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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop - August 2022

Amazing Phrasing and Elephant Parade customer cards (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Elephant Parade and Amazing Phrasing for Customer Thank You Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today I am hopping along with other members of Bruno and Kylie Bertucci's Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program.  I have learned so much through this training group since I first became a demonstrator.  We love doing our Monthly Team Blog Hops with our general theme for all the hops being customer and team thank you cards.  

Bruno and Kylie's 2021-22 Demo Training Program Blog Hop Banner

Today's Project

Today's project is a thank you card that I am providing to my customers this month as a thank you for their orders.  Sale-a-bration is always such an exciting time with lots of free exclusive items that can be earned from Stampin' Up! for placing qualifying orders (increments of $50 USD) whether it's your own purchase or part of a party.  Purchasing basic supplies or kits for creating projects for the upcoming holiday seasons can easily help you earn your favorite choice of the Sale-a-bration offerings.  I love spoiling my customers and I hope that they enjoy my gratitude as much as I enjoy sharing new ideas and techniques with them.

Amazing Phrasing and Elephant Parade customer cards (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Elephant Parade is such an adorable grouping and I couldn't resist using it for my customer thank you cards this month especially since they could earn the Amazing Phrasing stamp set with a qualifying order!

Amazing Phrasing and Elephant Parade customer cards (angled with stamp sets) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Stylish Shapes circle was used to die-cut a piece of Linen 12" x 12" Specialty Paper.  A Pear Pizzazz ink pad and Blending Brush were used to add some color to the die-cut.  "Ellie" was stamped with Smoky Slate ink onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and watercolored with a Fine Tip Water Painter.  The balloons were likewise stamped.  The sentiments from Elephant Parade and Amazing Phrasing were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto the Soft Sea Foam card layer and scraps.  The letters from the sentiments were fussy cut to create the sentiment that "Ellie" is sitting on!  I chose to fussy cut "Ellie" and the balloons though their are coordinating dies.

Amazing Phrasing and Elephant Parade customer cards (inside peek) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered to compliment the card front and "Ellie" was included to share the news of thanking my customers for their orders and, hopefully, the product they earn for FREE from Sale-a-bration.

More Inspiration

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and being a part of this hop with us!  There is such an amazing line up of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world, and I know you're going to enjoy all the incredible projects you are going to see on this blog hop.  So glance below at the August Blog Hop List  -  you are currently at my blog, Angie McKenzie (#5 on the list)  -  to see who is next as you sure don't want to miss one blog link! 

Have a blessed day!

Amazing Phrasing and Elephant Parade customer cards (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips;  Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Elephant Parade Cling Stamp Set (Bundled Savings are available when purchased with the coordinating Elephant Dies); Amazing Phrasing Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Can be earned for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with qualifying orders)


  • Pear Pizzazz and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pads


  • Soft Sea Foam and Basic White Cardstocks; Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper; Linen 12" x 12" Specialty Paper; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Stylish Shapes Dies; Water Painters; Blending Brushes

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 4" x 5" 
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper - 1/4 sheet 
  • Linen Specialty Paper - scraps for diecutting circle  
  • Soft Sea Foam - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 3-3/4" x 5-1/2"; 4" x 5-1/4"


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