Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a Thank You Card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings designer series paper, the Well Written dies and the little poinsettia from the Stampin’ Up! Cup of Christmas stamp bundle. As I put Christmas stamping supplies away to make room for the items from the new Stampin’ Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, I find lots of pretty Christmas DSP looking so sad, wanting to be used. So let’s put it to good use with a Holiday Thank You card. Plus, we can use the cute Mini Curvy Keepsakes box die to hold a little something to go with your card! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started with a panel of the botanical toile from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings DSP pack and adhered it to a Real Red mat and then to a Garden Green card base. I found that the little red poinsettia from the Cup of Christmas bundle went with it, so I stamped it in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with the matching die.

I cut out the thanks sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Written dies from Garden Green card stock. I cut a label from vellum card stock using the second smallest label from the Stitched Rectangle dies to put behind the thanks. I find the vellum adds some contrast so that the word stands out a little better and it makes the card fancier with the translucent texture! I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the word to the vellum and used a stamp block to weigh it down and keep it put while it dried.

Then I applied multipurpose liquid glue to the vellum behind the word so that it would be disguised and adhered it to the card front. I weighed it down with the stamp block to keep it still while drying again. I added 3 red rhinestones to the poinsettia and popped it next to the label with a dimensional.

I decided to use the Real Red side of the botanical print in the Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings DSP for the outside of my little box, so I cut it out using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes box die. I gently folded along the score lines and shaped it with my bone folder to get curves. I stamped and die cut another poinsettia with Real Red ink on Very Vanilla and punched a little hole in one petal. I die cut the Cup of Christmas little leaf cluster and adhered it to the back of the flower with multipurpose liquid glue and tied it on the box with mossy Meadow twine.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a little poinsettia using Real Red ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I added a strip of the Garden Green side of the botanical Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Do you have a lot of Holiday DSP left over from Christmas cards like me? What are your ideas for using it up? There were so many pretty papers from the Holiday Catalog … and there are so many pretty ones in the new catalog as well!


January Paper Pumpkin: I’ll Bee Yours

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.

  • Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm) 
  • Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm) 
  • Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday 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 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 weekend!

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.
  • 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:

  • Garden Green – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 2″ x 4 1/2″ (die cuts)
  • Real Red – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (die cuts)
  • Vellum – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (label)
  • Toile Tidings DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a simple monochromatic winter Thank You Card Made with the Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I brushed the embossing buddy on a Whisper White panel and stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods stamp set on it with VersaMark ink. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and heat set. I sponged the entire panel with Seaside Spray ink, making sure to get a good contrast in the tree branches. I adhered it to a Whisper White mat with liquid glue and then to a Seaside Spray card base with dimensionals.

I tied a length of the Shimmery Seaside Spray ribbon around the card and made a faux bow.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Tropical Chic stamp set in Seaside Spray on a strip of Whisper White. I used the large label die from the Merry Christmas dies to cut out the label. It is larger than the sentiment, so I realigned the die to the opposite side and cut it again to shorten it to fit the sentiment better. I adhered it to the card front over the ribbon with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside by stamping part of the first tree on the right side of a Whisper White panel in Seaside Spray. I adhered it to the inside of the card. I also stamped the tree in Seaside on the right side of a Whisper White medium envelope.

The Winter Woods stamp set was carried over from last year’s Holiday Catalog and I wanted to make a Christmas Card with it for this season because it’s so pretty. I didn’t get to it, so I decided to use it for a seasonal thank you. Since we haven’t had any real snow yet, I feel good about seeing winter trees (just give me a few more months though!).


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Coming in January!

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I ordered catalogs for my customers earlier this week, but I messed up and did not get expedited shipping, so I will not get them until next week (boo hoo).  But if you placed an order with me, I will send you one via priority mail as soon as my order arrives!

If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my online store by next Tuesday and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list to get your catalogs ASAP!

The new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration will be open for ordering on January 3, 2020.


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout started earlier this week and things are starting to run out! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. Head over to my online store to shop now.


Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog Carryover List Announced with New Features

Stampin’ Up! frequently carries over select products from our holiday catalog to our annual catalog the next year. This year, they’re trying something different. They will continue to carry over select products from the holiday catalog to the annual catalog, AND they will also carry over select products from the 2019 holiday catalog to the 2020 holiday catalog! These special holiday-to-holiday catalog carryover items are listed below. 

Holiday-to-holiday catalog carryover products will not be available between January 3 and the start of the 2020 holiday catalog preorder period, unlike holiday catalog products that will be carrying over to the annual catalog, which will be available the whole time.

  • Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (item 150705)
  • Christmas Countdown Project Kit (item 150703) Please note: The coordinating Christmas Countdown Stamp Set (item 151833) will not carry over.
  • Jingle Bells Embellishments (item 149598)
  • Snowflake Sequins Embellishments (item 150443)
  • Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150444)
  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item 150432)
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150429)
  • Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set (item 150464)
  • Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack (item 150647)
  • Merry Moose Stamp Set (item 150494)
  • Moose Punch (item 150652)
  • Gather Together Stamp Set (item 150589)
  • Gathered Leaves Dies (item 150662)

The entire carry over list including the items that will continue to be available between holiday catalogs can be viewed here.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday 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 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 weekend!

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.
  • 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:

  • Seaside Spray – 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3 3/4″ (tree panel), 3 1/4″ x 4″ (tree mat), 1 1/4″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do with Pressed Petals Thank You Cards

Good Morning! Today I have a set four Thank You cards made with the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and stamped with the pretty Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set. I feel that I can never have enough thank you cards. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

In the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP set, there is a sheet that has a bunch of different floral panels. I took the four largest and cut them down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and adhered them to a mat in coordinating colors – Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Merry Merlot and Flirty Flamingo.

I attached each to a Sahara Sand card base with liquid glue.

I took a strip of the burlap paper and stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do stamp set in Soft Suede. I matted the sentiment in the same color as the main mat and adhered a strip of White Flax ribbon behind it with snail. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals.

For a little bling, I finished off each card with three crumb cake sequins.

I left the inside pretty simple, just added a coordinating mat to a Whisper White panel and adhering it to the inside of the card

Pretty Paper – check; Ribbon – check; Bling – check; Dimensionals – check. Basic elements for a fancy handmade card all accounted for in a simple easy to do project. I even included stamping! Taking advantage of the beautiful Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper gave me a quick way to replenish my stock of Thank You cards!

I’ll be doing my Facebook Live again this Sunday at 1:00. I missed it last weekend as I was returning from Stampin’ Up! On Stage. I received my November Paper Pumpkin this week – the Winter Wonders tags kit, and I will show you the tags and make some alternative design cards. Here’s my page.


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Last Day for Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale !

Today is the last day for the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!

DETAILS:

Ordering Deadline: November 22, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

  • Promotion includes items from the 2019–2020 annual catalog only.
  • Discounts apply to promotion items only. 
  • Ordering information can be found in the flyer below.
  • No limits apply. 
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available ONLY during the sales period. No exceptions.
  • If you purchased a product offered in the promotion prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits. 
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. If you try to order an item that is not available, you will receive a notification informing you it is currently unavailable. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives in your market.

Click on the image below to get the full details of the items on sale:

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Go to my online store and stock up today!


Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus through November 25!

And in celebration of the sale and all the excitement this week, I’m offering an ordering bonus of DOUBLE the Wildflower Points in my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program!

You’ll get DOUBLE Wildflower Reward Points for every order of $50 or greater before shipping and taxes (no matter what you order!) placed through my online store from now through, Monday, November 25!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150 – they will automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!).  For more information about my WildflowerFrequent Shopper Program (my way of saying thanks to my returning buyers) and Wildflower Points, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy Shopping!!


November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday 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 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 weekend!

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.
  • 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:

  • Sahara Sand – (4) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base)
  • Night of Navy – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (label mat)
  • Merry Merlot – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (label mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (label mat)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (label mat)
  • Pressed Petals DSP – (4) 3 3/4″ x 5″ (floral arrangements), (4) 1″ x 2 1/4″ (burlap design for labels)
  • Whisper White – (4) 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals Thank You Card

Good Morning! I need some thank you cards and I have been working on a post for later this week using the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set. I found a pretty card on Pinterest that was made by Tammy Beard of StampinSavvy.com here and was inspired to make one similar but with fall colors. I’m not sure I succeeded, but it was a lot of fun playing with different colors and stamping a card rather than relying on die cuts.

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I demonstrated how to make the card.

In the video, I used the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set to make the Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody card with the Mossy Meadow leaves. I started by stamping the Mango Melody flowers, and then the Rich Razzleberry flowers, and then filling in with leaves. I finish off the card front by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love what you Do in Memento Tuxedo Black and I use the Stamparatus so that I can stamp twice to get good coverage. I also show how to curve the petals on the punched flower so that you can get a dimensional look. And I used a black sharpie so that I wouldn’t harm the tip of my Stampin’ Blend on the faceted gems to color it black before applying it to the center flower.

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

It was fun to make a card that had a lot of stamping and was not for Christmas. And you’ll note that I did make two boo boos by rocking the leaf stamp instead of bringing it straight up and down – now I have an example for why you shouldn’t do this. Finally, thank you Tammy for the wonderful inspiration!


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

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!

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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Mango Melody – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – (4) 3 3/4″ x 5″, (2) 2″ x 2″ scraps
  • Garden Green – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane Simply Thankful Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to The October Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop!

Our theme for this month is Giving Thanks and I’ve made a card using the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set and the wonderful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set. These daisies remind me of the purple mums that are all over the place at this time of year and make me feel like Fall. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by die cutting two pieces of Sahara Sand card stock using the second largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies. On one of them, I took the third largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies and cut out the middle to make a frame. Then I cut a panel of green leafy paper from the Magnolia Lane designer series paper using the same die. Then I adhered the frame to the second Sahara Sand die cut and adhered the green leaf DST to the inside.

Then I used the middle of the Sahara Sand frame to cut the label die from the Wild Rose dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set it and then adhered it to the background panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the large maple leaf from the Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I then colored it with the Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut two maple leaves from Old Olive cardstock and one maple leaf from Cajun Craze cardstock using the smaller maple leaf die from the Gathered Leaves dies. Then I cut three berry branches in Gold Glimmer paper using the berry die from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

I stamped six small daisies from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry card stock. Using a bone folder, I gently rounded the ends of the petals and glued three petal clusters together for each flower. I accented the centers with the gold Designer Elements. I arranged the leaves and berries on the panel and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the flowers with glue dots. I then used dimensionals to attach the decorated panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

I decided that I had to give the inside of the card the same frame treatment as the card front. So I cut another frame in Sahara Sand just like the front and attached it to the inside of the card with liquid glue. I then adhered a strip of the Magnolia Lane DSP to the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel and cut it out with the third largest die from the Stitched Rectangles dies. I adhered this to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

There you have it – a pretty fall card with flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set, turning maple leaves and touches of gold to express the thankful sentiments that abound at this time of year. Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Sue Prather’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Shirley Gentry created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the projects that the team has created today. Have a great week!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

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:

  • Cajun Craze – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2″ x 2″
  • Sahara Sand – (3) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4″
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4″ x 6″
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 5″
  • Gold Glimmer – 2″ x 6 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: