Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a fun Father’s Day! For today’s card I pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats bundle and In the wild designer series paper for a jungle themed birthday card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card fits perfectly with the cool TGIF Technique Challenge #TGIFC321 going on this week:

I used the Picture This rectangle die to cut windows in a Soft Succulent panel and embossed it with the cool Animal Print embossing folder. Then I cut panels of the images I wanted from the In The wild designer series paper and adhered them to the back of the embossed panel with pieces of dimensionals. You can see how I adhered them in this picture. I did this so that I could position the tiger and leopard in the cutouts the way I wanted. I then added more dimensionals to the back of the embossed panel and glue dots to the back of the DSP and adhered the panel to the front of a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a strip of Crushed Curry and cut it out with the Messages die – I love how you can cut sentiments from so many different stamp sets with this die! I adhered the label in the center window with dimensionals.

I cut two of the small leafy plants and the two vines from the Big Cats dies from Evening Evergreen card stock and adhered them to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals.

I made a triple bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot and finished it with three Cinnamon Cider square jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set in Cajun Craze ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set around the top and the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the In The Wild DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I wanted to make a card featuring the fierce cats from the In The Wild designer series paper and the Picture This dies are the perfect way to highlight the cats in this beautiful DSP. The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp sets are so fun and I think this card would be great birthday card for anyone! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


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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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Succulent – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed window panel)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1″ x 4″ (plant die cuts)
  • Crushed Curry – 3/8″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel)
  • In The Wild DSP – two 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ panels (tiger and leopard for windows), 1-1/8″ x 3-3/8″ (floral strip behind label), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Thank You Card

Happy Saturday! Today I am sharing a layered Thank You card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp bundle and the gorgeous Fine Art Floral designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the sketch for the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 510. I used the pretty designer series paper instead of making a white on white card and here’s the challenge graphic:

I cut the Golden Garden acetate so that it matches the pattern in the Fine Art Floral designer series paper and I peeled off the protective backing on the acetate and adhered it to the floral DSP with Stampin’ Seal under the Basic White rectangle. I adhered the Pool Party texture paper to a Pool Party mat and then adhered the layered floral paper next to it. I adhered the panel to the front of a Poppy Parade card base.

I cut a Basic White panel with the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangles die and embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Poppy Parade on Basic White and cut it out with the small label die from the Floral Gallery dies. I adhered the label to the back of the embossed rectangle and adhered them both to the card front.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Poppy Parade – the solid stamp after stamping off and the detailed stamp full strength on top. I stamped the stem and leaves in Old Olive ink and cut the flower and stem out with the coordinating die. I popped the flower on the card front with dimensionals and adhered the stem with glue dots. I adhered three Gilded Gems around the flower and added a gold trim bow with a glue dot.


For the inside of the card, I adhered the floral DSP to the Pool Party card stock and adhered them both to the side of a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle is one of my favorites and I’m glad that it is being carried over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. But since it will no longer be available as a bundle, now is the time to get it if you want the 10% bundle savings. Both the Fine Art Floral and the Golden Garden acetate are being retired, and they’re both beautiful, so get them while they’re still available!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Items are starting to sell out on the Last Chance sale, so don’t wait too long. Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 13/16″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
  • Golden Garden Acetate – 2″ x 5-1/8″ (floral DSP overlay)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ panel (die cut and embossed center panel), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 3″ x 5″ (flower and stem die cuts)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Pool Party texture), 2″ x 5-1/8″ (floral), 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I made a fun fold Thank You card with featuring the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle and the pretty Pansy Petals designer series paper. The style of the card is called a Book Fold or Book Binder Fold and it’s an easy fun fold that is great for showcasing pretty coordinating designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and our challenge is to use punches! How fun!!

I applied Tear & Tape to the side hinge part of a Pale Papaya card base, pulled the cover and adhered the hinge closed. I adhered the Soft Succulent gingham Pansy Petals DSP to an Evening Evergreen mat and adhered it to the hinge with liquid glue. I wrapped the hinge with a length of Fresh Freesia Ribbon and tied a bow. I secured the bow to the hinge with a glue dot. I adhered the floral Pansy Petals DSP to an Evening Evergreen Mat and popped it onto the open part of the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Petals photopolymer stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Fresh Freesia panel and punched it out with the Double Oval punch. I punched a Soft Succulent panel with the scalloped oval section and adhered the two punched ovals together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped small pansies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and Daffodil Delight. I stamped two in Pale Papaya with stamped off Pumpkin Pie accents and Daffodil Delight centers and two with Gorgeous Grape outsides and accents, Fresh Freesia tops (I masked off the bottom three petals) and Daffodil Delight centers. I cut all of them out with the die.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Soft Succulent backgrounds and Evening Evergreen details and cut them out with the corresponding dies. I adhered three leaves to the card front with liquid glue and popped the pansies on top with dimensionals. I finished the card front off with 2021-2023 In Color jewels.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on a Basic White panel and adhered the remaining die cut pansies and leaves in the top corner. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Book Fold card is a real easy fun fold and it’s great with the Pansy Petals DSP. The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is so pretty and versatile. It’s so much fun to play with because pansies come in so many different colors and styles and you can combine the stamps in so many different ways to recreate your favorites!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ (mountain) and 6-3/4″ (valley), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen -1″ x 4″ (front hinge mat), 4″ x 4″ (front background mat)
  • Fresh Freesia – 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label punch)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat punch)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 5″ (die cut small pansies and leaves)
  • Pansy Petals 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (floral front background), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (gingham front hinge)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses with Butterflies Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a simple monochrome card made with the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses cling stamp set in Fresh Freesia. I made a thank you card with this stamp last week, kind of in reverse and you can see it here. Today’s card is kind of the reverse because I used versamark ink with white embossing powder to create a card with lots of shine. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used my stamparatus to stamp the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses background stamp in Versamark ink on a Fresh Freesia Panel. I used the magnets to hold the card stock down and inked up the stamp and stamped it a couple of times to get good coverage, pressing all around the stamp each time. I covered the panel with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the embossing powder with my heat tool, being careful to make sure it was all shiny. I trimmed the panel down to 3-3/4″ x 5″ and adhered it to a Fresh Freesia mat. I popped the panel on the front of a Fresh Freesia card base with dimensionals.

I wrapped the panel with a length of Fresh Freesia ribbon, securing it in the back. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Happenings stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on a basic white panel and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals over the ribbon.

I cut the small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies from Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum and adhered it to the card front next to the label with glue dots in the butterfly body, allowing the wings to flutter freely. I finished the butterfly with a rhinestone and added two more to finish the card front.


For the inside of the card, I used the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses stamp again on a strip of Fresh Freesia card stock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered it to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I adhered a panel of adhesive strip to the back of another panel of Fresh Freesia Vellum and cut out another small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies. I peeled of the adhesive backing and adhered it to the top of the panel, pressing it with my bone folder to make sure it was secure. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses background stamp makes a pretty design for the background of a card and it’s pretty versatile as you can see from the two simple simple cards that I have made with it. I’m not sure which I like better – do you have a preference?


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5″ panel (front mat), 4-1/4″ x 6″ (embossed layer – I made this large enough so I had a little extra for my magnet and to hold while heat embossing), 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed inside trim)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – two 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panels (butterfly die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Inkin’ Krew Cards

Hello! We had an Inkin’ Krew quarterly team meeting Sunday afternoon and I was finally able to travel to Amy’s house to attend in person. It was so wonderful to finally meet in person again and stamp together. Today I’m sharing the beautiful cards I made during the meeting. The cards were designed by our team mates Linda Richenberg, Karen Ksenzakovic and Tara Carpenter. They are so pretty and the ladies all used different techniques so while the they all use the same stamp set and sentiment, they are so different! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Some of the Inkin’ Krew team joined us in person and the rest (after all the team is spread all across the country!) joined virtually via Zoom. The instructions were provided ahead of time, so we could prepare and after we finished the business discussion, Linda, Karen and Tara took turns showing us how to make their cards.

This is the card that Linda designed. You can find more of her work on her Facebook Business page here. We adhered the Hand Penned DSP to a Highland Heather card base and cut Basic White and Highland Heather panels with the Scalloped Contours dies. We used blending brushes to apply Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Highland Heather ink to the Basic White die cut and then stamped the flower with Versamark ink. We sprinkled it with Black embossing powder and heat set. We stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to a Highland Heather mat. We adhered the label to the card front and then adhered the two scalloped die cuts together before popping it onto the card front with dimensionals. We finished it off with Opal Round gems.

This is Karen’s card and you can find her blog here. We embossed a panel of the Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to a Soft Succulent mat and then to a Fresh Freesia card base. We cut a Scalloped Contours rectangle from Basic White, applied a little Soft Succulent ink to the center with a blending brush and stamped the sentiment on the bottom in Memento Tuxedo Black. We stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and Fresh Freesia and cut it out with the coordinating die. Then we popped it on the scalloped rectangle with dimensionals. We wrapped the Soft Succulent ribbon adhering it with Stampin’ Seal and popped the scalloped rectangle on top with dimensionals, finishing the card front with Soft Succulent jewels.


Here’s Tara’s card and you can find her blog here. We cut the largest Scalloped Contours die from Beauty of the Earth DSP and the 3rd largest from So Saffron. We stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and adhered them together. We adhered them to a Night of Navy mat and then adhered it to a Soft Saffron card base. We stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Basic Gray on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. We used the new soft pastels to color the flowers – I used the Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade for my flowers. I did some rough coloring with the stick and then blended it with my fingers. We adhered two of the flowers with liquid glue and popped the last one with dimensionals. This card is finished with three silver epoxy dots.

I didn’t have time to finish the insides of the cards, so I’ll do that later. The wonderful Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle is so pretty and so versatile! We got to try out a lot of new card making techniques and play with beautiful new products. I love how each card is so different and so pretty!! Thank you so much Linda, Karen and Tara!!

Here’s a picture of the group of us that met at Amy’s house – Amy Koenders, me, Karen Ksenzakovic and Vicki Ridgway. We’re all smiling because we had so much fun to finally get together for the meeting and make these gorgeous cards! It was such a wonderful afternoon! Let me know if you think you might be interested in joining us for our next quarterly meeting and I’ll give you all the details!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Linda’s Card
    • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (sentiment mat)
    • Basic White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut label)
    • Hand Penned DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background)
  • Karen’s Card
    • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat)
    • Soft Succulent – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (scalloped die cut and stamped flower)
    • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (Fresh Freesia embossed panel)
  • Tara’s Card
    • So Saffron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel)
    • Night of Navy – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel (front mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 4″ panel (die cut flowers)
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (large scalloped rectangle die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in these projects:

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Hello Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a simple monochrome thank you card made with the beautiful Expressions in Ink designer series paper and the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle. This was my first opportunity to play with this beautiful suite, and so I had to show it off, so hopefully it will be back in stock soon. I am also impressed by the stamp and die bundle that is available and I paired it with the fancy Ornate Frames dies to make my label. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Expressions in Ink designer series paper to an Old Olive panel and wrapped a length of gold twine around it and made a loopy bow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Polished Pink card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a Basic White panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny and cut the label out with the Ornate Frames die. I cut a Pale Papaya shimmer vellum panel with the filigree die from the Ornate Frames die and adhered it to the back of the label with glue dots.

I popped the label on the card front with dimensionals and finished it off with three gilded gems.


For the inside of the card, stamped three flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked stamp set in Melon Mambo ink on a Basic White panel. Aren’t those flowers just gorgeous? I made masks by stamping the flower on printer paper and cutting it out with my paper snips. Then I covered each flower with the mask and stamped the single leaf in stamped off Shaded Spruce ink. Then I stamped the spatter in Versamark twice in the center of each flower, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. This way I have gold sprinkles in the center of my flowers, just like the DSP! I adhered the panel to the inside of my card.

I thought I was going to make a simple card featuring beautiful DSP, but the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked stamps are just as beautiful as the DSP! Next up is some stamped floral card fronts with these gorgeous stamps and I can’t wait to play with them in different colors!


Last Day for Connect, Craft & Collect $25!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion ends today! It’s the last day for qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders over $250 to receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

So Hurry – The Extra $25 Bonus ends soon!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Polished Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Old Olive – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (filigree frame die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Expressions in Ink DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap Video Tutorial

Good Morning, I hope you are having a good weekend. Today I’m sharing the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap card that I made in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This is a fun photopolymer stamp set that is on the retiring list, but it has the cutest little critters and punny sentiments. 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 adhered the strip of Pattern Party host designer series paper to the front of a Pool Party card base. I wrapped a length of Night of Navy twine around the card top and made a loopy bow on the side. I used the Layering Circles dies to cut a large scalloped circle from Misty Moonlight and a large circle from Basic White.

I stamped the pond from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set in Balmy Blue on the bottom of the die cut Basic White circle. I stamped the little frog on the water in Garden Green and the bird in Flirty Flamingo. I stamped the flower in Mango Melody next to the frog. I used my Garden Green Stamp & Write marker to go over the stem so it would be green – luckily this was pretty easy since the lines were straight! I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight. I colored the bird with my light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend. I colored the frog with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, doing a little bit of shading on the back and legs. I colored the flower with the Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends, using the dark near the center, the light next and leaving the petal tips white.

I adhered stamped circle to the Misty Moonlight scalloped circle die cut with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the layered circle to the card front with dimensionals. I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects to the frog to give it some shine since frogs are slimy. And I finished the card with three Mango Melody adhesive sequins (but I forgot to add these in the video and had to add them afterwards!!).

For the inside, I stamped the the plant from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set in Mango Melody in the lower corner and colored it like the plant on the card front, including going over the stem with my Garden Green marker. I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight on the other side and adhered a strip of Pattern Party host DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set is a fun and lighthearted way to send a greeting! Is there a better way to meet up with a friend than by the water on hot summer days? And the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set is retiring, so it’s part of the Last Chance celebration!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Ends Tomorrow!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion runs through May 14, 2021. During this period, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions.  Head over to my Online Store to start shopping now before it’s too late! 


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel (scalloped circle die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (circle die cut)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 2″ x 4-1/4″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit

Good morning! One of the prettiest kits from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog is the Stampin’ Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit. This card kit makes 12 cards – 3 each of 4 designs and is an all inclusive card kit. So it has everything you need to make the cards, including a stamp block! I finally made some of the cards in my kit and they are sooo pretty!!

I pretty much followed the instructions included in the Stampin’ Up! Hello Dear Friend card kit. The copper foil and vellum touches make these cards stand out. There are two A2 designs and two mini card designs with coordinating envelopes with printed liners. Here are close ups of the cards I made.

I love the watercolor florals in this kit!

The geometric copper foil vellum contrasts nicely with the soft flowers.

The envelopes for the mini cards have cute side flaps.

These are the stamps that are included in the Stampin’ Up! Hello Dear Friend card kit. I used the little flower and leaves to decorate the insides. Aren’t the sentiments wonderful!

Card kits are perfect for beginning stampers and for anyone needing to make a last minute card real quick. You can follow the instructions that come in the kit, or you can express your creativity and create alternative designs by combining the elements in the kits with favorite items from your stash. The Stampin’ Up! coordinating colors are listed with the instructions, so you know that it will be a perfect match!

Have you seen the new Kits Collection in the Stampin’ Up! Online Store? In addition to the monthly subscription kit, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up! now has a wide variety of all-inclusive kits that are only available while supplies last. New kits are added regularly and there are a range of styles and options – even kits without stamping! I have them pictured below and you can check them out here in my Online Store for the complete details!

Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon!

I’ll be away tomorrow so I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET today instead. I’ve missed so many videos with my recent vacation. I will be making a simple card with the fun Oh Snap stamp set! Look forward to seeing you then!


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Ends Monday!!!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions.

The Extra $25 Bonus ends on June 14!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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! Kits Collection sets that are currently available:


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

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Father’s Day is coming up and I made an outdoors Father’s Day card with the Stampin’ Up! Campology cling stamp set. I used my blending brushes and sponge daubers to make a sunset in the woods and the beautiful sentiments from the Best Year cling stamp set to make a Father’s Day 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 simple sketch we are using:

I started by using my blending brushes and a sponge dauber to create a sunset scene on a Basic White panel. I cut a circle from a half sheet of printer paper with the smallest layering circles dies and used it as a mask to color a sun with my blending brush and Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks. Then I made a horizon with a straight edge of the printer paper covering most of the sun and the sky and colored the ground with blending brushes and Old Olive and Crushed Curry inks. I covered the sun with the cut out circle and the ground with the printer paper and colored the sky with Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight inks. I removed the circle covering the sun and added some Calypso Coral streaks with a sponge dauber for more intense color. I finished the background by applying Misty Moonlight ink to the top of the sky with a blending brush.

I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink several times across the sunset panel to make the woods. I stamped the tent in Evening Evergreen ink to the side. I applied Crushed Curry ink to a small Basic White panel with a blending brush and stamped the tent again and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I adhered the fussy cut tent to the panel with liquid glue, being careful to line up the tent lines.

I adhered the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and wrapped it with Linen Thread. I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Crumb Cake panel and cut it out with the smallest Stitched Rectangles label die. I adhered the label to the panel with dimensionals and used dimensionals to adhere the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base.

For the inside, I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the lantern in stamped off Crumb Cake ink and stamped the sweet sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on top. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I’m not sure that this I colored the best sunset, but stamping the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set on top helps fill in some areas and makes it a pretty evening scene in spite of it. Coloring the tent separately, fussy cutting it and adhering it on the scene makes a cozy place in the dark woods. A nice little Father’s Day card for an outdoors loving Dad!

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:


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-7/7″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (stamped tent)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Thank You Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a simple monochrome thank you card made with the beautiful sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts cling stamp set and the beautiful Wild Roses background stamp. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Wild Flowers background stamp in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White using my stamparatus to ensure I got good coverage. I stamped the small strip of Basic White with the same ink and stamp so that I would have a coordinating design for the inside of the card. I adhered the large panel to a Basic White mat with Liquid Glue and then adhered it to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts cling stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles die. I cut a Misty Moonlight panel with the next larger Stitched Rectangles die and adhered the stamped label on top with liquid glue.

I folded a length of white ribbon and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the label on top with dimensionals, making sure to position some of the dimensionals so that it adhered to the card front rather than the folded ribbon. I finished off the card front with three square faceted Misty Moonlight gems.


For the inside of the card, stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel. I adhered the Wild Roses stamped strip to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The wonderful Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set is on the retiring list, so it will only be available while supplies last. The sentiments are really special and the font is nice, suitable for many artistic styles. The Wild Roses background stamp is carried over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and it’s sure to become a new favorite.


Last Week for Connect, Craft & Collect $25!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions.

Hurry – The Extra $25 Bonus ends on June 14!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Tomorrow is the Last Day to Sign Up for the June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023—and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

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


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: