Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer Shadows Beautifully Penned with Video Tutorial

Good morning, everyone.  It’s Friday – but…it’s hard to be happy today.  My heart is breaking for the families of the Marines and Sailor who were killed yesterday in Kabul.  My prayers for Peace are going to them and for strength and courage to the men and women who remain in harm’s way.

Okay.  Shaking it off for a minute.

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see how to make this card (it’s got some fun techniques in it!) – here’s the link to it on my YouTube channel!

I wanted to showcase the cool Summer Shadows die set – this is one of the products you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration and it cuts out the gorgeous flowers from the Shaded Summer stamp set!  And – cuz I’m cool like that – I am ALSO featuring the Beautifully Penned DSP  (uhm….another FREE goody!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card comes from the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

And it perfectly fits with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started with some of the Beautifully Penned DSP (this is free with a $50+ purchase during SAB) that I matted on Basic Black for the card front.

For the sentiment panel – I placed the piece of Basic White into my Stamparatus and used the Hinge-step stamping technique to stamp the Shaded Summer sentiment three times in Evening Evergreen.  Then I shifted the panel down a little (1/2″) and repeated the hinge stepping with Soft Succulent ink.

I matted the panel on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used the large leaf die in the Summer Shadows Dies (this one is free with a $100+ purchase during SAB) to cut 2021-2023 Shimmer Vellum leaves – two in Soft Succulent and one Evening Evergreen.

I adhered the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I placed another piece of Basic White cardstock into the Stamparatus and used it to stamp the flower image from Shaded Summer.  I used the Marker-to-Stamp technique to color the stamp  – using my Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I cut the image out with the die in the Summer Shadows die set.

I popped the flowers over the die cut leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the bow, I made a small loop with a piece of Polished Pink 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon, then wrapped a length of black twine from the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack around it and tied a bow.  Then I adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I added a few Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from the Shaded Summer stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel.  I inked the berries stamp from the set in Soft Succulent – stamped it off once on scrap paper – then stamped it twice over the sentiment – without re-inking between stamps.  Then I added a Polished Pink gem.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Evening Evergreen card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Shaded Summer berries on the front – in Soft Succulent stamped three times without re-inking…

…and more Beautifully Penned DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this serene color combination with the pops of Polished Pink and Mango Melody, don’t you?  The Beautifully Penned DSP has the same patterns as the Hand Penned DSP  – but…all in black and white and gray!

I’m also a big fan of the Shaded Summer set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and having the Summer Shadows die set to cut the images with is just icing on the cake.  And…that you can get those dies for FREE….is like..a THREE LAYER CAKE!! 😉

I hope you like!

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







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 August Tutorial features the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  

This is the first time we’ve done a second Sale-a-bration in one calendar…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Calling New Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Family Members!

If you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! – then this is an amazingly good time to pull the trigger!  Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!  Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

But – there’s more to joining SU than the free stuff and the awesome 20-25% discount (although that’s HUGE!).  It’s also about community, right?  And the people that you’ll come to know and be friends (and even family!) with.  We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂  We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!


29 August 2021

Ever thought about joining as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator but have questions about it? Our team is hosting a fun virtual event to answer all of your questions about joining and to introduce you to our team! We did a similar event in the past and had such a good time that we decided to do it again!

The event will be held mostly on Facebook on a special group page that you’ll be able to join beginning 28 August. The event will “officially” run from 4-8 PM Eastern on the 29th. We’ll also be hosting a virtual “meet & greet” video conference via Zoom Meeting from 7-8 PM Eastern to answer questions, say hello and get to know y’all!  So for those of you who don’t “do” Facebook, you’ll also have a chance to join us!

Drop me an email at if you’d like more details or if you’d like me to email you the link to the Facebook group or Zoom meeting once they’re open on 28 August.

Watch for more info here on my blog as we get closer!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic Black Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Beautifully Penned 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 

Sometimes I love FB!  Yesterday it popped up these pictures that I’d posted on LAST year’s National Dog Day!  And they’re good ones so….

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I thought they were worth a reprise! 🙂


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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer Shadows Beautifully Penned with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the colors and clean design. Sweet pictures of Finn! Sometimes Facebook does do things for good! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks! And yes – SOMEtimes FB is a force for good not evil! ROFL! 🙂

  2. Oh, Mary, my heart breaks with yours. There is so much sadness and evil in our world today. BUT, your card and Finn bring joy and goodness to our world. I am thankful that you do that. He is so handsome. Surely he should be in the Westminster! I got so much out of your video yesterday. It’s worth watching the replay. Have a blessed weekend.

    • stampsnlingers

      If he still had his….errrr…. POM POMS….then maybe! 🙂 Thank you so much, Karen – glad that you liked the video!! 🙂

  3. Paula s Meuschke

    Finn is absolutely gorgeous! I always have to check out what he and the horses are doing.

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re among friends, Paula – thank you so much for following him! 🙂

  4. Kathleen vanDeVeere

    Happiness eludes me this day too. 😢🙏
    Card is lovely!
    Finn is handsome!

  5. You bet! They are good.
    Pretty card. I really like that DSP. Great background for the flowers.

  6. Julie Peddicord

    Your card is so elegant! Love the papers and the way you alternated the colors on your sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Julie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. dawnnz

    So elegant Mary. The background paper is wonderful and your bouquet is delightful. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Dawn – I appreciate the nice words! 🙂

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