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
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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.
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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:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I had so much fun making today’s card – it’s so different and a bit busy. You can find the supplies I used and card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge in the Blog Hop this week, and here is the fun color palette we are using:

I was also inspired by a couple of challenges in the design of my card. First is the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge TSOT467 with this cute sketch:

The second challenge is the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC274 Product Challenge using paper scraps:

These fun challenges combined well with the color palette to create today’s fun card! I started by arranging my strips of Playing with Patterns scraps on a panel of striped Playing with Patterns DSP panel and adhering them with liquid glue. Then I adhered the layered DSP panel to a Coastal Cabana panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a small Purple Posy panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles die.

I cut out the bird from the Birds & More dies from a small Purple Posy panel and the branch from a Coastal Cabana Panel. I punched two daisy petals from Whisper White card stock using the Medium Daisy Punch. I curled the petals backwards and adhered them together with liquid glue. I wrapped a length of Night of Navy ribbon around the panel and tied a bow on the left side. I adhered the label and the branch to the DSP strips with liquid glue and popped the panel on the front of a Night of Navy card base with dimensionals.

I popped the little bird on the branch with dimensionals and the daisy flower with glue dots. I added some Crushed Curry resin dots to the flower center and the branch. I finished the card front with three Purple Posy Butterfly Gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the small butterfly and antenna in Coastal Cabana ink next to the sentiment. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with Playing with Patterns DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was a little concerned about the unique color palette, but this turned out to be a really cheerful and fun card.

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

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


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Coastal Cabana – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut branch)
  • Purple Posy – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (bird die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (punched flowers)
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 3-7/8″ x 4″ (front background), Various 3-7/8″ strips of scraps – I used a 3/8″, 1/2″ and two 3/4″ wide strips

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a note card made with the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. This is a versatile photopolymer stamp set that comes with the Autumn Punch Pack. It is in the upcoming Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog and will be available on Aug 4. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I embossed a panel of Very Vanilla card stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a gold foil mat. I adhered a panel of the gold foil accented Mint Macaron paper from the Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper (available Aug 4) to a gold foil mat and adhered it to the layered embossed panel with liquid glue. I adhered a length of basketweave Mint Macaron ribbon (available Aug 4) to the panel with Stampin’ Seal and glue dots.

Using the small embossed starburst circle from the Tasteful Labels dies, I cut three circles from Soft Suede card stock. I used the Autumn Punch Pack from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn bundle (available Aug 4) to punch out the gold foil leaves and acorn from a sheet of the Gilded Autumn specialty DSP (available Aug 4). I adhered the punched foil images to the Soft Suede die cuts and adhered them over the ribbon with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set (available Aug 4) in Versamark ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the stitched label die from the Tasteful Labels dies and adhered it to the card front. I added the gold metallic pearls and adhered the panel to the front of a Mint Macaron card base.

Since this is just a note card, I added a strip of the pretty Mint Macaron and gold foil DSP to the side of a Very Vanilla panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. This leaves plenty of room to write all your important thoughts!

The beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper along with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn bundle will be available on Aug 4 – just a few short weeks away! But if you’ve thought of becoming a Demonstrator, now is a good time because you can add these products to your $99 starter kit now. Contact me for details.


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I am pleased to announce that the Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog is open for orders! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (circle die cuts)
  • Gold Foil – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed front background mat), 1-7/8″ x 3-1/8″ (accent panel mat)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Gilded Autumn specialty DSP – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (accent panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), gold acorn maple leaf and oak leaf for punch outs

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I made a sweet Hello card with the new Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches bundle. This cling stamp set has an eclectic set of images that are great for creating both masculine and feminine cards. It has some great texture stamps and wonderful sentiments in an easy flowing font that really let you express your creativity. And every label die in the Tasteful Labels dies has a special stitched or embossed edge that makes it extra special and a definite must have. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by stamping the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a panel of In Good Taste designer series paper. I adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and then popped it on the front of a Gray Granite Card Base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a panel of Petal Pink card stock and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels dies. I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches in Misty Moonlight ink on Whisper White and fussy cut it out. I colored it with Petal Pink and Mango Melody Stampin Blends. I cut a fern branch from vellum using the Forever Flourishing dies.

I adhered the vellum fern and label to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I applied more Stampin’ Seal and wound some Misty Moonlight and silver twine a couple of times on the left side of the label and popped the flower on top with dimensionals. I finished the front off with three champagne rhinestones.

I stamped the branches from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of the In Good Taste DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches bundle is part of the new In Good Taste suite along with the In Good Taste DSP. The products in this suite are full of neutral colors and natural textures and make very elegant cards!


Hurry – Today is the Last Day for the Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Bonus!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Hurry – It’s also the Last Day for the Pick a Free Bundle Joining Bonus!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

July 1 – 15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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!

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 – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Petal Pink – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut fern branch)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (fussy cut flower)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Hello Cards

Good Morning! Today I have some cards to share that we made during our virtual team meeting over the weekend. We used the Stampin Up! Forever Fern bundle to make the cards that were designed by our team lead Amy Koenders and team mates Mary Deatherage and Sue Prather. The designs really show off the beauty and versatility of this bundle because the cards were all Hello cards, but each unique and beautiful. You can find the supplies used to create these cards at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The first card we made was a gorgeous faux watercolor card that Sue Prather presented. She CASEd it from a card by Heidi Collins. We inked up a stamp block with Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock ink using the direct from pad technique to create an ombre look. We spritzed it with water and stamped it on a Whisper White Thick card stock panel. After it dried, we stamped the leaves and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Pretty Peacock and stamped the spatter multiple times without re-inking. So pretty!!😊

Here is the inside – just repeating the leaf and spatter stamping using Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel.

Amy Koenders designed the next card with the gorgeous wood grain In Good Taste designer series paper! I adhered a gold hoop, some die cut leaves in Just Jade and Pretty Peacock using the Forever Flourishing Dies. I also stamped some leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock, Just Jade and Shaded Spruce ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink and cut it out with the stitched banner from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I adhered the label with glue dots and dimensionals and finished the card front off with Gilded Gems.

And I stamped more leaves in Pretty Peacock and Just Jade inks on a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card.

Mary Deatherage designed and guided us through the final card and we got to use the fabulous Forever Foils laser cut foil sheets! For this card, I layered some Forever Greenery designer series paper on Soft Sea Foam card stock and popped it on the front of a Basic Black card base. I ran a Shaded Spruce panel through the Greenery embossing folder and adhered it across the center. Then I adhered the beautiful gold foil spray in the middle and stamped the Soft Sea Foam label with Basic Black, Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce before cutting it out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. My hello sentiment is a little high, so I added a trio of Shaded Spruce rhinestones to balance the label.

For the inside, I stamped leaves in Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce along with some stamped off spatter from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set on a Whisper White panel. I adhered it to a Soft Seafoam mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

All of the cards were so beautiful and it was such a fun virtual team meeting!

Our team tries to meet in person once a quarter to chat and make cards. This was the first time we made cards virtually and it worked out pretty well! But we’re hoping to meet in person again when things get back to normal. If you’d like to join us drop me a note. We’d love to have you and now is a great time join with the Pick a Bundle joining promotion!


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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!

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.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Faux Watercolor Card
    • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel)
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Wood Grained Hello Card
    • Early Espresso – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel)
    • Just Jade – 3″ x 4″ (large die cut fern)
    • Pretty Peacock – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (small die cut leaf sprigs)
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 4″ (stamped die cuts), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (wood grained front background)
  • Gold Spray Hello Card
    • Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
    • Soft Sea Foam – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front and inside mats), 3″ x 3″ (die cut label)
    • Shaded Spruce – 1-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed strip)
    • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)
    • Forever Greenery DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
    • Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty DSP – circle pre-cut spray

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Hello Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle on a card that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle will be available on June 3, 2020 when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post (though several items will be available after June 3, 2020) along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by cutting and prepping the card base. Since this is a Z-Fold card, I scored a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Pear Pizzazz card base at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″ and creased it Mountain-Valley style with my bone folder. Then I prepared the die cuts for the card front. I stamped the top of the long leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set (available June 3) in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the round leaf branch in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut out the medium leafy branch from the Forever Flourishing Dies (available June 3) from vellum card stock and I popped the berry branch from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper (available June 3). I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set (available June 3) in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I cut out two more scalloped rectangles and adhered them to the back to create a thicker label kind of like chipboard.

I adhered the Forever Greenery designer series paper (available June 3) panels to the card base with the striped panel in the center. I embossed the Soft Sea Foam panel with the leaf branch embossing folder from the Greenery embossing folders (available June 3) and adhered it to the Pretty Peacock panel. I adhered the prepared die cuts to the embossed panel with glue dots and popped the label on with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front with Tear & Tape adhesive (I wanted it to stick securely) and finished it off with three Gilded Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the round leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set (available June 3) in Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel after stamping off twice and the long leaf stamp in Pear Pizzazz after stamping off once. I adhered the decorated panel to the inside of the card, so that it is surrounded by the beautiful leafy Forever Greenery designer series paper (available June 3). I also stamped the lower corner of a Whisper White envelope to match the inside of the card (except without stamping off).

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle (available June 3) has gorgeous sentiments and wonderful distinktive images and die cuts and is sure to be a favorite! You can get yours when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live on June 3. And if you loved the Forever Greenery designer series paper, you can get a sample in my catalog share!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference: Share Sunshine

Stampin’ Up! announced a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic as part of their Making a Difference Program!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

And all the proceeds are being donated to two organizations and you can choose who to donate your dollars to.

Click Here to Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download.

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – 3-3/8″ x 4-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 6″ (label die cuts), 2″ x 4″ (stamped leaf cluster die cuts)
  • Pretty Peacock – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 4-1/4″
  • Vellum – 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (leafy inside panel), 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (striped inside panel), 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (leafy outside panel)
  • Forever Gold Specialty Paper – 1 berry branch

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace Hello Card

Good Morning! Have you heard of the Scrappy Strip technique? Well, I’ll tell you about it because today’s card uses the Scrappy Strip Technique along with the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Scrappy Strip technique was developed by Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Kylie and Bruno Bertucci earlier this year and is really simple, but so dramatic. And since tomorrow Stampin’ Up will announce the retiring list and carryover list and preview the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog to Demonstrators, I decided to make my Scrappy Strip card using the beautiful, bold 2018-2020 In Colors because they will be on the retiring list!

I started by cutting 3-4 strips each of Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Whisper White card stock. Start with 5-1/2″ wide panels and randomly cut the strips so that one end is thicker than the other. I used widths between 1/4″ and 1/2″ and had strips left over. Adhere the first strip even with the short edge of a 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panel of Basic Black card stock using multipurpose liquid glue. Add glue to the back of the next strip and place it next to the first strip with a small black space between the two strips. Continue adhering strips until the Basic Black panel is covered. The edge of the strips will extend beyond the edge of the Basic black panel and that’s ok. Arrange the colors so that it is pleasing to your taste. When one end gets too angled, flip the strip so that the thick end is on the other side. You can see in this picture how I’ve started adhering the strips to the Basic Black card stock.

When the panel is covered, trim the excess strips with a paper trimmer or paper snips. Trim off a 1/2″ strip for the inside of the card, and trim the rest of the panel so that it is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. Adhere it to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic Black mat with multipurpose liquid glue, and then to a Basic Black card base with dimensionals.

I wanted to use the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace stamp set, so I stamped it in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Basic Black card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until it was shiny. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

I adhered the 1/2″ Scrappy Strip panel to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and trimmed the ends. I then adhered it to the inside of my card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Scrappy Strip technique makes cards that look like a piece of modern art! And the bold Stampin’ Up! 2018-2020 In Colors are a perfect contrast for the black background. And it’s so sad to see them go. But once once the products – ink, markers, refills, paper and embellishments – are sold out, they will sadly no longer be available. So if there is something you still need from the 2018-2020 In Color product line to complete your stash, head quickly to my Online Store to stock up before they’re gone.


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 4-1/2″ x 5-1/5″ (Scrappy Strip base), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • For the following colors, you need approximately 4″ x 5-1/2″ so that you can easily cut the strips with your paper trimmer
    • Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove Whisper White
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia Hello Card

Good Morning! Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia bundle with the Magnolia Lane designer series paper for a sweet, elegant hello card that is full of flowers. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I colored the background of a panel of Magnolia Lane DSP with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to an Early Espresso Mat. I cut a lacy border from vellum using the Delicate Lace Dies and adhered it to the edge of the designer series paper with liquid glue. I cut a thin strip of Mossy Meadow card stock and adhered it over the edge of the vellum to cover the glue. I adhered the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Petal Pink and cut it out with a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I stamped the magnolia bud on Whisper White in Early Espresso ink and colored it with Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Magnolia Memories Dies and adhered it to the label with liquid glue.

I adhered the label and flower to the card front with dimensionals. I tied a short length of Petal Pink ribbon and tucked it under the edge with a glue dot and finished the label with a champagne rhinestone.

I colored the background of another strip of the Magnolia Lane designer series paper with the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia bundle is one of my favorites from the Annual Catalog! It was really fun to pull it out again and make a simple card that shows off the beautiful flowers in the designer series paper.


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat)
  • Vellum Card Stock – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (lace border die cut)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3/8″ x 5-1/8″ (strip over vellum)
  • Petal Pink – 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2″ (flower die cut)
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: