Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings Team Meeting Projects

Good Morning! Today I have some cards that we made at our Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting last weekend! Our Team Leader Amy Koenders sent out tutorials and we prepared our kits and made cards along with the card designers during our virtual quarterly in-person meeting via Zoom – it will be nice when we are able to meet in person again – sigh.

Anyway, all the cards featured the versatile Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings bundle. The first card is a real cutie designed by Jaime Babarczy – a Christmas card with a flip panel! It says Merry Christmas underneath! It has a rich Cherry Cobbler card base, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and the great Plaid Tidings DSP background. So much fun. Jaime is a wonderful designer and you can find more of her work on her blog Stamp it up with Jaime.

The second card is a Thanksgiving card designed by Mary Deatherage. Mary used the cute pumpkin patch stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings and the wonderful Thanksgiving sentiment. Starting with an embossed Cinnamon Cider card base, she layered Blackberry Bliss and Plaid Tidings die cut panels, Embroidered Ribbon and the stamped panel colored with Stampin’ Blends. Mary’s cards are always gorgeous and you can find more of her work in her blog Stamps-n-Lingers.

Amy designed our next project which is a bag topper. The Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings dies make perfect bag toppers that are great for any time of year. You should check out Amy’s blog Stamp with Amy K because she uses the larger Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane bag and and made larger topper. I made a smaller version, so my poinsettia is not as grand (and her bag is filled with chocolate😊). But it shows how you can take a design and modify it based on what you have!!

Our final card was designed by Sue Prather and it’s a Valentine!! The Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings has great Valentine’s Day designs, so I’m glad Sue chose to share this with us. She paired the Plaid Tidings DSP with a Melon Mambo card base and mounted the sentiment on a layered heart made with the Heart Punch Pack. I am always amazed by Sue’s work, because it’s always simple and always perfect. You can see what I mean by visiting her blog Stamp with Sue Prather.

These projects show how versatile the Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings bundle is. And there are even designs for Halloween that we didn’t explore. Click on the picture below to get the full details and more inspiration in my Online Store.

It was great to be able to craft with others even though it was virtual. And we had a great turnout for out quarterly meeting as you can see.

My own team is much smaller and growing, and yet we have the advantage of being a part of this wonderful, talented, supportive and inspiring group of paper crafters.

If you’d like to join my team, I’d love to have you!  You can join by paying $99 for your Starter kit and choose $125 of products to put in it! And then you get a 20% – 25% discount on your purchases! There is no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  You can read more about the benefits on my Join My Team Page, or drop me a note and I’d be happy to tell you more.

And this is a great time to consider joining because there is a special Starter Kit promotion happening in September – check it out below!


Get & Go Starter Kit – Limited Time Joining Promotion

The Get & Go Starter Kit is a limited time promotion designed to give new Stampin’ Up! demonstrators additional products to help you get started right away. In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit, you will receive precut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use in your first event.

Full Details are on my Promotion Page, or you can contact me â€“ I’d love to talk to you about joining my team!


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

September 16 – 30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

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 day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
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Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. This is such a simple card, but is amazing because of the touches of silver foil card stock. You can find the supplies used to create this card 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. Note that in the video, I did a lot of prep work ahead of time to move things along:

I will also edit and post a concise tutorial on my YouTube Channel, so look for that soon. You can now view it here.

I embossed a panel of Seaside Spray card stock with the Winter Snow embossing folder and adhered it to a silver foil mat. I wrapped a length of Seaside Spray metallic ribbon around the panel about 1″ from the bottom. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Cherish the Season cling stamp set using Versamark ink on a strip of Seaside Spray. I sprinkled it with Silver embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with a die from the Ornate Labels Dies.

I cut out the snowflakes from silver foil using the So Many Snowflakes Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle. I cut one of the large snowflakes and two of the small snowflakes. I also cut two of the smallest snowflakes from the Christmas Layers Dies. I placed the label on the ribbon and arranged the silver foil die cut snowflakes on the panel, adhering them with liquid glue. I adhered the label with glue dots and added some rhinestones.

I stamped the sentiment from the Cherish the Season stamp set in Seaside Spray ink and stamped some snowflakes in Seaside Spray ink around a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle is so versatile for creating snowflake cards for Christmas and for the winter with intricate die cuts that make beautiful snowflakes and other die cuts that cut out stamped snowflakes! The hex frame is also perfect for making a shaker card – you can see one that I made a while back here. Click the image below to get the full details of this bundle in my Online Store.


The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is Here!

If you need a new die cutting machine, check out the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine! This is a well built, smooth running machine and I used it on today’s project! Details are on my Promotions page.


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Joy to the World!

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community. 

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! And after you subscribe to the October kit, be sure to join the Paper Pumpkin Joy To The World Facebook Group to make the most of your kit.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

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 October 2020 kit is October 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


September 1 – 15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

September 16 – 30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

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 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (embossed background), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Silver Foil – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (snowflake die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Fall Friendship Card

Good Morning! For today I made a Fall card with the sweet tree from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful photopolymer stamp set. I paired it with pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies. 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 the top and bottom edge of a panel of Bumblebee card stock with the small bubble edge die from the Ornate Borders Dies and adhered an panel of Plaid Tidings 6″x6″ designer series paper to the front. I cut a panel of Shimmery White card stock with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and used old Olive and Pool Party inks with my water painters to do a color wash background. After it dried, I pressed the panel and stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the side. I stamped the leaves in Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks and adhered the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies. I colored them with Mossy Meadow and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White, cut it out with the small label die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it to a Soft Suede mat.

I adhered the tree panel to the card front with dimensionals. I tied a length of Bumblebee Gingham ribbon with linen thread and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the label with dimensionals and popped the pair of pumpkins on the panel with dimensionals. I brushed some clear Wink of Stella glitter on the pumpkins so they would shimmer like the background.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful stamp set in Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks in the top corner of a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of Plaid Tidings DSP to the bottom and the large pumpkin in the corner. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful stamp set has the pretty tree that can be used for all seasons. It has beautiful sentiments, and coordinates well with many other stamp sets.


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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 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.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Bumblebee – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut mat)
  • Soft Suede – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (tree panel mat), 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (label mat)
  • Shimmery White – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ ( tree panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3″ (label), 2″ x 3″ (pumpkin die cuts)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In The Pines Rustic Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Christmas Card made with the versatile new Stampin’ Up! In The Pines stamp bundle. I’m using the large Pine Tree die cuts to make a Christmas Tree 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 die cut the background large tree background from Just Jade card stock and the detailed tree from Shaded Spruce card stock using the Pine Woods Dies. I adhered them together with dots of liquid glue. I cut a large oval from Whisper White and a large scalloped oval from Cherry Cobbler using the Layering Ovals Dies. I embossed the Whisper White oval with the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder and adhered it to the front of the Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval. I popped the layered tree on top with dimensionals and accented it with rhinestones.

I adhered a panel of ‘Tis the Season 6″x6″ designer series paper to a Basic Black mat. I embossed a strip of Cherry Cobbler with the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of the plaid paper. I colored a length of Whisper White crinkle seam binding ribbon with the light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and wrapped it around the seam and tied a bow. I stamped the Seasons Greetings sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In The Pines photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the smallest die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it to the embossed red panel on the plaid layered panel.

I adhered the layered plaid panel to the front of a Just Jade card base with dimensionals. I adhered the layered oval panel to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Dove of Hope stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. Next to the sentiment, I stamped the medium tree from the Stampin’ Up! In The Pines stamp set in stamped off Just Jade ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the green plaid ‘Tis The Season DSP and adhered it to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! In The Pines bundle is so versatile with so many sizes and styles of trees. They make great Christmas Trees, but they can also be used to create outdoor scenes. You can see the detailed image below and you can click on the it to go to my online store and see the complete details.


Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit!

September’s Paper Pumpkin kit has a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages – you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves.

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.


Get & Go Starter Kit – Limited Time Joining Promotion

The Get & Go Starter Kit is a limited time promotion designed to give new Stampin’ Up! demonstrators additional products to help you get started right away. In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit, you will receive precut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use in your first event.

Full Details are on my Promotion Page, or you can contact me – I’d love to talk to you about joining my team!


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut tree)
  • Shaded Spruce – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut tree)
  • Cherry Cobbler – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped oval die cut), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed strip)
  • Basic Black – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (mats)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (embossed oval die cut), 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • ‘Tis The Season DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! Our talented team has created projects this month with the theme of Halloween Fun. Be sure to check out all the projects for great inspiration for Halloween, as it’s just around the corner!

I made a Halloween card with the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot bundle for our hop today. These little little owls are so cute, so I had to get them! Here’s my 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 adhered a panel of the Plaid Tidings designer series paper to a panel of Magic in the Night designer series paper and then adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I embossed a strip of Blackberry Bliss card stock with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder and adhered it on top. I then wrapped a length of Black glitter ribbon around the panels and made a knot on the side. I popped the panel to the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the little owl and spider and Boo! sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the frame from the Hippo & Friends Dies. I sponged the background with Rich Razzleberry and Bumblebee ink and colored the tree with Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I stamped another image on a smaller whisper White panel and cut the owl and spider out with the coordinating die from the Peek a Hoot Dies. I sponged the edges of these die cuts to match and colored the owl with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the spider with the Basic Black Stampin Blends.

I cut out a Bumblebee mat from the next larger Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered it to the back of the stamped die cut. I cut out two spider webs from Vellum card stock with the die from the Peek a Hoot Dies and adhered them to the back of the layered die cuts. I popped the owl and spider on the front with dimensionals and popped the layered die cuts on the card front. I finished it off with three iridescent pearls.

I stamped the owl and pumpkin and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the image in Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin Blends. I carefully inked up the spider with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it in the upper corner. I added a strip of Magic in This Night DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

A colorful fun card to celebrate Halloween! Here’s a close up of the bundle – the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot cling stamps with the Peek a Hoot Dies. Aren’t those owls so cute?


Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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 â€“ 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:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed strip)
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Bumblebee – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut mat)
  • Vellum – 2″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut spider webs)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (stamped die cut frame), 1-3/4″ x 2″ (die cut spider and owl)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (decorative strip)
  • Magic in This Night DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: