Stampin’ Up! First Frost Christmas Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! First Frost cling stamp set for my card today. Here is my card:

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

I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base and adhered a Crumb Cake panel that was run through the Tin Tile embossing folder on top. Then I cut and embossed an oval frame from the Heirloom Frames dies in Early Espresso. I sponged some shimmery white paint on the carved part of the frame, but unfortunately, the shimmer doesn’t show very well in the pictures – in real life it has a silvery glow.

I cut a panel of very vanilla with the largest oval from the Layering Ovals dies. I stamped the long flourish stamp from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set several times across the oval with Crumb Cake ink stamped off twice. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in the upper right corner of the oval with Cherry Cobbler ink. I adhered the oval to the card base with liquid glue and the frame on top of it with dimensionals.

I stamped two large roses and two small roses from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the matching dies from the Frosted Bouquet dies. I stamped three of the long stems from the First Frost stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the matching die. I cut the bottoms off of two of them to shorten them. I die cut three of the leaf clusters from the Frosted Bouquet dies in Mossy Meadow and cut them in half. Finally I cut three of the sprigs from the Frosted Frames dies from gold foil.

I arranged a top and bottom halves of one of the Mossy Meadow leaves for the inside of the frame and attached them with liquid glue, tucking them under the frame. I added two of the gold foil sprigs. I arranged the Pear Pizzazz long stems and attached them with glue dots. I tucked two of the Mossy tops under the outside of the frame, adhering them with glue dots. I adhered the last gold sprig with liquid glue and the three roses with glue dots. I made a bow with linen thread (I used Mary Deatherages’s beautiful design – Thank you Mary!) and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the card front with three Cherry Cobbler rhinestones.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping a Very Vanilla panel with the Merry Christmas greeting from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. I stamped another stem in Pear Pizzazz on the left side and the long flourish across the bottom in Crumb Cake (after stamping off twice). I added the final large die cut rose from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set with liquid glue and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat before adding it to the inside of the card.

The First Frost stamp set and dies are so beautiful and I love every card that I’ve made with them. And this is the first time I’ve used the Woven Heirlooms bundle and it is definitely a favorite. I hope you like this card and that it inspires you to work on your own Christmas cards. We’ll need to send them out before you know it.

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:


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

November 15 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

Use this host code when you order $50.00 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 2019 Holiday 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 visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Crumb Cake – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Early Espresso – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (stems), 2″ x 6″ (roses)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3″ x 6″
  • Gold Foil – 2″ x 3″

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Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals Christmas Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today I made a Christmas Card using the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set and Four Petal Punch for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. These flowers reminded me of poinsettias and I love poinsettia Christmas cards, so I made a background full of poinsettias for my card today.

We have a sketch challenge in the Blog Hop this week, and here is the sketch we are using:

I started by stamping 18 of the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on shimmery white card stock. I punched them out with the four petal punch and colored them with the Cherry Cobbler Light Stampin’ Blends. I stamped 18 of the flower centers in Mango Melody ink on shimmery white card stock and fussy cut then with my paper snips. I adhered a flower center to each Cherry Cobbler flower.

I took a panel of Whisper White and embossed it with the tufted embossing folder and arranged the flowers all over the embossed panel, going off the edges. I adhered them with liquid glue and trimmed the flowers to be even with the embossed panel. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat with liquid glue and then to a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals.

I die cut the medium branch from the Beautiful Boughs dies from a panel of Mossy Meadow and the small pine cone pieces from Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. I colored a strip of the Whisper White Flax ribbon with Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and trimmed the ends. I stamped the Sentiment from the Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Cherry Cobbler and die cut it with the small label from the Beautiful Boughs dies. I arranged the pieces on the bottom of the card front and adhered them with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished off the arrangement with a tied strip of the polka dot tulle ribbon and yellow gems.

I decorated the inside of the card by adhering a small die cut Mossy Meadow branch from the Beautiful Boughs dies and another flower to a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

It’s hard to see the diamond pattern from the Tufted Embossing folder or the shimmer on the flowers, but these textures add depth and richness to the background.

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:


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Shimmery White – 4 1/2″ x 11″
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Soft Suede – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals Thank You Card

Good Morning! I need some thank you cards and I have been working on a post for later this week using the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set. I found a pretty card on Pinterest that was made by Tammy Beard of StampinSavvy.com here and was inspired to make one similar but with fall colors. I’m not sure I succeeded, but it was a lot of fun playing with different colors and stamping a card rather than relying on die cuts.

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I demonstrated how to make the card.

In the video, I used the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set to make the Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody card with the Mossy Meadow leaves. I started by stamping the Mango Melody flowers, and then the Rich Razzleberry flowers, and then filling in with leaves. I finish off the card front by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love what you Do in Memento Tuxedo Black and I use the Stamparatus so that I can stamp twice to get good coverage. I also show how to curve the petals on the punched flower so that you can get a dimensional look. And I used a black sharpie so that I wouldn’t harm the tip of my Stampin’ Blend on the faceted gems to color it black before applying it to the center flower.

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

It was fun to make a card that had a lot of stamping and was not for Christmas. And you’ll note that I did make two boo boos by rocking the leaf stamp instead of bringing it straight up and down – now I have an example for why you shouldn’t do this. Finally, thank you Tammy for the wonderful inspiration!


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Mango Melody – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – (4) 3 3/4″ x 5″, (2) 2″ x 2″ scraps
  • Garden Green – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


First Frost Best Wishes Card

Hello and Happy Friday! Today’s card is a simple white on white card with the beautiful floral images from the First Frost stamp and die set. The best wishes theme can used to celebrate many different special occasions.

I started by embossing the smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Subtle embossing folder and then adhered it to one of the larger pieces. I then took a piece of satin Whisper White ribbon from my stash and used snail adhesive to attach and wrap it around the embossed panel. I adhered the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base using dimensionals.

I took the smaller piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and using one of the stitched rectangles die, I die cut a panel for the flower and sentiment. The piece that I needed was longer than the die, so I carefully placed the die on one end of my paper and then cut about 2/3 the way through. Then I moved the die to the other end and was careful to align the stitches and die cut about half way through from the opposite direction. This resulted in a longer stitched rectangle. It took me a couple of times practicing on scrap paper to figure out how many times to turn the crank so that I cut enough, but didn’t cut the end.

I stamped the leaves and sentiment using Mossy Meadow on the die cut rectangle. I stamped the beautiful large rose image in Flirty Flamingo and cut it out with the matching die. I popped the rose on the stitched rectangle panel with dimensionals.

I popped the stitched rectangle on the embossed background using dimensionals again, then took another piece of the satin Whisper White ribbon to tie a bow and attached it next to the panel using a glue dot.

I used the clear Wink of Stella on the rose to add some shimmer and finished it off with a trio of faux pearls.

On the inside of the card, I took the leafy stem stamp and inked it in Mossy Meadow and after stamping off twice, I stamped it along the left side of the inside panel. I took another Flirty Flamingo rose and adhered it to the inside panel before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Luckily, the First Frost set will be returning in the new catalog. The white on white makes for a very elegant card, while the different textures and layers keep it interesting. And the clear Wink of Stella is perfect for adding a touch of sparkle to any flower. Thanks for visiting today!


Limited Time Specials

Don’t forget the big Stampin’ Up! promotions currently going on. I just received my Everything is Rosy Medley and will post a card using it next week. The products are so beautiful! Also check out the Last Chance to get your favorite retiring items from the 2018 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog. You can find all the details and links on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.


May 1 – 15 Host Code: 4KT9DVDU

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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 Buyer 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:

  • Thick Whisper Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 2 pieces 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Cake Soiree and All My Love DSP For You Card

Good Morning! The star of today’s card is the All My Love DSP, along with the roses from the Cake Soiree stamp and die set. As a bonus, the font is so beautiful!

The layout for the card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #386. I was surprised and pleased at how the sharp angles of the sketch complement the soft floral themes in the DSP and rose die cuts.

Starting with the DSP with the roses and Crumb Cake background, I cut a rectangle. Then, I placed the large rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles dies on an angle at the bottom. I was careful, not to overlap the top of the die with the top edge of the paper, because I didn’t want it to be cut. Then I ran it through my die cutting machine and got a lovely stitched edge on the bottom. I then adhered it to the Lovely Lipstick mat and carefully trimmed the angled bottom on my paper cutter.

I die cut the large rose from the Cake Soiree die cuts in Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo. I used one of the leftover pieces to trace the image on a piece of Whisper White. Then I colored it using the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. I colored the center with the dark marker. Then using the light marker, I blended the color outward and colored the rest. I then cut it out with paper snips and adhered it to the back of the white die cut with the fine tipped glue pen. I left the Flirty Flamingo die cut without a backing.

Then I stamped the solid rose using Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White. First, I inked up the stamp and stamped it off. Then, using an ink dauber, I added more ink to the center of the stamp. This gave me an image with a darker center. I used the matching die to cut it out. I was really pleased at how well these roses matched the DSP!

I die cut a stitched circle from Crumb Cake, and stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick. I die cut a scalloped circle from Lovely Lipstick and mounted it to the back of the stitched circle. I die cut some of the open leaves using some old Pistachio Pudding scraps and attached them to the back of the solid rose with a glue dot. I then arranged the roses and and added pearl accents, popping the center rose with dimensionals. I adhered the circle to the card front using dimensionals.

The inside of the card is pretty simple, only being accented with a strip of the floral DSP and matted with Lovely Lipstick.

In using this stamp set, I felt that I should make a cake card because the cake is so beautiful. But the roses go well with the DSP and make a nice statement on their own. I will just have cake cards later! Thanks for stopping by!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: 4KT9DVDU

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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 Buyer 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base, 2 1/2″ square scrap for stitched circle label
  • Lovely Lipstick – 3 7/8″ x 4 1/4″, 3 1/2″ x 5″, 2 3/4″ square scrap for scalloped circle label
  • Flirty Flamingo – 2″ square scrap for rose die cut
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3 2″ square scraps for rose die cuts
  • All My Love DSP – 3 3/4″ x 4″, 3 3/8″ x 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: