Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Bee Mine

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin Kit video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit is fun for Valentine’s Day and goes with many other Stampin’ Up! products.

These are the items I have made with the kit:

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I put together a note card and a gift bag. I also showed the contents of the kit and some of the projects that I made during the week. I also talked about my 5 favorite things about the kit.

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

These are the note cards I made from the kit so far and the middle one is the one I made in the video. In addition to the fun embellishments, the stamps are wonderful. The small floral background stamp is the star here, used to stamp the background on the middle card and the Mint Macaron floral heart on the left.

These are the gift bags I made to show off the features of the kit. The bottom one is the one I did in the video. I wanted to show how versatile the kit elements are for combining with other items you have in your own stash and how the Mint Macaron ink spot and background colors can be combined with your favorite non-kit items. In the bottom gift bag, I used the stamps from the kit to stamp on the back of one of the heart cut outs in Real Red ink. I backed it with one of the Real Red Heart doilies, and three red sequins from the Peaceful Poppies sequins. I finished it off with one of the cute bees and a bow with the Whisper White baker’s twine included in the kit. This shows how the Mint Macaron can be used with any other colors you have in your stash.

This is a card I made using the elements in the kit and there’s a surprise inside. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches #419 – A Sketch by Lee Ann, which is wonderful!

Can you tell I’m in love with the little floral background stamp in the kit? I stamped it on Mint Macaron card stock and Whisper White card stock in Mint Macaron Ink before cutting it out with the Heart punches. I stamped it in Rococo Rose in a continuous fashion to make the angled background paper before cutting it out with the large Stitched Rectangle die. It does make a pretty background handmade DSP paper and is easier to do than I originally thought (but you do have to take your time). Of course I had fun decorating the heart with elements from the Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set.

And on the inside I added one of the little gift bags and a decorated heart. These little bags are perfect for holding gift cards – and that’s what’s inside!

And here are my 5 favorite things about this kit:

  1. The kit coordinates with so many other products that are currently available from Stampin’ Up!
  2. The kit would be great to do with children – so many elements to decorate the hearts and simple stamp designs
  3. You easily combine it with many different ink and card stock colors – not just the ones used in the kit (although they are beautiful too if you are fortunate enough to have them all).
  4. I love that the gift bags are perfect for gift cards – and they are shiny too!
  5. It is fun, relaxing stamp therapy to decorate the hearts with stamps and embellishments in the kit

I hope you enjoy your Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit as much as I did!


February 2020 Paper Pumpkin: The Lovely Day

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help your customers celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

  • Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

AND … the February Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50.

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.

As a bonus during Sale-A-Bration, purchasing a 3-month or longer prepaid subscription qualifies for FREE Sale-A-Bration products!

Sign up deadline for the February 2020 kit is February 10, 2020.


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad Get Well Card

Good Morning! Today I have a get well card made with the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order! Many of the products used in today’s card are Sale-A-Bration items and I will point them out as I mention them. You can find all the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Lily Impressions designer series paper and adhered it to a Pretty Peacock mat with snail. The Lily Impressions designer series paper is another Sale-A-Bration item that is FREE with a $50 order and it’s so pretty! I stamped the large lily and two of the small lilies from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a panel of shimmer white card stock. I used my aqua painter and Petal Pink ink to add color to the base of each petal, leaving the tips white. I did this by smooshing the ink pad to deposit ink on the lid (or you can smoosh it on an extra stamp block) and picked up the ink with the tip of the aqua painter brush and use it to color the image. The shimmer white paper is safe for water coloring, so I chose to use it instead of water color paper – plus you get the benefits of the sparkle!

After coloring the large lily and two small lilies, I cut them out with the Lily Pad dies. The Lily Pad Dies is another FREE Sale-A-Bration product with a $100 order. I stamped a large lily pad leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and two of the smaller leaves using Soft Sea Foam ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock. I cut the leaves out with the Lily Pad dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending You Thoughts stamp set – another Sale-A-Bration item that is available for FREE with a $50 order – using Pretty Peacock ink on a strip of vellum. Ink takes longer to dry on vellum, so I set it aside for a while. After it was dry, I wrapped it around the matted DSP panel and secured it in the back with snail.

I adhered the large lily pad leaf to the Lily Impressions panel with dimensionals and adhered the flower on top with dimensionals. I adhered a small lily leaf and flower with snail. I tied a short length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle and tucked it under the flower with a glue dot. I made a bow with Grapefruit Grove Twine and tucked it on top of the tulle with a glue dot. I adhered the panel to a Pool Party card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set on a Whisper White panel using Pretty Peacock ink. I added the last small flower and leaf to the top corner and a strip of the Lily Impressions designer series paper to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

Sale-A-Bration is the best Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year and the items that are available this year are are incredible! The Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is also special in that it is specially made to be reversible! You can flip the stamp over on the stamp pad and stamp the solid image on the reverse! Sale-A-Bration is going on now through March 31.


Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is going on now. There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

Sale-A-Bration Host Benefits

Hosts with orders of $300 or more can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (Item 152384).

  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order. 
  • Only the host of the order will receive the free stamp set.
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

Sale-A-Bration Joining Benefits

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.). 

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog). 
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″

January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019 Holiday 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 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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Pretty Peacock – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat)
  • Shimmer White – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (lily flower die cuts)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2″ x 5″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Lily Impressions DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Love You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. When I saw all the tulips showing up in the grocery store flower shop, I immediately thought of the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp bundle. But I had to make it a Valentine’s Day Card because it’s just around the corner, so I decided on red tulips with heart designer series paper – the new From my Heart specialty designer series paper.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make this pretty card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I started by stamping the tulip flowers on thick Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink. I cut them out with the Tulip Builder punch that comes in the Timeless Tulips bundle. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Real Red ink on a small Whisper White Panel. I stamped the stems and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Granny Apple Green. I adhered the panel to a Real Red mat with snail and adhered the Tulips to the card with dimensionals. I finished the panel with a Real Red bow.

I adhered a panel of the Heart DSP from the From My Heart specialty designer series paper to a Real Red card base. I popped the decorated tulip panel on with dimensionals.

I stamped the large tulip flower in Real Red ink on the left side of a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card. I stamped the stem and leaves in Granny Apple Green. I adhered a strip of the Heart DSP to the bottom of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

Valentine’s Day is less than 4 weeks away and the products in the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog create the cutest cards to say Love You Lots!


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions 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 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2 1/2″ x 4″ (art panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (tulips)
  • From my Heart DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms Hello Card

Good Morning and Happy Friday! Today’s card is a cheerful hello card made with the Sale-A-Bration Thoughtful Blooms stamp set along with the Sale-A-Bration Small Bloom punch. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped several of the large solid blooms from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set on strips of Whisper White card stock in Melon Mambo ink. The Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is available FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase. I cut them out with the Small Bloom punch which is also a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $100 purchase.

I stamped the vines and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set on a panel of Pool Party card stock using Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped the small solid flowers with Pacific Point ink. Then I used the bone folder and curled the petals on the Melon Mambo flowers back and adhered them on the stamped panel with glue dots. I added Pineapple Punch dots to the centers.

I embossed a panel of the Pool Party striped Peaceful Poppies designer series paper with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I adhered the floral Pool Party panel to the top of a Whisper White mat and the embossed DSP to the bottom with snail. I tied a length of Whisper White crinkle seam binding around the middle and made a bow. I adhered the layered panel to a Pool Party card base with dimensionals. I stamped the hello sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a strip of Pool Party. I added some small Melon Mambo flowers and a leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and cut it out with the small scalloped rectangle from the stitched so sweetly dies. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a Melon Mambo flower with some Granny Apple Green leaves and vines and Pacific Point small flowers. I used my Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write marker to color the flower centers and finished it off with a strip of embossed Pool Party striped DSP. I adhered it to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is a sweet set with lots of different sized flowers and leaves. I only used the solid stamps, it has some great options for two-step stamping to produce multi colored flowers. It’s a great FREE Sale-A-Bration option at the $50 level.


Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on now!

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

There are also extra benefits for hosting and joining that are exclusive to Sale-A-Bration and you can read about them on my Promotions Page.


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019 Holiday 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 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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2 (card base), 3 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (floral panel 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel) 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front mat), (3) 1″ x 5″ strips (punched flowers)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP (Pool Party striped) – 2″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed front), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have another Valentine’s Day Card made with the cute Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle and the From My Heart specialty designer series paper.

We have a sketch challenge this week and we’re still working to inspire you for Valentine’s Day, so here is the sketch we are using:

I started by punching two hearts from the From My Heart Specialty DSP. The first is the Flirty Flamingo and Real Red fancy foil heart using the regular heart punch and the second is the red foil scalloped heart using the scalloped heart punch. Both of these punches are included in the Heartfelt bundle and they fit perfectly together. I adhered the two foil hearts together with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered them to a Flirty Flamingo heart doily with dimensionals.

I cut two rectangles using other paper from the From My Heart Specialty DSP pack using the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered them together at an angle with multipurpose liquid glue. I ran a panel of Flirty Flamingo Card Stock through the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to a Flirty Flamingo card base. I adhered the From My Heart DSP panels to the center and then the layered hearts on top.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Heartfelt stamp set on a strip of Real Red card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the long label from the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue. I finished the card front with 9 From My Heart faceted gems adhered to the heart DSP above the layered heart.

I stamped the heart with the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set on a panel of Whisper White using Flirty Flamingo ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the heart DSP and adhered it to a Real Red mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The From My Heart specialty designer series paper is so pretty – I have loved all the cards I have made with it. And I love the punch pack in the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle, with the scalloped punch sized perfectly to match the regular punch.

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:


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019 Holiday 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 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:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside mat), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside panel)
  • From My Heart specialty DSP – (2) 3″ x 4 1/4″ (die cut stitched rectangles), 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inside trim), foil hearts for punches

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: