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!

 


Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:



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!


Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:



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

Climbing Roses Thank You Card

Today’s card is a feminine pink thank you card full of lace and roses.

It is made with the Climbing Roses bundle from the Occasions Catalog including the Climbing Roses cling stamp set and Rose Trellis Thinlits. The lace doily stamp from the Annual Catalog hostess set Very Vintage is also used to create the embossed background.

I wanted to use soft feminine colors and I chose blushing bride, but I did not have a good match for background DSP (designer series paper). As a new demonstrator, my inventory is a little limited. So I made my own “DSP” by using the lace doily stamp in the Very Vintage hostess set (which I did have!). I randomly stamped it on blushing bride using versamark and heat embossed it in white. I cut the blushing bride cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 because I did not know how large I wanted the background panel to be. It turned out great, because when I did figure it out I had smaller strips of matching paper to trim the inside of the card. The picture below shows how I did this:

Stamp on larger piece of cardstock and trim to size. Use leftovers to trim inside of card.

I stamped and colored the large rose image from the Climbing Roses stamp set and die cut it with the coordinating die. I also stamped, colored and die cut several pieces of the smaller rose to accent the label and inside. I had to use the trellis and label die cuts because these are beautiful pieces and make great card elements. While the label and trellis were glued directly to the card, the large rose die cut was popped with dimensionals.

See how I used the leftover from my lace doily background on the inside. I also added one of the single rose die cuts.

I was happy with how pretty this card came out. The Stampin’ Up! products I used are listed below. Thanks for looking!


March 18 – 31 Host Code: DPE6TH9A

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!


Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:



If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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!

My Blogging Journey Begins

I attended my first Stampin’ Up! party in 2012 and have been hooked ever since. I made cards for family and friends and finally opened up an Etsy Shop to sell my handmade cards. But it wasn’t until last month that I finally joined Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. Yay!

So I’m starting this blog and website to showcase my creations and share my love of card making and maybe inspire you as well.

Let me start by sharing a recent card that I made using Stampin’ Up! products.

This is a farmhouse style card using the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set and Tin Tile embossing folder which were carried over from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Well Said stamp set and Well Written dies from the current Occasions Catalog. These are available as a bundle or separately. The milk can background is made using the Stitched Shape and Ovals dies from the current Annual Catalog. I also used locally purchased products such as the wood grain and light blue background papers which go with the popular farmhouse style. It is allowed to mix products from various vendors.

This is just a quick intro. Please check back regularly and if you enjoy what I share, subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a thing. If you are interested in purchasing any Stampin’ Up! products, I’d be happy to be your demonstrator.

Thanks!