Stampin’ Up! Love is the Reason for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We all worked on a sketch challenge this week, so be sure to check out everyone’s project, okay?

Here’s our sketch…

I went back to the Special Reason stamp set and bundled Stylish Stems Framelits and called on the So In Love stamp set to help me make a nice Anniversary Card with a fun shaker element.  Take a look-see:

I also played along with the Casual Friday challenge with my gold touches.

I started with a piece of the pretty Cupcakes & Carousels DSP.  I dry embossed the bottom half of the paper in the Petal Burst TIEF and then SNAILd it to a So Saffron card stock mat.

In the top half of the panel, I used the small splatter image in the Timeless Textures stamp set, and stamped it several time in Bermuda Bay.  Before I stamped the panel each time, I stamped it off three times on scrap paper.  Then I wrapped a piece of Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around the seam, as well as the two Baker’s Twines in the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, securing it all in the back with scotch tape.

For the shaker, I first cut a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock into a square and cut out the pretty Stylish Stems flowers from the center.  Then I added the sentiment from So In Love in Calypso Coral on the bottom.  I stamped a few filigree images from Timeless Textures around the flower and sentiment in stamped-off-twice Calypso Coral ink.  Finally, I flicked the edges of the panel with a Calypso Coral sponge.

For the bottom of the shaker, I stamped the flower from Special Reason in Calypso Coral.  I made a small pile of pretties with some Sprinkles Embellishments and a few from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.

The top of the shaker got a piece of Window Sheet adhered to the back with some Liquid Glue.  Then I laid a circle of Foam Adhesive Strips around the edge of the flower cut-out – rubbing the inside edges of the strips with my Embossing Buddy.  That lays some powder over the stickiness – making it so your shaker sprinkles won’t stick.  I also added a few pieces of the foam on the corners of the square to support the card stock.

I carefully laid the top over the pile of pretties on the bottom of the shaker and got it all stuck down.  Then I popped it over the ribbon with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I made a bow from two strands of the Cupcakes & Carousels Baker’s Twine, catching one of the little Very Vanilla tassels from the kit in the bow.  It’s adhered to the shaker with a Glue Dot.  I finished it off with a couple of Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the flower in the So In Love stamp set, stamping it in stamped-off-once Peekaboo Peach in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  Over that I added a second So In Love sentiment in Calypso Coral.

I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a couple more So In Love flowers in full strength Peekaboo Peach on the front…

…and added more of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I wasn’t really sure where this card was taking me as I worked thru building it – but I’m really happy with the result.  The addition of the Timeless Textures images to the top of the shaker element made a huge – and positive! – difference in the look of the card!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers 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

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ square (mat for shaker element)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3″ square (top of shaker element)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Window Sheet: 2 7/8″ square (behind flower on top of shaker element)

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Love is the Reason for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Elisha

    Oh my goodness!! What a wonderful vintage-y card! I love that tassel:-). Well done!!

  2. Great use of that die set! Love the shaker under the flowers, pretty colors and stamping too! 🙂

  3. Mom

    Like it! Great color blending…

  4. This is WOW!!!!! What great colors and ideas you’ve shared. Thank you!

  5. juliejphoto

    Pretty Card. Like the colors and they are not colors I would typically choose. You all challenge me to try different things.

    • Thanks Julie – it’s the fun of the DSPs, I think! They really help me use new color combo’s – I figure the SU! designers are pros, so…!! 🙂

  6. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, what a stunning card! You are so talented. – Ellie

  7. Beautiful card Mary… you always go all out. It has such a Morrocan feel. Great job. Hugs…Shelagh.

  8. I love that you made a shaker card. So fun! And I love your design!

  9. Kristi

    so many pretty things on your card but the shaker element is super! I have always wanted to do a shaker card, you convinced me that I will try one today!

  10. Susan K

    Absolutely gorgeous. I’m a clean and simple fan until I see one like this! Love the layering and overstamping! And always a fan of shaker cards and a big fan of all your work! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Your colors on this card are just beautiful. I have got to try my hand at a shaker card! You rocked it!

  12. Sandy

    Absolutely have to CASE this gorgeous card!

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