Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions Note Card

Good morning! The Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions bundle has a sweet cling stamp set and a punch that cuts a plain and a scalloped oval. The ovals in the punch nest nicely, giving you a pretty layered label. I used it along with the pretty floral Well Suited designer series paper to make a friendship note card that is perfect for sending a quick note to anyone for any occasion. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of Misty Moonlight wood grained paper from the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to the left side of a Basic White panel. I adhered a panel of the pretty blue floral from the Well Suited designer series paper on the right side and wrapped the seam with Night of Navy ribbon and made a loopy bow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the floral spray next to the sentiment and colored it with Stampin’ Blends – Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo. I cut it out with the oval part of the Double Oval punch in the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions bundle.

I used the scalloped part of the Double Oval punch to cut a scalloped oval from Night of Navy card stock and adhered the stamped and colored oval label to the front. I adhered the layered label to the panel with dimensionals next to the bow and popped the panel on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base with dimensionals.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the floral spray from the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions stamp set in the corner of a Basic White panel and colored it with Stampin’ Blends just like the front label. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of the floral Well Suited DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

General purpose note cards are extra special when they are handmade! And they are a great way to be creative without the pressure of coming up with the “perfect design for that special occasion”. And finally, they are perfect to mix or match in a card set for gift giving.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Night of Navy – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label mat)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Well Dressed DSP – 3-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1″ x 5-1/8″ (Misty Moonlight wood grain strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a brightly colored, kind of busy floral card with a little butterfly today using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I also used the pretty retiring Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper, and it shows off all the pretty detailed die cuts. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and here is the theme we are using. So while I got to use the pretty Sunflower, I had to have a pretty little butterfly visiting it, looking for some sweet nectar.

And my card was also inspired by the sketch challenge in the As You See It Challenge #248. Here is the sketch:

I adhered a panel of Poppy Parade wood grain paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to the front of a Poppy Parade card base. I used the third largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a multicolor floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack and adhered it to the card front. I used a Just Jade floral panel to cut three Just Jade leaves and adhered three Just Jade card stock die cuts using the detailed leaves dies from the Sunflowers dies from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.

I cut a Bumblebee floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season DSP pack using the outline sunflower die. I cut the detailed sunflower die from a So Saffron panel. I cut the small flower center from So Saffron and cut the center of the large detailed Sunflower from bumblebee. I trimmed off the Bumble strands and adhered it to the So Saffron detailed die cut and adhered the small center to the solid DSP flower. Then I popped the detailed die cut on top with dimensionals. I die cut the detailed butterfly from Misty Moonlight and used a Misty Moonlight floral paper from the Flowers for Every Season DSP pack to cut the backing butterfly. I adhered the two butterflies with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set using Versamark ink on a Poppy Parade strip. I Sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the long stitched rectangle die from the Ornate Layers dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and then adhered the flower with glue dots. I adhered the little butterfly to the flower with glue dots and added a Misty Moonlight enamel dot. I added a Bumblebee enamel dot to the label and finished the card with white baker’s twine and Bumblebee ghigham bows!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in stamped off Bumblebee in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the little butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in stamped off Misty Moonlight in another corner and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the multicolor floral Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers is a beautiful bundle that I use a lot! And the beautiful Butterfly Brilliance bundle has the perfect butterfly for every need. These two bundles go together beautifully!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


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


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1-1/4″ x 2″ (detailed butterfly die cut)
  • Bumblebee – 2″ x 2″ (flower center die cut)
  • So Saffron – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (detailed flower die cut), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (small flower center die cut)
  • Just Jade – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (three detailed leaf die cuts)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front Poppy Parade wood grain background)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (floral background panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (butterfly), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (three leaves), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (flower), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Thank You Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a Thank You card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. I love this bundle and I’m glad that the stamp set and the Potted Succulents dies are being carried over in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – It is just so versatile!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card is inspired by the sketch in Fab Friday 211 Challenge Blog. Here is the pretty sketch:

Using a blending brush, I applied some Old Olive, Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry ink in splotches on a Pearlescent paper panel. I applied adhesive sheets to the back and cut it with the background die from the Potted Succulents dies from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. I removed the backing from the die cut Pearlescent paper and adhered it to a Mint Macaron panel. I trimmed a 3″ x 5-1/8″ panel and a 1/2″ x 4″ panel from the layered panel. It’s really hard to see the color because the color is light and the shimmer from the Pearlescent paper diffuses it even more, but it’s really pretty!

I adhered some Mint Macaron wood grained paper from the Subtles DSP pack to the sides of a Mint Macaron 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, leaving a small border. I adhered the Pearlescent die cut panel in the center and popped the panel on the front of a Mint Macaron card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White panel. I used the Messages die to cut it out. I also cut a Mint Macaron panel with the Tasteful Labels die and adhered the stamped label to the top.

I cut a Vellum panel with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered the label to the front. I adhered the Vellum to the card front with glue dots hidden behind the label. I love how the design shows through the Vellum card stock!


For the inside of the card, I stamped the succulent bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off twice. I stamped the sentiment full strength in Mint Macaron ink and trimmed the bottom with the strip of Pearlescent and Mint Macaron paper. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is a fun sketch to show off this pretty panel with the Pearlescent die cut on the Mint Macaron card stock. And this panel shows another look that you can achieve with the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (for the Pearlescent paper die cut), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Pearlescent Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5″ (front background die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (stitched rectangle)
  • Subtles DSP – two 1″ x 5-1/8″ (wood grained front background strips)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments Mother’s Day Card

Good morning! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments cling stamp set is perfect for creating a special card for the occasion. I used the stamp set with the pretty floral and gingham from the new Pansy Petals designer series paper and the new Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya In Color card stocks. These will be available on May 4 when the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog debuts. You can find the other supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut both long ends of a strip of Pale Papaya card stock with the stitched scalloped edge from the Stitched Be Mine dies and adhered it to the back 0f the Fresh Freesia gingham paper from the Pansy Petals designer series paper. I adhered the layered strip to a panel of the floral paper on the reverse. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base. I used blending brushes to apply Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake inks on a panel of Basic White and stamped the mother and daughter from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the panel. I stamped the birds in the sky.

I stamped the mother and daughter from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments stamp set again on a Basic White panel and colored it with Stampin’ Blends, Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia. I fussy cut the ladies and popped it on the blended panel with dimensionals. I used the middle scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies (Also from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and available on May 4, 2021) to cut a Pale Papaya panel and adhered the ladies on top.

I sentiment from the Timeless Tulips photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Pale Papaya panel and cut it out with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly die using the two step die cutting method. I adhered it to the bottom of the panel with glue dots and adhered the mother and daughter panel on the left side with dimensionals. I added a bow with the new Fresh Freesia open weave ribbon and a couple of the new Loose Flower Flourishes, both available on May 4, 2021.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped the flower three times on the bottom corner and stamped some butterflies. I colored the images with new In Color Stampin’ Blends – Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent. I finished the inside with a strip of the floral Pansy Petals DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments stamp set has beautiful images and sweet sentiments. I think it’s perfect for Mother’s Day and pairs beautifully with new products from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pale Papaya – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped die cut), 1-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped strip), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), two 2-1/8″ x 3-5/16″ panels (stamped mother and daughter)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front floral background), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (gingham strip), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle with a card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This beautiful bundle lets you easily make trees with a watercolor look because of the two step stamps and the dies let you make different kinds of dimensional trees. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Note that all of the new In Colors and products will be available when the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog goes live on May 4, 2021!

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 tore the top of the Mossy Meadow Beauty of the Earth designer series paper and adhered it to the bottom of the Misty Moonlight sky Beauty of the Earth panel. I stamped the shadow from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship photopolymer stamp set in the new Evening Evergreen ink (This is one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors that will be available on May 4, 2021) and adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I cut the small tree trunk die from the Soft Suede tree bark paper and adhered it to the panel on the shadow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base.

I stamped a Basic White panel and label strip with the large tree top stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Blushing Bride. I stamped several times to cover the whole panel and strip. I then stamped the small spatter in Polished Pink – another new In Color from the upcoming catalog. I die cut the panel with the large open die from the Beautiful Trees dies in the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle. I adhered the pink tree top to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on stamped strip and cut it out with the long label die. I folded a length of Cinnamon Cider ribbon and adhered it to the card with glue dots and adhered the label on top with dimensionals. I cut two birds with the Beautiful Trees dies from Misty Moonlight and adhered them to the tree with glue dots.

For the inside, I stamped the tree top in Blushing Bride ink on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the tree trunk in stamped off Soft Suede ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle is another fantastic tree themed bundle with beautiful stamps, dies and sentiments. It will be available in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog on May 4, 2021. Here’s a picture of the stamp set and dies along with the beautiful Beauty of the Earth designer series paper.


Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 1″ (die cut birds)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (tree top)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front sky background), 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front grass background), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (tree trunk)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Here for You Card

Good morning! Today I have a sneak peek of the new Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle from the upcoming 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog. This is the pretty bundle that includes the new Scalloped Contours dies and I’ve used a couple of them for today’s card, but there are also some fun abstract floral stamps in the set that are fun. And I have to apologize because the Purple Posy card stock has sold out (you can still get some in the 2019-2021 In Color pack item 149701). You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of the striped Ice Cream Corner designer series paper to the right side of a Purple Posy card base. I cut another Purple Posy panel with the large dotted scallop die from the Scalloped Contours dies from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle. I adhered it to the left side of the card front so that the striped paper shows through. I used the Layering Circles dies to cut a large scalloped circle from Blackberry Bliss and a large regular circle from Basic White.

I used a blending brush to apply some light Bermuda Bay color to the Basic White circle and then embossed it with the Scripty 3D embossing folder. After embossing, I brushed a little more Bermuda Bay ink on the panel and adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss scalloped circle mat. I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set in Old Olive and then stamped the flower in Terracotta Tile (which has also sold out- Oh My Goodness!) and brushed it with clear Wink of Stella. I cut the flower out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the circle with dimensionals. I love the light color behind the flower, and I think you could get the same shadowy effect with any color flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Basic White panel. I cut out the smallest scalloped rectangle die from Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered the label on top. Then I adhered the circle and label to the card front with liquid glue. I tacked the end of the flower to the card with a glue dot, added a bow made with the pretty Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon and finished off the front with three Pool Party Holiday Rhinestones.


The inside of the card is kind of plain – I just added a strip of Ice Cream Corner DSP to the side. But this leaves lots of room for a heartfelt message.

I love the abstract flowers in the new Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle and the scalloped dies are sure to be a favorite. And there are great sentiments in this set too! Here’s my card along with the stamp set and dies

Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon and another sneak peek of something new! I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET to make a card with the new Beauty of Friendship bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/2″ (scalloped panel)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle), 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Basic White – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (circle), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (die cut flower), 3/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Ice Cream Corner DSP – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Encouragement Card

Good morning – I hope you’re having a great weekend! I have been super busy this week and missed some of my blog posts, so thanks for checking back today! I made a pretty encouragement card with the awesome Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle and the Forever Greenery designer series paper. The pretty designer series paper is on the retiring list and while the bundle will no longer be offered, both the stamp set and dies are in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. So get the bundle now for the 10% discount! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Forever Greenery designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to an Old Olive mat. I adhered the layered DSP panel to the front of a Pretty Peacock card base. I stamped the round leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Forever Flourishing dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on Basic White and cut it out with the second smallest long die from the Stitched Rectangles dies. I positioned the label with the leaf cluster die cut and a wooden leaf cluster from the In Good Taste Elements to make the arrangement for the card. I adhered the wooden leaf cluster with glue dots, the die cut leaf cluster with dimensionals and adhered the label on top with dimensionals.

I used the small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies to cut a butterfly from Old Olive card stock. I adhered the butterfly to the label and leaf with glue dots and finished it with a Cinnamon Cider enamel dot.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the round leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped it again on a post it note to create a mask and fussy cut the mask. I covered the leaves with the mask and stamped the long leaf cluster in Old Olive ink on top. This makes the Old Olive leaves look like they’re behind the Pretty Peacock leaves. I adhered the panel to an Old Olive mat and then adhered them bot to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set and dies are a favorite from the current catalog and I’m glad to see them returning! And I have to mention that the sentiments in this set are really beautiful too! And I’m so happy with the Brilliant Wings dies – every card can use a beautiful butterfly!!


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (DSP mat), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (butterfly die cut), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (front die cut background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is For The Ladies/Girls and I made a flowery Petal Pink Birthday Card with the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle. I also used the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and Ornate Layers die for extra feminine frills! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Petal Pink card base. I used the fancy large Ornate Layers die to cut a panel of Petal Pink background paper from the Peony Garden designer series paper and adhered it to the card on the embossed panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year cling stamp set in Versamark Ink on a Vellum strip and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder. I heated the sentiment with my heat tool until it was shiny and wrapped the vellum strip around a floral Peony Garden panel, securing it in the back with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the die cut panel on the card front.

I cut two sets of peony flowers using the Peony dies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peonies bundle from Basic White. I also cut four Basic White flower centers and colored them with the light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I used a blending brush to apply Petal Pink ink to the flower die cuts, coloring the smallest pieces the darkest and the bottoms of the outer petals the darkest too. I inserted two flower centers in each of the smallest die cut flowers, securing them with liquid glue. I inserted each flower into the slot of the next largest flower, securing them with liquid glue until I had two assembled peonies.

I die cut one of each of the leaves die cuts, using Mossy Meadow for the solid leaves and Old Olive for the details. I assembled the leaves, adhering them with liquid glue and adhered them to the card with glue dots. I positioned the peonies and adhered the top one to the card with glue dots and the bottom one with dimensionals and glue dots where it overlapped the top peony. I finished the card front with rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the peony from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony cling stamp set in stamped off Petal Pink ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Smoky Slate ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Peony Garden DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card. I also stamped the bottom left corner of a Basic White envelope with the peony in full strength Petal Pink.

The Peonies in my garden are sprouting up and I can’t wait to see them bloom! And I’m glad that the Stampin’ Up Prized Peonies are returning in the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog so they can be enjoyed for longer.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Terry Lynn Bright’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Ksenzakovic created.

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


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Vellum – 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed front background and inside panel), 5″ x 8-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 3-1/2″ x 5″ (fancy frame), 2-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ (floral panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a good weekend. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This gorgeous bundle is really versatile and fun to play with. I also use some new In Colors – Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Note that all of the new In Colors and products will be available when the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog goes live on May 5, 2021! Yay!!

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 new Pansy Petals designer series paper to the front of a Fresh Freesia (one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors) card base. I die cut the pansy flower pieces from Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss card stock using the Pansy dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle. I cut one of everything, but two of the smaller single petals and coordinating trim. I cut the flower stem from Soft Succulent (a new 2021-2023 In Color) and the leaves from Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen (another new 2021-2023 In Color) card stock.

I adhered the petal trim pieces for the pansy to the main petals with liquid glue and used mini glue dots to adhere the Daffodil Delight center and the two back petal to the large front petal. I used glue dots to adhere the bud layers and adhere the bud to the stem. I used liquid glue to adhere the Evening Evergreen detailed die cut leaves to the Soft Succulent leaves. I cut a scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies (available May 5, 2021) from Basic White card stock and adhered the stem and bud with a glue dot to the die cut panel. I adhered the leaves to the bottom and popped the pansy flower on with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch photopolymer stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a strip of Soft Succulent card stock and trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch. I adhered the label to the card front with glue dots and popped on the pansy panel with dimensionals. I finished with a gold bumblebee trinket (available May 5, 2021).

For the inside, I trimmed the bottom of a Basic White panel with the pretty Pansy Petal DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is really great for making with Spring cards – there are so many pansies out and about these days! I can’t wait until it’s available on May 5, 2021 so everyone can have fun playing with this set. Below I have pictured my card, the stamp set, dies, Pansy Petals designer series paper and sweet bumblebee trinkets.


Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 1-3/4″ x 4″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 1″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaves), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 4″ x 5-1/5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Friend Card

Good morning – I hope you’re having a great weekend! Today I am sharing a card with the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set with the Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper. They are both on the retiring list, but have been among my favorites. 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 Ornate Style specialty designer series paper to an Old Olive mat and wrapped it with Old Olive ribbon and made a bow on the side. Then I adhered it to the front of a Bumblebee card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel and colored it with Old Olive and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. I cut the gorgeous frame from the Ornate Layers dies using Terracotta Tile card stock and adhered the flower on top. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and added a Terracotta Tile butterfly gem to the flower. I trimmed the bow.

I cut the friend sentiment with the Well Said dies from Mossy Meadow card stock after adhering an adhesive sheet to the back. I peeled off the backing and adhered the word to the card front – don’t forget the dot for the little i!


For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso ink in the corner of a Basic White panel and colored it with the Mango Melody and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Ornate Garden DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set is one of my many favorites from the current retiring catalog. I remember that the Ornate Garden Suite was an early release and I was awed by everything in the suite! Some of the products in the suite will be returning such as the beautiful Ornate Layers dies that I used here, but the beautiful Ornate Garden DSP will be retiring. So Sad…

But join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon for a sneak peek of something new! I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET to make a card with the awesome new Pansy Patch bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Terracotta Tile – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (filigree frame)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut friend)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (flower panel)
  • Ornate Garden DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: