Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream Birthday Card with Gift Card Pocket

Good morning! Today I have a fun fold Birthday Card / Gift card holder made with the yummy Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream bundle. My card was inspired by a similar cupcake card on the Tatiana Creative Stamping Adventure blog – I fell in love with this idea the minute I saw it on Pinterest. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The idea is that when you open up the card, instead of a triple scoop ice cream cone, you see a cone with 10 scoops! And there is a little section on the right side for a gift card. I started with a top folding Z-fold So Saffron card base and covered the top with the sprinkles Ice Cream Corner designer series paper. I used the smaller striped paper for the middle section and covered the top of the large section with the 2-3/4″ sprinkles paper and aligned it just below the fold. I used Tear & Tape adhesive to adhere the bottom to the large section, putting a strip behind the right edge, another strip 2-3/4″ from the right edge and a final strip along the bottom. Leave the top of this section open so you have a pocket to slide the gift card in. I used Stampin’ Seal for the rest behind the left side. I removed the Tear & Tape covers and adhered it to the bottom of the large panel.

I punched 7 ice cream scoops from the Ice Cream Corner DSP with the Ice Cream Cone Builder punch. I used my Water Painter to make 2″ splotches of Soft Suede ink to Basic White card stock. I wanted to use a thinner paper than watercolor paper, and since it was a small area, it worked ok. I added some spatter marks with my water brush and punched it out when dry. All for chocolate ice cream! And then I did the same thing with So Saffron to get some vanilla ice cream for my last scoop. I used the Ice Cream Corner DSP to cut out the cone.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ice Cream Corner photopolymer stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I stamped the other sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I cut the Bermuda Bay scalloped accent with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered both labels and the scalloped accent to the left side of the large panel, aligning the top of the scalloped accent to the top of the gift card pocket.

With the label in place, I could start building my ice cream cone. I adhere the cone and first scoop and lined up the rest of the scoops so I can figure out which scoops will land on the folds. I adhered the first scoop on the top section so that it covers the scoop on the cone when the card is closed. The scoop will hang over the fold, so be careful to only apply the adhesive to the top part. I adhered the rest of the scoops on the top section. I folded the scoop that will be on the center fold and checked the alignment. I adhered the rest of the scoops on the large bottom section, finishing with the scoop on the fold. I adhered the bottom of the fold scoop. I adhered the last scoops to the middle section, trimming the top of the last scoop even with the fold. It will be covered by the bottom scoop in the top section when the card is opened.

I adhered the message panel to the Bermuda Bay mat and adhered it to the middle section. I cut the So Saffron panel with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered the Ice Cream Cone panel to the middle. I adhered the panel to the top section with Tear & Tape, centering it with the Bermuda Bay scalloped panel below. I finished the ice cream cone by adhering sprinkles with glue dots.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream bundle is great for children’s cards or for anyone who is young at heart. And with the weather warming up, it’s perfect for any occasion these days.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is So Cool!

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit is a little taste of summer fun, with enough supplies to make 12 colorful, shaped cards with coordinating envelopes. Six card bases are popsicle shaped, the other six are semicircles: three watermelons and three rainbows. All of the cards are splashed with cheerful, vivid watercolor images. The kit also includes two full-size, matching sticker sheets, die-cut accents, fun embellishments, and more. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

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 April 2021 kit is April 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut)
  • Bermuda Bay – 2-1/8″ x 2-3/8″ (message area mat), 1-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ (label mat), 3/8″ x 2″ (message mat), 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″(scalloped panel)
  • Basic White – 2″ x 2-1/4″ (message area), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 1/4″ x 1-7/8″
  • Ice Cream Corner DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (top panel), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (inside back panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (inside pocket panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (striped panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-7/8″ (ice cream cone panel), cone punch, 10 ice cream punches

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Thinking of You Card

Good morning! Today’s card is made with the pretty sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts cling stamp set and the True Love designer series paper. I used the retiring Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers in the DSP and paired it with a Purple Posy Card base for a floral black and lavender card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I colored a floral panel of the True Love designer series paper with Stampin’ Blends – Dark Purple Posy and Mango Melody for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I colored a strip of the same paper for the inside at the same time. I adhered the larger panel to the top of a Basic Black mat and adhered a panel of the striped DSP to the bottom (there’s a slight overlap).

I stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Purple Posy and cut it out with the pretty Story Label punch. I used the Story Label punch again to cut two more punches from Basic Black. I cut one in half and adhered it to the back of the other one with 1/4″ space between them to make a longer mat. I adhered the stamped Purple Posy Punch on top to create the layered label.

I adhered the label to the DSP panel with dimensionals and wrapped a length of glittered black organdy ribbon around the seam and tied a knot. I adhered the panel to the front of a Purple Posy card base with dimensionals and finished the card front with three clear epoxy drops.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flower from the Forever and Always photopolymer stamp set in stamped-off Highland Heather ink over the sentiment and trimmed the bottom with the colored DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set has beautiful sentiments in an elegant mixed font and it goes well with many other stamp sets and designer series papers. The florals in the True Love designer series paper pack are perfect for coloring, so are really versatile for matching any color palette that you may to use such as the retiring Purple Posy!


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), two 3-1/2″ x 2″ (label mats)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel),
  • True Love DSP – 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel (floral top panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (striped bottom panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a good weekend. Today I’m sharing the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This pretty bundle is so versatile and fun to play with. I based my card on a similar one in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, but made a flower with lots of dimension! You can find the supplies I used 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 posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I adhered a panel of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base. I embossed a Seaside Spray panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and cut it with the second largest Stitched with Whimsey die. I adhered it to the front of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut the flowers from the Dandy Wishes Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes bundle from Bumblebee card stock and colored the stem with the Mossy Meadow Stampin Blend. I cut the lacy flower from vellum. I cut the dandelion leaves from Mossy Meadow and grass leaves from Garden Green. I adhered the Vellum to the card front with a glue dot in the center. I gently bent the petals up in the Bumblebee petal clusters and adhered them together with glue dots and finished the center with a little octagon colored with the Mango Melody Stampin Blend. I adhered the Bumblebee flower next to the Vellum flower so that the tips of the petal covered any visible glue dot. I adhered the grasses and leaves to the card front with glue dots, starting with the long grass, the leaves next and finishing with the short grass on top. I also trimmed the bottom of the stems so they’re even with the grass bottoms.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a strip of Basic White and trimmed the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensional and accented it with a short length of Bumblebee Gingham trim tied with a Linen Thread bow. I finished the card front with a little bumble die cut from the Dandy Garden 6″x 6″ DSP.

For the inside, I stamped the dandelion from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes stamp set in twice stamped off Mossy Meadow ink on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Dandy Garden DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes bundle is really great for making with Spring cards! I spent some time in my garden this week and found a few budding dandelions that I pulled and they reminded me of this pretty suite, so I knew I had to pull it out. I love the contrast of the modern, angular die cut flower with the fine line drawn images – so many ways to use this pretty bundle!


Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Bumblebee – 2-1/2″ x 4″ (flower die cuts)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (grass die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (leaves die cuts)
  • Vellum – 2″ x 5″ (flower)
  • Seaside Spray – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″, die cut bee

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window Card

Good Friday morning! The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle is a cute window stamp and dies bundle that lets you make window themed cards with both stamped and die cut window elements. With these elements, you can make cards featuring an outside window view or an inside window view that shows an outdoor scene. My card shows an outside window view on a stone house that I made with the Stacked Stone background stamp and Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Stacked Stone background stamp on Sahara Sand card stock using Sahara Sand ink and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I used the Window Flower Box dies that come in the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle to cut the window and shutters from Basic White and the sill and shutter hinges from Soft Suede. I adhered the hinges to the shutters with dots of liquid glue.

I used glue dots to adhere a square vellum lace panel behind the window and trimmed the excess with my paper snips. I brushed Sahara Sand ink on a Basic White panel with my blending brush and adhered it behind the window die cut with more glue dots. I trimmed the top corners with my paper snips. Then I popped the window on the panel with dimensionals and adhered the shutters nest to the window with dimensionals and the sill under the window with dimensionals. I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window photopolymer stamp set in Terracotta tile and the leaves in Garden Green on Basic White. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the medium pot in Pacific Point and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered it to the panel and adhered the pot next to it. I popped the flowers on the pot with dimensionals and added a Linen bow to the pot and Terracotta Tile butterfly gem to the label. I popped the finished panel on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base wit dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the window from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in stamped off Sahara Sand ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the shutter next to it in stamped off Misty Moonlight and stamped the flower and leaves under with stamped off Terracotta Tile and Garden Green. I subtly stamped a few bricks in stamped off Sahara Sand and trimmed the bottom in a Sahara Sand strip that was stamped with the Stacked Stone background stamp like the front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I used both the die cut and stamped window elements from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle for today’s card and I love both of the looks. Wouldn’t this make the perfect card to accompany a housewarming gift for a new neighbor?

Note that Terracotta Tile is one of the 2019-2021 In Colors and will be retiring in May, so all the Terracotta Tile papers, inks ribbons and embellishments are on the retiring list with the other 2019-2021 In Color products. In addition, the wood mount Stacked Stone background stamp and the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder are also on the retiring list (luckily the cling mount Stacked Stone background stamp will be returning).


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 4-1/4″ (sill and shutter hinges die cuts)
  • Sahara Sand – 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 3″ x 6-1/2″ (window, shutters, plant, pot and label die cuts), 1-3/8″ x 2-1/4″ (window backing)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy Easter Card

Good morning! The little critters in the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy cling stamp set are really cute with their floral crowns. They are perfect for making sweet springtime as well as Easter cards like I did for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the lamb from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White card stock and colored it with Stampin’ Blends – Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody Poppy Parade and Night of Navy. I accented the lamb’s wool with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend and smoothed it with the color lifter. I also added some Light Petal Pink to the cheeks and used the color lifter there too.

I cut the lamb out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes die. I also cut out thee largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals dies and adhered them together. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set in Just Jade ink on a strip of Basic White and cut it out with the banner die from the Tasteful Labels dies. I adhered it to the bottom of the layered oval panel with glue dots.

I embossed the Bumblebee panel from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic White mat. I adhered the floral Flowers for Every Season DSP strip to a Just Jade mat and adhered it to the embossed panel. I wrapped a length of Just Jade ribbon around the panel and tied a bow and trimmed the ends. I popped the little lamb on the panel with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front of a Bumblebee card base and finished the front with three Magenta Madness enamel dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy stamp set in Just Jade ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the tulip next to the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Magenta Madness and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a strip of Flowers for Every Season DSP to the bottom of the panel and then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Springtime Joy is perfect with the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper! Bright, cheerful florals with cute furry critters are so welcome after a cold snowy winter!


Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring List Posts Tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! will post the retiring list for the current 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog on Wednesday March 24 at 1:00 PM MT. Once the list is posted, the items on the list will be available only white supplies last.

I’ll be sharing the list as quickly as I can get it posted, so check my blog for the retiring list tomorrow afternoon and then head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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:

  • Bumblebee – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Just Jade – 3″ x 4″ (scalloped oval), 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside and front mat), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (lamb panel), 1″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (front embossed background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 5-1/8″ (front floral accent strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Friendship Card

Good morning! Today I have a friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden bundle along with the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. And it’s a fun fold card – a Z-fold that is so simple to make! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the wildflowers from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel twice. I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends – Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody, Highland Heather, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake. I used my blending brushes to lightly sponge some Balmy Blue ink on the open sky area and some Old Olive ink on the wildflower stems.

I cut a Mossy Meadow panel with the Stitched So Softly scalloped rectangle die and adhered the stamped panel to the front. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set on a Bumblebee panel in Mossy Meadow and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies. I adhered it to the stamped panel. I adhered the Bumblebee panels of the Dandy Garden designer series paper to the Mossy Meadow card base on both ends. I adhered the white panel in the middle.

I stamped the open tailed dragonfly from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set in stamped off Bumblebee ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I adhered it to the large section of the card base that will be the inside of the card. I applied Tear & Tape to the left side of the layered stamped panel, being careful so that it didn’t go past the fold. I removed the tape strip covers and adhered it to the panel to the closed card, aligning the pane with the scalloped panel on the inside.

I punched a small dragonfly from Vellum with the Dragonflies punch and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot. I adhered a Bumblebee enamel dot on the dragonfly. I adhered a Mossy Meadow braided trim bow to the label, and my card was done.

The Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden bundle is such a pretty set – I love the wildflowers stamp image – and it goes so beautifully with the Dandy Garden designer series paper. This style of Z-fold card is really easy to make, yet really makes the card extra special – try it!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ (mountain) and 4-1/4″ (valley), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Bumblebee – 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut for inside panel), 2-9/16″ x 3-3/4″ (art panel)
  • Vellum – 1″ x 1″ (small dragonfly)
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside Bumblebee), two 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (Bumblebee for the front and white for the center panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share some pretty cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle. This is an early release from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that is available now. And it’s full of six gorgeous butterfly stamps in different sizes with detailed and outline dies for each one! Here are some cards made by the Stampin’ Up! Design team to give you some ideas:

One of the nice things I like about these cards is that they do do a nice job of showing how you can use the large butterfly stamp as background stamp and just ink it up and stamp it once!

The butterflies can be colored using many different techniques and in many different colors. There are outline dies for each butterfly, so you can use it as an embellishment. I love the variety in shapes and sizes!

The background dies are really cool – like this basketweave! And the bricks are neat too!

And finally there are all the detailed dies. This card leaves the little pieces in the watercolored die cuts for an artistic look, but they can be nicely used in conjunction with the stamped images for a variety of looks. And again, I love all the different sizes!

There are simple recipes for making these cards with the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle, and you can get them HERE. And check out the trio of Butterfly Brilliance cards I posted earlier this week here.

Here are close ups of the stamps and dies. Click on the pictures to get the full descriptions and to shop in my Online Store.

Thanks for looking and I hope you consider the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle for your next stamp purchase.


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is So Cool!

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit is a little taste of summer fun, with enough supplies to make 12 colorful, shaped cards with coordinating envelopes. Six card bases are popsicle shaped, the other six are semicircles: three watermelons and three rainbows. All of the cards are splashed with cheerful, vivid watercolor images. The kit also includes two full-size, matching sticker sheets, die-cut accents, fun embellishments, and more. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

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 April 2021 kit is April 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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
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Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells Birthday Card

Happy Friday! Today I made a simple Birthday card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells bundle and the Sand and Sea designer series paper. I love seashell stamps and the shells in this stamp set are gorgeous – plus the dies and coordinating embossing steps it up big time!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped a seashell from the Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells photopolymer stamp set in So Saffron ink on Pearlescent paper and cut it out with the large Seaside Seashells die. I trimmed the scraps and carefully placed the shell in the corresponding location in the Seashells 3D embossing folder. I did some final trimming as needed with my paper snips and I have a beautiful, dimensional, shiny shell! I used the large die again to cut the seaweed from Pear Pizzazz and then embossed it.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells stamp set on a panel of Seaside Spray in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set the sentiment until it was shiny and cut it out with the Ornate Frames die. I cut out a panel of Sand and Sea designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to a Gray Granite mat. I adhered the seaweed to the panel with glue dots and wrapped it twice with linen thread and tied a bow on the side. Then I adhered the label over the linen thread with dimensionals.

I adhered the shell on top of the label with glue dots and adhered a little pink shell sequin to the label. I popped the panel on the front of a Rococo Rose card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the shell in stamped off Gray Granite ink and stamped the shading stamp on top of it with So Saffron ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sand and Sea DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells bundle along with the Seashells 3D embossing folder are my favorite items for making seashell theme cards. And as a bonus, it has wonderful sentiments that go with the seashell theme.


2019 – 2021 In Colors Are Retiring Soon!!

The new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will be open for orders beginning on May 4 and that’s just around the corner. And Stampin’ Up! has already announced that the Rococo Rose card stock supplies are running low:

We anticipate running out of Rococo Rose Cardstock (item 150882) in the next couple days. When this item runs out, it will show as not orderable until we are able to get more inventory. Because the 2019–2021 In Color Cardstock Assortment (item 149701) includes Rococo Rose Cardstock, this item will also be not orderable for a time. We have more inventory of Rococo Rose Cardstock coming in a few weeks; however, as this is a retiring color and the inventory we receive in a few weeks will be our final shipment, both the cardstock and cardstock assortment will only be available while supplies last.

Shortly Stampin’ Up! will be announcing their retiring list and the inks and card stocks are usually the first to be sell out. So now is a good time to stock up on the retiring In Color products before the rush! Head over to my Online Store to shop NOW!


Butterfly Brilliance is Available Now!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou designer series paper is no longer available.

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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:

  • Rococo Rose – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (sea weed)
  • Gray Granite – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Seaside Spray – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Pearlescent Paper – 1-1/4″ x 2″ (seashell)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel)
  • Sand and Sea DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″” panel (background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim),

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! All Things Fabulous for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! All Things Fabulous bundle to make a pretty floral birthday card. This photopolymer stamp set has two and three step stamps that make gorgeous multi-toned flowers! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I embossed a panel of Soft Sea Foam Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhering it to the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base. I cut the lattice from the Fabulous Florals Dies from Basic White card stock and cut the second largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies from the Fine Art Floral designer series paper. I adhered the oval to the lattice with glue dots.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! All Things Fabulous photopolymer stamp set in Flirty Flamingo. I mounted the three stamps for this 3 step flower on blocks and stamped the center with full strength and then stamped the larger detailed stamp on top full strength. Then I stamped the larger background in stamped off Flirty Flamingo. Doing the stamping in this order made it fairly easy to line up. Then I stamped the small yellow flowers with the center in Mango Melody and the outer two in So Saffron. I cut out the flowers with the coordinating dies. I stamped two of each set of leaves in Pear Pizzazz and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I arranged the leaves and flowers on the oval and used glue dots to adhere the So Saffron Flowers and leaves. I popped the Flirty Flamingo flower on the top with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! All Things Fabulous stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Basic White strip. I cut the end of the strip with the Banners Pick-A-Punch and adhered it to the oval. I adhered the oval to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card front with a White bow and three pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Flirty Flamingo on a Basic White panel and trimmed the side in the Soft Seafoam Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP. Stamped another flower from the Stampin’ Up! All Things Fabulous stamp set in Flirty Flamingo and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered the flower and remaining leaves to the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! All Things Fabulous bundle has beautiful floral images using the two and three step stamping techniques. These flowers definitely look better when carefully stamped to preserve the white highlights. So practice with different color combinations and use different techniques to help line up your stamps – it’s relaxing and fun!!

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:


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 2021 January-June Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Soft Sea Foam – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White – 4-1/2″ x 6″ (die cut flowers, leaves and lattice), 1/2″ x 3″ (label), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut oval)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Congratulations Card

Happy Friday! I pulled out the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle for a soft, feminine congratulations card to share today. I also added some touches of gold, including the Golden Garden acetate for some fun bling! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and brushed Pool Party ink on it with my blending brush, making a delicate soft blue background. I adhered the panel to the front of a Pool Party card base and adhered a panel of Golden Garden Acetate across the embossed panel. I used Stampin’ Seal in the middle where it Ould be hidden by the main art panel – don’t forget to peel off the acetate protective backing! I adhered a square vellum doily to the top with glue dots.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery photopolymer stamp set with Blushing Bride ink on Basic White. I stamped the coordinating detailed stamp in Flirty Flamingo on top. I inked up the center of the detailed stamp with Versamark ink and stamped a third time. I tamped the Versamark with a sponge dauber to soften any sharp edges and sprinkled the flower with heat and stick powder and heated it. I sprinkled it with a few gilding flakes and rubbed it in till smooth, giving me a light touch of gold in the flower center. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die and stamped the large stem in Shaded Spruce ink on basic White. I cut the stem out as well.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Pool Party and sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the long label die. I cut a panel of the Fine Art Floral designer series paper with the Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to a Pool Party mat. I adhered the label to the bottom of the panel with glue dots and adhered the leaves and stem on top. I popped the flower on with dimensionals and finished with a gold trim double bow on the stem. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensional and finished it off with three gilded gems for a final touch of gold bling!

For the inside of the card, I the stamped the large flower and stem from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Shaded Spruce in the corners of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Fine Art Floral DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle is just beautiful! The two step stamps are fairly easy to use for stamping pretty modern flowers that turn out beautiful even when they aren’t perfectly lined up! The simple font in the sentiments are a perfect contrast with the ornate flowers. This was the first time I used the gilding flakes, but it definitely won’t be the last – they add a beautiful touch!


Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou and Natural Touch specialty paper are only available while supplies last during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion period March 2, 2021 – May 3, 2021. So get them while supplies last!

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is So Cool!

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit is a little taste of summer fun, with enough supplies to make 12 colorful, shaped cards with coordinating envelopes. Six card bases are popsicle shaped, the other six are semicircles: three watermelons and three rainbows. All of the cards are splashed with cheerful, vivid watercolor images. The kit also includes two full-size, matching sticker sheets, die-cut accents, fun embellishments, and more. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. 
  • Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (154567)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

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 April 2021 kit is April 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


March Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/8″ x 3-11/16″ (front mat), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front embossed panel and inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 5″ (die cut flower and stem)
  • Golden Garden Specialty Acetate – 2″ x 4″ (front accent panel)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front inset panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: