Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have a Valentine’s Day card made with the Stampin’ Up Heart To Heart stamp set and the beautiful Love You Always specialty designer series paper and matching foil sheets. 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 think it’s a Valentine’s Day sketch!

I embossed a panel of Blushing Bride card stock with the Scripty 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base. I cut a Blushing Bride foil sheet and a Blushing Bride Love You Always specialty designer series paper with the two different scalloped rectangle dies from the Stitched So Sweetly diesI adhered these together with liquid glue and adhered them to the card front.

I stamped the lattice heart from the Heartfelt stamp set in Blushing Bride on Basic White and cut it out with the plain heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack. I used the scalloped heart punch to punch out a heart from the Blushing Bride Foil and adhered the stamped heart to the front. I cut a little heart from the remaining foil using the heart die from the Lasting Elegance dies and adhered it to the center of the heart and popped the heart on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart stamp set in Rococo Rose and cut it out with the label die from the Always dies using the two step cutting method to make the label fit the sentiment. I cut another label with the same die from the Blushing Bride foil using the same method, but making it a little longer. I adhered the two labels together and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots.

On a Basic White panel, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart stamp set in Rococo Rose. I stamped the flower in Blushing Bride, the stem in Pear Pizzazz and heart in Rococo Rose. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart stamp set has pretty sentiments and images for traditional Valentines – hearts and flowers. The beautiful new Love You Always specialty designer series paper and matching foil sheets are also perfect for fancy Valentines, but they are also great for Weddings, Anniversaries and even extra special Birthdays.

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:


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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.
  • 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:

  • Blushing Bride – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Love You Always Foil – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (scalloped heart punch and small heart die cut)
  • Love You Always specialty DSP – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (heart punch)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials Sending Happy Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a bold, floral friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials bundle and the Paper Blooms Sale A Bration designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Paper Blooms designer series paper to the front of a Seaside Spray card base. I cut another Seaside Spray Panel with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered it to the front. I cut two of the leaf dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials bundle from Old Olive card stock and adhered them to the top and bottom of the scalloped panel.

I stamped the happy word from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy ink on Basic White. I fussy cut around the word with my paper snips which was easier than I imagines since the font is so bold. I adhered the word to the Seaside Spray die cut. I stamped the sending lots of sentiment on Night of Navy card stock with Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set it until shiny and trimmed it to size before adhering it to the panel.

I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials stamp set on Basic White as follows: 1 large flower in Petal Pink, 2 medium flowers in Rococo Rose and 3 small flowers in So Saffron. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I cut a large outline flower from Petal Pink and 2 medium outline flowers from Rococo Rose. I adhered these to the coordinating stamped flowers and added rhinestone gems to all the flowers. I arranged the flowers around the label and adhered them with glue dots and dimensionals. I wrapped a strand of Misty Moonlight twine around the top of the card and made a bow to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a Basic White panel with Petal Pink large flowers, Rococo Rose medium flowers and Night of Navy flower centers using the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials stamp set. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials bundle is so versatile with flowers and dies of different sizes and styles and wonderful sentiments. I love the focus on happy because happy cards are the best cards to receive!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

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.


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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:

  • Seaside Spray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Old Olive – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Night of Navy – 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Rococo Rose – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (2 medium flower die cuts)
  • Petal Pink – 2″ x 2″ (large flower die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (large flower), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (2 medium flowers), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (3 small flowers), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (happy sentiment)
  • Paper Blooms DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Kind People Card

Good Morning! Today I have a card made with the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. The front panel is designed to be just a little short so that the inside of the card peeks out the side. And the sentiment is a sweet one that can be used as a general note card, thank you card or just a friendship card – an all occasion card! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed the front and side panels of the Rococo Rose Oh So Ombre Sale A Bration 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I adhered the large panel to the front of the Rococo Rose card base and the small panel to the right side of the inside of the card. I stamped the large succulent image from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I colored it with Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron, Rococo Rose and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut out another panel from Basic White and adhered it to the back since some of the back will show when the card is open and you don’t want to see the messy back.

I stamped the pot in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored it with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and the Color Lifter, using a blending technique to give it a nice highlight. I stamped the sweet sentiment in Old Olive ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. The sentiment dies in this bundle are fabulous!

I adhered the label to the card front and then adhered the pot on top of it. I popped the succulents on top with dimensionals. I brushed clear Wink of Stella over the succulents to give them a subtle sparkle and added three Rococo Rose Butterfly Gems to finish the front.

For the inside panel, I cut the right edge of the Basic White panel with the Peony Dies scalloped edge and adhered it to the inside of the card overlapping the embossed DSP. I stamped the little succulent from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Garden Green on a small Basic White panel and colored it with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I adhered it to the bottom inside corner.

This large succulent stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents is stunning and easily fills up a card front. It’s versatile and looks beautiful with any artistic technique.


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

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.


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 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 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:

  • Rococo Rose – 5-1/2″ x 7″ card base scored at 3-1/4″ (card top is 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ while back is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (die cut inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (large succulent die cut), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (pot), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (small succulent die cut)
  • Oh So Ombre DSP – 3″ x 5-1/4″ (front embossed panel), 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside embossed trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick cling stamp set is a fun set that is a follow on to the Hey Chick stamp set that came out during Sale A Bration a few years ago. And Guess What? Next month coordinating dies will be available! So today’s card is a sort of sneak peek of the new bundles that will be available on February 2! And you’re going to want to get them, because they’re fabulous! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I also entered today’s card in the Sunday Stamps SSC248 sketch challenge – In The Center.

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 die cut a Basic White panel with the Stitched rectangles dies and sponged dirt and sky with the new blending brushes and Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Balmy Blue and Pacific Point inks. I used the lighter inks on the main body and the darker inks around the edges. I adhered the panel to a Granny Apple Green patterned Sale A Bration Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP panel that I die cut with a larger Stitched Rectangle die and adhered them both to a Poppy Parade mat.

I cut out the fence using the cute die from the upcoming Chick Dies (available Feb 2) from Gray Granite card stock. Before cutting it out, I remembered to adhere some of the new adhesive sheets to the back, and it worked great for adhering to the panel. The hen house die is also from the upcoming Chick dies and I cut it out of Crumb Cake card stock and outlined it (and colored the doorway) with Smoky Slate Stampin Blend before adhering it on the fence with glue dots. I also colored the hay with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I wrapped a length of braided linen trim around the panel made a knot on the side.

I stamped the Chick and cupcake from the Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and cut it out with the upcoming coordinating die from the Birthday Chick Dies (available Feb 2). I colored the chick with Pool Party and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and the cupcake with Flirty Flamingo, Rococo Rose and Daffodil Delight blends and popped her on the panel with dimensionals.

I used the Birthday Chick dies to cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment from Poppy Parade and the buntings from Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay. I adhered the buntings to the panel with liquid glue and then adhered the sentiment. I embossed a panel of Bermuda Bay with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Bermuda Bay card base. Then I adhered the decorated panel to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the fun sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the dancing chick in the egg next to the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a strip of Granny Apple Green patterned Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to a Poppy Parade mat. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick stamp set is so cute and the cuteness factor increases tenfold with the companion stamp set and dies that will be available on Feb 2. And don’t forget the Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ Sale A Bration designer series paper that you can get right now. Don’t those circles remind you of eggs?


Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles available February 2!

The Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick bundles will be available February 2 – June 30. Already have the Hey Chick stamp set? You can now purchase the coordinating dies! And they are so cute!! Click on the image above to download a PDF with all the details.


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 Aug-Dec 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:

  • Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel), 3/4″ x 3″ (bunting die cut)
  • Granny Apple Green – 3/4″ x 3″ (bunting die cut)
  • Poppy Parade – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut sentiment), 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (fence die cut)
  • Crumb Cake – 2″ x 2-3/4″ (hen house die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (die cut small stitched rectangle), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut chick)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut stitched rectangle), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings Birthday Card

Good Morning and welcome to Simple Stampin’ Saturday! There are so many beautiful designer series papers in the current catalogs and one of the quickest ways to make a card is to make the DSP the focal point of your card. Simply cut it down to size, add a label with a few embellishments and presto! you have a beautiful card. Here’s today’s card to show you how. 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 Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings DSP to a Basic White mat. I adhere it to a mat to give it a little stiffness before popping it onto a Blackberry Bliss card base with dimensionals. Using dimensionals to pop the panel off the card base makes it a little more elegant and special. But wait! Before adhering it to the card base, Wrap a length of Blackberry Bliss ribbon around it and secure it in the back. Then apply your dimensionals and adhere it to the card base.

The next element is your label. Once you determine what sentiment you want to use, find a die or a punch that fits the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment and cut or punch it out. For my card, I wanted it to be a Birthday card, so I used the sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and stamped it in Blackberry Bliss ink on Basic White. I cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. To make a really nice label, make it a double layer with a contrasting card stock like the Blackberry Bliss die cut I used here. Choose a punch or die that is slightly larger than your label. There are lots of punches and dies that give you options for layering your label. And if nothing fits your sentiment, simply cut rectangles with your paper cutter and layer them. And again, for extra elegance, pop it on your pretty designer series paper with dimensionals!

For the final touch, add some embellishments! I used Purple Posy resin dots for my card, but you can use anything you have in your stash – rhinestones, pearls, sequins – that looks pretty with your designer series paper. Try to use odd numbers – that seems to be a design rule.

Next is the inside of the card. If you have an inside sentiment, that’s great use it. Sometimes you want to leave the inside without a sentiment so you have plenty of room to write a message, and that’s ok. If you have stamps that match your designer series paper, go ahead and use them. For my card, I used the sentiment and blackberry stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and the berries and leaves in Rich Razzleberry (after stamping off twice for a softer look) and Granny Apple Green on a Basic White panel. If you don’t have coordinating stamps, add a strip of the designer series paper to the bottom (like I did), or the side, or cut out one of the motifs from the designer series paper and adhere it to your inside panel. Then adhere the inside panel to the inside of your card.

I don’t usually decorate my envelopes, but many stampers insist it’s a must have. If you have stamps that coordinate with your designer series paper, you can stamp on the envelope like I did. If you don’t, you can easily add a panel of your pretty designer series paper to the flap. Apply liquid glue to the outside edge of the envelope, adhere the DSP and cut the excess using the envelope flap as a guide. Or if you happen to have a die to cut out an envelope liner, that’s a fabulous way to make a special matching envelope!

I hope you like my simple card featuring the Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set and designer series paper. And I hope you decide to use up your beautiful designer series paper on cards to share with those you love. Remember – beautiful DSP makes beautiful cards! So don’t be afraid to use it up!

And the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Berry Blessings stamp set and paper is a Sale A Bration item that you can get for FREE with a $100 order.


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

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.


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 weekend!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (die cut label)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Berry Blessings DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2-1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: