Stampin’ Up! Festive & Bright 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 to work with 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 pulled out another new bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog so I could bring you a little sneak peek.  It’s a fun one – the Festive & Bright set with the bundled Festive Finishes die set.  This one covers Fall (Thanksgiving), Halloween and Christmas!  I paired it with a returning fave DSP – the Heartwarming Hugs DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch!

I started with some Garden Green gingham paper from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP (available on 3 Aug!) that I matted on Poppy Parade for the card front.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the apple-strewn image from the new Festive & Bright stamp set in Early Espresso.  There are three long images in the set – one with these apples, one with pine boughs and Christmas lights – and one with witches hats.  The bundled Festive Finishes Die set has – among other things – long dies that cut those three images.  There are two dies per image – and they’re numbered.  If you use BOTH dies – then you can cut the entire image out and use it on your project.

For my card – I only used one of the coordinating dies – 3b.  Lining it up with the stamped image, I ran it thru my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and created a die cut edge on the Very Vanilla panel.

I placed the panel into the checks folder from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder – leaving the die cut edge outside the folder – and embossed it with the checks.

Using my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack – I colored the apples on the image. I used my Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers to color the branch and leaves.

I wrapped a length of Bumble Bee 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon around the panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I popped it over a Poppy Parade mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a Festive & Bright sentiment in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and a second in Bumble Bee and fussy cut them both.  I used my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to “edge” the two fussy cut words.

I popped the larger sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the smaller with Liquid Glue.

I tied a small bow from the Bumble Bee ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Then I colored a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and added them to the card front.

I added a little Bumblebee Trinket with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the apple image from Festive & Bright in Early Espresso to a Very Vanilla panel and colored it as I’d done on the front.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Poppy Parade mat and into my Bumble Bee card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Festive & Bright image again on the front…

…and more of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So…this is one of those bundles you MIGHT overlook as you peruse the new catalog!  But…take a second look!  THREE-holiday-“coverage” from the Festive & Bright stamp set – and the cool edge-dies in the bundled Festive Finishes set are so versatile!  Make an edge – cut a full “garland” – add leaves and lights, pine boughs or an adorable little ghostie!!  How handy!  And – Heartwarming Hugs DSP has such homespun charm – consider it for all sorts of projects as we head into Fall and the holidays beyond!

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!!






Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

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 July Tutorial features the Sweet as a Peach Bundle!  

YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project.  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Nearly all the DSP in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog will net you a 15% discount  – which means that July is a GREAT time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!


  • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Order Deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

So – get on over to my Online Store right quick, y’all, and score that 15% discount!  😉

Happy shopping and saving! 🙂

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Poppy Parade Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for embossed cardstock panel on front)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (embossed panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); fussy cut Festive & Bright sentiments

Heartwarming Hugs DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days



Categories: 2021 Jul - Dec Mini Catalog Sneak Peek, DSP Sale 2021, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Post navigation

12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Festive & Bright Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Love the sharpness of your card. Great work!

  2. I love this – the apples are perfect with all the different gingham/checks!! 😊

  3. Such a beautiful card Mary! Love the plaid layers and the little apples are perfect with your sentiment. 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    Beautiful card Mary! Love the gingham with the apples.

  5. Great card Mary. I was curious how those dies worked. Thanks for the advice.

  6. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Just Beautiful Mary 🙂 That embossing folder is perfect with your design. LOVE it!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by

%d bloggers like this: