Wednesday, January 31, 2024



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is focussing on Parakeet Party, a bright lime green that is one of the 2022-2024 In Colors in Stampin' Up!'s range.

I had a lot of fun creating this card with the new Sending Love bundle, and this colour combination:

   The super-cute cloud background is patterned paper, from the gorgeous Sunny Days Designer Series Paper pack - one of the FREE products you get to choose if you spend $90+ on Stampin' Up! products before the end of February.

I stamped the letterbox on the post in Basic Gray ink, and coloured it using Stampin' Blends markers - Parakeet Party, Pool Party and Smoky Slate for the letterbox, and Smoky Slate for the post.  I also used the Color Lifter Stampin' Blends to lighten some areas.

After stamping the envelope in Basic Gray ink, I drew along the lines with my Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends marker.  A little heart, stamped in Sweet Sorbet ink and die-cut, was added.

Parakeet Party Baker's Twine was used to make a bow, to adorn the post of the letterbox.

The circular sentiment was first stamped in Pool Party ink, directly on the cloud-patterned paper.  I stamped it again in Basic Gray ink, on a piece of Parakeet Party DSP, and used the smallest Deckled Circles Die to crop it.  After sponging the edges of this little circle with Parakeet Party ink, I glued it over the top of the Pool Party sentiment.

The bird was stamped in Basic Gray ink, and coloured with Pool Party Stampin' Blends.  I dotted some colour onto the beak with a Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends marker, but in hindsight should have used my Stampin' Write marker (with a finer tip).  My eyesight is not good enough to see, until I enlarged the photo, that I had blobbed the ink outside the lines!

The grass strip was die-cut from Parakeet Party card, and the bush from Granny Apple Green card.  I love all the dies in the Sending Love Dies collection ... so much fun, for adding details.  I added a few Parakeet Party pearls to my card, to finish off (because, as you may know, I find it very difficult not to add gems of some description!).

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rachel Palmieri:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a full list of participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a fantastic job of co-ordinating our Colour Creations blog hops, year round.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  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.

NB:  The Sunny Days DSP cannot be bought (despite the indicative $ value next to the image below).  It can only be earned for FREE, if you purchase $90 or more of product from the current catalogues.

Product List


  1. Rachel Woollard31 January, 2024 20:13

    Gorgeous card Christine, beautiful colouring! I love the tiny Deckled Circle around the greeting, so cute!

  2. A fabulous mix of DSP and stamps/dies, Christine! The letterbox is adorable, and the letter with the heart is off the charts cute!

  3. Christine I love your combination of DSP and Die bundle - this is an adorable scene! I love everything about this card!!!

  4. Aww, such a sweet card, Christine. Love the clouds in the background and your beautifully coloured mailbox. All the elements are gorgeous!!!

  5. With a lovely bright letterbox, its sure to be full of happy mail, it should be! Nice idea to place it on a cloudy background.