Wednesday, November 10, 2021



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Magenta Madness, a bold pink that is one of Stampin' Up!'s 2020-2022 In Colors.

I seldom use this pink, but think it is absolutely beautiful for flowers.  I like to have "thank you" note cards on hand, so have made a set of four, featuring Magenta Madness, using Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes.  I have used the Art Gallery stamp set, and co-ordinating Floral Gallery Dies on each card, and have used a strip of each pattern of Magenta Madness paper from the 2020-2022 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper pack.  Each card has a different embossed panel, and different ribbon, and I have used black accents.  The foliage is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink, and each flower head is stamped in Magenta Madness - the solid base layer in "stamped off" ink, and the detailed petal layer in full-strength ink.  On each card I have used 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems.

On this card I used a Greenery embossing folder, and white seam binding ribbon, coloured with my Dark Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends marker:

The background of my second card was embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder, and I used Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon for the bow.  Forgive the feathery edges on my white panel - I didn't realise I need to put a new blade in my trimmer, until I saw these photos!

My third card has a background created with a Checks & Dots embossing folder, and an added knot of Black & White Gingham Ribbon.

Finally, a background embossed with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder, and ribbon treatment courtesy of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon coloured with the Dark Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends marker.

For each card, I stamped an envelope - two with the larger bloom, and two with the clusters of smaller flowers:

I really enjoyed playing with this colour that I don't gravitate towards.  You will find lots of inspiration on tonight's blog hop!  Next up is Vicki Boucher.  If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of all participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a great job of co-ordinating our blog hops every Wednesday night.

Listed below are all of the products I used to make my cards.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List


  1. A glorious collection of cards Christine. These gorgeous two-step floral images were the perfect choice when showcasing Magenta Madness.

  2. Oh my goodness, what a glorious array of floral cards, Christine. They are all beautiful, but I think the last one is my favourite, maybe it's the glittery organdy ribbon with extra sparkles!

  3. Such a beautiful set of notecards yet all different in their own way. I think I like the first one best but then I look again and change my mind. What a great idea to colour the organdy ribbon.

  4. A beautiful set of thank you note cards, Christine. How pretty are those Magenta Madness flowers! I absolutely love the addition of black - it's so striking! And the matching envelopes are so very pretty too.

  5. Oh what a great idea, Christine - these are so beautiful and handy to have already made and ready to go. Your envelopes look fantastic too!