Welcoming the New and Cherishing the Old

Hello, welcome to the Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop! I’ve joined a group of Demonstrators that are all working to achieve the title Silver Elite, which would make us part of Stampin’ Up! leadership circle. I’m halfway to achieving this goal, and hope to be Silver Elite by next year. Until then, I’ll be doing fun activities like this. Welcome to my first Blog Hop! This month our theme is “Welcoming the New, Cherishing the Old.” 

This theme challenged us to use at least one product from the new catalog, one carryover product, and a new color. I chose the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set and Love You More Than dies as my “oldie” and the Picture This dies as my “new product,” along with the new in-colors (cardstock, ink, and coordinating DSP).

In-Colors used are Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent.


  • Begin with a card base measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • Cut layer from coordinating In-Color 6×6 designer series paper measuring 5 1/4 x 4 and use the stitched rectangle die from the Picture This Dies on that layer.
  • Cut layer from Basic White cardstock measuring 5 x 3 3/4.
  • When stamping the front, lay the DSP layer on top of the white, but do not adhere. (You can use Washi tape on the back to keep the White layer from moving). Do all of your stamping and coloring, and then decide how you want to adhere. For the Cocktails and Coffee cards, I changed the orientation from the other two, and adhered the rectangle layer directly onto the Basic White layer. For the Chocolate and Cookies cards, I used dimensionals to pop the rectangle layer up.
  • Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card as well! See the Coffee card insert above for a sample.

Lots of options with this layout! I hope you are inspired by my projects and those of my fellow Demonstrators. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from blog to blog, or you can click below to move to the next one.

Don’t forget to leave comments because I love hearing from you.  And, if you’re curious to hear what more I need to achieve this goal, please contact me!

Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop Line-Up

Nancy ReynoldsStampin’ With Nutsy
Nedine DupreeCraft Lounge Creations
Janice PiechowiakCreating Treasures with Janice
Cathy RoccaFrom The Stamp Studio
Julia MazurSimply She Stamps
Libby Fenslibbystamps
Polly CrouchStamp with Polly
Tricia ButtsTricia’s Stamping Creations
Tracy ByersCards, Craft and Stamps
Terri HartleyRustic Barn Cards
Theresa TuckerTucker Topnotch Designs
Sue KremerNorth Star Stamper
Kelly TarantoThe Late Night Stamper YOU ARE HERE!
Tammy GillStampinkspired Click here to keep hopping!
Linda MooreMoore Fun Stamping
Debra NortonStamping By The Lake
Jane ProffittGal Friday Stamping
Sharon JacobsStamped Inkspired Designs

Happy Stampin! Kelly

Published by Kelly@TLNS

I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who loves to stamp and loves to spread joy through my craft. All of my projects are handmade with love, and fueled by coffee. Come stamp with me!

20 thoughts on “Welcoming the New and Cherishing the Old

  1. Kelly, I love your cards! I haven’t seen the Picture This dies used very often; you’ve inspired me to add them to my wish list.

  2. Kelly, the Picture This dies are becoming my new favorite, especially when I see great projects like yours! Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop.

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