Do you ever have times you want to make something, but you just aren't sure where to start? It's the blank canvas dilemma of having too many choices. Often, when I'm not sure how to start, I let the artists at Stampin' Up! help me.
Suites, kits, and medleys – oh my! These artist-designed sets of coordinating products are a great place to get your inspiration flowing. Start with a simple kit project and step it up. Or look for a color combination, or a whole design theme. I hope this tip helps you the next time you are looking for inspiration!
I will be making and sharing cards from the Boho Indigo Product Medley this month. This gorgeous collection includes stamps, dies, paper, ribbon, die-cuts, and more! It's packed full of supplies that will inspire your creativity.
Yesterday I shared this elegant card tutorial in my newsletter featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley. In this tutorial they will learn how to create a masked Embossing Paste background as shown in the card above.
Embossing Paste dries quickly so it's best to work with it quickly, and clean your tools while it is still wet. Don't worry about perfection, variations in depth and texture improve the effect of Embossing Paste.
I get asked what the difference is between Suites, kits, and medleys?
Although they are all groupings of coordinating products to make your crafting experience easier, there are a few difference.
Suites are entire collections of themed products that coordinate. A suite has at least one stamp set, sometimes two and usually has patterned paper, dies or punches, ribbon, and embellishments.
Kits include pre-designed and pre-cut projects. They can be all-inclusive or can include project supplies with coordinating stamps and ink available separately.
Medleys are more like a mini-suite. They are a collection of coordinating supplies, but not as large as a suite, so you get a bit of everything to inspire your creativity at a budget-friendly price point.
Very Vanilla (#101650)
Soft Suede (#115318)
Mint Macaron (#138337)
Mint Macaron Ink Refill (#138331)
Old Olive (#147090)
Soft Suede (#147115)
Misty Moonlight (#153118)
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (#144597)
Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132)
ACCESSORIES & TOOLS
Embossing Paste White (#141979)
Palette Knives (#142808)
Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853)
Take Your Pick Tool (#144107),
Stampin' SEAL (#152813)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin' SEAL+ (#149699)
Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
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Barb Y. says
Patsy, thank you for the detailed description of the differences between Suites, Kits, and Medleys. That made it more clear to understand. Appreciate all you do.
Virginia Aakre says
Nice cards and projects! I like the embossing paste technique, can you use it on a stretched canvas and stamp on top of it? Is the stencil a special stencil for embossing paste?
Patsy Waggoner says
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You are so welcome Barb! It can all be so confusing. Patsy
Patsy Waggoner says
The stencils can also be used for sponging ink color making them very versatile. I have not stretched canvas so can’t answer that question for you – but you could play around with it and give it a try. Stamping on top of the stencil might not work since it would not be even enough to get a good stamped image.