Inspired Thoughts – Celebrate You!

It is time to show you what I created for my INQUE SPOT STUDIO’s WEEKEND CHALLENGE and SUNDAY SKETCH.  I combined the two.

I aim to keep you stamping with these challenges.  I hope you had a chance to play along.  The challenges are posted to my Facebook Business Page and my Instagram account.

Here is the result:


I took a more literal interpretation of the themed challenge and was inspired by the photograph as well as the neutral colors.


  • The Square Shape of the sketch was replaced by the Flower Basket.
  • For the Wicker Basket, I stamped the Plant Pot image from the Simply Succulents stamp set with Cinnamon Cider ink on to a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I then over-stamped the Pot with the Woven Texture stamp from the Natural Textures Hostess stamp set with 2nd Generation Cinnamon Cider ink (Stamped-off once).  With the Cinnamon Cider and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers, I colored the cross strips in the Pot.  The Pot/Basket was then fussy cut with Paper Snips.
  • For the White Blossoms, I die-cut some of the Flower shapes from both the Penned Flowers Dies set and the Many Layered Blossoms Dies set from a scrap of Basic White cardstock. The Flowers were adhered to a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and then fussy cut to provide a subtle shade difference in the Flowers Centers.
  • To mimic the Greenery, I die-cut the Wheat Grass from the Harvest Dies set from a scrap of Soft Suede cardstock and added it into the Basket of Flowers.
  • Bottom Rectangle Shape: (5” x 1¾”) Dark wood patterned piece of paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack to mimic the Wooden Sign Board.
  • Background Panel: (5¼” x 4’) Very Vanilla cardstock dry-embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder selectively inked with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker to create the Wall.
  • Sentiment Flag: (2¼” x ¾”) Very Vanilla cardstock scrap.  The truncated sentiment, know you’re Celebrated!, from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set was inked with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.  The flag was hand snipped.
  • To complete the card, I chose an Early Espresso card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”).

I like the Fall / Harvest vibe of this celebratory card.  Perfect for an Autumn birthday!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

A couple of other challenges that this card suits are: Make My Monday (#157) and Watercooler Wednesday (#324)

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States, you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

If you choose to shop with me today, please use HOSTESS CODE: HUZ732BW (September 2021) if you spend less than $150.00.

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

5 thoughts on “Inspired Thoughts – Celebrate You!

  1. This is a really awesome card. Love the die cuts and embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.


  2. Dear friend, love your take on the fall theme card in our challenge Who knew by using the flowers dies can create a fall theme card, i will have to give that a try!


  3. Such a great card with one of my favorite bundles! Love it! Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!


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