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!

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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″

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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.
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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″

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Floral Frames Birthday Card

Today’s card is a flowery birthday card using the Floral Frames Bundle and the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP.

I cut the small floral panel from the Delightfully Detailed laser cut specialty paper and adhered it to a blushing bride card base using the fine tipped glue pen. This made a pretty background for the Floral Frames die cut.

Then I started assembling the frame. This die set has a circular main frame die with some leaves branching out and some sets of leaves. When you die cut them, they leave a light embossed look, giving each leaf texture. They’re really pretty. I cut the frame out of Pear Pizzazz and the other leaves out of Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive. The three light greens go well with the Blushing Bride.

I adhered these to the card with multipurpose glue. I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from the All That You Are stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes die cut set. I centered it on the circle frame and popped it up with a couple of dimensionals.

I stamped the flowers from the Floral Frames stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride cardstock and die cut them with the matching dies. I adhered them using glue dots and dimensionals. I added pearls to the flower centers and made a bow from some old pink and white ribbon from my stash and adhered it with a glue dot.

I stamped the inside corner with a trio of the flowers in Blushing Bride. I masked the flowers and stamped the leaves. The big leaves are from the All That You Are stamp set, stamped in Old Olive and the little sprigs are from the Floral Frames, stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

The die cuts in this retiring set are really pretty with three different leaf sets that work great in a variety of bouquet arrangements.


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 buyer online customers.
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One Wild Ride Birthday Card

Today’s card is a fun masculine birthday card featuring the motorcycle from the One Wild Ride stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

On a Tranquil Tide card base, I stamped the tire tread across the bottom in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut a strip of the map DSP from the Classic Garage paper pack, matted it in Basic Black and adhered it to the side with snail.

Using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies, I cut a rectangle and stamped the motorcycle image along with the birthday wishes sentiment in black. I stamped the Route 66 sign in Real Red and fussy cut it and glued it to the top corner.

I matted the motorcycle with black and adhered it to the card front using dimensionals. I added three of the Silver Metallic Pearls to finish off the card front.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment and another Route 66 sign. I finished the bottom with a strip of the map DSP and matted it in black before adhering it to the inside.

This fun stamp set is on the retiring list and won’t be available much longer. It has a lot of great images for making masculine cards. I had to use the Route 66 sign in my design to commemorate the year I spent in Albuquerque – a great place to ride motorcycles!


April 16 – 30 Host Code: X2NF4DNX

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

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Springtime Lovely as a Tree

For today’s card I used a longtime Stampin’ Up! favorite that is retiring, Lovely as a Tree. In the current annual catalog they show a technique where you color embossing paste with a re-inker and dab it for a textured look. I was inspired by the new Spring growth on the trees nearby and decided to try it using light green ink.

The only light green re-inker I have is the retired Stampin’ Up! color Pistachio Pudding, so I decided to use that since I also have an ink pad in the same color. I wanted to use a light green to represent new leaves in Spring. So I put some embossing paste in a little cup with some drops of re-inker and mixed it up. I stamped the tree line in Soft Suede on a panel of Whisper White and sponged the ground in Pistachio Pudding and the sky in Soft Sky (another retired color). Then I dabbed the tinted embossing paste on the tree branches.

I also used another oldie but goodie for the background paper – Everyday Enchantment designer series paper.  The blue swallows on the paper really go well with the Spring theme of the card.  I cut mats out of Old Olive cardstock (luckily still available) for the background and picture panel. I mounted the background panel and mat on a Pear Pizzaz card base. I cut a little banner and stamped the sentiment with versamark ink, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set.

The new Old Olive linen thread was wrapped twice around the picture panel and tied in a bow before popping it on the background with dimensionals. Notice how I flush mounted it on the left side?

The inside of the card is trimmed in more of the Everyday Enchantment dsp and matted again with Old Olive.

It’s sad to say good bye to iconic favorites such as Lovely as a Tree, and it was fun to team it up with other retired oldies but goodies from my stash. The tinted embossing paste was a great new technique to add texture and color to the trees and was pretty easy.

There are still fabulous tree stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! will carry over into the new catalog such as Winter Woods and Rooted in Nature. I think the tinted embossing paste technique will work well on these sets, too.

Thanks for visiting and helping me bid farewell to Lovely as a Tree!


April 16 – 30 Host Code: X2NF4DNX

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

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Beautiful Bouquet Mother’s Day for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

I am excited to participate in my first Inkin’ Krew blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products! It’s an honor to join this very talented team. The theme for this month is ‘feminine’, so I created a pink floral Mother’s Day card made with the Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies.

My Card was inspired by the beautiful card in this post by Laura Mackie. Starting with a card base of Flirty Flamingo, I took a piece of Blushing Bride and embossed it with the elegant Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder and matted it with the gorgeous Grapefruit Grove Foil sheet from Sale-A-Bration.

I stamped flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride and die cut them with their coordinating Bouquet Bunch dies along with some leaves from Pear Pizzaz and Garden Green. I die cut some flower clusters from the Grapefruit Grove foil for a little shine and arranged them in a little bouquet on the side of the Blushing Bride panel. I topped it off with a white satin bow and pearl accents for the flower centers.

I stamped the ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ sentiment from the retired Oh So Succulent stamp set in Blushing Bride on a white banner to the bouquet panel and popped it on the card base with dimensionals.

The inside of the card is accented with die cuts leftover from the bouquet.

The shine on that Grapefruit Grove foil is amazing, almost iridescent! I hope you like it as much as I do. What are you working on for Mother’s Day?


Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Mary Deatherage’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Finkle created.

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

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Akiko Sudano <– you are here!
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Shirley Gentry
  7. Julie Johnston
  8. Terry Lynn Bright
  9. Connie Troyer
  10. Sue Prather
  11. Leslie Larkin
  12. Amy Koenders

April 1 – 15 Host Code: RS7NK2EY

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!

 


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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!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Abstract Impressions So Happy for You Butterfly Card

Before I share today’s card, I want to tell you about a new product line that Stampin’ Up! is starting today called Storage by Stampin’ Up! Information is on my Promotions page with a quick intro at the bottom of this post.

Today’s card celebrates springtime happy occasions in navy and yellow and features the butterfly die cut from the Abstract Impressions bundle.

My card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #381:

This is such a simple sketch and perfect for showcasing some pretty Designer Series Paper (dsp).

Starting with a Night of Navy card base, I added a piece of the Garden impressions dsp along side a strip of So Saffron cardstock embossed with one of the Petal Pairs embossing folder. I die cut the butterfly and accented it with some older So Saffron enamel dots from my stash and attached it with mini glue dots. I stamped the greeting from the Abstract Impressions stamp set on a scrap piece of Blueberry Bushel and used the Banner Punch to make a flag and attached it to the card front.

The inside of the card is trimmed with a thin strip of the Garden Impressions DSP and a die cut flower from the set.

I love butterfly die cuts, especially the delicate and intricate lacy wings. They don’t need much to make a big statement. I hope you enjoyed today’s card!


April 1 – 15 Host Code: RS7NK2EY

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!


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Stampin’ Up! has just launched a new storage system for your ink pads, markers and other stamping accessories. Visit my Promotions page for more information.


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
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me