Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Repeat Pattern Thank You Card for TGIF Color Challenge

I used the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Bundle from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog for this card. The bundle includes the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and Artistic Dies. There is beautiful Designer Series Paper that coordinates with this set of products, but for this project I branched out and used a repeat “wall paper” pattern for the background with dramatically different colors. I hope you enjoy the card.

The colors were inspired by the TGIF Challenges: #TGIFC328 Color Challenge.

The Paper Cuts

  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ (card base).
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (front panel), 5″ x 1-1/8″ (sentiment strip), 5″ x 5/8″ (inside strip) and the large leaf sprig die cut.
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front panel), 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside panel) and 4″ x 2″ (stamping/die cutting).
  • Pattern Party 12″x12″ DSP: 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (front panel), 5″ x 1/2″ (inside strip) and 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (envelope flap)

The Creating

I began by stamping the rose image with Tuxedo Black Ink randomly on the Basic White front panel. I also stamped one on the front corner of the envelope and two on the Basic White 4″ x 2″, along with a small bud image. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink on the Coastal Cabana front strip, sprinked on White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (tapping off the excess) and melted it with the Heat Tool.

I die cut the stamped floral images with the coordinating dies using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I used my Paper Snips to cut the leaves from the stem of the large die cut sprig to make placement easy. I added a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to the back of the bottom point of all but one (this one is adhered flat under the “thanks”).

I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the panels and strips as shown, trimming the excess paper from the envelope flap with Paper Snips. I then dry fit the flowers and leaves on the card front for placement. I removed the dimensionals backings and popped on the leaves first. Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of the flowers where needed and liquid glue on top of the base of the leaves where needed to support the roses.

I couldn’t help but add some Wink of Stella to the popped up flowers and the stamping on the envelope for a little extra sparkle. With the putty tip of the Take Your Pick Tool, I added three Coastal Cabana adhesive backed Artistry Bloom Sequins for a little more color.

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    Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Notecard

    I used the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set and coordinating In the Tropics Dies to make this beach themed notecard.

    My card design was inspired by Color Throwdown Countdown #652.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Pacific Point Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (base) & 4 1/2″ x 1 3/4″
    • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
    • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 1 3/4″
    • Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper – Granny Apple Green Pattern: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
    • Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (stamping/die cutting) & 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Mango Melody Cardstock: sun die cut from Sheep Dies in the 3 Aug-30 Sept Sale-a-bration Brochure (free with $50 order)

    The Creating

    I began by die cutting the top edge of the Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake Cardstock strips with the snow die from Cabin Dies from the upcoming 3 Aug to 3 Jan 2021 Mini Catalog. It’s the die that has the fox on the edge…be sure he is facing off the cardstock…he’s cute, but he’d be funny on the beach ;). I stamped the sentiment on the Crumb Cake layer in Tuxedo Black Ink and then glued the pieces together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the edge. When the glue was dry I ran them through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die.

    I stamped the palm trees image in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front and the Basic White inside panel and scrap. I colored the fronds with Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend and the trunks with Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. I die cut the one on the scrap along with the cloud stamp from Sheep Dies.

    All that is left is the assembly…the DSP, layered rectangle, sun, cloud and inside panel are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The die cut palm trees are popped up with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (the trunks with halves). I added a double bow from Linen Thread with a Mini Glue Dot.

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    Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Birthday Card

    I used the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Bundle to make this floral birthday card to share with you. The bundle includes the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and the Artistic Dies. I also used the coordinating Expressions in Ink 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

    My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #495.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Polished Pink Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (base) & 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ (4th smallest scallop circle die cut)
    • Expressions in Ink 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel) & 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (envelope)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5″ (stamping/die cutting) & 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)

    The Creating

    On the Basic White Cardstock, I stamped two rose images and a bud image in Polished Pink Ink. I also stamped two leaves images in Just Jade Ink and one leaves image in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I die cut these with the coordinating dies as well as the 3rd smaller smooth circle die from Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the “best wishes” sentiment on the circle with Pear Pizzazz Ink.

    On the inside panel and the envelope front, I stamped the rose image, masked it (with an image that was stamped on a post it note sticky edge and fussy cut), and then stamped the leaves image. On the inside panel I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and melted it with the Heat Tool. So pretty!

    All that is left is the assembly…the two roses, the sentiment label, the gold leafy sprig and the Pear Pizzazz leaves are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The other layers are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. For a little extra bling, I added three gold Metallic Pearls with the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool. Paper Snips make quick work of trimming the excess paper from the envelope flap after adhering.

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    The list of Sales Tax Holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed HERE in a full-size printable document) and the items are also linked to my online store near the bottom (be sure to check the list to see which products qualify for the state in which you live and note that Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs are included but come in too many colors to list!). 

    • Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the state tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  
    • Keep in mind that this is a State Sales Tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes or shipping taxes (if applicable to your state).

    Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale through August 2nd

    Designer Series Paper makes creating easier! It takes the guesswork out of choosing and coordinating colors and provides a backdrop for stamped images and sentiments. Select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are 15% off now through August 2nd! It’s a great time to stock up and save some dollars.

    Promotion Details:

    • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2.
    • No limit on how many packs of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount.
    • Orders must be placed and closed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • The select Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
    • Order deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.

    You can see the pretty papers that are included in this sale on this flyer (click the image to open a full-size printable flyer) or you can click the thumbnail images below to purchase!

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    Stampin’ Up! Expressions in Ink Gold Glam Notecard

    I used the Expressions in Ink Suite of products from the May 2021 – April 2022 Annual Catalog to make this gold, shimmery notecard. I love how it turned out! I hope you do, too! Enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Pale Papaya Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front layer), 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside) and 3″ x 3 1/4″ (floral image).
    • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock: Ornate Layers Die Cut
    • Expressions in Ink 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front layer)
    • Gold Foil Sheet: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (die cutting)

    The Creating

    I stamped the large floral image from Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set in Pale Papaya Ink on Basic White Cardstock and die cut it with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the coordinating die from Artistic Dies. I also die cut the large flower from the largest die and the bottom two leaves of the sprig die from Artistic Dies. I cleaned up the floral edges and separated the leaves from the stem with my Paper Snips. I layered these on top of the Pale Papaya floral stamped die cut with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. I added the precut gold foil three leaf sprig from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack to the back. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals so it was ready to go on the card front.

    I dry fit the floral “tag” and the precut gold foil geometric shapes from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack on the Pear Pizzazz die cut to determine placement of the sentiment. I inked it in VersaMark Ink, sprinkled on Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and melted it with the Heat Tool. I squeezed a small amount of liquid glue onto the Silicone Craft Sheet, dipped 1/8″ piece of a Stampin’ Sponge and dabbed it on the back of the gold foil geometric pieces and adhered them in place.

    On the inside layer and the Basic White Medium Envelope front, I stamped the large floral image in Pale Papaya Ink, added the Pear Pizzazz Inked double leaf image, and the dots image with Bumblebee Ink. I then adhered the card layers and popped on the floral tag. I used my Take Your Pick Tool to add three 2021-23 In Color Jewels to the center of the flower.

    Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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    Promotion Details:

    • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2.
    • No limit on how many packs of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount.
    • Orders must be placed and closed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • The select Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
    • Order deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.

    You can see the pretty papers that are included in this sale on this flyer (click the image to open a full-size printable flyer) or you can click the thumbnail images below to purchase!

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    Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Notecard

    I used the Artistically Inked Bundle along with the coordinating Expressions in Ink 12×12 Specialty Designer Series Paper for this Notecard. This is a super fun set of products and while I didn’t use them all on this particular card, the Suite is well worth the splurge! Enjoy.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Soft Succulent Cardstock: 11 x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
    • Expressions in Ink 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper: two 5 1/2″ x 4″ panels (I cut a 5 1/2″ strip from the short edge of the piece with the pink and orange ink dabbles and then cut the two 4″ panels).
    • 2021-23 In Color Shimmer Vellum: 5 1/4″ x 2″ (leaf die cut)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 3″ (for stamping/die cutting)

    The Creating

    I stamped the floral image with Pale Papaya Ink twice on the Basic White Cardstock and ran them through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the coordinating die from Artistic Dies. I also die cut the leaves using the 2021-23 In Color Shimmer Vellum. So pretty! I snipped the two lower leaves off and separated them with my Paper Snips so that I could tuck them in where wanted.

    With Polished Pink Ink, I stamped the hello sentiment in the lower left corner of the panel (the one with the most ink dabbles) and the “dots” to the inside of the flowers. I applied the panel to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I added the leaf die cut with liquid glue as well, however, the next time I die cut it I will apply a piece of Adhesive Sheet first because the shimmer vellum wanted to twist/lift slightly…pressure from a Clear Block on top got the job done! I adhered the flower on the top left corner and popped the second one up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. With Mini Glue Dots, I tucked the two separated leaves underneath. With the Take Your Pick putty end, I applied Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little sparkle to compliment the shimmer paper.

    On the inside panel I stamped the floral image in Polished Pink Ink and a leaf image in Soft Succulent Ink. I also added a couple of pink dots and just a hint of a Pale Papaya floral image to balance out the design width and colors before adding the panel with liquid adhesive. I duplicated the floral image and leaves on the Basic White Medium Envelope for a matching set.

    If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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    Stampin’ Up! Batik Boutique Birthday Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

    Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop for June! Today we are sharing Birthday projects. You will find links at the bottom of my post to hop you along the way to the other projects. Be sure to visit them all to see how each team member interpreted the theme in what they made for you. I hope you will enjoy what I made!

    I used the Batik Boutique Bundle from the 2021 -2022 Annual Catalog (page 114) to make this Happy Birthday card.  The Batik Boutique Photopolymer Stamp Set (11 stamps) and the Batik Dies (9 dies) are discounted 10% when purchased together (#158362).  The stamp set is Two-Step Stamping which means that there are stamps that fill in color inside of the outline stamps which is also why it is photopolymer to allow us to line the images up (and these line up super easy). At the end of the blog you can find links to all the products used in the making.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Bumblebee Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base) and 3″ x 2 1/4″ (floral outline).
    • 2020-2022 In Color 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper Assortment (Bumblebee): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel), 2″ x 2 1/4″ (scallop floral accent) and 4″ x 1/2″ (inside strip).
    • Night of Navy Cardstock: 2nd largest die cut from Stitched Rectangle Dies and 4″ x 2″ (floral detail).
    • Basic White Cardstock:  3nd largest die cut from Stitched Rectangle Dies and 4” x 5 1/4” (inside panel).
    • Misty Moonlight Cardstock:  4″ x 2″ (floral detail)
    • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock: 2″ x 2″ (leaves)

    The Creating

    I began by die cutting and assembling the floral image. I cut the large floral outline die in Bumblebee and the large detailed floral die and the tulip die in both Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight. I also cut the scallop floral accent die from Bumblebee DSP.

    I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue and my Silicone Craft Sheet for all the adhering…first the navy outline to the yellow base, then the navy centers to the base just at the inside corner which allowed for some lift at the floral edge, and then the blue small accent pieces. The Take Your Pick Tool Putty Tip is super handy to maneuver the smaller pieces, or you could use the Press & Seal Method if you prefer. Once the glue was dry I used the pointy end of the Take Your Pick Tool to lift and curl the outer edges of the navy pieces for the dimension. Next I adhered the navy tulip outline to the yellow DSP, added the blue pieces and then added it to the larger portion (I did not line up the bottom edges of the two pieces, but placed the top one a little lower to allow more room for the petals to pop out).

    With Pear Pizzazz Ink, I stamped the leaf outline image on Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I added these to the floral image with Mini Glue Dots. I positioned the tag on the Basic White Stitched Rectangle die cut for spacing perspective and stamped the sentiments from Create With Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set (page 36, 17 stamps) with Night of Navy Ink

    With Night of Navy Ink, I stamped he sentiment from Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set (page 97,12 stamps) on the Basic White inside panel, and also added the floral outline stamp on the lower left corner and on the Basic White Medium Envelope. With Misty Moonlight Ink and Bumblebee Ink I stamped the coordinating 2nd Step images inside the floral outline. I added the DSP strip and the inside panel to the card base with liquid glue.

    To complete the card front I added the DSP panel to the card base, and the white stitched rectangle to the navy stitched rectangle, with liquid glue. I popped the navy stitched rectangle and the floral tag up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a Crushed Curry Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the floral image (on the tulip) and three Night of Navy ones around the sentiment. So pretty!

    Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Sue Prather’s projects or the Previous Blog button to skip back to see what Karen Ksenzakovic created for today.

    If you get lost along the way, the participants and links are listed below:

    1. Jaimie Babarczy
    2. Tara Carpenter
    3. Leslie Larkin
    4. Karen Finkle
    5. Jillian Good
    6. Karen Ksenzakovic
    7. Donna Leonard: You are Here
    8. Sue Prather
    9. Mary Deatherage
    10. Akiko Sudano
    11. Amy Koenders

    If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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    Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Thank You Card

    I used the Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set along with the coordinating Expressions in Ink 12×12 Specialty Designer Series Paper for this Thank You Card. If you have followed me for long you may have noticed that I often use pink and green. This is a new found discovery of my own! It seems to work well and I hope you enjoy the card!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Polished Pink Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
    • Expressions in Ink 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front panel)
    • Basic White Cardstock: Tasteful Label Die Cut and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)

    The Creating

    I stamped the roses in Polished Pink Ink and the leaves in Shaded Spruce Ink on the Designer Series Paper, the inside panel, and the envelope.

    I stamped the “thanks” greeting in Polished Pink on the Tasteful Label die cut. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.

    I adhered the front and inside layers with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. I added the gold die cut elements from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack (I think someone at Stampin’ Up! is trying to improve our vocabulary and spelling) with dots of Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

    I added the “thanks” label and three Evening Evergreen 2021-23 In Color Jewels (they coordinate beautifully) to complete the card.


    If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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    Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Golden Birthday Card

    I used the Artistically Inked Bundle and the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog to create this elegant birthday card. When my order arrived from Stampin’ Up! the first thing I did was pull out this bundle and embossing folder and run them through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine! The detail is amazing. Enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4′′ x 11′′ scored at 5 1/2′′ (card base)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel (dry embossing) and 4″ x 1/2″ (sentiment)
    • Gold Foil Sheets: 4″ x 8″ (die cutting) and 4″ x 5/8″ (sentiment layer)

    The Creating

    With VersaMark Ink I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set onto the Basic White strip, sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess, and melted the powder with the Heat Tool. I repeated the process for the “Best Wishes” sentiment on the inside of the Basic White Thick card base.

    I placed the Basic White panel into the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine (folded end first). I also cut two of the large floral die from Gold Foil Sheet.


    To assemble the card, I adhered the sentiment strip to the Gold Foil strip with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered it near the bottom of the embossed panel. I adhered the embossed panel to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tip: the pokey end of the Take Your Pick Tool makes quick work of removing the paper from the back of dimensionals.

    I cut one of the floral die cuts in half to use on the inside of the card and on the envelope. To adhere the floral die cuts in place I dipped 1/8th of a Stampin’ Sponge into a dollop of liquid glue that I squeezed onto my Silicone Craft Mat and then applied it to the back of the detailed die cut. Tip: put a binder clip on the narrow end of the sponge wedge as a handle and keep in a small rubbermaid container for repeated use. I used my Paper Snips to trim any excess die cut away from the edges.

    For the final embellishment I adhered three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the die cut image on the front of the card. So pretty and so simple!


    If you need any stamping supplies or a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email me with any questions at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

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    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
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    May Host Code: R43GYR4M

    Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    New 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

    Stampin’ Up! is celebrating the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! Click here to view the Catalog PDF and check out all the fabulous new products and creative ideas! If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a paper copy of the catalog I’d love to send you one. Just click here and request. You’ll find a Wish List here to add your favorite things. Can’t wait? Click here to shop. Enjoy!