Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I made a sweet Hello card with the new Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches bundle. This cling stamp set has an eclectic set of images that are great for creating both masculine and feminine cards. It has some great texture stamps and wonderful sentiments in an easy flowing font that really let you express your creativity. And every label die in the Tasteful Labels dies has a special stitched or embossed edge that makes it extra special and a definite must have. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by stamping the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a panel of In Good Taste designer series paper. I adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and then popped it on the front of a Gray Granite Card Base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a panel of Petal Pink card stock and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels dies. I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches in Misty Moonlight ink on Whisper White and fussy cut it out. I colored it with Petal Pink and Mango Melody Stampin Blends. I cut a fern branch from vellum using the Forever Flourishing dies.

I adhered the vellum fern and label to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I applied more Stampin’ Seal and wound some Misty Moonlight and silver twine a couple of times on the left side of the label and popped the flower on top with dimensionals. I finished the front off with three champagne rhinestones.

I stamped the branches from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of the In Good Taste DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches bundle is part of the new In Good Taste suite along with the In Good Taste DSP. The products in this suite are full of neutral colors and natural textures and make very elegant cards!


Hurry – Today is the Last Day for the Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Bonus!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Hurry – It’s also the Last Day for the Pick a Free Bundle Joining Bonus!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

July 1 – 15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Petal Pink – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut fern branch)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (fussy cut flower)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches Smile Car Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Smile card made with the Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial Saturday afternoon. I used the sweet stamped birds with the nest and the smile sentiment from the Lovely You 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.

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 if you prefer.

I made a sample card with a Sahara Sand card base and a distressed background, but I felt it was a bit dark, so the card I made in the video and pictured here is a brighter color palette. I embossed a Soft Sea Foam Panel with the Woodland embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. I stamped and die cut the eggs in Balmy Blue and nest in crumb cake. I also die cut two branches in Garden Green and a background panel in Pool Party using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I wanted the birds to be bluebirds like the ones in my back yard, so I stamped the male in Pacific Point and the female in Gray Granite and stamped off Pacific Point. I used the Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend and Color Lifter to color the birds’ breasts and then cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I adhered the die cut branches and Pool Party die cut with liquid glue. I popped the nest on with dimensionals and filled it with the eggs. I tucked the female bird on the side with liquid glue and popped the male bird on with dimensionals. I adhered the Pool Party panel on the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the smile sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a strip of Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I adhered some linen ribbon behind it and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped a male blue bird on a Whisper White panel using the Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches stamp set and added another Garden Green die cut branch. I gave him some legs and adhered the panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches bundle is so versatile! There is a leafy circle die cut for a window along with a leafy border. It also has a funky pair of die cut birds that would go very well with an abstract modern card and the 3-step birds allow you to combine them to create color combinations! We’ll explore these throughout the summer as we enjoy our feathered friends in our back yards!


Tomorrow is the Last Day for the Extra Host Dollars in the Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Tomorrow is the Last Day for the Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion!!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can also select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

July 1 – 15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  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 still 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed front and inside mat)
  • Pool Party – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut background)
  • Sahara Sand – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut branches)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (nest), 1″ x 2″ (eggs), 1-3/4″ x 4″(birds)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! June Paper Pumpkin – Box of Sunshine

Good Morning! Last week I received my June Paper Pumpkin kit and I made some of the cards and it is just gorgeous!! It is a card kit that makes 8 cards, but there are plenty of extra pieces to make additional cards and special coordinating stickers to turn the Paper Pumpkin box into a beautiful gift box.

Here are the cards that are made per the instructions provided in the kit:

Aren’t those envelopes beautiful!! Here are the cards that I made, exclusively with the gorgeous pieces in the kit.

On the third card, I needed to add a pineapple and lemon to the card rather than just go with the stamping. But it was fine, because there were so many extra pieces!!

The kit comes with a Basic Black Stampin’ Spot and this sweet stamp set. What a fun font!!

And here are the other pieces of the kit, including the die cuts, stickers, labels, card bases and envelopes. I love all the touches of gold foil.

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the cards:

And here are some alternative projects that the Paper Pumpkin team put together:

If you are interested in how to make these projects and seeing other alternative ideas, visit the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Blog.

The Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine kit was a a great kit with wonderful touches of gold foil contrasting with the black polka dots. I love the watercolor card bases and the fun fruit. I hope you have fun with your kit. If you’re interested in next month’s kit, I think it will be a winner as well as we go from the bright sunshine to the magic of Summer Nights.

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates Magical Summer Nights!

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long! Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 
    • Nine postcards and coordinating envelopes
    • Nine die-cut tealight bags.
    • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” 
  • Add on Kit (item 154973 – $10 available July 1) contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Add on Kit must be purchased in my Online Store and cannot be purchased through a Paper Pumpkin Subscription
  • The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Here is the Add on Kit (item 154973 – $10 available July 1):

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

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 July 2020 kit is July 10, 2020. Order the Summer Nights Add-On starting July 1. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

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

Stampin’ Up! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Options:


Stampin’ Up! So Much Love Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s card is made with the new Stampin’ Up! So Much Love cling stamp set. This is a sweet set with two different floral arrangements that are perfect for coloring and three sentiments in a lovely font.

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

I started by stamping the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on three different small panels of Whisper White card stock. I wanted to make sure that each panel displayed a nice image since I was going to cut them out with a die, so I stamped different parts of the flower on each panel. I colored each panel with Stampin’ Blends – Flirty Flamingo for the flower, Granny Apple Green for the leaves and Pool Party for the background. I dotted the flower centers with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend.

I cut the flowers out with the small Stitched Rectangle Die and mounted them on Pool Party mats. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Pool Party. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the small long Stitched Rectangle Die. I embossed a Flirty Flamingo panel with the Scripty 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Whisper White panel.

I adhered a panel of the Artistry Blooms designer series paper to a Whisper White mat. I adhered the layered embossed Flirty Flamingo panel to the DSP panel with multipurpose liquid glue and popped them on the front of a Granny Apple Green card base. I adhered the layered floral panels on the card front with dimensionals and then adhered the label with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with three Elegant Faceted Gems.

I stamped the large flower in Flirty Flamingo ink, after stamping off three times, in the center of a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of Artistry Blooms DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Floral line stamps like the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set are probably my favorite stamp styles. I find it so relaxing to color them and they are so versatile. Plus they always make for a pretty, feminine card that will bring a smile to anyone receiving it.

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:


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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 still 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:

  • Granny Apple Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pool Party – (3) 1-3/8″ x 1-7/8″ (floral mats), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 2-1/8″ x 5″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background mat), 2-1/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel mat), (3) 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut floral panels)
  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 4-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Friendship Card II

Good Morning! Today I have another friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle. I think this is one of my favorites in the new catalog – it is certainly one that I am enjoying A LOT! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper to a Just Jade panel and popped it on a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals. Rather than centering the panel, I placed it off to the side so that the side that opens has a thicker border. I then adhered a beautiful panel of the Forever Gold laser cut specialty designer series paper on top with liquid glue. The Forever Gold paper is so versatile because it has panels (like the one I’m using today), labels and leaf clusters! There are so many different uses and they step up the design on every card they are used on.

I die cut the large fern leaf from the Forever Flourishing Dies from Mint Macaron card stock and adhered it on the panel with glue dots. I stamped the round leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the little leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Just Jade ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered the two leaf clusters to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sweet sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the fancy circle die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. This beautiful die fits the sentiment perfectly and makes the label extra special. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals.

I did something different to decorate the inside of the card. I die cut little sprigs from Mint Macaron, Just Jade and pretty Peacock and arranged them along the side of a Whisper White panel before adhering it to the inside of the card. This is a different from just trimming the panel with a strip of DSP – Does it work?

With the elegant gold foil overlay and fancy label die cut, I felt that this card didn’t need any additional rhinestones or ribbons. The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle and the other coordinating products really make it simple to create beautiful cards for anyone to celebrate any occasion.


Last Week to Sign up For My July Online Host Club!

I still have openings for my July – December 2020 Online Host Club! By participating, you are guaranteed a minimum $150 party and get the Host Benefits (FREE Products!!) that come with it. 

Here’s How:

  • You sign up for a six month term to place an order for a min $25 each month 
  • Club members rotate hosting during the 6 month term
  • When you are the Host, you get the Host Benefits!!

Complete details are on my Online Host Club Page.  Please Contact me if you have any questions.

Sign up ends on this Friday – June 26, 2020


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 1 (small leaf sprig die cuts)
  • Just Jade – 3-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat and leaf sprig die cuts)
  • Mint Macaron – 3″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (leaf stamped die cuts), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 3-1/2″ x 5″ (front background)
  • Forever Gold specialty laser cut DSP – background panel

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: