Nature's INKspirations

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

Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop - December 2021

SNEAK PEEK - Heart and Home Suite Collection - Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog
Blessings of Home Stamp Set with coordinating Heart & Home DSP

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 that I had to participate in it once again as there is always something to learn.  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.  New catalogs are always such exciting times with lots of new things to see and inspire us to want to create even more than we do.  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.

My customer thank you cards for December 2021 | Hydrangea Haven and Blessings of Home Stamp Sets | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The words "thank you" can be expressed in so many different ways and that is what I am sharing with my customers this month through a stamp set in the Annual Catalog and a SNEAK PEEK of a January-June 2022 Mini Catalog stamp set!

Project Details

I previously posted the SNEAK PEEK card on Instagram around the time of OnStage@Home to share the excitement of new products that we were getting to play with during the Stamp and Share Experience!  When you love a card design so much, it makes it easy to replicate for other stamp sets.  So I CAS(e)D my OnStage at Home card and chose colors outside my front windows at this time of year with my hydrangeas.  

SNEAK PEEK of the Blessings of Home Stamp Set with fancy Denim Ribbon bow - Heart and Home Suite Collection, Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Sharing the idea of creating your own background to resemble DSP and creating a modified "Billie Bow" with trimmed Denim Ribbon in addition to the favorite Linen Thread are some ideas that I love to share with my customers.  And the often forgotten "Torn Paper" Technique that can add just the perfect touch that you're looking for and, of course, fussy cutting your sentiments for that special compliment to the stamped images... something else to inspire them.  And, ooooh, showing them some of the embellishments like the upcoming Classic Matte Dots and the Annual Catalog Genial Gems... we mustn't forget that!

Hydrangea Haven Thank You card with a Linen Thread "Billy Bow" for my customers | December 2021 | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Showing them different ways for completing the insides of their cards along with stamping their coordinating envelopes is always an added bonus!

Inside Blessings of Home customer card - December 2021 thank you | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieInside Hydrangea Haven customer card - December 2021 thank you | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Hydrangea Haven customer card and envelope - December 2021 thank you | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieBlessings of Home customer card and envelope - December 2021 thank you | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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 December Blog Hop List  -  you are currently at my blog, Angie McKenzie (#6 on the list)  -  to see who is next as you sure don't want to miss one blog link during our last blog hop together in 2021 for this training!  So we will see you again in 2022 for some more amazing thank you inspirations for our customers. 

Have a blessed day!


  1. Beautiful! I love what you did with the ribbon:)

  2. Tamara you stole my comment lol! I love your bows and how you have tied them. Beautiful card

  3. Gorgeous Angie. Loving the use of that Ribbon. Brilliant. TFS

  4. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lovely cards. I like how you used the same card design with differetstamps and paper.

  6. Gorgeous cards, thank you for the inspiration.
    Christina Barnes

  7. Your cards are made with so much love! Even the inside is beautiful!

  8. Gorgeous cards Angie, my fav is the Blessings of home one and I love the ribbon x

  9. Beautiful cards inside and out! Thank you Angie for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month.

  10. Great card designs! It's so fun to see the new products in use.

  11. Super cards Angie! Love the creative bow!


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