Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You cling stamp set is a sentiments only stamp set that has a pretty set of fonts and covers lots of special occasions. I need a graduation card for a friend’s son who enjoys the outdoors, both winter and summer, so I pulled out the On The Horizon 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and Horizon dies to create an outdoors scene. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I embossed a Soft Succulent panel with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Soft Succulent card base. I wanted to use the mountains in the Horizon dies, so I cut a 1″ strip of purple New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP for the background mountain and a 1″ strip of whitish DSP for the snow detail. I wanted to use the curvy ground die in green, so I cut a 1″ strip of green DSP for the ground. Once I had my strips for these elements, I used them to select the background panel that coordinated with the strips I chose.

I cut the background panel with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I cut the purple strip with the mountain background die and the whitish strip with the detailed mountain die. I adhered the whitish die cut to the purple die cut so that it looks like a snowy mountain. I cut the green strip with the curvy ground die and adhered the layered mountain and ground die cuts to the background. I stamped the birds from the On the Horizon cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the die cut panel to a Basic Gray mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! On Celebrating You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Smoky Slate and cut it out with the small long skinny stitched rectangle die. I cut a Basic Gray panel with the same die and adhered it to the back of the label with glue dots. I looped Evening Evergreen Baker’s twine three times around the scene and tied a bow. I adhered the labels to the scene with dimensionals and popped the scene on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the label with two rustic metallic dots.

For the inside, I cut a 3/4″ strip of the background DSP and cut a bit more of the mountain, ground and snow die cuts using the leftovers from the card front. I adhered them to the background strip and stamped some birds over the mountain. I trimmed the excess with my paper snips and adhered the strip to a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It was so fun to play with the On The Horizon bundle for mountain card and it goes perfectly with the Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You stamp set for graduating Senior!

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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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Succulent – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Basic Gray – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label mat)
  • Smoky Slate – 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle background), 1″ x 6″ (snowy mountain die cuts), 1″ x 6″ (purple mountain background die cuts), 1″ x 6″ (green ground die cuts), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside background trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home Congratulations Card

Good Morning! I used the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home bundle with the Heart & Home designer series paper for a feminine Congratulations card. And I used the sentiments from the Happy and Heartfelt cling stamp set for my greetings – I love their quirky casualness! 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 Heart & Home designer series paper to a Basic White mat and popped it to the front of a Garden Green card base with dimensionals. I cut another panel with the fourth a Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I applied Pale Papaya ink to a blending brush and colored the back of a Heart & Home doily. I trimmed an end and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut two sprigs from Garden Green using the Flowers of Home dies and adhered them with liquid glue. I stamped the pretty flower from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Basic White and colored the flowers with Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends. I used the new Natural Tones Medium markers (SU500 and SU600) to color the Pale Papaya flower centers. Since there isn’t a Garden Green Stampin’ Blends combo pack, I used a blender pen and Garden Green ink pad to color the leaves. The Basic Gray ink was pretty dry so it didn’t smear, so I was glad, but I used a light touch. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Happy and Heartfelt stamp set in Garden Green on a strip of woodgrain Heart & Home DSP and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes banner die. I finished the card front with some Wink of Stella to add sparkle to the flowers.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flowers in the corners in Basic Gray and colored them the same way as I colored the flowers on the front. I ahdered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home stamp set are beautiful and perfect for many occasions. With graduations coming up, it’s a good time to think about congratulations cards, and I hope you like these sentiments as much as I do.

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. Join me as I use the Stampin’ Up! He’s The Man bundle create a fun Father’s Day card. Look forward to seeing you then!


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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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Garden Green – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (stamped flower)
  • Heart & Home DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (floral stitched rectangle), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beauty Of Tomorrow Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Congratulations card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Beauty Of Tomorrow bundle and the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty 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 was inspired to use the pretty designer series paper by the triple panel in the Paper Players Sketch Challenge #564:

I adhered each panel of the Rich Razzleberry and gold foil Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP to an Early Espresso mat with liquid glue and adhered them to the front of a Rich Razzleberry card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Messages cling stamp on Sahara Sand and cut it out with the Messages die.

I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty Of Tomorrow cling stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on Sahara Sand and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the bird in Early Espresso on Sahara Sand and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I adhered the label across the DSP panels with glue dots. I adhered the flowers over the label with dimensionals and adhered the bird on top with glue dots. I made a double bow from Linen Thread and adhered it to the flowers with a glue dot. I finished the card by adhering a small Gilded Gem on the label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set in Rich Razzleberry in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the bird in Early Espresso over the flower and adhered a strip of Blackberry Beauty DSP to the side. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The pretty natural images in the Stampin’ Up! Beauty Of Tomorrow stamp set compliment the elegance of the Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper. And they’re both perfect for making beautiful cards for special occasions.


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!

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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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Early Espresso – three 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ panels (DSP mats)
  • Sahara Sand – 1″ x 4″ (label), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut flower), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut bird)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP – three 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panels (card front), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today is the big day when the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog launches and the Second Sale A Bration begins! I used one of the new Sale A Bration products in my card today, the Beautifully Penned designer series paper that you can get for free with a $50 purchase (before shipping and handling). I paired it with the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals bundle, and it coordinates beautifully! 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 Sale A Bration Beautifully Penned designer series paper to a Basic Black mat and wrapped a length of Glittered Black Organdy ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back. I adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base.

I cut the floral die cut from the Penned Flowers Dies from Basic Black and the outline from Vellum card stock and adhered the black die cut to the vellum with glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with black embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder with my heat tool and cut it out with the small Hippo & Friends die when it was cool. I also cut the two leaf clusters from Basic Black card stock.

I adhered the label to the black and Vellum floral die cut with glue dots and used black dimensionals to adhere them both to the card front. I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the card front, tucking them under the label. I tied a bow with another length of black glittered organdy ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot and finished the card front with seven rhinestones.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the floral cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment and adhered a strip of Beautifully Penned DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Monotone Black and White cards are so striking and the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned stamp set works beautifully with this palette. The Beautifully Penned designer series paper is a great Sale A Bration choice at the $50 purchase level!


The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Hope Box!

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Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade

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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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 3″ x 3-3/4″ (floral die cut), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (leaves die cuts)
  • Vellum – 3″ x 3-3/4″ (floral die cut backing)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Beautifully Penned DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals Congratulations Card

Good Morning! The purpose of today’s card is to highlight the the beautiful Hand Penned designer series paper. And of course I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals bundle for this feminine congratulations 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 the pretty Hand Penned designer series paper to the front of a Pool Party card base. I cut a Blushing Bride panel with the second largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I cut the floral die cut from the Penned Flowers dies in the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals bundle from Basic white and adhered it to the Blushing Bride scalloped rectangle with tiny dots of liquid glue.

I wrapped the scalloped rectangle die cut with a length of silver and Misty Moonlight twine and made a bow and then popped it onto the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Blushing Bride and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

I adhered the label to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals. I finished the card front with three Soft Succulent jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals stamp set in stamped off Blushing Bride ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink over the flowers. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals bundle is so beautiful and the Hand Penned designer series paper has many of the same images. It’s my current favorite and it’s going on sale tomorrow!


Today is the Last Day for the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

Many favorites have already sold out on the Last Chance sale, but some pretty items are still available. So don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Starts Tomorrow!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


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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!

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (floral die cut)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour You are Amazing Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a friendship card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle and the sweet Hand-Penned designer series paper. 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 Hand-Penned designer series paper to the front of a Soft Succulent card base with liquid glue. I cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from Basic White with the Scalloped Contours dies and used the spatter stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set with Pool Party ink to add color and texture to the background.

I stamped the flower and stem from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on another panel of Basic White and stamped the flower fill stamp in stamped off Cinnamon Cider ink. I squeezed some Soft Succulent ink into the top of the ink pad cover and used a blender pen to pick up some ink and used it to color the leaves. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die and popped it onto the scalloped rectangle with dimensionals on the top and a glue dot at the bottom of the stem. I adhered the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with another Scalloped Contours die to make the label. I adhered the label to the front of the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I made a loopy triple bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the stem with a glue dot and finished the front with three 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the side and upper corner of a Basic white panel. I stamped the flower fill stamp using stamped off Cinnamon Cider ink and colored the leaves in Soft Succulent using a Blender Pen. Then I stamped the spatter stamp in Pool Party ink over the flowers. I adhered a strip of Hand-Penned DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp bundle is a two step stamp set that makes pretty abstract flowers and it’s really nice to have coordinating dies that cut out the flowers. And the scalloped rectangles are really awesome – they’re sure to become one of your go to die sets for layering your cards.


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Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. 

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May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

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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 in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4 (scalloped rectangle), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut flower)
  • Hand-Penned DSP – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World Congratulations Card

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Last week I made a very feminine floral congratulations card, and today I’m sharing a more masculine card made with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle and the World of Good specialty designer series paper. The old world map theme of these products are so classic and make such elegant masculine cards. 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 current sketch challenge in Sunday Stamps SSC252.

I thought the grid layout would go well with the map themes in the World of Good DSP so I chose one for the background and adhered it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. I chose another one to make the pattern for the sketch on the left side and adhered the pieces to my card front.

I used the World Map dies to cut the globe out of Misty Moonlight and Crumb Cake and the globe stand from Early Espresso and adhered them together with dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World cling stamp set in Early Espresso on a strip of Misty Moonlight and cut it out with the label die from the Floral Gallery Dies.

I adhered the label to the card front with liquid glue and popped the globe and globe stand on with dimensionals – And the card front is done!!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World stamp set in Early espresso and the globe in Crumb Cake. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of World of Good DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle is perfect for masculine cards and the globe dies are incredibly detailed! It’s the perfect bundle for Congratulations cards – and graduation season is just around the corner!

As a side note, today is also my two year Blogaversary! Two years ago I started Stampin In The Meadows blog with this post and and 465 posts later, I’m here. I’ve learned so much in this journey! Thanks to all my followers!! ❤️


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Woo Hoo!! Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) today only! This incredible deal ends tonight at 12 PM Mountain Time, so head over to my Online Store to shop NOW!


Butterfly Brilliance is Available Now!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou and Natural Touch specialty paper are only available while supplies last during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion period March 2, 2021 – May 3, 2021. So get them while supplies last!

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2″ (detailed globe die cut)
  • Early Espresso – 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (globe stand die cut)
  • Misty Moonlight – 2″ x 2″ (globe die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel
  • World of Good DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (grid blocks – two cut at 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ and two cut at 1-1/2″ x 3″)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Congratulations Card

Happy Friday! I pulled out the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle for a soft, feminine congratulations card to share today. I also added some touches of gold, including the Golden Garden acetate for some fun bling! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and brushed Pool Party ink on it with my blending brush, making a delicate soft blue background. I adhered the panel to the front of a Pool Party card base and adhered a panel of Golden Garden Acetate across the embossed panel. I used Stampin’ Seal in the middle where it Ould be hidden by the main art panel – don’t forget to peel off the acetate protective backing! I adhered a square vellum doily to the top with glue dots.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery photopolymer stamp set with Blushing Bride ink on Basic White. I stamped the coordinating detailed stamp in Flirty Flamingo on top. I inked up the center of the detailed stamp with Versamark ink and stamped a third time. I tamped the Versamark with a sponge dauber to soften any sharp edges and sprinkled the flower with heat and stick powder and heated it. I sprinkled it with a few gilding flakes and rubbed it in till smooth, giving me a light touch of gold in the flower center. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die and stamped the large stem in Shaded Spruce ink on basic White. I cut the stem out as well.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Pool Party and sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the long label die. I cut a panel of the Fine Art Floral designer series paper with the Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to a Pool Party mat. I adhered the label to the bottom of the panel with glue dots and adhered the leaves and stem on top. I popped the flower on with dimensionals and finished with a gold trim double bow on the stem. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensional and finished it off with three gilded gems for a final touch of gold bling!

For the inside of the card, I the stamped the large flower and stem from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Shaded Spruce in the corners of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Fine Art Floral DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle is just beautiful! The two step stamps are fairly easy to use for stamping pretty modern flowers that turn out beautiful even when they aren’t perfectly lined up! The simple font in the sentiments are a perfect contrast with the ornate flowers. This was the first time I used the gilding flakes, but it definitely won’t be the last – they add a beautiful touch!


Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou and Natural Touch specialty paper are only available while supplies last during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion period March 2, 2021 – May 3, 2021. So get them while supplies last!

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is So Cool!

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

Here are the Details:

  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. 
  • Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (154567)

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

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

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


March Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great 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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/8″ x 3-11/16″ (front mat), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front embossed panel and inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 5″ (die cut flower and stem)
  • Golden Garden Specialty Acetate – 2″ x 4″ (front accent panel)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front inset panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In Bloom Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share some pretty cards made with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle. This is a versatile floral bundle with bold, modern graphic designs and fun sentiments. And the flower die cuts have stitched motifs that give the flowers extra texture and interest! Here are some simple cards made by the Stampin’ Up! Design team to give you some ideas:

I love how the large flowers are double stamped, giving a fuller flower and adding dimension. See the cute stitched die cut flowers? I have to try the pleated ribbon technique soon – that’s such a nice touch.


This card is so retro and I just love it! I especially love the diagonal sentiment inset contrasting with the stamped floral faux DSP!

This card really shows off the stitched die cut flowers and leaves. How cleaver to have a box opening with a burst of flowers!

There are simple recipes for making these cards with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle, and you can get them HERE. I need to get this bundle out and play with it more this week as I have only used it on last week’s card with the Paper Blooms Sale A Bration DSP. Here are close ups of the stamps and dies. Click on the pictures to get the full descriptions and to shop in my Online Store.

Thanks for looking and I hope you consider the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle for your next floral stamp set.


Join me for a Facebook Live at 1:00 PM ET Today

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page at 1:00 ET this afternoon. Stop by my Facebook Page to see my card made with the Handsomely Suited bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


FREE SHIPPING

This week is my 2 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! and to celebrate I am offering FREE standard shipping on all orders over $50 through February 9th. 

To get free shipping, you will need to:

  • Place an order at my Online Store between now and Monday February 9th using my current Host Code JNWPB7A4.
  • Send me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com of how you would like your shipping charges refunded to you, PayPal or check.
  • Once your order is processed and shipped, I will refund your standard shipping charges.

Your order will also qualify you for my thank you gift and for Wildflower Points! Orders over $150 will also qualify you for Stampin’ Rewards, so if your order is $150 or more, don’t use my host code so that you don’t miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! Have fun shopping!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

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


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the 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.

Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop I have a sneak peek of the pretty new Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle and the new Hydrangea Hill designer series paper from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week, and the theme is that we are to use something new for our projects! So the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle is perfect for today’s project!

I adhered a panel of the new Hydrangea Hill designer series paper to the front of a Highland Heather card base. I used the fancy die cut from the Ornate Layers Dies to cut out a large frame from Whisper White and adhered a smaller panel of Hydrangea Hill DSP to the center. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the lined hydrangea image from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock and colored it with Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the corresponding die from the Hydrangea Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with the little tag die. I tied it around the die cut flower with linen thread and adhered the flower to the card front with dimensionals. I made a fluffy bow with more linen thread and adhered it to the flower to finish the card front.

I stamped the outline hydrangea flowers in the corners of a Whisper White panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped over them with Highland Heather ink and the corresponding solid image stamp. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added a strip of Hydrangea Hill to the bottom before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The new Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle looks like it’s going to be very versatile and fun to play with. And the sentiments are really sweet, and I love that several of them are small enough to be stamped on the little flower tag like I did today. Check out the bundle in the picture below and remember that it will be available for purchase next week on January 5! Yay!!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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

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


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (hydrangea die cut)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (tag)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 5″ (ornate layers panel)
  • Hydrangea Hill DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 2-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ (ornate layers inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: