Wednesday, May 15, 2024


This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Pretty in Pink.  We used to have this pink in Stampin' Up!'s colour range, years ago, and it has returned as one of the 2024-2026 In Colors.

I have used this colour combination, to make a cute friendship card featuring the Latte Love bundle, an Online Exclusive product (ie, not in a current catalogue, but available to purchase from my online store):

I have used three different Designer Series Paper packs on my card.  The gorgeous floral background panel is from the Unbounded Beauty DSP pack.  The striped paper, from which I've cut the strip across the top of the card, and the cute little hearts, is from the 2024-2026 In Color 6"x6" DSP pack.  The "shelf" on which the mugs sit is a piece of Country Woods DSP, that I've stamped coffee splatters onto.

Now for the close-up pics.  I sponged the edges of the floral background paper with Pretty in Pink ink, before adhering it to a slightly bigger piece of Pretty in Pink card.

The striped paper has also been sponged around the edges with Pretty in Pink ink.  I attached (with Mini Glue Dots) a bow made from Pretty in Pink Bordered Ribbon.  The five hearts were die-cut using an Adoring Hearts Die, and sponged around the edges with Pretty in Pink ink.  

I stamped two mugs onto Basic White card, using Early Espresso ink, and cut them out with a co-ordinating die.  The coffee (or tea) was stamped in Crumb Cake ink, before I coloured the mugs using Stampin' Blends markers.  One mug was coloured with Pretty in Pink Stampin' Blends, and the other with Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.  I then used Early Espresso ink to stamp the coffee bean design onto each mug.

Using the splatter stamp and Crumb Cake ink, I stamped the woodgrain paper, before sponging the edges with Crumb Cake ink.

I stamped a strip of Pretty in Pink card with the little "coffee ring" stamp and Pretty in Pink ink.  I combined two sentiments from the Unbounded Love stamp set, and stamped them in Early Espresso ink.  Using my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, I added a comma.

Pretty in Pink Resin Dots are a nice subtle addition to the sentiment panel, that I tucked under the woodgrain paper.

Inside the Crumb Cake card base, I added a Basic White insert, decorated with a couple of strips of Pretty in Pink paper.  The edges of the papers were sponged with Pretty in Pink ink before being glued down.  To carry over the hot drink theme of the card, I added a couple of spoons, stamped in Early Espresso ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends.  All the fun dies in the Latte Love set are pretty cute!

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Di Furniss:

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 shares every week.

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.


Product List


  1. Oh your beautiful card is soft feminine and cozy, Christine, just like a paper hug! Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink looks so good together and i love the little touches, such as the spoons on the inside of your card.

  2. Theresa Gerrard16 May, 2024 08:27

    Such a pretty card and a great use of all of the different beautiful papers. Love the coffee splatters too. I know the idea of odd numbers but........... ;)

  3. Oh wow, you have created such a gorgeous feminine card, from the original, more masculine, coloued DSP. I absolutely love this version way more!!! Love that you combined two sentiments to create one, especially with the added comma :) I might just have to case this for my Friday coffee BFFs.

  4. Pretty in Pink and Crumb Cake are a colour match made in heaven. Your cups of coffee look so inviting and as always it is all of the other small embellishments, added DSP strips and 'Christine' bow that add so much texture and interest and make it your very own. You certainly do have a style and I love it.

  5. You have gone to a lot of effort to make this card perfect Christine. It's the extras that make all the difference.

  6. The coffee splatters on the shelf are my favourite.