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

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - January 2024 | Sketch Challenge


Stampin' Up! Cheerful Daisies Bee 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 from our Sketch Challenge.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

The holidays are behind us now as we embrace the seasons around us.  Here in NW Ohio, it is cold and rainy with the temperature dips bringing us "teasers" of snow.  So what is the old saying... when you're cold think of something warm?  In need of a birthday card, I could not pass up playing with my favorite dies from the Annual Catalog and mixing them with some new products from the new January-April 2024 Mini Catalog! 

Here is the sketch...

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Sketch 105 | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

And this is the card it inspired...

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Daisies Bee card (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Petal Pink card base is 5" square.  The Crumb Cake square cardstock layer is the perfect size to use the new Everyday Details Dies as a visual division creating two triangles.  The Basic White daisies were adhered together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The center disk flowers were colored with Dark Lemon Lolly and Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers.  The two leaves were colored with a Dark Lost Lagoon Stampin' Blends Marker.  The delicate Basic White daisy foliage tucked nicely under the petals.

The Cheerful Daisies banner was die-cut from Petal Pink cardstock.  The Translucent Florals sentiment was stamped with Petal Pink ink onto Basic White cardstock, fussy cut and adhered to the Petal Pink banner die-cut.  Linen Thread was doubled and wrapped around the banner tying it off with a bow.  The assembled banner was adhered to the Crumb Cake layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and tucking the edge underneath.  The Crumb Cake layer was adhered to the Petal Pink cardbase.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Daisies Bee card - close-up | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Using the Bee Builder Punch as a guide, The Bee Mine Valentine bee body was stamped with Lemon Lolly ink onto Basis White.  The stripes were added with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  The wings were stamped with VersaMark ink onto Vellum cardstock and heat emgossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The antennae were stamped, punched and adhered to the bee body with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The wings were punched and adhered to either side of the bee body with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  For a special touch, a Mini Action Wobbler was attached to the back directly over the adhesive strip and onto the Crumb Cake cardstock panel.  Blooming Pearls were used as a finishing touch.

Inside the Stampin' Up! Cheerful Daisies Bee card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the card front.  The Pretty Pansy sentiment was stamped with Crumb Cake ink onto the Basic White layer.  The Bee Mine Valentine hearts were stamped with Petal Pink ink.  A custom coordinating envelope was made using the Softly Stippled 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper which is earned for free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration.

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Daisies Bee card with envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie



This is Us - The AWOW Team (as of 120123)

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Eighteen (18) 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 this amazing fun-fold.  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, Kelly, as she shares her amazing project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Daisies Bee card with supplies | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks A, B, C, D; Glass Mat (available with the Sale-a-Bration Join Special); Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Heat Tool; Embossing Additions Tool Kit; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Tear & Tape Adhesive


  • Bee My Valentine Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Bundled Savings are available with the Coordinating Punch); Translucent Florals Photopolymer Stamp Set (Carried over from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog); Pansy Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set  


  • Lemon Lolly, Petal Pink and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; VersaMark Pad; Lemon Lolly, Lost Lagoon and Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Vellum and Basic White Cardstocks; Softly Stippled 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (can be earned for FREE during Sale-a-bration with qualifying orders)


  • Cheerful Daisies Dies; Everyday Details Dies; Bee Builder Punch (included with the Bee My Valentine Bundle); Linen Thread; Basics Embossing Powders; Blooming Pearls; Mini Action Wobbles (retired)

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 - 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"; 5" x 6" for diecutting; 1-3/4" strip for stamping and punching  
  • Crumb Cake - 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" (x2) 
  • Vellum - scraps for stamping and punching  
  • Petal Pink - 10" x 5" scored at 5" (card base); 3-5/8" x 3-5/8"; 1-1/4" x 3" for diecutting 


  1. I love the repeated sentiment on the banner. Cute idea. Great pairing of products Angie and such a pretty envelope. x

    1. Thanks so much, Rochelle! I loved creating this card! x

  2. Wow Angie, what fabulous card. I love the different take on the diagonal separation for the background layer. And you had me reaching for my catalogue to check out the Everyday Details dies. I hadn't even noticed these and now they are firmly in my shopping cart! ;-) xxxx

    1. So glad I was able to enable you, my creative friend! These dies were definitely a must have for me. x

  3. Love your interpretation of the sketch! Even the inside is very special!

  4. SUCH a happy, happy card - I love the inside too!

    1. Thanks so much, Chris! The wobbling bee was indeed a must for this card! x

  5. Such a clever way to create the triangles of the design with that ever so smart die. So pretty!

  6. So dang cute! Love it. The diagonal die cut -genius!

    1. Thanks bunches, Sharon! I absolutely love the Everyday Details Dies!!! x


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