Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the June Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Happy Birthday” and I have a baby birthday card made with the sweet Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade bundle from the new Annual Catalog. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was also inspired by the pretty sketch in the Inspire.Create.Challenges #188:

I adhered a strip of Petal Pink floral Design A Daydream designer series paper to a Petal Pink mat and adhered it to another Petal Pink Design A Daydream DSP with liquid glue. I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Petal Pink card base. I adhered a panel of leafy swirl Tea Boutique DSP to a Parakeet Party mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a Petal Pink panel with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade cling stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and I adhered the circles together with liquid glue.

I cut grass from Parakeet Party using the grass dies from the Elephant dies and adhered them to the layered circles. I stamped the sweet elephant from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set on Basic White using Basic Gray ink and colored it with Petal Pink and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it on the layered circles with dimensionals.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set in Basic Gray ink and colored it with Tahitian Tide and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it under the elephant’s trunk. I cut a Petal Pink bow and adhered it to the elephant’s head and adhered the layered circles to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it with three In Color matte dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments from the A Grand Kid cling stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I stamped the balloons from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set in Basic Gray on the side of the panel in Basic Gray and colored them with Petal Pink, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The elephants in the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade bundle are so cute and sweet!! They’re perfect for children’s cards and for any occasion where you want a cute critter to send your message!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Tara Carpenter created.

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

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Carol Buckalew 
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  4. Mary Deatherage 
  5. Karen Finkle 
  6. Terry Lynn Bright 
  7. Tara Carpenter 
  8. Jillian Good 
  9. Sue Prather
  10. Akiko Sudano. <– You are here
  11. Amy Koenders

Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available valued up to $10.00 in the 2023 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (scalloped circle), 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 1″ (die cut bow)
  • Parakeet Party – 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut grass)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle), 2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut elephant), 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower)
  • Design a Daydream DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 5-1/4″ (front stripe)
  • Tea Boutique DSP – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (front DSP panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gumball Greetings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today card, I used the fun Stampin’ Up! Gumball Greetings bundle to make a shaker birthday card. I used the Gumball Machine shaker dome and filled it with the Frosted beads. I also used the Pattern Party designer series paper for the background. 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 – here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I stamped the gumball dome from the Stampin’ Up! Gumball Greetings photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I stamped several gumballs in Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight and cut them out with the coordinating die. I adhered them to the stamped gumball dome back with liquid glue and put a pile of frosted beads in the middle. I peeled off the adhesive backing from one of the plastic gumball shaker domes and adhered it to the stamped dome, securing the frosted beads inside.

I cut a panel of Pattern Party designer series paper with the gumball dome die from the Stampin’ Up! Gumball Greetings bundle and pulled the adhesive strip covering off the front of the shaker dome. I adhered the shaker dome to the back of the die cut DSP and then adhered it to a Granny Apple Green mat. I adhered it to the front of a Crushed curry card base with liquid glue. I cut the gumball dome top, base, handle and trim pieces from Poppy Parade. I adhered the trim pieces to the dome top and the base – this gives the gumball machine some nice dimension! I adhered the base to the card front under the dome and the top to the top of the dome. I lifted the gumball opening slightly and adhered a stamped gumball under it with a glue dot.

I cut some silver foil with the coin plate die from the Stampin’ Up! Gumball Greetings bundle and adhered it to the gumball machine base with dimensionals. I cut the spinner from Poppy Parade and popped it on the machine with dimensionals. I finished the spinner with a silver metallic pearl. I stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery photopolymer stamp set in Poppy Parade on a strip of Crushed Curry and cut it out with the label from the Floral Gallery dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside, I stamped the gumball machine from the Stampin’ Up! Gumball Greetings stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored it with Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink next to the gumball machine and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Pattern Party DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Gumball Greetings bundle is so much

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


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!


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 including some of the host 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. 

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:

  • Crushed Curry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Silver Foil – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut gumball machine panel), 3/4″ x 1″ (gumball machine flap liner)
  • Granny Apple Green – 3-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Poppy Parade – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (gumball machine die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 6″ (gum-balls), 2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (shaker dome backing)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread Shaker Cards

Good Morning! I’ve been real busy getting ready for Christmas, and most of my cards are done – I’ve even started sending some out in the mail! My last few cards are these cute shaker cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle. This bundle is on the retiring list, so if you want to duplicate these cards, pick it up while you can! 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 Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of a Basic White Note Card – the size of the note card is perfect for the round shaker and die cut cookies from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle. Using the second largest Layering Circle die, I positioned the circle and the cookie outline die on a DSP panel and ran it through my die cutting machine. I used the same circle die to cut out another DSP panel and window sheet.

I cut out a cookie from the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP and adhered it to the solid circle die cut, using the die cut circle with the cookie cutout as a guide. I cut out a scalloped circle from Real Red (or Old Olive) card stock using the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies and adhere the circle with the cookie cutout to the scalloped circle. I lined up the cookie die on the cutout and ran it through my die cutting machine again to cut through the scalloped circle. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the die cut window sheet to the back of the scalloped circle.

I put foam adhesive strip around the second die cut Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP die cut circle with the ornament adhered to it and filled it with red, green and yellow sequins and acrylic Gingerbread & peppermint shapes. The adhesive strips are thicker than ordinary dimensionals, so they allow the items to move nicely when shaken. I removed the backing from the adhesive strips and adhered the layered window sheet with scalloped circle & DSP cut out on top, pressing on the adhesive strips to get a good seal. I adhered the shaker to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped part of the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread photopolymer stamp set in Real Red on Basic White and cut it out with the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with a red ruffled bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel (note that I first stamped it on the note card directly, but messed it up, so I needed to fix that – easy!). I adhered it to a Real Red mat and then adhered it to the inside of the card.

Shaker Cards are so much fun and the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle is a great way to add sweetness to the fun with the festive holiday gingerbread and peppermint theme. I know this was kind of long, so let me know if you have any questions. These shakers would also be great for making tree ornaments or gift tags.


Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last.

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

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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 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:

  • Basic White Note Cards & envelopes – card base
  • Real Red / Old Olive – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (scalloped Circle), 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4 (inside mat)
  • Window Sheet – 3″ x 3″
  • Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (front background), two 3″ x 3″ panels (shaker circles), die cut bell/ornament

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Thank You Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle has beautiful flowers, sentiments and die cuts. For today’s card, I decided to pair it with the beautiful Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper for a fall themed thank you card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper to the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base. I adhered the small frame from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to the card front. I cut the leaf spray from the Artistic dies from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle from Gold Metallic specialty paper and adhered it to the card front over the frame and DSP.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked cling stamp set in VersaMark ink on Cinnamon Cider. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder, shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with the Tailored Made Tags die. I cut another tag with the same die from the Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP and adhered it to the back and adhered a tag reinforcement cut from Blackberry Bliss to the front.

I looped a length of Fine Art ribbon through the tag hole and tied it, making a bow, with a length of gold cord. I adhered the tags to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I adhered one of the gold wildflower die cuts from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack to the side of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Blackberry Beauty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle has beautiful flowers, sentiments and dies that go beautifully with the Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper and ephemera pack.


Sale A Bration Ends Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the Last Day for Sale A Bration! With BUY, HOST and JOIN specials, it’s the best Stampin’ Up! promotion, so hurry! Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:


World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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. 

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:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 1″ (tag reinforcement)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag)
  • Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty – 2″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack – small floral frame, gold wildflower

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Artistically Inked Bundle (English)
$53.00
Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Artistic Dies
$35.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Blackberry Beauty 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack
$6.00
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun Halloween Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun cling stamp set is a cute little set with little kids enjoying the delights of the fall and winter holidays. It is a host set that you can only purchase with Host Dollars that you earn on orders or parties over $150 before shipping and taxes. And it is just so cute! I used the little girl in a pumpkin costume for a Halloween card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Old Olive Cute Halloween designer series paper with the haunted houses to a panel of the striped DSP. I adhered the layered panel to an Old Olive mat. I tied a length of black and white gingham ribbon around the layered panel, tied a bow on the side and adhered the panel to the front of a Pumpkin Pie card base.

I stamped the little girl in the pumpkin costume from the Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Bronze, Smoky Slate and Basic Black. I stamped some falling oak leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with the Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to a Highland Heather mat.

I adhered the panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on a small Basic White panel and cut it out with Paper snips. I adhered it to a Basic Black panel and used my paper snips to trim a thin mat around it. I adhered the sentiment to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the little star sequins all around the card front to give it some bling.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I added the cobwebs in stamped off Smoky Slate and the Jack-O-Lantern in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Memento Tuxedo Black. I added the spider from the Cutest Halloween stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Cute Halloween DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Halloween cards are so much fun and the darling little girl from the Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun stamp set is a perfect example. I love how all the different Halloween theme stamp sets go together to make fun items to celebrate! Can’t wait for Trick or Treating!


Sale A Bration Ends September 30!

The end of Sale A Bration is approaching fast! With BUY, HOST and JOIN specials, it’s the best Stampin’ Up! promotion, so hurry! Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:


World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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. 

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:

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic Black – 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (little girl mat), 1″ x 1″ (label mat)
  • Highland Heather – 3′ x 3″ (little girl mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (little girl panel), 1″ x 1″ (label)
  • Cute Halloween DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 2″ x 3-7/8″ (front lower background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Seasons Of Fun Host Cling Stamp Set
$12.00
Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Cutest Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Cute Halloween 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
$7.50
Paper Snips
$10.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream Birthday Card with Gift Card Pocket

Good morning! Today I have a fun fold Birthday Card / Gift card holder made with the yummy Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream bundle. My card was inspired by a similar cupcake card on the Tatiana Creative Stamping Adventure blog – I fell in love with this idea the minute I saw it on Pinterest. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The idea is that when you open up the card, instead of a triple scoop ice cream cone, you see a cone with 10 scoops! And there is a little section on the right side for a gift card. I started with a top folding Z-fold So Saffron card base and covered the top with the sprinkles Ice Cream Corner designer series paper. I used the smaller striped paper for the middle section and covered the top of the large section with the 2-3/4″ sprinkles paper and aligned it just below the fold. I used Tear & Tape adhesive to adhere the bottom to the large section, putting a strip behind the right edge, another strip 2-3/4″ from the right edge and a final strip along the bottom. Leave the top of this section open so you have a pocket to slide the gift card in. I used Stampin’ Seal for the rest behind the left side. I removed the Tear & Tape covers and adhered it to the bottom of the large panel.

I punched 7 ice cream scoops from the Ice Cream Corner DSP with the Ice Cream Cone Builder punch. I used my Water Painter to make 2″ splotches of Soft Suede ink to Basic White card stock. I wanted to use a thinner paper than watercolor paper, and since it was a small area, it worked ok. I added some spatter marks with my water brush and punched it out when dry. All for chocolate ice cream! And then I did the same thing with So Saffron to get some vanilla ice cream for my last scoop. I used the Ice Cream Corner DSP to cut out the cone.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ice Cream Corner photopolymer stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I stamped the other sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I cut the Bermuda Bay scalloped accent with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered both labels and the scalloped accent to the left side of the large panel, aligning the top of the scalloped accent to the top of the gift card pocket.

With the label in place, I could start building my ice cream cone. I adhere the cone and first scoop and lined up the rest of the scoops so I can figure out which scoops will land on the folds. I adhered the first scoop on the top section so that it covers the scoop on the cone when the card is closed. The scoop will hang over the fold, so be careful to only apply the adhesive to the top part. I adhered the rest of the scoops on the top section. I folded the scoop that will be on the center fold and checked the alignment. I adhered the rest of the scoops on the large bottom section, finishing with the scoop on the fold. I adhered the bottom of the fold scoop. I adhered the last scoops to the middle section, trimming the top of the last scoop even with the fold. It will be covered by the bottom scoop in the top section when the card is opened.

I adhered the message panel to the Bermuda Bay mat and adhered it to the middle section. I cut the So Saffron panel with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered the Ice Cream Cone panel to the middle. I adhered the panel to the top section with Tear & Tape, centering it with the Bermuda Bay scalloped panel below. I finished the ice cream cone by adhering sprinkles with glue dots.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream bundle is great for children’s cards or for anyone who is young at heart. And with the weather warming up, it’s perfect for any occasion these days.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is So Cool!

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit is a little taste of summer fun, with enough supplies to make 12 colorful, shaped cards with coordinating envelopes. Six card bases are popsicle shaped, the other six are semicircles: three watermelons and three rainbows. All of the cards are splashed with cheerful, vivid watercolor images. The kit also includes two full-size, matching sticker sheets, die-cut accents, fun embellishments, and more. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

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 April 2021 kit is April 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in 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 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.
  • 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:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut)
  • Bermuda Bay – 2-1/8″ x 2-3/8″ (message area mat), 1-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ (label mat), 3/8″ x 2″ (message mat), 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″(scalloped panel)
  • Basic White – 2″ x 2-1/4″ (message area), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 1/4″ x 1-7/8″
  • Ice Cream Corner DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (top panel), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (inside back panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (inside pocket panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (striped panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-7/8″ (ice cream cone panel), cone punch, 10 ice cream punches

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Birthday and I made a sweet birthday card with the little giraffe from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe stamp set. This is a great stamp set for making children’s cards, new baby cards or any animal theme card – and the globe stamps coordinate with the Snow Globe scene dies and shaker dome to make shaker cards! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the little giraffe from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Basic White panel. I positioned the small rectangle die from the Stitched with Whimsey dies on the panel around the giraffe and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine to die cut a pretty stitched frame around the giraffe.

I colored the giraffe with the So Saffron and Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends and adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I positioned the giraffe panel on the So Saffron panel and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black underneath. I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a So Saffron card base.

I adhered the giraffe panel to the card front on top of the sentiment using dimensionals. I finished the card by wrapping a length of black and white twine around the fold and tying a bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Globe stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the little bird next to the sentiment and the balloons on the bottom. I colored the images with Stampin Blends – Poppy Parade, So Saffron and Night of Navy – and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Connie Troyer’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Leslie Larkin created.

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


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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:

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed card front)
  • Basic Black – 1-7/8″ x 3-1/8″ (giraffe panel mat)
  • Basic White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (giraffe panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More

Good Morning! Today I am starting a Simple Stamping Saturday series of cards to focus on cards and projects that are quick and easy to make. This is important for beginning stampers needing to build confidence in stamping as well as stampers with limited time to craft. To kick off this series and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I want to share the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit. You can find the supplies I used for these cards at the bottom of my post including additional items from my stash.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit has card bases, card fronts and envelopes to make 10 valentines – 5 each of two designs. The cards measure 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and there are two card base designs. One design has Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral and Petal Pink in an ombre style with gold foil polka dots with a Petal Pink back. The second design has Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and gold foil stripes with a Pool Party back. The insides of the card bases are white and the coordinating envelopes are white with gold stripes or gold polka dots on the inside.

This is one of the striped cards with one of the pre-printed cards adhered with dimensionals. This side has a pre-printed sentiment and is pretty with the gold foil trim and scalloped border, so it really doesn’t need much more. I simply added a gold trim bow and gold enamel glitter dot to finish it – easy peasy.

This pre-printed card also has a sweet gold foil sentiment. The Pool Party ombre hearts with gold foil frame are beautiful, so I simply added a small gold bow and gold glitter enamel dots.

For this card, I used the reverse side and added a punched Petal Pink scalloped heart decorated with elements from the Forever and Always bundle. I die cut the Love word from gold foil, the background from Vellum and stamped the You in Versamark on Melon Mambo before heat embossing it in gold and cutting it out with the cute slanted die. I added a Melon Mambo flower with gold glitter enamel dot center and popped it on the panel with dimensionals and popped the panel on the card front with more dimensionals.

For this card, I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Heart to Heart stamp set on Flirty Flamingo using Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it until it was shiny, then cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered some Pool Party sheer ribbon with Stampin’ Seal to the scalloped heart side of the card and popped the label on with dimensionals. I adhered some gold flowers die cut from the Always & Forever bundle dies and topped them with gold enamel glitter dots. I popped the panel on the striped card base.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit makes 10 beautiful Valentines that you would be proud to give to anyone special. And if you have the extra time and creative inspiration, the cards can be used with any valentine stamps or dies from your stash to make them extra special. This is definitely a kit you should consider if you have to give a lot of valentines! Here are the contents of the kit – note that you will need to supply your own adhesives and inks. Click the picture to get the details in my Online Store.


Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!  And with the add-on—called Little Love Boxes—there’s even more love to share! Click here to see the flyer for the cute Little Love Boxes.

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 January 2021 kit is January 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


If you haven’t received the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Jun Mini 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!

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!


Basic White Cardstock Products Now Available

Last month Stampin’ Up! announced that the Whisper White products are being discontinued because the supplier’s mill had to close due to COVID-19 impacts. So they worked on a replacement called Basic White which was thoroughly checked it out with their quality assurance and product teams. They even tested it with some demonstrators and concept artists who gave it the thumbs up. And it’s now available in the Online Store.

Here are the list of Basic White products with links:

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

I got my order yesterday and did a quick comparison – I like the Basic White just as much as the Whisper White. But it will take a little getting used to not saying Whisper White anymore.


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.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap Friendship Card

Good Friday morning! Today I have a simple, fun friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap! photopolymer stamp set. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the crocodile from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set on a solid Granny Apple Green sheet of the Sale A Bration Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and fussy cut it out. I turned the DSP over and stamped the bird in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the Blackberry Bliss side and fussy cut the body.

I adhered the crocodile to a panel of Pool Party from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set in Pretty Peacock and the bird in Blackberry Bliss. I adhered the fussy cut bird to the stamped bird and adhered the panel to a Pool Party Panel with liquid glue and popped the panel on a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals.

I finished the card front with three Pool Party adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set in Pretty Peacock on a white panel. I stamped the other elements from the stamp set in Garden Green, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss and Petal Pink ink and colored them with the light Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and Color Lifter. I adhered a strip of Pool Party DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set is a cute, whimsical stamp set with tons of fun, witty sentiments that are great for lots of occasions – Check it out. I plan to send this to my grandson … just because.

If you haven’t received the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Jun Mini 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!

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!


Basic White Cardstock Products Now Available

Last month Stampin’ Up! announced that the Whisper White products are being discontinued because the supplier’s mill had to close due to COVID-19 impacts. So they worked on a replacement called Basic White which was thoroughly checked it out with their quality assurance and product teams. They even tested it with some demonstrators and concept artists who gave it the thumbs up. And it’s now available in the Online Store.

Here are the list of Basic White products with links:

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

I placed my order yesterday and can’t wait to get my hands on it! But it will take a little getting used to not calling it Whisper White anymore.


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:

  • Pretty Peacock – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front panel)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 4″ (fussy cut animals)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness Baby Card

Good Morning!  Today I have something something completely different – a Baby Card made with the 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. Adhere a strip of the textured Petal Pink paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to the Petal Pink dotted panel.  Adhere the layered DSP panel to a Whisper White mat and then to the front of a Petal Pink card base with liquid glue. Cut the fancy stitched panel from the Hippo and Friends Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness bundle from Whisper White.  Stamp the balloons in Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and So Saffron on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating die.  Stamp the hippo from the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and Petal Pink on Whisper White.  Hint:  Stamp the darkest ink first and the lightest last for easier alignment.  Stamp the face in Memento Tuxedo Black, then the partial body in Petal Pink and the full body in stamped off Petal Pink.  Cut out the Hippo with the coordinating die. Stamp the balloon strings from the Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and the clouds from the Moving Along stamp set in stamped off Balmy Blue on the fancy Whisper White die cut.  Adhere the balloons with glue dots and dimensionals and adhere the hippo with dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from the Moving Along stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the small skinny Stitched Rectangles die.  Adhere it to a folded Whisper White ribbon and then to the card front with glue dots.  Pop the hippo fancy panel on the card front with dimensionals. For the inside, stamp the balloons in Petal Pink, So Saffron and Soft Sea Foam on a Whisper White panel.  Adhere a strip of Petal Pink Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Hippo Happiness bundle has the cutest two step stamping little critters and some great background die cuts that are perfect for children’s cards.  And the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP pack with the dots is a perfect compliment.  This is for a baby girl, but the card can also be done in So Saffron or Pear Pizzazz for a gender neutral card or in Balmy Blue or Pool Party for a baby boy.

Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points Ends Today!

In celebration of the inspirational Stampin’ Up! OnStage@Home event last weekend, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through November 15.

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!

 

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

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 December 2020 kit is December 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

November 14-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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:

  • Petal Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (hippo die cut), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (stitched die cut), 3/4″ x 3″ (balloon die cuts), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″  DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1-1/4″ x 5″ (textured strip), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: