Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Hello Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle on a card that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle will be available on June 3, 2020 when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post (though several items will be available after June 3, 2020) along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

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

I started by cutting and prepping the card base. Since this is a Z-Fold card, I scored a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Pear Pizzazz card base at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″ and creased it Mountain-Valley style with my bone folder. Then I prepared the die cuts for the card front. I stamped the top of the long leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set (available June 3) in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the round leaf branch in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut out the medium leafy branch from the Forever Flourishing Dies (available June 3) from vellum card stock and I popped the berry branch from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper (available June 3). I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set (available June 3) in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I cut out two more scalloped rectangles and adhered them to the back to create a thicker label kind of like chipboard.

I adhered the Forever Greenery designer series paper (available June 3) panels to the card base with the striped panel in the center. I embossed the Soft Sea Foam panel with the leaf branch embossing folder from the Greenery embossing folders (available June 3) and adhered it to the Pretty Peacock panel. I adhered the prepared die cuts to the embossed panel with glue dots and popped the label on with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front with Tear & Tape adhesive (I wanted it to stick securely) and finished it off with three Gilded Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the round leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set (available June 3) in Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel after stamping off twice and the long leaf stamp in Pear Pizzazz after stamping off once. I adhered the decorated panel to the inside of the card, so that it is surrounded by the beautiful leafy Forever Greenery designer series paper (available June 3). I also stamped the lower corner of a Whisper White envelope to match the inside of the card (except without stamping off).

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle (available June 3) has gorgeous sentiments and wonderful distinktive images and die cuts and is sure to be a favorite! You can get yours when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live on June 3. And if you loved the Forever Greenery designer series paper, you can get a sample in my catalog share!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – 3-3/8″ x 4-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 6″ (label die cuts), 2″ x 4″ (stamped leaf cluster die cuts)
  • Pretty Peacock – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 4-1/4″
  • Vellum – 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (leafy inside panel), 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (striped inside panel), 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (leafy outside panel)
  • Forever Gold Specialty Paper – 1 berry branch

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace Hello Card

Good Morning! Have you heard of the Scrappy Strip technique? Well, I’ll tell you about it because today’s card uses the Scrappy Strip Technique along with the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Scrappy Strip technique was developed by Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Kylie and Bruno Bertucci earlier this year and is really simple, but so dramatic. And since tomorrow Stampin’ Up will announce the retiring list and carryover list and preview the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog to Demonstrators, I decided to make my Scrappy Strip card using the beautiful, bold 2018-2020 In Colors because they will be on the retiring list!

I started by cutting 3-4 strips each of Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Whisper White card stock. Start with 5-1/2″ wide panels and randomly cut the strips so that one end is thicker than the other. I used widths between 1/4″ and 1/2″ and had strips left over. Adhere the first strip even with the short edge of a 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panel of Basic Black card stock using multipurpose liquid glue. Add glue to the back of the next strip and place it next to the first strip with a small black space between the two strips. Continue adhering strips until the Basic Black panel is covered. The edge of the strips will extend beyond the edge of the Basic black panel and that’s ok. Arrange the colors so that it is pleasing to your taste. When one end gets too angled, flip the strip so that the thick end is on the other side. You can see in this picture how I’ve started adhering the strips to the Basic Black card stock.

When the panel is covered, trim the excess strips with a paper trimmer or paper snips. Trim off a 1/2″ strip for the inside of the card, and trim the rest of the panel so that it is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. Adhere it to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic Black mat with multipurpose liquid glue, and then to a Basic Black card base with dimensionals.

I wanted to use the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace stamp set, so I stamped it in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Basic Black card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until it was shiny. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I adhered the 1/2″ Scrappy Strip panel to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and trimmed the ends. I then adhered it to the inside of my card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Scrappy Strip technique makes cards that look like a piece of modern art! And the bold Stampin’ Up! 2018-2020 In Colors are a perfect contrast for the black background. And it’s so sad to see them go. But once once the products – ink, markers, refills, paper and embellishments – are sold out, they will sadly no longer be available. So if there is something you still need from the 2018-2020 In Color product line to complete your stash, head quickly to my Online Store to stock up before they’re gone.


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 4-1/2″ x 5-1/5″ (Scrappy Strip base), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • For the following colors, you need approximately 4″ x 5-1/2″ so that you can easily cut the strips with your paper trimmer
    • Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove Whisper White
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia Hello Card

Good Morning! Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia bundle with the Magnolia Lane designer series paper for a sweet, elegant hello card that is full of flowers. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I colored the background of a panel of Magnolia Lane DSP with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to an Early Espresso Mat. I cut a lacy border from vellum using the Delicate Lace Dies and adhered it to the edge of the designer series paper with liquid glue. I cut a thin strip of Mossy Meadow card stock and adhered it over the edge of the vellum to cover the glue. I adhered the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Petal Pink and cut it out with a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I stamped the magnolia bud on Whisper White in Early Espresso ink and colored it with Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Magnolia Memories Dies and adhered it to the label with liquid glue.

I adhered the label and flower to the card front with dimensionals. I tied a short length of Petal Pink ribbon and tucked it under the edge with a glue dot and finished the label with a champagne rhinestone.

I colored the background of another strip of the Magnolia Lane designer series paper with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia bundle is one of my favorites from the Annual Catalog! It was really fun to pull it out again and make a simple card that shows off the beautiful flowers in the designer series paper.


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat)
  • Vellum Card Stock – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (lace border die cut)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3/8″ x 5-1/8″ (strip over vellum)
  • Petal Pink – 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2″ (flower die cut)
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug Hello Card

Good Morning! Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration, so I have a card made with the cute Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug cling stamp set. It is also the last day for the Coordination Products Release which includes the Ladybug Dies that I also used. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of So Saffron card stock with the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to a So Saffron card base with liquid glue. I cut a Balmy Blue panel with the large scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut one end of a strip of Old Olive with the grass die from the Special Day Dies and cut the other sides with the same Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die. I adhered the grass to the bottom of the Balmy Blue die cut with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored it with Mango Melody, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Ladybug Dies. I stamped the Hey, Lady sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die. I adhered the flower with dimensionals and adhered the label with a dimensional and liquid glue where the label overlapped the larger die cut.

I stamped all four ladybugs from the Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White. I colored them with Light Real Red, Light Petal Pink and both Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored the little flower with the light Mango Melody Blend. I adhered the ladybug holding the flower with liquid glue and the other two ladybugs with dimensionals.

I saved the last ladybug for the inside of the card. I also cut a flower using the dies from the Ladybug Dies using Mango Melody, Old Olive and Basic Black card stock and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel with liquid glue. I added the last ladybug next to the flower and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration special that is FREE for Hosts with workshops totaling $300 or more (or an order of $300 or more), but today is the last day for the offer.


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2, 4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed card front)
  • Balmy Blue – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut panel)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 3-1/4″ (grass die cut), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (inside flower stem)
  • Mango Melody – 1″ x 1″ (inside flower)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 1″ (inside flower center)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4″ (die cut flower), 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (ladybug lie cuts), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose Hello Card

Good Morning! Did you hear that they added new items to Saale-A-Bration? We are in the final week and ten items from the Annual Catalog have been tagged as FREE Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 purchase. And today’s card uses two of these items. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Important: Note that the Sale-A-Bration item numbers are different!!

I cut a panel of the Woven Threads designer series paper and adhered it to a Rococo Rose card base. I cut another panel of Woven Threads DSP using the large label from the Wild Rose Dies and adhered it to the front with snail. I stamped the outline rose from the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose photopolymer stamp set in Rococo Rose ink on a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped the fuller image in Rococo Rose after stamping off once. Finally I stamped the smallest image in Rococo Rose after stamping off once. I used the matching die cut to cut it out. With the Wild Rose Dies, I cut out two leaf clusters from Mossy Meadow and two bud clusters from Rococo Rose.

I stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set on a Whisper White panel with Rococo Rose ink and cut it out with the smallest Stitched Nested Labels die. I arranged the die cuts on the large label and adhered the leaf and bud clusters and label with multipurpose liquid glue and the rose with dimensionals. I finished off the front with a lace ribbon bow and a Rococo Rose faceted gem

I decorated the inside by adding a strip of the Woven Threads DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White Panel and adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Wild Rose Dies and Woven Threads designer series paper are two of the new items that were added to Sale-A-Bration. Important: Note that the Sale-A-Bration item numbers are different!! Click on the image to see a PDF with all the new items or visit my Online Store to see all the Sale-A-Bration items:

Sale-A-Bration Runs through March 31, so hurry to take advantage of these great deals!!


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2, 1″ x 4″ (bud die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2″ x 4″ (leaves die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (rose), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Woven Threads DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (large label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: