Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Miss You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have a whimsical miss you card to brighten your day using the sweet Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp bundle along with the Well Written Dies.

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

My card also fits with the current challenge at TGIF Challenges – #TGIFC261- Use Your Words. Check it out – it’s a fun challenge and the cards are so cute.

I adhered a panel of the Daffodil Delight sprinkles paper from the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper pack to a Grapefruit Grove mat and then to a thick Whisper White card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a panel of Whisper White with a Stitched So Sweetly Dies scalloped rectangle and embossed it with the Scripty embossing folder. I adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped 9 three petal flower clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set in VersaMark Ink on the Grapefruit Grove starburst paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP pack. I sprinkled them with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set until shiny and punched them out with the Perennial Flower Punch. I gently curved the petals with my fingers and made three flowers by adhering the centers with multipurpose liquid glue – each flower has three sets of petals. I added a fun, fuzzy Perennial Essence Floral Center to each flower. I stamped 6 leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink on the Bermuda Bay confetti paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP pack and punched them out with the Leaf Punch.

I cut out the sentiment from Bermuda Bay card stock using the Well Written Dies. I also cut two Well Written Dies butterflies from Daffodil Delight card stock. With all the pieces cut out, I arranged them on the card front and started assembly by adhering the Bermuda Bay words with multipurpose liquid glue – Don’t lose the tiny dot for the ‘I’! I adhered the leaves with multipurpose liquid glue and the flowers with glue dots. Lastly, I adhere a little butterfly and finished it off with Calypso Coral enamel dots.

I adhered the second butterfly to the top corner of a Whisper White panel and added the strip of Daffodil Delight DSP. I adhered the decorated panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and then to the inside of the card.

What do you think of stamping on the designer series paper? It’s a little different, giving a little extra texture to the flowers and leaves. Too bad I didn’t die cut the butterflies from the Daffodil Delight sprinkle paper – next time.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to see the project that Karen Ksenzakovic created for today’s blog hop.

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


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2
  • Grapefruit Grove – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (mats)
  • Bermuda Bay – 1″ x 3″ (miss you die cuts)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 1″ (2 butterfly die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP
    • Daffodil Delight Sprinkles – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
    • Grapefruit Grove Starbursts – 6″ x 6″ (punched flower petals)
    • Bermuda Bay Confetti – 4″ x 6″ (punched leaves)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a nautical masculine birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp bundle. Nautical theme cards are great staples for making masculine cards and the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home bundle has great images and dies to let you easily create wonderful cards! 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 Sahara Sand card stock with the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to a Night of Navy card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered a strip of the striped Come Sail Away designer series paper and adhered it to a Night of Navy mat before adhering it to the card front. I colored two strips of the nautical instrument Come Sail Away DSP with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. I adhered the thicker strip to a Night of Navy mat. I cut two long rope die cuts with the die from the Smooth Sailing Dies from Soft suede. I adhered one to the top of the layered instrument DSP panel and trimmed the ends before adhering it to the card panel with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the lighthouse image from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel. I colored it with the Light Cherry Cobbler and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. I popped it on the card with dimensionals. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Perennial Birthday cling stamp set on a Sahara Sand panel in Night of Navy ink. I cut it out with the stitched rectangle die using the two step partial die cut method so that it was shorter than the die. I adhered it to a Night of Navy mat and to the card with dimensionals.

Using the Smooth Sailing Dies, I made the little die cut accents above the label – so much fun! I cut the coiled rope from Crumb Cake card stock and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink. I cut the ship wheel from Soft suede card stock and accented the center with a gold metallic pearl. I stamped the anchor from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy ink on Gray Granite card stock, cut it out with the anchor die and tied the twine around the top. Then I arranged the items on the card and adhered the wheel with multipurpose liquid glue and the anchor and rope with dimensionals. Then I cut the little pennants in the top corner and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue and topped them off with a ship wheel trinket.

I stamped the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday stamp set in the middle of a Whisper White panel using Night of Navy ink. I stamped the anchor in the top corner in Night of Navy and added the colored DSP to the bottom. I adhered the last die cut rope across the top of the DSP trim and snipped the ends. Then I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

I decorated a Whisper White envelope to match the card by stamping the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink on the side. This is the best nautical stamp set ever and I am so happy that it is not on the retirement list!! Some of the accessories are being retried though, so if you enjoy nautical cards, head over to my Online Store to get them before they’re gone!


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/8″ x 5-1/5″ (vertical DSP mat), 1-1/8″ x 4″ (horizontal DSP mat), 1″ x 2″ (label mat), 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ (pennant)
  • Sahara Sand – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (pennant)
  • Crumb Cake – 1-1/4″ x 2″ scrap (coil rope die cut)
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1/2″ x 1-3/8″ scrap (pennant)
  • Gray Granite – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ scrap (anchor die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 2″ x 2″ (ship wheel die cut), 1″ x 5″ strip (2 long rope die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (light house die cut)
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 2″ x 5-1/4″ (front vertical stripe), 1″ x 4″ (front horizontal stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first? That’s one of the things that I admire about this company, and this morning they announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

They have a new Share Sunshine PDF Download and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Here are the details:

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download.
  • Price: $12.00
  • Dates: April 28 – June 2, 2020
  • To maximize our donations, 100% of the PDF download sales go to the charities as the sole beneficiaries of each purchase—that means every cent goes to these organizations!
  • The Share Sunshine PDF Download is for personal use only. When you purchase the PDF download, please remember not to share it with others, as this takes away from the organizations we are trying to support.

Stampin’ Up! will donate the proceeds of this sale to the following organizations:

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund – This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes: 

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease. 
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here.

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund – This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store, I will not be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store. 

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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.

Stampin’ Up! April Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family

Good Morning! Last week I received my Stampin’ Up! April Paper Pumpkin Kit and put it together. The theme for the April is My Wonderful Family and it is full of sweet sentiments and pretty tree and leaf images! Have you seen postings on Social Media for the kit and alternative projects? They are wonderful! I decided to make one of the cards according to the instructions and I added some extra touches to the other. You can find the additional supplies I used to make this project at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. I also have links to purchase the Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription plans from my Online Store.

The first card is a cute gatefold card and the envelope flap coordinates with the bottom panel! I stamped the tree leaves twice in Pear Pizzazz ink on each card. I punched out the die cuts, and stamped the sentiments in the Pear Pizzazz ink on the banners. I adhered the banners to the Crushed Curry banners with dimensionals and then adhered the banners to the top part of the card with glue dots. I popped two birds in the trees with dimensionals and added 5 Crushed Curry pearls to the tree.

The second card is a Z-fold card, also with a coordinating envelope flap. I decided that I needed to reinforce the sweet sentiment panel, so I added a panel of Mint Macaron card stock behind it (Note that I needed to trim the sentiment panel to 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ so that I didn’t have to deal with 1/32 inch measurements (ugh!) – so much easier and you can’t tell the difference). I also noticed that the little leaf stamp matches the paper, so I decided to stamp the image randomly on the left side of the card in Mint Macaron ink. I also decided that I loved the sentiment from the first card and wanted to continue using it, and luckily it fit one of the frames in the Ornate Frames Dies, so I cut 4 of them from Whisper White and stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz. The final touch was to use the Mint Macaron bow at the bottom of the branch. To assemble the cards, I adhered the layered sentiment panel to the folded card base with glue dots. I adhered the pretty leaf branch with dimensionals and the label on top with dimensionals and glue dots. I added the butterfly and bow with glue dots and finished it off with three Mint Macaron pearls.

Here’s the video that Paper Pumpkin posted on YouTube to show how to put the cards together. They do a pretty good job of showing you how to put the kit together and it’s a quick watch.

Here’s the pretty stamp set and Pear Pizzazz ink spot that comes in the kit:

And here’s the rest of the contents. As usual, there are plenty of extra die cuts that can be used on other projects!

And the Paper Pumpkin team has designed alternative projects that use the stamp set and extra die cuts that are included in the package along with other coordinating Stampin’ Up! products that you might have in your stash.

The Stampin’ Up! April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit was a sweet kit with the fun fold cards and focus on family. Sadly the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit has sold out. I can’t wait for the previews of the June 2020 kit!


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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:

These are additions to the items that came in the kit.

  • Mint Macaron – (4) 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ panels (mat for Z-fold card)
  • Whisper White – (4) 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panels (labels for Z-fold card)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Tea Together Mother’s Day Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card that I made yesterday afternoon during my Facebook Live Tutorial. The lovely Stampin’ Up! Tea Together cling stamp set and coordinating Tea Time Dies only came out last year, but they are on the retiring list – and the dies come with a 60% discount!! It’s a sweet set and with two weeks to Mother’s Day, it seemed the right stamp set to play with. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

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

I started by running a panel of Highland Heather card stock through the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhering it to the left side of a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of Highland Heather gingham next to it. I cut a Whisper White lacy border using the die from the Ornate Borders Dies and adhered it between the layers. I popped the layered panel on a Highland Heather card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together cling stamp set in Highland Heather ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered it to the card with liquid glue. I accented it with two Highland Heather glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the teapot and teacup from the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered a pearlized doily to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the teapot and teacup with dimensionals and some liquid glue behind the teacup where it overlapped the teapot. I finished off the front with some tied off polka dot tulle ribbon.

I stamped the sweet sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together stamp set on the side of a Whisper White panel in Highland Heather ink. Next to it, I stamped the large rose in Basic Gray ink. I colored the rose with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. I added a strip of Highland heather to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

So many products used in today’s card are on the current retiring list and I was worried that not all of them would still be available at publication time. Sadly, I just learned that the gingham paper that is part of the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP is sold out. Many products are going quickly, so hurry over to my Online Store to check out what you’ve been waiting to buy before it’s gone!


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite Early Release available for ordering NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful new early release product suite from the upcoming Annual Catalog and it’s available to order now!! Click the image below to see a PDF brochure of all the products that are available with this beautiful suite or go to the Ornate Garden page in my Online Store to place your order now.


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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:

  • Highland Heather – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 7″ (teapot, teacup and label die cuts), 1/2″ x 5″ (lace border die cut)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 1″ x 5″ (gingham front trim), 1/2″ x 4″ (gingham inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: