Stampin’ Up! True Love Forever & Always Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge today 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!

Now – it is ALSO Christmas Eve!  Which means that – naturally – I have a Valentine’s/Anniversary/Love/Friendship card to share with you today! LOL!  I figure me showing you how to make a Christmas card is a little like…closing the barn door after the horse has left!  I’m looking forward – with the new Forever & Always stamp set with its bundled Always Dies, and some pretty black-and-white DSP from the True Love DSP.  These will be available to you on 5 Jan in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  Take a look-see:

And….here’s our sketch!

I also played with the color challenge at The Spot!  My color is Rococo Rose!

I started with a piece of the new True Love DSP that I matted on Rococo Rose for the card front.

Next is a small panel of Whisper White, that I embossed in the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, matted on Rococo Rose and then adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the two flower images from Forever & Always in Tuxedo Black.  Then I cut them out with their matching dies in the Always Die set.  These will be bundled for an instant savings of 10%!  I also stamped four leaves and cut them out as well.

Using my Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Combo, I colored the flowers.

A couple of the coolest dies in the Always Die set are the sentiments “Love” and “Always”.  Both words have a “shadow” die and an “outline” die.  I used the Love shadow die to cut a piece of Rococo Rose Foil – which is one of the three colors you’ll get in the Love You Always Foil Sheets.  I cut the outline die in Whisper White.  I used little dabs of Liquid Glue to adhere the two die cuts together

I also stamped the words “You More” from the set in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and cut it with one of the label dies in the Always set.

I adhered the leaves and the two large flowers to the card front with Liquid Glue – then popped the smaller flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the two sentiment die cuts.

Finally, I added some cool Matte Black Dots (in the new catalog!) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the large flower in Tuxedo Black in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the flower on a sticky note and fussy cut it – then used that as a mask over the flower.  Then I stamped the two leaves in Tuxedo Black.  When I picked up the mask…I had my image!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Rococo Rose mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Forever & Always flowers and leaves on the front (and then I stuck my sticky note mask in my stamp case for the next time!)…

…and a little more of the True Love DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this flower and sentiment pretty?  I love the Forever & Always bundle – with sentiment dies (one of my favorite things!).

And the True Love DSP is stunning!  Straight black and white – color it with Stampin’ Blends, Markers, Brayer.  Or…leave it black and white like I did and pop some color in!

I hope you like this new Suite as much as I do!

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

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!







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I’m going to cancel our video today – so we can all do all those last-minute things that we have to do!  I’ll be live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page on Saturday at 7pm Eastern, so…I hope you’ll join me then!  In the meantime – you can head to that page and “Like” the page and then click the little Bell icon so you’ll get notified when I go live!  

I hope y’all have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

The Stampin’ Up! Year End Clearance is LIVE – and the Clearance Rack has been updated with brand new products!!

Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout runs thru 4 Jan 2021 – but…all retiring goodies on the list are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  And – at these prices – as high as 50% off – your favorites are selling out FAST!  So…don’t delay!

This event is the perfect time to shop! You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog!

Click here to download the full list of items on sale – sorted by their discount!

There are a lot more items on the list that are not discounted but are leaving us at the end of this catalog period (4 Jan 2021 at 11:50pm Mountain Time)

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Rococo Rose Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (small mat on card front)

Whisper White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (small embossed panel on front); Forever & Always die cut flowers and leaves

Love You Always Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! True Love Forever & Always Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So pretty Mary! Love the colors and the beautiful sentiment. Great design! 🙂

  2. Stunning, Mary! Love it. Ordered the paper, but decided I didn’t need that bundle. Now, I may have to change my mind. Love those flowers.

    • stampsnlingers

      I do like this paper – so many possibilities! Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  3. Oh, boy, I’m in trouble once again with my wish list! This is just beautiful!

  4. Beautiful card Mary! I’m loving the Rococo Rose with the Black and White! Thanks for joining us this week at The Spot!

    • stampsnlingers

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

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