Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style You’re Amazing Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek card made with the Stampin’ Up Ornate Style and Ornate Thanks stamp bundles. These bundles are part of the Ornate Garden Suite which are going to be in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but are being be released early. Yay!! 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 pretty yellow background Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper and adhered it to the bottom of a Terracotta Tile card base. I used the little circle border die from the Ornate Borders Dies to cut the bottom of a panel of Old Olive card stock and then ran it through the Ornate Floral embossing folder. I adhered it to the top of the card base, overlapping the floral DSP. I tied a length of Terracotta Tile ribbon around the card front and tied a faux bow just above the die cut border.

I stamped the you’re amazing sentiment from the Ornate Thanks photopolymer stamp set on a strip of Old Olive card stock using Old Olive ink. I cut it out with small long Stitched Rectangles dies. I cut the small frame from the Ornate Layers Dies from Terracotta Tile card stock.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Whisper White panel. I colored it with the Dark So Saffron, Light Calypso Coral and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the flower to the Terracotta Tile frame and accented it with a Terracotta Tile faceted dot. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I finally centered the Old Olive die cut label on the bottom of the card front.

The inside of the card is pretty simple – I trimmed a Whisper White panel with the yellow and Terracotta Tile floral paper from the Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper pack and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is really pretty with gorgeous die cut borders and frames, pretty floral images and sweet thank you sentiments for every occasion. The items in the suite are currently available to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators during the pre-order period and will be available to everyone beginning April 1! That’s next week. Click on the image below to open a PDF file to see all of the items in the suite.

And note that if you are interested in joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator now, you can add items from the suite to your starter kit. Contact me if you have any questions.


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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:

  • Terracotta Tile – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut frame)
  • Old Olive – 3-1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (flower panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Ornate Gardens DSP – 2″ x 4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit – No Matter The Weather

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin Kit video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit is a really great kit, and I liked all the cards per the instructions, so I made them according to the video pretty much as designed, and used some of the extra stamps to make my card share for the video tutorial.

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

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I put together an alternative design card using the stamps from the Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit along with the Under My Umbrella Bundle.

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer. And here is the alternative design card that I made.

I started by stamping the umbrella handle from the Under My Umbrella photopolymer stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Balmy Blue Panel. Then I ran the panel through the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Balmy Blue card base. I stamped the boots outline from the Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit on a Whisper White panel in Basic Gray ink. I stamped the flower boots on top in Poppy Parade ink. I cut masks for the boots out of a post-it note and then stamped the grass stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped flower bouquets on top of the boots in Basic Gray ink and colored them in with Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the large stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered it to a Basic Gray mat that was cut with the large scalloped oval die from the Layering Ovals Dies.

I stamped the umbrella from the Under My Umbrella stamp set four times on a Whisper White panel. I punched the first one out with the Umbrella Builder Punch. I carefully stamped the flowered boots on the one section of the other three in Poppy Parade ink so that I had the three sections with the flowered boot designs. You want to be careful to avoid the empty buckle section of the boots and carefully align the middle section so that it is completely covered. Then I fussy cut each umbrella section and adhered it to the punched umbrella with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin kit in Basic Gray ink and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered the boots, umbrella and label to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the grass along the bottom of a Whisper White panel in Granny Apple Green ink and the flowers from the Under My Umbrella Stamp set in the corner in Basic Gray ink. I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Here are close-ups of the original cards I made using the Kit instructions. For the kit cards, I pretty much followed the instructions in the kit and added some stamping on the insides to decorate them. You can see that in the video.

On this card, I added a Calypso Coral sequin from the Iridescent Sequins pack.

Here, I substituted the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set to make it a fun Easter card.

Aren’t those cloud stamps great!! And the sentiment perfectly expresses the optimism we need today. I will be sending these to far away friends I haven’t seen for a while with my love.

Let me finish with my five favorite things about the kit. This month’s kit was hard, because there were so many things that I loved, but here are the top five:

  1. The card designs are gorgeous with wonderful backgrounds and die cuts.
  2. The stamp images are great and fun.
  3. The extra stamp set is a great freebie.
  4. The raindrop embellishments are great
  5. The colors are so beautiful.

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


April 2020 Paper Pumpkin: My Wonderful Family

For April, Paper Pumpkin has created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that makes it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

One more thing to about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

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!

Sign up deadline for the April 2020 kit is April 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (boots panel), 3″ x 5″ (umbrella pieces)1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic Gray – 3″ x 4″ (mat)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases with Flowering Foils Just For You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another pretty card made with the Sale-A-Bration Flowering Foils specialty designer series paper and featuring the lovely sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases photopolymer 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.

My card layout was inspired by Sunday Stamps SSC226. Check out the inspiration and other entries for this pretty sketch.

I started by embossing a panel of Whisper White card stock with the Scripty embossing folder. I adhered it to a Whisper white mat and wrapped a length of Metallic Edge Petal Pink ribbon around it, securing it in the back.

I picked a flower from the large floral paper in the Flowering Foils specialty designer series paper and colored it with Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the flower and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the front of a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the just for you sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases stamp set on a panel of Thick Whisper White card stock in Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with copper embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the small scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I made a bow with a length of the Metallic Edge Petal Pink ribbon and adhered it to the top of the card with glue dots. I added a Champagne rhinestone to the label.

I colored another flower from the Flowering Foils specialty designer series paper and trimmed it before adhering it to the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

The sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases stamp set are done with a very elegant font that goes well with the Sale-A-Bration Flowering Foils DSP. The shine of the foil outline images is wonderful and the paper is so easy to color with the Stampin’ Blends, making for a very special card.


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Flowering Foils DSP – enough to fussy cut a full single large flower for the front and a part of a flower for the inside.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a pretty thank you card for today’s hop using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies bundle along with the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper.

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

My card layout was inspired by the pretty sketch in the TGIF Challenges blog, #TGIFC255 Sketch Challenge. Here is their sketch:

I cut a strip of the striped Peaceful Poppies designer series paper and adhered it to the side of a Blackberry Bliss panel with snail. I cut three of the bubble border dies from the Painted Labels dies in Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered them together. I adhered them to the back of the floral panel of Peaceful Poppies DSP and then trimmed the ends. I adhered the panel to the Blackberry bliss panel so that it overlapped the striped paper.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set on a strip of Old Olive in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the large label die from the Merry Christmas Dies to cut out the sentiment. I stamped the small poppy and three leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set on a Whisper White panel in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with the Poppy Parade and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Painted Labels dies.

I adhered the label and leaves to the floral background with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the poppy with dimensionals. I adhered the decorated panel to a Pool Party card base and finished of the front with rhinestones colored with the dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.

I stamped the small poppy and two leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I used a mask to stamp the leaves after I stamped the flower. I colored the leaves with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the flower with the Poppy Parade Stampin Blends. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the floral Peaceful Poppies DSP and adhered it 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:


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blackberry Bliss – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), (3) 1″ x 3-1/2″ (die cuts)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel) 2″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut flowers and leaves)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 1″ x 5-1/8″ (stripe), 3-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (floral panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside floral strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed Anniversary Card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today I am all about Anniversaries! Today is the 1 year anniversary of my first blog post and I have a masculine anniversary card made with the Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed cling stamp set for my DH to celebrate our 44th anniversary this weekend. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The layout for today’s card was inspired by the wonderful sketch at Fab Friday 185. Here is their sketch:

I stamped the tie from the Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed Sale-A-Bration cling stamp set on a panel of Whisper white in Night of Navy ink. Next to it, I stamped the wing tip shoe in Early Espresso ink and the fountain pen in Garden Green ink. Whew, good thing that the background plaid had green so I could add a touch of green for St. Patrick’s Day! I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat. I stamped the fedora hat in Soft Suede ink on a scrap of Crumb Cake card stock and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. Then I adhered it to stamped square with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut a panel of the wood grained paper from the Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Soft Suede mat. I adhered the stamped panel on top with dimensionals. I tied a length of denim ribbon and adhered it to the side with glue dots. I stamped the Happy Anniversary label with stamps from the Well Said cling stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered it to a Soft Suede mat. I adhered the label to the panel with dimensionals under the bottom edge and multipurpose liquid glue under the top. I finished off the panel with a gold metallic pearl tie tack!

I adhered a panel of the blue plaid Country Club designer series paper to a Night of Navy card base. I adhered the decorated art panel to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Well Said stamp set in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel. I stamped another fountain pen from the Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed stamp set in Garden Green ink and trimmed the bottom with more of the Country Club DSP. I adhered it to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed cling stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that is FREE with a $50 purchase. It is part of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release and will be available through the end of the month or until supplies last.

I don’t think we’ll be doing anything special this weekend for our anniversary, but at least he’ll get a nice handmade card!

As for my blog, in the past year, I have really enjoyed myself. I managed to write 168 blog posts and I finally hit 200 followers. I am so grateful for all of my supporters! On to year 2!


Two Weeks Left for Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration has been very exciting this year with lots of beautiful products and special releases. But there are only two weeks left to participate in the best Stampin’ Up! deals of the year! While a few of the products have sold out, there’s still lots of great items left, including the stamp set used in today’s post. You can check out all the items still available in my Online Store and read on to learn more. 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 (before shipping and taxes) 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″

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.


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (stamped panel mat)
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (wood grained DSP mat), 7/8″ x 1-1/8″ (label mat)
  • Crumb Cake – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (fedora hat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (stamped panel), 3/4″ x 1″ (label)
  • Country Club DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Pressed Petals DSP – 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ (wood grained panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: