Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Can you believe that Halloween is only 3 weeks away? Time to get ready! The Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween bundle and the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ designer series paper are so sweet and I’ve used them on a Halloween Card for for a simple card to share today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a square panel of the Cute Halloween designer series paper with the vampires to Basic Black and Old Olive mats – Aren’t these the sweetest vampires ever! And I adhered a panel of the Boo! DSP to the front of a Flirty Flamingo card base. Then I adhered the layered DSP square to the card front with dimensionals.

I made a jack-o-lantern from the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween photopolymer stamp set by stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black and Pumpkin Pie on Basic White. I stamped the pumpkin outline in Tuxedo Black, then the solid pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie and then the jack-o-lantern face in Tuxedo Black. I colored the stem in Old Olive and used the Halloween Punch from the bundle to cut it out.

I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Highland Heather strip and trimmed the end with the Banners Pick A Punch. I adhered the other end to the back of the jack-o-lantern and tucked a folded length of black glitter ribbon behind too. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals, just under the vampires and finished it with three star sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the spider web from the Banner Year stamp set in Smoky Slate in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the spider from the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black in the web and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black across the panel. I stamped the jack-o-lantern in the lower corner just like the front and trimmed he bottom with a strip of boo DSP from the Cute Halloween paper pack. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Flirty Flamingo is not traditional for a Halloween Card, but the Cute Halloween vampire paper is so pretty, so I wanted to give it a try. There are so many fun items currently for Halloween crafting, and the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween bundle will will coordinate with them all.


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 3-1/16″ x 3-1/16″ (mat)
  • Old Olive – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (mat)
  • Highland Heather – 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1-1/2″ x 2″ (jack-o-lantern)
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3″ x 3″ (vampires), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Cutest Halloween Bundle
$31.50
Cutest Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Halloween Punch
$18.00
Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Banners Pick A Punch
$23.00
Cute Halloween 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Black 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon
$8.50
Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
$7.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25

Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Thank You Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle has beautiful flowers, sentiments and die cuts. For today’s card, I decided to pair it with the beautiful Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper for a fall themed thank you card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper to the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base. I adhered the small frame from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to the card front. I cut the leaf spray from the Artistic dies from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle from Gold Metallic specialty paper and adhered it to the card front over the frame and DSP.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked cling stamp set in VersaMark ink on Cinnamon Cider. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder, shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with the Tailored Made Tags die. I cut another tag with the same die from the Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP and adhered it to the back and adhered a tag reinforcement cut from Blackberry Bliss to the front.

I looped a length of Fine Art ribbon through the tag hole and tied it, making a bow, with a length of gold cord. I adhered the tags to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I adhered one of the gold wildflower die cuts from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack to the side of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Blackberry Beauty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle has beautiful flowers, sentiments and dies that go beautifully with the Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper and ephemera pack.


Sale A Bration Ends Tomorrow!

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World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 1″ (tag reinforcement)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag)
  • Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty – 2″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack – small floral frame, gold wildflower

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Artistically Inked Bundle (English)
$53.00
Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Artistic Dies
$35.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Blackberry Beauty 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack
$6.00
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun Halloween Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun cling stamp set is a cute little set with little kids enjoying the delights of the fall and winter holidays. It is a host set that you can only purchase with Host Dollars that you earn on orders or parties over $150 before shipping and taxes. And it is just so cute! I used the little girl in a pumpkin costume for a Halloween card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Old Olive Cute Halloween designer series paper with the haunted houses to a panel of the striped DSP. I adhered the layered panel to an Old Olive mat. I tied a length of black and white gingham ribbon around the layered panel, tied a bow on the side and adhered the panel to the front of a Pumpkin Pie card base.

I stamped the little girl in the pumpkin costume from the Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Bronze, Smoky Slate and Basic Black. I stamped some falling oak leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with the Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to a Highland Heather mat.

I adhered the panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on a small Basic White panel and cut it out with Paper snips. I adhered it to a Basic Black panel and used my paper snips to trim a thin mat around it. I adhered the sentiment to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the little star sequins all around the card front to give it some bling.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I added the cobwebs in stamped off Smoky Slate and the Jack-O-Lantern in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Memento Tuxedo Black. I added the spider from the Cutest Halloween stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Cute Halloween DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Halloween cards are so much fun and the darling little girl from the Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun stamp set is a perfect example. I love how all the different Halloween theme stamp sets go together to make fun items to celebrate! Can’t wait for Trick or Treating!


Sale A Bration Ends September 30!

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World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic Black – 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (little girl mat), 1″ x 1″ (label mat)
  • Highland Heather – 3′ x 3″ (little girl mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (little girl panel), 1″ x 1″ (label)
  • Cute Halloween DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 2″ x 3-7/8″ (front lower background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Seasons Of Fun Host Cling Stamp Set
$12.00
Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Cutest Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Cute Halloween 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
$7.50
Paper Snips
$10.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25

Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Halloween Fun” and I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween bundle for my card today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut the top front off of the card base by cutting down the score line 1-3/4″ and cutting straight across the top with my paper trimmer. This left the bottom 2-1/2″ on the card front. I adhered a panel of Old Olive haunted house Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the inside of the card.

I adhered a panel of the ‘boo’ Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP to the inside front flap and I colored the candy panel for the outside front flap. I colored the candies with the Bronze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and then adhered the panel to the front flap. I stamped six Jack-O-Lanterns using the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween photopolymer stamp set – I stamped the outlines in Memento Tuxedo Black, the solid pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie and the Jack-O-Lantern faces in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the stems with the Granny Apple Green Stampin Blend and punched the Jack-O-Lanterns out with Halloween Punch.

I adhered the Jack-O-Lanterns across the top of the front flap with glue dots and dimensionals (the one in the middle and the two ends). I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Old Olive and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the little spider in the corner and adhered the panel to the bottom of the inside of the card. I adhered the last Jack-O-Lantern to the front flap next to the inside panel. I stamped the little ghost outline in Smoky Slate on Basic White and the face and arms in stamped off Highland Heather. I punched out the ghost with the Halloween Punch and adhered it to the top of the inside with dimensionals. I finished the card with iridescent stars.

I also used the Stampin’ Up! Cutest Halloween bundle to decorate a little Halloween treat box made with the Pretty Pillowbox dies. It’s so cute and really puts me in the trick-or-treatin’ mood!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Terry Lynn Bright’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe mat)
  • Old Olive – 1-” x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), two 1-1/2″ x 4″ strips (punched jack-o-lanterns), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (punched ghost)
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (Old Olive haunted house background), two 2-1/4″ x 5-1/5″ panels (candy front panel and ‘boo’ inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Festive Post Happy Haunting Card

Happy Halloween! Of course I have a Halloween card today and it’s made with the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set along with the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the Rectangle Postage Stamp punch to punch out two pieces of the Blackberry Bliss spider paper from the Magic In This Night designer series paper pack. I stamped the witches’ brooms from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on the punched DSP. I punched two pieces of Blackberry Bliss card stock with the same punch and adhered the stamped DSP to the front. I die cut the pretty spider from the Little Treat Box Dies from the fun Black Glitter paper and the spider web from the Peek-a-Hoot dies from vellum and adhered it to the punched layered papers.

I stamped the date sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Pumpkin Pie panel and punched it out with the Rectangle Postage Stamp punch. I adhered a strip of the gothic spider web paper to the panel of the black striped Magic in this Night DSP paper and then adhered them both to a Basic Black mat I adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base with dimensionals.

I adhered the three punched postage stamps to the card front with dimensionals, with the Pumpkin Pie in the middle.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Celebration Tidings in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered another spiderweb and spider next to the sentiment and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the black striped Magic in this Night DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set has cute images for Christmas and Valentine’s Day as well as Halloween. And they fit perfectly with the Rectangle Postage Stamp punch, for a cute look. Check it out in my Online Store by clicking on the picture below:


Today is the Last Day for the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections. Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now! BUT HURRY – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!



Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Coming November 3!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations starts on November 3, 2020 and runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details.


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

November 1-15 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (center punch)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 2-1/4″ x 3″ (side punches backing)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Vellum – 1-3/4″ x 5″ (spider webs)
  • Black glitter – 1″ x 3-1/4″ (spider die cuts)
  • Magic in this Night DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1″ x 5-1/8″ (front DSP strip), 2-1/4″ x 3″ (side punches) 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Ombre Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing another beautiful card made with the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. Instead of using the wonderful dies, I just used the gorgeous large sunflower stamp and paired it with an ombre technique with some touches of gold. 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 will also edit the video and post a concise tutorial on my YouTube Channel, so look for that soon. The edited video has been posted on my YouTube Channel and you can find it here.

I stamped three of the large sunflowers from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Using the sponge brayer, I colored the panel starting with Cajun Craze on the bottom and adding in Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee and So Saffron inks. I colored the darkest colors on the bottom and the lightest color on top, overlapping the colors as I went. I also used the sponge brayer to add So Saffron ink to the Whisper White label. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the label. I adhered the label to the flower panel and adhered the panel to a gold foil mat.

I wrapped gold trim around the panel just above the label, making a bow, and finished the panel with three gold metallic pearls. I adhered the dark woodgrain In Good Taste designer series paper to the front of an early Espresso card base and popped the flower panel on top with dimensionals.

I stamped another sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Early Espresso ink in the corner of a Whisper White panel. I added some Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Bumblebee ink with the sponge brayer and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The soft touches of gold with the dark wood grain give the card an elegant look, especially when paired with the beautiful sentiment!


Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook Event – This Saturday, October 3!

World Card Making Day is October 3 and we’re going to celebrate again with a fun all-day event on Facebook! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page later this week. Let me know if you are interested and I’ll be sure to send you an invite by the end of the week. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points through September 30!

To celebrate the end of a great Stampin’ Up! year, I’m offering Double Wildflower Points!! If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

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!


Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion Ends September 30!

These are only a few days left in the The Get & Go Starter Kit limited time promotion. This fantastic offer is designed to give new Stampin’ Up! demonstrators additional products to help you get started right away. In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit – $125 worth of products for $99 – you will receive card stock to make 16 cards, two stamp sets, and rhinestone basic jewels to use in your first event.

Full Details are on my Promotion Page, or you can contact me – I’d love to talk to you about joining my team!


September 16 – 30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

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:

  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gold Foil – 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Banner Year Happy Haunting Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Halloween card made with the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. Last week I made a pair of Fall cards with this bundle and today’s card uses another technique for designing and stamping your own ‘designer series paper’ for a card background. 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 will also edit and post a concise tutorial on my YouTube Channel, so look for that soon. You can find the YouTube video here.

I planned a little rectangle of images from the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year photopolymer stamp set and the colors that I wanted to use. In order to fill all the spaces, I needed to put a spider in the spider web, so I used in the spider from the Celebration Tidings stamp set. Then I just stamped the pattern in a row. I shifted the pattern and stamped the next row and repeated until I covered the panel. I used Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty Peacock and Memento Tuxedo Black inks on a Whisper White panel.

I trimmed my stamped panel and adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I colored a length of white crinkle seam binding ribbon with dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend and wrapped it around the panel, tying a bow. I cut the spider web from Smoky Slate card stock using the Peek A Hoot Dies and adhered it to the panel with a glue dot. I trimmed the ends of my labels with the Banners Pick A Punch and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I adhered the label to the mat and popped it on the panel with dimensionals. I finished the panel with three iridescent pearls and popped it on the front of a Rich Razzleberry card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the images similar to the card front on a Whisper White panel. I added the Boo sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The cute images in the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year stamp set are perfect for stamping all over a sheet of card stock to make your own custom designer series paper for a One Sheet Wonder project for all the upcoming holidays!  The little images are also great for accenting labels or tags that go on other projects. Click the image below to get the full details of this bundle in my Online Store.


September 16 – 30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

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:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (label mat)
  • Smoky Slate – 2″ x 2″ (spider web die cut)
  • Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Whisper White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front stamped background and inside panel), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! Our talented team has created projects this month with the theme of Halloween Fun. Be sure to check out all the projects for great inspiration for Halloween, as it’s just around the corner!

I made a Halloween card with the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot bundle for our hop today. These little little owls are so cute, so I had to get them! Here’s my card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Plaid Tidings designer series paper to a panel of Magic in the Night designer series paper and then adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I embossed a strip of Blackberry Bliss card stock with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder and adhered it on top. I then wrapped a length of Black glitter ribbon around the panels and made a knot on the side. I popped the panel to the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the little owl and spider and Boo! sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the frame from the Hippo & Friends Dies. I sponged the background with Rich Razzleberry and Bumblebee ink and colored the tree with Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I stamped another image on a smaller whisper White panel and cut the owl and spider out with the coordinating die from the Peek a Hoot Dies. I sponged the edges of these die cuts to match and colored the owl with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the spider with the Basic Black Stampin Blends.

I cut out a Bumblebee mat from the next larger Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered it to the back of the stamped die cut. I cut out two spider webs from Vellum card stock with the die from the Peek a Hoot Dies and adhered them to the back of the layered die cuts. I popped the owl and spider on the front with dimensionals and popped the layered die cuts on the card front. I finished it off with three iridescent pearls.

I stamped the owl and pumpkin and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the image in Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin Blends. I carefully inked up the spider with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it in the upper corner. I added a strip of Magic in This Night DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

A colorful fun card to celebrate Halloween! Here’s a close up of the bundle – the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot cling stamps with the Peek a Hoot Dies. Aren’t those owls so cute?


Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed strip)
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Bumblebee – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut mat)
  • Vellum – 2″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut spider webs)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (stamped die cut frame), 1-3/4″ x 2″ (die cut spider and owl)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (decorative strip)
  • Magic in This Night DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! To Every Season Holiday Cards

Good Morning! Saturday was World Card Making Day and the Inkin Krew had a celebration on Facebook. Our leader, Amy, created a group for customers and friends and we had several Facebook Live presentations on card making throughout the day. It was an inspirational and fun day and thank you to everyone who participated!

For this celebration, I made a Thankful for You card using the Stampin’ Up! To Every Season bundle on Facebook Live. I was so nervous since I have only done a few videos and the audience was so much bigger than the handful of supporters I usually have watching! Here is the Facebook Live video:

You can also view this video on YouTube here.

And then on Sunday afternoon, I did my normally scheduled Live session on my Stampin’ In The Meadows Facebook page and I made a Halloween card using the same stamp set.

Here is that video:

And I also uploaded it to YouTube for watching here.

The Stampin’ Up! To Every Season stamp bundle is very versatile and will take you a long way. It has bat stamps for Halloween, leaf stamps for Fall or Thanksgiving, snowflake stamps for Christmas or Winter and heart stamps for Valentines day. And in the bundle, you also get the Every Season punch pack, consisting of 4 mini punches – a bat, a leaf, a snowflake and a heart. And it has lots of sentiments in a nice simple font.

My video adventure continues to evolve. I’m taking baby steps and learning A LOT. I still have a ways to go, but I did get my Stampin’ In The Meadows YouTube channel started and a couple of videos posted. YAY!! I still need to learn about customizing it so it’s pretty, but I’ll get there eventually. You can take a look at it here, and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

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 these projects:

  • Thankful for You card
    • Calypso Coral – 5 ½” x 8 ½”
    • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4” x 5”, 3 5/8” x 4 7/8”, 2” x 2”, 1” x 5”
    • Old Olive – 3 3/4” x 5”, 1” x 3 5/8”
    • Soft Suede – 2” x 2”
  • Halloween card
    • Pumpkin Pie – 4 1/4″ x 11″
    • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8” x 4 7/8”, 1″ x 4 7/8″, 1″ x 3″
    • Basic Black – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″,
    • Monster Bash DSP – 2 3/4″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Boo to You Little Monsters Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop! Our awesome team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products with the theme “Halloween Fun”. I am using the Stampin’ Up! Boo to You stamp set to make a spooky card with little Halloween monsters! 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 the card by using one of the layering circles dies to cut a mask for the moon on a piece of copy paper. I positioned the open circle on a Whisper White panel and sponged in Daffodil Delight for the moon. I then covered the moon with the die cut circle and lightly sponged some Calypso Coral ink around the moon. I then took some non-SU purple ink (How come I don’t have any Gorgeous Grape ink? Need to get some!) and added some touches of purple outside the Calypso Coral. I then made a mask for the ground and sponged the rest of the sky in Night of Navy, making it darker at the edges of the paper and lighter closer to the moon. I then removed the cover off the moon.

Next came the large tree from the Snow Front Stamp set, which I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I trimmed a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock to match the ground and adhered it to the panel. I stamped the pair of pumpkins from the Gather Together stamp set in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock. I colored them with Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut them and adhered them to the card front at the base of the tree. Finally I mounted the front panel on a Calypso Coral mat and a Gorgeous Grape card base using liquid glue.

Next I stamped the Frankenstein-like and the hairy horned monsters from the Stampin’ Up! Boo to You stamp set using Memento Tuxedo black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored the monsters with Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the monsters and used a black marker to color the white paper edges. And I adhered the green and yellow google eyes to them! I popped them on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the Boo to You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Boo to You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel and added another stamped and die cut set of pumpkins fro the Gather Together stamp set to the bottom left corner. I adhered the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Do your little ones dress as monsters or superheroes for Halloween? Either way, I bet they love to be scared by monsters on Halloween. Enjoy them!! Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


I hope you enjoyed today’s card and thanks for visiting! Be sure to check out each blog in this month’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop to see the wonderful projects created by the other team members. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koenders’ project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Paula Vincent created.

If you get lost along the way here is a list of the blog hop participants:


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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

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


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

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:

  • Gorgeous Grape – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Thick Whisper White – (2) 2″ x 3″ scraps for monsters
  • Calypso Coral – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1 1/2″ x 3″
  • Mossy Meadow – 2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: