Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts Masculine Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a masculine birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts cling stamp set. I paired it with a stacked stone background paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper pack and some die cuts for an elegant natural look. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Adhere a panel of the stacked stone paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper pack to an Early Espresso mat. Stamp the wood from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Gray Granite ink on Cinnamon Cider card stock.

Stamp the Hello Handsome sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Early Espresso ink in the middle and cut it out with the label from the Painted Labels Dies. Adhere the label to the layered designer series paper and pop the layered panel on the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base with dimensionals.

Cut out the sprigs from the Sunflower Dies out of gold foil. Cut the leaf branch from the Forever Flourishing Dies out of Mossy Meadow card stock and adhere it to the two gold foil sprigs. Make a knot with the copper ribbon and adhere it to the greenery. Adhere the die cuts to the label with glue dots and finish with three gold metallic pearls.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the leaf from the Forever Fern stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on the bottom. Stamp the wood from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a strip of Cinnamon Cider. Adhere a strip of In Good Taste DSP on top and adhere it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts has some great basic and rustic images for making masculine cards. And the sentiments are fantastic! Click on the image below to get the details of this stamp set in my Online Store.

And don’t forget that the In Good Taste designer series paper is on sale at a 15% discount all month!


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

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


Today is the Last Day to Sing Up for the October Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the October 2020 kit is October 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Early Espresso – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Gold Foil – 2″ x 3-1/4″ (sprigs)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf branch)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 3/8″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:



Stampin’ Up! Field Journal Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a simple masculine birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal Cling stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the duck from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the largest stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I colored it with Bermuda Bay, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. I colored the ground with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the background with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.

I embossed a panel of Mossy Meadow card stock with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I adhered an antique corner to each corner with a glue dot. I adhered a panel of World of Good specialty designer series paper to an Early Espresso mat. I adhered a strip of In Good Taste designer series paper on top.

I adhered the embossed Mossy Meadow panel on the layered DSP panel and popped the art panel on top with dimensionals. I popped the panel on the front of a Crumb Cake card base.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the plant from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set in Crumb Cake ink after stamping off twice. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of World of Good DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set is like a walk in the woods. The pretty line drawn images are great for coloring and would make a great card for any nature lover.


Double Wildflower Points Extended to August 17!!

To celebrate the new catalog, I announced Double Wildflower Points. But since I couldn’t blog for days, I decided to extend this for another week! My Wildflower Points program is my way of saying thank you to my frequent shoppers.  For every $50 you order from my online store, you earn 1 point, and when you earn 8 points, I owe you a FREE $40 order of your choice!  With Double Wildflower Points, you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching the goal of 8 points faster!  Yay!!  For complete details on the program, see my Customer Rewards page.  Let me know if you have any questions!


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (art panel)
  • World of Good DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • In Good Taste DSP 2″ x 5-1/8″ (front wood grained strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snow Front Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Masculine Birthday Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snow Front photopolymer stamp set that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. Nature cards are always good themes for masculine birthdays and the Stampin’ Up! Snow Front stamp set is one that helps you create beautiful natural landscapes that look like watercolor paintings. You can find the supplies used to create this card 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 also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by stamping the mountains from the Stampin’ Up! Snow Front stamp set in Gray Granite ink twice along the middle of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the large pine tree in Garden Green ink, the deer in Cinnamon Cider ink and the lake in Balmy Blue ink. I used the swirl stamp to stamp some Pear Pizzazz ink on the ground after stamping off.

I lightly sponged the sky above the mountains in Balmy Blue ink with my sponge dauber and lightly sponged some Pear Pizzazz ink on the ground and mountains. I adhered the stamped panel to a Garden Green mat with Stampin’ Seal. I wrapped Linen Thread around the layered panel and tied a knot and popped it on the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts cling stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on a small Garden Green panel and cut it out with the banner die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I added a small silver metallic pearl and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the tree, deer and ground in the corner of a Whisper White panel using the same colors as the card front. I adhered the panel to a Garden Green mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snow Front stamp set has lots of elements to create beautiful watercolor – like landscapes just by stamping and it’s easy and fun. You can use it with other stamp sets such as the similar Waterfront and My Meadow stamp sets. I kept this card simple and used the entire card front for my stamped image so it has a lot of white space, but you can also stamp a smaller image and layer it with embossed card stock or natural texture designer series paper. It’s very versatile and the results are amazing!


It’s time to start redeeming those Bonus Days Coupon Codes!

  • Redemption Deadline:  August 31 2020, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes will reduce the amount of an order.
    • Note that rewards and gifts are based on the final value of your order after your coupon codes have been applied. 
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Today is the last day to sign up for the August Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! The kit includes Distinktive stamps, which are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp. While the elements of the August kit can be used to show appreciation for anyone, the card designs also have a masculine feel – perfect for the men in your life!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white

Watch this video to catch a glimpse of the World’s Greatest by Paper Pumpkin:

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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 August – December 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:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Garden Green – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – (2) 3-7/8″” x 5-1/8″ panels (stamped front and inside)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Waterfront and Rooted in Nature Birthday Card

Good Morning! I do not have a sneak peek this morning, it is an oldies but goodies kind of day. I made a nature themed masculine birthday card with the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront and Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature stamp sets. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by stamping the mountains from the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set in Basic Gray ink across a panel of light wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper. I masked part of the mountain and stamped the sun in Daffodil Delight ink. I removed the mask and stamped the trees in Garden Green ink and some grass using the double stroke stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink. I finished off the mountain scene by stamping the birds from the Mountain Air stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature stamp set using my stamparatus. I inked up the trunk using Soft Suede ink and stamped. Then, I inked the leaves using Garden Green ink and stamped again. The stamparatus gives me the precision of stamping in the same place with different ink colors. Then I cut the tree out with the coordinating die from the Nature’s Roots Dies.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on the right side of a Very Vanilla strip. I adhered it to a Basic Gray mat and then adhered it to the stamped DSP panel with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the stamped layered In Good Taste DSP panel to a Basic Gray mat and then popped it on the front of a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals. I adhered the die cut tree to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the mountains, sun and tree on the bottom corner of a Very Vanilla panel using the same colors as the card front, except that I stamped each off first so it would be lighter. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates stamp set in Basic Gray ink in the top portion of the panel and added more birds next to it. I adhered a strip of the light wood grain DSP to the bottom of the panel and then adhered it to a Basic Gray mat. I adhered it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was pleased that the image stamped so well on the light wood grain DSP! And it was nice to use some old favorite stamp sets again – especially with some new DSP! I bet there are other oldies but goodies, even retired ones, that would go great with the In Good Taste designer series paper!


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I am pleased to announce that the Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog is open for orders! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

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


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Gray – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front mat and inside mat), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (label mat)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut tree), 3/4″ x 3-7/8″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped front panel), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! A Good Man Father’s Day Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a simple masculine card made with the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set for Father’s Day. This is a wonderful set with family themes that is great for masculine cards. And it’s going to be carried over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! Yay!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the image of the father and daughter from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I used this image as it reminds me of my son and granddaughter. I colored the image with Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the stamped and colored image to a Basic Black mat.

I adhered a panel of the In Good Taste designer series paper from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog that will be available on June 3 to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals. I cut a panel of Sahara Sand card stock with the Stitched Rectangle die and ran it through the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to the card base with liquid glue.

I adhered the layered art panel on the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Sahara Sand and cut it out with the smallest Layering Circle Die. I used the smallest stitched shape die to cut another circle from Basic Black ink and adhered the sentiment to it. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and liquid glue under the art panel. I finished card front with three Designer Elements.

I decorated the inside by stamping the heart from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man stamp set in the upper corner of a Whisper White panel and trimming the bottom with a strip of the In Good Taste DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! A Good Man is great set for creating masculine cards for any occasion. It is a must have for stampers with lots of men in your families.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 4″ (art panel mat), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (stitched circle die cut)
  • Sahara Sand – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed stitched rectangle die cut), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (art panel)
  • In Good TasteDSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: