Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The cute Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready bundle is one of the new Online Exclusives items that you can only purchase in the Online Store. It has 3 cute little rhinos and great sentiments. The dies have some pretty greenery dies to cut out the stamped images. 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:

I adhered a panel of Design A Daydream designer series paper to the front of an Old Olive card base. with liquid glue. I used Blending Brushes to apply Old Olive, Balmy Blue and Calypso Coral ink to a Basic White panel. I stamped the grass from the Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready cling stamp set in Old Olive ink across the bottom of the panel and colored the grass with the light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. I cut the pannel out with the 4th largest Deckled Rectangles die and adhered it to a Soft Suede mat and then to the card front with liquid glue.

I applied a piece of adhesive sheet to a Soft Suede panel and cut out the small tree die from the Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready dies. I peeled the adhesive covering off the back of the tree and adhered the die cut to the card. I cut the small treetop from Mossy Meadow and adhered it with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment inn Basic Gray on Pear Pizzazz and cut it out with the smallest Deckled Rectangle die. I adhered it to the card with glue dots.

I stamped the rhino from the Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready stamp set in Basic Gray on Basic White and colored it with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the little bird in Basic Gray and colored it with light Balmy Blue and light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also cut two large leaves from Granny Apple Green and two small leaves from Pear Pizzazz. I adhered the leaves and little bird with glue dots and the rhino with dimensionals. I finished with Mossy Meadow faceted dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I stamped the birthday party horn in Basic Gray and colored it with light Balmy Blue and light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom with Design A Daydream DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The little rhinos from the Stampin’ Up! Rhino Ready bundle are so cute and perfect for children’s cards. I’m also anxious to combine them with the cute little elephants from the Elephant Parade stamp set for a safari theme card – wouldn’t that be cute!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: XPRMTP4D

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 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 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:

  • Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Suede – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (mat), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (tree trunk)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1-1/4″x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label), 1″ x 2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut tree top)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scene), 2-1/4″ x 3″ (rhino and bird die cuts)
  • Design A Daydream DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Desert Details for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The Stampin’ Up! Desert Details is a wonderful southwest theme cling stamp and die set with unique images and sentiments. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it and experimenting with different techniques, so I decided to use three cactus flowers as my centerpiece for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketc challenge this week featurinng three flowers – here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I stamped three of the large cactus flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Desert Details stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink on Basic White. After the ink dried, I used a Crushed Curry watercolor pencil to add shading around each petal and the center. This really makes the flower pop. I cut them out with the coordinating die and put them aside. I used the long agave (or are they aloe?) die to cut two leaf frond clusters from the Soft Succulent Dry Brush Metallic specialty paper.

I used the diamond and triangle die from the Stampin’ Up! Desert Detail dies to cut three sections of a Soft Succulent Panel of Delicate Desert DSP. I used a sponge dauber to apply Gray Granite ink to the long diamond stamp and stamped it all over the panel. This gave it a light, splotchy look. I finally ran the panel through the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder to give it texture. I adhered it to a Cajun Craze panel of Delicate Desert DSP and then adhered it to the front of a Soft Succulent card base with liquid glue.

I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and looped some gold trim around the card, adhering it with glue dots. I adhered the three cactus flowers with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Desert Detail stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Delicate Desert DSP. I cut the sentiment out with the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies using the two step die cutting method (to shorten the label) and cut a Basic White white label the same size. I adhered the DSP label to the Basic White backing with liquid glue and popped it onto the card with dimensionals. I finished the card with gold adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the small cactus flower from the Stampin’ Up! Desert Details stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink on a Basic White panel. I accented the center and petals with the Crushed Curry water color pencil to get some contrast. I cut the top with the diamond and triangle die. I stamped and embossed a strip of Soft Succulent Delicate Desert DSP to match the front background and adhered it to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Cajun Craze Delicate Desert DSP mat. I adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal. Finally, I adhered a panel of the Cajun Craze DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed it with my paper snips.

It’s fun to see the Cajun Craze peeking through the die cuts on the card and gold sequins are the perfect trimming for anything with the Dry Brushed Metallic DSP.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: Y7X69NCW

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 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 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″
  • Dry Brushed Metallic paper – 1-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut agaves)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (die cut cactus blooms), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label backing)
  • Delicate Desert DSP – two 4″ x 5-1/5″ panels (front and inside mats), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 6″ x 2-1/2″ (envelope flap)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain bundle is a cute weather theme bundle with cute critters and is perfect for fun spring cards. I used it with the Rain or Shine specialty designer series paper for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I adhered a panel of Rain or Shine specialty designer series paper to a Mango Melody mat and popped it on an Old Olive card base with dimensionals. I cut bunny and turtle from the DSP with the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain dies and used the same dies to cut a Basic White panel. I adhered the DSP die cuts to the Basic White die cuts to make them thicker for popping on the cards with dimensionals.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain dies to cut a stump from Soft Suede and two grass clumps from Old Olive and adhered these die cuts to the card with liquid glue. Once these were on the card, I could place the bunny jumping over the stump and the turtle looking at the bunny, so I adhered them with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies and trimmed off the left end with my paper snips. I adhered the label to the card with liquid glue and decorated it with loose daisy embellishments adhered with glue dots. I adhered more daisies around the tree stump to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink across the bottom of a Basic White panel. Since the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends are no longer available, I used a Blender Pen to color the flowers. I colored the flowers with Mango Melody, Cajun Craze and Old Olive ink that I squeezed to the top of my ink pad covers. The flowers are so small that it’s easy to color them with a Blender Pen or a Stampin’ Write marker and get the same look as using Stampin’ Blends. It’s great to have so many coloring options and have your colors coordinate with the DSP! I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The some of the cute critters in the Rain or Shine DSP can also be cut out with the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain dies that cut out the stamped images. Since the DSP critters have the shiny clear embossed look, I decided to use these for the card rather than stamping and coloring new ones. They’re so sweet and cute!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: Y7X69NCW

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 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 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:

  • Old Olive – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut grasses)
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut stump)
  • Mango Melody – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut critter backing), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/” (label)
  • Rain or Shine specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), die cut rabbit, die cut turtle

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain bundle is a sweet Spring weather themed cling stamp set with dies that have the cutest critters enjoying spring rain and flowers. The fabulous dies also cut out some of the images in the beautiful Rain or Shine specialty designer series paper. I used both the bundle and paper for the fun fold card I made in 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.

You can watch my FB Live video on my Facebook page HERE. I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

I adhered panels of Rain or Shine specialty DSP to each section of my scored and burnished Balmy Blue card base with liquid glue. See the scoring measurements below in the Card Stock Cuts. I cut a little DSP piggy with an umbrella with the 4th largest Layering Circles dies and adhered it to an Old Olive scalloped circle cut with the 4th largest scalloped circle die. I adhered him to the back panel in the field of flowers.

I cut the kite from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain dies from Basic White. I cut the kite sections from a Flirty Flamingo section of the Rain or Shine specialty DSP and adhered it to the kite. I cut the kite bow ties from Old Olive and adhered them to the kite string with liquid glue and adhered the kite to the back panel so that just a little bit is peeking out when the card is closed.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with the check pattern of Rain or Shine DSP and adhered the panel to the second section of the card base. Now that the main part of the card was done, I scored the belly band and wrapped it around the card to check it. It fit snug, so I applied Stampin’ Seal to the ends to secure it and wrapped it loosely around the card again before pressing the ends together. I adhered another strip of checked Rain or Shine DSP to the belly band to cover the seam.

For the belly band decoration, I cut the cute little turtle from the Rain or Shine specialty DSP with the turtle die from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain dies. I cut another turtle from Basic White and adhered them together with liquid glue. I cut a Crushed Curry circle using the 3rd largest Layering circle die and an Old Olive scalloped circle with the 3rd largest scalloped circle. I adhered the circles together and cut a puddle from Balmy blue. I adhered the puddle to the circles and adhered the turtle with dimensionals. I used rolled up glue dots to adhere three flower embellishments to the lie cut and adhered the layered circles to the belly band with liquid glue.

This was my first belly band card and they can be tricky because you want the band to be loose enough to slide on and off easily, but not too loose to fall off unintentionally. Also, you want to make sure it fits into your envelope. Mine just barely fits, so I think I need to fiddle a little with the measurements to get a little extra room, especially with a fancy belly band with lots of dimension. But it was a fun card to make, especially with the cute critters from the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain bundle and Rain or Shine specialty papers!

I saw a video by my Inkin’ Krew teammate Tara Carpenter where she made cards with this Fun Fold and I fell in love with it, so I had to make one. You can see her pretty card here. And I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain bundle because it coordinates with the upcoming February Paper Pumpkin set. I can’t wait to get it!


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sunshine & Smiles!

Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

AND for the first time ever, we’ve got a coordinating die add-on! Keep reading to learn more!

The February Kit Includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
    • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

The Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Stampin’ Up! Rain or Shine collection. The Sunshine and Smiles dies Coordinating Add-On consists of two dies and is only available during the subscription period while supplies last.

Sunshine & Smiles Dies – item 16246 $6

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 February 2023 kit is February 10, 2023. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 5-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 7″ and 9 3/4″ and 1″, 1-1/4″ x 11″ belly band scored at 3-1/2″ and approx. 7-3/4″ (between 7-3/4″ and 7-7/8″), 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut puddle)
  • Old Olive – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (belly band scalloped circle), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (DSP pig scalloped circle mat), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (kite tail ties)
  • Crushed Curry – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (belly band die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 2-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut kite), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut turtle backing)
  • Rain or Shine specialty DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (flowery field back panel), 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (raindrop middle panel), two 1-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ strips (umbrella and floral skinny front panels), 1/2″ x 2-5/8″ (checked Basic White trim), 1-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (checked belly band trim), die cut turtle, circle die cut pig, die cut Flirty Flamingo kite trim

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the cute Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls Sale-A-Bration stamp set? I finally pulled mine out and used it with the pretty Happy Forest Friends designer series paper for a natural look. The owls in this set are so sweet and cute that they go great with everything! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Paper Player’s Challenge PP622 is a Tag Challenge, so I’m entering today’s card in the challenge!

I adhered a panel of Happy Forest Friends designer series paper to an Old Olive mat and adhered it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. I stamped the cute flying owl from the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls photopolymer stamp set using Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. I colored the owl with Stampin’ Blends – dark and light Crumb Cake, light Daffodil Delight, light Balmy Blue and light Petal Pink. I fussy cut this owl with my paper snips. It’s not the easiest piece to cut out, so don’t examine it too close, just look at the big blue eyes and say ‘Awww’.

I used a blending brush to apply Balmy Blue ink to the center of a Basic White panel and cut it out with the second largest circle in the Stylish Shapes dies. I cut a panel of Old Olive with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle dies and adhered it to the back of the blue circle. I adhered the layered circles to the card front with liquid glue and popped the fussy cut owl on top with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Crumb Cake Panel and cut it out with the small angled Tailor Made Tags die. I cut the reinforcer from Old Olive and adhered it to the tag. I looped a short length of stitched burlap ribbon through the hole and tied it off with white baker’s twine, making a bow. I adhered it to the card with dimensionals and finished the card with pastel iridescent gems.

I kept the inside simple by trimming the bottom of a Basic White panel with Happy Forest Friends DSP and adhering the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal

The owls in the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls stamp set are so cute and sweet! This is one of the free Sale-A-Bration items you can get for free wit a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut tag)
  • Old Olive – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (DSP mat), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut scalloped circle and tag reinforcer)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), two 3″ x 3″ panels (owl and die cut circle),
  • Happy Forest Friends DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ strip (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the June Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Happy Birthday” and I have a baby birthday card made with the sweet Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade bundle from the new Annual Catalog. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was also inspired by the pretty sketch in the Inspire.Create.Challenges #188:

I adhered a strip of Petal Pink floral Design A Daydream designer series paper to a Petal Pink mat and adhered it to another Petal Pink Design A Daydream DSP with liquid glue. I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Petal Pink card base. I adhered a panel of leafy swirl Tea Boutique DSP to a Parakeet Party mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a Petal Pink panel with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade cling stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and I adhered the circles together with liquid glue.

I cut grass from Parakeet Party using the grass dies from the Elephant dies and adhered them to the layered circles. I stamped the sweet elephant from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set on Basic White using Basic Gray ink and colored it with Petal Pink and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it on the layered circles with dimensionals.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set in Basic Gray ink and colored it with Tahitian Tide and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it under the elephant’s trunk. I cut a Petal Pink bow and adhered it to the elephant’s head and adhered the layered circles to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it with three In Color matte dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments from the A Grand Kid cling stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I stamped the balloons from the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade stamp set in Basic Gray on the side of the panel in Basic Gray and colored them with Petal Pink, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The elephants in the Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade bundle are so cute and sweet!! They’re perfect for children’s cards and for any occasion where you want a cute critter to send your message!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Tara Carpenter created.

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

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

Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 in the 2023 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2022 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:

  • Petal Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (scalloped circle), 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 1″ (die cut bow)
  • Parakeet Party – 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut grass)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle), 2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut elephant), 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower)
  • Design a Daydream DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 5-1/4″ (front stripe)
  • Tea Boutique DSP – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (front DSP panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle is a happy and sweet little photopolymer stamp set that comes with the Songbird Builder Punch. I paired it with the Design a Daydream designer series paper for today’s card that I made yesterday afternoon for my Facebook Live. You can find the supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I folded and burnished the folds of both the large and smaller card base in mountain and valley fashion so that the large panel would be in the back for the large card base and the large panel would be in the front for the small card base. I adhered the three panels of the leaf pattern Design a Daydream designer series paper to the larger card base with liquid glue. I adhered the floral pattern DSP to the large section of the smaller card base and the striped pattern to the middle section.

I folded the small card base and applied Tear & Tape to the back of the small section. I removed the tape covers and adhered it to the center of the large panel of the large card base. I opened the small base and closed the large base so it overlapped the small card and applied Tear & Tape to the front inside edge of the large base and the back edge of the large section of the small base. I removed the tape covers and closed the small card and pressed the taped sections. This makes the double Z design from the top of the card.

I cut a circle from Basic White using the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and stamped the the circle with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds branch in Soft Suede, leaves in Pear Pizzazz and music notes in Blackberry Bliss. I used the Songbird punch to punch the birdie and wing from Pool Party, the little beak from Daffodil Delight and the belly from Basic White.

I adhered the belly and beak to the bird with liquid glue and stamped the eyes in Blackberry Bliss. I adhered the wing to the bird with a dimensional. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on Daffodil Delight and cut it out with the small banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered the sentiment to the card front with glue dots and popped the stamped circle on top with dimensionals. I popped the bird on the circle with dimensionals and finished the front with three shiny resin Daffodil Delight flowers. Note that I forgot to put them on in the video, so I put them on afterwards. LOL.

I stamped the branch from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds stamp set in Soft Suede across the top of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and part of the notes in Blackberry Bliss. I stamped some flowers in Daffodil Delight and adhered the panel to the inside of the small card.

This Double Z-Fold card will open flat, so you could replace the smaller card middle section with a Basic White decorated panel if you wanted more space to write a personal note. The Double Z-Fold is pretty easy to do, and makes your handmade card extra special. And the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle is so cute that everyone will be smiling!


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 9-3/4″ inner card scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (bird)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 3″ (label and beak)
  • Basic White – 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle), 1″ x 2″ (belly)
  • Design a Daydream DSP
    • Leaf pattern – 4″ x 5-1/4″, two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels
    • Flower pattern – 3-3/4″ x 4″
    • Stripe pattern – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I finally pulled out the sweet Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest photopolymer stamp set for today’s card. This set has cute forest animals with forest background stamps that are great for coloring. And the prancing deer coordinates with the deer builder punch! 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 stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped the mushrooms, flowers and grass on both sides of the tree in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the little scene with Stampin’ Blends. I used Soft Suede, light and dark Old Olive, dark Parakeet Party and dark Granny Apple green on the tree and dark Daffodil Delight, light Sweet Sorbet, light Crumb Cake, and dark Granny Apple green on the ground.

I cut the stamped image out with the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangle die. I cut a panel of Artfully Composed designer series paper and adhered it to the back of the stamped image and adhered them both to the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base. I stamped the deer from the Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and colored it with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the Deer Builder punch and adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the little fox from the Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and colored it with Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the little guy with my Paper Snips with a white border and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I did not put a label on the front, as the little fox takes it’s place!

For the inside, I stamped the the stump from the Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel and stamped the flowers and mushrooms on either side. I colored the stump with the light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and the flowers and mushrooms the same as the card front. I stamped the little bird on the stump and colored it with the light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sentiment over the scene in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

These little critters are so cute and fun to play with. The Stampin’ Up! Friends of the Forest stamp set is great for any occasion.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (deer), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (fox)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Mischievous Mice Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I made a little hello card with the Stampin’ Up! Mischievous Mice cling stamp set. This is a Host set from the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog that you purchase with Host Dollars that you earn when you host a workshop with more than $150 in sales or make a purchase of that amount, and it is so cute! I used a couple of the images and a sentiment from the set for my card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a strip of Real Red with the new Gingham embossing folder and adhered it to a panel of striped Pattern Party designer series paper. I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Granny Apple Green card base.

I stamped the large mouse from the Stampin’ Up! Mischievous Mice stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the second largest Layering Circle die. I colored it with Gray Granite, So Saffron, Light Petal Pink and Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and adhered it to the white side of a Heart & Home doily with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Mischievous Mice stamp set in Versamark ink on Basic Black and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the little banner label die from the Give It A Whirl dies and adhered it to the layered circles with glue dots. I adhered the circles and label to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with three adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of Paper Party DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the little mouse (without the balloon) from the Stampin’ Up! Mischievous Mice stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on another Basic White panel. I colored it with Gray Granite and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it with paper snips. I adhered it just above the DSP strip and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Mischievous Mice stamp set is real cute and great for coloring. It has a variety of sentiments and can be used for many occasions.


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Granny Apple Green – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Real Red – 1″ x 4″ (embossed strip)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/2″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (front mouse), 2″ x 2″ (fussy cut mouse)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today card, I have a sneak peek of a cute little Sale-A-Bration cling stamp set that will be available on January 4, 2022 called Awesome Otters. And there’s also a cute 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack that will also be available during Sale-A-Bration with pretty monochrome swirls called Simply Marbleous. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch this week for our Blog Hop – here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I adhered a panel of dotted Pattern Play designer series paper to a Basic White panel and then adhered them both to the front of a Pool Party card base. I stamped the otter from the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters stamp set on a panel of pool party Sale-A-Bration Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ designer series paper in Early Espresso ink and cut it out with the Layering Circles die. I cut a scalloped circle and adhered the stamped circle on top with liquid glue.

I stamped the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters otter stamp again in Early Espresso on a panel of Basic White. I colored it with Crumb Cake and Ivory Stampin’ Blends and colored the fish with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. I fussy cut the fish and adhered it to the die cut circle with dimensionals. I adhered the layered circle to the card front with dimensionals, leaving room for the label.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots, tucking it under the otter. I finished the card front with three Pool Party rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little otter from the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel and colored it with Crumb Cake and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends to color the water and adhered a strip of Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Both the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters cling stamp set and the Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ designer series paper will be available as FREE Sale-A-Bration items with $50 purchases (before shipping and taxes) beginning January 4, 2021. Here’s a picture of the stamp set and the DSP with today’s card:

Don’t you love those colorful swirls?

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front mat), 3″ x 3″ (scalloped circle), 2″ x 3″ (fussy cut otter)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front background)
  • Simply Marbleous DSP – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: