Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases 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.  My card features the Vibrant Vases and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets – which are both carrying over to the new Annual Catalog.  I also used the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper which will only be available until June 3rd, or while supplies last.  Get it while you can!  We are all working with a color challenge this week.  Here’s my card:

And here are the colors we are using:

My card layout was inspired by The Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP439:

The Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper coordinates so well with the many Stitched Die options offered by Stampin’ Up!  I will miss it when it retires next month.

To begin, use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere two panels of Needlepoint Nook DSP to the front of the Sahara Sand card stock base – one vertical and one horizontal.

Emboss the vase images with White Stampin’ Emboss powder on Sahara Sand card stock before cutting them out with the coordinating Vases Builder Punch.  Use Pear Pizzazz ink to stamp the daisy image on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Use Highland Heather ink to stamp color in the flower petals. Determine the placement of the vase and then cut the panel with a circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Stamp the tulip bloom and leaf on a scrap of Whisper White card stock with Pear Pizzazz ink.  Add color to the flower and leaf with the coordinating stamps and Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz ink.  Cut them out with the Vase Builder punch.  Stamp the stem for the tulip then add the flower and leaf pieces with Liquid Glue.  Use Glue to adhere the vases.

Stamp the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with the Classic Label Punch.  Adhere it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Adhere the completed art piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centers of the daisies and one more on the sentiment label.

Add two strips of Needlepoint Nook DSP to a panel of Whisper White card stock – one vertical and one horizontal.  Then adhere the panel to the inside of the card base with Liquid Glue.  All done and ready to write a heartfelt note.

*** 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. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Eva Dobilas


Coming soon!  The 2019-20 Annual Catalog

I know that you’re all excited to get the new Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog in your hands, so I thought that I’d share a few details:

  • If you are a current customer of mine (have ordered from me within the last 12 months), I will be ordering a copy of the catalog for you and getting it to you as quickly as I can once they arrive.  I should have them mid-May and have planned an event on May 19th for local customers to stop by, see new products and pick up your catalog.
  • If you do not live locally, I plan to mail the catalogs out via Priority Mail.
  • Ordering opens for the Annual Catalog at 12:00 noon MT on Tuesday, June 4.
  • If you are not a current customer of mine but would like a copy of the Annual Catalog, simply place an order through my online store before June 4 and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list.
  • Demonstrators can preorder from the Annual Catalog beginning on May 2!  So join my team now, get the your hands on those new catalog items a month early!


How Can I Help You?

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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 3″ x 3″ panel
  • Whisper White CS – 4″ x 4″ panel,  3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 1″ x 2-1/2″, scrap
  • Highland Heather CS – 4″ x 4″ panel
  • Needlepoint Nook DSP – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel, 1-3/8″ x 5″ panel, 1/2″ x 4-7/8″ strip, 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ strip

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

Heat Tool


Big Shot


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11 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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  2. So pretty Sue! The embossed vases are perfect, love the design too. 🙂

  3. Absolutely delightful!

  4. Lovely card, Sue. Your embossed vases are the best I have seen using this stamp set.

  5. Sue, this is so pretty! I love your color combo and mix of patterns. The embossed vases are lovely, too! So happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  6. Joanne James says:

    Your soft colour palette is so pretty Sue and your embossed vases add interesting detail. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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