Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope Mother’s Day was fabulous for you! Today I’m sharing a card that I made Saturday afternoon during my Facebook Live Tutorial. It’s made with one of my all time favorites – the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet photopolymer stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Dies. I have made so many beautiful birthday and Mother’s Day cards with this set and I’m sad to see it retiring, so I need to show it off again before it’s gone. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here.

I started by creating the die cuts for the bouquet. I stamped the large roses from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet photopolymer stamp set in Flirty Flamingo, the lily flower in Petal Pink and the small blue posies in Seaside Spray. I cut the out with the coordinating dies from the Bouquet Bunch Dies. I cut 4 large flower clusters from the Bouquet Bunch Dies in So Saffron, the bouquet stems from Pear Pizzazz along with two leaf clusters. I stamped the Happy Anniversary sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Petal Pink card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the die from the Ornate Frames Dies. I cut the coordinating filigree frame from the Ornate Frames Dies from a Whisper White panel and adhered the label to the top with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the striped Petal Pink paper from the Magnolia Lane designer series paper to a Whisper White panel and began to arrange my bouquet on top.

I positioned the stems and adhered it down with multipurpose liquid glue. Next came the So Saffron petal clusters and the long leaves. After adhering the leaves, I trimmed the excess stems. I arranged the top three Seaside Spray flowers and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue. Next I arranged the Flirty Flamingo Roses and Petal Pink lily to fill in the space and adhered them with dimensionals. This gives the bouquet depth and really makes it special. I adhered the last two Seaside Spray posies on the bottom of the bouquet with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the label with dimensionals and attached a flowing Whisper White crinkle ribbon bow. I finished the flower centers with faux pearls and adhered the panel to a Petal Pink card base.

For the inside of the card, I simply added another strip of the Petal Pink striped Magnolia Lane DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is is so much fun to play with and is very versatile with all the flowers and leaves and wonderful sentiments! The detail and dimension make for stunningly beautiful cards for that very special occasion. Hurry over to my Online Store to check it out!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut label)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside and front mat), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (filigree frame), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (stamped flower die cuts)
  • So Saffron – 2″ x 3″ (petal cluster die cuts)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 4″ x 4″ (stems and leaves die cuts)
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed Anniversary Card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today I am all about Anniversaries! Today is the 1 year anniversary of my first blog post and I have a masculine anniversary card made with the Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed cling stamp set for my DH to celebrate our 44th anniversary this weekend. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The layout for today’s card was inspired by the wonderful sketch at Fab Friday 185. Here is their sketch:

I stamped the tie from the Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed Sale-A-Bration cling stamp set on a panel of Whisper white in Night of Navy ink. Next to it, I stamped the wing tip shoe in Early Espresso ink and the fountain pen in Garden Green ink. Whew, good thing that the background plaid had green so I could add a touch of green for St. Patrick’s Day! I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat. I stamped the fedora hat in Soft Suede ink on a scrap of Crumb Cake card stock and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. Then I adhered it to stamped square with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut a panel of the wood grained paper from the Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Soft Suede mat. I adhered the stamped panel on top with dimensionals. I tied a length of denim ribbon and adhered it to the side with glue dots. I stamped the Happy Anniversary label with stamps from the Well Said cling stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered it to a Soft Suede mat. I adhered the label to the panel with dimensionals under the bottom edge and multipurpose liquid glue under the top. I finished off the panel with a gold metallic pearl tie tack!

I adhered a panel of the blue plaid Country Club designer series paper to a Night of Navy card base. I adhered the decorated art panel to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Well Said stamp set in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel. I stamped another fountain pen from the Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed stamp set in Garden Green ink and trimmed the bottom with more of the Country Club DSP. I adhered it to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed cling stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that is FREE with a $50 purchase. It is part of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release and will be available through the end of the month or until supplies last.

I don’t think we’ll be doing anything special this weekend for our anniversary, but at least he’ll get a nice handmade card!

As for my blog, in the past year, I have really enjoyed myself. I managed to write 168 blog posts and I finally hit 200 followers. I am so grateful for all of my supporters! On to year 2!


Two Weeks Left for Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration has been very exciting this year with lots of beautiful products and special releases. But there are only two weeks left to participate in the best Stampin’ Up! deals of the year! While a few of the products have sold out, there’s still lots of great items left, including the stamp set used in today’s post. You can check out all the items still available in my Online Store and read on to learn more. There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

Sale-A-Bration Host Benefits

Hosts with orders of $300 or more (before shipping and taxes) can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (Item 152384).

  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order. 
  • Only the host of the order will receive the free stamp set.
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

Sale-A-Bration Joining Benefits

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.). 

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog). 
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″

For more details on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, see my Join My Team page. There is a Join My Team button at the bottom where you can start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to tell you more.


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (stamped panel mat)
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (wood grained DSP mat), 7/8″ x 1-1/8″ (label mat)
  • Crumb Cake – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (fedora hat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (stamped panel), 3/4″ x 1″ (label)
  • Country Club DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Pressed Petals DSP – 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ (wood grained panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: