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.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.

Click Here to Shop the Last Chance Products in my Online Store now!


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! Whimsical Trees for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today card, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle set to make a Christmas card. I paired it with the Whimsy & Wonder specialty designer series paper and beautiful Wonderful Snowflakes for a pink and mint snowflake card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And we have a theme challenge this week and our theme is Snow/Winter:

I embossed a panel of Mint Macaron with the pretty snowflakes in the Wintry 3D embossing folders and adhered it to the right side of the front of a Mint Macaron card base. I adhered a strip of the pretty Whimsy & Wonder specialty DSP to the left side.

I cut a panel of the Whimsy & Wonder specialty designer series paper with the largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I wrapped it with Silver Mesh ribbon, adhering it in the back. I adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue. I adhered a Wonderful Snowflake on top of the ribbon. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a Blushing Bride panel. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the powder with my heat tool and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die when it cooled.

I cut two snowflakes from Basic White using the small snowflake die from the So Many Snowflakes dies and adhered them to the label with liquid glue. I popped the label on the card front with dimensionals and adhered some rhinestones to the snowflakes and label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little bough from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Mossy Meadow in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I colored it with Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo Stampin Blends. I inked up part of the sentiment stamp from the Frosted Gingerbread photopolymer stamp set in Mossy Meadow and stamped it on the panel. I adhered a strip of Whimsy & Wonder specialty DSP to the side of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Whimsy and Wonder specialty DSP is beautiful and I really love the non-traditional Christmas colors! The Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set coordinates perfectly and the greenery, ornaments and Christmas tree images give you lots of options for different themed Christmas cards – all of them beautiful!

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:


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 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:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Blushing Bride – 2-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut snowflakes)
  • Whimsy & Wonder specialty DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle), 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front stripe) 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Season To Remember Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Season To Remember bundle has wonderful Christmas sentiments in the cling stamp set that comes with the pretty Christmas Pinecone dies. I pulled out the dies for the first time this season, and they’re so pretty!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The design for today’s card was inspired by the sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #513:

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas To Remember stamp set in Real Red on Basic White. I embossed the stamped panel with the Merry Melody stamp set and trimmed the panel to 3-3/4″ x 5″ (this embossing panel causes shrinkage, so I sized the panel after embossing). I adhered the panel to a Basic White mat with liquid glue and popped it onto a Thick Basic White card base.

I punched one end of a strip of Painted Christmas designer series paper with the Banner Pick A Punch and adhered it to the embossed panel with liquid glue. I cut the large detailed pine boughs from the Christmas Pinecone dies and trimmed it so I had a few pine branches. I adhered the branches together with liquid glue. I cut the solid pinecone dies from Crumb Cake and the detailed pinecone dies from Soft Suede and adhered them together with liquid glue. I adhered the small pinecones to the pine branches with glue dots and the large pinecone with dimensionals.

I adhered the pinecones and branches to the card front with glue dots. I adhered some gold holly leaves and red rhinestones to the arrangement to add some bling.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas To Remember stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Painted Christmas DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas To Remember stamp set are simple and sweet. I love the combination of music with Christmas Greenery on a Christmas card, and every time I read the inside sentiment, I’m singing it – what could be more festive?


Tomorrow is the Last Day to Start with Savings!

Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Last Chance Products Sale Starts December 1, 2021!

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.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.


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:

  • Thick Basic White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Garden Green – 5-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (detailed pine die)
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (detailed pinecones)
  • Crumb Cake – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (solid pinecones)
  • Basic White – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (embossed front background and mat), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), 1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp bundle is really cute and versatile and I finally got it and used it for today’s Christmas 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 Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base. I cut a panel of Basic White with the detailed greenery frame die from the Merriest Frames Hybrid die. I carefully placed it in the Merriest Frames Hybrid embossing folder and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine to get the wonderful leafy texture. I adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments photopolymer stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel. I stamped the spatter in Bumblebee ink along the bottom and out it out with the label die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the two flower stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped four of the leaves in Soft Succulent ink and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered the flowers together with liquid glue and popped them onto the card front with dimensionals. I adhered the leaves with glue dots, tucking them under the flower. I made a bow and adhered it with a glue dot and finished the flower center with three small gilded gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. I stamped the corners with Cherry Cobbler flowers and Soft Succulent leaves and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments bundle is fantastic for elegant Christmas cards. the Hybrid embossing folder is great for both cutting and embossing at the same time, or embossing separately. This makes it so versatile in making different styles of cards and each one is really special!


Last Chance Products Sale Starts December 1, 2021!

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.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.


A few more days left to Start with Savings!

Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White – 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut & embossed panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 2″ x 4″ (flowers), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (leaves)
  • Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing another Christmas card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes bundle. This bundle has cling stamps with snowflakes and pretty holiday sentiments and wonderful dies with stitched snowflakes. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue with the pretty snowflake embossing folder in the Wintry 3D embossing folder. I embossed the panel twice to cover the entire panel, and it left a little seam that I easily covered with the label and bow. I adhered the panel to a Basic White mat and wrapped it with white glittered ribbon, making a bow on the side. I adhered the panel to the front of a Balmy Blue card base with dimensionals.

I cut the snowflakes from Shimmery White card stock using the Stitched Snowflakes dies. I arranged them on the card front and adhered them with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes stamp set in Versamark ink on a Balmy Blue panel and sprinkled in with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card with dimensionals, finishing it off with a blue iridescent gem.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the snowflakes and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes stamp set in Balmy Blue ink on a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

Snowflakes are one of my favorite Christmas card themes and the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes bundle has some pretty ones! And the snowflake embossing folder from the Wintry 3D embossing folders is so beautiful with both embossed and debossed snowflakes!


Eden’s Garden Collection is Available Now!

You can begin enjoying the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog now wit the new Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.

The Eden’s Garden bundle is a beautiful Early Release from the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. Other items in the collection are available through January 3, 2022, or while supplies last.


Join Stampin’ Up! With Savings During November!

Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed panel), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Shimmery White – 3″ x 5″ (die cut snowflakes)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front mat and inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Festive Foliage Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Festive Foliage cling stamp is a background stamp and one of those catalog hidden gems! It’s so festive and versatile – I’ve seen the pretty image embossed in silver and gold as well as colored like I did here. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped a panel of Basic White with the Stampin’ Up! Festive Foliage stamp using my Stamparatus and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used a larger panel so I could hold the panel down with the magnets and clear the stamp and I did stamp it a couple of times to get good coverage. Then I trimmed it down to 4″ x 5-1/4″.

I colored the foliage with Stampin’ Blends – Soft Succulent, Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Real Red. Using the different greens makes the image so rich! Then I colored the background with my light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend. I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set in Real Red on Pool Party and cut it out with the Tailor Made Tags die. I cut out a tag reinforcer from Real Red and adhered it to the tag with liquid glue. I looped some ruffled Real Red and Black and White Gingham ribbon through the hole and tied the ribbon with baker’s twine that I colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. I adhered the tag to the card front and added some Pool Party rhinestones for some bling.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the corners of a Basic White panel with the Stampin’ Up! Festive Foliage stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it to match the card front. I stamped the sentiment from Perfectly Plaid in Real Red and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love this pretty holiday greenery image! The Stampin’ Up! Festive Foliage stamp set is also great for making quick and easy Christmas cards. And with Thanksgiving this week, time’s running out for finishing up those Christmas cards, so quick and easy is important!


Eden’s Garden Collection is Available Now!

You can begin enjoying the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog now wit the new Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.

The Eden’s Garden bundle is a beautiful Early Release from the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. Other items in the collection are available through January 3, 2022, or while supplies last.


Join Stampin’ Up! With Savings During November!

Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 1″ (tag reinforcer)
  • Pool Party 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (sentiment tag)
  • Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season bundle to make a festive wreath Christmas card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week and here’s the pretty color palette we are using – with Old Olive and Real Red it has to be a Christmas card, right?

I adhered a panel of Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to an Old Olive mat and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base. I cut the third largest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies and adhered it to the center with liquid glue.

I used the leafy wreath die from the Seasonal Swirls dies to cut a Cinnamon Cider Wreath. I carefully cut a card from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack with the pine and holly wreath die (luckily it just barely fit!) and I cut another pine and holly wreath from Old Olive. I adhered the wreaths together with dots of liquid glue and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season photopolymer stamp set in Real Red on Basic White and cut it out with the large label die from the Pretty Pillow Box dies. I was pleased at how easy it was to ink up each word and stamp them on top of each other – thank you for photopolymer!! I adhered the label to the inside of the wreath with dimensionals.

I made a bow with sheer Real Red Ribbon and adhered it to the bottom of the wreath with a glue dot. I cut out six sets holly leaves from Mossy Meadow and adhered them around the wreath with glue dots and finished each leaf cluster with three red rhinestone jewels.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pine boughs in stamped off Old Olive and the holly leaves in Mossy Meadow. I adhered a strip of Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love wreath Christmas cards and the Stampin’ Up! Sparkle Of The Season wreaths have intricate details that are so pretty, especially when they are layered. One of the things I like to do is decorate them, just like you would do for the wreath on your front door.

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:


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut wreath)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut wreath)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack – one 3″ x 4″ card (die cut wreath)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season photopolymer stamp set is one of the cutest snowman sets out there! The simple graphics and happy images are perfect for expressing the joy of the Christmas and Winter seasons. I mixed it up by using a very simple fun fold, which exposes the inside of the card. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper with the snowflakes folder from the Wintery 3D embossing folders and adhered it to the front flap of the card. I adhered the larger DSP panel to the inside of the card. I was careful to cut the DSP panels so that the trees were going in the right direction.

I stamped the little snowman from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Night of Navy ink on the Basic White panel and colored it with Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I colored the little tree with the Soft Succulent Blend. I stamped the sentiment next to the snowman in Night of Navy and adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the layered panel to the front flap and finished it with an iridescent bow and blue gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Night of Navy on Basic White. I inked up the little tree in Night of Navy and stamped it in the corner and colored it with the Soft Succulent blend. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

A happy snowman to celebrate Christmas! Don’t forget Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp for those last minute simple, fun holiday cards.


Seasonal Sale Going On Now!

Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!

Promotion Details:

  • The sale will run for three days only – November 16, 2021 – November 18, 2021.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.

Click on the image below to download a flyer with details:


The December Paper Pumpkin Kit is Lots Of Pun!

What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!

The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!

Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile!

Here are the Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the December 2021 kit is December 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ and cut again at 2-3/4 for the front flap
  • Basic White – 2-1/4″ x 4″ (front panel), 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ (inside panel)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle to make another poinsettia Christmas card. For today’s poinsettias, I used the Snowy White Velvet paper to make a poinsettia with a velvety texture – the dies cut the velvet paper beautifully! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week and here’s the pretty sketch we are using:

I cut a panel of Painted Christmas designer series paper with the Scalloped Contours die and adhered it to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with liquid glue. I cut the three largest poinsettia clusters from the Snowy White Velvet paper using the embossing insets. I gently curled the petals backwards and adhered the centers with liquid glue.

I adhered the poinsettia to the card front with glue dots. I cut the berry sprig using from the dark side of the Poppy Parade Ombre specialty paper and adhered it to the card front with glue dots, tucking it under the flower. I cut two of the leaves from the Poinsettia dies with the embossing insets from Evening Evergreen and gently curved them before adhering them with glue dots under the flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set in Real Red on Soft Sea Foam. I cut out the sentiment with the smallest Scalloped Contour die using the two step method and adhered it on the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with three Garden Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Real Red on Basic White. I stamped the little holly flourish from the Whimsical Trees stamp set next to the sentiment in Soft Sea Foam and trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of the Painted Christmas DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The die cut poinsettia from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set and Poinsettia dies are my all time favorite die cut poinsettia for Christmas cards. A single die cut poinsettia that is so dramatic – especially when cut from a specialty paper like the velvet!

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:


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
  • Snowy White Velvet – 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (poinsettia petal clusters)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Red Ombre specialty glitter – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (berry sprig)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut scalloped rectangle, 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the November Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Christmas” and I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings bundle to make my Christmas Card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was also inspired by the sketch challenge in Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge #531:

I cut a Bumblebee panel with the long simple lacy border from the Ornate Layers dies and adhered a panel of Sweet Stockings designer series paper across the center. I adhered it to a panel of Sweet Stockings designer series paper and then adhered it to an Evening Evergreen mat. I popped the layered DSP panel to the front of a Cherry Cobbler card base. I die cut another circle of Sweet Stockings DSP and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the kitty from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White. I colored it with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the Santa’s hat and candy cane in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored them with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out with the little label die. And finally, I cut one of the cute stockings from the Sweet Stockings DSP with the Stockings die. I adhered the cat, hat and stocking together with liquid glue and popped them on the card front with dimensionals. I tucked the candy cane and label under the stocking and adhered them with glue dots.

I cut the bow from Bumblebee, the holly leaves from Old Olive and the holly berries from Cherry Cobbler using the Stockings dies and adhered these to the stocking with liquid glue. I finished the stocking with a bumblebee Decorative Matte Dot on the bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel. I fussy cut some of the other cute critter images from the Sweet Stockings DSP and adhered them to the panel with liquid glue and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings bundle and the Sweet Stockings designer series paper are perfect for making Christmas cards for pet loving friends and relatives! The images are so cute, colorful and full of mischievous fun and joy.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jaimie Babarczy’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Jillian Good created.

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

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

Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 1″ (die cut holly berries)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Bumblebee – 2-3/4″ x 3-7/8″ (die cut lacy stripe), 1″ x 1″ (die cut bow)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 1″ (die cut holly leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/2″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (die cut shapes)
  • Sweet Stockings DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 2″ x 3-7/8″ (front stripe), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut circle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), die cut stockings, fussy cut images

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: