Stampin’ Up! Happy And Heartfelt Card

Good Morning! The new Abigail Rose designer series paper has so many pretty images and for today, I paired the tulip print with a gorgeous die cut butterfly and the fun Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt sentiment cling stamp set for a simple encouragement card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the beautiful Abigail Rose designer series paper to an Early Espresso mat. I wrapped it with a length of white crinkle ribbon and tied a bow. I adhered it to the front of a Basic White Card Base.

I cut a Basic White panel with the largest butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt stamp set in Versamark ink on an Early Espresso panel. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the second smallest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies.

I adhered the die cut circle and the butterfly to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with a clear faceted elegant gem on the butterfly body.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel. I inked up the small butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Early Espresso and stamped off twice before stamping next to the sentiment. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Abigail Rose DSP and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat before adhering it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love the fun sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt stamp set! They are unique and casual and go with any designer series paper.


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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 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:

  • Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Early Espresso – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mat), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Abigail Rose DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove bundle is a fun bundle with a wonderful woodsy frame die cut and pretty scenic stamps. I paired it with the pretty Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to make this little wooded scene inspirational card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock to the back of a greenery panel of Beauty of the Earth DSP with liquid glue and cut it out with the left side of the wooded frame die cut from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Bundle. I wanted to pop up the die cut frame with dimensionals and needed a double layer to make it stiffer.

I stamped the long ground stamp with shrubs from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a blue sky panel of the Beauty of the Earth DSP. I sponged Cinnamon Cider ink on the ground with a sponge dauber, and it nicely covered the blue sky, so my ground looked realistic. I stamped the deer in Crumb Cake on Basic White and fussy cut it out. There is a die that works nicely, but I didn’t want the white edge for such a small focal piece. I adhered the deer to the stamped panel with liquid glue and adhered the die cut wooded frame with dimensionals. I adhered the layered panel to an Early Espresso mat.

I adhered a strip of wood grained Beauty of the Earth DSP to the front of a Crumb Cake card base and adhered the little scene with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove stamp set in Mossy Meadow on Pear Pizzazz and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered the label to the frame with glue dots and finished the card front with adhesive pebbles.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of wood grained Beauty of the Earth DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The wooded frame die from the Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove bundle is so neat! But the other scenic stamps are also pretty and the sentiments are sweet. And it goes beautifully with the Beauty of the Earth DSP! The different prints give your project texture and interest and are perfect for the natural woods theme of the bundle!


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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!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3″ x 3-1/4″ (DSP backing), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Early Espresso – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 2″ x 4-1/4″ (front stripe), 1/1″ x 4″ (inside trim), two 3″ x 3-1/2 panels (die cut greenery and blue sky background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder Birthday Card

Happy Saturday! I love stamp sets that depict wild animals and the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder is a great one! I used the wonderful wild bear in today’s card with the gorgeous Beauty of the Earth designer series paper for a simple layered masculine birthday card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by stamping the birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder cling stamp set in Early Espresso on a panel of the Beauty of the Earth designer series paper and adhering the panel to the front of a Soft Suede card base with liquid glue.

I embossed a panel of Mossy Meadow with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the card front. I stamped the bear from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in Cinnamon Cider on a Sahara Sand panel to make a brown bear. I stamped the ground stamp in Mossy Meadow under the bear.

I adhered the bear panel to a Soft Suede mat and adhered the layered panel to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card with some Pebbles enamel shapes on the ground.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel and stamped the cool owl in Cinnamon Cider next to it. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I didn’t use the wolf image from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in today’s card, but that is another wonderful one that I will use next time. This stamp set can easily coordinate with lots of designer series papers for a great outdoors card and is wonderful with many woodsy stamped or die cut backgrounds. It’s a must have for masculine cards, especially for guys who love the outdoors!


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.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


All Together Collection Available Through May 2, 2022

Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love. Click on the picture below to download a brochure with all the details or click HERE to start shopping the All Together Collection now in My Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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

  • 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″, 2-5/8″ x 3-1/2″ (bear mat)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/8″ (bear)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-3/8″ x 3-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration Cards

Good Morning! Last weekend we had our Inkin Krew Quarterly Team meeting and made some cards designed by our teammates Rosy Kean, Karen Ksenzakovic and Jillian Good. They used the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration bundle along with other products from the beautiful Waves of the Ocean collection. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Rosie presented a beautiful gatefold card covered with the beautiful Waves of the Ocean designer series paper on the inside and outside panels. The gorgeous wave was stamped and topped with a foil die cut before being fussy cut. The wave goes across the card front and contrasts with the soft stamped sentiment and pelican on the inside stamped in Smoky Slate.

Karen presented an awesome bridge fold card with the beautiful wave from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration bundle going across the front and the Waves of the Ocean DSP on the side panels. The blue foil die cut wave is adhered to another panel of the DSP and fussy cut while there’s another wave stamped on the back panel with the pelican and sentiment. Isn’t the layered die cut cloud cute, and I love that pelican!

Jillian presented this beautiful card with the background embossed with the Seashells 3D embossing folder and the triple panel of Waves of the Ocean DSP on the silver foil. The beautiful die cut labels are perfect for wrapping with ribbon, and the Blushing Bride ribbon is a sweet contrast with the bold blues in the DSP.

It was fun to get together and play with this gorgeous suite of products and it was great to do the fun fold cards! The foil waves are gorgeous, whether over the stamped image or the DSP and using the adhesive sheets before cutting is a must.

The Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration bundle is an early release from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual catalog. And the bundle is wonderful with the other items in this beautiful collection!


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.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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

  • 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:

  • Rosie’s card
    • Basic White 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4″, 3” x 5-1/2” panel (stamped and fussy cut wave), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Pacific Point – four 2-5/8” x 4-1/8” panels (DSP mats), 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” panel (inside mat)
    • Waves of the Ocean DSP – four 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels (front flap panels)
    • Blue Foils specialty paper – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut wave)
  • Karen’s card
    • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored and folded at 1-3/8″ (M), 2-3/4″ (V), 5-1/2″ (V) and 6-7/8″ (M), 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip (bridge)
    • Basic White – two 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ panels (inside and back panels), four 1-1/4″ x 4-1/8″ strips( DSP mats), 1-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ strip (bridge DSP mat), 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel (die cut pelican and clouds)
    • Basic Black – 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip (die cut seagulls)
    • Waves of the Ocean DSP – four 1-1/8″ x 4″ strips (front flap panels), 1″ x 5-1/4″ strip (bridge panel), 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (fussy cut wave)
    • Blue Foils specialty paper – 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut wave)
  • Jillian’s card
    • Thick Basic White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
    • Basic White – two 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panels (front embossed background and inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (label)
    • Waves of the Ocean DSP – three 1″ x 4-1/4″ strips (front panel)
    • Blue Foils specialty paper – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/8″ panel (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flowering Tulips Card

Good Morning! Today I have a simple card made with the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Tulips bundle and the pretty Flowering Fields 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 Flowering Fields designer series paper to a Soft Succulent mat and wrapped lengths of white and Soft Succulent ribbon over the top, adhering them with Stampin’ Seal on the front and securing them with scotch tape in the back. I adhered the panel to the front of a So Saffron card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Tulips photopolymer stamp set in Soft Succulent ink on a So Saffron panel. I cut it out with a die from the Tasteful Labels dies and secured it to the front with dimensionals, being careful to adhere them to the DSP.

I finished the card front with three Soft Succulent jewels adhered to the label.

I stamped the tulip from the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Tulips stamp set in Mango Melody on a Basic White panel. I stamped the accent tulip in stamped off Mango Melody for lighter highlights and stamped the stem and leaves in Soft Succulent. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Flowering Fields DSP is so beautiful and Springy! I love this sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Tulips stamp set, because it is so optimistic and perfect for Spring’s new beginnings!

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card with the Daffodil Daydream bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


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.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


All Together Collection Available Through May 2, 2022

Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love. Click on the picture below to download a brochure with all the details or click HERE to start shopping the All Together Collection now in My Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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

  • 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:

  • So Saffron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Soft Succulent – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Flowering Fields DSP – 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Seascape Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I used the pretty seahorse from the Sea Life Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle with the gorgeous Waves of the Ocean designer series paper for an encouragement and friendship card for my Facetime Live yesterday afternoon and the results were amazing! 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 video of my Facebook Live from yesterday afternoon. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

My design was inspired by the sketch challenge in Freshly Made Sketches #525. Here’s the pretty card sketch:

I adhered a panel of Waves of the Ocean designer series paper to a panel of Coastal Cabana Foil with liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Pool Party card base. I cut a Granny Apple Green Waves of the Ocean paper with the Seaweed die from the Smooth Sailing dies and adhered it to the bottom of the DSP panel.

I cut a Calypso Coral Waves of the Ocean DSP panel with the coral die from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle and curved some of the cuts up before adhering it to the card. I cut a panel of Pool Party Shimmer paper with the Seahorse die from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle and adhered it to the card front with cut up pieces of dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Encircled in Friendship cling stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I frayed some White ribbon and adhered it to the back with a length of Pool Party ribbon. I adhered the label and ribbons to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card with Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the seaweed from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape cling stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a Basic White panel. I stamped the coral in Calypso coral and the sentiment in Pacific Point. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Waves of the Ocean DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Waves of the Ocean designer series paper is beautiful and versatile enough to be used for different ocean themed dies like I did for this card. The swirls of color add depth and texture to the die cuts, like they do for any underwater or ocean background. The Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle is just one of the many beautiful stamp sets and bundles that go well with this DSP. And it’s wonderful that it’s on sale this month with the Savings are in Bloom promotion!


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.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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

  • 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″, 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Supple Shimmer paper – 2″ x 4″ (die cut seahorse)
  • Blue Foils sheets – 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut seaweed), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut coral), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m using one of my all time favorite bundles for today’s card – the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle! It’s great that this bundle has been brought back for the Savings In Bloom! sale this month and I paired it with the exclusive Waves of the Ocean designer series paper for a card perfect for today. 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’s the fun sketch we are using:

I embossed a Pacific Point panel with the Hive 3D embossing folder and trimmed it to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (note that this is a folder that will shrink, so I cut the panel to size after embossing). I adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Pacific Point card base with liquid glue.

I adhered the pretty foil and DSP strips to the card front with liquid glue. I cut the Daffodil Delight panels with the solid and detailed large sunflower dies from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I cut a panel of Waves of the Ocean DSP with the solid sunflower die and adhered it to the Daffodil Delight die cut. I cut the daffodil center from the Waves of the Ocean DSP and adhered it to the center before adhering the detailed die cut on top with dimensionals.

I decorated the center of the daffodil with iridescent gemstones and adhered the flower to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card with a little bumblebee trinket.

For the inside, I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is so beautiful and goes well with the Waves of the Ocean designer series paper. And it’s perfect for today!

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: MPMDW6BG

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. 

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:

  • Pacific Point – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Daffodil Delight – two 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panels (sunflower die cuts)
  • Blue Foil Sheets – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front foil stripe)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower die cut), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front blue stripe), 3/4″ x 4″ (front yellow stripe), 1″ x 1″ (sunflower center)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Ladybug Smile Card

Happy Friday! Last weekend I used the Stampin’ Up! Hello Ladybug bundle to make a fun fold card for my Facebook Live and I’m using it again for a friendship and encouragement card for today. The ladybug is so cute and the other stamps in the photopolymer stamp set give you lots of options for your card designs. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started cutting out a panel of Basic White with the second largest Scalloped Contours die and adhering a panel of the pretty Sale-A-Bration Sunshine and Rainbows designer series paper to it with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the front of a Pool Party card base. I stamped the large leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Ladybug stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a Basic White panel and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. I adhered it to the card front.

I stamped 3 large flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Ladybug stamp set in Daffodil Delight on Basic White and punched them out with the Medium Daisy Punch. I adhered them together with liquid glue and added an iridescent gemstone to the center before adhering them to the card front with a dimensional. I punched the ladybug body from Pattern Party DSP and Basic Black card stock and adhered them together. I stamped the wings in Real Red, punched them out with the Butterfly Builder punch and adhered them to the butterfly body. I added black matte dots to the wings and adhered the ladybug to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Real Red on Basic White and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I adhered the label to the card front with liquid glue, tucking it under the leaf. I finished the card with a black and white twine bow.

I stamped the small bunch of flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Ladybug stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink in the corners of a Basic White panel and the sweet sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Real Red. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sunshine and Rainbows DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Hello Ladybug bundle is so cute and versatile. It’s perfect for many occasions, so be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Sale-A-Bration is ending soon – 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! See my Promotions Page for more details or contact me and I’ll be happy to tell you more! But hurry because these specials are only available through February 28, 2022 or while supplies last!


Current Host Code: 3QYMGKQY

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

  • 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″
  • Basic Black – 2″ x 2″ (ladybug)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 2″ x 6″ (flower), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (leaf), 2″ x 2″ (ladybug wings)
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP – 2-5/8″ x 4″ (scalloped panel background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 2″ x 2″ (ladybug)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Notes of Cheer Card Kit

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Notes of Cheer card kit is one of the kits in the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection and it’s one that doesn’t require any stamping! It’s perfect for when you’re short on time or for beginning card makers. I made some of the cards in the kit with my grandchildren and it was fun. They loved the butterflies – especially the butterfly shaped card – and they’re great at using dimensionals and adhesive gems.

Here’s the video by Stampin’ Up! featuring Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass showing how to put together each card according to the directions.

And the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection just added a new kit to make Birthday cards called Light the Candles!

This kit is a stamping kit and it comes with a cute photopolymer stamp set and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Spot. Check it out:

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and 8 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Night of Navy

You can find all the kits in the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection section of my Online Store.


Double Wildflower Points to Celebrate New January – June 2022 Mini Catalog ends tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the last day for my DOUBLE Wildflower Points ordering bonus! If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping and taxes) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration!

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!

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!


Current Host Code: 2YHH339E

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

  • 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.

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: