Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Fall card made with the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. Actually, I used three different stamp sets for this card. I pulled in the pumpkins from the Gather Together stamp set and the oak leaves and acorns from the Beautiful Autumn bundle. 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 will also edit and post a concise tutorial on my YouTube Channel, so look for that soon. You can now find my edited YouTube video here.

I started by stamping the sign using the boards and sentiment stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Sahara Sand and Soft Suede inks on Whisper White. I cut out the sign with a thin white outline. I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White and colored it with Mossy Meadow and Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends. I fussy cut the pumpkins with my paper snips. I also used the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut a small embossed maple leaf from Pear Pizzazz card stock.

I stamped six oak leaves from the Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Bumblebee card stock and punched them out with the coordinating punch from the Autumn Punch Pack. I stamped three acorns from the same set in Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand card stock and punched them out. I die cut the wreath from Cinnamon Cider Card stock using the Wreath Builder Dies. I embossed a panel of Soft Suede card stock with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider mat. I adhered the wreath to the embossed panel using liquid glue and adhered linen thread using Stampin’ Seal.

I adhered the die cut leaf with glue dots so that it covered the Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the pumpkins together with liquid glue and popped them on the wreath with dimensionals. I adhered the oak leaves and acorns with glue dots, tucking the ends behind the pumpkins. I adhered the Bumblebee gingham ribbon to the sign with glue dots and adhered the sign to the top of the wreath with dimensionals. I finished off the wreath with Bumblebee enamel dots and adhered the piece to the front of a Sahara Sand card base.

I adhered the last oak leaves and acorn to a Whisper White pane and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath bundle is so versatile!! The stamped images and sentiments support wreaths for many occasions and it can be combined with lots of other stamp sets to create any themed wreath for any occasion. And who doesn’t love a wreath? Click the image below to get the full details of this bundle and shop in my Online Store.


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August 15 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

September 1 – 15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched acorns)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 4″ x 4″ (wreath die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed background)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/4″ x 4″ (punched leaves)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4-1/2″ (fussy cut images)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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Stampin’ Up! Peace and Joy Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have simple Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Peace and Joy bundle. This is a simple holiday stamp set with layered word dies! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Christmas images from the Stampin’ Up! Peace and Joy photopolymer stamp set on a Whisper White panel using Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Garden Green and Smoky Slate ink. I adhered the panel to the front of a Poppy Parade Card base with Stampin’ Seal.

I cut five of the thin peace words from the Joy Dies from Poppy Parade card stock. I put Shimmery Crystal Effects on one of the words and let it dry. I adhered the five die cut words together with the fine tip glue pen, with the shiny one on top. This gives me a thicker word, like it was made from chipboard. I cut the medium thickness peace word die from Pool Party card stock and adhered the stacked Poppy Parade words on top with the fine tip glue pen. I adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. Can you see the glittery shine?

I stamped the on earth sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peace and Joy in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small piece of Whisper White. I cut it out with paper snips and popped it on the card with dimensionals. I added Blue sequins to each of the Smoky Slate stars to finish the card front.

I used the same colors as the card front to stamp some holly and pine sprigs in the corners of a Whisper White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card. Here’s a close up of the shiny stacked Peace word.

Here’s the Stampin’ Up! Peace and Joy bundle, and you can see the three different sized word dies. The medium sized die can also be used to cut out the stamped words that come in the stamp set.

I love the layered word dies because they are so versatile and allow the word to really stand out. But the images in the stamp set are great all-around Christmas images that are great for accenting many styles of Christmas Cards. Here are a couple more cards that the Stampin’ Up! artists have created using this set to give you some more ideas. Click the image to download a PDF of the instructions.


The September Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates Fall!

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

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 September 2020 kit is September 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

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 or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 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:

  • Poppy Parade – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut word)
  • Whisper White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside panels)
  • Pool Party – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (word background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle to make a fall card, and the color palette for today’s hop gave me the perfect excuse to pull it out! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using. I ended up using all of the colors:

I adhered a strip of the striped paper from the Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper to a panel of the dark wood grained paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper and then to to a Cajun Craze mat. I popped the layered panel on the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I colored it with Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Sunflower Dies. I cut the large lacy sunflower from brushed copper foil and three lacy leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock. I popped the copper die cut to the front of the sunflower and the layered sunflower to the card front with dimensionals. I adhered glue dots to the leaves and slipped them under the flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Very Vanilla panel and cut it out with the stitched pinked circle from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and added three champagne rhinestones for a touch of sparkle.

I stamped part of the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers in the lower corner of a Very Vanilla panel and added a strip of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to the side. I adhered it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was surprised at how well this color palette goes together. And I love the touch of Cajun Craze with the natural elements – the realistic flower and dark wood.

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:


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Brushed Copper Foil – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (front accent strip), 1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! So Much Love Card

Good Morning! Today I have a pretty floral card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! So Much Love cling stamp set. I had so much fun watercoloring the Grace’s Garden card last weekend that I wanted to bring out the water painters and use them again. Today’s technique is a little different though in that I embossed the image with gold embossing powder before watercoloring. What do you think? You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set in Versamark ink on a panel of watercolor paper. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set until it was shiny. I colored the flower with Melon Mambo ink using the fine tipped water painter and used a bit of Daffodil Delight for the flower center. I colored the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. I fussy cut the flower with my paper snips after it was dry. Here’s a close-up of the flower so you can see the gold embossing.

I colored the flower one petal at a time, starting at the darkest part of each petal and pulling the color outward to cover the entire petal. The watercolor paper does not absorb the color very fast, so you have time to move it as you go over the petal and the color will bleed and blend wherever the paper is wet. The color also gets lighter as you go. The embossed lines help contain the water, so that it’s easier to ‘stay in the lines’.

I adhered a panel of Peony Garden designer series paper to a Whisper White mat and popped it on the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base. I cut a Whisper White panel with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and ran it through the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set in Gray Granite ink and cut it out with the smaller die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered the dies together and adhered them to the card front.

I adhered some gold foil leaves from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper with glue dots and popped the watercolored flower on top with dimensionals. I made bows with the polka dot tulle ribbon and gold thread and tied them together with more gold thread and adhered them to the card front. I finished it off with three gold enamel gems.

I stamped the flower again in Melon Mambo ink after stamping off three times on a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Peony Garden DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I had the old Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set that I must have made a dozen birthday cards with using this watercolor technique! That flower had to be fussy cut too, and it is a bit intensive but the results are really pretty!!


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August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

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 or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 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:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Watercolor paper – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat and inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (label)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Forever Gold Specialty – three sprigs

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In The Pines Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have another Christmas card made with the new Stampin’ Up! In The Pines bundle. This is a sweet two-step photopolymer stamp set with several rustic hand drawn pine trees and it comes bundled with the coordinating Pine Woods Dies. 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 the red Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to a panel of the striped Heartwarming Hugs DSP. I adhered these to the front of a Real Red card base. I cut a small Whisper White panel with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and embossed it with the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to a Real Red mat.

I stamped the large outline tree from the Stampin’ Up! In the Pines stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a Mossy Meadow panel. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it on the dry embossed panel with dimensionals. I wrapped it in metallic Real Red ribbon and gold cord and added a bow on top with a glue dot. I popped the tree on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In the Pines stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the small die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and popped it on the bottom of the tree panel with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three red Wonderful Gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Dove of Hope stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped some of the trees from the tree cluster stamp from the Stampin’ Up! In the Pines stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on the bottom of the panel and trimmed it with more striped Heartwarming Hugs DSP. I adhered it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love the scribble style boughs in these pine trees and it’s really nice to have dies that cut them out. And the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper is real colorful and festive. It will be nice in December to pull this card out and address it to someone in my family.


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

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 or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (art panel mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-1/4″ x 4″ (pine tree die cut), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (red DSP mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed panel), 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front striped background), 2″ x 4″ (front red panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: