Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom photopolymer stamp set to make a birthday card to share today.

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

I embossed a Highland Heather card stock panel with the Ornate Floral embossing folder and adhered it to a Whisper White mat with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Highland Heather card base with dimensionals.

I stamped large floral stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp using Highland Heather ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the dotted flower centers with Daffodil Delight ink and a few leaves in Garden Green ink. I added a couple of drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint to a Stampin’ Spritzer and added water. I shook it up and sprayed the stamped image and let it dry a bit. After it dried, I slid it in between a folded sheet of printer paper and carefully pressed it with a dry iron and then laid it under a pile of books for a couple of hours. This was to flatten the image – I’m not sure if there’s a better way to do this, but it worked ok for me. The Frost White Shimmer Paint spray gave the image a really nice shimmer that I wish you could see better. I used the third largest die from the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut the image out, and adhered it to a Garden Green mat.

I adhered the layered art piece to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Highland Heather ink on a strip of Whisper White. I adhered it to a Garden Green mat and then to the card front. I finished off the card with three frosted Elegant Faceted Gems and a bow made with the gorgeous new Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon (available August 4).

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large floral image from the Stamen’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Highland Heather ink (after stamping off) in the corner of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the centers in Daffodil Delight after stamping off and the leaves in Garden Green after stamping off twice. I embossed a strip of Highland Heather using the Ornate Floral embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom with Stampin’ Seal, and adhered the panel to a Garden Green mat. I adhered it to the inside of the card.

The shimmery floral image with the gems and ribbon make a nice contrast with the matte look of the embossed background and really makes the card special!

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:


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 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.
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  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed panel), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside embossed strip)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (art panel mat), 3/8″ x 3-5/8″ (label mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (art panel), 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions and Whale Done Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made an undersea adventure Birthday Card featuring seahorses with the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions and Whale Done stamp sets.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using:

I stamped some of the seaweed from the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done photopolymer stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on the bottom of a panel of the fishes Whale of a Time 6×6 designer series paper panel. I adhered the panel to a Whisper White mat and then to the front of a Pacific Point card base with dimensionals.

I cut the seaweed with the Smooth Sailing Dies from Pretty Peacock, Just Jade and Pear Pizzazz card stock. I cut the Pear Pizzazz seaweed in half and just used the leafy side and arranged the seaweed and adhered it to the card front on top of the stamped seaweed with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions cling stamp set in Just Jade ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock. I stamped the small seahorse from the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done stamp set next to the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink. I cut the sentiment out with the Tasteful Labels Die and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the large seahorse from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions stamp set using Pretty Peacock ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock. I fussy cut the seahorse with my paper snips and then covered it with Shimmery Crystal Effects to give it a shiny look. After it dried, I added a yellow rhinestone for the eye and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. You can see the shine and sparkle of the seahorse in the picture below.

I finished off the card front by adhering a bunch of sequins from the Woven Threads and Whale of a Time sequins all over the card front with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done stamp set in Just Jade ink on a Whisper White panel. Next to the sentiment I stamped some seaweed in Pear Pizzazz ink after stamping off as well as a school of fish in Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Just Jade and Gorgeous Grape. These fish resemble the fish swimming on the card front. I added a strip of the Whale of a Time DSP to the bottom before adhering the panel to the inside of the 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:


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

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


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

Thanks for 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:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3-1/2″ x 4″ (sea horse, die cut label and die cut seaweed)
  • Pretty Peacock – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut seaweed)
  • Just Jade – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut seaweed)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat and inside panel)
  • Whale of a Time DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the June Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Birthday and as our first monthly Blog Hop after the release of the new catalog, I’m really excited to see all Birthday theme projects with the new products.

For today’s Blog Hop, I made a floral Birthday Card with the pretty new Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom stamp bundle.

I cut the large outline die from the Many Layered Blossoms Dies from Misty Moonlight card stock. I cut the thicker large die from Balmy Blue card stock. I cut each of the flower centers from the thicker die with small squares of So Saffron card stock and trimmed the spokes so that I just had the center. I adhered the So Saffron center to each balmy blue flower with liquid glue so that the flowers would look like forget-me-nots. Then I adhered the Misty Moonlight outline die cut on top with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the large floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom photopolymer stamp set in Balmy Blue ink on Balmy Blue card stock. I fussy cut the flowers with my paper snips and adhered the flowers to the back of the large layered die cuts. This way I had a darker flower petal behind the balmy blue. I stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom in Versamark Ink on a strip of Misty Moonlight card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I trimmed the ends to make a fishtail banner.

I embossed a Whisper White panel with the new Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered flowers to the embossed card front with dimensionals. I adhered the embossed sentiment to the flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I colored a length of crinkle ribbon with the Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend and tied it around the top of the card and made a bow with long flowing tails. I finished the card front with Misty Moonlight enamel dots.

I die cut one of the small flowers with Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue and So Saffron card stock like the flowers on the card front and adhered the pieces together with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the flower to the upper right corner of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and then to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom is a wonderful set with the beautiful layered die cut flowers and makes very special Birthday Cards.


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 Leslie Larkin created.

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


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!!

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


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

Thanks for 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)
  • Misty Moonlight – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (large outline floral die cut), 3/8″ x 3″ (label), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (inside flower outline die cut), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Balmy Blue – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (large floral die cut), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (inside flower die cut)
  • So Saffron – (8) 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower centers)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sweet birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Four Seasons Floral photopolymer stamp set. This sweet little stamp set is in the Stampin’ Up! Beginner’s Brochure and in the Beginner’s Brochure section of my Online Store. In addition to this new stamp set, I played with most of the new 2020-2022 In Colors – So much fun!!😊 You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Magenta Madness panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. I cut a panel of the pretty Flowers for Every Season 6×6 designer series paper with the Rectangle Stitched Die and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the flower with the Magenta Madness, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends. I cut a Misty Moonlight panel with a scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered the flower to the die cut panel. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a strip of Whisper White card stock. I punched the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I punched the ends of a strip of Misty Moonlight and adhered it to the label with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and liquid glue. I finished off the card with three Misty Moonlight enamel dots and a bow made with the pretty Misty Moonlight and silver baker’s twine.

I decorated the inside by adhering a strip of the Flowers for Every Season DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Magenta Madness mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral is a sweet little stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Beginner Brochure that is great for all levels of stampers. There is a nice little beginning stamper collection, The Four Season Floral Cards Collection, with everything you need to start to your card making hobby and the images and sentiments also coordinate with other items in the Flowers for Every Season suite.


Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus

In addition to all the other extra goodies Stampin’ Up! is offering, I am also announcing a DOUBLE Wildflower Points ordering bonus for orders placed through Tuesday June 9! If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends on Tuesday June 9, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Magenta Madness – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front embossed background and inside mat)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 2-1/4″ (punched label), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-7/8″ (flower panel), 3/4″ x 2″ (punched label)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Happy Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have sweet, pastel birthday card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style bundle along with other products from the Ornate Garden suite. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Whisper White panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to another Whisper White panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the embossed layered panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. I cut out the second largest fancy frame from the Ornate Layers Dies from a Whisper White panel. I colored a length of Whisper White crinkle ribbon with the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend and tied it around the panel and tied a bow to the side. I adhered the panel to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the large floral bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored it with the Light Stampin’ Blends – Old Olive, So Saffron, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo and Ivory. I fussy cut it out and brushed the flowers with Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle. I adhered the flowers to the panel with dimensionals.

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Timeless Tulips photopolymer stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the long skinny die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with 3 small faux pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the two small flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored them with the Light So Saffron, Pool Party and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends like the flowers on the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is so pretty and so versatile and it’s been great to be able to purchase the products as an early release before the rest of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! It’s been very popular, selling out early, but all the stamps and dies are back in stock. Check them out in my Online Store. And don’t forget that the rest of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog products will be available on June 3! I can’t wait – it’s a great catalog!


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are Going Fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


Ornate Garden Suite Early Release

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is new for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and is being released early. It is available now for ordering. Click on the image below to see a PDF flyer of the items or head to the Ornate Garden page in my Online Store to shop now.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed panel), 3-1/2″ x 5″ (fancy die cut frame), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (stamped bouquet), 1″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: