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

Country Flowers for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - July 2024 | CAS(e) a Team Member

Stampin' Up! Country Florals CAS(e) a Team Member Challenge - Sneak Peek | 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 our collaborative inspirations with you as we  CAS(e) our fellow team members.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

We have such a fun challenge this month as we were paired with team members to collaborate with!  I was paired with the talented Chris Smith from Minnesota.  We got to see each other at OnStage-Houston earlier this year so it was exciting to chat with her some more.

Two things that this Northerner/Southerner team have in common are that we're Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Alumnae and rookie virtual presenters at different Stamp Camps this summer.  Our parents are close in age while mine are nearby and hers are in another state.

We had fun chatting about our design elements... and this is what they are:

AWOW CAS(e) a Team Member Collaboration Elements

We chose to use the same Bundle and Color Family... leaving the other two elements to our own descretion... 

This is the card that I chose to CAS(e)... you can find it here on her blog.

Chris Smith's card that I CAS(e)d for our AWOW challenge this month! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

And this is what I created!

Project Details

The Country Flowers Bundle is one that I haven't played with until this week!  So I was thrilled when Chris was looking forward to creating something special that I know you will love!  Chris told me that she loves a sketch... and if you view her Instagram posts, you can see that she does, indeed.  She has definitely developed a flair to CAS(e) by selecting 3-4 sketches and reusing them!  You can see what I mean by finding her Instagram here and then scrolling up!  

Stampin' Up! County Flowers CAS(e) a Team Member Challenge card - angled view | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The largest Nested Essentials hexagon die was partially die-cut creating the angled edge of the Basic White card layer.

The teapot image was stamped with Basic Beige ink onto Basic Beige Cardstock and die-cut twice.  The stamped, die-cut image was pressed on the VersaMark Pad and clear heat embossed multiple times (8x) until the deserved look was achieved.  Once completely cool, the teapot was adhered to the second same diecut with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Country Flowers CAS(e) layering details | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The flower arrangement was inked with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White.  Coloring with Stampin' Blends - all from the Brights family - was so relaxing!  The Color Lifter was used to edge the large petals colored with Light Azure Afternoon.  The colored images were die-cut and cut with Paper Snips using the Basic White angled card layer as a guide.  The cut pieces were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The glazed teapot was adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue while the focal flower arrangement was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Country Flowers CAS(e) ribbon details | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Basic Beige Bordered Ribbon and Linen Thread were wrapped around the Basic White card layer simultaneously and tied into a knot.  A simplified Billie Bow was adhered to the knot with two Mini Glue Dots.

Two slightly smaller layers of Basic White Thick Cardstock were die-cut with the same angle and adhered to the back with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This additional back layering recreated a subtle floating appearance to the Basic White card layer while concealing the ribbon.  The stacked layers were adhered to the Granny Apple Green tent fold cardbase with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Iridescent Pearls were colored with the bullet tip of the Dark Granny Apple Stampin' Blends Marker for a pop of color.

The white heat embossed sentiment was fussy cut and adhered with Stampin' Dimensional scraps trimmed to strips.  Yes, I use every bit of my Dimensional sheets! 

Stampin' Up! Country Flowers CAS(e) inside details | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered to compliment the card front.  The Lemon Lolly card layer was the only non-Brights color I used.  Remnants from one of the cuts from the front was adhered to the left side leaving plenty of room of corresponding to the recipient.  The Basic White Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped to complete the card ensemble.

Stampin' Up! Country Flowers CAS(e) 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!  Ten (10) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Alaska across eleven 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 realize how you can C(opy) A(nd) S(electively) E(dit) another card using different elements, techniques and/or products.  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 team buddy, Chris, as she shares her amazing project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any.

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks C, D; Stampin' Glass Mat Studio; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips Scissors; Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine; Heat Tool; Embossing Additions Tool Kit; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots


  • Country Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Bundled Savings are available with the Coordinating Dies)


  • Basic Beige Classic Stampin' Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; VersaMark Pad; Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green and Azure Afternoon Stampin' Blends Combo Packs; Stampin' Blends Color Lifter


  • Granny Apple Green, Basic Beige, Basic Black, Basic White and Basic White Thick Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Country Flowers Dies (included in the Country Flowers Bundle); Nested Essentials Dies; Basics Wow! Embossing Powders; Basic Beige 3/8" Bordered Ribbon; Linen Thread; Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels

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 5-1/2" (x3); 3-3/4" x 5" 
  • Basic White Thick - 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (x2) 
  • Basic Beige - 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" (for stamping and diecutting) 
  • Basic Black - 1/2" strip (for heat embossing)
  • Lemon Lolly - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Granny Apple Green - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base)


  1. Wow Angie, what a fabulous card and CASE. I absolutely adore what you have done with the teapot! Inspiring. xxx

    1. Awe, thanks, Cheryll! Definitely a lovely card to CAS(e). xxx

  2. Oh, Angie! This is gorgeous! Now I have more ideas to case from you. I love that trim and linen combo and that patina you created for the teapot is amazing. I'm thrilled that you were able to find a current die with Nested Essentials for this look.

  3. Wow, the idea of embossing the teapot is crazy! What a great project and what a great story your meeting and your similarities are! I love all the details and can't wait to see Chris's creation! xx

  4. So, so pretty! I love the bright and cheerful colors and it was so fun to read about your connections!

  5. Fabulous card and fabulous CASE. I love both those projects and feel like doing a CASE of my own! This has been a great challenge, Angie. Thank you.


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