Stampin’ Up! Brewed for You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a masculine birthday card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle. This is such a fun set and what could be more perfect for a hot summer afternoon than a cold brew. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I adhered a strip of Cajun Craze striped He’s the Man designer series paper to a checkered Sahara Sand Panel of the DSP. I adhered a strip of Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest DSP to the panel before adhering it to a Basic Black mat. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Sahara Sand card base. I cut a vellum panel with the largest circle from the layering circles dies and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the glass, mug and jug from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the glass insert in So Saffron and the mug insert in Crushed Curry and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored the jug with the SU004 Stampin’ Blend from the Naturals blends series and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I covered the die cuts with Versamark ink directly from the pad and sprinkled them with clear embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny.

I adhered the jug to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the glass and mug with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Basic White. I trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch and adhered it with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with three black dots.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the new Very Best Occasions cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the bubbles from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in So Saffron several times on the side. I cut the hops die from Parakeet Party and the leaves from Pear Pizzazz and adhered them over the fizz. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of He’s The Man DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love craft breweries and the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle is perfect for beer themed cards. It’s great to have coordinating dies and I love the effect of the clear embossing powder over die cuts – it makes them look like glass! And if you don’t care for beer, fill your mug with a soda or lemonade instead and you’ll still quenched this hot summer!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


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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:

  • Sahara Sand – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front mat)
  • Parakeet Party – 1″ x 1″ (die cut hops)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1″ x 2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Vellum – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3″ x 5-1/2″ (beer glasses and jug), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (background), 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (Cajun Craze strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 1″ x 4″ (Crushed Curry strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the June Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Happy Birthday” and I have a baby birthday card made with the sweet Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade bundle from the new Annual Catalog. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was also inspired by the pretty sketch in the Inspire.Create.Challenges #188:

I adhered a strip of Petal Pink floral Design A Daydream designer series paper to a Petal Pink mat and adhered it to another Petal Pink Design A Daydream DSP with liquid glue. I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Petal Pink card base. I adhered a panel of leafy swirl Tea Boutique DSP to a Parakeet Party mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a Petal Pink panel with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade cling stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and I adhered the circles together with liquid glue.

I cut grass from Parakeet Party using the grass dies from the Elephant dies and adhered them to the layered circles. I stamped the sweet elephant from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set on Basic White using Basic Gray ink and colored it with Petal Pink and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it on the layered circles with dimensionals.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set in Basic Gray ink and colored it with Tahitian Tide and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it under the elephant’s trunk. I cut a Petal Pink bow and adhered it to the elephant’s head and adhered the layered circles to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it with three In Color matte dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments from the A Grand Kid cling stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I stamped the balloons from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set in Basic Gray on the side of the panel in Basic Gray and colored them with Petal Pink, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The elephants in the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade bundle are so cute and sweet!! They’re perfect for children’s cards and for any occasion where you want a cute critter to send your message!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Tara Carpenter created.

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

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Carol Buckalew 
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  4. Mary Deatherage 
  5. Karen Finkle 
  6. Terry Lynn Bright 
  7. Tara Carpenter 
  8. Jillian Good 
  9. Sue Prather
  10. Akiko Sudano. <– You are here
  11. Amy Koenders

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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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (scalloped circle), 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 1″ (die cut bow)
  • Parakeet Party – 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut grass)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle), 2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut elephant), 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower)
  • Design a Daydream DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 5-1/4″ (front stripe)
  • Tea Boutique DSP – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (front DSP panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools Birthday Card

Good Morning! I love the new Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools cling stamp set – it reminds me of the old tools that my Husband’s father left to him! It’s a great set for making masculine cards, especially for the handyman or wannabe handyman. I paired it with a rustic print in the pretty new Texture Chic specialty designer series paper for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Texture Chic specialty designer series paper to a Basic Black mat with liquid glue and adhered it to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the tools from the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on a Sahara Sand panel. I colored the tools with the light Gray Granite and light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut the tools out with my paper snips. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on another Sahara Sand panel.

I adhered the fussy cut tools to the panel with liquid glue and stamped some vintage tacks over the screwdriver in Memento Tuxedo Black. I finished the panel with three rustic dots and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I stamped some more tacks in Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped the sentiment from the Cottage Rose stamp set in Evening Evergreen. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Texture Chic specialty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I could also stamp the tools directly on the cardstock and color it, but it gives the card front a little dimension and texture. The panel of Texture Chic DSP reminded me antique boards, so I thought it would go well with the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set.


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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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Sahara Sand – 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front panel), 2-1/2″ x 5″ (fussy cut tools)
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 3-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (tool mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Textured Chic DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! He’s All That Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek of the new He’s The Man Suite from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog that will be available on May 3, 2022. This suite consists of the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle with the He’s The Man specialty designer series paper and Rustic Metallic dots. This is a great suite for masculine cards and I used all of the products for my card. You can find the currently available the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the He’s the Man DSP to an Early Espresso mat with liquid glue. I cut a fishtail banner at the bottom of a strip of He’s the Man DSP and adhered it to the panel. I then wrapped a length of Crumb Cake Baker’s twine around the panel and tied a knot.

I cut a panel of the He’s the Man DSP with the largest square in the new Stylish Shapes dies (available May 3) and adhered it to the panel with liquid glue. I stamped the car and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake. I cut it out with the pinked circle die from the bundle’s All That dies and adhered it to the panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals and finished it with three rustic metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, decorated a Basic White panel with cut outs from the He’s the Man DSP pack. I adhered a strip of DSP to the bottom and punched out the car and sign from the die cut sheet and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle has fun sentiment stamps with all kinds of masculine themes and coordinating label dies. They’re perfect for coordinating with other masculine stamp sets that you may have in your stash! Here’s the stamp set and dies that are in the bundle:

Here’s the fun He’s The Man specialty DSP. There’s two 12″ x 12″ sheets of die cuts and five other double sided designs with themes about cars, camping, tools, BBQ and clothes!

All these items will be available on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 when the new catalog launches – just in time for Father’s Day!


Last week for 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


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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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (car)
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 4″ (banner), 3″ x 3″ (die cut square)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration bundle is an early release of the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog – so you can get it now! I used the wonderful pelican stamp and die from the bundle and I paired it with the beautiful Waves of the Ocean designer series paper. This paper is part of the Waves of the Ocean promotion and is still available while supplies last until May 2. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the current sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches #465. Here is the wonderful sketch:

I adhered a panel of Waves of the Ocean designer series paper to the front of a Pool Party card base with liquid glue. I cut a Pool Party Panel with the third smallest stitched rectangles dies and cut a small panel of Waves of the Ocean DSP with the bottom of the same die. I stamped two birds from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on the Pool Party die cut. and adhered the DSP die cut to the bottom. I embossed the layered die cut with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the pelican from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White. I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends – Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Gray Granite and Daffodil Delight – and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on So Saffron. I cut it out with the label die from the Waves dies and looped a short length of linen thread through one end. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped some birds around the sentiment and adhered the panel to a Waves of the Ocean DSP panel mat (isn’t it a fun look!). I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I don’t usually decorate the envelopes, but I did stamp some birds and adhered a strip of DSP to the envelope flap for a simple coordinated look. I love that pelican stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set. It reminds me of a Florida dockside restaurant – I can hear the waves and seagulls!


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.

Sadly, the Blue Foils and Waves Rhinestones have sold out.


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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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 4″ (stitched rectangle)
  • So Saffron – 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 2-`/2″ (die cut pelican)
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (partial die cut strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan Birthday Card II

Good Morning! Today I used the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle to make another masculine birthday card. Major League Baseball season just opened and the Hey Sports Fan designer series paper is the perfect background for cards for baseball fans of any age. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the pretty sketch challenge on Hand Stamped Sentiments #386:

I adhered a panel of Hey Sports Fan DSP to a Poppy Parade mat with liquid glue. I adhered another strip of Hey Sports Fan DSP (with the baseball stitching) to a Poppy Parade mat and then adhered it to the left side of the background DSP panel. I popped the panels on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set in the white stripe section of the large Poppy Parade striped sheet of DSP in Misty Moonlight and cut it out with the small ticket die from the Sports Events dies. The dies can also cut out the tickets in the Hey Sports Fan DSP, so I cut the Play Ball and the Best Day Ever tickets and adhered them to the card front. I popped the Happy Birthday ticket on top with dimensionals.

I cut the small pennant from Poppy Parade card stock and cut the #1 from Hey Sports Fan DSP. I also cut the pennant holder and stars from the large white stripes and adhered all the DSP die cuts to the pennant. I popped the pennant on the card front with dimensionals and finished with three Bumblebee resin stars.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the fun images and sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set in Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade and Bumblebee on a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle is fun and versatile and perfect for the sports fan. And it coordinates beautifully with the Hey Sports Fan DSP. Check out the entire Hey Sports Fan Suite for inspiration.


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


The May Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates the New In Colors!

Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders!

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on May 3, 2022 in the online store!

This kit includes supplies to create 10 cards—2 each of 5 designs. Plus 10 coordinating envelopes and 10 coordinating gift card holders:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Dimensionals

Coordinating Colors:  Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide

Here’s a video with Sara Douglass introducing the kit:

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 April 2022 kit is April 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


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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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Poppy Parade – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 2″ (small pennant), 1″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Hey Sports Fan DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 15/15″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 2″ x 3″ (Poppy Parade large striped DSP for label and other die cuts), 1″ x 1″ (Night of Navy wood grain DSP for die cuts), Play Ball and Best Day Ever ticket die cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I made a masculine birthday card with the new Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set, but no it’s not a sports theme card. I used the strong, bold sentiments from the stamp set with the retiring In Good Taste designer series paper for a simple masculine card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the fun sketch challenge on Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge #549:

I used the Banner Pick a Punch to cut the ends of several scrap strips of the In Good Taste DSP. It felt good to put them to use and the mixture of wood grains and stones go together well. Select varying widths and lengths. I adhered them to a panel of the DSP that looked like a painting canvas, varying the lengths and I trimmed the tops off after the strips were adhered to get a clean edge on top. I adhered the DSP to a Soft Suede mat.

I wrapped the DSP panel with a length of Gray Granite shimmer ribbon, securing it in the back with tape and adhered the panel to the front of a Gray Granite card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede on a wood grain panel of In Good Taste DSP and cut it out with the small label die from the Harvest dies. I cut another panel of Soft Suede with the die and adhered the DSP to the top. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with a Brushed Metallic Dot.

For the inside of the card, I decided to use the In Good Taste DSP for my writing panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set in Soft Suede ink and adhered strips of punched DSP to the side. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The In Good Taste DSP is perfect for masculine cards, just like the bold font in the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set. The natural tones also work well to contrast with florals for feminine cards, so overall it’s a great pack! It’s a great value with a 40% discount during the Last Chance Products sale.


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Gray Granite – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 6″ (front mat), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label), several strips with varying widths and lengths 1/2″ – 1″ wide and 3″ – 4″ long

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle to make a sweet birthday card. With the warmer weather, I planted some pansies by my mailbox this weekend, so I had to pull out this set for today’s card. With all the excitement about the new products, I forgot how beautiful this suite is, so it’s time to re-discover it! You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a Theme Challenge this week with the wonderful theme of Flowers – so perfect!

This card is kind of a fun fold card, where the card front is cut in half and turned sideways, so part of the inside of the card is showing – perfect for showing off pretty DSP. So I adhered panels of the pansy filled Pansy Petals designer series paper to the inside and to the front of a my Calypso Coral card base. I adhered a Calypso Coral dotted panel of the Pansy Petals DSP to the cut off front panel, and adhered it to the card front with Tear & Tape, centering the panel on the card.

I cut my flower and bud from Basic White, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Evening Evergreen using the Pansy Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle. I adhered the Pale Papaya large petal edge to the Basic White base and topped it with the Calypso Coral center detail and a Daffodil Delight flower center. I adhered the two Calypso Coral edges to the two Pale Papaya small petals and adhered them both to the back of the Basic White large flower. I adhered the Pale Papaya bud petal to the Basic White bud base and adhered them to the Evening Evergreen stem. I adhered the bud with glue dots and the large flower with dimensionals.

I cut some Evening Evergreen leaves from the Pansy Patch DSP and tucked them under the large pansy. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on Pale Papaya and cut it out with the Ornate Frames die. I adhered it to the card front. I finished off the card with a Pale Papaya bow and some iridescent gems, adding a large one to the pansy center!

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel. I cut out a small pansy from the Pansy Patch DSP and adhered it to the corner and adhered the panel to a Calypso Coral mat. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue, lining it up so that it would be covered by the front panel.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is really sweet and makes gorgeous dimensional pansies. The sentiments are also great and the Pansy Patch DSP is perfect for all your Spring cards.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 or the January – June 2022 Mini 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:

  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 2-3/4″, two 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ panels (front panel and inside mat), 1″ x 3″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Pale Papaya – 2″ x 4-1/2″ (pansy die cuts), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 1″ x 4″ (pansy center)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (bud stem)
  • Basic White – 2-1/2″ x 4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels (front panels), small die cut pansy, two evening evergreen die cut leaves

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning! Here’s a modern birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle and Abstract Beauty Specialty designer series paper. This is a different style for me, but a lot of fun and I hope you like it. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper to a Basic Black mat and tied a length of black glitter ribbon around it, tying a knot. I adhered the panel to a Smoky Slate card base with dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Blushing Bride with the largest Layering circle die and embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to a Basic Black die cut scalloped circle.

I cut the word dies from the Floral Beauty Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle from Gold Foil and adhered them to the embossed circle – don’t forget the dot for the letter ‘j’. I popped the circle on the card front with dimensionals and finished with Blushing Bride hexagon dots.

For the inside of the card, I inked up the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set with Blushing Bride. I stamped off the solid flower before stamping on the side of a Basic White panel and stamped the detailed flower full strength. I stamped the leaf and stem in Soft Sea Foam and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Abstract Beauty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Abstract Beauty DSP is different, but the gold foil touches are beautiful! So I thought that it would go great with the word dies from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle. What do you think?


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 or the January – June 2022 Mini 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:

  • Smoky Slate – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (embossed circle)
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Gold Foil – 2-3/4″ x 3″ (die cut words)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, 4″ x 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration bundle is an early release from the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and boy is is gorgeous! I made this simple birthday card to introduce you to the bundle and you can check out all the details of the promotion because this bundle is available today! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used sponge daubers to apply Pacific Point and Night of Navy inks to the large wave stamp in the Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration cling stamp set. I applied Pacific Point to the entire stamp and Night of Navy to the bottom and stamped the image on a Basic White panel. I used sponge daubers to apply additional ink to the wave, Bermuda Bay to the top part of the wave, blending into Pacific Point and Night of Navy towards the bottom.

I used another sponge dauber to lightly ink the sky with Balmy Blue ink. I stamped the bird from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Basic Gray three times in the sky. I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat. I cut the clouds from Basic White using the Waves Dies and adhered them to the panel with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration stamp set in Night of Navy on a strip of Balmy Blue and cut it out with the label from the Waves Dies. I looped Linen thread through the ends of the label and adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I pulled the linen thread around to the back of the card and secured the ends in the back with tape. I accented the label with a rhinestone and adhered the panel to the front of a Balmy Blue card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the wave again in Pacific Point on a Basic White strip. I used sponge daubers to apply Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy inks to the strip so that it would resemble the ocean on the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the bird in Basic Gray and adhered the ocean strip to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is just a simple example of using the pretty Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration bundle for a birthday card. Be on the lookout for more cards made with this gorgeous bundle and the other exclusive items in the Waves of the Ocean Collection.


Waves of the Ocean Collection Available March 1, 2022

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Here are the Details:

  • Promotion Period: March 1, 2022 – May 2, 2022
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately.
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set is available in English, French, and German.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels

Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details including the item numbers and prices. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow us to introduce you.

This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass.

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Here are the Details:

  • Promotion Period: March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • A number of select stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • For this promotion only, we’ve brought back the previously popular Art Gallery, Celebrate Sunflowers, and Garden Wishes bundles. They will only be available in their bundle form during this promotion, so make sure to snag ‘em while you still can!
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.
  • There is no limit on the number of Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines you can purchase
  • Products are available while supplies last – No backorders or substitutions will be allowed.
  • The stamp-and-die bundles that can be found in a current catalog will be replenished until they retire. When they do retire, the bundles will be added to the Retiring List.
  • Due to supply chain challenges, this promotion may be altered or ended early. We will post an update with further information if this is anticipated. 

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 or the January – June 2022 Mini 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:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut clouds), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: