#tgifc160 Inspiration : Wood Textures & Garden Impressions

May 18, 20182018-2019 Annual Catalog, Sympathy Card, TGIF Challenges2 comments

#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Happy Friday! TGIFC160

It’s Friday and time for an Inspiration Challenge!  This week’s inspiration is All About Wood!  My FAVORITE (I probably say that about a lot of stuff) Designer Series Paper is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 6×6 Stack!  I love the variety of options and it fits my rustic personality to a T.

When the theme is “All About Wood”, I can’t NOT use my favorite Designer Series Paper.  I am also giving you a sneak peek into how well it works with the Springtime Thinlits Dies (available June 1st, 2018).  What do you think?

#tgifc160 Theme Challenge - All About Wood
#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of 12×12 Crumbcake Cardstock to 6″ x 12″. Score and fold at 6″ to create a square card.
  2. Cut a piece of Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock to 5 5/8″ x 5 5/8″.
  4. Cut a piece of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Adhere to the Grapefruit Grove with Snail Adhesive.  Wrap a piece of Linen Thread around (2 times), securing it with a bow.
  5. Cut a 6″ piece of Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Twine.  Pull apart the threads. Tie to the middle of the Linen Thread Bow.
  6. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Crop a piece of Wood Texture’s Designer Series Paper with a Big Shot and the floral thinlits dies from Springtime Impressions. Add Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots tot he center of the flowers as shown.  Adhere to the card with snipped to size Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Crop the butterfly using Grapefruit Grove Cardstock, a Big Shot and the die from Springtime Impressions, Add 3 Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots to the body of the butterfly.  Adhere as shown with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.,
  9. Stamp the Thinking of You sentiment from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set in Grapefruit Grove Ink onto the White Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.
  10. With a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, highlight the right side edges of the sentiment (for depth).
  11. Add a few more Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots for a final touch!
#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

One of the sneak-peeks from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (available June 1, 2018) that I am sharing with you today, is one that sits in my Top 10 must-haves.   The Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, which I used on the card in this post.  It is also available as a bundle, which includes the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set, along with the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies.  Purchase as the bundle for a savings of 10%!

  146326G Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!  148348 Abstract Impressions Bundle by Stampin' Up!

#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The details of the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies makes creation a stunning card as easy as 1-2-3.  The dies do the work for you, creating a beautiful focal point by just zipping it through the Big Shot with a piece of Designer Series Paper.

#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I do believe that Grapefruit Grove, an All-New 2018-2020 In Color, will be my new favorite.  I love how it paired with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  It is also available in several new Embellishments and as a color in Designer Series Paper Packs.  I highly recommend adding this color to your collection.

#tgifc160 Thinking of You Card with Wood Texture DSP & Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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  1. Jane Harrah

    I love the new die cuts. This card is beautiful and the die makes for easy card making! Love it. Thanks for sharing

    • Stesha Bloodhart

      Thank you, Jane!



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