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

Good morning! Welcome to the August Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Fall Frenzy” and I am using the pretty Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic bundle with the sweet Sale-A-Bration Rings of Love designer series paper for a Fall Thinking of You card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the pretty fall leaves Rings of Love designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat with liquid glue and adhered it to the front of a Crushed Curry card base with dimensionals.

I inked up the leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic photopolymer stamp set in Poppy Parade, stamped off on scratch paper and stamped it on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the background leaf die from the Chic dies that come in the bundle and adhered a detailed Poppy Parade die cut leaf on top with liquid glue. I used the detailed leaf die to cut leaves from Soft Succulent and So Saffron and adhered all three leaves to the card front with glue dots.

I used the acorn and acorn cap dies from the Tree Rings Dies Hybrid Embossing folder set to cut the acorns from Crumb Cake and Soft Suede card stock and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Crushed Curry card stock. I cut it out with the die from the Painted Labels dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I tied a short length of window pane check ribbon in a knot and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the card with rustic metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic Stamp set in stamped off Evening Evergreen and Crushed Curry in the corner of a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the pretty Rings of Love DSP before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Sale-A-Bration Rings of Love designer series paper is so pretty with gorgeous colors and designs that go with so many stamp sets, such as today’s Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic. And you can get it free with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) through the end of the month during Sale-A-Bration.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Carol Buckalew’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

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

  1. Karen Finkle 
  2. Mary Deatherage 
  3. Akiko Sudano <– you are here
  4. Carol Buckalew 
  5. Tara Carpenter 
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  7. Terry Lynn Bright 
  8. Jillian Good 
  9. Amy Koenders 

Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crushed Curry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • So Saffron – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2″ (acorns)
  • Soft Suede – 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (acorn tops)
  • Poppy Parade – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Rings of Love DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest What’s New Card

Good Morning! I finally pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle for a pumpkin card and I paired it with the gorgeous Rustic Harvest Designer series paper. I also used the pretty Charming Sentiments bundle for a fun take on my sentiment for today. 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 Rustic Harvest designer series paper to the front of a Basic Black card base with liquid glue. I adhered another panel of the DSP to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Old Olive and Crumb Cake on Basic White card stock. I stamped two of each color and cut them out with the coordinating die and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the pumpkin from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I colored the pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I cut the pumpkin vines from Mossy Meadow and adhered them to the pumpkin with dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Charming Sentiments cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Pumpkin Pie and cut it out with the coordinating die. I popped it on the pumpkin with dimensionals.

I stamped three little flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White and colored them with Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I cut them out with the coordinating die and adhered them with glue dots and dimensionals. I used the dies from the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing folder to cut the acorn – the cap from Early Espresso and the bottom from Soft Suede. I adhered the acorn to the card with glue dots and finished with a black baker’s twine bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic white and colored it with Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sentiment from the Charming Sentiments stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Rustic Harvest DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle is a wonderful fall set and the Rustic Harvest DSP is just beautiful! With Summer in full swing, it’s nice to start looking forward to the to the cooler fall temperatures and pumpkins!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now and New Items have been added!

Sale-A-Bration is going strong and some of the items have already sold out! But there’s good news – additional items have been added to the list of things you can get for FREE with at least a $50 order!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!

Click HERE to download the flyer with the details on the additional items that have been added.


The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sweet Sunflowers!

The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit includes elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! artists to take your crafting to the next level! Try out the Twist technique with a sunflower stamp that you can stamp, twist, and stamp again, perfect for a fuller and more detailed floral image. And the kit includes Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add a bee-utiful golden touch to your projects!

The August Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

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 2022 kit is August 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut vines)
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (acorn)
  • Early Espresso – 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ (acorn cap)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (pumpkin), 1-3/4″ x 6″ (leaves), 1″ x 3″ (flowers)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves Of Holly for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card, I made a Fun Fold – an accordion card made with designer series paper using a design from Patty Bennett a few years back. I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle with the gorgeous Boughs of Holly designer series paper. This is a wonderful way to show off pretty DSP and you get to see both sides! You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge this week and even though my card front has the back side of the DSP on the left side, I decided it still meets the challenge since it’s part of the same sheet of the background paper:

I scored a 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ panel of Boughs of Holly designer series paper at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″ on the long side and folded it accordion style. I adhered the large panel to a Real Red 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel with liquid glue. This serves as my fun fold card base.

I cut another Boughs of Holly DSP with the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the front flap with liquid glue, being careful not to glue it to the second fold. I cut the two detailed holly leaves from the Holly Berry Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle and adhered them to the die cut panel with dots of liquid glue. I used a paint brush from my stash to brush on red Pearlized Enamel effects on Real Red. I used circular strokes and this gave the panel a little shine and resembles berries. I cut it out with the solid berry die and cut a Real Red glimmer panel with the detailed die. I adhered the berries together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut it out with the small label die. I adhered the label to the card with dimensionals and finished it with iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small holly leaf in stamped off Soft Succulent ink under the sentiment and adhered the panel to the left side of the inside of the card so that it’s covered by the accordion folds.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle has such elegant, graceful holly leaves, both stamped and die cut. Using glimmer papers for the leaves makes really festive Christmas cards! And I hope you like this fun fold – it’s a great way to show off pretty DSP

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

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


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base, 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (holly berries)
  • Evening Evergreen Glimmer – 2″ x 6″ (die cut holly leaves)
  • Real Red Glimmer – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (holly berries)
  • Basic White – 2-7/8” x 5” (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ panel scored at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″ (valley, mountain, valley accordion fold), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! August News

Good Morning! I didn’t make a pretty new card for today, but I wanted to share some exciting new things happening at Stampin’ Up!

New Sale-A-Bration FREE Items Added!!

Great News! Stampin’ Up! Has added some additional items that you can earn for FREE with orders beginning at $50 during Sale-A-Bration. Click on the flyer below to download a PDF with the details. Click HERE to download a copy of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

This is wonderful because a few of the current Sale-A-Bration favorites have already sold out. If you’re ready to start shopping now, click the Shop Now button to head over to my Online Store!


Wonderful Additions to the Kits Collection!

Today a pretty new Christmas Card kit joins the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!. It’s called the Cozy & Bright Kit and it’s filled with Cinnamon and Spice to celebrate the Holidays!

The Kit contains all the supplies you need to make twelve 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ cards with pre-printed coordinating envelopes. This is a stamping kit and it comes with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Spot, sentiment stamps and a stamp block. Here are the contents of the kit:

Here’s a close up of the photopolymer stamp set that is included:

And here is a quick video introducing the kit and showing how to put the cards together:

The Cozy & Bright kit is available today in the Kits Collection section of my Online Store.

And be sure to check out the other new kits, as well.


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! True Beauty Just Because Card

Good Morning! There are so many pretty floral stamp sets and bundles in the current Annual Catalog and one of my favorites is the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty bundle. It has several watercolor flower cling stamps with coordinating dies and pretty sentiments. I used it with the beautiful Awash in Beauty designer series paper and painted posies embossing folder to make today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the sprig from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set in Old Olive ink on a Soft Sea Foam panel. I embosses the stamped panel with the Painted Posies 3D embossing folder and trimmed it down to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. Note that this beautiful embossing folder has lots of details at the bottom, so the bottom shrinks more after embossing, especially for landscape panels. I didn’t want this effect so I just trimmed it. I adhered an Awash In Beauty designer series paper strip to the bottom with liquid glue and wrapped it with a length of Soft Sea Foam ribbon. I tied a bow, and adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base.

I cut the two sprig dies from the Organic Beauty dies in the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty bundle from Old Olive and adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I stamped the small leaf pair twice using Old Olive ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I snipped one of the leaves and adhered three leaves to the card front with liquid glue, tucking one leaf under the bow.. I stamped the flower in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I popped it on the leaves with dimensionals. I stamped three of the small flowers in Calypso Coral on Basic White, cut them out with the coordinating die and popped them on the die cut sprig with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set in Old Olive on Basic White and cut it out with the pretty label die from the Potted Succulents dies. I finished the card with iridescent pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Basic White. I masked it and stamped the leaves in Old Olive. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Awash In Beauty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I cased this card from a similar card in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, but added a few of my own touches. Catalogs are a great source of inspiration for card designs. The Stampin’ Up! True Beauty bundle is a beautiful set and I didn’t even use the pretty lattice die – I’ll have to save it for next time!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Sea Foam – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2″ x 5-1/2″ (large flower and leaves), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (small flowers)
  • Awash In Beauty DSP – 1-3/4″ x 5-3/8″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Nature Get Well Card

Good Morning! The Rings Of Love designer series paper is a pretty pack of patterned paper that you can get for FREE with an order of $50 (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration! It goes well with the awesome new Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Nature bundle from the new Mini Catalog and I used them both for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the pretty Rings of Love designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat, wrapped it with a length of Evening Evergreen ribbon and made a bow. I adhered it to the front of a Soft Suede card base. The Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Nature bundle comes with the awesome Tree Rings Hybrid embossing folder which combines embossing and die cutting. You have the embossing folder with the branch cross sections (wood rings) and the dies which fit into the folder and it cuts out the rings at the same time! So I cut/embossed Soft Suede and Crumb Cake panels and adhered them together to make a cross section of a sawed tree branch, with the wood rings in the center and bark on the outside! It’s so cool!!

I used the largest cut on the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing folder to make my wood ring and adhered it to the card front with glue dots next to the bow. I die cut mushroom stems from Crumb Cake and sponged Crumb Cake ink on them to darken them and I cut mushroom Caps from Crushed Curry, Parakeet Party and Poppy Parade. I adhered two mushrooms with glue dots and the last one with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Nature photopolymer stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a Basic White panel. I cut the sentiment out with the small Seasonal Labels die and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I finished the card with three rustic metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I trimmed the bottom of a Basic White panel with a strip of the Rings of Love DSP and adhered a Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake mushroom with the Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Nature bundle. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Nature bundle is really neat with lots of different images and wonderful sentiments and especially the awesome Tree Rings Hybrid embossing folder.


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 3″ (embossed tree ring)
  • Crumb Cake – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (embossed tree ring), 3/4″ x 3″ (mushroom stems)
  • Poppy Parade – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 2″ (mushroom caps)
  • Crushed Curry – 1″ x 1″ (mushroom cap)
  • Parakeet Party – 1″ x 1″ (mushroom cap)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Rings of Love DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I pulled out the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle for today’s card because I wanted to try it out in another color palette. And the results are just as beautiful as with the the coordinating specialty DSP. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Fern 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Night of Navy card base. I adhered a panel of Sun Prints designer series paper to the cad front with liquid glue and started stamping and cutting my plants.

I stamped the long leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Gray Granite on a Basic White panel. I stamped the filler stamp a couple of times over the sprig using stamped off Gray Granite and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the long leaf from the light part of a panel of Starry Sky glimmer paper, the round leaf sprig from Pacific Point card stock and the small skinny leaf from Basic White. I arranged and adhered the die cuts to the card front with glue dots.

I cut the bowl from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from a Gray Granite print in the Sun Prints DSP and Gray Granite card stock. I adhered these together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite ink and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with a Starry Sky metallic ribbon bow and iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the long leaf sprig in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off. I stamped off the filler leaves twice before stamping over the plant and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sun Prints DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle is just beautiful and elegant, so of course it would look pretty in different colors. The Sun Prints DSP has an etherial quality that is beautiful on it’s own, so check out both of these items for making beautiful cards.

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

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


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pacific Point – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaf sprig)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bowl)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″x6″ Glimmer – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (large die cut leaf sprig)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 1″ x 2″ (label), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf sprig), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (stamped leaf sprig)
  • Sun Prints DSP – 3″ x 4″ (background), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bowl), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season Card

Good Morning! Here’s another Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season and Christmas To Remember stamp sets. These are two favorites from last year that returned in the new Annual Catalog and I’ve paired it with the pretty poinsettia paper in the new Boughs of Holly designer series paper. 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 Boughs of holly designer series paper to a Basic White mat and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas To Remember cling stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Basic White. I cut it out with the long Seasonal Labels die and adhered it to the card front with mini glue dots.

I stamped the greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season photopolymer stamp set on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating Seasonal Labels dies. I stamped the small pinecone in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede (This uses the two-step stamping method with a background and detailed stamp), three pine sprigs in Soft Succulent, the long leaf sprig in Garden Green and the berry sprig in Garden Green and Real Red (another two-step set of stamps). I arranged them together and and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I made a Garden Green bow and adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with three gold adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Christmas To Remember stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pinecone from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season stamp set in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and covered it with a mask to stamp the pine sprigs in Soft Succulent. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season stamp set has beautiful stamps for making Christmas arrangements. It’s easy and quick and it looks great against the poinsettia filled DSP! It’s great to have the coordinating dies in the Seasonal Labels dies. I’m so glad that this set has carried over from last season!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (label), 5″ x 3″ (greenery die cuts)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale Christmas Card

Good Morning! It’s 6 months until Christmas, so It’s time to start making those Christmas cards! I’ve made a couple, but I need about 50, so it’s not too early to get started. Today’s card is made with the new Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale photopolymer stamp set. And I also used the coordinating Tree Lot Dies that are available as a Sale-A-Bration free item with a $100 order (before shipping and taxes). 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 Boughs of holly designer series paper to a Basic White mat. I used a blending brush to apply Soft Succulent ink to a panel of Silver dotted DSP – another free Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 order – and cut it out with the second smallest Stitched Rectangle die. I cut the die cut in half lengthwise and adhered the pieces to the DSP panel 1/2″ from each side. I wrapped the panel with silver mesh ribbon, adhering it in the back with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Soft Succulent card base with dimensionals.

I cut a Basic White panel with the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangle die and embossed it with the boughs from the Wintry 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals, covering the split between the smaller Stitched Rectangle die cut. Finally, I’m ready to stamp and die cut the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale stamp set. There are three sizes of trees, and each tree has a detailed and background stamp. I found it easiest to stamp the detailed stamp first in the darker color and stamp the background stamp over it in a lighter color. I used Evening Evergreen with Soft Succulent on the large tree and Mossy Meadow with Pear Pizzazz on the smaller trees. The smallest tree uses stamped off Pear Pizzazz. The shading with this two step stamping is really pretty! I cut the trees out with the coordinating dies from the Sale-A-Bration Tree Lot Die and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots.

I wanted a smaller sentiment for my design, so I used the Merry Christmas from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. I stamped it in Versamark Ink on Soft Succulent and sprinkled it with Silver embossing powder. I shook off the excess powder and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the small long stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I finished off the trees with small silver pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in Smoky Slate on Basic White. I the little dog prints from the Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale stamp set in Smoky slate around the bottom. I used my blending Brush to apply Soft Succulent ink to a strip of silver dotted DSP and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered a large tree stamped in Evening Evergreen and stamped off Soft Succulent and I stamped the little dog in Crumb Cake. I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to add black dots to stamp on the dog’s back before stamping it and added the eye after stamping. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This card is a great example of the versatility of the Stampin’ Up! Trees for Sale stamp set. The card front is elegant with touches of Silver while the inside is whimsical with the dog prints and cute dog in the snow. And there’s so much more in these two coordinating items – the cute trailer dies, the light poles with lights, the cute sign and the detailed tree dies. And I need to make a card with the cute die cut Charlie Brown tree! So check it out and have fun making Christmas cards!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3″ (label), 2-5/16″ x 3-11/16″ (embossed panel mat)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panels (die cut trees and dog), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (stitched rectangle)
  • Silver and Gold specialty DSP – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (split stitched rectangle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness Christmas Card

Good Morning! I have had no ideas for Christmas cards, so I cased today’s card from the new July-December Mini Catalog using the new Stampin’ Up! Decorated with Happiness bundle. It was fun to play with new products and this is a neat bundle with a modern take on Christmas ornaments and tree boughs. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And the catalog card was similar to the sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #545, so I made adaptations to match the sketch here:

But I just noticed that my sentiment is in the wrong place! Ugh!! Oh Well, that’s what the week’s been like. Check out the cards that are entered in this challenge anyway because this sketch is really nice and the cards are pretty.

I started by adhering a panel of the pretty Snowflake Specialty Vellum to a Granny Apple Green card base. This vellum is the perfect background for any snowy scene you want make because the snowflakes are flocked!! it’s so pretty. I used liquid glue behind the panels and behind the larger snowflakes on the exposed left side. Then I stamped the Basic White panels with the bough stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Boughs of Happiness photopolymer stamp set. I used Garden Green for the line images and stamped off Granny Apple Green for the lighter backgrounds.

I adhered the stamped bough panels to the card front with Stampin’ Seal, using a lot to make sure the panels adhered to the flocked background. I stamped the ornaments from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Versamark ink, sprinkled them with Gold embossing powder and heat set them with my heat tool until they were shiny. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the filler stamps over the ornaments in Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and stamped off Tahitian Tide, and wiped the ink off the embossing with a tissue. Then I did the round ornament again and fussy cut the middle circle and adhered it with liquid glue so it would have a white background (I should have masked it off before stamping the Tahitian Tide – next time!).

I adhered the ornaments to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Versamark ink on Granny Apple Green card stock. I sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and shook off the excess. I heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny and punched it out with the Label Me Fancy punch. I made a loopy bow from gold trim and adhered it to the back and popped the label on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with sparkle gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Real Red on Basic White. I stamped boughs around the corners in Garden Green and stamped off Granny Apple Green like the front and added an ornament in Tahitian Tide.

That’s my second Christmas card for the season!! I’m happy to have played with the Stampin’ Up! Decorated with Happiness bundle – it’s a really nice set! It’s got both ornaments and boughs and you have die cut versions as well as stamped versions, so it’s really versatile. Plus you’ve got inside and outside holiday sentiments in that fun casual font. And don’t forget that flocked snow fall vellum – I’ll definitely be using it again.


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Granny Apple Green – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), (3) 1-1/2″ x 3″ panels (stamped boughs), 1″ x 3″ (long ornament), (2) 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (shorter ornaments)
  • Snowflake Specialty Vellum – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: