Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello & welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Thursday blog Hop! You may have popped in from visiting Tara, or you may have simply jumped in right here. However you arrived, welcome! The theme for today’s hop is Thankful and gosh, there are so many ways to show this. It’s beginning to feel a bit like fall here on the east coast and I have chosen to use the Soft Seedlings stamp set and some Pool Party ink with Water painters to create my card today. To me it reminds me of a bird bath with leaves floating in the water :O)

And here’s my card…

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings Grateful. hop 10/6

My background is Shimmery card stock, stamped with the Soft Seedlings large leaf stamp, then sort of water colored w/ Pool Party and a Water Painter. Let me tell you first about the stamping… ink the stamp with Mango Melody then with Early Espresso ink and a Blending Brush or a dauber, add color to various edges of the leaf, stem or the “whirly-gigs”, then stamp on the Shimmery card stock. Clean stamp and repeat the process, making it different each time, either more of the Mango Melody or more of the Early Espresso ink. Do this stamping randomly on the Shimmery paper until it is mostly covered. With Pool Party ink and a Water Painter, color in the empty white spaces. Notice it isn’t the same all over, it has depths of shade. Once you have covered with Pool Party to your liking and that ink is dry, spritz gently with water creating water spots – like rain drops. Once that is dry, use the Early Espresso marker to ‘flick’ spots in various places. Allow to dry, then add to a Mango Melody panel. Put dimensionals on the back and add to a Pool Party card base. This ‘happens to be’ a card base from Sale-a-bration – free with a qualified purchase – now since retired. BUT… you could EASILY use a Pool Party card base to make this work just as well!

For the sentiment, I used stamps from the Soft Seedlings stamp set, inked in Early Espresso and stamped on a Basic White strip. The end is ‘bannered’ with the Banners Pick A Punch. I used the same punch to create a bannered end to a strip of Mango Melody, adhered them together and attached with dimensionals to the card front. I stamped another “whirly-gig” using the same process: Mango Melody ink, then adding Early Espresso with a Blending Brush. I fussy cut this piece and added it to the sentiment strip with liquid adhesive. The final touch was the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots. Love these!

Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings 'whirly gigs'

For the inside of the card I simply added some narrow strips of Mango Melody and the Shimmery White decorated piece I had cut down the original panel. I wanted lots of room for expressing my gratitude :O)

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Stampin' Up! Soft Seedlings Grateful.4

Now it is time to visit the others participating in the hop today. You may click the ‘next’ button to head over to Carol’s blog or click on a name to take you to their post. Happy hopping. Thank you for joining me!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Carol Buckalew

Please use my current host code: 4TMA4FZU and remember I offer Star-Studded Rewards (double rewards from Oct 3- 7, 2022). More about the rewards below :O) As a thank you to my customers I also offer 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

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Stampin' Up! Joining Special
Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets

This could be added to your joining items as a demonstrator – only available right now to demonstrators. As a demonstrator, this can be ordered Oct 4-31, same time frame as the joining promotion 😁

This is a nifty new birthday kit organizer that includes 12 cards to put together and a gorgeous notebook to list birthdays. What fun! and for only $25 US…

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent
Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Organizer Kit



$25 USD | $34 CAD

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a simple solution to gift cards and tags for the holidays! The Christmas Gifting Kit has everything you need to create gorgeous gift tags to attach to presents and gift card holders that adds a handmade touch.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gifting Kit



$21 USD | $29 CAD

Kit Includes:

  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce
Stampin' Up! October Paper Pumpkin Kit

‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere. 
Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.  MUST BE ORDERED BY 10 OCT.


Name: Ho Ho Ho

This kit includes:

  • Ho Ho Ho Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Die-cut labels
  • Iridescent foil die-cut snowflakes
  • Vellum
  • Vanilla expoy dots
  • Adhesive dots
  • Mini Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) 

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love. Now IS THE TIME TO JOIN – here.

20 responses to “Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”

  1. Looks like we had the same vibe this week! Lovely card with a lovely stamp set! TFS

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    1. Thank you Tara- yes, same wave length :O)


  2. Gorgeous card – is it any wonder that this is one of my fave stamp sets ever?!? 🙂

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    1. Thanks Mary – one of my favs as well.


  3. This is just beautiful Terry Lynn 🙂 Love everything about it.

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  4. Beautiful Terry Lynn! I love the colors and stamped leaves and the watercoloring! 😊

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    1. Thanks Akiko – fun to do :O)

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  5. So pretty Terry Lynn! The colors are perfect, love the way that you’ve watercolored the background, fantastic! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Amy… this is a fav of mine.


  6. Great card. I love the subtleness of the Pool Party.

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    1. Thank you Karen. How you doing kiddo?

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      1. I’m doing okay. Still under boil water but at least have power, cable and internet. Tomorrow I was supposed to do my Cottey College program but PEO has been postponed. I haven’t made a card in over a week.


  7. Beautiful card, Terry Lynn. Your color choices really make this card stand out! TFS

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  8. Love everything about this, TL. Beautiful leaves!. TFS

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  9. Great color combo and I love, love love the leaves! The watercolor background is perfect for them. Must try stamping on the shimmer paper as I haven’t done that.


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