Stampin’ Up! Framed Florets Sneak Peek

Good Morning! You’ve heard about the upcoming Fitting Florets promotion and I finally got mine this week and here is my first sneak peek. The beautiful Stampin’ Up! Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming 2022 January-June Mini Catalog and I’ve used it along with the Fitting Florets designer series paper for a special day card. 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 panel of the small floral Fitting Florets DSP to the top of a Basic White panel and adhered a Balmy Blue panel of the DSP to the bottom. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Framed Florets photopolymer stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel in the upper corner of the oval. I cut it out with the slotted oval frame – don’t throw away the frame!

I used the same frame die from the Stampin’ Up! Framed Florets dies to cut a Balmy Blue frame and adhered it to the layered DSP panel with dimensionals (my half dimensionals fit perfectly!). I adhered the sentiment oval to the panel with liquid glue, centering it in the popped up frame. I cut three leaves from Evening Evergreen and adhered them to the panel with dots of liquid glue

I cut a Polished Pink floral cluster from the large floral panel of Fitting Florets DSP with the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Framed Florets die and adhered it to the layered panel with dimensionals and glue dots. I made a double bow from white crinkle ribbon and adhered it to the bottom with a glue dot. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Polished Pink card base with dimensionals and finished it with three iridescent pearls.

For the inside of the card, I inked up the floral cluster stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Framed Florets stamp set in Melon Mambo ink and stamped off twice before stamping on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment over the floral cluster in Evening Evergreen ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Fitting Florets DSP before adhering it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The beautiful Stampin’ Up! Framed Florets bundle is sure to be a favorite with all the floral images and gorgeous oval dies. The coordinating Fitting Florets DSP is an exclusive that will only be available during this promotion. I love that it’s got a pretty image that coordinates with a die, but there’s also several patterns that are great for Holiday cards, so it’s also perfect for this busy season and I love floral Christmas cards too! Read more about the items in this beautiful collection below.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Coming November 1!

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:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Polished Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Balmy Blue – 3″ x 4″ (die cut oval)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – two 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel and front mat), 3″ x 4″ (die cut oval for sentiment)
  • Fitting Florets DSP – 3-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (top front panel), 2″ x 3-7/8″ (bottom front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), floral die cut for frame

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You Oktoberfest Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Here is the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You Oktoberfest card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. Oktoberfest is a great excuse to gather with friends over beer and German food (which I love!) in the Fall and the Brewed For You bundle is perfect for this occasion! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

Adhere a panel of Boughs of Holly designer series paper to a Soft Suede mat with liquid glue. Adhere a strip of Cajun Craze Rustic Harvest DSP across the panel with liquid glue. Cut a panel of Layering Designs vellum with the largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies. Adhere the vellum to the panel with Stampin’ Seal. Adhere the panel to the front of a Cajun Craze Card base with dimensionals.

Stamp two of the mugs from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You photopolymer stamp set in Gray Granite on Basic White. Use the mug fill stamp to add Crushed Curry to the middle of each mug. Stamp the mug foam stamp twice in Gray Granite on Basic White. Cut out the mugs and foam with the coordinating dies. Use dots of liquid glue to adhere the foam to the back of the mugs. Adhere the top mug to the card with glue dots. Adhere the second mug to the card with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Gray Granite card stock. Cut it out with the short thick banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. Adhere the label to the card front with dimensionals and finish with a small rustic dot.

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. Stamp the large jug next to the sentiment in Gray Granite ink. Trim the bottom of the panel with a strip of Rustic Harvest DSP and adhere the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle is perfect for making masculine cards, but I think that Oktoberfest can also be enjoyed by us gals! But if there’s a man in your life with a Fall birthday, this is the perfect bundle to pull out for a birthday card!


Free Shipping from Stampin’ Up! on Tomorrow Only!

Yay! On October 4, 2022, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders totaling $75 or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only!

Ordering Information:

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on October 4, 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
    • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
    • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Free Shipping will only be offered on October 4, 2022 beginning at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:59 PM (MT).

It’s a great time to stock up and save!


Starter Kit + Starts on October 4, 2022!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion starting on tomorrow! 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.


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:

  • Cajun Craze – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front mat)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 6″ (die cut beer and foam)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 2″ x 3-1/4″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 4-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Cards

Tomorrow is the big day! The new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog will be available for ordering! I have a final set of sneak peek cards made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle. Stampin’ Up! held a virtual event called Creativity Now for Demonstrators where we made several samples using this beautiful bundle and we saw interviews with the designers on the creative process. It was so informative and fun to get behind the scenes on what goes into making products that allow us to express our creativity!

Anyway, I made these three beautiful cards with this beautiful bundle and I’ll give you a quick description of what I did to make them. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used for each card. And tomorrow you’ll be able to order the beautiful Splendid Thoughts bundle along with the gorgeous Splendid Day specialty designer series paper!

Sending Hugs Card

I embossed a Calypso Coral panel with the Brick and Mortar embossing folder and brushed white craft ink on top with my blending brush. I wrapped it with the new Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) and made a bow before adhering it to the front of a Thick Basic White card base. I stamped the two leaf sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set with Versamark ink on Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink and embossed them with Copper embossing powder and cut out the images with the corresponding dies. I cut the out the other dies from Basic White along with the arch from the beautiful Splendid Day DSP. I fussy cut the copper embossed sentiment and adhered it to the arch. I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals and finished the card with iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the images from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink on a Basic White panel. I adhered it to a Calypso Coral mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Much Love Card

This was a fun card to make as it’s focal point is the coloring on the background – it’s done with Pool Party and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend markers! I used the brush tip and went back and forth with the dark markers in the middle and the light markers on the outsides. I randomly stamped the little bee from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Fresh Freesia and Pool Party. I adhered the panel to a Fresh Freesia Splendid Day panel and popped it on the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base with dimensionals. I partially stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia on Basic White and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes die and adhered a length of folded Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) to the back. I die cut two leaf sprigs from Soft Sea Foam and adhered them to the back of the label and popped the label on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with beautiful Fresh Freesia opal dots.

I stamped the little bee from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Pool Party and Fresh Freesia on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Let’s Celebrate Card

I randomly stamped the large leafy plant from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Petal Pink all over the front of a Petal Pink card base. I used my paper snips to distress the sides of a Thick Basic White panel – the rough edges are a perfect contrast to the elegant foil arches! I wrapped a length of Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) around the panel and made a knot on the side and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I cut the arch die from the Splendid Stems dies from four different foil panels in the Splendid Day DSP and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the Open Leaf Trinket (available tomorrow) to the card with glue dots and embossed the sentiment in Copper on Soft Sea Foam. I cut out the sentiment with the Stylish Shapes die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card with iridescent rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the card, I covered the card front and stamped the leafy plant from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Petal Pink around the edge like the card front. I inked it up and stamped it off before stamping it on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle is beautiful and so versatile! And the Splendid Day specialty DSP is gorgeous and perfect for elegant weddings! And these products will be available tomorrow when the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog goes live!

If you haven’t received a catalog yet, but would like to be a customer of mine, I’ll be happy to send you one!


Last day for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog products!

Tomorrow the retiring items will be gone, so order today!

Click HERE to shop now in my Online Store.

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends Today!

It’s the last day to get a kit for 50% off when you buy a kit from the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection! Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE. Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends Today!


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 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:

  • Sending Hugs Card
    • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Calypso Coral – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background and inside mat)
    • Petal Pink -1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaf)
    • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
    • Basic white – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 5″ (die cuts and label)
    • Splendid Day DSP – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut arch), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
  • Much Love Card
    • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Soft Sea Foam – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
    • Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (colored front panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
    • Splendid Day DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Let’s Celebrate Card
    • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Thick Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (distressed background)
    • Soft Sea Foam – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
    • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
    • Splendid Day DSP – four 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut arches), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Sneak Peek Cards

Good Morning! Yesterday we had our Quarterly Inkin’ Krew Team meeting and three of our teammates designed cards using the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog. This beautiful bundle is part of the Splendid Day suite that also contains the beautiful Splendid Day specialty designer series paper and will be available on July 1, 2022. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Rosie Kean from Rapid City, SD designed this gorgeous Double Z fold wedding card showing off the beautiful foil papers from the Splendid Day specialty DSP. The beautiful foils are matted on Soft Sea foam in the outer card and the inner card uses the linen paper with the Soft Sea Foam leaf panels as mats.

The card bases are Sahara Sand and the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set are stamped in Soft Suede. The gorgeous die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies accent the Sahara Sand fabric DSP panels and Rosie designed an optional Basic White back panel for writing a personal message. I added the Soft Sea Foam Bow and iridescent pearls to the front panel.

Karen Ksenzakovic from Somerville, NJ designed this card using all the gorgeous foliage die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies. The Soft Sea Foam card base and Pear Pizzazz mat are perfect with the subtle leafy background of the DSP and allow the beautiful bold die cuts in Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Evening Evergreen to really pop!

She finished the card front with a beautiful Soft Sea Foam bow on the linen die cut flower pot. I added the brass butterflies around the leaves. For the inside Karen also added a sentiment in addition to the stamped foliage from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set. You can find more of Karen’s beautiful designs on her blog – Creative Stamping Designs.

Tara Carpenter from Hallsville, MO designed our last card, and it doesn’t show up very well, but it uses shimmery white card stock for the front and inside panels, so it has a beautiful subtle sparkle! She showed us how to mask off the vertical stripe and use blending brushes to apply Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Orchid Oasis inks to make a gorgeous multicolor stripe on the card front.

A single Soft Succulent die cut leaf wrapped in Evening Evergreen twine around the panel matted in Soft Succulent and adhered to an Evening Evergreen card base perfectly frames the blended stripe. I had the courage to stamp the sentiment (and it was straight – yay!) and finish it with three iridescent rhinestones. I carried the blended strip to the inside of the card and stamped the sentiment and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle in Evening Evergreen and stamped off Soft Succulent on the inside panel. Find more of Tara’s beautiful cards on her blog – Tarabeth Stamps.

The beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle and the Splendid Day specialty designer series paper will be available on July 1, 2022 and you will not regret putting it at the top of your wish list. It was fun playing with these beautiful products and making cards with Rosie, Karen and Tara during our team meeting and I’m grateful that they shared their beautiful designs with us.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


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 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:

  • Rosie’s Card
    • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 3” x 8-1/4” inner card base scored at 2-3/4” and 5- 1/2”
    • Soft Sea Foam – two 2-5/8” x 4-1/8” panels, two 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” panels, two Splendid Stems die cuts
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels (foil), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (foil), three Splendid Stems die cuts (foil), three 2-5/8” x 2-7/8” panels (Soft Sea Foam Leaf pattern), two 2-1/2” x 2-3/4” panels (Sahara Sand fabric pattern)
    • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” panel
  • Karen’s Card
    • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 4″ (leaf die cut)
    • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front mat), 2″ X 2 1/2″(leaf die)
    • Rich Razzleberry – 2″ X 2″ (leaf die cut)
    • Evening Evergreen – 2″ X 3″ (leaf die cut)
    • Sahara Sand – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (front background), 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • Tara’s Card
    • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Soft Succulent – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 2″ (die cut leaf)
    • Shimmery White – two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels (front and inside panel)

Currently Available Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful Celebrate Card

Good Morning! Here’s a simple Celebrate card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle and the beautiful retiring Abstract Beauty 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 floral Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper to a Crushed Curry mat with liquid glue. The Abstract Beauty specialty DSP is filled with touches of gold foil and fun abstract art designs and it goes well with the Beautiful Shapes dies. I wrapped the panel with gold trim and tied a bow on the side. I punched two Coastal Cabana leaf sprigs with the Bough Punch and adhered them to the panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle in Night of Navy ink on Balmy Blue card stock and cut it out with the Beautiful Shapes die. I cut a panel of gold foil with the large oval die from the Beautiful Shapes dies and adhered the small label on top with liquid glue. I love the embossed edges on these labels!! I adhered the layered label over the gold trim and leaf sprigs with dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Night of Navy card base with dimensionals. I finished the card front with two 2021-2023 In Color Opal gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful stamp set in stamped off Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in Coastal Cabana and colored the small flower centers with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write marker. I cut a small gold foil oval and adhered it to the center of the Melon Mambo flower and adhered a strip of Abstract Beauty DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Luckily the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle stamps and dies are not retiring, but next month they will no longer be available as a bundle with the 10% discount. The Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP is retiring and it is also a unique size – it’s 4″ x 6″. This makes it perfect for memory book scrapbooking as well as cardmaking. And it’s also on sale in the Last Chance Products promotion!! Be sure to check it out before it’s gone!


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Good Thoughts

Set sail with across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! Click on the picture below to play:

The July Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases and printed envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Twine, mini glue dots and dimensionals
  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

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


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


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 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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crushed Curry – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Coastal Cabana – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (punched leaves)
  • Gold Foil – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Balmy Blue – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Abstract Beauty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Oceanfront Happy Day Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Oceanfront stamp set is another one of the photopolymer watercolor stamp sets that create wonderful landscapes. This one has some angled stamps that are wonderful for shore scenes. There are no sentiments in the set, so I used the Many Messages cling stamp and Messages die for my sentiment – the scene is perfect for a smaller sentiment. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered three strips of In Good Taste rustic wood grained designer series paper to the front of a Coastal Cabana card base. I embossed a panel of Soft Suede with the Macrame embossing folder and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the angled ocean stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Oceanfront stamp set in Pacific Point on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sky stamp from the stamp set in Balmy Blue on top of the ocean and the angled shoreline in Sahara Sand under the ocean. I stamped the spatter in Sahara Sand over the sand and I stamped the sea oats in Soft Suede. Finally, I stamped the birds from the Mountain Air photopolymer stamp set in Basic Gray in the sky. I adhered the panel to a Pacific Point mat and wrapped a length of linen thread around the panel and made a bow.

I popped the stamped panel onto the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Messages stamp set in Soft Suede on Balmy Blue card stock and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals over the linen thread.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sea oats from the Stampin’ Up! Oceanfront stamp set in Soft Suede on a Basic White panel. I adhered another strip of In Good Taste DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Oceanfront stamp set is fun for making artistic ocean landscapes. And I love the little sentiment from the Many Messages stamp because any day by the shore is a happy day!


Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Jan 4 – Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for Shopping, Hosting and Joining! And it’s happening through February 28, 2022!

SHOP – During Sale-A-Bration you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before Shipping and tax). There are 7 items that are available for free with every $50 you spend and 2 items that are available for free with every $100 you spend.

HOST – Host a party during Sale-A-Bration and both you and your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products! Plus, place any party or personal order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Calming Camellia cling stamp set for FREE! And you can even host a virtual party! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN – And there is an awesome joining special during Sale-A-Bration! When you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog plus your starter kit ships for free! And if you join during Sale-A-Bration you get to pick two additional stamp sets to add to your starter kit for free! Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Safari Celebration!

Did you see that? It’s a mischievous monkey swinging from tree to tree! What about that elephant marching through the mud? Can you catch an antelope galloping in the grass? Grab your binoculars, buckle up, and hop into our off-road truck—there’s so much to see on this safari!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

Don’t monkey around and miss this amazing adventure! Unleash your creativity with February’s wildly fun kit.

Here are the Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • This kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.
  • Coordinating colors:

Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

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


Current Host Code: 2YHH339E

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″(embossed background)
  • Pacific Point – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (stamped panel mat)
  • Balmy Blue – 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (stamped panel)
  • In Good Taste DSP – three 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ strips (front background), 1/2″ x 3-4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the December Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Celebrate” and I used the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden bundle for my card. This bundle is an early release from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog that will go live on January 4, 2022, but you can purchase this pretty bundle now! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of the pretty Ombre Ever Eden specialty designer series paper with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base.

I stamped the large greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden cling stamp set on a Basic White panel using Soft Succulent ink. I stamped the little leaf and berry sprig stamp in soft succulent across the top. I cut the bottom of the Evening Evergreen panel with the border die from the Eden dies and adhered the stamped panel to the top. I trimmed the excess Evening Evergreen from the top with my paper snips so that the edges would line up and wrapped the layered panel with Soft Succulent ribbon, making a bow. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden stamp set in Versamark ink on Evening Evergreen. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny. I trimmed the sentiment with my paper snips and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I added some iridescent rhinestones (available in the new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog on January 4) to finish off the greenery.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the leaf and berry sprig across the top of a Basic White panel in Soft Succulent ink. I stamped the larger leaf cluster a couple of times in the bottom corner and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden and Ever Eden specialty designer series paper are available now as part of the Eden’s Garden special Early Release and will be featured in the new Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog. The Ever Eden specialty designer series paper is only available until January 3, 2022, or while supplies last.

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 Krista Cleary-Yagci created.

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

  1. Tara Carpenter
  2. Jaimie Babarczy 
  3. Jillian Good 
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  5. Mary Deatherage 
  6. Krista Cleary-Yagci  
  7. Akiko Sudano <– you are here
  8. Karen Finkle 
  9. Sue Prather 
  10. Amy Koenders 

Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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 – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-5/8″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut mat), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (front panel)
  • Ever Eden DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s card is made with the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set and the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I adhered the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to the front of a Calypso Coral card base with liquid glue. I cut a Basic White panel with the fourth smallest Stitched Rectangles die and used my Stamparatus to stamp the images on the die cut panel. I was so focused on trying to be symmetric because of both the name of the stamp set and the symmetry of the card sketch! The Stamparatus was a big help in lining up the flowers, stems and leaves and making sure the two little side flowers were symmetric with the big one!

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry photopolymer stamp set in Calypso Coral ink and the stem and leaves in Just Jade ink in the center of the die cut panel. I stamped the little flowers on the side in Bumblebee and the little leaves and stems in Just Jade. I adhered the panel to a Just Jade mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder until it was shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the second smallest long Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to the bottom of the stamped flowers with glue dots. I adhered the panels to the card front with dimensionals and adhered sequins to the flowers. I colored some white crinkle ribbon with the light Calypso Coral Stampin Blend, tied a bow and adhered the bow to the center flower stem with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love this sentiment from the Stampin Up! In Symmetry stamp set! It is so happy and full of energy and can be used for any occasion or just a note card.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Just Jade – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower panel)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made a little hello card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace photopolymer stamp set. I have loved seeing these pretty wild flowers along the roadside in summertime since I was a little girl. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and we are using the theme of “Outdoors” today – perfect for summer roadside flowers!

I used a blending brush to apply Balmy Blue ink to the top of a panel of Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper so it would look like a summer sky. I used my stamparatus and both plates to line up the stems and flower stamps for the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace on both the vellum and the DSP. I wanted to make sure I stamped the stem on the DSP so that the vellum would line up straight when I stamped the flowers on it. I stamped the stems on the DSP in Soft Suede ink and the flowers on the vellum in Versamark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder on the vellum, shook off the excess and heat set until it was shiny.

I stamped more of the stems from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set on the bottom of the DSP panel in Soft Suede ink and then embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I adhered the embossed panel to a Basic White mat and adhered the vellum to the panel with glue dots hidden behind the embossed flowers and label. I wrapped the panel twice with white bakers twine, tied a loopy bow and adhered the panel to the front of a Just Jade card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set in Garden Green ink on the Just Jade panel and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished the front with three rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the stems in twice stamped off Soft Suede ink and adhered an embossed strip of Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper to the bottom I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

There’s a lot Queen Anne’s Lace along the roadsides these days with the blue chicory flowers and they’re so pretty. Today’s card celebrates summer drives in the countryside with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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:

  • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed flowers)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted 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! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a brightly colored, kind of busy floral card with a little butterfly today using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I also used the pretty retiring Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper, and it shows off all the pretty detailed die cuts. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and here is the theme we are using. So while I got to use the pretty Sunflower, I had to have a pretty little butterfly visiting it, looking for some sweet nectar.

And my card was also inspired by the sketch challenge in the As You See It Challenge #248. Here is the sketch:

I adhered a panel of Poppy Parade wood grain paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to the front of a Poppy Parade card base. I used the third largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a multicolor floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack and adhered it to the card front. I used a Just Jade floral panel to cut three Just Jade leaves and adhered three Just Jade card stock die cuts using the detailed leaves dies from the Sunflowers dies from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.

I cut a Bumblebee floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season DSP pack using the outline sunflower die. I cut the detailed sunflower die from a So Saffron panel. I cut the small flower center from So Saffron and cut the center of the large detailed Sunflower from bumblebee. I trimmed off the Bumble strands and adhered it to the So Saffron detailed die cut and adhered the small center to the solid DSP flower. Then I popped the detailed die cut on top with dimensionals. I die cut the detailed butterfly from Misty Moonlight and used a Misty Moonlight floral paper from the Flowers for Every Season DSP pack to cut the backing butterfly. I adhered the two butterflies with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set using Versamark ink on a Poppy Parade strip. I Sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the long stitched rectangle die from the Ornate Layers dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and then adhered the flower with glue dots. I adhered the little butterfly to the flower with glue dots and added a Misty Moonlight enamel dot. I added a Bumblebee enamel dot to the label and finished the card with white baker’s twine and Bumblebee ghigham bows!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in stamped off Bumblebee in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the little butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in stamped off Misty Moonlight in another corner and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the multicolor floral Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers is a beautiful bundle that I use a lot! And the beautiful Butterfly Brilliance bundle has the perfect butterfly for every need. These two bundles go together beautifully!

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:


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 or in the 2021 January-June 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 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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1-1/4″ x 2″ (detailed butterfly die cut)
  • Bumblebee – 2″ x 2″ (flower center die cut)
  • So Saffron – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (detailed flower die cut), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (small flower center die cut)
  • Just Jade – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (three detailed leaf die cuts)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front Poppy Parade wood grain background)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (floral background panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (butterfly), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (three leaves), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (flower), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

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