Stampin’ Up! Festive Post Happy Haunting Card

Happy Halloween! Of course I have a Halloween card today and it’s made with the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set along with the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the Rectangle Postage Stamp punch to punch out two pieces of the Blackberry Bliss spider paper from the Magic In This Night designer series paper pack. I stamped the witches’ brooms from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on the punched DSP. I punched two pieces of Blackberry Bliss card stock with the same punch and adhered the stamped DSP to the front. I die cut the pretty spider from the Little Treat Box Dies from the fun Black Glitter paper and the spider web from the Peek-a-Hoot dies from vellum and adhered it to the punched layered papers.

I stamped the date sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Pumpkin Pie panel and punched it out with the Rectangle Postage Stamp punch. I adhered a strip of the gothic spider web paper to the panel of the black striped Magic in this Night DSP paper and then adhered them both to a Basic Black mat I adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base with dimensionals.

I adhered the three punched postage stamps to the card front with dimensionals, with the Pumpkin Pie in the middle.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Celebration Tidings in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered another spiderweb and spider next to the sentiment and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the black striped Magic in this Night DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set has cute images for Christmas and Valentine’s Day as well as Halloween. And they fit perfectly with the Rectangle Postage Stamp punch, for a cute look. Check it out in my Online Store by clicking on the picture below:


Today is the Last Day for the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections. Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now! BUT HURRY – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!



Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Coming November 3!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations starts on November 3, 2020 and runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details.


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

November 1-15 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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:

  • Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (center punch)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 2-1/4″ x 3″ (side punches backing)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Vellum – 1-3/4″ x 5″ (spider webs)
  • Black glitter – 1″ x 3-1/4″ (spider die cuts)
  • Magic in this Night DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1″ x 5-1/8″ (front DSP strip), 2-1/4″ x 3″ (side punches) 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cherish The Season for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Silver Bells, Silver Bells!!

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m finally getting to make the Silver Bells from the Stampin’ Up! Cherish The Season bundle! These jingle bells are so pretty and really make a Christmas card cheerful! 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 sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using for our projects:

Adhere a panel of the holly ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of A Thick Whisper White card base. Use the Triple Banner punch to make a banner tail on the Shaded Spruce plaid ‘Tis The Season DSP panel and adhere it to the card front.

Cut a Real Red panel with a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Adhere a red panel of the ‘Tis The Season DSP to the center. Cut out the two largest jingle bells from the Sounds of the Season Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Season bundle from Silver Foil. Cut out the corresponding seam covers from Silver Foil and adhere them to the bells. I placed a piece of scotch tape behind the bells to keep the holly die cuts from falling out. Cut three of the large pine sprigs from Just Jade card stock and adhere them together with liquid glue. Adhere the sprigs to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue. Adhere the bells using liquid glue for the small bell and dimensionals for the large bell.

Stamp the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink on the strip of Whisper White. Trim the end and adhere it to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue. Adhere a Real Red braided linen trim bow to the bells with a glue dot.

Stamp the sentiment from the Dove of Peace stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. Adhere a strip of the holly Tis The Season DSP to the bottom and a holly sticker from the Wonder of the Season Memories and More card pack to the top. Adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and then to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Cherish The Season stamp set is one of my favorites from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalog, and I’m so glad to use the pretty jingle bells. I can hear them now, and it really puts me in the mood for Christmas!

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:


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Ending Soon!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the full details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now! But Hurry – the sale ends on Saturday!


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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:

  • Thick Whisper white – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Real Red – 2-5/8″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Just Jade – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut pine sprigs)
  • Silver Foil – 2″ x 3″ (die cut jingle bells)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3/8″ x 2 (label)
  • ‘Tis The Season DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 2-1/8″ x 3-5/16″ (jingle bell background), 2″ x 5″ (plaid banner), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
  • Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack – holly sticker

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I want to share a sneak peek of a bundle from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. You see, in a week and a half, the Stampin’ Up! Annual Meeting is going to start – OnStage! But due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual – OnStage@Home! Last year was the first time I went and it was so much fun, and I think that it will still be fun, even virtual. Since I signed up to attend, I was able to purchase the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set early and so I can give you can get a sneak peek of these pretty upcoming products. You can find the list of supplies supplies of currently available products I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. The Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set and coordinating products will be available when the new Mini Catalog releases on January 4, 2021. Here’s my sneak peek:

I embossed a panel of Bumblebee card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Bumblebee card base. One of the new designer series paper packs in the upcoming catalog is called Dandy Garden (available Jan 4, 2021) and it’s filled with pretty dandelion florals like this one in Mossy Meadow and Bumblebee. So I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

Another panel of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack (available Jan 4, 2021) has lots of dragonflies that fit the Dragonfly punch that is also coming in on January 4th. So I punched a bunch of dragonflies from the paper and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. Since one of my dragonflies is blue, I wrapped a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon around the card front and made a bow.

I stamped one of the pretty sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set (available Jan 4, 2021) in Misty Moonlight ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with one of the stitched dies from the Ornate Frames Dies and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I finished it with one of the cute ladybug embellishments (available Jan 4, 2021).

For the inside of the card, I stamped the dragonflies from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set (available Jan 4, 2021) in Misty Moonlight ink in the corners of a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Dandy Garden DSP (available Jan 4, 2021) and adhered it to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

Aren’t these new products cute? They will be available on January 4, 2021 when the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog releases – a nice thing to look forward to after Christmas!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Ending October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections. Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now! But Hurry, this sale ends soon!



Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Coming November 3!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations starts on November 3, 2020 and runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details.


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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:

  • Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed card front)
  • Basic Black – 2-5/8″ x 4-1/4″ (front DSP mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Dandy Garden DSP – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (front DSP strip), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! October Paper Pumpkin Kit – Joy To The World

Hello! Last week I received my October Paper Pumpkin kit and I put together the beautiful cards. The cards have pretty floral and wreath images in Cherry Cobbler and Just Jade with touches of gold. And there are gold foil words in French and German for an international flair!

I only used the English Peace and Joy gold foil words on my wreath, but they are beautiful! The gold foil on the card base really makes the Crumb Cake elegant, and the embossed layer is a nice touch with the Cherry Cobbler linen thread.

On this set of cards, I made a boo-boo and stamped the inside sentiment portrait instead of landscape. So I had to change up the design, but that’s ok because you can see more of the pretty flowers!

The bow in this picture is not behaving, but the gold letters are so pretty and the pretty Cherry Cobbler printed lining in the envelopes is also printed in English, French and German!

Here are the contents of the October kit. The pretty stamp set has a wonderful wreath and floral image and comes with great sentiments. See the pretty foil words in the three languages. And don’t forget the Just Jade Stampin’ Spot!

And here’s a close up of the stamp set that is included:

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

And here some alternative projects made by the Paper Pumpkin team.

If you are interested in how to make these projects and seeing other alternative ideas, visit the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Blog. They describe how to make each of these projects and they have additional ideas from demonstrators on projects using the October Paper Pumpkin kit.

While Stampin’ Up! was constructing the new online store, they were required to temporarily suspend the offering of past kits and refills from Paper Pumpkin. But they have finished that and Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Refills are available once again! Yay!! You can shop for refills for this month and last month’s kits in my Online Store. These products will only be available while supplies last and require a Paper Pumpkin subscription to order. Stampin’ Up! will continue to release new past kit and refill products each month as inventory and demand allow. If you’re interested in purchasing these products, they’re typically released—if available—on the 4th Monday of each month. 

The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is Jolly Gingerbread

The Paper Pumpkin kit for November is a cute, gingerbread-themed kit with enough supplies to make 15 gift card carriers. The kit’s contents can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags. This kit allows you to customize your Christmas crafting to create one-of-a-kind Christmas projects!

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.

Get the complete details about the November Paper Pumpkin Kit on my Promotions Page. Sign up deadline for the November 2020 kit is November 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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! Beautiful Autumn Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a clean and simple card made with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn bundle accented with leaves and acorns punched from the beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper. 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 post an edited version of how I made the card in my YouTube channel later this week so you can view a quickie version.

Emboss a Very Vanilla panel with the Pinewoods Plank embossing folder and adhere it to a Very Vanilla mat with liquid glue. Pop it on the front of a Thick Very Vanilla card base with dimensionals. Punch out Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron leaves and Crumb Cake acorns from the Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper with the Autumn Punch pack from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn bundle.

With the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, cut out the fancy layered labels, the large one from the speckled Crumb Cake paper in the Gilded Autumn paper pack and the smaller one from Very Vanilla card stock, Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the Very Vanilla label and adhere it to the DSP label. Pop the labels on the card front with dimensionals.

Adhere the punched leaves on the label with liquid glue and adhere the acorn with a dimensional. Make a bow with the Very Vanilla ribbon and adhere it with a glue dot. Finish the card front with three champaign rhinestones on the label.

Adhere leaves and an acorn to a Very Vanilla panel with liquid glue. Adhere a strip of the Crumb Cake paper from the Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper to the bottom of the panel and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn bundle is so versatile and it has great sentiments. The leaves and acorn could have easily been stamped in any color palette and then punched – but it’s nice to have beautiful DSP that can be die cut or punched like I did here. And the images in this stamp set are so beautiful in a clean and simple card with a textured Whisper White or Very Vanilla background. And the bonus is that they can be made fairly quickly with stunning results.


Last Week for the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now! But hurry, the sale ends on October 31!


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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 Aug-Dec 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 Very Vanilla – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Gilded Autumn specialty DSP – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (label mat), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), punched leaves and acorns

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: