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:


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! Itty Bitty Christmas Snowflakes for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s blog hop, I am sharing one of the last Christmas Cards for this season since I will need to send them out soon! I used the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas bundle with the Wrapped in Plaid specialty designer series paper to make a sparkly card. The bundle includes the Christmas Layers dies and it has some snowflake dies – one with a cluster of snowflakes and two individual snowflakes. I used these to create my card today.

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

I started by die cutting 5 snowflake clusters using the Christmas Layers dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and arranging them to cover a panel of Wrapped in Plaid DSP. I adhered the snowflakes with multipurpose liquid glue and trimmed the ends, using some of the trimmings to fill in bare spots. I ran a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock through the Country Floral embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a Cherry Cobbler card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the snowflake covered DSP panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I made a layered die cut sentiment label, starting out by stamping the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the large label die from the Merry Christmas dies. I cut the long label from the Stitched Labels dies out of Gold Foil using the two step die cutting technique so it would be longer than the Whisper White label and adhered it to the back with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut the large label from the Detailed Bands dies from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and adhered it to the back of the layered label with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut the two small leaf clusters from the Christmas Cardinal dies out of Shaded Spruce card stock. I cut the two swirl flourishes from the Christmas Cardinal dies out of Gold foil. I arranged the large flourish and leaf cluster and adhered it behind the top left of the layered label with a glue dot. I arranged the small flourish and leaf cluster and adhered it behind the bottom right of the layered label with a glue dot. I cut out the two small snowflakes using the Christmas Layers dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered them to the label with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished it off by adhering the label to the card front with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the greeting from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Whisper White. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Wrapped in Plaid DSP and adhered to the inside of the card.

I love the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the touches of Gold Foil and I love it in combination with the elegant Country Floral embossing and Sparkle Glimmer snowflakes. And while the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas stamps and Christmas Layers dies will be carried over (Yay!!), they will no longer 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:


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 and enjoy the Blog Hop!

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 – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4 (card base), 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed strip)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Sparkle DSP – 5″ x 8 1/2″ (snowflake die cuts)
  • Gold Foil – 3″ x 4″ (die cuts)
  • Shaded Spruce – 2″ x 3″ (die cuts)
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), 2″ x 3 1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Wreath Seasons Greetings Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I have a Christmas card this morning made with the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs bundle and the Stampin’ Up! Christmastime Is Here specialty designer series paper. I love cards with dimensional wreaths and so I made one with the small bough from the Beautiful Boughs dies in the bundle. 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 out 7 small boughs from the Beautiful Boughs dies using Old Olive card stock. I sponged the outside of each bough with Old Olive ink so that it would have some texture. I cut out a circle with two medium circle dies from the Layering Circles dies using Early Espresso card stock. I adhered the boughs around the circle with liquid glue on the stem and lowest needle section. I tucked the last stem underneath the first branch’s upper needles, so that it looks like a continuous circle of pine branches.

I cut a panel of the pinecone paper from the Christmastime Is Here specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Poppy Parade card base with liquid glue. I stamped the Seasons Greetings sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with the small label die from the Beautiful Boughs dies.

I adhered the wreath to the card front with mini dimensionals. I made a bow with Real Red ribbon and adhered it to the bottom of the wreath with glue dots. I finished the wreath off with red glitter enamel dots. I adhered the label to the card with mini dimensionals.

I stamped the greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card. I stamped the medium pine sprig stamp over the sentiment in Old Olive after stamping off twice. I added a strip of the pinecone DSP to the bottom and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I thought the Christmastime Is Here pinecone paper would coordinate nicely with the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs bundle. What do you think?

Join me on Sunday at 1 PM on my Facebook Page for my weekly Facebook Live session as I re-do one of the Make and Takes that I received from Stampin’ Up! On Stage a couple of weeks ago. It did not come out very well and I will show you how to make it better (I hope it comes out better). I will post it on my Monday blog so you can catch it there if you have a busy weekend planned. I think all weekends are going to be busy for the next month!


Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is almost here!

Beginning December 3 and 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. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


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We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available while supplies last only.

Click on the image below to see the details of the products in the suite and the pricing or click here to shop the products in my online store.

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November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

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:

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Crumb Cake – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment label)
  • Old Olive – 5″ x 6″ (7 pine sprig die cuts)
  • Early Espresso – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (wreath ring)
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inside panel)
  • Christmastime Is Here DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″(card front background), 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Country Road with Beautiful Boughs for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Country Road stamp set along with the Beautiful Boughs dies to create a country themed Christmas Card for this week’s challenge. Here is my card:

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

I started by stamping the horse weather vane from the Stampin’ Up! Country Road stamp set in Versamark Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I sprinkled it with Copper embossing powder and heat set. I stamped the grain stamp along the left side and bottom in Crumb Cake ink. I blotted the weather vane with a paper towel to remove wet Crumb Cake ink so it wouldn’t smear. I stamped the wagon wheel in Soft Suede ink. I sponged the sky in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Mango Melody so that it would look like an evening sunset. I sponged Crumb Cake ink along the bottom. I adhered the image to a Night of Navy mat with liquid glue and then to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I cut the berry branch using the Beautiful Bouquet dies from Real Red Glimmer paper. I cut the medium branch from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Boughs dies from Mossy Meadow. I snipped the berry branch in two and adhered the pieces behind the Mossy Meadow branch between the boughs with glue dots. I adhered the branch and berries to the card front with glue dots. I stamped the Blessed Christmas Wishes sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Very Vanilla. I trimmed the ends and adhered it to a Night of Navy mat and then to the bottom of the card front using liquid glue.

I made two pinecones with the small pine cone dies from the Beautiful Boughs dies. I used Crumb cake for the background and Soft Suede for the front. I adhered them to the bough with glue dots. I adhered a short length of copper trim with glue dots and made a bow with the Real Red ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the label off with a Night of Navy rhinestone.

I decorated the inside of the card with a Very Vanilla panel stamped with the sentiment from the Toile Christmas stamp set in Night of Navy ink. I stamped the grain from the Stampin’ Up! Country Road stamp set in Crumb Cake ink and added a small Mossy Meadow bough from the Beautiful Boughs dies. I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat and then to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

I hope you like the card and that you have a wonderful time with family and friends!

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:


November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

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 taking the time to visit!

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 1 1/2″ x 2″
  • Night of Navy – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 5/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Very Vanilla – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3″
  • Soft Suede – 1 1/2″ x 2″
  • Real Red Glimmer – 2″ x 2 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: