Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sweet floral thank you card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

The layout for this pretty card is inspired by The Paper Players PP443.

I used the pretty light pink DSP with the ditty flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Everything Is Rosy Product Medley as the background and contrasted it with the Night of Navy striped DSP as a focal contrast. I matted it all with Melon Mambo cardstock and began making the flowers. I stamped the large flower in Melon Mambo and cut it out with the matching die cut. I turned it upside down on a mouse pad and rolled a ball stylus on the petals in a circular motion to give the flower dimension. I then turned it right side up and pushed in the middle to flatten it. I die cut a center from a scrap of Night of Navy using the die cut for the stamen and used one of the rose gold mirror accents for the flower center. I accented the large flower with the large double leaf stamp using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out with the matching die cut.

I stamped two of the smaller flowers using Melon Mambo ink after stamping off twice resulting in a pretty light pink flower. I stamped the center dots in Night of Navy full strength and the stamens in Night of Navy after stamping off once. I cut them out using the matching die cut and used the same technique of rolling the ball stylus on the back of the petals to give the flower dimension. I accented the flowers with the smaller stamped and die cut leaves in Mossy Meadow.

After creating the flowers, I took the small label from the Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley and stamped the Thank You sentiment in Night of Navy. This set has such pretty fonts! I adhered the label to the card front using glue dots and arranged the flowers and leaves on the card front and attached them with glue dots. I die cut one of the leafy branches from a scrap of rose gold foil to add some shine to the large flower. I tied a bow using the Melon Mambo ruched ribbon and attached it with a glue dot. When the front panel was finished, I attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

I used the striped Night of Navy DSP on the left side to copy the card front and accented it with another die cut small flower and set of leaves. I matted the panel on Melon Mambo and attached it to the inside using snail adhesive.

The Stampin’ Up! Everything Is Rosy Product Medley has so many pretty elements that are so versatile. Today is the last day it will be available.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko


LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS—DISCOUNTING SOME ITEMS

We’re approaching the end of the Last-Chance Products promotion, and in these final days Stampin’ Up! has just announced discounts of up to 30% off on select items.

Click here to head over to my online store to start shopping the sale now!! 

Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog retiring list.

Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2019 Occasions Catalog retiring list.

The products are only available while supplies last until June 3, so order soon to make sure that you get your goodies on sale!


Don’t forget that the new Stampin’ Up! 2019- 2020 Annual Catalog becomes active on June 4, 2019. On June 4, ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) while we transition the system to the new catalog. Ordering will be available again no later than noon (MT).

Until then, make sure you pick up products that you want from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog that are retiring. See the details here.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

June 1 – 15 Host Code: FK7YAMPQ

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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ inside panel, 1 1/2″ x 3″ scrap for large flower and leaves, 2″ x 5″ scrap for small flowers and leaves
  • Melon Mambo – (2) 5″ x 3 3/4″ mat
  • Light Pink Floral DSP – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Night of Navy Striped DSP – 2″ x 3 5/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″
  • Rose gold foil – 1″ x 1/2″ scrap
  • Night of Navy – 1/2″ square scrap

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose Hello Card

Good morning! Today’s card offers a sneak peek of a new stamp set and In-Color from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. The Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose stamp set is a Two-Step stamp set that features a large beautiful rose with set of three leaves and some great sentiments. It also comes with a set of dies and is offered as a bundle in the new catalog at 10% off (Yay!). The new In-Color is Rococo Rose and I used it on the flower, sentiment and card base. Here is the card.

The layout for my card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #389. It is simple and lets the stamped rose be the star!

I started by stamping the outline rose in the new In-Color, Rococo Rose. Then I stamped the fuller image in Rococo Rose after stamping off once. Finally I stamped the smallest image in Rococo Rose after stamping off once. I used the matching die cut to cut it out. I stamped two sets of the leaves in Mossy Meadow, first using the outline image full strength and then stamping off twice with the other two stamps. I also used the matching die to cut it out on my die cutting machine.

In the pictures below, you can see how the successive stamping builds up the rich color variations using Two-Step stamp designs (or three steps). You can also see the printer paper I used to stamp off the roses and leaves to get the lighter ink color using the same ink pad. The Stampin’ Up! ink pads are excellent for providing great coverage in a lighter color after stamping off.

You can also see how it’s relatively easy to align the different stamps with photopolymer stamps since they are fairly transparent.

I used the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and got the vintage texture which I attached to a Whisper White mat with snail.

I cut a piece of Whisper White Flax ribbon and attached it to the panel with glue dots. I stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose stamp set in Rococo Rose on a piece of crumb cake card stock and fussy cut around the letters. I arranged the leaves and attached them to the panel with multipurpose liquid glue which I also used to attach the sentiment to the leaves. I popped the panel on a Rococo Rose card base with dimensionals and popped the rose on with dimensionals as well. I finished the rose off with faux pearls, and a light touch of Wink of Stella.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the line image of the rose from the Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose stamp set in the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel after stamping off twice. I ran a piece of crumb cake through the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder and glued it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel with multipurpose liquid glue and attached it to the card base with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose stamp set provides great images of the rose and leaves. The sentiments are wonderful, and there are other dies that I didn’t even use in the Wild Rose die set including outline floral dies and a beautiful label. This promises to be a go-to set for a feminine floral card. These stamps and dies will be available on June 4, 2019 when the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog goes live.

Thanks for visiting!

Let us remember and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day.

Akiko


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

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:

  • Rococo Rose – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3″ x 8 1/2″ for rose and leaves
  • Crumb Cake – (2) 5″ x 3 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″, 1″ x 1 1/2″ scrap for sentiment

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! All That You Are Hello Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another happy gingham card using the Stampin’ Up! All That You Are Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up! Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper or DSP. Both of these items are from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and are being retired so they are currently available while supplies last through June 3.

For this card, I used an old technique called ‘Stained Glass’. This is where you emboss a line stamp design on vellum and use a marker to color the back. This gives a soft look that mimics stained glass because you can sort of see through the vellum. In this case, I used white embossing powder to outline the image and colored the back with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and a yellow and berry copic markers. You can also use regular markers with this technique. One thing to remember is that markers take longer to dry on vellum, so be careful not to smudge your coloring while it’s drying.

I stamped the big flower image from the Stampin’ Up! All That You Are Stamp set on a piece of vellum using versamark ink after using the embossing buddy. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I colored the back using yellow and berry copics and the dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and put it aside to dry. I stamped the ‘hello beautiful’ sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set on a piece of Whisper White using Old Olive ink. I used the label die cuts from a retired Stampin’ Up set called Special Reason since it fit the sentiment perfectly. I die cut the larger label in Daffodil Delight and used the smaller label to die cut the Whisper White stamped sentiment. I adhered the labels together using multipurpose liquid glue.

I adhered a piece of the Daffodil Delight paper from the Gingham Gala DSP to an Old Olive mat with snail. I cut a banner bottom in the dried vellum panel and used a glue dot hidden behind the label to secure the vellum to the gingham paper. I ran a line of multipurpose liquid glue at the top where the ribbon would be tied and set a stamp block on top to secure it while it dried.

One of the challenges of using vellum is that it is transparent, so glue shows through, so you need to attach the vellum in places where it will be hidden. After the glue dried I tied the ribbon around the top. I used dimensionals to attach the panel to a Daffodil Delight Card base and again to attach the label.

For the inside of the card, I embossed one of the single flowers from the Stampin’ Up! All That You Are stamp set in white on Daffodil Delight cardstock and two of the leaves in white on Old Olive cardstock. I fussy cut these with the paper snips. I adhered a strip of the Daffodil Delight gingham paper to the bottom of the inside Whisper White panel and matted it with Old Olive. I attached the flower and leaves using multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the panel to the inside of the card using snail.

I love the look and texture that vellum adds to a card, and though it can be tricky to work with, the end result is worth the extra effort.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Akiko

Evening Update

I found out that at TGIF Challenges! the new challenge from yesterday is #TGIFC213 All About that Gingham.

How perfect! Click on the picture above to check out the other entries and get more gingham inspiration. Thanks.

Akiko


Don’t forget that the new Stampin’ Up! 2019- 2020 Annual Catalog becomes active on June 4, 2019. On June 4, ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) while we transition the system to the new catalog. Ordering will be available again no later than noon (MT).

Until then, make sure you pick up products that you want from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog that are retiring. See the details here.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

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:

  • Daffodil Delight – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base, (2) 2 1/2″ x 3″ scraps for label and flower
  • Old Olive – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ for mats, 1″ x 2″ scrap for leaves
  • Whisper White – 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside, 2″ x 2 1/2″ scrap for label
  • Gingham Gala DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Vellum – 3″ x 4 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Just a Note Card

Good morning! Today’s card uses the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set with the Butterfly Duet Punch.

I started out by stamping a bunch of butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set on Thick Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring them with Stampin’ Blends and copic markers. I used light pastel colors – the light Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends along with yellow, green and blue copics. I randomly colored the butterfly wings so that each butterfly is different. The nice thing about these stamps is that you get a large and small butterfly with each stamp and they line up perfectly with the punch.

After stamping and coloring the butterflies, I punched them out and stamped the little butterfly bodies. I then arranged them on the Gingham Gala DSP in Grapefruit Grove with some of the butterflies going over the edge. I attached the butterflies to the paper with mini glue dots in the centers and trimmed the butterflies that went over the edge. Using the Thick Whisper White really gives the butterflies dimension on the paper! I then mounted it on a basic black mat and popped it on a Grapefruit Grove card base with dimensionals.

I took a scrap of basic black and stamped the ‘a little note’ sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder before heat setting. The font is real sweet and goes well with the casual and lighthearted gingham background and colorful butterflies. I wrapped the banner with some whisper white baker’s twine and tied a bow before popping it on the card with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card I took a piece of the gingham DSP and adhered it to the bottom of a piece of Whisper White with multipurpose liquid glue and attached three of the little butterflies with glue dots. I matted the inside piece in Basic Black and attached it to the card base with snail.

We went to our first cookout of the year Saturday and it was a perfect day. This card reminds me of summer picnics with all the butterflies and gingham.

The Gingham Gala DSP is currently available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and will be retiring on June 3 or when supplies run out. The Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet Punch are currently sold as a bundle for 10% off. Both of these items are carried over into the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog (Yay!!) but will no longer be available as a bundle at the discounted price. These are perfect for butterfly lovers!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

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:

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Whisper White – 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for butterflies
  • Gingham Gala DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basic Black – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ for mats, 3/4″ x 3″ scrap for label banner

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Rosy Happy Birthday

Hello and Happy Friday! Today’s card uses the limited-time Everything is Rosy Product Medley that is available this month only while supplies last.

I wanted to showcase the beautiful papers from the Everything is Rosy Medley, and I was inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! #321.

I cut the DSP and attached it to a Melon Mambo mat using snail. I die cut the fancy leaf edge from the Rose Gold foil and attached it to the bottom of the DSP panel with fine tipped glue pen. I then die cut the happy birthday greeting from another piece of Rose Gold foil and attached it with the fine tipped glue pen. NOTE: don’t forget to dot to the ‘i’ in birthday. I lost my first one and had to cut another. When gluing the words to the paper, I set a stamping block on top to hold them down while the glue dried.

I then took a piece of the pretty Melon Mambo ruched ribbon and wrapped it around the top and tied a bow. I popped the panel on the card base with dimensionals. The Rose Gold foil border and die cut words really bring out the shiny accents in the paper!

The inside of the card is pretty simple, with just a Melon Mambo mat and the small floral printed die cut from the Medley glued to the corner.

I knew I had to get this Medley when I saw it and this card came together pretty easily. When I finished, I realized that I did not do any stamping! Click on the image below to go to my online store and see the products in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

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 Buyer 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:

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base
  • Everything is Rosy DSP – 5 1/8″ x 3″
  • Melon Mambo – 3 1/8″ x 5 1/4″, 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Rose Gold Foil – 6″ x 3/4″, 6″ x 1 1/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: