Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Giving Thanks” and I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle to make a Thanksgiving card. 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 Very Vanilla with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Merry Merlot mat with liquid glue. I adhered the embossed pane to the front of a Merry Merlot card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Sparkle of the Season photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the label die from the Tasteful Labels dies. I cut the larger label from Merry Merlot and adhered them together with liquid glue.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves cling stamp set in Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Cinnamon cider and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I used the Intricate Leaves dies from the bundle to cut out the remaining detailed leaves from Crumb Cake, Soft Succulent and Pear Pizzazz card stock and arranged them cascading down the side of the card.

I adhered the leaves to the card front with liquid glue, and adhered the layered label over the leaves with dimensionals. I made a triple bow with linen thread and adhered it under the label with a glue dot. I finished the card front with three brushed copper metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves stamp set around the bottom and top of a Very Vanilla panel in Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider. I stamped the sentiment from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set in Early Espresso next to the leaves and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Every card I see made with the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle is beautiful, and the bundle is really easy to play with! There are no sentiments, but the combination of the artistic stamps and detailed dies is perfect for creating all kinds of fall masterpieces!

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

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

  1. Jaimie Babarczy 
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Jillian Good 
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  5. Karen Finkle 
  6. Akiko Sudano 
  7. Mary Deatherage 
  8. Donna Leonard 
  9. Terry Lynn Bright
  10. Amy Koenders

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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 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 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:

  • Merry Merlot – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-3/4 x 5″ (front mat), 2″ x 4″ (large label)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (embossed background), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 2″ x 6″ (die cut stamped leaves)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut detailed leaf)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut detailed leaves)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut detailed leaves)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle
$44.00
Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Intricate Leaves Dies
$28.00
Sparkle Of The Season Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Merry Merlot 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
$9.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Halloween Fun” and I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween bundle for my card today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut the top front off of the card base by cutting down the score line 1-3/4″ and cutting straight across the top with my paper trimmer. This left the bottom 2-1/2″ on the card front. I adhered a panel of Old Olive haunted house Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the inside of the card.

I adhered a panel of the ‘boo’ Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP to the inside front flap and I colored the candy panel for the outside front flap. I colored the candies with the Bronze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and then adhered the panel to the front flap. I stamped six Jack-O-Lanterns using the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween photopolymer stamp set – I stamped the outlines in Memento Tuxedo Black, the solid pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie and the Jack-O-Lantern faces in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the stems with the Granny Apple Green Stampin Blend and punched the Jack-O-Lanterns out with Halloween Punch.

I adhered the Jack-O-Lanterns across the top of the front flap with glue dots and dimensionals (the one in the middle and the two ends). I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Old Olive and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the little spider in the corner and adhered the panel to the bottom of the inside of the card. I adhered the last Jack-O-Lantern to the front flap next to the inside panel. I stamped the little ghost outline in Smoky Slate on Basic White and the face and arms in stamped off Highland Heather. I punched out the ghost with the Halloween Punch and adhered it to the top of the inside with dimensionals. I finished the card with iridescent stars.

I also used the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween bundle to decorate a little Halloween treat box made with the Pretty Pillowbox dies. It’s so cute and really puts me in the trick-or-treatin’ mood!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Terry Lynn Bright’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

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


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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 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 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:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe mat)
  • Old Olive – 1-” x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), two 1-1/2″ x 4″ strips (punched jack-o-lanterns), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (punched ghost)
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (Old Olive haunted house background), two 2-1/4″ x 5-1/5″ panels (candy front panel and ‘boo’ inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Fall Frenzy” and I’m seeing so many pumpkin decor items around so I decided to use the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins bundle for my card today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to the front of a Cajun Craze card base. I made a horizontal stripe by layering strips of Cork, Harvest Meadow designer series paper, Cajun Craze and Granny Apple Green card stock and adhering it to the card front.

I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins cling stamp set in Early Espresso on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I colored them with Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and adhered them to the stripe with dimensionals and glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Greenery stamp set in Early Espresso on a Crumb Cake panel and cut it out with the small Tailor Made Tags die. I cut another tag from the Beauty of the Earth designer series paper and adhered it to the back of the Crumb Cake label. I colored a length of white baker’s twine with Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend and cut a length of Crumb Cake twine. I slipped the twine through the holes in the tags and tied a bow. I adhered the tag to the card front with glue dots and finished the card front with five green Decorative Matte Dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pumpkin vines on the bottom and colored them with Granny Apple Green, Ole Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is my first fall card of the year and it was hard to resist coloring these pumpkins with Stampin’ Blends. But the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins bundle has other cute pumpkin images, wonderful sentiments and gorgeous artsy pumpkin dies that will be loads of fun to play with – such a versatile set.

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

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

  1. Jaimie Babarczy 
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Karen Finkle 
  4. Mary Deatherage 
  5. Jillian Good 
  6. Akiko Sudano  <– You Are Here
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic  
  8. Donna Leonard  
  9. Amy Koenders

Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 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:

  • Cajun Craze – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe mat)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe mat)
  • Cork – 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (pumpkin panel)
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 1″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe)
  • Beauty Of The Earth DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 2-3/4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Celebrate Summer” and since I love flowers that bloom in the summer, I decided to use the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle for my card today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut out the large scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies from Basic White and the second largest from Fresh Freesia. I adhered a panel of Fresh Freesia gingham from the Pansy Petals designer series paper to the Fresh Freesia scalloped die cut with liquid and then adhered them both to the Basic White die cut. I popped them onto the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I stamped the outline hydrangea from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I stamped the filler stem and leaves in Garden Green and the filler flower with Fresh Freesia. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die. I used the dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend to color the background to the flower, adding dimension and then I covered the flower with clear Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle. I adhered the flower to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Basic Gray on a Fresh Freesia panel. I cut it out with the little tag die and looped white crinkle ribbon through the loop and tied a bow. I trimmed the ends of the bow and popped the tag on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with 5 clear elegant gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little outline flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Basic Gray around the two corners. I used the filler stamp to add Fresh Freesia and then added some depth with the dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sweet sentiment in Basic Gray and trimmed the bottom with the gingham from Pansy Petals DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I’m so glad that the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle was carried over in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with the 10% savings. It’s such a pretty set and doesn’t the flower look great in Fresh Freesia? There are so many colors of hydrangea in bloom these days and and it makes the landscape so pretty!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koender’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

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

  1. Tara Carpenter
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Terry Lynn Bright
  7. Jillian Good
  8. Donna Leonard
  9. Akiko Sudano <– You are here
  10. Amy Koenders


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 in the 2021 – 2022 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. 

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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 5″ (scalloped rectangle), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle), 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (hydrangea)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2-11/16″ x 3-15-16″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is For The Ladies/Girls and I made a flowery Petal Pink Birthday Card with the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle. I also used the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and Ornate Layers die for extra feminine frills! 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 Basic White panel with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Petal Pink card base. I used the fancy large Ornate Layers die to cut a panel of Petal Pink background paper from the Peony Garden designer series paper and adhered it to the card on the embossed panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year cling stamp set in Versamark Ink on a Vellum strip and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder. I heated the sentiment with my heat tool until it was shiny and wrapped the vellum strip around a floral Peony Garden panel, securing it in the back with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the die cut panel on the card front.

I cut two sets of peony flowers using the Peony dies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peonies bundle from Basic White. I also cut four Basic White flower centers and colored them with the light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I used a blending brush to apply Petal Pink ink to the flower die cuts, coloring the smallest pieces the darkest and the bottoms of the outer petals the darkest too. I inserted two flower centers in each of the smallest die cut flowers, securing them with liquid glue. I inserted each flower into the slot of the next largest flower, securing them with liquid glue until I had two assembled peonies.

I die cut one of each of the leaves die cuts, using Mossy Meadow for the solid leaves and Old Olive for the details. I assembled the leaves, adhering them with liquid glue and adhered them to the card with glue dots. I positioned the peonies and adhered the top one to the card with glue dots and the bottom one with dimensionals and glue dots where it overlapped the top peony. I finished the card front with rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the peony from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony cling stamp set in stamped off Petal Pink ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Smoky Slate ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Peony Garden DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card. I also stamped the bottom left corner of a Basic White envelope with the peony in full strength Petal Pink.

The Peonies in my garden are sprouting up and I can’t wait to see them bloom! And I’m glad that the Stampin’ Up Prized Peonies are returning in the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog so they can be enjoyed for longer.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Terry Lynn Bright’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:


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 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 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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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 visiting!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Vellum – 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed front background and inside panel), 5″ x 8-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 3-1/2″ x 5″ (fancy frame), 2-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ (floral panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Celebrate Spring and I made an Easter Card with the sweet little bunny from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set. Little furry animals with floral wreaths on their head are very popular these days because they’re so cute, so this stamp set is perfect!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the little bunny from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored the wreath with Purple Posy and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I used the Light Petal Pink on her cheeks and Light Smoky Slate on her outline and used the Color Lifter to blend it into the white. Then I fussy cut the little bunny. I made a tag with Basic White card stock and the Fancy Tag Topper and Detailed Trio punches and adhered a Purple Posy panel that was embossed with the Meadow Moments embossing folder to the front. I topped the tag with some Purple Posy ribbon and made a bow with a double strand of linen thread.

I cut a panel of Purple Posy striped Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the largest Stitched with Whimsey die and adhered the panel to the front of a Purple Posy card base. I used a blending brush to color a Square Vellum Doily with Highland Heather ink and adhered it to the card front. I used the second and third smallest Stitched Rectangles dies to cut a frame from a panel of light wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper an adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I cut two stitched branches from Soft Sea Foam DSP from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP pack using the Pierced Blooms dies and adhered one to the card front and one to the tag with glue dots.

I stamped the eggs from the Arrange A Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Highland Heather (after stamping off), Soft Sea Foam and Crumb Cake (after stamping off) inks on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered one of the Soft Sea Foam eggs to the tag and popped the bunny on top with dimensionals. I adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals and trimmed the ribbons. I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on a Purple Posy strip and trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick a Punch. I popped it on the tag with dimensionals and used double dimensionals on the side that extended off the tag. I tucked three more eggs behind the label and tag with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of Purple Posy Playing with Patterns DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered the last two eggs with glue dots. I stamped the flower and butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with the Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green Smoky Slate and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I really like tag cards and the Stampin’ Up Springtime Joy bunny is perfect for tags.

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 Terry Lynn Bright created.

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


March Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 Jan-Jun 2021 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 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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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 visiting!

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:

  • Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2-1/2″ (embossed tag), 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (fussy cut bunny), 1″ x 5″ (die cut eggs), 2″ x 4″ (tag)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (Soft Sea Foam leaves)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut stitched frame)
  • Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Birthday and I made a sweet birthday card with the little giraffe from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe stamp set. This is a great stamp set for making children’s cards, new baby cards or any animal theme card – and the globe stamps coordinate with the Snow Globe scene dies and shaker dome to make shaker cards! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the little giraffe from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Basic White panel. I positioned the small rectangle die from the Stitched with Whimsey dies on the panel around the giraffe and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine to die cut a pretty stitched frame around the giraffe.

I colored the giraffe with the So Saffron and Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends and adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I positioned the giraffe panel on the So Saffron panel and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black underneath. I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a So Saffron card base.

I adhered the giraffe panel to the card front on top of the sentiment using dimensionals. I finished the card by wrapping a length of black and white twine around the fold and tying a bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the little bird next to the sentiment and the balloons on the bottom. I colored the images with Stampin Blends – Poppy Parade, So Saffron and Night of Navy – and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Connie Troyer’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Leslie Larkin created.

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


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 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 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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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 visiting!

Akiko

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

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed card front)
  • Basic Black – 1-7/8″ x 3-1/8″ (giraffe panel mat)
  • Basic White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (giraffe panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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.
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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: