How to Use Pigment Sprinklers

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I am so excited to show you how to use Stampin’ Up!’s Pigment Sprinkles! Pigment Sprinkles are watercolor crystals that come in exclusive Stampin’ Up colors. You can mix these crystals with water to create washes, watercolor backgrounds, and you can use them for other watercolor techniques.

Pigment Sprinkles

1496630 Price: $23.00 USD 6 jars with 6 gs in each container

To activate the pigments for a true to color look all you do is add water.

 When using the pignement sprinkles, the best paper to use includes Shimmery White Cardstock and Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.

Shimmer White Card stock

Shimmery White Card stock 101910 Price: $10.00

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with Aqua Painters

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 149612 Price: $9.00

Next, there are several tools that will help you when making projects with Pigment Sprinkles.

Aqua Painters and Watercolor Paper

Aqua Painters 103954 Price: $17.00 2 painters: 1 medium brush tip, 1 large brush tip

These are a perfect way to pick up the sprinkles when using an artist pallet to hold the sprinkles. Putting a little pigment into a container and then adding water allows you to color the image as if you are water coloring. You can also use the Aqua Painters to do a background wash.

Stampin' Spritzer

Stampin’ Spritzer 126185 Price: $3.00

The Stampin’ Spritzer allows you to spray the paper before adding pigment to activate the pigment upon contact. This allows for a swirly look and deeper color. Another way to use this tool for a different look is to sprinkle some pigment onto a piece of paper first and then spray. This will allow you to have more control over the pigment and get a lighter airy look.

How to Make The Card

Handmade greeting card using two different techniques

To A Wild Rose Bundle 151073 Price: $54.00

How to Use Pigment Sprinkles

This card uses two techniques using the Melon Mambo Pigment Sprinkles. When using the pigment to watercolor, stamping your image in Stazon ink will prevent any bleeds.

Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad101406 Price: $10.00

Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad 101406 Price: $10.00

After stamping your image use the Stazon cleaner to clean the stamp.

Stāzon Cleaner 109196 Price: $6.00

Stāzon Cleaner 109196 Price: $6.00

Pre-recorded Facebook LiveTutorial

Here is a prerecorded video of how to make the card. Make sure to stay till the end for a fun twist on the card!

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Take the Hassle Out of Sunsets

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I love sunsets. The different washes of color across the sky is beautiful here in Southern Arizona. I adore how the sky changes from blue, to coral, to orange, and pink as the sun sets over the Huachuca Mountains.

However, trying to capture the different colors on a card can be challenging especially if you want to get all of the colors. So an easy way to achieve the gradients of color is through the Rainbow Circle technique.

Sunset Rainbow Circle Card

Whisper White, Mango Melody, and Rich Razzleberry go so well to together to create a sunset.

This is a really simple technique that could lend itself to so many wonderful card making opportunities. Imagine the circle sponged in all blues and greens.  Using sets such as Magical Mermaids Cling set, Sea of Textures or Seaside Notions cling set.


How to make the card:

To make this card you will need the Layering Circles Framelits.

Layering Circle Framelits

141705 Price is $35.00

These circles will provide the circle used as the focal point and the piece used to help sponge.

Click on the link below to see how to make this easy sunset card.

Rainbow Card


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Halloween is on its way and this spooky kit is great for kids young and old. It is an all-inclusive kit so all you need to provide is snail adhesive.

Snail Adhesive

Snail Adhesive 104332 Price: $7.00

The September kit makes 20 Halloween-themed, food-safe treat boxes. This is perfect for a child’s Halloween party at school as you can customize it to put anything into it. A great thing about Stampin’ Up! is that all of the colors coordinate so here is the list of all the coordinating colors that go along with this kit. Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White.


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Bonus Days 2019

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This summer has been incredibly busy as my son and his family moved to Oklahoma and my husband and I helped move them. My grandchildren also begin school this Thursday and I am so excited for them and the new experiences that they will be having.

Bonus Days have been going on since the beginning of July. If you are new to Bonus Days let me explain them then. If you spend $50 in July then you will receive a $5 coupon to spend in August. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn during Bonus Days.

Bonus Days

Bonus days end on July 31st and you can start redeeming your coupons on the 1st of August.

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August’s Paper Pumpkin Kit makes fall-themed gift bags (6) and gift tags (12). The kit also has ten coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede.

August’s kit also has a Add-On Bundle (item number 152885) which is not included with Paper Pumpkin subscription. The price for this add on is $10. This add on includes 24 card bases of 2 different designers with coordinating envelopes of note card size.


    • Cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

The Add-On kit is available August 1 while supplies last. You can purchase this via OEX or at


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Everything is Rosy Kit

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I have been so busy with my grandchildren this month. Summer is approaching so that means it is time for me to garden and make up some fun summertime activities. Here in Southern Arizona, the weather has been beautiful and not to hot so it has been really nice to spend time getting my garden back up and running.

It is that time of year again where we have to say goodbye to some of Stampin’ Up!”s products with the retired lists. So click on the link below to see what items remain.

Retiring Items as of May 18, 2019

Things have been flying off the shelves so do not hesitate when making a purchase as things are running out of stock quickly.

Everything is Rosy

This kit is only available while supplies lasts or until May 31st

This is such a gorgeous kit that is available right now! This kit is indeed rosy with its Rose Gold accents, paper, and shimmer paints.

Everything is rosy kit insides

I love the limited edition items that are in this kit!

This kit comes with a stamp set, dies, special Designer Series Paper, Rose Gold metallic sheets, Rose Gold embellishments, shimmer paints and die cut paper. This kit also comes with two ribbons.

The Everything is Rosy kit is for a beginning stamper as it comes with product that all coordinates together. This kit is also the perfect addition to any seasoned stamper as it is a collector’s item from Stampin’ Up! and beautiful elevates any crafters collection.

This kit makes beautiful cards for any occasions.

If you love to scrapbook as well the Everything is Rosy kit helps to make unforgettable pages

With the paper in the kit you can easily customize 3D item such as boxes for any occasions.


Paper Pumpkin Spread the kindess

June’s Paper Pumpkin is beach themed. This kit is also part of spread kindness in which this kit will enable you to brighten anyone’s day whether you leave a handwritten note on a platter of freshly baked cookies or giving a card to a coworker.

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Retired List 2019

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The NEW catalog is out are you as excited as I am?

It is that time again when the retired list is out and we must say goodbye to certain products. During this time we also are saying good-bye to the 2017-2019 In Colors. These colors will go fast so make sure to pick up inks, markers, reinkers, cardstock, and embellishments sooner rather than later.

Annual Catalog Retiring List 2019

Occasions Catalog Retiring List 2019

2017-2019 In Colors

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The founder of Stampin’ Up! has created her very own Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit is the perfect kit if you are new to stamping and/or want to see what Paper Pumpkin is all about. This is also a perfect Stampin’ Up! collectible item for anyone who already loves Paper Pumpkin or Stampin’ Up!. Make sure to subscribe by May 10th to get the special edition of Paper Pumpkin.

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