Stampin’ Up! A Tutti-Frutti Good Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – the first one of 2018!!  And it’s a sketch week to get us started off on the right foot!  Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

Here’s the simple sketch we worked with today…

When I first saw the new 2018 Occasions catalog, I fell in love with an unassuming little stamp set – and some adorable embellishments.  It’s the A Good Day stamp set and the Mini Embroidery Hoops!  I paired them up with some Tutti-Frutti DSP and…take a look-see:

Quick and easy!

I started with a fun striped paper from the Tutti-Frutti DSP stack and cut a circle in it with a Circles Layering Framelits die.  While I had the die set out, I made a scalloped frame from Berry Burst card stock.  I adhered that over the hole with some Liquid Glue.

I Fast Fuse’d another piece of Tutti-Frutti – the Peekaboo Peach paper – onto a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  Then I popped the striped panel over the top of that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

For the center art piece, I stamped the cute little A Good Day image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White.  The “stitched” circle is another image in the set – stamped in Peekaboo Peach.  I used my Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers to color the little “scene” – and punched it out with the new 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch.  I adhered one of the smaller Mini Embroidery Hoop Embellishments to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I popped the art piece into the hoop with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from A Good Day, was stamped in Berry Burst on Whisper White and cut it out with the Classic Label Punch, edged it with a Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.


I added a Daffodil Delight heart Enamel Shape to the sentiment and then wrapped some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  I used two more lengths of the Baker’s Twine and tied a double bow around the wrapped twine and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked the second sentiment from A Good Day with my Basic Black and Berry Burst Markers and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the leaves with the Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green Markers.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another little scene from A Good Day…

…and added a little more of the Tutti-Frutti DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  See why I fell for the A Good Day stamp set?  And those embroidery hoops – adorable!  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 Kristi Gray’s 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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!




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Berry Burst Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Frame cut with a 3″ scalloped circle and a 2 5/8″ straight-edge circle die

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (art on front)  

Tutti-Frutti DSP Stack:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – with 2 5/8″ Circle Die Cut out); Peekaboo Peach design – smaller than card front, but big enough to fill the hope in the card front; envelope flap

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! A Tutti-Frutti Good Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. You’ve taken all the components to a whole new level. Your card is adorable and the recipient will love it, I am sure!

  2. That is too cute Mary! Those little wooden hoops are so sweet and you’ve used it perfectly in your design. 🙂

  3. Pat Christ

    So cute! This stamp set and those adorable hoops belong on my wish list!

  4. Adorable card!! The colors are not what I would have put together, but, surprising to me, they work! Great job. Thank you for sharing you incredible talents!

  5. Kristi

    So sweet Mary and love the hoop to frame you art piece. Don’t you just love the DSP too? Your color combo is spot on too!

  6. Great card! So bright and cheerful. I love how you used. Hoop.

  7. Susan K

    I had to go back and look for that stamp set–it is so unassuming I overlooked it! Very cute card! Love the way you made the frame by cutting out the center! (Are those embroidery hoops going to need extra postage?)

    • Thanks much, Susan! And – they’re not a heck of a lot thicker than a couple layers of dimensionals. I pretty much always put extra on my cards… 🙂

  8. Nicely done Mary…love the hoop! Special card for a special friend.

  9. OOPS …hope your holiday time was filled with surprises and good times.

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