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
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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:


Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter New Baby Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a fun new baby card made with the cute little lamb from the Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter cling stamp set. This set has three really cute baby animals, some accent stamps and wonderful sentiments for Easter or celebrating little ones. Sadly is it being retired, so I just had to make a colorful baby card. You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the polka dot paper from the Best Dressed designer series paper to a Pear Pizzazz mat and layered Dinoroar designer series paper pieces on top of it at wonky angles. I cut three stitched hearts using the little heart die from the retiring Stitched Labels Dies from Pear Pizzazz, Mango Melody and Lovely Lipstick card stock and adhered them around the card because babies and hearts go together – right? I adhered the decorated panel to a Daffodil Delight Card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I added glue dots on the back and attached some ribbon and added a Pretty Peacock rhinestone before adhering it to the card with more glue dots.

I stamped the little lamb from the Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White. I colored it with Light Old Olive, Light Petal Pink and Ivory Stampin’ Blend markers and cut it out with a Layering Circle Die. I cut a scalloped circle from Pretty Peacock and adhered it to the back and popped the lamb on the card with dimensionals.

I adhered a strip of the polka dot Best Dressed DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and added three more hearts to the top corner. I adhered the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and then to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

Baby cards are always good for a smile and I think any of the baby animals from the Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter stamp set would have been cute. And fun, colorful designer series paper always goes great in a baby card! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today 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!


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 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:

  • Daffodil Delight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (mats), 1″ x 2″ (heart die cuts)
  • Mango Melody – 1″ x 2″ (heart die cuts)
  • Lovely Lipstick – 1″ x 2″ (heart die cuts)
  • Pretty Peacock – 3″ x 3″ (lamb mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 3″ x 3″ (lamb)
  • Best Dressed DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
  • Dinoroar DSP – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (triangles), 3/4″ x 4″ (semicircles)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Memories and More Note Cards

Good Morning! Today I have a set of four fun note cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Memories and More card pack. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Memories and More card packs by Stampin’ Up! have 6″ x 4″ and 3″ x 4″ double sided cards that all coordinate and special laser cut stickers. This has the following advantages:

  • It makes card making easy and quick for the beginner paper crafter or busy person with limited crafting time.
  • The cards are perfectly sized and designed for Memory Keeping Journal pocket pages and Scrapbooking.

And the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Memories and More card pack has great nostalgic images that perfectly capture a relaxing tropical paradise! Here are four cards that I made using some of the cards in the card pack:

I wanted to make a simple set of 4 note cards with a tropical theme and I used the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Cards and Envelopes. These are made from a thinner craft paper but with a pretty white foil decoration and the rustic feel goes well with the tropical theme. I ended up covering up the white foil on the cards, but you can see it trimming the envelope sides. The size of the card bases is 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, so they go perfectly with the large cards in the Memories and More card packs.

My concept was to use a 3″ x 4″ card with a cute image and surround it with a coordinating all over design so I started by selecting 4 of the 3″ x 4″ cards. I couldn’t find good backgrounds for all of them, so I looked through the Tropical Oasis designer series paper and found good matches. For this card, I paired the cute ukulele image with the lily Tropical Oasis designer series paper cut to 4″ x 6″. I used Shaded Spruce to mat the small card and adhered everything with multipurpose liquid glue.

With this card, I used Shaded Spruce as a mat again and paired the hibiscus and frangipani with the 4″ x 6″ bird of paradise card from the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Memories and More card pack.

I feel bad so many beaches are closed, but in carefree times, this is a great idea. And I love these vintage station wagons! I paired this cute 3″ x 4″ Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Memories and More card with an Early Espresso mat and the cute station wagon paper from the Tropical Oasis designer series paper for the background.

For my final card in the set, I chose this fabulous flamingo and paired it with the flamingo background 4″ x 6″ Stampin’ Up! Memories and More card. I used Shaded Spruce for the mat.

For the inside of each card, I cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of Whisper White and trimmed the bottom with the same papers as the background. I added one of the flower stickers to the top corner and that was it. Quick and easy way to create a fun note card set.

Isn’t this a fun set of note cards? I have really enjoyed playing with the Stampin’ Up! Memories and More card packs because they are so versatile and add another dimension to coordinating with other products in the same suite. And there are still so many cute images left in the card pack that I still need to put to good use.


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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 send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Shaded Spruce – (3) 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Early Espresso – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Whisper White – (4) 4″ x 6″ (inside panels)
  • Tropical Oasis DSP – (2) 4″ x 6″ (front backgrounds), (2) 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trims)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress Mother’s Day Card for the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today is the day for the Monthly Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop and our theme for the month is ‘For the Girls/Ladies”. So my card uses the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress bundle to create a girly-girl Mother’s Day 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 embossed a small panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a panel of floral Best Dressed designer series paper with multipurpose liquid glue. Then I adhered the panel to a Daffodil Delight card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress in Old Olive ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the die from the Ornate Frames Dies. I cut the coordinating fancy background frame from Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered the label on top. I adhered the layered label to the bottom of the card with multipurpose liquid glue and finished it with a Lovely Lipstick enamel dot.

I used the largest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut a circle in the dotted Best Dressed designer series paper. I adhered this to a Blackberry Bliss scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circles Dies and then to the card base with dimensionals. I stamped each of the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating die from the All Dressed Up Dies. I colored them with Lovely Lipstick, Light Mossy Meadow and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and adhered them to the dotted circle with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped two shoes, the perfume bottle and the lipstick from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black in on Whisper White and cut them out with the dies from the All Dressed Up Dies. I colored the shoes with Light Purple Posey, Light Petal Pink and Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends and glued them together. I colored the lipstick with Light Basic Black, Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Light and Dark Lively Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. I colored the perfume bottle with Light Pretty Peacock, Light So Saffron and Light Pool Party Stampin Blends. While coloring with the Stampin’ Blends, I used the color lifter to add highlights. I adhered the layered shoes, perfume bottle and lipstick to the circle with dimensionals. I added a Daffodil Delight ruched ribbon bow with a glue dot to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I trimmed a strip of the floral Best Dressed designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. I made another flower die cut like the ones on the front and adhered it to the corner.

In retrospect, I think today’s card is a little over the top. Do you know anyone who owns a pair of lavender heels? But I also think we should go over the top for our moms, especially on Mother’s Day. So I’ll pick another time to show restraint.

On with the Hop. Be sure to check out each team member’s project. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Leslie Larkin’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created. Have fun and Happy Stamping!

And here is the complete list of Blog Hop participants in case you get lost along the way:


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

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 send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (fancy label mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label), 3″ x 7″ (Dressed to Impress die cuts)
  • Best Dressed DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (polka dot circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided Kindness Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set has a beautiful leaf branch and wonderful sentiments. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the leaf branch several times in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Whisper White panel. The stamp is very large, so I used my Stamparatus. It is a photopolymer stamp set, so you can see through it and place it before stamping to get the arrangement that you want to fill the panel. I colored the leaves with the Light So Saffron, berries with Light Rich Razzleberry and the stems with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Then I colored the background with the Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White. I adhered it to a Pear Pizzazz mat with multipurpose liquid glue and then to the stamped panel. I adhered the stamped panel to another Pear Pizzazz mat with multipurpose liquid glue and then popped it on a Soft Seafoam card base with dimensionals. I added a green rhinestone to the label to finish the front.

I decorated the inside by stamping the border from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Whisper White Panel. I stamped some leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink in the corner and colored it the same as the front panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided stamp set also comes in a bundle with the Braided Border Punch.


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

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 send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Seafoam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 7/8″ x 3-3/4″ (label mat),
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: