Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow Card

Good Morning! I have a fun little masculine card made with the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow bundle along with the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack. The ephemera pack has some awesome printed cut out images, labels and other card elements that go with the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set and Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper. They’re beautiful and great for fast and easy card making. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Early Espresso card stock with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of an Early Espresso card base. I popped out the Cinnamon Cider and Gold foil frame from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow cling stamp set in Versamark ink on Cinnamon Cider and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the long label die from the Seasonal Labels dies. I folded a length of a length of Fine Arts ribbon securing it with a glue dot and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I popped the die cut sentiment over the ribbon with dimensionals and finished it with a gold brushed metallic dot.

I die cut some oak leaves from the Beautiful Leaves dies in the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow bundle from Cinnamon Cider and gold foil and adhered one of each under the label and ribbon. I popped out and adhered the large oak leaf cluster from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to the card front with dimensionals.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel. I adhered some of the die cut oak leaves to the bottom and adhered the panel to a Cinnamon Cider mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I love these sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set! What a unique way to tell someone that they are special and that you like and care about them! And I think that the Bark 3D embossing folder and oak leaves make this a great masculine card, even with some shiny gold.

Join me for a Facebook Live This Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET today. I will be using this bundle and the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to make another quick and easy card! Look forward to seeing you then!


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

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There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! 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 promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: N3VHEQAX

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!

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:

  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (embossed background)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside mat), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut oak leaves)
  • Gold Foil – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut oak leaves)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel),
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack – square frame, oak leaf cluster

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Can you believe that it’s September already! Since it is, I had to get the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle to make fall cards. Boy, am I glad I did the leaves really are gorgeous and the dies are beautiful too! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week for our Blog Hop and here’s the pretty card sketch we’re using:

I adhered a panel of the woodgrain Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to the front of an Early Espresso Card base. I stamped the wood grain stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves cling stamp set in PoolParty ink all over a Basic White panel. I stamped both in full strength and stamped off so that it fades in and out. Then I randomly stamped the leaves in Bumblebee, Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider – I love how the leaves have speckles around them!

The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves stamp set has two spatter stamps – one with large spatters and the one I used, with fine spatters. I inked the small spatter stamp with Early Espresso ink and stamped around the panel, both full strength and stamped off until I got the look I wanted. I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and then to the card front.

I cut the large detailed leaf from the Intricate Leaves dies from the Sale A Bration Be Dazzle specialty paper and colored it with the Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend. I cut two smaller detailed leaves from Bumblebee and Early Espresso and adhered the leaves to the card with glue dots. I adhered a bow made with a double strand of Linen Thread and stamped the sentiment from the Love of Leaves photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Pool Party. I trimmed the ends of the sentiment with the Banners Pick A Punch and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it with a copper Brushed Metallic dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves stamp set in stamped off Cinnamon Cider on a Basic White panel. I stamped and embossed a strip of Basic White just like the art panel on the card front and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle is a wonderful bundle for making fall cards. The stamped images are so realistic and beautiful and the dies are fabulous. This is one of my favorite leaf stamps of all time!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • 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:

  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (art panel mat), 1″ x 1″ (die cut leaf)
  • Be Dazzling Specialty paper – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (large leaf die cut)
  • Bumblebee – 1″ x 1″ (die cut leaf)
  • Pool Party – 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4-1/2″ (art panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Beauty Of The Earth DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees Christmas Card

Happy Wednesday! Did you realize that it’s four months until Christmas? I have about 50 Christmas cards to make and I have barely made a dent. Today’s card should help – it’s an elegant and sparkly card made with the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and it’s pretty easy to make. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pearlescent specialty paper with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder. I love the musical theme for Christmas cards, but this embossing folder will cause a little shrinkage after embossing, so I use a paper 1/8″ longer than I need and I trim it with my paper trimmer after it’s been embossed and it fits perfect! Another thing to keep in mind is that you want to check the clefs to make sure your embossed panel isn’t upside down or backwards. After trimming it, I adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Thick Very Vanilla card base. And I also heard that the music is to Joy to the World – perfect for a Christmas card!

I cut the largest tree from the Christmas Trees dies from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle from the gold metallic specialty paper. I cut two of the detailed trees, one from the Be Dazzling specialty paper, A Sale A Bration item that is free with a $50 purchase before shipping and taxes, and one from the gold Brushed Metallic foil. I adhered them to the card front with mini glue dots.

I cut a short length of Cherry Cobbler and gold metallic ribbon, tied a knot and trimmed the ends, and adhered it to the bottom of the card with glue dots. I finished the front with three gold glitter dots.


For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I cut a small tree from Be Dazzling specialty paper and adhered it next to the sentiment and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The dies from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle have a wild, freeform feel that is especially elegant with shiny foils and specialty papers. The three different texture shiny papers go well together and are great paired with the Pearlescent paper background. And it is so quick and easy to make!


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

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There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! 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 promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Check Out The Krew Event – August 29!

Ever thought about joining as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator but have questions about it?  Our team is hosting a fun virtual event to answer all of your questions about joining and to introduce you to our team!

  • The event will be held mostly on Facebook and we’ll be setting up a group page that you’ll be able to join beginning August 28.
  • The event will “officially” run from 4-8 PM ET on the 29th on Facebook.
  • We will also be hosting a virtual meet & greet video conference via Zoom Meeting from 7-8 PM ET on August 29 to answer questions and to say hello.  So for those not on Facebook, you’ll also have an opportunity to join us!

Drop me an email at apsudano@stampiininthemeadows.com if you’d like more details or if you’d like me to email you the link to the Facebook group or Zoom meeting once they’re open on August 28.  Hope to see you at our event!


Current Host Code: N3VHEQAX

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!

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:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pearlescent Specialty paper – 4″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed background)
  • Brushed Metallic Foil – 2″ x 4″ (die cut tree)
  • Gold and Rose gold Metallic Specialty – 2-1/4″ x 5″ (die cut tree)
  • Be Dazzling Specialty – 2″ x 4″ (die cut tree), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (inside tree)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4 panel (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sending Hugs Card

Good Morning! If you’re a purple lover, I have a card for you today! I used the Stampin’ Up! Sending Hugs bundle to make today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired by the bold and beautiful color palette in Sunday Stamps Challenge SSC263 – Beautiful Blooms:

I started by stamping the large image from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Hugs cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel and coloring the flowers and leaves with Stampin’ Blends. I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce and Highland Heather.

I used the largest Scalloped Contours die to cut a Gorgeous Grape panel and adhered the image on top. I cut the letters from the Layering Hugs dies from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Hugs bundle using more Gorgeous Grape card stock and adhered them to the panel with tiny dots of liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Hugs stamp set in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut it out with the small label die. I adhered it to the panel with dimensionals. I added a Real Red bow and scattered red rhinestones around the arrangement and popped the panel on the front of a Gorgeous Grape card base.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Sending Hugs bundle in the corner of a Basic White panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it with Just Jade and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I hope you like this card with it’s bold colors. The Stampin’ Up! Sending Hugs bundle has a big, beautiful hugs in the form of a stamped image like my card today or a floral filigree die cut which I’ll use next week. And I think I’ll use a more subtle color palette to show how versatile this beautiful bundle is.


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! 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 promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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!

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:

  • Gorgeous Grape – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (HUGS die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4 panel (inside panel), 3-3/8″ x 4-11/16″ (stamped art panel), 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats Encouragement Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a nice long wonderful weekend! Mine was so relaxing with lots of great food!! I have an encouragement card for today made with the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set and pretty In The Wild designer series paper. I also used die cuts from other sets that coordinated with the images in the pretty DSP. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My design is inspired by the Sunday Stamps SSC260 Triple the Fun Sketch Challenge. Here is the pretty challenge sketch:

I adhered a strip of leopard print In The Wild designer series paper to the left side of an Evening Evergreen card base, then adhered a panel of the jungle leaves print paper on the other side. I adhered a skinny strip of Bumblebee card stock next to the jungle leaves.

I cut the label from the Picture This dies using Soft Succulent and the top of the large fern from the Forever Flourishing dies from Evening Evergreen card stock. I cut three leaves from the In The Tropics dies from Bumblebee and three sets of the flowers from Merry Merlot. And I cut two of the plants from the Big Cats dies from Cajun Craze. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats photopolymer stamp set on the label in Evening Evergreen and stamped the little leaf cluster in stamped of Soft Succulent.

I adhered the plants to the label with glue dots and then adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I adhered the Bumblebee leaf to the card front under the label with a glue dot and adhered the flowers with liquid glue. I finished off the flower centers with Evening Evergreen jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of the In The Wild DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the die cut leaf and flowers from the In The Tropics dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Hats Off stamp set next to the arrangement in Soft Succulent ink and then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats bundle is great for making fun cards with the jungle images and the bold colors in the In The Wild designer series paper. I love this sentiment for a card that is perfect for anyone working on a challenge. And the In The Wild designer series paper is on sale this month, so it’s a great time to stock up!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

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


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Adventure Begins!

This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy

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 July 2021 kit is July 10, 2021. 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!

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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2″ (fern die cut)
  • Soft Succulent1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Cajun Craze – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut plants)
  • Merry Merlot – 2″ x 3″ (die cut flowers)
  • Bumblebee – 1/8″ x 5-1/2″ (DSP trim), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut tropical leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel),
  • In The wild DSP – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (leopard print), 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ (tropical print front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (tropical print inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses with Butterflies Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a simple monochrome card made with the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses cling stamp set in Fresh Freesia. I made a thank you card with this stamp last week, kind of in reverse and you can see it here. Today’s card is kind of the reverse because I used versamark ink with white embossing powder to create a card with lots of shine. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used my stamparatus to stamp the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses background stamp in Versamark ink on a Fresh Freesia Panel. I used the magnets to hold the card stock down and inked up the stamp and stamped it a couple of times to get good coverage, pressing all around the stamp each time. I covered the panel with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the embossing powder with my heat tool, being careful to make sure it was all shiny. I trimmed the panel down to 3-3/4″ x 5″ and adhered it to a Fresh Freesia mat. I popped the panel on the front of a Fresh Freesia card base with dimensionals.

I wrapped the panel with a length of Fresh Freesia ribbon, securing it in the back. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Happenings stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on a basic white panel and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals over the ribbon.

I cut the small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies from Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum and adhered it to the card front next to the label with glue dots in the butterfly body, allowing the wings to flutter freely. I finished the butterfly with a rhinestone and added two more to finish the card front.


For the inside of the card, I used the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses stamp again on a strip of Fresh Freesia card stock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered it to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I adhered a panel of adhesive strip to the back of another panel of Fresh Freesia Vellum and cut out another small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies. I peeled of the adhesive backing and adhered it to the top of the panel, pressing it with my bone folder to make sure it was secure. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses background stamp makes a pretty design for the background of a card and it’s pretty versatile as you can see from the two simple simple cards that I have made with it. I’m not sure which I like better – do you have a preference?


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5″ panel (front mat), 4-1/4″ x 6″ (embossed layer – I made this large enough so I had a little extra for my magnet and to hold while heat embossing), 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed inside trim)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – two 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panels (butterfly die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Inkin’ Krew Cards

Hello! We had an Inkin’ Krew quarterly team meeting Sunday afternoon and I was finally able to travel to Amy’s house to attend in person. It was so wonderful to finally meet in person again and stamp together. Today I’m sharing the beautiful cards I made during the meeting. The cards were designed by our team mates Linda Richenberg, Karen Ksenzakovic and Tara Carpenter. They are so pretty and the ladies all used different techniques so while the they all use the same stamp set and sentiment, they are so different! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Some of the Inkin’ Krew team joined us in person and the rest (after all the team is spread all across the country!) joined virtually via Zoom. The instructions were provided ahead of time, so we could prepare and after we finished the business discussion, Linda, Karen and Tara took turns showing us how to make their cards.

This is the card that Linda designed. You can find more of her work on her Facebook Business page here. We adhered the Hand Penned DSP to a Highland Heather card base and cut Basic White and Highland Heather panels with the Scalloped Contours dies. We used blending brushes to apply Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Highland Heather ink to the Basic White die cut and then stamped the flower with Versamark ink. We sprinkled it with Black embossing powder and heat set. We stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to a Highland Heather mat. We adhered the label to the card front and then adhered the two scalloped die cuts together before popping it onto the card front with dimensionals. We finished it off with Opal Round gems.

This is Karen’s card and you can find her blog here. We embossed a panel of the Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to a Soft Succulent mat and then to a Fresh Freesia card base. We cut a Scalloped Contours rectangle from Basic White, applied a little Soft Succulent ink to the center with a blending brush and stamped the sentiment on the bottom in Memento Tuxedo Black. We stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and Fresh Freesia and cut it out with the coordinating die. Then we popped it on the scalloped rectangle with dimensionals. We wrapped the Soft Succulent ribbon adhering it with Stampin’ Seal and popped the scalloped rectangle on top with dimensionals, finishing the card front with Soft Succulent jewels.


Here’s Tara’s card and you can find her blog here. We cut the largest Scalloped Contours die from Beauty of the Earth DSP and the 3rd largest from So Saffron. We stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and adhered them together. We adhered them to a Night of Navy mat and then adhered it to a Soft Saffron card base. We stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Basic Gray on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. We used the new soft pastels to color the flowers – I used the Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade for my flowers. I did some rough coloring with the stick and then blended it with my fingers. We adhered two of the flowers with liquid glue and popped the last one with dimensionals. This card is finished with three silver epoxy dots.

I didn’t have time to finish the insides of the cards, so I’ll do that later. The wonderful Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle is so pretty and so versatile! We got to try out a lot of new card making techniques and play with beautiful new products. I love how each card is so different and so pretty!! Thank you so much Linda, Karen and Tara!!

Here’s a picture of the group of us that met at Amy’s house – Amy Koenders, me, Karen Ksenzakovic and Vicki Ridgway. We’re all smiling because we had so much fun to finally get together for the meeting and make these gorgeous cards! It was such a wonderful afternoon! Let me know if you think you might be interested in joining us for our next quarterly meeting and I’ll give you all the details!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

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Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Linda’s Card
    • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (sentiment mat)
    • Basic White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut label)
    • Hand Penned DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background)
  • Karen’s Card
    • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat)
    • Soft Succulent – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (scalloped die cut and stamped flower)
    • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (Fresh Freesia embossed panel)
  • Tara’s Card
    • So Saffron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel)
    • Night of Navy – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel (front mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 4″ panel (die cut flowers)
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (large scalloped rectangle die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in these projects:

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Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour You are Amazing Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a friendship card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle and the sweet Hand-Penned designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

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

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


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

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


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Going on Now!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

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

Join+ is Going On Now!

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

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently For the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “For The Men/Boys” and I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set. I love the vintage airships in this stamp set – they’re perfect for masculine cards. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the biplane from the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Very Vanilla Panel. I stamped the sentiment in the lower left hand corner, also using Early Espresso ink and adhered the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

I the layered panel to a panel of wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper. I adhered the layered DSP panel to a Soft Suede mat and wrapped a strand of linen thread around the bottom twice tying a knot.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Suede card base with dimensionals and finished off the front with three gold metallic pearls.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the biplane from the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Very Vanilla panel after stamping off. I adhered a strip of the In Good Taste designer series paper to the bottom and stamped the sentiment from the Handsomely Suited stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set – the vintage images are wonderful and the sentiments are great. I think the sentiment I used would be great for expressing encouragement, congratulations and just general well wishes for a young man. There’s also a sentiment for Father’s Day.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Sue Prather’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

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


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (bi-plane panel mat)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (bi-plane panel),
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background),1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Encouragement Card

Good morning – I hope you’re having a great weekend! I have been super busy this week and missed some of my blog posts, so thanks for checking back today! I made a pretty encouragement card with the awesome Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle and the Forever Greenery designer series paper. The pretty designer series paper is on the retiring list and while the bundle will no longer be offered, both the stamp set and dies are in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. So get the bundle now for the 10% discount! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Forever Greenery designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to an Old Olive mat. I adhered the layered DSP panel to the front of a Pretty Peacock card base. I stamped the round leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Forever Flourishing dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on Basic White and cut it out with the second smallest long die from the Stitched Rectangles dies. I positioned the label with the leaf cluster die cut and a wooden leaf cluster from the In Good Taste Elements to make the arrangement for the card. I adhered the wooden leaf cluster with glue dots, the die cut leaf cluster with dimensionals and adhered the label on top with dimensionals.

I used the small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies to cut a butterfly from Old Olive card stock. I adhered the butterfly to the label and leaf with glue dots and finished it with a Cinnamon Cider enamel dot.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the round leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped it again on a post it note to create a mask and fussy cut the mask. I covered the leaves with the mask and stamped the long leaf cluster in Old Olive ink on top. This makes the Old Olive leaves look like they’re behind the Pretty Peacock leaves. I adhered the panel to an Old Olive mat and then adhered them bot to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set and dies are a favorite from the current catalog and I’m glad to see them returning! And I have to mention that the sentiments in this set are really beautiful too! And I’m so happy with the Brilliant Wings dies – every card can use a beautiful butterfly!!


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!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (DSP mat), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (butterfly die cut), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (front die cut background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: