Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I pulled out the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle for today’s card because I wanted to try it out in another color palette. And the results are just as beautiful as with the the coordinating specialty DSP. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Fern 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Night of Navy card base. I adhered a panel of Sun Prints designer series paper to the cad front with liquid glue and started stamping and cutting my plants.

I stamped the long leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Gray Granite on a Basic White panel. I stamped the filler stamp a couple of times over the sprig using stamped off Gray Granite and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the long leaf from the light part of a panel of Starry Sky glimmer paper, the round leaf sprig from Pacific Point card stock and the small skinny leaf from Basic White. I arranged and adhered the die cuts to the card front with glue dots.

I cut the bowl from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from a Gray Granite print in the Sun Prints DSP and Gray Granite card stock. I adhered these together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite ink and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with a Starry Sky metallic ribbon bow and iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the long leaf sprig in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off. I stamped off the filler leaves twice before stamping over the plant and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sun Prints DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle is just beautiful and elegant, so of course it would look pretty in different colors. The Sun Prints DSP has an etherial quality that is beautiful on it’s own, so check out both of these items for making beautiful cards.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pacific Point – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaf sprig)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bowl)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″x6″ Glimmer – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (large die cut leaf sprig)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 1″ x 2″ (label), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf sprig), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (stamped leaf sprig)
  • Sun Prints DSP – 3″ x 4″ (background), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bowl), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints bundle from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog is is a wonderful set with cling stamps and coordinating dies. There are three different stamps of ferns and foliage with coordinating dies and a set of dies to cut silhouettes of plants, including a beautiful wreath! The sentiments are so elegant and there’s a beautiful label die with an embossed edge that fits all the sentiments. You can find the currently available supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the link to the Facebook Live video from yesterday. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer. I’ve included it in this post:

I embossed a panel of Gray Granite Sun Prints designer series paper (available May 3) with the Fern 3D embossing folder (available May 3) and adhered it to a panel of Night of Navy Sun Prints DSP. I adhered the layered DSP to a Starry Sky cardstock (available May 3) panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the large fern from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints stamp set in Gray Granite on a Basic White panel. I stamped the wildflowers sprig in twice stamped off Starry Sky on Basic White and cut them both out with the coordinating die. I stamped the beautiful sentiment in Starry Sky (available on May 3) on Basic White and cut it out with the gorgeous label die. I cut the silhouette sprigs from Starry Sky. I adhered all the plant die cuts to the DSP panel with liquid glue.

I made a loopy bow with the gorgeous Starry Sky Metallic ribbon (available May 3) and adhered it to the to the panel with a glue dot. I adhered the label with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the front of a Starry Sky card base with dimensionals. I finished the card front with pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large fern from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints stamp set in Gray Granite ink in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the wildflower sprigs in twice stamped off Starry Sky in the lower corner and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints stamp set and coordinating Natural Prints dies with my card. Also pictured are the two patterns of Sun Prints DSP I used on my card and the new Fern 3D embossing folder.

Here’s a peek of all the patterns in the Sun Prints DSP. Aren’t they pretty!

I also compared the new blue In Colors – Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis – with current shades of dark blue to give you an idea of how the new blues compare to those we already know. Note that Misty Moonlight is one of the current retiring In Colors.

The Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints bundle, Sun Prints DSP and Starry Sky ink, card stock and metallic ribbon are sneak peeks from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog and will be available on May 3.

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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 currently available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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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 stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Starry Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 4″ (plant silhouette die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamped plant die cuts and label)
  • Sun Prints DSP – 3″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed Gray Granite), 4″ x 3-7/8″ (Night of Navy)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: