Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Can you feel all the love in the air? I am using the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely photopolymer stamp set with the new From My Heart specialty designer series paper to bring some more.

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

Doesn’t it inspire Love? I started with the shiny Real Red with Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White dotted paper from the From My Heart specialty DSP and cut a panel and adhered it to a Flirty Flamingo card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a Thick Whisper White panel with the long flowers die cut from the Lovely Flowers dies which coordinates with the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set. I used the edge die from the Lovely Flowers die to cut a backing in Flirty Flamingo. I adhered the Flirty Flamingo die cut behind the Whisper White die cut with multipurpose liquid glue.

I wrapped the Real Red satin ribbon around the panels and secured it in the back. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set in Real Red ink on a scrap of Thick Whisper White. I cut it out with the curved edge die from the Painted Labels dies and popped it over the ribbon with dimensionals. I made a bow and adhered it to the ribbon with glue dots. I popped the layered panel on the card front with dimensionals and finished it off with a Real Red faceted gem on the label.


I stamped the long floral spray from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set on the bottom of a Whisper White panel in Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped the coordinating leaf stamp over it using Pear Pizzazz ink. I added the strip of shiny Real Red paper and adhered the panel to a Real Red mat before attaching it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

With all the flowers and pink and red, Valentine’s Day must be right around the corner – I think we’re getting ready for it!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to see Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2″ x 4″ (die cut backing panel)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 4″ (front die cut panel), 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Real Red – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • From My Heart specialty DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Congratulations Card

Good Morning! I am sharing a card I made for a special lady who just got engaged. I made it with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set and used the Sale-A-Bration Sending You Thoughts cling stamp set for the sentiments. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The design for this card was inspired by the sketch in the Global Design Project 222 Sketch Challenge. Check it out along with the other entries in the challenge.

I started by cutting two panels of Woven Threads designer series paper and adhering them together with multipurpose liquid glue. I ran the DSP through the Scripty embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Seaside Spray card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the flowers on the main panel with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set. I used Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam inks on a Whisper White Panel. I brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to give them a touch of sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Sending You Thoughts in Smoky Slate ink in the upper corner. I adhered the panel to a Rococo Rose mat and wrapped a length of Seaside Spray metallic ribbon around it, securing it in the back. I made a bow with the ribbon and adhered it to the front with glue dots and popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the floral panel with a Seaside Spray faceted gem.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the hydrangea flower from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set in the lower corner of a Whisper White panel in Seaside Spray ink. I added some Pear Pizzazz leaves and stamped the sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set in Smoky Slate ink. I added a strip of Woven Threads DSP that I embossed with the Scripty embossing folder to the bottom and adhered it to a Rococo Rose mat before adhering it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I also stamped the hydrangeas and leaves on a Whisper White envelope to match.

These sentiments from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set are perfect for an engagement card. And the sentiments from this stamp set are great for a lot of celebrations. You can get the Sending You Thoughts stamp set for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 day!

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″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Rococo Rose – 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front mat), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 4″ (floral panel), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Woven Threads DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front background), 1 1/2″ x 4″ (front contrasting strip), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dino Days Love You Card

Happy New Year! Today I am starting out 2020 with a cute little card made with the Stampin’ Up! Dino Days bundle. 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 the sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #416. This is a versatile sketch and there are so many creative ideas on how to use it, so check them out!

I started by adhering two panels of the DinoRoar designer series paper on a Pretty Peacock card base with snail adhesive so that they are crooked and you can see both of the papers. I stamped the coconut tree trunk from the Stampin’ Up! Dino Days stamp set using Soft Suede ink on a panel of Soft Suede card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Dino die set. I stamped 5 coconut leaf fronds using Granny Apple Green ink on a strip of Granny Apple Green card stock and cut them out with the coordinating die. I attached the coconut tree pieces to the card with liquid glue and trimmed two of the fronds to align with the edge of the paper before attaching.

I cut two Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Brontosaurus and a Pterodactyl from from the DinoRoar designer series paper using the dies from the Dino die set. The paper with the large dinosaurs fits the dies perfectly so that you can die cut the images directly from the DSP in addition from a stamped image. I also cut the dinosaurs that go on the front of the card from Thick Whisper White card stock using the dies. I adhered these to the back of the DSP dinosaurs to stiffen them before popping them on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dino Days stamp set in Versamark Ink on a panel of Pretty Peacock after swiping it with the embossing buddy. I sprinkled White embossing powder on it and heat set. I trimmed the end and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I placed the dimensionals carefully on the banner so that it would straddle the Brontosaurus.

I added a strip of the DinoRoar designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I added the last Tyrannosaurus Rex with multipurpose liquid glue and trimmed his tail and added the panel to the inside of the card.

Starting out the New Year with something old is a little counterintuitive, but the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration start in just 2 more days. So I have to pace myself, because the excitement is really building – 2 more days!


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Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

There are still a couple more days to sign up for the Stampin’ In The Meadows first Product Share. See my New Mini Catalog Product Shares page to get a complete details of the options and their costs, a complete listing of all the products you will be getting, and how to sign up. Let me know if you have any questions.
Deadline to sign up for my share is Thursday, January 2 at 1:00 PM ET


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 day!

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:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 5/5″ x 3″ (label)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ (Dino die cuts)
  • Soft Suede – 1 1/2″ x 3″ (coconut tree trunk)
  • Granny Apple green – 1″ x 8 1/2″ (coconut tree leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)
  • DinoRoar designer series paper – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front wonky panels), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), (2) T-Rex, 1 Brontosaurus and 1 Pterodactyl die cuts from the large Dino paper

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Happy Birthday Card

Good Morning on the last day of 2019! Today I have another sneak peek of the pretty Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips bundle that will be available on Friday when the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog becomes available. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Perennial Essence designer series paper to a Blackberry Bliss card base. I cut a panel of Balmy Blue card stock with the Stitched Rectangle die. I stamped three stems and some leaves in Mossy Meadow ink on the die cut panel. I ran it through the Scripty embossing folder.

I stamped 3 of the large tulips from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a panel of Whisper White. I cut out the flowers using the Tulip Builder punch and then colored them with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I attached them to the embossed panel with dimensionals. It’s too bad the shine from the Wink of Stella doesn’t show very well because the effect is dramatic!

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with another Stitched Rectangle Die. I adhered it to the embossed panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trimmed it with a pink Noble Peacock rhinestone gem. I adhered the panel to the card base with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the tulip flower from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a panel of Whisper White. I brushed the Wink of Stella over it like the flowers on the card front. I added a stem and leaf in Mossy Meadow. I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Perennial Essence DSP. I adhered the decorated panel to the inside of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I also stamped the tulip, stem and leaves on the left side of a Whisper White Medium Envelope to coordinate with the card.

I love the dark purple tulips in the Springtime, but sadly, there are deer nearby, so I can’t grow them very well. So instead, when the snows melt, I will be greeted by the happy yellow daffodils instead. Can we just skip the snow part?

Have fun and be safe if you are celebrating the New Year’s Eve tonight!


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 day!

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:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Balmy Blue – 2 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 3″ (label), 2 1/4″ x 5″ (tulip flowers)
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Hello Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I hope you’re enjoying everyone’s projects and I’m sure everyone loved your handmade Christmas Cards! While we’re awaiting the launch of the new Mini Catalog on January 3, I thought I would return to some old favorites for a Hello Card for today’s Hop. Here is my card:

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

I started by stamping six flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set in Rococo Rose on Very Vanilla Card Stock. I punched them out with the Perennial Flower Punch and curled the petals with my bone folder. I adhered the centers of two petal clusters to make three flowers and added a Perennial Essence floral center to each. I punched 5 leaf clusters from Old Olive vellum using the Leaf punch.

I adhered a panel of the wood grain paper from the Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper to a very vanilla mat. I adhered a strip of the floral Pressed Petals paper to a soft suede mat and adhered it to the wood grained panel background. I stamped the hello sentiment from the A Little Lace stamp set using Rococo Rose ink on a strip of Very Vanilla and trimmed the end before adhering it to the panel.

I arranged the vellum leaves and flowers on the panel and adhered it with glue dots. I made a bow from the Very Vanilla scalloped lace trim and adhered it next to the flowers. I adhered the decorated panel to a Rococo Rose card base using dimensionals.

I kept the inside of the card simple and only decorated it by adhering a strip of the floral Pressed Petals DSP to the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel and adhering to the inside of the card. This leaves plenty of room to write a personal hello message!

I can’t wait to mix up these flowers with some of the new items in the upcoming Mini Catalog!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen K’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 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 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:

  • Rococo Rose 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Very Vanilla – 2″ x 8 1/2″ (flower petal clusters), 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)
  • Soft Suede – 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pressed Petals DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (wood, front background), 1 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (flower, front band), 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (flower, inside trim)
  • Old Olive Vellum – 2 1/2″ x 5″ (punched leaf clusters)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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