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 

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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
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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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.


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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 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.


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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 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:


Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration bundle is an early release from the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and boy is is gorgeous! I made this simple birthday card to introduce you to the bundle and you can check out all the details of the promotion because this bundle is available today! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used sponge daubers to apply Pacific Point and Night of Navy inks to the large wave stamp in the Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration cling stamp set. I applied Pacific Point to the entire stamp and Night of Navy to the bottom and stamped the image on a Basic White panel. I used sponge daubers to apply additional ink to the wave, Bermuda Bay to the top part of the wave, blending into Pacific Point and Night of Navy towards the bottom.

I used another sponge dauber to lightly ink the sky with Balmy Blue ink. I stamped the bird from the Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Basic Gray three times in the sky. I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat. I cut the clouds from Basic White using the Waves Dies and adhered them to the panel with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration stamp set in Night of Navy on a strip of Balmy Blue and cut it out with the label from the Waves Dies. I looped Linen thread through the ends of the label and adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I pulled the linen thread around to the back of the card and secured the ends in the back with tape. I accented the label with a rhinestone and adhered the panel to the front of a Balmy Blue card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the wave again in Pacific Point on a Basic White strip. I used sponge daubers to apply Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy inks to the strip so that it would resemble the ocean on the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the bird in Basic Gray and adhered the ocean strip to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is just a simple example of using the pretty Stampin’ Up! Waves Of Inspiration bundle for a birthday card. Be on the lookout for more cards made with this gorgeous bundle and the other exclusive items in the Waves of the Ocean Collection.


Waves of the Ocean Collection Available March 1, 2022

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!

Here are the Details:

  • Promotion Period: March 1, 2022 – May 2, 2022
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately.
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set is available in English, French, and German.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels

Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details including the item numbers and prices. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow us to introduce you.

This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass.

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

Here are the Details:

  • Promotion Period: March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • A number of select stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • For this promotion only, we’ve brought back the previously popular Art Gallery, Celebrate Sunflowers, and Garden Wishes bundles. They will only be available in their bundle form during this promotion, so make sure to snag ‘em while you still can!
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.
  • There is no limit on the number of Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines you can purchase
  • Products are available while supplies last – No backorders or substitutions will be allowed.
  • The stamp-and-die bundles that can be found in a current catalog will be replenished until they retire. When they do retire, the bundles will be added to the Retiring List.
  • Due to supply chain challenges, this promotion may be altered or ended early. We will post an update with further information if this is anticipated. 

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


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut clouds), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! Last week I finally pulled out my Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon bundle for this card and I had a little of the New Horizons DSP left over. So I decided to use it for an example of the simplest and most elegant designs I’ve seen with this suite – a simple 3″ x 3″ panel mounted on a Basic White background. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon stamp set about 1″ from the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base.

I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon cling stamp set in Basic Gray twice on the New Horizons designer series paper panel. I stamped the little birds from the Mountain Air stamp set in the sky using Basic Gray. These little birds are perfectly proportioned for the small panel. I adhered the DSP panel to an Evening Evergreen mat with liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Evening Evergreen with the tree die from the Horizons die and adhered it to the DSP panel with dots of liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished the front with a Brushed Metallic dot.

I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon stamp set twice in Basic Gray on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I cut another set of trees from Evening Evergreen and adhered it to the panel so that I echo the design on the small DSP panel on the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon bundle has so many stamps and dies that can be used to dress up a square panel of the New Horizon DSP for simple 3″ x 3″ scenes. The simple dark card stock framing makes the scene pop, and you can easily incorporate other nature stamp or die sets such as the Mountain Air stamp set. It can be kept simple or stepped up with additional embellishments or embossing and it’s a great option for masculine cards. And you can get real creative and make 4 cards from a single sheet of New Horizons DSP for a nice set of handmade cards!


The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is Beyond the Horizon!

If you like the New Horizons suite, consider the March Paper Pumpkin kit. The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. And this month’s kit includes another FREE stamp set inside (yes—that’s two stamp sets in one kit!) as Paper Pumpkin’s way of saying THANK YOU!

Here are the Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
    • Card size – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size – 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • This kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon kit includes a Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Spot.
  • Elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists to take your crafting to the next level
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! 
  • This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizon Suite in the Jan-June Mini catalog.

Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

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


Sale-A-Bration is ending soon – Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for Shopping, Hosting and Joining! See my Promotions Page for more details or contact me and I’ll be happy to tell you more! But hurry because these specials are only available through February 28, 2022 or while supplies last!


Current Host Code: 3QYMGKQY

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  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″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (DSP mat), 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (tree line die cuts)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside and front panels)
  • New Horizons DSP – 3″ x 3″ (scene)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card, I used the wonderful Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon bundle with the beautiful New Horizons 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to make a masculine thank you card with an outdoors landscape. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week. Here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I embossed a panel of Gray Granite with the Timeworn Type embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Gray Granite card base. I stamped the grass stamp from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a panel of New Horizons 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. I stamped the birds in the sky with Basic Gray ink and adhered the image to a Misty Moonlight mat.

I stamped stamped a Basic White panel with the wood stamp from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon stamp set using stamped off Gray Granite ink and cut it out with the fence die from the Horizon Dies. I used a sponge dauber to add more Gray Granite ink to distress the fence, giving it a weathered look. I used the grass die to cut three clumps from an Evening Evergreen panel of the New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP. I trimmed the end off the first and adhered it to the DSP over the stamped grass. I gently curved the fence and applied liquid glue to the first and last slat and adhered it to the panel over the grasses. I trimmed the end off the second die cut grass and adhered it under the fence with dimensionals.

I inked up the thanks part of the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and stamped it on a Gray Granite panel. I cut it out with the Messages die and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and adhered some Pebbles Enamel Shapes to the bottom around the fence and grasses.

For the inside, I stamped the grass stamp from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the birds in the top corner using Basic Gray ink. I adhered a strip of New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom and adhered the last grass die cut on top. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon bundle is a lot of fun with it’s unique dies and great sentiments. And with the beautiful New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP, it is so easy to make beautiful watercolor landscape or seascape cards and be creative!

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:


Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Jan 4 – Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for ShoppingHosting and Joining! See my  Promotions Page for more details or contact me and I’ll be happy to tell you more! But hurry because these specials are only available through February 28, 2022 or while supplies last!


Current Host Code: 3QYMGKQY

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 3″ x 4-3/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2″ (die cut fence)
  • New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (art panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut grasses), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves Birthday Card

Good Morning! Are you getting fall weather and foliage? We are here in Pennsylvania. The foliage hasn’t peaked, but the cooler weather really sets us up for Halloween. So I decided to make a Fall Birthday card with the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired to make falling leaves by the sketch in the Sunday Stamps SSC268 Going In Circles Challenge:

I stamped the woodgrain stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves cling stamp set in Pool Party ink on the side of a Very Vanilla panel. I stamped the spatter stamp over the wood grain in Crumb Cake and around most of the panel, using first and second generation stamping. I cut the panel with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider mat. I adhered the panel to the front of a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves stamp set in Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie and Bumblebee on Very Vanilla and cut each leaf out with the coordinating die. I cut the small detailed leaf from Bumblebee and the long detailed leaf from Cinnamon Cider using the Intricate Leaves dies. I adhered the leaves to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet As A Peach photopolymer stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the long Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered a length of Diamond Weave ribbon to the card with glue dots and adhered the label over the ribbon with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three brushed metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the woodgrain and spatter from the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves stamp set in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel just like the card front. I stamped the other leaves in Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Cider and stamped the sentiments from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Mossy Meadow. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Leafy cards are great themes for Masculine Birthdays, especially in the fall. The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves bundle is perfect for this, especially with the rustic background stamps that are beautiful with the stamped and die cut leaves.


Eden’s Garden Is Coming on November 2!

Enter and explore Eden with the Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with the details:


Current Host Code: 29VEKU9M

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut leaf)
  • Pool Party – 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut leaf)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front panel), 2-1/4″ x 5″ (stamped and die cut leaves)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Beauty Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I am sharing the card that I made yesterday afternoon during my Facebook Live. I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack and the Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper for another masculine card, this time a birthday card! Don’t you love that owl!! 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 adhered a panel of Blackberry Beauty designer series paper to a Blackberry Bliss mat and popped it on the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base. I adhered two of the gold leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack to the DSP with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses photopolymer stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on the large tag from the Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack. I looped a short length of faux suede ribbon through the tag hole and tied it with gold twine. I adhered the pretty owl cut out to the tag with dimensionals.

I adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals and trimmed the ribbon ends. I finished the card with brushed metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little bird from the Beauty of Tomorrow cling stamp set using Cinnamon Cider ink in the upper corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses stamp set in Blackberry Bliss and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack has so many pretty fall cut outs – oak leaves and flowers and the beautiful owls. There are also fun labels and frames in addition to the tags. And many of the pieces have touches of gold foil to add elegance to your fall projects. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy but elegant card this fall, be sure to check out the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack.


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

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

SHOP

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

HOST

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

JOIN

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


Current Host Code: N3VHEQAX

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack – owl, large tag, gold leaf clusters

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: