Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Note Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a quick card made with the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. We are in the final days of the Stampin’ Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale. The Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP is one of the paper sets included in the sale and it’s so beautiful! So I wanted to show how you can use DSP to make a quick card that is also 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 wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad paper with all the song birds to say a last hello to the little birdies before they fly away for the winter. So I cut a large piece of the DSP and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat with liquid glue and then to a Calypso Coral card base with dimensionals.

I added a strip of Crumb Cake textured ribbon with snail. I stamped the a little note sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Mossy Meadow, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set it. I then trimmed the ends and adhered it to the card front with snail.

I stamped 3 flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird stamp set on Whisper White and colored them with Calypso Coral and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I then fussy cut the flowers. I molded the petals and added pearl centers (I colored the white pearls with the dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend). I die cut some leaf sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Frames dies in Old Olive vellum and and attached the leaves and flowers to the card using mini glue dots.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a strip of the same Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the card using liquid glue.

This is a simple pretty little card where the beautiful Designer Series paper is the star. A little ribbon, pearls, vellum and embossing add elegant accents that makes the card special without detracting from the paper. I hope you enjoyed today’s card and consider the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale. It’s such a good deal! 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:

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another fall card using the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set. This is an autumn friendship card with pumpkins and vellum leaves and the sweet sentiment So glad to have you in my life from the Gather Together 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.

My card is entered into the challenge in Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #323. Check out the other entries.

I started by taking a panel of the wood background from the Come To Gather designer series paper and stamping it with the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in Mint Macaron ink. I adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and adhered it to a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I took another piece of the DSP, this time with the pumpkins, and die cut it using one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I die cut a piece of Whisper White and adhered it to the back to stiffen it and attached it to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Mint Macaron on a strip of Whisper White and attached it to an Early Espresso Mat. I then trimmed the ends of both the banner and the mat.

I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Pear Pizzazz on a panel of Thick Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating dies from the Gathered Leaves die set. I also cut a set of leaves from the Frosted Frames dies from the Old Olive in the Perennial Essence vellum cardstock. I attached the pumpkins, leaves and banner to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished it off with a braided linen trim bow and three faux pearls.

I decorated the inside of the card by attaching a strip of the wood panel DSP from the Come to Gather paper pack on a panel of Whisper White and adhering it to an Early Espresso mat before attaching it to the inside of the card. I finished a matching envelope by stamping it with the Very Versailles leaf branch in Mint Macaron ink.

Do you decorate for fall? I like to plant a couple of colorful mums by my front door and get a pumpkin. 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.


Clearance Rack Refresh

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


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:

  • Mint Macaron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base
  • Early Espresso – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5, 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ scrap
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ scrap
  • Thick Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/2″ scrap for pumpkins
  • Gather Together DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (wood grain), 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (pumpkins), 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (wood grain)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Blooms Enjoy Today Card

Happy Monday! Today I have a feminine card in pink and black with flowers and ribbons made from the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Blooms Photopolymer stamp set. This is a set from the Experience Creativity Projects Beginner’s Brochure and coordinates with the Magnolia Lane suite. 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 mounting a panel of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper with the black background on a Petal Pink mat. I took a strip of Whisper White and ran it through the Pinewood Planks Embossing folder and attaching it to a strip of the Petal Pink and Whisper White striped paper that was cut with the scalloped dies from the Budding Blooms dies. I adhered this to the larger panel and wrapped it with Whisper White baker’s twine and attached it to a Basic Black card base with dimensionals.

I took the full bloom magnolia flower stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Blooms photopolymer stamp set and stamped it on whisper white on a panel of Whisper white using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut it out using one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes dies and colored it using the Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.

I attached a piece of Basic Black that was cut with a Scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies to the back of the panel with liquid glue. I attached some Petal Pink Striped Organza Ribbon and some black lace ribbon from my stash (I recommend the Basic Black Scalloped Ribbon from the Holiday catalog as a substitute) to the back of the layered circles and attached it to the card with dimensionals.

Finally I stamped the Enjoy Today sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set using VersaMark ink on a strip of Petal Pink and sprinkled it with black embossing powder and heat set the powder. I added a pearl before attaching it to the card with liquid glue

I decorated the inside of the card with a strip of the same DSP as on the card front and a Petal Pink mat. I stamped the magnolia bud from the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Blooms stamp set in the corner with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

There you have it – pink and black with flowers and ribbons and a pearl! A mixture of modern and traditional femininity. I hope you enjoy today and the rest of the week as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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.


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:

  • Basic Black – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2 3/4″ square
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1 5/8″ x 3 3/4″, 2 3/4″ square
  • Petal Pink – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 1/2″ x 2″
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 3/3″ x 2 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Thank You Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have a Floral Thank You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Photopolymer stamp set. I was inspired by the colors and theme in the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #322.

I just love these colors – they are so elegant and kind of old fashioned! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

So here’s my card. I started by running a panel of Rococo Rose cardstock through the Tin Tile embossing folder and adhering it to a Blackberry Bliss mat. I took a piece of Raspberry Ripple grosgrain ripple ribbon from my stash and wrapped it around the bottom, securing it in the back. I embossed the Thanks sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set using silver embossing powder on a strip of the Petal Pink vellum from the Perennial Essence vellum cardstock and adhered it over the ribbon.

I then worked on the flower bouquet. I stamped two of the solid flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set in Blackberry Bliss and one in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White cardstock. I stamped one of the small solid flowers in Flirty Flamingo and one in Blackberry Bliss (for the inside of the card) on Whisper White cardstock. I then fussy cut all the flowers. I stamped four sets of the the leaves in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched them out with the leaf punch (much easier than fussy cutting!).

I stamped centers for the flowers in Versamark ink on Whisper White and embossed them in Silver. I fussy cut them and adhered them to the flowers using liquid glue. I then arranged the leaves and Flirty Flamingo flowers on the card front panel and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the two large Blackberry Bliss flowers together to make a larger flower and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three frosted epoxy drops and popped the panel on a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping another leaf branch in Smoky Slate ink on a panel of Whisper White and adhered the last Blackberry Bliss flower over it. I then added Rococo Rose and Blackberry Bliss mats and adhered it to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

I hope you liked my card for today. Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

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.


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

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:

  • Gray Granite – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Blackberry Bliss – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Rococo Rose – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″, scraps for flowers and leaves
  • Petal Pink Vellum – 3/4″ x 4 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a rustic birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty cling stamp set. This is one of the new sets from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. This set has 3 realistic, adorable woodland creatures – a deer, fox and this sweet bunny. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This card uses the layout from the Sunday Stamps SSC212 Circle Around Challenge. It’s a clean and simple layout that results in lovely cards.

Here’s my card for today

I started by stamping the little bunny from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a panel of Whisper White. Next I stamped the little grass around the bottom of the bunny in Old Olive ink. Then I colored the image using light Crumb Cake, light Balmy Blue and light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I finished it by coloring the bunny’s eye with a journaling pen and cut it out with a circle die from the Layering Circles dies.

Then I stamped the Birch cling stamp on a Thick Whisper White panel using Crumb Cake ink. Since the stamp is so large, I used my Stamparatus so I would get a good clean image, and it came out perfect! I cut the circle using the same die I used for the bunny and then sponged the edges lightly in Crumb Cake. I then ran it through the Subtle embossing folder.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Country Road stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock, wrapped it with white baker’s twine and clipped the ends. On a Soft Suede card base, I laid out the strip of wood grained DSP from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and then adhered it with liquid glue. I positioned the birch panel and then adhered the bunny in the circle with liquid glue. I then popped on the birch panel with dimensionals and added the sentiment banner.

The inside of the card has a strip of the birch paper over a strip of the Pressed Petals DSP on a Whisper White panel.

A simple rustic birthday card for a nature lover. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

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:

  • Soft Suede – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 3″, 3/8″ x 5″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 3″ scrap
  • Pressed Petals DSP – (2) 1/2″ x 5″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: