Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Colour Revamp

Hello and happy Friday!

Welcome to our Paper Adventures team blog hop for this month. Tonight we have creations designed to showcase the Stampin’ Up!®️ COLOUR REVAMP. (Read all about it here.) Thanks for hopping here from Sara Levin’s blog.

When we heard about the Colour Revamp, us Paper Adventurers were all guessing which retired colours we’d love to see my return. My vote was for Orchid Opulence so I was pretty happy when I saw the new colour Highland Heather – it is such a pretty purple!

I chose Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo to coordinate with Highland Heather. I think I’m the only one in my team who is happy to have Flirty Flamingo be added to the Brights colour family. And I remember when Melon Mambo was a new In Colour – I even still have the mini catalogue!


(And as a side note: And Sweet & Sour was my first ever stamp set purchase. I ashamed to confess I have never got this inky. Shhh!)

My card was created using the new Varied Vases bundle, as a shoe box project for a team retreat last weekend. (We forgot to take photos but I assure you we all had lots of fun and some very yummy food!)

Inspiration came from a card in the annual catalogue on the Lovely Lipstick feature page.

I added some sparkle to the vases and flowers with my Wink of Stella 😉 And I used the Lace Border Punch to add some Melon Mambo embellishment.


Here I am sharing with you how many different embossing folders I used to find the one that was just right… and this was after my original design was a Highland Heather card with colour on colour stamping but that did not look nice 😦 I finally settled on the Seaside embossing folder with the lines going horizontally. Decisions, decisions!

What do you think of my final embossing folder choice?

Which new colour do you love? Is there one you wished came back but didn’t? Or one you wanted gone but it’s not?  (Which is worse? Putting up with what you don’t like or missing what you do?)

Thanks for visiting! Next in our hop is Siobhan, you will love what she has made! And then keep hopping to see everyone’s post for Colour Revamp.

Narelle 🙂

Participant List

Kelly Kent

Sara Levin (guest designer)

Narelle Simm (that’s me!)

Siobhan Fitzsimmons

Mandy Depiazzi

11 thoughts on “Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Colour Revamp

  1. Narrelle, love your card and the colours you have chosen to hold with the stamp. . I do find embossing folders hard to choose also, but the seaside folder does work (the long lines?) I love the Varied Vases Set.. it has a lot of versatility.


  2. Well, you see how it pays to always keep those old catalogues! Nice blast from the past. This is a gorgeous card and I really enjoyed making it last week. Highland Heather is, of course, my favourite new colour, it has to be! And you convinced me it goes beautifully with Flirty Flamingo.


  3. This card was so much fun to make at our team retreat! Love this combination of colours together. And I had more fun with the vases than I thought I would! Kelly x PS, love the catalogue nostalgia!


  4. I too remember when that trio of colors including the Melon Mambo came out its a definate fave of mine along with Flirty flamingo I too was very happy it stayed. I wouldn’t have been upset if they retired Garden green though have never really liked it. love your choice of the Embossing folder I think I always forget to try an Embossing folder on cards often enough I must do it. Loved your card and your whole page actually Thanks


  5. Cute card Narelle. I wasn’t really sold on the varied vases set but the like everything in the catalogue until you see projects come into fruition you don’t know the endless possibilities can come from them.

    I love the colour combo too and I totally love wink of Stella


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