Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I used the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set with the Christmas Trees dies and elegant Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper to make a CAS (clean and simple) Christmas card in grays and white with silver foil. I did this during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. 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 layout in Freshly Made Sketches #510:

Here is the video of my Facebook Live from yesterday afternoon. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I adhered a panel of the pretty Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper on a Thick Basic White card base. I adhered another panel of the DSP, with Smoky Slate diamonds on top.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a vellum cardstock panel. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and cut it out with the third largest Layering Circle die.

I put some adhesive sheets on the back of silver foil panels and cut out two trees using the Christmas Trees dies. I peeled off the adhesive sheets and adhered the trees to the vellum die cut circle. I adhered the die cut circle to the card front with glue dots placed behind the trees and in places where I would add some enamel shapes. I adhered three clear enamel diamond shapes over the glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on the inside of the card base. I cut out another tree from the Peaceful Place specialty DSP and adhered it next to the sentiment.

The Peaceful Place specialty DSP is so elegant and perfect for Christmas cards. I love the contrast of the shiny silver foil with the matte vellum and the simple font in the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set is perfect with the modern, clean elegance of this design.


The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is Gifts Galore!

We all love to see piles of presents on Christmas morning. Make that your reality with the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags. 
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed die cuts, die-cut boxes, cellophane treat bags, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, 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 November 2021 kit is November 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


Enter and explore Eden with the 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.


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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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Silver Metallic – 3/4″ x 3″ (light tree die cut), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (dark tree die cut)
  • Vellum – 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle)
  • Peaceful Place specialty DSP – 3″ x 4″ (front background), 1-3/4″ x 4″ (front stripe), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (inside tree die cut)

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes stamp set to make a snowflake themed Christmas card. I paired it with the beautiful Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper to create a white, silver and gray winter wonderland. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week of Christmas!

I adhered a panel of Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper to a Smoky Slate mat and adhered a Wonderful Snowflake to it with liquid glue. I wrapped it with Metallic Mesh ribbon tying a knot on the side. I adhered the panel to the front of a Thick Basic White card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a Smoky Slate panel. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set it with my heat tool until shiny and cut it out with the medium label die from the Seasonal Labels dies.

I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals over the ribbon and snowflake. I finished the card front with silver epoxy dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the small snowflake from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes stamp set in Versamark ink in the corner of a Basic White panel. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and and shook off the excess. I heat set it with my heat tool until shiny. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray and trimmed the bottom with Peaceful Place specialty DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Snowflakes stamp set are so festive and wonderful for sending Christmas Wishes. How are your Christmas cards coming along? We have about a month left before we start mailing them!

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:


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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic white – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Smoky Slate – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Peaceful Place specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

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Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Yesterday I posted a card made with the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle that had cookies that were die cut from the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and then decorated. Today’s card has cookies that are made from die cut card stock and decorated. The detailed dies in the Gingerbread dies looks like icing that is piped on the cookies! 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 great sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #508:

Here is the video of my Facebook Live from yesterday afternoon. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I adhered a strip of Old Olive Gingerbread & Peppermints 6″ x 6″ designer series paper down the center of a Real Red panel of the DSP and adhered the layered panel to the front of a Real Red card base. I cut a Basic White panel with the second largest Scalloped Contours die and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread photopolymer stamp set in Real Red in the lower corner.

I cut one each of the outline cookie shapes from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle from Kraft card stock and one each of the detailed cookie dies from Basic White card stock. For some of the shapes, I adhered some adhesive sheet to the back before die cutting and for some of the shapes I adhered it with liquid glue afterwards. I found both methods work well and are easy to do. I adhered all the white detailed die cuts to the corresponding Kraft cookie die cuts and decorated the bell, ornament and snowflake with red rhinestones.

I adhered the snowflake, bell and ornament to the scalloped rectangle die cut with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals. I cut three peppermints from the Gingerbread and Peppermints 6″ x 6″ DSP with the circle dies from the Gingerbread Dies and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. I finished the card front with a bow made from ruffled Real Red Ribbon and adhered with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Real Red ink in the middle of Basic White panel. I stamped the peppermints from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread stamp set in Real Red and Old Olive in the upper corner and adhered the star cookie in the lower corner. I trimmed the point of the star, even with the panel and adhered a strip of Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom, tucking it under the cookie. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle is so versatile and a lot of fun. Christmas cookies are a wonderful Holiday tradition and this bundle is perfect for making a couple of dozen!


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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2
  • Kraft – 4-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut cookies)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 4″ (die cut cookie details)
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle is part of the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite and it is so fun and versatile! I used several components of this suite for today’s fun 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 strip of Real Red Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to an Old Olive Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP panel. I adhered a silver foil cookie rack from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack to the panel with dots of liquid glue and after it was dry, I adhered the panel to the front of a Real Red card base.

I cut a snowflake and bell gingerbread cookies from the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP with the outline dies from the Gingerbread dies that are in the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle. I decorated them with the Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic shapes, adhering them with glue dots. I must say that this was fun and relaxing – decorating cookies without having to clean up the kitchen! I adhered the decorated cookies to the card front with liquid glue.

I adhered the label from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack to the card and decorated it with another acrylic shape. I cut three peppermints from the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP and adhered them with liquid glue and finished the card front with a ruffled Real Red bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the snowflake and bell cookies from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread photopolymer stamp set on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Whimsical Trees stamp set in Old Olive – I love how this sentiment goes with the other Frosted Gingerbread sentiments and warm cookies! I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Real Red Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle is so versatile, especially with the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. You can stamp cookies that can be die cut or die cut the cookies out of DSP or construct die cut cookies from card stock. The Memories & More card pack really add to the fun with different baking elements – and don’t forget that they’re perfect for scrapbooking!

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make another card with the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle, showing how versatile it is. Look forward to seeing you then!


Eden’s Garden Is Coming on November 2!

Enter and explore Eden with the 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 the details:


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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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (Old Olive front background), 1″ x 5-1/4″ (Real Red front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2 die cut cookies, 3 die cut peppermints
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack – cookie rack and label

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Christmas To Remember Card

Happy Saturday! I pulled out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia dies along with the Stampin’ Up! Christmas To Remember cling stamp set to make today’s Christmas card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Today’s card was inspired by a couple of challenges and was a lot of fun! First is the pretty sketch challenge in Hand Stamped Sentiments #374:

But I was also intrigued by the wonderful color challenge in the Global Design Project #313:

I adhered a panel of Sahara Sand Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Basic Black mat. I adhered another strip of the same DSP to another mat and adhered them both to a panel of black and white gingham Pattern Party Host designer series paper. I adhered the layered panel to the larger Sahara Sand DSP panel and popped it on the front of a Real Red card base.

I die cut another Real Red panel with the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia dies – the largest petal cluster, the medium cluster and the tiny petal cluster. I used the embossing petal die inserts to give the flower texture when die cutting. I adhered the petal clusters together with glue dots. I cut one of each of the poinsettia leaves with the leaf dies and their embossing insets and adhered the leaves to the back of the flower with glue dots. I adhered the flower to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas To Remember stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic white and cut it out with the label from the Seasonal Labels dies. I adhered it to the card front, overlapping the flower with dimensionals and glue dots. I added Bumblebee matte dots to the flower center, black dots to the card front and a bow made from black and white gingham to finish the card front.

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 stamped a leaf sprig from the Tidings and Trimmings photopolymer stamp set in Mossy Meadow under the sentiment and adhered a strip of Tidings of Christmas DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

I love the rustic feel that the Sahara Sand and black and white gingham give this card! Reminds me of handmade Christmas ornaments and popcorn garland on a Christmas tree. And I love the flowers that the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia dies make – they are the best ever!! But let’s have fun with Halloween first!


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (poinsettia die cuts)
  • Basic Black – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (DSP mat), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (DSP stripe mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front background), 1-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
  • Pattern Party Host DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (gingham panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Christmas To Remember Cling Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Tidings & Trimmings Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Poinsettia Dies
$36.00
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$18.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Decorative Matte Dots
$8.00
Matte Black Dots
$7.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season Card

Good Morning! I wanted to make a Christmas Card with stamped Christmas greenery and the pretty Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season photopolymer stamp set was perfect. And I did not use any dies – I just stamped the images on Basic White and I’m pretty happy with how it came out. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Christmas To Remember stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel and proceeded to stamp the greenery along the side and bottom of the panel.

I first stamped the large pinecone from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season stamp set in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede – this a two step stamping image that comes out pretty nice. Then I stamped the leaves next to the pinecone in Pear Pizzazz, masking the top cluster so it would appear behind the pinecone. I added pine sprigs in Soft Succulent and berries in Cherry Cobbler. I added some filler greenery and finished it with some Bumblebee dots.

I adhered the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat with liquid glue and adhered it to the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base with dimensionals. I finished the card front with Old Olive matte dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped some greenery and berries from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season stamp set in the corners of a Basic White panel and stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This was so easy and fun to do. I was surprised at how nice the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season images look when they’re stamped on top of each other because I’m usually worried about positioning the stamp perfectly. I don’t know if it’s the shading in each stamp or the casualness of the images, but it’s very forgiving and looks very artistic. And did I say it was easy? Give it a try!


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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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Christmas Season Photopolymer Stamp Set
$22.00
Christmas To Remember Cling Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Decorative Matte Dots
$8.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Christmas Card

Good Morning! It’s been such a busy week, I haven’t been able to keep up with my cards, but I was finally able to sneak in a quick card for today. I used the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts bundle to make this sparkly Christmas Card that is full of texture with the Ombre specialty paper and White Velvet sheets. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the smallest Layering Circle die to cut out a moon with the lightest yellow Ombre specialty paper and adhered it to the dark blue Ombre specialty paper panel with liquid glue. I applied adhesive sheets to the back of a Basic white panel and used the Inspiring Canopy dies from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts bundle to cut out the trees. I inked up the trees with Versamark ink directly from the pad and sprinkled them with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I removed the backing from the adhesive sheet and adhered the trees to the panel over the moon. This results in a shiny white trees that really pop against the sparkly background night sky.

I used the ground die from the Inspiring Canopy dies to cut the ground from a strip of Snowy White velvet paper and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and wrapped a length of silver cord around the bottom and made a bow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts cling stamp set in Night of Navy on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the pretty Encircled in Beauty die and popped it on the panel with dimensionals. I popped the panel on the front of a Night of Navy card base. I accented the sentiment with two Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the tree from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Night of Navy ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Smoky Slate next to the tree and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Nighttime snowy scenes are one of my favorite themes for Christmas Cards. In this card, there is so much contrasting texture from the sparkly background to the shiny trees to the velvety snow. I was surprised how easy it was to emboss the trees – I just held them at the bottom where they are covered up with the snow – but they really make a statement with the embossed shine. The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts stamp set are simple and elegant and complement the scene perfectly.


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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:

  • Night of Navy – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Ombre Specialty – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1-3/8″ x 1-3/8″ (moon)
  • Smoky Slate – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut trees), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Snowy White Velvet – 3/4″ x 4-7/8″ (snowy ground)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Inspired Thoughts Bundle
$45.75
Inspired Thoughts Cling Stamp Set
$19.00
Inspiring Canopy Dies
$32.00
Beauty Of Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set
$22.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Encircled In Beauty Dies
$34.00
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Ombre 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
$10.00
Snowy White 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Velvet Sheets
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Simply Elegant Trim
$7.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Adhesive Sheets
$10.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Love Of Leaves Fall Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Yesterday afternoon I pulled out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Love Of Leaves photopolymer stamp set and the beautiful Stitched Leaves dies to make a pair of fall cards. The Stitched leaves dies have pretty stitching on the outside of the die so you can create a pretty stitched leaf and an outline for the leaves with a pretty stitched edge. So I used the dies to make two cards from one cut. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the cards:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

For the first card, I embossed a panel of Cinnamon Cider with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base. I cut a panel of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I cut the large leaf from the Stitched leaves dies with the inset from a Cajun Craze panel and used the outside frame for this card. I wrapped it with Linen Thread and made a bow and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I finished it off with a label stamped with the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves stamp set stamped in Misty Moonlight on Cinnamon Cider. I cut it out with the small, long stitched rectangle die using the two step method and adhered it to the card front.

For the second card, I embossed a Soft Suede panel with the Bard 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Soft Suede card base. I cut panels of Beauty of the Earth DSP and Bumblebee DSP with the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. I cut out the long leaf from the Stitched Leaves dies in Mossy Meadow and the small leaf from Cork paper using the dies with their insets. I adhered these leaves with the Cajun Craze leaf from the first card to the card front.

I finished off the card with a label stamped with the sentiment from the In Bloom photopolymer stamp set stamped in Soft Suede on Cinnamon Cider and cut out with the Stitched Rectangles die. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off both card fronts with Brushed Metallic Dots.

For the inside of the cards, I inked up the large leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Love Of Leaves stamp set with Cajun Craze ink and stamped off twice. Then I stamped the leaf in the middle of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card. I made the insides of both cards the same, but you could easily add inside sentiments that go with the occasion – or not.

The outside die stitching makes the Stitched Leaves dies very special because you don’t always get the nice decorative edging. This makes it easy to creatively use negative space in card making – you could even use it for a shaker card! The coordinating Stampin’ Up! Love Of Leaves stamp set has stamps for pretty shaded leaves and wonderful sentiments. We’re so lucky to have so many options for beautiful Fall stamp sets right now! I can’t decide on which I love best!


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.  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:

  • Thank You Card
    • Cinnamon Cider – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel), 3/4″x 2-1/2″ (label)
    • Cajun Craze – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaf panel)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut rectangle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Birthday Card
    • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
    • Cinnamon Cider – 1-1/4″x 3-1/2″ (label)
    • Cajun Craze – Die cut leaf from Thank You Card
    • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut long leaf)
    • Bumblebee – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle)
    • Cork – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (small die cut leaf)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (die cut lacy edges), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (tree panel)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Love Of Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Stitched Leaves Dies
$35.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Bark 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Beauty Of The Earth 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Cork 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Linen Thread
$5.00
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
$9.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees Christmas Card Video Tutorial For World Cardmaking Day

Good Morning! Yesterday was World Card Making Day and the Inkin’ Krew had a special Facebook event to celebrate. Several members from out team went live throughout the day making cards, many with Christmas cards so it was full of wonderful inspiration, and I have filled up my shopping list again! Anyway, my card was a Christmas card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel so you can view it there if you didn’t get to join the Facebook Event group:

I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow on Thick Basic White card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat. Note that this is one of the embossing folders that shrinks the paper a little, so cut the panel about 1/16″ longer before embossing, or emboss a larger panel and cut it down to size after embossing. I adhered the layered embossed panel to a Blushing Bride card front with dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a dark silver foil mat – I love this pack of silver foil!! I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and adhered the tree to the card front with more dimensionals. I cut another dark silver foil panel with the star from the Christmas Trimmings dies and adhered it to the tree top with a glue dot and decorated the tree with 2021-2023 In color jewels.

I stamped the Joy sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on Mint Macaron and trimmed the end with a fishtail from the Banners Pick A Punch. I tucked it under the tree, adhering it with glue dots and finished it with a pink jewel. I made a bow with the Blushing Bride ribbon and adhered it under the tree with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in stamped off Mossy Meadow and stamped the decorations over the tree in Polished Pink. I stamped the sentiment in Polished Pink next to the tree and trimmed the bottom of the panel with Whimsy and Wonder DSP. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and the Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper are absolutely beautiful! The colors are so fresh and fun, and every card is gorgeous!


Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card with the Love of Leaves stamp set and the Stitched Leaves dies. Look forward to seeing you then!


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.  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:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Thick Basic White – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut tree)
  • Mint Macaron – 5/8″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front embossed panel after embossing), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Silver Foil – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star), 2-5/16″ x 3-11/16″ (DSP mat)
  • Whimsy and Wonder specialty DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday! The Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set has been a favorite for a couple of years with the coordinating Pine Tree Punch and wonderful sentiments. And it has a cute plaid Christmas tree, so I had to combine it with the pretty Sale A Bration Peaceful Prints designer series paper before the end of the month. 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 the Garden Green Christmas tree Peaceful Prints designer series paper to the left side of a Basic Black Mat. I adhered a panel of the Real Red snowflake DSP to the right side. I wrapped a length of the black and white gingham ribbon around the seam, securing it in the back and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base with dimeensionals.

I stamped two of the plaid Christmas Trees from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Garden Green on Basic White and punched them out with the Pine Tree punch. I stamped the tree again in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Garden Green card stock and punched it out with the Pine Tree punch. I cut the little star from the Christmas Trimmings dies from Bumblebee card stock and adhered it to the top with a glue dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Real Red on the bottom of a Basic White panel and cut it out with the third largest Scalloped Contours die. I adhered the light plaid Christmas Trees with liquid glue and the dark tree with dimensionals. I decorated the tree with Matte Decorative dots. I tied a knot in another short length of gingham ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot before adhering the scalloped panel to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel and stamped the plaid tree in Garden Green in the bottom corner. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Garden Green Christmas Tree paper from the Peaceful Prints DSP and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Doesn’t the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set plaid Christmas tree look cute with the Peaceful Prints DSP? Lots of plaids in Red and Green with touches of black make a simple, cute little rustic Christmas Card. And the pretty Peaceful Prints designer series paper is only available through the end of Sale A Bration!


Two Days Left for Sale A Bration!

Sale A Bration ends in two days on September 30! So hurry to get in on Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion before it’s over! 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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats)
  • Bumblebee – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star)
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (Christmas Tree)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 2″ x 5″ (two Christmas Trees)
  • Peaceful Prints DSP – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (Garden Green Tree print), 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (Real Red snowflake print), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set (En)
$17.00
Pine Tree Punch
$18.00
Scalloped Contours Dies
$35.00
Christmas Trimmings Dies
$27.00
Peaceful Prints 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Garden Green 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
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Decorative Matte Dots
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00