Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Varied Vases Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s sketch week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?

I decided to play with one of the new stamp sets – actually a bundle! – in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  It’s Mary Fish’s Million Dollar set – called Varied Vases.  It’ll be available to customers on 1 June and will be bundled with the Vases Builder Punch.  To round it all out, I used the beautiful new Nature’s Poem DSP.  Take a look-see:

Our sketch for the hop challenge…

This Photopolymer stamp set and punch are really nice – the images are crisp and very easy to line up, and the sentiments are nicely varied for lots of different occasions!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of the Nature’s Poem DSP to a Cajun Craze mat for the card front.  Then I made the DSP strip – it’s the other side of the card front design! – matting it on Cajun Craze as well.

I used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon over the DSP.

With the Leaf Punch, I cut 4 Vellum card stock leaves and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the art/sentiment, I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Whisper White card stock.  With the line image from the Varied Vases set, I stamped the flower outline in Soft Suede.  Then I added the color – with a fill-in image – in new Grapefruit Grove (coming on 1 June!).  I also used Grapefruit Grove to add the pretty little Varied Vases sentiment.

On a piece of scrap Whisper White, I stamped the vase image in Cajun Craze and punched it out using the Vases Builder Punch.  Then I popped it over the stem of the flower with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added more Dimensionals to the back of the circle and used them to wind a few loops of Linen Thread, then I popped it all onto the card front.

A tiny bow of Linen Thread on the vase and a single Pearl Basic Jewel finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Varied Vases in Grapefruit Grove on a Whisper White panel.  I added the flower image again – this  time stamping the images off twice before stamping the panel.  And then I added one more little Pearl Basic Jewel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Soft Suede and Grapefruit Grove Varied Vases flowers on the front.  And I added a Cajun Craze vase…

…and the envelope flap got some more of the Nature’s Poem DSP.

Et Voila!  Folks – Varied Vases is such a wonderful stamp set and when combined with the bundled Vases Builder – I do believe this is going to be a heavy favorite when the new catalog goes live on 1 June!  And, there aren’t enough superlatives for the Nature’s Poem DSP – it is just so gorgeous!  Hope you like – and are busily adding it to your GottaHaveItGottaGetItNow list!! 🙂

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

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!



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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Varied Vases bundle, Nature’s Poem DSP and Grapefruit Grove ink will be available to customers on 1 June!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for DSP strip on front)

Nature’s Poem DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP strip on front); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Vases Builder punched vase

Vellum Card Stock: Leaf Punch leaves – x 4

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23 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Varied Vases Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. That DSP is on my list for 5/2. I think SU has outdone themselves this year with the paper! Lovely work.

    • stampsnlingers

      They really have. It’s going to be a wonderful year playing with them all! Thanks so much! 🙂

  2. Cindy Blaine

    Gorgeous combination, Mary!

  3. Dianne

    Mary this is one gorgeous card! I Love this new set and DSP! Wow!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Dianne! I’m gobsmacked at the gorgeous papers in the new catalog!! 🙂

  4. Absolutely stunning Mary! The colors are perfect and so is your design! Love it! 🙂

  5. Elisha Smith

    Beautiful card! I love the color combo! My preorder arrives today and this bundle was the first on my list👍 Can’t wait!

    • stampsnlingers

      Have fun, Elisha! Sure enjoyed seeing you this past weekend! And – the buckeyes were delish! Thank you so much! 🙂

  6. Kate

    Beautiful! I can see you are enjoying playing with all the new goodies…😃

    • stampsnlingers

      I really am, Mom – so many beautiful goodies!! Thanks! 🙂

  7. Beautiful card! I didn’t have the vases on my wish list. You have made me re-think that. Love, love, love the Nature’s Poem DSP!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – me, too! It’s going to be a fave in this catalog, I have no doubt! Thanks, Julie! ;0

  8. Pat

    Love this new Stamp/Punch bundle. Great color combo, gorgeous dsp!

  9. Mary

    I love the DSP! It’s gorgeous as is your card. I want to say that Burlap ribbon is so much prettier in person. It almost has a glitter to it. Thank you so much for my blog gift. I love it am so excited to get started. Can’t wait to use that embossing folder too! Thanks again. Do you know are they not going to be carrying the archival ink at all with the new catalog?

    • stampsnlingers

      I love the Burlap Ribbon, too! And you’re most welcome for the Blog Candy, Mary – hope you have fun with it! Yep – I know there’s no more Archival ink – but the StazOn is a great substitute and Memento ink is awesome, too! 🙂 Thanks so much! 🙂

  10. Susan K

    Great first look at the stamp set in action! Your color choices are wonderful! I love that burlap strip, great texture touch.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan! I love this paper – and this bundle! 🙂

  11. Jaimie

    Great card using great new product. Love that DSP!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Jaimie – it’t truly gorgeous! 🙂

  12. Kristi

    Oh, new product envy. You are so lucky to have some new things to play with. I can not wait until May!!!! Really pretty card Mary

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m so glad I was able to go to OnStage so I could do the pre-order early! Thanks so much, Kristi – I can’t wait to see what you create when you get your hands on these beauties! 🙂

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