Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have another Christmas Card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle. This is a fun bundle with stamps and dies that have a Christmas Cookie theme with snowflake, ornament, star and bell shaped cookies for Santa. And there is a coordinating designer series paper pack that I used with more cookies that coordinate with the Gingerbread dies. And there are lots and lots of peppermints!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed an Old Olive panel with the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of an Old Olive card base. I adhered a panel of plaid Gingerbread and Peppermints 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Basic White mat and adhered it to the card front. I cut a scalloped rectangle from Real Red using the Scalloped Contours dies and adhered it to the card front.

I cut out two of the snowflake cookies from Cinnamon Cider card stock with the die from the Gingerbread dies. I cut another snowflake from the Gingerbread and Peppermints 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and adhered the three snowflakes together. I made three peppermints, two small and one medium, by cutting a Basic White circle, an Old Olive swirl and a Real Red swirl. I adhered the swirls to the circle with dots of liquid glue, offsetting the Real Red so that the Old Olive just peeks through.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread stamp set by only inking the Merry Christmas portion of the stamp with Real Red ink and stamping it on Basic White. I cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and adhered it on the card. I adhered the cookie and peppermints to the card with glue dots and finished the card front with a ruffled Real Red bow.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Whimsical Trees stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I inked up the peppermints stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread photopolymer stamp set in Real Red and Old Olive and stamped it next to the sentiment. I adhered a strip of the plaid Gingerbread and Peppermints 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Real Red mat and then to the inside of the card.

The cookies in the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle are perfect for a sweet themed Christmas – especially with the peppermints! So why not bake a dozen or two?


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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 the July – December 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:

  • Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed panel), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (peppermint swirls)
  • Real Red – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (peppermint swirls)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 2-1/2″ x 5″ (snowflake cookie backing)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (peppermints), 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front DSP mat)
  • Gingerbread and Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), a decorated snowflake cookie

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today is the big day when the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog launches and the Second Sale A Bration begins! I used one of the new Sale A Bration products in my card today, the Beautifully Penned designer series paper that you can get for free with a $50 purchase (before shipping and handling). I paired it with the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals bundle, and it coordinates beautifully! 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 the Sale A Bration Beautifully Penned designer series paper to a Basic Black mat and wrapped a length of Glittered Black Organdy ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back. I adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base.

I cut the floral die cut from the Penned Flowers Dies from Basic Black and the outline from Vellum card stock and adhered the black die cut to the vellum with glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with black embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder with my heat tool and cut it out with the small Hippo & Friends die when it was cool. I also cut the two leaf clusters from Basic Black card stock.

I adhered the label to the black and Vellum floral die cut with glue dots and used black dimensionals to adhere them both to the card front. I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the card front, tucking them under the label. I tied a bow with another length of black glittered organdy ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot and finished the card front with seven rhinestones.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the floral cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment and adhered a strip of Beautifully Penned DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Monotone Black and White cards are so striking and the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned stamp set works beautifully with this palette. The Beautifully Penned designer series paper is a great Sale A Bration choice at the $50 purchase level!


The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Hope Box!

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade

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 August 2021 kit is August 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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 the July – December 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:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 3″ x 3-3/4″ (floral die cut), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (leaves die cuts)
  • Vellum – 3″ x 3-3/4″ (floral die cut backing)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Beautifully Penned DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Welcome The Stampin’ Up! July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

The Stampin’ Up! July – December Mini Catalog is now open for orders!

Click on the picture above to view a PDF version of the new Mini Catalog or go to my Online Store to shop now.


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration Starts Today!

The August – September Sale-a-bration kick off today!!  This is the first time that Stampin’ Up! has offered a second Sale-a-bration…and it’s got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between August 3 and September 30!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event will have a buy, host and join promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year! Click on the picture below to open a PDF of the Sale A Bration Brochure.

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family. Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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 the July-December 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 weekend!

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! Counting Sheep Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday afternoon during my weekly Facebook Live, I made a Thank You Card with the cute Stampin’ Up! Counting Sheep photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Sheep dies that will be available during Sale A Bration tomorrow! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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.

If you watch my video, you will see that I forgot to color the arm of the dancing sheep! I didn’t catch it until I was processing the pictures for this blog post, so I colored his arm and retook the pictures. Oh Well! Lesson learned – don’t rush, double check your cards before you send them! LOL.

I started by embossing a panel of Balmy Blue with the new Timber 3D embossing folder – I love this subtle wood grain look. I adhered the panel to the front of a Balmy Blue card base. I used the third largest Stitched Rectangles die to cut the Balmy Blue polka dot panel from the You’re A Peach designer series paper. I cut a panel of Basic White with the same die and adhered them together to stiffen the DSP background.

I cut a small strip of the Pear Pizzazz You’re A Peach DSP with the bottom of the same Stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I cut one each of the bushes from the Sheep Dies and adhered them to the panel on top of the Pear Pizzazz strip. I cut the cute gate from Sahara Sand card stock and adhered it on top of the seam to cover it and then I adhered the die cut panel to the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the jumping sheep and the dancing sheep from the Stampin’ Up! Counting Sheep cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and colored their faces, ears and legs with the light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. I colored their hooves with the dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals. I cut out the sun with the Sheep Dies and stamped a little face on it using the Hippo Happiness stamp set. I adhered the sun to the card with a glue dot. I stamped the sentiment from the Hippo Happiness stamp set in Real Red on Basic White and cut it out with the small die from the Hippo and Friends dies. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped last sheep from the Stampin’ Up! Counting Sheep stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the bottom corner of a Basic White panel and colored her with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends like the sheep on the card front. I cut out two more Pear Pizzazz bushes with the Sheep Dies from the You’re A Peach DSP and adhered them to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up Counting Sheep stamp set and the Sheep dies are two of the items that you can choose for free with a $50 purchase before shipping and handling during Sale A Bration. There will be a total of eight different items you can choose from at the $50 level and two more at the $100 level. Sale A Bration starts on Tuesday August 3. I can’t wait! 😊


Last Day for Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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!

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:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Sahara Sand – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (gate die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 5″ (front die cut backing), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (sheep die cuts), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 3-1/2″ x 5″ (front die cut), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (die cut mounds), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut ground)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (die cut sun)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ In The Meadows July – December 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Ends Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for my new product shares for the July – December Mini Catalog! Do you want all of the great new products in the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on August 3 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by August 13, 2021. I offer options so you can choose between Designer Series Paper or Ribbons & Embellishments or both. See the details below. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is Tomorrow!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Designer Series Paper Share – $21 + $8 Priority Shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of paper you will receive):

  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 6
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP – 6
  • Sweet Stockings DSP – 6
  • Peaceful Place Specialty DSP – 6
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – 6
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP – 8
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 6
  • Kraft 6″ x 6″ – 1
  • Silver Foil Specialty – 3
  • Snowy White Velvet – 1
  • Gold Shimmer Vellum – 1
  • Cork Specialty Paper – 1

In all you will receive 63 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer series or specialty paper.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double DSP Share – $42 + $8 Priority Shipping

If you’d like double shares of the designer paper, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6″×12″ so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″x6″, Cute Halloween 6″x6″ and Kraft 6″x6″ – you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut 6″×6″).


Stampin’ In The Meadows Ribbon & Embellishment Share – $24 + $8 Priority Shipping

You will receive a length of each of the new ribbons (lengths are approximate) and a sample of the new embellishments (the number next to the name indicates the number of embellishments you will receive) as follows:

  • Real Red 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – 2 yds
  • White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Diamond Weave Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint acrylic shapes – 24
  • Gold Holly Leaves – 4
  • Wonderful Snowflakes – 3
  • Matte Decorative Dots – 27
  • Subtle Shimmer Sequins – approx. 1/4 package
  • Cute Stars Adhesive backed sequins – 30
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive backed dots – 18

In all you will receive 16 yards of ribbon and 106 embellishments plus 1/4 package of shimmer sequins.


Stampin’ In The Meadows I WANT IT ALL Share – $45 + $8 Priority Shipping

The I WANT IT ALL! share includes a single Designer Series Paper Share AND a Ribbon & Embellishment Share. You will receive 63 6×6 sheets of designer series and specialty paper. You will also receive 16 yards of ribbon and 106 embellishments plus 1/4 package of shimmer sequins.


A product share is a good way to get a sample of new products before you place an order. If you’d like to join, either go to my New Catalog Product Shares Page to fill out the order form or drop me an email with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address
  • Your complete shipping address
  • Which share you are interested in

Deadline to sign up for my share is August 1, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET.  Payments must be received by August 2, 2021 at midnight to be included in my share. I only accept PayPal for payment. I will send out PayPal invoices on or about July 30, 2021 for orders I have received.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!


Stampin’ Up! July – December Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Starts Tuesday!

The new July-December 2020 Mini Catalog & Second Sale-a-bration kick off Tuesday!!  This is the first time that Stampin’ Up! has offered a second Sale-a-bration…and it’s got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between August 3 and September 30!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event will have a buy, host and join promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family. Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!

Sale A Bration Shopping Improvements

As the Second Sale A Bration event approaches, Stampin’ Up! has made improvements to the Online store in selecting Sale A Bration items. During this year’s first Sale A Bration event last winter, the earned Sale A Bration items were selected before the checkout process. This time, the earned Sale A Bration items will instead be selected during the checkout process. Here are some screen shots to help explain:

Add items to your shopping basket and add your host code just like you normally do. Beginning on August 3, once your order reaches $50, you will see a note at the top of the shopping basket page about redeeming your Sale-a-bration items at checkout.  Once all of the items have been added to your order, click pink the “checkout” button on the right side of the screen.

When you are choosing your Sale A Bration items, you will have a summary of how many items you have selected and how many items you qualify for at the top of the page and in the little Order Summary box on the right. Click on the “+” signs to expand the headings and show you the options for the FREE Sale A Bration items you can add to your cart.

Be sure to check the EN box so you have English language sentiments! Click the heart bag button under the item you want to add it to your cart. If you change your mind you can click the trash can with the “x” to remove it from your cart and select another item.

If you’ve earned a level 2/$100 item, click the “+” arrow to the right of that heading and those items will appear as options to add to your cart.

And if you’ve earned the host stamp set, click the “+” arrow to the right of that heading so you can add it to your cart.

If you don’t want the free items, you can chose to “check out without using my rewards” but you will not be able to cash in those free items later.  So make sure that you add the items that you’d like before you check out!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Ends Monday!

Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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!

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 weekend!

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! All For Baby Card

Happy Friday! I used the sweet Stampin’ Up! All For Baby bundle to make a baby girl card for a newborn. This is such a sweet set for making baby cards with onesies, bibs and that sweet teddy bear! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a Basic White panel with the second largest Scalloped Contours die. I used the polka dot mask and a palette knife to spread shimmery white embossing paste on a Blushing Bride panel in a polka dot pattern. It’s too bad the shimmer doesn’t show up very well in pictures because it is really pretty! When the embossing paste dried, I adhered the polka dot panel to the scalloped rectangle die cut and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the teddy bear from the Stampin’ Up! All For Baby photopolymer stamp set in Sahara Sand on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the ruffle sleeve onesie in Blushing Bride ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the second onesie with the die from the Baby Clothes dies from Hand Penned designer series paper. I also used the dies to cut two hangers and the pockets from Blushing Bride and adhered the pockets to the ruffled sleeve onesie with liquid glue. I adhered the hangers to the back of the onesies and adhered the onesies together with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! All For Baby stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Basic White. I cut the sentiment out with the smallest Scalloped Contours dies. I adhered the label on the polka dotted panel with glue dots and popped the onesies and teddy bear on the panel with dimensionals.


For the inside of the card, I cut a Basic White panel with the largest Scalloped Contours die and stamped the sentiments and little crown from the Prince and Princess photopolymer stamp set in Sahara Sand ink. I stamped the stars from the Stampin’ Up! All For Baby stamp set in the corner and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love baby cards with little onesies and the Stampin’ Up! All For Baby stamp bundle has some real cute ones. It also had great sentiments that make it easy to make something special for the precious little ones!


Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Hope Box!

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade

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 August 2021 kit is August 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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!

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:

  • Blushing Bride – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-5/8″ x 3-15/16″ (polka dot background), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ ( hangers and pocket die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (inside die cut panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle frame), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (bear and onesie die cuts)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 2″ x 2″ (die cut onesie)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp bundle and the pretty You’re A Peach designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I adhered a thin strip of Calypso Coral dotted You’re A Peach designer series paper to a Balmy Blue dotted DSP and then adhered them both to the floral DSP. I adhered the layered DSP panel to the front of Mango Melody card base.

I cut another panel of Balmy Blue dotted You’re A Peach DSP with the third largest Layering Circles die and cut a Calypso Coral panel with the scalloped circle die and adhered them together. I adhered them to the card base with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White and cut it out with the little label from the Peach dies.

I inked the large peach from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pale Papaya ink and used a sponge dauber to apply Calypso Coral ink around the edge. I stamped it on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I repeated this so that I had two peaches. I inked up the large leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink and used a sponge dauber to add Soft Suede ink to the stem. I stamped this on Basic White and cut the leaves out with the coordinating die. I repeated it so I had a leaf for each peach. I adhered the leaves to the peaches with glue dots and adhered the first peach to the circle with glue dots and the second with dimensionals. I adhered the label to the circle with glue dots to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pear Pizzazz in the corner of a Basic White panel. I inked the small peaches in Mango Melody and Calypso Coral using the same technique as the front peaches and stamped the little peaches on the branches. I stamped the sentiments in Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz and adhered a strip of the floral You’re A Peach DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach bundle is wonderful with gorgeous images, great sentiments and so many versatile dies. And the You’re a Peach designer series paper is so pretty – it’s a great combination for summertime cards for any occasion!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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!

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:

  • Mango Melody – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Calypso Coral – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut scalloped circle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 6″ (die cut stamped peaches, leaves and label)
  • You’re A Peach DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 4″ (front strip), 1/4″ x 4″ (front strip), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry Friendship Card

Good Morning! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry photopolymer stamp set and the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to make a fun friendship card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Bumblebee on a on a Basic White panel. I stamped the stem and leaves in Just Jade under the flower and adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat.

I adhered a panel of Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to a Bumblebee mat and adhered it to the front of a Night of Navy card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Night of Navy on a Calypso Coral panel. I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat.

I adhered the large flower panel to the card front with dimensionals and adhered the label under it with glue dots. I accented the flower with small Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestones.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the medium flower from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Bumblebee ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the stem and two sets of the small leaves in Just Jade ink under the flower. I stamped the sentiment next to the flower in Night of Navy ink and adhered a strip of the Sweet Symmetry DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to a Bumblebee mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set is real pretty with graphic floral images and wonderful sentiments. I love the colorful Sweet Symmetry designer series paper. It’s full of pretty small floral designs in geometric patterns. It’s so happy and it’s on sale at 15% off through August 2!


Last Week for the Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares!

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Last Week for Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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!

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (flower panel mat), 3/4″ x 1-7/8″ ( label mat)
  • Bumblebee – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Calypso Coral -5/8″ x 1-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (stamped flower panel)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Video Tutorial

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday afternoon during my weekly Facebook Live, I made a Christmas card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Poinsettia dies. I combined them with the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper from the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog for a non traditional color palette Christmas card. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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.

My card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Inspire Create Challenge #095. Here’s the pretty sketch:

I cut the three graduated poinsettia clusters from Blushing Bride card stock with the outline and the detailed embossing dies. I cut one of each of the Poinsettia Leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock with the outline dies and the detailed embossing dies. I cut the embossed solid flower center from Bumblebee and the detailed flower center from Silver foil. Before cutting the foil die cut, I applied some adhesive sheet to the back.

I gently folded the poinsettia petals backward with my fingers and adhered the petal clusters together with glue dots, ensuring the petals fell between the petals on the layer below. I peeled the adhesive sheet backing off the silver foil center and adhered the flower centers (I had trouble in the video, but this worked well on my sample card. LOL). I adhered the center to the poinsettia with glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on Mint Macaron. I trimmed the end with the Banners Pick A Punch.

I adhered the Whimsy and Wonder designer series paper panels to Mossy Meadow mats and adhered them to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I adhered the Poinsettia to the card front with glue dots and adhered the label with glue dots by tucking it under the flower petals. I adhered the leaves with glue dots and tucked them under the petals too. I made a loopy bow with silver trim and adhered it with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the top corner of a Basic White panel with the poinsettia flower from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Blushing Bride. I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and added a strip of the pretty Whimsy and Wonder DSP to the side. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set and the Poinsettia dies and the pink flower looks so pretty with the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. This gorgeous paper has holographic silver touches throughout and is so elegant! It will be available when the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog launches on May 3!


Last Week for the Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Last Week for Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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!

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:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Blushing Bride – 5″ x 5-1/2″ (poinsettia petals die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat), 3-1/2″ x 4″ (front mat), 1-5/8″ x 4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Silver Foil – 3/4″ x 3/4″ (flower center)
  • Bumblebee – 3/4″ x 3/4″ (flower center)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP – 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (front backbround), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals

Good Morning! Here’s a sneak peek of the card I will be working on during my Facebook Live this afternoon at 1:00 ET. It uses the sweet Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set with the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper from the upcoming July-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.

The Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set with the coordinating Poinsettia dies are the best poinsettias stamp set ever and I’m so glad they’re still available. Today I’ll be making a Christmas card with with a twist – using the non-traditional Christmas color of Blushing Bride for my flower! These poinsettias will go well with the new holiday designer series papers that will be available this year.

Have you gotten your copy of the new Mini Catalog and the upcoming Sale A Bration brochure yet? Oh yes, there will be a second Sale A Bration coming up next month with some fabulous Sale A Bration specials (did you see the DSP in yesterday’s blog post?). I’ve sent all my customers their catalogs and I have a few extras. If you would like to become one of my customers, I’ll send you a catalog too. You can either place an order in my Online Store or contact me.

So be sure to join me on by Business Facebook Page at 1:00 ET to see more and make a pink poinsettia Christmas card!


Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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!

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.