Stampin’ Up! Well Said with Trimming The Town Welcome Card

Good Morning! Do you have new neighbors? Well I have the perfect card for the occasion – a Welcome card made with the wonderful Trimming the Town designer series paper and the Stampin’ Up! Well Said 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.

Today’s card is inspired by the simply perfect #TGIFC290 sketch at TGIF Challenges:

I adhered a panel of Trimming the Town designer series paper to a Whisper White mat and then to the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base. I cut a stitched oval from Pool Party card stock using the Stitched Shapes dies. I cut the top of a snow bank with the Home Together Dies and cut the bottom with the same stitched oval die and adhered the snow bank to the oval.

I cut a house from the Trimming the Town DSP with a coordinating die from the Home Together Dies and cut two trees from the same paper – isn’t it nice when the dies match the designer series paper? I used the house die to cut a Whisper White House and adhered it to the back of the DSP house. I adhered the large tree to the oval and the small tree to the house. I adhered the oval to the card front and popped the house on the oval with dimensionals.

I adhered a strip of Adhesive sheets to the back of a strip of Old Olive card stock and cut two ‘welcome’ words with the Well Written dies. I peeled the cover off of one of the words and adhered the two words together and peeled the cover off and adhered the word to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said stamp set in Old Olive ink on a Whisper White panel. I fussy cut some small houses from another sheet of Trimming the Town designer series paper and adhered them to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Wouldn’t this card make you feel welcome to a new neighborhood? The Trimming the Town designer series paper has many wonderful Winter images that make beautiful cards. The small houses perfectly match the large houses, so they were perfect for placing at the bottom of the inside panel of this card. And the Stampin’ Up! Well Said and Well Written stamps and dies coordinate perfectly!


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations 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. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!



December’s Paper Pumpkin is Beary Comforting!

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

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


November 15-30 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:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (stitched oval die cut)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 4″ (welcome words)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (large house backing), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (snow bank)
  • Trimming the Town DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (tree front background), large house and two trees, small houses

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a Christmas Card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly photopolymer stamp set. This is a multi step stamp set with beautiful, graceful holly branches and stamps for making the outlines and coloring the inside. Since it’s a photopolymer stamp set, it’s pretty easy to do because you can see through the stamp to get a good alignment. 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 one of the holly branches from the Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink randomly all over the Whisper White panel to get an all over stamped look. I stamped the corresponding solid leaves stamp in Just Jade to fill in the leaves and the berries in Real Red ink to finish the panel. I adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and then to a gold foil mat and tied a length of sheer Real Red ribbon in a bow on one side.

I used the Joy dies to cut out the thin lined ‘Joy’ word from gold foil and the medium word from Real Red. I adhered the gold foil word to the Real Red word with the fine tip glue pen and set a stamp block on top for bit to let the glue dry. Meanwhile, I embossed a panel of Shaded Spruce card stock with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Shaded Spruce card base.

I adhered the stamped panel to the card front with dimensionals and the Joy with liquid glue. I finished the card front off with three Gilded Gems.

I stamped three corners of a Whisper White panel with one of the holly branches from the Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly stamp set in Shaded Spruce, Just Jade and Real Red ink like the panel on the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink on the side and adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and then to the inside of the card.

The holly branches from the Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly stamp set are pretty versatile because they make beautiful Christmas cards when randomly stamped as well as when stamped as simple elegant branches. And the outline images can be colored with the two step stamp method like I did or colored separately with any coloring technique – markers, watercolor, colored pencils or not at all. Here’s a close up of the stamp set so you can see what I mean about how beautifully elegant and graceful the branches are. Click on the image to see the details in my On Line Store.


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations 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. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!



January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration is Coming Soon!

Last weekend at Stampin’ Up! OnStage, we got to see many of the new products that will be coming in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog – and they are so amazing! Another benefit of attending OnStage is that we got the opportunity to order a few of the new products and received copies of the new Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure! So I’m busy looking through the catalogs, planning my pre-order next month – including new catalogs for my customers! If you’ve placed orders with me of at least $50 during the past year, you are automatically on my list to get a catalog when my shipment arrives! If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list so you can get your catalogs too!


November 15-30 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:

  • Shaded Spruce – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 2-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (stamped panel mat), 1-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ (Joy word)
  • Gold foil – 2-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (stamped panel mat), 1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ (Joy word)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 4-1/2″ (stamped panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Thanksgiving Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing my final Thanksgiving card for this year – I’ll be sending them out to my family this week and moving on to finishing up Christmas cards. Kind of sad because I really love the fall season. This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and it is full of pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves dies. And I filled it out with an Autumn version of the new Quite Curvy leaves! 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 posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer. Later this week I hope to get a quickie version posted to my channel too.

I started by stamping the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White. I stamped three large pumpkins and two of the smaller sets of pumpkins and colored them with Pumpkin Pie and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut them out. I cut two large leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies from Old Olive card stock.

I stamped the large leafy vine from the Quite Curvy photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I colored the leaves with Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, Cinnamon Cider and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a panel of Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Cajun Craze mat and adhered it to the front of a Bumblebee card base. I adhered the die cut leaves to the panel with liquid glue and adhered the pumpkins across the bottom. I used liquid glue on all except the center pumpkin, which I popped on with a dimensional.

I adhered the Quite Curvy leafy vine with dimensionals on the bottom of the arrangement. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gathered Together stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a Bumblebee panel. I cut it out with the small label die from the Beautiful Boughs dies and stamped the wheat sheafs in Bumblebee ink. I adhered the label to the front of the card with dimensionals and finished of the card front with three Bumblebee enamel gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the wheat sheaf from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Bumblebee ink next to the sentiment and stamped the leafy vine in Soft Suede ink on the bottom. I colored the leaves with dimensionals like the card front and adhered the panel to a Cajun Craze mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Bundle and was so happy to see it return in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. And I love the fall version of the Quite Curvy leafy vine!! Thanks for stopping by and Have a great week!


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations 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. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration is Coming Soon!

Last weekend at Stampin’ Up! OnStage, we got to see many of the new products that will be coming in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog – and they are so amazing! Another benefit of attending OnStage is that we got the opportunity to order a few of the new products and received copies of the new Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure! So I’m busy looking through the catalogs, planning my pre-order next month – including new catalogs for my customers! If you’ve placed orders with me of at least $50 during the past year, you are automatically on my list to get a catalog when my shipment arrives! If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list so you can get your catalogs too!


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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:

  • Bumblebee – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Cajun Craze – 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (DSP mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Old Olive – 2-1/2″ x 5″ (die cut leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (leafy vine die cut), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut pumpkins)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness Baby Card

Good Morning!  Today I have something something completely different – a Baby Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness bundle! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Adhere a strip of the textured Petal Pink paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to the Petal Pink dotted panel.  Adhere the layered DSP panel to a Whisper White mat and then to the front of a Petal Pink card base with liquid glue. Cut the fancy stitched panel from the Hippo and Friends Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness bundle from Whisper White.  Stamp the balloons in Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and So Saffron on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating die.  Stamp the hippo from the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and Petal Pink on Whisper White.  Hint:  Stamp the darkest ink first and the lightest last for easier alignment.  Stamp the face in Memento Tuxedo Black, then the partial body in Petal Pink and the full body in stamped off Petal Pink.  Cut out the Hippo with the coordinating die. Stamp the balloon strings from the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and the clouds from the Moving Along stamp set in stamped off Balmy Blue on the fancy Whisper White die cut.  Adhere the balloons with glue dots and dimensionals and adhere the hippo with dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from the Moving Along stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the small skinny Stitched Rectangles die.  Adhere it to a folded Whisper White ribbon and then to the card front with glue dots.  Pop the hippo fancy panel on the card front with dimensionals. For the inside, stamp the balloons in Petal Pink, So Saffron and Soft Sea Foam on a Whisper White panel.  Adhere a strip of Petal Pink Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness bundle has the cutest two step stamping little critters and some great background die cuts that are perfect for children’s cards.  And the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP pack with the dots is a perfect compliment.  This is for a baby girl, but the card can also be done in So Saffron or Pear Pizzazz for a gender neutral card or in Balmy Blue or Pool Party for a baby boy.

Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points Ends Today!

In celebration of the inspirational Stampin’ Up! OnStage@Home event last weekend, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through November 15.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!

 

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

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

November 14-30 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 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:

  • Petal Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (hippo die cut), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (stitched die cut), 3/4″ x 3″ (balloon die cuts), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″  DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1-1/4″ x 5″ (textured strip), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

 

Stampin’ Up! Cherish The Season Christmas Card

Good Morning!  Today I am sharing another Christmas card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Season stamp set and the beautiful trees from the Pine Woods Dies.  But what makes the card is the beautiful Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ 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.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Season stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on the panel of Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper.  Adhere the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat.  Adhere the strip of Feels Like Frost DSP to the Whisper White strip and cut the top with the hilly die from the Pine Woods Dies.

Cut the trees from the Pine Woods Dies from Whisper White card stock and lightly brush on Frost White Shimmer Paint to give the trees shimmer and shine.  Arrange the trees on the DSP panel and adhere with liquid glue.  Adhere the die cut ground on top of the trees with dimensionals.

Brush the snow bank with clear Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle and add snowflake adhesive embellishments to the sky and the tree.  Pop the panel on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base with dimensionals.

For the inside, adhere a strip of Feels like Frost 6″ x 6″ DSP to the side of a Whisper White panel.  Stamp the pine branches from the Stampin’ Up! Cherish The Season stamp set in the corners using Seaside Spray ink and lightly color with Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.  Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

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 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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut trees), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (DSP backing)
  • Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″  DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut snow bank strip), 3/8″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity bundle and colored the images with Stampin’ Blends to make a traditional Christmas Card. 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:

Tear the top of the speckled Crumb Cake strip of Gilded Autumn DSP and adhere it to the bottom of the blue Artistry Blooms DSP.  Doesn’t the Artistry Blooms paper look like a pretty night sky?  Adhere the layered DSP to a Soft Suede mat and cut out the manger back from another Soft Suede panel using the Nativity Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity Stamp set.  Adhere the panel to the layered DSP.

Stamp the manger, sheep, donkey, baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White.  Color the images with Stampin’ Blends – Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Mango Melody and Cinnamon Cider. Cut the images out with the coordinating dies.  Cut out the Palm Trees from Crumb Cake and the tops of the trees from Mossy Meadow.  Trim the Mossy Meadow tree tops and adhere them to the Crumb Cake trees.  Adhere the trees to the layered DSP panel on either side of the manger.

Adhere the baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary to the manger with liquid glue.  Pop the manger, sheep and donkey on the panel with dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a small Crumb Cake panel.  Adhere the ribbon behind the label with glue dots and pop it on the panel with dimensionals.  Cut out the star from Gold Foil and adhere it to the top of the manger.  Emboss a Crumb Cake panel with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base.  Adhere the layered DSP panel to the card front with liquid glue and finish the card front with clear Wonderful Gems on the star and label.

I really did something different with the inside panel because I wanted it to reflect the long art panel on the card front.  So I stamped the sheep and donkey along the bottom of the inside of the card and stars in the top corner.  I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity in Soft Suede ink on a Whisper White panel and stamped more stars in Bumblebee next to the sentiment before adhering it to the inside of the card.  What do you think?

I love Nativity Christmas cards and the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity is a beautiful bundle for making these cards.

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:


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 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background, 3/4″ x 1″ (label), 2″ x 3″ (die cut palm trees)
  • Soft Suede – 3-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (manger back)
  • Gold Foil – 1″ x 1″ (star)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 3″ (die cut palm leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″  5-1/2″ (die cuts)
  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (ground)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Good Things Card Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek of another card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden cling stamp set. Today’s card features the pretty stamped wildflower image from the stamp set colored with Stampin’ Blends. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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I cut a panel of Calypso Coral Dandy Garden designer series paper and adhered it to a Whisper White mat and then to the front of a Mossy Meadow card base.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel and stamped the wildflower image twice in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the flowers with Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Purple Posy, Mango Melody, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to a Calypso Coral mat.

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I wrapped some of the new Mossy Meadow braided linen trim around the panel and tied a knot. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals and accented the image with three adhesive sequins.

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I stamped the small dragonflies from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Calypso Coral in the top corner and stamped the wildflower image on the side of a Whisper White panel. I colored the flowers the same as the flowers on the card front and trimmed the bottom of the panel with the same Dandy Garden DSP as the card front.

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The Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden bundle and Dandy Garden DSP are beautiful new products from the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available on January 5, 2021.

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Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points This Week!

In celebration of the inspirational Stampin’ Up! OnStage@Home event last weekend, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through November 15.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends on Sunday November 15, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


FREE Bonus Curvy Celebrations Project Tutorials With Videos!!

You don’t have to wait for January 5 to get some of the new products from the upcoming catalog because the Quite Curvy Bundle is now available as an early release as part of Curvy Celebrations! A group of us worked together to create 5 awesome tutorials using the Curvy Celebrations special release products with videos!  You can get this set of exclusive tutorials when you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4!


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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (art panel)
  • Calypso Coral – 3″ x 4″ (art panel mat)
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3″ x 5″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! Our talented team has created projects this month with the theme of Christmas or Happy Holidays so if you are just starting your Christmas cards, you are going to find lots of great ideas! I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes stamp bundle to make a simple red and white snowflake Christmas card. 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 Real Red card stock with the Winter Snow embossing folder and adhered it to a Whisper White mat.

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I die cut the snowflakes from the So Many Snowflakes Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle out of Whisper White and adhered them to the embossed panel. I cut two large, one medium and four small snowflakes.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White and adhered it to a Real Red mat. I popped it on the embossed panel with dimensionals.

I popped the layered panel with the snowflakes on the front of a Real Red card base with dimensionals. I accented the embossed panel with white Elegant Faceted Gems.

I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Such a simple Christmas card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle and the Winter Snow embossing folder. I love red and white snowflake Christmas cards – they provide a little twist on blue/sliver/white snowflake cards and are so festive! And these snowflakes are so beautiful and intricate that they make every card just beautiful!!

On with the hop! Be sure to check out each project that our talented team has created. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Donna Leonard’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Terry Lynn Bright created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (embossed panel), 3/4″ x 3-1/8″ (label mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed panel mat), 5/8″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 6″ (snowflake die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Sneak Peek

Good morning! I enjoyed attending the Stampin’ Up! OnStage@Home event this past weekend. Even though it was virtual this year, it was fun to play with some new products and it was informative too! We got to see the new products from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration that all starts on January 5, 2021. So today I am giving you a sneak peek by sharing the Stamp & Share projects I made during OnStage with the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden bundle and the beautiful Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. You can find the currently available supplies used to create these cards at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This first card uses the Misty Moonlight shades of the beautiful Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper (available Jan 5, 2021). I stamped the small dragonflies from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden cling stamp set (available Jan 5, 2021) on one side of a Whisper White panel using Bumblebee ink and then I randomly stamped the large dragonflies in Misty Moonlight ink. I stamped the wings in Bumblebee ink on the large dragonflies and adhered the striped Dandy Garden DSP (available Jan 5, 2021) strip across the panel. I adhered the panel to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base and adhered the two vertical strips of Dandy Garden DSP (available Jan 5, 2021). I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and the dragonfly wings in Bumblebee ink on a small Bumblebee panel. I wrapped it in Misty Moonlight/Silver/White twine and made a bow and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I used the Dragonflies punch (available Jan 5, 2021) to punch a Misty Moonlight dragonfly from the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP (available Jan 5, 2021). I love how the the two Misty Moonlight DSP strips look like a mat for the Bumblebee panel!

On the second card, I stamped the little dragonflies from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set (available Jan 5, 2021) in Mossy Meadow ink in a diagonal on the front of the Mossy Meadow card base. I adhered a Bumblebee panel and adhered the Bumblebee and Mossy Meadow strips of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP (available Jan 5, 2021) on top of the panel. I stamped the large dragonflies with Bumblebee ink and sentiment with Mossy Meadow ink on a Whisper White panel and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I stamped another large dragonfly in Bumblebee ink on Whisper White and punched it out and popped it on the panel with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three of the cutest ladybug trinkets (available Jan 5, 2021).

On the final card I stamped the beautiful wildflowers and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Smoky Slate panel. I adhered three square panels of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP (available Jan 5, 2021) to the side and wrapped the panel with Mossy Meadow braided linen trim (available Jan 5, 2021) and made a bow. I punched three small dragonflies from Whisper White, adhered them to the panel and popped the panel on the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three rhinestone jewels.

I finished the inside of each card by stamping images from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set to coordinate with the card fronts and trimming the bottom of the Whisper White panels with the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP.

The card designs we made during OnStage were very different from my usual style, but I thought they were really pretty and I want to try out some of these sketches with current products for Christmas Cards! And isn’t the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp bundle awesome! Be sure to look for these products out when the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog launches on January 5, 2021.

Here are some more goodies that we got for OnStage – a great bag, cute notebooks, pen & stickers and another great sneak peek stamp set. I just love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! Contact me if you think you might be interested in joining up, and I’ll be happy to tell you more!



In celebration of the inspirational Stampin’ Up! OnStage@Home event last weekend, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through November 15.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends on Sunday November 15, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


FREE Bonus Curvy Celebrations Project Tutorials With Videos When You Purchase The Bundle From Me!!

You don’t have to wait for January 5 to get some of the new products from the upcoming catalog because the Quite Curvy Bundle is now available as an early release as part of Curvy Celebrations! A group of us worked together to create 5 awesome tutorials using the Curvy Celebrations special release products with videos!  You can get this set of exclusive tutorials when you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4!


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:

  • Misty Moonlight Dragonfly Friendship Card
    • Misty Moonlight – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
    • Bumblebee – 2″ x 2-3/4″ (art panel)
    • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1″ x 4″ (horizontal strip), two 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (vertical strips), large dragonfly punch
  • Mossy Meadow Inspiration Card
    • Mossy Meadow – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
    • Whisper White – two 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (punched dragonfly and art panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
    • Bumblebee – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (mat)
    • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – three 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (horizontal strips – cut one from each pattern)
  • Blackberry Bliss Thank You Card
    • Blackberry Bliss – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
    • Smoky Slate – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (art panel)
    • Whisper White – 1″ x 5″ (punched dragonflies), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
    • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – three 2″ x 2″ (layered squares – cut one from each pattern)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Moving Along Birthday Card

Good morning! Today I have a fun birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Moving Along stamp set – a cute transportation themed set that is great for making children’s cards. I used the train and helicopter stamps to make the cute little scene. 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 out by creating a fun whimsical background with the 2020-2022 In Color designer series paper. I cut a strip of each with the circle designs and adhered them to the front of a Bermuda Bay card base.

I stamped the images from the Stampin’ Up! Moving Along photopolymer stamp set on a Thick Whisper White panel in Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight ink. I used the two step stamping technique to color the helicopter and train, and it was pretty easy with the photopolymer stamps. I cut the image out with the Stitched Rectangles Die and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the little banner in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with the Balmy Blue Stampin Blend. I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and fussy cut it out. I adhered it to the back of the helicopter. I finished off the card by wrapping a length of Linen Thread around the top of the card and tying a bow.

For the inside, I stamped the balloons and string from the Hippo Happiness stamp set in Bumblebee, Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiments from the A Grand Kid cling stamp set on the inside of the card in Bermuda Bay and Cinnamon Cider inks and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Moving Along stamp set has cute images that are really great for children’s cards. And the two-step stamps give you the flexibility to stamp the images in different colors as opposed to coloring them. I need to use the cute car next time! Check it out in my Online Store by clicking on the picture below:



FREE Bonus Curvy Celebrations Project Tutorials With Videos When You Purchase The Bundle From Me!!

The Curvy Celebrations special products are now available, and a group of us worked together to create 5 awesome tutorials using the Curvy Celebrations special release products with videos!  You can get this set of exclusive tutorials when you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4!


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:

  • Bermuda Bay – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (art piece)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (banner)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1″ x 3-1/2″ strip of each color (strip layer)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: