Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today’s card showcases the beautiful new Bird Ballad suite of products from the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. The art image is created with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set.

The layout for today’s card was inspired by the #TGIFC216 Sketch Challenge at TGIF Challenges. Check out all the entries for this challenge by clicking on the picture below.

I started out by embossing a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock in the Layered Leaves 3-D embossing folder and attaching it to a Thick Whisper White card base. I cut a strip of blue floral paper from the Bird Ballad designer series paper and used the Banner Triple punch to trim the bottom.

I stamped the sentiment and leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and die cut it using one of the Nested Label dies. I then colored the leaves with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the branch with the dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I lightly sponged the background with Pool Party ink.

I then stamped the single bird from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored it with Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it using my paper snips. Since I cut it on the line, I used a black marker to color to color the edges of the bird. This gives the bird a more finished look by hiding the white paper edge.

I then made a bow with the Linen Thread and attached a key from the Bird Ballad Trinkets to the bottom so that it dangles – such a fun touch for a card! Since I cut off the legs when I cut out the bird, I drew legs on the label using a black journaling pen. I then popped the bird on the label with dimensionals and glued the bow on with a glue dot. I used more dimensionals to attack the label to the banner.

I attached a strip of the same DSP as the front banner to the bottom of a whisper white panel using multipurpose glue and attached it to a Pear Pizzazz mat using snail. I then attached this to the inside of the card, also with snail adhesive.

Everything in the Bird Ballad suit is so beautiful and every Bird Ballad card I see is stunning. Thank you for stopping by!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, 2″ x 2″
  • Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 5″ x 3 3/4″, 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 2″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sweet floral thank you card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

The layout for this pretty card is inspired by The Paper Players PP443.

I used the pretty light pink DSP with the ditty flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Everything Is Rosy Product Medley as the background and contrasted it with the Night of Navy striped DSP as a focal contrast. I matted it all with Melon Mambo cardstock and began making the flowers. I stamped the large flower in Melon Mambo and cut it out with the matching die cut. I turned it upside down on a mouse pad and rolled a ball stylus on the petals in a circular motion to give the flower dimension. I then turned it right side up and pushed in the middle to flatten it. I die cut a center from a scrap of Night of Navy using the die cut for the stamen and used one of the rose gold mirror accents for the flower center. I accented the large flower with the large double leaf stamp using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out with the matching die cut.

I stamped two of the smaller flowers using Melon Mambo ink after stamping off twice resulting in a pretty light pink flower. I stamped the center dots in Night of Navy full strength and the stamens in Night of Navy after stamping off once. I cut them out using the matching die cut and used the same technique of rolling the ball stylus on the back of the petals to give the flower dimension. I accented the flowers with the smaller stamped and die cut leaves in Mossy Meadow.

After creating the flowers, I took the small label from the Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley and stamped the Thank You sentiment in Night of Navy. This set has such pretty fonts! I adhered the label to the card front using glue dots and arranged the flowers and leaves on the card front and attached them with glue dots. I die cut one of the leafy branches from a scrap of rose gold foil to add some shine to the large flower. I tied a bow using the Melon Mambo ruched ribbon and attached it with a glue dot. When the front panel was finished, I attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

I used the striped Night of Navy DSP on the left side to copy the card front and accented it with another die cut small flower and set of leaves. I matted the panel on Melon Mambo and attached it to the inside using snail adhesive.

The Stampin’ Up! Everything Is Rosy Product Medley has so many pretty elements that are so versatile. Today is the last day it will be available.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko


LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS—DISCOUNTING SOME ITEMS

We’re approaching the end of the Last-Chance Products promotion, and in these final days Stampin’ Up! has just announced discounts of up to 30% off on select items.

Click here to head over to my online store to start shopping the sale now!! 

Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog retiring list.

Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2019 Occasions Catalog retiring list.

The products are only available while supplies last until June 3, so order soon to make sure that you get your goodies on sale!


Don’t forget that the new Stampin’ Up! 2019- 2020 Annual Catalog becomes active on June 4, 2019. On June 4, ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) while we transition the system to the new catalog. Ordering will be available again no later than noon (MT).

Until then, make sure you pick up products that you want from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog that are retiring. See the details here.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

June 1 – 15 Host Code: FK7YAMPQ

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ inside panel, 1 1/2″ x 3″ scrap for large flower and leaves, 2″ x 5″ scrap for small flowers and leaves
  • Melon Mambo – (2) 5″ x 3 3/4″ mat
  • Light Pink Floral DSP – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Night of Navy Striped DSP – 2″ x 3 5/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″
  • Rose gold foil – 1″ x 1/2″ scrap
  • Night of Navy – 1/2″ square scrap

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Bloom by Bloom Thank You Card

Today I have another Thank You card using the Bloom by Bloom photopolymer stamp set and Happiness Blooms memories and more card pack, both from the current Occasions Catalog.

I just love the bold modern flowers from this set because they remind me of mod flowers that were popular in the the 70’s. And the shine!! I was surprised when I opened the memories and more card pack to see the shiny cardstock, so I was inspired to make the main flowers shiny too by using clear embossing powder.

I started by using a Calypso Coral card base and a strip from one of the shiny memories and more cards. I matted the strip with pineapple punch and and attached it to the bottom of the card with snail adhesive. I used a scrap of Call Me Clover cardstock and die cut the ‘thanks’ greeting from the Well Written framelits from the Occasions Catalog and glued it to the panel with the fine tipped glue pen.

I then stamped the large tulip image three times with Calypso Coral ink on thick whisper white cardstock. I used the stamparatus to do my stamping because I stamped each image twice to make sure I had a solid image. This stamp has thick stamped images, so it is sometimes hard to get a good image by stamping once. The stamparatus is great for this because it easily allows me to stamp directly over the image without error. I then cleaned off the stamp without removing it and inked it with versamark and stamped perfectly twice again over the Calypso Coral. I then sprinkled the image with clear embossing powder and heat set to get a nice shine. I fussy cut the flowers, adhered them to the card with dimensionals and added the Night of Navy enamel dots above each flower.

The inside of the card is matted in Night of Navy and decorated with the Calypso Coral tulip stickers from the memories and more pack.

I hope you liked this cheerful, fun thank you card! I really enjoyed thinking of the 70’s – flower power, bell bottomed jeans and tie died shirts – while making it.


March 18 – 31 Host Code: DPE6TH9A

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


There are just a few days left of Sale-A-Bration, the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year. Click the image above to learn more and see the current Sale-A-Bration items.


Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:



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!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Have any questions? I’m happy to help, click here to contact me

Climbing Roses Thank You Card

Today’s card is a feminine pink thank you card full of lace and roses.

It is made with the Climbing Roses bundle from the Occasions Catalog including the Climbing Roses cling stamp set and Rose Trellis Thinlits. The lace doily stamp from the Annual Catalog hostess set Very Vintage is also used to create the embossed background.

I wanted to use soft feminine colors and I chose blushing bride, but I did not have a good match for background DSP (designer series paper). As a new demonstrator, my inventory is a little limited. So I made my own “DSP” by using the lace doily stamp in the Very Vintage hostess set (which I did have!). I randomly stamped it on blushing bride using versamark and heat embossed it in white. I cut the blushing bride cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 because I did not know how large I wanted the background panel to be. It turned out great, because when I did figure it out I had smaller strips of matching paper to trim the inside of the card. The picture below shows how I did this:

Stamp on larger piece of cardstock and trim to size. Use leftovers to trim inside of card.

I stamped and colored the large rose image from the Climbing Roses stamp set and die cut it with the coordinating die. I also stamped, colored and die cut several pieces of the smaller rose to accent the label and inside. I had to use the trellis and label die cuts because these are beautiful pieces and make great card elements. While the label and trellis were glued directly to the card, the large rose die cut was popped with dimensionals.

See how I used the leftover from my lace doily background on the inside. I also added one of the single rose die cuts.

I was happy with how pretty this card came out. The Stampin’ Up! products I used are listed below. Thanks for looking!


March 18 – 31 Host Code: DPE6TH9A

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:



If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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!