Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! Today I am thinking Spring and bringing you a Thinking of You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies that are part of the Parisian Blossoms suite and Forever Blossoms bundle in the new Mini Catalog. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pool Party card stock with the beautiful Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to a Pool Party card base with snail. I cut a panel of the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Petal Pink mat. I cut one of each of the flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies from Whisper White card stock. Note that the smaller dies cut two flowers in each die and that there are two dies of each for the larger flowers. I cut a total of 8 flowers and for the smaller flowers, I was careful to save the centers. I sponged the edges of each flower with Petal Pink ink along with the centers of the larger flowers. I cut two sets of the stamen center dies from Smoky Slate card stock (note that the die cuts two stamen centers at a time).

I adhered a stamen to the center of each of the larger flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I colored the tiny centers of the smaller flowers with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend. I stuck a glue dot behind each of the small flowers and adhered the centers to the flowers. I cut a branch from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms die set from Soft Suede card stock. I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a scrap of Petal Pink card stock. The font is the same as the font in the Parisian Blossoms suite, so it goes well with the set and gives you alternative sentiments to use while keeping the same elegant feel. I cut the sentiment out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies.

I arranged the branch and label on the Parisian Blossoms DSP panel and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue. I arranged the flowers and adhered the large ones with dimensionals and the small ones with glue dots. I finished off each flower center with a Champagne rhinestone and added a bow to the label made with the metallic edge Petal Pink ribbon. I adhered the Parisian Blossoms panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I kept the inside of the card simple with plenty of space to write a personal message. I adhered a strip of the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and attached it to the inside of the card.

The Parisian Blossoms suite is so beautiful and the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies allow you to create elegant and beautiful dimensional floral cards. With the unique shapes of each flower, you have a lot of movement and flexibility in arranging them on the branch.


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 5″ (flower die cuts)
  • Petal Pink – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (front mat), 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Smoky Slate – 1″ x 2″ (stamen die cuts)
  • Soft Suede – 3″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP – 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! One of my favorite sets from Sale-A-Bration is the Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug stamp set, so I’m featuring it in this week’s blog hop:

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:

I embossed a panel of Granny Apple Green card stock with the Layered Leaves embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic Black mat. Using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes dies, I cut a circle with Pool Party card stock. I used the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies to cut a mat with Basic Black card stock.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White card stock. I colored it with So Saffron, Light Mango Melody, Light Granny Apple Green and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Ladybugs dies. I cut it again with the large stitched circle die so that it aligns with the Pool Party circle. I adhered the flower to the Pool Party circle and then to the Basic Black scalloped circle mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered circles to the Granny Apple Green embossed background with multipurpose liquid glue and popped them all on a So Saffron card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the ladybug in Memento Tuxedo Black on Thick Whisper White and colored it with Light Real Red, Light Petal Pink and both Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Ladybugs dies and popped it on the Pool Party circle with dimensionals. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Little Ladybug stamp set on a strip of So Saffron card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut it out with the banner die from the Sending Flowers dies. I cut a backing from Granny Apple Green card stock using the scalloped label die from the Sending Flowers dies. I adhered these together with glue dots. I adhered a length of Whisper White Flax ribbon behind the labels with glue dots and adhered the layered label on the card with a glue dot behind the circle and dimensionals on the embossed background. I finished off the card front with a Daffodil Delight bow and three red gemstones.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a row of the little playful ladybugs from the Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug stamp set on a Whisper White panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with the Light Petal Pink, Light Real Red and Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I embossed a strip of Granny Apple Green card stock with the Layered Leaves embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

The cute Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug set is a Sale-A-Bration host item that is FREE when your party is over $300 in sales (or if you place an order over $300). The Ladybugs dies is a Coordination Release item that is currently available to demonstrators during Pre-Order and will be available to Customers starting February 4, 2020. The Sending Flowers dies is also a Coordination Release item that will be available on February 4th. Visit my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for full details on Sale-A-Bration and the Coordination Products Release.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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 visiting!

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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • 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″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 1″ x 4″ (label)
  • Granny Apple Green – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 4″ (label)
  • Pool Party – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Basic Black – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (front mat), 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (scalloped circle mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (large flower die cut)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (ladybug die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I have a tropical friendship card made with the beautiful flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp bundle. 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 embossing a panel of Soft Suede card stock with the new Coastal Weave 3d Embossing folder. I adhered it to a Shaded Spruce Card base with snail. I took a piece of Timeless Oasis designer series paper and adhered it to a Shaded Spruce mat and then to the card base with snail. I stamped the large hibiscus, two plumeria flowers and two leafs from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set using Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White card stock. I colored the hibiscus flower with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I colored the smaller plumeria flowers with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends with small touches of Light Real Red in the center. I highlighted the flower petals by using the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to remove color from the flower petals, brushing back and forth in a linear fashion on the hibiscus and brushing in circular motions on the plumeria flower tips. I colored the leaves with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, using the dark marker to highlight the leaf veins.

I stamped the monstera leaf from the Tropical Chic stamp set using the Stamparatus so that it would resemble the leaves on the Tropical Oasis DSP. I first stamped the leaf in Old Olive ink on Thick Whisper White card stock. I wiped the stamp and then inked the edges with Shaded Spruce ink. I used a sponge dauber to blend the ink on the stamp to remove the harsh edge and closed the Stamparatus. This resulted in a two tone look that goes pretty well with the way the leaves are colored on the DSP. I cut out all the flowers and leaves using their coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set on a strip of Whisper white using Sahara Sand ink. I trimmed the end of the label to make an angle and then sponged the edges to give it a vintage look. I adhered it to a Shaded Spruce mat.

I arranged the flowers, leaves and label on the card front. I adhered the label with glue dots. Then I adhered the leaves with glue dots. I added the small plumeria flowers next with glue dots. I finally added the large hibiscus flower with dimensionals. I brushed clear Wink of Stella over the flowers to give them some shimmer. I added two red rhinestones to the plumeria flower centers. I made a bow with Linen Thread and adhered it with a glue dot and finished off the card front with a little monstera leaf embellishment from the Tropical Oasis trinkets.

On the inside, I stamped the hibiscus flower from the Timeless Tropical stamp set on a Whisper White panel in Sahara Sand ink after stamping off. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Tropical Oasis designer series paper. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical bundle has the most beautiful tropical images and dies that coordinate with them. Tropical themed cards are perfect escapes during the cold winter, and this set is perfect for creating them. And the set also brings a bit of nostalgia with the vintage feel in the images and sentiments, evoking memories of warmer times, which help us get through the cold winter.


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Shaded Spruce – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ (mat), 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 6″ (flower die cuts), 3″ x 4″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3/8″ x 4″ (label)
  • Tropical Oasis DSP – 2″ x 4 3/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Bee Mine

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin Kit video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit is fun for Valentine’s Day and goes with many other Stampin’ Up! products.

These are the items I have made with the kit:

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I put together a note card and a gift bag. I also showed the contents of the kit and some of the projects that I made during the week. I also talked about my 5 favorite things about the kit.

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

These are the note cards I made from the kit so far and the middle one is the one I made in the video. In addition to the fun embellishments, the stamps are wonderful. The small floral background stamp is the star here, used to stamp the background on the middle card and the Mint Macaron floral heart on the left.

These are the gift bags I made to show off the features of the kit. The bottom one is the one I did in the video. I wanted to show how versatile the kit elements are for combining with other items you have in your own stash and how the Mint Macaron ink spot and background colors can be combined with your favorite non-kit items. In the bottom gift bag, I used the stamps from the kit to stamp on the back of one of the heart cut outs in Real Red ink. I backed it with one of the Real Red Heart doilies, and three red sequins from the Peaceful Poppies sequins. I finished it off with one of the cute bees and a bow with the Whisper White baker’s twine included in the kit. This shows how the Mint Macaron can be used with any other colors you have in your stash.

This is a card I made using the elements in the kit and there’s a surprise inside. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches #419 – A Sketch by Lee Ann, which is wonderful!

Can you tell I’m in love with the little floral background stamp in the kit? I stamped it on Mint Macaron card stock and Whisper White card stock in Mint Macaron Ink before cutting it out with the Heart punches. I stamped it in Rococo Rose in a continuous fashion to make the angled background paper before cutting it out with the large Stitched Rectangle die. It does make a pretty background handmade DSP paper and is easier to do than I originally thought (but you do have to take your time). Of course I had fun decorating the heart with elements from the Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set.

And on the inside I added one of the little gift bags and a decorated heart. These little bags are perfect for holding gift cards – and that’s what’s inside!

And here are my 5 favorite things about this kit:

  1. The kit coordinates with so many other products that are currently available from Stampin’ Up!
  2. The kit would be great to do with children – so many elements to decorate the hearts and simple stamp designs
  3. You easily combine it with many different ink and card stock colors – not just the ones used in the kit (although they are beautiful too if you are fortunate enough to have them all).
  4. I love that the gift bags are perfect for gift cards – and they are shiny too!
  5. It is fun, relaxing stamp therapy to decorate the hearts with stamps and embellishments in the kit

I hope you enjoy your Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit as much as I did!


February 2020 Paper Pumpkin: The Lovely Day

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help your customers celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

  • Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

AND … the February Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50.

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.

As a bonus during Sale-A-Bration, purchasing a 3-month or longer prepaid subscription qualifies for FREE Sale-A-Bration products!

Sign up deadline for the February 2020 kit is February 10, 2020.


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

Use this host code when you order $50+ 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 your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad Get Well Card

Good Morning! Today I have a get well card made with the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order! Many of the products used in today’s card are Sale-A-Bration items and I will point them out as I mention them. You can find all the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Lily Impressions designer series paper and adhered it to a Pretty Peacock mat with snail. The Lily Impressions designer series paper is another Sale-A-Bration item that is FREE with a $50 order and it’s so pretty! I stamped the large lily and two of the small lilies from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a panel of shimmer white card stock. I used my aqua painter and Petal Pink ink to add color to the base of each petal, leaving the tips white. I did this by smooshing the ink pad to deposit ink on the lid (or you can smoosh it on an extra stamp block) and picked up the ink with the tip of the aqua painter brush and use it to color the image. The shimmer white paper is safe for water coloring, so I chose to use it instead of water color paper – plus you get the benefits of the sparkle!

After coloring the large lily and two small lilies, I cut them out with the Lily Pad dies. The Lily Pad Dies is another FREE Sale-A-Bration product with a $100 order. I stamped a large lily pad leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and two of the smaller leaves using Soft Sea Foam ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock. I cut the leaves out with the Lily Pad dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending You Thoughts stamp set – another Sale-A-Bration item that is available for FREE with a $50 order – using Pretty Peacock ink on a strip of vellum. Ink takes longer to dry on vellum, so I set it aside for a while. After it was dry, I wrapped it around the matted DSP panel and secured it in the back with snail.

I adhered the large lily pad leaf to the Lily Impressions panel with dimensionals and adhered the flower on top with dimensionals. I adhered a small lily leaf and flower with snail. I tied a short length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle and tucked it under the flower with a glue dot. I made a bow with Grapefruit Grove Twine and tucked it on top of the tulle with a glue dot. I adhered the panel to a Pool Party card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set on a Whisper White panel using Pretty Peacock ink. I added the last small flower and leaf to the top corner and a strip of the Lily Impressions designer series paper to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

Sale-A-Bration is the best Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year and the items that are available this year are are incredible! The Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is also special in that it is specially made to be reversible! You can flip the stamp over on the stamp pad and stamp the solid image on the reverse! Sale-A-Bration is going on now through March 31.


Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is going on now. There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

Sale-A-Bration Host Benefits

Hosts with orders of $300 or more can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (Item 152384).

  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order. 
  • Only the host of the order will receive the free stamp set.
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

Sale-A-Bration Joining Benefits

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.). 

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog). 
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″

January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Pretty Peacock – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat)
  • Shimmer White – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (lily flower die cuts)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2″ x 5″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Lily Impressions DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Love You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. When I saw all the tulips showing up in the grocery store flower shop, I immediately thought of the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp bundle. But I had to make it a Valentine’s Day Card because it’s just around the corner, so I decided on red tulips with heart designer series paper – the new From my Heart specialty designer series paper.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make this pretty card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I started by stamping the tulip flowers on thick Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink. I cut them out with the Tulip Builder punch that comes in the Timeless Tulips bundle. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Real Red ink on a small Whisper White Panel. I stamped the stems and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Granny Apple Green. I adhered the panel to a Real Red mat with snail and adhered the Tulips to the card with dimensionals. I finished the panel with a Real Red bow.

I adhered a panel of the Heart DSP from the From My Heart specialty designer series paper to a Real Red card base. I popped the decorated tulip panel on with dimensionals.

I stamped the large tulip flower in Real Red ink on the left side of a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card. I stamped the stem and leaves in Granny Apple Green. I adhered a strip of the Heart DSP to the bottom of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

Valentine’s Day is less than 4 weeks away and the products in the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog create the cutest cards to say Love You Lots!


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

Use this host code when you order $50+ 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 your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2 1/2″ x 4″ (art panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (tulips)
  • From my Heart DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms Hello Card

Good Morning and Happy Friday! Today’s card is a cheerful hello card made with the Sale-A-Bration Thoughtful Blooms stamp set along with the Sale-A-Bration Small Bloom punch. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped several of the large solid blooms from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set on strips of Whisper White card stock in Melon Mambo ink. The Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is available FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase. I cut them out with the Small Bloom punch which is also a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $100 purchase.

I stamped the vines and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set on a panel of Pool Party card stock using Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped the small solid flowers with Pacific Point ink. Then I used the bone folder and curled the petals on the Melon Mambo flowers back and adhered them on the stamped panel with glue dots. I added Pineapple Punch dots to the centers.

I embossed a panel of the Pool Party striped Peaceful Poppies designer series paper with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I adhered the floral Pool Party panel to the top of a Whisper White mat and the embossed DSP to the bottom with snail. I tied a length of Whisper White crinkle seam binding around the middle and made a bow. I adhered the layered panel to a Pool Party card base with dimensionals. I stamped the hello sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a strip of Pool Party. I added some small Melon Mambo flowers and a leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and cut it out with the small scalloped rectangle from the stitched so sweetly dies. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a Melon Mambo flower with some Granny Apple Green leaves and vines and Pacific Point small flowers. I used my Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write marker to color the flower centers and finished it off with a strip of embossed Pool Party striped DSP. I adhered it to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is a sweet set with lots of different sized flowers and leaves. I only used the solid stamps, it has some great options for two-step stamping to produce multi colored flowers. It’s a great FREE Sale-A-Bration option at the $50 level.


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For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

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January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2 (card base), 3 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (floral panel 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel) 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front mat), (3) 1″ x 5″ strips (punched flowers)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP (Pool Party striped) – 2″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed front), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have another Valentine’s Day Card made with the cute Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle and the From My Heart specialty designer series paper.

We have a sketch challenge this week and we’re still working to inspire you for Valentine’s Day, so here is the sketch we are using:

I started by punching two hearts from the From My Heart Specialty DSP. The first is the Flirty Flamingo and Real Red fancy foil heart using the regular heart punch and the second is the red foil scalloped heart using the scalloped heart punch. Both of these punches are included in the Heartfelt bundle and they fit perfectly together. I adhered the two foil hearts together with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered them to a Flirty Flamingo heart doily with dimensionals.

I cut two rectangles using other paper from the From My Heart Specialty DSP pack using the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered them together at an angle with multipurpose liquid glue. I ran a panel of Flirty Flamingo Card Stock through the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to a Flirty Flamingo card base. I adhered the From My Heart DSP panels to the center and then the layered hearts on top.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Heartfelt stamp set on a strip of Real Red card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the long label from the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue. I finished the card front with 9 From My Heart faceted gems adhered to the heart DSP above the layered heart.

I stamped the heart with the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set on a panel of Whisper White using Flirty Flamingo ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the heart DSP and adhered it to a Real Red mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The From My Heart specialty designer series paper is so pretty – I have loved all the cards I have made with it. And I love the punch pack in the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle, with the scalloped punch sized perfectly to match the regular punch.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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 visiting!

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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside mat), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside panel)
  • From My Heart specialty DSP – (2) 3″ x 4 1/4″ (die cut stitched rectangles), 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inside trim), foil hearts for punches

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a cute, colorful birthday card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies bundle from the new Stampin’ Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. The Bonanza Buddies photopolymer stamp set has the cutest little critters and the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper has fun colors with pretty party designs. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post with the sizes of cardstock used.

The lay out for my card is based on the sketch in CAS(E) this Sketch #354:

I adhered a panel of the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper to a Bermuda Bay card base. I added another strip of the DSP (the one with the balloons) along the side. Then I used the tag die from the Bonanza dies, that is part of the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies bundle, to cut tags from the speckled light Bermuda Bay and birthday candles paper in the Birthday Bonanza DSP pack. I offset the tags and adhered them together with multipurpose liquid glue added some Crushed Curry seam binding ribbon to the top tied with the metallic Bermuda Bay twine. This twine is from the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins pack that is FREE as part of Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.

I adhered the tags to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped and die cut the lion from the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies bundle next. The lion is made with 3 stamps – one with the body and head, one with the mane and tail tip and one with the face. I stamped the body and head in Daffodil Delight, the mane and tail in Mango Melody and the face with Memento Tuxedo Black, all on whisper white card stock. Then there are two dies – one with the head and body and one with the mane and tail. So I cut them out using the dies – giving me four die cuts. I adhered the face to the mane and the tail tip to the tail. Then I adhered the body to the tag with multipurpose liquid glue and the face and mane on top with dimensionals. Then I stamped the hat in Poppy Parade ink and the Pompom in Bermuda Bay ink on a scrap of Whisper White and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I die cut the hat a little crooked so I used my paper snips to straighten it out and adhered it to the lion’s head with multipurpose liquid glue.

I die cut two of the pennant banners from the Birthday Bonanza DSP and adhered them to the bottom, using multipurpose liquid glue over the tags, and dimensionals over the background. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Bermuda Bay card stock. I trimmed the ends and adhered it to the card with multipurpose liquid glue and a piece of a dimensional.

I decorated the inside by stamping the balloons in Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies stamp set and added a strip of the Birthday Bonanza DSP to the bottom before adhering to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies bundle has so many stamps and is so versatile for creating birthday or party themed cards. The little critters are so cute and the dies are so versatile with a tag die and party banners. And coupled with the pretty Birthday Bonanza designer series paper, you have perfect compliments to make cheerful, fun projects for kids of all ages!


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (lion die cuts) , 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (little critters and presents background), 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (balloons), (2) 2 1/4″ x 4″ (light Bermuda Bay confetti and candles for tags), (2)1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (Grapefruit Grove stars and Daffodil Delight confetti for pennant banners), 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today it is time for the January Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop and the theme is “Love”. I made a note card with the awesome Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set with a little treat holder made with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box dies. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I am featuring the new Best Dressed designer series paper for today’s project because hearts and flowers with presents say LOVE:

I cut a panel of the Best Dressed designer series paper and adhered it to the front of a Whisper White Note Card. I took a panel of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink. I stamped the two thickest images of the rose in Highland Heather ink. I stamped off the thick one and then stamped the thinner one on top full strength.

I stamped several of the round flowers in Daffodil Delight. I inked up the single flower that was off to the side and again stamped the thicker image after stamping off once and the highlight stamp full strength. I stamped the single leaf the same way using Mint Macaron – stamping off once for the background and full strength for the highlight. These two-step stamping sets make a nice design when used this way and the photopolymer makes it easy to see and control your design. For the red flowers, I used my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write marker to hand draw small wispy flowers to echo the flowers in the background paper.

After I finished stamping the panel, I adhered it to a Purple Posy mat with multipurpose liquid glue and then popped it on the front of the note card with dimensionals. I finished off the front with a Purple Posy faceted dot and a Blackberry Bliss twine bow. I decorated the envelope by stamping the flower and some leaves in Highland Heather and Mint Macaron, just like the card front.

I used the same sheet of Best Dressed designer series paper to make a Mini Curvy Keepsake box. I used the heart tag die cut to cut a heart from the DSP and from Blackberry Bliss card stock. I decorated the hearts with the small stitched heart from the Stitched Labels dies – I was pleased that these hearts go together perfectly. I tied the hearts to the box handle with Mossy Meadow Linen Thread.

I kept the inside simple, just adding some hearts made with the small heart die.

This set is designed for a quick little love note and chocolate treat – perfect for that someone special!

Thanks for visiting and on with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jaimie’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the beautiful projects that the team has created for our hop today and that they inspire you for celebrating Valentine’s Day and fill your heart with love.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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 week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Best Dressed DSP – 6″ x 6″ (mini curvy keepsake box and die cuts), 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (background)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 2″ x 2″ (die cut)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 4″ (floral panel)
  • Purple Posey – 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 1″ (die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: