Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m using bunch of retiring favorites for my card today along with a sneak peek of a new one :

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

I started by stamping the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness stamp set in Mango Melody randomly on a strip of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the single leaf in Old Olive after stamping off randomly among the Mango Melody flowers. I used the light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend to color the area between the flowers in a circular motion. Then I embossed it with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. This resulted in some custom designer series paper that matched the color palette for today’s blog hop! I used the lacy border from the Ornate Borders Dies to cut two lacy borders from Mango Melody card stock and adhered them to the back of the stamped and embossed strip.

I embossed a panel of So Saffron card stock with the beautiful Country Floral 3D embossing folder. Since this embossing folder causes shrinkage, I cut the panel 1/4″ longer than the final size and trimmed it to the correct length after embossing. I adhered the embossed panel to a Whisper White panel with liquid glue and adhered the stamped and embossed layered strip on top with liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to a So Saffron card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the fancy happy birthday label from the Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness stamp set on a small Mango Melody Panel with VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness stamp set in Old Olive ink on a Whisper White strip and cut it out with the Label Me Fancy Punch. I adhered it to the Mango Melody label with dimensionals. I cut out the leaf spray from Old Olive card stock with the die from the Forever Flourishing Dies that will be available in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog on June 1. I adhered the leaves behind the label with liquid glue. I adhered the layered label to the card front with dimensionals on the right side and liquid glue on the left side. I finished it off with a White bow.

For the inside I stamped, embossed and colored a strip of Whisper White card stock so that it matched the panel on the card front. I adhered it to a Whisper White panel and then to the inside of the card.

Sadly, the Stampin’ Up! Layered with Kindness stamp set is retiring along with the beautiful Country Floral embossing folder. Both of these items are still available as Last Chance products until they sell out or through June 2, so check them out in my Online Store.

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:


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive 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 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel trimmed to 5-1/8″ after embossing)
  • Mango Melody – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (2 die cut borders), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched label)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf spray die cut)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 1-1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped & embossed floral strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside stamped & embossed trim), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another sneak peek of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp bundle from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog which will be available on June 3. This card is inspired by a tote bag that I have with a teal background and lots of sunflowers. I have wanted to create it since I first saw this stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by stamping 9 of the little sunflowers from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set using Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored each flower with Stampin’ Blends. I used Soft Suede for the centers, using the dark in the dotted areas first and then coloring the whole center with the light Soft Suede Blend. I colored the leaves with the Dark Old Olive Stampin blend and the Petals with the Mango Melody Blends. For the Petals, I started with the Light blend on each petal tip and used the dark Mango Melody blend to brush from the center outward, focusing on the petal shade lines. After they were colored, I cut them out with the coordinating die from the Sunflowers Dies.

I embossed a panel of Pretty Peacock card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and arranged the flowers on the panel, going over the edges for some flowers. I saved a flower for the inside, and cut some of the other flowers so that they would fill up the space. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement, I adhered the flowers with dimensionals. I trimmed any flowers that overlapped the edge of the embossed panel so that it was even with the panel edge. I adhered the decorated, embossed panel to an Early Espresso mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the matted panel to a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set with VersaMark Ink on a strip of Early Espresso card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set it until shiny. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the front with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished off the front by adding the Pretty Peacock rhinestones between the flowers.

I adhered the last die cut sunflower to the top corner of a Whisper White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers is one of many amazing new sets in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. It will be available for ordering on June 3 – that’s just a week away! I can’t wait!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive 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 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
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel)
  • Early Espresso – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 7″ x 7″ (9 small sunflower die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms Graduation Card

Good Morning! Today’a card is a graduation card made with the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set. This stamp set is on the retiring list so it is available while supplies last, but it is full of cute and clever images and sentiments. Cards made with this stamp set are sure to bring a smile to anyone receiving them. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Daffodil Delight confetti paper from the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper to a Basic Black mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the Bermuda Bay confetti paper on top and the present paper on the bottom. I cut the fancy border from the Nature’s Thoughts dies from Basic Black and adhered it across the seam. I adhered the layered panel on a Bermuda Bay card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the graduation cap image from the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel and colored the cap with Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend. I cut it out with the Layering Squares die. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and popped it on the card with dimensionals. I finished the cap with a silver metallic pearl.

A simple, fun card to celebrate a graduation made with the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set and the colorful Birthday Bonanza designer series paper!

I chose the congratulations sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set for the inside of the card since the font was similar to the one on the front. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel before adhering it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

Both the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms stamp set and the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper are on the retiring list and are available while supplies last until June 2. Check out the Last Chance Products in my Online Store to get yours while you can.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit is an exclusive Sara-inspired to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

  • The kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold 

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 June 2020 kit is June 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive 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 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
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 2″ x 2″ (cap mat), 1/2″ x 4″ (die cut border)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (Daffodil Delight confetti), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (presents), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (Bermuda Bay confetti)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World Congratulations Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle on a masculine congratulations card that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle will be available on June 3, 2020 when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post (though several items will be available after June 3, 2020) along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I adhered a panel of the World of Good specialty designer series paper (available June 3) to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to a Soft Suede card base. I embossed a panel of the new In Color Cinnamon Cider card stock with the Old World Paper embossing folder (available June 3) and trimmed it to size before adhering it to a Basic Black mat.

I cut the globe pieces using the World Map Dies (available June 3). I cut the solid globe from the new Misty Moonlight card stock, the grid from Crumb Cake and the globe stand from Soft Suede. I adhered the globe pieces together with multipurpose liquid glue before adhering the globe to the embossed panel. I adhered the embossed panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the Adventure Awaits sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World cling stamp set (available June 3) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Whisper White panel and adhered it to a panel of the brass foil grid paper from the World of Good DSP pack(available June 3). I tore the bottom of the grid paper to distress it and adhered the layered label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it off with three gold metallic pearls.

For the inside of the card, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment, quill and inkwell from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World stamp set (available June 3) to a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment, inkwell and quill tip in Memento Tuxedo Black and I used sponge daubers to apply ink to the quill to get a combination of Soft Suede and Pretty Peacock on the quill feather. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the map paper from the World of Good DSP (available June 3) and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle (available June 3) has gorgeous sentiments and wonderful Old World masculine images and die cuts and is already one of my favorites! You can get yours when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live on June 3. And if you loved the World of Good specialty designer series paper, you can get a sample in my catalog share!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive 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.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3″ (globe stand die cut)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 2-5/8″ x 4″ (embossed panel, trimmed to 3-7/8″ after embossing)
  • Crumb Cake – 2″ x 2″ (globe overlay die cut)
  • Misty Moonlight – 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ (globe die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (embossed panel mat)
  • World of Good Specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (map front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (map inside trim), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (brass foil grid paper)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! May Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Kit In Color

Good Morning! Last week I received my Stampin’ Up! May Paper Pumpkin Kit and put it together. The theme for the May is A Kit In Color and it has previews of the new 2020-2022 In Colors! It’s a wonderful kit – so bright and cheerful and I decided to make the cards according to the instructions.

The kit makes 12 cards of 3 designs – two full size cards and 1 note card. And they are so colorful and happy! Here’s the note card:

Here’s the rainbow card:

And here’s the last card:

Here’s the everything you get the kit – note the Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Spot!

Here’s the unboxing video that Paper Pumpkin posted on YouTube. They do a pretty good job of showing you how to put the kit together and it’s a quick watch.

And here are some alternative projects that the talented Paper Pumpkin Team has put together.

Did you know that they will have a Facebook Live session where the team will talk about these projects? Here’s the details:

  • When: Tuesday, May 26 4 PM (MT) 
  • Where: Paper Pumpkin Facebook page

The Stampin’ Up! May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit was a bright fun kit with the new In Colors and cheerful themes. The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit will be bringing us a Box of Sunshine!

The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit is an exclusive Sara-inspired to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

  • The kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold 

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 June 2020 kit is June 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive 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 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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription options: