Stampin’ Up! Punch Party Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Since we’re in the last week of Sale A Bration, I am focusing my projects on Sale A Bration products! There are so many great ones this year and you don’t want to miss out. Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Punch Party stamp set. You can find the supplies I used 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 posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I also entered my card into the TGIF Challenge this week – #TGIFC304 – It’s All About Sale A Bration. Check it out for more great card inspiration with Sale A Bration Products!

I embossed a Basic Black panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base. I cut a panel of Real Red with the largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and adhered a panel of the Field and Flower Sale A Bration designer series paper to the front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Punch Party photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Basic White. I stamped the little flower next to the sentiment and colored it with the Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the Double Oval Punch. Unfortunately the Double Oval punch just sold out and the stock won’t be replenished until April! But be confident, it will be back – it’s a great punch! I stamped the oval border loops from the Stampin’ Up! Punch Party stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink on a Granny Apple Green strip and punched it out with the scalloped pat of the Double Oval punch. I adhered these two pieces together with liquid glue.

I wrapped a length of Real Red stitched ribbon around the floral panel and made a knot. I adhered the layered label to the floral panel with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the front of the card base with more dimensionals. I cut out the small detailed butterfly from the new Brilliant Wings dies (available March 2) and adhered it to the card with a glue dot. I added a matte black dot to the butterfly and finished the card front off with three red rhinestone gems.

For the inside, I stamped another little flower to the top of a Basic White panel in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Flower and Field DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Punch Party stamp set is the Host reward that you can get for free with orders or workshops of $300 or more! It’s a pretty versatile set with lots of great sentiments that coordinates with several of Stampin’ Up!’s punches. The Flower and Field DSP is another Sale A Bration item that you can get for FREE with a $50 order and it is a pretty floral paper pack that goes well with many Stampin’ Up stamp sets! And it’s the last week of Sale A Bration, so don’t wait too long to pick up these pretty items!


LAST WEEK FOR SALE A BRATION!!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Aug-Dec 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:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 4″ (label)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label mat)
  • Real Red – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut panel
  • Flower & Field DSP – 2-9/16″ x 3-3/4″ (front floral panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Merry Christmas!

Good Morning and Merry Christmas. I hope you and your families have a wonderful, safe holiday.

Enjoy this look back at some of this year’s Christmas cards! Click on the pictures to see the details in the original blog post.

The Poinsettia Petals bundle was a new addition this year with the prettiest poinsettia ever!

The In The Pines Bundle was another beauty that was introduced and sadly retired after just one season – I’m sure they’ll bring back something equally as beautiful next year!

The Snowflake Wishes was another beautiful new bundle with stunning snowflake dies.

And there were lots of other new and returning stamp sets and bundles and pretty designer series papers to make Christmas cards this year!

Of course the Arrange A Wreath bundle made beautiful Christmas cards, as well as wreath cards for any season!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed making Christmas cards with the Stampin’ Up! products from this year’s catalogs and found some new favorites to add to your stash! And thank you so much for following my card making journey! Merry Christmas!


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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!

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! Gorgeous Posies Get Well Card

Good Morning! Last week I made the cards from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies kit (you can see the cards from the kit here) and I said that the stamp set is beautiful and makes pretty cards on it’s own. So Today, I’m using the stamps by themselves to make a pretty floral get well card in Blushing Bride! You can find the supplies used to create this card and the card stock cuts at the bottom of this post.

I embossed a panel of Blushing Bride with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base. I stamped the large flower, leaves and small flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies cling stamp set in Blushing Bride, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather (stamped off), and Shaded Spruce (stamped off) on a small Whisper White panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies stamp set in Versamark ink on the top of the panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. I also stamped and fussy cut a second large Blushing Bride flower on Whisper White and gold embossed the flower center dots. I cut a Whisper White panel with the second largest scalloped rectangle and adhered the stamped panel on top with liquid glue. I popped the second Blushing Bride flower on top of the panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the floral panel to the card front with dimensionals. I made a bow with the Whisper White and Gold ribbon from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies kit and adhered it with a glue dot. I brushed the Blushing Bride flower with clear Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle and adhered a pearl from the new Pastel Pearls from the upcoming Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies stamp set (using the same colors as on the card front) on a Whisper White panel. I used Bumblebee ink to stamp the flower centers instead of gold embossing. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is a pretty, frilly, girly get well card that is sure to lift the spirits of a flower loving woman feeling under the weather. And there is plenty of room on the inside to write a personal message. I used the same colors as the kit – it’s easy because they are listed on the instructions – but you don’t have to. Thanks for stopping by on this busy week!!


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Hearts!

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!  And with the add-on—called Little Love Boxes—there’s even more love to share! Click here to see the flyer for the cute Little Love Boxes.

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 January 2021 kit is January 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout Is Going On Now!

If you love Great Deals like I do, then the Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products (up to 50% off some items) from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. Head over to my Online Store to check out the sale.  The retiring items are only available while supplies last! And many popular items have already been sold out!


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 weekend!

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:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed front background)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (die cut panel), 2-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ (stamped panel), 2″ x 2″ (fussy cut flower)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies Kit

Good Morning! Today I want to share something a little different – the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit and cling stamp set! The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit is a semi-inclusive kit with supplies for 16 pretty floral cards and envelopes with 4 designs and it comes in a pretty storage box.

The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies cling stamp set is made to compliment the kit with sentiments that fit on the labels and floral images that coordinate with the card kit designs. The pretty stamp set can continue to be used after the cards in the kit are completed and so can the pretty box!

I pretty much followed the enclosed instruction to make one of each of the cards, with slight variations so that they would all be portrait style.

The preprinted panels are full of beautiful flowers with touches of gold and the labels have cut outs that make them look really elegant.

By following the instructions, you can easily and quickly create beautiful cards. And the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies stamp set are both versatile for many occasions as well as pretty. But you could also use a favorite sentiment from your stash instead!

There are extra die cut flowers and labels to further customize your card or accent the inside. The Envelopes are a pretty Highland Heather with Gorgeous Grape borders.

With this semi inclusive kit, I used adhesives and ink from my stash. Next week I plan to revisit this beautiful kit and create some alternative designs. In the meantime you can check out the details of the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit and stamp set in my Online Store by clicking on the pictures below.

The Stampin’ Up! Card Kits are perfect for a beginning stamper or for someone with limited crafting time because most of the design work for a beautiful project is already done for you. But the kits can also be used for alternative designs because the colors coordinate with current card stock, ink and embellishments!


Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout Sale Is Going on Now!

If you love Great Deals like I do, then the Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products (up to 50% off some items) from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. Head over to my Online Store to check out the sale.  The retiring items are only available while supplies last!


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Openings Starting January 1

The Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club is a good way to build up your Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time without breaking the bank. You make a commitment to join the club for 6 months and place a minimum $25 order each month. A random host is chosen for each month and when you are the host, you get the Stampin’ Rewards Host Dollars for additional products. You can also give your Host Code to your Stampin’ Friends to increase your host rewards! For complete details, see my Online Host Club Page. You can also contact me at (484) 356-5031 or drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com. Sign up Deadline is Monday December 28, 2020.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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! Back On Your Feet Get Well Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Get Well card made with the Stampin’ Up! Back on Your Feet cling stamp set that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. This is a fun stamp set with whimsical critter images and lighthearted punny sentiments. 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 embossed a panel of Granny Apple Green card stock with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder and adhered a strip of Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front. I adhered the layered and embossed panel to the front of a Shaded Spruce card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I used the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack to wrap around the card front, tying a knot on the right side.

I stamped the giraffe from the Stampin’ Up! Back On Your Feet stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel.  I colored it with Stampin’ Blends – Ivory, Light Cinnamon Cider, Light Petal Pink and Light Granny Apple Green.  I cut it out with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I also cut out a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper with the same die.

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small panel of Granny Apple Green card stock and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels stitched banner die. I adhered it to the giraffe panel with Stampin’ Seal. I added some more Stampin’ Seal to the back of the giraffe panel and adhered the DSP panel to the back, offsetting the panels. I adhered the layered giraffe panel to the card front with dimensionals and trimmed the ends of the ribbon. I finished off the card front by adhering three green faced gems from the Flowers for Every Season Gems to the front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Back on Your Feet stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on a Whisper White panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Forever Greenery DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Forever Greenery designer series paper is very versatile, in that it has some abstract graphic prints like the one I used today. It’s perfect for bringing a fresh new look to cards when paired with an older favorite stamp set!


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.


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.


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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:

  • Shaded Spruce – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (giraffe panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (front panel accent strip)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (front die cut panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Get Well Card

Good Morning! In preparation for tomorrow’s Inkin Krew Ornate Garden Facebook Event, I have a card today using the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp bundle in combination with the get well sentiment from the Timeless Tulips 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 cut an panel of the Mint Macaron background Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper with the large frame die from the Ornate Layers Dies and sponged the edge with Sahara Sand ink to give it a distressed look. I adhered it to a Mint Macaron card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the large floral bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored it with Rococo Rose, So Saffron, Old Olive, Dark Mango Melody and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. I colored the background with the light Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend using a circular motion to give it a mottled look and cut out the panel with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

I adhered the floral panel to an Early Espresso mat with multipurpose liquid glue and then to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the get well soon sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Early Espresso card stock. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set until it was shiny. I trimmed the end and trimmed the end of a strip of the gold foil Mint Macaron paper from the Ornate Garden DSP. I adhered the two strips together with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered them to the card front.

I made a bow with the new Mint Macaron ribbon and adhered it with glue dots and finished the card front with three gold faceted gems.

I decorated the inside by stamping the little flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso ink in the corner of a Whisper White panel. I colored it with So Saffron, Old Olive and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. I added a strip of the Ornate Garden specialty designer series paper on the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set comes bundled with the Ornate Layers Dies at a 10% discount. This bundle is one of the items in the Ornate Garden Early Release and will be in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Inkin’ Krew Facebook Live Event Group is now open!

We are all excited about the Inkin’ Krew Ornate Garden Facebook Event tomorrow! Our Facebook page is all set up for the event and it’s open for joining!  Click this link to go to the group and then click the “join” button and we’ll get you approved ASAP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1833741716756137/

Here is the schedule of events that we have planned:

Everyone is welcome to join us! Let me know if you have any questions.


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 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:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (floral bouquet mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (banner label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 5″ (floral panel)
  • DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1/2″ x 3″ (banner label accent)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts cling stamp set and the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies from the Coordination Products Release. 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 started by embossing a panel of Mint Macaron card stock with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder and the 3D embossing folder plate and adhering it to the bottom of a panel of Garden Lane designer series paper with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered DSP to a Soft Suede card base. I stamped the Hugs Prayers Love sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set with Versamark Ink on a Sahara Sand panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder. I stamped the fern three times on the panel with Mint Macaron ink, once full strength and twice after stamping off. I cut the panel out with the fancy stitched rectangle die from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink to give it a distressed look.

I stamped the fern from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the flower in Blushing Bride ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the flower center out of Blushing Bride card stock with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts dies and pushed up the little die cuts. I also cut out two of the sprigs from Rococo Rose card stock. I lightly sponged all the die cuts with Soft Suede ink.

I adhered the flower center to the stamped flower with multipurpose liquid glue and added a Rococo Rose faceted dot. I arranged the leaves and buds on the embossed panel and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue. I folded and trimmed a length of white linen ribbon and adhered it with glue dots. I popped the layered flower on with dimensionals and added a linen thread bow. I finished it off with a gold foil butterfly cut with the small butterfly die from the Nature’s Thoughts dies. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the corners of a Whisper White panel with the fern stamp in Mint Macaron ink after stamping off. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Garden Lane DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts cling stamp set has so many beautiful natural images and I love all the cards I have seen using it. And it’s so appropriate to our times. Take care!

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:


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 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
  • Mint Macaron – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background)
  • Sahara Sand – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut background)
  • Rococo Rose – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (floral die cuts)
  • Blushing Bride – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut flower center)
  • Gold Foil – 1″ x 1″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut stamped fern and flower)
  • Garden Lane DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad Get Well Card

Good Morning! Today I have a get well card made with the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order! Many of the products used in today’s card are Sale-A-Bration items and I will point them out as I mention them. You can find all 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 Lily Impressions designer series paper and adhered it to a Pretty Peacock mat with snail. The Lily Impressions designer series paper is another Sale-A-Bration item that is FREE with a $50 order and it’s so pretty! I stamped the large lily and two of the small lilies from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a panel of shimmer white card stock. I used my aqua painter and Petal Pink ink to add color to the base of each petal, leaving the tips white. I did this by smooshing the ink pad to deposit ink on the lid (or you can smoosh it on an extra stamp block) and picked up the ink with the tip of the aqua painter brush and use it to color the image. The shimmer white paper is safe for water coloring, so I chose to use it instead of water color paper – plus you get the benefits of the sparkle!

After coloring the large lily and two small lilies, I cut them out with the Lily Pad dies. The Lily Pad Dies is another FREE Sale-A-Bration product with a $100 order. I stamped a large lily pad leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and two of the smaller leaves using Soft Sea Foam ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock. I cut the leaves out with the Lily Pad dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sending You Thoughts stamp set – another Sale-A-Bration item that is available for FREE with a $50 order – using Pretty Peacock ink on a strip of vellum. Ink takes longer to dry on vellum, so I set it aside for a while. After it was dry, I wrapped it around the matted DSP panel and secured it in the back with snail.

I adhered the large lily pad leaf to the Lily Impressions panel with dimensionals and adhered the flower on top with dimensionals. I adhered a small lily leaf and flower with snail. I tied a short length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle and tucked it under the flower with a glue dot. I made a bow with Grapefruit Grove Twine and tucked it on top of the tulle with a glue dot. I adhered the panel to a Pool Party card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set on a Whisper White panel using Pretty Peacock ink. I added the last small flower and leaf to the top corner and a strip of the Lily Impressions designer series paper to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

Sale-A-Bration is the best Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year and the items that are available this year are are incredible! The Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is also special in that it is specially made to be reversible! You can flip the stamp over on the stamp pad and stamp the solid image on the reverse! Sale-A-Bration is going on now through March 31.


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

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is going on now. There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

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.

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.

Sale-A-Bration Host Benefits

Hosts with orders of $300 or more can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (Item 152384).

  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order. 
  • Only the host of the order will receive the free stamp set.
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

Sale-A-Bration Joining Benefits

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.). 

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog). 
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″

January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019 Holiday 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:

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Pretty Peacock – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat)
  • Shimmer White – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (lily flower die cuts)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2″ x 5″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Lily Impressions DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dandelion Wishes Get Well Card

Hello and welcome! Today I have a simple card for someone under the weather made with the Stampin’ Up! Dandelion Wishes stamp set. This is a set that was introduced last year and is now available only as a cling rubber stamp set. Most of the wood mount sets are no longer available from Stampin’ Up! They have perfected the cling stamp set labels so that they stick really well to acrylic stamp blocks. In the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog they have replaced most of the wood mount and clear mount red rubber stamps with the new cling mount rubber stamps, and they really do stick much better, but have the same red rubber stamping area!

The design of my card is inspired by the Fab Friday 165 sketch challenge. It’s a simple layout that is pretty versatile!

Check out the other entries for this challenge by clicking on the picture above.

To create today’s card, I started by embossing a piece of Pool Party card stock with the Subtles embossing folder and matting it with Whisper White. This embossing gives texture and interest without distracting from your main image. After embossing, I adhered the matted panel to a Pool Party Card base.

I then made the main image background by sponging Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive inks in random patterns on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then spritzed it with water and blotted it with a paper towel, giving it a mottled look. I was really pleased that the inks reacted with the water to give lighter splotches where the water droplets landed. I then needed to let the panel dry completely and I pressed it under books overnight to flatten the paper.

Then I made the art panel by running the embossing buddy over the sponged background and stamped the single dandelion and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dandelion Wishes stamp set in Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. After it cooled I cut out it with the stitched rectangle die. I cut a piece of the Whisper White Flax ribbon and adhered it to the embossed panel with snail and adhered the art panel with dimensionals. I finished it off with an old Pool Party enamel dot from my stash.

I finished the inside by stamping the dandelion seeds flying away in Pool Party on Whisper White cardstock and adhering it to the inside of the card. I also stamped this image on the corner of the envelope to match!

I remember as a child blowing the dandelions and making wishes. These days I pick them quickly before they turn to seed and spread all over my lawn – too funny! The Stampin’ Up! Dandelion Wishes cling stamp set has nostalgic images of summer and great sentiments with beautiful fonts for sending wishes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

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:

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 5″ x 3 3/4″, 2 3/4″ x 4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: