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Inky Friends -- Carnival of Colors Blog Hop


Welcome to the Inky Friends Carnival of Colors Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to share projects featuring many of the new colors (or returning colors) following Stampin' Up!'s recent Color Revamp and some of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Tanya's blog where she featured projects using the 2018-2010 In Color Blueberry Bushel.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Shelley using the new color, Gorgeous Grape.  It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post.  I hope you enjoy your travels!

The color I'm featuring for the Blog Hop is Coastal Cabana.  Coastal Cabana began its life with Stampin' Up! as an In Color.  When it retired, there was a huge outcry from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and many of Stampin' Up!'s customers to bring this fun color back for inclusion into the permanent color lineup.  I'm so very glad that Stampin' Up! listened!

I have two projects to share with you.

One of the easiest ways to begin using a color that is new to you is to find a package of Designer Series Paper that contains that color.  The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper contains some really lovely designs featuring great color combinations that include Coastal Cabana.  For this card I chose a simple color combination of Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Very Vanilla--with a few touches of Gold.  The punched shape and stamped image come from the Darling Label Punch Box.


Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Darling Label Punch Box; Inks:  Crushed Curry; Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Tea Room Specialty; Embellishments:  Metallics Sequin Assortment, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits

I think one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is a Host set called Hand Delivered.  This fun stamp set lends itself to a whole host of possibilities.  For this card I went with a Birthday card using a color combination of Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz.  The balloons were paper pieced by stamping the balloon image on all the colors of cardstock, cutting out two balloons from each color, and adhering them over the stamped balloons.  The shirt and dress were colored with Classic Inks and a Blender Pen.  The legs and arms were colored with an Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker.


Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Hand Delivered (Host); Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie; Stampin' Blends:  Ivory; Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Blender Pens, Classic Label punch, Detailed Trio punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


I hope these projects have inspired you to get creative with Coastal Cabana.  For specific information about how each of these projects are made, please return in the near future.  

There are so many other great colors to experience in this Blog Hop.  To see projects featuring Gorgeous Grape, click the Next button.  To see projects featuring Blueberry Bushel, click the Previous button.



Thanks so much for hopping with the Inky Friends!



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Kris Kilkenny

Oooooooh! Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry may be my new favorite combo. I'll have to try that. That's a great idea to start with a piece of DSP and go from there. We also have the DSP sale going on now! Your paper pieced balloons are stunning. Love the texture. Such a bright happy birthday card! Beautiful cards!


Love them both! You have accented the loveliness of the DSP with the perfect amount of embellishments. And the paper pieced balloons are just plain FUN!

Yapha Mason

Great cards, Mickey! I love Coastal Cabana with the bright colors of the second one. So nice to see it come back!

Sharleen Luciano

Love both your cards 😍 the first one looks like DSP. Love the random bling. Those colors in your second card are stunning together 😍

Sara J. Mattson-Blume

One of my favorite colors and I LOVE the DSP. I hadn't noticed that before. The girl's skirt is my favorite detail. I think I need a skirt like that!

Rhonda Griffin

Coastal Cabana is definitely a favorite, and you've made it even more lovely! I love the way you used it as a bright and as a vintage style color! Such versatile and beautiful cards!!

Mary Haugen

I'm SOOOO happy Coastal Cabana is back!! Your cards showcase the color's versatility.

Shelley Z

Lovely cards! I'm so glad that Coastal Cabana is back! I will have to try Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry. So pretty together!

Cindy Elam

Beautiful cards, Mickey. I like the color combinations - they really make the Coastal Cabana stand out. (Am I the only one who hears Barry Manilow singing Copacabana every time I see Coastal Cabana?) 😆


Love both of your cards! Great job showcasing the Coastal Cabana color.

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