Stampin’ Up! First Frost Christmas Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! First Frost cling stamp set for my card today. Here is my card:

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using:

I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base and adhered a Crumb Cake panel that was run through the Tin Tile embossing folder on top. Then I cut and embossed an oval frame from the Heirloom Frames dies in Early Espresso. I sponged some shimmery white paint on the carved part of the frame, but unfortunately, the shimmer doesn’t show very well in the pictures – in real life it has a silvery glow.

I cut a panel of very vanilla with the largest oval from the Layering Ovals dies. I stamped the long flourish stamp from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set several times across the oval with Crumb Cake ink stamped off twice. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in the upper right corner of the oval with Cherry Cobbler ink. I adhered the oval to the card base with liquid glue and the frame on top of it with dimensionals.

I stamped two large roses and two small roses from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the matching dies from the Frosted Bouquet dies. I stamped three of the long stems from the First Frost stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the matching die. I cut the bottoms off of two of them to shorten them. I die cut three of the leaf clusters from the Frosted Bouquet dies in Mossy Meadow and cut them in half. Finally I cut three of the sprigs from the Frosted Frames dies from gold foil.

I arranged a top and bottom halves of one of the Mossy Meadow leaves for the inside of the frame and attached them with liquid glue, tucking them under the frame. I added two of the gold foil sprigs. I arranged the Pear Pizzazz long stems and attached them with glue dots. I tucked two of the Mossy tops under the outside of the frame, adhering them with glue dots. I adhered the last gold sprig with liquid glue and the three roses with glue dots. I made a bow with linen thread (I used Mary Deatherages’s beautiful design – Thank you Mary!) and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the card front with three Cherry Cobbler rhinestones.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping a Very Vanilla panel with the Merry Christmas greeting from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. I stamped another stem in Pear Pizzazz on the left side and the long flourish across the bottom in Crumb Cake (after stamping off twice). I added the final large die cut rose from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set with liquid glue and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat before adding it to the inside of the card.

The First Frost stamp set and dies are so beautiful and I love every card that I’ve made with them. And this is the first time I’ve used the Woven Heirlooms bundle and it is definitely a favorite. I hope you like this card and that it inspires you to work on your own Christmas cards. We’ll need to send them out before you know it.

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:


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

November 15 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

Use this host code when you order $50.00 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 2019 Holiday 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 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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Crumb Cake – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Early Espresso – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (stems), 2″ x 6″ (roses)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3″ x 6″
  • Gold Foil – 2″ x 3″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid White and Gold Christmas Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the November Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop!

Our team is doing a Blog Hop with the theme “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays” and I am making a Christmas card with the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp photopolymer bundle. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started with the trees. I punched two from Gold Foil card stock, one from Gold Glimmer card stock and one from Sparkle Glimmer card stock. I took one foil tree and embossed it with the Stylish Scrolls embossing folder. The last three trees were stamped and gold embossed on shimmery white paper before being punched. I used the tree stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set, the diagonal stripes from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set and the star field from the So Many Stars stamp set. For all of these, I used my embossing buddy on the shimmery white card stock, stamped with Versamark ink, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set. I then punched out the trees. Then I punched out 7 additional trees from Whisper White and adhered them to the back of the trees to add stiffness.

I took a panel of Thick Whisper White and embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder. I die cut two of the edge dies from the Christmas Rose dies from gold foil and adhered them to the back of the embossed panel on the bottom. I adhered a piece of the gold shimmer ribbon just above the edge with snail and wrapped it around, securing it in the back. I arranged the trees on the panel, adhering the ones in the back with liquid glue and popped the ones in the front with dimensionals. I then adhered the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. Then I decorated the trees as shown with pearls, gold glitter enamel dots and gold metallic pearls.

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set with Versamark ink on a strip of Whisper White. I sprinkled it with embossing powder and heat set. I then curled it with my bone folder to give it some movement and adhered it to the card base with glue dots. I finished the banner with two gold metallic pearls.

I decorated the inside by embossing the sentiment and tree from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in gold on a Whisper White panel. I adhered it to a gold foil mat and then to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set with the Pine Tree punch and wanted to try making an elegant sparkly Christmas card with it. I hope you like it.

Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koender’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Sue Prather created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the beautiful holiday projects that the team has created today and that they put you in a wonderful holiday frame of mind!


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more in Stampin’ Up! products and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday 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 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base), 2 1/1″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ (punched trees), 1/2″ x 4″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Gold Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Gold Foil – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 2 1/2″ x 4″ (trees), 1/2″ x 7″ (trim)
  • Shimmery White card stock – (3) 2 1/2″ x 3″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas Card

Good Morning! I got really busy last weekend so I missed my Tuesday post and so I’m making up for it by bringing you a card today! I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas Memories and More Cards and Envelopes with the Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper stack to make my card. 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! Night Before Christmas Memories and More Cards and Envelopes are larger than your standard A2 sized cards at 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. You have a Cherry Cobbler background card with a frame of Very Vanilla stars. The envelopes are very vanilla with Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler diagonal stripes around the edges. You can easily use cards from the Night Before Christmas Memories and More card pack to make quick cards with them because they are perfectly sized to accent the larger card size in addition to being used for memory keeping! But I used the Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas DSP to build my card and I think it’s a good alternative.

I fussy cut a tree from the tree paper in the Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas DSP and adhered it to a panel of the diagonal checked paper. I adhered the checked panel to a Very Vanilla mat. I stamped the Joy sentiment from the So Many Stars stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with one of the stitched rectangle dies before I adhered it to the checked paper.

I fussy cut presents from the present paper and adhered them to the bottom of the checked panel, using dimensionals on some so they would stick out. I adhered it to the middle of the card and finished it off with some holiday rhinestones.

I attached a polka dot panel of the Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas DSP to the inside of the card with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Whisper White. I added a few more fussy cut presents and adhered it to the polka dot panel on the inside of the card.

This is a simple cute card that looks special because of the popped up presents and rhinestones. The Stampin’ Up! Night Before Christmas suite is full of retro images that bring back childhood memories of Christmas.


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Very Vanilla – 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″, 2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Night Before Christmas – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (checked), 4″ x 6″ (polkadot), 1 sheet Christmas trees, 1 sheet presents

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Christmas Cheer Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another snowman Christmas Card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set and Let it Snow designer series paper. 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 the Mojo Monday 526 Sketch Challenge layout for this card. I love the fishtail banners in this sketch and the Let it Snow DSP has so many pretty papers that look good together that I just had to make another snowman card with the layered look. Here is the sketch:

I embossed a panel of Coastal Cabana cardstock with the Winter Knit embossing folder and adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base with liquid glue. I cut the different pieces of Let it Snow DSP and arranged them on the embossed panel according to the sketch and adhered them with liquid glue.

I stamped the happy snowman from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set on a panel of Shimmery White card stock and cut it out with the large circle from the Stitched shapes dies. I colored it with Real Red, Pool Party, shaded Spruce and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I added the little snow balls from the Let it Snow embellishment pack with liquid glue and then added a Real Red scalloped mat made from largest scalloped circle from the Layered circles dies. I adhered the layered circle to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the Christmas Cheer sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set using Versamark ink on a strip of Real Red card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the ends of the label and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of the little snowmen from the Let it Snow DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Coastal Cabana mat before attaching it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set is so cute and I have made so many different whimsical Christmas Cards with it. The Let it Snow designer series paper is also so cute and whimsical and the designs make the sweetest Christmas cards. I love the combination of the Real Red with the Coastal Cabana!


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Coastal Cabana – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Shimmery White – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Real Red – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, 3/8″ x 3″
  • Let it Snow DSP – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, 5/8″ x 4 1/2″, 5/8″ x 1 3/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals Christmas Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today I made a Christmas Card using the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set and Four Petal Punch for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. These flowers reminded me of poinsettias and I love poinsettia Christmas cards, so I made a background full of poinsettias for my card today.

We have a sketch challenge in the Blog Hop this week, and here is the sketch we are using:

I started by stamping 18 of the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on shimmery white card stock. I punched them out with the four petal punch and colored them with the Cherry Cobbler Light Stampin’ Blends. I stamped 18 of the flower centers in Mango Melody ink on shimmery white card stock and fussy cut then with my paper snips. I adhered a flower center to each Cherry Cobbler flower.

I took a panel of Whisper White and embossed it with the tufted embossing folder and arranged the flowers all over the embossed panel, going off the edges. I adhered them with liquid glue and trimmed the flowers to be even with the embossed panel. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat with liquid glue and then to a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals.

I die cut the medium branch from the Beautiful Boughs dies from a panel of Mossy Meadow and the small pine cone pieces from Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. I colored a strip of the Whisper White Flax ribbon with Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and trimmed the ends. I stamped the Sentiment from the Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Cherry Cobbler and die cut it with the small label from the Beautiful Boughs dies. I arranged the pieces on the bottom of the card front and adhered them with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished off the arrangement with a tied strip of the polka dot tulle ribbon and yellow gems.

I decorated the inside of the card by adhering a small die cut Mossy Meadow branch from the Beautiful Boughs dies and another flower to a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

It’s hard to see the diamond pattern from the Tufted Embossing folder or the shimmer on the flowers, but these textures add depth and richness to the background.

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:


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Shimmery White – 4 1/2″ x 11″
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Soft Suede – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: