Stampin’ Up! January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Retiring List Is Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement list for the January – June Mini Catalog and some of the items will be On Sale!! The Last Chance Products Sale starts June 1 at 1:00 (MT)!

If you love great deals, The Stampin’ Up! Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay!

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog

Promotion Dates: June 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021

Here are the details:

  • Starts: 1 June 2021 at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • Ends: 30 June 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.

Note the later start time – this is to ensure that strong Stampin’ Up! support is available for the event! Don’t forget, the last chance items are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! 

Head over to my Online Store to start shopping now!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring list!


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Going on Now!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Last Week for Join+ Starter Kit Bonus!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.

Join+ Ends May 31, 2021!


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 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!

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

Stampin’ Up! Vine Design for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Have you seen the pretty Stampin’ Up! Vine Design bundle? It has some of the prettiest floral die cuts and wonderful sentiments and I paired it with the Fresh Freesia gingham from the Pansy Petals designer series paper for a sweet and simple Hello note card. 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 sketch challenge this week and here is the wonderful sketch we are using:

I adhered a panel of Fresh Freesia gingham from the Pansy Petals designer series paper pack to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I cut the circle flower die from the Flowering Vines dies from Soft Sea Foam and Fresh Freesia panels and 8 of the little solid flower dies from Basic White. I cut out all of the Fresh Freesia flowers with my paper snips and adhered each to a Basic White solid flower. I then adhered the flowers on top of the flowers on the Soft Sea Foam die cut. I adhered the layered floral circle die cut to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Vine Design cling stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card by adhering a small Fresh Freesia In Color jewel to each of the flowers.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower and leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Vine Design stamp set in Fresh Freesia and Soft Sea Foam inks in the corner of a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Fresh Freesia Pansy Petals DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Vine Design bundle is a wonderful bundle with it’s floral dies! There’s a rectangle, oval and this circle floral die and the coordinating stamps have flowers to match and great sentiments. Try making a die cut inlay design!

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:


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June 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 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
  • 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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 13-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut vine)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 2″ x 4″ (die cut flowers)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (gingham panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Father’s Day Card

Good morning! I remember the days when my boys were young that we always got a new tie for my husband for Father’s day. He had to wear ties to work and was really bad about spilling his coffee, so a new tie was always good. The problem was that I liked the newer styles and he liked the more conservative styles, so I usually picked the wrong tie. So I love a tie Father’s Day card and the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle is perfect! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Balmy Blue panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I used three different patterns of the Well Suited designer series paper to cut the long tie and knot from the Suit & Tie dies – don’t forget to turn the knot sideways before cutting! I adhered the knots to the top of the ties and then adhered the ties to the embossed panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited cling stamp set on Basic Black with Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny and popped it on the ties with dimensionals.

I popped the panel on the front of a Basic Gray card base with dimensionals and added tie-tacks to each of the ties with the gray pearls from the Pastel Pearls.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Well Suited DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle is great for masculine cards with wonderful sentiments and classic suited stamps and dies. I have also seen so many creative non-suit cards made with the dies – polo shirts, flannel shirts (with suspenders even!), Hawaiian shirts, scrubs, cammos, and even Harry Potter inspired cards! And though the bundle pricing with the 10% discount will go away when the Mini Catalog closes at the end of June, the stamps and dies are carried over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 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:

  • Basic Gray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Balmy Blue – 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front background)
  • Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Well Suited DSP – three 1″ x 5-1/4″ strips (ties), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Brushed Blooms Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share some pretty projects made with the Stampin’ Up! Brushed Blooms bundle. This is a versatile floral bundle with artistic and dimensional flowers and fun sentiments. These projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team show how this bundle can be used with different stamping and die cutting techniques.

This card uses the stamped floral images on water color paper and then uses the Water Painters to blend the color! There is so much detail in the stamp that really stands out, giving you a soft artistic looking hand made DSP. The card uses the retired Rococo Rose ink, but I bet it would be even prettier with the roses stamped in the new Polished Pink In Color!


This card makes great use of the background brush stroke die – Isn’t it fabulous with the strokes popped on dimensionals! The sentiment is so fun and the stamped flower looks great with the die cut detail.

I love the layered die cut yellow roses in this pretty tag!

The Stampin’ Up! Design Team has created simple recipes with supply lists for making these cards with the Stampin’ Up! Brushed Blooms bundle. You can chick HERE to download the PDF.

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

Thanks for looking and I hope you consider the Stampin’ Up! Brushed Blooms bundle for your next floral stamp set. The elegant floral images add feminine appeal, while soft brushstrokes create an artistic look everyone will love!


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Going on Now!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Join+ is Going On Now!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is Expressions In Color!

Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023—and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

f 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 June 2021 kit is June 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 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 commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
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Stampin’ Up! Many Messages Hello Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a colorful Hello card made with the awesome Stampin’ Up! Many Messages bundle and the new Host designer series paper Pattern Party. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel striped Pattern Party designer series paper to the bottom of a Granny Apple Green panel with liquid glue and adhered the floral panel from Pattern Party on the top. I wrapped the panel with the pretty Real Red stitched ribbon and tied a bow on the side.

I used the Pierced Blooms dies to cut the flowers and leaves from Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green card stock. I cut two of each flower and four leaves so that I would have enough die cuts for a flower for the inside of the card. I adhered the two flower die cuts together with a glue dot and adhered a red rhinestone to the center.

I stamped the sentiment the Stampin’ Up! Many Messages stamp set on a Basic White panel in Real Red ink. I used my Stamparatus to hold the big stamp and it helped to center the sentiment on the panel. Then I cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered the leaves to the panel with glue dots and the label and flower with dimensionals. Then I adhered the panel to the front of a Bumblebee card base with dimensionals.


For the inside of the card, I assembled the second flower and adhered it to the top of a Basic White panel with the leaves. I used the little circle from the Label Me Fancy punch to cut a Real Red circle for the flower center. I adhered a strip of the floral Pattern Party DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Many Messages bundle is so versatile with sentiments for so many occasions and I am impressed at how useful I have found the Messages die. I have found so many sentiments from other stamp sets that fit in the different labels just beautifully, and a fancy label really adds a lot to a simple card like this one! And don’t forget the pretty Pattern Party Host designer series paper – It has so many colorful designs, and it can only be purchased with the Host Dollars that you earn from a qualifying order or by hosting a party.


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Going on Now!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Join+ is Going On Now!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 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:

  • Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Balmy Blue – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (large die cut flowers)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1/2″ x 1″ (small die cut flowers)
  • Real Red – scrap to punch out a tiny circle for the inside flower center
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (striped front panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (floral front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range Birthday Card

Good morning! I liked the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range bundle when I first saw it in the current Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and I was finally prompted to make a card with it when I saw this card designed by Lynn Starzl on Pinterest. I was fascinated that her cows just popped off the card, and she made it without any fussy cutting! So I CASE’d her card making some minor modifications. 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 rustic wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper with the curved window die from the Open range dies from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range bundle. I lined the die cut DSP panel up with a Sahara Sand panel and cut the die out again, so that the Sahara Sand and DSP panels had the window die cut from the same spot. I adhered the die cut panels together with liquid glue giving me a stiffer panel since I wanted to pop it up with dimensionals. I also cut the windmill vane from Gray Granite, the fence from Soft Suede and the clouds from Basic White.

I used the long hill dies to cut two panels of Old Olive to make overlapping hill sides and sponged some Old Olive ink on the top with a Blending Brush. I adhered them to a Balmy Blue panel. I adhered the layered scene to the front of a Sahara Sand card base with liquid glue. I stamped the cows from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Then using Lynn’s technique, I colored the edge of the die cut with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to make the cows pop and adhered the cows to the grassy part of the card front with liquid glue. I used glue dots to adhere the fence over the cows, trimming the edge so that it lined up with my little scene. Then I adhered the wood grained window panel over the scene with dimensionals.

I adhered the white clouds in the sky and the windmill vane with glue dots. Since I had the window up, I could easily place the die cuts to get a balanced look. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand and lined it up and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered the label to the card with glue dots and finished the windmill vane with a silver metallic pearl.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the the horse and rider from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment next to them in Soft Suede ink and adhered a strip of rustic wood grained In Good Taste DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Last week we drove across country from Pennsylvania to Arizona to visit family. As we drove past the farms, the scenes of cows grazing reminded me of this card, so I tried to take some pictures to share. Because these were scenes that I remember during long drives while I was growing up, constantly evoking thoughts of ‘Are we there yet?’. Most of the cows were black and it was hard to find the windmill vanes, were they a figment of my imagination? Finally we saw them when we crossed into New Mexico.

Except that they’re black cows, they look just like the cows in my card!! LOL. I wonder which stamp or die set I should have used for a tree? Do I have enough room on my card for a tree? I definitely need to add some small trees to my next Stampin’ Up! Ride The Range card.

It’s funny how the quest to find the perfect picture of a functioning windmill vane made the trip go faster! And I am happy that today’s card with the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range set reflected so many classic views that you can see just driving around.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 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:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (wood grain frame backing), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Balmy Blue – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (sky)
  • Old Olive – 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, 2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut ground)
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 5″ (die cut fence)
  • Gray Granite – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (windmill vane die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut clouds), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut cows)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (wood grain die cut frame), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour You are Amazing Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a friendship card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle and the sweet Hand-Penned designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Hand-Penned designer series paper to the front of a Soft Succulent card base with liquid glue. I cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from Basic White with the Scalloped Contours dies and used the spatter stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set with Pool Party ink to add color and texture to the background.

I stamped the flower and stem from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on another panel of Basic White and stamped the flower fill stamp in stamped off Cinnamon Cider ink. I squeezed some Soft Succulent ink into the top of the ink pad cover and used a blender pen to pick up some ink and used it to color the leaves. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die and popped it onto the scalloped rectangle with dimensionals on the top and a glue dot at the bottom of the stem. I adhered the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with another Scalloped Contours die to make the label. I adhered the label to the front of the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I made a loopy triple bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the stem with a glue dot and finished the front with three 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the side and upper corner of a Basic white panel. I stamped the flower fill stamp using stamped off Cinnamon Cider ink and colored the leaves in Soft Succulent using a Blender Pen. Then I stamped the spatter stamp in Pool Party ink over the flowers. I adhered a strip of Hand-Penned DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp bundle is a two step stamp set that makes pretty abstract flowers and it’s really nice to have coordinating dies that cut out the flowers. And the scalloped rectangles are really awesome – they’re sure to become one of your go to die sets for layering your cards.


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Going on Now!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Join+ is Going On Now!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 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:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4 (scalloped rectangle), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut flower)
  • Hand-Penned DSP – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently For the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “For The Men/Boys” and I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set. I love the vintage airships in this stamp set – they’re perfect for masculine cards. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the biplane from the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Very Vanilla Panel. I stamped the sentiment in the lower left hand corner, also using Early Espresso ink and adhered the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

I the layered panel to a panel of wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper. I adhered the layered DSP panel to a Soft Suede mat and wrapped a strand of linen thread around the bottom twice tying a knot.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Suede card base with dimensionals and finished off the front with three gold metallic pearls.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the biplane from the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Very Vanilla panel after stamping off. I adhered a strip of the In Good Taste designer series paper to the bottom and stamped the sentiment from the Handsomely Suited stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set – the vintage images are wonderful and the sentiments are great. I think the sentiment I used would be great for expressing encouragement, congratulations and just general well wishes for a young man. There’s also a sentiment for Father’s Day.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Sue Prather’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

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


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 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:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (bi-plane panel mat)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (bi-plane panel),
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background),1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Baby Pull Toys Card

Good morning! I hope you all have a great weekend and that all the Moms have a wonderful Mother’s Day tomorrow. Today’s card is kind of for Moms, it’s a baby card made with the Stampin’ Up! Baby Pull Toys cling stamp set and the pretty Snail Mail designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the wonderful Mojo Monday 559 sketch:

I adhered a panel of pretty heart Snail Mail designer series paper to the bottom of a Blushing Bride card base. I adhered a skinny strip of Smoky Slate card stock on top of the heart DSP. I adhered a panel of the scribbly Snail Mail DSP to a Real Red mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the elephant toy from the Stampin’ Up! Baby Bull Toys stamp set in Basic Gray ink on the Basic White panel and colored it with Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the heart in Real Red ink. I stamped the elephant head on another Basic White panel and colored the cheeks with the Petal Pink Stampin’ blend and the rest with light Smoky Slate. I fussy cut the head and adhered it to the elephant body and colored it with clear Wink of Stella, because even a baby girl loves a little bling! I adhered the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and then to a Real Red mat and then adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Baby Pull Toys stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Blushing Bride panel and cut it out with the smallest Taylor Made Tags. I cut another tag from Smoky Slate and adhered them together with a glue dot. I looped a length of white twine through the hole and adhered the tag to the card with dimensionals and a glue dot. I made a quadruple loop bow with Blushing Bride twine and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the card front with resin hearts.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Baby Pull Toys stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped more Real Red hearts next to the sentiment and trimmed the bottom with the heart Snail Mail designer series paper. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The images from the Stampin’ Up! Baby Pull Toys stamp set are so cute and the sentiments are fantastic! And they’re great for any baby occasion – gender reveal parties, baby showers, births and even baby or toddler birthdays! Definitely a stamp set that you will use for a long time – and don’t you love making baby cards?


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Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

To celebrate the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through May 11

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.
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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!!

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Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 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:

  • Blushing Bride – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Real Red – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scribbly panel mat), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (elephant mat)
  • Smoky Slate – 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ (elephant mat), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1/8″ x 4″ (heart panel trim)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2″ (elephant panel), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ elephant head)
  • Snail Mail DSP – 2-1/2″ x 4″ (heart panel), 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (scribbly panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! How are you loving the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog? Today’s card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet bundle from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, but it does use all the new 2021-2023 In Colors! And it celebrates Mother’s Day because you have to give flowers for Mother’s Day! 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 color challenge this week that uses the new 2021 – 2023 In Colors – How Fun!

My card is also inspired by the current challenge at The Card Concept #154 – Happy Mother’s Day. It is a Clean and Layered card that reminds me of the beautiful bouquet in their Inspiration Picture:

I embossed a panel of Pale Papaya with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pale Papaya card base. I cut a panel of the Hand-Penned designer series paper with the largest circle from the Circle Layering dies and cut the largest scalloped circle from Soft Succulent card stock. I adhered these together and adhered them to the card front, leaving the lower left corner free to tuck the label under later.

I stamped the bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel and colored the flowers with the Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut the newspaper from Sahara Sand and stamped the newsprint stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on both sides. I folded it along the score lines and secured it on the inside with glue dots. I tucked the flowers inside and adhered them with glue dots. I cut the leaves from Evening Evergreen card stock – one set of broad leaves, one set of long leaves and two of the small curled ferns. I arranged the leaves and flowers on the circle and adhered the leaves with glue dots and the flowers with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Fresh Freesia panel and cut it out with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots, tucking it under the layered circle. I added three 2021-2023 In Color jewels in Polished Pink and used the Pale Papaya jewels in the flower centers. I finished it off with the Pale Papaya bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the bouquet form the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink along the border of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen as well and colored the flowers with the Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends like the bouquet on the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet is a wonderfully different bundle and I’m really impressed at how easily it goes together with beautiful results. This is a bouquet that will impress any Mother for Mother’s Day!

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:


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June 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 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
  • 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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Fresh Freesia – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Soft Succulent – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle die cut)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (newspaper wrapping)
  • Evening Evergreen – 2″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3″ (flowers)
  • Hand-Penned DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: