Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today it is time for the January Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop and the theme is “Love”. I made a note card with the awesome Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set with a little treat holder made with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box dies. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I am featuring the new Best Dressed designer series paper for today’s project because hearts and flowers with presents say LOVE:

I cut a panel of the Best Dressed designer series paper and adhered it to the front of a Whisper White Note Card. I took a panel of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink. I stamped the two thickest images of the rose in Highland Heather ink. I stamped off the thick one and then stamped the thinner one on top full strength.

I stamped several of the round flowers in Daffodil Delight. I inked up the single flower that was off to the side and again stamped the thicker image after stamping off once and the highlight stamp full strength. I stamped the single leaf the same way using Mint Macaron – stamping off once for the background and full strength for the highlight. These two-step stamping sets make a nice design when used this way and the photopolymer makes it easy to see and control your design. For the red flowers, I used my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write marker to hand draw small wispy flowers to echo the flowers in the background paper.

After I finished stamping the panel, I adhered it to a Purple Posy mat with multipurpose liquid glue and then popped it on the front of the note card with dimensionals. I finished off the front with a Purple Posy faceted dot and a Blackberry Bliss twine bow. I decorated the envelope by stamping the flower and some leaves in Highland Heather and Mint Macaron, just like the card front.

I used the same sheet of Best Dressed designer series paper to make a Mini Curvy Keepsake box. I used the heart tag die cut to cut a heart from the DSP and from Blackberry Bliss card stock. I decorated the hearts with the small stitched heart from the Stitched Labels dies – I was pleased that these hearts go together perfectly. I tied the hearts to the box handle with Mossy Meadow Linen Thread.

I kept the inside simple, just adding some hearts made with the small heart die.

This set is designed for a quick little love note and chocolate treat – perfect for that someone special!

Thanks for visiting and on with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jaimie’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the beautiful projects that the team has created for our hop today and that they inspire you for celebrating Valentine’s Day and fill your heart with love.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019 Holiday 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 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 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:

  • Best Dressed DSP – 6″ x 6″ (mini curvy keepsake box and die cuts), 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (background)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 2″ x 2″ (die cut)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 4″ (floral panel)
  • Purple Posey – 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 1″ (die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Can you feel all the love in the air? I am using the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely photopolymer stamp set with the new From My Heart specialty designer series paper to bring some more.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using:

Doesn’t it inspire Love? I started with the shiny Real Red with Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White dotted paper from the From My Heart specialty DSP and cut a panel and adhered it to a Flirty Flamingo card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a Thick Whisper White panel with the long flowers die cut from the Lovely Flowers dies which coordinates with the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set. I used the edge die from the Lovely Flowers die to cut a backing in Flirty Flamingo. I adhered the Flirty Flamingo die cut behind the Whisper White die cut with multipurpose liquid glue.

I wrapped the Real Red satin ribbon around the panels and secured it in the back. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set in Real Red ink on a scrap of Thick Whisper White. I cut it out with the curved edge die from the Painted Labels dies and popped it over the ribbon with dimensionals. I made a bow and adhered it to the ribbon with glue dots. I popped the layered panel on the card front with dimensionals and finished it off with a Real Red faceted gem on the label.


I stamped the long floral spray from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set on the bottom of a Whisper White panel in Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped the coordinating leaf stamp over it using Pear Pizzazz ink. I added the strip of shiny Real Red paper and adhered the panel to a Real Red mat before attaching it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

With all the flowers and pink and red, Valentine’s Day must be right around the corner – I think we’re getting ready for it!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to see Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 2019 Holiday 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 visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2″ x 4″ (die cut backing panel)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 4″ (front die cut panel), 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Real Red – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • From My Heart specialty DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms You Mean So Much Card

Good Morning! Today is the BIG day as the Stampin’ Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is finally open for ordering! I am celebrating with a card made from the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms bundle. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Pool Party card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I embossed a panel of Petal Pink card stock with the Parisian Flourish 3-D embossing folder and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the large cherry branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set with Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White card stock. I colored the branch with the Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms dies. I adhered the branch to the card with dimensionals and accented the blooms with large champagne gemstones.


I made a bow with Linen Thread and attached it to the cherry blossoms with a glue dot. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a strip of Pool Party card stock. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock after stamping off. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Parisian Blossoms specialty DSP and adhered it to a Petal Pink mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Cherry Blossoms dies come in a bundle for 10% off in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It is just one of the new beautiful sets that are now available. And the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper, champagne rhinestones and Parisian Flourish 3-D embossing folder are also new items that are part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite in the new catalog.

And Today is also the start of Sale-A-Bration – the best Stampin’ Up! sale of the year.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 2019 Holiday 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:

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4 (card base), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Petal Pink – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (embossed layer), 3 4/4″ x 5″ (inside mat)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (cherry blossom branch die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inside panel)
  • Parisian Blossoms specialty DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dino Days Love You Card

Happy New Year! Today I am starting out 2020 with a cute little card made with the Stampin’ Up! Dino Days bundle. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #416. This is a versatile sketch and there are so many creative ideas on how to use it, so check them out!

I started by adhering two panels of the DinoRoar designer series paper on a Pretty Peacock card base with snail adhesive so that they are crooked and you can see both of the papers. I stamped the coconut tree trunk from the Stampin’ Up! Dino Days stamp set using Soft Suede ink on a panel of Soft Suede card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Dino die set. I stamped 5 coconut leaf fronds using Granny Apple Green ink on a strip of Granny Apple Green card stock and cut them out with the coordinating die. I attached the coconut tree pieces to the card with liquid glue and trimmed two of the fronds to align with the edge of the paper before attaching.

I cut two Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Brontosaurus and a Pterodactyl from from the DinoRoar designer series paper using the dies from the Dino die set. The paper with the large dinosaurs fits the dies perfectly so that you can die cut the images directly from the DSP in addition from a stamped image. I also cut the dinosaurs that go on the front of the card from Thick Whisper White card stock using the dies. I adhered these to the back of the DSP dinosaurs to stiffen them before popping them on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dino Days stamp set in Versamark Ink on a panel of Pretty Peacock after swiping it with the embossing buddy. I sprinkled White embossing powder on it and heat set. I trimmed the end and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I placed the dimensionals carefully on the banner so that it would straddle the Brontosaurus.

I added a strip of the DinoRoar designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I added the last Tyrannosaurus Rex with multipurpose liquid glue and trimmed his tail and added the panel to the inside of the card.

Starting out the New Year with something old is a little counterintuitive, but the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration start in just 2 more days. So I have to pace myself, because the excitement is really building – 2 more days!


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Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

There are still a couple more days to sign up for the Stampin’ In The Meadows first Product Share. See my New Mini Catalog Product Shares page to get a complete details of the options and their costs, a complete listing of all the products you will be getting, and how to sign up. Let me know if you have any questions.
Deadline to sign up for my share is Thursday, January 2 at 1:00 PM ET


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 2019 Holiday 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:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 5/5″ x 3″ (label)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ (Dino die cuts)
  • Soft Suede – 1 1/2″ x 3″ (coconut tree trunk)
  • Granny Apple green – 1″ x 8 1/2″ (coconut tree leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)
  • DinoRoar designer series paper – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front wonky panels), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), (2) T-Rex, 1 Brontosaurus and 1 Pterodactyl die cuts from the large Dino paper

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: