Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a Thank You Card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings designer series paper, the Well Written dies and the little poinsettia from the Stampin’ Up! Cup of Christmas stamp bundle. As I put Christmas stamping supplies away to make room for the items from the new Stampin’ Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, I find lots of pretty Christmas DSP looking so sad, wanting to be used. So let’s put it to good use with a Holiday Thank You card. Plus, we can use the cute Mini Curvy Keepsakes box die to hold a little something to go with your card! 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 with a panel of the botanical toile from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings DSP pack and adhered it to a Real Red mat and then to a Garden Green card base. I found that the little red poinsettia from the Cup of Christmas bundle went with it, so I stamped it in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with the matching die.

I cut out the thanks sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Written dies from Garden Green card stock. I cut a label from vellum card stock using the second smallest label from the Stitched Rectangle dies to put behind the thanks. I find the vellum adds some contrast so that the word stands out a little better and it makes the card fancier with the translucent texture! I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the word to the vellum and used a stamp block to weigh it down and keep it put while it dried.

Then I applied multipurpose liquid glue to the vellum behind the word so that it would be disguised and adhered it to the card front. I weighed it down with the stamp block to keep it still while drying again. I added 3 red rhinestones to the poinsettia and popped it next to the label with a dimensional.

I decided to use the Real Red side of the botanical print in the Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings DSP for the outside of my little box, so I cut it out using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes box die. I gently folded along the score lines and shaped it with my bone folder to get curves. I stamped and die cut another poinsettia with Real Red ink on Very Vanilla and punched a little hole in one petal. I die cut the Cup of Christmas little leaf cluster and adhered it to the back of the flower with multipurpose liquid glue and tied it on the box with mossy Meadow twine.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a little poinsettia using Real Red ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I added a strip of the Garden Green side of the botanical Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Do you have a lot of Holiday DSP left over from Christmas cards like me? What are your ideas for using it up? There were so many pretty papers from the Holiday Catalog … and there are so many pretty ones in the new catalog as well!


January Paper Pumpkin: I’ll Bee Yours

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.

  • Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm) 
  • Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm) 
  • Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

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 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 stopping by and have a great weekend!

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:

  • Garden Green – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 2″ x 4 1/2″ (die cuts)
  • Real Red – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (die cuts)
  • Vellum – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (label)
  • Toile Tidings DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I love to make baby cards and this is the first ones I’ve made in a long time. I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy cling stamp set for my card. Actually two cards, a blue one for a baby boy and a pink one for a baby girl.

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

I have chosen two of the 2019 – 2021 In Colors for my third color – the blue is Seaside Spray and the pink is Rococo Rose. I started the card by embossing a panel of Smoky Slate cardstock with the Brick and Mortar 3-D embossing folder and matting it with Seaside Spray / Rococo Rose. I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I took a strip of Woven Threads designer series paper and cut the bottom using the Banner Triple Punch. I used a Rococo Rose based paper for the baby girl card and a Seaside Spray based paper for the baby boy card. I adhered it to the brick embossed panel with snail.

I stamped the Mama and Baby elephant from the Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy on a panel of Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink along with the sentiment. I colored the elephants with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends with just a touch of the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend under the ears.

I cut the elephants out with the largest circle of the Stitched Shaped dies. I used the largest Scalloped Circle from the Layering Circles dies to cut a mat from Seaside Spray / Rococo Rose card stock and adhered it to the back of the elephants. I adhered the elephants to the card front with dimensionals and finished it off with a coordinating small faceted dot from the 2019 – 2021 In Color Faceted Dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sweet sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy Stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Whisper White. I added a strip of the Woven Threads DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Seaside Spray / Rococo Rose mat. I adhered it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The images in the Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy cling stamp set are so sweet with the mama and baby animals. The sentiments are just as sweet making this a wonderful set to celebrate a new baby!

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:


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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 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
  • 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (elephant panel)
  • Seaside Spray / Rococo Rose – (2) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats), 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (elephant mat)
  • Smoky Slate – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (brick & mortar embossed)
  • Woven Threads DSP – 2″ x 5″ (front banner), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Band Together for Christmastime Is Here Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today it is time for the December Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop and the theme is “Celebrate!”. I made a birthday card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Band Together stamp bundle along with the Christmastime Is Here specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is my card:

I cut a panel of the pretty Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper with the small roses and mounted it on a Mossy Meadow mat with snail. I mounted it on a Cherry Cobbler card base with dimensionals.

I cut the large swirly filigree frame from the Detailed Band dies in the Stampin’ Up! Band Together bundle from Gold Foil and trimmed the bands. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Band Together stamp set in Versamark ink on Whisper White card stock. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the oval die from the Detailed Band dies and adhered it to the top of the gold frame with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the frame to the card base with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside by stamping the floral image from the Band together stamp set on a Whisper White panel using Cherry Cobbler ink after stamping off 5 times. I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink and added a strip of the Christmastime Is Here DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the card with snail.

The filigree frames in the Stampin’ Up! Band Together bundle are so beautiful and elegant and really look nice with the equally elegant Christmastime Is Here specialty designer series paper. The paper is very versatile and should be considered for any celebration for a special person!

Thanks for visiting and on with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Shirley Gentry’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Sue Prather created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the beautiful projects that the team has created for our hop today and that they inspire your next celebration.


Stampin’ Up! announced a special 24 Hour deal by offering FREE SHIPPING on orders tomorrow. Check out the details on my Promotions Page.


Today is the last day to sign up for the Paper Pumpkin Something For Everything project kit. See the kit details on my Promotions Page.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Mossy Meadow – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inside), 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Gold foil – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (filigree frame)
  • Christmastime Is Here DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front), 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Congratulations Card Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek of the new Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies bundle that will be in the new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. The bundle has the Painted Poppies cling stamp set which has pretty line images of poppy flowers and leaves with additional artistic stamps that can be used to color the flowers with artistic flair. The bundle also has the Painted Labels dies which has dies for some labels labels as well as for cutting out the larger poppies and leaves. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The layout for this card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #329.

I started with mounting a panel of the pretty Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper on a Blackberry Bliss mat. I wrapped a length of Real Red ribbon around it and secured it in the back with snail and scotch tape. I cut out the large swirl from Old Olive card stock using the Painted Labels dies and adhered it to the panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the large poppy flower and small poppy flower from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set on Whisper White card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Painted Labels dies. I stamped 4 leaves in Old Olive ink on Whisper White and colored them with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. I cut them out with coordinating dies.

I arranged the flowers and leaves and adhered them together with liquid glue. I adhered them to the panel with dimensionals. I made a bow from the Real Red Ribbon and adhered it next to the flowers. I stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in VersaMark ink on a strip of Blackberry Bliss card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the end. I adhered the label to a thin strip of Old Olive card stock and then to the floral panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the floral panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside by stamping the poppy with stem and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of the Peaceful Poppies DSP to the bottom of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and then to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp bundle is part of the Peaceful Poppies suite which is prominently featured on the cover of the January – June 2020 Mini Catalog.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Coming in January!

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I ordered catalogs for my customers last week, and I messed up and did not get expedited shipping, but do I expect to get them tomorrow.  So if you placed an order with me, I will send you one via priority mail as soon as I get them packed up!

If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my online store by next tomorrow and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list to get your catalogs ASAP!

The new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration will be open for ordering on January 3, 2020.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 11″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Blackberry Bliss – (2) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats), 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2 1/4″ x 4″ (flower die cuts), 2″ x 3″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Old Olive – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (die cut swirl), 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside decoration)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a simple monochromatic winter Thank You Card Made with the Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods 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 brushed the embossing buddy on a Whisper White panel and stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods stamp set on it with VersaMark ink. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and heat set. I sponged the entire panel with Seaside Spray ink, making sure to get a good contrast in the tree branches. I adhered it to a Whisper White mat with liquid glue and then to a Seaside Spray card base with dimensionals.

I tied a length of the Shimmery Seaside Spray ribbon around the card and made a faux bow.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Tropical Chic stamp set in Seaside Spray on a strip of Whisper White. I used the large label die from the Merry Christmas dies to cut out the label. It is larger than the sentiment, so I realigned the die to the opposite side and cut it again to shorten it to fit the sentiment better. I adhered it to the card front over the ribbon with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside by stamping part of the first tree on the right side of a Whisper White panel in Seaside Spray. I adhered it to the inside of the card. I also stamped the tree in Seaside on the right side of a Whisper White medium envelope.

The Winter Woods stamp set was carried over from last year’s Holiday Catalog and I wanted to make a Christmas Card with it for this season because it’s so pretty. I didn’t get to it, so I decided to use it for a seasonal thank you. Since we haven’t had any real snow yet, I feel good about seeing winter trees (just give me a few more months though!).


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Coming in January!

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I ordered catalogs for my customers earlier this week, but I messed up and did not get expedited shipping, so I will not get them until next week (boo hoo).  But if you placed an order with me, I will send you one via priority mail as soon as my order arrives!

If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my online store by next Tuesday and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list to get your catalogs ASAP!

The new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration will be open for ordering on January 3, 2020.


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout started earlier this week and things are starting to run out! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. Head over to my online store to shop now.


Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog Carryover List Announced with New Features

Stampin’ Up! frequently carries over select products from our holiday catalog to our annual catalog the next year. This year, they’re trying something different. They will continue to carry over select products from the holiday catalog to the annual catalog, AND they will also carry over select products from the 2019 holiday catalog to the 2020 holiday catalog! These special holiday-to-holiday catalog carryover items are listed below. 

Holiday-to-holiday catalog carryover products will not be available between January 3 and the start of the 2020 holiday catalog preorder period, unlike holiday catalog products that will be carrying over to the annual catalog, which will be available the whole time.

  • Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (item 150705)
  • Christmas Countdown Project Kit (item 150703) Please note: The coordinating Christmas Countdown Stamp Set (item 151833) will not carry over.
  • Jingle Bells Embellishments (item 149598)
  • Snowflake Sequins Embellishments (item 150443)
  • Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150444)
  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item 150432)
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150429)
  • Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set (item 150464)
  • Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack (item 150647)
  • Merry Moose Stamp Set (item 150494)
  • Moose Punch (item 150652)
  • Gather Together Stamp Set (item 150589)
  • Gathered Leaves Dies (item 150662)

The entire carry over list including the items that will continue to be available between holiday catalogs can be viewed here.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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 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 stopping by and have a great weekend!

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:

  • Seaside Spray – 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3 3/4″ (tree panel), 3 1/4″ x 4″ (tree mat), 1 1/4″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: