Hello and welcome to the May 2023 NC Demos Blog Hop!  We are SO glad you are here!  If you didn’t already do so, hop all the way around and check out Tonya Bowers’ post for this month.  I know it’s great!
It’s a whole new year with the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog and that means there are lots of new stamp sets to use and share! So, this month’s theme is “New Kids on the Block.”
We could share ANY kind of project using ANY accessories, DSP, colors, whatever we liked as long as we used a new stamp set!  I decided to focus on the Inked & Tiled stamp set as I just got it a last week and hadn’t had a chance to play with it yet.  It did come as a bundle with an awesome punch pack, but I loved the simplicity and beauty of the stamp set and wanted to make that my focus.  But look for samples using the punch in the future as I think it has great potential!

I started this project by cutting and die cutting all my pieces.

  • Granny Apple Green 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic White 4 x 5 1/4
  • Basic White 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 – use the Deckled
  • Granny Apple Green 21/2 x 3 3/4
  • 3 Brushed Brass Butterflies

This is a very simple card to create once you have everything cut.  Here are the steps I used.

  1. Stamp the outside line of Real Red flowers and Granny Apple Green leaves using the Inked & Tiled stamp set along the end of the 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White cardstock.
  2. Emboss this piece using the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder. Don’t emboss over the flowers and leaves
  3. Attach the Basic White piece to the Granny Apple cardbase.
  4. Ink the flower and stem of large flower stamp using a Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker and stamp onto the Basic White piece created with the Deckled Rectangles Dies.  you can also ink the flowers using Stampin’ Spots or Classic Ink Pads.  Just be careful to not get your red ink on the green ink pad.  Red and green make brown!
  5. Stamp the Happy Birthday greeting in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  6. Attach the Basic White stamped piece onto the Granny Apple Green layer using Dimensionals. Then attach to the card using Multipurpose Glue.
  7. Add three Brushed Brass Butterflies for a finishing touch.

Thank you for letting me share my New Kid on the Block project with you!  If you have questions or would like to order any of the amazing products from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog please contact me.  I would love to help you!

I am all done for this month, but hope you will hop along with me over to see what Tina Lesson has created.  She always has something wonderful to share!

Stay Safe & Crafty!





May 2023 Blog Hoppers
Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Toni Campana
Laurie Meier
Frances Wagner
Kelly Taranto – The Late Night Stamper
Tonya Bowers
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper







Product List

Inked & Tiled Cling Stamp Set (English)


Deckled Rectangles Dies


Exposed Brick 3 D Embossing Folder


Paper Snips


Paper Trimmer


Bone Folder


Silicone Craft Sheet


Grid Paper


Simply Shammy


Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Stampin' Dimensionals


Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Brushed Brass Butterflies


Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad


Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Brights Stampin' Write Markers


Regals Stampin' Write Markers

NC Demos May 2023 Blog Hop – New Kids on the Block!
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14 thoughts on “NC Demos May 2023 Blog Hop – New Kids on the Block!

  • May 28, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    I didn’t care for that bundle when I first saw it but I have seen so many pretty cards made with yours being one of them I may have to change my mind I love your card

    • May 29, 2023 at 1:47 pm

      Awww. Thank you, Tina! I am so glad you liked it. I think this bundle is a must have!

  • May 28, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Tracie, this is a pretty card. Love your colors. Thanks for sharing.

    • May 29, 2023 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you, Frances!

  • May 28, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    This is a great stamp set that I haven’t gotten yet! It’s definitely next on my list now! I love your card and the colors you used!! Thanks for sharing!

    • May 29, 2023 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you, Tonya! I think this set has lots of potential! Definitely a must have!

  • May 29, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Tracie – Your card is just beautiful! And, you’ve convinced me that I need to add the Inked and Tiled stamp set to my stash. Thank you so much for the super fun theme for this month’s blog hop!!

    • May 29, 2023 at 1:44 pm

      Laurie, so glad you like the card and this month’s theme. Sorry I have added another stamp set to your must have list. LOL I will look forward to seeing what you create!

  • May 29, 2023 at 10:35 am

    So pretty! The colors are fantastic. I’m casing this for a class! I don’t have the stamp set, but I’ll figure out something.

    • May 29, 2023 at 1:43 pm

      So glad you liked it, Jo Anne! I cased it from a card I made last year using the Painted Poppies stamp set. I will look forward to seeing what you create!

  • May 30, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Such a pretty card, Tracie. This bundle is on my wish list, I think it has so much versatility. And I have those deckle dies but have yet to use them…yikes, I need to get on it, lol!

    • June 14, 2023 at 9:00 am

      Thank you, Toni! I can’t wait to see what you make. I know I will be casing it!

    • June 14, 2023 at 8:58 am

      Thank you, Kelly!


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