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

Blessings of Home for the Kre8tors Blog Hop - January 2022 | Free For All

Create your own Custom Artistry Paper with stamps, ink and Stampin' Blends | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Blessings of Home Custom Artistry Paper

Happy Sunday! FREE FOR ALL is what you will see during this month's Kre8tors Blog Hop!  Many of us have been busy creating projects for our friends and loved ones during this new year so I am sure you will get your creativity boosted from this talented bunch of Kre8tors.  Relax and enjoy a cuppa while you gather some inspiration as you peruse along the hop!

Today's Project

I just found out this past week why I have been feeling so poorly... and it looks like I am still in recovery mode and will be for a while...  so I enjoyed creating my own Custom Artistry Paper for today's cards!  I hope that you enjoy them!

Blessings of Home CAP cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Inspired by a coloring technique found on page 58 in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog, I just knew that this sick momma needed to have some fun coloring time while resting.  The Blessings of Home stamp set is perfect for creating your own backgrounds to color.

Inspiration from the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog for my Custom Artistry Paper | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Custom Artistry Paper created with the Blessings of Home stamp set and 2021-2023 In Colors Stampin' Blends | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Smoky Slate was used to randomly stamp the large floral image on Basic White Cardstock.  The images were colored with love for several hours - such a relaxing past time - with the 2021-2023 In Color Stampin' Blends!  I absolutely love these colors and I highly recommend them to anyone!  I loved blending the Pale Papaya with the Polished Pink to create a Calypso Coral color... these colors remind me so much of my interior design days in the mid-1980s... definitely "me" colors!

Stampin' Blends used to color this Blessings of Home CAP card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Just a portion of the Custom Artistry Paper (CAP) was used to create these two cards.  The CAP layers were layered on Evening Evergreen Cardstock and embossed layers of Pale Papaya Cardstock.  The new Gingham Embossing Folder and Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder were used to emboss the Pale Papaya card layers.  (NOTE:  At the time of this blog post going live, the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder is currently unavailable for ordering due to the current supply and demand situation.  A lovely substitute would be the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog.)  The Amazing Thanks Dies were used to create the Calypso Coral sentiments that speak for themselves.  The standard card bases are Evening Evergreen.  

Stampin' Blends used to color this Blessings of Home CAP thank you card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More Inspiration

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope that you have been inspired to get yourself busy making some cards with your custom artistry paper that you have created yourself!  

Now, hop along with me to see more inspirations the Kre8tors are excited to share with you.  Clicking the “next” button will take you to Sandra's blog, and there is also a name list to follow.  

We love reading your comments.

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Supplies used for creating Blessings of Home Custom Artistry Paper cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Block E; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive


  • Blessings of Home Cling Stamp Set


  • Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad; Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Amazing Thanks Dies; Gingham Embossing Folder; Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder

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!


  • Basic White - Full Sheet for coloring; 
  • Calypso Coral - Scraps for die cutting 
  • Pale Papaya - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2) 
  • Evening Evergreen - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


  1. The paper you created is absolutely stunning! Well done!

  2. I always love creating my own DSP and yours is gorgeous! Definitely a labor of love. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Wow Angie these are gorgeous, I love this technique. Hope you feel better soon x

  4. How lovely, the colours you used are so vibrant. Fabulous!


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