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

Happy Little Things with Petal Park for the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - May 2024 | Sketch Challenge

Stampin Up Happy Little Things with Petal Park preview | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello and happy May!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  We love hopping on the second weekends of the month - Saturday or Sunday depending on where you are in the world - and love sharing lots of inspiration with you.  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 relax with your favorite cuppa as you peruse the hop.  

This month we are sharing projects based on our "Simplicity is Bliss" Sketch Challenge!  I am sure that you will find lots of different interpretations and inspiration from this fun sketch.   

Today's Project

There's nothing like flowers in May!  This sketch just spoke flowers to me especially since we had to keep things simple.  What is simpler that playing with a punch?

Simplicity is Bliss Sketch Challenge - May 2024 - Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop

Happy Little Things with Petal Park occasions card (all three) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

I had so much fun creating this card that I couldn't stop with just one...  so I created three versions - all simple - with just a small change in each.  Each card has the same embossed sentiment and the same 13 flowers.  

The differences are in the card layers.

Happy Little Things with Petal Park occasions card (Simplicity is Bliss) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Basic White petals were created with the Petal Park Builder Punch, the 2024-2026 In Color™ Shimmer Gems and the double-leaf image from the Sentimental Park stamp set.  Thirteen (13) petals and five (5) leaves were punched from 3/4" strips of Basic White cardstock.  

The left leaf of the double leaf image fit perfectly over the punched leaves.  Summer Splash ink was stamped off on scrap paper (my grid paper) then stamped on the front and back of each leaf.  Each petal was folded upwards before adding a gem as the flower center.  The stamped leaves were adhered to the back of five of the flowers* with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

(*) The flowers were arranged in color order (determined by the gems pack) as it was the easiest way to remember which color needed to go next during the process of assembling and adhering.  This also made it super easy for creating multiple multiples, too!  And the leaves were adhered based on the arrangement.

The assembled Basic White card layer was attached to the Thick Basic White cardbase.

The Happy Little Things sentiment was white heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock and aligned with the bottom of the assembled Basic White card layer. 

Inside the Happy Little Things with Petal Park occasions card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered to match the card front.  The Sentimental Park builder sentiments were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to compliment the card front.  Now all you have to do is write a note to the recipient and place it in a Basic White Medium Envelope!

Here are the other two cards that I couldn't resist making to share with you.

Happy Little Things with Petal Park occasions card (Simplicity is Bliss II) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Adding a simple Basic Black cardstock layer to the front and inside make an elegant simple card!

Happy Little Things with Petal Park occasions card (Simplicity is Bliss III) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Using a Pretty in Pink cardbase, distressing the Basic White card layer with scissors, and fussy cutting the sentiment gives you a simple shabby chic card.

More Inspiration

I hope that you have enjoyed this sketch and will use it yourself to create some cards for friends and family.  Up next on the blog hop is Judith where you can continue along to see what she and all the others have created.  I am sure you will be filled with lots of inspiration!  And should you be inspired, please leave us a comment...  we love to hear from you. 


Angie McKenzie  ●  Judith Patterson  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Leonie Stuart

Jan Musselman  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Vickie Littlewood

Rebecca-Jo Unwin  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Kim Fee

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

Happy Little Things with Petal Park occasions card (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks B, C; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Heat Tool; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Happy Little Things Photopolymer Stamp Set; Sentimental Park Photopolymer Stamp Set


  • Summer Splash Classic Stampin' Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; VersaMark Pad


  • Basic White, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink and Thick Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Petal Park Builder Punch; 2024-2026 In Color™ Shimmer Gems; White Stampin' Emboss Powder

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 - 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" (x2) (per card); 3/4" x 8-1/2" (x2) (per card) 
  • Thick Basic White - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (cardbase) 
  • Basic Black - scraps for heat embossing; 3-3/8" x 4-5/8" (x2) (for card layer)  
  • Pretty in Pink - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


  1. It's... so cute! My favorite card is still the first version. It's simple and effective, but makes those adorable little flowers stand out so much! Well done!

  2. Great card Angie, love how you have interpreted the sketch x


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