Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s card is made with the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set and the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I adhered the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to the front of a Calypso Coral card base with liquid glue. I cut a Basic White panel with the fourth smallest Stitched Rectangles die and used my Stamparatus to stamp the images on the die cut panel. I was so focused on trying to be symmetric because of both the name of the stamp set and the symmetry of the card sketch! The Stamparatus was a big help in lining up the flowers, stems and leaves and making sure the two little side flowers were symmetric with the big one!

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry photopolymer stamp set in Calypso Coral ink and the stem and leaves in Just Jade ink in the center of the die cut panel. I stamped the little flowers on the side in Bumblebee and the little leaves and stems in Just Jade. I adhered the panel to a Just Jade mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder until it was shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the second smallest long Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to the bottom of the stamped flowers with glue dots. I adhered the panels to the card front with dimensionals and adhered sequins to the flowers. I colored some white crinkle ribbon with the light Calypso Coral Stampin Blend, tied a bow and adhered the bow to the center flower stem with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love this sentiment from the Stampin Up! In Symmetry stamp set! It is so happy and full of energy and can be used for any occasion or just a note card.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Just Jade – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower panel)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles Beautiful Day Card

Happy Friday! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles cling stamp set to make a note card wishing you a beautiful day. I paired it with scraps from the beautiful You’re A Peach designer series paper to make a striped background. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered strips of You’re A Peach designer series paper to a Basic White panel. I started at one end where the strip and backing panel lined up evenly and the strips overlapped the side edges and I adhered the strips one at a time, butting them snugly until the panel was covered. I trimmed the overlapping DSP with my trimmer so that my finished panel was 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ and I adhered it to an Old Olive mat.

I adhered a Pale Papaya panel to the front of a Thick Basic White card base with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a small Pale Papaya panel and cut it out with the Messages die.

I wrapped the striped DSP panel with Pale Papaya ribbon and tied a knot. I adhered the label to the panel on top of the ribbon with dimensionals and adhered the striped panel to the card front with more dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three sequins.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Basic White panel. I cut out the flower trio from the Peach dies using Pale Papaya and adhered them to the leaves with liquid glue. I adhered Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral strips of You’re A Peach DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to a Pale Papaya mat and then to the inside of the card.

The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set are just beautiful! And this is a sweet one for a simple card with the pretty You’re A Peach DSP. The strip technique is a great way to use up the pretty scraps from larger projects that you can’t bear to throw away. And the results are always nice!


Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Hope Box!

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and 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 August 2021 kit is August 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


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:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front mat)
  • Pale Papaya – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front mat and inside mat), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label), 1″ x 1″ (inside die cut flowers)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (DSP strip base)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – various strips 1/4″ – 3/4″ wide and 4″ long

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden Friendship Card

Good Morning! Summer is really here this week and the summer flowers are blooming! I was inspired by the coneflowers in my garden to color the daisies in the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden cling stamp set with Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends for this friendship card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden background cling stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black in on a Basic White panel and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. I colored the flower petals with light Rich Razzleberry and the flower centers with dark Soft Suede and light Cinnamon Cider. I colored the leaves with dark Old Olive and the sky using Light Balmy Blue. I made little circles all over the sky with the Balmy Blue, giving the sky a mottled look.

I cut the daisy image with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a Blackberry Bliss mat. I split a length of white twine and colored each half with Stampin’ Blends – light Balmy Blue and dark Rich Razzleberry. I wrapped them around the panel and tied a bow. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Messages stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on an Old Olive panel and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered the label to the daisy panel with glue dots just above the twine. I love this little label because it doesn’t hide much of the daisy panel!

I embossed a panel of Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base. I used Stampin’ Seal Adhesive just under the area where the stamped daisy panel would cover it. I popped the stamped panel on top of the embossed vellum with dimensionals and finished the card front by adhering a gold bumblebee trinket to one of the flowers with a glue dot.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I covered the flower with a mask and stamped the stem in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the flower the same as the flowers on the front. I love how the Daisy Lane flowers are in the same style as the Daisy Garden flowers! I stamped the sentiment from the Daisy lane stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink next to the flower and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden stamp set because the flowers are so cheerful and perfect for summer cards! And its great that the flowers coordinate with the Daisy Lane stamp set because it makes them both more versatile and the sentiments in the Daisy Lane stamp set are just fantastic! And here are the coneflowers blooming in my garden – at least the ones the deer didn’t get yet. LOL.


Tomorrow is the Last Day for the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

Many favorites have already sold out on the Last Chance sale, but some pretty items are still available. So don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Starts Thursday, July 1!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


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:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ panel (daisy mat)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed background)
  • Old Olive – 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 3-4/4″ x 5″ (daisy panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach Video Tutorial

Good Morning, I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m sharing a fun card made with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach bundle. It’s a simple fun fold card that is really easy to make and is so pretty with the You’re A Peach designer series paper! You can find the supplies I used 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 posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

This is a pretty simple fun fold in that it just splits a top fold card front in half, rotates the bottom and turns it on it’s side. Not only that, I did it backwards, making the inside of the card first. I am so confused!! So let’s start at the beginning…

Cut off the bottom 2-3/4″ of a 4-1/2″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″) Calypso Coral card base so you have a 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ and a 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel. Adhere a panel of floral You’re A Peach designer series paper to the inside of the card with liquid glue. Stamp the little flower and leaf pair from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach photopolymer stamp set in Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz ink in the top corner of a Basic White panel. Do this a couple of times. Adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and then adhere the layered panel to the inside of the card.

Adhere the floral You’re A Peach DSP to the front flap. Emboss the Basic White panel with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the Calypso Coral panel that was cut off the bottom of the card base. Stamp the leaf spray from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on the Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Peach dies.

Ink up the triple small peaches stamp with Pale Papaya ink and apply some Calypso Coral ink around the edges with a sponge dauber. Stamp the peaches on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Stamp the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White and cut it out with the Messages die. Adhere the label and leaf spray to the embossed panel with glue dots and pop the peaches on the leaf spray with dimensionals.

Adhere the decorated panel to the top flap with Tear & Tape, being careful not to get tape on the section of the panel that touches the inside of the card. Finish off the decorated panel with three sequins and a white bow.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach bundle is really very versatile, with flower and peach stamps, wonderful sentiments and dies that cut everything out and dies that cut out additional mini greenery! I thought I found a good method for lining up the leaf spray stamp so it would be die cut nicely – well that didn’t work out during the video. I think I’ll try doing something similar to the method for lining up stamps with builder punches next! The leaf spray stamp has thin section that can be misaligned if you’re not careful when mounting it on your block. This is good because you don’t have extra stamp material that can pick up ink and make for messy stamping. It’s also good if you want to curve the spray in a different way and not die cut – and this is a beautiful look too! So all in all, I am in love with this beautiful new bundle and I hope you like it too!


Final Days for the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

Many favorites have already sold out on the Last Chance sale, but some pretty items are still available. So don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Last Week for Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles!

June 30, 2021 is also the last day for the fantastic Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick bundles! The Hey Chick Bundle is the cutest ever, and it will be so sad when they’re gone. The Hey Birthday Chick stamp set and Birthday Chick dies will still be around afterwards, but not at the special bundle pricing. So don’t delay any longer!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Starts July 1!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front panel)
  • Balmy Blue – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut leaf spray), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut peaches), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (front side background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Sale A Bration is just around the corner, starting on January 5, 2021 and I have a sneak peek of a fabulous item that you can get. It’s the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set and Berry Delightful designer series paper. This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and I use both items to make it. You can find the currently available supplies I used 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 posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I started by embossing a panel of Night of Navy with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhering it to a Night of Navy card base. It’s too bad the the additional texture isn’t very visible in the photos, because this embossing folder adds beautiful striations to the front that contrast with the white lacy edge. I adhered a Whisper White panel to the back of the Berry Delightful designer series paper and adhered two strips of Whisper White that were cut with the Ornate Borders lacy die. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the blueberries using stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings photopolymer stamp set on the Thick Whisper White panel. I stamped the leaves first, the outline in Shaded Spruce and the fill in Granny Apple Green. I stamped the blueberries in Night of Navy for the outline and Pacific Point for the filler. It’s fairly easy to position the filler stamps over the darker stamped outline images. I cut the image out with the large Octagon frame from the Hippo and Friends Dies and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I added a Night of Navy bow with glue dots and three rhinestone gems to finish the card front.

I stamped the filler leaves and blueberries from the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set in Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point in the corners of a Whisper White panel after stamping off. The soft look without the outline images is a nice contrast and shows the versatility of this pretty stamp set. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set in Night of Navy and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set comes with the Berry Delightful designer series paper as a Sale A Bration item that is free with the purchase of $100 (before shipping and taxes) beginning on January 5, 2021. Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year and runs through the end of February! You can see this pretty stamp set in the picture below with samples of the Berry Delightful DSP – note that the samples are 6″ x 6″ but the real DSP pack comes with 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ double sided designer series paper!

I hope you consider this set as your Sale A Bration free item – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 Aug-Dec 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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front DSP backing), two 3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (lacy trim)
  • Berry Delightful DSP – 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Beautiful Day Card

Good Morning! Today I have CAS clean and simple card that is a sneak peek of the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set that will be available August 4 when the new August – December 2020 Mini Catalog opens. 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 leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a small panel of Very Vanilla. On top of it, I stamped the sprig in Cinnamon Cider ink and cut out the image with the second smallest Stitched Rectangle die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set in versamark ink on a strip of Very Vanilla and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the sentiment until shiny and cut out the words with my paper snips.

I embossed a panel of Very Vanilla card stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Very Vanilla mat. I applied some Stampin’ Seal in the lower left corner where I wanted to place the stamped panel and wound some gold thread on the adhesive. I adhered the stamped and die cut panel on top with dimensionals. I adhered the gold embossed words with multipurpose liquid glue next to the stamped panel. I popped the panel on the front of a Thick Very Vanilla card base and finished the front with a gold metallic pearl.

I stamped the same design in the lower left corner of a Very Vanilla panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The pretty Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set will be available on August 4. It is a versatile set with two-step stamps, coordinating punches and great sentiments that are suitable for any time of year!


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I am pleased to announce that the Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog is open for orders! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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!

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:

  • Very Vanilla – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (stamped panel), 1/2″ x 3″ (label), 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (embossed panel), two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat and inside panel)
  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sending Sunshine for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the July Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Celebrate Summer and I made an ocean sunrise card to share. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And today’s card is also fits with the summer beach themes in Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge 343:

I embossed a panel of Bermuda Bay card stock with the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Bermuda Bay card base. I adhered a strip of Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the side. I wrapped a length of Bumblebee 2020-2021 In Color Twill ribbon around the card front and tied a knot on the left side.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Sending Sunshine photopolymer stamp set to create an ocean sunrise scene on a Whisper White panel. I started by stamping the deep water in Balmy Blue ink and stamped the shallow water over it in Balmy Blue ink after stamping off. I stamped the rising sun in Mango Melody ink and the rocky shore on the left side in Cinnamon Cider ink. I masked the sky and colored the sky with sponge daubers, starting with Calypso Coral on the horizon. Then I sponged some Mango Melody and Bumblebee to extend the light upward. I finished with Balmy Blue, making the sky darker as I went up. I finished the sky by stamping some whisky clouds in Gray Granite after stamping off twice.

I lightly sponged some sand in Crumb Cake and also stamped some sand. I stamped the foliage in Garden Green. I finished off the scene by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Sunshine stamp set in Mango Melody in the sky and adding touches of Wink of Stella on the sun and the deep water. It’s hard to see the sparkle, but it’s beautiful I person. I adhered the scene to a Cinnamon cider mat and then popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I finished it off with a Just Jade enamel dot.

I stamped and sponged a mini version of the beach scene on the bottom of a Whisper White panel using the same colors and techniques as on the card front. I adhered a strip of the Cinnamon Cider DSP to the left side. I stamped the sentiment in Mango Melody ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Are you planning to spend any time at the beach this summer? If so, I hope your time is perfect! 😊

Let’s get on with the hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Julie Johnston’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 links for the hop participants:


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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!

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:

  • Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ (front mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (beach scene), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (front side strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Beautiful Day Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. At Stampin’ Up! On Stage last month, we made a beautiful card using products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite – the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper with the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moment stamp sets. Today I am recreating the card using the same sketch but using currently available products – the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set with the Perennial Essence designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make this beautiful card:

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

Here is the example card from On Stage in Poppy Parade with the card from the video in Balmy Blue.

I started by stamping the line flower image and leaf image from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set using Balmy Blue ink on the front of a Balmy Blue card base. I adhered the green Perennial Essence DSP with snail at an angle. I adhered the floral Perennial Essence DSP on top of it, but slightly offset. I stamped the sentiment on a panel of Whisper White and tore the bottom. I wrapped it in Mossy Meadow Linen Thread and added a bow and popped it on the card with dimensionals. I finished off the front with three rhinestones.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set around the edge of a Whisper White panel using Balmy Blue ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

Use this host code when you order $50+ 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 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 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

Floral Essence Card:

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2″ x 8″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (label)
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, 2″ x 3 1/2″

On Stage Sample Card:

  • Poppy Parade – 5 1/2″ x 8″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (label)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, 2″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles Beautiful Day Card

Good Morning! My posts have been light for the past few weeks because of having company and visiting family, but I’m back and ready to roll up my sleeves to bring you some more card ideas. And it’s just in the nick of time because the rollout the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog is just around the corner! But before I start with holiday items, I want to show you this vintage card made with the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles cling stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the cardstock sizes.

Collage cards have been very popular for a long time, and are great for creative expression. You can play with combining different colors and textures, and they often have nature themes and vintage items with a sentimental feel. The Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set makes it very easy to create a collage card because the elements are perfectly proportioned to each other and they’re very beautiful!

For today’s card, I started with a Very Vanilla panel and stamped the script image in Rococo Rose after stamping off. I then stamped the leaf image over it in Old Olive. I then took the filigree stamp and stamped it in Versamark and then embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I then sponged the edges in Crumb Cake and adhered the panel to a Rococo Rose mat. I finished it with Linen Thread and a bow. I stamped the large flower from the Free as a Bird cling stamp set in Rococo Rose ink. I fussy cut the flower, added a gold metallic pearl to the center and popped it on the collage with a mini dimensional.

I took another panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and ran it through the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder and matted it with Rococo Rose and adhered it to a Thick Very Vanilla card base with dimensionals. I added the collage to the card with dimensionals.

To finish off the card front, I embossed the Have a Beautiful Day sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in gold on a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock and cut it out with the Stitched Nested Labels die. I finished the label with two gold metallic pearls and adhered it with multipurpose liquid glue.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the leaf image from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in Old Olive after stamping off and then stamping the large rose from the Free as a Bird stamp set in Rococo Rose after stamping off.

The Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set updates the Collage Card concept with fresh images that can be combined with several other stamps in the catalog for easily making unique Collage Cards with that vintage feel. I hope you try it. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


Don’t forget to redeem those $5 Bonus Days coupons that you earned for purchases in July. They will expire on August 31. See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


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:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Rococo Rose – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″, 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″ x 5″

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: