Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship 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 color challenge to work with 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!

I decided that the colors in our challenge were really suited for the gorgeous Beauty of the Earth DSP (this one just so happens to be ON SALE right now – save 15%!!) so I pulled it – and the coordinating Beauty of Friendship bundle out to use on today’s card.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color challenge – I think I actually got all 5 (yes, I’m THAT person!)!

And – I needed some layout inspiration, so I turned to The Paper Players!

I started with two pieces of the Beauty of the Earth DSP that I matted on Misty Moonlight.  I adhered the smaller matted panel to the larger to create the card front.

Using the die in the bundled Beautiful Trees die set, I cut two trunks from Cinnamon Cider cardstock.  To make them a little more realistic, I inked the embossing side of the Bark 3D Embossing Folder with Cinnamon Cider ink, then placed the two die cuts inside and ran it thru my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine – so they were embossed and inked at the same time! 😉

I popped the die cut trunks onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock I stamped the more solid tree top image from Beauty of Friendship in BumbleBee ink.  Then, using the second stamp – the more detailed tree top – I stamped one in Old Olive and the second one in Merry Merlot.  Then I cut them both with the die in the Beautiful Trees set – and adhered them to the trunks with Liquid Glue.

I tied a single-loop bow with the Vanilla twine in the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (this is just like a Double-Loop bow – but…you only wrap around 4 fingers – not the second set of loops around 2 fingers.  Make sense?) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Beauty of Friendship sentiment in Misty Moonlight and cut it with the label die in the Beautiful Trees set.  Then I used a couple of Dimensionals to adhere it over the bow.

I cut two Misty Moonlight cardstock birds using the sweet little die in the Beautiful Trees set and popped them onto the tree tops with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Pretty sure those are the Bluebirds of Happiness! 😉

I added a few gold Metallic Pearls and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the tree trunk from Beauty of Friendship in Cinnamon Cider on a Basic White panel. Then I added the BumbleBee and Old Olive tree tops.  I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight – in a non-standard spot.  Finally, I added a single gold Metallic Pearl.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Beauty of Friendship tree on the front – using the Merry Merlot option….

…and more of the Beauty of the Earth DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Sort of a Fall-ish card, huh?  But…I like it!  I think this Beauty of Friendship stamp set and bundled Beautiful Trees dies is so pretty – with different “tree options” for your projects.  And the coordinating Beauty of the Earth DSP and Bark 3D Embossing Folder (all part of the Suite!) are just stunning!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down 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 Jaimie’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!

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/8″ (mat behind middle DSP panel); Beautiful Trees die cut birds

Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: Beautiful Trees die cut tree trunks

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Beautiful Trees die cut tree tops and sentiment

Beauty of the Earth DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4″ (middle DSP panel); envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. I like how you and Amy used the same set and DSP pack…two totally different cards!

    • stampsnlingers

      What a great hobby we have – SOOO many ways to express our creativity! Thank you so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. Karen Ksenzakovic

    This is beautiful Mary 🙂 Love that bow under the sentiment

  3. Love this Mary! I learned so many different ways to use this bundle – thanks!😊

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a great bundle! Thanks very much, Akiko! 🙂

  4. That’s beautiful Mary! Love the layering and the papers that you’ve used are perfect. 🙂

  5. Susan K

    Love love love this! I wish I were that creative! The Bluebirds of Happiness are my favorites. 😃 TFS

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a cute die cut – in a beautiful Suite of products! Thank you so much, Susan! 🙂

  6. Oh, my, Mary! What a gorgeous card. Amazing how you and 2 teammates used the same suite and came up with such different cards. I love this set! Great use of all the colors too.

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a wonderful set, for sure. Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂

  7. Mary, what a perfect way to use the sketch this week. This is a stunning card with amazing created texture. Love it. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Deb – I appreciate it! 🙂

  8. Lovely way to interpret our sketch using these beautiful papers…a hint to fall! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, LeAnne! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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