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Stampin’ Up! Crafting with You Sneak Peek 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 great sketch 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!

Now – we’ve had some fun crafty-themed stamp sets in the past, but…there’s a new BUNDLE (with DIES!!) coming soon in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog!  It’s called Crafting with You and it is SOO cool!  I used it – and some new Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ DSP – on today’s card.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Crafting with You Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden Through it Together With Video Tutorial!

It’s Friday, y’all – whoo-hoo!!  Hope you’ve got a plan for the weekend that includes some fun!   I’m headed today to get my pre-vacation hair cut – so…yeah!

Now – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube Live AND you stuck with me thru the multiple technical difficulties – THANK YOU so much!  I appreciate it!  If you weren’t able to watch or had to leave, and would like to see how to make today’s card – here ’tis on YouTube.

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Stampin’ Up! Comfort & Hope Sneak Peek With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  I hope you’ve had an awesome week.  Headed into a long weekend!  So…put on your 3-day weekend pajamas!  🙂

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video yesterday – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

This card is a sneak peek of the new Comfort & Hope set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  And it’s a sweet one – especially when paired with some wonderful textural paper from the In Good Taste DSP (also coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog).  Take a look-see:

The color palette for this one is from the Global Design Project color challenge this week.

I started with a piece of stucco-looking paper from the new In Good Taste DSP (I can’t wait for you to get a good look at this paper in person – it’s amazing!) and began to build my “ink collage”.

In Blushing Bride, I stamped the wreath image from the Comfort & Hope set.  Then I started adding leaves in stamped-off-once Pretty Peacock and faceted gems (not real – stamped!) in full strength Pretty Peacock.

The grid pattern stamped image is done in Soft Sea Foam – as are the little dots. These are all images from Comfort & Hope!  I also added a couple of leaves in Soft Sea Foam.

Once all the stamping was done, I cut a Stitched Rectangle die from the middle of the panel and matted that die cut on Pretty Peacock.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the remaining “frame” to a Pretty Peacock mat.  Then I popped the cut out back onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a medium-sized simple bow with the gold trim from the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (available 3 Jun) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Comfort & Hope in Pretty Peacock.  I added a grid image and some dots in Soft Sea Foam, and a few “faceted gems” in Pretty Peacock.  Then I cut it out with the Timeless Label Punch.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a few Gold Metallic Pearls – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked and stamped more collage images in Blushing Bride, Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Gray Granite card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more collage elements on the front…

…and some of the In Good Taste DSP – stamped with Comfort & Hope images – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love that this pretty Comfort & Hope set is so conducive to creating stamped collages!  The sentiments are also pretty perfect – especially for the times we’re in, huh?

And how cool does it look stamped on the In Good Taste DSP!??  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!







The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

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 Rewards page for full details.

New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

And I have just ONE spot left!!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  Only the one space is available for June – which is perfect since it coincides with the BRAND NEW CATALOG!!  🙂

Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!

Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  (mat for Stitched Rectangle Die cut)

Whisper White Card Stock: Timeless Label Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Card front); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ Rectangle Stitched Die (middle panel); 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!

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