Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made another friendship card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom stamp bundle. This is a real special bundle that includes the photopolymer stamp set, dies and an embossing folder. And you can cut out embossed flowers in 1 step by using the flower die in the embossing folder! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week and here is the pretty color palette we are using today:

I embossed a panel of Misty Moonlight Pattern Party designer series paper with the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder and adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat. Note that the DSP will rip a little since it’s so much thinner than regular card stock, but I covered up most of the severe rips – I really like the embossed feel texture with the monotone print texture, so I’m still happy with the results. I cut a strip of Bumblebee paper from the Sweet Symmetry designer series paper and adhered it on top of the embossed DSP with liquid glue and popped the layered panel on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base.

I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom photopolymer stamp set in Merry Merlot on Basic White and used a blending brush to add Merry Merlot ink to the flower petals – darker at the centers and lighter as it goes to the petal tips. I carefully lined up the embossing folder, flower die and my stamped panel and cut and embossed the flowers! It’s so cool! I cut out three pairs of the open leaves die from Old Olive.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Bumblebee card stock and cut it out with the small banner die from the Tasteful Labels dies. I arranged the flowers on the card front and adhered two of them with glue dots and the top one with dimensionals. I added a glue dot to the ends of each leaf and tucked the under the flowers. I adhered the label with dimensionals over the Bumblebee strip and finished each flower center with a gold glitter enamel dot.

I stamped the flowers in Merry Merlot in the lower and upper corners of a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom bundle is so fun with the hybrid embossing folder – it’s wonderful to be able to have an embossed die cut flower!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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 club or 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


  • 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 online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Bumblebee – 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut flowers)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. This is beautiful, Akiko. You had no problem with this challenge. I love how you used all the colors.

  2. Beautiful, Akiko! Great use of the colors and love the texture of the embossed DSP. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Comments are closed.