Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Can you believe that Halloween is only 3 weeks away? Time to get ready! The Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween bundle and the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ designer series paper are so sweet and I’ve used them on a Halloween Card for for a simple card to share today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a square panel of the Cute Halloween designer series paper with the vampires to Basic Black and Old Olive mats – Aren’t these the sweetest vampires ever! And I adhered a panel of the Boo! DSP to the front of a Flirty Flamingo card base. Then I adhered the layered DSP square to the card front with dimensionals.

I made a jack-o-lantern from the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween photopolymer stamp set by stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black and Pumpkin Pie on Basic White. I stamped the pumpkin outline in Tuxedo Black, then the solid pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie and then the jack-o-lantern face in Tuxedo Black. I colored the stem in Old Olive and used the Halloween Punch from the bundle to cut it out.

I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Highland Heather strip and trimmed the end with the Banners Pick A Punch. I adhered the other end to the back of the jack-o-lantern and tucked a folded length of black glitter ribbon behind too. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals, just under the vampires and finished it with three star sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the spider web from the Banner Year stamp set in Smoky Slate in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the spider from the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black in the web and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black across the panel. I stamped the jack-o-lantern in the lower corner just like the front and trimmed he bottom with a strip of boo DSP from the Cute Halloween paper pack. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Flirty Flamingo is not traditional for a Halloween Card, but the Cute Halloween vampire paper is so pretty, so I wanted to give it a try. There are so many fun items currently for Halloween crafting, and the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween bundle will will coordinate with them all.


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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 3-1/16″ x 3-1/16″ (mat)
  • Old Olive – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (mat)
  • Highland Heather – 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1-1/2″ x 2″ (jack-o-lantern)
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3″ x 3″ (vampires), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Cutest Halloween Bundle
$31.50
Cutest Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Halloween Punch
$18.00
Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Banners Pick A Punch
$23.00
Cute Halloween 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Black 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon
$8.50
Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
$7.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25

Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Christmas Card

Good Morning! It’s been such a busy week, I haven’t been able to keep up with my cards, but I was finally able to sneak in a quick card for today. I used the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts bundle to make this sparkly Christmas Card that is full of texture with the Ombre specialty paper and White Velvet sheets. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the smallest Layering Circle die to cut out a moon with the lightest yellow Ombre specialty paper and adhered it to the dark blue Ombre specialty paper panel with liquid glue. I applied adhesive sheets to the back of a Basic white panel and used the Inspiring Canopy dies from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts bundle to cut out the trees. I inked up the trees with Versamark ink directly from the pad and sprinkled them with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I removed the backing from the adhesive sheet and adhered the trees to the panel over the moon. This results in a shiny white trees that really pop against the sparkly background night sky.

I used the ground die from the Inspiring Canopy dies to cut the ground from a strip of Snowy White velvet paper and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and wrapped a length of silver cord around the bottom and made a bow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts cling stamp set in Night of Navy on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the pretty Encircled in Beauty die and popped it on the panel with dimensionals. I popped the panel on the front of a Night of Navy card base. I accented the sentiment with two Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the tree from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Night of Navy ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Smoky Slate next to the tree and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Nighttime snowy scenes are one of my favorite themes for Christmas Cards. In this card, there is so much contrasting texture from the sparkly background to the shiny trees to the velvety snow. I was surprised how easy it was to emboss the trees – I just held them at the bottom where they are covered up with the snow – but they really make a statement with the embossed shine. The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set are simple and elegant and complement the scene perfectly.


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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Ombre Specialty – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1-3/8″ x 1-3/8″ (moon)
  • Smoky Slate – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut trees), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Snowy White Velvet – 3/4″ x 4-7/8″ (snowy ground)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Inspired Thoughts Bundle
$45.75
Inspired Thoughts Cling Stamp Set
$19.00
Inspiring Canopy Dies
$32.00
Beauty Of Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
$22.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Encircled In Beauty Dies
$34.00
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Ombre 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
$10.00
Snowy White 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Velvet Sheets
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Simply Elegant Trim
$7.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Adhesive Sheets
$10.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods Thank You Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods photopolymer stamp set? I finally got a chance to play with it this week and I love it!! I have seen several cards with a beautiful sunset and I wanted to make one and I am so happy with how it came out and how easy it was to do! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired by the As You See It Challenge #260 – Perpendicular for my card design:

I started by using Blending Brushes to apply So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze inks on a Basic White panel, blending them darker towards the bottom of the panel. Then I blended Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Misty Moonlight to create the sky. This was so pretty and so easy! I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set twice across the panel in Soft Suede to create the woods and cut it out with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set in Pumpkin Pie and stamped the ground in Evening Evergreen. Note that I masked the tree from the second stamping each time so the ground would be behind the trees. I adhered the panel to a Sahara Sand mat. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen on a Sahara Sand strip and adhered it to a strip of Sahara Sand Tidings of Christmas DSP. I finished the panel with a small Cajun Craze leaf die cut from the Intricate Leaves dies and a Linen Thread bow.

I embossed a Soft Suede panel with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhered a strip of Tidings of Christmas DSP to the side with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the front of a Sahara Sand card base with liquid glue and adhered the art panel on top with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the last tree from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set in Soft Suede on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped some Pumpkin Pie leaves by the tree and in the top corner and adhered another strip of Christmas Tidings DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I drove on some of the country roads by my house this morning and saw so many of the trees starting to change color, so the pretty Fall Foliage is on it’s way! The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set perfectly captures that look and feel. And this stamp set has some of the most beautiful sentiments!


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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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 1/2″ 3-1/4″ (front label)
  • Cajun Craze – 1″ x 1″ (die cut leaf)
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front embossed panel after embossing)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Tidings of Christmas DSP – 1″ x 3-3/4″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label backing), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Welcoming Woods Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Intricate Leaves Dies
$28.00
Bark 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! News

Hello! Stampin’ Up! has a couple of exciting new things starting tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack will be updated with new items! Yay!! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. So head over there early to get some great deals!


Love, Santa Tag Kit Coming to the Kits Collection!

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The Love, Santa Tag Kit (item 158375) has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags.

That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work. This is the exclusive photopolymer stamp set included in the Love, Santa Kit.

To make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (item 158381, available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs.

That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern! But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability!

Check out the unboxing and instructional video here:


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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

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Stampin’ Up! Love Of Leaves Fall Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Yesterday afternoon I pulled out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Love Of Leaves photopolymer stamp set and the beautiful Stitched Leaves dies to make a pair of fall cards. The Stitched leaves dies have pretty stitching on the outside of the die so you can create a pretty stitched leaf and an outline for the leaves with a pretty stitched edge. So I used the dies to make two cards from one cut. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the cards:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

For the first card, I embossed a panel of Cinnamon Cider with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base. I cut a panel of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I cut the large leaf from the Stitched leaves dies with the inset from a Cajun Craze panel and used the outside frame for this card. I wrapped it with Linen Thread and made a bow and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I finished it off with a label stamped with the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves stamp set stamped in Misty Moonlight on Cinnamon Cider. I cut it out with the small, long stitched rectangle die using the two step method and adhered it to the card front.

For the second card, I embossed a Soft Suede panel with the Bard 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Soft Suede card base. I cut panels of Beauty of the Earth DSP and Bumblebee DSP with the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. I cut out the long leaf from the Stitched Leaves dies in Mossy Meadow and the small leaf from Cork paper using the dies with their insets. I adhered these leaves with the Cajun Craze leaf from the first card to the card front.

I finished off the card with a label stamped with the sentiment from the In Bloom photopolymer stamp set stamped in Soft Suede on Cinnamon Cider and cut out with the Stitched Rectangles die. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off both card fronts with Brushed Metallic Dots.

For the inside of the cards, I inked up the large leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Love Of Leaves stamp set with Cajun Craze ink and stamped off twice. Then I stamped the leaf in the middle of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card. I made the insides of both cards the same, but you could easily add inside sentiments that go with the occasion – or not.

The outside die stitching makes the Stitched Leaves dies very special because you don’t always get the nice decorative edging. This makes it easy to creatively use negative space in card making – you could even use it for a shaker card! The coordinating Stampin’ Up! Love Of Leaves stamp set has stamps for pretty shaded leaves and wonderful sentiments. We’re so lucky to have so many options for beautiful Fall stamp sets right now! I can’t decide on which I love best!


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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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thank You Card
    • Cinnamon Cider – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel), 3/4″x 2-1/2″ (label)
    • Cajun Craze – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaf panel)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut rectangle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Birthday Card
    • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
    • Cinnamon Cider – 1-1/4″x 3-1/2″ (label)
    • Cajun Craze – Die cut leaf from Thank You Card
    • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut long leaf)
    • Bumblebee – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle)
    • Cork – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (small die cut leaf)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (die cut lacy edges), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (tree panel)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Love Of Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Stitched Leaves Dies
$35.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Bark 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Beauty Of The Earth 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Cork 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Linen Thread
$5.00
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
$9.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees Christmas Card Video Tutorial For World Cardmaking Day

Good Morning! Yesterday was World Card Making Day and the Inkin’ Krew had a special Facebook event to celebrate. Several members from out team went live throughout the day making cards, many with Christmas cards so it was full of wonderful inspiration, and I have filled up my shopping list again! Anyway, my card was a Christmas card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel so you can view it there if you didn’t get to join the Facebook Event group:

I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow on Thick Basic White card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat. Note that this is one of the embossing folders that shrinks the paper a little, so cut the panel about 1/16″ longer before embossing, or emboss a larger panel and cut it down to size after embossing. I adhered the layered embossed panel to a Blushing Bride card front with dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a dark silver foil mat – I love this pack of silver foil!! I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and adhered the tree to the card front with more dimensionals. I cut another dark silver foil panel with the star from the Christmas Trimmings dies and adhered it to the tree top with a glue dot and decorated the tree with 2021-2023 In color jewels.

I stamped the Joy sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on Mint Macaron and trimmed the end with a fishtail from the Banners Pick A Punch. I tucked it under the tree, adhering it with glue dots and finished it with a pink jewel. I made a bow with the Blushing Bride ribbon and adhered it under the tree with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in stamped off Mossy Meadow and stamped the decorations over the tree in Polished Pink. I stamped the sentiment in Polished Pink next to the tree and trimmed the bottom of the panel with Whimsy and Wonder DSP. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and the Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper are absolutely beautiful! The colors are so fresh and fun, and every card is gorgeous!


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 with the Love of Leaves stamp set and the Stitched Leaves dies. Look forward to seeing you then!


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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 – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Thick Basic White – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut tree)
  • Mint Macaron – 5/8″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front embossed panel after embossing), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Silver Foil – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star), 2-5/16″ x 3-11/16″ (DSP mat)
  • Whimsy and Wonder specialty DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Welcome October!

Good Friday Morning! Can you believe that it’s October already? This year has just flown by! Now it’s time to turn attention to getting ready for the Fall Holidays, making cards, treat holders, gift tags, and more – So much to do and so little time!

Tomorrow is the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook event where we’ll be making cards throughout the day. Here is the link to the group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday. We’d be happy to have you join us!

Here’s the schedule of presenters – I’ll be going on at 3:00 PM ET:

So pull out your stamping supplies and come get inky with us!


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Peaceful Christmas!

Picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! With shimmering silver snow, heartwarming holiday wishes, and seasonal shades of ravishing red and gorgeous green, you’ll be supplied with what you need to whip up a sparkling winter scene. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards – 5 each of 2 designs. 
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished sizes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • The Kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees.
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). 

Coordinating Colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the October 2021 kit is October 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins bundle to make a Thanksgiving card for today. I paired it with the pretty Harvest Meadow designer series paper and an embossed Very Vanilla background for a light fall look. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

And since I’m doing pumpkins, I am playing with the Fall and Pumpkins Inspiration at TGIF Challenges – #TGIFC335 Inspiration Challenge:

I embossed a panel of Very Vanilla with thee Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Thick Very Vanilla Card Base. I cut a Bumblebee panel with the Scalloped Contours die and adhered a panel of Harvest Meadow designer series paper to the front with liquid glue. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I cut a Pumpkin Pie panel with the pumpkin from the Detailed Pumpkins dies and a Mossy Meadow panel with the large leaf. I adhered them together with glue dots. I stamped the leafy pumpkin from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I sprinkled it with copper embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated it with my heat tool until shiny and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I cut the sprigs from the Sunflower dies from brushed copper foil and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I adhered the leafy pumpkin on top of the sprigs with dimensionals and adhered the Pumpkin Pie pumpkin on top with dimensionals and glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso on Soft Succulent and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I made a loopy bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the card with glue dots and topped it with the fussy cut sentiment. I finished the card front with three Genial Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pumpkin vines from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Harvest Meadow DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The pumpkins in the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins bundle are so artistic and pretty and you can make so many different styles of Fall and Thanksgiving cards. The sentiments are really beautiful as well. I think I’m ready for Fall, are you?

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

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


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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

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:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pumpkin Pie – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut pumpkin)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 1″ (die cut leaf)
  • Bumblebee – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Soft Succulent – 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Very Vanilla – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (embossed pumpkin)
  • Brushed Copper Foil – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 2-1/2″ x 3-11/16″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Thank You Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle has beautiful flowers, sentiments and die cuts. For today’s card, I decided to pair it with the beautiful Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper for a fall themed thank you 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 Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper to the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base. I adhered the small frame from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to the card front. I cut the leaf spray from the Artistic dies from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle from Gold Metallic specialty paper and adhered it to the card front over the frame and DSP.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked cling stamp set in VersaMark ink on Cinnamon Cider. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder, shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with the Tailored Made Tags die. I cut another tag with the same die from the Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP and adhered it to the back and adhered a tag reinforcement cut from Blackberry Bliss to the front.

I looped a length of Fine Art ribbon through the tag hole and tied it, making a bow, with a length of gold cord. I adhered the tags to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I adhered one of the gold wildflower die cuts from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack to the side of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Blackberry Beauty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle has beautiful flowers, sentiments and dies that go beautifully with the Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper and ephemera pack.


Sale A Bration Ends Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the Last Day for Sale A Bration! With BUY, HOST and JOIN specials, it’s the best Stampin’ Up! promotion, so hurry! Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:


World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 1″ (tag reinforcement)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag)
  • Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty – 2″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack – small floral frame, gold wildflower

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Artistically Inked Bundle (English)
$53.00
Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Artistic Dies
$35.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Blackberry Beauty 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack
$6.00
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday! The Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set has been a favorite for a couple of years with the coordinating Pine Tree Punch and wonderful sentiments. And it has a cute plaid Christmas tree, so I had to combine it with the pretty Sale A Bration Peaceful Prints designer series paper before the end of the month. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Garden Green Christmas tree Peaceful Prints designer series paper to the left side of a Basic Black Mat. I adhered a panel of the Real Red snowflake DSP to the right side. I wrapped a length of the black and white gingham ribbon around the seam, securing it in the back and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base with dimeensionals.

I stamped two of the plaid Christmas Trees from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Garden Green on Basic White and punched them out with the Pine Tree punch. I stamped the tree again in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Garden Green card stock and punched it out with the Pine Tree punch. I cut the little star from the Christmas Trimmings dies from Bumblebee card stock and adhered it to the top with a glue dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Real Red on the bottom of a Basic White panel and cut it out with the third largest Scalloped Contours die. I adhered the light plaid Christmas Trees with liquid glue and the dark tree with dimensionals. I decorated the tree with Matte Decorative dots. I tied a knot in another short length of gingham ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot before adhering the scalloped panel to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel and stamped the plaid tree in Garden Green in the bottom corner. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Garden Green Christmas Tree paper from the Peaceful Prints DSP and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Doesn’t the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set plaid Christmas tree look cute with the Peaceful Prints DSP? Lots of plaids in Red and Green with touches of black make a simple, cute little rustic Christmas Card. And the pretty Peaceful Prints designer series paper is only available through the end of Sale A Bration!


Two Days Left for Sale A Bration!

Sale A Bration ends in two days on September 30! So hurry to get in on Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion before it’s over! Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:


World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats)
  • Bumblebee – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star)
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (Christmas Tree)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 2″ x 5″ (two Christmas Trees)
  • Peaceful Prints DSP – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (Garden Green Tree print), 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (Real Red snowflake print), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set (En)
$17.00
Pine Tree Punch
$18.00
Scalloped Contours Dies
$35.00
Christmas Trimmings Dies
$27.00
Peaceful Prints 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Decorative Matte Dots
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00