Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Hello Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. At Stampin’ Up! On Stage a couple of weeks ago, we made a pretty card with the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips bundle that will be available in the new January – June Mini Catalog next month. But my card did not come out very well because I stamped the stems of the tulips before the flowers, so I ended up with a mess. So this project’s purpose is to fix my card. And my card came out much better than the initial one I made at Stampin’ Up! On Stage.

Here’s the Facebook Live video:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I started by stamping the large tulip 3 times in Rococo Rose on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I stamped the medium tulip 3 times across a Whisper White panel with the bottoms of the flowers about 1/3 the way down from the top. I then stamped the stems for the flowers in Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the last 3 stems for the large tulips, positioning them so that they large tulips would have room on top of the stems. I stamped some leaves to fill in the bottom of the card. Finally, I stamped two leaves in Pear Pizzazz on a scrap piece of Whisper White to be punched out later. I tied linen thread in a bow around the panel and adhered the large tulips and extra leaves with dimensionals. I stamped the hello sentiment on a panel of whisper white and cut it out with paper snips. I adhered the sentiment to the panel with dimensionals and the panel to a Pear Pizzazz card base with dimensionals as well. I finished off the card front with 3 adhesive sequins.

For the inside, I stamped a tulip, stem and leaf on a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

Here’s the card I originally made at Stampin’ Up! On Stage. At least the flowers are attached to stems, but they cover each other up and they’re all clumped in the middle, leaving too much white space on the sides. And What’s up with those leaves? Oh Well!! I’m going to make this bad picture small so it’s harder to see.

This one’s much better.

The Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Bundle will be available on January 3 when the new January – June Mini Catalog comes out. It comes with the Timeless Tulips photopolymer stamp set and the Tulip Builder punch. And it has lots of pretty sentiments to celebrate a variety of occasions.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration coming in January!

I will order catalogs for my customers tomorrow morning with expedited shipping.  If you placed an order with me, I will send you one via priority mail as soon as my order arrives!

If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my online store by the end of the week and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list to get your catalogs ASAP!

The new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog will be open for ordering on January 3, 2020.


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout begins tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout begins tomorrow! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz- 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (front panel), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), (2) 2 1/2″ x 5″ (scraps for punched tulips, leaves and sentiment)

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Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have a pretty pink hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow cling stamp set. This stamp set has three different images of floral bouquets and some pretty sentiments. It is currently available with the matching Budding Blooms dies in a bundle at 10% discount. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This card is entered in the Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP452.

I started by stamping the long floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored it with Petal Pink, Old Olive, So Saffron and Crumb Cake Stampin’ blends and then die cut it with the coordinating die.

I took a small panel of whisper white cardstock and ran it through the Tufted 3D embossing folder and then through the stitched rectangle die. I adhered it to the pink polka dot DSP panel from the Bird Ballad designer series paper and then to Whisper White mat.

I embossed the Hello from the Free as a Bird stamp set in white on a scrap of Petal Pink and cut it out with the smallest of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I adhered it to the panel with glue dots.

I then took a piece of the beautiful Organdy Striped Ribbon and tied it around the panel and made a bow. I attached the flowers on top with dimensionals. I attached the panel to a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by attaching a strip of the Bird Ballad Polka Dot DSP to a Whisper White panel and added two die cut sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow stamp set. I then attached it to the inside of the card.

All the floral images in this stamp set are so pretty and I can’t wait to use the rest. The line images are perfect for coloring with any of the Stampin’ Up! coloring tools, Stampin’ Blends, watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Write Markers. And they’re small enough that it goes pretty quickly with beautiful results. I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


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August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2″ x 3″ scrap
  • Whisper White – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 4 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 5″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have a blue floral hello card featuring the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose photopolymer stamp set. I also used the coordinating Wild Rose Dies and both of these come in the To A Wild Rose Bundle at 10% off!

My design for this card was inspired by the current challenge at the Global Design Project #196 (#GDP196) where we CASE (copy and selectively edit) the designer. Here is the inspiration project. Isn’t it beautiful!

You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. I started by die cutting the frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I next took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the Country Floral embossing folder and lightly sponging with Balmy Blue ink. I took the embossed piece and attached it to a Balmy Blue card base with snail adhesive. I took the floral frame and attached it to the card base with dimensionals so that it floats above the embossed piece.

I then started working on the floral arrangement. I stamped the large outline flower from the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set in Balmy Blue ink on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the other two large flower stamps also in Balmy Blue after stamping off once. I die cut it with the coordinating die and brushed it lightly with Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle. Too bad it doesn’t show up in the picture. I die cut two of the floral outline shapes in Thick Whisper White and two of the outline leaves in Old Olive

I took a scrap of Vellum and brushed it with the embossing buddy and stamped the ‘hello’ greeting from the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set in Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat set. When cool, I die cut it with the Stitched Nested Labels die.

I made a bow with the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. I arranged the elements by attaching the die cuts to the back of the rose with glue dots. I added dimensionals to the back of the rose so that it would also float above the embossed background and I added glue from the fine tipped glue pen behind the die cuts where they would meet the frame. I attached the bow with glue dots. I finished off the rose with a glitter enamel dot and the background with Silver Metallic Pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower three times on Whisper White after stamping off and masking. I attached the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card with snail. I decorated the envelope using the same stamping technique.

My sister and I have a thing that roses shouldn’t be blue because it’s not natural. But the rose is so pretty and the blue and white is so refreshing. Thanks for visiting!

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July tomorrow!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 1 – 15 Host Code: 6X3A6D6C

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 4″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 3″, (2) 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
  • Old Olive – (2) 2″ x 2″
  • Vellum – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

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Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace Hello Card

Happy Monday Morning! With the last card and 4th of July just around the corner, I wanted to make another red, white and blue card. I also wanted to play with the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set to see how it would work in a randomly stamped all over pattern – like handmade DSP. Here is the result. You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was also inspired by this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches – Freshly Made Sketches #393 – A Sketch by Lee Ann. This is a great clean and simple card sketch that is pretty easy to do and results in beautiful cards, so visit them for more inspiration.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the large image from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set and the little rose image several times on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Real Red ink. I did this again with a strip of whisper white for the inside. I die cut 2 strips of Whisper white on the large stitched lace die, and then cut one edge with the border die. It came out so delicate and pretty!

Using the multipurpose liquid glue, I adhered the lace strips to the top and bottom back of the stamped panel. I then attached the thin Real Red strips to the border, also with liquid multipurpose glue. I colored come of the Clear Faceted Gems red with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker and attached them to the center of the flowers.

I made a Blueberry Bushel card base and stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace stamp set on the bottom of the card base using Versamark ink after dusting it with the embossing buddy. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and heat set. Since I stamped directly on the card base, it was a little warped after heating, so I put the card base under a stack of books for a couple of hours to flatten it. I was relieved that this worked!

For the inside, I attached the stamped strip to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to a Real Red mat with snail. Then I attached it to the inside of the card with snail.

As a final touch, I stamped the small rose image to the back of the envelope flap with Real Red ink to coordinate with the card. I have seen so many pretty cards with the large floral spray as the focal image, and I am pleased that it worked out so well when randomly stamped all over like a DSP.

I hope you enjoyed this little patriotic hello card and I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blueberry Bushel – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Real Red – 3 3/4″ x 5″, (2) 1/8″ x 4″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 3″, (2) 3/4″ x 4, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

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Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose Hello Card

Good morning! Today’s card offers a sneak peek of a new stamp set and In-Color from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. The Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose stamp set is a Two-Step stamp set that features a large beautiful rose with set of three leaves and some great sentiments. It also comes with a set of dies and is offered as a bundle in the new catalog at 10% off (Yay!). The new In-Color is Rococo Rose and I used it on the flower, sentiment and card base. Here is the card.

The layout for my card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #389. It is simple and lets the stamped rose be the star!

I started by stamping the outline rose in the new In-Color, Rococo Rose. Then I stamped the fuller image in Rococo Rose after stamping off once. Finally I stamped the smallest image in Rococo Rose after stamping off once. I used the matching die cut to cut it out. I stamped two sets of the leaves in Mossy Meadow, first using the outline image full strength and then stamping off twice with the other two stamps. I also used the matching die to cut it out on my die cutting machine.

In the pictures below, you can see how the successive stamping builds up the rich color variations using Two-Step stamp designs (or three steps). You can also see the printer paper I used to stamp off the roses and leaves to get the lighter ink color using the same ink pad. The Stampin’ Up! ink pads are excellent for providing great coverage in a lighter color after stamping off.

You can also see how it’s relatively easy to align the different stamps with photopolymer stamps since they are fairly transparent.

I used the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and got the vintage texture which I attached to a Whisper White mat with snail.

I cut a piece of Whisper White Flax ribbon and attached it to the panel with glue dots. I stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose stamp set in Rococo Rose on a piece of crumb cake card stock and fussy cut around the letters. I arranged the leaves and attached them to the panel with multipurpose liquid glue which I also used to attach the sentiment to the leaves. I popped the panel on a Rococo Rose card base with dimensionals and popped the rose on with dimensionals as well. I finished the rose off with faux pearls, and a light touch of Wink of Stella.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the line image of the rose from the Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose stamp set in the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel after stamping off twice. I ran a piece of crumb cake through the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder and glued it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel with multipurpose liquid glue and attached it to the card base with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose stamp set provides great images of the rose and leaves. The sentiments are wonderful, and there are other dies that I didn’t even use in the Wild Rose die set including outline floral dies and a beautiful label. This promises to be a go-to set for a feminine floral card. These stamps and dies will be available on June 4, 2019 when the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog goes live.

Thanks for visiting!

Let us remember and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day.

Akiko


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3″ x 8 1/2″ for rose and leaves
  • Crumb Cake – (2) 5″ x 3 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″, 1″ x 1 1/2″ scrap for sentiment

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