Stampin’ Up! In the Trees for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a sketch challenge today – and it’s a nice clean design! – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

I decided to ink up a new-to-me stamp set – called In The Trees – and give it a hand with some True Gentleman DSP.  I ended up with a birthday card that I think could go to a man or a woman.  Take a look-see:

And – here’s the sketch!

I started with one of my favorite DSP patterns – the plaid from the True Gentleman DSP – and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.  Then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla for the art/sentiment and matted it as well.

I stamped the pretty tree from In The Trees in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and let it dry really good.  Then I colored the leaves with my Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the trunk and branches with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends.  And then I fussy cut that tree right outta that panel!

I stamped the hammock in Night of Navy on the panel so that it would “hang” from the tree on one end and off the panel on the other.  Then I stamped the hammock again on another design of the True Gentleman DSP and fussy cut, then adhered it over the stamped one with Liquid Glue.  The sentiment, from In The Trees, is stamped in Night of Navy.  I added some grass in Garden Green and Crushed Curry flowers across the bottom.

For the clouds, I inked the image in Night of Navy and stamped if off once on scrap paper, then stamped them a couple times without re-inking.  Then I made a couple more stamped-off-once Night of Navy clouds on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.  I colored them all with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend – and used the Color Lifter to lighten up the middles.  Then I popped the two fussy cut clouds on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I Fast Fuse’s the matted panel onto the card front, and then popped the fussy cut tree on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it all off, I adhered a True Gentleman Button with a Glue Dot, added a double bow of Linen Thread with a scrunched up Glue Dot – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from In The Trees in Night of Navy on a Very Vanilla panel.  Across the bottom are some more flowers and grass in Garden Green and Crushed Curry.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more In The Trees flowers and grass…

…and some more of the True Gentleman DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  In The Trees – what a wonderful tree image this is – especially when colored with the Stampin’ Blends!  And – I think, even with the flowers and the tiny bow – that this card could go to a man, don’t you think?  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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Will Soon Not Be Available!

Stampin’ Up! let us know this morning that sales for the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a significant number of backorders. It will be approximately the end of February before this item is back in stock.  In order to give everyone time to get in an order for this ribbon,  it will remain available until Friday, February 2, at 8:00 AM (MT); and then it’s going into not-orderable status.  Note – you’ll get a message saying the ribbon is on BackOrder – go ahead and get the order placed – and as soon as it comes in, SU! will ship it right to you.  Otherwise, after the cut-off date, you won’t be able to order it at all! 🙂  So – if you’ve got a hankering for some of this pretty ribbon – get your order in today!  


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Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art/sentiment panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ (art/sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

True Gentleman DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); fussy cut hammock; envelope flap

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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! In the Trees for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. That is so cool Mary! What a great design…tons of fussy cutting too! Great card! 🙂

  2. I’m in love with this paper and your card!

  3. Pat Christ

    LOVE this card! Now I may need to purchase this set. One can never have too many stamps. 🤪

  4. Kristi Gray

    Such a cute card. Love the whole layout and my favorite touch it the button and thread up in the tree. Adds the perfect touch!

  5. Fantastic card, Mary! Yes, man or woman, but I’m leaning toward man. Love that plaid! I really didn’t want this stamp set, but now? Jury is still out. I love what you did with it. Actually, I could just make one of each of what you do and be happy.

  6. What a lovely summer scene, I would love to climb in and rock the afternoon away, watching the cloud animals go by

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