Stampin’ Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is “Celebrate Summer”!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

A pitcher filled with flowers.  Lemons waiting to be squeezed.  Birthdays in June!  All these things say summer to me – and the So Refreshing Bundle and some flowers from the Cheerful Daisies die set brings them to my card today – all setting atop the perfect summer paper from the Delightfully Eclectic DSP.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch challenge from the MFT Sketch Challenge.

And the colors were inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I started by adhering a piece of the beautiful Delightfully Eclectic DSP on the front of a Petal Pink card base.  Y’all!  This paper is on sale AND it’s a HUGE pack of paper!  Like…48 sheets – and you can get it for just $25.50.  I’ll do the math for you…that’s $.53 a sheet! WOW!

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

I stamped the So Refreshing sentiment in Crushed Curry ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock.

Then I matted the panel on a Balmy Blue and a Soft Sea Foam mat and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

I cut the following:

– The large Cheerful Daisies die cut in Basic White – then I snipped off the two smaller flowers to use on the card.

– The small detailed Cheerful Daisies flower die cut in Basic White.

– Two large So Refreshing die cut leaves in Soft Sea Foam.

– Three small So Refreshing die cut leaves.

– A Cheerful Daisies die cut “twig” in Crushed Curry.

Cheerful Daisies die cut detailed flowers in Petal Pink.

So Refreshing die cut pitcher in Balmy Blue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Petal Pink Cheerful Daisies detailed die cuts to their coordinating larger flowers.  I used a Dark Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blend to color the middles of those two flowers.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

I adhered all but the “top” flower to the card front with Liquid Glue – then I adhered the pitcher over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally – I used a Dimensional to adhere that final Cheerful Daisies die cut flower.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the So Refreshing two-lemon image twice in full-strength Crushed Curry and added the fill in stamped-off-once Crushed Curry.  I also stamped the cut lemon image in full strength Crushed Curry.

I cut them out with their corresponding die from the So Refreshing die set.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the lemons and the small die cut leaves to the bottom of the pitcher.  When I had them all adhered – I used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to support the lemons that are “hanging off” the bottom of the pitcher.

I added some Brushed Brass Butterflies and the card front was done!

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

On the inside, I stamped the branch image from So Refreshing in Soft Sea Foam on a piece of Basic White cardstock.  I added the flowers from the stamp set – the outline in Petal Pink and the fill in stamped-off-once Petal Pink.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat and then into the Petal Pink card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the So Refreshing floral on the front…

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

…and more of that gorgeous Delightfully Eclectic DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

Et Voila! I’m loving the sweet (and a little tart! 😉) So Refreshing bundle – the pitcher and those adorable lemon and beautiful floral images!  And the font on the sentiments are gorgeous!! Cheerful Daisies – well.  It’s perfect!  And the Delightfully Eclectic DSP – on sale right now thru the end of June! – is one of the prettiest packs of designer paper ever!

Stampin' Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed 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, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump back to Carol’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Tara’s been up to! 🙂

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Petal Pink Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2); Cheerful Daisies die cut flowers (x2)

Soft Sea Foam Cardstock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for middle front panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); So Refreshing die cut large leaves (x2); So Refreshing die cut small leaves (x3)

Balmy Blue Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for middle front panel); So Refreshing die cut pitcher

Crushed Curry Cardstock: Cheerful Daisies die cut foliage

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (middle front panel – sentiment); Cheerful Daisies die cut flowers (x3); So Refreshing stamped and die cut lemons

Delightfully Eclectic DSP: 4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front panel); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Cheerful So Refreshing Birthday Card for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. Gorgeous card Mary 🙂 Love that background DSP and the vase of daisies

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – that paper is just the bomb!! 🙂

  2. So pretty Mary! The daisy paper is the perfect background for your vase full of flowers! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – I do love this paper pack! 🙂

  3. Beautiful…such a happy card! 🙂

  4. JudiH

    Oh My Goodness! So beautiful! This is a winner for ANY challenge entered……breathtaking 🤩

  5. Faith Simpson

    For me, this is a perfect card. Daisies are probably my most favorite set….ever! Soft, pastel colors are my favorite favorite……this is so beautiful.

    • stampsnlingers

      Aww – thank you so much, Faith! I appreciate that! 🙂

  6. Mary, if you keep making beautiful cards with this set, I’m afraid I’ll have to put the bundle in my next order. You are tops on my list of enablers…lol. TFS.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Well – it’s a pretty bundle, for sure! And…my job here is done! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  7. Agree with Karen!
    Beautiful card. Nothing says summer like lemonade and daisies. And, you used both so very well. Another fantastic ‘Mary’ card!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Julie – I’m glad that you like it! 🙂

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