Stampin’ Up! Approaching Perfection for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I used the Stampin’ Up! Approaching Perfection Sale A Bration stamp set with the Sale A Bration Field & Flower designer series paper to make a cute birthday card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I adhered a panel of the So Saffron Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of a So Saffron card base. I used the Detailed Trio punch to round the corners of a Just Jade panel and adhered a panel of Flower & Field designer series paper cut from the Stitched Rectangle Dies to the center. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Approaching Perfection cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Just Jade panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Die. I adhered it to the floral panel with glue dots. I stamped the small daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Bumblebee ink three times on a white panel. I cut them out with the medium daisy punch and adhered them together with liquid glue.

I used the small flower center die from the Wreath Builder Dies to cut a Just Jade circle. I embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and covered it with shimmery crystal effects for sparkle and shine and let it dry. I adhered it to the flower center with a dimensional and adhered the flower to the card front with dimensionals. I added a Bumblebee gingham bow and a Rococo Rose butterfly gem to finish the card.

I stamped the sentiment and balloons from the Stampin’ Up! Approaching Perfection stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a white panel and colored the balloons with the Real Red and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends. I added a strip of Flowers & Field DSP to the bottom before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Approaching Perfection stamp set has fun, witty birthday sentiments that make it a wonderful Sale A Bration selection. It is FREE with a $50 purchase (before shipping and taxes). And the Field & Flowers designer series paper is another pretty Sale A Bration option. Sale A Bration is going on now and runs through February 28.

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:


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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
  • 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 – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Just Jade – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/4″ (DSP mat), 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut label and flower center)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2″ x 6″ (punched flower petal clusters)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (front background)
  • Flower & Field DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut floral panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Thank You Card

Good morning! Today I have a sweet Thank You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden cling stamp set and the pretty Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Calypso Coral panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Calypso Coral card base. I adhered a panel of the Dandy Garden designer series paper to a Mossy Meadow mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Bumblebee panel. I stamped the group of dragonflies in Bumblebee ink around the sentiment and adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat.

I wrapped a length of gingham Bumblebee ribbon around the panel and tied a knot. I adhered the Dandy Garden DSP panel on top with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals. I adhered a ladybug trinket to the card with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the dragonflies from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Bumblebee ink in the corner of a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of Dandy Garden designer series paper to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set has the pretty dragonfly images and sweet sentiments. I didn’t use the coordinating punch for this project, but you can get the bundle with the stamp set and punch for a 10% discount. And though I don’t like dandelions in my summer lawn, the Dandy Garden DSP is beautiful with rich colors and gorgeous images. And the little ladybug trinkets are just too cute!

If you haven’t received a catalog but would like to become a customer of mine, contact me and I’ll send you one!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points starts today!

And to celebrate the new catalog and Sale A Bration, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through January 12.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


Basic White Cardstock Products Now Available

Last month Stampin’ Up! announced that the Whisper White products are being discontinued because the supplier’s mill had to close due to COVID-19 impacts. So they worked on a replacement called Basic White which was thoroughly checked it out with their quality assurance and product teams. They even tested it with some demonstrators and concept artists who gave it the thumbs up. And it’s now available in the Online Store.

Here are the list of Basic White products with links:

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

I placed my order yesterday and can’t wait to get my hands on it! But it will take a little getting used to not calling it Whisper White anymore.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

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 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 monthly newsletter here
  • 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″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (DSP mat), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (Bumblebee mat)
  • Bumblebee – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (front accent panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys Hee Haw Card

Hee Haw! The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is finally open today and it’s Sale A Bration time!! Double Yay!! So to celebrate, I used the cute little Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys to let everyone know the exciting news. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Bermuda Bay panel with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Bermuda Bay card base. I stamped the little donkey from the Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink. I cut the image out with the second largest stitched circle die.

I colored the donkey with the Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a Bermuda Bay Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and adhered the donkey to the panel with dimensionals. I embossed a strip of Bermuda Bay with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and adhered it to the panel.

I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished it off with three wooden In Good Taste elements.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the stars from the Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys stamp set in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Magenta Madness next to the sentiment. I added a strip of Oh So Ombre designer series paper to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Hee Haw!! It is time to celebrate the debut of the new catalog and the start of Sale A Bration!!

The Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys stamp set is a fun stamp set that is FREE with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale A Bration. And the Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper is also FREE with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale A Bration. So many fun choices!!

If you haven’t received a catalog but would like to become a customer of mine, contact me and I’ll send you one!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points starts today!

And to celebrate the new catalog and Sale A Bration, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through January 12.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (embossed strip)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (stitched circle die cut)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3″ x 4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle is new in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog that comes out tomorrow! And it’s a great bundle! I made a simple thinking of you card with the bundle, but it’s very versatile and there’s so much more that you can do with it that I’ll be writing about in the future. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I also entered today’s card in the Sunday Stamps SSC247 color challenge.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I started by adhering a panel of the Forever Greenery designer series paper to the front of a Garden Green card base. I embossed a Soft Sea Foam panel with the Greenery Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front. I used the Potted Succulents Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle to cut the aloe from Mint Macaron and two of the long pearl succulents from Garden Green. I stamped the pot from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Garden green and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until shiny and cut the sentiment out with the coordinating pretty stitched label die. I adhered the label to the bottom of the embossed panel with glue dots. I stamped two of the large succulents and three of the smaller ones in Garden Green ink on Whisper White. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the succulents and pot – Mint Macaron and dark Rococo Rose on the large succulent, Granny Apple Green on the small succulent and Cajun Craze and the Color lifter on the Pot. See the video for the blending techniques I used – these are fairly simple blending techniques that are pretty forgiving and give you nice results.

I adhered the pot to the card front with glue dots. I sponged the edges of the aloe with Old Olive ink and adhered it with a glue dot. Next came the pearl succulents and the small succulent that were adhered with glue dots. I adhered the large succulent and the small one at the bottom of the pot with dimensionals. I added three white Elegant faceted Gems to the card front and finished the card with a double wrapped linen thread bow.

For the inside, I adhered a strip of the Forever Greenery designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the last two colored succulents to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle is a beautiful set with wonderful images and sweet sentiments. And the dies are fabulous with a die to cut out each image and pretty stitched label dies that fit each sentiment. And I can’t forget the large background die – that is sure to make beautiful cards!


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 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 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 online frequent shopper 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″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 2-1/2″ (pearl succulent die cuts), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Mint Macaron – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (aloe die cut)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 6″ (succulent die cuts), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (flower pot die cut)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry Thank You Card

Happy New Year! I have a Thank You card for today made with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry bundle from the upcoming Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog that is coming out on Jan 5! This is such a sweet and versatile bundle and I can’t wait until everyone can pick it up! You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card and the card stock cuts at the bottom of this post.

I embossed a Whisper White panel with the Meadow Moments embossing folder. This is one of the new slim embossing folders and I had to emboss the panel twice, so I did the top first and then the bottom. There’s a seam under the strip of Poppy Parade designer series paper, but I wanted the entire panel embossed with the sweet butterflies and flowers and planned to cover the seam anyway, so it didn’t matter. I adhered a strip of Poppy Parade DSP from the Brights 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack across the embossed panel and adhered it to the front of a Poppy Parade card base.

I the strawberries from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry photopolymer stamp set, both the outline stamp and the filler stamp, in Poppy Parade ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the Strawberry Builder punch. I also stamped the stem and two leaves using Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the punch. I adhered the stem to the strawberry. I cut out a Whisper White stitched circle using the Stitched Shapes Dies and a Poppy Parade scalloped circle using the Layering circles dies. I adhered these together and adhered the leaves on top with liquid glue. I popped the strawberry on top with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a Whisper White strip and trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick a Punch. I adhered the label to the DSP with liquid glue and popped the little circle with the strawberry on top with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of Poppy Parade designer series paper to the bottom and stamped and punched out another strawberry and stem that I adhered to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry bundle is a wonderful set of two step stamps that can be punched out. And there are two sizes of flowers – the smaller one can be punched out with the Strawberry Builder punch and the larger one with the small blossom punch – how fun is that!! In addition, the sentiments are fabulous! Take a look at the picture below.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.

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 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 monthly 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″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (scalloped circle die cut)
  • Whisper White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (embossed front background and inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (stitched circle die cut), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ label, 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (punched strawberries), 1″ x 3″ (punched stems) 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (punched leaves)
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-1/4″ x 4″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop I have a sneak peek of the pretty new Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle and the new Hydrangea Hill designer series paper from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week, and the theme is that we are to use something new for our projects! So the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle is perfect for today’s project!

I adhered a panel of the new Hydrangea Hill designer series paper to the front of a Highland Heather card base. I used the fancy die cut from the Ornate Layers Dies to cut out a large frame from Whisper White and adhered a smaller panel of Hydrangea Hill DSP to the center. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the lined hydrangea image from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock and colored it with Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the corresponding die from the Hydrangea Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with the little tag die. I tied it around the die cut flower with linen thread and adhered the flower to the card front with dimensionals. I made a fluffy bow with more linen thread and adhered it to the flower to finish the card front.

I stamped the outline hydrangea flowers in the corners of a Whisper White panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped over them with Highland Heather ink and the corresponding solid image stamp. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added a strip of Hydrangea Hill to the bottom before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The new Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle looks like it’s going to be very versatile and fun to play with. And the sentiments are really sweet, and I love that several of them are small enough to be stamped on the little flower tag like I did today. Check out the bundle in the picture below and remember that it will be available for purchase next week on January 5! Yay!!

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 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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
  • 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:

  • Highland Heather – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (hydrangea die cut)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (tag)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 5″ (ornate layers panel)
  • Hydrangea Hill DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 2-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ (ornate layers inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Card

Good Morning! I have a Valentine’s Day card for today made with the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle and the Detailed Hearts die. And I used some of the pretty Rococo Rose foil from the Love You Always foil sheets in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. You can find the supplies used to create this card and the card stock cuts at the bottom of this post.

I cut a panel of Rococo Rose foil with the Detailed Hearts dies and adhered it to the front of a Rococo Rose card base with dots of liquid glue. Save the little foil hearts that get punched out – I used some of them as embellishments for this card.

I stamped the heart from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Rococo Rose ink on Whisper White and punched it out with the plain heart punch. I adhered it to a Rococo Rose scalloped heart punched out with the scalloped heart punch and adhered some foil hearts to the front.

I adhered the layered heart to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the arrow from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Smoky Slate across the top of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Rococo Rose ink and adhered foil hearts around the top. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set is currently available, and there are lots of new cute Valentine’s Day themed stamp sets and accessories in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog, premiering on January 5, 2021. I am so ready!!😊


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Hearts!

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!  And with the add-on—called Little Love Boxes—there’s even more love to share! Click here to see the flyer for the cute Little Love Boxes.

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 January 2021 kit is January 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched scalloped heart)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (heart)
  • Love You Always foil sheet (available Jan 5) – 3-7/8″ x 3-5-1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Sale A Bration is just around the corner, starting on January 5, 2021 and I have a sneak peek of a fabulous item that you can get. It’s the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set and Berry Delightful designer series paper. This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and I use both items to make it. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I started by embossing a panel of Night of Navy with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhering it to a Night of Navy card base. It’s too bad the the additional texture isn’t very visible in the photos, because this embossing folder adds beautiful striations to the front that contrast with the white lacy edge. I adhered a Whisper White panel to the back of the Berry Delightful designer series paper and adhered two strips of Whisper White that were cut with the Ornate Borders lacy die. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the blueberries using stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings photopolymer stamp set on the Thick Whisper White panel. I stamped the leaves first, the outline in Shaded Spruce and the fill in Granny Apple Green. I stamped the blueberries in Night of Navy for the outline and Pacific Point for the filler. It’s fairly easy to position the filler stamps over the darker stamped outline images. I cut the image out with the large Octagon frame from the Hippo and Friends Dies and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I added a Night of Navy bow with glue dots and three rhinestone gems to finish the card front.

I stamped the filler leaves and blueberries from the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set in Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point in the corners of a Whisper White panel after stamping off. The soft look without the outline images is a nice contrast and shows the versatility of this pretty stamp set. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set in Night of Navy and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set comes with the Berry Delightful designer series paper as a Sale A Bration item that is free with the purchase of $100 (before shipping and taxes) beginning on January 5, 2021. Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year and runs through the end of February! You can see this pretty stamp set in the picture below with samples of the Berry Delightful DSP – note that the samples are 6″ x 6″ but the real DSP pack comes with 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ double sided designer series paper!

I hope you consider this set as your Sale A Bration free item – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 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 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 online frequent shopper 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″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front DSP backing), two 3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (lacy trim)
  • Berry Delightful DSP – 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Merry Christmas!

Good Morning and Merry Christmas. I hope you and your families have a wonderful, safe holiday.

Enjoy this look back at some of this year’s Christmas cards! Click on the pictures to see the details in the original blog post.

The Poinsettia Petals bundle was a new addition this year with the prettiest poinsettia ever!

The In The Pines Bundle was another beauty that was introduced and sadly retired after just one season – I’m sure they’ll bring back something equally as beautiful next year!

The Snowflake Wishes was another beautiful new bundle with stunning snowflake dies.

And there were lots of other new and returning stamp sets and bundles and pretty designer series papers to make Christmas cards this year!

Of course the Arrange A Wreath bundle made beautiful Christmas cards, as well as wreath cards for any season!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed making Christmas cards with the Stampin’ Up! products from this year’s catalogs and found some new favorites to add to your stash! And thank you so much for following my card making journey! Merry Christmas!


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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!

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

Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have a sneak peek of the new Stampin’ Up! Floating And Fluttering bundle from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog. This is a pretty new butterfly bundle that I used to make an easy floating frame type of card, well just the inside part. Take a close look at the pictures and you’ll see that the butterflies are floating above the black patterned DSP with dimensionals. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I embossed a panel of So Saffron card stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a So Saffron card base. I cut a panel of the the new True Love designer series paper (available January 5, 2021) from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog with the Stitched Rectangles Die.

I stamped two of the butterflies stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Floating And Fluttering photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White. I colored them with Stampin’ Blends – Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and laid them together and cut out the outline with the same Stitched Rectangle die that I used to cut out the True Love DSP.

I adhered the butterfly die cuts to the DSP with dimensionals – this gives them the appearance of floating above the DSP. I stamped the sentiment from the Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink on a Basic Black panel and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the die from the Tasteful Labels dies. I adhered it to the card with glue dots and finished the card with three pearl gemstones.

I stamped the butterfly and leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Floating And Fluttering stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I cut them out with the individual coordinating dies. I adhered a strip of the True Love DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the leaf sprig and butterfly on top. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

The new Stampin’ Up! Floating And Fluttering stamp set is a two step set with the big stamp with the outline images and lots of solid image stamps so you can use different colors on each butterfly and leaf sprig. The Fluttering Dies that come in the bundle has dies to cut out the butterfly grouping and dies to cut out each butterfly and leaf sprig individually (like I did for the inside of this card) – it’s so different! There is also a frame stamp and die and the pretty embossed butterfly die. You can see them all in the picture below and they will be available on January 5, 2021 when the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog launches!

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 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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
  • 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 – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Basic Black – 2″ x 2″ (label), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • True Love DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel (stitched rectangle), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: