Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a simple Masculine Birthday Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish photopolymer stamp set. I paired it with the In Good Taste designer series paper which I totally love because it has so many textures such as the concrete and elegant dark wood that I used on today’s card. And it’s on sale now for a 15% discount!! Yay!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used my Stamparatus to help stamp the sentiments on the panel of concrete In Good Taste designer series paper. I wanted an ombre gray look in my sentiments that I achieved with Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Tuxedo Memento Black inks. I lined up the Happy sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish stamp set in my Stamparatus so that I could move the plate up the hinges and the words would line up straight. I stamped the bottom Happy in Gray Granite twice and stamped off Memento Tuxedo Black, the middle in Smoky Slate twice and the top one is in stamped off Smoky Slate several times.

I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with black embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny and it gives me a dark, shiny raised sentiment to finish my ombre effect. I adhered the panel to a Basic Gray mat with liquid glue.

I adhered the dark woodgrain strip of In Good Taste DSP to a Basic Gray Mat so that the mat showed on one side. I adhered the strip to the concrete stamped panel and wrapped it twice with black twine, tying it in a knot to secure it. I added three large Bronze Brushed Metallic dots from the new Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog (available August 3) and popped the panel on the front of an Early Espresso card base.


For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the concrete In Good Taste DSP. I adhered the panel to a Basic Gray mat and then adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish stamp set is so versatile and can be used for so many different occasions. And large strong sentiments like the ones in this set are perfect for masculine cards!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 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 and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


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:


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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Gray – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats), 15/16″ x 5-1/8″ (front strip mat)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (inside panel)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″x 5-1/8″ (cement background), 7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (wood grain strip), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

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Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a fun Father’s Day! For today’s card I pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats bundle and In the wild designer series paper for a jungle themed birthday card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card fits perfectly with the cool TGIF Technique Challenge #TGIFC321 going on this week:

I used the Picture This rectangle die to cut windows in a Soft Succulent panel and embossed it with the cool Animal Print embossing folder. Then I cut panels of the images I wanted from the In The wild designer series paper and adhered them to the back of the embossed panel with pieces of dimensionals. You can see how I adhered them in this picture. I did this so that I could position the tiger and leopard in the cutouts the way I wanted. I then added more dimensionals to the back of the embossed panel and glue dots to the back of the DSP and adhered the panel to the front of a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a strip of Crushed Curry and cut it out with the Messages die – I love how you can cut sentiments from so many different stamp sets with this die! I adhered the label in the center window with dimensionals.

I cut two of the small leafy plants and the two vines from the Big Cats dies from Evening Evergreen card stock and adhered them to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals.

I made a triple bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot and finished it with three Cinnamon Cider square jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set in Cajun Craze ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set around the top and the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the In The Wild DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I wanted to make a card featuring the fierce cats from the In The Wild designer series paper and the Picture This dies are the perfect way to highlight the cats in this beautiful DSP. The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp sets are so fun and I think this card would be great birthday card for anyone! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Many items are selling out in the Last Chance sale, so don’t wait too long. Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Succulent – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed window panel)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1″ x 4″ (plant die cuts)
  • Crushed Curry – 3/8″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel)
  • In The Wild DSP – two 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ panels (tiger and leopard for windows), 1-1/8″ x 3-3/8″ (floral strip behind label), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

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Stampin’ Up! Campology for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Father’s Day is coming up and I made an outdoors Father’s Day card with the Stampin’ Up! Campology cling stamp set. I used my blending brushes and sponge daubers to make a sunset in the woods and the beautiful sentiments from the Best Year cling stamp set to make a Father’s Day card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I started by using my blending brushes and a sponge dauber to create a sunset scene on a Basic White panel. I cut a circle from a half sheet of printer paper with the smallest layering circles dies and used it as a mask to color a sun with my blending brush and Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry inks. Then I made a horizon with a straight edge of the printer paper covering most of the sun and the sky and colored the ground with blending brushes and Old Olive and Crushed Curry inks. I covered the sun with the cut out circle and the ground with the printer paper and colored the sky with Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight inks. I removed the circle covering the sun and added some Calypso Coral streaks with a sponge dauber for more intense color. I finished the background by applying Misty Moonlight ink to the top of the sky with a blending brush.

I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink several times across the sunset panel to make the woods. I stamped the tent in Evening Evergreen ink to the side. I applied Crushed Curry ink to a small Basic White panel with a blending brush and stamped the tent again and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I adhered the fussy cut tent to the panel with liquid glue, being careful to line up the tent lines.

I adhered the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and wrapped it with Linen Thread. I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Crumb Cake panel and cut it out with the smallest Stitched Rectangles label die. I adhered the label to the panel with dimensionals and used dimensionals to adhere the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base.

For the inside, I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the lantern in stamped off Crumb Cake ink and stamped the sweet sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on top. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I’m not sure that this I colored the best sunset, but stamping the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set on top helps fill in some areas and makes it a pretty evening scene in spite of it. Coloring the tent separately, fussy cutting it and adhering it on the scene makes a cozy place in the dark woods. A nice little Father’s Day card for an outdoors loving Dad!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

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


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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-7/7″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (stamped tent)

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Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Father’s Day Card

Good morning! I remember the days when my boys were young that we always got a new tie for my husband for Father’s day. He had to wear ties to work and was really bad about spilling his coffee, so a new tie was always good. The problem was that I liked the newer styles and he liked the more conservative styles, so I usually picked the wrong tie. So I love a tie Father’s Day card and the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle is perfect! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Balmy Blue panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I used three different patterns of the Well Suited designer series paper to cut the long tie and knot from the Suit & Tie dies – don’t forget to turn the knot sideways before cutting! I adhered the knots to the top of the ties and then adhered the ties to the embossed panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited cling stamp set on Basic Black with Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny and popped it on the ties with dimensionals.

I popped the panel on the front of a Basic Gray card base with dimensionals and added tie-tacks to each of the ties with the gray pearls from the Pastel Pearls.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Well Suited DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle is great for masculine cards with wonderful sentiments and classic suited stamps and dies. I have also seen so many creative non-suit cards made with the dies – polo shirts, flannel shirts (with suspenders even!), Hawaiian shirts, scrubs, cammos, and even Harry Potter inspired cards! And though the bundle pricing with the 10% discount will go away when the Mini Catalog closes at the end of June, the stamps and dies are carried over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.


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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Gray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Balmy Blue – 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front background)
  • Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Well Suited DSP – three 1″ x 5-1/4″ strips (ties), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

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Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range Birthday Card

Good morning! I liked the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range bundle when I first saw it in the current Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and I was finally prompted to make a card with it when I saw this card designed by Lynn Starzl on Pinterest. I was fascinated that her cows just popped off the card, and she made it without any fussy cutting! So I CASE’d her card making some minor modifications. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the rustic wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper with the curved window die from the Open range dies from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range bundle. I lined the die cut DSP panel up with a Sahara Sand panel and cut the die out again, so that the Sahara Sand and DSP panels had the window die cut from the same spot. I adhered the die cut panels together with liquid glue giving me a stiffer panel since I wanted to pop it up with dimensionals. I also cut the windmill vane from Gray Granite, the fence from Soft Suede and the clouds from Basic White.

I used the long hill dies to cut two panels of Old Olive to make overlapping hill sides and sponged some Old Olive ink on the top with a Blending Brush. I adhered them to a Balmy Blue panel. I adhered the layered scene to the front of a Sahara Sand card base with liquid glue. I stamped the cows from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Then using Lynn’s technique, I colored the edge of the die cut with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to make the cows pop and adhered the cows to the grassy part of the card front with liquid glue. I used glue dots to adhere the fence over the cows, trimming the edge so that it lined up with my little scene. Then I adhered the wood grained window panel over the scene with dimensionals.

I adhered the white clouds in the sky and the windmill vane with glue dots. Since I had the window up, I could easily place the die cuts to get a balanced look. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand and lined it up and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered the label to the card with glue dots and finished the windmill vane with a silver metallic pearl.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the the horse and rider from the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment next to them in Soft Suede ink and adhered a strip of rustic wood grained In Good Taste DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Last week we drove across country from Pennsylvania to Arizona to visit family. As we drove past the farms, the scenes of cows grazing reminded me of this card, so I tried to take some pictures to share. Because these were scenes that I remember during long drives while I was growing up, constantly evoking thoughts of ‘Are we there yet?’. Most of the cows were black and it was hard to find the windmill vanes, were they a figment of my imagination? Finally we saw them when we crossed into New Mexico.

Except that they’re black cows, they look just like the cows in my card!! LOL. I wonder which stamp or die set I should have used for a tree? Do I have enough room on my card for a tree? I definitely need to add some small trees to my next Stampin’ Up! Ride The Range card.

It’s funny how the quest to find the perfect picture of a functioning windmill vane made the trip go faster! And I am happy that today’s card with the Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range set reflected so many classic views that you can see just driving around.


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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (wood grain frame backing), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Balmy Blue – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (sky)
  • Old Olive – 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, 2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut ground)
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 5″ (die cut fence)
  • Gray Granite – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (windmill vane die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut clouds), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut cows)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (wood grain die cut frame), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

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Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently For the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “For The Men/Boys” and I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set. I love the vintage airships in this stamp set – they’re perfect for masculine cards. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the biplane from the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Very Vanilla Panel. I stamped the sentiment in the lower left hand corner, also using Early Espresso ink and adhered the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

I the layered panel to a panel of wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper. I adhered the layered DSP panel to a Soft Suede mat and wrapped a strand of linen thread around the bottom twice tying a knot.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Suede card base with dimensionals and finished off the front with three gold metallic pearls.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the biplane from the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Very Vanilla panel after stamping off. I adhered a strip of the In Good Taste designer series paper to the bottom and stamped the sentiment from the Handsomely Suited stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Soar Confidently stamp set – the vintage images are wonderful and the sentiments are great. I think the sentiment I used would be great for expressing encouragement, congratulations and just general well wishes for a young man. There’s also a sentiment for Father’s Day.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Sue Prather’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

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


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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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (bi-plane panel mat)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (bi-plane panel),
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background),1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

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Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Birthday Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a nautical theme masculine Birthday Card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set, the coordinating Smooth Sailing dies and the World of Good specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card design is based on the Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP534. Here’s the pretty sketch:

Since the card sketch calls for any shape, I decided to use the lighthouse for a fun twist!

I used my blending brush to add Crumb Cake ink around the edges of a panel of Crumb Cake World Of Good designer series paper and then embossed the panel with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I cut three Early Espresso ropes with the rope die from the Smooth Sailing dies and adhered them to the embossed panel and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat. I adhered the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base.

I stamped the lighthouse from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Crumb cake panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts stamp set and trimmed it to a thin border. I used blending brushes with Crumb Cake ink to ink the Misty Moonlight compass panels from the World of Good DSP and adhered the panels to a Misty Moonlight mat. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I adhered the sentiment to the card front with glue dots and popped the lighthouse on with dimensionals. I cut out the rope knot from the Smooth Sailing dies from Early Espresso ink and adhered it to the ropes with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped another lighthouse from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp set in stamped off Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the compass in Crumb Cake ink in the upper corner and stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Happy Thoughts cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of World of Good DSP and adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The map themes from the World of Good specialty DSP compliment the nautical themes from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp set pretty nicely. The World of Good specialty DSP is on the retiring list and is currently available for a 40% discount and though I didn’t use them for today’s card, the brass foil accents on some of these papers are a nice way to add some bling to masculine cards. So be sure to check it out.


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

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

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

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

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


Butterfly Brilliance is Available Now!

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

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

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

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


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (lighthouse), 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Early Espresso – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut ropes), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut rope knot)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)
  • World of Good specialty DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), two 1-1/32″ x 3-3/4″ (Misty Moonlight compass strips), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World Congratulations Card

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Last week I made a very feminine floral congratulations card, and today I’m sharing a more masculine card made with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle and the World of Good specialty designer series paper. The old world map theme of these products are so classic and make such elegant masculine cards. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was also inspired by the current sketch challenge in Sunday Stamps SSC252.

I thought the grid layout would go well with the map themes in the World of Good DSP so I chose one for the background and adhered it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. I chose another one to make the pattern for the sketch on the left side and adhered the pieces to my card front.

I used the World Map dies to cut the globe out of Misty Moonlight and Crumb Cake and the globe stand from Early Espresso and adhered them together with dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World cling stamp set in Early Espresso on a strip of Misty Moonlight and cut it out with the label die from the Floral Gallery Dies.

I adhered the label to the card front with liquid glue and popped the globe and globe stand on with dimensionals – And the card front is done!!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World stamp set in Early espresso and the globe in Crumb Cake. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of World of Good DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World bundle is perfect for masculine cards and the globe dies are incredibly detailed! It’s the perfect bundle for Congratulations cards – and graduation season is just around the corner!

As a side note, today is also my two year Blogaversary! Two years ago I started Stampin In The Meadows blog with this post and and 465 posts later, I’m here. I’ve learned so much in this journey! Thanks to all my followers!! ❤️


FREE SHIPPING ALL DAY TODAY!!

Woo Hoo!! Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) today only! This incredible deal ends tonight at 12 PM Mountain Time, so head over to my Online Store to shop NOW!


Butterfly Brilliance is Available Now!

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

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

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

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


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2″ (detailed globe die cut)
  • Early Espresso – 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (globe stand die cut)
  • Misty Moonlight – 2″ x 2″ (globe die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel
  • World of Good DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (grid blocks – two cut at 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ and two cut at 1-1/2″ x 3″)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Anniversary Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a good weekend. Today I’m sharing a Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches anniversary card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This sweet bundle is perfect to welcome spring, but I chose muted neutral colors so that it would look more masculine since it’s for my special man. 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 cut a panel of Gray Granite with the circular leafy window die from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle and embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I used the largest circle die from the Layering Circles dies to cut a circle in the same place on a slightly larger Gray Granite panel and adhered these together. I do this because the embossing softens the card stock and I want it to be sturdy so I can pop it off the card base with dimensionals. I cut a panel of Soft Suede with the branch die and adhered it to the layered panel, trimming off the end.

I embossed a small Basic White panel with the Woodland embossing folder and used my blending brush to color it with Soft Suede ink. I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Suede card base and popped the layered window panel on top with dimensionals. I love the shadows that the leafy cutout cast on the embossed woodland inset! I stamped the detailed birds from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White and stamped their wings on top. Then I cut them out with their corresponding dies and popped them on the branch with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates cling stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Gray Granite and cut it out with the Label Me Fancy punch. I adhered some Misty Moonlight ribbon on the card and topped it with the label. If finished the card with silver metallic pearls.

For the inside, I the sentiments from the Forever & Always stamp set in Misty Moonlight and Soft Suede inks on a Basic White panel. I brushed some Soft Suede ink on an embossed strip of Basic White and adhered it to the bottom with liquid glue before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle is really sweet and versatile bundle with lots of different bird stamps – they are 3-step photopolymer stamps so you can color the birds in many different ways. It also has branches with leaves and flowers and a beautiful nest and eggs. And the dies are really fabulous cutting out the stamped images and so much more! It’s perfect for making cards with Spring Themes!


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

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

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

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


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great 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:

  • Soft Suede – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 4-1/4″ (branch die cut)
  • Gay Granite – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed inside trim), 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut birds), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (embossed inset panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Video Tutorial

Good Monday Morning! I hope that it’s the start of a wonderful week for you! This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon featuring the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle along with the Well Suited designer series paper. I fell in love with this bundle at first sight. I’ve always liked cards that look like clothes and with lots of guys in my family, I need to make lots of masculine cards. And the suit card that you can make with this bundle is perfect! It makes a beautiful (handsome?) card and it does so very easily! 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 lined up a panel of the Well Suited grey pinstripe designer series paper on my grid paper and placed the large V die from the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle so that it lined up at the 1″ and 3-1/4″ mark on the ruler and secured it with some washiest tape. This gives you a well centered jacket. I ran it through my die cutting machine to cut the jacket. I adhered it to the front of a Thick Basic White card base with liquid glue just around the outside edge, leaving the V open so I could tuck the tie underneath.

Using the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited dies, I cut the collar piece from Basic White and the two tie pieces from the Well Suited designer series paper. I cut the knot in a different direction from the long tie and adhered it to the top of the tie with liquid glue. I adhered the collar to the top of the card aligning it even with the top of the card and centered in the opening. I applied the liquid glue only to the top edge so that I could slip the tie under the bottom of the collar.

I applied a little liquid to the tie and slipped it under the jacket and then tucking it under the collar. I slid it into position so it was straight and pressed. I adhered the jacket lapel and the chest pocket with liquid glue and adhered two Basic Gray buttons, one near the top of the V and one at the bottom. I finished the tie with a silver metallic pearl tie tac.

For the inside, I didn’t want to use the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited great Father’s Day sentiment (It’s way too early), so I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with the same Well Suited DSP as the tie and adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle is a wonderful set for making masculine cards. I’m really impressed at how great the suit looks and how easy it was to put together. It’s definitely a bundle you need if you make a lot of masculine cards.


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!


Tomorrow Is the Last Day For FREE SHIPPING

This week is my 2 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! and to celebrate I am offering FREE standard shipping on all orders over $50 through tomorrow, February 9th. 

To get free shipping, you will need to:

  • Place an order at my Online Store between now and Monday February 9th using my current Host Code JNWPB7A4.
  • Send me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com of how you would like your shipping charges refunded to you, PayPal or check.
  • Once your order is processed and shipped, I will refund your standard shipping charges.

Your order will also qualify you for my thank you gift and for Wildflower Points! Orders over $150 will also qualify you for Stampin’ Rewards, so if your order is $150 or more, don’t use my host code so that you don’t miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! Have fun shopping!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (shirt collar)
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Basic Gray – 1″ x 1″ (buttons)
  • Well Suited DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel suit), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (suit collar), 1″ x 5″ (tie) 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: