Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Sneak Peek for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

HappyStampersBlogPostBannerI used the Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden stamp set from the upcoming 2017 Sale-a-bration Brochure to create my card for the Happy Stampers blog hop.  We’ve got a color challenge this week and here is the card that I created for it.


Here are the colors that we’re using this week:


My card design was inspired by Global Design Project #066.


I started by stamping the flower image from the Avant Garden photopolymer stamp set (Sale-a-bration exclusive, available Jan 4) in Dapper Denim ink on a Very Vanilla card stock panel.  I stamped some of the images full strength and some without reinking.  Then I stamped the leaf images in Emerald Envy ink over the panel, some full strength and some without reinking.


I stamped the flower centers from the Avant Garden stamp set in Early Espresso ink over the flower images and then added a few of the dot images in stamped off Sahara Sand ink over the entire area.  I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Dapper Denim card stock with SNAIL.


I stamped the sentiment from the Avant Garden stamp set in Dapper Denim ink on a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then punched the corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.  I used the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to punch a small hole in the upper left corner of the tag.  I wrapped a strand of Linen Thread around the larger stamped panel twice and threaded it through the hole in the tag.


I threaded one of the Sending Love Embellishments (available Jan 4) through the twine and tied a bow.  I adhered the tag to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional and then adhered the card front to a Dapper Denim card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I stamped images from the Avant Garden stamp set in Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand inks on a Very Vanilla card stock panel inside the card.

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

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Mary Deatherage has created today.

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jari Francis
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy 

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Dapper Denim – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 4″  x 5-1/4″ panel
  • Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 1″ x 2-1/4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Sneak Peek for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. I wish I had your talent to picture the outcome when you begin! Your cards are the best! Beautiful! I’ll be caseing this!
    Merry Christmas 🎄😊

  2. Beautiful Amy, You are so creative. Now I can see the potential in that stamp set after seeing your card. Love everything about it!

  3. Well, you just sold me on this stamp set Amy. I wasn’t feeling it before I laid eyes on this gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project this week.

  4. Is it bad that I haven’t even noticed this stamp set? Well I’ve really noticed it now because this card is STUNNING Amy! Perfect colours and perfect accessories! I love it <3 Thanks so much for sharing your creations and for joining in with this week's Global Design Project <3

    • Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! The new catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure are so packed with awesome goodies that it’s hard to see them all at first glance! 🙂

  5. Your card is beautiful and I love the colors and this stamp set. If I get money for Christmas this year I will make sure I get this one.


  6. It’s a gorgeous card Amy. The colours are so good together and you’ve used the sketch perfectly. Just plain lovely work!

  7. A gorgeous card Amy! A beautiful take on this weeks sketch. Thanks so much for playing along again this week to the Global Design Project. xo

  8. Love this Amy! It’s gorgeous! I would love to share this on my blog for ‘My Crafty Friends Monday’! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn’t share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).

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