Urban Garden Thanks

Stampin up urban garden square

This little 4.25 square card was inspired by this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge (SC190–all challenges are listed on my right side bar) and the sentiment is the only stamp I used!

The flower center features a Basic Gray and Kiwi Kiss blossom, each snipped from Stampin' Up!'s new Urban Garden Designer Series Paper.  They are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals for some 3-D layering and land on a Basic Gray Circle and Kiwi Kiss Scallop Circle, both having been shaped with nestabilities circles and my Big Shot.  THE PERFECT TOUCH:  Tiny dotted accents created with a White Signo Gel Pen bring the background layers to life.

The 4.25 square base is Basic Gray textured card stock.  A coordinating Urban Garden designer paper dresses up the lower left corner and counters with the same pattern in the Photo Corners Punch on the top right.  The small photo corner is attached to a large Kiwi Kiss photo corner with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The diagonal banner consists of Kiwi Kiss textured card stock with a layer of Basic Gray textured card stock on top.  TIP:  I adhered these layers as rectangular strips across the card, one at a time, and flipped the card over to cut away the excess with my hobby knife–creating the "fitted" banner.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s new Thank You Kindly set (p.142 of the Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog).  TIP:  The four beautiful, versatile thank you stamps are priced right at $13.95.  I love stamp sets that give a hefty bang for the buck!  The card's sentiment was aligned in just the right spot using my Stamp-a-ma-jig (tutorial here).  It's so nice to be able to see the image in different positions until the right one jumps out at you.

Hugs and Pretties . . . .M

Stamp Set:  Thank You Kindly
Paper:  Urban Garden, Basic Gray Textured, Kiwi Kiss Textured
Ink:  Basic Gray
Cool Tools:  Photo Corners Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Hobby Knife, Big Shot, Nestabilities Circles
The Perfect Touch:  White Signo Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Wow Mary. I love this. I am really into the whole Kiwi/white/gray and black combos right now. This is one of the best I’ve seen. I don’t know how you do it!!!!

  2. Wow Mary. I love this. I am really into the whole Kiwi/white/gray and black combos right now. This is one of the best I’ve seen. I don’t know how you do it!!!!

  3. This is beautiful, love it! I love the grays (still sad SU retired the going gray paper), they enhance so many colors. Fantastic job with the cutting and dots… you must have a steady hand.

  4. Mary – your card is beautiful!!! Love the colors and I have missed this gorgeous Set in the catalog….~tfs~

  5. Gorgeous! The color combination is very striking.

  6. Fabulous!! As always!!

  7. Colleen Moreland

    Mary,beautiful card. I really love the colors. I also love the white pen affect. Beautiful!!

  8. gorgeous card,

  9. Colleen Kramer

    I knew I loved this paper! I’ve only seen it in the catalog, but this little beauty brought it into the light. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Loved the white pen touch!

  10. Marie Donnelly

    Mary, beautiful card, as always. Any tips on getting your dots so perfectly lined up?

  11. This is very beautiful. I am loving those colors. I just completed a project, a Stationary Box, the other day I have not posted on my blog yet using similar colors and I just love it. Thanks for sharing. I will have to get some of that new DP from SU!

  12. And you know that I just ordered this paper. Another beautiful card that I can’t wait to make. Thanks Mary for the inspiration. I don’t have to sit for hours and think what to make, Mary does it for us.

  13. WOW, just beautiful – so soft and elegant!

  14. Love the card!
    Now off to my basement with my inspiration =) Thanks, Mary!

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