Stampin Up “Gifts from the Garden” Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Happy Thursday and Happy Stamping to each of you.  Ah, another Happy Stampers Blog hop today.  Life has been a bit busy  these last few weeks moving my in-laws from Arizona to Vancouver Washington.  With all that has been going on, I decided a simple card was in order for my share today.  I hope you enjoy the clean and simple card today (I know, that is not usual my style) but you have to mix things up every once in awhile.


We had a color challenge this week.  I guess I was not wearing my classes and I read the challenge as Real Red, Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  The actual colors are Rose Red (not Real Red) Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  Grace was given to me by our wonderful Happy Stampers and they said just use the color combo that you created your card with.  Here is the “REAL” color challenge


Stampin Up “Gift from the Garden” using Real Red

Stampin Up Gift from the Garden card by Kristi @


Here is the recipe for the card:

Stamp set: Gift from the Garden

Card base: Crumb cake 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Garden Green  3-3/4 x 5-1/2

Mat: Real Red 3-5/8 x 5-3/8

Art Piece: Whisper White 3-1/2 x 5-1/4

Sentiment: Black Memento ink

Ribbon: Real Red cotton 1/4 inch ribbon.

Here are the details:

Stampin Up Gift from the Garden card by Kristi @


Watering Can: crumb cake sponged with soft suede

Boots: real red

Foliage: garden green

I stamped all the images on the front of the art piece as the first step.  With a scrap piece of whisper white card stock I inked up the watering can and boots a second time.  They were fussy cut and adhered with some dimensionals directly on top of the matching inked images.   The foliage was inked in garden green and I used a soft suede marker to fill in the boots to make it look like planting soil.

The water drops: were dazzling details and the bow on the watering can was some linen thread.

Here is our team:

To see each team members blog just click the “go the to next blog” button to direct you to each member.  If you get lost along the way you can also click the name and that will lead you to each members blog.

Sandi MacIver:

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto


Can I help you?

Do you need products to make this card?  If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours.    You can click the “shop with me” button which takes you to my online store or contact me and I would be happy to help you. Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:

Product List


  1. HJ says:

    I love your take on the hop with the boots, watering can, tiny flowers and the great sentiment. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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