Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Birthday Card for the Ink It Stamp It Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop! This is a group of amazing stampers from all over the world so be sure to hop through the full line up below so that you can see all of the projects!  This month we are showcasing the retiring In Colors from Stampin’ Up! and I’ve used the Beautiful Friendship stamp set for my project.  I borrowed a little inspiration from the Annual Catalog for my card design today. 🙂

I started by adhering a panel of Blueberry Bushel DSP from the 2018-2020 In Color DSP to a panel of Blueberry Bushel card stock with SNAIL.  Then I stamped the flower images from the Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set in Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Grapefruit Grove inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Blueberry Bushel and then to the DSP panel with SNAIL.

I wrapped a strand of Linen Thread around the panel twice and tied a small bow and then adhered the layered panel to the front of a Blueberry Bushel card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock and then cut it out with one of the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I adhered the die cut sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added three of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots around the sentiment and bow to finish the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink on a Whisper White card stock panel and then added the flower images from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover inks to finish the inside of the card.

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

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you’ll join us again next month to check out our projects! I’m Amy Koenders and to keep hopping around see the list below (if you are viewing this post via email, you will need to click over to my blog post here to see the list) to see who is up next.

I did a video tutorial for this card on YouTube Live and you can see it here:

I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of products used to create this card.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blueberry Bushel – 4-1/4” x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 3-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3-7/8″ panel, Stitched Shapes die cut, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • 2018-2020 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel

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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Birthday Card for the Ink It Stamp It Design Team Blog Hop

  1. It’s hard to believe that retirement time is rolling around again! Your card is very pretty using all the retiring colors. I hardly worked with them enough. I can’t wait to see what takes their place. My favorite was Grapefruit Grove.

    • I know, I am always amazed at how quickly the retirement list rolls around too! Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch are my two favorites! 🙂

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