Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Easter Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I used the pretty die cut daffodils from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle to make an Easter card for my Facetime Live yesterday afternoon. 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 if you prefer. Here it is:

My design was inspired by the sketch challenge in TGIF Challenges #tgifc539. Here’s the pretty card sketch:

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Hive 3D embossing folder and trimmed it to 4″ x 5-1/4″ before adhering it to the front of a Thick Basic White card base. I adhered two strips of Hand Penned designer series paper on the embossed panel and started to make the flowers using Daffodil Delight card stock.

Here’s a picture of the die cuts for the flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle. For each of the flower elements there is a background die cut and a detailed die cut. Adhere the detailed die cut to the top of the background die cut and you get the layered elements on the right. Then combine the layered elements to complete the flower. For the tallest daffodil, I used two sets of the 3 petal flowers and topped it with the center section. For the shortest flower, I used the 4 petal flower on the 2 petal flower and topped it with another center section. The bud is just the single layered bud element.

After putting the flowers together, I die cut the stems and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle from Garden Green card stock. I adhered three leaves to the DSP with liquid glue, trimming the bottom with paper snips before applying the liquid glue. I adhered stems to the back of the flowers and adhered them with liquid glue over the leaves (except for the bud, the stem fits nicely on the top). I trimmed the bottom of the tallest flower and adhered it. Next I did the same with the shortest flower and used a dimensional to lift the flower a bit, and finally trimmed the bottom and adhered the bud.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set in Garden Green on Basic White and cut it out with the Tailor Made Tags die. I adhered a Daffodil Delight Tag reinforcement to the top and looped some ribbons through the hole. I tied off the ribbons with linen thread, making a bow and adhered the tag with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with a little gold bumblebee trinket.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the daffodil from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White and Colored it with Stampin’ Blends. I used Daffodil Delight on the flower and Light Shaded Spruce and Light Mossy Meadow on the stems and leaves (this results in a shade close to Garden Green). I stamped the wonderful Easter sentiment from the A Wish for Everything cling stamp set in Garden Green and trimmed the bottom with Hand Penned DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle is perfect for Spring cards! I love the die cut daffodils and the stamped images are pretty too. Daffodils are the first flowers to bloom in my yard, and I’m always happy to see them. This bundle captures that same feeling.


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is Change is Beautiful!

Growing through life can also mean growing pains. Whether they’re climbing their career ladder or moving out for the first time—change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary—but isn’t that what makes life beautiful? Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures. Let your loved ones know you’ll be there to support them through all of life’s chapters! 

The Change is Beautiful kit contains enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change. The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature.

This kit includes:

  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases and Envelopes
    • Card size – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

Coordinating Colors:  Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo

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 2022 kit is April 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the 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.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Daffodil Delight – 4″ x 7″ (die cut flowers)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 5″ (die cut stems & leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed front background), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 2″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5″ (front trim), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Cards

Good Morning! I’m still visiting my son in Tucson, and I don’t have all my stamping supplies, so today I’m going to show you some cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team. These cards use different card making techniques and show how you can use the bundle alone or in coordination with other Stampin’ Up! products.

The first card is actually a gift box made with one of the Kraft boxes. I love the paper pieced background and this design could easily be adapted for a card. Doesn’t the white die cut daffodil stand out beautifully against the colorful background?

I love the all the touches of gold on this card – from the Abstract Beauty Specialty 4″ x 6″ DSP and gold foil to the gold embossed butterflies and shiny embellishments. I never would have thought to layer so many circles with so many different patterns and colors, but I think it’s beautiful!

This card uses masking to create the textured color blocks. They can be brushed, sponged and it goes great with the white embossed and watercolored daffodils. And I love the die cut frame!

This beautiful card also uses masking along with the brushed highlighted background. It’s a simple design that can be made without a lot of extra accessories.

And here’s another simple design using background stamping. I love how the butterfly embellishments pick up on the stamped and sponged butterflies!

Aren’t they all pretty!! I love how these cards are in a different color palette than the beautiful Sale-A-Bration Daffodil Afternoon DSP because it shows the versatility of using the bundle without the DSP. The Stampin’ Up! Design Team also provided sample recipes with the supplies and some tips on making each of the projects – Click Here to download the PDF.

Here is a short YouTube video showing how the last two cards are made:

These designs are easily stepped up or personalized with additional ribbons, jewels, embossing folders or other embellishments to make a fancier card if you have time and creative juices.

Here are close ups of the Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set and Daffodil Dies.

The Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set is Item 157786 and the Daffodil Dies is Item 157794. You can get them both at a 10% discount when you buy the bundle Item 157795.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you consider the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle for your spring cards. Both the stamped and die cut flowers are just gorgeous – I can’t wait to get back to my craft room to play with my bundle!


Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Jan 4 – Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for Shopping, Hosting and Joining! And it’s happening through February 28, 2022!

SHOP 

During Sale-A-Bration you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before Shipping and tax). There are 7 items that are available for free with every $50 you spend and 2 items that are available for free with every $100 you spend.

HOST

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration and both you and your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products! Plus, place any party or personal order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Calming Camellia cling stamp set for FREE! And you can even host a virtual party! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining special during Sale-A-Bration! When you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog plus your starter kit ships for free! And if you join during Sale-A-Bration you get to pick two additional stamp sets to add to your starter kit for free! Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Safari Celebration!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and a Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.

Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

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 2022 kit is February 10, 2022.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


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

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Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath Easter Card

Happy Easter! Today’s Easter card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath bundle. This pretty bundle has two different die cut wreaths and a stamped wreath and comes with lots of different elements to decorate a wreath for any season. 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 Natural Touch specialty paper to a Basic White panel. This beautiful wood grain paper has a light matte sheen and subtle texture that is really pretty! I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base with dimensionals. I cut the sprig wreath from the Wreath Builder dies from Pear Pizzazz and the leaf wreath from Garden Green and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the Easter eggs from the Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I cut out the bow pieces from Basic White using the Wreath Builder dies and adhered them together and to the bottom of the wreath. I stamped the board on Basic White using twice stamped off Sahara Sand ink to give a light look and stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray. I cut the board out with paper snips.

I tied a knot in a length of white twine and adhered the ends to the back of the board with glue dots. I adhered the board to the top center of the wreath with dimensionals and secured the knot with a glue dot. I adhered the eggs around the wreath with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Springtime Joy stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Natural Touch specialty paper and adhered three eggs from the Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath bundle to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I hope that you have a wonderful Easter with family and friends.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


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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 2020 – 2021 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 4″ (sprig wreath die cut)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 4″ (leaf wreath die cut)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), five 1″ x 3″ strips (die cut eggs)2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut bow and sign)
  • Natural Touch specialty paper – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy Easter Card

Good morning! The little critters in the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy cling stamp set are really cute with their floral crowns. They are perfect for making sweet springtime as well as Easter cards like I did for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the lamb from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White card stock and colored it with Stampin’ Blends – Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody Poppy Parade and Night of Navy. I accented the lamb’s wool with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend and smoothed it with the color lifter. I also added some Light Petal Pink to the cheeks and used the color lifter there too.

I cut the lamb out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes die. I also cut out thee largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals dies and adhered them together. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set in Just Jade ink on a strip of Basic White and cut it out with the banner die from the Tasteful Labels dies. I adhered it to the bottom of the layered oval panel with glue dots.

I embossed the Bumblebee panel from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic White mat. I adhered the floral Flowers for Every Season DSP strip to a Just Jade mat and adhered it to the embossed panel. I wrapped a length of Just Jade ribbon around the panel and tied a bow and trimmed the ends. I popped the little lamb on the panel with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front of a Bumblebee card base and finished the front with three Magenta Madness enamel dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set in Just Jade ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the tulip next to the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Magenta Madness and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a strip of Flowers for Every Season DSP to the bottom of the panel and then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy is perfect with the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper! Bright, cheerful florals with cute furry critters are so welcome after a cold snowy winter!


Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring List Posts Tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! will post the retiring list for the current 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog on Wednesday March 24 at 1:00 PM MT. Once the list is posted, the items on the list will be available only white supplies last.

I’ll be sharing the list as quickly as I can get it posted, so check my blog for the retiring list tomorrow afternoon and then head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!


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 weekend!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bumblebee – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Just Jade – 3″ x 4″ (scalloped oval), 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside and front mat), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (lamb panel), 1″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (front embossed background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 5-1/8″ (front floral accent strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Celebrate Spring and I made an Easter Card with the sweet little bunny from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set. Little furry animals with floral wreaths on their head are very popular these days because they’re so cute, so this stamp set is perfect!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the little bunny from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored the wreath with Purple Posy and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I used the Light Petal Pink on her cheeks and Light Smoky Slate on her outline and used the Color Lifter to blend it into the white. Then I fussy cut the little bunny. I made a tag with Basic White card stock and the Fancy Tag Topper and Detailed Trio punches and adhered a Purple Posy panel that was embossed with the Meadow Moments embossing folder to the front. I topped the tag with some Purple Posy ribbon and made a bow with a double strand of linen thread.

I cut a panel of Purple Posy striped Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the largest Stitched with Whimsey die and adhered the panel to the front of a Purple Posy card base. I used a blending brush to color a Square Vellum Doily with Highland Heather ink and adhered it to the card front. I used the second and third smallest Stitched Rectangles dies to cut a frame from a panel of light wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper an adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I cut two stitched branches from Soft Sea Foam DSP from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP pack using the Pierced Blooms dies and adhered one to the card front and one to the tag with glue dots.

I stamped the eggs from the Arrange A Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Highland Heather (after stamping off), Soft Sea Foam and Crumb Cake (after stamping off) inks on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered one of the Soft Sea Foam eggs to the tag and popped the bunny on top with dimensionals. I adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals and trimmed the ribbons. I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on a Purple Posy strip and trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick a Punch. I popped it on the tag with dimensionals and used double dimensionals on the side that extended off the tag. I tucked three more eggs behind the label and tag with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of Purple Posy Playing with Patterns DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered the last two eggs with glue dots. I stamped the flower and butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with the Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green Smoky Slate and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I really like tag cards and the Stampin’ Up Springtime Joy bunny is perfect for tags.

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 Terry Lynn Bright created.

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


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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2-1/2″ (embossed tag), 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (fussy cut bunny), 1″ x 5″ (die cut eggs), 2″ x 4″ (tag)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (Soft Sea Foam leaves)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut stitched frame)
  • Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a sweet Easter Card that I made yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter cling stamp set has three cute baby animals that can be used for either baby cards or Easter cards. I made an Easter card with the cute little chick.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I stamped the little chick from the Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter in Basic Gray ink on a small Whisper White panel and colored it with Daffodil Delight and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the largest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered it to a Pear Pizzazz scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the Happy Easter Greeting in Pear Pizzazz ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the long stitched rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I embossed a Whisper White panel with the Ornate Flowers 3D embossing folder. This pretty embossing folder will be available on April 1 as part of the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release. I adhered the embossed panel to a Pear Pizzazz card base with liquid glue. I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz gingham from the Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper and adhered the label on top with liquid glue. I adhered the chick from the Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter stamp set with dimensionals and finished the front with a Daffodil Delight bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower cluster and little bee in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored them with Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Pear Pizzazz gingham and adhered it to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

Next up for Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter stamp set is a set of baby cards, also with gingham – I just need to figure out the sketch. On the sample (bottom card), I stamped the chick with Smoky Slate ink and I used Basic Gray (top card) in the video. I didn’t want to use black ink because I wanted to keep the softness of the baby chick. I think I prefer the Basic Gray, what do you think? Have a great week and stay healthy!


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and embossed front), 3″ x 3″ (chick panel)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (gingham front strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside gingham trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Easter Promise for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Celebrate Spring and I want to share my first Easter Card for this year.

I started by embossing a panel of Pool Party card stock with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I adhered the panel to a Daffodil Delight card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered a panel of the striped Pleased as Punch designer series paper across the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the crocus from the Stampin’ Up! Easter Promise cling stamp set on a panel of watercolor paper with Stazon Jet Black ink. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and the smaller brush tip aqua painter. I used Gorgeous Grape for the flowers, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green for the stems and a touch of Crushed Curry for the flower center. I colored the areas with the pencils first, with more color in the areas I wanted darker, even leaving some of the lighter areas without color. Then I went over each area with the aqua painter starting in the darker area and bringing the color out to the lighter areas.

After the flowers dried, I cut them out with the Layering Ovals die. I cut out a scalloped oval in Granny Apple Green and adhered it to the back of the watercolored flowers with snail. I popped the flowers on the card front with dimensionals. I finished it off with three Gorgeous Grape gemstones and a Mint Macaron bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the joyful Happy Easter sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Easter Promise stamp set with Granny Apple Green ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the flower in the corner with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with the same watercolor pencils as the front image – I just used a very light touch with the aqua painter so it didn’t get very wet. I added a strip of the striped Pleased as Punch designer series paper to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

I just saw some of my crocuses bloom this weekend – Yay!! Spring is just around the corner! Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Hop!

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


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Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Granny Apple Green – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (scalloped oval mat)
  • Watercolor Paper – 3″ x 4″ (art image)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Pleased as Punch DSP – 2″ x 4″ (front band), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

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