Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Friendship Card

Hello and Happy Friday! Today I have a friendship card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden bundle. This stamp set includes beautiful flower and fence images that look like you are in an English country garden. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut out an oval in a Sahara Sand panel using the large die in the Layering Ovals dies. I embossed the panel with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder. I colored a whisper White panel with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend on the top and Old Olive on the bottom. I ran the panel through the Subtle embossing folder to give it a little texture.

Using the stamps in the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden stamp set, I stamped the gate, one of each of the flower clusters, the little bird and cat with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Whisper White. I cut them out with the matching die from the Garden Gateway dies and used Stampin’ Blends to color the. I colored the flowers with Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green. I colored the cat with Mango Melody and Crumb Cake and the bird with Balmy Blue and Mango Melody. I added touch of Granny Apple Green to the grass on the gate and colored the area between the slats with Light Pool Party.

Using multipurpose liquid glue, I adhered the gate, tall flowers and bird to the colored and embossed Whisper White panel. I positioned the panel behind the embossed Sahara Sand panel and adhered it with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Moments stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Whisper White strip. I colored a length of Burlap Ribbon with the dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the label on top with glue dots and added an Old Olive gemstone. I adhered the cat and small flower cluster on the panel with multipurpose liquid glue and dimensionals. I finished the panel off with a looped bow made with regular and Mossy Meadow Linen Thread. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the tall and short flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a panel of Whisper White. I colored them to match the flowers on the front with Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden bundle is such a sweet set that is perfect for Springtime cards.


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

March 1 – 15 Host Code: BQCVV2RG

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 2020 January-June Mini 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • Sahara Sand – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (brick embossed background), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (front background panel), 3″ x 7″ (garden die cuts), 5/8″ x 4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Special Someone Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have made a whimsical thank you card using the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set along with the matching Special Day dies from the Coordination Release. Here’s my card:

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

I embossed a panel of the wood grain paper from the Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper with the Woodland embossing folder. I cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the grass die from the Special Day dies. I embossed the grass strip with the Subtle embossing folder. I cut the tree from Mossy Meadow card stock using the tree die from the Sweet Silhouettes dies. I sponged the top of a Whisper White panel with Balmy Blue ink so that it would look like a sky. I adhered the grass to the bottom of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the tree to the right side of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue and trimmed the ends. I adhered the panel to the embossed wood grain paper with multipurpose liquid glue.

On a panel of Whisper White, I stamped the raccoon from the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the squirrel in Early Espresso ink and the mouse in Gray Granite ink. I cut out all three critters using the coordinating dies from the Special Day dies. I colored the raccoon and squirrel with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the mouse with the Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. I adhered them to the front with dimensionals. I stamped the butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I die cut the flowers with the 4-flower dies using Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Petal Pink and Pool Party card stock scraps. I adhered them to the bottom with multipurpose liquid glue and added a pearl to the center of each.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock. I cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I wrapped it with linen thread and tied a bow to the left side. I adhered it to the panel with dimensionals and I adhered the decorated panel to a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the grass die from the Special Day dies. I embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

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:


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

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 2020 January-June Mini 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:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 3/4″ x 4 5/8″ (card front grass), 1″ x 5 1/4″ (inside grass), 1″ x 2 1/2″ (label)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (tree)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (card front), 3″ x 4″ (critter die cuts), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Pressed Petals DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Pool Party – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (flowers)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today I have a Congratulations card made with the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle. This stamp set has wonderful sentiments and is bundled with the Poppy Moments dies that create beautiful die cut poppies. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut the large poppy with the dies in the Poppy Moments die set in Real Red and Poppy Parade card stocks. I cut the solid piece from Poppy Parade and the outline piece from Real Red. I adhered them with liquid glue and added a center cut from Basic Black card stock. I cut two sets of the large single leaf dies, using Mossy Meadow for the outline and Old Olive for the solid. I adhered them together with liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Old Olive card stock and embossed it with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered it to the bottom of a Blackberry Bliss mat with snail and added a panel of Peaceful Poppies designer series paper to the top. I covered the seam with a strip of Real Red Stitched Ribbon and secured it in the back. I stamped the Congratulations greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Rick Razzleberry and trimmed the ends before adhering it to the embossed Old Olive panel with liquid glue.

I adhered the leaves using liquid glue and popped the flower on with dimensionals. I finished off the panel with a Real Red bow and clear gemstones. I popped the panel on the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the same Peaceful Poppies DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel before adhering it to a Blackberry Bliss mat. I then adhered it to the inside of the card. I finished off the inside by adhering a small die cut poppy that was made with Poppy Parade, Real Red and Basic Black card stock.

The die cut poppies in the Poppy Moments are so dramatic and make every card special. And they go so well with the wonderful greetings in the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set.


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

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 2020 January-June Mini 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • Blackberry Bliss – (2) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Old Olive – 1 1/2″ x 5″ (embossed panel), 1″ x 5″ (die cut leaves)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 5″ (die cut leaves)
  • Rich Razzleberry – 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Poppy Parade – 3″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • Real Red – 3″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • Basic Black = 1 1/2″ x 2″ (die cut flower centers)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5″ (card front), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Lovely Day

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin Kit video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin kit goes well with the Sale-A-Bration Happy Birthday stamp set and I used it to make pretty alternative design cards.

These are the cards I have made so far with the kit:

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I put together some of the cards from the kit and explained how I made the alternative cards. 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.

Unfortunately, I had technical problems downloading my video, so I couldn’t post it to YouTube this week. I’ll look into it more during the week so I can be sure to upload next week’s video and upload yesterday’s too.

These are the cards that I made according to the instructions provided. I did make some changes though. On the Rich Razzleberry base card, I stamped the HAVE A on the wrong edge, so I couldn’t align the the lovely as in the picture – but I think it worked out ok anyway. On the Pretty Peacock card, I colored the cake icing with my Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and stamped the BIRTHDAY in with my Pretty Peacock ink pad. I also used the iridescent sequins from my stash because I wanted more of a monochromatic look. On the Rococo Rose and Petal Pink card, I just used the celebrate greeting and skipped the label. I also stamped on the inside of the cards and you can see them in the video. The elements in the kit are pretty flexible and you can make pretty cards quite easily!

Here is one of the alternative design cards I made with the Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin kit. I used the papers from the Rococo Rose card and used the pretty floral cake from the Sale-A-
Bration Happy Birthday To You
stamp set. I stamped the cake in Rococo Rose and colored it with my Petal Pink, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I also used the matching Birthday dies from the Coordination Release and accented the background with those pretty Petal Pink iridescent sequins from the Paper Pumpkin kit. In the video, you can see how I stamped the large flower on the inside of the card.

Here is the second alternative design card I made with the Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin kit. I stamped the large flower in Smoky Slate ink on a panel of Whisper White and cut it out with the Stitched so Sweetly dies. I colored it with Rich Razzleberry, Petal Pink, So Saffron and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the congratulations in Versamark Ink on a panel of Old Olive. I sprinkled it with Silver embossing powder and heat set. I fussy cut around the letters and popped it on the panel with dimensionals. I used the Stitched Rectangle die to cut a panel of the Rick Razzleberry card base from the kit and adhered it to an Old Olive mat. I adhered the floral panel to the top with snail and popped it on a Rich Razzleberry card base.

The elements in the Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin kit coordinate with many items you may already have in your stash and are flexible and versatile enough make pretty cards that you customize to your exclusive designs.

Here are my five favorite things about the kit:

  1. I love the stamp set included in the kit – it has pretty images and is versatile.
  2. The envelopes in the kit are a nice unique design.
  3. The papers in the kit are pretty.
  4. The die cuts are fantastic
  5. It has pretty clear pink iridescent sequins.

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


March 2020 Paper Pumpkin: No Matter the Weather

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you and your customers. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets! 

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you and your subscribers will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
  • The additional stamp set coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

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 March 2020 kit is March 10, 2020.


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies You Mean So Much Card

Good Morning and Happy Friday! I have another card today made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set. 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 Poppy Parade card stock with the Scripty embossing folder. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat with snail and then to a Poppy Parade card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the Poppy and bud from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Thick Whisper White. I colored it with the Poppy Parade and Old Olive Stampin Blends. I cut it out with the large label from the Painted Labels dies. The Painted Labels dies come bundled with the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set for a 10% discount. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set using Versamark Ink on a strip of Basic Black. I sprinkled it with White Embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I finished off the card front with three rhinestones.

I embossed a strip of Poppy Parade with the Scripty embossing folder and adhered it to the side of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

It’s funny because when I first envisioned this card, I wanted to do a White on White theme with the red poppy making a big contrast. As I pulled it together, first the card base turned red, then the mats turned black and finally the embossed background turned red. Oh Well – but I do like how it turned out. We’ll have to do White on White another day. Have a great weekend!!


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

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:

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 5″ (embossed inside trim)
  • Basic Black – (2) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats), 1/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 4″ (flower label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: