Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon bundle and the New Horizons 6″ x 6″ designer series paper are some of the prettiest items in the current Mini Catalog. One of the biggest reasons is that when you combine the pretty watercolor design paper with the unique stamps and dies, it’s so easy to make beautiful cards featuring natural landscapes. And these products work great with other stamp sets, so I combined them with the trees from the Grassy Grove bundle for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week about creating a scene, so of course I selected the Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon bundle to make my card:

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Timeworn Text 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Basic White card base with liquid glue. I selected my panel of New Horizons 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and cut 1″ off the bottom and 1-1/2″ off the top. Then I cut 1-1/2″ off the side. I saved the bottom and side panels to use for this card.

I cut the remaining DSP panel with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangles die. I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on the side of the die cut panel and the grass in Evening Evergreen across the bottom. I stamped the birds in Basic Gray in the sky and adhered the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the trees from the Grassy Grove photopolymer stamp set in Garden Green on the small panel of New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP that I put aside and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut a panel of Evening Evergreen with the same die and adhered it to the back of the stamped trees to make it stiffer. I adhered the trees to the card front with dimensionals so that the horizon in the trees almost lined up with the background.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon stamp set in Versamark ink on Evening Evergreen. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder, shook off the excess and heated it with my heat tool until the powder was shiny. I cut the sentiment with the long label die from the Harvest dies so that the side was straight. I adhered the label to the card front with glue dots and finished the card front with pebble enamel shapes.

For the inside, I stamped the the trees from the Grassy Grove stamp set in Garden Green on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the grass from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on the other side. I used the grass die from the Horizon Dies to cut the 1″ wide strip of New Horizons DSP and stamped it with the grass stamp using Evening Evergreen. I adhered it to the inside panel with liquid glue and adhered the inside panel to an Evening Evergreen mat. I adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

So simple and so different! The Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon bundle is perfect when paired with the New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP for making landscapes – an easy way to feel like an artist!

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

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


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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Evening Evergreen – 3-1/8″ x 41/2″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed front background), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut tree), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle), 1-1/2 x 3-1/2″ (die cut trees), 1″ x 3″ (die cut grass)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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

Good Morning! I pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Let’s Set Sail bundle for the first time this weekend to make a card and I love it! I love the little sailboat with it’s sleek, cool modern design and the coordinating punch totally kicks it up! So I made this card yesterday afternoon for my Facebook Live. You can find the supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

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


Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered Hello Card

Good Morning! I used the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle with the Artfully Composed designer series paper for a simple and colorful tropical hello card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the little geometric die cut from the Tropical Layers dies in the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle to cut a little design in the corners of a panel of Artfully Composed designer series paper and adhered it to the front of a Calypso Coral card base with liquid glue. I cut another panel of the DSP with the second largest long stitched rectangle die and cut it in half. I adhered the pieces to the bottom of the card front with a gap in the middle.

I cut a panel of the DSP with the greenery with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front, covering the split DSP die cut. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set in Evening Evergreen on Pear Pizzazz and cut it out with the second smallest long stitched rectangle die. I used the spatter stamp from the Your Biggest Fan stamp set to apply some Pale Papaya ink over the label and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut the tropical leaf with the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle from Evening Evergreen and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I adhered a linen thread bow with a glue dot and finished the card with three Faux sea glass shapes.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set in Old Olive and Evening Evergreen in the corner of a Basic White panel. I used the Your Biggest Fan spatter stamp to stamp some Pale Papaya over the leaves and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle along with the Artfully Composed DSP are some of the most unique and fun items in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog. The bold tropical foliage is beautiful and go well with any other tropical stamp set. And the sentiments are casual and fun – just like a tropical vacation.


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is the Pick of the Crop!

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. Plus, we’ve got an add-on you can purchase to expand on this month’s kit.

This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.

This kit includes supplies to create 9 card – 3 each of 3 designs and 9 coordinating envelopes:

  • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases a, die-cut paper pieces, vellum, adhesive, and more!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • A 5-3/8″ x 6″ mini shopping bag
    • Stamp or color the bag for a personalized touch
    • It holds a couple of cards for a fun twist on card packaging
  • Additional shopping bags can be purchased starting June 13, 2022
    • Item 161922 – contains 4 mini canvas bags

Coordinating Colors:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent

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


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

  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Evening Evergreen – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaf)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 3-1/3″ x 4-1/2″ (big stitched rectangle die cut), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (long stitched rectangle die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I finally pulled out the sweet Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest photopolymer stamp set for today’s card. This set has cute forest animals with forest background stamps that are great for coloring. And the prancing deer coordinates with the deer builder punch! You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped the mushrooms, flowers and grass on both sides of the tree in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the little scene with Stampin’ Blends. I used Soft Suede, light and dark Old Olive, dark Parakeet Party and dark Granny Apple green on the tree and dark Daffodil Delight, light Sweet Sorbet, light Crumb Cake, and dark Granny Apple green on the ground.

I cut the stamped image out with the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangle die. I cut a panel of Artfully Composed designer series paper and adhered it to the back of the stamped image and adhered them both to the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base. I stamped the deer from the Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and colored it with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the Deer Builder punch and adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the little fox from the Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and colored it with Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the little guy with my Paper Snips with a white border and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I did not put a label on the front, as the little fox takes it’s place!

For the inside, I stamped the the stump from the Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel and stamped the flowers and mushrooms on either side. I colored the stump with the light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and the flowers and mushrooms the same as the card front. I stamped the little bird on the stump and colored it with the light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sentiment over the scene in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

These little critters are so cute and fun to play with. The Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set is great for any occasion.

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: ZFMCWFCA

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 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:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (deer), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (fox)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the May Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “For the Men/Boys” so I made a Father’s Day card with the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle and the fun Hey Sports Fan designer series paper. The Sports Event dies in the bundle can be used to cut out some of the images in the DSP, so can have fun mixing and matching the images in the stamp set and the DSP. 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 balls and bats Hey Sports Fan designer series paper to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with liquid glue. I adhered a strip of the baseball field DSP across the card front.

I cut a panel of Night of Navy wood grain Hey Sports Fan DSP with the large ticket die from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I cut a Poppy Parade strip of the DSP with the small ticket strip die and adhered it with glue dots.

I stamped the double ticket stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan photopolymer stamp set with in Poppy Parade on Vary Vanilla. I stamped the Most Valuable Dad sentiment in Night of Navy and the Happy Father’s Day sentiment in Evening Evergreen.

I cut out the stamped image with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I finished with resin stars and a Poppy Parade striped baker’s twine bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set in Poppy Parade on a Very Vanilla panel. I stamped Night of Navy stars and trimmed the bottom with a strip of baseball field DSP. I cut a Best Day Ever ticket from the Hey Sports Fan DSP and adhered it to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle is perfect for masculine cards for the sports enthusiast, especially the baseball fan. And watching a Sunday afternoon baseball game is a perfect way to spend Father’s Day!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Tara Carpenter created.

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

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

Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item 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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut ticket)
  • Hey Sports Fan DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 4″ (front stripe), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut large ticket), 1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut small ticket strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), Best Day Ever die cut ticket

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home Congratulations Card

Good Morning! I used the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home bundle with the Heart & Home designer series paper for a feminine Congratulations card. And I used the sentiments from the Happy and Heartfelt cling stamp set for my greetings – I love their quirky casualness! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Heart & Home designer series paper to a Basic White mat and popped it to the front of a Garden Green card base with dimensionals. I cut another panel with the fourth a Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I applied Pale Papaya ink to a blending brush and colored the back of a Heart & Home doily. I trimmed an end and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

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

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

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

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

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card. Join me as I use the Stampin’ Up! He’s The Man bundle create a fun Father’s Day card. Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

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

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

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

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

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


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

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

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

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

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


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Mother’s Day Card

Good Morning! This weekend is Mother’s Day so I have a Mother’s Day card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle. 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 Layering Designs Vellum with the largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies and adhered it to a panel of Artfully Composed designer series paper. I trimmed the end and adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I embossed a panel of Pale Papaya with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pale Papaya card base.

I stamped the single daffodil from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I colored it with Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya Stampin’ blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the DSP panel with dimensionals and wrapped the panel with Soft Succulent ribbon and made a bow. I adhered the panel to the card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream stamp set in Soft Succulent on a Basic White panel and punched it out with the Double oval punch. I punched a Pale Papaya scalloped oval and embossed it with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the back of the label and adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I cut Basic White, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya with the butterfly dies and adhered them together and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot. I finished the card front with pretty Pale Papaya In Color Opal Rounds.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the fancy border from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream stamp set along the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Blessings of Home stamp set in Basic Gray on the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Have a great Mother’s Day this weekend!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

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

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

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

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

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


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

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

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

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

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


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background, 1″ x 1″ (die cut butterfly), 2″ x 4″ (punched scalloped oval)
  • Soft Succulent – 1/2″ x 1″ (butterfly body)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (daffodil), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut butterfly and punched oval)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I made a Mother’s Day Card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune bundle and the Celebrating You sentiment cling stamp set. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge this week so I used the beautiful Symbols of Fortune specialty designer series paper to cover my colors. Here are our colors:

I adhered a strip of the Symbols of Fortune specialty designer series paper to an Evening Evergreen mat and adhered them both to the beautiful floral Symbols of Fortune floral DSP. I adhered it all to another Evening Evergreen mat.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune cling stamp set in Calypso Coral ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut a Soft Succulent panel with the leaf dies from the good fortune dies and adhered it to the back of the flower with glue dots. I popped the layered die cuts to the front of the panel with dimensionals.

I stamped the Mother’s Day sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Crumb Cake strip and punched the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I made a loopy double bow with linen thread and adhered it to the panel with a glue dot and adhered the label on top with glue dots and dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Succulent card base and finished it with Polished Dots.

For the inside, I stamped the the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune stamp set in Calypso Coral ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the middle of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

I love that big floral stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune stamp set and the beautiful floral paper from the Symbols of Fortune DSP. Don’t you think they go great with the pretty sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set? You just need reservations for a nice dinner and you’re set for Mother’s day!!

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: ZFMCWFCA

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 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:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 4-1/4″ (leaf die cut)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP stripe mat)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut flower)
  • Symbol of Fortune DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance Card

Good Morning! I have a pretty floral hello card today made with the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance bundle. This is a pretty cling stamp and die set with vintage images and sweet sentiments. 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 Layering Designs with the Scalloped Contours die and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with Stampin’ Seal (I applied the adhesive behind the ribbon and die cut flowers). I adhered a strip of white frayed ribbon to the vellum with Stampin’ Seal.

I used the Ranunculus dies to cut the large flower from Blushing Bride and the leaf from Soft Seafoam. I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance stamp set in Smoky Slate and colored it with the light Flirty Flamingo and dark Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the leaf and flower with glue dots. I adhered the layered die cuts to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance stamp set in Smoky Slate on Soft Seafoam and cut it out with the label die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with Elegant Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance stamp set in Smoky Slate on a Basic White panel. I stamped the filigree strip in Soft Seafoam and colored the flowers with Flirty Flamingo and Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I was inspired to make this card after going to the nurseries and seeing all the ranunculi in bloom! There are two things I love about the Stampin’ Up! Ranunculus Romance bundle – first is the contrast between the bold graphic die cuts and the vintage print stamps. The second is that the stamp set is kind of old school with the images that make nice stamped collages. That’s what I need to play with next!


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

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

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

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

Here are the free In Color Products that are included:


2022–2024 IN COLOR GRID PAPER
160009

2022–2024 INK PAD COLLECTION 161108

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

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

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


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

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

Here are the details:

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

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3″ x 3″ (die cut flower)
  • Soft Seafoam – 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ (label), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut flower)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a fun, modern hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle and the gorgeous Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper. This is a fun and creative bundle that has abstract shapes of photopolymer stamps, eclectic sentiments and geometric dies in the Beautiful Shapes dies. 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 the gold striped Abstract Beauty designer series paper to the side of another panel and adhered them both to a Magenta Madness mat. I wrapped it with gold cord making a bow and adhered it to the front of a Balmy Blue card base.

I cut five different hexagons using the Abstract Beauty DSP and used the two largest hexagon dies to cut a frame from gold foil. I adhered the floral hexagon to the inner gold foil panel with liquid glue and arranged the hexagons on the card. When i was happy, I adhered the hexagons with liquid glue, the gold frame with glue dots and the layered floral hexagon with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful stamp set in Versamark in on a Balmy Blue Abstract Beauty DSP panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and cut it out with the little oval die. I also cut an oval from Balmy Blue and adhered it to the back of the DSP and adhered the label to the card with dimensionals. I finished with Just Jade and Blushing Bride hexagon embellishments.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the oval shape from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful stamp set in Blushing Bride and the flower in Crushed Curry, Magenta Madness and Just Jade on a Basic White panel. I made masks of the flower and flower center and used the masking technique to stamp the flower – so easy with photopolymer stamps! I stamped the center in Basic Gray and the scribble in Balmy Blue and adhered a strip of floral Abstract Beauty DSP to the bottom before adhering to the inside of the card.

This was such a fun card to make and really stretched my creativity. I love the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle, and I love it any time I can send a card to a friend that starts with “hello beautiful”.


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

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

Here are the details:

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

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Magenta Madness – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Gold Foil – 2-3/4″ x 3″ (die cut hexagon)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Abstract Beauty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label backing), hexagon panels: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, two 2″ x 2-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″, 1″ x 2-1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: