Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas Cardinal Card

Happy Friday Morning! Today I am sharing a Christmas Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas cling stamp bundle along with the Merry Christmas to All photopolymer stamp set and Merry Christmas dies. Cardinals bring cheer during snowy winters and I’ve loved making cardinal Christmas cards through the years. This is the first cardinal that I’ve had that has a coordinating die, so I think it’s really special. 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 making a framed background using two of the papers in the Toile Tidings designer series paper and the stitched rectangles dies. I used the checked Real Red paper on the outside that I cut with the largest stitched rectangle die and the Real Red leaves and berries paper on the inside that was cut with the third largest die. I adhered both of these to a Very Vanilla panel that I cut out with the largest stitched rectangle die so that I would have a stronger background panel.

I die cut the Merry word from the Merry Christmas Dies and adhered it to the bottom of the framed panel with the fine tipped glue pen. I adhered the panel to the front of a Real Red card base with dimensionals. I stamped the Christmas greeting from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Real Red ink on a Very Vanilla scrap and cut it out with the long small stitched rectangle die. I used the two-step partial die cutting technique so that it would be cut close. I attached the word to the card under the Merry die cut.

I stamped the cardinal and long branch from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I colored the cardinal with the Real Red and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I also used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to give the cardinal’s beak some shadow (I’m going to get the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends next, so I can use this color next time). I colored the branch with the Soft Suede and Real Red Stampin’ Blends and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker (I hope they come out with Garden Green Stampin’ Blends soon). I cut the cardinal and branch out with the coordinating dies and popped them on the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three green glitter enamel dots.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I added a strip of the checked Toile Tidings designer series paper to the bottom.

I think I’m getting spoiled because coloring is so easy with the Stampin’ Blends. I used to use my Stampin’ Write Markers and stamp pads with the Blender pen or Aqua Painters to get a blended look when coloring. That was more cost effective and the effect was also beautiful. I will do this with a project next week.

I hope you like cardinal cards at Christmas! I’ll be on the lookout for these pretty birds as I drive around this weekend. I hope you have a great one!

Akiko


October 15 – 31 Host Code: 3KQUKV9U

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 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:

  • Real Red – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1″ x 2 1/2″, 2 1/2″ x 5″, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • Toile Tidings DSP (checked) – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Toile Tidings DSP (leaves and berries) – 4 3/4″ x3 1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars Christmas Card

Happy Monday morning! Today I’m sharing a sparkly card that I made during my Facebook Live presentation yesterday. I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars photopolymer stamp set along with the Stitched Stars dies. These are currently available in a bundle at 10% off and I sure hope they get carried over because they are both fabulous! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by a one that I made a few years back with the now retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas Star stamp. That card had a beautiful silver embossed dimensional star on a navy embossed background, but I had to cut it out by hand. Today’s card has the stitched dies that make cutting so much faster and accurate. Plus, it has the gold glitter star flourish behind the star. In the video, I show how to score and fold the star to make it 3D. It gives the card a special touch. Here’s the video.

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

I hope that you like the card and enjoyed the video. I know all the glitter and sparkle may be a little too much for everyone’s tastes, but this set is so versatile that I’m sure I can come up with a star filled design that is a little simpler next time. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

October 15 – 31 Host Code: 3KQUKV9U

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 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:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4 ¼” x 11”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ¾” x 5”, 1 ¼” x 4 ½”, 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • Gold Glimmer – 3 ¾” x 5”

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane Simply Thankful Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to The October Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop!

Our theme for this month is Giving Thanks and I’ve made a card using the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set and the wonderful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set. These daisies remind me of the purple mums that are all over the place at this time of year and make me feel like Fall. 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 die cutting two pieces of Sahara Sand card stock using the second largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies. On one of them, I took the third largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies and cut out the middle to make a frame. Then I cut a panel of green leafy paper from the Magnolia Lane designer series paper using the same die. Then I adhered the frame to the second Sahara Sand die cut and adhered the green leaf DST to the inside.

Then I used the middle of the Sahara Sand frame to cut the label die from the Wild Rose dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set it and then adhered it to the background panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the large maple leaf from the Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I then colored it with the Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut two maple leaves from Old Olive cardstock and one maple leaf from Cajun Craze cardstock using the smaller maple leaf die from the Gathered Leaves dies. Then I cut three berry branches in Gold Glimmer paper using the berry die from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

I stamped six small daisies from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry card stock. Using a bone folder, I gently rounded the ends of the petals and glued three petal clusters together for each flower. I accented the centers with the gold Designer Elements. I arranged the leaves and berries on the panel and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the flowers with glue dots. I then used dimensionals to attach the decorated panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

I decided that I had to give the inside of the card the same frame treatment as the card front. So I cut another frame in Sahara Sand just like the front and attached it to the inside of the card with liquid glue. I then adhered a strip of the Magnolia Lane DSP to the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel and cut it out with the third largest die from the Stitched Rectangles dies. I adhered this to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

There you have it – a pretty fall card with flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set, turning maple leaves and touches of gold to express the thankful sentiments that abound at this time of year. Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Sue Prather’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Shirley Gentry created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the projects that the team has created today. Have a great week!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

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 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:

  • Cajun Craze – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2″ x 2″
  • Sahara Sand – (3) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4″
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4″ x 6″
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 5″
  • Gold Glimmer – 2″ x 6 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! New Wonders Birthday Card

Good Morning! I have a very special card today. This is a card that I made for my granddaughter’s birthday. She will turn 2 later this month and I chose the Stampin’ Up New Wonders cling stamp set for her card because the fairies remind me of her so much – she has the same round face, big eyes and baby curls. 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 Sparkle glimmer paper which I ran through the large Stitched lace die and adhered it to a Highland Heather card base. I stamped the little fairy with the the flowing hair from the Stampin’ Up! New Wonders stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Whisper White. I then rubbed the lower left corner with the embossing buddy and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in VersaMark ink. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat set.

I colored the fairy with Soft Suede, light Petal Pink, Highland Heather, So Saffron and Pool Party Stampin Blends and colored the hearts with the dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend. I cut the image with the Stitched Ovals dies and cut a matching mat from Highland Heather using the Layering Oval dies. I adhered the panel to the mat with liquid glue and added some gemstones which were colored with the dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend.

I cut some leaf sprigs from Old Olive vellum with the Frosted Frames dies and glued them to the back of the oval. I attached the Oval to the card front with dimensionals. I wrapped a length of the Whisper White polka dot tulle ribbon around the card front and tied a bow.

On the inside of the card, I stamped some hearts and stars a couple of times from one of the fairy stamps by carefully inking just that part with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with the dark Real Red and Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. I added a Mint Macaron mat and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! New Wonders stamp set is one of the host exclusives that are available only with Stampin’ Rewards that are available on orders over $150 or workshops with sales one $150. The fairies are so sweet and the sentiments are great too. I hope my granddaughter likes the card – she likes shiny and sparkly things, so I had to use the Sparkle paper for the lace. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Inkin Krew Facebook Live Celebration Event

The Inkin’ Krew team is having a Facebook Live Event to celebrate World Card Making Day this Saturday, October 5. Amy Koenders has set up a Facebook Group where different team members will be doing live card making presentations throughout the day. Head to the Inkin Krew World Card Making Day Facebook page and join us! Oh, and there are some giveaways planned.


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

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 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:

  • Highland Heather – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 3″ x 4″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 4 1/4″ x 5″
  • Mint Macaron – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″,3″ x 4″
  • Perennial Essence vellum – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals For You Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a great week and have great plans for the weekend. Today, I have another card showcasing some pretty Designer Series Paper to celebrate the final days of the Stampin’ Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free paper sale. I made a card using the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper. This is a lightweight paper that has photographic images of pressed flowers – another pretty 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 cut a panel of the blue flower paper from the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper with the bouquet centered on my panel. I matted it on Very Vanilla cardstock using liquid glue and then to a Night of Navy card base. I cut a strip of Night of Navy cardstock and adhered a piece of Very Vanilla Scalloped lace to the bottom and then adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the large flower from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Blueberry Bushel ink. I stamped the center of the flower on Very Vanilla cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the for you label on Very Vanilla cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut out all of these items using the coordinating dies from the Bouquet Bunch dies. I also cut out two leaf sprigs from the Bouquet Bunch dies on Garden Green card stock.

I tied a piece of Linen thread around the label and glued the pieces of the bouquet together. Then I attached them to the card front with dimensionals. I tied a loose bow with more linen thread and attached it using a mini glue dot.

I decorated the inside of the card by adhering a strip of the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Designer Series paper to the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel using liquid glue. I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series paper has 24 lightweight sheets in the pack and is versatile as well as beautiful. Since it has more sheets, it’s more expensive than a standard package of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, but you can still choose it as your free set after purchasing three other packs! Who else lets you do that?

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook Event – Saturday Oct 5!

Save the date!!  You’re invited to attend a fun Facebook event on Saturday, October 5 to celebrate World Card Making Day!

Our team will be hosting a Facebook event that will run from about 9:00 AM ET until 9:00 PM ET with card making presentations and giveaways going all day long!!

More details and a link to join are coming soon, but put a note on your calendar to spend the day crafting with us!  See you all then!


September 16 – 30 Host Code: EDRVYB3Z

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 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:

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2″ x 2″ scrap
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 2″
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: