Stampin’ Up! Thankful Thoughts, Thankful Life for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  We’ve got a color challenge for you today, so it’ll be fun to see what all the ladies-who-hop come up with!  Be sure to check out everyone’s projects, okay?

Here’s our color scheme…


I decided to use the pretty Host exclusive set called Thankful Life and combine it with the sentiment set Thankful Thoughts.  Take a look-see:


I started by SNAILing a panel from the A Little Foxy DSP Stack to a Calypso Coral mat for the card front.

The art work is a lovely flower vase from the Thankful Life stamp set – coming soon in the 2017 Occasions Catalog!  I started by making the bouquet itself.  This is a three step process for the flowers.  For the first step/image, I used Pool Party ink.  Then I came back in with the second image in full-strength Calypso Coral.  Finally, the third image is done with stamped-off-once Calypso Coral.  Looks like three colors – but it’s only two!  Cool, huh?


Then I added a Smoky Slate vase, stamping the image full strength.  To give the vase some dimension, I used the handy little curved line image – also found in Thankful Life – and added it in Smoky Slate as well.  I matted the panel on Calypso Coral and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used one of the beautifully font-ed (maybe not a word, hyphenated or not…) sentiments from the Thankful Thoughts set in the Annual Catalog.  I stamped it in Pool Party on Whisper White and made each end into a banner with my snips.  Using a Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker, I edged the banner (this helps it to stand out just a little bit against an otherwise white background) and adhered it to the card with some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.


To finish the card front, I added some tiny Pearl Basic Jewels to a few flowers in the vase and a little bow tied from Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine.

On the inside, I stamped a second Thankful Thoughts sentiment in Pool Party on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I used the flower images from Thankful Life in Pool Party and Calypso Coral to add a stamped “border”.


I SNAILd the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Thankful Life flowers images across the bottom in Calypso Coral and Pool Party…

…and another piece of A Little Foxy DSP on the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  I love this pretty flower vase in Thankful Life – and the sentiments in the Thankful Thoughts stamp set are really quite perfect.  Hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products


Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you! The Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Head over to my online store to check out all of those great deals now! And shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!

The Thankful Life stamp set will be available on 4 Jan 17!


Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for front art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 5/8″ x 4″ (sentiment banner)

A Little Foxy DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Thankful Thoughts, Thankful Life for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. Oh, my, I love this!! So, so pretty! I am loving that set, too. Wow!

  2. JenniferE

    So pretty! Love all of those stamped flowers!!

  3. Barb

    Love all of your flowers, inside and out! So cheery 🙂

  4. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, what a sweet card. I love the color combination you used. – Ellie

  5. Fantastic card Mary! Love this design, great paper choice too (great minds think alike)! 😉 Perfect use of those colors. 🙂

  6. Absolutely beautiful card ! I just love it !

  7. Susan K

    You make that stamp set shine! Beatuiful card and I love the inside and envelope too! TFS.

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