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: