Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m using bunch of retiring favorites for my card today along with a sneak peek of a new one :

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

I started by stamping the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness stamp set in Mango Melody randomly on a strip of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the single leaf in Old Olive after stamping off randomly among the Mango Melody flowers. I used the light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend to color the area between the flowers in a circular motion. Then I embossed it with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. This resulted in some custom designer series paper that matched the color palette for today’s blog hop! I used the lacy border from the Ornate Borders Dies to cut two lacy borders from Mango Melody card stock and adhered them to the back of the stamped and embossed strip.

I embossed a panel of So Saffron card stock with the beautiful Country Floral 3D embossing folder. Since this embossing folder causes shrinkage, I cut the panel 1/4″ longer than the final size and trimmed it to the correct length after embossing. I adhered the embossed panel to a Whisper White panel with liquid glue and adhered the stamped and embossed layered strip on top with liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to a So Saffron card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the fancy happy birthday label from the Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness stamp set on a small Mango Melody Panel with VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Layered With Kindness stamp set in Old Olive ink on a Whisper White strip and cut it out with the Label Me Fancy Punch. I adhered it to the Mango Melody label with dimensionals. I cut out the leaf spray from Old Olive card stock with the die from the Forever Flourishing Dies that will be available in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog on June 1. I adhered the leaves behind the label with liquid glue. I adhered the layered label to the card front with dimensionals on the right side and liquid glue on the left side. I finished it off with a White bow.

For the inside I stamped, embossed and colored a strip of Whisper White card stock so that it matched the panel on the card front. I adhered it to a Whisper White panel and then to the inside of the card.

Sadly, the Stampin’ Up! Layered with Kindness stamp set is retiring along with the beautiful Country Floral embossing folder. Both of these items are still available as Last Chance products until they sell out or through June 2, so check them out in my Online Store.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

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


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel trimmed to 5-1/8″ after embossing)
  • Mango Melody – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (2 die cut borders), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched label)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf spray die cut)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 1-1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped & embossed floral strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside stamped & embossed trim), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms Graduation Card

Good Morning! Today’a card is a graduation card made with the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set. This stamp set is on the retiring list so it is available while supplies last, but it is full of cute and clever images and sentiments. Cards made with this stamp set are sure to bring a smile to anyone receiving them. 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 Daffodil Delight confetti paper from the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper to a Basic Black mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the Bermuda Bay confetti paper on top and the present paper on the bottom. I cut the fancy border from the Nature’s Thoughts dies from Basic Black and adhered it across the seam. I adhered the layered panel on a Bermuda Bay card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the graduation cap image from the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel and colored the cap with Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend. I cut it out with the Layering Squares die. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and popped it on the card with dimensionals. I finished the cap with a silver metallic pearl.

A simple, fun card to celebrate a graduation made with the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set and the colorful Birthday Bonanza designer series paper!

I chose the congratulations sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set for the inside of the card since the font was similar to the one on the front. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel before adhering it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

Both the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms stamp set and the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper are on the retiring list and are available while supplies last until June 2. Check out the Last Chance Products in my Online Store to get yours while you can.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit is an exclusive Sara-inspired to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

  • The kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold 

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


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 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:

  • Bermuda Bay – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 2″ x 2″ (cap mat), 1/2″ x 4″ (die cut border)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (Daffodil Delight confetti), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (presents), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (Bermuda Bay confetti)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! When I was a little girl, my Father was in the Air Force and we lived on a lot of Air Force bases. I will always remember seeing the Veterans selling the little paper poppy flowers outside the Commissary and BX to raise money, and when Stampin’ Up! first brought out the Peaceful Poppies Suite, this was the first thing it brought to mind. So with Memorial Day coming up, I found it fitting to use the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments poppy dies for my card today.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the card sketch we are using – I thought it was the perfect sketch for bringing out the poppies again:

I embossed a strip of Pool Party card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the top of the Pool Party striped paper from the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper. I adhered the panel to a Pool Party card base.

I prepared the poppy die cuts using the Poppy Moments Dies. I cut one of the large flower and three small ones. I cut the solid pieces from Poppy Parade card stock and the outline pieces from Real Red card stock. I cut the centers from Basic Black card stock. I assembled the poppies by adhering the outline flowers to the solid flowers using dots of multipurpose liquid glue in the centers. I adhered the Basic Black flower centers with dots of multipurpose liquid glue, using both circle centers for the large poppy. I arranged the flowers across the card and adhered them with dimensionals.

I stamped the Always Remember sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Whisper White. I trimmed the end in a fishtail banner. I trimmed the end of a Whisper White flag ribbon and Real Red satin ribbon in a similar fashion. I adhered the ribbons together with glue dots along with the sentiment. I adhered the layered label to the card base with glue dots. I finished the card front with three red rhinestone jewels.

I stamped the large outline poppy from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento tuxedo ink on a Whisper White panel. I used the solid stamp to ‘color’ the poppy by stamping it with Real Red ink. I embossed a strip of Pool Party with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I remember as a little girl making my donation and getting the pretty little poppy flower. And years later when visiting my Mom, I remember finding poppy flowers in an old music box. Be safe and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!

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:


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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:

  • Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed front), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
  • Poppy Parade – 4″ x 4-1/2″ (solid poppy die cuts)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 4-1/2″ (outline poppy die cuts)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (poppy center die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (card front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! When I saw the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue cling stamp set, I knew I had to have it. The men in my family love to cook and the barbecue grill is their main tool. So today’s card is dedicated to them! You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

My layout was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #371:

I adhered a panel of the Night of Navy Plaid Country Club designer series paper to a Night of Navy card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I embossed a Garden Green square with the Corrugated 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I used the Layering Ovals Dies to cut Sahara Sand and Night of Navy Ovals for the background.

I stamped the grill from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel. I also stamped the top of the grill in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic Gray panel and fussy cut it out. I fussy cut the Whisper White grill, making two pieces – the top and bottom. I colored the bottom with Smoky Slate Stampin Blends and the Whisper White top with Ivory (shelf) and Real Red (chimney) Stampin Blends and adhered the Basic Gray hood on top. I positioned the grill parts on the Sahara Sand panel and stamped the flame from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Daffodil Delight.

I adhered the Sahara Sand oval to the Night of Navy oval with multipurpose liquid glue. I attached the bottom of the grill with multipurpose liquid glue and the top with dimensionals. I adhered the oval to the card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the long small Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Band Together stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped the burger in the bottom corner and colored it with Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Ivory Stampin Blends. I adhered a strip of the Night of Navy plaid DSP to the bottom and adhered it to a Garden Green mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

Sadly, the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set is on the retiring list and won’t be around for much longer, but I am so ready for a summer cook out! The menu can be burgers & hot dogs, or steaks, or ribs or even grilled veggies. What’s your favorite summer cook out dish?

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

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


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are Going Fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Box of Sunshine!

What is a Box of Sunshine? It is a box filled with yellow, happy fun things to cheer the recipient! The June Paper Pumpkin kit is an exclusive Sara-inspired to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! See my Promotions page for all the details.

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.


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 4″ (oval die cut)
  • Garden Green – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (oval die cut)
  • Basic Gray – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (grill hood)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (grill), 1″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have several birthdays coming up so I made a birthday card to share today and I had to use the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms bundle. You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I embossed a Pool Party panel with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Pool Party card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from Whisper White card stock with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut a panel of the pool party cherry blossoms paper from the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and adhered it to the die cut with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the cherry blossom branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I colored the flowers and buds with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and the leaves and stems with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I brushed the clear Wink of Stella on the flowers and buds to give it a little sparkle and added Champagne rhinestones to the flower centers. I adhered the branch to the middle panel with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set on a strip of Petal Pink card stock using VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I layered it on strips of Parisian Blossoms DSP and adhered them all together with glue dots. I adhered the strips on the panel with more glue dots and finished it off with a pretty Petal Pink bow!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the cherry blossom branch in Petal Pink ink (after stamping off once) on a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the foil cherry blossom DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I also stamped the cherry blossom branch on a Whisper White envelope in Petal Pink ink so that it would match.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms Dies make the most beautiful feminine birthday cards! I am so glad that they will be carrying over into the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

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:


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-5/8″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (cherry blossom branch die cut)
  • Petal Pink – 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP – 2-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ (blossom panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1/2″ x 3″ (foil flowers), 1/4″ x 4″ (foil words)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: