Stampin’ Up! “Flying Home” Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Happy New Year!  Wow, 2018 is here, I can hardly believe it.  I hope your holidays were full of happiness and that you all had some time to relax and stamp!  I took a few weeks off as we were out of town.  I am really excited to start playing with all of my new stamps from the 2018 Occasion Catalog.  Tomorrow our Stampin” Up! Sale-A-Bration starts too so be on the lookout for the start of an exciting few months.  This is a great time to get FREE product and you will not be disappointed in what Stampin” Up! has to offer you.  Okay on with my share for the blog hop…   Today was a sketch challenge and I used a NEW stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called “Flying Home”.  I finally got out my new Stampin Blends too and colored the images. I had so much fun and it was very relaxing just playing and coloring. I felt like a kid again.

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Here is the sketch:


Stampin Up Flying Home:

Stampin' Up! Flying Home card by Kristi @

Here is the recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Lemon Lime Twist 4 x 5-1/4

DSP: Tutti Fruitti DSP 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Scallop Circle: Lemon Lime Twist

Art Piece: Whisper White Stitched Framlits Circle

The Details:

Stampin' Up! Flying Home card by Kristi @

  • Adhere your DSP to the Lemon Lime Twist mat
  • Wrap a piece of Striped Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon vertically to the left hand side of the mat and DSP stack and adhere with glue dots
  • Adhere the front panels to  the front of the card with dimensionals

More Details:

Stampin' Up! Flying Home card by Kristi @

  • Stamp your image with Memento Black ink to the Whisper White Stitched Framlit circle
  • Color in the image with your Stampin Blends
  • Birds: Daffodil Delight
  • Beaks: Calypso Coral
  • Nest: Crumb cake
  • Branch: Dark Crumb Cake and Copper.  I added a bit of black with my Watercolor Pencil for added shading
  • Leaves: Lemon Lime Twist and Dark Old Olive
  • Outline: Light Pool Party
  • Adhere your art piece to the Lemon Lime Twist Scallop Circle and glue to the front of the card with dimensionals

Finishing Touches:

  • Add a knotted bow to the art piece
  • Add a few Tutti Fruity Calypso Coral sequins to the branches
  • Put a few tiny pearls on top of the sequins to form a flower

The Inside:

I stamped the sentiment with a saying from the Fruit Basket stamp set and added a few bird from the Flying Home stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink

Here is our Team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you 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:

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

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Here are the products I used to make this card:

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  1. Mary says:

    Adorable!! And, my goodness – your coloring with the Blends is perfectly perfect!! The little birds look like they’re fixin’ to fly away! Love every single thing! 🙂

  2. Amy Koenders says:

    That is the BEST card that I’ve seen with that stamp set so far!! Love the colors and those sequins turned into flowers are amazing! Perfectly designed!! 🙂

    • Kristi says:

      Hey Julie, you are so kind. I use to tole paint years ago, I think this is like painting. A dab of color here, another dab there.

  3. Jaimie says:

    Oh my goodness. So cute. So sweet. Great coloring. I love how you didn’t add a sentiment. Sometimes I get done and don’t want to add one but chicken out. Bravo!

    • Stamping with Kristi says:

      thank you Jaimie, It is nice to leave some blank so have cards ready for any occasion.

  4. Shelagh Freemantle says:

    So pretty Kristi!! I can see the spring. Love the Calypso Sequins behind the pearls. Great job. I hope you had a fabulous holiday time with family and friends. Wow here we go 2018!!

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