Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I used the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always stamp set with the True Love designer series paper to make a fancy hello card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using. Can you guess which additional color I chose?

I was also inspired by the sketch in CAS(E) this Sketch #403:

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped 2 large flowers, 2 small flowers, 4 large leaves and 7 small leaves. I colored the flowers with the Magenta Madness and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with the dark Old Olive Stampin Blend. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

I adhered a strip of the striped True Love designer series paper to a Basic White mat and then to a panel of the floral True Love DSP. I adhered the panel to a Basic White mat and popped it on the front of a Basic Black card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical stamp set on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the Ornate Frames die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and accented it with a Magenta Madness enamel dot.

I arranged the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always flowers on the card front and adhered the two in the background with glue dots and the top flower with dimensionals. I tucked the leaves under the flower petals, adhering them with glue dots. I brushed clear Wink of Stella on the flower petals to add some shimmer.

I adhered a strip of the floral True Love designer series paper to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. I arranged the last leaves and flower in the bottom corner and adhered them with glue dots.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always bundle has the beautiful, bold flowers along with the words and sentiments and it goes beautifully with the True Love DSP. It’s been a while since I’ve used the Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends, but I’m really with how well they look on these bold flowers. What do you think?

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!


  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ (striped DSP mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Floral DSP mat), 1″ x 3″ (label), 1″ x 5-1/2″ (small leaves), 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (large leaves), 2″ x 3″ (small flowers), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (large flowers)
  • True Love DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (floral panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (striped panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Wowzers! Beautiful flowers! Love them on that flower background paper. I predict a winner in the CTS challenge! TFS

  2. Akiko, I just love your gorgeous take on our CTS Sketch!! It brings my mom to mind, and that’s always a good thing! She made all her own dresses – this black and white would have been a fabric she’d adore! and the bright pink flower might have been worn by way of a brooch!
    Thanks so very much for playing along!

Comments are closed.