Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Sue and Karen are off this week, but I hope you’ll check out everyone else’s projects – we had a sketch to play with – when you’re done here!

When I got my first glimpse of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog at CentreStage this past month, I saw so many wondrous new goodies – it was almost overwhelming!  But – one of the stamp sets that really caught my eye was the Enjoy Life set.  So you can imagine how excited I was to be able to order it on our Pre-Order!  Today, I used that set and a little inspiration from the samples in the catalog and made a pretty thank you card.  Take a look-see:

And that’s my interpretation of our challenge sketch:

I started with one of the new Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and cut the front off to be my card front.  Using the wonderful grass silhouette image in the Enjoy Life stamp set – which you can get on 1 June! – I stamped across the bottom in new Blueberry Bushel ink.  I also added a few butterflies at the same time!

Then I double matted the panel on Blueberry Bushel and Rich Razzleberry card stock, using Liquid Glue.

My sentiment, also from Enjoy Life, is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla, and then punched out with the Everyday Label punch.  I also punched out a Vellum card stock label.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the sentiment to the Vellum label – offset just a bit.

I tied a bow from some Blackberry Bliss twine from the Nature’s Twine pack in the new catalog.  Then I adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot.  I also added a few of the new Leaves Trinkets (in Silver – there are also Copper ones in the package!) with Glue Dots.  Finally, I adhered the sentiment “stack” with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off, I added a little Blueberry Bushel bird from Enjoy Life so that he’s “perched” on one of the Leaves Trinkets – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added more Blueberry Bushel flora and fauna from the Enjoy Life set to a Very Vanilla panel.  I also used a second sentiment, stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

I matted the panel on Blueberry Bushel and Rich Razzleberry and then adhered it in my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Enjoy Life images in Blueberry Bushel…

…as did the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Can you see why I love this stamp set?  The images and sentiments are simply wonderful and I am so looking forward to playing with it for the next year (and hopefully longer!).  Hope you like and – I’m just telling you right now to add this one to your wish 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


Have fun on the Hop!!



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Spring Paper Pumpkin Clean Out Sale Going On Now!

Spring has sprung, and Paper Pumpkin has decided to do a little spring cleaning and they are blowing out select items in their refill and past kit inventory.

Anyone may purchase the kits listed below (not just Paper Pumpkin subscribers) until May 9 or while supplies last. They will then permanently discontinue these items.

Here are the kits and refills that will be on sale:

Click here to see all of the past Paper Pumpkin Kits currently available and be sure to stop by the online store to pick up the sale kits!

Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!

You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

You can get the new In Colors with the Early Release in May – get the Enjoy Life stamp set and other goodies on 1 June!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 10″ (card base, scored and folded at 5″)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x  5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Blueberry Bushel Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Everyday Label sentiment; 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner)

Delightfully Detailed Note Card: 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (card front)

Vellum Card Stock: Everyday Label punch

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

No Fin Fann Fixes on Blog Hop Days – but he’s doing fine!


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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. What a beautiful card Mary! Love the background stamping…especially the little birds and butterflies! Great colors too! 🙂

  2. Susan K

    Oooh and aaaah! Love that grass silhouette and the little butterflies and birds.

    • Susan K

      And glad to hear The Finnman is doing fine.

      • stampsnlingers

        Yep – he’s cooking along! Thanks! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I LOVE this stamp set!! Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  3. I love the way you interpreted the sketch. It’s a beautiful card. I missed playing today but this morning I am finally feeling like myself again. Today is another full day.Thank you so much for putting in the little blurb about Finn. His image is burned into my little pea pickin’ brain 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Aren’t you glad I didn’t post the “before” pictures of the holes while he was in surgery!?! Glad that things are working back towards normal for you and Perry, Karen! Please pass him my best! 🙂

  4. Pat

    Beautiful card! I think I see this stamp set in my future.
    Happy to hear that Finn is doing good. 😍

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes, ma’am! This one definitely needs a spot on your shelf! Thank you so much, Pat! 🙂

  5. Kate

    Beautiful card!!!
    And good news…may it continue!

  6. What a beautiful card, Mary! I can’t wait to get these new products. You’ve convinced me that I need these items!!! I love everything about it!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Yes, I think you DO need all these goodies! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  7. Another GORGEOUS card. Love the grassy sillhouette, the little butterflies and, especially, the little bird ‘perched’ on the silver leaf. Miss the Thursday Hoppin’.

    • stampsnlingers

      We miss you, too! Hopefully you’ll be back one of these days! Thanks so much, Julie! Can’t wait to see what you create when you get YOUR hands on this one!! 🙂

  8. I’m loving that new Blueberry Bushel color and it works beautifully with the Blackberry Bliss. Pretty card!! Great use of the new stamp.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Jaimie! I love the Blueberry Bushel on the Mint Macaron! 🙂

  9. karren Olaveson

    Lovely card, Mary. Your work is just wonderful!! Glad that little Finn is doing better. Hugs for you and Finn. Good vibes heading your way.
    Take good care.
    Best wishes,

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Karren! Appreciate the nice words and hugs! 🙂

  10. So many lovely new products all joined together for a beautiful card Mary!

  11. Shelagh Freemantle

    So many beautiful layers here Mary…love the vellum . The new Blueberry colour is fabulous and you used it well.

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s definitely wonderful with the Mint Macaron, isn’t it?!? Thanks so much, Shelagh!! 🙂

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