Stampin’ Up! Festive Post Christmas Card II

Good Morning! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! After I recovered from my turkey coma (or was my coma from all the cooking and cleaning?), I realized that I did not have a card finished for today’s post and so I wondered ‘What can I make real fast that is still nice?’ and I went looking for inspiration on Pinterest. And I found a sweet card by Brian King that did a great job of showing off pretty designer series papers and that’s my inspiration for today’s card because Stampin’ Up! has so many beautiful holiday designer series papers. And the funny thing is that I ended up using the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper from the Annual Catalog and it was a perfect excuse to pull out that cute little reindeer from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post photopolymer 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.

I adhered the greenery paper from the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat and popped it to the front of a Just Jade card base. I adhered the poinsettia paper from the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the cute reindeer from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Cinnamon Cider on a small Whisper White panel and stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink. I cut it out with a die from the Layering Circles dies. I used the scalloped circle die from the Little Treat Boxes dies to cut a Poppy Parade panel to adhere behind the deer.

I folded a length of Real Red metallic ribbon and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Seal and popped the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three gold glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the little reindeer and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Cinnamon Cider and Poppy Parade ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of the Poinsettia DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I am happy to say that this was a quick card to make, but it’s really cute because it basically shows off the pretty designer series paper. And Stampin’ Up! does a great job of coordinating the colors that it makes your job even easier. You know to use Just Jade, Poppy Parade and Cinnamon Cider card stock and inks because those are the colors in the DSP. Sometimes, you can break this rule, like using the Real Red ribbon because the gold makes it look ok with Poppy Parade. So Yay! I was able to make a pretty card to share today. I hope you like it.


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 is Coming Soon!

I received my copies of the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure and there are so many new and exciting products coming on January 5, 2021 – Yay!! Demonstrators are able to place orders early – starting December 1, 2020. On that morning I will be placing an order that includes new catalogs for my customers! When I get my order, I’ll be sending my customer catalogs out ASAP. 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 next month 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:

  • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Poppy Parade – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 3″ x 3″ (small mat), 2″ x 2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (front label)
  • Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front background), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (small front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving!! My turkey should be in the oven by now so it’s time for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle with the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper to make a holiday season birthday card. I love this peony and I wanted to use it for a special December baby birthday 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 pretty sketch we are using for our projects:

Emboss a Real Red Panel with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Real Red Card Base. Adhere the striped Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series paper to the back of the red dotted designer series paper and then adhere it to the card front. Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the Painted Labels Die. Adhere the label to the card front.

Cut the poppy petals from a Whisper White panel using the Peony Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle. Lightly sponge the petals with Real Red ink. Cut the flower center from Bumblebee. Assemble the flower and add a couple of half dimensionals at the top of the flower between the last two layers. Brush clear Wink of Stella on the flower to give it some sparkle. Cut the leaves from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz and adhere the pieces together.

Adhere the peony to the card front with glue dots. Adhere the leaves under the flower with glue dots. Make a bow with Real Red sheer ribbon and adhere a short length of Polka dot tulle ribbon behind it. Adhere it to the card and finish with three rhinestone gems.

Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. Adhere a strip of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the bottom and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle is a beautiful set with gorgeous peony images as well as this innovative 3D die cut flower. It’s a must have if you love to make floral 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 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 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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Bumblebee – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (flower center)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2″ x 3″ (peony leaves)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (peony leaves)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4-3/4″ (peony flower), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (red dotted panel), 2″ x 4-1/2″ (striped panel), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today am sharing a sneak peek of a card that uses the new Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. I use one of the stamps in the set and pair it with the beautiful Fine Art Floral designer series paper and the Golden Garden designer specialty acetate. You can find the currently available supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a paned of the pretty Fine Art Floral designer series paper to a Whisper White mat. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery photopolymer stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink on a So Saffron strip and cut it out with the die from the Floral Gallery Dies. I adhered it to the pretty acetate panel with Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the flower bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped it again in So Saffron and cut it out again. I stamped the detail flower in Flirty Flamingo on top of the So Saffron flowers and cut out the flowers with my paper snips. I adhered the So Saffron flowers on top of the Mossy Meadow flowers with liquid glue. I positioned the bouquet on the acetate, and applied Stampin’ Seal to the back of the acetate behind the label and the bouquet. I carefully adhered the acetate to the DSP panel and popped the panel to the front of a So Saffron card base.

I popped the flowers on the card front with dimensionals and brushed some clear wink of Stella on the flowers. I adhered a Whisper White crinkle ribbon bow and three Wonderful Gems to finish the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates cling stamp set on a Whisper White panel. I inked up the flowers on the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery flower bouquet stamp in So Saffron ink and stamped them in the bottom corner. I inked the leaves in Mossy Meadow and stamped again. I added some Flirty Flamingo with the detailed stamp and used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to touch up the stems. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Fine Art Floral DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I think the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle is definitely one of my favorites from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. The coordinating papers are absolutely beautiful and so much fun to play with.


Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Extended Another Day!!


Due to technical difficulties, the Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is extended another day, with 10% off select annual catalog items. Nearly all of the items in the annual catalog are eligible for the discount, but some exclusions do apply. You can see the exclusion list here. Head over to my Online Store to shop now!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is Coming Soon!

I received my copies of the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure and there are so many new and exciting products coming on January 5, 2021 – Yay!! Demonstrators are able to place orders early – starting December 1, 2020. On that morning I will be placing an order that includes new catalogs for my customers! When I get my order, I’ll be sending my customer catalogs out ASAP. 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 next month 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:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 5″ ( flower bouquet die cuts)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Golden Garden Specialty Designer Acetate – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (front strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Festive Post Christmas Card

Good Morning! I have another Christmas card today, a rustic and simple card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Festive Post photopolymer 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.

I stamped little reindeer from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a Crumb Cake panel. I stamped the little postmark in Real Red and the little stars in Whisper White Craft ink. I punched it out with the new Rectangular Postage Stamp punch that coordinates perfectly with the images in this set – and is on sale today only!! Yay!!

I cut a panel of green Poinsettia Place designer series paper with the tag die from the North Pole Wonder Dies. I wrapped a Real Red Stitched Ribbon through the hole and tied it with a length of Linen thread, making a bow. I adhered the punched deer with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Real Red on a Whisper White strip and trimmed the end with the Banner Pick a punch. I adhered it to the tag with liquid glue.

I adhered four strips of pinecone Poinsettia Place DSP to the front of a Garden Green card base. I cut a panel of Soft Sea Foam with a Stitched Rectangle die and embossed it with the Wrapped In Texture embossing folder. I adhered it to the card front and adhered the label on top with liquid glue. I finished the label with a red rhinestone.

I stamped the deer from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Soft Suede ink in the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of green Poinsettia Place DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I just love this happy little reindeer from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set! And the stamp set has great holiday images that coordinate with that new Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch – I can’t wait to use the Valentine’s Day image! Of course the punch comes bundled with the pretty Posted for You cling stamp set and is on sale today too!


Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is Today!!

The Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is happening today, with 10% off select annual catalog items. Nearly all of the items in the annual catalog are eligible for the discount, but some exclusions do apply. You can see the exclusion list here. Head over to my Online Store to shop now!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is Coming Soon!

I received my copies of the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure and there are so many new and exciting products coming on January 5, 2021 – Yay!! Demonstrators are able to place orders early – starting December 1, 2020. On that morning I will be placing an order that includes new catalogs for my customers! When I get my order, I’ll be sending my customer catalogs out ASAP. 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 next month too!


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!


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:

  • Garden Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut and embossed panel)
  • Crumb Cake – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (deer stamped punch)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut tag), 3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), four 3/4″ x 4″ (pine cone strips)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Winter Thank You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle. This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and I also used the Winter Snow 3D embossing folder and the Snowflake Splendor designer series paper to make sure I had enough snowflakes. Today’s card was inspired by a set of cards I saw on Pinterest made by Australian Demonstrator Gail Ellis. You can find the supplies I 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 embossed a Whisper White panel with the Winter Snow embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Whisper White note card. I adhered the Snowflake Splendor DSP panels to the Balmy Blue mats and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I could not believe that when I was Live, I put my liquid glue on the wrong side of the designer series paper!! So I had to change things up a bit and stamped in Pacific Point instead of Balmy Blue. The color is a little more intense, but everything still goes together beautifully!

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes photopolymer stamp set to a Whisper White panel in Pacific Point ink and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I adhered some Snowflake Splendor ribbon to the back and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I cut two small snowflakes and a medium snowflake from Balmy Blue glimmer paper with the So Many Snowflakes dies from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle and adhered them to the card front. I finished the card with a blue gem.

I stamped the snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes photopolymer stamp set in Pacific Point ink after stamping off in the corners of the inside of the card. I also stamped the outside of the envelope with Pacific Point snowflakes to match.

The Whisper White note cards and envelopes are perfect for a quick little thank you note – they are nice and thick, and don’t need an inside panel. Layered panel card designs like this one are a good use for those little scraps of pretty DSP that you can’t bear to throw out. And sending a quick thank you after Christmas is a nice way to reach out and let the joy of the season linger a little longer.


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!


Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Is Tomorrow!!

The Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is tomorrow, with 10% off select annual catalog items. Nearly all of the items in the annual catalog are eligible for the discount, but some exclusions do apply. You can see the exclusion list here. So get your wish list ready so you can shop early in my Online Store. The sale only lasts for 24 hours on Tuesday November 24th!


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:

  • Balmy Blue – 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″, 1-1/8″ x 1-1/8″ (DSP mats)
  • Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed background), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut snowflakes)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 2″ x 2″, 1″ x 4″ (front panels)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: