Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! I’m almost finished with my Christmas cards, but ever since I picked up the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic bundle, I knew that I need to use the snowflakes for a Christmas card. So I’m glad that I finally pulled it together. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week with a winter theme – Brrrr… But it’s a perfect for my card today!

I embossed a strip of Pool Party card stock with the pretty snowflake Wintry 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the side of a panel of the snowflake pattern paper in the Textured Chic designer series paper. I adhered the layered DSP to a Pool Party mat and wrapped a length of glittered white organdy ribbon and tied a knot. I adhered the panel to the front of a Basic Gray card base with dimensionals.

I cut five small snowflake dies from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic bundle dies from Pool Party and adhered large rhinestone jewels to the centers. I adhered one of the small snowflakes to the center of a Wonderful Snowflake with a glue dot and adhered the large snowflake to the card with a glue dot. I cut a white glimmer snowflake using the large snowflake from the Chic dies and adhered a small Pool Party snowflake to the center before adhering it to the card with a glue dot. I cut two more iridescent small snowflakes from the edges of the Wonderful Snowflakes sheet and adhered large rhinestone jewels to the center.

I stamped the sentiment from the Framed and Festive stamp set in Versamark ink on Basic White. I sprinkled it with Silver embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny and cut it out with the small label die from the Potted Succulents dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with a small rhinestone jewel. I adhered the rest of the jeweled and die cut small snowflakes to the front of the card with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Framed and Festive stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the snowflake from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in stamped off Pool Party in the corners. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Textured Chic DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love snowflake Christmas cards and the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic bundle has pretty ones. And they aren’t just for Christmas, you can use the bundle and DSP for any occasion in the winter!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Gray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed panel), 1/3″ x 4″ (small snowflakes)
  • White Glimmer – 1-3/4″ x 2″ (medium snowflake)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Textured Chic DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Cozy & Bright

Good Morning! The Thanksgiving guests have gone and I’m in the last stages of making Christmas cards, so I pulled out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Cozy & Bright kit to finish up a bunch of cards quickly. This is a beautiful All-Inclusive kit that makes 12 holiday cards with matching envelopes. I put the all the cards together in under 3 hours!

They’re so pretty!! I love the orange and spice theme with the holiday greenery and the colors are so rich. I used the same sentiment on all the cards and made them according to instructions.

And the pre-printed card bases have touches of gold foil. I stamped the insides of the cards with one of the included sentiments, also in Poppy Parade.

Here is the instructional video that Stampin’ Up! put together showing the kit contents and how to make the cards.

And here are the contents of the kit:

These are the sentiments that are in the stamp set:

The Stampin’ Up! Cozy & Bright is a great Holiday Card kit as the cards are so pretty! They’re easy to put together and a great choice for last minute holiday crafting.

Check out some of the new kits currently in the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection.

The items in Kits Collection also make wonderful holiday gifts for crafters. They come nicely boxed and come complete with everything you need to complete the projects. You can shop the entire Kits Collection 24×7 in my Online Store.


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


Clearance Rack Refresh on December 1!

Stampin’ Up! will be adding new items to the clearance rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price! Clearance Rack items are available while supplies lasts – don’t forget the coordinating stamps!

Shop the Stampin’ Up! Online Store Clearance Rack HERE.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! One of the pretty new bundles in the upcoming mini catalog is the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay bundle. I used the bundle with the gorgeous By The Bay designer series paper to make a thank you card during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. These items will be available on January 5, 2023 when the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog goes live You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

I adhered a panel of the new By The Bay specialty designer series paper to the front of a Starry Sky card base with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay cling stamp set using Starry Sky ink on a Basic White strip and cut it out with the largest Stylish Shapes banner die. I adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I inked up the large clamshell die from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay dies in Versamark ink. The idea is to get the ink on just the raised circles so these will hold gold embossing powder. I had to practice a couple to times to get the right inking technique. If I press the die too hard on the ink pad, I get ink on the flat sections of the die, but if I press too lightly, I don’t get enough ink on the raised sections and it won’t hold the embossing powder. I feel that it’s better to err on the side of too much ink, because it just looks like the shell is a bit sandy. After you ink up the die, carefully put it on a panel of Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out (be careful not to move it once you place it on the card stock). Sprinkle gold embossing powder on the die cut, covering the debossed dots. Shake off the excess and heat the powder with a heat tool until it’s bright and shiny. Fold the clam shell on the score lines

I cut a Mint Macaron panel with two of the seagrass dies using the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay dies and adhered them to the label with glue dots. I adhered a folded length of Petal Party ribbon to the label with glue dots and adhered the folded die cut clam shell on top with dimensionals. I adhered one of the new iridescent flat pearls in the open clam shell and adhered some sea glass embellishments on the label.

When you open the clamshell, you see the pearl – how fun!

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of By The Bay specialty DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I cut panel of Mint Macaron with the small sea grass die and adhered it with a glue dot. I cut clam shells from Brushed Gold foil, Sahara Sand and Petal Pink and adhered them to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The pretty Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay bundle is a wonderful nautical set and will go well with other current and retired ocean themed sets. I can’t wait to play with the bird stamps next. Here are the stamp set and dies that make up the bundle:

And here is the By the Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper. There are 48 sheets in the pack, four each of 12 double sided designs. And one side has either gold foil or iridescent gloss designs. It’s really beautiful!

Here are all the products in the By The Bay suite, including the ribbon and flat iridescent pearls. All of these products will be available on January 5, 2023 when the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog opens for ordering.

If you’re a current customer of mine, you will receive your copy of the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure next month. If you would like a catalog, place an order in my Online Store, and I’ll be happy to send them to you.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Starry Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mint Macaron – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (sea grasses)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (large shell), 1″ x 2″ (small shell)
  • Petal Pink – 1″ x 2″ (small shell)
  • Brushed Gold Foil – 1″ x 1″ (medium shells)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (label)
  • By the Bay Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ strip (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions Tag Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions bundle has a wonderful set of sentiments and the Very Best Triple punch which allows you to create custom sized fancy labels and simple angle top tags. I used the label for this card, and today I’m using the other punches to make a pretty layered tag for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Sweetest Christmas designer series paper to the front of a Real Red card base with liquid glue and adhered two Wonderful Snowflakes to the card front. I used the angle punch of the Best Trio punch to trim each top corner of a Basic White and a Real Red panel. I embossed the Real Red panel with the snowflakes from the Wintery 3D embossing folders. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the bottom of the Basic White panel.

I colored the holly leaves and pine sprig in the sentiment with my Garden Green watercolor pencil and adhered the stamped tag to the top of the embossed Real Red tag with liquid glue. I am pretty pleased with how even the borders are! Then I used the Best Trio ribbon hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the layered tag. I looped a length of Garden Green ribbon and a length of Real Red ruffled ribbon through the hole and tied them off with a length of gold trim, making a bow at the top.

I cut a pine sprig from Garden Green using the sprig die from the Christmas Banner dies. I used the Christmas Pinecone dies to cut Soft suede and Brushed Gold foil to make a small layered pinecone. I adhered the pine sprig and pinecone to the top of the tag with glue dots and adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the tag with red rhinestone gems for the holly berries.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Basic White panel. Isn’t this the sweetest Christmas wish for the inside of a card? I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sweetest Christmas DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It’s not a fancy tag topper, but it’s perfect for a custom sized tag, and pretty easy to pull together. And I love the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions stamp set! I’m glad I got to use these Christmas sentiments and I’m glad that these items will be carrying over!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed tag)
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (pinecone)
  • Brushed Gold – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (detailed pinecone)
  • Garden Green – 1-3/4″ x 2″ (pine sprig)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (tag)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving! We are really getting ready for Winter and Christmas here in Pennsylvania, but I want to share a last Fall card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Fond of Autumn bundle as we celebrate Thanksgiving. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge in the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop this week and here is the pretty card sketch we are using:

I embossed a a Soft Suede panel with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Soft Suede cardd base. I adhered a panel of Rustic Harvest designer series paper to a Crushed Curry card base and adhered it to a Crushed Curry mat before adhering it to the card front with liquid glue. I adhered a strip of Soft Suede to the DSP near the bottom with liquid glue to back my greenery.

I stamped the large bouquet stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn stamp set in Soft Sued ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the berry end of the stamp again on a smaller piece of Basic White and cut them both out with the detailed die. I used the large oak leaves with acorns and three berry sections, and set aside the remaining sections for another project. I colored the pieces with Stampin’ blends, using Granny Apple Green, light Cajun Craze and dark So Saffron for the leaves, light Soft Suede for the acorns and light Pumpkin Pie for the berries. I adhered the die cuts to the card with glue dots.

I adhered some loops of linen thread to the greenery with Stampin’ Seal. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a strip of Basic White and adhered it to a Soft Suede mat. I adhered the label to the card with dimensionals over the linen thread and finished it with a Rustic Metallic dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the acorn and leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn stamp set in Soft Suede on Basic White. I colored them with Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to the top corner of a Basic White card base and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Rustic Harvest DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

We had a visitor who checked out our pumpkin and mums last weekend – lol. May you have a wonderful day filled with family and friends, good food and happy times!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ (horizontal strip), 5/8″ x 2-7/8″ (label mat)
  • Crushed Curry – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (DSP mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 2-7/8″ (label), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (full bouquet die cuts), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (partial bouquet die cuts), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (acorn and leaf for inside)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 2-7/8″ x 5-1/2″ (center DSP strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In The Country Sneak Peek

Good Morning! The upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog will be available on January 5, 2023. On the same date, Sale-A-Bration 2023 will be open. I have sneak peek of two stamp sets from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure that I used on today’s card. They are the Stampin’ Up! In The Country cling stamp set and the Sending Support cling stamp set. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used a watercolor technique today with water painters and ink pads on Shimmery White card stock to color the pretty country path in the Stampin’ Up! In The Country stamp set. I stamped the image using Black Stazon Ink on Shimmery White card stock. I colored the sky Balmy Blue and the fields in light Garden Green and dark Mint Macaron. The Trees are done in dark Mossy Meadow and dark Garden Green and the path in Crumb Cake. I used dark Soft Suede on the fence. I am not a painter, so don’t be too critical. I kept my water painter just moist enough to spread the color and quickly dry and I like the way it came out!

I cut a panel of Design A Daydream designer series paper with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. I adhered a strip of natural ribbon to the card with Stampin’ Seal on top of the DSP. I cut the country path with the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a Soft Suede mat with liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Sending Support, in Black Stazon ink on Shimmery White. I used a water painter to apply a Crumb Cake wash over the sentiment and cut it out with the small Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals and finished it with a champagne flower trinket.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sending Support stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Design a Daydream DSP to the side of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This little scene reminds me of a hillside farm close to my house with a post and rail fence along the road. I imagine that 100 years ago, the paved road looked like this. I love the way the country path curves so you can’t see around the bend and the little courage sentiment was fitting for this scene. Here are the two Sale-A-Bration stamp sets with today’s card.

Here is the Stampin’ Up! In The Country stamp set. It has two pretty scenic images that are perfect for experimenting with different coloring techniques.

Here is the Sending Support stamp set. It has lots of uplifting sentiments for expressing encouragement and support for friends and loved ones.

Both of these pretty stamp sets will be available on January 5, 2023 as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion. They will both be FREE with a $50 order before shipping and taxes. They are just a few new items to look forward to after the holidays!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Shimmery White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (country path scene), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (label mat), 3-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (country path mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Design A Daydream DSP – 3-1/2″ x 5″ (front background), 1″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! For my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon, I made a fun fold Christmas card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle. It’s a simple Z-Fold card with panels made from the Scalloped Contours dies. The Sweetest Christmas designer series paper was used for the background and I used the dies to create my ornaments and Christmas Tree branch! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

I adhered the striped Sweetest Christmas designer series paper to the front and back panels of the Real Red card base and the Garden Green panel to the middle section. I cut two scalloped rectangles using the second largest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours dies from Basic White card stock. I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Real Red ink in the lower right corner of the front panel and in the center of the inside panel.

I adhered the front panel to the short striped DSP front part of the card base with Tear & Tape adhesive. I used liquid glue to adhere the inside panel, lining it up with the top panel so it’s hidden when the card is closed. I cut the large branch from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle from Garden Green card card stock and adhered it to the card front with small dots of liquid glue. I put adhesive sheets on the back of Brushed Gold foil before die cutting the two ornaments. I pulled off the adhesive sheet backing and adhered the ornaments to the card.

I put adhesive sheets on the back of the Real Red Glimmer paper and cut two bow ornament hangers. I peeled off the backing and adhered the hangers to the card front. I trimmed the bottoms of the hangers as need so they would land in the the top of the ornaments. I finished the card with rhinestone gems, a large one next to the front sentiment and smaller ones in the Christmas Tree branches.

The Z-Fold card is really pretty when opened! Instead of putting a panel on the right, you can also put the ‘writing’ part of the card on the center panel and extend the front design to the back panel! It’s pretty versatile in addition to being simple to make.

The Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle reminds me of vintage glass Christmas Tree ornaments from the Sixties. And the lines of the die cut ornaments have a modern feel that was also popular during that time. I hope you enjoy playing with this bundle as much as I do!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″ for mountain and valley fold
  • Garden Green – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (pine branch die cut)
  • Brushed Gold Foil – 2″ x 3″ (ornament die cuts)
  • Real Red 6″ x 6″ Glimmer – 2″ x 1-3/4″ (ornament hangers)
  • Basic White – two 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panels (inside and front scalloped rectangle die cuts)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), two 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ strips (front flap and middle section)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! November Paper Pumpkin Kit – From The North Pole!

Good Morning! I received my November 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit – From The North Pole! this week and I put together a couple of cute tags. This kit makes 12 sparkly gift tags – four each of three designs. And it coordinates with last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit that made cards. Here are the tags that I made, pretty much according to the directions:

Here’s the October 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit unboxing video from the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel showing the kit contents and directions for making each card.

Here’s a closeup of each tag. Note that there are ‘To” and ‘From” stamps that I used to stamp on the back

Here is everything you get in the kit. There are so many die cuts that you can mix and match. The Mint Macaron Glimmer tag and snowflakes are really pretty and along with the iridescent small snowflakes, give your tags a bit of sparkle. You also get some Mint Macaron baker’s twine and a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Spot.

Here’s the stamp set that comes in the kit.

The colors and designs go well with the little North Pole Sacks that are an add on item (item 162416, $4). Here I made a tag and adhered it to one of the treat bags. I also used one of the Santas from last month’s kit and some ribbons and embellishments from my stash.

And finally I combined one of the card bases from last month’s kit with a tag from this month’s kit and embellishments from my stash to make a tag card.

It was a lot of fun playing with this kit! There are so many die cuts and fun elements and they can all be mixed and matched so you can create any design you want. And when you add other die cuts, stamps or embellishments from your own personal stash, it’s perfect for a fun afternoon of holiday crafting.


The December Paper Pumpkin Kit is Good Things Come In Small Packages!

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate!

And there’s an Add-On available that will coordinate with the gift card boxes – The Good Things Cards and Envelopes Add-On (item number: 163134, price: $10). It includes 16 coordinating cards and envelopes – 4 each of 4 designs (card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)

The December Kit Includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 16 standard gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs
    • Finished Box size: 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ x 1/2″
  • An all-occasion gift-giving sentiment photopolymer stamp set
  • A Garden Green Stampin’ Spot
  • Double-sided paper pieces and boxes, twine, and belly bands you can mix and match for personalized designs
  • Enough adhesive for each project

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Tahitian Tide

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the December 2022 kit is December 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any currently available item valued up to $10.00!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Options:


Stampin’ Up! Snowman Magic for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I finally pulled out my Stampin’ Up! Snowman Magic bundle to make a Christmas card and I love it! I used the White Velvet sheets for the snowman and snow and it looks and feels so nice. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge this week and here is the pretty color palette we are using:

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Basic White note card base from the Basic White Note cards and envelopes. These note cards make a 3-1/2″ x 5″ card and are the perfect size for the little scene, while still being mailable. I cut a Pool Party panel with the second largest Stylish Shapes circle die and a Real Red panel with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies. I partially cut a strip of White Velvet paper with the same Stylish Shape circle die and used my paper snips to cut a hillside on the top. I adhered the velvet sheet to the Pool Party circle and then adhered them both to the Real Red scalloped circle. I adhered the layered circles to the card front with liquid glue.

I used the snowman die from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Magic bundle to cut another White Velvet sheet panel and stamped the face and buttons using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I put an adhesive sheet on the back of a Pumpkin Pie panel and cut out the nose with the nose die. I peeled off the adhesive backing and adhered the nose to the snowman. I stamped the top hat in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White and colored the band with the dark Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the scarf in Sweet Sorbet and stamped it next to the hat and cut them both out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them both to the snowman with glue dots. I cut two arms from Soft Suede and adhered them to the back of the snowman with liquid glue. I cut two pine trees from Garden Green and adhered them to the scene with dots of liquid glue and adhered the snowman to the scene with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Magic stamp set in Versamark ink on Real Red and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it turned bright and shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the long Stylish Shapes banner die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the little scene with small white iridescent adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Magic stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink and the little bird in Pool Party. I adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal. I also decorated the envelope by stamping the trees and little bird in the front lower right corner.

The textures on this card are so pretty with the white velvet, embossed background and shiny sequins and embossed sentiment. I’m inspired to use the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Magic stamp set on another Christmas card, since this one came out so cute.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Note Cards and Envelopes – 5″ x 7″ card base scored at 3-1/2″
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut pine trees)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1/2″ x 1″ (nose)
  • Pool Party – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (scene background die cut circle)
  • Real Red – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (scalloped circle), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (inside mat)
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 1″ (snowman arms)
  • White Velvet sheets – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut snowman), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (ground snow)
  • Basic White – 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (scarf and hat)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peace To You Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Peace To You cling stamp set is a gorgeous stamp set that allows you to make elegant and beautiful Christmas cards very easily. It has two main images and lots of wonderful sentiments, and I used the peaceful church stamp for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image from the Stampin’ Up! Peace To You stamp set in Starry Sky ink on Basic White. Since the stamp has large areas that are inked, I wanted to stamp twice in the same spot, and the Stamparatus is perfect for doing this. I love how my image is still so crisp!

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peace To You stamp set in Versamark Ink in the lower part of the stamped church panel and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until the sentiment was bright and shiny.

I adhered the stamped panel to a silver foil panel with liquid glue and wrapped it with silver twine, making a knot. I adhered the panel to the front of a Starry Sky card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peace To You stamp set in Starry Sky ink on a Basic White panel. I used the snow stamp from the Merriest Moments photopolymer stamp set to apply Smoky Slate ink to the top of the panel, resembling a snowy sky. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

So simple and elegant plus it’s easy an easy design to mass produce and mail. So check out the Stampin’ Up! Peace To You stamp set as you make your Christmas cards.


The Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale Going on Now!

Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale! Between November 15 – November 18 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out! Click on the picture below to download a list of items on sale with their sale prices:

Click HERE to shop now in my Online Store!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Starry Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Silver Foil – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (stamped panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: