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: