Hello folks! It’s getting toward the end of the week, again… how is it that the days slip by so quickly? So here we are at the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and I’m excited to share a sneak peek of new product: Crane of Fortune and the Good Fortune Dies + gorgeous Symbols of Fortune 12 x 12 SDSP (Specialty Designer Series Paper) + (yes, PLUS) Brushed Brass Butterflies (eek! These are gorgeous!)

Here’s my card… and the challenge for today’s hop.

Crane of Fortune Bundle
May be an image of text that says 'Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop December 16 -Color Challenge- Pick At Least Cherry Cobbler Evening Evergreen Sahara Sand Soft Succulent Misty Moonlight'

This is a distinctive stamp set and just beautiful with the crane. Notice how it’s walking on water? :O) Because of the challenge I needed to bring in Misty Moonlight, so there ya go… The background paper is some of the Symbol of Fortune 12 x 12 SDSP. It’s Specialty because there’s gold on one side of each sheet ~ and it is beautiful. Here it is…

All of these products are new in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need a copy of this catalog + the Sale-a-bration catalog (Jan4-Feb 28), let me know and I’ll send one to you. OK, on to the info about my card… more info toward the end of this post.

The card base is Thick Basic White. Layered on that is Soft Succulent with the Crane of Fortune SDSP, just slightly smaller. These were all adhered together with Stampin’ Seal. I stamped the crane in Crumb Cake ink on a Basic White scrap, then die cut it with the appropriate die from the Good Fortune Dies. I then stamped just the Well-Wishes from one of the stamps in the Crane of Fortune stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink. I did this by taping off the words I did not want inked, inked the stamp, then removed the tape, THEN stamped it on a Basic White strip. I stamped the little puddle, also in Misty Moonlight ink, right next to the words. And yes, the puddle is also a part of the Crane of Fortune stamp set. I put dimensionals on the strip and adhered it to the card front, aligning it to the left edge of the Soft Succulent. I put dimensionals on the die cut crane, except for the feet, and adhered it above the sentiment. (You could add liquid glue to the feet prior to attaching it to the card front as they ‘rest on’ the sentiment strip.) This makes it look as though the crane is stepping in the puddle :O) I then added these precious Brushed Brass Butterflies, 3 of them and the card front was complete.

For the inside, I adhered a piece of the same Symbols of Fortune SDSP near the bottom of the Basic White panel. I then stamped the dragonflies in Evening Evergreen ink from the Crane of Fortune stamp set.

While I was at it, I stamped dragonflies in Evening Evergreen ink to the envelope front and added more of the same Symbols of Fortune SDSP to the flap ~ and the card was done! Easy peasy…

Just in case you haven’t seen the stamp set and coordinating dies or the Brushed Brass Butterflies… here they are!

I really, really had fun playing with this set and can’t wait to play more. Here’s the finished card, complete with the envelope.

Crane of Fortune Bundle

Now that you’ve seen my card, it’s time to move on through the hop. There will be some fun & gorgeous projects, I have no doubt. You may click the next button to move on to Amy Koenders or click on the name to visit a different blog.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here!

If you do not have a demonstrator and are interested in th Annual Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. AND… I now have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and the 4 January to 28 February 2022 catalogs and can send those as well! When ordering, please also use current host code: UQ6U2WQZ I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!