Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The beautiful leaf cluster stamps and dies in the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle are wonderful in all the different shades of green. But I have been impressed by the Fall take on these leaves and have wanted to use them in different colors. We have a color challenge in our Blog Hop today and its the perfect occasion to use these stamps in different colors. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Like I said we have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using. Be sure to check out all the pretty projects in the Blog Hop!

I started by stamping six leaves in the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White after stamping off once. I cut them out with the coordinating die. I embossed a Whisper White panel with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered it to a Whisper White mat.

I punched three small leaf clusters from the Forever Gold Laser Cut specialty designer series paper and cut two Forever Flourishing dies from Cajun Craze card stock. I arranged them with the stamped and die cut leaves on the embossed panel. I adhered them with liquid glue and added a piece of dimensional behind the tops of the small Blackberry Bliss leaves in the front to add dimension. I wrapped a length of Vanilla ribbon around the bottom of the arrangement securing it in the back and tied a piece of gold cord around the ribbon making a bow on the side.

I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Versamark Ink on a Whisper White panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I popped it on the panel with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the front of a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three clear Wonderful Gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped some leaves in Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze on the top and bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

So I got all five Challenge colors in the card along with some touches of gold. I’m really impressed that these leaves are also so beautiful in these colors!

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:


September 16 – 30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze – 1″ x 4-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 5″ x 6″ (leaf die cuts), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed front panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Last A Lifetime Best Wishes Card

Good Morning! Today I have a pretty card for a very special person made with the Stampin’ Up! Last A Lifetime cling stamp set, the Lasting Elegance Dies and the Magic In This Night designer series paper. The Magic In This Night paper is for Halloween, but it has some gorgeous floral images, so I thought I would pair it with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Last a Lifetime stamp set for a Wedding or Birthday card for that Halloween lover celebrating in the 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 adhered a panel of the Magic In This Night designer series paper to the front of a Basic Black card base. I cut a strip of Basic Black with the fancy border die from the Ornate Borders Dies and adhered it to the bottom of the black background paper from the Magic In This Night designer series paper. I cut the end with the Triple Banner punch and adhered it to the card front.

I cut a Cajun Craze panel with the large die from the Lasting Elegance Dies and adhered it to a Basic Black scalloped square from the Layering Squares Dies. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I finished the card front with a black glitter ribbon bow and three iridescent pearls.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Last A Lifetime stamp set in Basic Black on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the flower in Cajun Craze after stamping off once. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Magic In This Night designer series paper and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

So this is a different card, and not for everyone, but there are so many Halloween lovers out there, that you must know someone who would love to receive a goth card for a special birthday or wedding.


Get & Go Starter Kit – Limited Time Joining Promotion

The Get & Go Starter Kit is a limited time promotion designed to give new Stampin’ Up! demonstrators additional products to help you get started right away. In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit, you will receive precut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use in your first event.

Full Details are on my Promotion Page, or you can contact me – I’d love to talk to you about joining my team!


The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is Here!

If you need a new die cutting machine, check out the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine! This is a well built, smooth running machine and I used it on today’s project along with the wonderful Magnetic Cutting Plate! Details are on my Promotions page – and I’ve even posted the Stampin’ Up! Videos that show the some of the sandwiches.


September 16-30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

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:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 3″ (scalloped square), 1/2″ x 4″ (die cut lace border)
  • Cajun Craze – 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ (floral die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)
  • Magic In This Night DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (front accent banner)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a fun birthday card with the cute Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe photopolymer stamp set.

We have a theme challenge this week, and here is this week’s theme:

For today’s card, I did a lot of fussy cutting and some paper piecing. I stamped the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe animals and trees with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on colored card stock. I stamped the trees in on Just Jade card stock and fussy cut them out. I stamped the trees (trunk part) again on Early Espresso and fussy cut out the trunks and adhered them to the top of the Just Jade trees. I stamped the grass on Just Jade and fussy cut it out – I had to stamp several times across the panel and used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to connect the sections of grass before fussy cutting. I embossed it with the Subtle 3D embossing folder to give it some texture.

I stamped the giraffe on Bumblebee card stock and fussy cut. I chose to color the spots with dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend – I did not have the patience to fussy cut and paper piece each spot. I stamped and fussy cut the koala on Crumb Cake and adhered it to one of the trees. I stamped and fussy cut the elephant on Gray Granite card stock. I stamped and fussy cut the two birds on Poppy Parade and I stamped four sets of balloons – one on Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Pacific Point and So Saffron. I fussy cut the Whisper White balloon as one piece and cut the other colors individually and adhered them to the Whisper White balloon. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the word bubble die from the Special Day Dies (yay for die cutting!). With all the parts cut out, I’m ready to start assembling!

I positioned the grass on a panel of Artistry Blooms designer series paper and marked where I would place the giraffe and elephant. I removed the grass and stamped the giraffe on the DSP and the balloons on the DSP by the elephant’s trunk. I then adhered the grass to the DSP. I adhered the giraffe and balloons on the stamped outlines. I adhered the elephant so it would look like it’s holding the balloons and the trees on the ends. I adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and wrapped it with linen thread and made a bow. I adhered the sentiment and adhered the birds. I popped the panel on the front of a So Saffron card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the balloons again in Memento Tuxedo Black in and paper pieced the balloons in the same card stock colors as the ones on the front. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates cling stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink next to the balloons and stamped the fireworks from the Pattern Play photopolymer stamp set in So Saffron, Poppy Parade and Pacific Point ink across the top. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and then adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe photopolymer stamp set has some really cute zoo animals and would make a great card for children of all age. It has several sweet sentiments and stamps for a snow globe and stand that coordinate with the Snow Globe Scene Dies to create a fun shaker card!

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:


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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:

  • So Saffron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 2″ (balloons)
  • Early Espresso – 1″ x 4-1/4″ (tree trunks)
  • Just Jade – 1-1/2″ x 5″ (trees), 1-1/4″ x 5″ (grass)
  • Poppy Parade – 3/4″ x 3″ (balloons and birds)
  • Crumb Cake – 1/2″ x 1″ (koala)
  • Bumblebee – 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (giraffe)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (elephant)
  • Misty Moonlight – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (mats)
  • Lovely Lipstick – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (flower panel mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 1″ (balloon), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Field Journal Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a simple masculine birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal Cling stamp set. 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 duck from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the largest stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I colored it with Bermuda Bay, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. I colored the ground with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the background with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.

I embossed a panel of Mossy Meadow card stock with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I adhered an antique corner to each corner with a glue dot. I adhered a panel of World of Good specialty designer series paper to an Early Espresso mat. I adhered a strip of In Good Taste designer series paper on top.

I adhered the embossed Mossy Meadow panel on the layered DSP panel and popped the art panel on top with dimensionals. I popped the panel on the front of a Crumb Cake card base.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the plant from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set in Crumb Cake ink after stamping off twice. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of World of Good DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set is like a walk in the woods. The pretty line drawn images are great for coloring and would make a great card for any nature lover.


Double Wildflower Points Extended to August 17!!

To celebrate the new catalog, I announced Double Wildflower Points. But since I couldn’t blog for days, I decided to extend this for another week! My Wildflower Points program is my way of saying thank you to my frequent shoppers.  For every $50 you order from my online store, you earn 1 point, and when you earn 8 points, I owe you a FREE $40 order of your choice!  With Double Wildflower Points, you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching the goal of 8 points faster!  Yay!!  For complete details on the program, see my Customer Rewards page.  Let me know if you have any questions!


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (art panel)
  • World of Good DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • In Good Taste DSP 2″ x 5-1/8″ (front wood grained strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snow Front Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Masculine Birthday Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snow Front photopolymer stamp set that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. Nature cards are always good themes for masculine birthdays and the Stampin’ Up! Snow Front stamp set is one that helps you create beautiful natural landscapes that look like watercolor paintings. 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 if you prefer.

I started by stamping the mountains from the Stampin’ Up! Snow Front stamp set in Gray Granite ink twice along the middle of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the large pine tree in Garden Green ink, the deer in Cinnamon Cider ink and the lake in Balmy Blue ink. I used the swirl stamp to stamp some Pear Pizzazz ink on the ground after stamping off.

I lightly sponged the sky above the mountains in Balmy Blue ink with my sponge dauber and lightly sponged some Pear Pizzazz ink on the ground and mountains. I adhered the stamped panel to a Garden Green mat with Stampin’ Seal. I wrapped Linen Thread around the layered panel and tied a knot and popped it on the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts cling stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on a small Garden Green panel and cut it out with the banner die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I added a small silver metallic pearl and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the tree, deer and ground in the corner of a Whisper White panel using the same colors as the card front. I adhered the panel to a Garden Green mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snow Front stamp set has lots of elements to create beautiful watercolor – like landscapes just by stamping and it’s easy and fun. You can use it with other stamp sets such as the similar Waterfront and My Meadow stamp sets. I kept this card simple and used the entire card front for my stamped image so it has a lot of white space, but you can also stamp a smaller image and layer it with embossed card stock or natural texture designer series paper. It’s very versatile and the results are amazing!


It’s time to start redeeming those Bonus Days Coupon Codes!

  • Redemption Deadline:  August 31 2020, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes will reduce the amount of an order.
    • Note that rewards and gifts are based on the final value of your order after your coupon codes have been applied. 
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Today is the last day to sign up for the August Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! The kit includes Distinktive stamps, which are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp. While the elements of the August kit can be used to show appreciation for anyone, the card designs also have a masculine feel – perfect for the men in your life!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white

Watch this video to catch a glimpse of the World’s Greatest by Paper Pumpkin:

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.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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 August – December 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:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Garden Green – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – (2) 3-7/8″” x 5-1/8″ panels (stamped front and inside)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: