Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Nature Anniversary Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Join me on the Hop today to see some creative inspiration from my team members!

For today’s Hop I used the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set, Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder and the Tree Rings Dies along with some of the beautiful paper from the Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper Pack to create this anniversary card.

We have a sketch challenge for today’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop, so this is my interpretation of the sketch.

I started off by adhering a piece of the leaf print designer series paper to a mat in Evening Evergreen then adhered this to a Crumb Cake card base. A tree ring was die cut in Crumb Cake cardstock using the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder and Tree Rings Dies. A blending brush was used to blend Soft Suede ink around the edges of the embossed tree ring to give it a more realistic look.

The house, roof, and heart images from the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set were stamped onto white cardstock and fussy cut. The leaf and branch images were die cut using dies from the Tree Rings Dies set then colored with Stampin’ Blends. The die cut images were adhered to the tree ring using glue and the house was adhered to the tree ring using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The heart was adhered to the house just below the chimney. The tree ring was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of scrap white cardstock and die cut using one of the banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a double bow using Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine and adhered the bow to the card front using a Mini Glue Dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the three-leaf image from the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set in Pear Pizzaz ink in the lower right and upper left corners of the inside panel. This panel was then adhered to an Evening Evergreen mat and the unit was adhered to the inside of the card. The same three-leaf image was stamped on the envelope front.

A coordinating piece of designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope. To finish off the card I adhered red Festive Pearls to the berries on the twig adorning the card front.

This completes my card for today. If you’d like to recreate this card, click on the image below for a pdf tutorial.

On with the hop! If this is your first stop, click on the “Next” button below and you’ll be taken to the top of the Blog list and Amy Koenders blog. I hope you will take a few minutes to hop to each blog to see all of the wonderful creations from my team members. If you’re ending the Hop on my blog I want to thank you for stopping by!

In case you get lost along the way, below is a list of participating bloggers for this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. Click on any link to be taken to that person’s blog.

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

There is not a better time to join my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at I would love to chat with you!

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Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links to each product that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Love Thinking of You Card

The mid-Atlantic, where I’m located is gripped in a heat wave. Is anyone else besides me thinking of cool, crisp Fall days? Today’s card is in honor of Fall and cooler days ahead!

The Ringed With Nature Bundle is amazing and makes great cards for any occasion, including cards for guys!  The bundle includes the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set and the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder.  What’s really cool about the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder is that it coordinates with the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.  If you purchase the Ringed With Nature Bundle, you can get the Rings of Love DSP for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  The hybrid embossing folder lets you emboss and die cut the tree rings all at the same time.  And, dies are included that will cut out some of the tree rings on the DSP!  It’s a win-win!  And…check out the adorable acorns!  They are so cute!

I chose a piece of paper from the Rings of Love DSP that had a Crushed Curry background and paired this with a Crushed Curry mat and Night of Navy card base. Love the Crushed Curry and Night of Navy together! One of the house images from the same DSP was die cut into a circle and matted onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. I created a sentiment label using an embossed tree ring and a die cut (un-embossed) tree ring.

Several tree limbs and leaves were die cut, along with three acorns. The tree limbs and leaves were tucked under the house and sentiment label then I added the acorns around the card front. A double bow was tied with linen thread and adhered to the sentiment label.

For the card’s inside panel and the envelope front, I created a mask of the tree ring image from the stamp set, then stamped the tree ring on the panel and envelope. I used the mask to cover these stamped images in order to stamp the tree limbs and leaves around the tree ring.

This card was quick to assemble once all of the die cutting was complete.  I hope you give it a try but remember to purchase the bundle before August 31 so you can earn the free Rings of Love Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Don’t delay too long though as Sale-A-Bration products are only while supplies last and this paper is very popular!

You can view, download and print the project sheet for today’s card by clicking on the image below.


Sale-A-Bration has kicked off and will run through the end of August. Sale-A-Bration items are while supplies last so don’t delay too long in placing your orders!  The Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes are already sold out! If you’re wanting any of the Sale-A-Bration items get your orders in now! Some of the popular Sale-A-Bration items seem to be the Hippest Hippos stamp set and Hippo Dies as well as the Tree Lot Dies, the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the Wonderful World Stamp Set plus the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

Here are great ways to join in during Sale-A-Bration:

Place an Order During Sale-A-Bration to Earn Free Products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog: Choose a free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 order you place (before shipping and tax). There is no limit on the number of products you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Host an Event During Sale-A-Bration: Hosting an event during Sale-A-Bration is even more rewarding! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there is also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn. Plus, place any party or personal order over $300 (excluding shipping) and you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!

Join During Sale-A-Bration: Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and you can build your Starter Kit by selecting $125 in products for only $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration as a demonstrator and in addition to your starter kit products you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free! The Making Plans Collection includes a planner, notebooks and a stamp set to keep your busy life organized. It’s a really nice set!

You can view digital copies of the Annual Catalog, the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog by visiting my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page. Click here to go to the page. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions…I’d love to chat with you!

Products used to make this card are included below, along with links for each item that will take you to my online store:
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