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

Boughs & Blossoms for Around the World on Wednesday | Sketch 101

Boughs & Blossoms and the 2022-2024 In Colors
Boughs & Blossoms Bundle | 2022-2024 In Colors

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you from our first sketch challenge.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

This month's sketch was the perfect way to showcase the new 2022-2024 In Colors with a bundle from January-June 2022 Mini Catalog (pp 26, 77) that has not gotten enough love.  The images from the Boughs & Blossoms Bundle were perfect to create a handful of cards to share with my customers this month. 

Sketch 101 | Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Boughs & Blossoms heat embossed cards (fronts) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Boughs & Blossoms Cling Stamp Set was used to create the heat embossed background on each color from the 2022-2024 In Color Cardstock using VersaMark ink and a white Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The 2022-2024 In Colors are Sweet Sorbet, Party Parakeet, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky, and Orchid Oasis.  This amazing stamp set has multiple solid images ideal for stamping to create quick, simple cards.

Boughs & Blossoms heat embossed card (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Four different images were randomly stamped and heat embossed on the 2-2/4" x 5" cardstock strips. A fifth image along with a sentiment was stamped in the coordinating ink on a 1-1/2" wide strip.  The coordinating In Color Baker's Twine was double wrapped along both edges with the top section being tied off with a bow.  The Bough Punch was used with Vellum Cardstock for a special touch behind the embossed layer.  The Basic White layer was die-cut with the notebook edge from the Blooming Happiness Dies.  The embossed layer was adhered to the die-cut layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Boughs & Blossoms heat embossed card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped and layered to compliment the front.  The die-cut edge was the focal point for the inside allowing for plenty of room for a handwritten note to the recipient. 

Boughs & Blossoms heat embossed cards (fronts with envelopes) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The envelope fronts and flaps were stamped in coordinating inks to compliment the card fronts providing a sneak peeks for what's inside. 



This is Us - Around the World on Wednesday Team Members | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Twelve (12) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has inspired you to use this sketch with your projects using Stampin' Up! products.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Wendy, as she shares her amazing project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any.


Jan Clothier - NZ

Tatiana Tobin - AU

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Tricia Butts - US

Teri West - US


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Boughs & Blossoms heat embossed cards (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make These Cards!

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


  • Clear Blocks C, D, G; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Heat Tool; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Tear & Tape Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Boughs & Blossoms Cling Stamp Set  (included in the Boughs & Blossoms Bundle with the Bough Punch for bundled savings)


  • 2022-2024 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (Bundled Savings); VersaMark Pad


  • 2022-2024 In Color Cardstock Assortment; Sweet Sorbet, Party Parakeet, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Vellum and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Blossoming Happiness Dies; Bough Punch (included in the Boughs & Blossoms Bundle); Basics Embossing Powders; 2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack

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.



  1. Very pretty. Love that little notebook die! It adds such a nice touch

  2. Very cute Angie! I love that you've used the new In Colors

  3. what a great way to showcase this stamp set - and I am so loving the new in colors .

  4. What a pretty way to show off the new In Colours and a lovely way to use the stamps too. Great project!

  5. Fabulous way to showcase the new in colours Angie ... love the white embossing! xx

  6. I like these cards that highlight the In colors so well! Congratulations Angie and thank you for sharing!


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