Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Can you believe that it’s June!! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the fun Stampin’ Up! Lovely You bundle on a Thank You card that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. The Stampin’ Up! Lovely You bundle will be available this Wednesday, June 3 when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live – YAY!!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post (though some items will be available after June 3, 2020) along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by stamping the the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You cling stamp set on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the big flower in Balmy Blue three times, the small buds in So Saffron three times and the leaf cluster in Soft Sea Foam three times. I stamped the long leaf branch in Granny Apple Green twice over the So Saffron Leaves and finished by stamping the 5 petal flower in Melon Mambo three times. I adhered the stamped panel to a Melon Mambo mat and wrapped it in Whisper White Bakers twine twice before tying a bow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You stamp set in Balmy Blue ink on a strip of Whisper White card stock. I trimmed the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I trimmed the ends of a strip of Balmy Blue card stock with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch and adhered the stamped label on top with dimensionals. I used dimensionals to adhere the label over the twine on the stamped panel. I adhered the layered, stamped panel to a Balmy Blue card base with dimensionals.

I finished the card front with a Melon Mambo butterfly that was die cut using the Nature’s Thoughts butterfly die.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers and leaves in the same colors as the front on the lower left corner of a Whisper White card stock panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Lovely You bundle has sweet sentiments and great solid image floral stamps, so great that it made the cover of the new catalog! And the punch is definitely a must have! You can get yours when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live on June 3. Two more days – I can’t wait!! 😊


The Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Launches in 2 days!


Two more days before the wonderful new products in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog are available for ordering. If you haven’t received your catalog yet, but would like one, just drop me a note at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com and I’ll get one shipped to you right away!


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from 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 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!


The brand new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 2020, and we’re having a celebration! 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 – that’s $50 in total!! Yay!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, but you can use your Stampin Rewards towards the purchase of your Starter Kit, just ask me for details.
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions from my Online Store count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • Additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Ordering deadline: June 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Interested in hosting a virtual party?  I can set up a Host Code for you and you can have your stamping friends use your host code to place their orders! If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards when we close out your party!  For more information, drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com


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.

Here are the details:

  • Joining Promotion Dates: June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of product of your choice for your Starter Kit, PLUS you can select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE – in addition to your regular Starter Kit. AND your Starter Kit ships for FREE!!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all products that you purchase plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  Why not give it a try?

You can see more details about joining and about our awesome team on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

This is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3″ (label backing)
  • Melon Mambo – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 1″ (butterfly die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World Congratulations Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle on a masculine congratulations card that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle will be available on June 3, 2020 when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post (though several items will be available after June 3, 2020) along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I adhered a panel of the World of Good specialty designer series paper (available June 3) to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to a Soft Suede card base. I embossed a panel of the new In Color Cinnamon Cider card stock with the Old World Paper embossing folder (available June 3) and trimmed it to size before adhering it to a Basic Black mat.

I cut the globe pieces using the World Map Dies (available June 3). I cut the solid globe from the new Misty Moonlight card stock, the grid from Crumb Cake and the globe stand from Soft Suede. I adhered the globe pieces together with multipurpose liquid glue before adhering the globe to the embossed panel. I adhered the embossed panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the Adventure Awaits sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World cling stamp set (available June 3) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Whisper White panel and adhered it to a panel of the brass foil grid paper from the World of Good DSP pack(available June 3). I tore the bottom of the grid paper to distress it and adhered the layered label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it off with three gold metallic pearls.

For the inside of the card, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment, quill and inkwell from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World stamp set (available June 3) to a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment, inkwell and quill tip in Memento Tuxedo Black and I used sponge daubers to apply ink to the quill to get a combination of Soft Suede and Pretty Peacock on the quill feather. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the map paper from the World of Good DSP (available June 3) and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle (available June 3) has gorgeous sentiments and wonderful Old World masculine images and die cuts and is already one of my favorites! You can get yours when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live on June 3. And if you loved the World of Good specialty designer series paper, you can get a sample in my catalog share!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from 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 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!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3″ (globe stand die cut)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 2-5/8″ x 4″ (embossed panel, trimmed to 3-7/8″ after embossing)
  • Crumb Cake – 2″ x 2″ (globe overlay die cut)
  • Misty Moonlight – 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ (globe die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (embossed panel mat)
  • World of Good Specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (map front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (map inside trim), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (brass foil grid paper)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Hello Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle on a card that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle will be available on June 3, 2020 when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post (though several items will be available after June 3, 2020) along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by cutting and prepping the card base. Since this is a Z-Fold card, I scored a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Pear Pizzazz card base at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″ and creased it Mountain-Valley style with my bone folder. Then I prepared the die cuts for the card front. I stamped the top of the long leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set (available June 3) in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the round leaf branch in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut out the medium leafy branch from the Forever Flourishing Dies (available June 3) from vellum card stock and I popped the berry branch from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper (available June 3). I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set (available June 3) in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I cut out two more scalloped rectangles and adhered them to the back to create a thicker label kind of like chipboard.

I adhered the Forever Greenery designer series paper (available June 3) panels to the card base with the striped panel in the center. I embossed the Soft Sea Foam panel with the leaf branch embossing folder from the Greenery embossing folders (available June 3) and adhered it to the Pretty Peacock panel. I adhered the prepared die cuts to the embossed panel with glue dots and popped the label on with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front with Tear & Tape adhesive (I wanted it to stick securely) and finished it off with three Gilded Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the round leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set (available June 3) in Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel after stamping off twice and the long leaf stamp in Pear Pizzazz after stamping off once. I adhered the decorated panel to the inside of the card, so that it is surrounded by the beautiful leafy Forever Greenery designer series paper (available June 3). I also stamped the lower corner of a Whisper White envelope to match the inside of the card (except without stamping off).

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle (available June 3) has gorgeous sentiments and wonderful distinktive images and die cuts and is sure to be a favorite! You can get yours when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live on June 3. And if you loved the Forever Greenery designer series paper, you can get a sample in my catalog share!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today 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!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – 3-3/8″ x 4-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 6″ (label die cuts), 2″ x 4″ (stamped leaf cluster die cuts)
  • Pretty Peacock – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 4-1/4″
  • Vellum – 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (leafy inside panel), 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (striped inside panel), 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (leafy outside panel)
  • Forever Gold Specialty Paper – 1 berry branch

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope Mother’s Day was fabulous for you! Today I’m sharing a card that I made Saturday afternoon during my Facebook Live Tutorial. It’s made with one of my all time favorites – the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet photopolymer stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Dies. I have made so many beautiful birthday and Mother’s Day cards with this set and I’m sad to see it retiring, so I need to show it off again before it’s gone. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here.

I started by creating the die cuts for the bouquet. I stamped the large roses from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet photopolymer stamp set in Flirty Flamingo, the lily flower in Petal Pink and the small blue posies in Seaside Spray. I cut the out with the coordinating dies from the Bouquet Bunch Dies. I cut 4 large flower clusters from the Bouquet Bunch Dies in So Saffron, the bouquet stems from Pear Pizzazz along with two leaf clusters. I stamped the Happy Anniversary sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Petal Pink card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the die from the Ornate Frames Dies. I cut the coordinating filigree frame from the Ornate Frames Dies from a Whisper White panel and adhered the label to the top with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the striped Petal Pink paper from the Magnolia Lane designer series paper to a Whisper White panel and began to arrange my bouquet on top.

I positioned the stems and adhered it down with multipurpose liquid glue. Next came the So Saffron petal clusters and the long leaves. After adhering the leaves, I trimmed the excess stems. I arranged the top three Seaside Spray flowers and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue. Next I arranged the Flirty Flamingo Roses and Petal Pink lily to fill in the space and adhered them with dimensionals. This gives the bouquet depth and really makes it special. I adhered the last two Seaside Spray posies on the bottom of the bouquet with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the label with dimensionals and attached a flowing Whisper White crinkle ribbon bow. I finished the flower centers with faux pearls and adhered the panel to a Petal Pink card base.

For the inside of the card, I simply added another strip of the Petal Pink striped Magnolia Lane DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is is so much fun to play with and is very versatile with all the flowers and leaves and wonderful sentiments! The detail and dimension make for stunningly beautiful cards for that very special occasion. Hurry over to my Online Store to check it out!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today 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!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut label)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside and front mat), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (filigree frame), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (stamped flower die cuts)
  • So Saffron – 2″ x 3″ (petal cluster die cuts)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 4″ x 4″ (stems and leaves die cuts)
  • Magnolia Lane 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! Abstract Impressions Sending Hugs Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card that I made yesterday afternoon during my Facebook Live Tutorial. It’s made with the versatile Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions photopolymer stamp set and it’s on the retiring list. It’s one of my favorites and on Friday I posted a card with the coordinating dies. Today’s card is all about stamping – specifically two step stamping where two coordinating stamps are used to create one image. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here.

I started by embossing a Balmy Blue card stock panel with the Coastal Weave embossing folder and adhering it to a Balmy Blue card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions photopolymer stamp set on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped each using the two step stamping method, by stamping off once with the fuller image to get a lighter color and stamping full strength with the corresponding highlight image. I used Lovely Lipstick for the large rose, Balmy Blue for the three medium flowers and Daffodil Delight for the cluster of small round flowers. I stamped the Leaves in Granny Apple Green and the sentiment in Shaded Spruce.

I added clear Wink of Stella to give the flowers some sparkle and adhered the stamped panel to a Lovely Lipstick mat. I tied a double strand of Linen thread around the panel and tied a bow and then adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I finished it off with three small epoxy drops.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the same flowers at the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set is one of my all time favorites for creating stamped flowers. There are a variety of flower shapes and sizes and the sentiments are wonderful! And it is on sale at 20% discount as one of the retiring products. Hurry over to my Online Store to check it out!


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today 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!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store, I will not be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store. 

Here are some examples using the Share Sunshine Digital Stamps:

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May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Lovely Lipstick – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (flower panel mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (flower panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: