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

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog to see the great projects they are sharing with you today.  I used the new How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper and the Humming Along stamp set for today’s card.  We are working with a color challenge this week.  Here’s my card:

And here are the colors we are using:

The How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper collection has such bright and cheerful colors, it just makes me smile.  I love that the Suite has a coordinating ribbon and that the Glitter Enamel Dots from the Annual Catalog match it, too!  So easy to create without stressing over color matching.

I had fun playing with layers on today’s card.  I needed a crafting “fix” and this helped me get to my happy place.  Cardmaking helps me wind down from my day and relax.  Nothing better than a little coloring, cutting, stamping and gluing to end the day.

Adhere two panels of the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper to a panel of Melon Mambo card stock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Cut another 2″ strip of the DSP and use the Banner Triple Punch on one end.  Then trim to a finished length of 4-3/4″.  Adhere it to the front layer with Liquid Glue.  Cut an oval from Melon Mambo card stock with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere it to the front layer as well, over the banner.

Wrap a length of the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon across the layer and adhere the ends on the back side with tape.  Adhere the layer to a panel of Whisper White card stock, which is then adhered to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use Coastal Cabana ink to stamp the sentiment from the Humming Along stamp set on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with the Lovely Label Punch and adhere it to the card front with Dimensionals.

Tie a bow from the same pretty ribbon and adhere to the card front with a couple Glue Dots.  Complete by embellishing the card front with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Glitter Enamel Dots in Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana.

Adhere a short banner of the DSP to a panel of Whisper White card stock before layering over a Melon Mambo mat and the inside of the card base with Liquid Glue.  I think I’ll hand write something like “Have a Banner Day” or “Have a Banner Year” when I send out this card – maybe it will bring a smile to their face.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created.

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

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Julie Johnston
  8. Eva Dobilas


You’re Invited!!!

We’re hosting an event to introduce you to the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and a part of our team!

The LIVE event will be February 8-9. Join us to learn more and have a chance to win some fun prizes!  I’m looking forward to “seeing” you soon!

Can’t be there to watch us LIVE?  No worries, you can always check in to watch later – at least until March 31, 2019.

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Stampin’ Up! is kicking off 2019 the Stampin’ Up! way—with everyone’s favorite Sale-A-Bration—and you’re invited to get in on the fun!  You can shop, host and/or join to get some great deals and extra bonuses between January 3rd and March 31st!


Earn a FREE product every time your order reaches a threshold.  This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want.  For example, if you order $150 in merchandise, you can then choose 3 level 1’s or 1 level 1 and 1 level 2 Sale-A-Bration items.  Below are the qualifying levels:


Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders or parties can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards! Below are qualifying amounts and additional Stampin’ Rewards that you can receive.  Don’t forget…these rewards are available when you place an order of $250+ or host a party/workshop with an order total of $250+!!


Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose from two offers. These offers are stepped up Starter Kits with EXTRA products.
So join my team between January 3rd and March 31st and you’ll get the extra bonus in product and/or the Craft & Carry Tote, depending on which kit you choose!

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator as well as information about my team on my Join My Team page on my blog.  I’d love to have you join my team, we have all types of Demonstrators from those who only purchase for themselves and get the discount to those running a full-time business and everywhere in between!  We can help you no matter what your goals are with Stampin’ Up!.

Let me know if you have and questions, feel free to drop me an email at any time.  I’m happy to answer anything!


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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana CS – 4-1/4″ x  11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for front, 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside), 2″ x 3″ panel for sentiment label
  • Melon Mambo CS – (cut 2) 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels for mat, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for die cut
  • How Sweet It Is DSP – 3″ x 3-3/4″ panel, 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel, 2″ x 4-3/4″ panel for banner, 2″ x 2-1/8″ panel for short banner

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

Glue Dots


Big Shot




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15 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Amazing Birthday for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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  2. So sweet! Love the fun designer papers and the banner. Perfect! 🙂

  3. Cool design! Love the way you used the challenge colors. And your bow is perfect!! 🙂

  4. Such a fun, happy card! Love what you’ve done with the main elements – I must remember to layer sentiments like this. And that bow is gorgeous!

  5. Pretty card. Great bow.

  6. Eva Dobilas says:

    What a pretty card!!!! Someone will be so lucky to get it!!

  7. Love your choice of DSP and great layering. Beautiful card.

  8. This turned out beautifully. Love the banners and the ribbon is so pretty.

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