Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals 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 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!

Our sketch struck me as perfect for showcasing some pretty Designer Series Paper, so I decided to pull out one of my favorites (that JUST SO happens to be ON SALE right now for 15% off!) – the Hand-Penned DSP.  I used the coordinating – and equally gorgeous! – Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, too!  Take a look-see!

And – here’s our sketch!

And I picked the sentiment from the set based on the Inspire. Create. challenge this week!

And I’m also playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

I started with one of the prettiest designs in the Hand-Penned DSP (IMHO!!) and I matted it on Daffodil Delight for the card front.  Then I selected a second design for the middle strip.  Using the long edge-die in the bundle Penned Flowers Die Set, I cut both long sides.  I did the same on a slightly wider piece of Daffodil Delight to make a scalloped mat! 🙂

I adhered the DSP strip to its mat and then onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the middle label die in the Hippo & Friends Die Set, I cut yet another design from Hand-Penned.  This I popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the detailed floral die in the Penned Flowers set – and the coordinating outline die – I cut a flower from a piece of Basic White (I made sure to keep the negative pieces!).

I used the leaf die in the Penned Flowers set to cut three Mint Macaron leaves.  Two of them I slid under the popped up die cut – with Liquid Glue to adhere them.

I used my Light Daffodil Delight and Light Highland Heather Stampin Blends to color the negative pieces from the three largest flowers.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the third die-cut leaf under just the most outer portion of the small flower – I was creating a little “shelf” to support the pieces I was planning to stick back inside!


I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut to the card front.  Then I adhered my Blender-colored negative pieces back in place with a little more Liquid Glue.  See how that top Daffodil Delight flower hangs over the edge of the die cut DSP label?  The leaf that I adhered to it gave me something to glue the little piece to so that it would stay in place! 🙂

I stamped the Hand-Penned Petals sentiment in Highland Heather on a piece of Basic White and cut it with the smallest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

I tied a bow from two lengths of white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Then I used Double-Stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the die-cut sentiment onto the card front.

I stuck on a few Highland Heather Pastel Pearls and a Bumblebee Trinket (with a Glue Dot) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped one of the pretty, big florals from Hand-Penned Petals in Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel.  I colored it with my Light Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.  Then I added another Pastel Pearl!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Mint Macaron card base – popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Hand-Penned flower on the front…

…and more of that beauteous Hand-Penned DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I can’t even tell you how much I love the entire Hand-Penned Suite – with the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and bundled Penned Flowers Dies – look at what all you can cut out! – and the stunning.  Gorgeous.  Beautimous Hand-Penned DSP.   And when you consider that this is one of NINE DSPs on sale right now – there’s really no reason AT ALL to not be stocking up on it (and all of them, really!) so that you don’t come up short next Spring!  Just sayin’…

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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  • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Penned Flowers Die cut leaves – 3

Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (mat behind scalloped DSP strip)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly die cut label (sentiment); Penned Flowers Die cut flower on front

Hand-Penned DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (scalloped strip on front); Hippo & Friends die cut (label behind flower and sentiment);  envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic

    This is absolutely gorgeous Mary 🙂 Love the mix of DSP’s and just everything about this.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – it’s a wonderful set! 🙂

  2. Oh wow, that’s beautiful Mary! Love the colors, love the bow, love the papers…love it all! 🙂

  3. Elisha Smith

    Beautiful card, Mary! Love the scalloped edges and the way you pieced together the flowers!!😍😍

  4. So Pretty Mary! Love all the details!! 😊

  5. Love all the layering and this DSP. Wish I could join you today but I’ve got my card group at 1 PM. I’ll catch the replay for sure. Have fun!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hope you had a great card group – enjoy the replay! Thanks so much! 🙂

  6. Susan K

    Beautimous and gorgeous and all those awesome adjectives! Ah, to be so creative! TFS

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Susan – your kind words are appreciated! 🙂

  7. this is one gorgeous card. Love that DSP and those die cut flowers. Very clever to use the scalloped edge to cut the top panel, and to color the negative pieces and glue them back in. Great idea.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Julie – appreciate it! 🙂

  8. Cathy R

    So many gorgeous details on this card, love the dp too, thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Cathy! This is such gorgeous paper! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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