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

Everlasting Beauty Birthday for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop | May 2023

Everlasting Beauty birthday card (sneak peek) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop Banner (2023) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Happy Thursday, y'all!  I'm glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop as we share inspiration for this month's Color Challenge! There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water, or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

Today's project is a birthday card for a friend who had a birthday earlier this month.  This month's Color Inspiration Challenge was just what I needed to create this much needed card that needs to be posted in the mail this week.

Ink and Inspiration - May 2023 | Color Challenge
Blueberry Bushel | Coastal Cabana | Crumb Cake | 
Daffodil Delight | Calypso Coral | Granny Apple Green

Everlasting Beauty birthday card (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Inspired by the colors and the photo inspiration, the Everlasting Beauty floral images were stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Basic White cardstock.  The images colored with Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Combo Markers were fussy cut and arranged on a Granny Apple Green 2-3/8" circle.  Gorgeously Made Dies were used to create layering elements from Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake and Blueberry Bushel cardstocks.  

Everlasting Beauty birthday card (holding) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Gorgeously Made ticking fabric was stamped and off-stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on a Basic White card layer panel.  The Something Fancy sentiment was stamped on a Crumb Cake cardstock strip prior to die-cutting.  The Blueberry Bushel layer was created by extending the length of the die-cut with  partial die-cutting.    

Everlasting Beauty birthday card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the card front.  The Something Fancy sentiment was stamped with Blueberry Bushel ink over the Everlasting Beauty image.   

The card ensemble was completed by stamping the front and the flap of the Basic White Medium Envelope to compliment the card.

More Inspiration

I hope this project has inspired you and brightened your day.  There are some other amazing inspirations for you to see along this blog hop.  So glance below at the blog hop list - you are currently visiting my blog, Angie McKenzie (#1 on the list) - to see who is next as you sure don't want to miss any!

Blog Hop Index

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!

Everlasting Beauty birthday card (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks C, D, G, I; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Everlasting Beauty Cling Stamp Set; Gorgeously Made Cling Stamp Set (available for Bundled savings with the coordinating Gorgeously Made Dies); Something Fancy Cling Stamp Set 


  • Blueberry Bushel and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMark Pad; Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Gorgeously Made Dies (part of the Gorgeously Made Bundle), 2-3/8" Circle Punch, Linen Thread 

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 - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2); 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" for stamping and fussycutting 
  • Blueberry Bushel - 1" strip for die-cutting
  • Coastal Cabana - 3" strip for die-cutting
  • Granny Apple Green - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" for punching and diecutting  
  • Crumb Cake - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 1" strip for stamping and die-cutting

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  1. This card is awesome. I’m sure your friend was delighted to receive it

    1. Oh I hope so, Tracy! It had a ways to travel. xx

  2. Such a pretty card Angie, lovely to have you hopping again x

    1. Thanks, Mo! It's wonderful to be hopping again. xx

  3. I love the way you used the "notebook paper" die on the inside! You may have just sold me on this bundle!

    1. I love that die and the bundle and I know you will, too, Lorraine. x


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