Stampin’ Up! My Meadow Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! It’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop time so WELCOME! I wanted to share a card that celebrates the promise of Spring so I turned to the lovely Stampin’ Up! My Meadow photopolymer stamp set to create my card for today. You can find the supplies used to create this card 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 first wanted to make the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow gazebo as a focal image, but I felt it was too big, so I decided to use the wheel barrow and fill it with tulips. I stamped the wheel barrow in Basic Gray and Real Red and the flowers in Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. I put it on a little Sahara Sand stone path and stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Soft Suede. I adhered the image to a Seaside Spray scalloped mat cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I finished the little panel with another tulip cluster, a Seaside Spray faceted dot and a linen thread bow.

I used the other images in the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow stamp set to represent the swirls in the sketch. But first, I sponged the top of a Whisper White panel with Seaside Spray and the bottom in Pear Pizzazz. For the top images, I used the gazebo (yay, I got to include the gazebo in the card!!) stamped in Soft Suede with some Gray Granite birds and Pear Pizzazz grass. On the other side I added more grass and the trees stamped in Gray Granite with stamped off Flirty Flamingo leaves. I tried to make it look like the cherry trees in my back yard that are starting to bloom.

The bottom swirls were all about the Mango Melody Tulips. But I did add the little Japanese bridge and a little creek in Soft Suede and Seaside Spray. I adhered the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and then to a Sahara Sand card base with dimensionals. I popped the wheel barrow image on top with dimensionals.

For the inside panel, I stamped more Mango Melody Tulips and Cherry Trees on a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The faux swirl Stampin’ Up My Meadow little scene vignettes are mostly hidden by the main panel, so use your imagination to place yourself in a beautiful, peaceful Spring retreat! And I’ll push the wheel barrow to bring you more Mango Melody tulips.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

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 visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Seaside Spray – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut)
  • Whisper White – 2-3/16″ x 3-5/16″ (wheel barrow panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Sale-a-Bration is over, but it’s April and so we have an early release of the Ornate Garden Suite from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! I have uses some of the dies from the Ornate Layers Dies along with the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow photopolymer stamp bundle to create today’s card.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:

Stamp the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. Color the flowers with the Real Red, Light Old Olive, Light Soft Suede and Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends. Cut the flowers out with the coordinating die from the Budding Blooms Dies and brush the flower petals with clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Old Olive and cut it out with the die from the Ornate Layers Dies. This sentiment fits perfectly in the new die! Cut the lacy background die from Whisper White and adhered it to the label with liquid glue. Stamp two berry sprigs in Memento Tuxedo Black and color them with Light Old Olive and Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends. Cut them out with the coordinating die.

Emboss the Soft Suede panel with the Corrugated embossing folder. This embossing folder will shrink the paper, so the cut is about 1/4″ longer than needed. After embossing, measure and trim to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhere it to a Soft Suede card base with liquid glue. Adhere the berry sprigs with liquid glue and the label and flowers with dimensionals. Finish the card front with a Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow and three red rhinestone jewels.

Stamp the flowers along the side of a Whisper White panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color it to match the front. Adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and then to the inside of the card with liquid glue. Here is another picture of the front where you can see a bit of the Wink of Stella sparkle.

The flowers and dies in the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow bundle are some of my favorites in this year’s annual catalog, so I’m really glad to be able to pair it with the new Ornate Layers Dies.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

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 visiting!

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:

  • Soft Suede – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/4″ x 5″ (label), 4″ x 5-1/5″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 5-1/4″ (label frame), 2″ x 5″ (flower die cuts), 1″ x 3″ (berry accent die cuts), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style You’re Amazing Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek card made with the Stampin’ Up Ornate Style and Ornate Thanks stamp bundles. These bundles are part of the Ornate Garden Suite which are going to be in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but are being be released early. Yay!! 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 pretty yellow background Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper and adhered it to the bottom of a Terracotta Tile card base. I used the little circle border die from the Ornate Borders Dies to cut the bottom of a panel of Old Olive card stock and then ran it through the Ornate Floral embossing folder. I adhered it to the top of the card base, overlapping the floral DSP. I tied a length of Terracotta Tile ribbon around the card front and tied a faux bow just above the die cut border.

I stamped the you’re amazing sentiment from the Ornate Thanks photopolymer stamp set on a strip of Old Olive card stock using Old Olive ink. I cut it out with small long Stitched Rectangles dies. I cut the small frame from the Ornate Layers Dies from Terracotta Tile card stock.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Whisper White panel. I colored it with the Dark So Saffron, Light Calypso Coral and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the flower to the Terracotta Tile frame and accented it with a Terracotta Tile faceted dot. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I finally centered the Old Olive die cut label on the bottom of the card front.

The inside of the card is pretty simple – I trimmed a Whisper White panel with the yellow and Terracotta Tile floral paper from the Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper pack and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is really pretty with gorgeous die cut borders and frames, pretty floral images and sweet thank you sentiments for every occasion. The items in the suite are currently available to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators during the pre-order period and will be available to everyone beginning April 1! That’s next week. Click on the image below to open a PDF file to see all of the items in the suite.

And note that if you are interested in joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator now, you can add items from the suite to your starter kit. Contact me if you have any questions.


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:

  • Terracotta Tile – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut frame)
  • Old Olive – 3-1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (flower panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Ornate Gardens DSP – 2″ x 4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! My Meadow Flowers and Hugs Card

Happy Friday Morning! Are you ready for the weekend? Today I have a flowers and hugs card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! My Meadow stamp set with the lovely sentiment from the Abstract Impressions stamp set – If flowers were hugs, I’d send you a thousand. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by embossing a Crumb Cake panel with the Coastal Weave embossing folder and adhering it to a Crumb Cake card base. I cut a frame with the Stitched Rectangles dies from Pretty Peacock card stock and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a panel of the pretty Peacock paper from the Woven Threads designer series paper with the second largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Then I went to work with the stamps in the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow stamp set, a bunch of ink pads and a small panel of Whisper White card stock. First I stamped the little bridge in Soft Suede. Then the stream in Seaside Spray – I stamped several times to make a little winding brook. I stamped the rocks using both rock stamps in Crumb Cake ink. I used the same rocks stamps to create a little path to and from the bridge, but with Smoky Slate ink. I also used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the clouds after stamping off. I stamped the tree trunks in Gray Granite ink and used the little round dots to create Spring leaves on the tops of the trees with Pear Pizzazz ink. I used the larger background stamps to create a light wash of Pear Pizzazz on the ground after stamping off each time. I stamped flowers in Blushing Bride and Highland Heather, and small dotted flowers in daffodil delight. Finally, I stamped the grass sprigs in pear pizzazz. I used my Seaside Spray Stampin’ Write marker to extend the brook beyond the bridge and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend to create something rocks next to the brook. Finally, I used a sponge dauber to sponge in a little Balmy Blue in the sky (it’s a little hard to see). I cut it out with the second largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

I adhered the panel to the Pretty Peacock scalloped rectangle on an angle with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions stamp set on a strip of Crumb Cake card stock using Pretty Peacock ink and trimmed the end. I cut a decorative strip from the Nature’s Thoughts dies from Pretty Peacock ink and adhered it to the bottom of the label with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the label to the card with dimensionals. I cut the little sprig from the Nature’s Thoughts dies from Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Highland Heather card stock and adhered them to the side of the card. I cut the little butterfly from the Nature’s Thoughts dies and adhered it to the top. I finished off the card front with a White and Linen ribbon bow.

On the inside of the card, I stamped another little bridge and path scene in the corner of a Whisper White Panel using the same colors as the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

Today’s little meadow scene has a little brook, bridge and wildflowers. The Stampin’ Up! My Meadow stamp set has several other stamps that can be used to create other peaceful retreats – more trees, a cute wheel barrow and a little gazebo. So close your eyes and imagine your perfect place and then bring it to life with the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow stamp set.


March 1 – 15 Host Code: BQCVV2RG

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel), 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Pretty Peacock – 4″ x 6″ (die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (meadow scene)
  • Woven Threads DSP – 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Blushing Bride – 1″ x 1″ (die cuts)
  • Highland Heather – 2″ x 1″ (die cuts)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1″ x 1″ (die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Friendship Card

Hello and Happy Friday! Today I have a friendship card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden bundle. This stamp set includes beautiful flower and fence images that look like you are in an English country garden. 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 out an oval in a Sahara Sand panel using the large die in the Layering Ovals dies. I embossed the panel with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder. I colored a whisper White panel with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend on the top and Old Olive on the bottom. I ran the panel through the Subtle embossing folder to give it a little texture.

Using the stamps in the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden stamp set, I stamped the gate, one of each of the flower clusters, the little bird and cat with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Whisper White. I cut them out with the matching die from the Garden Gateway dies and used Stampin’ Blends to color the. I colored the flowers with Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green. I colored the cat with Mango Melody and Crumb Cake and the bird with Balmy Blue and Mango Melody. I added touch of Granny Apple Green to the grass on the gate and colored the area between the slats with Light Pool Party.

Using multipurpose liquid glue, I adhered the gate, tall flowers and bird to the colored and embossed Whisper White panel. I positioned the panel behind the embossed Sahara Sand panel and adhered it with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Moments stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Whisper White strip. I colored a length of Burlap Ribbon with the dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the label on top with glue dots and added an Old Olive gemstone. I adhered the cat and small flower cluster on the panel with multipurpose liquid glue and dimensionals. I finished the panel off with a looped bow made with regular and Mossy Meadow Linen Thread. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the tall and short flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a panel of Whisper White. I colored them to match the flowers on the front with Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden bundle is such a sweet set that is perfect for Springtime cards.


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

March 1 – 15 Host Code: BQCVV2RG

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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • Sahara Sand – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (brick embossed background), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (front background panel), 3″ x 7″ (garden die cuts), 5/8″ x 4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: