Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Card Trio

Good Morning! I had a very busy stamping weekend because we had big virtual quarterly team meeting where we always have projects to work on! This weekend our projects used the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle, each using the bundle in a different way. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was really excited because these designs show the versatility of the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle by using different techniques! I used the sentiments from the So Sentimental cling stamp set and the Tasteful Labels dies for my labels. Thanks to our talented leaders Amy Koenders, Mary Deatherage and Jaimie Babarczy for the beautiful designs!

The first card uses the big butterfly in the Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Butterflies cling stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut out with the corresponding die and colored with So Saffron, Mango Melody and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. The In Good Taste wood grained DSP is stamped with other butterflies in the set in Sahara Sand ink and mixed with Basic Black, Bermuda Bay and the Beautiful Butterfly Bijou DSP.

The inside has a Basic White panel, stamped with butterflies in Sahara Sand, just like the card front.

The second project was originally a tag, but I love Tag Cards, so I popped it on a card front. This butterfly is one of the butterflies cut from the Butterfly Bijou DSP, and has a beautiful Vellum overlay! There’s a row of silver metallic pearls running down the butterfly body and the beautiful sentiment is stamped in Misty Moonlight. The tag is finished with White and Misty Moonlight ribbon, tied with Linen Thread and I popped it on a Just Jade card base covered with more Butterfly Bijou and 2020-2022 In-Color Just Jade DSP.

I stamped more butterflies in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel and trimmed it in a strip of Butterfly Bijou DSP.

For the final card, we cut a panel of Butterfly Bijou DSP with the detailed large butterfly die and adhered it to a Basic White mat. Then we cut the same butterfly in Basic Black and adhered it to the opening! You can see the Basic White through the opening and it looks like a black and white butterfly. The sequins are yellow iridescent – I don’t know why they look green, LOL. The sentiment is embossed in white to keep with the black and white look.

Here’s the Butterfly Bijou DSP butterfly die cut! It’s the perfect accent for the inside of the card!

Three different butterfly cards and three different techniques using the same set just begin to show how versatile the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle is.

Interested in Joining Us?

Did you know that you can become a demonstrator for just $99?  All types of Demonstrators are welcome, from those only purchasing to get the 20% discount for themselves to those who want to run a business and everything in between! There is no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  

By joining my team, you will have my support in any way I can PLUS you will also be part of our larger nation-wide Inkin’ Krew team. We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and hopefully soon our quarterly meetings will be in-person for those local. One of my favorite benefits about being a demonstrator is being able to pre-order new products before the official launch. And with the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog coming out in May, now is a great time to join because the pre-order starts next month!

Drop me a note at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you have any questions.  I’ll be happy to tell you more. You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on my Join My Team page or here.


Butterfly Brilliance is Available Now!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou and Natural Touch specialty paper are only available while supplies last during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion period March 2, 2021 – May 3, 2021. So get them while supplies last!

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay card
    • Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Basic Black – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Tasteful Labels die cut, Brilliant Wings die cut
    • Butterfly Bijou DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
    • In Good Taste DSP – 3-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ panel
  • Just Jade card
    • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Basic White – 2″ x 4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
    • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ panel
    • Butterfly Bijou DSP – 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip, 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ strip, Brilliant Wings die cut
    • 2020-2021 In Color DSP – 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ panel
  • Terracotta Tile card
    • Terracotta Tile – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
    • Basic White -2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ panel, 3-5/8″ x 4-3/8″panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
    • Basic Black – 1″ x 3″ strip, 3″ x 4″ panel
    • Butterfly Bijou DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ panel
    • True Love DSP – 2″ x 5-1/2″ panel

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral Note Cards

Good Morning! Today I have a little project that is perfect for beginner stampers and card makers. The sweet Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral photopolymer stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Beginner Brochure and has simple floral images and sentiments that are great for coloring or just stamping. You can pair the stamps with the Flowers for Every Season Cards and More and the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post.

For the first card, I used the Tasteful Touches Dies to cut a label from Bumblebee card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Four Seasons Floral Stamp set in Poppy Parade ink in the lower corner. I applied a floral sticker from the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack and a Magenta Madness enamel dot to the label and adhered the it to the pretty striped card from the Flowers for Every Season Cards and More set with dimensionals. I adhered the layered card to the front of one of the white Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card bases with more dimensionals.

For the second card, I used the pretty Misty Moonlight 3″ x 4″ cards from the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack. I another floral sticker to the center and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Four Seasons Floral Stamp set in Just Jade ink on a strip of Whisper White. I adhered the label to the card with liquid glue and added a twine bow and Bumblebee enamel dot. I adhered the card to the front of the white Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card bases with dimensionals

For the third card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Four Seasons Floral Stamp set in Just Jade ink on the card from the pretty Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card and added a Magenta Madness enamel dot. I wrapped a length of Magenta Madness ribbon around the card and secured it in the back with Stampin’ Seal. I added a Magenta Madness faux bow to the bottom and popped it on another white Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card base with dimensionals.

The last card was the simplest! I trimmed a Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack card by 1/16″ on all sides and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider mat (cut to 3″ x 4″). I used this card because it has the same design as the envelope liner, as well as a sweet sentiment. I decorated it with 3 Bumblebee enamel dots and popped it on another white Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card base with dimensionals.

The Flowers for Every Season Cards and More pack has:

  • Ten 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ white card bases
  • Ten envelopes with printed linings
  • Ten 3″ x 4″ double sided printed card fronts (two designs, five of each)

The small Memories and more cards are 3″ x 4″, so the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card packs fit perfectly as well – and they have the cute stickers. And the designs coordinate with the stamps in the Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral stamp set and other products in the Flowers for Every Season suite. So these are the perfect products for the beginning stamper or for when you are crunched for time and need a pretty card quick.


The September Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates Fall!

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • While this kit was designed to offer a unique treat packaging experience, the supplies can easily be used to create cards for any autumn occasion.

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

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 September 2020 kit is September 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


Don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes before the end of the month!!


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness For You Card Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of a fun new bundle from the 2020 Aug-Dec Mini Catalog called Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness (available Aug 4). And I have paired this bundle with the new Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ designer series paper (available Aug 4). You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Pretty Peacock plaid from the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ designer series paper (available Aug 4) to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I embossed a panel of Bumblebee card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the top of the panel. I wrapped a length of Bumblebee In Color Twill ribbon around the seam and secured it in the back. I popped the panel on the front of a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the wheelbarrow from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness (available Aug 4) photopolymer stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Autumn Wheelbarrow Dies (available Aug 4). A wooden wheelbarrow – isn’t it so cute? I cut the wheel out with gold foil and adhered it to the back and adhered a gold metallic pearl to the front. I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness stamp set (available Aug 4) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends – Magenta Madness, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron and Granny Apple Green.

I cut the third largest of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from Thick Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I adhered the wheelbarrow on the panel with Stampin’ Seal and the flowers with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness stamp set (available Aug 4) in Pretty Peacock ink on Bumblebee card stock. I cut it out with the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die and adhered it with Stampin’ Seal. I finished off the card front with three 2019-2021 In Color Butterfly Gems.

I adhered a strip of the Plaid Tidings designer series paper (available Aug 4) to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Bumblebee mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up Autumn Goodness stamp set and Autumn Wheelbarrow Dies will be available on Aug 4 as a bundle at 10% discount. In addition to the flowers, there are stamps for pumpkins and a sheaf with coordinating die cuts and several sweet fall harvest sentiments. There are also dies for a picket fence and an embossed wheelbarrow in the Autumn Wheelbarrow Dies. This bundle with the cute little wheelbarrow will be must have for making Fall and Thanksgiving cards!


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I am pleased to announce that the Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog is open for orders! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly 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″
  • Bumblebee – 3-7/8″ x 3″ (front background), 1″ x 2″ (label), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (wheel barrow)
  • Gold foil – 1″ x 1″ (wheel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (floral die cut)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut background)
  • Glad Tidings DSP – 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases with Flowering Foils Just For You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another pretty card made with the Sale-A-Bration Flowering Foils specialty designer series paper and featuring the lovely sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases photopolymer stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card layout was inspired by Sunday Stamps SSC226. Check out the inspiration and other entries for this pretty sketch.

I started by embossing a panel of Whisper White card stock with the Scripty embossing folder. I adhered it to a Whisper white mat and wrapped a length of Metallic Edge Petal Pink ribbon around it, securing it in the back.

I picked a flower from the large floral paper in the Flowering Foils specialty designer series paper and colored it with Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the flower and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the front of a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the just for you sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases stamp set on a panel of Thick Whisper White card stock in Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with copper embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the small scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I made a bow with a length of the Metallic Edge Petal Pink ribbon and adhered it to the top of the card with glue dots. I added a Champagne rhinestone to the label.

I colored another flower from the Flowering Foils specialty designer series paper and trimmed it before adhering it to the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

The sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Vibrant Vases stamp set are done with a very elegant font that goes well with the Sale-A-Bration Flowering Foils DSP. The shine of the foil outline images is wonderful and the paper is so easy to color with the Stampin’ Blends, making for a very special card.


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • 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 frequent shopper online 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Flowering Foils DSP – enough to fussy cut a full single large flower for the front and a part of a flower for the inside.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies You are the Best Card

Good Morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s card is made with the beautiful and versatile Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the small poppy field stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on thick Whisper White card stock. I stamped twice so that the flowers would go across the panel. I cut out the panel with the largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I colored the flowers with the light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend.

I cut a panel of Gray Granite card stock with the third largest Stitched Rectangle die and ran it through the Stone embossing folder. The Stone embossing folder is a Sale-A-Bration item that comes in the Power of Hope bundle that is FREE with a $100 purchase. I adhered the stamped thick Whisper White panel over the embossed panel with dimensionals. I adhered the embossed panel over a Poppy Parade card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Varied Vases stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Poppy Parade card stock. I cut out the label using the long thin Stitched Rectangle die using the two-step partial die cutting method so that it would be long enough for the entire sentiment. I adhered it to the poppy panel with glue dots. I colored some basic pearls with my dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend and added them to the panel to finish it off.

I stamped the middle section of the small poppy field stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set across a strip of Whisper White. I colored the flowers with the Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Gray Granite mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set is so versatile because it has so many different poppy images that can be used to make pretty cards. I hope you try this simple design.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Opening in March

A quick reminder that there are openings in the Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host club beginning March 1. See my Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club page or email me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com for more details.


Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus

Tomorrow is the last day for my DOUBLE Wildflower Points Bonus. If you don’t know about my Wildflower Frequent Shopper program, are the highlights on how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before S & H) 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 points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends TOMORROW.

For complete details on my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.


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Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is entering its second month. There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

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You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

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For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

See the current Sale-A-Bration Joining and Hosting specials on my Promotions page. These are available through March 31, 2020.


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • 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 frequent shopper online 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:

  • Poppy Parade – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4 (card base), 1 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Grey Granite – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (embossed front panel), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 5″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 4″ (poppy panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Beautiful Day Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. At Stampin’ Up! On Stage last month, we made a beautiful card using products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite – the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper with the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moment stamp sets. Today I am recreating the card using the same sketch but using currently available products – the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set with the Perennial Essence designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

Here is the example card from On Stage in Poppy Parade with the card from the video in Balmy Blue.

I started by stamping the line flower image and leaf image from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set using Balmy Blue ink on the front of a Balmy Blue card base. I adhered the green Perennial Essence DSP with snail at an angle. I adhered the floral Perennial Essence DSP on top of it, but slightly offset. I stamped the sentiment on a panel of Whisper White and tore the bottom. I wrapped it in Mossy Meadow Linen Thread and added a bow and popped it on the card with dimensionals. I finished off the front with three rhinestones.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set around the edge of a Whisper White panel using Balmy Blue ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

Floral Essence Card:

  • Balmy Blue – 5 1/2″ x 8″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (label)
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, 2″ x 3 1/2″

On Stage Sample Card:

  • Poppy Parade – 5 1/2″ x 8″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (label)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″, 2″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals For You Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a great week and have great plans for the weekend. Today, I have another card showcasing some pretty Designer Series Paper to celebrate the final days of the Stampin’ Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free paper sale. I made a card using the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper. This is a lightweight paper that has photographic images of pressed flowers – another pretty set! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the blue flower paper from the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper with the bouquet centered on my panel. I matted it on Very Vanilla cardstock using liquid glue and then to a Night of Navy card base. I cut a strip of Night of Navy cardstock and adhered a piece of Very Vanilla Scalloped lace to the bottom and then adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the large flower from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Blueberry Bushel ink. I stamped the center of the flower on Very Vanilla cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the for you label on Very Vanilla cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut out all of these items using the coordinating dies from the Bouquet Bunch dies. I also cut out two leaf sprigs from the Bouquet Bunch dies on Garden Green card stock.

I tied a piece of Linen thread around the label and glued the pieces of the bouquet together. Then I attached them to the card front with dimensionals. I tied a loose bow with more linen thread and attached it using a mini glue dot.

I decorated the inside of the card by adhering a strip of the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Designer Series paper to the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel using liquid glue. I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series paper has 24 lightweight sheets in the pack and is versatile as well as beautiful. Since it has more sheets, it’s more expensive than a standard package of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, but you can still choose it as your free set after purchasing three other packs! Who else lets you do that?

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook Event – Saturday Oct 5!

Save the date!!  You’re invited to attend a fun Facebook event on Saturday, October 5 to celebrate World Card Making Day!

Our team will be hosting a Facebook event that will run from about 9:00 AM ET until 9:00 PM ET with card making presentations and giveaways going all day long!!

More details and a link to join are coming soon, but put a note on your calendar to spend the day crafting with us!  See you all then!


September 16 – 30 Host Code: EDRVYB3Z

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2″ x 2″ scrap
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 2″
  • Crumb Cake – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Bloom by Bloom You are Amazing Card

Good Morning! Today’s card uses some of my favorite items from the retiring Stampin’ Up 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog to say good bye. Today is the last day to order from these catalogs. The Stampin’ Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set first caught my eye because of the big, bold, beautiful flowers. The ‘amazing’ word die from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You thinlits has such a stylish font that makes any card special.

I started by stamping the little flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom by Bloom photopolymer stamp set on a Whisper White square in Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch. I stamped the sentiment which came from an old Sale-A-Bration set Amazing You in Night of Navy. I die cut the flowers using a circle from the stitched shapes set along with a scalloped circle from calypso coral. I attached these using snail adhesive.

I die cut the fancy ‘amazing’ word die from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You thinlits from a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and glued it to the bottom of the flower panel using the fine tipped glue pen.

Then I attached a strip of the Happiness Blooms floral DSP to the Call Me Clover mat and then the Happiness Blooms striped DSP next to it. I have a hard time lining things up straight, so I did the wider DSP first, because it’s easier to make fine adjustments with the thinner one if needed. I next attached the panel to a Calypso Coral Card base and finally the floral circle with the die cut word to the DSP panel. All of these were done using snail adhesive, so the card is pretty flat. To finish off the front, I added 3 Night of Navy enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the circle with the flowers.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the Happiness Blooms floral DSP to the left side of a Whisper White panel and matted it in Call Me Clover before attaching it to the inside card base.

It’s sad to say good-bye to the Stampin’ Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set as the catalogs close out. But there are so many pretty new things in the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog which starts tomorrow. I haven’t posted many sneak peeks, but there are lots of them on the internet and I can’t wait to get started!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko


June 1 – 15 Host Code: FK7YAMPQ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base, 3″ square scrap for scalloped circle
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ for inside, 2 3/4″ square scrap for circle
  • Call Me Clover – (2) 5″ x 3 3/4″ for mats
  • Night of Navy – 2″ x 3 1/2″ scrap for word
  • Happiness Blooms DSP – 1/2″ x 4 7/8″, 2″ x 4 7/8″ floral, 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ stripe

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Cake Soiree and All My Love DSP For You Card

Good Morning! The star of today’s card is the All My Love DSP, along with the roses from the Cake Soiree stamp and die set. As a bonus, the font is so beautiful!

The layout for the card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #386. I was surprised and pleased at how the sharp angles of the sketch complement the soft floral themes in the DSP and rose die cuts.

Starting with the DSP with the roses and Crumb Cake background, I cut a rectangle. Then, I placed the large rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles dies on an angle at the bottom. I was careful, not to overlap the top of the die with the top edge of the paper, because I didn’t want it to be cut. Then I ran it through my die cutting machine and got a lovely stitched edge on the bottom. I then adhered it to the Lovely Lipstick mat and carefully trimmed the angled bottom on my paper cutter.

I die cut the large rose from the Cake Soiree die cuts in Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo. I used one of the leftover pieces to trace the image on a piece of Whisper White. Then I colored it using the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. I colored the center with the dark marker. Then using the light marker, I blended the color outward and colored the rest. I then cut it out with paper snips and adhered it to the back of the white die cut with the fine tipped glue pen. I left the Flirty Flamingo die cut without a backing.

Then I stamped the solid rose using Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White. First, I inked up the stamp and stamped it off. Then, using an ink dauber, I added more ink to the center of the stamp. This gave me an image with a darker center. I used the matching die to cut it out. I was really pleased at how well these roses matched the DSP!

I die cut a stitched circle from Crumb Cake, and stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick. I die cut a scalloped circle from Lovely Lipstick and mounted it to the back of the stitched circle. I die cut some of the open leaves using some old Pistachio Pudding scraps and attached them to the back of the solid rose with a glue dot. I then arranged the roses and and added pearl accents, popping the center rose with dimensionals. I adhered the circle to the card front using dimensionals.

The inside of the card is pretty simple, only being accented with a strip of the floral DSP and matted with Lovely Lipstick.

In using this stamp set, I felt that I should make a cake card because the cake is so beautiful. But the roses go well with the DSP and make a nice statement on their own. I will just have cake cards later! Thanks for stopping by!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: 4KT9DVDU

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Buyer Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online 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, 2 1/2″ square scrap for stitched circle label
  • Lovely Lipstick – 3 7/8″ x 4 1/4″, 3 1/2″ x 5″, 2 3/4″ square scrap for scalloped circle label
  • Flirty Flamingo – 2″ square scrap for rose die cut
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3 2″ square scraps for rose die cuts
  • All My Love DSP – 3 3/4″ x 4″, 3 3/8″ x 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: