Stampin’ Up! Sunflowers Do a World of Good for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw our colors I knew I was going to be making a sunflower – or two! – using the new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and bundled Sunflowers Dies.  And I also figured the World of Good DSP would have some goodness in it, too!  The Many Mates set lent the perfect sentiment.  Take a look-see:

Can you – possibly?!? – guess our colors?? 🙂

I pulled a layout idea from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge!

And it fits perfectly with the Global Design Project‘s Theme challenge, too. 🙂

I started with a piece of Bumble Bee paper from the wunnermus World of Good DSP pack, that I matted on Old Olive for the card front.

Using a Stitched Rectangle Die – and running it half way thru my die cutting machine then moving the die and going back thru the machine the other direction (to create a longer die cut) – I cut a rectangle of Old Olive.  Then I stamped the piece of card stock with the two leaves images from Celebrate Sunflowers in Old Olive for a tone-on-tone look.

Finally – I embossed the panel in the new Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of the same Bumble Bee paper from the World of Good DSP set, I used my Stamparatus to stamp both sunflower images in Early Espresso.  I cut the large flower with the die from the Sunflowers Dies – and fussy cut the small flower.   There IS a die for the smaller flower – but I trimmed off the leaves so…fussy cutting was the way to go!

On Old Olive, I stamped two large leaves and one of the small double-leaf images in Old Olive – then cut them with their matching dies.  I also cut the corresponding detailed leaves from Old Olive.

From Early Espresso – I cut the large detailed flower and two flower centers.

Using Liquid Glue just in the middle – I adhered the detailed flower to the large die cut.  I also adhered the detailed leaves to their solid leaf die cuts.

On yet another piece of the World of Good DSP, I used my Stamparatus to stamp a Many Mates sentiment in Early Espresso.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I laid everything out – and started assembling!

I cut a smallish Stiched Shapes square from Brass Foil, embossed it in the Old World 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the large leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue – then added the large flower with more Liquid Glue.  I popped a flower center on this one with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional.

Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the small leaves to the back of the small flowers and the second flower center to the…center! 🤔

Then I used a Glue Dot to wind some gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.  I added a bow tied from a piece of 1/4″ Bumble Bee Gingham Ribbon with another Glue Dot.

Finally – I added a couple of Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card front – and a Glue Dot to the middle of the gingham bow – and adhered the small flower.  Note: I left the covers on the dimensionals. I wanted their support – but did NOT want the flower to lay down that tightly.  Make sense?

To finish off – I got a little jiggy with the color challenge and added a Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot to the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the small flower a few times in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel.  And that was it!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Celebrate Sunflowers flowers on the front in Early Espresso…

And a little more World of Good DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This card has so many elements I love – the Celebrate Sunflowers, die cut with their matching Sunflowers Dies.  World of Good DSP – with it’s old world look.  A little Old World Paper 3D Embossing.  And a collage!  Score!  Of course, Many Mates slides in with the perfect sentiment for this custom-order card!  I hope you like – and that this is on your wish list.

Or…your Bought-it-watching-for-the-UPS-truck list! 😉

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!







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YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″); Sunflowers detailed die cut flower; Sunflowers flower centers

Old Olive Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ Stitched Rectangle; Sunflowers detailed die cut leaves; Sunflowers solid leaves

Brass Foil: 1 1/2″ Stitched Shapes square

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

World of Good DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  1″ x 2 3/8 Stitched Rectangle (sentiment);  Sunflowers detailed solid die cut flowers; envelope flap

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sunflowers Do a World of Good for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. This is gorgeous Mary 🙂 Love everything about it

  2. You continue to WOW me with your layering and designs!

  3. So pretty!! I love how the two sunflowers interpret the sketch and the touches of gold and the Old Olive panel and the ribbon – everything!!😊

  4. Susan K

    This has all the elements I love too! LOVE those sunflowers. Perfect take on that sketch! TFS.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Susan – love this set! 🙂

  5. Just beautiful Mary! Love those sunflowers, fantastic layering too!! 🙂

  6. Love everything about this card!!! ‘Nuff said.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks! It’s for sure in our wheelhouse! 🙂

  7. This is stunning and I can’t believe I didn’t order this bundle in the beginning, but our hops we do sold me on it, so they are on their way to me, too!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah! You’re going to love it so much! Thank you! 🙂

  8. Heather Heroldt

    So pretty, Mary – this is such a lovely striking set! Your sunflowers are perfectly dramatic and detailed, a lovely Anni card! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Heather – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Bonnie Russell

    I love your card! The sunflower stamp and die set are on my wish list. I was wondering if this card would fit in an A2 envelope or did you need a larger one because of the bow and decorations? I didn’t know if you would recommend a padded envelope? It is such a beautiful card that I would hate to have it damaged in the mailing process. This is definitely a keepsake card.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Bonnie! It will fit into an A2 card – I’d recommend putting a piece of card stock or evem vellum over the front just to protect it! And it’ll take extra postage, too! 🙂 Have fun!

  10. Heidi Baks

    Lots of fun layers and texture on your card, Mary! I love your interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Heidi – and thanks for taking time to come by! 🙂

  11. Such a beautiful card. I love all the layering and fun elements!
    Thanks for joining in the GDP challenge!
    Love Kayla. xx

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Kayla – this is one of my favorite new bundles!! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  12. Mary, this is gorgeous!!!!! I love sunflowers and this card is a beauty! All the texture and layers make me smile! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Claire – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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