Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely You 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!

Our colors today aimed me at one of my favorite new papers in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – the Forever Greenery DSP.  I played with the fun Scrappy Strips technique and combined it with some Forever Flourishing Die cuts and sentiments from the Lovely You stamp set.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color palette!

The layout is based on the sketch at this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with a piece of Pretty Peacock to build the scrappy strips card front.  Using a bunch of strips of Forever Greenery DSP in Just Jade – of varying widths between 3/8″ and 5/8″, I adhered the strips to the Pretty Peacock panel with Liquid Glue.

I used my Paper Trimmer to cut the excess off.

I popped this card front over a Pretty Peacock mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the Forever Flourishing Dies, I cut the large leaf from Pear Pizzazz, two smaller round-leaf boughs from Pretty Peacock and a final leaf bough from Just Jade card stocks.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a new Gold Hoop to the card front, then popped the Pear Pizzazz leaf over top with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the other leaves with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Lovely You sentiment in Pretty Peacock.  Over it, in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz, I stamped the leaf from Lovely You twice without re-inking. Then I cut the label with a die from the Tasteful Labels die set.

I doubled a length of Just Jade 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and tied a piece of Gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo around it.  I adhered the tied bow to the card front with a Glue Dot.

I popped the sentiment over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Lovely You sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I added a few leaves in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz (stamping it twice without re-inking) and a couple in Just Jade.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Pear Pizzazz card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Lovely You leaves on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Lovely You is a sweet, sentiment-heavy stamp set, with beautiful fonts and some floral images to boot!

The Forever Flourishing Die set has wunnermus leaves that coordinate perfectly with the Forever Greenery DSP!

Et Voila!  I hope you like – and…have!! If not – you should get! 😉

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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3 – 30 June 2020

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Just Jade Card Stock: Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Tasteful Labels die cut (sentiment)

Forever Greenery DSP: strips for card front; envelope flap

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Such a fun card Mary 🙂 Love how you used that DSP Love it!!

  2. I really, really like this! You should enter it in Kylie/Bruno’s challenge!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  3. Very cool design! Love the layering under your sentiment too! 🙂

  4. Charlotte Hutcheson

    Mary, your card is both beautiful and clever…I LOVE the Forever Greenery items, but green is my favorite color. BTW, even though the Forever Greenery Suite is unavailable, one can still order the individual units, e.g., stamps, dies, paper (dsp and gold cutouts)…I ordered these items successfully a few days ago. One can just put a suite together with the individual products. I always enjoy your emails and read them every day. Happy Birthday to the Finnster (I love pet names like that). Stay well and safe during these coming weeks. Your friend, Charlotte

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – there’s only one thing not available right now – so…ordering all the other pieces and parts is still very doable! Thanks very much, Charlotte – I’ll give Finny-win a hug for you! He has LOTS of pet names! 🙂

  5. Oh, this is such a fun card with that scrappy strips technique!!! Love it!!!

  6. The stripes are so cute, especially with your paper choice. And of course your arrangement is beautiful!!😊

  7. Love the way you used the scrappy strip technique on the diagonal, Mary. And your layering style under the sentiment is amazing, as usual.

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