Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I just put out some purple mums by my front door and I wanted to pull out the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style bundle so I could color it to match my mums. Then I saw that the our theme for this week is ‘Plaid’ and I thought that the plaid and flowers would be perfect together! This is what I came up with.

We have a theme challenge this week, and here is the theme we are using for our projects:

Emboss a Rich Razzleberry panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Rich Razzleberry card base. Cut a Terracotta Tile panel with the Ornate Layers Die and adhere a panel of Plaid Tidings designer series paper to the front. Adhere the layered die cut to the front of the card. Cut and embossed three leaves from the Nature’s Roots dies in Bumblebee and adhere them to the bottom of the panel. Cut some branches from the Forever Gold Laser Cut specialty paper and adhere them to the top of the leaves.

Stamp the bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Color it with Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. Fussy cut the image and brush clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Adhere the flowers to the card front with dimensionals. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Terracotta Tile and cut it out with the long small die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Adhere it to the bottom of the card with liquid glue and dimensionals. Accent the card front with Gilded Gems and a Terracotta Tile bow.

Stamp the sentiment from the Sending Sunshine stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Stamp set in Early Espresso ink next to the sentiment and color it with Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. Cut a strip of Terracotta Tile with the Ornate Borders die and adhere a strip of Plaid Tidings DSP to the bottom. Adhere it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The rich fall colors and the plaid give a different look to the beautiful flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set, that is perfect for this time of year. So if you’ve got this bundle, pull it out and have fun creating a fall card! Oh, and the pretty Plaid Tidings designer series paper is on sale for 15% off!

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:


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Going on Now!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the full details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

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 2020 January-June Mini 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 still 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Terracotta Tile – 2-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ (DSP mat), 5/8″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (flower bouquet)
  • Bumblebee – 3″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 2″ x 5″ (front panel), 3/8″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Forever Gold – trim leaves from the hexagon label

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I made a card with the elegant Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches bundle and the Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper to share. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the card sketch we are using:

I embossed a Cajun Craze panel with the Bricks & Mortar 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Cajun Craze card base. I cut a panel of the Mint Macaroon paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it to an Early Espresso mat. I used the same die to cut a panel of Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper and adhered it on top.

I cut a panel of the striped Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper with the long curvy label die from the Tasteful Labels Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches bundle and adhered two leaf sprigs from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper with dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches cling stamp set in versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I adhered the embossed label to the striped label and accented it with a Gilded gem and gold trim bow.

I applied Stampin’ Seal to the layered die cut DSP panel and wound a length of Mint Macaron Basketweave ribbon, making a Z and trimming the ends. I adhered the label over the ribbon with dimensionals and popped the layered panel to the embossed card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the leaf and grill images from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches stamp set in Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron inks on a Very Vanilla panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The rich colors of the Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper make any fall card special. When paired with the beautiful images in the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches stamp set and touches of gold, your card becomes extra special!

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:


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

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 Aug-Dec 2020 Mini 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 still 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:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Early Espresso – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (DSP mat)
  • Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty paper – two leaf sprigs
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (background panel)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (background panel), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (label background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have a whimsical miss you card to brighten your day using the sweet Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp bundle along with the Well Written Dies.

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

My card also fits with the current challenge at TGIF Challenges – #TGIFC261- Use Your Words. Check it out – it’s a fun challenge and the cards are so cute.

I adhered a panel of the Daffodil Delight sprinkles paper from the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper pack to a Grapefruit Grove mat and then to a thick Whisper White card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a panel of Whisper White with a Stitched So Sweetly Dies scalloped rectangle and embossed it with the Scripty embossing folder. I adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped 9 three petal flower clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set in VersaMark Ink on the Grapefruit Grove starburst paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP pack. I sprinkled them with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set until shiny and punched them out with the Perennial Flower Punch. I gently curved the petals with my fingers and made three flowers by adhering the centers with multipurpose liquid glue – each flower has three sets of petals. I added a fun, fuzzy Perennial Essence Floral Center to each flower. I stamped 6 leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink on the Bermuda Bay confetti paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP pack and punched them out with the Leaf Punch.

I cut out the sentiment from Bermuda Bay card stock using the Well Written Dies. I also cut two Well Written Dies butterflies from Daffodil Delight card stock. With all the pieces cut out, I arranged them on the card front and started assembly by adhering the Bermuda Bay words with multipurpose liquid glue – Don’t lose the tiny dot for the ‘I’! I adhered the leaves with multipurpose liquid glue and the flowers with glue dots. Lastly, I adhere a little butterfly and finished it off with Calypso Coral enamel dots.

I adhered the second butterfly to the top corner of a Whisper White panel and added the strip of Daffodil Delight DSP. I adhered the decorated panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and then to the inside of the card.

What do you think of stamping on the designer series paper? It’s a little different, giving a little extra texture to the flowers and leaves. Too bad I didn’t die cut the butterflies from the Daffodil Delight sprinkle paper – next time.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to see the project that Karen Ksenzakovic created for today’s blog hop.

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


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

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 2020 January-June Mini 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″ card base scored at 5-1/2
  • Grapefruit Grove – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (mats)
  • Bermuda Bay – 1″ x 3″ (miss you die cuts)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 1″ (2 butterfly die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP
    • Daffodil Delight Sprinkles – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
    • Grapefruit Grove Starbursts – 6″ x 6″ (punched flower petals)
    • Bermuda Bay Confetti – 4″ x 6″ (punched leaves)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card, I used the sweet sentiment from the Free as a Bird stamp set and the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical bundle to make a note card for your BFF. You can find the supplies that I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock.

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

I embossed a panel of Mossy Meadow card stock with the Coastal Weave embossing folder and adhered it to a So Saffron card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a panel of the Tropical Oasis designer series paper and adhered it to a real red mat before popping it on the card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Whisper White strip and cut it out with the small long Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered it to a Real Red mat and then to the flowers with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the frangipani flower and large leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White. I colored the flower with the Light Real Red, Light Flirty Flamingo, Light Mango Melody and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I also used the Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to create highlights on the flower petals. I used the Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin Blends to color the leaves. I cut the flower and leaf out with the coordinating die from the In The Tropics dies.

I die cut three long leaves from Old Olive cardstock, a set of three flowers from So Saffron and Real Red card stock and five of the small leaves from Shaded Spruce card stock. I arranged the die cuts on the card front and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue and dimensionals where they were half on the floral panel and half off. Note that some were adhered to the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished off the frangipani flower with a large red rhinestone and the little red flowers with yellow rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestones. I added small Red Rhinestones to the yellow flowers.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the Tropical Oasis DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I stamped three partial frangipani flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set in Real Red after stamping off twice. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

I’m happy the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical and Free As A Bird stamp sets will be carried over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but they won’t be available as a bundle with the 10% discount.

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:


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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 2020 January-June Mini 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:

  • So Saffron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1″ x 2″ (3 flower die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (3 long leaf die cuts)
  • Shaded Spruce – 1″ x 4″ (5 small leaf die cuts)
  • Real Red – 1″ x 2″ (3 flower die cuts), 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (label mat), 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (floral mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″, (inside panel), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (flower and leaf die cuts)
  • Tropical Oasis DSP – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! New Year Celebration Happy New Year Card

Good Morning! Today I have a special Happy New Year Card using the Stampin’ Up! New Year Celebration stamp set. This is an exclusive set and this is the first time that it is available outside of Japan. New Years is a very big holiday in Japan, and since it’s part of my heritage and Stampin’ Up! made this set available in the US, I had to make a card with it. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This is a simple, flat card, but I did a lot of stamping! Also, since many of the stamps are thick images, I pulled out my Stamparatus so that I would be able to get good alignment if I had to stamp an image again. Luckily, my stamp pads were pretty juicy too. I started by stamping the Mt. Fuji outline stamp from the Stampin’ Up! New Year Celebration stamp set in Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped the inside of Mt. Fuji in Gray Granite. I love how it leaves a mountain snow cap! I mounted these two stamps on either side of my Stamparatus plate and practiced stamping on copy paper several times to get the alignment right, moving the inside stamp slightly each time until I was happy with the results.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! New Year Celebration stamp set on the bottom in Granny Apple Green. Again, the Stamparatus was great because I moved my paper 1″ after each stamping, resulting in a neat row of 4 stamped leaf clusters. Then I stamped the ribbon and bow using Poppy Parade. I stamped the clouds in Seaside Spray.

I stamped the plum flowers in Petal Pink. I stamped them randomly in the space, and stamped a few single flowers to fill it up. I stamped the gourd in Soft Suede after stamping off. The gourd reminded me of one my Mother had on her knick knack shelf while I was growing up, so I had to use it. The last thing I stamped was the Kanji Happy New year symbol in Memento Tuxedo Black. When I finished stamping, I adhered the panel to a Poppy Parade card base with snail

I stamped another row of leaf clusters using Granny Apple Green ink on a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card. I added a cluster of plum flowers in Petal Pink in the upper corner and then adhered it to the inside of the card with snail.

I hope you like this card – it’s a little different from my usual style with layers, die cuts and bling. Click on the picture below to open a flyer on this exclusive stamp set. I printed it out and inserted it in my stamp case so I would have a reference for all the stamps in this special set.


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

I’m doing my first Stampin’ Up! Product Share to get ready for the new January-June 1010 Mini Catalog and I invite you to join me!  I’m placing an order early on January 3 and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of January 13. I am doing a paper share and an ribbon & embellishments share. A share is a good way to get a sample of the new products before committing to purchase full packages of each product. 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.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Starting in January 2020

Starting in January, I am going to start the Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host club. Club members commit to spending $25 on supplies each month for 6 months, Each club member gets to be the host for a month during the period. See my Online Host Club page for complete details. Contact me if you have questions.


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 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:

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: