Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Mother’s Day Card

Good Morning! This weekend is Mother’s Day so I have a Mother’s Day card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle. 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 Layering Designs Vellum with the largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies and adhered it to a panel of Artfully Composed designer series paper. I trimmed the end and adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I embossed a panel of Pale Papaya with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pale Papaya card base.

I stamped the single daffodil from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I colored it with Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya Stampin’ blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the DSP panel with dimensionals and wrapped the panel with Soft Succulent ribbon and made a bow. I adhered the panel to the card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream stamp set in Soft Succulent on a Basic White panel and punched it out with the Double oval punch. I punched a Pale Papaya scalloped oval and embossed it with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the back of the label and adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I cut Basic White, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya with the butterfly dies and adhered them together and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot. I finished the card front with pretty Pale Papaya In Color Opal Rounds.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the fancy border from the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream stamp set along the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Blessings of Home stamp set in Basic Gray on the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Have a great Mother’s Day this weekend!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower points ordering special!

To celebrate the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through May 10

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

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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.  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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background, 1″ x 1″ (die cut butterfly), 2″ x 4″ (punched scalloped oval)
  • Soft Succulent – 1/2″ x 1″ (butterfly body)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (daffodil), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut butterfly and punched oval)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I made a Mother’s Day Card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune bundle and the Celebrating You sentiment cling stamp set. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge this week so I used the beautiful Symbols of Fortune specialty designer series paper to cover my colors. Here are our colors:

I adhered a strip of the Symbols of Fortune specialty designer series paper to an Evening Evergreen mat and adhered them both to the beautiful floral Symbols of Fortune floral DSP. I adhered it all to another Evening Evergreen mat.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune cling stamp set in Calypso Coral ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut a Soft Succulent panel with the leaf dies from the good fortune dies and adhered it to the back of the flower with glue dots. I popped the layered die cuts to the front of the panel with dimensionals.

I stamped the Mother’s Day sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Crumb Cake strip and punched the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I made a loopy double bow with linen thread and adhered it to the panel with a glue dot and adhered the label on top with glue dots and dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Succulent card base and finished it with Polished Dots.

For the inside, I stamped the the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune stamp set in Calypso Coral ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the middle of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

I love that big floral stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Crane of Fortune stamp set and the beautiful floral paper from the Symbols of Fortune DSP. Don’t you think they go great with the pretty sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set? You just need reservations for a nice dinner and you’re set for Mother’s day!!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog or the 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 4-1/4″ (leaf die cut)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP stripe mat)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut flower)
  • Symbol of Fortune DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers Mother’s Day Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the April Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “For the Ladies/Girls” so I made a Mother’s Day card with the pretty flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers cling stamp set and the sentiments from the retiring Timeless Tulips photopolymer stamp set! 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 Pale Papaya shimmer vellum with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Thick Basic White card Base. I applied liquid glue just to the middle section that would be covered by the scalloped rectangle.

I cut a panel of Basic White with the largest scalloped rectangle from the retiring Stitched So Sweetly dies. I stamped the smallest flower cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set three times in Pale Papaya in the lower corner of the scalloped rectangle. I stamped the largest flower in Polished Pink on a Basic White panel and fussy cut it out.

I used the new In Color Parakeet Party (available May 3) to stamp the leaves from the medium flower in the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set twice on Basic White. I fussy cut the leaves and adhered them to the scalloped rectangle. I adhered the fussy cut flower over the leaves with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue. I tucked a white crinkle ribbon bow under the flower, adhering it with a glue dot.

I stamped the pretty Mother’s day sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Polished Pink on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals and finished the card front with iridescent rhinestones – the glints of pink and yellow are perfect with this card!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Polished Pink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the medium flower from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set in Pale Papaya in the corner of the panel and adhered the panel to a Pale Papaya mat. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The sentiments from the retiring Timeless Tulips stamp set are so sweet and pretty and the retiring Stitched So Sweetly dies are pretty as well. I have used them a lot, so check them out before they’re gone for good!

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

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


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item currently available 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:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background)
  • Pale Papaya – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (fussy cut flower), 2″ x 3″ (fussy cut leaves), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream Cards

Good Morning! I’m still visiting my son in Tucson, and I don’t have all my stamping supplies, so today I’m going to show you some cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team. These cards use different card making techniques and show how you can use the bundle alone or in coordination with other Stampin’ Up! products.

The first card is actually a gift box made with one of the Kraft boxes. I love the paper pieced background and this design could easily be adapted for a card. Doesn’t the white die cut daffodil stand out beautifully against the colorful background?

I love the all the touches of gold on this card – from the Abstract Beauty Specialty 4″ x 6″ DSP and gold foil to the gold embossed butterflies and shiny embellishments. I never would have thought to layer so many circles with so many different patterns and colors, but I think it’s beautiful!

This card uses masking to create the textured color blocks. They can be brushed, sponged and it goes great with the white embossed and watercolored daffodils. And I love the die cut frame!

This beautiful card also uses masking along with the brushed highlighted background. It’s a simple design that can be made without a lot of extra accessories.

And here’s another simple design using background stamping. I love how the butterfly embellishments pick up on the stamped and sponged butterflies!

Aren’t they all pretty!! I love how these cards are in a different color palette than the beautiful Sale-A-Bration Daffodil Afternoon DSP because it shows the versatility of using the bundle without the DSP. The Stampin’ Up! Design Team also provided sample recipes with the supplies and some tips on making each of the projects – Click Here to download the PDF.

Here is a short YouTube video showing how the last two cards are made:

These designs are easily stepped up or personalized with additional ribbons, jewels, embossing folders or other embellishments to make a fancier card if you have time and creative juices.

Here are close ups of the Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set and Daffodil Dies.

The Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set is Item 157786 and the Daffodil Dies is Item 157794. You can get them both at a 10% discount when you buy the bundle Item 157795.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you consider the Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle for your spring cards. Both the stamped and die cut flowers are just gorgeous – I can’t wait to get back to my craft room to play with my bundle!


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 Shopping, Hosting and Joining! And it’s happening through February 28, 2022!

SHOP 

During Sale-A-Bration you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before Shipping and tax). There are 7 items that are available for free with every $50 you spend and 2 items that are available for free with every $100 you spend.

HOST

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration and both you and your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products! Plus, place any party or personal order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Calming Camellia cling stamp set for FREE! And you can even host a virtual party! 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 special during Sale-A-Bration! When you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog plus your starter kit ships for free! And if you join during Sale-A-Bration you get to pick two additional stamp sets to add to your starter kit for free! Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Safari Celebration!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

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″
  • Includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and a Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.

Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

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


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 commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! How are you loving the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog? Today’s card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet bundle from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, but it does use all the new 2021-2023 In Colors! And it celebrates Mother’s Day because you have to give flowers for Mother’s Day! 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 color challenge this week that uses the new 2021 – 2023 In Colors – How Fun!

My card is also inspired by the current challenge at The Card Concept #154 – Happy Mother’s Day. It is a Clean and Layered card that reminds me of the beautiful bouquet in their Inspiration Picture:

I embossed a panel of Pale Papaya with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pale Papaya card base. I cut a panel of the Hand-Penned designer series paper with the largest circle from the Circle Layering dies and cut the largest scalloped circle from Soft Succulent card stock. I adhered these together and adhered them to the card front, leaving the lower left corner free to tuck the label under later.

I stamped the bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel and colored the flowers with the Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut the newspaper from Sahara Sand and stamped the newsprint stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on both sides. I folded it along the score lines and secured it on the inside with glue dots. I tucked the flowers inside and adhered them with glue dots. I cut the leaves from Evening Evergreen card stock – one set of broad leaves, one set of long leaves and two of the small curled ferns. I arranged the leaves and flowers on the circle and adhered the leaves with glue dots and the flowers with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Fresh Freesia panel and cut it out with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots, tucking it under the layered circle. I added three 2021-2023 In Color jewels in Polished Pink and used the Pale Papaya jewels in the flower centers. I finished it off with the Pale Papaya bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the bouquet form the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink along the border of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen as well and colored the flowers with the Polished Pink, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends like the bouquet on the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wrapped Bouquet is a wonderfully different bundle and I’m really impressed at how easily it goes together with beautiful results. This is a bouquet that will impress any Mother for Mother’s Day!

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:


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Fresh Freesia – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Soft Succulent – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle die cut)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (newspaper wrapping)
  • Evening Evergreen – 2″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3″ (flowers)
  • Hand-Penned DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m mixing the old with the new for a Mother’s Day card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I used the wonderful Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything cling stamp set and the coordinating Word Wishes dies for the sentiments on my card. I paired them with the pretty new Hand-Penned designer series paper, the beautiful Ombre specialty paper, the new In Color jewels and the Scalloped Contours dies for a simple Mother’s Day with lots of shine! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Note that all of the new In Colors and products will be available when the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog goes live tomorrow!

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I cut a panel of Basic White with the second largest Scalloped Contours dies and adhered a panel of Hand-Penned designer series paper to the front. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set in Versamark Ink on a Misty Moonlight panel. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I trimmed it closely with my paper snips.

I adhered an adhesive panel to the back of a Misty Moonlight panel of Ombre specialty paper and die cut the Mother’s Day words dies from the Word Wishes dies with the lightest color on top. I peeled the backing off the die cut words and adhered them to the scalloped panel. Don’t forget the apostrophe! I adhered the embossed Happy label to the panel to complete my sentiment.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with dimensionals. I made a triple bow with Blushing Bride twine and adhered it to the card and finished it with three Pale Papaya iridencent In Color Jewels.

For the inside, I stamped the the flower bundle from the new Hand-Penned Petals photopolymer stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink next to the flowers and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Hand-Penned DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set and Word Wishes dies are a Stampin’ Up! classic pair. I’m so glad that they are being carried forward in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.


Last Day for Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale!

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

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

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Starting May 4, 2021!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion starts on May 4, 2021. From May 4 – June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. Email me if you’re interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $250 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!


Join+ Also Starting May 4, 2021!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


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.  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:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 1″ (happy label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Ombre Specialty Paper – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut words)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 2-5/8″ x 3-15/16″ (floral background), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a brightly colored, kind of busy floral card with a little butterfly today using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I also used the pretty retiring Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper, and it shows off all the pretty detailed die cuts. 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 theme challenge this week and here is the theme we are using. So while I got to use the pretty Sunflower, I had to have a pretty little butterfly visiting it, looking for some sweet nectar.

And my card was also inspired by the sketch challenge in the As You See It Challenge #248. Here is the sketch:

I adhered a panel of Poppy Parade wood grain paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to the front of a Poppy Parade card base. I used the third largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a multicolor floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack and adhered it to the card front. I used a Just Jade floral panel to cut three Just Jade leaves and adhered three Just Jade card stock die cuts using the detailed leaves dies from the Sunflowers dies from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.

I cut a Bumblebee floral panel from the Flowers for Every Season DSP pack using the outline sunflower die. I cut the detailed sunflower die from a So Saffron panel. I cut the small flower center from So Saffron and cut the center of the large detailed Sunflower from bumblebee. I trimmed off the Bumble strands and adhered it to the So Saffron detailed die cut and adhered the small center to the solid DSP flower. Then I popped the detailed die cut on top with dimensionals. I die cut the detailed butterfly from Misty Moonlight and used a Misty Moonlight floral paper from the Flowers for Every Season DSP pack to cut the backing butterfly. I adhered the two butterflies with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set using Versamark ink on a Poppy Parade strip. I Sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the long stitched rectangle die from the Ornate Layers dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and then adhered the flower with glue dots. I adhered the little butterfly to the flower with glue dots and added a Misty Moonlight enamel dot. I added a Bumblebee enamel dot to the label and finished the card with white baker’s twine and Bumblebee ghigham bows!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in stamped off Bumblebee in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the little butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in stamped off Misty Moonlight in another corner and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the multicolor floral Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers is a beautiful bundle that I use a lot! And the beautiful Butterfly Brilliance bundle has the perfect butterfly for every need. These two bundles go together beautifully!

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:


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1-1/4″ x 2″ (detailed butterfly die cut)
  • Bumblebee – 2″ x 2″ (flower center die cut)
  • So Saffron – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (detailed flower die cut), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (small flower center die cut)
  • Just Jade – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (three detailed leaf die cuts)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front Poppy Parade wood grain background)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (floral background panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (butterfly), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (three leaves), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (flower), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments Mother’s Day Card

Good morning! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments cling stamp set is perfect for creating a special card for the occasion. I used the stamp set with the pretty floral and gingham from the new Pansy Petals designer series paper and the new Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya In Color card stocks. These will be available on May 4 when the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog debuts. You can find the other supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut both long ends of a strip of Pale Papaya card stock with the stitched scalloped edge from the Stitched Be Mine dies and adhered it to the back 0f the Fresh Freesia gingham paper from the Pansy Petals designer series paper. I adhered the layered strip to a panel of the floral paper on the reverse. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base. I used blending brushes to apply Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake inks on a panel of Basic White and stamped the mother and daughter from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the panel. I stamped the birds in the sky.

I stamped the mother and daughter from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments stamp set again on a Basic White panel and colored it with Stampin’ Blends, Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia. I fussy cut the ladies and popped it on the blended panel with dimensionals. I used the middle scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies (Also from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and available on May 4, 2021) to cut a Pale Papaya panel and adhered the ladies on top.

I sentiment from the Timeless Tulips photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Pale Papaya panel and cut it out with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly die using the two step die cutting method. I adhered it to the bottom of the panel with glue dots and adhered the mother and daughter panel on the left side with dimensionals. I added a bow with the new Fresh Freesia open weave ribbon and a couple of the new Loose Flower Flourishes, both available on May 4, 2021.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I stamped the flower three times on the bottom corner and stamped some butterflies. I colored the images with new In Color Stampin’ Blends – Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent. I finished the inside with a strip of the floral Pansy Petals DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments stamp set has beautiful images and sweet sentiments. I think it’s perfect for Mother’s Day and pairs beautifully with new products from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.


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

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

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

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

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

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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

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


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

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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pale Papaya – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped die cut), 1-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped strip), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), two 2-1/8″ x 3-5/16″ panels (stamped mother and daughter)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front floral background), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (gingham strip), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a Mother’s Day card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow photopolymer stamp set and Budding Blooms dies. I also use the Playful Alphabet dies to make a gold foil MOM for the top of the card – definitely a Mother’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 color challenge this week and here is the pretty color palette we are using – I used all the colors for today’s card:

I stamped a Fine Art Floral designer series paper with a Pool Party spray of the floral cluster stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow stamp set and embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to a Pool Party mat and then popped it to the front of a Petal Pink card base. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on a Petal Pink panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until shiny and cut out the label with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I stamped the floral cluster stamp across the label in Petal Pink and wiped the embossed lettering and adhered it to the card front.

I cut out the letters for ‘MOM’ using the Playful Alphabet dies and Gold Foil and adhered the letters to the card front over the label with dimensionals. I stamped the floral spray from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black in on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Budding Blooms dies. I also stamped two leaf sprigs and a berry and leaf sprig in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored all the die cut florals with Mossy Meadow for the leaves, Poppy Parade for the berries and I colored the flowers in Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Petal Pink.

I cut a length of Petal Pink striped organdy ribbon in half and made a knot in the middle. I also tied a knot in Pool Party and White ribbon and adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I adhered the leaf clusters and leaf and berry cluster to the card front with glue dots and popped the floral spray on top with dimensionals. I was careful to avoid the ribbons so that I would get good adhesion with the dimensionals. I finished the flowers with clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle and added some gold glitter enamel dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments from the Timeless Tulips photopolymer stamps in Pool Party on a Basic White panel. I stamped the floral spray from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink at the top of the panel and colored it the same as the one on the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The pretty flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow stamp set are perfect for Mother’s Day and the sentiments in this stamp set and the Timeless Tulips stamp set are perfect for celebrating Mom with the love and appreciation she deserves on her special day!

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:


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Pool Party – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-1/4″ (floral spray die cut), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (sprigs die cuts)
  • Gold Foil – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut letters)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Tea Together Mother’s Day Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card that I made yesterday afternoon during my Facebook Live Tutorial. The lovely Stampin’ Up! Tea Together cling stamp set and coordinating Tea Time Dies only came out last year, but they are on the retiring list – and the dies come with a 60% discount!! It’s a sweet set and with two weeks to Mother’s Day, it seemed the right stamp set to play with. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here.

I started by running a panel of Highland Heather card stock through the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhering it to the left side of a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of Highland Heather gingham next to it. I cut a Whisper White lacy border using the die from the Ornate Borders Dies and adhered it between the layers. I popped the layered panel on a Highland Heather card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together cling stamp set in Highland Heather ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered it to the card with liquid glue. I accented it with two Highland Heather glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the teapot and teacup from the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered a pearlized doily to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the teapot and teacup with dimensionals and some liquid glue behind the teacup where it overlapped the teapot. I finished off the front with some tied off polka dot tulle ribbon.

I stamped the sweet sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together stamp set on the side of a Whisper White panel in Highland Heather ink. Next to it, I stamped the large rose in Basic Gray ink. I colored the rose with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. I added a strip of Highland heather to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

So many products used in today’s card are on the current retiring list and I was worried that not all of them would still be available at publication time. Sadly, I just learned that the gingham paper that is part of the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP is sold out. Many products are going quickly, so hurry over to my Online Store to check out what you’ve been waiting to buy before it’s gone!


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite Early Release available for ordering NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has a beautiful new early release product suite from the upcoming Annual Catalog and it’s available to order now!! Click the image below to see a PDF brochure of all the products that are available with this beautiful suite or go to the Ornate Garden page in my Online Store to place your order now.


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 7″ (teapot, teacup and label die cuts), 1/2″ x 5″ (lace border die cut)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 1″ x 5″ (gingham front trim), 1/2″ x 4″ (gingham inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: