Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the August Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Fall Frenzy” and I am using the pretty Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic bundle with the sweet Sale-A-Bration Rings of Love designer series paper for a Fall Thinking of You card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the pretty fall leaves Rings of Love designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat with liquid glue and adhered it to the front of a Crushed Curry card base with dimensionals.

I inked up the leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic photopolymer stamp set in Poppy Parade, stamped off on scratch paper and stamped it on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the background leaf die from the Chic dies that come in the bundle and adhered a detailed Poppy Parade die cut leaf on top with liquid glue. I used the detailed leaf die to cut leaves from Soft Succulent and So Saffron and adhered all three leaves to the card front with glue dots.

I used the acorn and acorn cap dies from the Tree Rings Dies Hybrid Embossing folder set to cut the acorns from Crumb Cake and Soft Suede card stock and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Crushed Curry card stock. I cut it out with the die from the Painted Labels dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I tied a short length of window pane check ribbon in a knot and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the card with rustic metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic Stamp set in stamped off Evening Evergreen and Crushed Curry in the corner of a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the pretty Rings of Love DSP before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Sale-A-Bration Rings of Love designer series paper is so pretty with gorgeous colors and designs that go with so many stamp sets, such as today’s Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic. And you can get it free with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) through the end of the month during Sale-A-Bration.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Carol Buckalew’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

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

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

Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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 in the 2023 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crushed Curry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • So Saffron – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2″ (acorns)
  • Soft Suede – 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (acorn tops)
  • Poppy Parade – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Rings of Love DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest What’s New Card

Good Morning! I finally pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle for a pumpkin card and I paired it with the gorgeous Rustic Harvest Designer series paper. I also used the pretty Charming Sentiments bundle for a fun take on my sentiment for today. 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 Rustic Harvest designer series paper to the front of a Basic Black card base with liquid glue. I adhered another panel of the DSP to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Old Olive and Crumb Cake on Basic White card stock. I stamped two of each color and cut them out with the coordinating die and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the pumpkin from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I colored the pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I cut the pumpkin vines from Mossy Meadow and adhered them to the pumpkin with dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Charming Sentiments cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Pumpkin Pie and cut it out with the coordinating die. I popped it on the pumpkin with dimensionals.

I stamped three little flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White and colored them with Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I cut them out with the coordinating die and adhered them with glue dots and dimensionals. I used the dies from the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing folder to cut the acorn – the cap from Early Espresso and the bottom from Soft Suede. I adhered the acorn to the card with glue dots and finished with a black baker’s twine bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic white and colored it with Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sentiment from the Charming Sentiments stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Rustic Harvest DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle is a wonderful fall set and the Rustic Harvest DSP is just beautiful! With Summer in full swing, it’s nice to start looking forward to the to the cooler fall temperatures and pumpkins!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now and New Items have been added!

Sale-A-Bration is going strong and some of the items have already sold out! But there’s good news – additional items have been added to the list of things you can get for FREE with at least a $50 order!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!

Click HERE to download the flyer with the details on the additional items that have been added.


The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sweet Sunflowers!

The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit includes elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! artists to take your crafting to the next level! Try out the Twist technique with a sunflower stamp that you can stamp, twist, and stamp again, perfect for a fuller and more detailed floral image. And the kit includes Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add a bee-utiful golden touch to your projects!

The August 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″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

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


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut vines)
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (acorn)
  • Early Espresso – 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ (acorn cap)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (pumpkin), 1-3/4″ x 6″ (leaves), 1″ x 3″ (flowers)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! True Beauty Just Because Card

Good Morning! There are so many pretty floral stamp sets and bundles in the current Annual Catalog and one of my favorites is the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty bundle. It has several watercolor flower cling stamps with coordinating dies and pretty sentiments. I used it with the beautiful Awash in Beauty designer series paper and painted posies embossing folder to make today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the sprig from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set in Old Olive ink on a Soft Sea Foam panel. I embosses the stamped panel with the Painted Posies 3D embossing folder and trimmed it down to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. Note that this beautiful embossing folder has lots of details at the bottom, so the bottom shrinks more after embossing, especially for landscape panels. I didn’t want this effect so I just trimmed it. I adhered an Awash In Beauty designer series paper strip to the bottom with liquid glue and wrapped it with a length of Soft Sea Foam ribbon. I tied a bow, and adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base.

I cut the two sprig dies from the Organic Beauty dies in the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty bundle from Old Olive and adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I stamped the small leaf pair twice using Old Olive ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I snipped one of the leaves and adhered three leaves to the card front with liquid glue, tucking one leaf under the bow.. I stamped the flower in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I popped it on the leaves with dimensionals. I stamped three of the small flowers in Calypso Coral on Basic White, cut them out with the coordinating die and popped them on the die cut sprig with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set in Old Olive on Basic White and cut it out with the pretty label die from the Potted Succulents dies. I finished the card with iridescent pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Basic White. I masked it and stamped the leaves in Old Olive. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Awash In Beauty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I cased this card from a similar card in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, but added a few of my own touches. Catalogs are a great source of inspiration for card designs. The Stampin’ Up! True Beauty bundle is a beautiful set and I didn’t even use the pretty lattice die – I’ll have to save it for next time!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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:

  • Soft Sea Foam – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2″ x 5-1/2″ (large flower and leaves), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (small flowers)
  • Awash In Beauty DSP – 1-3/4″ x 5-3/8″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I pulled out the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle for today’s card because I wanted to try it out in another color palette. And the results are just as beautiful as with the the coordinating specialty DSP. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge this week and here is the pretty color palette we are using:

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Fern 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Night of Navy card base. I adhered a panel of Sun Prints designer series paper to the cad front with liquid glue and started stamping and cutting my plants.

I stamped the long leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Gray Granite on a Basic White panel. I stamped the filler stamp a couple of times over the sprig using stamped off Gray Granite and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the long leaf from the light part of a panel of Starry Sky glimmer paper, the round leaf sprig from Pacific Point card stock and the small skinny leaf from Basic White. I arranged and adhered the die cuts to the card front with glue dots.

I cut the bowl from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from a Gray Granite print in the Sun Prints DSP and Gray Granite card stock. I adhered these together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite ink and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with a Starry Sky metallic ribbon bow and iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the long leaf sprig in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off. I stamped off the filler leaves twice before stamping over the plant and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sun Prints DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle is just beautiful and elegant, so of course it would look pretty in different colors. The Sun Prints DSP has an etherial quality that is beautiful on it’s own, so check out both of these items for making beautiful cards.

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

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


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pacific Point – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaf sprig)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bowl)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″x6″ Glimmer – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (large die cut leaf sprig)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 1″ x 2″ (label), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf sprig), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (stamped leaf sprig)
  • Sun Prints DSP – 3″ x 4″ (background), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bowl), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season Card

Good Morning! Here’s another Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season and Christmas To Remember stamp sets. These are two favorites from last year that returned in the new Annual Catalog and I’ve paired it with the pretty poinsettia paper in the new 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 panel of the Boughs of holly designer series paper to a Basic White mat and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas To Remember cling stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Basic White. I cut it out with the long Seasonal Labels die and adhered it to the card front with mini glue dots.

I stamped the greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season photopolymer stamp set on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating Seasonal Labels dies. I stamped the small pinecone in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede (This uses the two-step stamping method with a background and detailed stamp), three pine sprigs in Soft Succulent, the long leaf sprig in Garden Green and the berry sprig in Garden Green and Real Red (another two-step set of stamps). I arranged them together and and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I made a Garden Green bow and adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with three gold adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Christmas To Remember stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pinecone from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season stamp set in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and covered it with a mask to stamp the pine sprigs in Soft Succulent. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season stamp set has beautiful stamps for making Christmas arrangements. It’s easy and quick and it looks great against the poinsettia filled DSP! It’s great to have the coordinating dies in the Seasonal Labels dies. I’m so glad that this set has carried over from last season!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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″
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (label), 5″ x 3″ (greenery die cuts)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Brewed for You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a masculine birthday card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle. This is such a fun set and what could be more perfect for a hot summer afternoon than a cold brew. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I adhered a strip of Cajun Craze striped He’s the Man designer series paper to a checkered Sahara Sand Panel of the DSP. I adhered a strip of Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest DSP to the panel before adhering it to a Basic Black mat. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Sahara Sand card base. I cut a vellum panel with the largest circle from the layering circles dies and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the glass, mug and jug from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the glass insert in So Saffron and the mug insert in Crushed Curry and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored the jug with the SU004 Stampin’ Blend from the Naturals blends series and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I covered the die cuts with Versamark ink directly from the pad and sprinkled them with clear embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny.

I adhered the jug to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the glass and mug with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Basic White. I trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch and adhered it with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with three black dots.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the new Very Best Occasions cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the bubbles from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in So Saffron several times on the side. I cut the hops die from Parakeet Party and the leaves from Pear Pizzazz and adhered them over the fizz. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of He’s The Man DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love craft breweries and the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle is perfect for beer themed cards. It’s great to have coordinating dies and I love the effect of the clear embossing powder over die cuts – it makes them look like glass! And if you don’t care for beer, fill your mug with a soda or lemonade instead and you’ll still quenched this hot summer!

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

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


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front mat)
  • Parakeet Party – 1″ x 1″ (die cut hops)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1″ x 2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Vellum – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3″ x 5-1/2″ (beer glasses and jug), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (background), 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (Cajun Craze strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 1″ x 4″ (Crushed Curry strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums Thank You Card

Good Morning! I love geraniums and when I saw the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums bundle in the annual catalog, I knew I wanted it. I finally pulled it out for today’s card, pairing it with the pretty Sale-A-Bration Rings of Love designer series paper and I hope you like it as much as I do! 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 Rings of Love designer series paper to the front of a Crumb cake card base with liquid glue. I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue with the Pretty Posies 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat.

I wanted to make my flowers Poppy Parade and my stems Old Olive, but I wanted different shades of each color. So I decided to try something different – I colored a Basic White panel with Stampin’ Blends, making blotches large enough to get my die cuts as pictured above. This gave me a mottled texture look in different shades of the colors I wanted.

After coloring my blotches, I cut the background flower die from the light Poppy Parade blotch and the detailed flower die from the dark Poppy Parade blotch. I cut the large stem from the dark Old Olive blotch and the background leaves from the light Old Olive blotch. I adhered the die cuts together with dots of liquid glue and adhered the stems to the embossed panel with liquid glue.

I wrapped a length of white Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a bow. I adhered the flowers with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums stamp set in Soft Suede on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the small Stylish Shapes banner die. I adhered it to the panel with dimensionals and adhered the embossed panel to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it with brass butterflies.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower label pick from the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums in Crumb Cake in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped a dirt mound in Soft Suede and the sentiment in Poppy Parade. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Rings of Love DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I plant geraniums by my mailbox every spring and they do well whether or not we get much rain. And I always plant the traditional red-orange ones, that’s why I had to use Poppy Parade for today’s card. They bring a cheerful and colorful welcome to my driveway! If you also like geraniums, you have to check out the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums bundle!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

The Rings of Love DSP that I used in today’s card is fabulous! And you can get it for free with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration while supplies last!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (geranium mat)
  • Balmy Blue – 3″ x 4″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (flower die cuts), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf and stem die cuts)
  • Rings of Love DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Here is another card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp bundle and the Texture Chic specialty designer series paper. Today I used the pretty floral motifs for a Thank You card. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a fun theme challenge this week to use designer series paper! And I went all out with the gorgeous foils in the Texture Chic specialty DSP, the beautiful Distressed Gold paper and gold foil mats!

I adhered a panel of Texture Chic DSP to a gold foil mat and adhered it to the front of a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals. I adhered a strip of dotted Texture Chic DSP to a Gold Foil mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue and adhered a floral panel to a Soft Succulent mat that was popped on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the solid flower from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Mango Melody on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the detailed large flower from Distressed Gold paper and adhered it to the stamped flower with liquid glue. I cut two small flowers from Blushing Bride and two leaves from Soft Succulent using the Chic dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Soft Succulent on Basic White and cut it out with the large banner from the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered the banner to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals. I adhered the leaves and die cut small flowers to the card front with glue dots and popped the large flower on with dimensionals, doubling one to get a smooth front. I finished with gold floral trinkets.

For the inside, I stamped the large detailed flower from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Mango Melody in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I covered it with a mask and stamped the detailed leaves in Soft Succulent. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Texture Chic specialty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic bundle and Texture Chic specialty DSP are simply gorgeous and fun to play with. There are themes for all seasons, including shells, leaves and snowflakes in addition to the flowers I used, so it’s very versatile!

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

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


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (small die cut flowers)
  • Soft Succulent – 2-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (DSP mat) 1-1/4″ x 2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Distressed Gold – 1-3/4″ x 2″ (die cut detailed flower)
  • Gold Foil – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front mat), 1-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2″ (stamped flower), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)
  • Texture Chic specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (background), 1″ x 4-1/2″ (dotted strip), 2″ x 4″ (floral strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Best Wishes Card

Good Morning! Here’s a simple monotone Best Wishes card made with the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints bundle and the gorgeous Sun Prints designer series paper. My card is in shades of Gray Granite and Basic White with touches of sparkle in the glitter ribbon and rhinestone gems. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Sun Prints designer series paper with the Fern 3D embossing folder and adhered the panel to a Gray Granite mat with liquid glue. I popped it on the front of a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals.

I cut a Basic White panel with the wreath from the Natural Prints dies and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints cling stamp set in Versamark ink on Gray Granite. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the label die.

I popped the label on the card front with dimensionals. I made a bow with white organdy glitter ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot and added clear rhinestones all around the wreath.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints stamp set in Gray Granite on the side of a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints bundle has beautiful images of ferns and wildflowers along with the sweetest sentiments. The label die is gorgeous with an embossed border and the the other dies will cut the stamped images and the pretty wreath. It’s perfect paired with the Sun Prints designer series paper, or with the Pretty Prints DSP for additional color options.


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Good Thoughts

Set sail with across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

The July Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases and printed envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Twine, mini glue dots and dimensionals
  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the July 2022 kit is July 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 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:

  • Gray Granite – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut wreath)
  • Sun Prints DSP – 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur Thank You Card

Good Morning! One of the nice things about hosting a Stampin’ Up! workshop is that you can earn free exclusive products when your workshop orders total $150 or more (before shipping and taxes).  These products can only be purchased with Host Dollars earned through a workshop.  Also, if you have a long shopping list and you place an order of $150 or more, you will receive Host Dollars that you can use to purchase of these items!  I chose two of the Host items for my card today – the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set and the Design a Daydream designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Design A Daydream Host designer series paper with the largest Deckled rectangles die and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.  I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and then cut it out with the third smallest Deckled Rectangles Die and I was pleased that embossing was still visible, just a bit subtler.  I adhered the embossed die cut to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped two of the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur Host stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Fresh Freesia card stock and fussy cut them out.  I stamped two sets of leaves in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and fussy cut them out.  I adhered the leaves to the card front with liquid glue and popped the flowers on with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White.  I wanted to frame the sentiment with the deckled rectangle but there wasn’t one that was the right size.  I selected a die that approximated the length of label I wanted and placed it on the stamped sentiment to cut three sides.  Then I moved it and cut the fourth side.  I love the random edge of these dies, and it makes it easy to use a two-step die cutting technique to get a custom size for a sentiment label.  I adhered the label over the flowers with glue dots and finished with a fresh Freesia bow and Fresh Freesia In Color Opal rounds for the flower centers.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on the borders of a Basic White panel.  I stamped some leaves in Old Olive and cut the panel with the largest Deckled Rectangles die. I adhered the die cut panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set has pretty free flowing line art flowers and leaves with filler stamps to create pretty two-step stamping images and is only one of the items that can only be purchased with Host Dollars. To see all the Host items currently available, click HERE.


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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″, 2-1/2″ x 4″ (fussy cut flowers)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (fussy cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Design a Daydream Host DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: