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

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
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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)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys Hee Haw Card

Hee Haw! The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is finally open today and it’s Sale A Bration time!! Double Yay!! So to celebrate, I used the cute little Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys to let everyone know the exciting news. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Bermuda Bay panel with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Bermuda Bay card base. I stamped the little donkey from the Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink. I cut the image out with the second largest stitched circle die.

I colored the donkey with the Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a Bermuda Bay Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and adhered the donkey to the panel with dimensionals. I embossed a strip of Bermuda Bay with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and adhered it to the panel.

I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished it off with three wooden In Good Taste elements.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the stars from the Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys stamp set in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Magenta Madness next to the sentiment. I added a strip of Oh So Ombre designer series paper to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Hee Haw!! It is time to celebrate the debut of the new catalog and the start of Sale A Bration!!

The Stampin’ Up! Darling Donkeys stamp set is a fun stamp set that is FREE with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale A Bration. And the Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper is also FREE with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale A Bration. So many fun choices!!

If you haven’t received a catalog but would like to become a customer of mine, contact me and I’ll send you one!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points starts today!

And to celebrate the new catalog and Sale A Bration, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through January 12.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

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

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

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


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (embossed strip)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (stitched circle die cut)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3″ x 4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies Kit

Good Morning! Today I want to share something a little different – the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit and cling stamp set! The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit is a semi-inclusive kit with supplies for 16 pretty floral cards and envelopes with 4 designs and it comes in a pretty storage box.

The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies cling stamp set is made to compliment the kit with sentiments that fit on the labels and floral images that coordinate with the card kit designs. The pretty stamp set can continue to be used after the cards in the kit are completed and so can the pretty box!

I pretty much followed the enclosed instruction to make one of each of the cards, with slight variations so that they would all be portrait style.

The preprinted panels are full of beautiful flowers with touches of gold and the labels have cut outs that make them look really elegant.

By following the instructions, you can easily and quickly create beautiful cards. And the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies stamp set are both versatile for many occasions as well as pretty. But you could also use a favorite sentiment from your stash instead!

There are extra die cut flowers and labels to further customize your card or accent the inside. The Envelopes are a pretty Highland Heather with Gorgeous Grape borders.

With this semi inclusive kit, I used adhesives and ink from my stash. Next week I plan to revisit this beautiful kit and create some alternative designs. In the meantime you can check out the details of the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit and stamp set in my Online Store by clicking on the pictures below.

The Stampin’ Up! Card Kits are perfect for a beginning stamper or for someone with limited crafting time because most of the design work for a beautiful project is already done for you. But the kits can also be used for alternative designs because the colors coordinate with current card stock, ink and embellishments!


Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout Sale Is Going on Now!

If you love Great Deals like I do, then the Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products (up to 50% off some items) from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. Head over to my Online Store to check out the sale.  The retiring items are only available while supplies last!


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Openings Starting January 1

The Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club is a good way to build up your Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time without breaking the bank. You make a commitment to join the club for 6 months and place a minimum $25 order each month. A random host is chosen for each month and when you are the host, you get the Stampin’ Rewards Host Dollars for additional products. You can also give your Host Code to your Stampin’ Friends to increase your host rewards! For complete details, see my Online Host Club Page. You can also contact me at (484) 356-5031 or drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com. Sign up Deadline is Monday December 28, 2020.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I am sharing a whimsical, sparkly unicorn card made with the cute Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness bundle. 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 sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:

I used the damask decorative mask to apply shimmery white embossing paste on a panel of Artistry Blooms designer series paper and let it dry. I adhered the embossed panel to a Gorgeous Grape mat and popped it to the front of a Purple Posy card base. I adhered another panel of striped Artistry Blooms DSP to another Gorgeous Grape mat and adhered it to the embossed panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the little unicorn from the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness photopolymer stamp set in Melon Mambo ink on a panel of Whisper White. This is a three step stamping process. I started by stamping the body without the tail full strength and then stamping the second stamp with the mane and tail after stamping off. This way it’s lighter and you can line it up easier. The third step is the eyes, nose and mouth stamp which was done in Memento Tuxedo black ink. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Hippo and Friends Dies and colored it with the Wink of Stella Glitter brush so that it would sparkle. I cut out a horn from silver foil and adhered it to the unicorn.

I stamped three balloons in Magenta Madness, Bumblebee and Highland Heather and cut them out with the coordinating die. I cut the large octagon die from Purple Posy card stock. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink, the fairy dust stars in Highland Heather ink and the balloon strings in Gorgeous Grape ink. I popped the unicorn and balloons on the panel with dimensionals and popped the panel on the card front with more dimensionals.

I finished it off with three Rich Razzleberry sequins and a die cut Gorgeous Grape squiggle.

I stamped more fairy dust stars on a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card and trimmed the bottom with strip of shimmery embossed DSP. I adhered the panel to a Gorgeous Grape mat and then to the inside of the card.

I just love this little unicorn with her shiny horn and carefree smile!

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:


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • 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:

  • Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (octagon die cut)
  • Gorgeous Grape – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front and inside mats), 2-7/8″ x 3-9/16″ (DSP mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (squiggle die cut)
  • Silver Foil – 1/2″ x 1/2″ (unicorn horn)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (unicorn and balloon die cuts)
  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (inside trim), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (front striped panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars Celebrate Card

Good Morning and Happy 4th of July!! I have wanted to make a patriotic card with the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars dies since the die set came out last year, and today is the day!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere a panel of Playful Pets designer series paper to a Real Red card stock mat. I wrapped length of Real Red satin ribbon around the panel and secured it the back withI Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped a strip of Whisper White card stock with the celebrate sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set using Pacific Point ink. I trimmed the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I also punched then ends of a Real Red strip and adhered the label to it. Then I used glue dots to adhere the label to the card over the ribbon.

I cut out the stars with the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars dies. I adhered the Pacific Point cut-out star to the large Pacific Point stitched star and a Whisper White star to the large Real Red star to add some texture. I added rhinestones to the centers of all the stars and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue and dimensionals.

I adhered a strip of Playful Pets DSP to the side of a Whisper White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card. I finished off the inside by adhering three additional stars to the upper corner.

Please join me tomorrow at 1:00 ET on my Business Facebook Page for my weekly Facebook Live card making video.

I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut stars)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut stars), 3/4″ x 2-7/8″ (label mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 5/8″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1″ x 1″ (die cut star)
  • DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Let’s Celebrate You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Celebrate You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial Saturday afternoon. I made a sweet country style card with the fabulous sunflower and dies and I used many of the new In Colors. 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 if you prefer.

I started by cutting out the outline large sunflower and the flower center from the Sunflower Dies with Cinnamon Cider card stock. I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers with Bumblebee ink on Bumblebee card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered the Cinnamon Cider outline flower die cut to the stamped flower with dimensionals along the center rim. I adhered the center on top with dimensionals.

I cut three of the outline leaf die cuts from Shaded Spruce card stock and stamped three large leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set in Just Jade ink on Just Jade card stock. I cut the leaves out with the coordinating die and adhered the Shaded Spruce outline die cuts on top with liquid glue. I cut the two leaf sprig accents from the Sunflowers Dies from Whisper White card stock and began to assemble the card front. I adhered the panel of Flowers for Every Season designer series paper to a Bumblebee mat and then to the center of a Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color designer series paper panel. I adhered the layered DSP to a Cinnamon Cider card base.

I adhered the layered leaves and Whisper white sprigs to the card front with liquid glue and adhered the sunflower with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Misty Moonlight. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I fussy cut the sentiment and adhered it over the flower with glue dots and the DSP panel with dimensionals. I made a bow with the Bumblebee gingham ribbon and attached it with a glue dot and finished the flower center with Cinnamon Cider enamel dots.

I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Bumblebee ink on Whisper White after stamping off twice. I adhered a strip of Flowers for Every Season DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is the best sunflower stamp and die set that I have seen. The stamped images are gorgeous with realistic detail and the outline die cut overlay both takes it to the next level by providing dimension and fun.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club has Openings for July

I still have openings for my July – December 2020 Online Host Club! By participating, you are guaranteed a minimum $150 party and get the Host Benefits (FREE Products!!) that come with it.

Here’s How:

  • You sign up for a six month term to place an order for a min $25 each month
  • Club members rotate hosting during the term
  • When you are the Host, you get the Host Benefits!!

Complete details are on my Online Host Club Page.  Please Contact me if you have any questions.

Sign up ends on Friday June 26, 2020.


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

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


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 also select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

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 if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower outline die cut), 1″ x 1″ (sunflower center die cut)
  • Bumblebee – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (stamped sunflower die cut), 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat)
  • Just Jade – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (stamped die cut leaves)
  • Shaded Spruce – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (outline die cut leaves)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (fussy cut label)
  • 2020-2022 In Color DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (card front background)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 1-5/8″ x 5-1/5″ (card front strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit

Good Morning! Today I have a set of cards that I made with the FREE Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit and they are so adorable! I made most of the cards using the examples in the kit, but did made some modifications to two of them to give you a small taste of the possibilities. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit is a Sale-A-Bration item that is FREE with a $50 purchase. It has all the supplies needed to make 8 4 1/4″ x 5″ cards in two designs. It is inspired by pretty bandana prints and reminds me of my free-spirited youth – tying a bandana around my head to keep my hair out of my face.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit comes with:

  • 8 printed card bases and envelopes, 4 in blue and 4 in red
  • Printed die-cut accents including printed labels
  • Gold foil accents
  • Vellum accents
  • Twine
  • Adhesive (glue dots and dimensionals)
  • Instruction sheet

The labels have the sentiments printed on them, so there is no need for stamp and ink, and there are sentiments in English, French and German included (I only used the English sentiments).

The colors are Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, gold, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, and white.

I started each card by adhering the vellum to the centers. On the blue cards, I adhered a few glue dots behind the gold dots. On the red cards, I just ran snail down the middle since it will be covered by the label. I punched out all the die cuts and trimmed the excess, including the gold foil accents. On the blue cards, I adhered the labels and then adhered the die cuts and foil accents on the Night of Navy disks. I adhered the flowers with dimensionals and the rest with glue dots. I adhered the disks on the card front with dimensionals and then made the bows and adhered them with glue dots.

On the red cards, I adhered the gold foil accents with glue dots and then adhered the labels with dimensionals. I finally made the bows and adhered them with glue dots.

On these cards, I just changed up the labels so that I had thank you cards. On the blue card, I die cut the thanks sentiment from the Well Written dies in Night of Navy card stock and adhered it to the card in place of the label. On the red card I needed to use a label to cover the center, so I stamped thank you sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a small Whisper White panel and cut it out with the Small Label die from the Painted Labels dies. I applied it in place of the provided label with dimensionals.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card kit is a pretty and sweet Sale-A-Bration (free with $50 purchase) set that makes pretty and quick any occasion cards. And since it’s Stampin’ Up!, you can also mix the up with other items in your stash to make perfectly matched alternative designs if you want.


Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is going on now and it’s about to get better with the Sale-A-Bration Second Release. The Sale-A-Bration Second Release offers three additional stamp sets and two new designer series paper packs on top of the current list of items. The items from the Second Release are available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators during the pre-order period and will be available to everyone beginning March 3. Click on the image below to see these new items.

There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

Sale-A-Bration Host Benefits

Hosts with orders of $300 or more can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (Item 152384).

  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order. 
  • Only the host of the order will receive the free stamp set.
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

Sale-A-Bration Joining Benefits

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.). 

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog). 
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″

And to sweeten the Joining offer, you can add items from the Sale-A-Bration second release to your Starter Kit if you join before March 3, 2020. 

For more details on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, see my Join My Team page. There is a Join My Team button at the bottom where you can start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to tell you more.


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 1 1/4″ x 3″ (die cut ‘thanks’)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/2″ (thank you label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: