Nature's INKspirations

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

New at SU - April 2024 | CAS(e) with Spotlight on Nature


Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature friend card - Sneak Peek | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today I am hopping with the NEW AT SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who are full of creative paper crafting ideas to share with you and get you crafting!  Today we each are showcasing our team members.

Today's project is all about CAS(e)ing!  And I am honored to CAS(e) our newest member, Sharon Dalton of Shabaz Studio - Creative Me68 from Queensland, Australia!  

C(opy) A(nd) S(electively) (E)dit is how I love interpreting this way of creating! You can copy everything or you can totally go rogue with your selections.  

Here is Sharon's lovely card...

Sharon's card that inspired my project today! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Selecting this card was so fun as it includes a lot of vintage techniques that I so love to use for my own creations!  And here is what I was inspired to create...

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature friend card inspired by Sharon Dalton | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Selecting the same techniques... I added a few of my own.  Tone on tone stamping, paper wadding, distressing and die-cutting were musts!  I added coloring with Blends, dry embossing, hand-stitching, fussy-cutting and double bows!

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature friend card - Close-up | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Not only did I play with the upcoming Spotlight on Nature Bundle, I played with three of the new colors - Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop and Basic Beige - all from the upcoming 2024-2025 Annual Catalog.  I attended OnStage in Houston last month and played with these colors and stamp set first hand so it was fun getting to play with them in my own craft space!   

The Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder was inked with Basic Beige before embossing onto Pretty in Pink Cardstock.   The leaf image was stamped in Basic Beige ink and stamped randomly on a Basic Beige Cardstock layer before it was wadded into a tight ball and flattened by running it through the Cut and Emboss Machine.  The Basic Beige layer edges were further roughened with my finger nail... you may choose to use a bone folder or scissors to accomplish this.  It was adhered to a slightly smaller Basic Beige layer after the trimmed Basic Beige 3/8" Bordered Ribbon was adhered to the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  The flowers and fussy-cut butterfly were colored with my Light Petunia Pop and Light Pretty in Pink Stampin' Blends Markers.  The leaves were colored with my Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends Marker.  Linen Thread was threaded through the larger openings of the stamped and colored Very Vanilla die-cut then adhered to the larger Very Vanilla die-cut with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The assembled die-cuts was adhered to the distressed layers with Adhesive Sheet Foam and Stampin' Dimensionals.  The trimmed Basic Beige Border Ribbon bow was secured with the Linen Thread bow and a Mini Glue Dot.  The fussy-cut butterfly was bent along the body to make the wings flutter while glue was adhered to the body to adhered to the circles.  The sentiment was stamped and fussy-cut.  2024-2026 In Color™ Shimmer Gems were added as a finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature friend card - inside | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

I continued with the embossing, tone-on-tone stamping, grunging and coloring on the inside to compliment the card front.  The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (retiring soon!) front and flap was stamped to complete the card ensemble.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature friend card with envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More inspiration is just around the corner.  I hope you have been inspired to CAS(e) someone's project and make it your own.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #14 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  Up next is Sharon so it will be fun to see what she CAS(e)d!  But before you continue along, please take a moment to leave a comment.  Reading your comments warms our hearts!

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Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature friend 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, E, H; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Tear & Tape Adhesive; Adhesive Foam Sheets; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots; Bone Folder


  • Spotlight on Nature Cling Stamp Set  (Coordinating dies will be available for Bundled Savings in the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog)


  • Basic Beige Classic Stampin' Pad; Petunia Pop, Pretty in Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Basic Beige, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla Cardstocks; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (Retiring Soon)


  • Spotlight on Nature Dies (included with the Bundle); Distressed Tiles 3D Embossing Folder; Basic Beige 3/8" Bordered Ribbon; Linen Thread; 2024-2026 In Color™ Shimmer Gems

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

  • Very Vanilla - 3" x 3" (for diecutting and stamping); 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" (for die-cutting);  (x2) 
  • Pretty in Pink - 4" x 5-1/4"; 3-3/4" x 5"; 3-3/8" x 4-5/8"  
  • Basic Beige - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; 3-3/4" x 5"



  1. Sharon's card was right up your alley! Both beautiful, very vintage, with lovely layers.

  2. I can see you had fun making this card. It is so pretty and so elegant!

  3. WOW Angie, I have been wondering which card of mine you picked... Your card is sooo Beautiful I LOVE everything about it BUT the thing I loved the most was the colouring and the vintage look you gave to your card while still keeping it elegant. STUNNING card Angie <3 Cheers Shaz

  4. I love the shabby chic feel to the card you created, Angie! So soft and pretty. Thank you for sharing this!💕

  5. I love your use of softer colors and adding the new Dies! Well done!

  6. I love Vintage projects, and you nailed it! So pretty!

  7. You've really showcased the Spotlight on Nature bundle so well in this card, as well as replicating the vintage techniques that Sharon used! Lovely!

  8. I LOVE the soft colour palette Angie. So many beautiful elements to this. The stitching adds such a lovely touch. Beautiful x


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