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Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven Card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven Card Ideas - cards for Beginners - Casual Crafter - The Stamping Nook - Krista Yagci - Casually Crafting Design Team

it is both my pleasure and honor to accept the invitation to join the Casually Crafting Design Team. I am excited to show you a project each month that isn’t overly complex and requires minimal supplies The projects I intend to share will guide you through the creative process on your journey to learn techniques that are not only simple but also pack a powerful creative punch.

I‘ve created my first card for the Casually Crafting Design Team and blog hop to demonstrate the concept of simple stamping. The premise is just as the name reflects — it is possible to create beautiful cards with limited supplies. All you need are basic tools, stamps, ink, and paper. As you will see, this card is simple and simultaneously beautiful. The card is sure to please and delight the recipient!

Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven Card Ideas - cards for Beginners - Casual Crafter - The Stamping Nook - Krista Yagci - Casually Crafting Design Team

Card Recipe


  • Stamp Set: Hydrangea Haven

  • Cardstock: White, Mint Macaron

  • Designer Series Paper: Hydrangea Hill

  • Ink Pads: Rococo Rose, Just Jade, Mint Macaron

  • Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Other: scrap paper


  • Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamp blocks


  • Stamping off (aka generation stamping)

Cardstock Layers and Measurements

  • Card Base: Mint Macaron (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4")

  • Layer #1: DSP (5 1/4" x 4")

  • Layer #2: White (3 3/4" x 4") *

  • Layer #3 - Inside Layer: White (5 1/4" x 4")

  • Layer #4 - Inside Strip: DSP (5" x 3/4")


  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP as described above

  2. Stamp the hydrangea flower with Just Jade ink on the top layer of white card stock (Layer #2)

  3. Stamp the stem and leaves with the filler stamp in Mint Macaron ink

  4. To stamp the filler image over the flowers, ink up the stamp in Rococo Rose ink, lightly stamp the image once on scrap paper, then stamp the second generation over the flowers. This creates a subtle shade of color. NOTE: these stamps are purposely designed to overlap the outline stamp to create an imperfectly perfect visual effect.

  5. Stamp the sentiment (aka greeting) on the same layer of white card stock (Layer #2) in Rococo Rose ink

  6. Adhere Layer #2 (white with stamped images and sentiment) to Layer #1 (DSP) with Stampin’ Dimensionals

  7. Adhere the combined layers from step 6 to the card base with Stampin’ Seal or the adhesive of your choice

  8. Adhere Layer #3 (white) to the inside of the card base

  9. Adhere Layer #4 (small strip of DSP) to the bottom of Layer #3

Your project is now complete. Best of all, it took little time to create a great card!

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  • Stamping Nook Rewards: When you place an order an order between $50 - $149 (before shipping and tax), in my online shop, enter the current host code (noted below) to receive a free gift from me. Once your order has been placed, your gift (or maybe two) will be shipped directly from me right away.

  • Stampin' Rewards + Stamping Nook Rewards: When you place an order, in my online shop, totaling $150 or more (before shipping & tax), do not use the host cost because you don't want to miss out on more free products through Stampin' Rewards . The amount of Stampin' Rewards will automatically be applied to your order and you'll be prompted to select your free products before completing your order. You'll love getting the free products on your order and I also hope that you'll be happy to get a free gift (or maybe two) from me too! Once your order has been placed, I will ship your free gift right away.

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Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven Card Ideas - cards for Beginners - Casual Crafter - The Stamping Nook - Krista Yagci

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