Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane with Perennial Essence DSP Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I have a clean and simple – CAS – card that uses the new Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane cling stamp set, the new Perennial Essence Designer Series paper and the Stampin’ Up! Well Written dies.

This card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #394 and I really tried to keep it simple in keeping with the CAS philosophy. Check out the FMS394 designer inspiration and other challenge entries. You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by cutting a strip of the pretty Perennial Essence DSP and matting it with Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

I then made the pretty daisy by stamping the small daisy from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane cling stamp set in Versamark ink on Vellum cardstock. I then dusted it with white embossing powder and heat set. I punched it with the Medium Daisy punch. I did this twice so that I had two sets of flower petals. I used my bone folder to gently curl the petals back and attached them together using a glue dot. The flower is finished with one of the Perennial Essence Floral Centers embellishments. Look at that shine!

I next die cut the word ‘friend’ using the Stampin’ Up! Well Written dies in Flirty Flamingo and adhered it to the DSP with the fine tipped glue pen. I attached the daisy with a glue dot and attached the DSP panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. That’s it!

The inside is pretty simple too – I accented the whisper white with a strip of the Stampin’ Up! Perennial Essence DSP and added a flirty flamingo mat before attaching it to the card base with snail.

This was a quick card and I was so tempted to dress it up more with ribbon or leaves but decided to leave it be and let the daisy and DSP take the spotlight. What do you think?

A simple pretty friendship card that that can be used for any occasion. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

July 1 – 15 Host Code: 6X3A6D6C

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 – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Vellum – (2) 2 1/2″ square scraps
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 1 7/8″ x 5 1/2″, 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun summer friendship card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront photopolymer stamp set. You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Today’s card was inspired by the fun sketch at Try Stampin on Tuesday Challenge 413. This sketch was a little challenging – I hope that I’ve captured it! Check out the designers examples and the other challenge entries.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set because it allows you to stretch your creativity so much and I’m amazed at all the beautiful cards that folks have created with it. I started this scene by using the long double stroke stamp to create the island in Crumb Cake ink. I wanted the shoreline to resemble the scallops in the sketch, so I positioned the stamp horizontally and then turned it around and stamped again to get little coves. I double stamped to get lighter shades and sometimes just inked up part of the stamp to add color to specific areas. With this stamp set it’s fun to just build up the color until you get what you want. I next worked on the ocean in Coastal Cabana ink.

For the ocean, I used the long single stroke stamp and again double and triple stamped to get color variations that resembled waves. I next stamped the sun and then sponged the sky in the retired color Soft Sky.

I then stamped the palm tree grove by stamping the trunks from the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set using Soft Suede and then the tree tops using Shaded Spruce and Old Olive. By using both colors, I gave the image a little more depth. I then stamped the little cabanas, one for you and one for your friend, in Calypso Coral ink. I finished by stamping the small seagulls from the High Tide stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once finished I adhered a Coastal Cabana mat to the back.

I took the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set and stamped it on a piece of scrap Whisper White paper in Calypso Coral ink. I cut it out with a stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes die cuts. I then cut a scrap piece of Coastal Cabana using the decorative circle die from the Stitched Labels die cut set and adhered it to the back of the sentiment and popped it on the art piece with dimensional and popped them both to a Bermuda Bay card base, again with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a little scene using the same elements as the card front on another piece of Whisper White. I matted it again with Coastal Cabana cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set is awesome for creativity expression – anything goes! And a day at the beach with friends is a perfect summer day. Can you hear the waves?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great summer day!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

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:

  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 2″ x 5 1/2″, 1 1/2″ square scrap
  • Coastal Cabana – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2″ square scrap

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! New Promotions Coming Soon

Good morning! I just heard about 3 great new promotions that are starting soon and I wanted to share the news. Don’t worry, I have a new card post coming tomorrow morning.


Stamps on the Clearance Rack Tomorrow

Tomorrow, June 26, at 12:01 AM (MT), for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack! This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again. You can find the list of stamp sets that are planned to to on sale here.


Bonus Days are Back!!

Bonus Days will run July through August and has two phase. During the month of July, every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code, which you’ll be able to redeem in August. There is no limit to how many coupons can be earned. During the month of August, it’s time for you to redeem those Bonus Days coupon codes!  There’s no limit to how many coupons codes can be redeemed, but remember that these codes will expire on August 31.

Earnings Period Details – July 1 – 31

  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Redemption Period Details – August 1–31

  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Extra, Extra Joining Promotion

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.  Are you interested?  Keep reading to learn more!

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual.  You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.

If you’ve ever considered purchasing the starter kit, now is a great time. If you have any questions, contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com and I’ll be happy to help.

Have a great day!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

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.

Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace Hello Card

Happy Monday Morning! With the last card and 4th of July just around the corner, I wanted to make another red, white and blue card. I also wanted to play with the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set to see how it would work in a randomly stamped all over pattern – like handmade DSP. Here is the result. You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was also inspired by this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches – Freshly Made Sketches #393 – A Sketch by Lee Ann. This is a great clean and simple card sketch that is pretty easy to do and results in beautiful cards, so visit them for more inspiration.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the large image from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set and the little rose image several times on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Real Red ink. I did this again with a strip of whisper white for the inside. I die cut 2 strips of Whisper white on the large stitched lace die, and then cut one edge with the border die. It came out so delicate and pretty!

Using the multipurpose liquid glue, I adhered the lace strips to the top and bottom back of the stamped panel. I then attached the thin Real Red strips to the border, also with liquid multipurpose glue. I colored come of the Clear Faceted Gems red with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker and attached them to the center of the flowers.

I made a Blueberry Bushel card base and stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace stamp set on the bottom of the card base using Versamark ink after dusting it with the embossing buddy. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and heat set. Since I stamped directly on the card base, it was a little warped after heating, so I put the card base under a stack of books for a couple of hours to flatten it. I was relieved that this worked!

For the inside, I attached the stamped strip to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to a Real Red mat with snail. Then I attached it to the inside of the card with snail.

As a final touch, I stamped the small rose image to the back of the envelope flap with Real Red ink to coordinate with the card. I have seen so many pretty cards with the large floral spray as the focal image, and I am pleased that it worked out so well when randomly stamped all over like a DSP.

I hope you enjoyed this little patriotic hello card and I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

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:

  • Blueberry Bushel – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Real Red – 3 3/4″ x 5″, (2) 1/8″ x 4″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 3″, (2) 3/4″ x 4, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases Birthday Card

Hello! Today’s project is a layered floral birthday card with red tulips in a navy vase featuring the Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases photopolymer stamp set.

My card was inspired by two challenges going on this week. The first challenge is the Sunday Stamps SSC207 Summer Adventure:

The inspiration and colors perfectly capture my current mood – finding relief from the hot humid summer! The second challenge is the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #317.

This simple sketch is really great for handmade cards with the layered look! Head over to both of these challenges to be inspired by the design teams and other challenge players. Now for today’s card – you can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by cutting a piece of the retired Wood Textures DSP. I stamped the birthday wishes sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy on the bottom of the DSP and adhered it to a Night of Navy Card base. I used the large narrow rectangle in the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock and then ran it through the Subtles embossing folder. I took a piece of White Bakers twine and dyed it red using a couple of drops of Cherry Cobbler re-inker mixed with a couple of squirts of water on a paper plate. I then took the twine and swooshed it in the red water and let it dry. Once dry, I wrapped it around the Seaside Spray die cut and tied a bow.

I next stamped the tall vase from the Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases stamp set on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and Punched it out using the Vase Builder punch. I next stamped three of the tulip shapes in Cherry Cobbler on Real Red scraps and then punched them out as well. I finally stamped the leaf using Old Olive ink on a scrap of Old Olive cardstock and punched it out as well. Boy, it felt good to use up some of those small scraps I always seem to save!

Then I cut a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes dies in Whisper White and a Real Red scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals dies. I glued these together with multipurpose liquid glue. I positioned the elements on the panel and drew the stems with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write marker. I glued the leaf on with the multipurpose liquid glue and attached the flowers with mini dimensionals. I used regular dimensionals to attach the vase.

I attached the Seaside Spray embossed panel to the card with dimensionals and then the oval focal piece using dimensionals on the right and glue dots on the left where it overlapped the Seaside Spray panel. I finished off the card front with 3 large faux pearls colored with the dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend. So pretty and patriotic!

I finished off the inside of the card by stamping the sentiment in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel. I attached a strip of the DSP to the bottom and stamped a tulip in Real Red in the upper right corner. I attached the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and attached it to the inside of the card using snail adhesive.

The Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases photopolymer stamp set is so versatile because it has so many images and great sentiments. The Vase Builder Punch is a must have for easily creating dimensional cards, although the images in the stamp set are also great without the punch for creating clean and simple flat cards.

Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Seaside Spray – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2″ x 4″
  • Real Red – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, scraps for flowers
  • Old Olive – scrap for leaf
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper – 2 1/2″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 2″ x 3″
  • Thick Whisper White – 1″ x 1 1/2″ scrap for vase

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: