Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle to make a sweet birthday card. With the warmer weather, I planted some pansies by my mailbox this weekend, so I had to pull out this set for today’s card. With all the excitement about the new products, I forgot how beautiful this suite is, so it’s time to re-discover it! You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a Theme Challenge this week with the wonderful theme of Flowers – so perfect!

This card is kind of a fun fold card, where the card front is cut in half and turned sideways, so part of the inside of the card is showing – perfect for showing off pretty DSP. So I adhered panels of the pansy filled Pansy Petals designer series paper to the inside and to the front of a my Calypso Coral card base. I adhered a Calypso Coral dotted panel of the Pansy Petals DSP to the cut off front panel, and adhered it to the card front with Tear & Tape, centering the panel on the card.

I cut my flower and bud from Basic White, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Evening Evergreen using the Pansy Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle. I adhered the Pale Papaya large petal edge to the Basic White base and topped it with the Calypso Coral center detail and a Daffodil Delight flower center. I adhered the two Calypso Coral edges to the two Pale Papaya small petals and adhered them both to the back of the Basic White large flower. I adhered the Pale Papaya bud petal to the Basic White bud base and adhered them to the Evening Evergreen stem. I adhered the bud with glue dots and the large flower with dimensionals.

I cut some Evening Evergreen leaves from the Pansy Patch DSP and tucked them under the large pansy. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on Pale Papaya and cut it out with the Ornate Frames die. I adhered it to the card front. I finished off the card with a Pale Papaya bow and some iridescent gems, adding a large one to the pansy center!

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel. I cut out a small pansy from the Pansy Patch DSP and adhered it to the corner and adhered the panel to a Calypso Coral mat. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue, lining it up so that it would be covered by the front panel.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is really sweet and makes gorgeous dimensional pansies. The sentiments are also great and the Pansy Patch DSP is perfect for all your Spring cards.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 2-3/4″, two 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ panels (front panel and inside mat), 1″ x 3″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Pale Papaya – 2″ x 4-1/2″ (pansy die cuts), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 1″ x 4″ (pansy center)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (bud stem)
  • Basic White – 2-1/2″ x 4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels (front panels), small die cut pansy, two evening evergreen die cut leaves

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale Starts Today!

The Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Retiring List and Last Chance Products Sale has just been announced!

The 2021–2022 Annual Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Items on the retiring list are generally only available while supplies last, so order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Stampin’ Up! 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog Coming Soon!

With the retiring list for the current Annual Catalog being posted, the new 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog will be here soon! 

Here are the details:

  • I will be ordering the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogs on April 1, 2022 for my customers.  I will pack up the catalogs and mail them back out to my customers just as soon as they arrive.  I anticipate that the new catalogs for my customers will begin arriving by mid-April.
  • If you are not a current customer of mine but would like to be and would like to get a copy of the upcoming catalog when I mail them out, simply place an order through my Online Store and you’ll be added to my mailing list!
  • Ordering from the new Annual Catalog starts on May 3, 2022!

Let me know if you have any questions.  I can’t wait to see the new catalog!  Demonstrator preorder starts on April 1!  If you’re interested in joining, you can preorder and get the discount for yourself!  Head over to my joining page here to see the benefits of being a Demonstrator and to sign up now!



Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


All Together Collection Available Through May 2, 2022

Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love. Click on the picture below to download a brochure with all the details or click HERE to start shopping the All Together Collection now in My Online Store.

The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is Change is Beautiful!

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.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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 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 online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning! Here’s a modern birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle and Abstract Beauty Specialty designer series paper. This is a different style for me, but a lot of fun and I hope you like it. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper to a Basic Black mat and tied a length of black glitter ribbon around it, tying a knot. I adhered the panel to a Smoky Slate card base with dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Blushing Bride with the largest Layering circle die and embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to a Basic Black die cut scalloped circle.

I cut the word dies from the Floral Beauty Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle from Gold Foil and adhered them to the embossed circle – don’t forget the dot for the letter ‘j’. I popped the circle on the card front with dimensionals and finished with Blushing Bride hexagon dots.

For the inside of the card, I inked up the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set with Blushing Bride. I stamped off the solid flower before stamping on the side of a Basic White panel and stamped the detailed flower full strength. I stamped the leaf and stem in Soft Sea Foam and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Abstract Beauty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Abstract Beauty DSP is different, but the gold foil touches are beautiful! So I thought that it would go great with the word dies from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle. What do you think?


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Smoky Slate – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (embossed circle)
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Gold Foil – 2-3/4″ x 3″ (die cut words)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, 4″ x 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Easter Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I used the pretty die cut daffodils from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle to make an Easter card for my Facetime Live yesterday afternoon. You can find the supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the link to the Facebook Live video from yesterday. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer. Here it is:

My design was inspired by the sketch challenge in TGIF Challenges #tgifc539. Here’s the pretty card sketch:

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Hive 3D embossing folder and trimmed it to 4″ x 5-1/4″ before adhering it to the front of a Thick Basic White card base. I adhered two strips of Hand Penned designer series paper on the embossed panel and started to make the flowers using Daffodil Delight card stock.

Here’s a picture of the die cuts for the flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle. For each of the flower elements there is a background die cut and a detailed die cut. Adhere the detailed die cut to the top of the background die cut and you get the layered elements on the right. Then combine the layered elements to complete the flower. For the tallest daffodil, I used two sets of the 3 petal flowers and topped it with the center section. For the shortest flower, I used the 4 petal flower on the 2 petal flower and topped it with another center section. The bud is just the single layered bud element.

After putting the flowers together, I die cut the stems and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle from Garden Green card stock. I adhered three leaves to the DSP with liquid glue, trimming the bottom with paper snips before applying the liquid glue. I adhered stems to the back of the flowers and adhered them with liquid glue over the leaves (except for the bud, the stem fits nicely on the top). I trimmed the bottom of the tallest flower and adhered it. Next I did the same with the shortest flower and used a dimensional to lift the flower a bit, and finally trimmed the bottom and adhered the bud.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set in Garden Green on Basic White and cut it out with the Tailor Made Tags die. I adhered a Daffodil Delight Tag reinforcement to the top and looped some ribbons through the hole. I tied off the ribbons with linen thread, making a bow and adhered the tag with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with a little gold bumblebee trinket.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the daffodil from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White and Colored it with Stampin’ Blends. I used Daffodil Delight on the flower and Light Shaded Spruce and Light Mossy Meadow on the stems and leaves (this results in a shade close to Garden Green). I stamped the wonderful Easter sentiment from the A Wish for Everything cling stamp set in Garden Green and trimmed the bottom with Hand Penned DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle is perfect for Spring cards! I love the die cut daffodils and the stamped images are pretty too. Daffodils are the first flowers to bloom in my yard, and I’m always happy to see them. This bundle captures that same feeling.


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is Change is Beautiful!

Growing through life can also mean growing pains. Whether they’re climbing their career ladder or moving out for the first time—change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary—but isn’t that what makes life beautiful? Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures. Let your loved ones know you’ll be there to support them through all of life’s chapters! 

The Change is Beautiful kit contains enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change. The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature.

This kit includes:

  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases and Envelopes
    • Card size – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

Coordinating Colors:  Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo

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 April 2022 kit is April 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Daffodil Delight – 4″ x 7″ (die cut flowers)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 5″ (die cut stems & leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed front background), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 2″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5″ (front trim), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I was happy to bring out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle for our color challenge this week, and I was glad that I got so many of our colors in the card – the only one I missed was Petal Pink. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a Color Challenge this week and here’s the pretty color palette we are using:

I stamped the grass from the Paradise Palms cling stamp set across the bottom of a panel of brick Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper in Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the front of a Poppy Parade card base. I stamped three of the wide pots from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window photopolymer stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die.

I stamped four of the bushy plant greens from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White. I stamped three of the flower stamps that go with the bushy plant in Highland Heather and stamped the fourth in Poppy Parade and cut all four out with the coordinating die. I adhered the pots to the card in the grass with glue dots, and adhered the Highland Heather flowers on top with dimensionals. I stamped the window and two of the shutters in Crumb Cake ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I cut a panel of Crumb Cake with the shelf die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the pitcher in Pool Party, cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card with glue dots. I popped the Poppy Parade flowers on the vase with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Poppy Parade on a panel of Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP and cut it out with the little tag die from the Hydrangea dies. I cut a piece of Basic White with the same die and adhered it to the back of the DSP die cut and looped a length of Linen Thread through the tag before adhering it to the card front.

For the inside, I stamped the pitcher from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Pool Party ink on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the bushy plant greens in Pear Pizzazz and the coordinating flowers in Poppy Parade on top of the pitcher and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle is so versatile with stamped and die cut windows and lots of accessories and great sentiments – especially for Spring! And it’s on sale with Savings are in Bloom going on this month!!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Last Day to Sign up for March Paper Pumpkin Kit – Beyond the Horizon!

The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. And this month’s kit includes another FREE stamp set inside (yes—that’s two stamp sets in one kit!) as Paper Pumpkin’s way of saying THANK YOU!

Here are the Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
    • Card size – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size – 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • This kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon kit includes a Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Spot.
  • Elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists to take your crafting to the next level
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! 
  • This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizon Suite in the Jan-June Mini catalog.

Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

f 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.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 3″ (die cut shelf)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (tag), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (pitcher), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut pots), 2″ x 6″ (die cut bushy flowers), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut window and shutters)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (tag)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Seascape Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I used the pretty seahorse from the Sea Life Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle with the gorgeous Waves of the Ocean designer series paper for an encouragement and friendship card for my Facetime Live yesterday afternoon and the results were amazing! You can find the supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the video of my Facebook Live from yesterday afternoon. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

My design was inspired by the sketch challenge in Freshly Made Sketches #525. Here’s the pretty card sketch:

I adhered a panel of Waves of the Ocean designer series paper to a panel of Coastal Cabana Foil with liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Pool Party card base. I cut a Granny Apple Green Waves of the Ocean paper with the Seaweed die from the Smooth Sailing dies and adhered it to the bottom of the DSP panel.

I cut a Calypso Coral Waves of the Ocean DSP panel with the coral die from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle and curved some of the cuts up before adhering it to the card. I cut a panel of Pool Party Shimmer paper with the Seahorse die from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle and adhered it to the card front with cut up pieces of dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Encircled in Friendship cling stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I frayed some White ribbon and adhered it to the back with a length of Pool Party ribbon. I adhered the label and ribbons to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card with Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the seaweed from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape cling stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a Basic White panel. I stamped the coral in Calypso coral and the sentiment in Pacific Point. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Waves of the Ocean DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Waves of the Ocean designer series paper is beautiful and versatile enough to be used for different ocean themed dies like I did for this card. The swirls of color add depth and texture to the die cuts, like they do for any underwater or ocean background. The Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle is just one of the many beautiful stamp sets and bundles that go well with this DSP. And it’s wonderful that it’s on sale this month with the Savings are in Bloom promotion!


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • 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″, 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Supple Shimmer paper – 2″ x 4″ (die cut seahorse)
  • Blue Foils sheets – 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut seaweed), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut coral), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes Card

Good Morning! Today I have a Dutch Door card made with the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes stamp set. This is where the front flap is only on the bottom and you can see through the top, so I extended my art panel over the top to give the front some interest. It’s a pretty easy fun-fold! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Instead of scoring my Highland Heather card base at 4-1/4″, I cut the top 2-3/4″ of my score line, scored the bottom and cut across the card front to cut off the top half. See the picture below:

I adhered a Hand Penned designer series paper panel to a Basic White mat and adhered it to the card front. I stamped the butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes cling stamp set in Highland Heather on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You cling stamp set on the bottom of the panel in Highland Heather and embossed the panel with the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to the Highland Heather mat cut from the top front of the card base.

I cut a Mint Macaron panel with the leaf from the Bough Punch and the remaining Highland Heather strip with the punch flower. I adhered the punched shapes to the back of the butterfly panel with glue dots and used Tear & Tape to adhere the butterfly panel and punched shapes to the card front.

I colored a length of white crinkle ribbon with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend and made a bow. I adhered the bow to the card front and finished with three opal round gems.

I embossed a panel of Highland Heather with the Meadow Moments embossing folder and adhered it to the top of a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

A dutch door card is an easy way to kick up a card design to add an unexpected fun element that’s sure to bring a smile. And a small, pretty stamped image such as this sweet butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes stamp set is perfectly framed without too much fuss.


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″ and the top half of the front panel is cut out (leaves a 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel – cut to 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (butterfly mat) and 1″ x 3-1/3″ (flower sprig punch) ), 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed inside)
  • Mint Macaron – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf sprig punch)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (butterfly panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (front DSP mat)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m using one of my all time favorite bundles for today’s card – the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle! It’s great that this bundle has been brought back for the Savings In Bloom! sale this month and I paired it with the exclusive Waves of the Ocean designer series paper for a card perfect for today. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a Sketch Challenge this week and here’s the fun sketch we are using:

I embossed a Pacific Point panel with the Hive 3D embossing folder and trimmed it to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (note that this is a folder that will shrink, so I cut the panel to size after embossing). I adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Pacific Point card base with liquid glue.

I adhered the pretty foil and DSP strips to the card front with liquid glue. I cut the Daffodil Delight panels with the solid and detailed large sunflower dies from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I cut a panel of Waves of the Ocean DSP with the solid sunflower die and adhered it to the Daffodil Delight die cut. I cut the daffodil center from the Waves of the Ocean DSP and adhered it to the center before adhering the detailed die cut on top with dimensionals.

I decorated the center of the daffodil with iridescent gemstones and adhered the flower to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card with a little bumblebee trinket.

For the inside, I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is so beautiful and goes well with the Waves of the Ocean designer series paper. And it’s perfect for today!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Daffodil Delight – two 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panels (sunflower die cuts)
  • Blue Foil Sheets – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front foil stripe)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower die cut), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front blue stripe), 3/4″ x 4″ (front yellow stripe), 1″ x 1″ (sunflower center)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers Thank You Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers cling stamp set is one of my favorites in the new January – June Mini Catalog. The stamps are Distinktive stamps, so you get various shades of ink color in one stamp. The medium flower has several elements – a flower, leaves and background spatter and I wanted to make each element a different color. So I used an old technique called ‘huffing’ to stamp the flower and I am happy with the result. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The huffing technique is where you use markers to ink the stamps and then breath heavily (or huff) on the stamp to re-moisten the ink before stamping. So I pulled out my 2021-2023 In Color Stampin’ Write markers and colored the stamp with the brush end of the markers. I colored the flower Polished Pink, the leaves Soft Succulent and the background spatter Pale Papaya. Then I huffed all over the stamp and stamped the flower on a Basic white panel. I also stamped the image on printer paper and fussy cut it out to make a mask and covered the stamped image with the mask before inking the stamp again and stamping the next flowers.

After stamping the medium flower from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set three times, I cleaned off the stamp and inked up the leaves with my Soft Succulent marker to add more leaves to the arrangement. I cleaned it up again and inked just the spatter with my Pale Papaya marker to fill in more spatter until I was happy with the arrangement.

I inked up the sentiment stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set in Basic Gray and stamped it on the front panel. I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder to add texture and adhered the panel to a Polished Pink mat. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Soft Succulent card base.

I cut a panel Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum with the small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies and adhered it to the card with a glue dot. I added a Soft Succulent In Color jewel to the butterfly and three Polished Pink jewels to each of the flowers.

I inked up the medium flower stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set with my Polished Pink, Soft succulent and Pale Papaya Stampin’ Write markers again. I huffed on the stamp and stamped the image in the bottom corner of a Basic White panel. I cleaned off the stamp and used my Pale Papaya marker and mask to add more spatter to the edges and then adhered the panel to the inside of my card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set and have seen several techniques for getting a multicolor image such as inking the stamp with sponge daubers, blending brushes, or using the Stamparatus and they all have pros and cons. And then I remembered huffing and found this the easiest to do for this layout. What I really like is the creativity of trying different techniques and having so many options!


Sale-A-Bration is Ending on Monday!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for Shopping, Hosting and Joining! See my Promotions Page for more details or contact me and I’ll be happy to tell you more! But hurry because these specials are only available through February 28, 2022 or while supplies last!


All Together Collection Available Through May 2, 2022

Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love. And the All Together Collection includes early-release products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog—an exciting new range of natural Stampin’ Blends! Click on the picture below to download a PDF with all the details or click HERE to shop the collection in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Polished Pink – 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered Hello Card

Good Morning! It’s another cold winter day so I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle to remind me of the warm tropics. I paired the fun sentiments and lush tropical foliage stamps with the die cut pineapple from the In The Tropics dies for a Hello card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Artfully Composed designer series paper to an Evening evergreen mat and popped it all on an Old Olive card base. I used snail in the middle of a panel of the beautiful Layering Designs vellum to adhere it to the card front (it will be covered by the pineapple). I die cut a panel of Just Jade with the leaf sprig die from the Tropical Layers dies in the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. The vellum gives me just enough contrast to prevent the die cut from fading into the DSP, and the die cut helps to tie the pineapple to the DSP (plus I love how leaving a few of the center leaves in makes the die cut casual).

I die cut the pineapple from the In The Tropics dies from Bumblebee and sponged Cinnamon Cider ink around the edges and points. I fussy cut a Bumblebee backing using the die cut and adhered the die cut to the front. I cut a panel of Old Olive with the pineapple top and sponged the edges with Evening Evergreen and curled the leaves with my fingers. I adhered the pineapple top to the card front with glue dots and popped the pineapple on top with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered cling stamp set in Versamark ink on an Evening Evergreen panel and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the Messages die and adhered it to the card front with glue dots (where it overlapped the pineapple) and dimensionals. I finished it with an Evening Evergreen iridescent jewel.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set in twice stamped off Evening Evergreen ink in the corners of a Basic White panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Artfully Composed DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

A big pineapple against tropical foliage – this little hello is sure to warm you on the coldest winter day!

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make another touch of tropics card with the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Sale-A-Bration is Ending Soon: Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for Shopping, Hosting and Joining! See my Promotions Page for more details or contact me and I’ll be happy to tell you more! But hurry because these specials are only available through February 28, 2022 or while supplies last!


Current Host Code: 3QYMGKQY

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (pineapple top)
  • Just Jade – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (leaf sprig)
  • Bumblebee – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (pineapple)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (background panel)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 2-5/8″ x 4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: