Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a floral birthday card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose cling stamp set. I think this is one of my favorite flower images and today I used it with the pretty floral lattice and label die cuts. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock in the Layered Leaves embossing folder and attached it to a Whisper White mat. Then I popped it on a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals.

I die cut the floral lattice from So Saffron cardstock and die cut the label from Whisper White cardstock. These are both from the Wild Roses dies that coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in So Saffron ink on the label. I attached these to the card. Then I stamped the large rose outline image using So Saffron ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I took the So Saffron Stampin’ Blends to color the flower, using the dark close to the center and under the petals, the light in the middle leaving the petal tips white. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I colored the center with a Pumpkin Pie marker. I stamped the outline leaves using Shaded Spruce ink on Old Olive cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating die. I attached the leaves to the card and then attached the flower. I colored some seam binding ribbon from my stash with the So Saffron re-inker and water and made a bow. I tied a piece of the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon and attached it to the back of the bow and attached both to the label. I finished off the card with three clear small epoxy dots.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the outline rose image in So Saffron ink and did the same with the envelope.

This rose stamps beautifully when you use the other two stamps to layer the color on, so I was pleased at how pretty the flower came out with using just the outline stamp and coloring with Stampin’ Blends. Plus I love yellow roses, don’t you? Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

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 Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • So Saffron – 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Old Olive – (2) 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″

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Stampin’ Up! A Good Man Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a masculine birthday card featuring the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man cling stamp set. This set has some great images and sentiments for making birthday and Father’s Day cards for the special men in your life.

I was inspired to use the layout in Sunday Stamps, SSC208 Sketch Fun. Be sure to check out the other fabulous entries in the challenge.

Now for today’s card – you can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by taking a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and running it through the Subtle embossing folder and adhering it to a Mossy Meadow mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I then took a piece of the Mint Macaron striped Magnolia Lane Memories and More card and attached the diamond strips from the retired Delightfully Detailed laser cut DSP and adhered them to the back. I attached this to a strip of mossy meadow cardstock and adhered this to the embossed panel.

I stamped the relaxed man napping in the lawn chair from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a piece of Whisper White. I stamped the It’s your day sentiment in Mossy Meadow next to the man and colored the piece with Copic markers since I didn’t have the Stampin’ Blends in the colors I wanted to use. I cut out the image with a Layering Square die and then cut a mat from Mossy Meadow in the next larger size square die. I adhered these together and popped the image on the panel with dimensionals. I then used dimensionals to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron card base and added some gold Metallic Pearls to finish off the picture.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the retired Rose Wonder stamp set since the font is similar to the font in the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set. I decorated it with another strip of the Magnolia Lane Memories and More card pack and a piece of embossed Sahara Sand. I added mats in Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand and added it to the inside of the card

A nice simple masculine birthday card! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 1 – 15 Host Code: 6X3A6D6C

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:

  • Mint Macron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Sahara Sand – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 3″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 3″ x 3″
  • Magnolia Lane Memories and More card – 1 1/2″ x 5, 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

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Stampin’ Up! Best Catch Masculine Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning! Today I have a masculine birthday card using the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Best Catch stamp set. You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

First I cut the vertical panel in Garden Green and embossed it with the Woodland embossing folder. I then lightly sponged it in Soft Suede to give it depth. I attached it with snail to a Pretty Peacock card base. I put it aside to work on the card front elements. I stamped the hat and fishing creel from the Stampin’ Up Best Catch stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. I colored the band on the hat using an old Dapper Denim marker and the colored the creel with Dark So Saffron and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I then die cut them using the coordinating dies from the Catch of the Day die set. I also die cut a set of cattails from Old Olive cardstock and colored the the tips using a brown marker.

I stamped the fish and the fish hook from the Stampin’ Up! Best Catch stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black in on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored the fish hook with Real Red, Crushed Curry and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers and the outside and feathers with the light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I then die cut it using the coordinating die. I colored the fish using various copic markers and then used the direct to paper technique to apply Versamark Ink to cover the fish. I then sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and heat set. When it was cool, I die cut it using the coordinating die.

I then die cut a large stitched circle from Pool Party cardstock. I stamped the ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting from the Country Road stamp set using Memento Tuxedo black ink and then embossed the stitched circle using the Subtle embossing folder to provide texture. I then die cut a larger circle in Basic Black for a mat. I then attached the reeds and fish hook with glue dots and the fish with dimensionals. I cut a piece of the copper trim and stretched it widthwise so that it resembles a net. I then attached it to the card base using a glue dot behind the creel. I then attached the creel and hat with glue dots and the circle using dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaping trout in soft suede ink on Whisper White after stamping off 3 times and then matted it with Garden Green and Black before attaching it to the inside of the card with snail.

I hope you enjoyed this card. It has a lot of elements after the CAS (clean and simple) cards last week and was fun to make.

There is a park in my town with ball fields, playgrounds and a trout fish hatchery! When the grandkids visited this Spring we took them to play at the playground and then went to see the fish. They really loved it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko


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Today is the beginning of the Bonus Days promotion where you earn a $5 coupon to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details in the post here.


July 1 – 15 Host Code: 6X3A6D6C

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:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Basic Black – 2″ x 5″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Garden Green – 1 7/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Pool Party – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Old Olive – 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ scrap
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/2″ x 2″, 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ scraps
  • Thick Whisper White – 2″ x 2 1/4″, 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ scraps

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Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases Birthday Card

Hello! Today’s project is a layered floral birthday card with red tulips in a navy vase featuring the Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases photopolymer stamp set.

My card was inspired by two challenges going on this week. The first challenge is the Sunday Stamps SSC207 Summer Adventure:

The inspiration and colors perfectly capture my current mood – finding relief from the hot humid summer! The second challenge is the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #317.

This simple sketch is really great for handmade cards with the layered look! Head over to both of these challenges to be inspired by the design teams and other challenge players. Now for today’s card – you can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by cutting a piece of the retired Wood Textures DSP. I stamped the birthday wishes sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy on the bottom of the DSP and adhered it to a Night of Navy Card base. I used the large narrow rectangle in the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock and then ran it through the Subtles embossing folder. I took a piece of White Bakers twine and dyed it red using a couple of drops of Cherry Cobbler re-inker mixed with a couple of squirts of water on a paper plate. I then took the twine and swooshed it in the red water and let it dry. Once dry, I wrapped it around the Seaside Spray die cut and tied a bow.

I next stamped the tall vase from the Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases stamp set on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and Punched it out using the Vase Builder punch. I next stamped three of the tulip shapes in Cherry Cobbler on Real Red scraps and then punched them out as well. I finally stamped the leaf using Old Olive ink on a scrap of Old Olive cardstock and punched it out as well. Boy, it felt good to use up some of those small scraps I always seem to save!

Then I cut a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes dies in Whisper White and a Real Red scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals dies. I glued these together with multipurpose liquid glue. I positioned the elements on the panel and drew the stems with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write marker. I glued the leaf on with the multipurpose liquid glue and attached the flowers with mini dimensionals. I used regular dimensionals to attach the vase.

I attached the Seaside Spray embossed panel to the card with dimensionals and then the oval focal piece using dimensionals on the right and glue dots on the left where it overlapped the Seaside Spray panel. I finished off the card front with 3 large faux pearls colored with the dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend. So pretty and patriotic!

I finished off the inside of the card by stamping the sentiment in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel. I attached a strip of the DSP to the bottom and stamped a tulip in Real Red in the upper right corner. I attached the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and attached it to the inside of the card using snail adhesive.

The Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases photopolymer stamp set is so versatile because it has so many images and great sentiments. The Vase Builder Punch is a must have for easily creating dimensional cards, although the images in the stamp set are also great without the punch for creating clean and simple flat cards.

Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Seaside Spray – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2″ x 4″
  • Real Red – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, scraps for flowers
  • Old Olive – scrap for leaf
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper – 2 1/2″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 2″ x 3″
  • Thick Whisper White – 1″ x 1 1/2″ scrap for vase

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Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I am participating in another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s Blog Hop is Birthday and I can’t wait to see everyone’s Stampin’ Up! Birthday projects.

I am sharing a feminine grunge/vintage birthday card using the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set . I love this set and the colorful DSP that came out with it in last year’s Annual Catalog, so it was a challenge to come up with another color scheme and vintage look for this stamp set. So here’s my card.

My card’s layout was inspired by the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 411 where the optional theme of grunge/vintage made me look at this stamp set in a new light.

I decided to give it a try because there are so many beautiful vintage themes and inspiration in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I decided that I needed to use the beautiful new Stitched Lace Die as the background and of course I needed to have Blushing Bride cardstock peeking through the lace. I also used some Sahara Sand ink and sponged the edge of the lace to add a little grungy age to the lace.

Continuing with the Blushing Bride color theme, I used the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impression roses and leaves stamps to create a DSP with the look of vintage roses. The roses have three stamps that layer on top of each other and I took the thickest one and randomly stamped the flower on a strip of whisper white. I stamped off each time to get a lighter base. I took the second stamp and stamped over the first images, again stamping off each time. Finally I took the third stamp with the thinnest lines and stamped full strength on each flower. Then I did the same thing with the leaves, first using the thickest image and stamping off with Old Olive ink, followed by the thinner lined image. I finished off the panel by lightly sponging with Sahara Sand all over.

I cut a square frame using the two largest Stitched Shapes square framelits. Then I stamped the flower picture using the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions posy flowers and stems. I stamped the stems in Old Olive after stamping off once and stamped the flowers using the new In Color Seaside Spray, again stamping off once. The seaside spray goes really well with the blushing bride to give the old fashioned shabby pink and blue look. I finally stamped the ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Piece of Cake stamp set in Sahara Sand ink, and again lightly sponged the image with Sahara Sand before gluing it to the frame with multipurpose liquid glue.

To assemble the card front, I glued the lacy background to Blushing Bride and attached it to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals. I added a bit of the newly retired very vanilla lace ribbon to the bottom of the stamped vintage rose panel and adhered it to the lacy background with snail. I trimmed a little piece of the stamped vintage rose panel to make a fishtail banner and added some more lace and the pink cord from the Hugs from Shelley Paper Pumpkin kit to make a little tassel to hang from the bottom of the picture frame. I attached this to the lacy background with dimensionals and trimmed the flowers with faux pearls.

On the inside of the card, I added another strip of the vintage rose panel and sponged the edges of a Whisper White panel with Sahara Sand. I attached this to a Blushing Bride mat and finally to the card base with snail adhesive.

I was pleased with how old fashioned this card looked, and I think it came out pretty too! I’m glad to have found a new look for this versatile stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy everyone’s wonderful projects on the blog hop!

Akiko


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


June 1 – 15 Host Code: FK7YAMPQ

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 5″ x 3 3/4″, 2″ x 4 1/2″, 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Blushing Bride – (2) 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3″ x 3″

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