Stampin’ Up! Christmas Rose Celebrate the Season Card

Good Morning! Today I have another Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Rose stamp set from the beautiful Christmastime is Here Suite. For today’s card, I used gold embossing for the outline and the photopolymer stamps to color each section in different colors. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the outline image from the Christmas Rose stamp set in Versamark Ink on Shimmery White Paper. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I then cut it out with the coordinating die. I was glad I used the shimmery white paper for two reasons. First after I stamped each section, I used my aqua painter to go over the sections and blend them (you can use the aqua painter on shimmery white card stock without pilling problems). This gave me a smoother look. The second reason is that the shimmer shows through the image nicely and makes it look special!

I stamped the flowers with Cherry Cobbler ink and then went over them with the aqua painter. Then I blotted it with a paper towel to clean the ink from the embossing. You need to blot it because the embossing resists the ink from being absorbed on the paper and so it has wet ink that can be smeared and spoil your project if you don’t blot it. I next stamped each leaf section with Mossy Meadow ink and repeated with the aqua painter on the broad leaves and paper towel after each. I then stamped the pinecones in Soft Suede and repeated with the aqua painter and paper towel. I finished it off by stamping the berries in Poppy Parade. I did not use the aqua painter on these, but I did blot the ink off the embossing with a paper towel. The Poppy Parade berries really brought the bouquet to life after they were stamped!

Next I cut a panel of the green paper from the Christmastime is Here specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a gold mat. I cut the lattice from gold foil with the large die and adhered it to the panel with liquid glue. I cut a strip of the shimmery gold ribbon and wrapped it around the panel, securing it in the back. I stamped the Celebrate the Season sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Versamark Ink on a strip of shimmery white card stock and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I then trimmed the ends and adhered it over the lattice with dimensionals. I adhered the floral bouquet on the panel with dimensionals and added a large bow made with the gold shimmer ribbon. I then popped the panel on a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three gold glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a panel of Whisper White. I added a strip of the green paper from the Christmastime is Here DSO to the bottom and added a thin strip of gold foil. Then I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

When I first got the stamp set I was surprised that it had both cling stamps and photopolymer stamps. But it makes sense that you have photopolymer for the solid images so you can see through the stamp to position it over the lined images. I was pleased at how easy this makes it to create the main focal image and how beautiful it came out with this technique. Stampin’ Up! did a great job of designing the pieces so you can use all the different colors on different sections of the bouquet. I definitely recommend trying it.


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.


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 stopping by and have a great week!

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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Shimmery White – 4″ x 5″ (rose bouquet), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Gold foil – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 1 1/2″ x 3″ (lattice), 1/8″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Christmastime Is Here DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! November Paper Pumpkin Kit – Winter Woods Tags and Cards

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. I received my November Paper Pumpkin Kit last week and I made the tags for the kit. But since I don’t use a lot of tags, I also made some cards using the elements in the kit along with elements from the October Paper Pumpkin card kit and some add on items from my stash. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here are the cards that I made. In the video, I show how to make the two on the left. The last one was inspired by all the cards I saw using last month’s kit with deer. I had a few card bases left over, so I added the beautiful silver deer. It’s a perfect fit!

Here are the tags that I made the day before. I pretty much followed the instructions in the video. These are pretty nice tags!

Here’s the Facebook Live video on making the deer tag card and the cardinal card. I also go through the contents of the kit and show the tags that I pre-made.

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

The first card that I made was the cardinal card. Beforehand, I stamped the Whisper White panel with the large snowflake stamp from the October Paper Pumpkin kit using Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder. I heat set the snowflakes, giving a shiny but subtle texture to the white background. I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. I adhered the Silver Foil panel in the upper center with dimensionals and adhered the cardinal with glue dots. That’s it! I used the Celebrate the Season sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set for the inside. I silver embossed it on a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

This is the second card that I made in the video. I used the stamps from the October Paper Pumpkin kit to stamp the label and inside greetings in Shaded Spruce and the little cardinal in Poppy Parade. I started by embossing a Whisper White panel with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. This picks up on the wood grain theme in the circle of the red tag. I adhered the embossed panel to a Pool Party card base with liquid glue. I added the Shaded Spruce ribbon and Silver cord to the top per the kit instructions. I adhered a small snowflake and two holly leaves and a sprig with the glue dots that came with the kit. I adhered the deer with dimensionals. I stamped the label with the Seasons Greetings sentiment in Shaded Spruce and adhered it with dimensionals.

I finished the tag with silver sequins from the kit and red rhinestones from my stash. Then I adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals. On the inside, I trimmed a Whisper White panel on the bottom with one of the strips of wood grain paper from the October kit and stamped the sentiment and a little cardinal.

I love that Paper Pumpkin kits have everything you need. They even give you a stamp block when you first subscribe!


Paper Pumpkin Delivers Something for Everything in the December Paper Pumpkin Kit

When looking for the right sentiments to share with special friends, it’s nice to have choices. That’s why Paper Pumpkin is delivering Something for Everything in the month of December. This smartly designed, versatile kit includes a 13-sentiment stamp set—giving you tons of ways to let loved ones know they care! Plus, you’ll get supplies to create 12 beautiful, full-sized cards and coordinating envelopes. 

The three full-sized card designs (4 of each) are gorgeous but completely versatile, giving you the flexibility to use them for any occasion. Start the new year right with cute, fun, and easy cards for 2020.

  • Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the December kit is December 10.


Last Day for the Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus!

Today is the last day for the ordering bonus of DOUBLE the Wildflower Points in my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program!

You’ll get DOUBLE Wildflower Reward Points for every order of $50 or greater before shipping and taxes (no matter what you order!) placed through my online store from now through, Monday, November 25!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150 – they will automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!).  For more information about my WildflowerFrequent Shopper Program (my way of saying thanks to my returning buyers) and Wildflower Points, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy Shopping!!


November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

Use this host code when you order $50+ 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 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 club or 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 week!

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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cardinal Card
    • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base)
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed front) , 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)
    • Silver Foil – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Deer Tag Card
    • Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base)
    • Whisper White – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel and inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas cling stamp set along with the Toile Tidings designer series paper to make a nostalgic Christmas Card. Here is my card:

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

I used the second largest circle in the Layering Circles dies to cut a circle in a panel of Garden Green card stock and then ran it through the Subtle embossing folder. I used the largest scalloped circle in the Layering Circles dies to cut a scalloped circle from Real Red card stock. I cut a circle in the middle of the scalloped circle with the second largest circle die to create a scalloped frame. I adhered the frame to the embossed panel with liquid glue. I added a strip of the striped Toile Tidings DSP to the card front and added a length of the Garden Green ribbon on top, securing it on the back.

I stamped the double banner sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas in Garden Green on a panel of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the panel with dimensionals. I tied another strip of the ribbon in a knot and adhered it to the panel with glue dots.

I cut a circle of the countryside Toile Tidings DSP with the largest circle of the Layering circles dies and attached it to a Thick Very Vanilla Card base with liquid glue. I was careful to select a portion that had an interesting scene, such as this with the children playing in front of the barn. I then adhered the embossed Garden Green panel to the card base with dimensionals, so that the little scene would show through behind the frame. I finished off the card front with 3 red glitter enamel dots.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas stamp set using Garden Green ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I added a strip of the countryside Toile Tidings DSP to the bottom of the panel and stamped the flourish in Real Red ink under the sentiment. I added a Garden Green mat and adhered it to the inside of the card. I adhered a panel of the countryside Toile Tidings DSP to the flap of a Very Vanilla medium envelope with liquid glue and trimmed it with paper snips.

The nostalgic images of the countryside Toile Tidings DSP bring back memories of winter fun and Christmases past. They are sure to make this Christmas Merry and Bright!

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:


We are in the middle of Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza. See my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for details.


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 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 Very Vanilla – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Real Red – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inside), 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat)
  • Toile Tidings DSP – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (front), 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (inside), 2 1/2″ x 6″ (envelope flap), 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (red stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Seasons Greetings Card

Good Morning! Today I have a blue Seasons Greetings card made with the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage stamp bundle. This beautiful set celebrates frosty cold nature in wintertime with leaves and snowflakes. The dies include a rectangular frame which can be decorated with other die cut elements. 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 stamping the scattered snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage stamp set in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink on a Night of Navy card base. I cut the Frosted Frames large fancy frame die from a panel of Seaside Spray and the small stitched frame die from a panel of the Feels Like Frost designer series paper. I adhered the small stitched frame to the larger Seaside Spray frame with liquid glue.

I used the Frosted Frames dies to decorate the frame. I cut two of the leaf sprays from vellum card stock and one from Seaside Spray. I cut two of the star pairs from Sparkle Glimmer paper. I cut two of the small sprays from silver foil. I arranged the die cuts around the frame on the front and the back and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the decorated frame to the card front with dimensionals and finished off the snowflakes with pearl gems.

I stamped the Seasons Greetings stamp from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Versamark Ink on a strip of Seaside Spray. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat set. I stamped the snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage stamp set in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink on the embossed label and trimmed the ends. I adhered it to the card front with liquid glue and decorated it with a Seaside Spray silvery bow.

I decorated the inside by stamping the snowflakes again in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink and the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Seaside spray mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage bundle is a great set to celebrate the natural beauty of winter for any winter celebration. This is the first time I’ve used this beautiful stamp bundle. I hope you like it and break it out if you have the set in your stash too!


Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale is coming on November 20!

Get ready for three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! For three days only, you can get these deals.

DETAILS:

Ordering Deadline: November 22, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

  • Promotion includes items from the 2019–2020 annual catalog only.
  • Discounts apply to promotion items only. 
  • Ordering information can be found in the flyer below.
  • No limits apply. 
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available ONLY during the sales period. No exceptions.
  • If you purchased a product offered in the promotion prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits. 
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. If you try to order an item that is not available, you will receive a notification informing you it is currently unavailable. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives in your market.

Click on the image below to get the full details of the items on sale:

Sales this good do not come around very often and this is a great time to add to your collection. And even the new In Colors (except Purple Posy) are on sale! So now’s the time to snag them for less money and stock up on things you’ve been wanting for a while.


Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus through November 25!

And in celebration of the sale and all the excitement this week, I’m offering an ordering bonus of DOUBLE the Wildflower Points in my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program!

You’ll get DOUBLE Wildflower Reward Points for every order of $50 or greater before shipping and taxes (no matter what you order!) placed through my online store from now through, Monday, November 25!! 

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150 – they will automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!).  For more information about my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program (my way of saying thanks to my returning buyers) and Wildflower Points, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy Shopping!!


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 stopping by and have a great week!

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Seaside Spray – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (banner), 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (frame), 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (leaf sprays)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper – 2 1/4″ x 3″ (snowflakes)
  • Vellum card stock – 2 1/2″ x 5″
  • Silver Foil – 2″ x 2″
  • Feels Like Frost DSP – 3″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks Happy Thanksgiving Day Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set. This turkey looks just like the one on the Thanksgiving turkey platter that I have been using for 40 years, so I just had to get the set because it is a real traditional Thanksgiving turkey! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I also used the wonderful Gather Together designer series paper for the card, so I started by cutting a panel of the Merry Merlot paper with the maple leaves I took a strip of the checked paper and adhered it across the Merry Merlot panel. I cut a strip of the Gather Together Crumb cake ribbon and attached it to the panel as shown. I cut a banner of Calypso coral and ran it through the pinewood planks embossing folder to give it some texture and attached it to the panel. I topped it off with a banner of the leafy Pretty Peacock paper.

I took a strip of Mint Macaron and stamped the feather from the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set in Mint Macaron on it several times, each time stamping it off twice first. I stamped the sentiment on the strip in Cajun Craze. I attached it to the Merry Merlot panel, then I attached the decorated panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the turkey image from the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set in Early Espresso on a panel of Whisper White. I colored the turkey with Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. I colored the Sky with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and the ground with the Light Old Olive. I cut it out with one of the Layering Circle dies and cut a Cajun Craze mat with the scalloped circle that matched it. I adhered them together and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added two Terra Cotta Tile faceted dots to finish it off.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the Merry Merlot paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze. I also stamped another feather in Mint Macaron, after stamping off twice.

Next week when I get back from On Stage local, it will be time to send out all my Thanksgiving cards … and plan my Thanksgiving day menu.


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

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 stopping by and have a great weekend! I am spending Saturday at Stampin’ Up! On Stage Local in Hartford, CT and I am so excited!!

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 – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 3″ x 3″ (card base)
  • Mint Macaron – 1″ x 4 1/2″ (banner)
  • Calypso Coral – 3/4″ x 3″ (banner)
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3″ (turkey), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)
  • Gather Together –
    • 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 5″ (Merry Merlot)
    • 5/8″ x 3″ (Pretty Peacock)
    • 3/4″ x 5″ (Checked)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: