Stampin’ Up! Brewed for You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a masculine birthday card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle. This is such a fun set and what could be more perfect for a hot summer afternoon than a cold brew. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I adhered a strip of Cajun Craze striped He’s the Man designer series paper to a checkered Sahara Sand Panel of the DSP. I adhered a strip of Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest DSP to the panel before adhering it to a Basic Black mat. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Sahara Sand card base. I cut a vellum panel with the largest circle from the layering circles dies and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the glass, mug and jug from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the glass insert in So Saffron and the mug insert in Crushed Curry and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored the jug with the SU004 Stampin’ Blend from the Naturals blends series and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I covered the die cuts with Versamark ink directly from the pad and sprinkled them with clear embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny.

I adhered the jug to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the glass and mug with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Basic White. I trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch and adhered it with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with three black dots.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the new Very Best Occasions cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the bubbles from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in So Saffron several times on the side. I cut the hops die from Parakeet Party and the leaves from Pear Pizzazz and adhered them over the fizz. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of He’s The Man DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love craft breweries and the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle is perfect for beer themed cards. It’s great to have coordinating dies and I love the effect of the clear embossing powder over die cuts – it makes them look like glass! And if you don’t care for beer, fill your mug with a soda or lemonade instead and you’ll still quenched this hot summer!

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:


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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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front mat)
  • Parakeet Party – 1″ x 1″ (die cut hops)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1″ x 2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Vellum – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3″ x 5-1/2″ (beer glasses and jug), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (background), 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (Cajun Craze strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 1″ x 4″ (Crushed Curry strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! He’s All That Father’s Day Card

Good Morning! Tomorrow is Father’s Day so I had to make a Father’s Day card with one of the best bundles for masculine cards in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle. And of course I paired it with the fun He’s the Man designer series paper, and used the BBQ theme 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 cut a Cajun Craze panel with the fourth largest Deckled Rectangles die and adhered a panel of striped Cajun Craze He’s the Man designer series paper to the front. I cut two argyle shapes from Early Espresso using the dies from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle and adhered them to the corners of the panel. I popped the He’s the Man DSP BBQ sentiment die cut and adhered it to an Early Espresso plaid panel and popped it on the die cut panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the fun Early Espresso BBQ fixins DSP to the front and inside sections of the Crushed Curry card base with liquid glue. I cut a Basic White panel with the second largest Deckled Rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That cling stamp set on the panel in Early Espresso ink. I stamped the No. 1 stamp in Crushed Curry and adhered the panel to the inside of the card, centering it on the DSP panel.

I adhered the layered Cajun Craze panel to the short front flap with Tear and Tape, centering it on the Basic White inside Deckled Rectangle. I adhered the arrow from the He’s the Man DSP to the front with dimensionals and glue dots so that it points to the sentiment. I finished the arrow with rustic dots.

I finished the inside by adhering the die cut grill and stars from the He’s the Man DSP to the inside of the card.

The BBQ theme paper and die cuts from the He’s the Man designer series paper are perfect for Father’s Day and summer birthdays! And they go perfect with the stamps and dies from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle. Although for Father’s Day, I’ll probably be the one doing the grilling.


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Good Thoughts

Set sail with across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! Click on the picture below to play:

The July Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases and printed envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Twine, mini glue dots and dimensionals
  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

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

Sign up deadline for the July 2022 kit is July 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


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.


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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:

  • Crushed Curry – 5-1/2″ x 6-3/8″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cajun Craze – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (deckled rectangle)
  • Early Espresso – 2″ x 3″ (argyle die cuts)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – two 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside flaps), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), 2-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ (Cajun Craze stripe), 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″ (Early Espresso plaid), arrow, grill, stars and label die cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a masculine thank you card with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder cling stamp set. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week and we are making cards with critters! How fun!

And I’m entering my card in the challenge at the Card Concept #177. The theme for this Challenge is ‘Make it Masculine’ and I was inspired by the plaids and outdoor themes in the inspiration picture to make a clean and layered card. Here is the inspiration picture:

I adhered a panel of plaid He’s the Man designer series paper to an Early Espresso mat and wrapped a length of natural ribbon around it, securing it in the back with tape. I adhered it to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals. I used a blending brush to blend Soft Suede ink on a wood grained panel of Heart and Home DSP and I love how it came out! I adhered that panel to an Early Espresso mat and then popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the wolf from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso on Basic White and colored the wolf with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the rock in Gray Granite. I stamped the image again on masking paper and fussy cut it out. I covered the wolf with the mask and stamped the ground in Old Olive multiple times with the ground stamp.

I cut a circle in another sheet of masking paper and used it to make a Mango Melody sun behind the wolf with a blending brush. I covered the sun with the circle mask and blended the sky background in Balmy Blue ink with a blending brush. I removed all the masks and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder Stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I adhered the wolf panel to an Early Espresso mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I finished the card with three rustic metallic dots.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel. I stamped the plant in Old Olive and colored the tops with light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend. I blended Soft Suede on another woodgrain panel of Heart and Home DSP and adhered it to the side of the panel with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set is another in a long line of gorgeous Stampin’ Up! natural wildlife stamp sets, and it’s another winner! These are perfect for masculine cards for any occasion and I have always enjoyed making natural backgrounds using different coloring techniques.

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: 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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat), 2-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ (wolf mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (art panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Heart & Home DSP – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front wood grain panel), 1″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools Birthday Card

Good Morning! I love the new Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools cling stamp set – it reminds me of the old tools that my Husband’s father left to him! It’s a great set for making masculine cards, especially for the handyman or wannabe handyman. I paired it with a rustic print in the pretty new Texture Chic specialty designer series paper 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 Texture Chic specialty designer series paper to a Basic Black mat with liquid glue and adhered it to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the tools from the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on a Sahara Sand panel. I colored the tools with the light Gray Granite and light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut the tools out with my paper snips. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on another Sahara Sand panel.

I adhered the fussy cut tools to the panel with liquid glue and stamped some vintage tacks over the screwdriver in Memento Tuxedo Black. I finished the panel with three rustic dots and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I stamped some more tacks in Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped the sentiment from the Cottage Rose stamp set in Evening Evergreen. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Texture Chic specialty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I could also stamp the tools directly on the cardstock and color it, but it gives the card front a little dimension and texture. The panel of Texture Chic DSP reminded me antique boards, so I thought it would go well with the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set.


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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 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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Sahara Sand – 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front panel), 2-1/2″ x 5″ (fussy cut tools)
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 3-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (tool mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Textured Chic DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You cling stamp set is a sentiments only stamp set that has a pretty set of fonts and covers lots of special occasions. I need a graduation card for a friend’s son who enjoys the outdoors, both winter and summer, so I pulled out the On The Horizon 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and Horizon dies to create an outdoors scene. 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 is the pretty sketch we are using:

I embossed a Soft Succulent panel with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Soft Succulent card base. I wanted to use the mountains in the Horizon dies, so I cut a 1″ strip of purple New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP for the background mountain and a 1″ strip of whitish DSP for the snow detail. I wanted to use the curvy ground die in green, so I cut a 1″ strip of green DSP for the ground. Once I had my strips for these elements, I used them to select the background panel that coordinated with the strips I chose.

I cut the background panel with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I cut the purple strip with the mountain background die and the whitish strip with the detailed mountain die. I adhered the whitish die cut to the purple die cut so that it looks like a snowy mountain. I cut the green strip with the curvy ground die and adhered the layered mountain and ground die cuts to the background. I stamped the birds from the On the Horizon cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the die cut panel to a Basic Gray mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! On Celebrating You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Smoky Slate and cut it out with the small long skinny stitched rectangle die. I cut a Basic Gray panel with the same die and adhered it to the back of the label with glue dots. I looped Evening Evergreen Baker’s twine three times around the scene and tied a bow. I adhered the labels to the scene with dimensionals and popped the scene on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the label with two rustic metallic dots.

For the inside, I cut a 3/4″ strip of the background DSP and cut a bit more of the mountain, ground and snow die cuts using the leftovers from the card front. I adhered them to the background strip and stamped some birds over the mountain. I trimmed the excess with my paper snips and adhered the strip to a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It was so fun to play with the On The Horizon bundle for mountain card and it goes perfectly with the Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You stamp set for graduating Senior!

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: ZFMCWFCA

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 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:

  • Soft Succulent – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Basic Gray – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label mat)
  • Smoky Slate – 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle background), 1″ x 6″ (snowy mountain die cuts), 1″ x 6″ (purple mountain background die cuts), 1″ x 6″ (green ground die cuts), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside background trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the May Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “For the Men/Boys” so I made a Father’s Day card with the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle and the fun Hey Sports Fan designer series paper. The Sports Event dies in the bundle can be used to cut out some of the images in the DSP, so can have fun mixing and matching the images in the stamp set and the DSP. 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 the balls and bats Hey Sports Fan designer series paper to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with liquid glue. I adhered a strip of the baseball field DSP across the card front.

I cut a panel of Night of Navy wood grain Hey Sports Fan DSP with the large ticket die from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I cut a Poppy Parade strip of the DSP with the small ticket strip die and adhered it with glue dots.

I stamped the double ticket stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan photopolymer stamp set with in Poppy Parade on Vary Vanilla. I stamped the Most Valuable Dad sentiment in Night of Navy and the Happy Father’s Day sentiment in Evening Evergreen.

I cut out the stamped image with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I finished with resin stars and a Poppy Parade striped baker’s twine bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set in Poppy Parade on a Very Vanilla panel. I stamped Night of Navy stars and trimmed the bottom with a strip of baseball field DSP. I cut a Best Day Ever ticket from the Hey Sports Fan DSP and adhered it to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle is perfect for masculine cards for the sports enthusiast, especially the baseball fan. And watching a Sunday afternoon baseball game is a perfect way to spend Father’s Day!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Tara Carpenter created.

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

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  2. Mary Deatherage 
  3. Tara Carpenter 
  4. Akiko Sudano  <– you are here
  5. Karen Finkle 
  6. Jillian Good 
  7. Jaimie Babarczy 
  8. Amy Koenders 

Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 in the 2023 – 2023 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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut ticket)
  • Hey Sports Fan DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 4″ (front stripe), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut large ticket), 1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut small ticket strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), Best Day Ever die cut ticket

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! He’s All That Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek of the new He’s The Man Suite from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog that will be available on May 3, 2022. This suite consists of the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle with the He’s The Man specialty designer series paper and Rustic Metallic dots. This is a great suite for masculine cards and I used all of the products for my card. You can find the currently available the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the He’s the Man DSP to an Early Espresso mat with liquid glue. I cut a fishtail banner at the bottom of a strip of He’s the Man DSP and adhered it to the panel. I then wrapped a length of Crumb Cake Baker’s twine around the panel and tied a knot.

I cut a panel of the He’s the Man DSP with the largest square in the new Stylish Shapes dies (available May 3) and adhered it to the panel with liquid glue. I stamped the car and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! He’s All That cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake. I cut it out with the pinked circle die from the bundle’s All That dies and adhered it to the panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals and finished it with three rustic metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, decorated a Basic White panel with cut outs from the He’s the Man DSP pack. I adhered a strip of DSP to the bottom and punched out the car and sign from the die cut sheet and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! He’s All That bundle has fun sentiment stamps with all kinds of masculine themes and coordinating label dies. They’re perfect for coordinating with other masculine stamp sets that you may have in your stash! Here’s the stamp set and dies that are in the bundle:

Here’s the fun He’s The Man specialty DSP. There’s two 12″ x 12″ sheets of die cuts and five other double sided designs with themes about cars, camping, tools, BBQ and clothes!

All these items will be available on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 when the new catalog launches – just in time for Father’s Day!


Last week for 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale!

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: ZFMCWFCA

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (car)
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 4″ (banner), 3″ x 3″ (die cut square)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration bundle is an early release of the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog – so you can get it now! I used the wonderful pelican stamp and die from the bundle and I paired it with the beautiful Waves of the Ocean designer series paper. This paper is part of the Waves of the Ocean promotion and is still available while supplies last until May 2. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the current sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches #465. Here is the wonderful sketch:

I adhered a panel of Waves of the Ocean designer series paper to the front of a Pool Party card base with liquid glue. I cut a Pool Party Panel with the third smallest stitched rectangles dies and cut a small panel of Waves of the Ocean DSP with the bottom of the same die. I stamped two birds from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on the Pool Party die cut. and adhered the DSP die cut to the bottom. I embossed the layered die cut with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the pelican from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White. I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends – Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Gray Granite and Daffodil Delight – and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on So Saffron. I cut it out with the label die from the Waves dies and looped a short length of linen thread through one end. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped some birds around the sentiment and adhered the panel to a Waves of the Ocean DSP panel mat (isn’t it a fun look!). I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I don’t usually decorate the envelopes, but I did stamp some birds and adhered a strip of DSP to the envelope flap for a simple coordinated look. I love that pelican stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set. It reminds me of a Florida dockside restaurant – I can hear the waves and seagulls!


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.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.

Sadly, the Blue Foils and Waves Rhinestones have sold out.


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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 4″ (stitched rectangle)
  • So Saffron – 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 2-`/2″ (die cut pelican)
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (partial die cut strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan Birthday Card II

Good Morning! Today I used the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle to make another masculine birthday card. Major League Baseball season just opened and the Hey Sports Fan designer series paper is the perfect background for cards for baseball fans of any age. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the pretty sketch challenge on Hand Stamped Sentiments #386:

I adhered a panel of Hey Sports Fan DSP to a Poppy Parade mat with liquid glue. I adhered another strip of Hey Sports Fan DSP (with the baseball stitching) to a Poppy Parade mat and then adhered it to the left side of the background DSP panel. I popped the panels on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set in the white stripe section of the large Poppy Parade striped sheet of DSP in Misty Moonlight and cut it out with the small ticket die from the Sports Events dies. The dies can also cut out the tickets in the Hey Sports Fan DSP, so I cut the Play Ball and the Best Day Ever tickets and adhered them to the card front. I popped the Happy Birthday ticket on top with dimensionals.

I cut the small pennant from Poppy Parade card stock and cut the #1 from Hey Sports Fan DSP. I also cut the pennant holder and stars from the large white stripes and adhered all the DSP die cuts to the pennant. I popped the pennant on the card front with dimensionals and finished with three Bumblebee resin stars.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the fun images and sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set in Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade and Bumblebee on a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan bundle is fun and versatile and perfect for the sports fan. And it coordinates beautifully with the Hey Sports Fan DSP. Check out the entire Hey Sports Fan Suite for inspiration.


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.


The May Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates the New In Colors!

Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders!

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on May 3, 2022 in the online store!

This kit includes supplies to create 10 cards—2 each of 5 designs. Plus 10 coordinating envelopes and 10 coordinating gift card holders:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Dimensionals

Coordinating Colors:  Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide

Here’s a video with Sara Douglass introducing the kit:

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 April 2022 kit is April 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Poppy Parade – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 2″ (small pennant), 1″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Hey Sports Fan DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 15/15″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 2″ x 3″ (Poppy Parade large striped DSP for label and other die cuts), 1″ x 1″ (Night of Navy wood grain DSP for die cuts), Play Ball and Best Day Ever ticket die cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I made a masculine birthday card with the new Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set, but no it’s not a sports theme card. I used the strong, bold sentiments from the stamp set with the retiring In Good Taste designer series paper for a simple masculine card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the fun sketch challenge on Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge #549:

I used the Banner Pick a Punch to cut the ends of several scrap strips of the In Good Taste DSP. It felt good to put them to use and the mixture of wood grains and stones go together well. Select varying widths and lengths. I adhered them to a panel of the DSP that looked like a painting canvas, varying the lengths and I trimmed the tops off after the strips were adhered to get a clean edge on top. I adhered the DSP to a Soft Suede mat.

I wrapped the DSP panel with a length of Gray Granite shimmer ribbon, securing it in the back with tape and adhered the panel to the front of a Gray Granite card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede on a wood grain panel of In Good Taste DSP and cut it out with the small label die from the Harvest dies. I cut another panel of Soft Suede with the die and adhered the DSP to the top. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with a Brushed Metallic Dot.

For the inside of the card, I decided to use the In Good Taste DSP for my writing panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set in Soft Suede ink and adhered strips of punched DSP to the side. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The In Good Taste DSP is perfect for masculine cards, just like the bold font in the Stampin’ Up! Your Biggest Fan stamp set. The natural tones also work well to contrast with florals for feminine cards, so overall it’s a great pack! It’s a great value with a 40% discount during the Last Chance Products sale.


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:

  • Gray Granite – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 6″ (front mat), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label), several strips with varying widths and lengths 1/2″ – 1″ wide and 3″ – 4″ long

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: