Stampin’ Up! June Paper Pumpkin Kit – Pick of The Crop

Good Morning! I received my June 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Pick of the Crop last week and I put together some of the pretty cards. This kit makes 9 cards – three of each design and they are such cute cards with a summer fruit and picnic theme. I put together one of each design, take a look:

Here’s the June 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit unboxing video from the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel showing how to make each card. I pretty much followed these steps to make my samples.

Here is my first card with the pretty berry baskets. The colors are gorgeous and I love the vellum accents with the linen thread bow.

Here’s my second card, with the baguettes and cheese – another cute design!

And here’s my last card with the flower and bread cart. The printed card base background is so pretty with cart.

Here is all the items included in the kit. There are tons of extra printed die cut images, so you can easily incorporate other items in your stash to make additional coordinating tags, cards or scrapbook page decorations. You can also purchase additional bags in my Online store HERE.

Here are some alternative designs that the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin team has made with these items. I love the stamped bag!

Next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is Sending Good Thoughts and it looks like it will be another good good kit for summer fun.

July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Good Thoughts

Set sail with across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

The July Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases and printed envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Twine, mini glue dots and dimensionals
  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

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 July 2022 kit is July 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. Some Items have already sold out and are no longer available, but there’a a lot of good stuff still available – and some items are on sale for up to 50% off! But the retiring items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to shop now in my Online Store.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale, but time is running out! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE. Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends on June 30!


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

Stampin’ Up! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Options:


Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Christmas Card

Have you heard that on July 1, the Stampin’ Up! July – December 2022 Mini Catalog will be available for ordering?  There are so many pretty new and returning holiday stamp sets in the new mini, and by coming out in July instead of August, we have an extra month to make Christmas cards – Yay!!  One of the pretty returning sets in the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments photopolymer stamp set with the cool Merriest Frames Hybrid embossing folder and dies.  So I pulled it out to make my first Christmas card for the year! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a Basic White panel with the detailed die from the Merriest Frames set and then put it in the embossing folder with the outline die.  I ran it through my die cutting machine to get the gorgeous embossed die cut greenery.  I adhered the die cut to the front of a Thick Basic White card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set in Versamark Ink on a Basic White panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder.  I shook off the excess and heated the powder until it was shiny with my heat tool.  I cut out the sentiment with the Merriest Frames rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. 

I stamped and die cut the flowers and greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set on Basic White to decorate the front.  I stamped two small poinsettias and one large one in Sweet Sorbet and I stamped the centers with Crushed Curry.  I stamped a set of holly berries in Cherry Cobbler and two holly leaves in Shaded Spruce.  I stamped four of the rounded leaf sprigs in Garden Green and one of the spruce sprigs in Soft Succulent. 

I cut everything out and adhered one of the small poinsettias to the large one.  I adhered the leaves and holly berries to the card front with glue dots and adhered the poinsettias to the card with dimensionals.  I made a bow with gold trim and tucked it under the flower.  I finished the flower centers with gold metallic pearls (available July 1).

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White panel.  I stamped the poinsettias in Sweet Sorbet in the corners and masked them before stamping the leaf clusters in Garden Green.  I added some Shaded Spruce holly leaves and Cherry Cobbler berries.  I adhered the panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat and adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set has fun, modern graphic Christmas greenery images and it’s great to have coordinating dies, especially with the hybrid embossing folder!  But the pretty images can also be stamped without the dies like I did on the inside of the card.  It has beautiful sentiments and the coordinating Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder makes the most beautiful Christmas cards!

There’s less than a week before the new catalog is available for ordering, so it’s time to start planning those Holiday cards. Here’s a picture of the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog and I will post a PDF on July 1 when it’s open for ordering.

If you haven’t received a catalog yet, but would like to be a customer of mine, I’ll be happy to send you one!


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. Some Items have already sold out and are no longer available, but there’a a lot of good stuff still available – and some items are on sale for up to 50% off! But the retiring items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to shop now in my Online Store.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale, but time is running out! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE. Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends on June 30!


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Thick Basic white – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4
  • Sweet Sorbet – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (foliage die cut), 5″ x 6″ (die cut flowers and leaves), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of a pretty new fall set from the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle. It coordinates with the beautiful Rustic Harvest designer series paper which I feature in this simple Hello card. These pretty products will be available on July 1, 2022 when the new catalog is open for ordering! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of Mossy Meadow swirly Rustic Harvest designer series paper to the side of the beautiful floral DSP with liquid glue. I adhered them both to a Basic White mat and looped a length of black Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a bow.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Basic Black card base with dimensionals. I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Daffodil Delight panel. I punched the ends of the panel with the Lovely Labels pick a punch to make it fancy.

I adhered the label to the card front by the bow with dimensionals. I finished the card front with two small white matte dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little swirl design from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Mossy Meadow swirly Rustic Harvest DSP to the side before adhering it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

This is a real simple Hello card, but I wanted to let the pretty mums in the DSP be the star. I love the fancy font in the bold Hello from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set which also comes with a pretty pumpkin, gorgeous flowers and a fun leaf in addition to the fun swirls and sentiments. The coordinating Rustic Pumpkin dies that come in the bundle cut out these images and create a fun die cut pumpkin. Take a look at the bundle:

And here is the beautiful Rustic Harvest DSP with the pretty fall pumpkins and gourds and pretty patterns. And the back sides of the paper feature fun designs in Black & White.

All of these new products will be available on July 1, 2022 when the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog is available for ordering.


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Good Thoughts

Set sail with across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! Click on the picture below to play:

The July Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases and printed envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Twine, mini glue dots and dimensionals
  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

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 July 2022 kit is July 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. Some Items have already sold out and are no longer available, but there’a a lot of good stuff still available – and some items are on sale for up to 50% off! But the retiring items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to shop now in my Online Store.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale, but time is running out! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE. Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends on June 30!


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Basic Black- 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Daffodil Delight – 3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (front panel), 3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (front trim), 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! On July 1, Sale-A-Bration Part 2 will start and today’s card has a sneak peek of one of the prettiest items – the Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World bundle.  This bundle consists of a pretty floral cling stamp set and beautiful coordinating designer series paper. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge this week and here is the fun sketch we are using:

I adhered the two sheets of Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World designer series paper together with liquid glue so that they were on an angle.  I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base with liquid glue. I used the Banners Pick A Punch to cut the ends of three additional strips of DSP and adhered them to the front with liquid glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Ranunculus Romance stamp set in Rick Razzleberry on the right side of a thin strip of Basic White. I punched the end and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I used my Stamparatus and Rick Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write markers to stamp the pretty rose from the Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World stamp set on Basic White.  I mounted my stamp on the top and secured the card stock on the bottom of the Stamparatus.  I colored the flower with the brush tip of the Rich Razzleberry marker, huffed on the stamp and closed the lid.  I colored the stem and leaves with the brush tip of the Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write marker, huffed on the stamp and closed the lid.  I love how well the Stamparatus works with this technique to give me two colors on one stamp!

I fussy cut the flower with my paper snips and adhered it to the card front with bits of dimensional.  I finished the card front with a white crinkle ribbon bow and three beautiful iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I adhered a panel of the Wonderful World DSP to the side of a Basic White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

A simple floral card for any occasion! Here is the pretty Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World cling stamp set:

And here is the pretty designer series paper pack:

You get both of these as a bundle as a Sale-A-Bration free item. The pretty Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World stamp bundle will be available starting July 1 with Sale-A-Bration as a free item with a $100 order (before tax and shipping). Here is a picture of the upcoming July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and July-August Sale-A-Bration Brochure:

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (inside panel), 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (fussy cut flower)
  • Wonderful World DSP – two 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panels (front DSP panels), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (inside trim), 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (front banner), 1/2″ x 3″ (front banner), 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (front banner)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home Hello Card

Good Morning! One of the prettiest bundles in the retiring January-June 2022 Mini Catalog is the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home bundle. And happily, the bundle is carried over in the current Annual Catalog, but sadly the coordinating Heart & Home designer series paper is on the retiring list. It is such a pretty paper pack, so I wanted to pull it out for a simple card to show off the pretty DSP. And I paired it with the gorgeous Hello There sentiment from the Nature’s Prints cling stamp set. 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 floral Heart & Home designer series paper to a Garden Green leafy panel and adhered them both to a Garden Green mat. I embossed a panel of Vellum with the Hive 3D embossing folder and adhered the layered DSP panel to the front with liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Fresh Freesia with the floral die from the Honeybee Blooms dies and I cut the grass blades from Garden green. I adhered the die cuts to the corner of the DSP. I stamped the sentiment from the Nature’s Prints stamp set on Basic White and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes stitched circle die. I adhered the die cut circle to the layered panel with dimensionals.

Now that I had my main elements on my panel, I adhered the layered vellum panel to the front of a Pale Papaya card base with liquid glue applied to the places covered by card stock. I stamped the pretty bee from the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home cling stamp set in Basic Gray on Basic White and colored it with the light Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blend. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I finished the card front with three iridescent gemstones and a white crinkle ribbon bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little bee and wildflowers from the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to a Garden Green leafy Heart & Home DSP mat and adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

Flowers and bees make the perfect summertime hello card!


Free Shipping from Stampin’ Up! on June 21 Only!

Yay! On June 21 only, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $75 or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only!

Ordering Information:

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount (per market) has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 21 June 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
    • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
    • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Free Shipping will only be offered on June 21, 2022 beginning at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:59 PM (MT).

Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Fresh Freesia – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut grasses), 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Vellum – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 1″ x 1″ (die cut bee)
  • Heart & Home DSP – 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (floral panel), 3″ x 3″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! He’s All That Father’s Day Card

Good Morning! Tomorrow is Father’s Day so I had to make a Father’s Day card with one of the best bundles for masculine cards in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle. And of course I paired it with the fun He’s the Man designer series paper, and used the BBQ theme for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a Cajun Craze panel with the fourth largest Deckled Rectangles die and adhered a panel of striped Cajun Craze He’s the Man designer series paper to the front. I cut two argyle shapes from Early Espresso using the dies from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle and adhered them to the corners of the panel. I popped the He’s the Man DSP BBQ sentiment die cut and adhered it to an Early Espresso plaid panel and popped it on the die cut panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the fun Early Espresso BBQ fixins DSP to the front and inside sections of the Crushed Curry card base with liquid glue. I cut a Basic White panel with the second largest Deckled Rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That cling stamp set on the panel in Early Espresso ink. I stamped the No. 1 stamp in Crushed Curry and adhered the panel to the inside of the card, centering it on the DSP panel.

I adhered the layered Cajun Craze panel to the short front flap with Tear and Tape, centering it on the Basic White inside Deckled Rectangle. I adhered the arrow from the He’s the Man DSP to the front with dimensionals and glue dots so that it points to the sentiment. I finished the arrow with rustic dots.

I finished the inside by adhering the die cut grill and stars from the He’s the Man DSP to the inside of the card.

The BBQ theme paper and die cuts from the He’s the Man designer series paper are perfect for Father’s Day and summer birthdays! And they go perfect with the stamps and dies from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle. Although for Father’s Day, I’ll probably be the one doing the grilling.


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Good Thoughts

Set sail with across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! Click on the picture below to play:

The July Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases and printed envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Twine, mini glue dots and dimensionals
  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

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 July 2022 kit is July 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Crushed Curry – 5-1/2″ x 6-3/8″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cajun Craze – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (deckled rectangle)
  • Early Espresso – 2″ x 3″ (argyle die cuts)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – two 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside flaps), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), 2-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ (Cajun Craze stripe), 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″ (Early Espresso plaid), arrow, grill, stars and label die cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a masculine thank you card with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder cling stamp set. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week and we are making cards with critters! How fun!

And I’m entering my card in the challenge at the Card Concept #177. The theme for this Challenge is ‘Make it Masculine’ and I was inspired by the plaids and outdoor themes in the inspiration picture to make a clean and layered card. Here is the inspiration picture:

I adhered a panel of plaid He’s the Man designer series paper to an Early Espresso mat and wrapped a length of natural ribbon around it, securing it in the back with tape. I adhered it to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals. I used a blending brush to blend Soft Suede ink on a wood grained panel of Heart and Home DSP and I love how it came out! I adhered that panel to an Early Espresso mat and then popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the wolf from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso on Basic White and colored the wolf with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the rock in Gray Granite. I stamped the image again on masking paper and fussy cut it out. I covered the wolf with the mask and stamped the ground in Old Olive multiple times with the ground stamp.

I cut a circle in another sheet of masking paper and used it to make a Mango Melody sun behind the wolf with a blending brush. I covered the sun with the circle mask and blended the sky background in Balmy Blue ink with a blending brush. I removed all the masks and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder Stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I adhered the wolf panel to an Early Espresso mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I finished the card with three rustic metallic dots.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel. I stamped the plant in Old Olive and colored the tops with light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend. I blended Soft Suede on another woodgrain panel of Heart and Home DSP and adhered it to the side of the panel with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set is another in a long line of gorgeous Stampin’ Up! natural wildlife stamp sets, and it’s another winner! These are perfect for masculine cards for any occasion and I have always enjoyed making natural backgrounds using different coloring techniques.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat), 2-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ (wolf mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (art panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Heart & Home DSP – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front wood grain panel), 1″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the June Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Happy Birthday” and I have a baby birthday card made with the sweet Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade bundle from the new Annual Catalog. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was also inspired by the pretty sketch in the Inspire.Create.Challenges #188:

I adhered a strip of Petal Pink floral Design A Daydream designer series paper to a Petal Pink mat and adhered it to another Petal Pink Design A Daydream DSP with liquid glue. I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Petal Pink card base. I adhered a panel of leafy swirl Tea Boutique DSP to a Parakeet Party mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a Petal Pink panel with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade cling stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and I adhered the circles together with liquid glue.

I cut grass from Parakeet Party using the grass dies from the Elephant dies and adhered them to the layered circles. I stamped the sweet elephant from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set on Basic White using Basic Gray ink and colored it with Petal Pink and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it on the layered circles with dimensionals.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set in Basic Gray ink and colored it with Tahitian Tide and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it under the elephant’s trunk. I cut a Petal Pink bow and adhered it to the elephant’s head and adhered the layered circles to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it with three In Color matte dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments from the A Grand Kid cling stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I stamped the balloons from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set in Basic Gray on the side of the panel in Basic Gray and colored them with Petal Pink, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The elephants in the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade bundle are so cute and sweet!! They’re perfect for children’s cards and for any occasion where you want a cute critter to send your message!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Tara Carpenter created.

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

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Carol Buckalew 
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  4. Mary Deatherage 
  5. Karen Finkle 
  6. Terry Lynn Bright 
  7. Tara Carpenter 
  8. Jillian Good 
  9. Sue Prather
  10. Akiko Sudano. <– You are here
  11. Amy Koenders

Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 in the 2023 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2022 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:

  • Petal Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (scalloped circle), 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 1″ (die cut bow)
  • Parakeet Party – 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut grass)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle), 2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut elephant), 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower)
  • Design a Daydream DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 5-1/4″ (front stripe)
  • Tea Boutique DSP – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (front DSP panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Sneak Peek Cards

Good Morning! Yesterday we had our Quarterly Inkin’ Krew Team meeting and three of our teammates designed cards using the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog. This beautiful bundle is part of the Splendid Day suite that also contains the beautiful Splendid Day specialty designer series paper and will be available on July 1, 2022. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Rosie Kean from Rapid City, SD designed this gorgeous Double Z fold wedding card showing off the beautiful foil papers from the Splendid Day specialty DSP. The beautiful foils are matted on Soft Sea foam in the outer card and the inner card uses the linen paper with the Soft Sea Foam leaf panels as mats.

The card bases are Sahara Sand and the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set are stamped in Soft Suede. The gorgeous die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies accent the Sahara Sand fabric DSP panels and Rosie designed an optional Basic White back panel for writing a personal message. I added the Soft Sea Foam Bow and iridescent pearls to the front panel.

Karen Ksenzakovic from Somerville, NJ designed this card using all the gorgeous foliage die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies. The Soft Sea Foam card base and Pear Pizzazz mat are perfect with the subtle leafy background of the DSP and allow the beautiful bold die cuts in Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Evening Evergreen to really pop!

She finished the card front with a beautiful Soft Sea Foam bow on the linen die cut flower pot. I added the brass butterflies around the leaves. For the inside Karen also added a sentiment in addition to the stamped foliage from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set. You can find more of Karen’s beautiful designs on her blog – Creative Stamping Designs.

Tara Carpenter from Hallsville, MO designed our last card, and it doesn’t show up very well, but it uses shimmery white card stock for the front and inside panels, so it has a beautiful subtle sparkle! She showed us how to mask off the vertical stripe and use blending brushes to apply Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Orchid Oasis inks to make a gorgeous multicolor stripe on the card front.

A single Soft Succulent die cut leaf wrapped in Evening Evergreen twine around the panel matted in Soft Succulent and adhered to an Evening Evergreen card base perfectly frames the blended stripe. I had the courage to stamp the sentiment (and it was straight – yay!) and finish it with three iridescent rhinestones. I carried the blended strip to the inside of the card and stamped the sentiment and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle in Evening Evergreen and stamped off Soft Succulent on the inside panel. Find more of Tara’s beautiful cards on her blog – Tarabeth Stamps.

The beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle and the Splendid Day specialty designer series paper will be available on July 1, 2022 and you will not regret putting it at the top of your wish list. It was fun playing with these beautiful products and making cards with Rosie, Karen and Tara during our team meeting and I’m grateful that they shared their beautiful designs with us.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Rosie’s Card
    • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 3” x 8-1/4” inner card base scored at 2-3/4” and 5- 1/2”
    • Soft Sea Foam – two 2-5/8” x 4-1/8” panels, two 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” panels, two Splendid Stems die cuts
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels (foil), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (foil), three Splendid Stems die cuts (foil), three 2-5/8” x 2-7/8” panels (Soft Sea Foam Leaf pattern), two 2-1/2” x 2-3/4” panels (Sahara Sand fabric pattern)
    • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” panel
  • Karen’s Card
    • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 4″ (leaf die cut)
    • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front mat), 2″ X 2 1/2″(leaf die)
    • Rich Razzleberry – 2″ X 2″ (leaf die cut)
    • Evening Evergreen – 2″ X 3″ (leaf die cut)
    • Sahara Sand – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (front background), 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • Tara’s Card
    • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Soft Succulent – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 2″ (die cut leaf)
    • Shimmery White – two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels (front and inside panel)

Currently Available Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful Celebrate Card

Good Morning! Here’s a simple Celebrate card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle and the beautiful retiring Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper. 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 floral Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper to a Crushed Curry mat with liquid glue. The Abstract Beauty specialty DSP is filled with touches of gold foil and fun abstract art designs and it goes well with the Beautiful Shapes dies. I wrapped the panel with gold trim and tied a bow on the side. I punched two Coastal Cabana leaf sprigs with the Bough Punch and adhered them to the panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle in Night of Navy ink on Balmy Blue card stock and cut it out with the Beautiful Shapes die. I cut a panel of gold foil with the large oval die from the Beautiful Shapes dies and adhered the small label on top with liquid glue. I love the embossed edges on these labels!! I adhered the layered label over the gold trim and leaf sprigs with dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Night of Navy card base with dimensionals. I finished the card front with two 2021-2023 In Color Opal gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful stamp set in stamped off Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in Coastal Cabana and colored the small flower centers with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write marker. I cut a small gold foil oval and adhered it to the center of the Melon Mambo flower and adhered a strip of Abstract Beauty DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Luckily the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle stamps and dies are not retiring, but next month they will no longer be available as a bundle with the 10% discount. The Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP is retiring and it is also a unique size – it’s 4″ x 6″. This makes it perfect for memory book scrapbooking as well as cardmaking. And it’s also on sale in the Last Chance Products promotion!! Be sure to check it out before it’s gone!


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Good Thoughts

Set sail with across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! Click on the picture below to play:

The July Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases and printed envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Twine, mini glue dots and dimensionals
  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

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 July 2022 kit is July 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crushed Curry – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Coastal Cabana – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (punched leaves)
  • Gold Foil – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Balmy Blue – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Abstract Beauty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: