Stampin’ Up! November Pumpkin Kit – Gifts Galore

Good Morning! I got my Stampin’ Up! November Paper Pumpkin kit the day before yesterday and made the cutest treat holders. Take a look:

The Stampin’ Up! November Paper Pumpkin kit makes 9 treat holders, 3 each of three cute designs. They are so easy to put together! Here’s the kit unboxing video from the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel showing how to do it.

As you can see everything is included in the kit, including Tear & Tape, two colors of Baker’s twine and all the printed and scored card stock. Here’s a close-up of the stamp set with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Spot. The sentiments are so fun and festive!

Here is the first treat holder the happy snowman. The bags are food safe and I filled them with holiday chocolates!

I did pull out my Old Olive stamp pad to stamp the ‘to/from‘ sentiment on the gift tags. There are lines on the back of each panel where you attach the little boxes – this makes it real easy to figure out where to put the Tear & Tape! Here’s the stack of presents!

The final holder is the pretty Christmas Tree! At 4-1/2″ x 6″ these treat holders are pretty substantial! And you could tuck a gift card inside too!

While I stuffed my bags with chocolates, they are perfect for home baked goodies or any stocking stuffers.

Paper Pumpkin publishes a different kit each month. They are usually card kits, but sometimes the kits will be little containers or other projects. On the first day of the ordering period, they publish a description so you will know the theme and whether it will be a card kit or other type of project. They will give clues about the design, but the kit will be a surprise when it arrives. You need to place your order or subscribe by the 10th of each month and the kit will be delivered to your mailbox before the end of the month. And then, the crafting fun begins!! Here’s the Preview of the December kit that looks like it will make some fun cards!

The December Paper Pumpkin Kit is Lots Of Pun!

What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!

The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!

Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile!

Here are the Details:

  • The 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 all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

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 December 2021 kit is December 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Masculine Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle is one of the prettiest leaf sets with gorgeous leaf stamps and wonderful dies. There are no sentiments in the set, so I used the beautiful Best Year cling stamp set for my sentiments in this masculine fall birthday 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 Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper to the front of an Early Espresso card base. I cut a panel of Cork paper with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a copper foil mat with liquid glue.

I cut two branches with the Intricate Leaves dies from Early Espresso and adhered them to the cork panel with tiny dots of liquid glue. I cut the large leaf from copper foil and adhered it on top of the branches with tiny dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year cling stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with copper embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with a Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it over the leaf and branches with dimensionals.

I adhered the decorated panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with three copper brushed metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel. I inked up the leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves cling stamp set with Cinnamon Cider ink and stamped it off before stamping a leaf on the inside panel. I adhered a strip of Blackberry Beauty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle is perfect for making nature themed masculine birthday cards, and this one is a bit elegant with the copper foil and the Best Year sentiments. Really nice for the Fall birthdays!


Eden’s Garden Collection is Available Now!

You can begin enjoying the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog now wit the new Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.

The Eden’s Garden bundle is a beautiful Early Release from the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. Other items in the collection are available through January 3, 2022, or while supplies last.


Join Stampin’ Up! With Savings During November!

Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


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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 July – December 2021 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:

  • Early Espresso – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3″ x 4″ (die cut branches), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Copper Foil – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (cork mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Cork – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front background)
  • Very Vanilla- 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season bundle to make a festive wreath Christmas card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week and here’s the pretty color palette we are using – with Old Olive and Real Red it has to be a Christmas card, right?

I adhered a panel of Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to an Old Olive mat and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base. I cut the third largest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies and adhered it to the center with liquid glue.

I used the leafy wreath die from the Seasonal Swirls dies to cut a Cinnamon Cider Wreath. I carefully cut a card from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack with the pine and holly wreath die (luckily it just barely fit!) and I cut another pine and holly wreath from Old Olive. I adhered the wreaths together with dots of liquid glue and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season photopolymer stamp set in Real Red on Basic White and cut it out with the large label die from the Pretty Pillow Box dies. I was pleased at how easy it was to ink up each word and stamp them on top of each other – thank you for photopolymer!! I adhered the label to the inside of the wreath with dimensionals.

I made a bow with sheer Real Red Ribbon and adhered it to the bottom of the wreath with a glue dot. I cut out six sets holly leaves from Mossy Meadow and adhered them around the wreath with glue dots and finished each leaf cluster with three red rhinestone jewels.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pine boughs in stamped off Old Olive and the holly leaves in Mossy Meadow. I adhered a strip of Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love wreath Christmas cards and the Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season wreaths have intricate details that are so pretty, especially when they are layered. One of the things I like to do is decorate them, just like you would do for the wreath on your front door.

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:


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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 July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut wreath)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut wreath)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack – one 3″ x 4″ card (die cut wreath)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest Thank You Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest is one of my favorites from the current July – December Mini Catalog, so I was happy to use it for another fall Thank You card. And I decided to combine it with the quaint Harvest Meadow and rustic In Good Taste designer series papers for a sweet country look. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the Nature’s Beauty Color Challenge at Sunday Stamps SSC269:

I adhered a panel of Harvest Meadows designer series paper to a Misty Moonlight mat and popped it on the front of a Gray Granite Card base with dimensionals. I cut a stitched rectangle using the rustic wood grain In Good Taste designer series paper, adhered it to a Basic Black mat and then adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the pretty coneflowers from the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. I used Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Cinnamon Cider and Soft Suede. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Old Olive and cut it out with the small label die. I adhered it to the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I made a triple loopy bow with Linen thread and adhered it with a glue dot and finished the card front with champagne rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the card, I inked up the coneflower stamp with Gray Granite ink and stamped off twice before stamping the image on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with the Harvest Meadow DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The beautiful coneflowers from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest stamp set are really fun to color and they always come out beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!


Seasonal Sale Coming November 16 – November 18!

Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!

Promotion Details:

  • The sale will run for three days only – November 16, 2021 – November 18, 2021.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.

Click on the image below to download a flyer with details:


Join Stampin’ Up! With Savings During November!

Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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 July – December 2021 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:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 2-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (stitched rectangle mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut stitched rectangle)
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle to make another poinsettia Christmas card. For today’s poinsettias, I used the Snowy White Velvet paper to make a poinsettia with a velvety texture – the dies cut the velvet paper beautifully! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week and here’s the pretty sketch we are using:

I cut a panel of Painted Christmas designer series paper with the Scalloped Contours die and adhered it to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with liquid glue. I cut the three largest poinsettia clusters from the Snowy White Velvet paper using the embossing insets. I gently curled the petals backwards and adhered the centers with liquid glue.

I adhered the poinsettia to the card front with glue dots. I cut the berry sprig using from the dark side of the Poppy Parade Ombre specialty paper and adhered it to the card front with glue dots, tucking it under the flower. I cut two of the leaves from the Poinsettia dies with the embossing insets from Evening Evergreen and gently curved them before adhering them with glue dots under the flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set in Real Red on Soft Sea Foam. I cut out the sentiment with the smallest Scalloped Contour die using the two step method and adhered it on the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with three Garden Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Real Red on Basic White. I stamped the little holly flourish from the Whimsical Trees stamp set next to the sentiment in Soft Sea Foam and trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of the Painted Christmas DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The die cut poinsettia from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set and Poinsettia dies are my all time favorite die cut poinsettia for Christmas cards. A single die cut poinsettia that is so dramatic – especially when cut from a specialty paper like the velvet!

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: PYA3MMQ6

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 July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


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

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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
  • Snowy White Velvet – 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (poinsettia petal clusters)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Red Ombre specialty glitter – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (berry sprig)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut scalloped rectangle, 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the November Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Christmas” and I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings bundle to make my Christmas Card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was also inspired by the sketch challenge in Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge #531:

I cut a Bumblebee panel with the long simple lacy border from the Ornate Layers dies and adhered a panel of Sweet Stockings designer series paper across the center. I adhered it to a panel of Sweet Stockings designer series paper and then adhered it to an Evening Evergreen mat. I popped the layered DSP panel to the front of a Cherry Cobbler card base. I die cut another circle of Sweet Stockings DSP and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the kitty from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White. I colored it with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the Santa’s hat and candy cane in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored them with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out with the little label die. And finally, I cut one of the cute stockings from the Sweet Stockings DSP with the Stockings die. I adhered the cat, hat and stocking together with liquid glue and popped them on the card front with dimensionals. I tucked the candy cane and label under the stocking and adhered them with glue dots.

I cut the bow from Bumblebee, the holly leaves from Old Olive and the holly berries from Cherry Cobbler using the Stockings dies and adhered these to the stocking with liquid glue. I finished the stocking with a bumblebee Decorative Matte Dot on the bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel. I fussy cut some of the other cute critter images from the Sweet Stockings DSP and adhered them to the panel with liquid glue and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings bundle and the Sweet Stockings designer series paper are perfect for making Christmas cards for pet loving friends and relatives! The images are so cute, colorful and full of mischievous fun and joy.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jaimie Babarczy’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Jillian Good created.

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

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Jillian Good
  4. Akiko Sudano <– you are here
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Sue Prather
  8. Terry Lynn Bright
  9. Amy Koenders

Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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 July – December 2021 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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 1″ (die cut holly berries)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Bumblebee – 2-3/4″ x 3-7/8″ (die cut lacy stripe), 1″ x 1″ (die cut bow)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 1″ (die cut holly leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/2″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (die cut shapes)
  • Sweet Stockings DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 2″ x 3-7/8″ (front stripe), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut circle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), die cut stockings, fussy cut images

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels Hello Card

Good Morning! Oh My Gosh – the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels photopolymer stamp set is the cutest squirrel stamp set ever! For today’s card, I made a Fall hello card with one of the little guys and used and embossed Pumpkin Pie panel as the background and I just love how it came out. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pumpkin Pie with the Bark 3D embossing folder (this embossing folder shrinks a little, so I embossed a panel 1/8″ wider and cut it to size after embossing). I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to the front and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat. I wrapped it with Crumb Cake baker’s Twine and made a bow, then adhered it to the front of a Sahara Sand card base.

I stamped the outline squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel and stamped the filler in Sahara Sand. I am amazed at how wonderful this two step process turns out! I stamped the bottom of the acorn in stamped off Cinnamon Cider and the acorn top in Soft Suede. I stamped the tree branch in Soft Suede and inked the leaves in bumblebee and used a sponge dauber to add touches of Old Olive (I cleaned off the stamp each time to keep my Bumblebee ink pad green-free). After all the leaves were stamped, I stamped the leaf veins in Bumblebee. I cut the little guy out with the largest Layering Circle die and cut out a scalloped circle from Early Espresso to adhere to the back.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Early Espresso on Sahara Sand and hand trimmed a banner flag end with my paper snips. I adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and trimmed the banner end before adhering it to the squirrel with glue dots. I adhered the little squirrel to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a couple of tree branches in Soft Suede and a bunch of falling leaves in Bumblebee and Old Olive on a Basic White panel, just like the front. And of course I had to stamp the cute little sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso! I trimmed the bottom with Beauty of the Earth DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The little squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set is so cute and mischievous! It’s perfect for sending some cheerful Fall greetings to, well everyone! The two step stamping process works wonderfully for the images, but you can also color these little guys with markers or watercolors

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 a Christmas card with the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and the beautiful Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper. Look forward to seeing you then!


Enter and explore Eden with the Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.


Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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 July – December 2021 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:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/8″ x 2″ (label)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Early Espresso – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 2-1/8″ (label mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (squirrel circle)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 1″ x 3-1/4″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes stamp set to make a snowflake themed Christmas card. I paired it with the beautiful Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper to create a white, silver and gray winter wonderland. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week of Christmas!

I adhered a panel of Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper to a Smoky Slate mat and adhered a Wonderful Snowflake to it with liquid glue. I wrapped it with Metallic Mesh ribbon tying a knot on the side. I adhered the panel to the front of a Thick Basic White card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a Smoky Slate panel. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set it with my heat tool until shiny and cut it out with the medium label die from the Seasonal Labels dies.

I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals over the ribbon and snowflake. I finished the card front with silver epoxy dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the small snowflake from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes stamp set in Versamark ink in the corner of a Basic White panel. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and and shook off the excess. I heat set it with my heat tool until shiny. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray and trimmed the bottom with Peaceful Place specialty DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes stamp set are so festive and wonderful for sending Christmas Wishes. How are your Christmas cards coming along? We have about a month left before we start mailing them!

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: PYA3MMQ6

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 July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.


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

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:

  • Thick Basic white – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Smoky Slate – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Peaceful Place specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Sneak Peek

Happy Halloween! I don’t have a Halloween card today as trick or treating will begin shortly. I do have another sneak peek at the new Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden bundle that will be available on Tuesday! In today’s card, I paired the pretty cling stamp set and Ever Eden specialty designer series paper with the Encircled in Beauty dies to create a fancy filigree medallion for the sentiment. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Soft Succulent and Gold foil Ever Eden specialty designer series paper to the front of a Soft Succulent card base. I cut a panel of brushed gold foil with the large outline Encircled In Beauty die and the panel of Basic White with both the outline die and the inside detailed die. This makes a pretty lacy circle medallion that fits perfectly in the gold foil, so I adhered them together with small dots of liquid glue.

I cut the medium filigree circle die from Soft Succulent and adhered it to the center of the gold and white circle medallion with liquid glue. I inked up the large leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden in Soft Succulent, stamped it off and then stamped it in the bottom of a Basic White panel. I Stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen over the leaf sprig and cut it out with the third smallest Layering Circles die.

I adhered the sentiment circle to the center of the medallion with dimensionals and adhered the medallion to the card front with liquid glue. I used the pretty new Garden gems to make a jeweled leaf and berry sprig on the bottom of the label where the leaf sprig was stamped. I adhered a Soft Succulent bot to the other side to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the large leaf sprig several times around the bottom and top (after stamping off) in Soft Succulent, and adhered a strip of Ever Eden DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The gold foil touches in the Ever Eden DSP are just beautiful and such an elegant compliment to the pretty greenery and sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden cling stamp set. And I hope you like the addition of the Encircled in Beauty dies – it’s wonderful how easily the new products work with what you already have!

Here’s the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden stamp set.

And here’s the pretty Ever Eden specialty designer series paper. 

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 Fall floral card with the pretty Hand Penned Petals bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Eden’s Garden Is Coming on November 2!

Enter and explore Eden with the Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with the details:


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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 July – December 2021 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″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut medium filigree circle)
  • Brushed Gold – 4″ x 4″ (die cut large large fancy circle background)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4″ (die cut large filigree circle), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut small circle)
  • Ever Eden Specialty DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillow Box Halloween Treat Holders

Good Morning! Tomorrow is Halloween and I am ready! Candy is bought, porch is decorated and I just finished these cute treat boxes made with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillow Box Dies and Cute Halloween designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut the panels of Cute Halloween designer series paper with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillow Box die for each container. I used the cat punch from the Halloween punch to make thumb notches to make the boxes easy to open from the sides (see picture below). I folded the containers on the score lines and adhered the top flaps with a glue dot.

Then comes the fun part! These boxes are decorated with punched cat faces using the Halloween Punch and Cute Halloween DSP. I added tags die cut with the little tag die from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillow Box dies from both card stock and DSP. I stamped sentiments from the Cutest Halloween stamp set on card stock tags.

I wrapped the boxes with twine or ribbon that coordinated with colors in the DSP and added iridescent star sequins to the flaps. Here is a pumpkin punched from the Cute Halloween DSP along side a stamped pumpkin made from the Cutest Halloween stamp set.

And the cute little ghosts from the Cute Halloween DSP – one is punched and one is fussy cut. Both sweet and so cute. And I used a blending brush with Pumpkin Pie ink to turn the black and white DSP to black and orange DSP.

Creating the little treat holders was easy and fun. The images in Cute Halloween designer series paper are perfect for Halloween Fun!


Eden’s Garden Is Coming on November 2!

Enter and explore Eden with the Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with the details:


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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 July – December 2021 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:

  • Cute Halloween – 4-1/2″ x 6″ (pillow box die cut), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (tag die cuts), punched and fussy cut images
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (tag die cuts)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (tag die cuts)
  • Highland Heather – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (tag die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: