Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer Hello Friendship Card

Happy Friday! The Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer is one of my favorite floral stamp sets from the Annual Catalog with it’s pretty floral images and sweet sentiments. So I was thrilled that Stampin’ Up! came out with the coordinating Summer Shadows dies for Sale A Bration! Today I use both of these items for a pretty Black and White friendship 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 the striped Beautifully Penned designer series paper to a panel of the floral DSP and then adhered them both to a Basic White mat. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Basic Black card base.

I cut the third largest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies from Basic White card stock. I embossed another Basic White panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the scalloped rectangle die cut and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I cut a panel of Basic Black with the detail flowers and leaf cluster from the Summer Shadows dies and adhered the small flower and leaf cluster to the embossed panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and cut it out with the scalloped oval in the Messages die. I popped the label on with dimensionals and popped the large die cut flower on top using pieces of black dimensionals. I finished the card front with matte black dots.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the top of the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment next to the flower and adhered a strip of the floral Beautifully Penned DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer stamp set looks great in black and white and the Summer Shadows dies extends it so nicely with the outline dies that cut out the stamped images and the detailed dies that cut out flowers that coordinate. Have a great weekend!!


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: N3VHEQAX

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″, 4-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panel (floral die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4 panel (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 2″ x 3-5/16″ (embossed panel), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Beautifully Penned DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Hello Card

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a Hello Card that uses the sweet Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses photopolymer stamp set. This is a fun little set with three different bird houses that you can use to build a sweet garden scene. I only used one of the houses and the gorgeous hello sentiment, but I definitely need to use it some more before the summer is gone. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired by the pretty sketch in Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge #519 to use pretty designer series papers to go with the stamp set:

So I adhered a panel of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to a Soft Suede mat and wrapped it with a length of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon and made a bow. I adhered a panel of Cork specialty paper on top and adhered the panel to the front of a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the birdhouse from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Basic White. I fussy cut it with my paper snips. I used my water painter and Crumb Cake and Misty Moonlight inks to color it with a slightly damp brush. I was careful not to touch the Early Espresso ink, and I tried to keep it to a minimum since the Basic White paper is not great for water painting. This gave it a rough look which looks ok for something that stays outside. I stamped the two birds in Cinnamon Cider ink and fussy cut them too. I also colored them with my water painter and Misty Moonlight ink.

I stamped the branches from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses stamp set in stamped off Mossy Meadow ink on Basic White and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso underneath. I used the rectangle window die from the Window Flower Box dies to cut it out. I adhered the birdhouse with dimensionals and the little birds with glue dots and adhered the little scene to the card with Stampin’ Seal. I finished the card with three bronze Brushed Metallic Dots.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the birdhouse from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the post underneath in Early Espresso and stamped the branch in stamped off Mossy Meadow. I stamped the little birds on the birdhouse in Cinnamon Cider and colored them with my water painter and Misty Moonlight ink. I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses stamp set is so cute and sweet and it’s perfect to capture idyllic summer backyard scenes. Can you hear the birds chirping?


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (DSP mat)
  • Cork – 2-3/4″ x 3-1/1″ (front background panel)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4 (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (stamped images)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-15/16″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Fall Frenzy” and I’m seeing so many pumpkin decor items around so I decided to use the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins 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 adhered a panel of the Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to the front of a Cajun Craze card base. I made a horizontal stripe by layering strips of Cork, Harvest Meadow designer series paper, Cajun Craze and Granny Apple Green card stock and adhering it to the card front.

I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins cling stamp set in Early Espresso on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I colored them with Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and adhered them to the stripe with dimensionals and glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Greenery stamp set in Early Espresso on a Crumb Cake panel and cut it out with the small Tailor Made Tags die. I cut another tag from the Beauty of the Earth designer series paper and adhered it to the back of the Crumb Cake label. I colored a length of white baker’s twine with Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend and cut a length of Crumb Cake twine. I slipped the twine through the holes in the tags and tied a bow. I adhered the tag to the card front with glue dots and finished the card front with five green Decorative Matte Dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pumpkin vines on the bottom and colored them with Granny Apple Green, Ole Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is my first fall card of the year and it was hard to resist coloring these pumpkins with Stampin’ Blends. But the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins bundle has other cute pumpkin images, wonderful sentiments and gorgeous artsy pumpkin dies that will be loads of fun to play with – such a versatile set.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Jillian Good created.

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

  1. Jaimie Babarczy 
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Karen Finkle 
  4. Mary Deatherage 
  5. Jillian Good 
  6. Akiko Sudano  <– You Are Here
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic  
  8. Donna Leonard  
  9. Amy Koenders

Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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:

  • Cajun Craze – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe mat)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe mat)
  • Cork – 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (pumpkin panel)
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 1″ x 5-1/4″ (stripe)
  • Beauty Of The Earth DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 2-3/4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ Video Tutorial

Good Monday Morning! Yesterday afternoon during my weekly Facebook Live, I used the the wonderful Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle to make a hello card with the Sale A Bration Peaceful Prints designer series paper. There are so many cooking and food theme stamp sets available right now, you can go crazy with kitchen creativity! It’s a good thing that they are low in calories! You can find the currently available 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 adhered a strip of Buffalo Plaid Peaceful Prints designer series paper (a Sale A Bration item at the $50 level) to a panel of In Good Taste designer series paper and adhered them both to a Real Red mat. I stamped the bowl from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ cling stamp set in Pacific Point on Basic White and stamped the rolling pin in Sahara Sand on Basic White. I cut these out with the coordinating dies. I also cut out an additional rolling pin from basic white and adhered it to the back of the stamped rolling pin to give the die cut some thickness.

I cut the cutting board from the Cookin’ dies from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle from Soft Suede and the tools from Basic Black. The detail in these dies is so fantastic! I adhered the cutting board, tools and bowl to the DSP panel with glue dots and rolling pin with dimensionals.

I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Sahara Sand and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I finished the panel with three red matte dots and a Crumb Cake twine bow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Smoky Slate card base.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. In stamped the bowl next to the sentiment in Pacific Point and one of the little chef’s hats in Sahara Sand. I adhered a strip of In Good Taste DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Real Red mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up What’s Cookin’ bundle is so wonderful and versatile! There are so many other food stamp sets that these items can be used with such as cupcakes and cookies. The bundle is perfect for cards for any kind of chef or food lover for any occasion.


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special.

To celebrate the new catalog and Sale A Bration, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through August 16, 2021

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper 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! Be sure to check that you are shopping with me as your demonstrator and add my current host code to your order!


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

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
  • 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:

  • Smoky Slate – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Real Red – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front and inside mats)
  • Sahara Sand – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Soft Suede – 3″ x 3-1/2″ (cutting board die cut)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 5″ (spatula and whisk die cuts)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (bowl die cut), 2″ x 2″ (rolling pin die cuts)
  • Peaceful Prints DSP – 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (front stripe)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Product List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed flowers)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Hello Card

Good Morning! It’s been a short week, but it’s Happy Friday again – Yay! Today’s card is a simple hello card made with the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch photopolymer stamp set and the beautiful Pansy Petals designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the pretty sketch in the Fab Friday 217 Sketch Challenge for today’s card – It’s perfect for showing off pretty designer series papers! Here it is:

I embossed a panel of Fresh Freesia card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I adhered the Bumblebee and Calypso Coral strips of Pansy Petals DSP to the large floral Pansy Petals panel with liquid glue and adhered the layered panel to a Fresh Freesia mat. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Fresh Freesia strip. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card front with three flower flourishes adhered with glue dots.


For the inside of the card, I simply adhered strips of Pansy Petals DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered an embossed piece of Fresh Freesia on top so that it would mirror the card front design. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set has so many wonderful sentiments in addition to pretty pansies! I just love this little sentiment and it’s the perfect thought to go with the small, scattered flowers.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (DSP mat), 1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 1/2″ x 1″ (embossed inside trim)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel),
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (front floral), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″, 1/2″ x 4″ (Bumblebee floral front strip), 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (Bumblebee inside strip), 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (Calypso Coral dotted front strip), 3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (Calypso Coral dotted inside strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made a little hello card with the cute Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle. This is the perfect set for the cook or someone who loves food and it has the cutest kitchen utensil dies. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

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

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

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

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

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

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach Video Tutorial

Good Morning, I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m sharing a fun card made with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach bundle. It’s a simple fun fold card that is really easy to make and is so pretty with the You’re A Peach designer series paper! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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.

This is a pretty simple fun fold in that it just splits a top fold card front in half, rotates the bottom and turns it on it’s side. Not only that, I did it backwards, making the inside of the card first. I am so confused!! So let’s start at the beginning…

Cut off the bottom 2-3/4″ of a 4-1/2″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″) Calypso Coral card base so you have a 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ and a 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel. Adhere a panel of floral You’re A Peach designer series paper to the inside of the card with liquid glue. Stamp the little flower and leaf pair from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach photopolymer stamp set in Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz ink in the top corner of a Basic White panel. Do this a couple of times. Adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and then adhere the layered panel to the inside of the card.

Adhere the floral You’re A Peach DSP to the front flap. Emboss the Basic White panel with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the Calypso Coral panel that was cut off the bottom of the card base. Stamp the leaf spray from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on the Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Peach dies.

Ink up the triple small peaches stamp with Pale Papaya ink and apply some Calypso Coral ink around the edges with a sponge dauber. Stamp the peaches on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Stamp the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White and cut it out with the Messages die. Adhere the label and leaf spray to the embossed panel with glue dots and pop the peaches on the leaf spray with dimensionals.

Adhere the decorated panel to the top flap with Tear & Tape, being careful not to get tape on the section of the panel that touches the inside of the card. Finish off the decorated panel with three sequins and a white bow.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach bundle is really very versatile, with flower and peach stamps, wonderful sentiments and dies that cut everything out and dies that cut out additional mini greenery! I thought I found a good method for lining up the leaf spray stamp so it would be die cut nicely – well that didn’t work out during the video. I think I’ll try doing something similar to the method for lining up stamps with builder punches next! The leaf spray stamp has thin section that can be misaligned if you’re not careful when mounting it on your block. This is good because you don’t have extra stamp material that can pick up ink and make for messy stamping. It’s also good if you want to curve the spray in a different way and not die cut – and this is a beautiful look too! So all in all, I am in love with this beautiful new bundle and I hope you like it too!


Final Days for the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

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

Last Week for Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles!

June 30, 2021 is also the last day for the fantastic Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick bundles! The Hey Chick Bundle is the cutest ever, and it will be so sad when they’re gone. The Hey Birthday Chick stamp set and Birthday Chick dies will still be around afterwards, but not at the special bundle pricing. So don’t delay any longer!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Starts July 1!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front panel)
  • Balmy Blue – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut leaf spray), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut peaches), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (front side background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick Happy Day Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick is a cute cling stamp set that came out for a short time a couple of years ago. And it was brought back this spring as a bundle with the cutest set of coordinating dies! But it will only be available until the end of this month, so I wanted to make a card with it before it’s gone. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Crumb Cake panel with the new Bark 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Crumb cake card base with liquid glue. I wrapped the card front with a length of Bumblebee gingham ribbon and tied a knot on the side. I cut the henhouse from the Chick dies from Crumb Cake and adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

I cut the largest circle from the Layering Circles dies and colored a background with Crumb Cake, Garden Green. Balmy Blue and Pacific Point inks using my Blending Brushes. I cut the cornstalk and cornhusks from Garden Green and the corn from So Saffron. I adhered the corn to the cornhusks and adhered three of them to the cornstalk before adhering the cornstalk to the circle. I die cut the fence from Smoky Slate and adhered it to the circle over the cornstalk with dots of liquid glue.

I die cut the sign from Soft Suede and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick stamp set on it in Memento Tuxedo Black. I adhered the sign to the circle with glue dots. I applied some adhesive strip behind a Cinnamon Cider panel and cut the little seeds. I removed the backing from the seeds and adhered them to the circle. I finally stamped the hen from the Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I popped the hen into the scene with dimensionals and popped it all onto the card front with more dimensionals.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the little egg from the Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored the little feet with Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. I stamped the sentiment next to the egg and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Isn’t the Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick bundle so cute? The Chick dies are so detailed and make wonderful little farm scenes! The hens are cute too and the sentiments are simple and perfect. So hurry so you can get yours while it’s still available! On another note, the Hey Birthday Chick cling stamp set and coordinating Birthday Chick dies will still be available next month, the bundle pricing with the 10% discount will also end on June 30.


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


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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 in the Jan-Jun 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (embossed background), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (hen house die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (sign die cut)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (cornstalk and cornhusks die cuts)
  • So Saffron – 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (corn die cuts)
  • Smoky Slate – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (fence die cut)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (seed die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (circle die cut), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (hen die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses with Butterflies Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a simple monochrome card made with the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses cling stamp set in Fresh Freesia. I made a thank you card with this stamp last week, kind of in reverse and you can see it here. Today’s card is kind of the reverse because I used versamark ink with white embossing powder to create a card with lots of shine. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used my stamparatus to stamp the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses background stamp in Versamark ink on a Fresh Freesia Panel. I used the magnets to hold the card stock down and inked up the stamp and stamped it a couple of times to get good coverage, pressing all around the stamp each time. I covered the panel with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the embossing powder with my heat tool, being careful to make sure it was all shiny. I trimmed the panel down to 3-3/4″ x 5″ and adhered it to a Fresh Freesia mat. I popped the panel on the front of a Fresh Freesia card base with dimensionals.

I wrapped the panel with a length of Fresh Freesia ribbon, securing it in the back. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Happenings stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on a basic white panel and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals over the ribbon.

I cut the small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies from Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum and adhered it to the card front next to the label with glue dots in the butterfly body, allowing the wings to flutter freely. I finished the butterfly with a rhinestone and added two more to finish the card front.


For the inside of the card, I used the Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses stamp again on a strip of Fresh Freesia card stock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered it to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I adhered a panel of adhesive strip to the back of another panel of Fresh Freesia Vellum and cut out another small detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies. I peeled of the adhesive backing and adhered it to the top of the panel, pressing it with my bone folder to make sure it was secure. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses background stamp makes a pretty design for the background of a card and it’s pretty versatile as you can see from the two simple simple cards that I have made with it. I’m not sure which I like better – do you have a preference?


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 in the Jan-Jun 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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5″ panel (front mat), 4-1/4″ x 6″ (embossed layer – I made this large enough so I had a little extra for my magnet and to hold while heat embossing), 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed inside trim)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – two 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panels (butterfly die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: