Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow Video Tutorial

Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Yesterday was a Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow day as I shared some Quiet Meadow projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design team and made this pretty card during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I took one of the Design Team’s cards and stepped it up – and used some sneak peeks of products from the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog that will be available August 3, 2021. You can find the currently available 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 a panel of the pretty new Harvest Meadow designer series paper (available August 3, 2021) to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base. I cut the triple stem wild flower die from the Harvest dies (available August 3, 2021) from Soft Succulent and the flower die from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle from Petal Pink. I colored a Basic White panel with the light Mossy Meadow and dark Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends and used it to cut the fern die from the Quiet Meadow bundle.

I stamped the words from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow cling stamp set in Cinnamon Cider on a Cinnamon Cider panel about 5 times randomly. Using a blending brush, I applied Soft Suede ink around the edge of the stamped panel to give it a distressed look. I embossed the panel with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder (available August 3, 2021) and adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Pool Party and cut it out with the little tag die. I wrapped a length of Linen Thread around the tag and tied a loopy bow. I used glue dots to adhere the Soft Succulent triple stem wild flower, hand colored fern and Petal Pink flower die cuts to the card front. I adhered the label with a dimensional and trimmed the bow. I finished the card front with five champagne rhinestones.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow stamp set in twice stamped off Soft Succulent ink three times on the side and bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink and adhered a strip of Harvest Meadow DSP (available August 3, 2021) along the side. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The pretty Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle makes gorgeous cards on it’s own, and I hope I’ve given you a glimpse of how beautifully the bundle goes with the products in the upcoming Harvest Meadow Suite (available August 3, 2021). Of course, I love wild flowers, so I think everybody needs these beautiful products, and I can’t wait for the new July-December Mini Catalog to come out on August 3!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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.  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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 5-1/4″ (center panel)
  • Petal Pink – 1-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (flower die cut)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (triple stem die cut)
  • Pool Party – 3/4″ x 1″ (label tag)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (colored fern die cut)
  • Harvest Meadows DSP (available August 3, 2021) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share a couple of pretty projects made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle. If you love the outdoors, you’ll appreciate the artistry of the Quiet Meadow bundle! These projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team show how you can get two cards from one die cut with this sweet bundle.

Aren’t they pretty!! I love how the die cut from the first card is used on the second card. Stampin’ Up! also provided instructions on making these cards and you can Click Here to download the PDF or view the quick video Stampin’ Up! created (there is no sound in the video):


Here is a close up of the first card – I love how the pretty Petal Pink card base shows through the die cut panel and the spatter adds just enough texture to the butterflies!

And here’s the die cut panel! I love the contrast with the white floral silhouette and the Cinnamon Cider background.

Here are close ups of the stamps and dies. Click on the pictures to get the full descriptions and to shop in my Online Store.

Thanks for looking and I hope you consider the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle for your next stamp set. This elegant nature-inspired bundle features soft and subtle silhouettes and timeless, textured touches that add detailed and delicate artistry to paper projects for any occasion.


July – December 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET today. I will be using the Quiet Meadow bundle to make a variation of one of these cards! Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 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.
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Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Hello Card

Good Morning! It’s been a short week, but it’s Happy Friday again – Yay! Today’s card is a simple hello card made with the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch photopolymer stamp set and the beautiful Pansy Petals 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 pretty sketch in the Fab Friday 217 Sketch Challenge for today’s card – It’s perfect for showing off pretty designer series papers! Here it is:

I embossed a panel of Fresh Freesia card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I adhered the Bumblebee and Calypso Coral strips of Pansy Petals DSP to the large floral Pansy Petals panel with liquid glue and adhered the layered panel to a Fresh Freesia mat. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Fresh Freesia strip. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card front with three flower flourishes adhered with glue dots.


For the inside of the card, I simply adhered strips of Pansy Petals DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered an embossed piece of Fresh Freesia on top so that it would mirror the card front design. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set has so many wonderful sentiments in addition to pretty pansies! I just love this little sentiment and it’s the perfect thought to go with the small, scattered flowers.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (DSP mat), 1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 1/2″ x 1″ (embossed inside trim)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel),
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (front floral), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″, 1/2″ x 4″ (Bumblebee floral front strip), 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (Bumblebee inside strip), 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (Calypso Coral dotted front strip), 3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (Calypso Coral dotted inside strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made a little hello card with the cute Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle. This is the perfect set for the cook or someone who loves food and it has the cutest kitchen utensil dies. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I adhered a panel of Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color designer series paper to the front of a Pale Papaya card base. I stamped the row of flowers from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Pale Papaya along one end of the Linen specialty panel and used a Pale Papaya Stampin’ Write marker to draw a line just above it. I left the backing on the Linen paper and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. Doesn’t it look like a dish towel?

I adhered the wood In Good Taste designer series paper strip to the bottom of the tile paper and adhered them to a Gray Granite mat. I stamped the bowl from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ cling stamp set in Pool Party on a Basic White panel. I stamped the spoon in Sahara Sand, the measuring cups in Poppy Parade and the salt and pepper mills in Smoky Slate. I cut all these images out with their coordinating dies and adhered the bowl, spoon, salt and pepper mills to the DSP panel with liquid glue. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ stamp set in Gray Granite ink on the Basic White panel and cut it out with the small Taylor Made Tags die. I colored a length of white twine with the Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blend and tied it around the tag hole, making a bow. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the spoon in Sahara Sand and the bowl in Pool Party on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ Stamp set in Gray Granite and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Pale Papaya In Color DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle has the cutest images for kitchen equipment and cooking utensils and fabulous dies. So what’s cookin’ in your kitchen?

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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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″
  • Gray Granite – 2-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (art panel mat)
  • Linen Specialty – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (dish towel)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4-1/2″ (kitchen die cuts and label)
  • 2021-2023 In Color DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (tile background), 1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (wood grain shelf)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ In The Meadows July – December 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares

Do you want all of the great new products in the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on August 3 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by August 13, 2021. I offer options so you can choose between Designer Series Paper or Ribbons & Embellishments or both. See the details below. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Designer Series Paper Share – $21 + $8 Priority Shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of paper you will receive):

  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 6
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP – 6
  • Sweet Stockings DSP – 6
  • Peaceful Place Specialty DSP – 6
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – 6
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP – 8
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 6
  • Kraft 6″ x 6″ – 1
  • Silver Foil Specialty – 3
  • Snowy White Velvet – 1
  • Gold Shimmer Vellum – 1
  • Cork Specialty Paper – 1

In all you will receive 63 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer series or specialty paper.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double DSP Share – $42 + $8 Priority Shipping

If you’d like double shares of the designer paper, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6″×12″ so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″x6″, Cute Halloween 6″x6″ and Kraft 6″x6″ – you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut 6″×6″).


Stampin’ In The Meadows Ribbon & Embellishment Share – $24 + $8 Priority Shipping

You will receive a length of each of the new ribbons (lengths are approximate) and a sample of the new embellishments (the number next to the name indicates the number of embellishments you will receive) as follows:

  • Real Red 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – 2 yds
  • White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Diamond Weave Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint acrylic shapes – 24
  • Gold Holly Leaves – 4
  • Wonderful Snowflakes – 3
  • Matte Decorative Dots – 27
  • Subtle Shimmer Sequins – approx. 1/4 package
  • Cute Stars Adhesive backed sequins – 30
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive backed dots – 18

In all you will receive 16 yards of ribbon and 106 embellishments plus 1/4 package of shimmer sequins.


Stampin’ In The Meadows I WANT IT ALL Share – $45 + $8 Priority Shipping

The I WANT IT ALL! share includes a single Designer Series Paper Share AND a Ribbon & Embellishment Share. You will receive 63 6×6 sheets of designer series and specialty paper. You will also receive 16 yards of ribbon and 106 embellishments plus 1/4 package of shimmer sequins.


A product share is a good way to get a sample of new products before you place an order. If you’d like to join, either go to my New Catalog Product Shares Page to fill out the order form or drop me an email with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address
  • Your complete shipping address
  • Which share you are interested in

Deadline to sign up for my share is August 1, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET.  Payments must be received by August 2, 2021 at midnight to be included in my share. I only accept PayPal for payment. I will send out PayPal invoices on or about July 30, 2021 for orders I have received.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

I received my July – December 2021 Preorder shipment yesterday and it contained my customer catalogs!! Yay!! So I’ll be sending those out to my customers in the next few days. If you would like to become one of my customers, simply place an order in my Online Store and I’ll send one to you too!!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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! Wild Cats Encouragement Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a nice long wonderful weekend! Mine was so relaxing with lots of great food!! I have an encouragement card for today made with the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set and pretty In The Wild designer series paper. I also used die cuts from other sets that coordinated with the images in the pretty DSP. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My design is inspired by the Sunday Stamps SSC260 Triple the Fun Sketch Challenge. Here is the pretty challenge sketch:

I adhered a strip of leopard print In The Wild designer series paper to the left side of an Evening Evergreen card base, then adhered a panel of the jungle leaves print paper on the other side. I adhered a skinny strip of Bumblebee card stock next to the jungle leaves.

I cut the label from the Picture This dies using Soft Succulent and the top of the large fern from the Forever Flourishing dies from Evening Evergreen card stock. I cut three leaves from the In The Tropics dies from Bumblebee and three sets of the flowers from Merry Merlot. And I cut two of the plants from the Big Cats dies from Cajun Craze. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats photopolymer stamp set on the label in Evening Evergreen and stamped the little leaf cluster in stamped of Soft Succulent.

I adhered the plants to the label with glue dots and then adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I adhered the Bumblebee leaf to the card front under the label with a glue dot and adhered the flowers with liquid glue. I finished off the flower centers with Evening Evergreen jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of the In The Wild DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the die cut leaf and flowers from the In The Tropics dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Hats Off stamp set next to the arrangement in Soft Succulent ink and then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats bundle is great for making fun cards with the jungle images and the bold colors in the In The Wild designer series paper. I love this sentiment for a card that is perfect for anyone working on a challenge. And the In The Wild designer series paper is on sale this month, so it’s a great time to stock up!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Adventure Begins!

This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2″ (fern die cut)
  • Soft Succulent1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Cajun Craze – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut plants)
  • Merry Merlot – 2″ x 3″ (die cut flowers)
  • Bumblebee – 1/8″ x 5-1/2″ (DSP trim), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut tropical leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel),
  • In The wild DSP – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (leopard print), 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ (tropical print front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (tropical print inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Seascape You’re the Best Card

Good Morning! Here’s a fun undersea card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle. And I made the background with the splotchy ink stamp from the Artistically Inked cling stamp set! I got this idea from my friend Karen Finkle, who made this card using the same technique – be sure to check it out! This was a fun to make and I’m so pleased with how it came out! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped a panel with the splotchy ink stamp from the Artistically inked stamp set, using Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Pool Party inks on a Basic White panel. I used the darker colors on the bottom getting lighter as it goes up. I used some embossing buddy on the lower corner (I was too impatient to wait for the ink to completely dry) and stamped the coral from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape cling stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. Be careful to heat the whole thing – it’s a large image with lots of coral branches and its easy to miss spots. Then I stamped the seaweed along the bottom in Old Olive and wiped off the excess ink from the embossed coral with a tissue. I finished the background by stamping three jellyfish from the Whale Done stamp set around the top in Fresh Freesia ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Encircled in Friendship stamp set in night of Pacific Point ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with Messages die. Then I stamped the Artistically Inked splotchy ink stamp again in Pacific Point on a Basic White Strip and cut it out with the banner label from the Messages die. I adhered the banner to the stamped undersea background panel and adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I adhered the stamped label to the banner and popped the whole panel onto the front of a Pacific Point card base.

I cut out the seahorse from the Sea Life dies in the Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle from Evening Evergreen card stock, and carefully cut the seahorse outline out. Note that the die is designed so that the seahorse is not detached from the background. I brushed the seahorse with clear Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle and covered it with Shimmery Crystal Effects to make it shine. Check out the reflections in the last picture! I let the Shimmery Crystal Effects dry for an hour before handling the seahorse. I cut up small pieces of dimensionals and used them to adhere the seahorse to the card front. I colored a length of white crinkle ribbon with Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend, made a small bow and adhered it to the card under the label. I finished the card front with three opal rounds.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the seaweed a couple of times in Old Olive and the fish in Calypso Coral. I stamped another jellyfish from the Whale Done stamp set in the upper corner in Fresh Freesia. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The seahorse from Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle is really beautiful with all the intricate die cuts! And didn’t the Artistically Inked splotchy stamp make a wonderful background for it?


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Adventure Begins!

This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″,
  • Pool Party1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen – 2″ x 4″ (seahorse)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel and front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped undersea background), 1/2″ x 2″ (die cut label backing strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Video Tutorial

Happy 4th of July!! I hope you have the opportunity to relax and celebrate with family and friends this weekend. When I first saw these flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle, I thought of fireworks, so I wanted to use them in a red, white and blue card to celebrate the day in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. 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 stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set three times in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I cut the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies from Balmy Blue and cut a Basic White panel to go on top. I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue on the side of the Basic White panel and adhered it to the die cut Balmy Blue scalloped rectangle.

I embossed a Real Red panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base. I adhered a panel of Balmy Blue striped You’re a Peach designer series paper to a Balmy Blue mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I adhered the layered label to the DSP panel and adhered two of the Real Red flowers on the side with liquid glue.

I popped the final Real Red flower on top with dimensionals and added a bow made from the pretty Real Red stitched ribbon. I finished the card front off with three white elegant gems.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in the lower corner of a Basic White panel, masked it with a die cut scrap flower and stamped another flower on top. I stamped a third flower in the upper corner and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Balmy Blue striped DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The floral images in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle are so versatile and the Scalloped Contours dies in the bundle are just the best. This is definitely one of my favorites!! Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend and Happy Stamping!!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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.  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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Balmy Blue – 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (front mat), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/8″ x 2-11/16″ (label), 2″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (striped background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Create With Friends Card

Good Morning! I hope you’re getting ready for a fabulous holiday weekend! And if you’re planning to spend some time crafting, today’s card is for you. I used the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Create with Friends photopolymer stamp set with the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to make a simple note card celebrating creativity. 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 pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to the front of a Flirty Flamingo card base with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Create With Friends stamp set in night of Navy ink on a Flirty Flamingo panel and cut it out with the third smallest Stitched So Sweetly die. I popped it onto the card front with dimensionals.

I cut out the smallest detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies from Just Jade and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot. I finished off the butterfly with a small sequin and adhered three more sequins around the label.


For the inside of the card, I simply adhered a strip of Sweet Symmetry DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. This leaves plenty of room to write a personal message.

The Stampin’ Up! Hand Create With Friends stamp set is really great with big, fun sentiments for many different occasions. It’s perfect as for a simple card that uses pretty designer series paper.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Adventure Begins!

This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Just Jade1″ x 2″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel),
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made another friendship card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom stamp bundle. This is a real special bundle that includes the photopolymer stamp set, dies and an embossing folder. And you can cut out embossed flowers in 1 step by using the flower die in the embossing folder! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week and here is the pretty color palette we are using today:

I embossed a panel of Misty Moonlight Pattern Party designer series paper with the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder and adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat. Note that the DSP will rip a little since it’s so much thinner than regular card stock, but I covered up most of the severe rips – I really like the embossed feel texture with the monotone print texture, so I’m still happy with the results. I cut a strip of Bumblebee paper from the Sweet Symmetry designer series paper and adhered it on top of the embossed DSP with liquid glue and popped the layered panel on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base.

I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom photopolymer stamp set in Merry Merlot on Basic White and used a blending brush to add Merry Merlot ink to the flower petals – darker at the centers and lighter as it goes to the petal tips. I carefully lined up the embossing folder, flower die and my stamped panel and cut and embossed the flowers! It’s so cool! I cut out three pairs of the open leaves die from Old Olive.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Bumblebee card stock and cut it out with the small banner die from the Tasteful Labels dies. I arranged the flowers on the card front and adhered two of them with glue dots and the top one with dimensionals. I added a glue dot to the ends of each leaf and tucked the under the flowers. I adhered the label with dimensionals over the Bumblebee strip and finished each flower center with a gold glitter enamel dot.

I stamped the flowers in Merry Merlot in the lower and upper corners of a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom bundle is so fun with the hybrid embossing folder – it’s wonderful to be able to have an embossed die cut flower!

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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Bumblebee – 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut flowers)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: