Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle Card

Good Saturday Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle photopolymer stamp set is a wonderful set with gorgeous sea turtle images. It is a reversible stamp set so you can stamp using both sides of the stamp. I only used the detailed side of the large sea turtle and paired it with the wonderful By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper. 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 By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I love the swirling gold foil fish!

I stamped the large turtle from the Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on Soft Sea Foam and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I wanted to give it a little more definition, so I followed the example of my Inkin’ Krew Teammate Carol Buckalew and added some shading with watercolor pencils (you can find her Sea Turtle card here). I used the Old Olive pencil to color the entire turtle, coloring it heavier around the edges. I used the Early Espresso pencil to color the eyes and all the outside edges of the stamped Mint Macaron sections. Then I used the Blender Pen to smooth the colors. The slight shading is an extra step, but it really brings the turtle to life!

I stamped the sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on Basic White and cut it out with the large Stylish Shapes dies. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue, adding some sea glass embellishments to the bottom of the label. I adhered the sea turtle to the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the seaweed from the Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink (first and second generation stamping) in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set is a pretty set and goes well with other beach themed stamp sets. Check it out!


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available 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:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3-1/2″ x 4″ (turtle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)
  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy Birthday Card

Good Saturday Morning! Here’s a Birthday Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy photopolymer stamp set. This pretty stamp set is a special Sale-A-Bration item that you can get for free with a $100 order before shipping and taxes. It has a pretty outline flower and shaded inside stamps that you can use to color using the two step stamping technique as I did today.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 Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration designer series paper to a Gray Granite mat and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with liquid glue.

I stamped the large outline flower from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy photopolymer stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the detailed flowers in Blushing Bride ink – I found it was pretty easy to line up and I love the subtle shading! I stamped the bottom leaves in Pear Pizzazz along with the top buds. These were a little trickier to line up, but I think it’s still pretty. I used a Blender Pen to apply Pear Pizzazz ink to the stem and colored the flower center with my light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the little bee in Gray Granite and colored it with the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

I wrapped the panel twice with Gray Granite baker’s twine and made a bow before adhering the panel to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a small strip of Basic White. I adhered it to a Dainty Flowers DSP mat and then to a Gray Granite mat with liquid glue and adhered it to the card with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished the card front with gold adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the outline small flower from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the solid flower in Blushing Bride and the leaf and bud in Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the little bee in Gray Granite and colored the bee and stamen with the light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Dainty Flowers DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I used the two step stamping technique to color the flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy Sale-A-Bration stamp set, but they would be beautiful using any coloring technique. The stamp set also has several pretty sentiments that are perfect for many occasions. This stamp set is only available while supplies last during Sale-A-Bration.


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available 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:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gray Granite – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (flower mat), 3/4″ x 4″ (label mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-5/8″ x 4-3/8″ (flower panel), 1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (label)
  • Dainty Flowers DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 5/8″ x 1-7/8″ (label mat), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! December birthdays are tough, so I wanted to make a birthday card with Christmas colors. So I paired the pretty Christmas themed Fitting Florets designer series paper with the beautiful floral bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home bundle. You can find the 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 card sketch I tried to follow for today’s card:

I adhered a panel of Fitting Florets designer series paper to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base. I adhered a panel of Soft Succulent DSP on top with liquid glue. I stamped four greenery sprays from the Flowers of Home dies from Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the large bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I colored the flowers and leaves with Stampin’ Blends, doing some light shading with a lot of help from the stamp shading. I used Soft Succulent on the leaves, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya on the flowers. I used some light Smoky Slate to accent the shade marks on the large white flowers. I made a loopy Bow with white crinkle ribbon and cut lengthwise a length of Evening Evergreen ribbon and tied it. I adhered the ribbon to the card front with glue dots and popped the flowers on top with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Evening Evergreen. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny and cut the sentiment out with the long label die from the Sending dies. I adhered the label to the card with glue dots and finished the card front with iridescent pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped part of the floral bouquet in the lower right corner of a Basic White panel. I trimmed the side with a strip of Fitting Florets DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love how the white flowers in the bouquet pop against the Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen background. And the Real Red flowers tie into the Christmas themes while still making a pretty birthday card. I hope that this inspires you to make a handmade birthday card for your December birthdays, even though it’s such a busy time.

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:


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1″ x 4-1/4″ (label), 2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut greenery)
  • Soft Succulent – 2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut greenery)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (floral bouquet)
  • Fitting Florets DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 3″ x 5-1/2″ (front stripe), 1″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments bundle is a cute stamp and die bundle with different sentiments and dies that cut closely around the letters. I paired it with a sneak peek of pretty Sale-A-Bration designer series paper that will be available on January 5, 2023 and snuck in a little sneak peek of the pretty Dainty Delight bundle from the upcoming January – April 2023 Mini Catalog that also opens on January 5, 2023. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a Blushing Bride panel of the Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration designer series paper to an Orchid Oasis card base with liquid glue. I used my Paper Snips to distress the edges of an oval wreath pattern of the Dainty Flowers DSP and adhered it on top of the Blushing Bride panel. The angled layering is a fun change up to the DSP layers.

I cut the Queen Anne’s Lace die from the Dainty Delight dies from Old Olive and cut the top again in Blushing Bride. I trimmed the flowers from the Blushing Bride die cut and adhered them to the Old Olive die cut with tiny dots of liquid glue and used a light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ blend to accent the flower centers. I cut the bare stem from Old Olive and cut the long layered flowers from Fresh Freesia. I adhered the flowers to the stem with liquid glue dots and used my light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend to accent the fresh Freesia Flowers. I adhered the flowers to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments cling stamp set using Versamark ink on a Basic Black panel. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my Heat Tool until it was bright and shiny and cut it out with the coordinating die. I made a loopy bow with Sweet Sorbet metallic ribbon and adhered it to the card with a glue dot and adhered the sentiment on top with dimensionals. I love how the black and white sentiment contrasts with the pretty colorful florals in the DSP. I finished the card with small Polished Pink Opal Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments stamp set in Orchid Oasis ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped one of the wildflower sprays from the Dainty Delight stamp set in stamped off Blushing Bride and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments bundle has lots of cute sentiments for different occasions. Plus it has dies to add fun touches to celebrate these occasions! It’s perfect for the black and white cut out sentiments like I used today. This sentiment style is beautiful with any kind of background, and is especially pretty with florals like the florals in the Dainty flowers DSP. This beautiful DSP will be free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration which starts on January 5, 2023. Here is a picture of the pretty papers in this 12″ x 12″ pack (two sheets each of six different double sided designs):

And here is the pretty Dainty Delights bundle from the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog. It coordinates well with the Sale-A-Bration DSP and I love the smaller scale of these pretty wildflowers and gorgeous dies!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% 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 and some favorites are already sold out!

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punches may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

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

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

Note: Sadly the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls have sold out.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Fresh Freesia – 1″ x 2″ (flower)
  • Blushing Bride – 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ (small flowers)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (stems)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Dainty Flowers DSP (available January 5) – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (Oval Floral Wreath background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Blushing Bride background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Cards

Good Morning! Last weekend Stampin’ Up! celebrated World Card Making Day by sharing three cards made with the Cottage Rose, Cottage Wreaths and Welcome Home bundles. I made versions of these pretty cards and added an embossed element to each.

The Cottage Rose bundle was used on the first card. The pretty flower was colored with Stampin’ Blends. I customized the design by running the background through the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder before adhering the mat and the card base.

The second card was made with the Cottage Wreaths bundle using a watercolor wash technique on Shimmery White paper! I customized my design by adding a Flirty Flamingo mat and embossing the background with the Painted Posies 3D embossing folder instead of a tone on tone stamping technique.

The third card used the new Warm Welcome bundle that is an early release from the upcoming January – June 2023 Mini Catalog. I customized it by embossing the background with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder and using the door opening for the background wall. And this card used blending brushes and watercolor pencils to color the stamped images.

I love all the different coloring techniques that were used during the event! It was so much fun and the cards turned out so pretty. You can find the Stampin’ Up! WCMD card stock cuts HERE and you can find the card instructions HERE, so be sure to check them out. I’ve shared how I made these designs my own, how would you customize them?


Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion this month! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Tomorrow is World Card Making Day!

Can you believe that September is almost over? The year has flown by and tomorrow it’s already October. That means it’s World Card Making Day and we’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us! 

Hop over to our event page now and request to join so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun!  You can find the page right here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday2022

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

If you’re interested, here is our schedule of live card making presentations:

Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!! If you can’t join us or are not on Facebook, you can catch my video on my YouTube channel afterwards.

Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Event – 2 PM MT until 5 PM MT (4 PM ET until 7 PM ET), Saturday, October 1!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! Event.

Click HERE to join the Stampin’ Up! Event.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


Starter Kit + Starts on October 4, 2022!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion starting on October 4, 2022! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or Contact Me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Ho Ho Ho!

Send merry and bright cards this holiday season with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas colors and holly jolly sentiments, the cards in this kit are sure to bring the Christmas spirit.

Word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, it will be a breeze to create cohesive holiday crafts for all your gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself 

The October Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
    • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed card bases, envelopes and die cuts
  • Iridescent foil die cut snowflakes, vellum and Vanilla epoxy dots
  • Adhesive dots and mini dimensionals
  • Exclusive Ho Ho Ho photopolymer stamp set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the October 2022 kit is October 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


The Last Day of September means that it’s the last day for the Perfect Partners Promotion!

These are such cute dies that compliment stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. I love them and wish they would continue to be available, but today is the last day, so hurry if you’re interested. Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price. Click HERE to shop the Perfect Partners in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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.

Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers cling stamp set is a sweet floral stamp set that became super wonderful when Stampin’ Up! released the Fresh Cut Stems dies as part of the Perfect Partners Promotion. I used them both for today’s floral Birthday Card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Adhere a panel of Fresh Freesia Tea Boutique designer series paper to the right side of a Basic White mat. Cut a strip of Fresh Freesia card stock with the pretty lattice border die from the Fresh Cut Stems dies and adhere it to the left side of the mat with liquid glue. Emboss another strip of Fresh Freesia with the Gingham embossing folder and adhere it to the left side of the mat. Wrap a length of white baker’s twine twice around the panel and tie a bow. Adhere the panel to the front of a Fresh Freesia Card base.

Cut two of the berry branch dies from the Fresh Cut Stems dies from Soft succulent and adhere them to the card front with liquid glue. Stamp the large flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. Color the flowers with Stampin’ Blends, using Daffodil Delight and Fresh Freesia on the Blossoms and light Old Olive and Soft Succulent on the leaves. Blend the color on the flowers using the light Daffodil Delight and light Fresh Freesia. Color the little flowers in the center with light Calypso Coral and adhere the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Go To Greetings stamp set in Smoky Slate on Basic White. Cut out the sentiment with the small label die from the Potted Succulents dies and adhere it to the card with dimensionals and glue dots. Finish the card with the pretty Fresh Freesia Opal Gems.

For the inside of the card, stamp the sweet sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Smoky Slate on a Basic White panel. Stamp the little sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink next to the sentiment. Trim the bottom with a strip of Tea Boutique DSP and adhere the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set has such pretty floral images and goes well with other stamp sets. The Perfect Partners promotion ends in a couple of days, so if you are interested in getting the coordinating Fresh Cut Stems dies, act soon before they’re gone.


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


Celebrate World Card Making Day – October 1!!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event Page is Open!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us! 

Hop over to our event page now and request to join so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun!  You can find the page right here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday2022

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

If you’re interested, here is our schedule of live card making presentations:

Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Event – 2 PM MT until 5 PM MT (4 PM ET until 7 PM ET), Saturday, October 1!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

Click HERE to download the Card Stock cuts for the cards.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


Last Day for September Weekly Deals!

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (die cut lattice edge), 3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed edge)
  • Soft Succulent – 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Basic White – two 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel and front mat), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (flowers), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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:


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 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:

  • 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

Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 in the 2023 – 2023 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:

  • 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.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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:

  • 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: