Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! Our talented team has created projects this month with the theme of Celebrate! I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms In Bloom bundle to make a fancy card to celebrate a special anniversary! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed the Blushing Bride panel with the new Painted Texture 3D embossing folder from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base. I stamped the large floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel.

I cut the Blushing Bride panel with the large floral Many Layered Blossoms Dies. I positioned the outline die on the gold foil and laid the Blushing Bride die cut on top and adjusted the die until it lined up. I removed the die cut and adhered the die to the foil with post it notes and ran it through my die cutting machine.

I colored the center of the Blushing Bride Die cut with the Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend and adhered the Gold Foil die cut on top. I positioned the layered die cuts on the stamped panel and positioned the Stitched Rectangle die on top. I cut the layered die cuts and then cut the stamped panel with the same stitched rectangle die. I adhered the layered die cuts to the stamped panel and then adhered it all to a Gold Foil mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates cling stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny and cut the label out with the Stitched Nested Labels die. I wrapped the floral panel with gold trim and made a bow and popped the label on the trim with dimensionals. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals and finished it with three gold glitter enamel dots.

I stamped one of the single flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Real Red on a Whisper White panel. I cut the flower’s corresponding die cuts in Blushing Bride and Fold Foil. I colored the Blushing Bride flower center with the dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend and adhered it all together. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates stamp set in Real Red and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

On with the hop! Be sure to check out each project that our talented team has created. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Tara Carpenter’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Ksenzakovic created.

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


Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout Starts Today!

If you love Great Deals like I do, then the Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products (up to 50% off some items) from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year, so get your shopping lists ready for December 8. Click Here to download the full list of items that are retiring and on sale starting on December 8, 2020. Get your lists ready and shop early!!  The retiring items are only available while supplies last! And everything on this list is retiring!


December 1 – 15 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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 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 day!

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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut front panel), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (die cut flower)
  • Gold Foil – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut front panel), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (die cut flower)
  • Whisper White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel and front panel), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress Mother’s Day Card for the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today is the day for the Monthly Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop and our theme for the month is ‘For the Girls/Ladies”. So my card uses the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress bundle to create a girly-girl Mother’s Day card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a small panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a panel of floral Best Dressed designer series paper with multipurpose liquid glue. Then I adhered the panel to a Daffodil Delight card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress in Old Olive ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the die from the Ornate Frames Dies. I cut the coordinating fancy background frame from Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered the label on top. I adhered the layered label to the bottom of the card with multipurpose liquid glue and finished it with a Lovely Lipstick enamel dot.

I used the largest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut a circle in the dotted Best Dressed designer series paper. I adhered this to a Blackberry Bliss scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circles Dies and then to the card base with dimensionals. I stamped each of the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating die from the All Dressed Up Dies. I colored them with Lovely Lipstick, Light Mossy Meadow and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and adhered them to the dotted circle with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped two shoes, the perfume bottle and the lipstick from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black in on Whisper White and cut them out with the dies from the All Dressed Up Dies. I colored the shoes with Light Purple Posey, Light Petal Pink and Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends and glued them together. I colored the lipstick with Light Basic Black, Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Light and Dark Lively Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. I colored the perfume bottle with Light Pretty Peacock, Light So Saffron and Light Pool Party Stampin Blends. While coloring with the Stampin’ Blends, I used the color lifter to add highlights. I adhered the layered shoes, perfume bottle and lipstick to the circle with dimensionals. I added a Daffodil Delight ruched ribbon bow with a glue dot to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I trimmed a strip of the floral Best Dressed designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. I made another flower die cut like the ones on the front and adhered it to the corner.

In retrospect, I think today’s card is a little over the top. Do you know anyone who owns a pair of lavender heels? But I also think we should go over the top for our moms, especially on Mother’s Day. So I’ll pick another time to show restraint.

On with the Hop. Be sure to check out each team member’s project. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Leslie Larkin’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created. Have fun and Happy Stamping!

And here is the complete list of Blog Hop participants in case you get lost along the way:


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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 day!

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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (fancy label mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label), 3″ x 7″ (Dressed to Impress die cuts)
  • Best Dressed DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (polka dot circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane Simply Thankful Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to The October Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop!

Our theme for this month is Giving Thanks and I’ve made a card using the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set and the wonderful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set. These daisies remind me of the purple mums that are all over the place at this time of year and make me feel like Fall. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by die cutting two pieces of Sahara Sand card stock using the second largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies. On one of them, I took the third largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies and cut out the middle to make a frame. Then I cut a panel of green leafy paper from the Magnolia Lane designer series paper using the same die. Then I adhered the frame to the second Sahara Sand die cut and adhered the green leaf DST to the inside.

Then I used the middle of the Sahara Sand frame to cut the label die from the Wild Rose dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set it and then adhered it to the background panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the large maple leaf from the Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I then colored it with the Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut two maple leaves from Old Olive cardstock and one maple leaf from Cajun Craze cardstock using the smaller maple leaf die from the Gathered Leaves dies. Then I cut three berry branches in Gold Glimmer paper using the berry die from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

I stamped six small daisies from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry card stock. Using a bone folder, I gently rounded the ends of the petals and glued three petal clusters together for each flower. I accented the centers with the gold Designer Elements. I arranged the leaves and berries on the panel and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the flowers with glue dots. I then used dimensionals to attach the decorated panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

I decided that I had to give the inside of the card the same frame treatment as the card front. So I cut another frame in Sahara Sand just like the front and attached it to the inside of the card with liquid glue. I then adhered a strip of the Magnolia Lane DSP to the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel and cut it out with the third largest die from the Stitched Rectangles dies. I adhered this to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

There you have it – a pretty fall card with flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set, turning maple leaves and touches of gold to express the thankful sentiments that abound at this time of year. Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Sue Prather’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Shirley Gentry created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the projects that the team has created today. Have a great week!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2″ x 2″
  • Sahara Sand – (3) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4″
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4″ x 6″
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 5″
  • Gold Glimmer – 2″ x 6 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons Beautiful Day in Fall Card

Good Morning! Today I used the pretty maple leaf stamps in the versatile Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Seasonal Layers dies to make a fall card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for today’s blog hop is Fall Frenzy. Unbelievable that fall is just around the corner – the year has flown by!

I used an old technique – using re-inkers with baby wipes – in making this card and you can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with cardstock sizes.

I started the card by creating the background. I took a baby wipe, folded it and added drops of Old Olive, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Cherry Cobbler ink to create a faux “ink pad”. I took the little solid maple leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set and inked it using the baby wipe and randomly stamped the leaves on a Very Vanilla panel. I rotated the stamp so that each leaf would pick up different color combinations. It resembles autumn leaves turning color before falling to the ground.

I sponged the areas between the leaves lightly with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze ink to give it some depth. It’s hard to see, but I then took the larger outline maple leaf stamp and inked it with Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink which will be available on Sept 4 in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and stamped it randomly on the panel to add some golden sparkle. I finally ran the panel through the Woodland embossing folder to add texture and mounted it on a Cajun Craze mat and an Old Olive Card Base.

I then stamped the It’s a beautiful day sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set in Versamark ink on a panel of Cajun Craze cardstock and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut it using the large label from the Wild Rose die set and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.

I die cut maple leaves using the Seasonal Layers dies from Calypso Coral, Old Olive and So Saffron scraps. I decorated the Calypso Coral and Old Olive leaves using the larger outline stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set and Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink. I sponged the So Saffron leaf with Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink to echo the leaves on the background. I also die cut the large outline leaf in Gold glitter paper (non-SU). I added some gold metallic thread behind the larger leaves and adhered the leaves to the label with glue dots. I finished it off with three clear epoxy dots.

I decorated the inside of the card adding a strip of the baby wipe stamped Very Vanilla to the bottom of a Very Vanilla cardstock panel. I added the large outline maple leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set in Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink. I matted it in Cajun Craze and added it to the inside of the card. I decorated the envelope by stamping the outline maple leaf in the lower left corner of a Very Vanilla envelope using Cajun Craze ink.

The touches of Delicata Golden Glitz ink with the Gold embossing and Gold glitter paper add some nice subtle sparkle to the card. Maple trees are the best for dramatic fall foliage color, and I’m ready to enjoy those beautiful fall days that are just around the corner!

Akiko


I hope you enjoyed todays card and thanks for visiting! Be sure to check out each blog in this month’s Inkin’ Krew Team Monthly blog hop to see the wonderful projects created by the other team members. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Shirley Gentry’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 is a list of the Blog Hop participants:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Terry Lynn Bright
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Akiko Sudano <– you are here
  5. Shirley Gentry
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Paula Vincent
  8. Connie Troyer
  9. Karen Ksenzakovic
  10. Amy Koenders

We’re in the redemption period of Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

August 16 – 31 Host Code: KHSFPFPZ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ scrap
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 3/8″
  • Cajun Craze – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • So Saffron – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ scrap
  • Calypso Coral – 2″ x 2″ scrap
  • Gold Glitter cardstock – 2″ x 2″ scrap

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: