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

Rustic Crate for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - October 2023 | Sketch 104

Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate card preview | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
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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 as we interpret whether to bow or "knot" to bow with this month's Sketch Challenge.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

Autumn is here full-time!  I absolutely love the changing colors during this season along with the many reminders that change is good.  We will be picking pumpkins before we know it and roasting pumpkin seeds from the carved pumpkins.

I couldn't resist using a few pumpkins as inspiration from the sketch...

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I chose a combination of the two sketches - using the position of the sentiment strip, but lowering it a tad and adding the bow.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Rustic Crate autumn arrangement was the perfect fit for the four squares in the sketch!  The sunflowers mixed with the pumpkins and corn... what a bountiful harvest!

Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate card - crate details | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Stamp the image with Smoky Slate ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Apply Crushed Curry and Garden Green inks to two separate Clear Blocks by pressing the block on one ink pad and lifting the color up with a Blender Pen.  Apply Crushed Curry ink on the corn ears along with the disk florets and lower ray florets of the sunflowers.  Apply Garden Green ink on the corn husks and sunflower leaves.  Use Stampin' Blends Markers for coloring the remaining images.  Use Light Pecan Pie on the pumpkin stem and to accentuate the sunflower disk florets; Light Cherry Cobbler on the outer ray florets of the sunflowers; and a Pumpkin Pie Combo for the pumpkins.  Die-cut the image with the coordinating die.

Die-cut the crate with Pecan Pie Cardstock and the accents with Smoky Slate Cardstock scraps.  Assemble with Tear & Tape Adhesive and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate card sentiment layers | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Adhere the embossed Very Vanilla Cardstock layer and Garden Green Cardstock strip to the embossed Crumb Cake Cardstock layer.  Triple wrap Linen Thread and tie-off with a bow.  Double layer the back of the Crumb Cake layer creating a subtle supportive dimension for the focal point of the crate.  Adhere the layers to the Crumb Cake cardbase.

Adhere the crate with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Softly round the edges of the autumn arrangement with your Bone Folder.  Adhere to the card front with doubled Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate card with envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Stamp the sentiment with Garden Green ink on a strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Adhere to two additional layers creating a subtle dimension.  Adhere to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Add a touch of shine with some embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate card - inside view | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Layer and stamp the inside layers to compliment the card front.  Stamp the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope front and flap to complete the card ensemble.



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!  Twenty (20) 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 helped you imagine different ways you can create cards using these sketches.  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 newest friend, Kelly, as she shares her interpretation of the sketch, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

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You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks A, D; Stampin' Pierce Mat; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Rustic Crate Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Coordinating dies are available for Bundled Savings)


  • Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry and Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pads; Cherry Cobbler, Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Packs; Blender Pens


  • Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Very Vanilla Cardstocks; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes


  • Crate Dies (included with the Rustic Crate Bundle); Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder; Timber 3D Embossing Folder; Linen Thread; Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins 

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

  • Very Vanilla - 3" x 3" for stamping and die-cutting; 2-1/4" x 4-3/4" for embossing; 2-1/2" x 4-3/4" for stamping; 1/2" x 2-3/4" (x3) for stamping and layering 
  • Garden Green - 1" x 5-1/2" (x2) 
  • Pecan Pie - 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" for die-cutting
  • Smoky Slate - scraps for die-cutting 
  • Crumb Cake - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 4" x 5-1/4" (x2) for embossing; 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" (x2) for layering


  1. What fabulous texture you have achieved here Angie. I also love the stamped pumpkins image on the inside, set behind the sentiment. Great detail x

  2. Cute crate Angie. Loads of texture in your card, but the detail in that crate is amazing! xx

  3. I love all the gorgeous mixed textures! I don't have this set you have got me thinking!

  4. Beautiful! I love the details. Great card!

  5. The crate is adorable. And I love that you used 2 different embossing folders! Very pretty!

  6. The crate, in all its detailing, is a fab centrepiece. I like the way you've added texture with the twine and folders while the green vertical adds serenity, somehow. Lovely work, Angie.

  7. The crate is so life like! And Love the inside stamping!! Such a nice touch!

  8. This is so pretty! I love all of the texture as well as the inside of the card!

  9. Lovely card Angie!!! So much texture and lovely details also on the inside! ❤️ Thank you!

  10. That crate is too cute! Such a lovely card!

  11. Oh angie, such a soothing card! I love the idea of adding a layer of embossed paper to the inside of the card and those crates look so comforting this time of year! It's a very Farmer's Market vibe isn't it?

  12. Beautiful Angie. That crate is just gorgeous - love the detail on it. x


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