Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I made a Mother’s Day Card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune bundle and the Celebrating You sentiment cling stamp set. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge this week so I used the beautiful Symbols of Fortune specialty designer series paper to cover my colors. Here are our colors:

I adhered a strip of the Symbols of Fortune specialty designer series paper to an Evening Evergreen mat and adhered them both to the beautiful floral Symbols of Fortune floral DSP. I adhered it all to another Evening Evergreen mat.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune cling stamp set in Calypso Coral ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut a Soft Succulent panel with the leaf dies from the good fortune dies and adhered it to the back of the flower with glue dots. I popped the layered die cuts to the front of the panel with dimensionals.

I stamped the Mother’s Day sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Crumb Cake strip and punched the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I made a loopy double bow with linen thread and adhered it to the panel with a glue dot and adhered the label on top with glue dots and dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Succulent card base and finished it with Polished Dots.

For the inside, I stamped the the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune stamp set in Calypso Coral ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the middle of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

I love that big floral stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune stamp set and the beautiful floral paper from the Symbols of Fortune DSP. Don’t you think they go great with the pretty sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set? You just need reservations for a nice dinner and you’re set for Mother’s day!!

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

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


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 4-1/4″ (leaf die cut)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP stripe mat)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut flower)
  • Symbol of Fortune DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Welcome the new Stampin’ Up! 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog!

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog is now open for orders and I’m thrilled!

Are your shopping lists all ready? You’ve seen sneak peeks of the projects that you can make with the new items that are launching today. What are your favorites?

Here’s a summary of what you’ll find in the new catalog:

  • There are 10 full product suites that coordinate stamp bundles, designer series paper and ribbons & embellishments! 
  • There are so many great new bundles in this catalog and a few bundles that are returning! 
  • Say Hello to the 5 new In Colors – Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky!
  • There are also new host exclusive stamp sets AND a beautiful pack of designer series paper that can be selected as a host item!

If you’re ready to start shopping now, click the Shop Now button to head over to my Online Store!

Shop now in my online store

If you haven’t received your copy of the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog yet, you can access an online version of the catalog here. If you are interested in becoming a new customer of mine, contact me and I’ll be happy to send you one, too.

Here’s a Summary of the Sneak Peek Cards I Made

First is the Nature’s Prints card that I posted here. The Nature’s Prints bundle can be found on pg 91 of the new catalog.

This card was made with the beautiful Happiness Abounds bundle on pg 109. Details on this card can be found here.

The wonderful Cup of Tea bundle can be found on pg 13 of the catalog and you can find the details on this card here.

There are great options for masculine cards in the new catalog, starting with the He’s All That bundle on pg 79. I made this card last week in this post.

I can’t forget the early release bundle, the Waves of Inspiration that is found on pg 101. I made this card back in March for this post.

And finally I made two cards last weekend with the wonderful Sending Smiles bundle on pg 166. You can find the details on these cards here and here.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

To celebrate the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through May 10

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me.


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise
    • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper – item 160009
    • 2022-2024 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock – item 159204
    • 2022-2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection – item 161108
    • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – item 159253
  • Free business supplies and catalogs
  • Free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Free shipping!!

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle. Today’s card is the one I made in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon and is a stepped up version of the simple card I wrote about yesterday. I added some new 2022-2024 In Color DSP, an embossed background and die cut the flowers and sentiments. And I couldn’t resist adding a bow made from the beautiful metallic Starry Sky ribbon. You can find the currently available supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the link to the Facebook Live video from yesterday. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer. I’ve included it in this post:

I adhered a strip of Starry Sky 2022-2024 In Color designer series paper to the side of an Orchid Oasis card base. I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to a Sweet Sorbet mat before adhering it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles photopolymer stamp set in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White panel and stamped the center in Daffodil Delight. I stamped the smaller flower and center in the same colors and stamped the large stem in Parakeet Party. I cut the flowers and stem out with the corresponding dies and adhered the to the card front using glue dots for the stem and leaves and dimensionals to adhere the flowers.

I cut the Sending word from Starry Sky after backing it with adhesive sheets and I cut the background from Orchid Oasis. I peeled off the adhesive sheet backing and adhered them together before adhering the word to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals. I stamped the smaller sentiment in Versamark ink on a strip of Tahitian Tide and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the short label die from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I die cut the tiny flowers and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue adding a Sweet Sorbet dot to the centers. I finished the card with a loopy bow made with the beautiful Starry Sky metallic ribbon!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the small stem and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles stamp set in Parakeet Party on a basic white panel. I stamped the small flower in Sweet Sorbet and the center in Daffodil Delight. I adhered a strip of DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle is sure to be a favorite with all the wonderful sentiments (for every occasion!) and the bold graphic images. I love that all the images have coordinating dies and, of course I love the layered word die. Here’s a picture of the stamp set and coordinating dies.

The Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle along with the 2022-2024 In Color designer series paper, dots, ink pads and card stock are sneak peeks from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog and will be available TOMORROW when the catalog goes live! YAY!! I can’t wait!


Today is the LAST DAY for the 2021-1022 Annual Catalog!

It was a wonderful Annual Catalog and I’m so sad to see many of the items that have retired. But there are still items available and some at a discount. But TODAY is the last day these will be available. Also note that while some stamp and die sets will continue to be available, they will not longer be offered as a bundle with the 10% discount. So head over to my Online Store to check it out.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (Sending die cut word backing and tiny flowers)
  • Sweet Sorbet – 3″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Starry Sky – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (Sending die cut word)
  • Tahitian Tide – 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-7/8″ x 5″ (embossed panel), 3″ x 5″ (die cut flowers and stem)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2″ x 4″ (front trim), 1/2″ x 4″ (Inside trim)

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


Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Here’s a simple card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles photopolymer stamp set from the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. And I used all of the new 2022-2024 In Colors in making it! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used and remember that all these products will be available on Tuesday when the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog launches!

I stamped the Sending sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles stamp set in the new In Color Starry Sky on a Basic White panel. I stamped the smaller sentiment below it in the new Tahitian Tide ink and the stem in Parakeet Party. I stamped the two flowers in Sweet Sorbet and used Daffodil Delight ink to stamp the flower centers.

I adhered the stamped panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat with Stampin’ Seal and then adhered the layered panel to the front of a Orchid Oasis card base. There – I got in all five of the new 2022-2024 In Colors (with a small touch of Daffodil Delight)!

I finished the card front with light Starry Sky In Color Dots. These dots are ombre, so it’s hard to tell the light Starry Sky from the dark Orchid Oasis.

For the inside of the card, I stamped little stem from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles stamp set in Parakeet Party in the corner of a Basic White panel. I topped it with the small flower in Sweet Sorbet and Daffodil Delight and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The bold new In Colors are perfect with the bold graphic flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles stamp set for a clean and simple card.

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card. Join me as I use the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle to step this card up with a little die cutting and embossing. Look forward to seeing you then!


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise (see the list below)
  • free business supplies and catalogs
  • free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • free shipping!!

Here are the free In Color Products that are included:


2022–2024 IN COLOR GRID PAPER
160009

2022–2024 INK PAD COLLECTION 161108

2022–2024 IN COLOR 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK 159204

2022–2024 IN COLOR 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 159253

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Tomorrow is the Last Day for the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale!

It was a wonderful Annual Catalog and I’m so sad to see many of the items that have retired. But there are still items available and some at a discount. But tomorrow is the last day these will be available. Also note that while some stamp and die sets will continue to be available, they will not longer be offered as a bundle with the 10% discount. So head over to my Online Store to check it out.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Sweet Sorbet – 3-8/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels (inside and front panels)

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


Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance Card

Good Morning! I have a pretty floral hello card today made with the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance bundle. This is a pretty cling stamp and die set with vintage images and sweet sentiments. 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 Layering Designs with the Scalloped Contours die and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with Stampin’ Seal (I applied the adhesive behind the ribbon and die cut flowers). I adhered a strip of white frayed ribbon to the vellum with Stampin’ Seal.

I used the Ranunculus dies to cut the large flower from Blushing Bride and the leaf from Soft Seafoam. I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance stamp set in Smoky Slate and colored it with the light Flirty Flamingo and dark Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the leaf and flower with glue dots. I adhered the layered die cuts to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance stamp set in Smoky Slate on Soft Seafoam and cut it out with the label die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with Elegant Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance stamp set in Smoky Slate on a Basic White panel. I stamped the filigree strip in Soft Seafoam and colored the flowers with Flirty Flamingo and Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I was inspired to make this card after going to the nurseries and seeing all the ranunculi in bloom! There are two things I love about the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance bundle – first is the contrast between the bold graphic die cuts and the vintage print stamps. The second is that the stamp set is kind of old school with the images that make nice stamped collages. That’s what I need to play with next!


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise (see the list below)
  • free business supplies and catalogs
  • free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • free shipping!!

Here are the free In Color Products that are included:


2022–2024 IN COLOR GRID PAPER
160009

2022–2024 INK PAD COLLECTION 161108

2022–2024 IN COLOR 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK 159204

2022–2024 IN COLOR 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 159253

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

  • Blushing Bride – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3″ x 3″ (die cut flower)
  • Soft Seafoam – 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ (label), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut flower)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! He’s All That Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek of the new He’s The Man Suite from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog that will be available on May 3, 2022. This suite consists of the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle with the He’s The Man specialty designer series paper and Rustic Metallic dots. This is a great suite for masculine cards and I used all of the products for my card. You can find the currently available the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the He’s the Man DSP to an Early Espresso mat with liquid glue. I cut a fishtail banner at the bottom of a strip of He’s the Man DSP and adhered it to the panel. I then wrapped a length of Crumb Cake Baker’s twine around the panel and tied a knot.

I cut a panel of the He’s the Man DSP with the largest square in the new Stylish Shapes dies (available May 3) and adhered it to the panel with liquid glue. I stamped the car and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake. I cut it out with the pinked circle die from the bundle’s All That dies and adhered it to the panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals and finished it with three rustic metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, decorated a Basic White panel with cut outs from the He’s the Man DSP pack. I adhered a strip of DSP to the bottom and punched out the car and sign from the die cut sheet and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle has fun sentiment stamps with all kinds of masculine themes and coordinating label dies. They’re perfect for coordinating with other masculine stamp sets that you may have in your stash! Here’s the stamp set and dies that are in the bundle:

Here’s the fun He’s The Man specialty DSP. There’s two 12″ x 12″ sheets of die cuts and five other double sided designs with themes about cars, camping, tools, BBQ and clothes!

All these items will be available on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 when the new catalog launches – just in time for Father’s Day!


Last week for 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (car)
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 4″ (banner), 3″ x 3″ (die cut square)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea Sneak Peek

Good Morning! I’m so excited about the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog opening next week! There are so many wonderful new bundles and one of my favorites is the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea bundle. I love it because it has so many pretty tea cup stamps and tea accessories with coordinating dies and pretty greenery. I’ve got the card stock cuts at the bottom of today’s post and links to any product currently available.

And I’m joining some of the ladies on the Inkin’ Krew Team in a Blog Hop to celebrate the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog! So be sure to check out everyone’s projects to get inspiration on using these exciting new products!

I started by adhering a panel of Teacup Boutique 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Tahitian Tide mat. I cut a panel of Basic White with the Stitched Rectangle die, embossed it with the Gingham embossing folder and adhered it to a Tahitian Tide mat. I adhered the embossed panel to the DSP panel with liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Sweet Sorbet Teacup Boutique DSP with the solid Teacup die and adhered it to another teacup cut from Sweet Sorbet card stock. I stamped the large greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea photopolymer stamp set in the new Parakeet Party ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the small greenery three times in Garden Green and the flowers twice in Sweet Sorbet and cut them all out with coordinating dies. I adhered the Garden Green greenery and small flowers to the larger greenery with liquid glue and adhered the larger flowers with small pieces of dimensionals.

I adhered the teacup to the center of the embossed panel with dimensionals and adhered the layered greenery with liquid glue, tucking it into the top of the teacup. I cut the detailed and solid lemon wedge from Crushed Curry and adhered them next to the teacup with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea stamp set in Starry Sky ink on Tahitian Tide and cut it out with the long skinny stitched rectangle die. I adhered it to the embossed panel and teacup with glue dots and dimensionals and adhered the decorated panel to the front of a Starry Sky card base. I finished the card front with new 2022-2024 In Color Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea stamp set in Parakeet Party in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the small greenery in Garden Green and the flowers in Sweet Sorbet. I stamped the sentiment in Starry Sky above the bouquet and adhered a strip of Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea bundle is so sweet, with pretty greenery, lemons, teabag tags and sentiments and great coordinating dies. Here’s a picture of the Cup of Tea photopolymer stamp set and and Teacup dies that come in the bundle:

And here’s a picture of the pretty Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. It’s gorgeous with all the new 2022-2024 In Colors, pretty tea and greenery theme designs and wonderful background designs that would be great with any stamp set.

The Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea bundle, Teacup Boutique DSP and all the new 2022-2024 In Color ink pads and cardstock will be available next week on May 3 when the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog goes live. I can’t wait!!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Button to see Karen Ksenzakovic’s pretty card and the Previous Button to see Amy Koenders’ pretty card.

And here’s the list of hoppers for today in case you get lost along the way:


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

  • Starry Sky – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Tahitian Tide – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed panel mat), 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Crushed Curry – 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut lemon)
  • Sweet Sorbet – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (teacup backing)
  • Basic White- 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (embossed panel), 2″ x 2-53/4″ (die cut greenery), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut flowers and leaves)
  • Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (teacup)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a fun, modern hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle and the gorgeous Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper. This is a fun and creative bundle that has abstract shapes of photopolymer stamps, eclectic sentiments and geometric dies in the Beautiful Shapes dies. 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 gold striped Abstract Beauty designer series paper to the side of another panel and adhered them both to a Magenta Madness mat. I wrapped it with gold cord making a bow and adhered it to the front of a Balmy Blue card base.

I cut five different hexagons using the Abstract Beauty DSP and used the two largest hexagon dies to cut a frame from gold foil. I adhered the floral hexagon to the inner gold foil panel with liquid glue and arranged the hexagons on the card. When i was happy, I adhered the hexagons with liquid glue, the gold frame with glue dots and the layered floral hexagon with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful stamp set in Versamark in on a Balmy Blue Abstract Beauty DSP panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and cut it out with the little oval die. I also cut an oval from Balmy Blue and adhered it to the back of the DSP and adhered the label to the card with dimensionals. I finished with Just Jade and Blushing Bride hexagon embellishments.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the oval shape from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful stamp set in Blushing Bride and the flower in Crushed Curry, Magenta Madness and Just Jade on a Basic White panel. I made masks of the flower and flower center and used the masking technique to stamp the flower – so easy with photopolymer stamps! I stamped the center in Basic Gray and the scribble in Balmy Blue and adhered a strip of floral Abstract Beauty DSP to the bottom before adhering to the inside of the card.

This was such a fun card to make and really stretched my creativity. I love the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle, and I love it any time I can send a card to a friend that starts with “hello beautiful”.


Last week for 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Magenta Madness – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Gold Foil – 2-3/4″ x 3″ (die cut hexagon)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Abstract Beauty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label backing), hexagon panels: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, two 2″ x 2-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″, 1″ x 2-1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove bundle is a fun bundle with a wonderful woodsy frame die cut and pretty scenic stamps. I paired it with the pretty Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to make this little wooded scene inspirational card. 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 Pear Pizzazz card stock to the back of a greenery panel of Beauty of the Earth DSP with liquid glue and cut it out with the left side of the wooded frame die cut from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Bundle. I wanted to pop up the die cut frame with dimensionals and needed a double layer to make it stiffer.

I stamped the long ground stamp with shrubs from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a blue sky panel of the Beauty of the Earth DSP. I sponged Cinnamon Cider ink on the ground with a sponge dauber, and it nicely covered the blue sky, so my ground looked realistic. I stamped the deer in Crumb Cake on Basic White and fussy cut it out. There is a die that works nicely, but I didn’t want the white edge for such a small focal piece. I adhered the deer to the stamped panel with liquid glue and adhered the die cut wooded frame with dimensionals. I adhered the layered panel to an Early Espresso mat.

I adhered a strip of wood grained Beauty of the Earth DSP to the front of a Crumb Cake card base and adhered the little scene with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove stamp set in Mossy Meadow on Pear Pizzazz and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered the label to the frame with glue dots and finished the card front with adhesive pebbles.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of wood grained Beauty of the Earth DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The wooded frame die from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove bundle is so neat! But the other scenic stamps are also pretty and the sentiments are sweet. And it goes beautifully with the Beauty of the Earth DSP! The different prints give your project texture and interest and are perfect for the natural woods theme of the bundle!


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3″ x 3-1/4″ (DSP backing), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Early Espresso – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 2″ x 4-1/4″ (front stripe), 1/1″ x 4″ (inside trim), two 3″ x 3-1/2 panels (die cut greenery and blue sky background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! One of the cutest stamp sets in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog is the Stampin’ Up! Happy Hedgehogs bundle. With the sweet little hedgehogs and friends, it’s the perfect set for lighthearted Spring critter cards. I didn’t need to use the punch for my card today, but it was fun to stamp and color this little scene. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week with the theme of butterflies or bugs. Even though I have a hedgehog, I do have a butterfly too, so I think I meet the criteria.

I adhered a panel of the Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to the front of an Old Olive card base. I stamped the sentiment, tree, hedgehog, butterfly and grass from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Hedgehogs photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I colored the scene with Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Balmy Blue and Pale Papaya Stampin Blends.

I lightly applied Balmy Blue ink to the sky with a blending brush, and applied Old Olive to the ground with another brush and adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat with liquid glue. I wrapped the bottom with a length of Misty Moonlight cotton ribbon and tied the end with linen thread.

I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card with three Misty Moonlight square gems.

For the inside, I stamped the little butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Hedgehogs stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black in the top corner of a Basic White panel and colored it with Balmy Blue and Pale Papaya Stampin Blends. I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

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

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


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 3-5/16″ x 4-1/8 (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4″ (front panel)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: