Stampin’ Up! Hoot Hoot Hooray You Made My Day!

So…as I write this on Sunday evening, we’re waiting for the Severe Weather Outbreak to hit.

That’s what they call it.  Severe.  Weather.  Outbreak.

Scheduled to hit here around 2 in the morning.

Of.  Course.

I know you guys think I’m all cool and stuff, but…when it comes to Severe.  Weather.  Outbreak?

Uhm…no.   Not even a little cool.

So – if any of my card directions don’t make sense, it’s cuz 3/4 of my brain is trying to figure out how to catch the cat when the weather app screams SEVERE.  WEATHER.  OUTBREAK…at 2 and I have to go to the basement.  She is historically…less than interested in such nonsense.  Which means – I might have to leave her on her own.  🙁

Also?  I would really like to not lose all my plants.

Let’s all hope that Severe.  Weather.  Outbreak. fizzles, okay?

Okay – enough of that wussy melodrama.  Let’s talk card – since that’s really why you’re here! 🙂

I pulled out an adorable little set from the SU! Beginner’s Brochure – called Hoot Hoot Hooray and made a fun little thank you card! Take a look-see:

If you haven’t seen the Experience Creativity Brochure – check it out.  It’s got some fun things for anyone who likes to card make – regardless of their experience level!

The layout for my card is from the Fab Friday sketch challenge this week.

And the fun colors are from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the flower from Hoot Hoot Hooray (I masked off the sentiment with a sticky note).  Then I colored it with my Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo.  The center, I colored with my Light Mango Melody Blend – then added some Melon Mambo dots with my Stampin’ Write Marker.

Then,  I embossed the panel in the new Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and matted it on Mango Melody to create the card front.

On another piece of Whisper White, in Mango Melody ink, I stamped the little owl (again masking off the sentiment).  I colored him with my Mango Melody Blends Combo and then I decided he needed to be black.  So, I traced over the body, feet and eyes with my Journaling Pen.  Then I traced his…feathers?….with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.

I cut him out with the 3 3/4″ long Stitched Nested Label and popped him onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now – this is how he looked at this point.  Check the eyes.  They’re…scary.  Sorta like a zombie owl…

I fixed that right-quick with the Journaling Pen! 😉

For the sentiments, I inked them in Melon Mambo – masked off the images (these sentiments are on the owl and flower image stamps) and stamped them on Whisper White.  Then I punched them out with my Classic Label Punch.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and a little Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiments and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the flower again in Tuxedo Black – coloring it with the Blends and Stampin’ Write Marker as I’d done on the front.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Granny Apple Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Hoot Hoot Hooray flower on the front…

…and some Mango Melody Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Hoot Hoot Hooray is SUCH a cute stamp set – covering a myriad of occasions!  I hope you like!

I hope you’ll check it – and the other fun goodies – out in the brochure above!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!


The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out! (Note – due to being insanely popular – the Ornate Borders Die Set is on Backorder right now, but I can still order it for you with the Suite.  The remainder of the items will ship right away and the die set will follow when it comes in!).

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!

Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:


The event will be on Facebook on Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  Hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner);

Brights 6″ x 6″  DSP: envelope flap

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

Sometimes – I know it’s hard to believe – Finn gets…distracted.

And – forgets what he was doing mid-doing-it!


Halfway under the fence and…BUG!!!

Just had to sit down and keep an eye on it.




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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Hoot Hoot Hooray You Made My Day!

  1. Carole Fish

    Cute card! Really want to know how you made out with the Severe Weather Outbreak????? Hope all is well!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – all is fine. And VERY glad it’s over!! Thanks, Carole! 🙂

  2. Sweet card! Your little owl is too cute. 🙂 As for Finn…well, sometimes squirrel moments happen, even to the best guard dogs. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it’s hard to stay forever-focused on the job at hand!! Thanks! 🙂

  3. What a cutie that owl is! I like how you combined the flower and owl for your card and the coloring is bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Amanda – appreciate you taking time to leave a comment! 🙂

  4. Angie Latham

    Cute, cute, card, but more importantly, how did you fare, last night? Hope all is OK!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      We did okay – it was a long night – I don’t sleep well (at all?) when that kind of weather is coming. 😉 But – it all went okay in the end for us – not so much for a lot of other folks in GA, I fear. Thanks, Angie! Appreciate it! 🙂

  5. Heather Heroldt

    Such a cute owl, Mary – I totally forgot about this set! Love the bright colors, and the fancy embossed background – lovely! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Heather – it’s easy to forget about the sets in that brochure, isn’t it?! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. Claudia Ingram

    Too funny – Feelin’ Finn’s pain. It’s a daily (hourly?) thing with me!

  7. Cute card. I don’t always look at those brochures, so I had missed that set. Dang. As for Finn, we all can get distracted and forget mid-doing just what we were doing. That is too funny though, halfway under the fence! Glad the storm missed you. Hope your plants fared ok also.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – happens to me all the time! 😉 Take a look at the cute stamp sets in that brochure – there’s some good ones! Thanks, Julie! 🙂

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