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Darling Details for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - February 2024 | Color Challenge


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Happy Thursday, y'all!  I'm so 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 from our color challenge this month! 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

Do you ever have one of those days when you intend to make a card for one reason, but something happens that makes you tweak it a bit for another reason?  Well, today was one of those days!  This card was originally intended to be a card for my parents who are celebrating their "first date" anniversary today!!!  But due to something that I received from a friend today, I knew she needed this card more than my dear parents...

Here is the color challenge that inspired today's project.

Ink & Inspriration Blog Hop - February 2024 Color Challenge | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

And here is what it inspired me to create for an old friend!

Stampin' Up! Darling Details Just a Note card created for a friend | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Darling Details Bundle was much loved when I first saw it in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog last Spring!  With the release of the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog on the horizon, I knew I needed to play with it some.  The anchor of the card is my favorite die from the bundle... I call it the ribbon holder.  **swoon**

The Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon was woven through the Parakeet Party die-cut and fiddled with until it filled the openings all the across.  The ribbon holder was centered across the front to make folding along the edges easy for adhering to the back of the Basic White Cardstock layer with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Flowers and foliage were stamped and off-stamped with each of the colors from the color challenge... and lovingly die-cut as I wished I had a duplicate set of the dies.  The die-cuts were arranged and tucked around the ribbon holder with the center Bubble Bath floral and leaves being adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Meadow Dies butterfly was die-cut from Vellum Cardstock.  The Parakeet Party Matte Decorative Dots were added for the butterfly body.  The sentiment was stamped with Crumb Cake ink and fussycut.

Inside the Stampin' Up! Darling Details Just a Note card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the card front.  The Crumb Cake sentiment was perfect for this special friend leaving plenty of room for a heartfelt message to her.  The Basic White Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped to complete the card ensemble. 

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 (#3 on the list) - to see who is next as you sure don't want to miss any!

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

Stampin' Up! Darling Details Just a Note Card with envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks; Glass Mat Studio; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Tear & Tape Adhesive


  • Darling Details Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Coordinating Dies are available for Bundled Savings)


  • Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Bubble Bath, Parakeet Party, Lemon Lolly, Orchid Oasis and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pads


  • Parakeet Party, Lemon Lolly, Basic White, Basic White Thick and Vellum Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Darling Details Dies (included with the Darling Details Bundle); Meadow Dies; Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon; 2022-2024 In Color™ Matte Decorative Dots (retired)

     Product List

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 - 4-1/4" x 5" (x2); approx. 1/2 sheet of cardstock for stamping and die-cutting 
    • Parakeet Party - 4-1/4" x 5-1/8" (x2); 3/4" x 5" for die-cutting 
    • Lemon Lolly - 4-1/4" x 5-1/8" trimmed to a parallelogram (x2)  
    • Vellum - scraps for diecutting  
    • Basic White Thick - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


    1. I love the stamp set you chose for the challenge! The colors and flowers are so happy. I'm sure your friend was blessed by your thoughtfulness.

    2. Very sweet card! I love Darling Details!

    3. Very pretty. I love the ribbon going through the cardstock and the butterfly!

    4. Such a pretty card Angie, I am kicking myself as I don't have this stamp set - ho hum.........

    5. Very beautiful card Angie, Thanks for sharing.


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