Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Hugs Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another sneak peek of a new bundle from the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. This gorgeous set has the most beautiful sunflower stamps along with the wonderful Sunflower Dies and will be available when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog opens on June 3, 2020. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden designer series paper to a Bumblebee card base. I created the sunflower by stamping the large sunflower stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set (available June 3) in So Saffron ink on a So Saffron panel. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Sunflowers Dies (available June 3). I cut out the large outline sunflower die from Bumblebee card stock and adhered it to the stamped flower with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue around the center. I stamped the center of the large sunflower stamp in Soft Suede ink on a small square of Bumble bee card stock and cut it out with the large flower center die. I adhered it to the center of the flower with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut the outline sunflower die on a square of Soft Suede card stock and trimmed off the petal pieced so I just had the center. I adhered it to the center of the flower with dimensionals.

I created the leaves by stamping the large leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set (available June 3) in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock. I cut the leaves out with the coordinating die. I cut the outline leaves out of Mossy Meadow card stock using the Sunflowers Dies (available June 3) outline leaf die. I adhered the outline leaves to the stamped leaves with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set on a Whisper White panel in VersaMark Ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I used the next larger die to cut a panel of the Mint Macaron and gold foil Ornate Garden DSP and adhered the embossed sentiment to it. I adhered it to the bottom of the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the sunflower to the card with dimensionals and then adhered the leaves with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished the card front with 3 gilded gems.

For the inside, I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers (available June 3) in So Saffron ink on a Whisper White panel after stamping off once. I added a strip of the floral Ornate Garden DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is my first card with this wonderful new stamp bundle that will be available June 3, and I can’t wait to play with it again!


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! Last Chance Products are Going Fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog 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!


Ornate Garden Suite Early Release

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is new for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and is being released early. It is available now for ordering. Click on the image below to see a PDF flyer of the items or head to the Ornate Garden page in my Online Store to shop now.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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 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″, 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (outline flower die cut), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (flower center die cut)
  • So Saffron – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (sunflower die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (flower outer center die cut)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (outline leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Ornate Garden DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (Mint Macaron/gold foil label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Share Sunshine Cards

Good Morning! Have you seen the special Stampin’ Up! Share Sunshine COVID-19 Giveback Digital Stamps? Well, let me tell you more and show you how to Share Sunshine during these trying times. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here are the cards that I’ve made so far. All the proceeds from the COVID-19 Giveback promotion are donated to one of 2 organizations and you choose which (or both) to donate to. You can go here to purchase the set for $12 + tax. Then you download the PDF file containing 15 pages of stamped images. It also has a couple of pages that tell you additional information so you can design your cards. It tells you:

  • The colors that are on each page
  • The punches and die cuts that fit the images on each pages
  • Stamp sets that coordinate with a matching font.

Once you download the PDF, you can print out what you want on card stock and punch or die cut the image to add to your card. For today’s card, I printed the sentiments from page 3 of the PDF on Whisper White card stock using my Epson color printer.

On this card, I cut a panel of the Woven Threads DSP and adhered it to a pool party mat. Then I adhered it to a larger Pretty Peacock mat with dimensionals and finally to a pool party card base. I cut a strip of Pretty Peacock card stock and embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to the card. I cut the printed digital stamp with a Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to a Pool Party mat and then to the embossed strip with dimensionals. I finished it off by decorating the DSP medallion with Pretty Peacock Rhinestones.

I added anther strip of the Woven Threads DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

For this card, I cut the sentiment with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it to a Lovely Lipstick die cut of the larger die from the same set. I colored the Whisper White Crinkle Ribbon with the Light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend and made a little bow that I attached with a glue dot. I adhered the striped paper from the Best Dressed DSP pack to a Whisper White mat. I adhered the floral paper on top with multipurpose liquid glue. I used the teeny border die from the Ornate Borders Dies to cut a strip of Whisper White and adhered it to the seam with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to a Lovely Lipstick card base with dimensionals and adhered the layered label with dimensionals.

Again, I added a strip of DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel before adhering it to the inside of the card.

These two cards came together pretty quickly and it’s nice to have something to send out to my loved ones who are far away that is relevant to our situation. I hope you stay safe and have a great week!


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.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store, I will not be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store. 

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

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 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:

Socially Distant Card:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (mat), 1″ x 3″ (label mat)
  • Pretty Peacock – 5/8″ x 3-1/2″ (embossed strip), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), die cut digital stamp
  • DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Sending Joy Card:

  • Lovely Lipstick – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (label mat)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (die cut border), die cut digital stamp
  • DSP – 1″ x 5-1/8″ (striped bottom), 3″ x 5-1/8″ (floral top), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions Sending Hugs Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card that I made yesterday afternoon during my Facebook Live Tutorial. It’s made with the versatile Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions photopolymer stamp set and it’s on the retiring list. It’s one of my favorites and on Friday I posted a card with the coordinating dies. Today’s card is all about stamping – specifically two step stamping where two coordinating stamps are used to create one image. 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.

I started by embossing a Balmy Blue card stock panel with the Coastal Weave embossing folder and adhering it to a Balmy Blue card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions photopolymer stamp set on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped each using the two step stamping method, by stamping off once with the fuller image to get a lighter color and stamping full strength with the corresponding highlight image. I used Lovely Lipstick for the large rose, Balmy Blue for the three medium flowers and Daffodil Delight for the cluster of small round flowers. I stamped the Leaves in Granny Apple Green and the sentiment in Shaded Spruce.

I added clear Wink of Stella to give the flowers some sparkle and adhered the stamped panel to a Lovely Lipstick mat. I tied a double strand of Linen thread around the panel and tied a bow and then adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I finished it off with three small epoxy drops.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the same flowers at the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set is one of my all time favorites for creating stamped flowers. There are a variety of flower shapes and sizes and the sentiments are wonderful! And it is on sale at 20% discount as one of the retiring products. Hurry over to my Online Store to check it out!


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.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store, I will not be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store. 

Here are some examples using the Share Sunshine Digital Stamps:

Get your digital download today and make a difference!!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

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:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Lovely Lipstick – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (flower panel mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (flower panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: