Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning and Happy Friday!  Have you had a good week?  We have – we’ve gotten a lot of things done this week – including getting internet extended from the house to the barn!  Which means we’re able to have a bluetooth camera in the barn and…now we can keep an eye on the ponies in their bedrooms at night!  They don’t seem to mind the lack of privacy! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

My card today features the beautiful Soft Seedlings stamp set and the Fern 3D Embossing Folder with a few die cut shapes from the Stitched Rectangles and Stylish Shapes die sets.  Take a look-see!

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

This fun layout was inspired by the Sketch Saturday challenge.

And the color palette is based on the Color Throwdown challenge.


I started by embossing an Early Espresso panel in the Fern 3D Embossing Folder and then matting it on Pool Party cardstock for the card front.

On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the large and small images from Soft Seedlings.  Tip:  don’t try to use too small a piece of cardstock here – I used one that was 4 1/4″ x 6″! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

I inked the large Soft Seedlings image in Daffodil Delight and then used a Sponge Dauber to add Granny Apple Green to the stems and the base of the leaves.  Then I randomly stamped it all over the Very Vanilla panel.  I also stamped the small image in Daffodil Delight (no dauber-ing!).

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

When I was done, I set out a couple of dies from the Stylish Shapes set and one of the Stitched Rectangle dies…

Note: I ended up with one of the Stitched Rectangle die cuts and three from Stylish Shapes (you can see how many of those I cut from the picture above).

I adhered the die cut shapes to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

Using Stampin’ Seal, I adhered a looped “z” of Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon.

On another piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Soft Seedlings sentiment in Pool Party and cut it with one of the label dies from Stylish Shapes.

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

I popped the sentiment over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blend, I colored a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel and adhered it to the sentiment label and the card front was done.

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

On the inside, I stamped a second Soft Seedlings sentiment in Pool Party on a Very Vanilla panel.  In the corner, I stamped the large leaf image in Daffodil Delight (with the Granny Apple Green dauber-ing!).

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the large Soft Seedlings image on the front…

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

…and the small Daffodil Delight image on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  I’ll tell you – this Soft Seedlings set is truly gorgeous!  It’s really kind easy to overlook it in the catalog and that’s a shame! And the Fern 3D Embossing Folder gives such amazing texture – I love it!!

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

I ALSO love this inking method with this stamp set, don’t you?  No matter how many of these cards you make – each one is going to look just a little different!

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

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 – this is the card I made yesterday on my Facebook Live video – if you’d like to see it – for the first time or again! – here ’tis!

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:

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pool Party Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: Stitched Rectangle Die, Stylish Shapes Squares (x3); Stylish Shapes Label (sentiment); 3 78″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix 

We took the man to Home Depot the other day.

He’s ALWAYS up for a trip – and one to Home Depot is VERY high on the list of “good places to go”!

Is it time?

Can we go yet?

Where’s Dad?

Are you coming?!


He likes going into the Home Depot – LOTS of people like to pet him.  And sometimes we stand and chat with people and he gets to lie down on the cool concrete and show everyone what a good boy he is! 🙂

He ALSO always remembers the most basic thing – even if the door is open – you do NOT get out of the van until Mom or Dad says so.

Cuz of how he’s the smartest dog ever!!

Of course – neither one of us is EVER too far away – and I can move SERIOUS fast when I need to – cuz even smart boys sometimes forget…. 😉



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings & Ferns Thank You Card with Video Tutorial

  1. Sorry I missed you yesterday but it is a lovely card. Wait til you see what I made yesterday in our card group…it’s a doozy of a fun fold. It won’t post until 9/30 so stay tuned. I know you are going to want to make it and do some of your engineering skills…lol!

    • stampsnlingers

      Ohhh – now I’m excited for sure! Can’t wait to see it, Karen! 🙂 Thanks so much! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty fall card! Love the leaf images and the layout is awesome! Sorry that I missed your live…one day I’ll get it all together. 😉 Finn is such a good boy…but sometimes there are things that are just too exciting to sit still for! Especially when there are so many people get petted by. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he has to work hard to contain himself sometimes! Thanks very much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Beth

    Finn didn’t mention the TREATS HD gives dogs……at least they do in Portland.

    • stampsnlingers

      Hmmm – we must have checked out at the wrong spot! No treats! 😔

  4. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary, I loved your Facebook live making this card…..I thought no way would Pool Party look good……but I was wrong……!! It is perfectly lovely.
    As for Finn…..just too cute how happy ‘go’ can make him…..and isn’t it fun to make him happy?? The people who get to pet him are very lucky people!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – many things make him happy but “GO” is right up near the top of the list for him! Thanks so much, Faith – glad you liked how the Pool Party worked out! 🙂

  5. Such a beautiful soft effect with those stamps. X

  6. Lovely take on both the sketch and the colors! Thanks for joining us at CTD!

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