Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Many Blessings for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month it’s all about Giving Thanks!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I saw a card a while back by Sue Mohr that created a wreath using punched and die cut leaves.  So, for today’s project, I decided to do one of my own.  I used the wreath from the Wishing You Well stamp set and added leaves created with the Leaf Punch and the Painted Harvest stamp set.  Take a look-see:

This was one of two cards I made that were inspired by this week’s theme challenge at The Paper Players.

I started with a piece of designer paper from the Country Lane DSP pack and adhered it to an Early Espresso mat with Liquid Glue for the card front.

On a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the wreath from the new Wishing You Well set in Early Espresso and again in Crushed Curry.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Blessings set in Cajun Craze in the middle of the stamped wreath.

I created the wreath by punching multiple leaves with the Leaf Punch.  I made five Early Espresso leaves by first stamping the leaf image from the Painted Harvest set in Early Espresso ON Early Espresso card stock and punching them out.  Then I punched four leaves from Copper Foil.  I creased the copper leaves with my fingers.

I arranged all the leaves around the die cut circle and adhered them – just their stems! – with Liquid Glue.

I wanted some “greenery” filler, so I went to the new Night Owl Thinlits and cut a whole slew of the little pine boughs (handily – there are four of the dies in the set, so cutting a slew goes pretty quick!) – I cut them in Blackberry Bliss Country Lane DSP and in Mossy Meadow card stock.  Then I stuck them here and there and hither and yon in amongst the leaves, using Liquid Glue to get them stuck.

Last week, when I was playing with the Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine, I made a fat double-loop bow that was too large and fluffy for that card.  Recall these were made by un-twisting the twine and using the thinner strands.  It was perfect for this card!  So – I adhered it to the bottom of the wreath with a Glue Dot.  Over that, I adhered a regular bow tied with some 1/4″ Copper Trim.

And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added some of the little flourishes from the Many Blessings stamp set in Cajun Craze in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel.  With my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker – I added little dots around the flourishes.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another couple of Mossy Meadow dots and Cajun Craze flourishes on the front…

…and a bit more of the Country Lane DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love this happy harvest wreath – created with leaves from the Painted Harvest stamp set and brought home with the Many Blessings set.  Of course, the Country Lane DSP is pretty much perfect for this time of year – and this kind of card!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Shirley’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!

Julie Johnston

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Jaimie Babarczy

Linda Richenberg

Connie Troyer

Shirley Gentry

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Prather

Aurora Lopez

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂



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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Leaf Punches (x5)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched Shapes die cut circle (for the wreath and sentiment)

Country Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Night Owl die cut pine boughs; envelope flap

Copper Foil: Leaf Punches (x4)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: Night Owl die cut pine boughs

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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Many Blessings for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. Simply stunning! I love your fall wreath with the mix of die cuts and punches, great design! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Amy! Hope you had a safe trip home! 🙂

  2. Susan K

    Oh wow. Thanks for that close up so we could see all those details! I would never have thought to put Blackberry Bliss in there but it adds just the right amount of color. You’re so creative! TFS.

    • stampsnlingers

      Gotta give thanks to the SU designers – I pulled the Blackberry Bliss idea straight from the Country Lane DSP! Thank you so much, Susan! 🙂

  3. Mary, Mary! This wreath is simply stunning! Great card. I may have to CASE this one!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Julie! Appreciate it – and CASE away! 🙂

  4. Gorgeous card Mary. Spectacular idea, I love it.

  5. Kate

    Love the woodsy fall wreath…

  6. Connie Troyer

    What a stunning card!! Just love it.

  7. Wow! Beautiful card Mary, love the wreath…perfect for fall! 🙂

  8. It’s not often Perry gets to see the blog hop but we were at the oncologist’s this morning and he was a captive audience with my iPhone! Here’s his comment, “Wow, she’s amazing!” and I second that!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – that’s very sweet – of BOTH of you!! 🙂 Please pass my thanks! Thank you both so much! 🙂

  9. Mary, your wreath is breath taking. Where do you come up with all your ideas. You are so creative! Do you have this little creative spirit visit you each night and whisper in your ear “Mary make this one tomorrow”? I love that bow! May have to CAS(E).

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! I actually do come up with ideas while I’m in bed – trying to get to (or BACK to!) sleep! Or trying to wake up in the morning! Weird. Would much rather be sleeping! Thanks so much, Shirley – and CASE away! 🙂

  10. You really knocked it out of the park with this one, Mary. I love it!

  11. Mary

    Wow! Gorgeous Card! I love how you did the wreath and truly looks 3D.
    Your cards are always beautiful, though lately they have been over the top stunning.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – that’s very sweet, Mary! I’ve been having fun with them! Thanks so much!

  12. Such great texture to your card! Especially love your ribbon treatment! Beautiful.

  13. Mary… the dimensionality on your wreath is fabulous! I love the metallics against the patterned paper you chose! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  14. Sandy M

    Wow, what a stunning creation, Mary! It is most definitely frame worthy! I love those intricate leaves. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Sandy – appreciate the kind words and you stopping by to leave them! 🙂

  15. Londa dickinson

    Stunning card!!!! TFS

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