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Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases on Lace for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I pulled out a favorite bundle from the Annual Catalog – it’s easy to forget about all the wonderful goodies in that catty when we’re caught up in the excitement of a new Holiday catalog!  Varied Vases, and the matching Vases Builder Punch, lend a floral flair to my Subtle TIEF-embossed panel.  And looks really lovely perched atop a Delicate Lace Edgelit die cut.  Take a look-see:

We had a great color combo this week!

Using the Delicate Lace Edgelits, I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to create the “on Lace” portion of my card, and cut it down a bit to be thinner (top to bottom).

Next, I embossed a piece of Galvanized Metal Paper in the new Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF (these will both be available on 5 Sept with the new 2018 Holiday Catalog).  Then I punched out several shapes with the Vase Builder Punch.

I dry fit the Lace die cut and my vases to determine where my flowers should be stamped on my Whisper White card front panel.  Then I stamped the flowers from Varied Vases in Gray Granite to correspond to where the vases would end up.  To complete the flowers, I used full-strength Berry Burst for the double flowers on the ends and Lemon Lime Twist for the two middle sets.

For the “tulips” – I added the outline image in full-strength Berry Burst and then stamped the fill image in stamped-off-once Berry Burst.

With the flowers all stamped, I ran the Whisper White panel thru the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Pool Party with Liquid Glue.  Then I added the Delicate Lace die cut and wrapped some Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine three times around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I gently curled the cut vases and adhered them with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Varied Vases sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst on Whisper White, punched with the Classic Label Punch and adhered with Liquid Glue.

I tied a bow from two lengths of the Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue, added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I cut another Delicate Lace Edgelits die from Pool Party card stock and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel.

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

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Gray Granite vase and stems and Berry Burst Flowers…

…and the envelope flap is embossed in the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.

Et Voila!  I think Varied Vases has to be one of our prettiest and most versatile bundles, don’t you?  And I love the Delicate Lace Edgelits – they create such beautiful accents.  I hope you like!

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

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Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 4″ (Delicate Lace Edgelits die cut on front); 1 1/2″ x 4″ (Delicate Lace Edgelits die cut on inside)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Backgrounds Celebration for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

Our fun colors this week were Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black.  I decided to have a bit of a party with them, so I pulled out the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set and the Calls For A Celebration set!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Make a Broadway Bound Birthday Wish!

Happy happy Haawwwmmmp day!!  Hope your week is going well!  I’m getting so close to leaving I’ve started to think maybe I should pack?! 😉

My card today is a festive black and gold number with some Real Red pops of color!  And – I used the perfect bundle – Broadway Bound.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! One For All Birthday and a Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a good day planned!  I’m headed to a friend’s 50th Birthday Party this afternoon – it’s been a while since I’ve seen him so I’m looking forward to it!

And – today is 14 days from flying home.  And 16 days from heading to Seattle.

I mean. If I was counting… 😉

My card today is a fun birthday card – using the new One For All stamp set with a few images from the Around the Corner stamp set, too.  And I added some Best Route DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Copper Country Road Birthday

Good mornin’, y’all!  Now – it’s Tuesday and in the normal scheme of things I’d be bringing you a card for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  But – this week, the challenge is Shaker Cards.

I brought nothing – as in nada, zero, zilch – to make a shaker card.  Not a bauble or bead – no Window Sheets – no Foam Adhesive strips.  Nuthin’.

So – I bowed out – but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t go play if you want!  I’ll give you the challenge badge and a link down below!  Have fun playing.

What I did make for today is a card squarely back in my wheelhouse – and it even had a weathervane (guess the stamp set?)!  I love weathervanes – we actually have 4 or 5 of them – all horse-themed.

And none actually on a roof.

These things take time! One day… 😉

The stamp set I’m talking about is, of course, the lovely new Country Road set – which was another one of those “I MUST have that right away” sets for me!  And look what happened when I vintage-i-fied it a little and added it to some Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Tea Room Botanical Bliss for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! This is our second month of the Joint Blog Hop between the Happy Inkin’ Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  I hope you really enjoy all the inspiration you can get from our talented folks!

I pulled out another new bundle – the Botanical Bliss stamp set, bundled with the gorgeous Botanical Tags Thinlits – and put it over some Tea Room Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Darling Label Birthday for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month we’re doing projects with a Birthday vibe!  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!

I pulled out the new Darling Label Punch Box – which comes with a beautifully decorated tin storage box and includes the Darling Label stamp set; a clear stamp block; Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots; the Darling Label Punch; and the 8″ x 8″ x 3″ tin. All you need to add is adhesives and card stock!

To those goodies, I pulled out the Time for Tea stamp set and the coordinating Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hand Delivered Big Wishes Fun Fold!

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Monday – and I’ve entered The Final Countdown!  Bleh.  Just 4 more days and then…I’m leavin’-on-a-jet-plane! 🙁  Did I already say…bleh??

But – we’ve got a week!  So – let’s start it with a super fun fun-fold, shall we?  If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video to see how I made this – thanks for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the instant-ish replay – here ’tis!

To decorate this particular card-within-a-card card, I used lots of new 2018-2020 In Colors and the fun Big Wishes stamp set.  On the inside, you’re going to find a little bit from the host-exclusive Hand Delivered stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Big Wishes Hand Delivered Video Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I got my pre-business-trip-haircut yesterday and then swung by Costco on the way home.  Got five giant bags of frozen cauliflower rice.  And a frozen cauliflower-crust pizza.  Which was really yummy – even Wayne said “We can buy more of those”!  High praise, indeed!

Cauliflower – the dieter’s most valuable weapon!

Well.  At least THIS dieter’s!

So – since this is Sunday, I’m sharing a little peek at the card that we’ll be making tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Live video at 8pm Eastern!  It uses a lot of color, and two fun new stamp sets – the Big Wishes and the Hand Delivered stamp set.  Here’s a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! Pick a Pennant on Tranquil Textures

It’s the weekend again!  Whoo-hoo!

Well – it’s all Whoo-hoo as long as I don’t contemplate that this time next week…I’ll be on a plane to California.  Bleh.

But – it’s the next thing that has to be done so I’m a-gonna do it!  And then I’m a-gonna go on a cruise!  WHOO-HOO!! 🙂

For now, though – I’m a-bringing y’all a quick, easy and fun little birthday card that I made with the new Pick A Pennant stamp set and some pretty Tranquil Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

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