I am in love with the new In the City host stamp set. I’ve used it to make several cards already. The cute little houses, stores, skyscrapers, cars, trees, clouds, plane, and the coordinating stamps to color them in, are all just as cute as they can be, and lend themselves to so many different occasions. Today’s card could be Congratulations for anything, but I used the stork inside to welcome a new baby.

This stamp set has 60 stamps. 60!!! And it’s only $16! That’s just 27 cents per stamp! It can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards – when you place an order of at least $160, you can get this set for your very own!

Just a note to let you know why I haven’t posted much in the last couple weeks or so. I dropped my laptop. On my tile floor. I don’t recommend it. Sometimes it works, and sometimes not so much. Doing a blog post on my phone or tablet has proven difficult to impossible. I’m in the process of switching to another computer, but it’s taking me longer than I thought it would – doesn’t everything? So hopefully I’ll be able to post more consistently again very soon.


Here’s what I made:

The new In The City host stamp set by Stampin' Up! is adorable! #stampcandy congratulations cardThe new In The City host stamp set by Stampin' Up! is adorable! #stampcandy congratulations card


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Marina Mist card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • 2 pieces of Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″

Stamped with the In the City stamp set:

  • houses, tree, and clouds in Night of Navy ink onto the outside piece of the Whisper White CS
  • clouds in Smoky Slate ink
  • houses filled in with Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, and Peekaboo Peach inks
  • tree filled in with Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • plane filled in with Marina Mist ink
  • sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • stork in Night of Navy ink onto the inside piece of Whisper White CS

Colored with a Blender Pen:

  • stork’s bundle in Marina Mist ink

Assembled the card:

  • cut banner with Paper Snips
  • used Piercing Tool to poke two holes in the end of the banner and one hole in the Whisper White CS at the back of the plane
  • Silver Metallic Thread threaded through the hole and secured on the back with Fast Fuse
  • same thread threaded through the two holes in the banner and secured on the back with Fast Fuse
  • adhered banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS with houses glued onto front of card base
  •  stork glued to inside of card base


Here’s what I used:

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