Stampin’ Up! My Meadow Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! It’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop time so WELCOME! I wanted to share a card that celebrates the promise of Spring so I turned to the lovely Stampin’ Up! My Meadow photopolymer stamp set to create my card for today. 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 sketch we are using:

I first wanted to make the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow gazebo as a focal image, but I felt it was too big, so I decided to use the wheel barrow and fill it with tulips. I stamped the wheel barrow in Basic Gray and Real Red and the flowers in Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. I put it on a little Sahara Sand stone path and stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Soft Suede. I adhered the image to a Seaside Spray scalloped mat cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I finished the little panel with another tulip cluster, a Seaside Spray faceted dot and a linen thread bow.

I used the other images in the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow stamp set to represent the swirls in the sketch. But first, I sponged the top of a Whisper White panel with Seaside Spray and the bottom in Pear Pizzazz. For the top images, I used the gazebo (yay, I got to include the gazebo in the card!!) stamped in Soft Suede with some Gray Granite birds and Pear Pizzazz grass. On the other side I added more grass and the trees stamped in Gray Granite with stamped off Flirty Flamingo leaves. I tried to make it look like the cherry trees in my back yard that are starting to bloom.

The bottom swirls were all about the Mango Melody Tulips. But I did add the little Japanese bridge and a little creek in Soft Suede and Seaside Spray. I adhered the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and then to a Sahara Sand card base with dimensionals. I popped the wheel barrow image on top with dimensionals.

For the inside panel, I stamped more Mango Melody Tulips and Cherry Trees on a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The faux swirl Stampin’ Up My Meadow little scene vignettes are mostly hidden by the main panel, so use your imagination to place yourself in a beautiful, peaceful Spring retreat! And I’ll push the wheel barrow to bring you more Mango Melody tulips.

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:


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 visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Seaside Spray – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut)
  • Whisper White – 2-3/16″ x 3-5/16″ (wheel barrow panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence with Positive Thoughts Hugs Card

Good Morning! Today’s card mixes the florals from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set with the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up Positive Thoughts stamp set showing how easily you can mix elements from the Annual Catalog with the Mini Catalog. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Cut a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock and run it through the Scripty embossing folder. Adhere it to a panel of Perennial Essence designer series paper and then to a Pretty Peacock card base. Punch two leaf clusters from Pear Pizzazz card stock with the Leaf punch and adhere them to the card. Fold a length of linen ribbon and adhere it to the card front with glue dots. Trim the ends of the ribbon.

Stamp two of the 3-petal stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set with Versamark Ink on So Saffron Vellum. Sprinkle it with white embossing powder and heat set until it becomes shiny. Punch them out with the Perennial Flower punch. Punch two additional petal clusters from the So Saffron vellum. Adhere the petal clusters together with glue dots, arranging them so that the two embossed ones are on top and the petal tips are offset. Top with a Perennial Essence floral center

Adhere the flower to the card with dimensionals. Stamp the Hugs sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on a strip of Sahara Sand card stock. Cut it out with the die from the Ornate Frames dies. Adhere the label to the card with glue dots. Finish with three Woven Threads Sequins.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on a Whisper White panel. Adhere a strip of the Perennial Essence designer series paper to the bottom and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

Now I have to make a confession – my card is CASE’d (copy and selectively edit) from a similar card in the Annual Catalog. I used a different embossing folder and ribbon, and I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set for the sentiments, so it’s a little different. But it shows how you can use the pretty projects in the catalogs for inspiration – and there are lots of them!


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:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed strip), 2″ x 4″ (punched leaves)
  • Sahara Sand – 1″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Perennial Essence Vellum – 2″ x 7″ (flower)
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley Cards

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a pair of sweet cards designed for our Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting last month using the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley is the latest in the series and it includes stamps, dies, designer series paper, embellishments and die cut and laser cut accent sheets. Stampin’ Up! provides the list of coordinating colors so you can use the cardstock and ink that is already in your stash to express your creativity with all the coordinating items.

Adhere the Whisper White panel to the Old Olive panel and pop it on a Terracotta Tile card base with dimensionals. Color the leaves in the Terracotta Tile DSP with Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and the flower centers with Dark Daffodil Delight. Adhere it to the Old Olive mat and then to the card front with liquid glue. Stamp the flower cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley stamp set twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Color the leaves with Light Old Olive and the flower centers with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends.

Stamp the sentiment on one of the fancy laser cut labels in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Cut out 3 sets of leaf clusters from Old Olive card stock. Arrange the die cut flowers and leaves and adhere them with liquid glue. Adhere the label with dimensionals and finish the front with clear rhinestone gems.

Stamp the berry cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley in Highland Heather ink on the top of a Highland Heather card base. Adhere the tile patterned DSP from Botanical Prints DSP to the Old Olive mat and then to the Highland Heather card base with liquid glue. Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Stamp the berries on a Whisper White panel and color them with Highland Heather, Light So Saffron and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Cut them out with the coordinating die and pop them on the oval with dimensionals. Pop the oval on the card base with dimensionals and accent with three rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the Terracotta Tile card, stamp the floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley in two corners of a Whisper White panel in Terracotta Tile ink and adhere it to the inside of the card. Stamp the floral image on the corner of a Whisper White Medium envelope to match.

For the inside of the Highland Heather card, stamp the berries from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley on the lower corner of a Whisper White panel. Adhere it to an Old Olive mat and then to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

The lifelike images of the flowers and fruits in the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley are reminiscent of antique botanical prints and make elegant and pretty cards with an updated and modern feel.


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:

Terracotta Tile Card:

  • Terracotta Tile – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (card front), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Botanical Prints DSP – 2″ x 5-1/8″ (front)

Highland Heather Card:

  • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Old Olive – 2-1/16″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut oval), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (berries die cut)
  • Botanical Prints DSP – 2″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a sweet Easter Card that I made yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter cling stamp set has three cute baby animals that can be used for either baby cards or Easter cards. I made an Easter card with the cute little chick.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I stamped the little chick from the Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter in Basic Gray ink on a small Whisper White panel and colored it with Daffodil Delight and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the largest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered it to a Pear Pizzazz scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the Happy Easter Greeting in Pear Pizzazz ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the long stitched rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I embossed a Whisper White panel with the Ornate Flowers 3D embossing folder. This pretty embossing folder will be available on April 1 as part of the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release. I adhered the embossed panel to a Pear Pizzazz card base with liquid glue. I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz gingham from the Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper and adhered the label on top with liquid glue. I adhered the chick from the Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter stamp set with dimensionals and finished the front with a Daffodil Delight bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower cluster and little bee in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored them with Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Pear Pizzazz gingham and adhered it to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

Next up for Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter stamp set is a set of baby cards, also with gingham – I just need to figure out the sketch. On the sample (bottom card), I stamped the chick with Smoky Slate ink and I used Basic Gray (top card) in the video. I didn’t want to use black ink because I wanted to keep the softness of the baby chick. I think I prefer the Basic Gray, what do you think? Have a great week and stay healthy!


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 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 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:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and embossed front), 3″ x 3″ (chick panel)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (gingham front strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside gingham trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts cling stamp set and the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies from the Coordination Products Release. 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 sketch we are using:

I started by embossing a panel of Mint Macaron card stock with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder and the 3D embossing folder plate and adhering it to the bottom of a panel of Garden Lane designer series paper with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered DSP to a Soft Suede card base. I stamped the Hugs Prayers Love sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set with Versamark Ink on a Sahara Sand panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder. I stamped the fern three times on the panel with Mint Macaron ink, once full strength and twice after stamping off. I cut the panel out with the fancy stitched rectangle die from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink to give it a distressed look.

I stamped the fern from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the flower in Blushing Bride ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the flower center out of Blushing Bride card stock with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts dies and pushed up the little die cuts. I also cut out two of the sprigs from Rococo Rose card stock. I lightly sponged all the die cuts with Soft Suede ink.

I adhered the flower center to the stamped flower with multipurpose liquid glue and added a Rococo Rose faceted dot. I arranged the leaves and buds on the embossed panel and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue. I folded and trimmed a length of white linen ribbon and adhered it with glue dots. I popped the layered flower on with dimensionals and added a linen thread bow. I finished it off with a gold foil butterfly cut with the small butterfly die from the Nature’s Thoughts dies. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the corners of a Whisper White panel with the fern stamp in Mint Macaron ink after stamping off. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Garden Lane DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts cling stamp set has so many beautiful natural images and I love all the cards I have seen using it. And it’s so appropriate to our times. Take care!

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:


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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 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:

  • Soft Suede – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4
  • Mint Macaron – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background)
  • Sahara Sand – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut background)
  • Rococo Rose – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (floral die cuts)
  • Blushing Bride – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut flower center)
  • Gold Foil – 1″ x 1″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut stamped fern and flower)
  • Garden Lane DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: