Stampin’ Up! Ornate Positive Thoughts for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!!  And this is a SPECIAL Hawwmp Day, indeed!!

My friend Angie McKenzie asked me if I’d like to join her fun new Blog Hop group called the Around the World Wednesday Blog Hop.  The idea is that – regardless of where in the WORLD a hopper is – all the blogs will be live at the exact same time!  How.  Fun.  Is.  That??

Of course, I said yes!  And this is the FIRST of our monthly blog hops!  Whoo-hoo!  We’ve got hoppers from Austria to Australia….Japan to New Zealand!  I hope you’ll sit down and spend a little time with us – regardless of where you’re at in the world – I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

Now – each month we’ll have a theme for the hop – this one is All Things Crafty – Must Haves For Your Creativity!  Which is kind of wide open.  So…I decided to keep it simple and go with things/styles I couldn’t live without.  If you know me at all – you know Dimensionals would be on that list!  And my reverse tweezers.  And…collage cards.  I pulled all that together and used the Positive Thoughts stamp set along with a little help from the new Ornate Thanks stamp set and Ornate Layers Dies.  And – sorry – I also used the not-available-right-now-but-will-be-back-in-the-next-Annual-Catalog Nature’s Thoughts die set.  Take a look-see!

The idea for this one came from a card that we made at Sandra Hernandez’s Spring STAMPede last month…

I love that card – it is SO right in my wheelhouse – and I just notched it up a level or two!

To begin, I cut an Ornate Layers frame from a piece of Crumb Cake.  Then I used some re-positionable adhesive – these are little dots on a tape runner – to adhere the frame over a Crumb Cake panel.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Positive Thoughts leaves (in Mossy Meadow and stamped-off-once Mossy Meadow), the flower (in Blackberry Bliss), the butterfly (in Night of Navy) and the little fluer-de-do (in Crumb Cake) all over the two panels.  Here’s how – I stamped an image with both pieces in place – then lifted the frame off – stamped the image again in the exact same place (thanks to the Stamparatus) – replaced the frame – moved the stamp – and repeated.  That eliminated the “gap” that you get when you stamp onto two layers!

Next, I ran the bottom panel thru the die cutting/embossing machine in the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I matted the panel on Night of Navy.

I popped the frame onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – making sure to line up all the images!

On another piece of Crumb Cake card stock, I stamped the sentiment from Positive Thoughts in Blackberry Bliss.  Then I cut it with a label die in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.  I added a stamped-off-once Mossy Meadow leaf and a stamped-off-once Blackberry Bliss flower and popped it onto the card front with more Dimensionals.

I stamped the butterfly in Night of Navy on Crumb Cake and cut it with the die from Nature’s Thoughts.  If you have this die set from when it was available as part of the Coordination Product Release – that’s awesome!  If not – you’ll be able to get it again when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog comes out in June!

I adhered the butterfly with a Stampin’ Dimensional onto the card front – letting it overlap the sentiment.  With the Nature’s Thoughts dies, I cut two of the larger leaves in Mossy Meadow and adhered them to the bottom right corner of the sentiment with Liquid Glue.

Using those reverse tweezers, I tied a Linen Thread double-loop bow and adhered it over the die-cut leaves with a Glue Dot.  Then I added a few Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestone Basic jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used Ornate Thanks and stamped a large sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on a Very Vanilla panel.  The smaller sentiment is in Night of Navy.  I added some leaves (in stamped-off-once Mossy Meadow), a couple of flowers (in stamped-off-once Blackberry Bliss) and some full-strength Night of Navy butterflies.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, adhered the card front with more Liquid Glue – and the card was done!

My very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Positive Thoughts leaves, flowers and butterflies on the front…

…and another leaf on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this Positive Thoughts stamp set so much – and hope the fact that the Nature’s Thoughts dies are carrying over into the Annual Catalog menas that the stamp set is, too! 🙂  And – Ornate Thanks….how useful can one stamp set be?!?  I think this card is going to go to the Stamp-N-Storage Bee a Blessing Card Drive (you can read about that down below!) and this stamp set was perfectly perfect for the job.  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  As I said earlier – we’ve got folks from across the globe…

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Shell Anderson’e page.  Or – you can click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Satomi Wellard – JA
Melissa Gifford – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Manuela Geiswinkler – AT
Ximena Morales – DE
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Tina Zinck – CA
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Mary Deatherage – US – YOU ARE HERE!
Shel Anderson – CA
Chris Smith – US
Anne Marie Hile – US
Brenda Nelson – CA
Tricia Butts – US
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US

Have fun on the Hop!!







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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed front panel); Ornate Layers die cut panel; Stitched So Sweety label (sentiment); Nature’s Thoughts die cut butterfly

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock:  Nature’s Thoughts die cut leaves

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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46 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Ornate Positive Thoughts for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

  1. Love all the stamped elements on this card Mary. Lovely to hop with you x

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Rochelle – and thanks for coming by to comment! 🙂

  2. I LOVE the linen thread bow! Really completes the card!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Tatiana! One of my favorite things! 🙂

  3. Tina Zinck

    I love the “Positive Thoughts” stamp set too and use it all the time! I love how you used it on the inside of your card too! Happy to be hopping with you!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Tina – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  4. I’ve got a lot of hoppin’ to do…best get on my Pogo Stick or put on my bunny ears. I’ll do that after I get through drooling over your creation. My Positive set is sitting on the shelf waiting to be inked up. I wondered what the leafy dohickey was called and now I know it’s a “fleur-de-do”. I saw someone else call it freesia, but I don’t think so. Have a great day and stay safe out in the real world.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – I suppose it COULD be a fresia – but I’d be looking for a flower! Fleur-de-doohickey. THAT sounds right! Thanks so much, Karen – happy hopping and stay safe, kiddo.

  5. Seriously Love how you finished the inside of the card!! And that linen thread bow is something I would like to try!! So Fun Hopping with you!!

    • stampsnlingers

      They’re pretty easy once you see how they’re done! Thanks so much for the kind words, Annette! 🙂

  6. So beautiful!! I love all the variations on your projects !!


    gorgeous card….and that bow makes it!

  8. So pretty Mary! Love the collage stamping, great design! 🙂

  9. Aurélie Fabre

    Here is a creation that I would never have dared! The vintage side is just perfect, with a layering effect that I like. Well done !

  10. Love seeing collage cards and this one is beautiful! Your twine bow is fabulous too!

  11. Mary, my jaw is literally on my desk! This is stunning!! You have completely inspired me to attempt collage, although I know mine won’t come out nearly as beautiful. And high-five for from fellow Dimensional lover! So happy to hop with you today!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh that’s very kind, Anne Marie! Thank you so much!! Dimensional-lovers UNITE!! 🙂

  12. This is my most favorite stamp set from mini catty and I know why again. This is really beautiful. Thank you so much for tsharing such a beautiful card.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – it’s a wonderful set. Fingers crossed that it carries over! Thanks, Satomi! 🙂

  13. Wow, this is amazing work. Love it!

  14. Susan K

    I love the card too. I feel lucky that I’ve been enjoying and CASing your cards for a couple/three years now and sounds like some of the other gals are just now seeing how wonderful you are! Smart Angie to ask you to join the hop! I’ll make my way through to see what creative ideas they have but it’ll be yours I’ll CASE! This card will definitely BEE a Blessing to someone.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – you’re too kind, Susan – thank you so much!! 🙂

  15. There’s so much to look at in your card! Now I see why you call it a collage card! Beautiful!

  16. OH wow, Not a style I’ve really tried myself but this vintage look in earthy colours is beautiful and I love, love, love the inside of your card and your bow. What fabulous inspiration to me, thank you, I will give this style a go xx

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Mikaela – have fun with it! 🙂

  17. Danielle Kassing

    thank you for sharing this beautiful card

  18. Well! You could have made this for me as it has most of my favorite elements. Stunning! Love your color choices and all the layers. Good tip for using stamparatus to eliminate that ‘gap’. I don’t do much of that layer stamping because I hate that gap. Should have thought to use stamparatus! I will get around to the rest of the hop sometime today, but HAD to start with this gorgeous creation!

    • stampsnlingers

      Awww – thank you so much, Julie! Happy that you like it. And yes – the Stampapotamus is an AWESOME gap-eliminating tool! 😉

  19. Oh, my! What lovely layers of texture you have going on here with this beautiful collage. I’ve just got to get today’s “to do” list done so I can go play with that set!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Chris – have fun with it! 🙂

  20. Vickie

    Mary ~ Did you make a video for this card? Beautiful!!

    • stampsnlingers

      I didn’t – but…maybe I should? Thanks, Vickie! 🙂

  21. Manuela Geiswinkler

    So many details ! Lovely!!

  22. Fabulous card Mary and great techniques x

  23. Absolutely gorgeous, Mare! Absolutely love your twist to the card that you CAS(e)d! The linen bow is definitely a fav of mine… and so glad you’re going to send it off to such a worthy cause. Thanks so much for joining us in spreading sunshine Around the World on Wednesday. xx

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks for inviting my to the hop, Angie! And thank you for the kind words! 🙂

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