Darling Donkeys Thank You


Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Today I will be showing the Darling Donkeys thank you card.

Order with me and I will send you this card as my "thank you!"

I only have one word for these donkeys- adorable!! This is a special sneak peek of items awaiting you on January 5th in the new Jan-June Mini  and the SALE-a-bration! catalogs.  Demonstrators not only get a discount, we also get to pre-order from the catalogs and even earn SALE-a-bration items before the official release.  I don't know about you, but patience is NOT my virtue.  Become part of my team  and order today!!

Okay, on to the main attraction.  Here are the items used on this card!

  • Darling Donkeys (FREE with a $50 order)
  • Dragonfly Garden (in the new Mini catalog)
  • Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (FREE with a $50 order)
  • Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim (in the new Mini catalog)
  • Quite Curvy Dies (in the new Mini catalog)
  • Ladybug Trinkets (in the new Mini catalog)
*Links to shopping the new items cannot be created until 1/5/2021 when the catalogs are released.


Start with mossy meadow cardstock cut to 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼" to create your card base.  

Cut white cardstock to 5½" x 4¼".

Cut the Bermuda Bay ombre paper to 4¼" x 3".  Adhere it to the top of the white cardstock to be the sky.

Using the curvy die, cut the Granny Apple Green ombre paper through the embossing machine.  This will create two pieces with curved edges.  Make sure to place the die so that the "decorative edge" is on the lighter area.  Adjust the two pieces so that they will resemble rolling hills.  Adhere them together AT THE BOTTOM ONLY to hold them together, then cut them shorter, if needed, and to a width of 4¼".  DON'T FULLY ADHERE THEM YET!!

Stamp the butterflies in the sky. 

I used the stamparatus to stamp the flowers in the correct position on the left and right side of you card.  I stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.  (Remember to leave room for the donkey!)

Stamp the donkey on white cardstock.  I used Smoky Slate ink.  Color the donkey with Stampin' Blends, colored pencils or watercolor.  Then fussy cut the donkey...**sigh*** I HATE fussy cutting, but he is so darn cute that he is worth it!

Here is the tricky part.  We just want to raise the top of the outer green piece to give dimension.  Place dimensionals between the top of the two green pieces as shown but don't remove the the top liner yet.  Place adhesive along the sides (glue dots or tape).  Then remove the liners on the dimensionals and adhere the pieces to each other.  I also used my finger to bend up the edge of the lighter green also.

Adhere your donkey with dimensionals.  (Is anyone else getting hungry for waffles??)

Add your Mossy Meadow Braided linen  by adhering it on the back of your cardstock.  

Stamp your sentiment, cut and adhere with dimensionals.  

Add the ladybug.... aren't they adorable!!! (Whoever came up with these at Stampin' Up! should get a raise!!)

Attach this to the front of your cardbase and voila!!  Now we can go eat waffles!



  1. Your blog is so awesome and I just love this card too! I would never have thought to put these 2 stamp sets together and it’s perfect! Looking forward to learning more about blogging and finding my ladybugs I misplaced 🤣.

    1. They will be in the last place you look for them! Thank you!!

  2. Love this cute little donkey! Thanks for showing us how it is done!!

  3. Love your techniques. And yes you are right, the donkey is adorable! Thank you Jen for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month!

  4. Fabulous card Jen! The donkey is SO cute (and FREE)!! Love the way you have combined it with the curvy dies! :)

  5. What an adorable card Jen, that donkey is super cute x

  6. Thank you for sharing Jen, especially like seeing your techniques and making the donkey so cute.

  7. Thanks for showing us how to assemble this. The donkey is so cute.

  8. I love everything about your card. The design and use of the Darling Donkey stamp set is perfect for a thank you card.

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