Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths 4th of July Card

Happy 4th of July! Here’s a simple 4th of July Celebration card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths bundle and the fun Celebrate Everything Host designer series paper. 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 Real Red with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base. I adhered four strips of the fireworks Celebrate Everything Host designer series paper to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a Shaded Spruce panel with the double wreath die cut from the Country Wreaths dies in the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths bundle and I cut a Basic White panel with the single wreath die. I adhered the single wreath to the double wreath with glue dots and used glue dots to adhere the wreaths to the card front. I cut three sets of stars using the Give It A Whirl dies from Starry Sky glimmer paper and adhered the stars to the wreath. I adhered some of the stars with glue dots and some with pieces of dimensionals and doubled up some of the stars. I saved two stars for the inside of the card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set in Starry Sky on Basic White and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I colored a length of white crinkle ribbon with the dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend and made a bow. I adhered the bow to the wreath with dimensionals and added rhinestones to the star centers and label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leafy wreath from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths photopolymer stamp set in Shaded Spruce in the corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered two stars to the wreath with liquid glue and trimmed the bottom of the panel with fireworks DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

I love red, white and blue door wreaths for the 4th of July and that’s my inspiration for today’s card, especially when I spotted the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths bundle in the new catalog. And I love watching the fireworks in the evening on the 4th of July – especially in the comfort of my living room on my big TV! Happy Independence Day!!


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.

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! Click on the picture below to play:

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.


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.


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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Shaded Spruce – 3″ x 3″ (die cut wreath)
  • 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer – 11-1/4″ x 6″ (die cut stars)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label), 3″ x 3″ (die cut wreath)
  • Celebrate Everything DSP – four 3″ x 3-1/2″ strips (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Welcome the new Stampin’ Up! July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! July-December 2022 Mini Catalog is now open for orders and I’m thrilled!

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

  • There are 8 full product suites that coordinate stamp bundles, designer series paper and ribbons & embellishments that are listed on page 3. 
  • There are so many great new bundles in this catalog listed on pages 72-79.
  • There is also a cute new host exclusive stamp set AND a beautiful pack of host designer series paper listed on pages 86 and 87.

Click on the catalog below to download a PDF of the new Stampin’ Up! July-December 2022 Mini Catalog:

July-August 2022 Sale-A-Bration Starts Today!

SHOP

Sale-A-Bration has six items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and three items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. These are completely new and different products from the previous Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  The products for this Sale-a-bration event are only while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 17 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has a great joining promotion during Sale-a-bration!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between July 1 and August 31, you’ll pay $99 + tax and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise AND you’ll get the Making Plans Collection on pages 18-19 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure as a FREE bonus!  Yay!!  Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

Click on the Sale-A-Bration brochure below to download a PDF of the new brochure:

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

Shop now in my online store

If you haven’t received your copy of the new Stampin’ Up! July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and July-August Sale-A-Bration Brochure yet, you can access online versions in the links above. If you are interested in becoming a new customer of mine, contact me and I’ll be happy to send you one, too.


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 valued up to $10.00 from 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.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Cards

Tomorrow is the big day! The new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog will be available for ordering! I have a final set of sneak peek cards made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle. Stampin’ Up! held a virtual event called Creativity Now for Demonstrators where we made several samples using this beautiful bundle and we saw interviews with the designers on the creative process. It was so informative and fun to get behind the scenes on what goes into making products that allow us to express our creativity!

Anyway, I made these three beautiful cards with this beautiful bundle and I’ll give you a quick description of what I did to make them. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used for each card. And tomorrow you’ll be able to order the beautiful Splendid Thoughts bundle along with the gorgeous Splendid Day specialty designer series paper!

Sending Hugs Card

I embossed a Calypso Coral panel with the Brick and Mortar embossing folder and brushed white craft ink on top with my blending brush. I wrapped it with the new Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) and made a bow before adhering it to the front of a Thick Basic White card base. I stamped the two leaf sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set with Versamark ink on Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink and embossed them with Copper embossing powder and cut out the images with the corresponding dies. I cut the out the other dies from Basic White along with the arch from the beautiful Splendid Day DSP. I fussy cut the copper embossed sentiment and adhered it to the arch. I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals and finished the card with iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the images from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink on a Basic White panel. I adhered it to a Calypso Coral mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Much Love Card

This was a fun card to make as it’s focal point is the coloring on the background – it’s done with Pool Party and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend markers! I used the brush tip and went back and forth with the dark markers in the middle and the light markers on the outsides. I randomly stamped the little bee from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Fresh Freesia and Pool Party. I adhered the panel to a Fresh Freesia Splendid Day panel and popped it on the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base with dimensionals. I partially stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia on Basic White and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes die and adhered a length of folded Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) to the back. I die cut two leaf sprigs from Soft Sea Foam and adhered them to the back of the label and popped the label on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with beautiful Fresh Freesia opal dots.

I stamped the little bee from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Pool Party and Fresh Freesia on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Let’s Celebrate Card

I randomly stamped the large leafy plant from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Petal Pink all over the front of a Petal Pink card base. I used my paper snips to distress the sides of a Thick Basic White panel – the rough edges are a perfect contrast to the elegant foil arches! I wrapped a length of Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) around the panel and made a knot on the side and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I cut the arch die from the Splendid Stems dies from four different foil panels in the Splendid Day DSP and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the Open Leaf Trinket (available tomorrow) to the card with glue dots and embossed the sentiment in Copper on Soft Sea Foam. I cut out the sentiment with the Stylish Shapes die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card with iridescent rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the card, I covered the card front and stamped the leafy plant from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Petal Pink around the edge like the card front. I inked it up and stamped it off before stamping it on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle is beautiful and so versatile! And the Splendid Day specialty DSP is gorgeous and perfect for elegant weddings! And these products will be available tomorrow when the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog goes live!

If you haven’t received a catalog yet, but would like to be a customer of mine, I’ll be happy to send you one!


Last day for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog products!

Tomorrow the retiring items will be gone, so order today!

Click HERE to shop now in my Online Store.

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends Today!

It’s the last day to get a kit for 50% off when you buy a kit from the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection! Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE. Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends Today!


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:

  • Sending Hugs Card
    • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Calypso Coral – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background and inside mat)
    • Petal Pink -1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaf)
    • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
    • Basic white – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 5″ (die cuts and label)
    • Splendid Day DSP – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut arch), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
  • Much Love Card
    • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Soft Sea Foam – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
    • Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (colored front panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
    • Splendid Day DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Let’s Celebrate Card
    • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Thick Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (distressed background)
    • Soft Sea Foam – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
    • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
    • Splendid Day DSP – four 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut arches), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Christmas Card

Have you heard that on July 1, the Stampin’ Up! July – December 2022 Mini Catalog will be available for ordering?  There are so many pretty new and returning holiday stamp sets in the new mini, and by coming out in July instead of August, we have an extra month to make Christmas cards – Yay!!  One of the pretty returning sets in the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments photopolymer stamp set with the cool Merriest Frames Hybrid embossing folder and dies.  So I pulled it out to make my first Christmas card for the year! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a Basic White panel with the detailed die from the Merriest Frames set and then put it in the embossing folder with the outline die.  I ran it through my die cutting machine to get the gorgeous embossed die cut greenery.  I adhered the die cut to the front of a Thick Basic White card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set in Versamark Ink on a Basic White panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder.  I shook off the excess and heated the powder until it was shiny with my heat tool.  I cut out the sentiment with the Merriest Frames rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. 

I stamped and die cut the flowers and greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set on Basic White to decorate the front.  I stamped two small poinsettias and one large one in Sweet Sorbet and I stamped the centers with Crushed Curry.  I stamped a set of holly berries in Cherry Cobbler and two holly leaves in Shaded Spruce.  I stamped four of the rounded leaf sprigs in Garden Green and one of the spruce sprigs in Soft Succulent. 

I cut everything out and adhered one of the small poinsettias to the large one.  I adhered the leaves and holly berries to the card front with glue dots and adhered the poinsettias to the card with dimensionals.  I made a bow with gold trim and tucked it under the flower.  I finished the flower centers with gold metallic pearls (available July 1).

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White panel.  I stamped the poinsettias in Sweet Sorbet in the corners and masked them before stamping the leaf clusters in Garden Green.  I added some Shaded Spruce holly leaves and Cherry Cobbler berries.  I adhered the panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat and adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set has fun, modern graphic Christmas greenery images and it’s great to have coordinating dies, especially with the hybrid embossing folder!  But the pretty images can also be stamped without the dies like I did on the inside of the card.  It has beautiful sentiments and the coordinating Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder makes the most beautiful Christmas cards!

There’s less than a week before the new catalog is available for ordering, so it’s time to start planning those Holiday cards. Here’s a picture of the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog and I will post a PDF on July 1 when it’s open for ordering.

If you haven’t received a catalog yet, but would like to be a customer of mine, I’ll be happy to send you one!


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. Some Items have already sold out and are no longer available, but there’a a lot of good stuff still available – and some items are on sale for up to 50% off! But the retiring items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to shop now in my Online Store.

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale, but time is running out! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE. Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends on June 30!


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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:

  • Thick Basic white – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4
  • Sweet Sorbet – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (foliage die cut), 5″ x 6″ (die cut flowers and leaves), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of a pretty new fall set from the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle. It coordinates with the beautiful Rustic Harvest designer series paper which I feature in this simple Hello card. These pretty products will be available on July 1, 2022 when the new catalog is open for ordering! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of Mossy Meadow swirly Rustic Harvest designer series paper to the side of the beautiful floral DSP with liquid glue. I adhered them both to a Basic White mat and looped a length of black Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a bow.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Basic Black card base with dimensionals. I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Daffodil Delight panel. I punched the ends of the panel with the Lovely Labels pick a punch to make it fancy.

I adhered the label to the card front by the bow with dimensionals. I finished the card front with two small white matte dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little swirl design from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Mossy Meadow swirly Rustic Harvest DSP to the side before adhering it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

This is a real simple Hello card, but I wanted to let the pretty mums in the DSP be the star. I love the fancy font in the bold Hello from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set which also comes with a pretty pumpkin, gorgeous flowers and a fun leaf in addition to the fun swirls and sentiments. The coordinating Rustic Pumpkin dies that come in the bundle cut out these images and create a fun die cut pumpkin. Take a look at the bundle:

And here is the beautiful Rustic Harvest DSP with the pretty fall pumpkins and gourds and pretty patterns. And the back sides of the paper feature fun designs in Black & White.

All of these new products will be available on July 1, 2022 when the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog is available for ordering.


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.

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! Click on the picture below to play:

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.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. Some Items have already sold out and are no longer available, but there’a a lot of good stuff still available – and some items are on sale for up to 50% off! But the retiring items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to shop now in my Online Store.

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ending Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale, but time is running out! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE. Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends on June 30!


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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:

  • Basic Black- 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Daffodil Delight – 3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (front panel), 3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (front trim), 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Sneak Peek Cards

Good Morning! Yesterday we had our Quarterly Inkin’ Krew Team meeting and three of our teammates designed cards using the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog. This beautiful bundle is part of the Splendid Day suite that also contains the beautiful Splendid Day specialty designer series paper and will be available on July 1, 2022. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Rosie Kean from Rapid City, SD designed this gorgeous Double Z fold wedding card showing off the beautiful foil papers from the Splendid Day specialty DSP. The beautiful foils are matted on Soft Sea foam in the outer card and the inner card uses the linen paper with the Soft Sea Foam leaf panels as mats.

The card bases are Sahara Sand and the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set are stamped in Soft Suede. The gorgeous die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies accent the Sahara Sand fabric DSP panels and Rosie designed an optional Basic White back panel for writing a personal message. I added the Soft Sea Foam Bow and iridescent pearls to the front panel.

Karen Ksenzakovic from Somerville, NJ designed this card using all the gorgeous foliage die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies. The Soft Sea Foam card base and Pear Pizzazz mat are perfect with the subtle leafy background of the DSP and allow the beautiful bold die cuts in Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Evening Evergreen to really pop!

She finished the card front with a beautiful Soft Sea Foam bow on the linen die cut flower pot. I added the brass butterflies around the leaves. For the inside Karen also added a sentiment in addition to the stamped foliage from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set. You can find more of Karen’s beautiful designs on her blog – Creative Stamping Designs.

Tara Carpenter from Hallsville, MO designed our last card, and it doesn’t show up very well, but it uses shimmery white card stock for the front and inside panels, so it has a beautiful subtle sparkle! She showed us how to mask off the vertical stripe and use blending brushes to apply Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Orchid Oasis inks to make a gorgeous multicolor stripe on the card front.

A single Soft Succulent die cut leaf wrapped in Evening Evergreen twine around the panel matted in Soft Succulent and adhered to an Evening Evergreen card base perfectly frames the blended stripe. I had the courage to stamp the sentiment (and it was straight – yay!) and finish it with three iridescent rhinestones. I carried the blended strip to the inside of the card and stamped the sentiment and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle in Evening Evergreen and stamped off Soft Succulent on the inside panel. Find more of Tara’s beautiful cards on her blog – Tarabeth Stamps.

The beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle and the Splendid Day specialty designer series paper will be available on July 1, 2022 and you will not regret putting it at the top of your wish list. It was fun playing with these beautiful products and making cards with Rosie, Karen and Tara during our team meeting and I’m grateful that they shared their beautiful designs with us.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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

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  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rosie’s Card
    • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 3” x 8-1/4” inner card base scored at 2-3/4” and 5- 1/2”
    • Soft Sea Foam – two 2-5/8” x 4-1/8” panels, two 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” panels, two Splendid Stems die cuts
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels (foil), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (foil), three Splendid Stems die cuts (foil), three 2-5/8” x 2-7/8” panels (Soft Sea Foam Leaf pattern), two 2-1/2” x 2-3/4” panels (Sahara Sand fabric pattern)
    • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” panel
  • Karen’s Card
    • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 4″ (leaf die cut)
    • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front mat), 2″ X 2 1/2″(leaf die)
    • Rich Razzleberry – 2″ X 2″ (leaf die cut)
    • Evening Evergreen – 2″ X 3″ (leaf die cut)
    • Sahara Sand – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (front background), 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • Tara’s Card
    • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Soft Succulent – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 2″ (die cut leaf)
    • Shimmery White – two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels (front and inside panel)

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