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

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a simple friendship card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship photopolymer stamp set and the pretty Beauty of the Earth designer series paper. I also used the fun Stitched with Whimsy dies to add a special touch to my card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I embossed a panel of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper with the second largest Stitched With Whimsy dies – note that I used the pretty paper with the tree lines to make my stripes! I adhered the DSP to a Bumblebee mat with liquid glue and wrapped it twice with gold trim making a loopy bow on the right side, securing it with a glue dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of the Earth stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Bumblebee panel and embossed it with the small rectangle Stitched With Whimsy die. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and popped it on the tree panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the tree panel to the front of a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals and finished it with three Gilded Gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Free as a Bird cling stamp set in Bumblebee ink in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with the tree line paper from Beauty of the Earth designer series paper pack and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship stamp set has pretty sentiments celebrating friendship and the woodland background makes it appropriate for anyone.

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:


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-5/8″ x 3″ (label)
  • Bumblebee -3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3-1/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! June Pumpkin Kit – Expressions of Color!

Good Morning! I got my Stampin’ Up! June Paper Pumpkin kit and made one of each of the cards. This kit is so pretty with the alcohol ink backgrounds and vellum card elements! The stamp set has great sentiments and I especially love the Evening Evergreen baker’s twine and iridescent sequins! And instead of the usual 1 Stampin’ Spot that each Paper Pumpkin kit contains, this kit comes with two – Evening Evergreen and Bumblebee!! 😊

The Stampin’ Up! June Paper Pumpkin kit makes 9 cards with 3 different designs – 6 standard A2 cards and 3 note cards. This kit is the first with the new and improved instructional format that has more pictures and is easier to follow. I generally followed the instructions, but I did change things up to make cards that fit my needs better.

For my first card, I kept with the cool color scheme and used my Fresh Freesia ink to stamp a Thank You card. I also used the ink spot stamp that came with the Stampin’ Up! June Paper Pumpkin kit to add additional color to the label with my Blackberry Bliss stamp pad. Aren’t the printed vellum flowers beautiful!

I love the leafy vellum overlay in my second card, and I changed it up by wrapping my trim around the label and making a bow. So many folks I know need hugs these days, so this sentiment was perfect!

The last card is the note card and I love the monotone Evening Evergreen. The flower stamps from the Stampin’ Up! June 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit are really pretty

And I made a card with an alternative design too. I used the ink spot stamp from the kit to ink a panel of white tissue that came in the kit with Bumblebee and Polished Pink. I crumpled the tissue and adhered it to a Basic White panel with a Polished Pink mat. The vellum flower in the Stampin’ Up! June 2021 Paper Pumpkin is the same as the floral die cut from the Artistic Dies that are in the Artistically Inked bundle. So I cut one out of Polished Pink card stock and adhered it to the front of the panel and wrapped the panel with white twine and a bow before popping it on a Bumblebee card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Polished Pink and popped it over the twine.

Here is the pretty photopolymer stamp set that is included in the kit.

Here’s the contents of the kit. I’m sure there will be refills available in the Online Store soon:

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel showing how to assemble the cards.

Paper Pumpkin publishes a different kit each month. They are usually card kits, but sometimes the kits will be little containers or other projects. On the first day of the ordering period, they publish a description so you will know the theme and whether it will be a card kit or other type of project. They will give clues about the design, but the kit will be a surprise when it arrives. You need to place your order or subscribe by the 10th of each month and the kit will be delivered to your mailbox before the end of the month. And then, the crafting fun begins!! Here’s the Preview of the July kit.

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Adventure Begins!

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 cards and coordinating envelopes. 
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
    • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy

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


And if you like kits, be sure to check out the current selection of affordably priced and all inclusive kits in the new Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! here in my Online Store! Choose the kit that’s right for you! There is an assortment of options designed in a range of styles and occasions. New kits are added regularly and they are only available while supplies last.


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Favorite items are selling out on the Last Chance sale, so don’t wait too long. Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
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Stampin’ Up! Free Shipping – June 24 Only!

Time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On June 24, 2021 only, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $50 or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only.

Here are the Details:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 or more (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code, please remember that coupon codes will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on June 24, 2021.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion. 
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00 shipping included) + tax.

Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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!

  • 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! Hey Chick Happy Day Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick is a cute cling stamp set that came out for a short time a couple of years ago. And it was brought back this spring as a bundle with the cutest set of coordinating dies! But it will only be available until the end of this month, so I wanted to make a card with it before it’s gone. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Crumb Cake panel with the new Bark 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Crumb cake card base with liquid glue. I wrapped the card front with a length of Bumblebee gingham ribbon and tied a knot on the side. I cut the henhouse from the Chick dies from Crumb Cake and adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

I cut the largest circle from the Layering Circles dies and colored a background with Crumb Cake, Garden Green. Balmy Blue and Pacific Point inks using my Blending Brushes. I cut the cornstalk and cornhusks from Garden Green and the corn from So Saffron. I adhered the corn to the cornhusks and adhered three of them to the cornstalk before adhering the cornstalk to the circle. I die cut the fence from Smoky Slate and adhered it to the circle over the cornstalk with dots of liquid glue.

I die cut the sign from Soft Suede and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick stamp set on it in Memento Tuxedo Black. I adhered the sign to the circle with glue dots. I applied some adhesive strip behind a Cinnamon Cider panel and cut the little seeds. I removed the backing from the seeds and adhered them to the circle. I finally stamped the hen from the Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I popped the hen into the scene with dimensionals and popped it all onto the card front with more dimensionals.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the little egg from the Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored the little feet with Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. I stamped the sentiment next to the egg and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Isn’t the Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick bundle so cute? The Chick dies are so detailed and make wonderful little farm scenes! The hens are cute too and the sentiments are simple and perfect. So hurry so you can get yours while it’s still available! On another note, the Hey Birthday Chick cling stamp set and coordinating Birthday Chick dies will still be available next month, the bundle pricing with the 10% discount will also end on June 30.


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (embossed background), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (hen house die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (sign die cut)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (cornstalk and cornhusks die cuts)
  • So Saffron – 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (corn die cuts)
  • Smoky Slate – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (fence die cut)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (seed die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (circle die cut), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (hen die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a fun Father’s Day! For today’s card I pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats bundle and In the wild designer series paper for a jungle themed birthday card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card fits perfectly with the cool TGIF Technique Challenge #TGIFC321 going on this week:

I used the Picture This rectangle die to cut windows in a Soft Succulent panel and embossed it with the cool Animal Print embossing folder. Then I cut panels of the images I wanted from the In The wild designer series paper and adhered them to the back of the embossed panel with pieces of dimensionals. You can see how I adhered them in this picture. I did this so that I could position the tiger and leopard in the cutouts the way I wanted. I then added more dimensionals to the back of the embossed panel and glue dots to the back of the DSP and adhered the panel to the front of a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a strip of Crushed Curry and cut it out with the Messages die – I love how you can cut sentiments from so many different stamp sets with this die! I adhered the label in the center window with dimensionals.

I cut two of the small leafy plants and the two vines from the Big Cats dies from Evening Evergreen card stock and adhered them to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals.

I made a triple bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot and finished it with three Cinnamon Cider square jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set in Cajun Craze ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set around the top and the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the In The Wild DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I wanted to make a card featuring the fierce cats from the In The Wild designer series paper and the Picture This dies are the perfect way to highlight the cats in this beautiful DSP. The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp sets are so fun and I think this card would be great birthday card for anyone! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Many items are selling out in the Last Chance sale, so don’t wait too long. Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Succulent – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed window panel)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1″ x 4″ (plant die cuts)
  • Crushed Curry – 3/8″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel)
  • In The Wild DSP – two 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ panels (tiger and leopard for windows), 1-1/8″ x 3-3/8″ (floral strip behind label), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Thank You Card

Happy Saturday! Today I am sharing a layered Thank You card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp bundle and the gorgeous Fine Art Floral designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the sketch for the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 510. I used the pretty designer series paper instead of making a white on white card and here’s the challenge graphic:

I cut the Golden Garden acetate so that it matches the pattern in the Fine Art Floral designer series paper and I peeled off the protective backing on the acetate and adhered it to the floral DSP with Stampin’ Seal under the Basic White rectangle. I adhered the Pool Party texture paper to a Pool Party mat and then adhered the layered floral paper next to it. I adhered the panel to the front of a Poppy Parade card base.

I cut a Basic White panel with the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangles die and embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Poppy Parade on Basic White and cut it out with the small label die from the Floral Gallery dies. I adhered the label to the back of the embossed rectangle and adhered them both to the card front.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Poppy Parade – the solid stamp after stamping off and the detailed stamp full strength on top. I stamped the stem and leaves in Old Olive ink and cut the flower and stem out with the coordinating die. I popped the flower on the card front with dimensionals and adhered the stem with glue dots. I adhered three Gilded Gems around the flower and added a gold trim bow with a glue dot.


For the inside of the card, I adhered the floral DSP to the Pool Party card stock and adhered them both to the side of a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle is one of my favorites and I’m glad that it is being carried over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. But since it will no longer be available as a bundle, now is the time to get it if you want the 10% bundle savings. Both the Fine Art Floral and the Golden Garden acetate are being retired, and they’re both beautiful, so get them while they’re still available!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Items are starting to sell out on the Last Chance sale, so don’t wait too long. Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 13/16″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
  • Golden Garden Acetate – 2″ x 5-1/8″ (floral DSP overlay)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ panel (die cut and embossed center panel), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 3″ x 5″ (flower and stem die cuts)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Pool Party texture), 2″ x 5-1/8″ (floral), 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I made a fun fold Thank You card with featuring the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle and the pretty Pansy Petals designer series paper. The style of the card is called a Book Fold or Book Binder Fold and it’s an easy fun fold that is great for showcasing pretty coordinating 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 theme challenge this week and our challenge is to use punches! How fun!!

I applied Tear & Tape to the side hinge part of a Pale Papaya card base, pulled the cover and adhered the hinge closed. I adhered the Soft Succulent gingham Pansy Petals DSP to an Evening Evergreen mat and adhered it to the hinge with liquid glue. I wrapped the hinge with a length of Fresh Freesia Ribbon and tied a bow. I secured the bow to the hinge with a glue dot. I adhered the floral Pansy Petals DSP to an Evening Evergreen Mat and popped it onto the open part of the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Petals photopolymer stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Fresh Freesia panel and punched it out with the Double Oval punch. I punched a Soft Succulent panel with the scalloped oval section and adhered the two punched ovals together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped small pansies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and Daffodil Delight. I stamped two in Pale Papaya with stamped off Pumpkin Pie accents and Daffodil Delight centers and two with Gorgeous Grape outsides and accents, Fresh Freesia tops (I masked off the bottom three petals) and Daffodil Delight centers. I cut all of them out with the die.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Soft Succulent backgrounds and Evening Evergreen details and cut them out with the corresponding dies. I adhered three leaves to the card front with liquid glue and popped the pansies on top with dimensionals. I finished the card front off with 2021-2023 In Color jewels.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on a Basic White panel and adhered the remaining die cut pansies and leaves in the top corner. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Book Fold card is a real easy fun fold and it’s great with the Pansy Petals DSP. The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is so pretty and versatile. It’s so much fun to play with because pansies come in so many different colors and styles and you can combine the stamps in so many different ways to recreate your favorites!

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: VZMG92YZ

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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ (mountain) and 6-3/4″ (valley), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen -1″ x 4″ (front hinge mat), 4″ x 4″ (front background mat)
  • Fresh Freesia – 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label punch)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat punch)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 5″ (die cut small pansies and leaves)
  • Pansy Petals 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (floral front background), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (gingham front hinge)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses with Butterflies Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a simple monochrome card made with the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses cling stamp set in Fresh Freesia. I made a thank you card with this stamp last week, kind of in reverse and you can see it here. Today’s card is kind of the reverse because I used versamark ink with white embossing powder to create a card with lots of shine. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used my stamparatus to stamp the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses background stamp in Versamark ink on a Fresh Freesia Panel. I used the magnets to hold the card stock down and inked up the stamp and stamped it a couple of times to get good coverage, pressing all around the stamp each time. I covered the panel with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the embossing powder with my heat tool, being careful to make sure it was all shiny. I trimmed the panel down to 3-3/4″ x 5″ and adhered it to a Fresh Freesia mat. I popped the panel on the front of a Fresh Freesia card base with dimensionals.

I wrapped the panel with a length of Fresh Freesia ribbon, securing it in the back. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Happenings stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on a basic white panel and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals over the ribbon.

I cut the small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies from Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum and adhered it to the card front next to the label with glue dots in the butterfly body, allowing the wings to flutter freely. I finished the butterfly with a rhinestone and added two more to finish the card front.


For the inside of the card, I used the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses stamp again on a strip of Fresh Freesia card stock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered it to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I adhered a panel of adhesive strip to the back of another panel of Fresh Freesia Vellum and cut out another small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies. I peeled of the adhesive backing and adhered it to the top of the panel, pressing it with my bone folder to make sure it was secure. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses background stamp makes a pretty design for the background of a card and it’s pretty versatile as you can see from the two simple simple cards that I have made with it. I’m not sure which I like better – do you have a preference?


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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5″ panel (front mat), 4-1/4″ x 6″ (embossed layer – I made this large enough so I had a little extra for my magnet and to hold while heat embossing), 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed inside trim)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – two 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panels (butterfly die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Inkin’ Krew Cards

Hello! We had an Inkin’ Krew quarterly team meeting Sunday afternoon and I was finally able to travel to Amy’s house to attend in person. It was so wonderful to finally meet in person again and stamp together. Today I’m sharing the beautiful cards I made during the meeting. The cards were designed by our team mates Linda Richenberg, Karen Ksenzakovic and Tara Carpenter. They are so pretty and the ladies all used different techniques so while the they all use the same stamp set and sentiment, they are so different! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Some of the Inkin’ Krew team joined us in person and the rest (after all the team is spread all across the country!) joined virtually via Zoom. The instructions were provided ahead of time, so we could prepare and after we finished the business discussion, Linda, Karen and Tara took turns showing us how to make their cards.

This is the card that Linda designed. You can find more of her work on her Facebook Business page here. We adhered the Hand Penned DSP to a Highland Heather card base and cut Basic White and Highland Heather panels with the Scalloped Contours dies. We used blending brushes to apply Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Highland Heather ink to the Basic White die cut and then stamped the flower with Versamark ink. We sprinkled it with Black embossing powder and heat set. We stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to a Highland Heather mat. We adhered the label to the card front and then adhered the two scalloped die cuts together before popping it onto the card front with dimensionals. We finished it off with Opal Round gems.

This is Karen’s card and you can find her blog here. We embossed a panel of the Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to a Soft Succulent mat and then to a Fresh Freesia card base. We cut a Scalloped Contours rectangle from Basic White, applied a little Soft Succulent ink to the center with a blending brush and stamped the sentiment on the bottom in Memento Tuxedo Black. We stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and Fresh Freesia and cut it out with the coordinating die. Then we popped it on the scalloped rectangle with dimensionals. We wrapped the Soft Succulent ribbon adhering it with Stampin’ Seal and popped the scalloped rectangle on top with dimensionals, finishing the card front with Soft Succulent jewels.


Here’s Tara’s card and you can find her blog here. We cut the largest Scalloped Contours die from Beauty of the Earth DSP and the 3rd largest from So Saffron. We stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and adhered them together. We adhered them to a Night of Navy mat and then adhered it to a Soft Saffron card base. We stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Basic Gray on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. We used the new soft pastels to color the flowers – I used the Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade for my flowers. I did some rough coloring with the stick and then blended it with my fingers. We adhered two of the flowers with liquid glue and popped the last one with dimensionals. This card is finished with three silver epoxy dots.

I didn’t have time to finish the insides of the cards, so I’ll do that later. The wonderful Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle is so pretty and so versatile! We got to try out a lot of new card making techniques and play with beautiful new products. I love how each card is so different and so pretty!! Thank you so much Linda, Karen and Tara!!

Here’s a picture of the group of us that met at Amy’s house – Amy Koenders, me, Karen Ksenzakovic and Vicki Ridgway. We’re all smiling because we had so much fun to finally get together for the meeting and make these gorgeous cards! It was such a wonderful afternoon! Let me know if you think you might be interested in joining us for our next quarterly meeting and I’ll give you all the details!


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Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Linda’s Card
    • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (sentiment mat)
    • Basic White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut label)
    • Hand Penned DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background)
  • Karen’s Card
    • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat)
    • Soft Succulent – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (scalloped die cut and stamped flower)
    • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (Fresh Freesia embossed panel)
  • Tara’s Card
    • So Saffron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel)
    • Night of Navy – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel (front mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 4″ panel (die cut flowers)
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (large scalloped rectangle die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in these projects:

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Hello Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a simple monochrome thank you card made with the beautiful Expressions in Ink designer series paper and the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle. This was my first opportunity to play with this beautiful suite, and so I had to show it off, so hopefully it will be back in stock soon. I am also impressed by the stamp and die bundle that is available and I paired it with the fancy Ornate Frames dies to make my label. 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 Expressions in Ink designer series paper to an Old Olive panel and wrapped a length of gold twine around it and made a loopy bow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Polished Pink card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a Basic White panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny and cut the label out with the Ornate Frames die. I cut a Pale Papaya shimmer vellum panel with the filigree die from the Ornate Frames die and adhered it to the back of the label with glue dots.

I popped the label on the card front with dimensionals and finished it off with three gilded gems.


For the inside of the card, stamped three flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked stamp set in Melon Mambo ink on a Basic White panel. Aren’t those flowers just gorgeous? I made masks by stamping the flower on printer paper and cutting it out with my paper snips. Then I covered each flower with the mask and stamped the single leaf in stamped off Shaded Spruce ink. Then I stamped the spatter in Versamark twice in the center of each flower, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. This way I have gold sprinkles in the center of my flowers, just like the DSP! I adhered the panel to the inside of my card.

I thought I was going to make a simple card featuring beautiful DSP, but the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked stamps are just as beautiful as the DSP! Next up is some stamped floral card fronts with these gorgeous stamps and I can’t wait to play with them in different colors!


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January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Polished Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Old Olive – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (filigree frame die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Expressions in Ink DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: