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RGB Codes for 2014-2016 In Colors

Mornin’ Crafters!

I had a request for RGB codes for the newest Stampin’ Up! In Colors.  So, I’m sharing them with you all!  Here they are:

Capture RGB Codes for 2014-2016 In ColorsSo, just what is RGB color model, how do RGB codes work and what are they used for?

Wikipedia states: The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.  And you guessed it: RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue.

Let’s say you are are typing a letter in MS Word and you want to change the font color from black to Lost Lagoon.  Simply drag your mouse over the desired word to highlight it.

Capture Font Color ChangeThen go to the menu bar to change the font color.  Click on More Colors and then click “Custom”.

Capture Color Change Black to Lost Lagoon In the dialog box, input “96” into the box marked Red, “159” in the box marked Green, and “148” in the box marked blue. Then click “OK” to save.

Now the word that you selected will be typed with the color of Lost Lagoon! You can use this to your advantage in order to give your writing a bit of punch for interest.  It can be used when you type your annual holiday newsletter or creating wedding or birthday invitations, etc.

My Digital Studio (or MDS for short) allows you to change the color of fonts more easily though!  The RGB codes are already integrated into the program for you so just simply click on the color you want and the program automatically adds the appropriate RGB codes.

To see all of the benefits of MDS, all you need to do is download your FREE 30 day copy: HERE!

If you need help with anything, I’m happy to help!

Take Care,

Jennifer King
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Santa Anti Bacterial Bottles

Happy Black Friday, Crafters!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!  I did, even though we “ate out” this year.

"Santa" tizers Anti Bacterial HolderHere are some cute “Santa”tizers that hold anti bacterial bottles.   I am crazy about them and have made tons of them over the last month to share with my hostess group and other friends.  I plan on making these to give as teacher gifts, too.

BOX=3½ x 5½” Real Red Cardstock (#102482, $6.95), lengthwise score at 2¼”, 3¼”; rotate and score at 1″ and 2½”.  Use bone folder on all scores. Cut (just to the score line) the small 1″ center scores to make tabs.

TRICK OF THE TRADE:  if you are making these cuties in bulk, remember to score your paper first, then cut!:)  I begin with a piece of cardstock that is 7 x 11″.  Then I score it in both directions and then cut in half length and width wise to get 4 boxes from one sheet.

BELT-3/4 x 5½” Basic Black Cardstock (#121405, $6.95 for a pack of 24 sheets), scored at:  1-1/8″, 2-1/8″, 3¾, 4-13/16 (one mark past 4¾).  Wrap around the box and adhere using Tombow Multipurpose Glue (#110755, $3.95).

BUCKLE:  1¼ x 12″ Silver Glimmer Paper.  Punch in the center using Petite Curly Label Punch (#129405, $12.95) .  Then go back over the negative image and punch using the 1″ Square Punch (#124094, $15.95).  Then use the 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch (#119871, $6.95).  This will perfectly round the edges of the buckle for a finished look.

One thing that will make this craft super easy for you is the fact that you can simply print off the “Santa” tizer Tags here:

"Santa" tizer tags here!I made them in My Digital Studio using the Scallop Oval Punch as a template to easily line up the wording.  That way the words perfectly fit 4 on a page to be punched out using your Scallop Oval Punch (#119856, $16.95).  The just use the Decorative Label Punch (#120907, $16.95) for the tag base.  Add 1/4″ Silver Ribbon (#132137, $4.95 for 10 yards) for the handle.

Let me know if you have questions!

Take Care,


Jennifer King
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Lots of Thanks Circle Thinlet

Happy Wednesday, Crafters!

So often people in our lives do the nicest things for us.  Sometimes, those on the receiving end do not fully recognize that kindness.

Lots of ThanksOh, sure we may say “thank you”…but how often do we send sincere messages of gratitude to them?

If we stop and think about the joy the recipient gets from opening an unexpected card in the mail, I am sure we would send thank you cards more often.

This card is made using the newest Circle Card Thinlits Die (#133480, $32.95) from Stampin’ Up!  I paired it with:

-Lots of Thanks stamp set (Wood #129687, $22.95, Clear #129690 $16.95),

-Magnificent Maple stamp (#131868, $9.95),

-Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (Wood #130514 $24.95, Clear #130517 $17.95),

-Blessings from Heaven stamp set (Wood #128487 $18.95, Clear #123052 $14.95) and

-2-1/2″ Circle Punch (#120906, $16.95).

It comes with lots of layering pieces to compliment the Circle Card Thinlit.  Each of those images are metal framelits that cut your cardstock!

TRICK OF THE TRADE: I made the card a little longer than the framelit allows.

Looking at the picture of the actual framelit on the right, I inserted a piece of 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ Tangerine Tango cardstock on top of the right edge and continued to feed it under the circle and lined it up under the left side.

When you run it thru the Big Shot, it will slice the outer edge of the circle…allowing it to flip when opened.  The extra flap that you created will now have a score line on it so you can fold it in.  This allows for added dimension to be unfurled.

Lots of Thanks-fullI accented it with a piece of Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (#132184, $10.95) and Very Vanilla cardstock that was run thru the Woodgrain Embossing Folder (#127821, $7.95) to give it a birch wood affect.

Here’s the inside where the circle was flipped over to reveal the sentiment “You are such a blessing in my life.”

Lots of Thanks-flipped openI hope you make a set of these and send them out to friends and family who help you in life’s journey.

Take Care…and thank you for being a loyal subscriber of my blog!


Jennifer King
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Ornament Keepsakes, Digitally Speaking

 Good Sunday Morning, Crafters!

So, I want to know, “What are you doing with  YOUR digital downloads?”.  Sunday’s confession:  I did not purchase last year’s Ornament Keepsakes and matching Holiday Ornament framelits (#127816, $24.95) .  However, the stamp set is still available (wood mount #128048, $34.95 or clear mount #128051, $25.95)  if you want to make this year’s Christmas cards with it!

Finally, I decided to purchase it as a digital download (#131360, $6.95) to use with My Digital Studio (MDS).

Amanda's Ornaments-001 I just made a sample Christmas card for a friend.  I wanted to show her how quickly she can digitally design a beautiful Christmas card….and print it off as many times as she needs!

What is so special about this is I wanted to show her how MDS can work with her Cameo electronic cutter (e-cutter).  Check back Wednesday to see the results!:)

The design in My Digital Studio:

-Open the software and develop a custom sized project at 8-1/2 x 11″.

-Go to Background Paper and fill it with Cherry Cobbler.

-Go to Punches: pick and apply a square punch.  Right click to edit object to 1.625 x 3″ (1-5/8 x 3). Copy it so you have 2 objects.  Then fill one with Crumb Cake cardstock. (to create the top left image) and the other with Early Espresso. (For this one, choose your favorite stamp and apply it, then recolor using the Watermark choice.

-Again to punches to pick and apply a circle punch.  Right click to edit to .5″ (1/2″) and fill it with Very Vanilla cardstock.  Copy it 2 times.

-To line up the circles,  hold down the Control Button and left click each circle to choose it.  Once all 3 circles are highlighted, click the “align” button, then choose “top”.  While they are still highlighted, right click and choose “group”.  You can then copy this group to fill your object (punch and paper).  I also used the half circle punch too!

-The bottom image is a square punch, edited to 1.875  x  3.5 (1-7/8 x 3.5)…filled with Crumb Cake cardstock.  Stamps are re-colored in Early Espresso.

Tricks of the Trade:  If your stamped image falls outside lines of the desired object, simply pick and apply a square punch…and fill it with cardstock colored the same as your background paper. (in this case, I edited a square punch to be 1/2 x 4″ and colored it Cherry Cobbler…and moved it on top of the Season Greetings image.  This allowed my overlapping stamped image to be covered up!:)

Are you having problems getting your desired effect with your digital designs?  Click on the “Email Me” button on the top right and let me know how I can help!:)

I look forward to helping you with your crafting needs, from traditional to digital!

Take Care,


Jennifer King
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Wrapped Hershey Nuggets for Halloween Treat Holders

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Halloween Treat Holders for Hershey NuggetsHappy Halloween…just a little early!  Before I get into the supplies needed for this project, make sure you click on the “Shop Online” link to the left so you can get everything you need for Halloween now in order to get a jump start on making these adorable Halloween goodies!  Thank you in advance for your order! :)

These are the wrapped Hershey Nuggets that are inside the Halloween themed treat holders.

Here’s a Trick of the Trade:

-First cut a 3 x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper. (TIP: make sure the design is going in the best direction for your project BEFORE you cut).

-The run a piece of Sticky Strip (#104294, $6.95 for 10 yards) along the 12″ side of paper.

-Normally, you would cut your paper into 1 x 3″ pieces.  But with the specially designed paper in the Witches’ Brew DSP, see below (the design is screaming to be used to wrap Nuggets!), you will need to cut them at 1-1/8″ instead of 1″.  You will first have to cut off a little bit on each side so the sentiment design (“Eat if You Dare”) lines up on top of the Nugget.


Bats about You Wrapped NuggetNow aren’t these guys cute? I first saw them on Page 5 of the Holiday Catalog.  Well that is not totally true…I passed them up MANY times when I first started flipping thru this awesome catalog! lol!  Then one day, I saw them!  OOOH, I can make those!  So here’s what I did:

-Cut out an 8 x 3″piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock (#131202, $6.95)

-Apply Sticky Strip (#104294, $6.95 for 10 yards) along the 8″ edge of the cardstock.

-Cut the cardstock into 1 x 3″ strips.

-Use Versa Mark to stamp the “Bats About You” sentiment from Halloween Hello stamp set (Wood Mount #131718, $18.95 or Clear Mount #131721, $14.95) onto the cardstock.  Since he sentiment is longer than it is wide, you will stamp it in the middle of the 3″ piece of paper…but going up and down (not side to side).

-Sprinkle Black Embossing Powder (#109133, $4.75) on top of the stamped image and pour excess back into the container.  Shake any excess powder off and heat with the Heat Tool (#129053, $29.95).  For the wings, see yesterday’s post for the Bat Purse.  Apply the wings to the back of the Nugget using Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)

I used Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper (#132185, $10.95 for 12 sheets of 12  x12″ paper).

Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper

These are the stamps in the Halloween Hello set:

Halloween Hello Clear-mount Stamp Set

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