Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons Beautiful Day in Fall Card

Good Morning! Today I used the pretty maple leaf stamps in the versatile Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Seasonal Layers dies to make a fall card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for today’s blog hop is Fall Frenzy. Unbelievable that fall is just around the corner – the year has flown by!

I used an old technique – using re-inkers with baby wipes – in making this card and you can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with cardstock sizes.

I started the card by creating the background. I took a baby wipe, folded it and added drops of Old Olive, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Cherry Cobbler ink to create a faux “ink pad”. I took the little solid maple leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set and inked it using the baby wipe and randomly stamped the leaves on a Very Vanilla panel. I rotated the stamp so that each leaf would pick up different color combinations. It resembles autumn leaves turning color before falling to the ground.

I sponged the areas between the leaves lightly with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze ink to give it some depth. It’s hard to see, but I then took the larger outline maple leaf stamp and inked it with Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink which will be available on Sept 4 in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and stamped it randomly on the panel to add some golden sparkle. I finally ran the panel through the Woodland embossing folder to add texture and mounted it on a Cajun Craze mat and an Old Olive Card Base.

I then stamped the It’s a beautiful day sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set in Versamark ink on a panel of Cajun Craze cardstock and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut it using the large label from the Wild Rose die set and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.

I die cut maple leaves using the Seasonal Layers dies from Calypso Coral, Old Olive and So Saffron scraps. I decorated the Calypso Coral and Old Olive leaves using the larger outline stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set and Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink. I sponged the So Saffron leaf with Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink to echo the leaves on the background. I also die cut the large outline leaf in Gold glitter paper (non-SU). I added some gold metallic thread behind the larger leaves and adhered the leaves to the label with glue dots. I finished it off with three clear epoxy dots.

I decorated the inside of the card adding a strip of the baby wipe stamped Very Vanilla to the bottom of a Very Vanilla cardstock panel. I added the large outline maple leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set in Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink. I matted it in Cajun Craze and added it to the inside of the card. I decorated the envelope by stamping the outline maple leaf in the lower left corner of a Very Vanilla envelope using Cajun Craze ink.

The touches of Delicata Golden Glitz ink with the Gold embossing and Gold glitter paper add some nice subtle sparkle to the card. Maple trees are the best for dramatic fall foliage color, and I’m ready to enjoy those beautiful fall days that are just around the corner!

Akiko


I hope you enjoyed todays card and thanks for visiting! Be sure to check out each blog in this month’s Inkin’ Krew Team Monthly blog hop to see the wonderful projects created by the other team members. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Shirley Gentry’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 is a list of the Blog Hop participants:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Terry Lynn Bright
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Akiko Sudano <– you are here
  5. Shirley Gentry
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Paula Vincent
  8. Connie Troyer
  9. Karen Ksenzakovic
  10. Amy Koenders

We’re in the redemption period of Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

August 16 – 31 Host Code: KHSFPFPZ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ scrap
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 3/8″
  • Cajun Craze – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • So Saffron – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ scrap
  • Calypso Coral – 2″ x 2″ scrap
  • Gold Glitter cardstock – 2″ x 2″ scrap

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I made another card using the beautiful Free as a Bird cling stamp set. This time I stamped the large bird image and colored it using Stampin’ Blends markers. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Today’s card is entered in the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge SSC21o Triple the Fun where I used the trio of birds to represent the three objects in the sketch.

I stamped the large bird image from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Cling Stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the birds and branch using the So Saffron, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I used both the light and dark markers to give depth to each element. I then colored the background with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker. I die cut the image out using the Stitched Rectangle dies first by lining it up and cutting partway through and then moving the die so that the stitches aligned and cutting partway through from the opposite direction. This way the image is shorter than the original die. This allowed me to crop out the fourth bird so that the picture echoed the card sketch.

I matted the image on a piece of Old Olive cardstock with multipurpose glue. I stamped the We’re the best of friends sentiment on a Piece of Calypso Coral cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the scallop edge die from the Budding Blooms die set to trim the bottom. I mounted the bird image on the top. I cut a piece of the multicolored floral paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper or DSP and mounted it on an Old Olive mat. I used the retired Old Olive linen thread to wrap the DSP and tie a bow. I attached the paper to a So Saffron Card base with dimensionals and then added the bird image with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished it off with three white sequins.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a strip of the Bird Ballad DSP to a Whisper White panel and attaching that to an Old Olive mat before attaching it to the inside of the card.

My two sisters are visiting this week and they helped me with this card. I think it describes us perfectly – three sisters that are the best of friends! Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


We’re in the redemption period of Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, 2 3/4″ x 1 7/8″
  • Calypso Coral – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have a pretty pink hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow cling stamp set. This stamp set has three different images of floral bouquets and some pretty sentiments. It is currently available with the matching Budding Blooms dies in a bundle at 10% discount. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This card is entered in the Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP452.

I started by stamping the long floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored it with Petal Pink, Old Olive, So Saffron and Crumb Cake Stampin’ blends and then die cut it with the coordinating die.

I took a small panel of whisper white cardstock and ran it through the Tufted 3D embossing folder and then through the stitched rectangle die. I adhered it to the pink polka dot DSP panel from the Bird Ballad designer series paper and then to Whisper White mat.

I embossed the Hello from the Free as a Bird stamp set in white on a scrap of Petal Pink and cut it out with the smallest of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I adhered it to the panel with glue dots.

I then took a piece of the beautiful Organdy Striped Ribbon and tied it around the panel and made a bow. I attached the flowers on top with dimensionals. I attached the panel to a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by attaching a strip of the Bird Ballad Polka Dot DSP to a Whisper White panel and added two die cut sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow stamp set. I then attached it to the inside of the card.

All the floral images in this stamp set are so pretty and I can’t wait to use the rest. The line images are perfect for coloring with any of the Stampin’ Up! coloring tools, Stampin’ Blends, watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Write Markers. And they’re small enough that it goes pretty quickly with beautiful results. I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


We’re in the redemption period of Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page and contact me if you have any questions.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2″ x 3″ scrap
  • Whisper White – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 4 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 5″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 5″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic Thank You

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up Tropical Chic Cling stamp set has wonderful tropical images that can be used for any occasion. Pair it with the Tropical Dies and you expand the potential creative fun. When the set came out last year, Stampin’ Up! also offered a set of coordinating designer series paper or DSP. Well, that’s no longer available, so when I pulled out the set for the first time this week, I decided that I first needed to create my own DSP.

I was amazed at how easy it was to do! The different leaves are perfectly sized and coordinated to give you interesting texture and movement. The hibiscus flowers are great for providing that little pop of color and the little leaves are perfect for filling in those little blank spaces that you know need something, but don’t know what. Finally, that little striped thing that looks like a price code is perfect for giving you a striped texture where you need it. Imagine the reeds on the roof of a tropical hut, or poles lashed together to make a raft.

Plus – you can do it in any set of colors that you have! Let me show you what I came up with. As always, you can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started out by randomly stamping the palm frond and philodendron leaf all over a panel of Whisper White in Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. I added some touches of the small leaves stamp in Early Espresso. I adhered it to a Granny Apple Green mat and then to a Flirty Flamingo card base.

I stamped the stripe stamp across a piece of Whisper White in Flirty Flamingo ink. I then die cut a panel of Granny Apple Green using the square leaf window die. I stamped the Thank You greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic stamp set in Shaded Spruce below the cut out and attached the striped piece to the bottom. I popped it on the leaf panel with dimensionals.

I stamped and die cut the two each of the hibiscus flowers in Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade. I also die cut the philodendron leaf and palm frond in Garden Green. I arranged the die cuts on the panel and attached them with glue dots, and used a dimensional for the top Flirty Flamingo flower. I finished off the card front with clear epoxy dots.

The inside was decorated by stamping the stripes in Flirty Flamingo across the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I then stamped the tips of the palm frond stamp over the stripes in Shaded Spruce. I finished it by attaching the remaining hibiscus flowers.

Don’t those hibiscus flowers call for a cool fruity tropical drink – perhaps in a coconut? Definitely with a paper umbrella! The Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical dies are perfect for sending someone on an imaginary tropical escape. Where is your favorite tropical paradise?

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


These are the last two days of the Bonus Days earning period where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July.

On Thursday, August 1, the redemption period begins and we can start to cash in those coupons. Yay!! See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 3/8″, (2) 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ scraps for flowers
  • Garden Green – 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, 1 1/2″ x 3″ scraps for leaves

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Beautiful Day Card

Good Friday Morning! Today’s card uses the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set to make a special card for someone special. I paired it with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper or DSP for a rich, elegant look. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by cutting a panel of the beautiful Perennial Essence DSP and adhering it to a Whisper White mat before attaching it to a Pretty Peacock Card Base. I took a piece of Whisper White and ran it through the stitched Lace dies, first the large panel, and then the smaller trim dies on either side so that I ended up with a faux lace ribbon that I attached to the DSP.

I then die cut a Blackberry Bliss frame using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes dies and the third smallest Layering Squares die. I took a piece of vellum cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set in Pretty Peacock. I waited for it to dry and then attached the vellum to the back of the frame and attached the frame to the card with mini dimensionals. The vellum is nice because you can kind of see the DSP behind it.

I then stamped two of the large solid flowers in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White. I fussy cut them and turned the bottom one upside down before attaching it to the top one with multipurpose liquid glue. This makes the flower larger and I’m surprised at how good it looks. I stamped the coordinating center in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White and adhered it to the flower center.

I used the leaf punch and punched two leaf clusters from Old Olive cardstock and two leaf clusters from Old Olive vellum cardstock. I arranged the leaves behind the flower with three strips of Very Vanilla scalloped lace trim and adhered it to the card. I finished off the flower with some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a Blackberry Bliss mat to a Whisper White panel and adhering it to the card. I added another leaf branch cut from Old Olive vellum and a Flirty Flamingo stamped and fussy cut small flower with a Blackberry Bliss center.

The Stampin’ Up! Perennial Essence DSP has beautiful impressionist flowers and every card made with it looks like it belongs in a museum. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko


The Bonus Days earning period is winding down. Next week is the last week for the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3″ x 3″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 2″ x 3 3/4″, 2 1/2″ x 6″ scrap for stamping flowers
  • Vellum – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • So Saffron – 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4″ scrap for leaves
  • Old Olive vellum – 2″ x 6″ scrap for leaves

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: