Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Sneak Peek Cards

Good Morning! Yesterday we had our Quarterly Inkin’ Krew Team meeting and three of our teammates designed cards using the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog. This beautiful bundle is part of the Splendid Day suite that also contains the beautiful Splendid Day specialty designer series paper and will be available on July 1, 2022. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Rosie Kean from Rapid City, SD designed this gorgeous Double Z fold wedding card showing off the beautiful foil papers from the Splendid Day specialty DSP. The beautiful foils are matted on Soft Sea foam in the outer card and the inner card uses the linen paper with the Soft Sea Foam leaf panels as mats.

The card bases are Sahara Sand and the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set are stamped in Soft Suede. The gorgeous die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies accent the Sahara Sand fabric DSP panels and Rosie designed an optional Basic White back panel for writing a personal message. I added the Soft Sea Foam Bow and iridescent pearls to the front panel.

Karen Ksenzakovic from Somerville, NJ designed this card using all the gorgeous foliage die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies. The Soft Sea Foam card base and Pear Pizzazz mat are perfect with the subtle leafy background of the DSP and allow the beautiful bold die cuts in Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Evening Evergreen to really pop!

She finished the card front with a beautiful Soft Sea Foam bow on the linen die cut flower pot. I added the brass butterflies around the leaves. For the inside Karen also added a sentiment in addition to the stamped foliage from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set. You can find more of Karen’s beautiful designs on her blog – Creative Stamping Designs.

Tara Carpenter from Hallsville, MO designed our last card, and it doesn’t show up very well, but it uses shimmery white card stock for the front and inside panels, so it has a beautiful subtle sparkle! She showed us how to mask off the vertical stripe and use blending brushes to apply Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Orchid Oasis inks to make a gorgeous multicolor stripe on the card front.

A single Soft Succulent die cut leaf wrapped in Evening Evergreen twine around the panel matted in Soft Succulent and adhered to an Evening Evergreen card base perfectly frames the blended stripe. I had the courage to stamp the sentiment (and it was straight – yay!) and finish it with three iridescent rhinestones. I carried the blended strip to the inside of the card and stamped the sentiment and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle in Evening Evergreen and stamped off Soft Succulent on the inside panel. Find more of Tara’s beautiful cards on her blog – Tarabeth Stamps.

The beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle and the Splendid Day specialty designer series paper will be available on July 1, 2022 and you will not regret putting it at the top of your wish list. It was fun playing with these beautiful products and making cards with Rosie, Karen and Tara during our team meeting and I’m grateful that they shared their beautiful designs with us.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rosie’s Card
    • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 3” x 8-1/4” inner card base scored at 2-3/4” and 5- 1/2”
    • Soft Sea Foam – two 2-5/8” x 4-1/8” panels, two 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” panels, two Splendid Stems die cuts
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels (foil), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (foil), three Splendid Stems die cuts (foil), three 2-5/8” x 2-7/8” panels (Soft Sea Foam Leaf pattern), two 2-1/2” x 2-3/4” panels (Sahara Sand fabric pattern)
    • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” panel
  • Karen’s Card
    • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 4″ (leaf die cut)
    • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front mat), 2″ X 2 1/2″(leaf die)
    • Rich Razzleberry – 2″ X 2″ (leaf die cut)
    • Evening Evergreen – 2″ X 3″ (leaf die cut)
    • Sahara Sand – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (front background), 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • Tara’s Card
    • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Soft Succulent – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 2″ (die cut leaf)
    • Shimmery White – two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels (front and inside panel)

Currently Available Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt Congratulations Card

Good Morning! In the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog, there’s a really sweet and unique sentiment stamp set – the Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt cling stamp set. I love this set and I used it with the pretty retiring Sweet Symmetry designer series paper and the wonderful retiring Pierced Blooms dies 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 adhered a panel of Sweet Symmetry DSP to a Basic White mat with liquid glue. I adhered another strip of Bumblebee Sweet Symmetry DSP across the background DSP panel and a strip of Night of Navy DSP along the left side. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the label die from the Pierced Blooms die.

I cut the flower using dies from the Pierced Blooms dies from Calypso Coral, Bumblebee and Night of Navy and adhered the pieces together with liquid glue. I cut the two large leaf sprigs from Just Jade card stock. I adhered the label to the DSP panel with liquid glue and adhered the leaves with glue dots. I adhered the flower with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the front of a Calypso Coral card base with dimensionals.

I made a bow with Bumblebee gingham ribbon and adhered it under the flower with a glue dot and finished the card front with Bumblebee faceted square gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt stamp set in Night of Navy on a Basic White panel. I cut the flower from Bumblebee, Night of Navy and Just jade and adhered it with liquid glue. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Sweet Symmetry DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Aren’t the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt stamp set great! They are so unique and the font is just like handwriting! They can be used with anything, so I pulled out some pretty retiring DSP and dies from my stash. Because I love the Pierced Blooms dies – they remind me of quilted flowers. And they’re one of the retiring items that is on sale, so it’s a great time to pick them up!

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card. Join me for a sneak peek at the beautiful Happiness Abounds bundle from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog. Look forward to seeing you then!


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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.
  • 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″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 2″ (die cut flower)
  • Night of Navy – 3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (die cut flower centers)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut flowers)
  • Just Jade – 2-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (Bumblebee Strip), 1-3/4″ x 4″ (Night of Navy strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow Love Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle is a gorgeous bundle with die cut wildflowers and botanical floral stamps. With simple sentiments, this bundle can be used for many occasions and artistic styles. My card today uses some simple layered die cut ferns to send love for any occasion! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Misty Moonlight Pattern Party designer series paper to a Basic White mat and then adhered both to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base. I used the largest fancy Tailor Made Tag die to cut a tag from Basic White and adhered a reinforcer made from Misty Moonlight to the hole. I looped some Fine Art and Misty Moonlight cotton ribbon through it and tied it off with a Linen Thread bow. I adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals.

I used the fern die from the Meadows dies in the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle to cut a panels of Misty Moonlight card stock and Misty Moonlight Beauty of the Earth DSP. I adhered the DSP die cut to the top of the card stock die cut with glue dots, offsetting them slightly. I adhered the layered die cuts to the tag front with glue dots. I cut the smallest detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies from light blue Ombre specialty paper and adhered it to the tag with glue dots. I finished it with two polished dots.

I stamped the Love sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow cling stamp set in Versamark ink on Misty Moonlight and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the little tag die from the Meadow dies and tied a linen thread bow in the top before adhering it with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow stamp set in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flower in twice stamped off Misty Moonlight ink next to the sentiment and trimmed the bottom with Pattern Party DSP before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle is beautiful and it’s currently part of the Savings in Bloom promotion for a 20% discount! Yay!! Fortunately, the stamp set and dies will be carried over in the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog, but it will no longer be available as a bundle.


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

The 2021–2022 Annual Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut fern, label tag and reinforcer)
  • Ombre Specialty paper – 1-1/4″ x 2″ (butterfly)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 4″ (die cut tag)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut fern)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m using one of my all time favorite bundles for today’s card – the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle! It’s great that this bundle has been brought back for the Savings In Bloom! sale this month and I paired it with the exclusive Waves of the Ocean designer series paper for a card perfect for today. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a Sketch Challenge this week and here’s the fun sketch we are using:

I embossed a Pacific Point panel with the Hive 3D embossing folder and trimmed it to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (note that this is a folder that will shrink, so I cut the panel to size after embossing). I adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Pacific Point card base with liquid glue.

I adhered the pretty foil and DSP strips to the card front with liquid glue. I cut the Daffodil Delight panels with the solid and detailed large sunflower dies from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I cut a panel of Waves of the Ocean DSP with the solid sunflower die and adhered it to the Daffodil Delight die cut. I cut the daffodil center from the Waves of the Ocean DSP and adhered it to the center before adhering the detailed die cut on top with dimensionals.

I decorated the center of the daffodil with iridescent gemstones and adhered the flower to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card with a little bumblebee trinket.

For the inside, I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is so beautiful and goes well with the Waves of the Ocean designer series paper. And it’s perfect for today!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Daffodil Delight – two 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panels (sunflower die cuts)
  • Blue Foil Sheets – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front foil stripe)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower die cut), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front blue stripe), 3/4″ x 4″ (front yellow stripe), 1″ x 1″ (sunflower center)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Plentiful Plants for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today card, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Plentiful Plants bundle to make a Love You card. Do you have indoor plants? I used to have lots of them, but I’ve lost my green thumb these days. It’s sad because they really brighten things up on dreary winter days. I’ll have to look into this again. But anyway, you can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a special challenge this week – we’re all making fun fold cards! My fun fold is an accordion card inspired by Cindy Brumbaugh at CindyLeeBee Designs.

I adhered panels of Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper to each of the scored panels of the Just Jade card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Plentiful Plants photopolymer stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the top corner of the brick design Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP and adhered it to the right side of the scored Cinnamon Cider mini card. I stamped the leaf spray in Just Jade on the top corner of the wood panelling design Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP and adhered it to the right side of the Cinnamon Cider mini card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Plentiful Plants stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink in the top corner of a Basic White panel and stamped the other top corner with a vine in Garden Green ink. I adhered the panel to a Just Jade mat and adhered it to the inside of the card. I adhered strips of Tear & Tape to the edges of the Cinnamon Cider mini card and pulled off the covers and adhered it to the first inside fold by lining it up with the inside panel. I closed the folds and pulled the covers off the Tear & Tape and folded the Cinnamon Cider mini card over the front flap to adhere it.

I stamped the 5 leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Plentiful Plants stamp set in Garden Green on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the large pot in Cajun Craze and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I cut a panel of Sahara Sand with the hanging basket die and adhered the plant and pot to the basket with liquid glue. I adhered the basket to the card front with liquid glue. I cut a Cinnamon Cider panel with the vase die and adhered it with liquid glue. I cut an Evening Evergreen panel with the leafy die and adhered it on top of the pot with liquid glue. I finished the front with 3 metallic butterflies from the upcoming Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog (available Jan 4, 2022).

I stamped the 3 leaf plant in Garden Green on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the planter in Cinnamon cider and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered the plant to the back of the planter and adhered them both to the inside flap of the card. I adhered a die cut Sahara Sand vase next to the plant

I adhered some more empty Sahara Sand die cut vases to the bottom of the inside panel under the Basic White panel, so that they kind of peek out when the card is folded closed.

This fun fold is 1/4″ narrower than a standard A2 card, but it still fits in a standard envelope, with plenty of room for the accordion fold and card front embellishments. And it was so much fun using the different patterns in the Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP and the Stampin’ Up! Plentiful Plants bundle to make a verdant card to inspire winter indoor gardens!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


Current Host Code: 2YHH339E

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade – 5-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″, and 7″, 3″ x 3-3/4″ (inside mat)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-3/4″ x 6″ mini card scored at 3″, 1″ x 1″ (die cut pot)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut plant)
  • Sahara Sand – 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut plant hanger and small pots)
  • Basic White – 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (inside panel), 2″ x 6″ (stamped plants and pots)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), four 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ strips (accordion fold panels), two 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ panels (mini card panels)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share a couple of Christmas Cards made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance bundle. These cards made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team are quick and easy and use different card making techniques and show how you can use both the cling stamp set and the pretty Evergreen Border punch.

Aren’t they pretty!! Both cards use the same festive color palette of Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Granny Apple Green. The Stampin’ Up! design team put together a quick video showing how to make these cards. They also created a PDF with step by step instructions, card stock cuts and a list of supplies – Click Here to download the PDF.


Here is a close up of the first card – I love layered punched trees! They contrast so nicely with the realistic stamped trees on the Poppy Parade card base.

And here’s the second card. The Poppy Parade label is so striking with the white embossed letters and I love the casual wonkiness of the layers.

These cards are great for the casual crafter – you have two very different designs that are both quick and easy that can be with the same bundle. These designs are easily stepped up with additional ribbons, jewels, embossing folders or other embellishments to make a fancier card if you have time and creative juices.

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 stopping by! With the beautiful and versatile Christmas trees and wonderful sentiments, the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance is a must have for this Holiday season.


Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET today. I will be using the Pretty Pumpkin bundle to make a fall card! Look forward to seeing you then!


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: N3VHEQAX

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow Video Tutorial

Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Yesterday was a Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow day as I shared some Quiet Meadow projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design team and made this pretty card during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I took one of the Design Team’s cards and stepped it up – and used some sneak peeks of products from the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog that will be available August 3, 2021. You can find the currently available 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 the pretty new Harvest Meadow designer series paper (available August 3, 2021) to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base. I cut the triple stem wild flower die from the Harvest dies (available August 3, 2021) from Soft Succulent and the flower die from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle from Petal Pink. I colored a Basic White panel with the light Mossy Meadow and dark Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends and used it to cut the fern die from the Quiet Meadow bundle.

I stamped the words from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow cling stamp set in Cinnamon Cider on a Cinnamon Cider panel about 5 times randomly. Using a blending brush, I applied Soft Suede ink around the edge of the stamped panel to give it a distressed look. I embossed the panel with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder (available August 3, 2021) and adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Pool Party and cut it out with the little tag die. I wrapped a length of Linen Thread around the tag and tied a loopy bow. I used glue dots to adhere the Soft Succulent triple stem wild flower, hand colored fern and Petal Pink flower die cuts to the card front. I adhered the label with a dimensional and trimmed the bow. I finished the card front with five champagne rhinestones.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow stamp set in twice stamped off Soft Succulent ink three times on the side and bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink and adhered a strip of Harvest Meadow DSP (available August 3, 2021) along the side. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The pretty Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle makes gorgeous cards on it’s own, and I hope I’ve given you a glimpse of how beautifully the bundle goes with the products in the upcoming Harvest Meadow Suite (available August 3, 2021). Of course, I love wild flowers, so I think everybody needs these beautiful products, and I can’t wait for the new July-December Mini Catalog to come out on August 3!


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

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 2021-2022 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 5-1/4″ (center panel)
  • Petal Pink – 1-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (flower die cut)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (triple stem die cut)
  • Pool Party – 3/4″ x 1″ (label tag)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (colored fern die cut)
  • Harvest Meadows DSP (available August 3, 2021) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share a couple of pretty projects made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle. If you love the outdoors, you’ll appreciate the artistry of the Quiet Meadow bundle! These projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team show how you can get two cards from one die cut with this sweet bundle.

Aren’t they pretty!! I love how the die cut from the first card is used on the second card. Stampin’ Up! also provided instructions on making these cards and you can Click Here to download the PDF or view the quick video Stampin’ Up! created (there is no sound in the video):


Here is a close up of the first card – I love how the pretty Petal Pink card base shows through the die cut panel and the spatter adds just enough texture to the butterflies!

And here’s the die cut panel! I love the contrast with the white floral silhouette and the Cinnamon Cider background.

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! Quiet Meadow bundle for your next stamp set. This elegant nature-inspired bundle features soft and subtle silhouettes and timeless, textured touches that add detailed and delicate artistry to paper projects for any occasion.


July – December 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET today. I will be using the Quiet Meadow bundle to make a variation of one of these cards! Look forward to seeing you then!


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

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 2021 – 2022 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells bundle is a beautiful seashell stamp set with dies that include a beautiful undersea scene with shells and flowing sea plants. And the coordinating Seashells 3d embossing folder adds wonderful dimensional details to the die cut that look fabulous in simple blue and white. 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 die cut a Basic White panel with large die from the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells bundle. Note that the size is 1/8″ larger than the normal card size so you don’t cut off the tips of the plants. I carefully aligned the die cut in the Seashells 3D embossing folder so that the plants in the die cut line up with the plants in the embossing folder, closed the cover and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

I adhered a panel of the Sand & Sea designer series paper to the front of a Seaside Spray card base with liquid glue. I adhered the large embossed die cut to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a small Seaside Spray panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with a small Opal Round gem.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the seashell from the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off 3 times to give it a soft look. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of the Sand & Sea DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set has the most beautiful seashell stamps ever! And the each shell has a coordinating die, some within the larger die that can easily be trimmed down. For today’s card, I die cut my panel before embossing it, but the Seashells 3D embossing folder also works beautiful when embossing panels because there are ocean details that are missing from the die cut. So definitely check these products out!


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:

  • Seaside Spray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″2″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4-1/4″ x 5-5/8″ (large shell die cut)
  • Sand and Sea DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snail Mail Treat Box

Good morning! I had so much fun playing with my Paper Pumpkin kit and the Add On Little Love Boxes yesterday that I needed to extend it for another day and make a big treat box! I used the Stampin’ Up! Snail Mail designer series paper with the Love You Always treat boxes to make a larger sized Valentine box for chocolates that coordinates with my little love boxes! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I assembled the Love You Always Treat box and slid the cover on. I adhered the Stampin’ Up! Snail Mail panels to the Poppy Parade panels and adhered them to the top and sides of the outer box.

I punched a Pool Party heart and stamped the sentiment from the January Paper Pumpkin kit to the label from the kit and adhered it to the heart. I die cut a snail from the Stampin’ Up! Snail Mail DSP with the Snail Dies and cut a backing from Basic White. I adhered them together with liquid glue and popped it on the heart with a dimensional.

I popped the heart on the box with dimensionals and finished it with some heart and flower embellishments and a bow – all from the extra supplies in the January Paper Pumpkin kit. And of course I cut a piece of the Pool Party tissue from the Paper Pumpkin kit for a box liner.

The Stampin’ Up! Snail Mail designer series paper goes perfectly with the little snail stamp from the January Paper Pumpkin kit. Doesn’t the box look cute with the Little Love Boxes Paper Pumpkin kit add on (they’re still available in the Online Store) from yesterday ? And the Love you Always treat boxes are bigger, so they will hold more chocolates so you can share!


Join me for a Facebook Live at 1:00 PM ET Today

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page at 1:00 ET this afternoon. Stop by my Facebook Page to see my card made with the new Friends are Like Seashells bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


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 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:

  • Poppy Parade – two 1-3/8″ x 4″ panels, 2-5/8″ x 4″ (box side and top panel mats)
  • Basic White – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (snail backing)
  • Snail Mail DSP – two 1-1/4″ x 3-7/8″, 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (box side and top panels), snail with letter die cut
  • Pool Party – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched heart)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: