Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I am ready for Spring and warm weather and sunshine, so I made this little hello card with the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp bundle.

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

I started by running a panel of Balmy Blue card stock through the Subtle embossing folder and adhering it to a Balmy blue card base with liquid glue. I took a panel of the raindrop paper from the Pleased as Punch designer series paper that is part of the Coordination Release and cut it with the largest scalloped rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I also cut a panel of Thick Whisper White with the same die and adhered it to the back of the raindrop paper.

I punched three umbrellas from the umbrella paper in the Pleased as Punch DSP pack with the Umbrella Builder punch and also adhered them to an umbrella punched from Thick Whisper White paper. I stamped 3 umbrella handles from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Smoky Slate card stock and punched them out with the umbrella handle in the Umbrella Builder punch. I arranged the umbrellas on the raindrop panel and adhered the handles with liquid glue and the umbrella tops with dimensionals.

I stamped the Hello Sunshine greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink on a panel of Blushing Bride. I cut it out with the second smallest rectangle of the Stitched so Sweetly dies using the two step die cutting method so that it is just a little bit shorter. I adhered it to the raindrop panel with liquid glue. I stamped and colored 7 large and 1 small floral clusters in Light Granny Apple Green, Dark Calypso Coral, Dark Pool Party, Dark Mango Melody, Light Flirty Flamingo, Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut them out and adhered the small flowers to the label and three of the large ones to the bottom of the panel with liquid glue. I finished off the panel with a Whisper White twine bow on an umbrella panel and popped it on the embossed card base with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I trimmed the bottom of a Whisper White panel with the raindrop DSP. I adhered the remaining flower clusters across the bottom with liquid glue and adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

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 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 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:

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Smoky Slate – 1/2″ x 6″ (umbrella handles)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 4 1/2″ (umbrella backings), 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (raindrop panel backing)
  • Blushing Bride – 1 1/2″ x 3″
  • Whisper white 3 3/4″ x 5″, (3) 1″ x 5″ (scraps for flower clusters)
  • Pleased as Punch DSP – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (raindrop panel die cut) 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (raindrop inside trim), 3 umbrellas to punch out.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Opening available in March

Hello! This is a second post for today to let you of some current specials:

  • Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club opening in March
  • Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Points Ordering Bonus
  • March Paper Pumpkin Kit is available to order now
  • Coordination Product Release is available
  • Sale-A-Bration is going on now

Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Opening in March

Are you interested in building your Stampin’ Up! supplies a little at a time and still want to be able to also receive host benefits?  An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  And I’ve got an opening in my Online host club that will be starting on March 1!

Here’s how it works:

You sign up for a 6-month term and commit to:

  • Placing a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • Using the Host Code for each month that I provide to you in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, a random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • a $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Host Dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • You earn one Wildflower Reward point for every $25 that you order on your Online Host Club Orders.  So your $25.00 order earns one Wildflower Reward every month, a $50 order earns 2 reward points, a $75 order earns you 3 reward points, etc.  You’ll earn at least 6 reward points during your membership, building up your Wildflower Rewards towards FREE Items
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!

At the end of the 6 months, you will get first right at signing up for the next 6 month term.

During your host month you are also welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders), it’s that easy!  And if you already have 5 other friends that want to do this, you can start your own Exclusive Club!

Questions? Call me at 484-356-5031 or email me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com

U.S. residents only  please.  I am not permitted to sell outside the country I reside in.

Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus

This week I am celebrating my anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! And in addition to everything else going on I am offering DOUBLE Wildflower Points on orders through February 15. If you don’t know about my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before S & H) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends on Saturday February 15, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me.


Paper Pumpkin March 2020: 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. NOTE: Prepaid Subscriptions of 3 months or longer qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

You can subscribe for the March kit from February 11–March 10. Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.


Stampin’ Up! Coordination Release is Available Now

Stampin’ Up! has a special release coming on February 4 with a limited set of products that coordinate with items in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Here are the products in the Release with some inspiration.

Here are the details:

  • February 4–March 31, 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit. 
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Head over to my Online Store to purchase these items now.


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

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is entering its second month. 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″

And to sweeten the Joining offer, a Sale-A-Bration Release 2 pre-order period just opened up and you can add items from this release to your Starter Kit.

For more details on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, see my Join My Team page. There is a Join My Team button at the bottom where you can start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to tell you more.


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 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!

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.

Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Birthday and I made a pretty pink birthday card with the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies to share.

I started by embossing a panel of Petal Pink card stock with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhering it to a Petal Pink card base with snail.

To make the flowers, I cut out three sets of the two largest petals and three sets of the two smallest petals from Whisper White card stock using the Stampin’ Up Cherry Blossom dies. Note that the small petals have two flower clusters on each die, so I ended up with six of each of the smaller petal clusters and three of each of the larger petal clusters. I sponged the edges of each petal cluster with Petal Pink ink and curled the edges up with my bone folder. I assembled three large flowers with multipurpose liquid glue, layering four flowers from largest on the bottom to smallest on top, turning each so that the petals fall between the petals on the layer below. I assembled three small flowers starting with a 1/4″ x 1/4″ scrap of Whisper White and layering the two smallest petal clusters on top of it with multipurpose liquid glue, turning each layer so the petals fall between the petals below.

I cut five sets of the large embossed leaves and three sets of the smallest embossed leaves. I adhered three leaves on the back of each of the large flowers and two leaves on the back of the small flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered champagne rhinestones in the center of each flower. I cut a Sahara Sand branch using the die from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the small label die from the Painted Labels dies. I arranged the flowers and branch on the card with the label and adhered everything down with glue dots. I tied a length of Petal Pink ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot.

I stamped the large floral branch from the Forever Blossoms cling stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a Whisper White panel. I embossed a strip of Petal Pink with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail. I stamped the floral branch on a medium Whisper White envelope to coordinate with the card.


Let’s visit the other beautiful projects in the Blog Hop. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Mary Deatherage’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie Troyer created.

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


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 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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside embossed trim)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 6″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Sahara Sand – 2 1/2″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), (2) 1″ x 5″ & (2) 1 1/4″ x 5″ (flower die cuts), 2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. This is my last Valentine’s Day card and it is inspired by a pretty note card that I found on Pinterest. I am using the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle along with the 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 was inspired to make this card when I saw a pretty card by Mary Fish on Pinterest, so I CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything) it. Here’s her original note card.

Using the Heart Punch Pack, I punched the Real Red scalloped foil heart with the scalloped heart punch and the Flirty Flamingo and Real Red foil heart with the regular heart punch and adhered them together. I punched an additional scalloped heart from thick Whisper White card stock to give the heart stiffness and adhered it to the back. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Thick Whisper White that was cut out with the Stitched so Sweetly dies. I wrapped a length of Real Red stitched ribbon around the panel and secured it in the back. I popped the heart on the panel with dimensionals and finished the panel with some faceted dots and a bow.

I cut a panel of the From My Heart designer series paper with the Stitched Rectangle dies and adhered it to a Flirty Flamingo mat. I adhered the panel to a Real Red card base and then adhered the decorated Whisper White panel on top.

For the inside of the card, I added a strip of the From My Heart designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I stamped two Real Red and a Flirty Flamingo heart from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in the corner. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

All the Stampin’ Up! Valentine’s Day sets in the new Mini Catalog are great this year! The From My Heart specialty designer series paper is the prettiest Valentine’s Day paper ever and so all the Valentines for this year are sure to please!


Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus

I am in the middle of celebrating my anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! And in addition to Sale-A-Bration and the Coordination Products Release, I am offering DOUBLE Wildflower Points on orders through February 15. If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before S & H) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends on Saturday February 15, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me.


Today is the Sign Up Deadline for the 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.

Sign up deadline for the February 2020 kit is today!


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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 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 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 – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ (front mat)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 3″ x 3″ (scalloped heart punch)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • From My Heart DSP – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (die cut panel), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), foil hearts for punching

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Breathtaking Bouquet Wedding Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made an elegant wedding card with the new Stampin’ Up! Breathtaking Bouquet stamp set to share today.

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

I started by stamping the Stampin’ Up! Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp set on a panel of Basic Black card stock using VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the third largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies. I cut a panel of Gold Foil and ran it through the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I popped the embossed gold foil on a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. I popped the floral embossed basic black die cut panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a panel of Whisper White. I sprinkled Gold embossing powder on it and heat set. I cut it out with a Stitched Nested Label die. I stamped the top of the birthday cake from the Happy Birthday to You Sale-A-Bration stamp set twice on a panel of Basic Black card stock in VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled them with Gold embossing powder and heat set. I cut each cluster with the coordinating die from the Birthday Dies and I fussy cut the top flower in each cluster. I put one aside for the inside of the card.

I cut the leaf spray from the Birthday dies on a panel of Gold foil giving me two dies. I adhered the dies and label to the card front with glue dots. I adhered the Happy Birthday to You flower to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with a gold glitter enamel dot.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Forever Blossoms on a Whisper White panel using VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder and heat set. I added a strip of Gold foil that was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder to the bottom and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail. I finished the inside with the second Happy Birthday to You embossed flower.

It’s fun to use Foil in making cards, and it is so elegant and beautiful when embossed. Good thing there are Weddings to have an excuse to be so extravagant!

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 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 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 2 1/2″ x 6″ (die cuts), 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (front mat)
  • Gold Foil – 3 5/8″ x 5″ (front embossed background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 2″ (die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus

Good Morning! I don’t have a pretty card to show you this morning, but I want to share some some news about great deals happening now.

  • Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Points Ordering Bonus
  • Coordination Product Release is available
  • Sale-A-Bration is going on now

Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus

This week I am celebrating my anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! And in addition to everything else going on I am offering DOUBLE Wildflower Points on orders through February 15. If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before S & H) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends on Saturday February 15, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me.


Stampin’ Up! Coordination Release is Available Now

Stampin’ Up! has a special release coming on February 4 with a limited set of products that coordinate with items in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Here are the products in the Release with some inspiration.

Here are the details:

  • February 4–March 31, 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit. 
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Head over to my Online Store to purchase these items now.


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

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is entering its second month. 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″

And to sweeten the Joining offer, a Sale-A-Bration Release 2 pre-order period just opened up and you can add items from this release to your Starter Kit.

For more details on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, see my Join My Team page. There is a Join My Team button at the bottom where you can start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to tell you more.


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 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! Tomorrow is Happy Inkin Blog Hop Thursday, and I will have a beautiful Wedding Card for you in the special Blog Hop color palette.

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.

Stampin’ Up! Sending You Thoughts and Sending Flowers Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today is Coordination Products Release Day!! And to celebrate, I have a special spring congratulations card made with a the Stampin’ Up! Sending Flowers die set that is part of the new items available today. 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 a panel of the striped Pleased as Punch designer series paper, which is also available today in the Coordination Product Release, and adhered it to a Granny Apple Green card base.

I cut the pretty circular floral die from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Flowers dies from Thick Whisper White Card Stock. I colored the stems and leaves on each flower with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. I cut two sets of flowers each from Highland Heather, Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight card stock. I adhered the die cut flowers on each stem of the frame with tiny dots of multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the die cut panel on the card front with dimensionals, carefully trimming and placing a piece of a dimensional behind each flower. I accented each of the petal flowers with a pearl.

I cut the scalloped label from Pool Party card stock using the scalloped label die from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Flowers dies. I stamped the Congratulation! sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending You Thoughts Sale-A-Bration stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink on a strip of Daffodil Delight card stock. I cut it out with the banner die from the Sending Flowers dies using the two step technique so that it would be shorter than normal. I adhered the labels together with snail and adhered it to the card with snail. I stamped the Whisper White crinkle ribbon with Pool Party ink and the small splotch stamp in the Painted Petals stamp set. I tied a bow and adhered it to the label with a glue dot. I finished the label with a pearl on the other end.

I decorated the inside by adhering some of the leftover die cut flowers on the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card. A cheerful Spring themed congratulations card is great for many occasions – new baby, graduation, engagement, promotion – all wonderful causes for celebration!

The Stampin’ Up! Sending You Thoughts Sale-A-Bration stamp set is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration which is going on now. It has lots of cute sentiments that can be used for many occasions. The Stampin’ Up! Sending Flowers die set and Pleased as Punch designer series paper are finally available today for the first time as part of the Coordination Release! This special release has products that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration items or items in the new Catalog.


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:

  • Granny Apple Green – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Thick Whisper White – 4″ x 4 1/4″ (circular die cut)
  • Blushing Bride – 2″ x 2 1/4″ (flower die cuts)
  • Daffodil Delight – 2″ x 2 1/4″ (flower die cuts), 1″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Highland Heather – 2″ x 2 1/4″ (flower die cuts)
  • Pool Party – 2″ x 2 1/4″ (flower die cuts), 1″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Life’s Showers Bring Love’s Flowers Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. I made a card using the new Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp bundle along with the Pleased as Punch designer series paper that will be available tomorrow in the Coordination Product Release.

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.

Using the Umbrella Builder Punch, I punched the umbrella from the Pleased as Punch designer series paper. I punched another umbrella from Thick Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the back of the purple umbrella to give it more stiffness. I stamped the umbrella handle from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Granny Apple Green card stock and punched it out with the Umbrella Builder Punch.

I cut a stitched circle with the Stitched Shapes dies from Daffodil Delight card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set in Highland Heather ink. I stamped the boots in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Highland Heather card stock and fussy cut it out. I stamped several flower clusters in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White. I colored them with Light Granny Apple Green, Dark Calypso Coral, Dark Pool Party, Dark Mango Melody, Light Flirty Flamingo and Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut them. I adhered the boots, flowers and umbrella handle to the stitched circle with multipurpose liquid glue and the umbrella with dimensionals. I finished off the circle with a Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow.

I cut a panel of striped Pleased as Punch DSP and adhered it to a Mango Melody card base with snail. I cut a banner with the raindrop paper and adhered it to the striped paper. I popped the circle on the card front with dimensionals.

I added a strip of the striped Pleased as Punch paper to the side of a Whisper White panel and stamped a flower cluster next to it. I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals to match the flowers on the front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this card could be used as a non-traditional card. Or the pretty colors are a big relief from the drab of winter and say hurry up Spring! The groundhog did not see his shadow yesterday and it means we’re in for an early Spring – that would be nice! Or if you have a bridal or baby shower coming up, then Love’s Flowers are definitely called for!


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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:

  • Mango Melody – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Daffodil Delight – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (circle die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 5″ (fussy cut flowers)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1 x 2 1/2″ (umbrella handle)
  • Highland Heather – 2″ x 2″ (boots)
  • Thick Whisper White – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (umbrella)
  • Pleased as Punch DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front background), 2″ x 4 1/2″ (raindrop banner), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: