Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties for The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. It’s Cinco de Mayo, who’s having Mexican tonight for dinner? Maybe tacos or burritos or maybe just nachos. I’ll be at work all day, so I’m not quite sure what we will be having. I hope everyone is doing well today. If you are hopping over from Akiko Sudano’s blog, thank you for stopping by. This week we have a Color Challenge. Here is my card using this week’s Colors.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Bundle along with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for my card today

These are our colors for this week.

I started by stamping the sprig image from the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink on a Crumb Cake card base. I embossed a Basic White card front using the Brick & Mortar 3d Embossing Folder. I gently brushed my Crumb Cake stamp pad across the embossed panel letting the ink catch on just some of the bricks.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the 3 flowerpot images from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink. 2 of the flowerpots I fussy cut using my Paper Snips and the other I punched out using the Cactus Builder Punch. I stamped the 3 cactus images from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent Inks. I stamped the tiny flower image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink 4 times, twice full-strength ink and twice stamped off once on scrap paper. I punched out the oval cactus images that I stamped in Soft Succulent Ink and the tiny flower images using the Cactus Builder Punch. I fussy cut all the other images using my Paper Snips. I adhered the flowerpots and the cactus images to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wrapped a piece of Evening Evergreen baker’s twine from the Fan Baker’s Twine Pack, around the top of the panel and tied a small bow. On a small strip of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink. I cut the end of the strip into a banner using the Banner Pick A Punch. I adhered the sentiment to the card front, over the baker’s twine, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the card front to the Crumb Cake card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Calypso Coral Polished Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Cactus Cuties in Evening Evergreen Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flowerpot image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink, stamped off once, on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the cactus image on the flowerpot in Evening Evergreen Ink, stamped off once on scrap paper. I stamped the tiny flower image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink on either side of the sentiment. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Crumb Cake mat and then to the inside of the Crumb Cake card base.

To complete my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the flowerpot image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on the envelope front. I stamped the larger cactus image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink and the flowers in Calypso Coral Ink. I stamped the sentiment on the flowerpot in Crumb Cake Ink. On the envelope flap I stamped the flower and sprig images from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Inks.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through and see everyone’s projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Tara’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all their blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:


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FREE 2022-2024 In-Color Products Joining Special Starting May 3rd

May is a great time to pick up the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color merchandise when you purchase the Starter Kit between May 3-31!

This incredible deal is in addition to the $125 of products that you normally get with your Starter Kit and the free business supplies, free shipping, a free paper Pumpkin Kit and all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise (see the list below)
  • free business supplies and catalogs
  • free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • free shipping!!

The free items 2022-2024 In Color included with the Starter Kit are:

  • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper (item 160009)
  • 2022–2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection (item 161108)
  • 2022–2024 In Color Cardstock Collection (item 159204)
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Celebrating In Color

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Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders!


The Celebrating In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit is not just a gorgeous kit on its own, it can become a dazzling addition to all the coordinating 2022–2024 In Color products in the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog! There’s a whole new range of colors and products to mix and match with. Make sure you flip through the catalog and pick up all the coordinating products that catch your eye, and then make sure to show us what you come up with. Post your creations on social media using the hashtags #PaperPumpkin and #CelebratingInColor to ensure we see it!

That’s right! Not only does this kit come with 10 stunning cards and coordinating envelopes, it also includes 10 coordinating gift card holders as well. That means you can send your friends, family, or coworkers congratulatory words alongside a well-earned gift card to really show your appreciation for them.

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 USD | $34 CAD in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on 3 May 2022 in the online store!

Watch Sara in this video where she goes over her favorite features of the kit.

This kit includes:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide


Subscribe to the December Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 April and 10 May at!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front), 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (die cuts & inner liner), 2 3/4″ X 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)


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