Hostess Of the Earth

Stampin up of the earth
This week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge SC238 was a wonderful fit for this charming square bird stamp from Of the Earth, Stampin' Up! Hostess Level 1.  Click here for details on how you can earn the Of the Earth stamp set free with a qualifying on-line order.
  • I inked the bird in Crushed Curry and stamped on Whisper White card stock.  I repeated the process with Tempting Turquoise and Ruby Red.
  • Each bird was quickly cropped with a 1 1/4" Square Punch and mounted with a Stampin' Dimensional on a coordinating 1 3/8" punched square.
  • SC238 NC The three bird images were layered on Ruby Red and two Tempting Turquoise Designer Buttons from the Playground collection (new) dot the left side.  TIP:  A Mini Glue Dot keeps each button neatly in place.
  • Have you discovered the Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the new catalog (p. 195)?  Gorgeous is an understatement for this Stampin' Up! exclusive pattern.  With the help of my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, I created  a crisp and pretty texture in Whisper White.  TIP:  There's something about textured white that always looks classy.
  • My card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in Tempting Turquoise. 
  • After assembling my card, I tucked in this thought provoking quote by Emerson (also from Of the Earth).  It was inked in Basic  Black (a diversion from my favored Jet Black Stazon because it was handy–but it worked fine) and stamped on Crushed Curry.  TIP:  For a little extra pizzazz, I rounded the corners with a Corner Rounder Punch.
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Stamp Set:  Of the Earth (115336, Hostess Level 1) 

Paper:  Tempting Turquoise (102067), Crushed Curry (115319), Ruby Red (102030)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise (100814), Crushed Curry (115659), Ruby Red (102259), Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (115963), 1 1/4" (104400) and 1 3/8" (103375) Square Punches, Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
The Perfect Touch:  Designer Buttons Playground (116313), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Of the earth


  1. WOW – this is beautiful – Mary!!! Great take on the Sketch!!! Love the colors and the Set your used!!!

    Glad you are back in your stampin’ groove!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  2. I Don’t know how you do it Mary! You’re amazing. I wish I could be adopted into your Pretty Pals! I’m trying to scrap more and more and blog each day – it’s hard work! I love what you’ve done to this card! I’ll have to try this layout.

    Can’t wait to see the new blog!

  3. These colors are so beautiful together. Love the layout too.

  4. Beautiful card, Mary! I love the colors…. actually kind of reminds me of the colors I saw in Arizona when I was there a few years ago for work. And say, don’t you live in AZ now? It has to be a coinkydink. šŸ˜‰

  5. What a beautiful color combination! I love the way you used the buttons with the layout! Darling card, Mary!

  6. What a great card and it shows off the new embossing folder; now I MUST have it!

  7. Your layouts are always so clean and fresh looking. What a great card.

  8. Wow I love that set! You made another masterpice thanks for sharing!!!


  9. Gorgeous!!!! I really love this one, and second what you said: a white embossed background always look so elegant!

    I did buy this folder and it was one of the first thing I used when I received my box on Tuesday. I keep picturing it used on a black background and combined with a Halloween set… A little different from that card you shared, eh? ;D


  10. That really was perfect! Thanks for sharing, Mary =)

  11. glad the move went well! and that you’re back into your groove!! love the colors…delicious!

  12. Gorgeous, once again! I love looking at this card!

  13. Great job on the sketch! The color combination is really attractive. I love that backgound too. I recently purchased it, but haven’t tried it yet.

    Have a great day Mary!

  14. Love that sketch…great way to use it! So cool!

  15. love it! Nice job!

  16. Simply Stunning!
    Beautiful colors!
    blessings, Maria

  17. colleen kramer

    Great take on the sketch! Love the added interest from the embossing.

  18. Now that’s what I’m talking about! This is the hostess set I crave. Very nice, MAry.

  19. oh i love this layout, i wish we had that stamp set in our UK catalogue its gorgeous.
    love how you have used it within the sketch
    love emma x

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