Stampin’ Up! Night of Flight Thank You Card

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a great week!

My card today uses the Night of Flight Stamp Set (a Host Exclusive Stamp Set) and the Sending Smiles Stamp Set. I did a little bit of ink blending, stamping, fussy cutting, coloring and masking on this card as well…something for everyone!

I started off by stamping the largest moth image from the Night of Flight Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a white panel. I stamped the image again onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper. I fussy cut the image on the masking paper right up to the edge of the image. The protective backing on the masking paper was removed, and I then carefully placed this mask over the stamped image on the white panel.

A blending brush was used to lightly blend Balmy Blue ink around the masked image. I used the greenery image from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set and second-generation stamped this image in Granny Apple Green ink across the bottom of the masked panel, making sure to vary the height of the stamped image. Using the tallest flower stem stamp from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set, I stamped two stems in Granny Apple Green ink onto the panel. The half flower image was stamped in Gorgeous Grape at the tops of the stems and Wild Wheat was used to stamp the flower tops.

I gently removed the mask on the moth and used Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends to color in the image. A Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker was used to darken the outline of the moth and to darken some of the spots on the moth. The completed panel was then adhered to a Basic Black mat and then adhered to the card front.

A sentiment from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink onto the sentiment label. I used the Banners Pick A Punch to create a banner end on the left side of the label. I did the same for the label mat, adhered the label to it’s mat, then adhered the sentiment to the upper right of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A small double linen bow was adhered to just under the sentiment label.

I kept the inside panel very simple. The same moth image was partially stamped onto the lower left corner of the panel, and I used Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends to color in the image. The panel was adhered to a second Basic Black mat, then adhered to the inside of the card.

I repeated partial stamping of the moth on the envelope front and colored in the image. On the envelope flap I first and second-generation stamped the greenery image a few times to finish up the envelope.

I added multiple Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front in a diagonal pattern from the bottom right to the upper left of the card front. The iridescent jewels look like small points of light rising up out of the grass! Maybe little fireflies?

The Night of Flight Stamp Set is a Host Exclusive item from the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. Host a qualifying party and earn Stampin’ Rewards which you can use towards free and discounted host-exclusive products such as this stamp set! Ask me how!

You can download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Wishing you all a great Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer! Be safe and have fun this weekend with your family and friends. And as we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember to honor those who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

NEW! Designer Series Paper Sale Starting June 1 through June 30, 2023!

We all love beautiful Designer Series Paper, and in June you can enjoy a 15% discount on select Designer Series Papers from our new 2023–2024 Annual Catalog and Online Exclusives! Whether you’re a scrapbooker, a card maker or simply a paper lover, this is a great time to stock up and save on gorgeous paper, so you have artistic and versatile paper designs on hand for your next projects!

I will be highlighting some of our beautiful papers in the coming weeks so be sure to follow my blog for inspiration and fun projects using Designer Series Paper!

Here are the details for the Designer Series Paper Sale beginning on June 1:

  • Sales Period is 1-30 June
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion. Please reference the flyer to see the papers included in the sale (linked in the image below).
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Designer Series Papers are from the new 2023–2024 Annual Catalog (p. 129–132) and Online Exclusives.

To view the flyer and papers available during this Designer Series Paper Sale, click on the image below.

You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic offer! Are you thinking of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? This is a great time to join as you can add the select Designer Series Papers to your Starter Kit at the 15% discount! Plus receive a 20% plus discount as long as you remain a demonstrator! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you! Reach out to me if you think becoming a demonstrator is for you!

June Paper Pumpkin Kit – Welcome Inn

Show hospitality to all your guests with the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine elegant and detailed cards—three each of three designs. Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or want to invite someone over, this kit has what you need to create sophisticated and elevated cards!

The Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection from the 2023–2024 Annual Catalog! You can use the stamps and paper from both the suite and kit to create cards that are stylish and refined.

You can also pair this kit with a coordinating die add-on! (Available while supplies last. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately). Keep reading to learn more!

Here is what is included in the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 9 elegant and sophisticated cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with floral designs and friendly, hospitality-themed sentiments.
  • A Night of Navy Stampin’ Spot and beautiful embellishments
  • Lovely floral details and precut vases
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive
  • Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection (Item number: 161474).

You can purchase the Welcome Inn Dies as an add-on starting on May 11, while supplies last, Item number: 163192. The cost of the add-on is $6.00 USD. Note that a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is needed for this add-on and is sold separately. The add-on includes:

  • One coordinating vase die: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (3.8 x 3.8 cm)
  • One coordinating flower die
  • One beautiful leaf die

In order to receive the June Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than June 10. Subscriptions can be month-to-month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months and can be paused, restarted or cancelled at any time.

Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great option. All materials are included in each kit along with instructions on how to assemble the projects. The kits are a great option if you are a new paper crafter or if you just want to dive in and start creating! Plus, you can pause and restart your subscription at any time. Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

Have you Checked Out the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog?

If you haven’t yet checked out the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog, what are you waiting for? It’s filled with some great new items and returning items as well! My favorite picks are the Fresh as a Daisy Suite Collection and the Countryside Inn Suite Collection…but there are many, many more items to choose from, including fun new colors! Have a look and see for yourself!

You can view a digital copy of the new catalog by clicking on the image below.

Ready to shop? You can visit my Online Store by clicking here! Don’t forget to use my current Host Code…you can find it listed below!

Join My Monthly Craft & Chats!

Would you like to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Join me for my next Craft & Chat on June 14! Email me at if you would like to join in! I’d love to see your smiling face!

My Craft & Chat sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 7 pm Eastern and will last about an hour. Email me at if you’re interested in participating – please indicate the month you will be attending. You must respond no later than the Monday prior to that month’s Craft & Chat session.

Craft & Chat Schedule for the Remainder of 2023:

  • July 12, 7 pm ET
  • August 9, 7 pm ET
  • September 13, 7 pm ET
  • October 11, 7 pm ET
  • November 8, 7 pm ET
  • December 13, 7 pm ET

May Host Code

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the May Host Code – 2G3D6GAV. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

A list of products used to create this card are included below including links for each product that will take you to my online store.

4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Night of Flight Thank You Card”

  1. oh my…..such a BEAUTIFUL card!! I’d like to see you do a card front with several of those moths….your coloring is so lovely……


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