Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a hello card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers bundle and the beautiful Favored Flowers Sale-A-Bration designer series paper. I used the Fresh Freesia flowers and pulled out the beautiful Fresh Freesia shimmer paper for the background! You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge in the Blog Hop and here is the pretty card sketch we are using this week:

I embossed a panel of the Fresh Freesia shimmer paper with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base. I cut a panel of the geometric Fresh Freesia Favored Flowers designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front.

I used the fourth largest Stitched rectangle die and cut a panel of the DSP with Fresh Freesia Flowers and adhered it with liquid glue. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the ‘hello‘ from the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers cling stamp set several times in Blackberry Bliss ink on the right side of a Fresh Freesia panel. I cut it out with the second smallest long Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card with liquid glue.

I cut two Fresh Freesia flowers with the small flower die from the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers dies and adhered one of them to the card front with dimensionals (save the second one for the inside of the card). I finished the card front with silver pearls.

For the inside of the card, I adhered the second die cut flower to the bottom of a Basic white panel with liquid glue. I trimmed the excess and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers stamp set comes in cling and photopolymer. I love that you get to choose! I choose cling since I won’t need to do two-step stamping with this set. I love that the dies also cut out some of the pretty flowers in the Favored Flowers Sale-A-Bration DSP. This pretty pack of paper is free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Fine Shimmer – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Favored Flowers DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (geometric panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (floral panel), two die cut small flowers

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the cute Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls Sale-A-Bration stamp set? I finally pulled mine out and used it with the pretty Happy Forest Friends designer series paper for a natural look. The owls in this set are so sweet and cute that they go great with everything! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Paper Player’s Challenge PP622 is a Tag Challenge, so I’m entering today’s card in the challenge!

I adhered a panel of Happy Forest Friends designer series paper to an Old Olive mat and adhered it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. I stamped the cute flying owl from the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls photopolymer stamp set using Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. I colored the owl with Stampin’ Blends – dark and light Crumb Cake, light Daffodil Delight, light Balmy Blue and light Petal Pink. I fussy cut this owl with my paper snips. It’s not the easiest piece to cut out, so don’t examine it too close, just look at the big blue eyes and say ‘Awww’.

I used a blending brush to apply Balmy Blue ink to the center of a Basic White panel and cut it out with the second largest circle in the Stylish Shapes dies. I cut a panel of Old Olive with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle dies and adhered it to the back of the blue circle. I adhered the layered circles to the card front with liquid glue and popped the fussy cut owl on top with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Crumb Cake Panel and cut it out with the small angled Tailor Made Tags die. I cut the reinforcer from Old Olive and adhered it to the tag. I looped a short length of stitched burlap ribbon through the hole and tied it off with white baker’s twine, making a bow. I adhered it to the card with dimensionals and finished the card with pastel iridescent gems.

I kept the inside simple by trimming the bottom of a Basic White panel with Happy Forest Friends DSP and adhering the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal

The owls in the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls stamp set are so cute and sweet! This is one of the free Sale-A-Bration items you can get for free wit a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut tag)
  • Old Olive – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (DSP mat), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut scalloped circle and tag reinforcer)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), two 3″ x 3″ panels (owl and die cut circle),
  • Happy Forest Friends DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ strip (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Alphabet A La Mode Hello Card

Good Morning! One of the upcoming Sale-A-Bration items is a huge pack of designer series paper called Dandy Designs. This is an item that you can choose for free with a $100 order! I chose three different warm colored patterns to use with the awesome Stampin’ Up! Alphabet A La Mode dies for a simple hello card. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of plaid Dandy Designs designer series paper to a Calypso Coral mat and adhered it to a floral panel of the DSP. I adhered these to another Calypso Coral mat and wrapped a length of Linen Thread around the panel twice and tied a loopy bow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Pale Papaya card base with dimensionals.

I cut a geometric panel of Dandy Designs DSP with the large label die from the Something Fancy dies (also available January 5) and adhered it to a matching Pale Papaya die cut. I applied adhesive sheets to the back of a Calypso Coral panel and cut out the letters from the Stampin’ Up! Alphabet A La Mode dies. I peeled off the adhesive sheets and adhered the letters to the label and adhered the label to the card with dimensionals.

I cut the small daisy flower die from the Dainty Delights dies from Calypso coral and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot. I added a Crushed Curry Glossy dot to the center of the flower to finish the card. I love the way this die cut flower reflects the flowers in the DSP!

For the inside of the card, I trimmed the bottom of a Basic White panel with a strip of the floral Dandy Designs designer series paper and adhered the panel to the inside of the card. This leaves plenty of room to write a personal message!

The adhesive sheets work really well with the letters in the Stampin’ Up! Alphabet A La Mode dies, since they are so thin and these are good sized die cut letters at just over 1-1/2″ tall! They’re perfect for customizing cards with names or making monogram note cards. There are also doubles of common letters along with numbers and punctuation. Here are my dies:

The Stampin’ Up! Alphabet A La Mode will be available on January 5, 2023 when the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog goes live and Sale-A-Bration begins. I’m so excited!


The July–December 2022 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! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last – and many items have already sold out!!

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punches may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Note: Sadly the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls have sold out.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label backing)
  • Calypso Coral – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front mat), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (die cut letters), 1-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut flower)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Dandy Designs DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ (front stripe), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels Card

Good Morning! Have you seen all the squirrels out lately? They have been very busy in my neighborhood and I hope it doesn’t mean a harsh winter. But they inspired me to pull out the sweet Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels photopolymer stamp set to make a simple Fall Hello card. This is a fun two-step stamp set with the cutest squirrels that you can find in the current Annual Catalog. 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 falling leaves Celebrate Everything designer series paper to a Shaded Spruce mat with liquid glue and wrapped a length of Gray Granite baker’s twine around it three times and made a bow. I adhered the wrapped panel to the front of a Crushed Curry card base with dimennsionals.

I stamped the outline of the sweet squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set inn Soft Suede ink on Basic White. I stamped the filler stamp with the body and tail in Gray Granite, lining up the paws and tail. It’s nice to be able to line things up with the photopolymer stamps. I stamped the acorn top in Soft Suede and bottom in Crumb Cake. I cut the squirrel out with the second largest square from the Stylish Shapes dies and adhered it to a Shaded Spruce mat with liquid glue. I adhered the squirrel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Granny Apple Green card stock. I cut it out with the smallest banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaf in Crushed Curry and the lines in the leaf in Memento Tuxedo Black – I love how well this leaf matches the leaves in the DSP! I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Celebrate Everything DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The squirrels in the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set are so cute and sweet and they’re perfect for fall cards. The two-step stamping technique is pretty easy to do with this stamp set and there are so many coordinating stamps that compliment the squirrels. Have fun with this set!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Crushed Curry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (squirrel mat)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3″ x 3″ (squirrel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Celebrate Everything DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest You Are A Blessing Card

Good Morning! Do you plant mums in the Fall? I always do! I love the yellow and red ones, and that’s why I love the beautiful floral images in the Rustic Harvest designer series paper. It’s perfect when paired with the wonderful bold sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle like today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Merry Merlot panel with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Merry Merlot card base. I adhered a panel of the pretty floral Rustic Harvest designer series paper to a Basic Black mat – I chose a DSP panel with a Merry Merlot mum!

I wrapped a length of black and white gingham ribbon around the panel and made a bow on the right side. I adhered a length of white ribbon to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the DSP panel with part of the ribbon peeking out with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest DSP and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes banner die. I cut a Basic Black label with the same die and adhered it to the back to make it thicker and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I finished the card front with Iridescent Pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White. I cut two of the smallest butterflies from the Brilliant Wings dies and adhered them together with liquid glue. I adhered the butterfly to the panel and trimmed the side with a strip of floral DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

My pretty card is CASE’d from a similar card in the July – December 2022 Mini Catalog. I haven’t used Merry Merlot in a long while and I’m so glad that I pulled it out for this card because the color is so rich! I hope you like it as much as I do.


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 card. Join me as I make another card featuring the Rustic Harvest designer series paper. Look forward to seeing you then!


Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion this month! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Ho Ho Ho!

Send merry and bright cards this holiday season with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas colors and holly jolly sentiments, the cards in this kit are sure to bring the Christmas spirit.

Word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, it will be a breeze to create cohesive holiday crafts for all your gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself 

The October Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
    • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed card bases, envelopes and die cuts
  • Iridescent foil die cut snowflakes, vellum and Vanilla epoxy dots
  • Adhesive dots and mini dimensionals
  • Exclusive Ho Ho Ho photopolymer stamp set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

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 2022 kit is October 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Merry Merlot – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed background)
  • Basic Black – 3″ x 5″ (DSP mat), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label backing)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 2-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ (mum panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), two 1″ x 1″ panels (die cut butterflies)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:



Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Cards

Good Morning! Last weekend Stampin’ Up! celebrated World Card Making Day by sharing three cards made with the Cottage Rose, Cottage Wreaths and Welcome Home bundles. I made versions of these pretty cards and added an embossed element to each.

The Cottage Rose bundle was used on the first card. The pretty flower was colored with Stampin’ Blends. I customized the design by running the background through the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder before adhering the mat and the card base.

The second card was made with the Cottage Wreaths bundle using a watercolor wash technique on Shimmery White paper! I customized my design by adding a Flirty Flamingo mat and embossing the background with the Painted Posies 3D embossing folder instead of a tone on tone stamping technique.

The third card used the new Warm Welcome bundle that is an early release from the upcoming January – June 2023 Mini Catalog. I customized it by embossing the background with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder and using the door opening for the background wall. And this card used blending brushes and watercolor pencils to color the stamped images.

I love all the different coloring techniques that were used during the event! It was so much fun and the cards turned out so pretty. You can find the Stampin’ Up! WCMD card stock cuts HERE and you can find the card instructions HERE, so be sure to check them out. I’ve shared how I made these designs my own, how would you customize them?


Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion this month! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made another Fall hello note card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle. I love the debossed die cut pumpkin on card stock – you can really see the texture! You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge this week and this was a challenge! I softened the angles by using the curvy Seasonal Labels dies – it’s kind of close.

I was also inspired by the pretty fall colors in the Sunday Stamps SSC291 Autumn Rays Challenge:

I embossed a Crushed Curry panel of Rustic Harvest designer series paper with the beautiful Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Crushed Curry Card base. I cut a Mossy Meadow panel of the Rustic Harvest DSP with the large Seasonal Label die and embossed it with the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder before adhering it to the card front.

I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Crushed Curry. I stamped the dotted line under the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black before cutting it out with the Seasonal Labels die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I colored a Textural Element berry branch with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and adhered it with glue dots. I cut the pumpkin from Pumpkin Pie and the stem from Soft Suede. I put them together with liquid glue before adhering them to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped 4 flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White. I colored them with Cajun Craze and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends and adhered them to the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card with an amber gemstone.

For the inside of the card, I the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I colored it with Cajun Craze and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Rustic Harvest DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle is pretty versatile with the pretty stamped and die pumpkins and fall flowers. I hope you agree my interpretation of the Blog Hop sketch is close enough.

Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 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:

  • Crushed Curry – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut pumpkin)
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut pumpkin stem)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut flowers)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (front die cut), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings cling stamp set for a layered Fall Hello card today. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week and we’re making Fall projects!

I embossed a Sahara Sand panel with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to an Early Espresso mat before adhering it to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I adhered a panel of Cajun Craze Rustic Harvest DSP to an Early Espresso mat and then adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the pretty leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings stamp set in Crushed Curry ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I stamped the sentiment over the leaf in Early Espresso ink and cut it out with the 2nd largest stitched circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies. I cut another circle from Early Espresso using the 2nd largest circle die from the Layering Circles dies and adhered them together with liquid glue – the Layering Circle die makes the perfect mat!

I adhered a folded length of Natural Woven ribbon to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the layered circle over the ribbon with dimensionals. I finished off the card with three amber faceted gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped parts of the large leaf with seeds from the Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings stamp in Crushed Curry in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

My maple trees haven’t started turning yet, but this stamp set captures them perfectly. And the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings stamp set are wonderful and written with a beautiful font. They’re one of my favorites.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 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:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Sahara Sand – 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Early Espresso – 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed panel mat), 2-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (DSP mat), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (stamped circle)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 2″ x 4″ (Cajun Craze panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Card

Good Morning! Here’s a simple Autumn Hello card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle and the Rustic Harvest designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of the pretty Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest designer series paper to the front of a Mossy Meadow card base. I used a sponge dauber to color the leaves on another strip in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the oak leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie. I cut out the leaves with the coordinating die and adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I made a loopy bow with linen thread and adhered it to the card with a glue dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black on a Basic White panel. I stamped the little squiggle under the sentiment and cut it out with the third largest stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes die. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with an Amber faceted gem.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set along the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The pretty images in the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set are perfect for Fall greeting cards and the sentiments are wonderful as well. Especially paired with the pretty Rustic Harvest DSP.


Sale-A-Bration Ends Tonight!!

Today is the last day to get Sale-A-Bration rewards for your orders! For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from the available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining too. But today is the last day, so place your order before 11:50 PM (MT)!

Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more.

Click HERE to download the flyer with the details on the additional Sale-A-Bration items that have been added.


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available Tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


September Weekly Deals Starts Tomorrow!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Be sure to check my Online Store tomorrow to see the first set of weekly deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 1″ x 5″ (Crushed Curry strip), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (leaf strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have another simple card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous photopolymer stamp set. I paired it with the beautiful Sale-A-Bration Wonderful World designer series paper and the Tailor Made Tags dies for a hello 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 Daffodil Delight striped Wonderful World designer series paper to a floral pattern of the DSP and then adhered them both to the front of an Orchid Oasis card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous photopolymer stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on an Orchid Oasis panel and cut it out with the second largest angled Tailor Made Tags die. I cut another panel of floral Wonderful World DSP with the same tag die and adhered it to the back of the sentiment tag.

I cut a length of white frayed ribbon and looped it through the tag holes. I wrapped it with a length of linen thread and made a bow before adhering the tags to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the tag with an iridescent pearl.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Wonderful World DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Wonderful World designer series paper is available with a beautiful coordinating floral stamp set for free with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration. It’s beautiful and versatile, as you can see paired with the wonderful sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set. But Sale-A-Bration is almost over – it ends on Wednesday August 31! So hurry and get it before it’s gone!


Sale-A-Bration is Ending Soon!

We’re in the final days of Sale-A-Bration, but there are some great items still available! The last day is Wednesday August 31, so hurry and place your order before it ends.

With Sale-A-Bration going on, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from the available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!

Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more.

Click HERE to download the flyer with the details on the additional Sale-A-Bration items that have been added.


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

Stampin’ Up! created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4 x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 3-3/4″ (sentiment tag)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (candy cane)
  • Wonderful World DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3″ x 4″ (Daffodil Delight stripes), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (floral tag)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: