Stampin’ Up! Bloom With Hope Birthday Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! hostess exclusive stamp set called Bloom With Hope to create my card for the Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge this week.  Be sure to stop by the other Design Team Member’s Blogs to see what they’ve created with this sketch!

Bloom With Hope - Stamp With Amy K

Here is the Stamping and Blogging SB101 sketch this week:

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 4.42.42 PMThe focal panel on my card was inspired by The Paper Players #241.

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I started by adhering two panels from the Painted Blooms DSP pack to a panel of Wild Wasabi card stock with SNAIL.  I wrapped a strand of Painted Blooms Cotton Twine around the panel three times, tied a bow, then adhered the panel to a Pacific Point card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bloom With Hope 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the image from the Bloom With Hope stamp set in StazOn Jet Black ink on a panel of Watercolor Paper.  I used my Blender Pens to “color” the images in Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight inks.  A big thanks to my stamping friend Roberta for a little shove to give those Blender Pens another try…I love the way that this image turned out!  🙂

Bloom With Hope 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I added a little bit of Dazzling Details glitter glue over the two larger flowers, then let them dry completely.  I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Wild Wasabi card stock with Fast Fuse Adhesive, then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bloom With Hope 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the sentiment from the Bloom With Hope stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a panel of Soft Sky card stock.  I cut the sentiment out with the banner die from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies set, then snipped the end the length that I wanted with my Paper Snips.  I adhered the banner to the Watercolor Paper with Fast Fuse Adhesive, then added a Pacific Point Candy Dot from the Brights Candy Dots pack to finish the card front.

Bloom With Hope 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I inked up the flower images again in Pacific Point ink, stamped them on scrap paper once, then stamped them on a panel of Whisper White card stock inside the card.

Now that you’ve seen my project, be sure to stop by the other Stamping & Blogging Design Team Member’s blogs to see what they’ve created with this sketch.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

April 16-30 Hostess Code:  GBTEY33D

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


Clearance Rack Updated With New Items Today!

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Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with a few new items today!  I spotted some holiday stamp sets and ribbon that I hadn’t seen before.  Clearance Rack items are available only while supplies last, so be sure to shop early for the best selection.  Click here to go right to my online store to start shopping!


Stamp With Amy K Customer Appreciation Ordering Special

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To say thank you to my customers, all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through me from today through Monday, April 27 will earn double Running Shoe Reward Points*!!  So now is your chance to stock up on all of those retiring items and earn free merchandise from me even faster!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

*Online Hostess Club orders are excluded since you always earn double reward points.


Stampin’ Up! Retiring Sale Going On Now

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The annual Stampin’ Up! retirement sale is going on now through June 2!  Many of your favorite retiring items are on sale at prices up to 50% off.  Retiring accessories are available only while supplies last, so shop early.  Click here to start shopping the retiring items in my online store right now.  I know that the online store was having a lot of issues yesterday, it seems to be back up and running today!  🙂


Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! April 21-27

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 27.


Backorder List and Items Temporarily Unavailable

Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock date as well as the items that are low inventory and those that have been turned off temporarily due to backorder delays.

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:

April 28

131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad

May 11

135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

May 13

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

120953: Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
122923: Island Indigo 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
124282: Night of Navy 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131392: Perfect Blend Clear Stamp Set
133675: Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Currently the following items are temporarily NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim (no longer available)
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once the current inventory is depleted:

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch

I will continue to post the updated list as Stampin’ Up! provides the to us, so be sure to check my blog before ordering to avoid frustration when items are unavailable.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Card stock cuts for this project:
  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Wild Wasabi –4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ panel
  • Soft Sky – Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits die cut
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Watercolor Paper – 2-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ panel
  • Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 3-7/8″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Price: $99.95

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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Bloom With Hope Birthday Card

  1. You Rocked this image using those dusty blender pens, Amy! I Absolutely Love the depth you created by leaving bits of white space on the edges and darker blue toward the center! The yellow really pops nicely and the sparkle adds to the fun! Super sweet card~ ; ) You did good by using a small image (so as not to get discouraged).

    • Thanks so much Roberta! I appreciate all of your encouragement and help with this technique. I am really happy with how this turned out and I plan to keep trying! 🙂

  2. Stunning card Amy, the way you have coloured your flowers really makes them pop off the page. I think I will have to put this in my MUST case folder.

  3. So lovely and delicate… I appreciate your inspiration and encoragement, Amy. It’s really helping me find and develop my own aesthetic.

  4. Oh Amy, I’m so glad that Roberta talked you into dusting off the blender pens!! 🙂 I love the way the flowers look dimensional and the little addition of the dazzling details just flips it up to WOW, in a soft subtle way though, lol. You chose such beautiful colors too, this DSP is perfect with your flower image and the cool twine wrap. I agree with most here and I think this will be in my MUST case pin board (when I finally do get back on pinterest). It’s been way over a month I think. So….much….to….catch….up….on *sigh I’ll probably get back going in about a week or two, this end of school thing is really hit hard on my schedule. Everyone has something to do and we are getting over extended. Ok, done complaining 🙂

    One question, did you use your stamp pad lids and pick up the ink from there? or did you use re-inkers? or even marker transfer method?? Just curious, it came out FABULOUS Amy 😀

    I hope you got a fabulous night’s rest!! I’m hoping for the same here too, fingers crossed 😉

  5. So pretty! I love the patterned paper you chose and your watercoloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us this week at The Paper Players!

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