Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving!! My turkey should be in the oven by now so it’s time for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle with the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper to make a holiday season birthday card. I love this peony and I wanted to use it for a special December baby birthday card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the pretty sketch we are using for our projects:

Emboss a Real Red Panel with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Real Red Card Base. Adhere the striped Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series paper to the back of the red dotted designer series paper and then adhere it to the card front. Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the Painted Labels Die. Adhere the label to the card front.

Cut the poppy petals from a Whisper White panel using the Peony Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle. Lightly sponge the petals with Real Red ink. Cut the flower center from Bumblebee. Assemble the flower and add a couple of half dimensionals at the top of the flower between the last two layers. Brush clear Wink of Stella on the flower to give it some sparkle. Cut the leaves from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz and adhere the pieces together.

Adhere the peony to the card front with glue dots. Adhere the leaves under the flower with glue dots. Make a bow with Real Red sheer ribbon and adhere a short length of Polka dot tulle ribbon behind it. Adhere it to the card and finish with three rhinestone gems.

Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. Adhere a strip of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the bottom and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle is a beautiful set with gorgeous peony images as well as this innovative 3D die cut flower. It’s a must have if you love to make floral cards!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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 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 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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Bumblebee – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (flower center)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2″ x 3″ (peony leaves)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (peony leaves)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4-3/4″ (peony flower), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (red dotted panel), 2″ x 4-1/2″ (striped panel), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today am sharing a sneak peek of a card that uses the new Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. I use one of the stamps in the set and pair it with the beautiful Fine Art Floral designer series paper and the Golden Garden designer specialty acetate. You can find the currently available supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a paned of the pretty Fine Art Floral designer series paper to a Whisper White mat. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery photopolymer stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink on a So Saffron strip and cut it out with the die from the Floral Gallery Dies. I adhered it to the pretty acetate panel with Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the flower bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped it again in So Saffron and cut it out again. I stamped the detail flower in Flirty Flamingo on top of the So Saffron flowers and cut out the flowers with my paper snips. I adhered the So Saffron flowers on top of the Mossy Meadow flowers with liquid glue. I positioned the bouquet on the acetate, and applied Stampin’ Seal to the back of the acetate behind the label and the bouquet. I carefully adhered the acetate to the DSP panel and popped the panel to the front of a So Saffron card base.

I popped the flowers on the card front with dimensionals and brushed some clear wink of Stella on the flowers. I adhered a Whisper White crinkle ribbon bow and three Wonderful Gems to finish the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates cling stamp set on a Whisper White panel. I inked up the flowers on the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery flower bouquet stamp in So Saffron ink and stamped them in the bottom corner. I inked the leaves in Mossy Meadow and stamped again. I added some Flirty Flamingo with the detailed stamp and used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to touch up the stems. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Fine Art Floral DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I think the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle is definitely one of my favorites from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. The coordinating papers are absolutely beautiful and so much fun to play with.


Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Extended Another Day!!


Due to technical difficulties, the Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is extended another day, with 10% off select annual catalog items. Nearly all of the items in the annual catalog are eligible for the discount, but some exclusions do apply. You can see the exclusion list here. Head over to my Online Store to shop now!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is Coming Soon!

I received my copies of the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure and there are so many new and exciting products coming on January 5, 2021 – Yay!! Demonstrators are able to place orders early – starting December 1, 2020. On that morning I will be placing an order that includes new catalogs for my customers! When I get my order, I’ll be sending my customer catalogs out ASAP. If you’ve placed orders with me of at least $50 during the past year, you are automatically on my list to get a catalog when my shipment arrives! If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list so you can get your catalogs next month too!


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 5″ ( flower bouquet die cuts)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Golden Garden Specialty Designer Acetate – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (front strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flowers for Every Season Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I made another card with the Stampin’ Up! Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack. The Stampin’ Up! Memories & More card packs are excellent for making pretty cards quickly and easily. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Adhere a panel of the Stampin’ Up! Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Misty Moonlight card front. This DSP pack coordinates with the Stampin’ Up! Flowers For Every Season Memories & More card pack with many of the same colors and designs, so when you pair these, you know that the elements in your card go together and your card will be pretty.

Adhere the strip of Misty Moonlight dotted Stampin’ Up! Flowers for Every Season DSP across the card and top it with another strip of the Just Jade floral paper. Using the third largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut a backing from Whisper White card stock. Trim 1/8″ from the sides of the 3″ x 4″ Memories & More card, and then 1/16″ from the top and bottom. Adhere the card to the scalloped rectangle and pop it on the card front with dimensionals.

Accent the card front with a Misty Moonlight bow and three enamel dots. The recipe is simple

  1. Decide on a layout or sketch and cut card card stock
  2. Adhere DSP to card base according to layout
  3. Pop on Memories & More card – mat optional
  4. Finish with stickers, ribbons & embellishments

Adhere the coordinating floral and Happy stickers on a Whisper White panel and stamp the Birthday sentiment in Misty Moonlight. Trim the bottom with another strip of Stampin’ Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Memories and More cards are excellent for quickly creating pretty cards that can be used for any occasion. Here’s another card that I made earlier in the week using the Wonder of the Season Memories and More card pack. Check out the Stampin’ Up! Memories & More card packs that are currently available. The World of Good Memories & More card pack is especially good for masculine cards.

Flowers for Every Season Memories & More – coordinates with the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper
World of Good Memories & More Card Pack – coordinates with thee World of Good specialty designer series paper
Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack – coordinates with ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper


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

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections. Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is Jolly Gingerbread!

The Paper Pumpkin kit for November is a cute, gingerbread-themed kit with enough supplies to make 15 gift card carriers. The kit’s contents can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags. This kit allows you to customize your Christmas crafting to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts!

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.

Get the complete details about the November Paper Pumpkin Kit on my Promotion Page. Sign up deadline for the November 2020 kit is November 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ 2″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed strip)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 4-1/4″ (dotted stripe), 1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (Just Jade stripe)
  • Flowers for Every Season Memories & More – Festive 3″ x 4″ card

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts Masculine Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a masculine birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts cling stamp set. I paired it with a stacked stone background paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper pack and some die cuts for an elegant natural look. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Adhere a panel of the stacked stone paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper pack to an Early Espresso mat. Stamp the wood from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Gray Granite ink on Cinnamon Cider card stock.

Stamp the Hello Handsome sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Early Espresso ink in the middle and cut it out with the label from the Painted Labels Dies. Adhere the label to the layered designer series paper and pop the layered panel on the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base with dimensionals.

Cut out the sprigs from the Sunflower Dies out of gold foil. Cut the leaf branch from the Forever Flourishing Dies out of Mossy Meadow card stock and adhere it to the two gold foil sprigs. Make a knot with the copper ribbon and adhere it to the greenery. Adhere the die cuts to the label with glue dots and finish with three gold metallic pearls.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the leaf from the Forever Fern stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on the bottom. Stamp the wood from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a strip of Cinnamon Cider. Adhere a strip of In Good Taste DSP on top and adhere it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts has some great basic and rustic images for making masculine cards. And the sentiments are fantastic! Click on the image below to get the details of this stamp set in my Online Store.

And don’t forget that the In Good Taste designer series paper is on sale at a 15% discount all month!


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

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections. Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


Today is the Last Day to Sing Up for the October Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

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 October 2020 kit is October 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

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

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Early Espresso – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Gold Foil – 2″ x 3-1/4″ (sprigs)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf branch)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 3/8″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:



Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I just put out some purple mums by my front door and I wanted to pull out the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style bundle so I could color it to match my mums. Then I saw that the our theme for this week is ‘Plaid’ and I thought that the plaid and flowers would be perfect together! This is what I came up with.

We have a theme challenge this week, and here is the theme we are using for our projects:

Emboss a Rich Razzleberry panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Rich Razzleberry card base. Cut a Terracotta Tile panel with the Ornate Layers Die and adhere a panel of Plaid Tidings designer series paper to the front. Adhere the layered die cut to the front of the card. Cut and embossed three leaves from the Nature’s Roots dies in Bumblebee and adhere them to the bottom of the panel. Cut some branches from the Forever Gold Laser Cut specialty paper and adhere them to the top of the leaves.

Stamp the bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Color it with Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. Fussy cut the image and brush clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Adhere the flowers to the card front with dimensionals. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Terracotta Tile and cut it out with the long small die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Adhere it to the bottom of the card with liquid glue and dimensionals. Accent the card front with Gilded Gems and a Terracotta Tile bow.

Stamp the sentiment from the Sending Sunshine stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Stamp set in Early Espresso ink next to the sentiment and color it with Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. Cut a strip of Terracotta Tile with the Ornate Borders die and adhere a strip of Plaid Tidings DSP to the bottom. Adhere it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The rich fall colors and the plaid give a different look to the beautiful flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set, that is perfect for this time of year. So if you’ve got this bundle, pull it out and have fun creating a fall card! Oh, and the pretty Plaid Tidings designer series paper is on sale for 15% off!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


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

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the full details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

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 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 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:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Terracotta Tile – 2-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ (DSP mat), 5/8″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (flower bouquet)
  • Bumblebee – 3″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 2″ x 5″ (front panel), 3/8″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Forever Gold – trim leaves from the hexagon label

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: