Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia on a Daffodil Afternoon 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 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!

When I saw the colors in our challenge this week I was like…AMY – thank you!  You gave us a color palette that shouts DAFFODIL AFTERNOON DSP!!  My fave paper ever!  Not being one to look a gift-paper in the mouth (this is FREE paper – see what I did there??), I pulled it out and decided to keep going with the FREE theme – and used the lovely Calming Camellia stamp set (this is the Sale-A-Bration Host set!).  Take a look-see:

Here’s that perfect palette!

And – this is so super easy – thanks to the layout from the Sunday Stamps challenge!

I said this is easy, so…pull out your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and Stitched Rectangle Dies and…buckle up! 😉

Using the largest die in the Stitched Rectangle Dies set – I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Then I embossed it in the Hive 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Basic Black cardbase with Liquid Glue.

Using the next-smallest-die, I cut two gorgeous pieces of Daffodil Afternoon DSP (do you have this yet?  If you don’t – GET IT NOW – place an order over $50 and this is one you can pick – but…the end of Sale-A-Bration is coming soon!).

I adhered the plaid panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals on an angle.  Then I popped the second piece over top – it’s straight with the card base – with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a single-loop Linen Thread bow…just like a Double Loop bow – but…single! Wrap the thread around four fingers four times, twist the loops into a Figure-8 and tie a shorter length of thread around the loops.   Then I adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot.

I know, I know – I JUST did this bow two days ago.  Sorry.  Not sorry! 😉

On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped a Calming Camellia sentiment in Evening Evergreen and cut it out with the next-to-smallest skinny die in the Stitched Rectangle Die.

With double-stacked Black Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment to the card front.

I used Glue Dots to add three Bumblebee Trinkets here and there on the card front.

A vanilla Classic Matte Dot on the sentiment finished off the card front.

On the inside, I cut another piece of Daffodil Afternoon DSP with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it at an angle with Liquid Glue.  I cut a piece of Very Vanilla with the same die and stamped the large Calming Camellia floral in Flirty Flamingo in the corner.  Note:  this is a DistINKtive stamp set, so it’s helpful to ink the stamp, then daub-daub-daub all over it with an inked Sponge Dauber!  Over the flower, I stamped a second sentiment in Evening Evergreen.  Then I added another vanilla Classic Matte Dot.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel inside the card base and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Calming Camellia flower on the front…

…and a little more Daffodil Afternoon DSP on the envelope flap (I decided to use a different pattern just so the recipient would get even MORE beautifulness!)

Et Voila!  This card has SO many elements I love – from the angled panels to the embossing on the card front, the stunning wish-it-would-never-leave-us Daffodil Afternoon DSP and gorgeous Calming Camellia stamp set.  It’s a very sweet added bonus that both the paper and the stamp set can be yours for….FREE while Sale-A-Bration is going on (which means thru the end of this month!).  I think you know what you need to do to get these goodies for free but…if you do NOT – give me a holler!  I’ll get you all hooked up!

I hope you like!

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

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!

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 Kristi’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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Largest Stitched Rectangle Die (Hive-embossed panel on front)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: Next to smallest skinny Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment);  Largest Stitched Rectangle Die (inner liner)

Daffodil Afternoon DSP: Next-to-Largest Stitched Rectangle Die Cuts (x2 – card front panels); Largest Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (panel behind inner liner); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia on a Daffodil Afternoon for the Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Tara Carpenter

    I love the use of this DSP! Lovely! TFS

  2. Absolutely love this DSP (and yes, I saw what you did there!) BUT you know your bows steal my heart!

  3. Such a pretty card Mary! Love that daffodil paper, perfect way to showcase it with that sketch! 🙂

  4. Simple and Oh! So lovely! Great use of DSPs.

  5. Heather Heroldt

    Wow, Mary – I love this one, too! I really have not done this DSP justice – this looks so dramatic, yet somehow still organic! Gorgeous design! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Heather – I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  6. So pretty!! Love all the textures and the bumblebees! 😊

  7. This is one of my favorite papers, too! Great take on the sketch and the color challenge.

  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Beautiful Mary 🙂 LOVE that DSP

  9. What a wonderful way to showcase the beautiful Daffodil Afternoon DSP! thanks so much for playing along with this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!

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