Stampin’ Up! All Squared Away Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

H Stampers, today for our hop we have a color challenge.    Usually when there is a color challenge I look for a beautiful piece of DSP to inspire me in my design.  This week I did not have any DSP to start as my jumping off point so, I had to get creative and just go for it with this group of colors.  We could use at least 3 colors, choosing from Blushing Bride, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Basic  Gray.  I used all but the Basic Gray for my card today.  I also used the adorable All Squared Away Bundle and it made this color challenge so fun  relatively fast too.  I  know I will be using this set again and again. (oh the possibilities!!)

The color challenge:

Stampin’ Up! All Squared Away:


The recipe:

Card base: Real Red 8-1/2 x 7, scored at 3-1/2

Mat: Basic White 8-1/4 x 3-1/4

DSP panel: In Good Taste 8-1/8 x 3-1/8

Sentiment:  Basic White 1/2 x 3-5/8  (Punched with the Banners Pick A Punch)

The details:



  • Stamp each square design from the All Squared Away stamp set onto Basic White card stock as follows:
  • Polka Dot: Blushing Bride, Swirly lines: Bermuda Bay, Dashes: Daffodil Delight, Loops: Real Red

  • Die cut each square floral design from the All Squared Away dies in Basic White card stock
  • Lay each Basic White square die cut onto the stamped square image using liquid glue
  • After the die cuts are dry, using your trimmer, cut around the die cut to make 4 colored squares

More details:

  • Die cut the extra floral pieces from the All Squared Away dies as follows:
  • Pointed flower: Blushing Bride sponged with Blushing Bride
  • Tiny flowers: Bermuda Bay sponged with Bermuda Bay
  • Round flower; Daffodil Delight sponged with Daffodil Delight
  • Tulip: Bermuda Bay sponged with Bermuda Bay
  • Adhere each flower to the corresponding flower from the die cut with a Mini Dimensional

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere your In Good Taste DSP to the Basic White mat
  • Wrap a piece of Red Playful Pets Ribbon around the panel and adhere with a glue dot on each end
  • Attach this panel to the front of the Real Red card front with Dimensionals
  • Attach your 4 square to the card front with Dimensionals

Finishing touches:

  • Stamp the sentiment onto the sentiment piece using the saying from the All Squared Away stamp set in Memento Tuxedo  Black Ink
  • Add the sentiments that you stamped to the left hand side of the card with glue dots
  • Add a Playful Pets red ribbon to the left hand side of the card front and on top of the sentiment
  • Add medium and small Basic Pearls to the center of each flower and you are done

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:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

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These are the products I used to make my card:

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  1. Amy Koenders says:

    So pretty! The woodgrain background is perfect, love the little square die cuts! 🙂

  2. Karen Ksenzakovic says:

    This is just gorgeous Kristi 🙂 LOVE your design. I’m seeing this set being used a lot, I missed this one in the catalog

  3. Julie Johnston says:

    You kocked this color challenge out of the park, Kristi! I am not sure I could have done this challenge very well. Lovely card. The woodgrain just sets off all the colors.

  4. Susan K says:

    And here I was thinking I didn’t need this set! This is striking and I love love love it! Your flowers popped up in those colors are perfect! TFS

  5. Mary Deatherage says:

    What a cool card! Love this bundle and it’s perfect on your slimline card! 🙂

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