Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! How are you loving the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog? Today’s card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet bundle from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, but it does use all the new 2021-2023 In Colors! And it celebrates Mother’s Day because you have to give flowers for Mother’s Day! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week that uses the new 2021 – 2023 In Colors – How Fun!

My card is also inspired by the current challenge at The Card Concept #154 – Happy Mother’s Day. It is a Clean and Layered card that reminds me of the beautiful bouquet in their Inspiration Picture:

I embossed a panel of Pale Papaya with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pale Papaya card base. I cut a panel of the Hand-Penned designer series paper with the largest circle from the Circle Layering dies and cut the largest scalloped circle from Soft Succulent card stock. I adhered these together and adhered them to the card front, leaving the lower left corner free to tuck the label under later.

I stamped the bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel and colored the flowers with the Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut the newspaper from Sahara Sand and stamped the newsprint stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on both sides. I folded it along the score lines and secured it on the inside with glue dots. I tucked the flowers inside and adhered them with glue dots. I cut the leaves from Evening Evergreen card stock – one set of broad leaves, one set of long leaves and two of the small curled ferns. I arranged the leaves and flowers on the circle and adhered the leaves with glue dots and the flowers with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Fresh Freesia panel and cut it out with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots, tucking it under the layered circle. I added three 2021-2023 In Color jewels in Polished Pink and used the Pale Papaya jewels in the flower centers. I finished it off with the Pale Papaya bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the bouquet form the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink along the border of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen as well and colored the flowers with the Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends like the bouquet on the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet is a wonderfully different bundle and I’m really impressed at how easily it goes together with beautiful results. This is a bouquet that will impress any Mother for Mother’s Day!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June 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 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 visiting!

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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Fresh Freesia – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Soft Succulent – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle die cut)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (newspaper wrapping)
  • Evening Evergreen – 2″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3″ (flowers)
  • Hand-Penned DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Welcome the New Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Today is the Big Day for the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

Are your shopping lists all ready? You’ve seen sneak peeks of the projects that you can make with the new items that are launching today. What are your favorites?

Here’s a summary of what you’ll find:

  • There are 10 full product suites that coordinate stamp bundles, designer series paper and ribbons & embellishments! 
  • There are so many great new bundles in this catalog and a few bundles that are returning! 
  • Say Hello to the 5 new In Colors – Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya.
  • There are also new host exclusive stamp sets AND a beautiful pack of designer series paper that can be selected as a host item!

If you’re ready to start shopping now, click the Shop Now button to head over to my Online Store!

Shop now in my online store

If you haven’t received your copy of the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog yet, you can access an online version of the catalog here. If you are interested in becoming a new customer of mine, contact me and I’ll be happy to send you one, too.

And don’t forget the new Stampin’ Up! Hosting and Joining Promotions that also start today!

Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Starting May 4, 2021!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion starts on May 4, 2021. From May 4 – June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. Email me if you’re interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $250 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

Join+ Also Starting May 4, 2021!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

To celebrate the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through May 11. 

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 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 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m mixing the old with the new for a Mother’s Day card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I used the wonderful Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything cling stamp set and the coordinating Word Wishes dies for the sentiments on my card. I paired them with the pretty new Hand-Penned designer series paper, the beautiful Ombre specialty paper, the new In Color jewels and the Scalloped Contours dies for a simple Mother’s Day with lots of shine! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Note that all of the new In Colors and products will be available when the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog goes live tomorrow!

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I cut a panel of Basic White with the second largest Scalloped Contours dies and adhered a panel of Hand-Penned designer series paper to the front. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set in Versamark Ink on a Misty Moonlight panel. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I trimmed it closely with my paper snips.

I adhered an adhesive panel to the back of a Misty Moonlight panel of Ombre specialty paper and die cut the Mother’s Day words dies from the Word Wishes dies with the lightest color on top. I peeled the backing off the die cut words and adhered them to the scalloped panel. Don’t forget the apostrophe! I adhered the embossed Happy label to the panel to complete my sentiment.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with dimensionals. I made a triple bow with Blushing Bride twine and adhered it to the card and finished it with three Pale Papaya iridencent In Color Jewels.

For the inside, I stamped the the flower bundle from the new Hand-Penned Petals photopolymer stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink next to the flowers and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Hand-Penned DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set and Word Wishes dies are a Stampin’ Up! classic pair. I’m so glad that they are being carried forward in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.


Last Day for Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Starting May 4, 2021!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion starts on May 4, 2021. From May 4 – June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. Email me if you’re interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $250 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!


Join+ Also Starting May 4, 2021!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 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.  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:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 1″ (happy label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Ombre Specialty Paper – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut words)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 2-5/8″ x 3-15/16″ (floral background), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! New Catalog Hosting and Joining Promotions

Good morning! This is the big week – when the new Stampin’ Up! 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog opens for ordering. You’ve seen some sneak peeks of the wonderful new products that will be available and I hope you are as excited as I am. But wait, there’s more, because Stampin’ Up! is kicking off some special promotions for Hosting and Joining as part of the new catalog celebrations where you will be able to earn extra FREE products. And if you’ve got a really long wish list, you can Join and then Host to get the maximum benefit!

The new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will be open for ordering on May 4, 2021. I have already sent out catalogs to my customers, but if you are interested in becoming a new customer of mine, contact me and I’ll be happy to send you one, too.


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Starting May 4, 2021!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is the Stampin’ Up! Hosting promotion that also starts on May 4, 2021. From May 4 – June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Rewards chart for the promotion:

Click on the image to download a PDF with the details!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Promotion Dates: May 4 – June 14, 2021
  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards:  June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Let me know if you have any questions. Email me if you’re interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $250 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!


Join+ Also Starting May 4, 2021!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Promotion Dates: May 4, 2021 – May 31, 2021
  • New demonstrators who purchase their Starter Kit between May 4 and May 31 will be able to redeem $155 of Starter Kit eligible products for $99.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before May 4 or after May 31 will not be eligible for this offer.
  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  • The Starter Kit includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards at no additional charge.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • Deadline to purchase the Starter Kit and receive the extra $30 in free products:  May 31, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

In addition to the amazing added value to the Starter Kit, when you join Stampin’ Up! you get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters!  Plus, you get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events!  Demonstrators also get at least a 20% discount on all of the products that they purchase and there is no requirement to sell to anyone. Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you in any way that I can.

There is no risk and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  With this great deal, there is no reason not to join in May!!

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET to make a simple Mother’s Day card with the A Wish for Everything stamp set and Word Wishes dies. And I’ll be throwing in some new items as well to show how you can update your oldies but goodies by combining them with new products! Look forward to seeing you then!


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 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.


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Thank You Card

Good morning!  One of the cutest bundles in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle. Today I am using the Pansy dies with the new Pansy Petals designer series paper to make a sweet pansy Thank You card. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. The Pansy Patch bundle along with the designer series papers and embellishments on my card will be available when the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog launches next week on May 4, 2021.

I adhered a panel of Pale Papaya striped paper from the new 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to a basic White panel with liquid glue. I embossed a Pale Papaya panel with the Meadow Moments embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom. I wrapped the panel with a length of pale papaya ribbon, securing it in the back and adhered it to the front of a Pale Papaya card base with dimensionals.

I cut a Basic White panel with the scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I used the Pansy Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle to die cut three large pansies and four leaves from the Pansy Petals designer series paper. I arranged the pansies and leaves on the scalloped rectangle and adhered the leaves and two of the pansies with glue dots. I adhered the last pansy with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Pansy Patch photopolymer stamp set using Soft Succulent ink on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with the new 2021-2023 In Color jewels.


For the inside of the card, I cut a small pansy from the Pansy Petals DSP and adhered it to a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Soft Succulent ink next to the flower and adhered the striped Pale Papaya DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love that the dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle can cut some of the images from the Pansy Petals designer series paper! It just gives you another option for using this wonderful new bundle. And it will finally be available next week on May 4, 2021! Here’s a picture of the bundle and my card along with the Pansy Petals DSP and the dies that you can use to cut the DSP.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed panel)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle label)
  • 2021-2023 In Color DSP – 3-7/8″ x 4″ (front top panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 4 die cut leaves, 3 large die cut pansies, 1 small die cut pansy

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the new Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship bundle from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog for today’s Thank You card. I also used the new colorful and fun Pattern Party designer series paper that will be a host item in the new catalog. And the best news is that the new catalog will be open for orders next week on May 4th. I can’t wait!! You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I adhered a panel of the new Pattern Party designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat and then popped it on the front of a Coastal Cabana card base. I stamped the flower and stems from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship cling stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Die. I colored the leaves with the light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ blend and adhered it to a Poppy Parade mat.

I stamped two large petal clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on Basic White and cut them out with the new Flowers and Leaves punch that is in the bundle. I colored them with the Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and adhered them together with a glue dot. I stamped four small petal clusters, punched them out, colored the flowers and adhered them together. I adhered the two small flowers to the panel with glue dots and popped the large flower on the panel with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink on a Basic white strip and cut it out with the stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers dies using the two step die cutting method. I cut a Coastal Cabana strip the same size and adhered it to the back of the label. Then I popped the floral panel on the side of the card front with dimensionals and adhered the label with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the flowers centers with the new 2021-2023 In Color jewels and adhered a Coastal Cabana bow to the stem.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the row of flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Poppy Parade ink across the top of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of the Pattern Party DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship bundle is a great little stamp and punch set with cute flowers and sentiments. The new Pattern Party designer series paper is so colorful and fun and this is the first time that a Designer Series Paper pack has been among the host items. Both of these items along with the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels will be available when the new catalog opens on May 4, 2021. Here is a picture of the new bundle with the new designer series paper and today’s card.

If you don’t have a copy of the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but would like to become my customer, contact me and I can send you one.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June 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 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 visiting!

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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Poppy Parade – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-3/8″ x 3-11/16″ (flower panel mat)
  • Basic White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (flower panel), 1-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (large flower petals), two 1-1/4″ x 3″ (small flower petals), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions With Triangles Quilt Card

Good morning!  I have always enjoyed making cards with quilt designs and today I use a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions stamp set on a quilt card.  I played with the Stitched Triangles dies and the retiring Peony Garden designer series paper to experiment and come up with a quilt square block for my card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

What do you think?  This was a lot of fun and a lot of experimenting, but I’m pretty happy with the result.  I started with a square of the speckled Petal Pink Peony Garden designer series paper and adhered strips of Basic White along the right side and top.  I cut two of the second smallest right triangles from the Stitched Triangles dies from the floral Peony Garden paper and adhered them to the lower left corner of the panel. I cut 8 of the smallest right triangle from the Stitched Triangles dies and adhered them to the top and side of the panel in the Flying Geese quilt pattern.  

I cut the flower from the Pierced Blooms dies and adhered it to the top right corner. I cut a small Pierced Blooms dies flower and adhered it on top. Then I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Petal Pink mat to border the square. Then I adhered it to a Basic White panel for another border. I cut the larger pierced flower from Petal Pink and the smaller flower from Basic White and adhered it to the lower left square.

I embossed a Petal Pink panel and adhered it to the front of a Petal Pink card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions stamp set and cut it out with the Messages Die. This is the label that has stitched sides and it was easy to do – just line up the stamped card stock with the label and run it through your die cutting machine. I adhered the label to the back of the quilt panel and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the front with two Elegant Gems on the flowers and a white twine bow.


For the inside of the card, I cut 8 more speckled triangles with the smallest right triangle die and adhered them to the side of a Basic White panel in the Flying Geese pattern. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I loved the Christmas Quilt bundle that Stampin’ Up! had a few years back! This took more effort, but allowed me to be more creative in coming up with a design! I wanted to incorporate the Pierced Blooms flower dies because they resemble appliqué flowers and the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder gives a fabric-like texture that really adds to the quilted look. What could be nicer than sending a quilt with hugs and kisses?


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (quilt border), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut flowers), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ (quilt border), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (quilt block side), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (quilt top side), 1″ x 2″ (small die cut flowers)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (speckled quilt block), two 1″ x 5″ (speckled small triangles), 2″ x 2-1/4″ (floral large triangles)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions Note Card

Good morning! The Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions bundle has a sweet cling stamp set and a punch that cuts a plain and a scalloped oval. The ovals in the punch nest nicely, giving you a pretty layered label. I used it along with the pretty floral Well Suited designer series paper to make a friendship note card that is perfect for sending a quick note to anyone for any occasion. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of Misty Moonlight wood grained paper from the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to the left side of a Basic White panel. I adhered a panel of the pretty blue floral from the Well Suited designer series paper on the right side and wrapped the seam with Night of Navy ribbon and made a loopy bow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the floral spray next to the sentiment and colored it with Stampin’ Blends – Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo. I cut it out with the oval part of the Double Oval punch in the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions bundle.

I used the scalloped part of the Double Oval punch to cut a scalloped oval from Night of Navy card stock and adhered the stamped and colored oval label to the front. I adhered the layered label to the panel with dimensionals next to the bow and popped the panel on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base with dimensionals.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the floral spray from the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions stamp set in the corner of a Basic White panel and colored it with Stampin’ Blends just like the front label. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of the floral Well Suited DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

General purpose note cards are extra special when they are handmade! And they are a great way to be creative without the pressure of coming up with the “perfect design for that special occasion”. And finally, they are perfect to mix or match in a card set for gift giving.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Night of Navy – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label mat)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Well Dressed DSP – 3-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1″ x 5-1/8″ (Misty Moonlight wood grain strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a brightly colored, kind of busy floral card with a little butterfly today using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I also used the pretty retiring Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper, and it shows off all the pretty detailed die cuts. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and here is the theme we are using. So while I got to use the pretty Sunflower, I had to have a pretty little butterfly visiting it, looking for some sweet nectar.

And my card was also inspired by the sketch challenge in the As You See It Challenge #248. Here is the sketch:

I adhered a panel of Poppy Parade wood grain paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to the front of a Poppy Parade card base. I used the third largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a multicolor floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack and adhered it to the card front. I used a Just Jade floral panel to cut three Just Jade leaves and adhered three Just Jade card stock die cuts using the detailed leaves dies from the Sunflowers dies from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.

I cut a Bumblebee floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season DSP pack using the outline sunflower die. I cut the detailed sunflower die from a So Saffron panel. I cut the small flower center from So Saffron and cut the center of the large detailed Sunflower from bumblebee. I trimmed off the Bumble strands and adhered it to the So Saffron detailed die cut and adhered the small center to the solid DSP flower. Then I popped the detailed die cut on top with dimensionals. I die cut the detailed butterfly from Misty Moonlight and used a Misty Moonlight floral paper from the Flowers for Every Season DSP pack to cut the backing butterfly. I adhered the two butterflies with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set using Versamark ink on a Poppy Parade strip. I Sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the long stitched rectangle die from the Ornate Layers dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and then adhered the flower with glue dots. I adhered the little butterfly to the flower with glue dots and added a Misty Moonlight enamel dot. I added a Bumblebee enamel dot to the label and finished the card with white baker’s twine and Bumblebee ghigham bows!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in stamped off Bumblebee in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the little butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in stamped off Misty Moonlight in another corner and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the multicolor floral Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers is a beautiful bundle that I use a lot! And the beautiful Butterfly Brilliance bundle has the perfect butterfly for every need. These two bundles go together beautifully!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June 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 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 visiting!

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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1-1/4″ x 2″ (detailed butterfly die cut)
  • Bumblebee – 2″ x 2″ (flower center die cut)
  • So Saffron – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (detailed flower die cut), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (small flower center die cut)
  • Just Jade – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (three detailed leaf die cuts)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front Poppy Parade wood grain background)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (floral background panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (butterfly), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (three leaves), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (flower), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Thank You Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a Thank You card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. I love this bundle and I’m glad that the stamp set and the Potted Succulents dies are being carried over in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – It is just so versatile!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card is inspired by the sketch in Fab Friday 211 Challenge Blog. Here is the pretty sketch:

Using a blending brush, I applied some Old Olive, Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry ink in splotches on a Pearlescent paper panel. I applied adhesive sheets to the back and cut it with the background die from the Potted Succulents dies from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. I removed the backing from the die cut Pearlescent paper and adhered it to a Mint Macaron panel. I trimmed a 3″ x 5-1/8″ panel and a 1/2″ x 4″ panel from the layered panel. It’s really hard to see the color because the color is light and the shimmer from the Pearlescent paper diffuses it even more, but it’s really pretty!

I adhered some Mint Macaron wood grained paper from the Subtles DSP pack to the sides of a Mint Macaron 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, leaving a small border. I adhered the Pearlescent die cut panel in the center and popped the panel on the front of a Mint Macaron card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White panel. I used the Messages die to cut it out. I also cut a Mint Macaron panel with the Tasteful Labels die and adhered the stamped label to the top.

I cut a Vellum panel with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered the label to the front. I adhered the Vellum to the card front with glue dots hidden behind the label. I love how the design shows through the Vellum card stock!


For the inside of the card, I stamped the succulent bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off twice. I stamped the sentiment full strength in Mint Macaron ink and trimmed the bottom with the strip of Pearlescent and Mint Macaron paper. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is a fun sketch to show off this pretty panel with the Pearlescent die cut on the Mint Macaron card stock. And this panel shows another look that you can achieve with the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (for the Pearlescent paper die cut), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Pearlescent Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5″ (front background die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (stitched rectangle)
  • Subtles DSP – two 1″ x 5-1/8″ (wood grained front background strips)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: