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:


Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow Card

Good Morning! I have a fun little masculine card made with the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow bundle along with the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack. The ephemera pack has some awesome printed cut out images, labels and other card elements that go with the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set and Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper. They’re beautiful and great for fast and easy card making. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Early Espresso card stock with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of an Early Espresso card base. I popped out the Cinnamon Cider and Gold foil frame from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow cling stamp set in Versamark ink on Cinnamon Cider and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the long label die from the Seasonal Labels dies. I folded a length of a length of Fine Arts ribbon securing it with a glue dot and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I popped the die cut sentiment over the ribbon with dimensionals and finished it with a gold brushed metallic dot.

I die cut some oak leaves from the Beautiful Leaves dies in the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow bundle from Cinnamon Cider and gold foil and adhered one of each under the label and ribbon. I popped out and adhered the large oak leaf cluster from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to the card front with dimensionals.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel. I adhered some of the die cut oak leaves to the bottom and adhered the panel to a Cinnamon Cider mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I love these sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set! What a unique way to tell someone that they are special and that you like and care about them! And I think that the Bark 3D embossing folder and oak leaves make this a great masculine card, even with some shiny gold.

Join me for a Facebook Live This Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET today. I will be using this bundle and the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to make another quick and easy card! Look forward to seeing you then!


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. 

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:

  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (embossed background)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside mat), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut oak leaves)
  • Gold Foil – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut oak leaves)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel),
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack – square frame, oak leaf cluster

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish Birthday Card

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

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

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

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


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

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


Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


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

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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!

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:

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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!

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

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Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Father’s Day Card

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

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

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

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


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

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


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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.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ride the Range Birthday Card

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

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:

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: