Stampin’ Up! Let’s Set Sail Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Let’s Set Sail bundle for the first time this weekend to make a card and I love it! I love the little sailboat with it’s sleek, cool modern design and the coordinating punch totally kicks it up! So I made this card yesterday afternoon for my Facebook Live. 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.

I started with the background, making a mask for coloring the sun with one of the Layering Circles dies and copy paper. I laid the mask on a Basic White panel and inked up a blending brush with Daffodil Delight ink and blended the ink through the circle to make a sun. I applied Tahitian Tide ink to another blending brush and blended it around the rest of the panel, avoiding the sun and applying the ink darker on the bottom of the panel.

I stamped the bottom of the panel with the Gentle Waves stamp in Starry Sky ink and cut the panel out with a Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the panel to a Starry Sky mat. I stamped the sails from the Stampin’ Up! Let’s Set Sail photopolymer stamp set in Sweet Sorbet ink on Basic White and cut them out with the Sail Boat Builder punch. I stamped the boat and mast in Soft Suede on Basic White, punched it out and adhered it to the panel with liquid glue. I popped the sails on the mast with dimensionals and stamped the birds in Basic Gray. I adhered a panel of Layering Designs vellum to the front of a Tahitian Tide card base and popped the sailboat panel on top with dimensionals.

I punched the end of a strip of Tahitian Tide with the Banners Pick A Punch and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Let’s Set Sail stamp set in Starry Sky ink. I wrapped a length of white baker’s twine around the end of the banner and tied a knot. I adhered the banner to the card with dimensionals and finished it with a faceted dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sailboat in the same colors as the card front on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sea with the Gentle Waves stamp and brushed Tahitian tide ink over the waves. I stamped the birds in Basic Gray and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Let’s Set Sail bundle is a fun little set that is great for masculine cards, but can be used for many occasions calling for summer fun. The bold graphic is wonderful and the sentiments are positive, encouraging and inspiring. Be sure to check it out!


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 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Tahitian Tide – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 13/16″ x 2-5/8″ (label)
  • Starry Sky – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Layering Designs Vellum (front background)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sails), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (boat)

Currently Available Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! He’s All That Father’s Day Card with Video Tutorial

Happy Mother’s Day! Today I have a fun camping/outdoorsman theme Father’s Day card made with the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle and the Campology cling stamp set. And it’s a fun fold card – a ‘W fold card’ and I used the die cuts from the He’s the Man specialty designer series paper to decorate the panels on the inside of the card. 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. Skip the first minute and a half, I was having challenges starting the live ☹️:

I adhered a panel of the camping He’s The Man DSP to an Early Espresso mat. I stamped the Father’s Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That cling stamp set in Early Espresso on a Sahara Sand panel. I stamped the lantern from the Campology stamp set over the sentiment and cut them out with one of the Stitched Rectangles dies.

I colored the lantern with the light Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blend and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat. I stamped the lantern again on a Basic White panel and colored the light with Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut it out and used an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to color the edge of the paper to cover the white. I adhered the light to the lantern and it really makes it look like it’s shining bright!

I cut two banners from Crushed Curry using the All That dies from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. I adhered the lantern panel over the banners with dimensionals. I decorated the banners with rustic dots and the lantern with pebbles enamel shapes.

I adhered the two He’s The Man DSP panels to the inside of the card with liquid glue. I burnished the inside strip at the score lines to make valleys and a mountain and adhered the end panels to the inside of the card with liquid glue. Do not apply glue to the center panels so that they can fold up freely, making a ‘W’ when you look at the card from the side (see below)

I die cut four squares using the Stylish Shapes dies and adhered square panels of He’s the Man DSP to the front. I decorated each square with camping themed die cuts from the DSP and adhered the square panels to the center strip with liquid glue, one square to each folded section.

I allowed the die cuts to go over the edge of the square on the sides, but I was careful that they did not extend above or below the sections.

The He’s the Man die cuts make this project pretty easy. It’s such a fun card for Father’s Day, and perfect for the camper or outdoor enthusiast!

A special thanks to Mary Deatherage for a great tutorial on the ‘W Fold’ fun fold card in her blog post here. After I saw her tutorial, I felt the that it was the perfect card for the new He’s the Man specialty DSP and the Father’s Day sentiment in the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle was the perfect occasion. I hope you’re inspired to make a W fold card. It’s a pretty easy fold and it is so impressive when opened!

After all the Father’s Day talk, I need to close by thanking you for following my blog and wish you all a happy, wonderful and relaxing Mother’s Day!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

To celebrate the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through May 10

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 11″ strip scored at 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 8-1/4″ (inside ‘W’ strip, folded Valley, Mountain, Valley style; see picture above)
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (lantern mat), 1″ x 2-3/8″ (inside mat)
  • Crushed Curry – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut banners)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (lantern panel)
  • Soft Succulent – 2-3/4″ x 11″ (die cut squares)
  • Basic White – 1″ x 2″ (fussy cut lantern light)
  • He’s The Man specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), two 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panels (inside panels), four 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ panels (inside square backgrounds), various die cut shapes to decorate the inside squares

Currently Available Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home Congratulations Card

Good Morning! I used the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home bundle with the Heart & Home designer series paper for a feminine Congratulations card. And I used the sentiments from the Happy and Heartfelt cling stamp set for my greetings – I love their quirky casualness! 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 Heart & Home designer series paper to a Basic White mat and popped it to the front of a Garden Green card base with dimensionals. I cut another panel with the fourth a Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I applied Pale Papaya ink to a blending brush and colored the back of a Heart & Home doily. I trimmed an end and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut two sprigs from Garden Green using the Flowers of Home dies and adhered them with liquid glue. I stamped the pretty flower from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Basic White and colored the flowers with Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends. I used the new Natural Tones Medium markers (SU500 and SU600) to color the Pale Papaya flower centers. Since there isn’t a Garden Green Stampin’ Blends combo pack, I used a blender pen and Garden Green ink pad to color the leaves. The Basic Gray ink was pretty dry so it didn’t smear, so I was glad, but I used a light touch. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Happy and Heartfelt stamp set in Garden Green on a strip of woodgrain Heart & Home DSP and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes banner die. I finished the card front with some Wink of Stella to add sparkle to the flowers.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flowers in the corners in Basic Gray and colored them the same way as I colored the flowers on the front. I ahdered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home stamp set are beautiful and perfect for many occasions. With graduations coming up, it’s a good time to think about congratulations cards, and I hope you like these sentiments as much as I do.

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 card. Join me as I use the Stampin’ Up! He’s The Man bundle create a fun Father’s Day card. Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

To celebrate the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through May 10

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me.


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise
    • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper – item 160009
    • 2022-2024 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock – item 159204
    • 2022-2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection – item 161108
    • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – item 159253
  • Free business supplies and catalogs
  • Free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Free shipping!!

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Garden Green – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (stamped flower)
  • Heart & Home DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (floral stitched rectangle), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Welcome the new Stampin’ Up! 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog!

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog is now open for orders and I’m thrilled!

Are your shopping lists all ready? You’ve seen sneak peeks of the projects that you can make with the new items that are launching today. What are your favorites?

Here’s a summary of what you’ll find in the new catalog:

  • There are 10 full product suites that coordinate stamp bundles, designer series paper and ribbons & embellishments! 
  • There are so many great new bundles in this catalog and a few bundles that are returning! 
  • Say Hello to the 5 new In Colors – Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky!
  • There are also new host exclusive stamp sets AND a beautiful pack of designer series paper that can be selected as a host item!

If you’re ready to start shopping now, click the Shop Now button to head over to my Online Store!

Shop now in my online store

If you haven’t received your copy of the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog yet, you can access an online version of the catalog here. If you are interested in becoming a new customer of mine, contact me and I’ll be happy to send you one, too.

Here’s a Summary of the Sneak Peek Cards I Made

First is the Nature’s Prints card that I posted here. The Nature’s Prints bundle can be found on pg 91 of the new catalog.

This card was made with the beautiful Happiness Abounds bundle on pg 109. Details on this card can be found here.

The wonderful Cup of Tea bundle can be found on pg 13 of the catalog and you can find the details on this card here.

There are great options for masculine cards in the new catalog, starting with the He’s All That bundle on pg 79. I made this card last week in this post.

I can’t forget the early release bundle, the Waves of Inspiration that is found on pg 101. I made this card back in March for this post.

And finally I made two cards last weekend with the wonderful Sending Smiles bundle on pg 166. You can find the details on these cards here and here.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

To celebrate the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through May 10

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me.


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise
    • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper – item 160009
    • 2022-2024 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock – item 159204
    • 2022-2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection – item 161108
    • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – item 159253
  • Free business supplies and catalogs
  • Free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Free shipping!!

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item 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 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.

Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle. Today’s card is the one I made in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon and is a stepped up version of the simple card I wrote about yesterday. I added some new 2022-2024 In Color DSP, an embossed background and die cut the flowers and sentiments. And I couldn’t resist adding a bow made from the beautiful metallic Starry Sky ribbon. You can find the currently available 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. I’ve included it in this post:

I adhered a strip of Starry Sky 2022-2024 In Color designer series paper to the side of an Orchid Oasis card base. I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to a Sweet Sorbet mat before adhering it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles photopolymer stamp set in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White panel and stamped the center in Daffodil Delight. I stamped the smaller flower and center in the same colors and stamped the large stem in Parakeet Party. I cut the flowers and stem out with the corresponding dies and adhered the to the card front using glue dots for the stem and leaves and dimensionals to adhere the flowers.

I cut the Sending word from Starry Sky after backing it with adhesive sheets and I cut the background from Orchid Oasis. I peeled off the adhesive sheet backing and adhered them together before adhering the word to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals. I stamped the smaller sentiment in Versamark ink on a strip of Tahitian Tide 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 it out with the short label die from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I die cut the tiny flowers and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue adding a Sweet Sorbet dot to the centers. I finished the card with a loopy bow made with the beautiful Starry Sky metallic ribbon!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the small stem and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles stamp set in Parakeet Party on a basic white panel. I stamped the small flower in Sweet Sorbet and the center in Daffodil Delight. I adhered a strip of DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle is sure to be a favorite with all the wonderful sentiments (for every occasion!) and the bold graphic images. I love that all the images have coordinating dies and, of course I love the layered word die. Here’s a picture of the stamp set and coordinating dies.

The Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle along with the 2022-2024 In Color designer series paper, dots, ink pads and card stock are sneak peeks from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog and will be available TOMORROW when the catalog goes live! YAY!! I can’t wait!


Today is the LAST DAY for the 2021-1022 Annual Catalog!

It was a wonderful Annual Catalog and I’m so sad to see many of the items that have retired. But there are still items available and some at a discount. But TODAY is the last day these will be available. Also note that while some stamp and die sets will continue to be available, they will not longer be offered as a bundle with the 10% discount. So head over to my Online Store to check it out.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item 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 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:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (Sending die cut word backing and tiny flowers)
  • Sweet Sorbet – 3″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Starry Sky – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (Sending die cut word)
  • Tahitian Tide – 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-7/8″ x 5″ (embossed panel), 3″ x 5″ (die cut flowers and stem)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2″ x 4″ (front trim), 1/2″ x 4″ (Inside trim)

Currently Available Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Here’s a simple card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles photopolymer stamp set from the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. And I used all of the new 2022-2024 In Colors in making it! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used and remember that all these products will be available on Tuesday when the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog launches!

I stamped the Sending sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles stamp set in the new In Color Starry Sky on a Basic White panel. I stamped the smaller sentiment below it in the new Tahitian Tide ink and the stem in Parakeet Party. I stamped the two flowers in Sweet Sorbet and used Daffodil Delight ink to stamp the flower centers.

I adhered the stamped panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat with Stampin’ Seal and then adhered the layered panel to the front of a Orchid Oasis card base. There – I got in all five of the new 2022-2024 In Colors (with a small touch of Daffodil Delight)!

I finished the card front with light Starry Sky In Color Dots. These dots are ombre, so it’s hard to tell the light Starry Sky from the dark Orchid Oasis.

For the inside of the card, I stamped little stem from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles stamp set in Parakeet Party in the corner of a Basic White panel. I topped it with the small flower in Sweet Sorbet and Daffodil Delight and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The bold new In Colors are perfect with the bold graphic flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles stamp set for a clean and simple card.

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 card. Join me as I use the Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles bundle to step this card up with a little die cutting and embossing. Look forward to seeing you then!


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise (see the list below)
  • free business supplies and catalogs
  • free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • free shipping!!

Here are the free In Color Products that are included:


2022–2024 IN COLOR GRID PAPER
160009

2022–2024 INK PAD COLLECTION 161108

2022–2024 IN COLOR 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK 159204

2022–2024 IN COLOR 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 159253

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Tomorrow is the Last Day for the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale!

It was a wonderful Annual Catalog and I’m so sad to see many of the items that have retired. But there are still items available and some at a discount. But tomorrow is the last day these will be available. Also note that while some stamp and die sets will continue to be available, they will not longer be offered as a bundle with the 10% discount. So head over to my Online Store to check it out.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item 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 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:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Sweet Sorbet – 3-8/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels (inside and front panels)

Currently Available Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! He’s All That Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek of the new He’s The Man Suite from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog that will be available on May 3, 2022. This suite consists of the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle with the He’s The Man specialty designer series paper and Rustic Metallic dots. This is a great suite for masculine cards and I used all of the products for my card. You can find the currently available the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the He’s the Man DSP to an Early Espresso mat with liquid glue. I cut a fishtail banner at the bottom of a strip of He’s the Man DSP and adhered it to the panel. I then wrapped a length of Crumb Cake Baker’s twine around the panel and tied a knot.

I cut a panel of the He’s the Man DSP with the largest square in the new Stylish Shapes dies (available May 3) and adhered it to the panel with liquid glue. I stamped the car and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake. I cut it out with the pinked circle die from the bundle’s All That dies and adhered it to the panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals and finished it with three rustic metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, decorated a Basic White panel with cut outs from the He’s the Man DSP pack. I adhered a strip of DSP to the bottom and punched out the car and sign from the die cut sheet and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle has fun sentiment stamps with all kinds of masculine themes and coordinating label dies. They’re perfect for coordinating with other masculine stamp sets that you may have in your stash! Here’s the stamp set and dies that are in the bundle:

Here’s the fun He’s The Man specialty DSP. There’s two 12″ x 12″ sheets of die cuts and five other double sided designs with themes about cars, camping, tools, BBQ and clothes!

All these items will be available on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 when the new catalog launches – just in time for Father’s Day!


Last week for 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale!

Many items have already sold out, so 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.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

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.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 currently available item 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 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (car)
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 4″ (banner), 3″ x 3″ (die cut square)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea Sneak Peek

Good Morning! I’m so excited about the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog opening next week! There are so many wonderful new bundles and one of my favorites is the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea bundle. I love it because it has so many pretty tea cup stamps and tea accessories with coordinating dies and pretty greenery. I’ve got the card stock cuts at the bottom of today’s post and links to any product currently available.

And I’m joining some of the ladies on the Inkin’ Krew Team in a Blog Hop to celebrate the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog! So be sure to check out everyone’s projects to get inspiration on using these exciting new products!

I started by adhering a panel of Teacup Boutique 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Tahitian Tide mat. I cut a panel of Basic White with the Stitched Rectangle die, embossed it with the Gingham embossing folder and adhered it to a Tahitian Tide mat. I adhered the embossed panel to the DSP panel with liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Sweet Sorbet Teacup Boutique DSP with the solid Teacup die and adhered it to another teacup cut from Sweet Sorbet card stock. I stamped the large greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea photopolymer stamp set in the new Parakeet Party ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the small greenery three times in Garden Green and the flowers twice in Sweet Sorbet and cut them all out with coordinating dies. I adhered the Garden Green greenery and small flowers to the larger greenery with liquid glue and adhered the larger flowers with small pieces of dimensionals.

I adhered the teacup to the center of the embossed panel with dimensionals and adhered the layered greenery with liquid glue, tucking it into the top of the teacup. I cut the detailed and solid lemon wedge from Crushed Curry and adhered them next to the teacup with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea stamp set in Starry Sky ink on Tahitian Tide and cut it out with the long skinny stitched rectangle die. I adhered it to the embossed panel and teacup with glue dots and dimensionals and adhered the decorated panel to the front of a Starry Sky card base. I finished the card front with new 2022-2024 In Color Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea stamp set in Parakeet Party in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the small greenery in Garden Green and the flowers in Sweet Sorbet. I stamped the sentiment in Starry Sky above the bouquet and adhered a strip of Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea bundle is so sweet, with pretty greenery, lemons, teabag tags and sentiments and great coordinating dies. Here’s a picture of the Cup of Tea photopolymer stamp set and and Teacup dies that come in the bundle:

And here’s a picture of the pretty Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. It’s gorgeous with all the new 2022-2024 In Colors, pretty tea and greenery theme designs and wonderful background designs that would be great with any stamp set.

The Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea bundle, Teacup Boutique DSP and all the new 2022-2024 In Color ink pads and cardstock will be available next week on May 3 when the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog goes live. I can’t wait!!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Button to see Karen Ksenzakovic’s pretty card and the Previous Button to see Amy Koenders’ pretty card.

And here’s the list of hoppers for today in case you get lost along the way:


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available 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:

  • Starry Sky – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Tahitian Tide – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed panel mat), 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Crushed Curry – 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut lemon)
  • Sweet Sorbet – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (teacup backing)
  • Basic White- 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (embossed panel), 2″ x 2-53/4″ (die cut greenery), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut flowers and leaves)
  • Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (teacup)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration bundle is an early release of the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog – so you can get it now! I used the wonderful pelican stamp and die from the bundle and I paired it with the beautiful Waves of the Ocean designer series paper. This paper is part of the Waves of the Ocean promotion and is still available while supplies last until May 2. 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 current sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches #465. Here is the wonderful sketch:

I adhered a panel of Waves of the Ocean designer series paper to the front of a Pool Party card base with liquid glue. I cut a Pool Party Panel with the third smallest stitched rectangles dies and cut a small panel of Waves of the Ocean DSP with the bottom of the same die. I stamped two birds from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on the Pool Party die cut. and adhered the DSP die cut to the bottom. I embossed the layered die cut with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the pelican from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White. I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends – Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Gray Granite and Daffodil Delight – and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on So Saffron. I cut it out with the label die from the Waves dies and looped a short length of linen thread through one end. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped some birds around the sentiment and adhered the panel to a Waves of the Ocean DSP panel mat (isn’t it a fun look!). I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I don’t usually decorate the envelopes, but I did stamp some birds and adhered a strip of DSP to the envelope flap for a simple coordinated look. I love that pelican stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set. It reminds me of a Florida dockside restaurant – I can hear the waves and seagulls!


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so 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.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

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.


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.

Sadly, the Blue Foils and Waves Rhinestones have sold out.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available item 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 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″, 2-1/4″ x 4″ (stitched rectangle)
  • So Saffron – 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 2-`/2″ (die cut pelican)
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (partial die cut strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good Morning and Happy Easter! Today I’m sharing the card that I made in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon using the new Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds bundle from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog. This is a beautiful floral bundle with outline floral photopolymer stamps and wonderful sentiments. Each floral image has a corresponding die and there are specialty background and edge dies that can be used with any stamp set. I also used other products from the Hues of Happiness Suite including the designer series paper and Glossy Dots. You can find the currently available 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. I’ve included it in this post:

I adhered a panel of the beautiful Hues of Happiness designer series paper to a Melon Mambo mat and adhered it to the front of a So Saffron card base with dimensionals. I cut a Basic White rectangle with the third largest Scalloped Contours die and cut another panel with the lattice die from the Blossoming Happiness dies in the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds bundle. I adhered the lattice panel to the inside of the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue and adhered them both the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black twice on a Basic White panel. I colored one flower with the Melon Mambo and the other with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and did both centers in Dark Smoky Slate. I stamped double leaf three times on Basic White and colored them with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut the cut the flowers and leaves out with the corresponding dies.

I punched the ends of a So Saffron strip with the Lovely Labels pick a Punch and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals on the DSP and a glue dot on the layered die cut. I adhered flowers to the card front with dimensionals and adhered the leaves with glue dots, tucking them under the flowers. I finished with three Melon Mambo Glossy Dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the small bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I colored it with Stampin’ Blends – Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Fresh Freesia and Granny Apple Green. I stamped the pretty sentiment next to the bouquet and trimmed the bottom in DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The beautiful line images in the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds stamp set can be used with so many different techniques – embossing, water coloring, stamping on DSP – so it makes it a versatile stamp set. The sentiments cover many different occasions and they’re written in a pretty script with extended lines at the beginning and end of the words. Here’s a picture of the card, stamp set, dies, DSP and dots that I used, along with the sample card I made. The sample card was made from the blue side of the DSP and had a Pool Party card base, Gorgeous Grape mat and flowers colored in Fresh Freesia and Pool Party Stampin Blends.

Here’s a peek of all the patterns in the Hues of Happiness DSP. Aren’t they pretty!

And here’s another shot of the new Items I used in my card. Note the lattice die on the bottom and the two edge dies – the spiral notebook and the slotted edge dies – can’t wait to use these! Also note how the DPS has two color pallettes!

The Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds bundle, Hues of Happiness DSP and Glossy Dots are sneak peeks from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog and will be available on May 3. In the meantime, check out the Last Chance Promotion for retiring products – some are even on sale! But hurry, things are going fast and it ends in about 2 weeks!


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so 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.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

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.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available 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:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Melon Mambo – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle), 3-5/16″ x 2″ (lattice die cut background), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut leaves), 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • hues of Happiness DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (Inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: