Stampin’ Up! Snailed It Hello Card

Happy Friday! For today’s card I pulled out the fun Stampin’ Up! Snailed It bundle and the pretty Snail Mail designer series paper to make a cheerful Hello card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I adhered a panel of the Snail Mail designer series paper to a Real Red mat and. I used largest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes dies to cut a Bermuda Bay Circle and the stitched postage stamp from the Snail Dies to cut a Daffodil Delight square, both from the Snail Mail DSP and adhered them to the panel with liquid glue. I cut a Basic White letter using the die from the Snail Dies and stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It cling stamp set in Bermuda Bay. I cut an envelope from Real Red and adhered the letter to the inside, folded it up and used glue dots to hold the envelope together – so cute!!

I cut another snail from the Snail Mail DSP – the Snail Dies fit some of the images in the DSP pack – and I also cut a backing from Basic White and adhered it to the back to make the snail a bit sturdier. I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and my Stamparatus to color just the happy mail portion of the postage stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It stamp set. I had to color the stamp, huff on it, stamp it and repeat a couple of times to get a good image on the Blushing Bride panel. The Stamparatus really helped to get a clean repeated image. I cut it out with the word bubble die from the Snail Dies.

I wrapped the panel a couple of times with Blushing Bride twine and tied a bow. I adhered the letter with glue dots and popped the word bubble and snail on with dimensionals. I finished with some resin hearts, red for the letter and white for the word bubble. I adhered the panel to the front of a Coastal Cabana card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I the stamped hearts from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It stamp set in Blushing Bride and Bermuda Bay in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Snail Mail designer series paper to the bottom and adhered the panel to a Real Red mat. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snailed It stamp bundle is so cute with the snail and mushroom stamps and dies. And aren’t the dies for the letter and envelope the best!! The Snail Mail designer series paper is so happy and colorful and perfect for making pretty cards for any occasion!


Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou and Natural Touch specialty paper are only available while supplies last during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion period March 2, 2021 – May 3, 2021. So get them while supplies last!


The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is Here’s To You!

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones! Love those Wildflowers!!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the March 2021 kit is March 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


March Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the 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 commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Real Red – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (front and inside mats), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (envelope die cut)
  • Blushing Bride – 2″ x 2″ (word bubble die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (letter and snail backing die cuts)
  • Snail Mail DSP – 3-3/4″ x 4″ (front background panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (postage stamp die cut), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (stitched circle die cut), die cut snail

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering Hello Card

Good morning and welcome to Simple Stamping Saturday! Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering stamp set to make a simple card with just stamped images. I use four colors of ink, three card stock colors and the beautiful two step stamp set! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I start by stamping the large outline stamp with all the butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamp it once on the lower left side of a Basic White panel, ink it up again and stamp it along the bottom. Finally I stamp it a couple of times to fill in the lower left corner. I position my stamps so that I have a graceful curve on the stamped images as contrasted to the white, and it’s easy to do with the photopolymer stamp.

Then comes the two step stamping. There are little leaf stamps that fill in the outline leaves in the Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering stamp set, so I stamp all the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink. For the butterflies, each butterfly also has a solid stamp and a detailed stamp. I stamp all the butterflies in Mango Melody ink with the coordinating solid butterfly stamp and I stamp all the detail stamps in Poppy Parade. And my main panel is done – the two step stamp sets make it so easy and there are so many cute ones in the current catalogs, so look for the ‘two step’ designation.

I adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat that is 1/8″ larger on both sides using Stampin’ Seal (but you could also use liquid glue if you prefer). Then I adhere the layered panel to the front of a Mango Melody card base with dimensionals. Dimensionals are foam with adhesive on both sides, so it makes your card kind of 3D. Adding a mat and popping up the stamped panel makes your card extra nice and elegant! The final step is to add the sentiment. I used the sentiment from the A Little Lace stamp set, stamping it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a skinny strip of Mango Melody card stock. I adhere the label to the card front with more dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I carefully position the large stamp to get the large butterfly in the bottom corner of a Basic White panel and stamp it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamp the leaf in the top corner as well and stamp the filler stamps the same was as on the card front, using Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Poppy Parade. I adhere the stamped panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and then adhere both to the inside of the card.

My simple stamping tips for today –

  1. Use two step stamps to easily incorporate your favorite colors
  2. Add a mat to frame your work
  3. Pop your artwork with dimensionals

Keep it simple but elegant and the Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering is a great set to start with two step stamping.


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

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

SHOP

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

HOST

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

JOIN

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

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

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


FREE SHIPPING

This week is my 2 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! and to celebrate I am offering FREE standard shipping on all orders over $50 through February 9th.

To get free shipping, you will need to:

  • Place an order at my Online Store between now and Monday February 9th using my current Host Code JNWPB7A4.
  • Send me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com of how you would like your shipping charges refunded to you, PayPal or check.
  • Once your order is processed and shipped, I will refund your standard shipping charges.

Your order will also qualify you for my thank you gift and for Wildflower Points! Orders over $150 will also qualify you for Stampin’ Rewards, so if your order is $150 or more, don’t use my host code so that you don’t miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! Have fun shopping!

The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs – and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, and embellishments. And it coordinates with the Flower and Field designer series paper.

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the February 2021 kit is February 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the 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 commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mango Melody – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/8″ x 3-1/4″ (sentiment label strip)
  • Basic White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside and front panels)
  • Granny Apple Green – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (inside and front mats)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! A Touch of Ink for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a fun side-fold card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink photopolymer stamp set. This is a Level 2 Sale A Bration item that is FREE with a $100 order (before taxes and shipping). And it’s full of beautiful two step stamping images with wonderful sentiments! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week, and it’s to use a Sale A Bration product. So it’s perfect for my card today!

I stamped the outline butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I applied Balmy Blue ink to the inside of the solid butterfly wings stamp with my sponge dauber and stamped over the outline image. I applied Blackberry Bliss ink to the outside of the solid butterfly wings stamp set with my ink pad, used a sponge dauber to soften the edge and stamped it over the outline image. This gave me the Balmy Blue near the butterfly body fading to a dark Blackberry Bliss at the edge of the wings. Since the stamp is photopolymer, it’s fairly easy to line up. And it overlaps the outline wings image so it’s forgiving (and very artistic!). I fussy cut the butterfly body and wings.

I stamped the outline flower image from the Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink stamp set along the bottom and right side of the Basic White panel. I stamped the solid Flower image in Magenta Madness over the outline flowers. I used one of the new Blending Brushes to apply Balmy Blue ink to the remainder of the panel so it would look like the sky. Then I stamped another Outline butterfly on one of the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink – this allowed me to fussy cut the butterfly without legs and antenna. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and adhered the body of the butterfly to the panel. I gently bent the butterfly’s wings after the glue dried.

I applied Stampin’ Seal to the hinge part of the Cinnamon Cider card base. I embossed the two panels of Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper (another Sale A Bration item that is FREEE with a $50 purchase) with the Scripty embossing folder. I adhered the panels to Basic Black mats and then adhered them to the card front. I used my paper snips to notch the top and bottom of the hinge (I would have preferred to use the Classic Label punch, but I need to get one first), and wrapped a length of Magenta Madness ribbon around the card and tied a knot. I trimmed the ends and adhered the butterfly panel with dimensionals.

I used the Blending Brush to color another Basic White panel Balmy Blue and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink on it in Memento Tuxedo Black. I cut it out with the smallest oval from the Layering Ovals and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider scalloped Oval cut from the smallest scalloped oval die. I adhered the labels to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots and finished it with a Magenta Madness enamel dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the outline flower from the Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink along the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the solid flower image over it using Magenta Madness ink. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink stamp set has some really pretty images with two step stamps that are pretty and easy to use. And the Side Fold Card is an easy fun fold – thank you Mary Deatherage for the great tutorial!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ (mountain) and 6-3/4″ (valley), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic Black -1″ x 4″ (front hinge mat), 4″ x 4″ (front background mat), 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (butterfly panel mat), 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (inside panel mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (fussy cut butterfly), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (butterfly panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front hinge)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Snailed It Mushroom Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sweet Hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It bundle and the Snail Mail designer series paper. My inspiration is the cute little mushrooms in this set, can you tell? 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 Bermuda Bay pane with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder (note that there’s about 1/16″ shrinkage with this embossing folder, so I cut it 1/8″ longer and trim it to size after embossing) and adhered it to the front of a Daffodil Delight card base with liquid glue. I adhered a panel of Snail Mail designer series paper to a Real Red mat and adhered it to the card front.

I cut a Real Red panel with the postage stamp die from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It bundle and adhered another panel of Snail Mail DSP to the front. I stamped the mushrooms from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel and colored it with Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Rococo Rose and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the postage stamp background with dimensionals.

I stamped hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Blushing Bride panel and cut it out with the small note card die from the Snail Dies. I adhered it to the back of the postage stamp and adhered it all to the card with dimensionals. I finished the front with three Black Matte dots.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the mushroom Snail Mail DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I cut another mushroom from Blushing Bride using the small mushroom die and adhered it to the bottom. I adhered the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and then adhered it all to the inside o the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snailed It bundle is so cute!! I have enjoyed playing with the snails for my Valentines (with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit) and the mushrooms today. Next I need to play with the little letters – there are so many ways to be creative with this sweet bundle!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

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

SHOP

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

HOST

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

JOIN

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

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

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


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the 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 commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Bermuda Bay – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed front background – cut to 5″ after embossing)
  • Blushing Bride – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (label), 1″ x 1″ (inside mushroom die cut)
  • Real Red – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (postage stamp die cut), 1-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ (mushroom DSP mat)
  • Basic White – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (stamped mushrooms)
  • Snail Mail DSP – 2″ x 2-1/8″ (striped on postage stamp), 1/2″ x 3-5/8″ (inside mushroom trim), 1-3/4″ x 3-3/8″ (mushrooms on front)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I used the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always stamp set with the True Love designer series paper to make a fancy hello card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using. Can you guess which additional color I chose?

I was also inspired by the sketch in CAS(E) this Sketch #403:

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped 2 large flowers, 2 small flowers, 4 large leaves and 7 small leaves. I colored the flowers with the Magenta Madness and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with the dark Old Olive Stampin Blend. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

I adhered a strip of the striped True Love designer series paper to a Basic White mat and then to a panel of the floral True Love DSP. I adhered the panel to a Basic White mat and popped it on the front of a Basic Black card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical stamp set on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the Ornate Frames die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and accented it with a Magenta Madness enamel dot.

I arranged the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always flowers on the card front and adhered the two in the background with glue dots and the top flower with dimensionals. I tucked the leaves under the flower petals, adhering them with glue dots. I brushed clear Wink of Stella on the flower petals to add some shimmer.

I adhered a strip of the floral True Love designer series paper to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. I arranged the last leaves and flower in the bottom corner and adhered them with glue dots.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always bundle has the beautiful, bold flowers along with the words and sentiments and it goes beautifully with the True Love DSP. It’s been a while since I’ve used the Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends, but I’m really with how well they look on these bold flowers. What do you think?

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ (striped DSP mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Floral DSP mat), 1″ x 3″ (label), 1″ x 5-1/2″ (small leaves), 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (large leaves), 2″ x 3″ (small flowers), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (large flowers)
  • True Love DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (floral panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (striped panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing the first in a series of cards that I made using the sweet Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful photopolymer stamp set. Today’s card is one that I CASE’d from the Aug-Sep Mini Catalog, but I did make some modifications. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Emboss a Gray Granite panel with the Scripty 3D embossing folder. Lightly sponge Gray Granite ink across the letters to emphasize the contrast and adhere it to a Pool Party Mat. Pop it on a Gray Granite card base in the lower right corner.

Stamp the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful photopolymer stamp in Gray Granite ink on the sides of a Whisper White panel. Stamp the bird house hanging from the branch on the right tree in Gray Granite ink. Stamp the dots in the tree tops using Bumblebee ink after stamping off once and stamp the sentiment in Pool Party ink.

Adhere a length of folded Pool Party sheer ribbon behind the top left corner one the panel and adhere the panel to the embossed layer in the lower right corner. Stamp two bird houses from the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful stamp set in pool party ink on Whisper White and fussy cut them out. Pop one on the card front with a piece of dimensional covering the stamped birdhouse. Adhere sequins from the Whale of a Time and Woven Threads sequins to the tree tops.

Emboss a strip of Gray Granite with the Scripty 3D embossing folder and lightly sponge the letters with Gray Granite ink. Adhere it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. Stamp the birdhouse from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful stamp set in gray granite ink in the top corner and adhere the Pool Party fussy cut birdhouse over the stamped birdhouse. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.


The offset placement of the main image in this card is really different and what made me want to CASE this card. There is so much inspiration in the catalogs and ideas for things that you may not have tried. So look carefully at the examples and


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

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


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Joy To The World!

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the October 2020 kit is October 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base scored at 4-1/4”, 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed panel), 1/2″ x 5=1/4″ (inside trim)
  • Pool Party – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (mat)
  • Whisper White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (tree panel), 1″ x 2″ (Pool Party tree houses)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Hello Fall Card

Good Morning! Here’s a Fall hello card made with the pretty leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn bundle, the Playful Alphabet Dies and the wonderful Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Plaid Tidings designer series paper with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it to a Pretty Peacock Mat. I cut three each of the F-A-L-L letters from the Playful Alphabet Dies and adhered them together so that each letter was three deep. I stamped the hello sentiment from the Best Year cling stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on a strip of Bumblebee card stock and cut it out with the small long stitched rectangle die using the two step die cutting method.

I stamped six maple leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze card stock and cut them out with the coordinating punch. I cut a panel of vellum with the Stitched Rectangles dies. I adhered the letters leaves and label to the vellum panel.

I adhered the vellum panel to the DSP panel with glue dots placed behind the letters, leaves and label. I made a loopy bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the label. I finished the panel with three Bumblebee enamel dots and popped the panel to the front of a Bumblebee card base with dimensionals.

I adhered a strip of the Plaid Tidings DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the last three of the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn punched maple leaves. I added a Pretty Peacock mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I love using vellum on cards and I also love die cut words, so this card combines two of my favorites with the pretty Plaid Tidings paper for a card to welcome Fall!


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

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

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

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


September 16-30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Pretty Peacock – 1″ x 6″ (letters), 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Cajun Craze – 1″ x 6″ (punched leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Vellum – 2-1/2″ x 4″ (front overlay)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-5/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Banner Year Happy Fall Cards

Good Morning! Today I have a pair of fall cards made with the cute Stampin’ Up! Banner Year bundle. This is a versatile stamp set with images and sentiments for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. It also comes with the Banners Pick A Punch, so you can punch out angled or fishtail banners for three different widths of cardstock strips. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

On this first card, I decided to stamp rows of images on Very Vanilla card stock to resemble stripes. I used Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Bumblebee, Soft Suede and Cinnamon Cider to stamp the different images in the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year photopolymer stamp set. I used the angle punch for my label and decorated it with Cinnamon Cider ribbon and an enamel dot.

For the second card, I used the same images and ink and stamped randomly instead of in rows. I used the same sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year stamp set and used the fishtail side of the Banners Pick A Punch. And I stamped a motif with the little squirrel that I cut out with the Layering Circles Dies instead of the ribbon. For both cards, I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Soft Suede mat and popped it on a Cinnamon Cider card base with dimensionals.

On the inside, I stamped the pumpkin, acorn and leaf cluster in the same colors as the front on a Very Vanilla panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The cute images in the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year stamp set are perfect for stamping all over a sheet of card stock in either of these patterns to make your own custom designer series paper for a One Sheet Wonder project.

Click on the picture below to see the complete details of the Stampin’ Up! Banner Year bundle in my Online Store.


Get & Go Starter Kit – Limited Time Joining Promotion

The Get & Go Starter Kit is a limited time promotion designed to give new Stampin’ Up! demonstrators additional products to help you get started right away. In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit, you will receive precut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use in your first event.

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


The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is Here!

If you need a new die cutting machine, check out the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine! This is a well built, smooth running machine and I used it on today’s project along with the wonderful Magnetic Cutting Plate! Details are on my Promotions page – and I’ve even posted the Stampin’ Up! Videos that show the some of the sandwiches.


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3″ (label), 2″ x 2″ (circle)
  • Soft Suede – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front mat), 3/4″ x 3″ (label mat), 2″ x 2″ (scalloped circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Playful Alphabet Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun Hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Playful Alphabet Dies and the Playing with Patterns designer series paper. This was my first attempt as using these letter dies, so I wanted to keep it simple. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I also used the new adhesive sheets for the words. I cut a strip of the adhesive sheets, and peeled off the backing and laid it on a strip of Night of Navy card stock that I used to cut the words. I cut the adhesive strip about 1/8″ all around shorter than the card stock so I wouldn’t need to worry about sticky glue on the front of the card stock. I placed the letter dies from the Stampin’ Up! Playful Alphabet Dies for HELLO on the other side of the card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine. It cut pretty cleanly and there was no sticky residue from the sheetss. I also die cut the Coastal Cabana label with a label from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I carefully peeled the adhesive backing off each letter and placed it on the Coastal Cabana label. I adhered the label to a Night of Navy mat.

I cut the striped paper from the Playing with Patterns designer series paper with another Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to a Night of Navy mat. I adhered it to the front of a Coastal Cabana card base with dimensionals. I adhered the label to the card front with more dimensionals.

I used the new Confetti Flowers Border Punch to punch some flowers from Purple Posy card stock. I adhered five to the card front with liquid glue and colored some pearls with Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend for the flower centers.

I adhered three of the Purple Posy flowers to the top corner of a Whisper White panel and another strip of the Playing with Patterns DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I was pretty impressed at how well the word fit in the Stitched Rectangle Die – I guess I really lucked out. I love the font of the letters in the Stampin’ Up! Playful Alphabet Dies! They are bold, clean, modern and easy to read. And there are numbers and double letters (I was able to cut both ‘L’s at the same time) and special symbols!

This was also the first time I used the adhesive sheets, and I was also impressed with how well they work. They leave a very fine adhesive film that sticks really well. I’ll definitely be using them more often.


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut label)
  • Night of Navy – 1″ x 3″ (label mat), 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ (DSP mat), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut letters)
  • Purple Posy – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched flowers)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Hello Sunshine Card

Good Morning! Last week when the tropical storm came through, I decided I needed to pull out the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella photopolymer stamp set to cheer up a rainy day. And then we lost power for a couple of days and I couldn’t blog, so I get to finally share it today! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My layout was inspired by the pretty Fab Friday 195 Sketch Challenge. Check it out:

I embossed a panel of Calypso Coral card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Calypso Coral card base. I adhered a panel of the Calypso Coral with Whisper White dots Playing with Patterns designer series paper to a Whisper White mat so that only two sides of the Whisper White shows (the right and bottom sides). I adhered the DSP panel to the upper left corner of the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the umbrella from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy ink on the Playing with Patterns multicolor circle paper. I punched it out with the Umbrella Builder Punch. I punched another umbrella top from Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the back. I punched out an umbrella handle from Silver Foil. When using the punch, if you don’t have enough paper to position the paper properly, adhere it to a post-it-note so you have a handle to move the paper around until you get the alignment you want.

I stamped the boots from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a small panel of Playing with Patterns DSP and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. I stamped the flowers three times in Night of Navy on Whisper White and colored the flowers with the Purple Posy, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the flowers. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy on a strip of Whisper White and trimmed the end with the new Banners Pick A Punch. I adhered the sentiment, two flowers and boots on the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the umbrella handle with liquid glue and popped the umbrella on top with dimensionals. I adhered flowers to the top of the umbrella and finished the card front with a resin dot and Night of Navy bow.

I stamped the flowers again on the lower left corner of a Whisper White panel in Night of Navy Ink and colored it with Stampin’ Blends just like the flowers on the front. I added a strip of Playing with Patterns DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up Under My Umbrella stamp set and Umbrella Builder punch are perfect for making cheerful cards for any occasion! And the perfect accompaniment is the Playing with Patterns 6″ x 5″ designer series paper.


Double Wildflower Points Extended to August 17!!

To celebrate the new catalog, I announced Double Wildflower Points. But since I couldn’t blog for days, I decided to extend this for another week! My Wildflower Points program is my way of saying thank you to my frequent shoppers.  For every $50 you order from my online store, you earn 1 point, and when you earn 8 points, I owe you a FREE $40 order of your choice!  With Double Wildflower Points, you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching the goal of 8 points faster!  Yay!!  For complete details on the program, see my Customer Rewards page.  Let me know if you have any questions!


And don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes before the end of the month!!


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5″ (embossed background)
  • Silver Foil – 1/2″ x 2″ (umbrella handle)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-9/16″ x 4-13/16″ (DSP mat), 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (umbrella backing), 1″ x 4-1/2″ (fussy cut flowers), 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (calypso coral dotted front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (multicolor circles for umbrella and boots)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: