Stampin’ Up! Alphabest Christmas Card

Good Morning! I really want to be done with Christmas cards because it’s almost time to send them out, but I keep getting ideas. I really wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Alphabest bundle to make a Christmas card and so I pulled this one together really quick using the beautiful Boughs of Holly designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of mottled green Boughs of Holly designer series paper to the pretty small Poinsettia pattern paper and adhered the layered panel to a Garden Green mat. I wrapped a length of Parakeet Party metallic ribbon around the panel securing it in the back with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the panel to the front of a Real Red card base.

I stamped the little frame from the Stampin’ Up! Alphabest photopolymer stamp set several times using Garden Green ink on Basic White card stock. I stamped the letters for ‘merry‘ using Real Red ink inside the Garden Green frames and punched them out with the little Best Label punch that comes in the bundle. I did this really quickly and if you stare hard, you can see where the letters aren’t lined up absolutely perfectly. But I think it looks pretty good for being quick. If you take your time, you can stamp multiple versions and choose the best ones. The stamping goes pretty quick and it takes up so little paper – those 1″ basic white scraps are perfect for punching these letters! I lined up the letters starting from the ‘y’ and adhered them with dimensionals over the green DSP and ribbon.

I cut two of the pine sprig dies from the Christmas Banners dies from Old Olive and adhered them to the card with liquid glue. I adhered three little gold holly leaves with glue dots and cut the large flower die from the Pretty Pillow Box dies from Real Red glimmer paper. I adhered the flower with a glue dot and added a Crushed Curry glossy dot in the center.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes cling stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the panel with a strip of Boughs of Holly DSP and adhered it to a Garden Green mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Alphabest bundle is so cute and great for customizing cards with names as well as sentiments. It’s casual and fun and can be used for any occasion. So be sure to check it out!


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

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% 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 and some favorites are already sold out!

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punches may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

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

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

Note: Sadly the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls have sold out.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Garden Green – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 3″ (die cut pine sprigs)
  • Real Red 6″ x 6″ glimmer – 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (punched letters)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (front stripe), 1″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments bundle is a cute stamp and die bundle with different sentiments and dies that cut closely around the letters. I paired it with a sneak peek of pretty Sale-A-Bration designer series paper that will be available on January 5, 2023 and snuck in a little sneak peek of the pretty Dainty Delight bundle from the upcoming January – April 2023 Mini Catalog that also opens on January 5, 2023. 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 Blushing Bride panel of the Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration designer series paper to an Orchid Oasis card base with liquid glue. I used my Paper Snips to distress the edges of an oval wreath pattern of the Dainty Flowers DSP and adhered it on top of the Blushing Bride panel. The angled layering is a fun change up to the DSP layers.

I cut the Queen Anne’s Lace die from the Dainty Delight dies from Old Olive and cut the top again in Blushing Bride. I trimmed the flowers from the Blushing Bride die cut and adhered them to the Old Olive die cut with tiny dots of liquid glue and used a light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ blend to accent the flower centers. I cut the bare stem from Old Olive and cut the long layered flowers from Fresh Freesia. I adhered the flowers to the stem with liquid glue dots and used my light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend to accent the fresh Freesia Flowers. I adhered the flowers to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments cling stamp set using Versamark ink on a Basic Black panel. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my Heat Tool until it was bright and shiny and cut it out with the coordinating die. I made a loopy bow with Sweet Sorbet metallic ribbon and adhered it to the card with a glue dot and adhered the sentiment on top with dimensionals. I love how the black and white sentiment contrasts with the pretty colorful florals in the DSP. I finished the card with small Polished Pink Opal Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments stamp set in Orchid Oasis ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped one of the wildflower sprays from the Dainty Delight stamp set in stamped off Blushing Bride and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments bundle has lots of cute sentiments for different occasions. Plus it has dies to add fun touches to celebrate these occasions! It’s perfect for the black and white cut out sentiments like I used today. This sentiment style is beautiful with any kind of background, and is especially pretty with florals like the florals in the Dainty flowers DSP. This beautiful DSP will be free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration which starts on January 5, 2023. Here is a picture of the pretty papers in this 12″ x 12″ pack (two sheets each of six different double sided designs):

And here is the pretty Dainty Delights bundle from the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog. It coordinates well with the Sale-A-Bration DSP and I love the smaller scale of these pretty wildflowers and gorgeous dies!


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

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% 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 and some favorites are already sold out!

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punches may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

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

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

Note: Sadly the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls have sold out.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Fresh Freesia – 1″ x 2″ (flower)
  • Blushing Bride – 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ (small flowers)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (stems)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Dainty Flowers DSP (available January 5) – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (Oval Floral Wreath background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Blushing Bride background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels Card

Good Morning! Have you seen all the squirrels out lately? They have been very busy in my neighborhood and I hope it doesn’t mean a harsh winter. But they inspired me to pull out the sweet Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels photopolymer stamp set to make a simple Fall Hello card. This is a fun two-step stamp set with the cutest squirrels that you can find in the current Annual Catalog. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the falling leaves Celebrate Everything designer series paper to a Shaded Spruce mat with liquid glue and wrapped a length of Gray Granite baker’s twine around it three times and made a bow. I adhered the wrapped panel to the front of a Crushed Curry card base with dimennsionals.

I stamped the outline of the sweet squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set inn Soft Suede ink on Basic White. I stamped the filler stamp with the body and tail in Gray Granite, lining up the paws and tail. It’s nice to be able to line things up with the photopolymer stamps. I stamped the acorn top in Soft Suede and bottom in Crumb Cake. I cut the squirrel out with the second largest square from the Stylish Shapes dies and adhered it to a Shaded Spruce mat with liquid glue. I adhered the squirrel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Granny Apple Green card stock. I cut it out with the smallest banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaf in Crushed Curry and the lines in the leaf in Memento Tuxedo Black – I love how well this leaf matches the leaves in the DSP! I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Celebrate Everything DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The squirrels in the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set are so cute and sweet and they’re perfect for fall cards. The two-step stamping technique is pretty easy to do with this stamp set and there are so many coordinating stamps that compliment the squirrels. Have fun with this set!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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:

  • Crushed Curry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (squirrel mat)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3″ x 3″ (squirrel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Celebrate Everything DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! True Beauty Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today, I combined the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty cling stamp set and beautiful Awash in Beauty designer series paper with the Amazing Thanks dies for a quick and easy thank you card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a pannel of Merry Merlot card stock with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Merry Merlot card base with liquid glue.

I adhered a panel of Awash in Beauty designer series paper to a Mossy Meadow mat, wrapped it in Sweet Sorbet metallic ribbon and made a bow. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I cut a Merry Merlot panel with the detailed ‘thanks’ word die from the Amazing Thanks dies and a Basic White panel with the background die. I adhered the die cut words together with dots of liquid glue and adhered it to the card front. I finished the card with an iridescent pearl.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set in Polished Pink on a Basic White panel. I covered it with a mask and stamped the stem with leaves under the flower in Mossy Meadow. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Awash in Beauty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This pattern from the Awash in Beauty Stamp set has so many pretty floral images from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set, but at a different scale. There are also images that compliment the stamps and the color palette is gorgeous.


Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion this month! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Coming November 1!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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:

  • Merry Merlot – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed background)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut word)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut word)
  • Awash in Beauty DSP – 2″ x 5″, (front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Cards

Good Morning! Last weekend Stampin’ Up! celebrated World Card Making Day by sharing three cards made with the Cottage Rose, Cottage Wreaths and Welcome Home bundles. I made versions of these pretty cards and added an embossed element to each.

The Cottage Rose bundle was used on the first card. The pretty flower was colored with Stampin’ Blends. I customized the design by running the background through the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder before adhering the mat and the card base.

The second card was made with the Cottage Wreaths bundle using a watercolor wash technique on Shimmery White paper! I customized my design by adding a Flirty Flamingo mat and embossing the background with the Painted Posies 3D embossing folder instead of a tone on tone stamping technique.

The third card used the new Warm Welcome bundle that is an early release from the upcoming January – June 2023 Mini Catalog. I customized it by embossing the background with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder and using the door opening for the background wall. And this card used blending brushes and watercolor pencils to color the stamped images.

I love all the different coloring techniques that were used during the event! It was so much fun and the cards turned out so pretty. You can find the Stampin’ Up! WCMD card stock cuts HERE and you can find the card instructions HERE, so be sure to check them out. I’ve shared how I made these designs my own, how would you customize them?


Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion this month! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You Oktoberfest Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Here is the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You Oktoberfest card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. Oktoberfest is a great excuse to gather with friends over beer and German food (which I love!) in the Fall and the Brewed For You bundle is perfect for this occasion! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

Adhere a panel of Boughs of Holly designer series paper to a Soft Suede mat with liquid glue. Adhere a strip of Cajun Craze Rustic Harvest DSP across the panel with liquid glue. Cut a panel of Layering Designs vellum with the largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies. Adhere the vellum to the panel with Stampin’ Seal. Adhere the panel to the front of a Cajun Craze Card base with dimensionals.

Stamp two of the mugs from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You photopolymer stamp set in Gray Granite on Basic White. Use the mug fill stamp to add Crushed Curry to the middle of each mug. Stamp the mug foam stamp twice in Gray Granite on Basic White. Cut out the mugs and foam with the coordinating dies. Use dots of liquid glue to adhere the foam to the back of the mugs. Adhere the top mug to the card with glue dots. Adhere the second mug to the card with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Gray Granite card stock. Cut it out with the short thick banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. Adhere the label to the card front with dimensionals and finish with a small rustic dot.

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. Stamp the large jug next to the sentiment in Gray Granite ink. Trim the bottom of the panel with a strip of Rustic Harvest DSP and adhere the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle is perfect for making masculine cards, but I think that Oktoberfest can also be enjoyed by us gals! But if there’s a man in your life with a Fall birthday, this is the perfect bundle to pull out for a birthday card!


Free Shipping from Stampin’ Up! on Tomorrow Only!

Yay! On October 4, 2022, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders totaling $75 or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only!

Ordering Information:

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on October 4, 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
    • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
    • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Free Shipping will only be offered on October 4, 2022 beginning at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:59 PM (MT).

It’s a great time to stock up and save!


Starter Kit + Starts on October 4, 2022!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion starting on tomorrow! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or Contact Me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Ho Ho Ho!

Send merry and bright cards this holiday season with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas colors and holly jolly sentiments, the cards in this kit are sure to bring the Christmas spirit.

Word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, it will be a breeze to create cohesive holiday crafts for all your gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself 

The October Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
    • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed card bases, envelopes and die cuts
  • Iridescent foil die cut snowflakes, vellum and Vanilla epoxy dots
  • Adhesive dots and mini dimensionals
  • Exclusive Ho Ho Ho photopolymer stamp set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

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


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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 – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front mat)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 6″ (die cut beer and foam)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 2″ x 3-1/4″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 4-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Here is the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths Christmas card that I made during during the Inkin’ Krew World Cardmaking Day Celebration last night. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from last night in the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event Page HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

Adhere a panel of Painted Christmas designer series paper to a Cherry Cobbler panel. Emboss an Evening Evergreen panel with the pine boughs folder from the Wintry 3D embossing folders and adhere it to the front of the Cherry Cobbler mini card. Adhere the mini card to the DSP panel with liquid glue.

Stamp the leafy wreath from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths in Garden Green ink on Basic White. Cut out the wreath using the coordinating die. Cut two leaf sprigs from the Country Wreath dies from Evening Evergreen and adhere them to the die cut wreath. Cut Real Red Glimmer paper with the detailed bow die and adhere it to the wreath with glue dots. Adhere the wreath to the mini card with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White. Cut it out with the label die from the Holly Berry dies and adhere it to the mini card with dimensionals. Decorate the wreath with red rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White. Ink up the pine boughs from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths stamp set with Garden Green ink and use a sponge dauber to apply Evening Evergreen ink to the stamp. Stamp the boughs on the panel and trim the bottom with Painted Christmas DSP. Adhere the panel to the inside of the mini card

I hope you were able to have some relaxing fun on World Card Making Day and even got some crafting done. Don’t forget to send out your cards so you can share them with those you love. And remember that the cards you make and give are the ones that people appreciate and love the most!

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! Brewed For You bundle create a fun Celebrate card. Look forward to seeing you then!


Free Shipping from Stampin’ Up! on October 4 Only!

Yay! On October 4, 2022, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders totaling $75 or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only!

Ordering Information:

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on October 4, 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
    • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
    • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Free Shipping will only be offered on October 4, 2022 beginning at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:59 PM (MT).

It’s a great time to stock up and save!


Starter Kit + Starts on October 4, 2022!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion starting on October 4, 2022! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • Choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or Contact Me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base, 3″ x 8-1/2″ mini card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (embossed background), 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Red Glimmer – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (bow)
  • Basic White – 2-3/4” x 4” (inside panel), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (label), 3″ x 3″ (die cut wreath)
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Tomorrow is World Card Making Day!

Can you believe that September is almost over? The year has flown by and tomorrow it’s already October. That means it’s World Card Making Day and we’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us! 

Hop over to our event page now and request to join so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun!  You can find the page right here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday2022

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

If you’re interested, here is our schedule of live card making presentations:

Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!! If you can’t join us or are not on Facebook, you can catch my video on my YouTube channel afterwards.

Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Event – 2 PM MT until 5 PM MT (4 PM ET until 7 PM ET), Saturday, October 1!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! Event.

Click HERE to join the Stampin’ Up! Event.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


Starter Kit + Starts on October 4, 2022!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion starting on October 4, 2022! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or Contact Me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Ho Ho Ho!

Send merry and bright cards this holiday season with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas colors and holly jolly sentiments, the cards in this kit are sure to bring the Christmas spirit.

Word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, it will be a breeze to create cohesive holiday crafts for all your gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself 

The October Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
    • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed card bases, envelopes and die cuts
  • Iridescent foil die cut snowflakes, vellum and Vanilla epoxy dots
  • Adhesive dots and mini dimensionals
  • Exclusive Ho Ho Ho photopolymer stamp set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

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


The Last Day of September means that it’s the last day for the Perfect Partners Promotion!

These are such cute dies that compliment stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. I love them and wish they would continue to be available, but today is the last day, so hurry if you’re interested. Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price. Click HERE to shop the Perfect Partners in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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.

Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers cling stamp set is a sweet floral stamp set that became super wonderful when Stampin’ Up! released the Fresh Cut Stems dies as part of the Perfect Partners Promotion. I used them both for today’s floral Birthday Card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Adhere a panel of Fresh Freesia Tea Boutique designer series paper to the right side of a Basic White mat. Cut a strip of Fresh Freesia card stock with the pretty lattice border die from the Fresh Cut Stems dies and adhere it to the left side of the mat with liquid glue. Emboss another strip of Fresh Freesia with the Gingham embossing folder and adhere it to the left side of the mat. Wrap a length of white baker’s twine twice around the panel and tie a bow. Adhere the panel to the front of a Fresh Freesia Card base.

Cut two of the berry branch dies from the Fresh Cut Stems dies from Soft succulent and adhere them to the card front with liquid glue. Stamp the large flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. Color the flowers with Stampin’ Blends, using Daffodil Delight and Fresh Freesia on the Blossoms and light Old Olive and Soft Succulent on the leaves. Blend the color on the flowers using the light Daffodil Delight and light Fresh Freesia. Color the little flowers in the center with light Calypso Coral and adhere the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Go To Greetings stamp set in Smoky Slate on Basic White. Cut out the sentiment with the small label die from the Potted Succulents dies and adhere it to the card with dimensionals and glue dots. Finish the card with the pretty Fresh Freesia Opal Gems.

For the inside of the card, stamp the sweet sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Smoky Slate on a Basic White panel. Stamp the little sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink next to the sentiment. Trim the bottom with a strip of Tea Boutique DSP and adhere the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set has such pretty floral images and goes well with other stamp sets. The Perfect Partners promotion ends in a couple of days, so if you are interested in getting the coordinating Fresh Cut Stems dies, act soon before they’re gone.


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


Celebrate World Card Making Day – October 1!!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event Page is Open!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us! 

Hop over to our event page now and request to join so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun!  You can find the page right here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday2022

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

If you’re interested, here is our schedule of live card making presentations:

Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Event – 2 PM MT until 5 PM MT (4 PM ET until 7 PM ET), Saturday, October 1!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

Click HERE to download the Card Stock cuts for the cards.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


Last Day for September Weekly Deals!

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (die cut lattice edge), 3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed edge)
  • Soft Succulent – 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Basic White – two 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel and front mat), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (flowers), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Here is the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths grateful card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I’m going to be sending these to my family at Thanksgiving, so I’m considering them Thanksgiving cards. Plus it’s a fun fold, so they should enjoy receiving them! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

Adhere the left side of the Sahara Sand card base shut with liquid glue to form the book hinge. Adhere the Happy Forest Friends designer series paper panels to the Mossy Meadow mats with liquid glue and adhere them to the front panels of the card base with liquid glue, the skinny strip on the book hinge. Wrap a length of Old Olive ribbon around the book hinge and make a bow, securing it with a glue dot.

Emboss a Sahara Sand panel with the pretty Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder and adhere it to a Mossy Meadow mat with liquid glue. Adhere the layered panel to the card front with dimensionals. Stamp the leafy wreath from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths photopolymer stamp set using Mango Melody ink on Basic White. Stamp the twiggy leaf over the leafy wreath using Soft Suede ink and cut out the wreath with the leafy wreath die. Adhere the wreath to the card front with liquid glue.

Cut two leaf clusters from Cajun Craze and two Oak leaves from Mossy Meadow using the dies from the Country Wreaths dies. Adhere the leaves to the top of the wreath with liquid glue. Make a bow from a length of Linen Thread and adhere it to the top of the wreath with a glue dot. Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths stamp set in Cajun Craze on a So Saffron panel. Adhere it to a Mossy Meadow mat and to the wreath with liquid glue. Finish the wreath with amber gems.

For the inside of the card, stamp the little oak leaves and acorns from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths stamp set in the corner of a Basic White panel. Stamped the leaves in Old Olive, Cajun Craze & Mango Melody and the acorns in Soft Suede. If your stamp pads are a little dry, use a blender pen to blend the colors a little and soften the tiny dots. Trim the bottom of the panel with Happy Forest Friends DSP and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

With Fall in the air, I’m ready to plant mums and decorate a Fall wreath for my front door. The Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths bundle is perfect for wreath cards for any time of year, so be sure to check it out!


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

Click HERE to download the Card Stock cuts for the cards.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


September Weekly Deals Ending Soon!

We’re in the last round of the weekly specials. The last Day is Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 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:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ and 6-3/4″, 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (embossed panel)
  • Mossy Meadow – 4″ x 4″ (front mat), 1″ x 4″ (front mat), 3″ x 3″ (embossed panel mat), 1/2″ x 1-5/16″ (label mat), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • So Saffron – 7/16″ x 1-1/4″ (label)
  • Cajun Craze – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4” x 4” (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut wreath)
  • Happy Forest Friends DSP – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: