Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello Sneak Peek

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello bundle is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can choose for FREE with a $100 order (before shipping and taxes) during the upcoming Jan-Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration that begins on January 4, 2022. It consists of a pretty photopolymer stamp set along with a set of coordinating designer series paper! I used it to make today’s pretty Hello Friend card. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Friendly Hello designer series paper in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered it to the front of a Pool Party card base. I cut a panel of Friendly Hello DSP with the bird and flowers centered on the panel. I cut two Shaded Spruce strips with the Ornate Layers die and adhered them to the top and bottom back of the bird panel and adhered the bird panel to the stamped DSP panel. I adhered the layered DSP panel to the front of a Pool Party card base.

I stamped the bird and flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I colored the bird in Pool Party and the flowers in Fresh Freesia, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the bird and flowers with my Paper Snips and adhered them over the bird and flowers in the DSP.

I adhered faux pearls around the bird and made a bow with Pool Party ribbon and adhered it to the front with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello stamp set in Fresh Freesia and Granny Apple Green on the top corner of the panel. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of the Friendly Hello DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The coordinating images in the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello Sale-A-Bration bundle are sweet and the stamp set has some pretty sentiments. Here’s a picture of the stamp set with some of the pretty papers:

The colors in the pretty Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello designer series paper are Basic Black, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Shaded Spruce. These colors are so soft and fresh and perfect for spring.


Last Chance Products Sale ends Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the last day to order from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog and many products have already sold out!

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.

Click Here to Shop the Last Chance Products in my Online Store now!


Current Host Code: 2YHH339E

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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce – two 3/4″ x 4″ strips (front stripe borders)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3″ (stamped bird & flowers)
  • Friendly Hello DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 4″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Hello Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set and the coordinating Forever Flourishing dies are some of the prettiest leaf sets with the beautiful Distinktive stamps, gorgeous sentiments and wonderfully detailed dies. And they go beautifully with the special Ever Eden specialty designer series paper that is available now as part of the Eden’s Garden Collection. So I paired these products for a simple hello card for 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 Ever Eden specialty designer series paper to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with liquid glue. I cut two of the pretty Eden dies border from Brushed Gold foil and adhered them to the back of another panel of Ever Eden specialty DSP before adhering it to the card front.

I cut the large fern from the Forever Flourishing dies using Soft Succulent cotton paper and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with the Messages die.

I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and decorated it with the beautiful Garden Gems and adhered a gold trim bow to the bottom of the fern stem with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent on the bottom corner of a Basic White panel I adhered a strip of Ever Eden specialty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Don’t you think the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set goes well with the pretty Ever Eden specialty DSP? You have similar shading in the stamped images and gentle flowing movement in the leaf sprigs – I think they’re wonderful together! And the touches of gold are so elegant! So be sure to check it out!


Eden’s Garden Collection is Available Now!

You can begin enjoying the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog now wit the new Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.

The Eden’s Garden bundle is a beautiful Early Release from the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. Other items in the collection are available through January 3, 2022, or while supplies last.


Last Chance Products Sale Starts December 1, 2021!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last.

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.


A few more days left to Start with Savings!

Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Brushed Gold Foil – two 1″ x 4″ strips (die cut leaf borders)
  • Soft Succulent Cotton – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut fern)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Ever Eden specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1″ x 4″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blessings Of Home Sneak Peek

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Annual Convention was held virtually last weekend, and it was so much fun! I learned so much and we made three beautiful projects with a new bundle from the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Blessings Of Home bundle. I did make some minor changes to the original designs, but it was so much fun to make the cards, each with different techniques! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

For the first card, I used the pretty Heart & Home designer series paper as the background – I matted it with Basic White and stamped the pretty floral Bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home in Misty Moonlight on Shimmery White paper. I used sponge daubers to add Misty Moonlight and Garden Green to some of the flowers and leaves and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered the image to the DSP and wrapped it with denim ribbon and adhered it to the front of a Garden Green card base. Then I stamped the label in Misty Moonlight and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I finished it off with a denim ribbon bow and pearls.

For the second card, I stamped the posy image from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home stamp set in Cinnamon Cider on the front of a Cinnamon Cider note card base. I adhered a panel of Heart & Home DSP to the front and stamped the image in Cinnamon Cider on Shimmery White. I used a water painter to color the flower petals lightly with Cinnamon Cider ink and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I cut some of the flowers and stems from the Flowers of Home dies in Fresh Freesia, cinnamon Cider and Garden green and adhered them to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight on Shimmery White and adhered a folded denim ribbon to the back before popping it on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card with Genial Gems.

For the third card, I embossed a panel of Fresh Freesia with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia Card base. I adhered a panel of Hearth & Home DSP to a Garden Green mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I colored a vellum doily with Fresh Freesia ink using a blending brush and adhered it with liquid glue. I cut some Cinnamon Cider with the Flowers of Home dies and adhered them to the card with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Hearth & Home DSP, cut it out with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a Garden Green mat and then to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card with more Fresh Freesia die cut flowers and Champagne rhinestones.

The Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home bundle is really beautiful and has wonderful sentiments. The Hearth & Home designer series paper has a beautiful Shabby Chic look with beautiful gray wood grain on the flip side of the soft florals. Here are pictures of the stamp set, dies and designer series paper. Remember, these items will be available on January 4, 2022 when the new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog goes live!


Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale Starts Tomorrow!

Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!

Here are the details:

  • The sale will run for three days only: November 16, 2021 – November 18, 2021.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.

Click on the image below to download a flyer with details:


Eden’s Garden Collection is Available Now!

You can begin enjoying the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog now wit the new Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.

The Eden’s Garden bundle is a beautiful Early Release from the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. Other items in the collection are available through January 3, 2022, or while supplies last.


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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:

  • Birthday Card
    • Garden Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
    • Shimmery White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut flowers), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
    • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front mat and inside panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
    • Hearth & Home DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Together Card
    • Cinnamon Cider – 5″ x 7″ card base scored at 3-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
    • Fresh Freesia – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut sprigs)
    • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
    • Shimmery White – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (art panel), 7/8″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (squirrel circle)
    • Hearth & Home DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (inside trim)
  • Thank You Card
    • Fresh Freesia – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
    • Cinnamon Cider – 3″ x 5″ (die cut boughs)
    • Garden Green – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (DSP mat), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (label mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Hearth & Home DSP – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ (front panel), 1″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels Hello Card

Good Morning! Oh My Gosh – the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels photopolymer stamp set is the cutest squirrel stamp set ever! For today’s card, I made a Fall hello card with one of the little guys and used and embossed Pumpkin Pie panel as the background and I just love how it came out. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pumpkin Pie with the Bark 3D embossing folder (this embossing folder shrinks a little, so I embossed a panel 1/8″ wider and cut it to size after embossing). I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to the front and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat. I wrapped it with Crumb Cake baker’s Twine and made a bow, then adhered it to the front of a Sahara Sand card base.

I stamped the outline squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel and stamped the filler in Sahara Sand. I am amazed at how wonderful this two step process turns out! I stamped the bottom of the acorn in stamped off Cinnamon Cider and the acorn top in Soft Suede. I stamped the tree branch in Soft Suede and inked the leaves in bumblebee and used a sponge dauber to add touches of Old Olive (I cleaned off the stamp each time to keep my Bumblebee ink pad green-free). After all the leaves were stamped, I stamped the leaf veins in Bumblebee. I cut the little guy out with the largest Layering Circle die and cut out a scalloped circle from Early Espresso to adhere to the back.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Early Espresso on Sahara Sand and hand trimmed a banner flag end with my paper snips. I adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and trimmed the banner end before adhering it to the squirrel with glue dots. I adhered the little squirrel to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a couple of tree branches in Soft Suede and a bunch of falling leaves in Bumblebee and Old Olive on a Basic White panel, just like the front. And of course I had to stamp the cute little sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso! I trimmed the bottom with Beauty of the Earth DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The little squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set is so cute and mischievous! It’s perfect for sending some cheerful Fall greetings to, well everyone! The two step stamping process works wonderfully for the images, but you can also color these little guys with markers or watercolors

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a Christmas card with the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and the beautiful Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper. Look forward to seeing you then!


Enter and explore Eden with the Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.


Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/8″ x 2″ (label)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Early Espresso – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 2-1/8″ (label mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (squirrel circle)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 1″ x 3-1/4″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Have you seen the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Early Release? I finally got my set and made this pretty Hello card with the bundle and the beautiful Ever Eden specialty designer series paper. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Evening Evergreen with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base.

I adhered a panel of the Evening Evergreen Ever Eden specialty designer series paper to an Evening Evergreen mat, lining up the bottom. I cut a strip of Brushed Gold foil with the pretty Eden Dies border die and adhered it to the back of the layered DSP panel with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen on the Basic White panel. I cut a brushed gold panel with the fancy label die from the Eden dies and adhered the label on top with liquid glue. I adhered the label to the card front and finished it with Genial Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the leaf spray from the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden stamp set in the corners of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Ever Eden specialty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden bundle will be offered in the new Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and available as an early release on November 2, 2021. The Ever Eden specialty DSP will be available while supplies last during the Early Release period along with some specialty cotton paper and gemstones, but will not be carried over into the Mini Catalog. Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the products and details:

Here are the stamps and dies in the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden bundle.

And here’s the pretty Ever Eden specialty designer series paper.


Current Host Code: 29VEKU9M

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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed Background, 3-5/16″ x 4″ (DSP mat)
  • Brushed Gold Foil – 1″ x 4″ (die cut border), 1-5/8″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Ever Eden specialty DSP – 3-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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: