Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a fun Card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys Sale A Bration cling stamp set along with the Hey Chick bundle and Birthday Chick dies. 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 Theme challenge this week, sharing Fun Fold cards. So it’s sure to be awesome!

So I used these stamps and dies to make a fun Double Z fold card! I started by covering my Crumb Cake card base and the little Z part with designer series papers. I adhered strips of the leafy paper from the Berry Delightful Sale A Bration DSP to cover the little Z part and the light part of the Bermuda Bay Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ Sale A Bration to cover the top. I adhered the wider panel on the far right, and overlapped a full length Basic White panel. I adhered the last strip of Berry Delightful leafy paper to the bottom middle panel since this part is visible.

I cut 4 cornstalks from Hey Chick dies from Garden Green and adhered them to the card and I cut 4 sets of corn husks from Garden Green and 4 sets of corn from So Saffron. I adhered the corn husks to the corn and adhered them to the cornstalks with glue dots. I cut out the henhouse from the Hey Chick dies from Crumb Cake and colored it with Crumb Cake and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. I adhered it to the panel. I stamped the cracked egg from the Hey Chick cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die along with a pair of eggs. I colored the legs with my Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend.

I cut out the sign from the Birthday Chick dies from Crumb Cake and three fences from Basic White. I stamped the Hee Haw! from the Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the sign and adhered the sign to the card. I adhered the fence to the long panel in the little Z.

I stamped the little donkey from the Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored it with Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the donkey and adhered it to the first panel, letting part of it hang over the edge. To finish the main body of the card, I stamped the little birds from the My Meadow photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys in the corner of the Basic White writing panel.

With all this done, I adhered the little Z to the main part of the card. I applied Tear & Tape on the first panel and under the henhouse part of the last panel. I pulled off the covers and carefully adhered the little Z on the Tear & Tape, aligning the corners and bottom edges, and pressing firmly. I finished by adhering the little eggs to the last panel on the little Z.

The Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys stamp set is probably the most popular Sale A Bration stamp set this year, and it’s free with a $50 purchase (before shipping and taxes) during Sale A Bration! Why not consider either the Hey Chick or Hey Birthday Chick bundle to get started? Add some embellishments or card stock and you’re there. But do hurry, because Sale A Bration ends this Sunday!

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:


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ and 2-3/4″, 1-1/8″ x 11″ scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″ (little Z), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut henhouse), 2″ x 2″ (die cut sign)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (die cut cornstalks and corn husks)
  • So Saffron – 3/4″ x 4″ (die cut corn)
  • Basic White – 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ (writing panel), 3/4″ x 7″ (die cut fences), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (donkey), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (dies cut eggs)
  • Berry Delightful DSP – 1″ x 5-3/8″ strip (little Z leafy paper), three 1″ x 2-5/8″ (little Z leafy paper and inside trim)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – two 2-5/8″ x 3-1/4″ panels (first and second panel sky), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (last panel sky)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! In Bloom Thinking of You Card

Good morning! Here’s a Thinking of You card made with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle and the Sale A Bration Paper Blooms designer series paper. The Paper Blooms DSP goes so well with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle but it’s only available through next Sunday as Sale A Bration ends on February 28! I also used the new Happy Thoughts cling stamp set for the pretty sentiments. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I embossed a strip of Seaside Spray card stock with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a strip of Night of Navy card stock. I adhered them both to a Paper Blooms panel and then adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat. I popped the panel on the front of a Seaside Spray card base.

One of the sheets in the Paper Blooms DSP pack has different colored watercolor circles. I used the Pierced Blooms dies from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle to cut out the circles. I cut out some leaves, the flower and flower centers and bow from these circles and adhered the leaves to the strip with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the label from the Pierced Blooms dies.

I adhered the label to the embossed strip next to the leaves. I adhered the bow to the strip and adhered the layers to the flower. I popped the flower on the strip with dimensionals and finished the front with some butterfly gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small flowers from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom photopolymer stamp set in Seaside Spray and Night of Navy ink in the top corner. I adhered a strip of the Paper Blooms DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle has pretty floral stamps and wonderful sentiments, but the dies are just fabulous! And it goes real well with the Paper Blooms Sale A Bration designer series paper pack. And if you get the bundle, you get the bundle 10% savings and you are just $1.50 short of qualifying for a Sale A Bration Level 1 FREE item. But you don’t have much time left because Sale A Bration runs through this Sunday, February 28.


Stock up on Retiring 2019 0 2020 In Colors During Sale A Bration!

Don’t forget to stock up on those retiring 2019-2021 In Colors during Sale A Bration! Now is a great time to get your card stock, ink refills, ribbons, embellishments and designer series papers and get Sale A Bration benefits. The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open in May and the current Annual Catalog retiring list will be announced next month. The In Color products are always among the first items to sell out, so now is a good time to check your stash and replenish any of your favorites before they’re gone!


Only 5 Days Left – Sale A Bration ends on February 28!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed strip)
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed strip mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Paper Blooms DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), flower, leaves and bow die cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials Happy For You Card

Good morning! Today’s card is a Happy For You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials bundle. I also used the Sale A Bration Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper for the background and it’s only available through next Sunday as Sale A Bration ends on February 28! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I adhered a panel of the Blackberry Bliss Oh So Ombre Sale A Bration designer series paper to a Basic White panel and wrapped a length of Blackberry Bliss ribbon around it, securing it in the back. I popped it on the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base with dimensionals. I cut another panel of Blackberry Bliss with the second largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies to build my arrangement on.

I stamped the happy sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials photopolymer stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a Blackberry Bliss panel and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until shiny and fussy cut around the outside of the word with my paper snips. This word is fairly easy to fussy cut because the font is so thick and I love that look! I stamped the for you in Blackberry Bliss ink on a small Basic White panel and trimmed it down and adhered it to the bottom of the scalloped rectangle panel. I adhered the fussy cut happy sentiment on the scalloped panel, letting the ends of the word hang off the edges of the panel.

I stamped three small flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials stamp set in So Saffron on Basic White, stamping the outline first and then the filler. I stamped the large flower in Blushing Bride and cut out all the flowers with their coordinating dies. I cut the leaf sprig from Pear Pizzazz, the large detailed flower die from Blushing bride and the flower center from Rich Razzleberry. I adhered the layers of the large flower together. I arranged the flowers and leaves on the panel and adhered the leaves and small flowers with liquid glue. I popped the large flower on with dimensionals and finished it with a large pearl. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals and finished it with a Blackberry Bliss bow and three more pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials stamp set in Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz on a Basic White panel. I stamped off the Blackberry Bliss large flower center twice before stamping on the flower and masked off the large flower before stamping the small flower and top leaves, and then masked off the small flower before stamping the last leaf. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials bundle has pretty modern floral Distinktive stamps with wonderful coordinating dies and great sentiments. And if you purchase the bundle and add a pack of pearls, you will qualify for a FREE Sale A Bration Level 1 item such as the Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. But you don’t have much time left because Sale A Bration runs through this Sunday, February 28.


Only 6 Days Left – Sale A Bration ends on February 28!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


March Paper Pumpkin is Here’s To You!

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. This month’s kit comes with enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes and a pack of four stencils with a stamping sponge! The coordinating colors are Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.

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 March 2021 kit is March 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (happy sentiment)
  • Blushing Bride – 2″ x 2″ (die cut large flower accent)
  • Rich Razzleberry – 1″ x 1″ (die cut large flower center)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (label), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (large flower), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (small flowers), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Punch Party Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Since we’re in the last week of Sale A Bration, I am focusing my projects on Sale A Bration products! There are so many great ones this year and you don’t want to miss out. Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Punch Party stamp set. You can find the supplies I used 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.

I also entered my card into the TGIF Challenge this week – #TGIFC304 – It’s All About Sale A Bration. Check it out for more great card inspiration with Sale A Bration Products!

I embossed a Basic Black panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base. I cut a panel of Real Red with the largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and adhered a panel of the Field and Flower Sale A Bration designer series paper to the front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Punch Party photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Basic White. I stamped the little flower next to the sentiment and colored it with the Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the Double Oval Punch. Unfortunately the Double Oval punch just sold out and the stock won’t be replenished until April! But be confident, it will be back – it’s a great punch! I stamped the oval border loops from the Stampin’ Up! Punch Party stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink on a Granny Apple Green strip and punched it out with the scalloped pat of the Double Oval punch. I adhered these two pieces together with liquid glue.

I wrapped a length of Real Red stitched ribbon around the floral panel and made a knot. I adhered the layered label to the floral panel with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the front of the card base with more dimensionals. I cut out the small detailed butterfly from the new Brilliant Wings dies (available March 2) and adhered it to the card with a glue dot. I added a matte black dot to the butterfly and finished the card front off with three red rhinestone gems.

For the inside, I stamped another little flower to the top of a Basic White panel in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Flower and Field DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Punch Party stamp set is the Host reward that you can get for free with orders or workshops of $300 or more! It’s a pretty versatile set with lots of great sentiments that coordinates with several of Stampin’ Up!’s punches. The Flower and Field DSP is another Sale A Bration item that you can get for FREE with a $50 order and it is a pretty floral paper pack that goes well with many Stampin’ Up stamp sets! And it’s the last week of Sale A Bration, so don’t wait too long to pick up these pretty items!


LAST WEEK FOR SALE A BRATION!!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 4″ (label)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label mat)
  • Real Red – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut panel
  • Flower & Field DSP – 2-9/16″ x 3-3/4″ (front floral panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Revisited

Good Morning! How many times have you made a card and then kept tweaking it until you finally gave it to the person it was intended for? Well, I was looking at Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance cards on Pinterest and thought “Oh my goodness, I need to put a Vellum die cut on Friday’s butterfly!!” And so I did – and I love it and so I had to share it! What do you think (here’s Friday’s card)?

I used the detailed die that coordinates with the large butterfly and cut it out of Vellum. Then I adhered it with some glue dots and covered the glue dots with more matte black dots. This is such a wonderful bundle and it will be available on March 2, 2021! Click on the picture below to get all the details.

Note that the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2021 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou and Natural Touch specialty paper are only available while supplies last during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion period March 2, 2021 – May 3, 2021.

But Sale A Bration is going on now and you can get the Butterfly Bouquet products early, by adding them to your Starter Kit AND you get all the Sale A Bration joining benefits! Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

But Hurry – 8 Days Left Before Sale A Bration Ends on February 28!


Join me for a Facebook Live at 1:00 PM ET Today

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page at 1:00 ET this afternoon. Stop by my Facebook Page to see my card made with the Punch Party Sale A Bration stamp set. Look forward to seeing you then!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini 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! Butterfly Brilliance Thank You Card

Happy Friday! Today I have a sneak peek of the new Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle. This bundle is a sneak peek of a new bundle in the upcoming 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog! The new catalog will be available in May, but this new bundle will be available as an early release next month!! You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I adhered a strip of the Natural Touch Specialty paper to a panel of the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and adhered them to a Bermuda Bay mat. I used the large Brilliant Wings die that comes in the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle to cut out the butterflies from a panel of the Butterfly Bijou DSP. This die cuts out all the butterflies in the center of the panel, and I used the large one on today’s card and tucked the others away for a future card.

I adhered the large butterfly to the panel with glue dots under the center body. I wrapped a length of black and white twine around the panel and tied a bow. I adhered the panel on the front of a Thick Basic White card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die.

I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three mate black dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I cut out the small butterfly using the Brilliant Wings dies from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle and adhered it to the panel next to the sentiment. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Butterfly Bijou DSP and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle has beautiful realistic butterfly images and gorgeous dies that cut out both the solid butterflies and detailed cutout butterflies. Click on the picture below to download a printable flyer with all the details and the item numbers for the Butterfly Bouquet celebration beginning on March 2, 2021.


LESS THAN 10 DAYS LEFT TO SALE A BRATE – Sale A Bration ends on February 28!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


March Paper Pumpkin is Here’s To You!

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. This month’s kit comes with enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes and a pack of four stencils with a stamping sponge! The coordinating colors are Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.

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 March 2021 kit is March 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Bermuda Bay – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (front and inside mats), 1″ x 1″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Basic White – 3-13/4″ x 4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Natural Touch specialty paper – 1″ x 3-3/4″ (front strip)
  • Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), die cut butterfly panel

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In Bloom Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a sweet floral Birthday Card made with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle and the pretty Paper Blooms Sale A Bration 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.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here’s the pretty sketch we’re using. When I saw it, I knew that I needed to use the Paper Blooms designer series paper so I could use the pretty Rococo Rose stripes on the bottom.

I adhered the striped Rococo Rose Paper Blooms paper to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered the Rococo Rose floral paper to the top. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom stamp set in Rococo Rose on a strip of Basic White and trimmed the end with the Banner Pick A Punch. I punched the end of a Rococo Rose strip and embossed it with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. I adhered the label to the embossed banner and adhered them both to the DSP panel on the seam.

I cut the two large stitched flowers from Balmy Blue using the Pierced Blooms dies from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle. I cut the medium flowers from So Saffron and the leaves and flower centers from Smoky Slate. Finally I cut two sets of the small flowers from Rococo Rose. I used the Stampin’ Up Color Coach for Rococo Rose to choose my color palette, pairing it with Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate. You can find it on the second page HERE. I really like how this color palette came out, the Balmy Blue flowers really pop! I also love these die cut flowers and leaves!! It was so much fun playing with them to figure out what looked best layered together.

I layered the flowers, adhering them with liquid glue and arranged them on the DSP panel, adhering them with liquid glue and popping the one on front with dimensionals. I added rhinestone gems to the flower centers and adhered the DSP panel to the front of a Rococo Rose card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, trimmed the bottom of a Basic White panel with the Rococo Rose floral paper from the Paper Blooms DSP and adhered more dic cut flowers. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle is a great bundle with pretty images for stamped flowers, fun sentiments (I love this font) and awesome coordinating dies. There are 25 dies in the Pierced Blooms die set, and the stitching is just gorgeous!! And don’t forget that the Paper Blooms designer series paper is free with a $50 purchase (before shipping and taxes) during Sale A Bration!

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:


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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:

  • Rococo Rose – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed banner), 1″ x 2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Balmy Blue – 2″ x 5-1/4″ (die cut flowers)
  • So Saffron – 1″ x 3″ – (die cut flowers)
  • Smoky Slate – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaves and flower centers)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 5/8″ x3-3/4″ (label)
  • Paper Blooms DSP – two 2″ x 5″ strips (front top and bottom), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit Friendship Card II

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m bringing back the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit photopolymer stamp set for another friendship card. For this card, I used a random stamp all over technique to create a faux designer series paper that I cut into strips for my card sketch. This time, I used more of the stamps, and you can see how it ceases beautiful solid image fruits. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

My card is also inspired by the sketch in the Sunday Stamps current challenge SSC250 – Split It Up:

I stamped the images randomly on a Basic White panel. I used Bumblebee and Mossy Meadow on the pineapples, Melon Mambo and Shaded Spruce on the watermelons, So Saffron and Crumb Cake on the bananas, Pumpkin Pie on the oranges and Granny Apple Green (stamped off once) for the kiwis.

Then I used the second largest of the long Stitched Rectangles dies to cut the panel into three sections. I matted each panel on Melon Mambo card stock and adhered them to a So Saffron panel. I popped the panel on the front of a Granny Apple Green card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on a Basic White strip. I trimmed the ends of a Shaded Spruce strip with the Lovely Labels Pick a punch and adhered the stamped strip to the punched strip. I adhered it to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the fruits along the bottom of a Basic White panel using the same colors as the card front. I adhered the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set is a fun little set that is in the Beginner’s Brochure – you can download a PDF by clicking on the image in the sidebar. It’s great for beginner stampers because it’s complete with several two step fruit stamps and sentiments that go with the fruit theme. And fruity cards are great way to bring colorful fun to dreary, cold winter days.


TWO WEEKS LEFT TO SALE A BRATE – Sale A Bration ends on February 28!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


March Paper Pumpkin is Here’s To You!

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones! Love those Wildflowers!!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. 
  • The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray

Here’s a little video preview of the 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 March 2021 kit is March 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Granny Apple Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Melon Mambo – three 1-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (front mats), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • So Saffron – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/8″ (front panel)
  • Shaded Spruce – 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (punched label strip)
  • Basic White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (front stamped panel and inside panel), 3/8″ x 2-5/8″ (label strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy Baby Card

Happy President’s Day! If you have off from work today, I hope you’re able to relax and have some fun. I have an unconventional baby card to share today. This is for a country girl, expecting her first baby, who enjoys the outdoors and camping, so I wanted to use the foxes from the Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy stamp set and put them in a rustic woodland setting. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut the treetop from the Sweet Silhouettes dies from a Mossy Meadow panel and adhered it to the front of a Sahara Sand card base. I ripped the edge of a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and adhered the panel to a panel of In Good Taste designer series paper so that it was offset. I adhered them both to the card front.

I stamped the little foxes from the Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy stamp set on a Very Vanilla panel in Early Espresso ink and colored them with Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Petal Pink and Bronze Stampin Blends. I cut it out with the largest stitched oval die from the Stitched Shapes dies and sponged the edge with Crumb Cake ink. I applied some Stampin’ Seal to the Forever Greenery panel and looped some linen thread around it and popped the fox panel on with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy stamp set on a small panel of Very Vanilla and trimmed the top part of the sentiment. I sponged it lightly with Crumb Cake ink and adhered it to the card with a wooden leaf sprig and lace bow. I finished the card with three champagne rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, carefully inked the bottom of the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy stamp set in Early Espresso ink and stamped it on a Very Vanilla panel. I tore the top edge of the Forever Greenery DSP strip and sponged it with Crumb Cake and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered a strip of In Good Taste on top and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

A rustic woodland motif is not your normal baby card, but it’s a natural for these sweet foxes and it’s fun to change things up! I hope you like it.


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut tree top)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel), 3″ x 3-3/4″ (fox panel), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ panel (wood grained background), 1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf background), 5/8″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit Friendship Card

Good morning and welcome to Simple Stamping Saturday! Today I’m sharing a cute friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set. This is one of the cute stamp sets in the Beginner’s Brochure and you can view the brochure in the right sidebar if you haven’t seen it yet. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And today’s card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #472 – a perfect sketch for many simple stamping techniques!

The Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit photopolymer stamp set is a light hearted two step stamp set with pretty fruits, little smily faces and punny sentiments. I stamped the pineapple top in Mossy Meadow ink on a Basic White panel and then stamped the pineapple body under it in Bumblebee ink. I found it easier to line up when I stamped the top first because the ink is darker and it’s easier to see through the lighter inked stamp for better alignment. Then I stamped the pineapple on a post-it note and fussy cut it to make a mask.

I adhered the post-it note mask to cover the pineapple and stamped the watermelon center from the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set in Melon Mambo ink next to the pineapple, overlapping the masked pineapple. Doesn’t it make the watermelon look like it’s behind the pineapple? I stamped the watermelon rind in Shaded Spruce next to the watermelon, aligning the tops. On a separate Basic White panel, I stamped the orange center in Pumpkin Pie after stamping off and then the orange peel in Pumpkin Pie, aligning the centers. I fussy cut the orange. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat.

I trimmed the ends of strips of Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow and Bumblebee DSP and adhered them together and then to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the orange to the panel with dimensionals and adhered a linen thread bow next to it with a glue dot. I popped the panel on the front of a Melon Mambo card base.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pineapple in Mossy Meadow and Bumblebee like the front in the corner of a Basic White panel. I covered it with the post-it note mask and stamped the watermelon next to it in Melon Mambo and Shaded Spruce. In the opposite corner, I stamped the orange in Pumpkin Pie and then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

There are other fruits in the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set, so I’ll have to play with it again soon. In addition to the stamp set, you can purchase the Cute Fruit Cards & Tags Project Collection (item 155420) which comes with the stamp set, a stamp block, a pack of White card stock and a set of 8 Stampin’ Spots ink pads for $58.25 (before shipping and taxes). This is perfect for a beginning stamper because it has everything you need in one package! And it will also qualify for a Level 1 Sale A Bration item through the end of this month!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Melon Mambo – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (front mat)
  • Basic White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel and front panel), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (orange)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (Bumblebee strip)
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (Melon Mambo strip)
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (Mossy Meadow strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: