Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp bundle and the pretty You’re A Peach designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week and here is the sweet color palette we are using:

I adhered a thin strip of Calypso Coral dotted You’re A Peach designer series paper to a Balmy Blue dotted DSP and then adhered them both to the floral DSP. I adhered the layered DSP panel to the front of Mango Melody card base.

I cut another panel of Balmy Blue dotted You’re A Peach DSP with the third largest Layering Circles die and cut a Calypso Coral panel with the scalloped circle die and adhered them together. I adhered them to the card base with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White and cut it out with the little label from the Peach dies.

I inked the large peach from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pale Papaya ink and used a sponge dauber to apply Calypso Coral ink around the edge. I stamped it on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I repeated this so that I had two peaches. I inked up the large leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink and used a sponge dauber to add Soft Suede ink to the stem. I stamped this on Basic White and cut the leaves out with the coordinating die. I repeated it so I had a leaf for each peach. I adhered the leaves to the peaches with glue dots and adhered the first peach to the circle with glue dots and the second with dimensionals. I adhered the label to the circle with glue dots to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pear Pizzazz in the corner of a Basic White panel. I inked the small peaches in Mango Melody and Calypso Coral using the same technique as the front peaches and stamped the little peaches on the branches. I stamped the sentiments in Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz and adhered a strip of the floral You’re A Peach DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach bundle is wonderful with gorgeous images, great sentiments and so many versatile dies. And the You’re a Peach designer series paper is so pretty – it’s a great combination for summertime cards for any occasion!

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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Mango Melody – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Calypso Coral – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut scalloped circle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 6″ (die cut stamped peaches, leaves and label)
  • You’re A Peach DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 4″ (front strip), 1/4″ x 4″ (front strip), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry Friendship Card

Good Morning! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry photopolymer stamp set and the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to make a fun friendship card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Bumblebee on a on a Basic White panel. I stamped the stem and leaves in Just Jade under the flower and adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat.

I adhered a panel of Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to a Bumblebee mat and adhered it to the front of a Night of Navy card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Night of Navy on a Calypso Coral panel. I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat.

I adhered the large flower panel to the card front with dimensionals and adhered the label under it with glue dots. I accented the flower with small Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestones.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the medium flower from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Bumblebee ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the stem and two sets of the small leaves in Just Jade ink under the flower. I stamped the sentiment next to the flower in Night of Navy ink and adhered a strip of the Sweet Symmetry DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to a Bumblebee mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set is real pretty with graphic floral images and wonderful sentiments. I love the colorful Sweet Symmetry designer series paper. It’s full of pretty small floral designs in geometric patterns. It’s so happy and it’s on sale at 15% off through August 2!


Last Week for the Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares!

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Last Week for Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (flower panel mat), 3/4″ x 1-7/8″ ( label mat)
  • Bumblebee – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Calypso Coral -5/8″ x 1-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (stamped flower panel)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s card is made with the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set and the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper. 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 and here is the sketch we are using:

I adhered the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to the front of a Calypso Coral card base with liquid glue. I cut a Basic White panel with the fourth smallest Stitched Rectangles die and used my Stamparatus to stamp the images on the die cut panel. I was so focused on trying to be symmetric because of both the name of the stamp set and the symmetry of the card sketch! The Stamparatus was a big help in lining up the flowers, stems and leaves and making sure the two little side flowers were symmetric with the big one!

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry photopolymer stamp set in Calypso Coral ink and the stem and leaves in Just Jade ink in the center of the die cut panel. I stamped the little flowers on the side in Bumblebee and the little leaves and stems in Just Jade. I adhered the panel to a Just Jade mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In Symmetry stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder until it was shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the second smallest long Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to the bottom of the stamped flowers with glue dots. I adhered the panels to the card front with dimensionals and adhered sequins to the flowers. I colored some white crinkle ribbon with the light Calypso Coral Stampin Blend, tied a bow and adhered the bow to the center flower stem with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love this sentiment from the Stampin Up! In Symmetry stamp set! It is so happy and full of energy and can be used for any occasion or just a note card.

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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Calypso Coral – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Just Jade – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower panel)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made a little hello card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace photopolymer stamp set. I have loved seeing these pretty wild flowers along the roadside in summertime since I was a little girl. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and we are using the theme of “Outdoors” today – perfect for summer roadside flowers!

I used a blending brush to apply Balmy Blue ink to the top of a panel of Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper so it would look like a summer sky. I used my stamparatus and both plates to line up the stems and flower stamps for the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace on both the vellum and the DSP. I wanted to make sure I stamped the stem on the DSP so that the vellum would line up straight when I stamped the flowers on it. I stamped the stems on the DSP in Soft Suede ink and the flowers on the vellum in Versamark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder on the vellum, shook off the excess and heat set until it was shiny.

I stamped more of the stems from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set on the bottom of the DSP panel in Soft Suede ink and then embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I adhered the embossed panel to a Basic White mat and adhered the vellum to the panel with glue dots hidden behind the embossed flowers and label. I wrapped the panel twice with white bakers twine, tied a loopy bow and adhered the panel to the front of a Just Jade card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set in Garden Green ink on the Just Jade panel and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished the front with three rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the stems in twice stamped off Soft Suede ink and adhered an embossed strip of Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper to the bottom I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

There’s a lot Queen Anne’s Lace along the roadsides these days with the blue chicory flowers and they’re so pretty. Today’s card celebrates summer drives in the countryside with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!

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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed flowers)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted 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! Quiet Meadow Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share a couple of pretty projects made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle. If you love the outdoors, you’ll appreciate the artistry of the Quiet Meadow bundle! These projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team show how you can get two cards from one die cut with this sweet bundle.

Aren’t they pretty!! I love how the die cut from the first card is used on the second card. Stampin’ Up! also provided instructions on making these cards and you can Click Here to download the PDF or view the quick video Stampin’ Up! created (there is no sound in the video):


Here is a close up of the first card – I love how the pretty Petal Pink card base shows through the die cut panel and the spatter adds just enough texture to the butterflies!

And here’s the die cut panel! I love the contrast with the white floral silhouette and the Cinnamon Cider background.

Here are close ups of the stamps and dies. Click on the pictures to get the full descriptions and to shop in my Online Store.

Thanks for looking and I hope you consider the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle for your next stamp set. This elegant nature-inspired bundle features soft and subtle silhouettes and timeless, textured touches that add detailed and delicate artistry to paper projects for any occasion.


July – December 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


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 the Quiet Meadow bundle to make a variation of one of these cards! Look forward to seeing you then!


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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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

Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made a little hello card with the cute Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle. This is the perfect set for the cook or someone who loves food and it has the cutest kitchen utensil dies. 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 and here is the sketch we are using today:

I adhered a panel of Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color designer series paper to the front of a Pale Papaya card base. I stamped the row of flowers from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Pale Papaya along one end of the Linen specialty panel and used a Pale Papaya Stampin’ Write marker to draw a line just above it. I left the backing on the Linen paper and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. Doesn’t it look like a dish towel?

I adhered the wood In Good Taste designer series paper strip to the bottom of the tile paper and adhered them to a Gray Granite mat. I stamped the bowl from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ cling stamp set in Pool Party on a Basic White panel. I stamped the spoon in Sahara Sand, the measuring cups in Poppy Parade and the salt and pepper mills in Smoky Slate. I cut all these images out with their coordinating dies and adhered the bowl, spoon, salt and pepper mills to the DSP panel with liquid glue. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ stamp set in Gray Granite ink on the Basic White panel and cut it out with the small Taylor Made Tags die. I colored a length of white twine with the Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blend and tied it around the tag hole, making a bow. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the spoon in Sahara Sand and the bowl in Pool Party on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ Stamp set in Gray Granite and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Pale Papaya In Color DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle has the cutest images for kitchen equipment and cooking utensils and fabulous dies. So what’s cookin’ in your kitchen?

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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gray Granite – 2-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (art panel mat)
  • Linen Specialty – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (dish towel)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4-1/2″ (kitchen die cuts and label)
  • 2021-2023 In Color DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (tile background), 1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (wood grain shelf)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Seascape You’re the Best Card

Good Morning! Here’s a fun undersea card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle. And I made the background with the splotchy ink stamp from the Artistically Inked cling stamp set! I got this idea from my friend Karen Finkle, who made this card using the same technique – be sure to check it out! This was a fun to make and I’m so pleased with how it came out! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped a panel with the splotchy ink stamp from the Artistically inked stamp set, using Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Pool Party inks on a Basic White panel. I used the darker colors on the bottom getting lighter as it goes up. I used some embossing buddy on the lower corner (I was too impatient to wait for the ink to completely dry) and stamped the coral from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape cling stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. Be careful to heat the whole thing – it’s a large image with lots of coral branches and its easy to miss spots. Then I stamped the seaweed along the bottom in Old Olive and wiped off the excess ink from the embossed coral with a tissue. I finished the background by stamping three jellyfish from the Whale Done stamp set around the top in Fresh Freesia ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Encircled in Friendship stamp set in night of Pacific Point ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with Messages die. Then I stamped the Artistically Inked splotchy ink stamp again in Pacific Point on a Basic White Strip and cut it out with the banner label from the Messages die. I adhered the banner to the stamped undersea background panel and adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I adhered the stamped label to the banner and popped the whole panel onto the front of a Pacific Point card base.

I cut out the seahorse from the Sea Life dies in the Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle from Evening Evergreen card stock, and carefully cut the seahorse outline out. Note that the die is designed so that the seahorse is not detached from the background. I brushed the seahorse with clear Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle and covered it with Shimmery Crystal Effects to make it shine. Check out the reflections in the last picture! I let the Shimmery Crystal Effects dry for an hour before handling the seahorse. I cut up small pieces of dimensionals and used them to adhere the seahorse to the card front. I colored a length of white crinkle ribbon with Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend, made a small bow and adhered it to the card under the label. I finished the card front with three opal rounds.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the seaweed a couple of times in Old Olive and the fish in Calypso Coral. I stamped another jellyfish from the Whale Done stamp set in the upper corner in Fresh Freesia. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The seahorse from Stampin’ Up! Seascape bundle is really beautiful with all the intricate die cuts! And didn’t the Artistically Inked splotchy stamp make a wonderful background for it?


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. 


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″,
  • Pool Party1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen – 2″ x 4″ (seahorse)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel and front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped undersea background), 1/2″ x 2″ (die cut label backing strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Create With Friends Card

Good Morning! I hope you’re getting ready for a fabulous holiday weekend! And if you’re planning to spend some time crafting, today’s card is for you. I used the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Create with Friends photopolymer stamp set with the pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to make a simple note card celebrating creativity. 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 pretty Sweet Symmetry designer series paper to the front of a Flirty Flamingo card base with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Create With Friends stamp set in night of Navy ink on a Flirty Flamingo panel and cut it out with the third smallest Stitched So Sweetly die. I popped it onto the card front with dimensionals.

I cut out the smallest detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies from Just Jade and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot. I finished off the butterfly with a small sequin and adhered three more sequins around the label.


For the inside of the card, I simply adhered a strip of Sweet Symmetry DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. This leaves plenty of room to write a personal message.

The Stampin’ Up! Hand Create With Friends stamp set is really great with big, fun sentiments for many different occasions. It’s perfect as for a simple card that uses pretty designer series paper.


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. 


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Just Jade1″ x 2″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel),
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made another friendship card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom stamp bundle. This is a real special bundle that includes the photopolymer stamp set, dies and an embossing folder. And you can cut out embossed flowers in 1 step by using the flower die in the embossing folder! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week and here is the pretty color palette we are using today:

I embossed a panel of Misty Moonlight Pattern Party designer series paper with the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder and adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat. Note that the DSP will rip a little since it’s so much thinner than regular card stock, but I covered up most of the severe rips – I really like the embossed feel texture with the monotone print texture, so I’m still happy with the results. I cut a strip of Bumblebee paper from the Sweet Symmetry designer series paper and adhered it on top of the embossed DSP with liquid glue and popped the layered panel on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base.

I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom photopolymer stamp set in Merry Merlot on Basic White and used a blending brush to add Merry Merlot ink to the flower petals – darker at the centers and lighter as it goes to the petal tips. I carefully lined up the embossing folder, flower die and my stamped panel and cut and embossed the flowers! It’s so cool! I cut out three pairs of the open leaves die from Old Olive.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Bumblebee card stock and cut it out with the small banner die from the Tasteful Labels dies. I arranged the flowers on the card front and adhered two of them with glue dots and the top one with dimensionals. I added a glue dot to the ends of each leaf and tucked the under the flowers. I adhered the label with dimensionals over the Bumblebee strip and finished each flower center with a gold glitter enamel dot.

I stamped the flowers in Merry Merlot in the lower and upper corners of a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Art In Bloom bundle is so fun with the hybrid embossing folder – it’s wonderful to be able to have an embossed die cut flower!

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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Bumblebee – 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut flowers)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden Friendship Card

Good Morning! Summer is really here this week and the summer flowers are blooming! I was inspired by the coneflowers in my garden to color the daisies in the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden cling stamp set with Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends for this friendship card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden background cling stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black in on a Basic White panel and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. I colored the flower petals with light Rich Razzleberry and the flower centers with dark Soft Suede and light Cinnamon Cider. I colored the leaves with dark Old Olive and the sky using Light Balmy Blue. I made little circles all over the sky with the Balmy Blue, giving the sky a mottled look.

I cut the daisy image with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a Blackberry Bliss mat. I split a length of white twine and colored each half with Stampin’ Blends – light Balmy Blue and dark Rich Razzleberry. I wrapped them around the panel and tied a bow. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Messages stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on an Old Olive panel and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered the label to the daisy panel with glue dots just above the twine. I love this little label because it doesn’t hide much of the daisy panel!

I embossed a panel of Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base. I used Stampin’ Seal Adhesive just under the area where the stamped daisy panel would cover it. I popped the stamped panel on top of the embossed vellum with dimensionals and finished the card front by adhering a gold bumblebee trinket to one of the flowers with a glue dot.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I covered the flower with a mask and stamped the stem in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the flower the same as the flowers on the front. I love how the Daisy Lane flowers are in the same style as the Daisy Garden flowers! I stamped the sentiment from the Daisy lane stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink next to the flower and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden stamp set because the flowers are so cheerful and perfect for summer cards! And its great that the flowers coordinate with the Daisy Lane stamp set because it makes them both more versatile and the sentiments in the Daisy Lane stamp set are just fantastic! And here are the coneflowers blooming in my garden – at least the ones the deer didn’t get yet. LOL.


Tomorrow is the Last Day for the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

Many favorites have already sold out on the Last Chance sale, but some pretty items are still available. So don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Starts Thursday, July 1!

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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ panel (daisy mat)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed background)
  • Old Olive – 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 3-4/4″ x 5″ (daisy panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: