four lines and punching four holes!! All right, so I did add some Jersey Shore DSP to the sides and used eyelets in the holes (had to use my cropadile again! yay!) but it is very quick and easy – stop laughing now Kylie!! She knows that I printed it and left it sitting on my printer for 2 days before actually getting organised enough to make it!! 😛 

If you would like more details on how to make the box and a link to the template please see this post.

I have used my wonderful punches, jumbo eyelets, pumpkin pie grosgrain and cropadile to create the tag along with the Circle of Friendship stamp set and pumpkin pie ink.

I’d love to see any pyramids you make using the template, feel free to email me a picture!!! 🙂 K