Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment Sneak Peek

Good Friday Morning! Can you believe that it’s a week until Christmas!! I don’t think I’m ready, so I am going to share another sneak peek of the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment cling stamp set. This pretty set is in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available on January 5. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card and the card stock cuts at the bottom of this post.

I adhered a panel of the dark wood grained paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper to the front of a Soft Suede card base. I stamped the seed pods from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the Moment stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel and colored them with the Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. I used the new blending brushes from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog to blend the background with Seaside Spray ink.

I trimmed the panel to 3″ x 3″ and adhered it to a Pretty Peacock mat. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment stamp set in Versamark ink on a Pretty Peacock strip. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set the powder until it was shiny. I cut the label out with the sentiment on the right side with the small stitched banner die from thee Tasteful Labels dies.

I wrapped a length of linen thread around the left side of the banner and made a bow. I adhered a branch from the In Good Taste Elements with glue dots and adhered the label over the branch with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped more seed pods from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy TheMoment stamp set in the corners of a Whisper White panel and colored them with Stampin Blends like the front. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the dark wood grained In Good Taste DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The seed pods from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment stamp set are pretty colored with the Stampin Blends, and they are very realistic. And there are lots of really nice sentiments in the stamp set too! This was the first time that I used blending brushes and I was pretty happy with how they worked. They will all be available when the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog opens on January 5, 2021.


Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout Sale Is Going on Now!

If you love Great Deals like I do, then the Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products (up to 50% off some items) from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. Head over to my Online Store to check out the sale.  The retiring items are only available while supplies last!


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Openings Starting January 1

The Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club is a good way to build up your Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time without breaking the bank. You make a commitment to join the club for 6 months and place a minimum $25 order each month. A random host is chosen for each month and when you are the host, you get the Stampin’ Rewards Host Dollars for additional products. You can also give your Host Code to your Stampin’ Friends to increase your host rewards! For complete details, see my Online Host Club Page. You can also contact me at (484) 356-5031 or drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com. Sign up Deadline is Monday December 28, 2020.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pretty Peacock – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (art panel)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment Sneak Peek

Good Friday Morning! Today am sharing a sneak peek of a card that uses the new Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment cling stamp set from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. My card is CASE’d from one that Melody Hyde presented at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage@Home event a few weeks back. While Melody used new designer series paper, I paired the stamp set with the In Good Taste DSP. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pretty Peacock with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pretty Peacock card base. I used two sizes of the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut the wood grained and the gesso canvas papers from the In Good Taste designer series paper. I stamped the small seed pods from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment cling stamp set in Crumb Cake ink randomly across the die cut wood grained paper.

I stamped the large seed pod from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on the die cut gesso canvas DSP panel. I colored it with Crumb Cake and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I brushed some Pool Party Stampin’ Blends on the right side of the pod like a shadow and used the Color Lifter to blend the line. I adhered the In Good Taste paper panels to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on a Whisper White strip and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I folded a length of sheer Pool Party ribbon and adhered it behind the label. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with blue sequins.

I stamped the seed pod from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on a small panel of the gesso canvas DSP and colored it to match the front. I stamped the little seed pods on a small panel of the wood grained DSP. I adhered the little panels of the In Good Taste DSP to the lower corner of a Whisper white panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

A cute little nature themed note card! The In Good Taste designer series papers have so many different textures that coordinate beautifully with nature themed stamp sets like the new Stampin’ Up! Enjoy The Moment stamp set. With all the different images and sweet sentiments, this stamp set belongs on every wish list for the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog!


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!



January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is Coming Soon!

I received my copies of the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure and there are so many new and exciting products coming on January 5, 2021 – Yay!! Demonstrators are able to place orders early – starting December 1, 2020. On that morning I will be placing an order that includes new catalogs for my customers! When I get my order, I’ll be sending my customer catalogs out ASAP. If you’ve placed orders with me of at least $50 during the past year, you are automatically on my list to get a catalog when my shipment arrives! If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list so you can get your catalogs next month too!


Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Coming November 24th!

The Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza will be here soon, with 10% off select annual catalog items. Nearly all of the items in the annual catalog are eligible for the discount, but some exclusions do apply. You can see the exclusion list here. So get your wish list ready so you can shop early. The sale only lasts for 24 hours on Tuesday November 24th!


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP
    • Wood Grain – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front background), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (inside)
    • Rococo Rose Fabric – 3″ x 3″ (front layer), 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (inside)
    • Gesso Canvas – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front layer)., 1″ x 1″ (inside)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful Note Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing the third in a series of cards that I made using the sweet Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful photopolymer stamp set. Today’s card is another card that was inspired by one in the Aug-Dec Mini catalog, but I made made major modifications so I can’t really say that I CASE’d it. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Emboss a Crumb Cake panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. Cut a panel of Calypso Coral paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhere it to the card front on a wonky angle. Use the same die to cut a Whisper White panel.

Stamp the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful photopolymer stamp in Soft Suede ink on the die cut Whisper White panel. Stamp the bird house in Crumb cake ink and stamp another Crumb Cake bird house on the small Whisper White panel. Using the leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful stamp set, stamp the leaves in Pear Pizzazz, Bumblebee and Calypso Coral ink across the top branches. Stamp a few leaves in Calypso Coral and Bumblebee falling from the tree. Adhere the panel to the card front on an angle opposite from the DSP panel.

Fussy cut the second Crumb Cake bird house with paper snips and pop it on the birdhouse with a piece of dimensional. Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful stamp set in Versamark ink on a Calypso Coral strip. Heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Adhere it to the card front with dimensionals. Add some Artistry Blooms adhesive sequins to the tree top and label and wrap a length of Linen Thread around the card fold, making a bow.

Adhere a strip of Calypso Coral paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. Stamp the birdhouse from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful stamp set in crumb cake ink in the top corner and stamp more leaves in Pear Pizzazz, Bumblebee and Calypso Coral. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.


The Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Stamp set is really pretty and versatile. The graceful curves of the tree’s trunk and branches make you feel like you’re in a special place, and I haven’t seen a card made with this stamp set that didn’t make me smile.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Going on Now!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections. Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base scored at 4-1/4”, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front)
  • Calypso Coral – 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (tree panel), 1″ x 2″ (Crumb Cake bird house)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (Calypso Coral back panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Press On Good Day Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for World Card Making Day with the Stampin’ Up! Press On stamp set. This is a cute stamp set and is perfect for making coffee themed cards for coffee lovers with sentiments expressing thanks, encouragement and sending well wishes. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Make the cup using paper piecing techniques, stamping the In Good Taste designer series papers with the Stampin’ Up! Press On coffee cup in Early Espresso ink. Cut the pieces out with paper snips and adhere them to a coffee cup stamped on Whisper White and fussy cut. Top the cup with a lid fussy cut from Whisper White.

Cut a Whisper White panel with the third largest Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die and stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Press On cling stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. Adhere the cup with dimensionals. Add a silver metallic pearl.

Adhere the strip of wood grained In Good Taste DSP to the panel of stone tile DSP and adhere it to the front of an Early Espresso card base. Wrap Linen thread around the seam twice and make a bow near the bottom of the card. Stamp the coffee beans from the Stampin’ Up! Press On stamp set in Early Espresso on the stone tiles and Pop the coffee cup panel on the card front with dimensionals.

Stamp part of the cups from the Stampin’ Up! Press On stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Color the cups with Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. Stamp the sentiment in Crumb cake ink and trim the bottom with a strip of stone tile In Good Taste DSP. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Facebook Live video where I made the card is in the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day group. Later today, I’ll try to link it up to my business Facebook page so you can view it there. I also plan to edit the video and post a shortened version on my YouTube Channel by the end of the week.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Going on Now!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base scored at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” (die cut panel), 2” x 2” (coffee cup), 2” x 1” (coffee cup lid)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (tile background), 1-1/2” x 5-1/2” (wood strip), 2” x 2” (coffee cup), 2” x 1” (coffee band), 1/2” x 4” (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! So Much Love Card

Good Morning! Today I have a pretty floral card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! So Much Love cling stamp set. I had so much fun watercoloring the Grace’s Garden card last weekend that I wanted to bring out the water painters and use them again. Today’s technique is a little different though in that I embossed the image with gold embossing powder before watercoloring. What do you think? You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set in Versamark ink on a panel of watercolor paper. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set until it was shiny. I colored the flower with Melon Mambo ink using the fine tipped water painter and used a bit of Daffodil Delight for the flower center. I colored the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. I fussy cut the flower with my paper snips after it was dry. Here’s a close-up of the flower so you can see the gold embossing.

I colored the flower one petal at a time, starting at the darkest part of each petal and pulling the color outward to cover the entire petal. The watercolor paper does not absorb the color very fast, so you have time to move it as you go over the petal and the color will bleed and blend wherever the paper is wet. The color also gets lighter as you go. The embossed lines help contain the water, so that it’s easier to ‘stay in the lines’.

I adhered a panel of Peony Garden designer series paper to a Whisper White mat and popped it on the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base. I cut a Whisper White panel with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and ran it through the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Much Love stamp set in Gray Granite ink and cut it out with the smaller die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered the dies together and adhered them to the card front.

I adhered some gold foil leaves from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper with glue dots and popped the watercolored flower on top with dimensionals. I made bows with the polka dot tulle ribbon and gold thread and tied them together with more gold thread and adhered them to the card front. I finished it off with three gold enamel gems.

I stamped the flower again in Melon Mambo ink after stamping off three times on a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Peony Garden DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I had the old Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set that I must have made a dozen birthday cards with using this watercolor technique! That flower had to be fussy cut too, and it is a bit intensive but the results are really pretty!!


Last Week to Redeem Bonus Days Coupon Codes!!

Don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes before the end of the month!!


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Watercolor paper – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat and inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (label)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Forever Gold Specialty – three sprigs

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Just Because Note Card

Happy Friday!! Today I’m sharing a simple Just Because card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Lovely You stamp bundle. This bundle consists of the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You cling stamp set and the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch – and it’s available at a 10% discount! You can find all the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere a panel of Just Jade card stock to Cinnamon Cider mat. I cut strips of Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade card stock. I embossed the Cinnamon cider strip with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and embossed the Just Jade strip with the Greenery embossing folder. I stamped the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You stamp set in Cinnamon Cider randomly on the Bumblebee strip.

I cut strips of the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper that coordinated with the other colors I chose and I punched both ends of all the strips with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I adhered the strips to the Just Jade panel, staggering the ends.

I wrapped Linen Thread around the layered panel and tied a bow on the side. I adhered the layered panel on a Bumblebee card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on a Whisper White strip. I stamped the flower in Bumblebee and the leaf branch in Just Jade. I trimmed the ends of the strip with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I added three Just Jade enamel dots to finish off the card front.

I stamped the leaf branch in Just Jade ink and the flower in Bumblebee ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Just Jade mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Lovely You bundle includes 18 cling stamps with kind-hearted messages and simple floral designs. This bundle also offers a six-in-one punch tool! Offering two designs, three widths, and any length, you can layer multiple widths of the same design for simply seamless coordination. With heartfelt greetings and dimensional pieces, the Lovely You Bundle will inspire you to create cherished, custom cards to send your friends and family.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

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


Today is the Last Day to Sign Up for the July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll have enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! Complete Details are on my Promotions Page.

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 July 2020 kit is Today! Order the Summer Nights Add-On here.


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (stamped strip)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed strip)
  • Just Jade – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed strip)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (Just Jade leaves), 3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (sunflowers and daisies)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Memories and More Note Cards

Good Morning! Today I have a set of four fun note cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Memories and More card pack. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Memories and More card packs by Stampin’ Up! have 6″ x 4″ and 3″ x 4″ double sided cards that all coordinate and special laser cut stickers. This has the following advantages:

  • It makes card making easy and quick for the beginner paper crafter or busy person with limited crafting time.
  • The cards are perfectly sized and designed for Memory Keeping Journal pocket pages and Scrapbooking.

And the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Memories and More card pack has great nostalgic images that perfectly capture a relaxing tropical paradise! Here are four cards that I made using some of the cards in the card pack:

I wanted to make a simple set of 4 note cards with a tropical theme and I used the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Cards and Envelopes. These are made from a thinner craft paper but with a pretty white foil decoration and the rustic feel goes well with the tropical theme. I ended up covering up the white foil on the cards, but you can see it trimming the envelope sides. The size of the card bases is 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, so they go perfectly with the large cards in the Memories and More card packs.

My concept was to use a 3″ x 4″ card with a cute image and surround it with a coordinating all over design so I started by selecting 4 of the 3″ x 4″ cards. I couldn’t find good backgrounds for all of them, so I looked through the Tropical Oasis designer series paper and found good matches. For this card, I paired the cute ukulele image with the lily Tropical Oasis designer series paper cut to 4″ x 6″. I used Shaded Spruce to mat the small card and adhered everything with multipurpose liquid glue.

With this card, I used Shaded Spruce as a mat again and paired the hibiscus and frangipani with the 4″ x 6″ bird of paradise card from the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Memories and More card pack.

I feel bad so many beaches are closed, but in carefree times, this is a great idea. And I love these vintage station wagons! I paired this cute 3″ x 4″ Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Memories and More card with an Early Espresso mat and the cute station wagon paper from the Tropical Oasis designer series paper for the background.

For my final card in the set, I chose this fabulous flamingo and paired it with the flamingo background 4″ x 6″ Stampin’ Up! Memories and More card. I used Shaded Spruce for the mat.

For the inside of each card, I cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of Whisper White and trimmed the bottom with the same papers as the background. I added one of the flower stickers to the top corner and that was it. Quick and easy way to create a fun note card set.

Isn’t this a fun set of note cards? I have really enjoyed playing with the Stampin’ Up! Memories and More card packs because they are so versatile and add another dimension to coordinating with other products in the same suite. And there are still so many cute images left in the card pack that I still need to put to good use.


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Shaded Spruce – (3) 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Early Espresso – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Whisper White – (4) 4″ x 6″ (inside panels)
  • Tropical Oasis DSP – (2) 4″ x 6″ (front backgrounds), (2) 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trims)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases Note Card

Good Morning! Do you remember the Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases cling stamp set and Flourish Dies? It’s been a couple of years since these came out, but they were one of my favorites when they made their debut. It has so many intricate dies and gorgeous sentiments for all occasions. Since I haven’t used it for a while, I thought I’d pull it out and make a simple card and combine it with some of the newer products. 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 a panel of Whisper White card stock with the Coastal Weave embossing folder. I trimmed the embossed panel to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ afterward. The Coastal Weave embossing folder is one that sometimes shrinks the paper, so I cut it larger than needed to allow for shrinkage.

I cut out the largest flower from the Flourish Dies from Grapefruit Grove card stock. I cut out the medium flower from Whisper White card stock and the smallest flower from Grapefruit Grove. I used mini glue dots to adhere the flowers together, aligning the petal tips. I adhered a large Basic Pearl to the center. I cut the large leaf sprig from the Flourish Dies from Mint Macaron card stock and the berries from Crumb Cake. I trimmed the ends of the last two die cuts so they wouldn’t extend too far.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Mint Macaron card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut the sentiment with the second smallest of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the leaf and berries with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue so it wouldn’t smear, and I held it down for a few seconds to make sure it was stuck. I adhered the flower with a dimensional and I made a bow from Whisper White crinkle ribbon and tucked it under the edge of the flower with a glue dot.

I cut another medium flower from the Flourish Dies from Grapefruit Grove and adhered it to a Whisper White panel, again using small dots of multipurpose liquid glue. I cut two small leaves from Mint Macaron and adhered them next to the flower. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The vivid graphics in the Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set and Flourish Dies go well with many of the newer products. It’s fun to bring out the old with all their memories and give them a new twist by combining them with newer products. And it’s good to pull out the Grapefruit Grove card stock. As one of the 2018-2020 In Colors, it will be retired when the new Annual Catalog is released. Now is a good time to stock up on 2018-2020 In Color card stock, ink pads and refills before the supplies become limited!


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 3-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Mint Macaron – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (leaf die cuts), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2″ (berry sprig die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″(die cut medium flower)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Note Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a quick card made with the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. We are in the final days of the Stampin’ Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale. The Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP is one of the paper sets included in the sale and it’s so beautiful! So I wanted to show how you can use DSP to make a quick card that is also special. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad paper with all the song birds to say a last hello to the little birdies before they fly away for the winter. So I cut a large piece of the DSP and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat with liquid glue and then to a Calypso Coral card base with dimensionals.

I added a strip of Crumb Cake textured ribbon with snail. I stamped the a little note sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Mossy Meadow, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set it. I then trimmed the ends and adhered it to the card front with snail.

I stamped 3 flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird stamp set on Whisper White and colored them with Calypso Coral and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I then fussy cut the flowers. I molded the petals and added pearl centers (I colored the white pearls with the dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend). I die cut some leaf sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Frames dies in Old Olive vellum and and attached the leaves and flowers to the card using mini glue dots.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a strip of the same Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the card using liquid glue.

This is a simple pretty little card where the beautiful Designer Series paper is the star. A little ribbon, pearls, vellum and embossing add elegant accents that makes the card special without detracting from the paper. I hope you enjoyed today’s card and consider the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale. It’s such a good deal! Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook Event – Saturday Oct 5!

Save the date!!  You’re invited to attend a fun Facebook event on Saturday, October 5 to celebrate World Card Making Day!

Our team will be hosting a Facebook event that will run from about 9:00 AM ET until 9:00 PM ET with card making presentations and giveaways going all day long!!

More details and a link to join are coming soon, but put a note on your calendar to spend the day crafting with us!  See you all then!


September 16 – 30 Host Code: EDRVYB3Z

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Just a Note Card

Good morning! Today’s card uses the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set with the Butterfly Duet Punch.

I started out by stamping a bunch of butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set on Thick Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring them with Stampin’ Blends and copic markers. I used light pastel colors – the light Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends along with yellow, green and blue copics. I randomly colored the butterfly wings so that each butterfly is different. The nice thing about these stamps is that you get a large and small butterfly with each stamp and they line up perfectly with the punch.

After stamping and coloring the butterflies, I punched them out and stamped the little butterfly bodies. I then arranged them on the Gingham Gala DSP in Grapefruit Grove with some of the butterflies going over the edge. I attached the butterflies to the paper with mini glue dots in the centers and trimmed the butterflies that went over the edge. Using the Thick Whisper White really gives the butterflies dimension on the paper! I then mounted it on a basic black mat and popped it on a Grapefruit Grove card base with dimensionals.

I took a scrap of basic black and stamped the ‘a little note’ sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder before heat setting. The font is real sweet and goes well with the casual and lighthearted gingham background and colorful butterflies. I wrapped the banner with some whisper white baker’s twine and tied a bow before popping it on the card with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card I took a piece of the gingham DSP and adhered it to the bottom of a piece of Whisper White with multipurpose liquid glue and attached three of the little butterflies with glue dots. I matted the inside piece in Basic Black and attached it to the card base with snail.

We went to our first cookout of the year Saturday and it was a perfect day. This card reminds me of summer picnics with all the butterflies and gingham.

The Gingham Gala DSP is currently available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and will be retiring on June 3 or when supplies run out. The Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet Punch are currently sold as a bundle for 10% off. Both of these items are carried over into the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog (Yay!!) but will no longer be available as a bundle at the discounted price. These are perfect for butterfly lovers!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Whisper White – 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for butterflies
  • Gingham Gala DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basic Black – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ for mats, 3/4″ x 3″ scrap for label banner

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: