Stampin’ Up! Whale Done CAS Card

Good Morning! Today I have a whimsical CAS (Clean and Simple) card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Whale Done stamp bundle. This photopolymer stamp set has some nice sea creatures and plant images with cute punny sentiments and comes with the Whale Builder Punch. I used the punch to create the whale in today’s card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Whale of a Time designer series paper with the third smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies and adhered it the center of a Thick Whisper white card base. I embossed a small panel of vellum card stock with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the die cut DSP with glue dots under the areas for the label and whale.

I punched the whale from a strip of Misty Moonlight with the Whale Builder Punch, carefully making sure I got the whale body, flipper and eye. I punched the whale’s belly and water splashes with Balmy Blue card stock. I colored the eye with the Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend to give it some contrast. I adhered the Balmy Blue whale belly to the bottom of the Misty Moonlight body with liquid glue. I adhered the flipper on top with liquid glue and used a small dot of liquid glue to adhere the eye. Then I adhered the whale and water splashes to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a small panel of Whisper White. I cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I finished off the card front with three Whale of a Time sequins adhered with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a panel of the Whale of a Time designer series paper to the side of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Clean and Simple or CAS card design is characterized by simple lines, bold coloring, minimal layering and lots of white space. I often have difficulty creating CAS cards because I love fussy layers with embellishments and contrasting patterns. Having the cute little whale makes the job so much easier!


Last Week to Join My July Online Host Club!

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

Here’s How:

  • You sign up for a six month term to place an order for a min $25 each month 
  • Club members rotate hosting during the 6 month term
  • When you are the Host, you get the Host Benefits!!

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

Sign up ends on Friday June 26, 2020


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

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

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


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Vellum – 2″ x 3″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1-3/4″ x 4″ (whale punch)
  • Balmy Blue – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (whale belly and water spout)
  • Whale of a Time DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (front die cut), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Congrats Card

Good Morning! Today I have a congratulations card made with the sweet sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates cling stamp set and the pretty Artistry Blooms designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This sheet of Artistry Blooms DSP is just awesome with the Gorgeous Grape and Magenta Madness and knew that I needed to use it for a graduation card for a young niece. So I adhered a panel onto a Magenta Madness mat and popped it on the front of a Gorgeous Grape card base with dimensionals. The Stampin’ Up! Many Mates congrats sentiment is perfect for this occasion because it is feminine but also light hearted, plus the set has many inside the card sentiments. So I stamped the sentiment on a panel of Whisper White and I found the die cut from the Perfect Parcels Dies fit it perfectly!

I cut a vellum panel with a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies because I just love to use vellum on cards. And then I found these sweet flowers from the Wreath Builder Dies. They are the perfect size and the embossing adds the perfect bit of texture to make a set of Magenta Madness flowers for the card. I used the Sprig Punch to cut out some Granny Apple Green accents too.

I arranged the elements of the card and started by adhering the Granny Apple Green sprigs to the vellum. Then I knew where I could add the adhesive to the back of the vellum without it showing, so I added multipurpose liquid glue to those spots and adhered the vellum to the card front. Then I added the label with dimensionals and two flowers with dimensional and the last flower with liquid glue. I finished the flower centers with Crushed Curry Resin Dots.

I stamped one of the inside sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates stamp set with Gorgeous Grape ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered another die cut flower next to the sentiment and a strip of the pretty Artistry Blooms DSP to the bottom. I matted the panel with Magenta Madness and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Artistry Blooms designer series paper is full of bright, artistic and fun designs! And the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates stamp set is the perfect compliment with its variety of sentiments. Check them out in my Online Store, along with all the other wonderful new products in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog


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

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


Today is the Last Day to Sign up for the June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Box of Sunshine – an exclusive Sara-inspired kit is here to help you #sharesunshine!

Here are the details:

Box of Sunshine Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

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.


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

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

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


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gorgeous Grape – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Magenta Madness – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat, inside mat)1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1-3/4″ x 4″ (punched leaf sprigs)
  • Vellum – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms Graduation Card

Good Morning! Today’a card is a graduation card made with the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set. This stamp set is on the retiring list so it is available while supplies last, but it is full of cute and clever images and sentiments. Cards made with this stamp set are sure to bring a smile to anyone receiving them. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Daffodil Delight confetti paper from the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper to a Basic Black mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the Bermuda Bay confetti paper on top and the present paper on the bottom. I cut the fancy border from the Nature’s Thoughts dies from Basic Black and adhered it across the seam. I adhered the layered panel on a Bermuda Bay card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the graduation cap image from the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel and colored the cap with Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend. I cut it out with the Layering Squares die. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and popped it on the card with dimensionals. I finished the cap with a silver metallic pearl.

A simple, fun card to celebrate a graduation made with the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set and the colorful Birthday Bonanza designer series paper!

I chose the congratulations sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set for the inside of the card since the font was similar to the one on the front. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel before adhering it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

Both the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms stamp set and the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper are on the retiring list and are available while supplies last until June 2. Check out the Last Chance Products in my Online Store to get yours while you can.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are going fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the Last Chance Products – the retiring items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit is an exclusive Sara-inspired to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

  • The kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold 

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


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 2″ x 2″ (cap mat), 1/2″ x 4″ (die cut border)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (Daffodil Delight confetti), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (presents), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (Bermuda Bay confetti)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today I have a congratulations card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home bundle. This is a versatile set with great nautical images and die cuts that really make you smell the ocean air. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue card stock with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhered a strip of Come Sail Away designer series paper to the middle. I adhered it o a Balmy Blue card base.

I stamped the small sailboat from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set twice in Night of Navy ink on Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out with the second largest Stitched Nested Label Dies. I made a knot with the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand baker’s twine and wrapped it around the panel, securing it in the back. I adhered the pane to the middle of the card with dimensionals.


I stamped the large sailboat from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. I adhered the sailboat to the panel with dimensionals. I stamped the Congrats sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Sahara Sand panel and cut it out with the little banner label die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. I adhered it to the panel with multipurpose liquid glue and dimensionals.

I stamped the wonderful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel and the small sailboat in Sahara Sand next to it. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Come Sail Away DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Nautical themed cards are great for masculine cards and the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home bundle is the best. And I’m glad that both the Sailing Home cling stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies will be carrying over into the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, however they will no longer be sold as a bundle with the 10% discount. So if you are considering getting both with the discount, head over to my Online Store to buy the bundle while it’s still available.


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Ornate Garden Suite Early Release

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is new for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and is being released early. It is available now for ordering. Click on the image below to see a PDF flyer of the items or head to the Ornate Garden page in my Online Store to shop now.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are Going Fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Sahara Sand – 3″ x 5″ (die cut background), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (sailboat die cut)
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 2″ x 4″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today I have a Congratulations card made with the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle. This stamp set has wonderful sentiments and is bundled with the Poppy Moments dies that create beautiful die cut poppies. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut the large poppy with the dies in the Poppy Moments die set in Real Red and Poppy Parade card stocks. I cut the solid piece from Poppy Parade and the outline piece from Real Red. I adhered them with liquid glue and added a center cut from Basic Black card stock. I cut two sets of the large single leaf dies, using Mossy Meadow for the outline and Old Olive for the solid. I adhered them together with liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Old Olive card stock and embossed it with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered it to the bottom of a Blackberry Bliss mat with snail and added a panel of Peaceful Poppies designer series paper to the top. I covered the seam with a strip of Real Red Stitched Ribbon and secured it in the back. I stamped the Congratulations greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Rick Razzleberry and trimmed the ends before adhering it to the embossed Old Olive panel with liquid glue.

I adhered the leaves using liquid glue and popped the flower on with dimensionals. I finished off the panel with a Real Red bow and clear gemstones. I popped the panel on the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the same Peaceful Poppies DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel before adhering it to a Blackberry Bliss mat. I then adhered it to the inside of the card. I finished off the inside by adhering a small die cut poppy that was made with Poppy Parade, Real Red and Basic Black card stock.

The die cut poppies in the Poppy Moments are so dramatic and make every card special. And they go so well with the wonderful greetings in the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set.


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • Blackberry Bliss – (2) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Old Olive – 1 1/2″ x 5″ (embossed panel), 1″ x 5″ (die cut leaves)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 5″ (die cut leaves)
  • Rich Razzleberry – 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Poppy Parade – 3″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • Real Red – 3″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • Basic Black = 1 1/2″ x 2″ (die cut flower centers)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5″ (card front), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: