Stampin’ Up! Batik Boutique Inspired Thoughts

Good morning from Maui!  Hope your day is going well!  Ours still started earlier than I’d like (darned time zone difference!) but…today is helicopter tour day so…maybe THAT has something to do with waking up so early!  I’m psyched! 🙂

My card for you today is a clean and simple one using the new image-only Batik Boutique stamp set, with it’s bundled Batik Dies, and a couple sentiments from the sentiment-only Inspired Thoughts set.  I also used a cool little a la carte die set called Basic Borders.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week – I turned it on its side!

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts set in the bottom right corner – in Soft Succulent.  Then I matted the panel on Soft Succulent for the card front.

I cut a 2 1/2″ wide piece of Basic White and I used a die from the Basic Borders die set to cut the end down to length (4″).

I stamped the small flower image from Batik Boutique three times across the banner in Misty Moonlight ink. I added the “fill” image for the flowers in Pale Papaya and the leaves in Soft Succulent.

Across the bottom of the banner, I stamped the really small flower from Batik Boutique in Misty Moonlight.  Then I matted the banner in Soft Succulent – cut to size width-wize – then cut the end with the same Basic Borders Die to be the same length as the Basic White banner.

I stamped and colored a fourth Batik Boutique flower on Basic White and cut it out with the matching die in the bundled Batik Die set.  This one I popped over the middle flower on the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I scattered some Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent jewels from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels pack across the banner.

Finally, I adhered the banner to the card front with Liquid Glue and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the smallest flower image from Batik Boutique in Misty Moonlight across the bottom of a Basic White panel.  I added a second sentiment from Inspired Thoughts in Misty Moonlight.  I also added more of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Succulent mat and into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Batik Boutique flowers in Misty Moonlight across the front…

…and the larger flower on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Batik Boutique bundle – with the Batik Dies that let you cut so many fun flower and batik shapes – is really cool (even if it’s sort of a flyover!).  Take another look at them if you missed them the first time around!  Inspired Thoughts (available bundled with the Inspired Canopy die set) is a perfect sentiment set that you need in your tool chest.  The Basic Borders dies – not associated with any particular stamp set – is a great workhorse die set for adding all sorts of fun border effects to your projects!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to re-create this card, all the card cuts and products you’ll need are listed down below! 🙂





P.S.  Tomorrow’s your last day to get in on my Special Bundles opportunity!  Don’t miss out!

P.P.S.  I’ve still got a couple openings in a Host Club starting in June!  You can get all the deets here – but the bottom line is that Host Clubs are great ways to earn Host Rewards (like the Pattern Party DSP!) without having to do the work of Hosting!  Check it out right here and then let me know you want a spot! 🙂


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Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The May Tutorial features the Pansy Patch Bundle!  

Stamps-N-Lingers 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles


Special Bundles have sort of become a “thing” we do here, right? I gather up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in a new catalog that coordinate with each other and get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! And remember – the prices I list INCLUDE SHIPPING & TAX!  So – those are the final costs to you! 🙂

Head over to my 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles Page and take a gander at what I’ve put together for you.  Then, use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – it ends on 18 May 2021!  So….don’t wait too long!

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4 May – 14 June!!

From 4 May – 14 June,2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards! Which means…MORE free goodies to kick off our new catalog!!


Stampin’ Rewards can be spent on any merchandise in either of the current catalogs, including the host exclusive items on pages 170-171 in the new Annual Catalog and page 88 in the January-June Mini Catalog!

Click this image to download a printable flyer with the details.

I can even set up a Host Code just for you – you give it to your friends and family – then they can order thru my Online Store, using that Host Code – to help you reach that $250 mark!  🙂  Holler at me if you have any questions or if you’d like me to set up a host code for you! You can drop me a note at

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From May 4–31, you’ll get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!!

Here’s the Deets:

  • PROMOTION DATES: MAY 4–31, 2021
  • New demonstrators who purchase their Starter Kit between May 4 and May 31 will be able to redeem $155 of Starter Kit eligible products for $99.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before May 4 or after May 31 will not be eligible for this offer.
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In addition to the amazing added value to the Starter Kit, when you join Stampin’ Up! you get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters! Plus, you get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events! Demonstrators also get at least a 20% discount on all of the products that they purchase and there is no requirement to sell to anyone.

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Soft Succulent Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for banner)

Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 4″ (banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Finn will be here on and off while I’m gone.

Right now – a little product plug.

Don’t know if you can find them on the mainland but…if you can, give them a try!

Cuz….”Dang” they’re good! 😉

And we had some new pillow gifts when we arrived back at the room after a day in the pool!

Hmmm….Shiny!!  It’s a new Silver Foil Specialty Pack – with three differently textured sheets of Silver Foil!  And…some fun new sequins!  From the new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini?  Hmmmm….I dunno?!?



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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Batik Boutique Inspired Thoughts

  1. Judi Burkhalter

    Ooooh, I love the silver paper! Your trip looks amazing so far. And Finn’s vacation looks amazing too! He’s having the time of his life. I’m enjoying watching him play with his new friends. BTW, my local Kroger store has those coconut chips so I just added them to my cart for my next order. I’m sure I’ll like them – $3.99 for 3.17 ounces 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – I hope you like them as much as I did! 🤞🤞🤞 Thanks very much, Judi – we ARE having a great time. And so’s The Man! 🙂

  2. Pretty card! Love the clean design! Love the gifts too! 🙂

  3. Gorgeous card and such a clever idea to turn the sketch on its side to get the best from that banner! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Karren! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  4. Whole Foods Market has them too but a little more $ than Kroeger.

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m sure they are more $$ than Kroger! But they’re tasty!! 🙂

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