Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Friendship Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. The Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle is one of the new sets in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I’ve grown peonies in my garden for several years now and they’re one of my favorite flowers. Last week, they started to bloom, but we had some severe storms over the last few days, so they aren’t so pretty anymore ☹️. So I’ll wait for them to bloom next year to get some pictures. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by cutting a panel of Gray Granite card stock with the pretty scalloped border die from the Peony Dies. This die cuts the scalloped border and embosses a loopy trim at the same time – it’s so feminine and pretty. I stamped the sweet friend sentiment by covering the parts of the sentiment stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony cling stamp set with tape before inking it up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After inking, I removed the tape (be careful because it can be very messy) and stamped the bottom of the Gray Granite panel. I adhered the stamped panel to a Peony Garden designer series paper panel and then to a Petal Pink mat with multipurpose liquid glue.

I die cut the leaves and flower parts with the dies from the Peony Dies from Whisper White card stock. I sponged the leaves with Mossy Meadow ink and then the adhered the leaves together. I colored the stamen with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and I used Petal Pink ink to sponge the flower sections. I made the ink most intense in the back of the flower and in the front section where you can see the inside of the petals.

I assembled the flower with multipurpose liquid glue on the lower edge of each petal. First I adhered the Daffodil Delight stamen to the smallest flower section and then applied the glue to the bottom and carefully slipped it into the next larger flower section, lining up the bottom edge. I repeated this until the flower was assembled. It sounds complicated, but it’s fairly easy because the bottom edges have curves that are pretty simple to line up. I adhered the leaves to the Gray Granite strip with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the flower with dimensionals on the top and multipurpose liquid glue on the bottom. I added three of the gorgeous Elegant Faceted Gems and a Gray Granite shimmer ribbon bow. I adhered the decorated panel to the front of a Petal Pink card base.

I stamped the medium peony from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony to the bottom of a Whisper White panel after stamping off and adhered a strip of the Peony Garden designer series paper to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle is so fantastic! The stamps are gorgeous and each image has a coordinating die so there is no need to fussy cut. There is a variety of sentiments that are really sweet and pretty and even a background stamp for adding texture. And finally the 3D die cut peony flower is absolutely amazing! It is definitely a set that you will want to add to your card making tool chest! And if you have been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, consider getting this as your FREE bundle this month!


Tomorrow Is The Last Day For My Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus!

In addition to all the other extra goodies Stampin’ Up! is offering, I am also announcing a DOUBLE Wildflower Points ordering bonus for orders placed through Tuesday June 9

In my Wildflower Rewards Program, you earn one Wildflower point for each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping). And when you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order from me valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you! With Double Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!

This offer ends on Tuesday June 9, 2020.

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


We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can also select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

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 2020 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 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
  • 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″, 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Gray Granite – 1/2″ x 4″ (sentiment banner)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 5″ x 6″ (die cut flowers and leaves)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today is the big day with the opening of the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!! Yay!! To celebrate, I made a pretty friendship card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used – and everything is available today!!!

I embossed a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock with one of the Greenery embossing folders and adhered it to a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper. I adhered both to the front of a Garden Green card base. I cut out a leafy branch from vellum using the medium die from the Forever Flourishing Dies. I stamped two small leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and cut them out with the coordinating die from the Forever Flourishing Dies.

I added a gold leaf branch from the Forever Gold Laser cut specialty paper and made a leafy arrangement on the embossed panel, adhering them with mini glue dots. I wrapped some gold thread in circles and also adhered it with mini glue dots.

I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Die. I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to make a scalloped mat for the label using the two step die cutting method. I adhered the label to the mat with liquid glue and adhered the layered label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three gilded gems.

I decorated the inside by …

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle is sure to be one of the favorites from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog with it’s gorgeous leafy images & dies and sweet sentiments. Be sure to check it out along with all the other amazing new products and enjoy shopping!!


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration begins TODAY!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Starts Today!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

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:

  • Garden Green- 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2-1/2″ (scalloped label die cut)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (stamped leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/2″ x 3″
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Forever Gold – leaf sprig

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card, I used the sweet sentiment from the Free as a Bird stamp set and the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical bundle to make a note card for your BFF. You can find the supplies that I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock.

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

I embossed a panel of Mossy Meadow card stock with the Coastal Weave embossing folder and adhered it to a So Saffron card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a panel of the Tropical Oasis designer series paper and adhered it to a real red mat before popping it on the card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Whisper White strip and cut it out with the small long Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered it to a Real Red mat and then to the flowers with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the frangipani flower and large leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White. I colored the flower with the Light Real Red, Light Flirty Flamingo, Light Mango Melody and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I also used the Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to create highlights on the flower petals. I used the Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin Blends to color the leaves. I cut the flower and leaf out with the coordinating die from the In The Tropics dies.

I die cut three long leaves from Old Olive cardstock, a set of three flowers from So Saffron and Real Red card stock and five of the small leaves from Shaded Spruce card stock. I arranged the die cuts on the card front and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue and dimensionals where they were half on the floral panel and half off. Note that some were adhered to the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished off the frangipani flower with a large red rhinestone and the little red flowers with yellow rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestones. I added small Red Rhinestones to the yellow flowers.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the Tropical Oasis DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I stamped three partial frangipani flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set in Real Red after stamping off twice. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

I’m happy the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical and Free As A Bird stamp sets will be carried over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but they won’t be available as a bundle with the 10% discount.

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 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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:

  • So Saffron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1″ x 2″ (3 flower die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (3 long leaf die cuts)
  • Shaded Spruce – 1″ x 4″ (5 small leaf die cuts)
  • Real Red – 1″ x 2″ (3 flower die cuts), 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (label mat), 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (floral mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″, (inside panel), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (flower and leaf die cuts)
  • Tropical Oasis DSP – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Friendship Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! On Saturday we had our Inkin’ Krew Ornate Garden Facebook Event where we shared lots of projects made with the new Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite. Did you get a chance to tune in? We had several Facebook Live video tutorials and I shared the tutorial for this card. I used the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style bundle along with the Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper and the Grace’s Garden and Daisy Lane stamp sets. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Unfortunately I can’t link to the Facebook video ☹️, but it is on my YouTube Channel and you can view it here.

I stamped the sentiment from the Grace’s Garden photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a small panel of So Saffron vellum. Be careful because the ink will take longer to dry on the vellum and will be easy to smear if you handle it too early, so I put it aside to let it dry. Using the Leaf Punch, I punched a leaf cluster from Old Olive card stock. I stamped three of the small petal clusters from the Daisy Lane cling stamp set with So Saffron ink after stamping off. I cut them out with the Medium Daisy Punch. I gently curved the petals on the daisies with my fingers, curving the bottom layer up, the top layer down and the middle layer alternating up and down. I adhered the layers with a dot of multipurpose liquid in the center and topped it off with a large gold faceted gem.

I cut the fancy frame from the Ornate Layers Dies from Terracotta Tile card stock. After cleaning the gazillion little pieces that were cut out – this is such an ornate frame and I love it! – I aligned the 3rd smallest of the Stitched Rectangles Dies in the center and cut out the center. I love how these dies leave a stitched edge on both the inside and outside! With the frame ready, I began to assemble my card base.

I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper to a Terracotta Tile card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the frame to the vellum with pieces of dimensionals. The dimensionals on the side will extend beyond the vellum to adhere it to the card base, but the top and bottom won’t, so I added a strip of multipurpose liquid glue to the back of the vellum that is hidden by the frame. I adhered it to the card base. I adhered the leaf with multipurpose liquid glue and the flower with glue dots. I finished it off with a Terracotta Tile bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little flourish from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink at the top of a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of the Ornate Garden specialty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Now, I have to admit that I did some surgery to my card after the video ended. In realtime, I stamped the sentiment too hight and crooked as you can see in the picture here. So I snipped the dimensionals behind the frame and trimmed the vellum (luckily it was just stuck down behind the frame. I then re-stamped the sentiment properly and re-attached the frame to the vellum and then adhered it to the card base. It looks much better and from the pictures above, I don’t think you can tell that it needed to be fixed!

I hope that you enjoyed the Inkin’ Krew Ornate Garden event if you got a chance to join it Saturday afternoon. And I hope you got a lot of inspiration and ideas on how you will use the products in the Ornate Garden Suite. If you didn’t, the group will still be there and you can check out the postings and watch the videos on replay. Here is the link to the group where you can join and we will get you approved as soon as we can: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1833741716756137/. Now to end my post with a better picture…


Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite Early Release available for ordering NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful new early release product suite from the upcoming Annual Catalog and it’s available to order now!! Click the image below to see a PDF brochure of all the products that are available with this beautiful suite or go to the Ornate Garden page in my Online Store to place your order now.


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 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 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
  • 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″
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf cluster punch)
  • Perennial Essence vellum card stock – 2-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (So Saffron vellum panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 6″ (punched daisy petals)
  • Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided Kindness Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set has a beautiful leaf branch and wonderful sentiments. 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 leaf branch several times in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Whisper White panel. The stamp is very large, so I used my Stamparatus. It is a photopolymer stamp set, so you can see through it and place it before stamping to get the arrangement that you want to fill the panel. I colored the leaves with the Light So Saffron, berries with Light Rich Razzleberry and the stems with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Then I colored the background with the Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White. I adhered it to a Pear Pizzazz mat with multipurpose liquid glue and then to the stamped panel. I adhered the stamped panel to another Pear Pizzazz mat with multipurpose liquid glue and then popped it on a Soft Seafoam card base with dimensionals. I added a green rhinestone to the label to finish the front.

I decorated the inside by stamping the border from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Whisper White Panel. I stamped some leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink in the corner and colored it the same as the front panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided stamp set also comes in a bundle with the Braided Border Punch.


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 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:

  • Soft Seafoam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 7/8″ x 3-3/4″ (label mat),
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: