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

Fluffiest Friends for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - March 2024 | Sketch Challenge


Fluffiest Friends birthday card preview | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
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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 for our Sketch 104 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 is a special day in the McKenzie household!  Our son is no longer a teenager!!!  So I couldn't resist sharing his special card celebrating today using this sketch as inspiration.

Ink & Inspiration Sketch 104 Challenge - March 2024

Fluffiest Friends birthday card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

My young man loves any animal that is fluffy so I had to use this Fluffiest Friends Bundle for this special birthday.  The friends themselves lend to the shape of the challenge, don't you think?!?  Each image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Basic White Cardstock, colored with Stampin' Blends and die-cut with its coordinating die.  The grass was die-cut from the same cardstock and colored with Stampin' Blends. 

The Charming Sentiments sentiment was a perfect lead to what was inside!

Inside the Fluffiest Friends birthday card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Basic White Cardstock adhered to Adhesive Sheet was used to die-cut the Mini Alphabet letters which were colored with Dark Parakeet Party, Light Cherry Cobbler and Light Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Blends Markers.  The Charming Sentiments greeting was the perfect finish to this special celebration.  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 (#10 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!

Stampin' Up! Fluffiest Friends 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, H; Stampin' Glass Mat; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesive Sheets; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Fluffiest Friends Cling Stamp Set  (Coordinating dies are available with Bundled Savings); Charming Sentiments Photopolymer Stamp Set


  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad; Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Parakeet Party, Lost Lagoon, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lolly, Bubble Bath, and Pecan Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Blueberry Bushel and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Mini Alphabet Dies; Fluffiest Friends Dies (included with the Bundle)

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!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 4" x 5-1/4" (x2); 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"; scraps for die-cutting letters    
  • Blueberry Bushel - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


  1. Super cute card Angie, I love it x

  2. Love your interpretation of the sketch! Very cute!

  3. How adorable! You really fit the animals together in a fun and interesting way. Great interpretation of the sketch!


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