Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest Thank You Card

Good Morning! One of the die sets that is available this month as part of the Perfect Partners promotion is the Apple Blossoms Dies and they coordinate with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest cling stamp set. I used the stamp set and dies to make this pretty thank you card because I went apple picking last weekend at my local orchard! It was so much fun and the weather was beautiful! But back to the card – you can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered the two small panels of the 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the card front and the small Sweet Sorbet panel with liquid glue. I adhered the large Sweet Sorbet DSP panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue. I used Tear & Tape adhesive to adhere the small layered panel to the front of the card, being careful not to tape the card shut. I cut a panel of Basic White with the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle die. I used a blending brush to apply a light wash of Pool Party ink across the front. I adhered the die cut to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the the apple branch and the single apple from the Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. I colored the apples in Sweet Sorbet and the leaves in Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I used Soft Suede for the stem and seeds and added touches of light So Saffron to the apple center and light Petal Pink to the flower centers. I cut the apples out with the coordinating dies from the Apple Blossom dies and adhered the single apple to the card front with liquid glue.

I adhered the second apple die cut to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest stamp set in Versamark ink on Sweet Sorbet and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the label die from the Tree Trimmings dies, another die set that is available as part of the Perfect Partners promotion this month. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots. I adhered some light Tahitian Tide matte dots to the card around the flowers and leaves. I made a bow from Pool Party ribbon and adhered it to the card front with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, used the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a Basic White panel. I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest stamp set in the corner in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend to color the center and adhered the die cut rectangle to the inside of the card with liquid glue so that it is hidden under the front flap when the card is closed.

The Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest stamp set is such a pretty set and I love the wonderful dies that the Perfect Partners promotion brings!


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


September Weekly Deals Going On Now!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Sweet Sorbet – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 2-3/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (small front panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (apple branch die cut), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (single apple die cut)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” (inside panel), two 2-5/8″ x 4-3/8″ panels (two small front panels)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums Thank You Card

Good Morning! I love geraniums and when I saw the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums bundle in the annual catalog, I knew I wanted it. I finally pulled it out for today’s card, pairing it with the pretty Sale-A-Bration Rings of Love designer series paper and I hope you like it as much as I do! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Rings of Love designer series paper to the front of a Crumb cake card base with liquid glue. I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue with the Pretty Posies 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat.

I wanted to make my flowers Poppy Parade and my stems Old Olive, but I wanted different shades of each color. So I decided to try something different – I colored a Basic White panel with Stampin’ Blends, making blotches large enough to get my die cuts as pictured above. This gave me a mottled texture look in different shades of the colors I wanted.

After coloring my blotches, I cut the background flower die from the light Poppy Parade blotch and the detailed flower die from the dark Poppy Parade blotch. I cut the large stem from the dark Old Olive blotch and the background leaves from the light Old Olive blotch. I adhered the die cuts together with dots of liquid glue and adhered the stems to the embossed panel with liquid glue.

I wrapped a length of white Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a bow. I adhered the flowers with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums stamp set in Soft Suede on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the small Stylish Shapes banner die. I adhered it to the panel with dimensionals and adhered the embossed panel to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it with brass butterflies.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower label pick from the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums in Crumb Cake in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped a dirt mound in Soft Suede and the sentiment in Poppy Parade. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Rings of Love DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I plant geraniums by my mailbox every spring and they do well whether or not we get much rain. And I always plant the traditional red-orange ones, that’s why I had to use Poppy Parade for today’s card. They bring a cheerful and colorful welcome to my driveway! If you also like geraniums, you have to check out the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums bundle!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

The Rings of Love DSP that I used in today’s card is fabulous! And you can get it for free with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration while supplies last!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (geranium mat)
  • Balmy Blue – 3″ x 4″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (flower die cuts), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf and stem die cuts)
  • Rings of Love DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Here is another card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp bundle and the Texture Chic specialty designer series paper. Today I used the pretty floral motifs for a Thank You card. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a fun theme challenge this week to use designer series paper! And I went all out with the gorgeous foils in the Texture Chic specialty DSP, the beautiful Distressed Gold paper and gold foil mats!

I adhered a panel of Texture Chic DSP to a gold foil mat and adhered it to the front of a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals. I adhered a strip of dotted Texture Chic DSP to a Gold Foil mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue and adhered a floral panel to a Soft Succulent mat that was popped on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the solid flower from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Mango Melody on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the detailed large flower from Distressed Gold paper and adhered it to the stamped flower with liquid glue. I cut two small flowers from Blushing Bride and two leaves from Soft Succulent using the Chic dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Soft Succulent on Basic White and cut it out with the large banner from the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered the banner to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals. I adhered the leaves and die cut small flowers to the card front with glue dots and popped the large flower on with dimensionals, doubling one to get a smooth front. I finished with gold floral trinkets.

For the inside, I stamped the large detailed flower from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Mango Melody in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I covered it with a mask and stamped the detailed leaves in Soft Succulent. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Texture Chic specialty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic bundle and Texture Chic specialty DSP are simply gorgeous and fun to play with. There are themes for all seasons, including shells, leaves and snowflakes in addition to the flowers I used, so it’s very versatile!

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:


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 July-December 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (small die cut flowers)
  • Soft Succulent – 2-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (DSP mat) 1-1/4″ x 2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Distressed Gold – 1-3/4″ x 2″ (die cut detailed flower)
  • Gold Foil – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front mat), 1-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2″ (stamped flower), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)
  • Texture Chic specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (background), 1″ x 4-1/2″ (dotted strip), 2″ x 4″ (floral strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur Thank You Card

Good Morning! One of the nice things about hosting a Stampin’ Up! workshop is that you can earn free exclusive products when your workshop orders total $150 or more (before shipping and taxes).  These products can only be purchased with Host Dollars earned through a workshop.  Also, if you have a long shopping list and you place an order of $150 or more, you will receive Host Dollars that you can use to purchase of these items!  I chose two of the Host items for my card today – the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set and the Design a Daydream designer series paper. 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 Design A Daydream Host designer series paper with the largest Deckled rectangles die and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.  I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and then cut it out with the third smallest Deckled Rectangles Die and I was pleased that embossing was still visible, just a bit subtler.  I adhered the embossed die cut to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped two of the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur Host stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Fresh Freesia card stock and fussy cut them out.  I stamped two sets of leaves in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and fussy cut them out.  I adhered the leaves to the card front with liquid glue and popped the flowers on with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White.  I wanted to frame the sentiment with the deckled rectangle but there wasn’t one that was the right size.  I selected a die that approximated the length of label I wanted and placed it on the stamped sentiment to cut three sides.  Then I moved it and cut the fourth side.  I love the random edge of these dies, and it makes it easy to use a two-step die cutting technique to get a custom size for a sentiment label.  I adhered the label over the flowers with glue dots and finished with a fresh Freesia bow and Fresh Freesia In Color Opal rounds for the flower centers.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on the borders of a Basic White panel.  I stamped some leaves in Old Olive and cut the panel with the largest Deckled Rectangles die. I adhered the die cut panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set has pretty free flowing line art flowers and leaves with filler stamps to create pretty two-step stamping images and is only one of the items that can only be purchased with Host Dollars. To see all the Host items currently available, click HERE.


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 4″ (fussy cut flowers)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (fussy cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Design a Daydream Host DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a masculine thank you card with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder cling stamp set. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week and we are making cards with critters! How fun!

And I’m entering my card in the challenge at the Card Concept #177. The theme for this Challenge is ‘Make it Masculine’ and I was inspired by the plaids and outdoor themes in the inspiration picture to make a clean and layered card. Here is the inspiration picture:

I adhered a panel of plaid He’s the Man designer series paper to an Early Espresso mat and wrapped a length of natural ribbon around it, securing it in the back with tape. I adhered it to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals. I used a blending brush to blend Soft Suede ink on a wood grained panel of Heart and Home DSP and I love how it came out! I adhered that panel to an Early Espresso mat and then popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the wolf from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso on Basic White and colored the wolf with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the rock in Gray Granite. I stamped the image again on masking paper and fussy cut it out. I covered the wolf with the mask and stamped the ground in Old Olive multiple times with the ground stamp.

I cut a circle in another sheet of masking paper and used it to make a Mango Melody sun behind the wolf with a blending brush. I covered the sun with the circle mask and blended the sky background in Balmy Blue ink with a blending brush. I removed all the masks and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder Stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I adhered the wolf panel to an Early Espresso mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I finished the card with three rustic metallic dots.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel. I stamped the plant in Old Olive and colored the tops with light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend. I blended Soft Suede on another woodgrain panel of Heart and Home DSP and adhered it to the side of the panel with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set is another in a long line of gorgeous Stampin’ Up! natural wildlife stamp sets, and it’s another winner! These are perfect for masculine cards for any occasion and I have always enjoyed making natural backgrounds using different coloring techniques.

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:


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat), 2-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ (wolf mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (art panel)
  • He’s The Man DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Heart & Home DSP – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front wood grain panel), 1″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle is a happy and sweet little photopolymer stamp set that comes with the Songbird Builder Punch. I paired it with the Design a Daydream designer series paper for today’s card that I made yesterday afternoon for my Facebook Live. You can find the supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the link to the Facebook Live video from yesterday. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I folded and burnished the folds of both the large and smaller card base in mountain and valley fashion so that the large panel would be in the back for the large card base and the large panel would be in the front for the small card base. I adhered the three panels of the leaf pattern Design a Daydream designer series paper to the larger card base with liquid glue. I adhered the floral pattern DSP to the large section of the smaller card base and the striped pattern to the middle section.

I folded the small card base and applied Tear & Tape to the back of the small section. I removed the tape covers and adhered it to the center of the large panel of the large card base. I opened the small base and closed the large base so it overlapped the small card and applied Tear & Tape to the front inside edge of the large base and the back edge of the large section of the small base. I removed the tape covers and closed the small card and pressed the taped sections. This makes the double Z design from the top of the card.

I cut a circle from Basic White using the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and stamped the the circle with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds branch in Soft Suede, leaves in Pear Pizzazz and music notes in Blackberry Bliss. I used the Songbird punch to punch the birdie and wing from Pool Party, the little beak from Daffodil Delight and the belly from Basic White.

I adhered the belly and beak to the bird with liquid glue and stamped the eyes in Blackberry Bliss. I adhered the wing to the bird with a dimensional. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on Daffodil Delight and cut it out with the small banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered the sentiment to the card front with glue dots and popped the stamped circle on top with dimensionals. I popped the bird on the circle with dimensionals and finished the front with three shiny resin Daffodil Delight flowers. Note that I forgot to put them on in the video, so I put them on afterwards. LOL.

I stamped the branch from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds stamp set in Soft Suede across the top of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and part of the notes in Blackberry Bliss. I stamped some flowers in Daffodil Delight and adhered the panel to the inside of the small card.

This Double Z-Fold card will open flat, so you could replace the smaller card middle section with a Basic White decorated panel if you wanted more space to write a personal note. The Double Z-Fold is pretty easy to do, and makes your handmade card extra special. And the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle is so cute that everyone will be smiling!


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 9-3/4″ inner card scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (bird)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 3″ (label and beak)
  • Basic White – 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle), 1″ x 2″ (belly)
  • Design a Daydream DSP
    • Leaf pattern – 4″ x 5-1/4″, two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels
    • Flower pattern – 3-3/4″ x 4″
    • Stripe pattern – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Thank You Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is carrying over into the new 2022 – 2023 Annual catalog so YAY! With sweet sentiments, and wonderful dies, it’s definitely a favorite. But unfortunately the pretty Pansy Petals DSP is retiring, so I wanted to use it to make a simple card using scrappy strips of the pretty paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I selected 5 scrappy strips of the Pansy Petals designer series paper between 3″ – 5″ long and 1/2″ – 1″ wide. I cut a Thick Basic White card base and arranged the strips on the card base. Since some of the designs have a distinct up direction, I was careful to make sure the flowers weren’t upside down or sideways and the colors looked good next to each other. It’s relaxing to rearrange the strips to get the right combination.

Once I got the arrangement I liked, I took a picture with my phone and used it to recreate the design with adhesive, adhering each strip and for this design, I tried to keep them straight. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Evening Evergreen on Basic White and cut it out with the Oval Double Punch. I cut a Soft Succulent panel with the scalloped Oval from the punch and adhered them together.

I folded a length of Bumble gingham ribbon and adhered it to the card front with glue dots and adhered the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the label with a small Fresh Freesia flower. There are so many different ways to add additional layers to this design and step it up for a fancier design. This DSP is so pretty that it can stand on it’s own and the design is simple enough for anyone to make!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Calypso Coral on the inside of the card. Since I used Thick Basic White for the card base, it doesn’t need an additional lining (of course if you make a boo boo, you can always cover it up with an additional layer – I was lucky today). I used the pansy dies to die cut a small pansy and leaf from the Pansy Petals DSP and adhered them to the top corner with liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is so sweet and I’m so glad that it’s sticking around. And while the Pansy Petals DSP is retiring, the good news is that it is on sale, so get it before it’s gone!


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (scalloped oval)
  • Basic White – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – various scraps, die cut pansy and leaf

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Amazing Thanks with Pattern Party

Good Morning! Today I have a simple thank you card featuring the pretty Pattern Party Host designer series paper with the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Thanks dies. These are wonderful layered word dies, but as you can see, the die cut words are pretty without the background layers! 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 Misty Moonlight with the retiring Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base. The subtle texture of this embossing folder really steps up a card front, and it’s on sale while supplies last – it’s a favorite so grab it while you can! I adhered a panel of the pretty floral Pattern Party DSP to a Granny Apple Green mat and wrapped it twice with Misty Moonlight twine, making a bow. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I used the Tasteful Labels small circle die to cut a pinked circle from Granny Apple Green. I used the butterfly dies from the Tulips dies to cut Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron and Misty Moonlight and adhered them together to make the pretty layered butterfly, and adhered it to the circle with a glue dot. I adhered the circle with dimensionals over the twine next to the bow.

I die cut the ‘thanks‘ word from the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Thanks dies from Basic White and adhered it to the bottom of the card front with dots of liquid glue and finished the card front with green Waves Rhinestones – these are pretty close to Granny Apple Green.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the butterfly from the Daffodil Daydream cling stamp set in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Pattern Party DSP before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Pattern Party DSP is bright and colorful, and goes with so many other Stampin’ Up! products, especially for happy Spring cards!


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

There’s only a few more days left of the Savings are in Bloom promotion! The last day is March 31, and there are so many bundles that are on sale, so hurry and get the special bundle that you’ve been wanting while the sale is on!

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


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

The 2021–2022 Annual Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 1″ x 1″ (butterfly body die cut)
  • Granny Apple Green – 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ (DSP mat), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut circle)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (die cut butterfly)
  • So Saffron – 1″ x 1″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut thanks),
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I was happy to bring out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle for our color challenge this week, and I was glad that I got so many of our colors in the card – the only one I missed was Petal Pink. 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 and here’s the pretty color palette we are using:

I stamped the grass from the Paradise Palms cling stamp set across the bottom of a panel of brick Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper in Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the front of a Poppy Parade card base. I stamped three of the wide pots from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window photopolymer stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die.

I stamped four of the bushy plant greens from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White. I stamped three of the flower stamps that go with the bushy plant in Highland Heather and stamped the fourth in Poppy Parade and cut all four out with the coordinating die. I adhered the pots to the card in the grass with glue dots, and adhered the Highland Heather flowers on top with dimensionals. I stamped the window and two of the shutters in Crumb Cake ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I cut a panel of Crumb Cake with the shelf die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the pitcher in Pool Party, cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card with glue dots. I popped the Poppy Parade flowers on the vase with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Poppy Parade on a panel of Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP and cut it out with the little tag die from the Hydrangea dies. I cut a piece of Basic White with the same die and adhered it to the back of the DSP die cut and looped a length of Linen Thread through the tag before adhering it to the card front.

For the inside, I stamped the pitcher from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Pool Party ink on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the bushy plant greens in Pear Pizzazz and the coordinating flowers in Poppy Parade on top of the pitcher and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle is so versatile with stamped and die cut windows and lots of accessories and great sentiments – especially for Spring! And it’s on sale with Savings are in Bloom going on this month!!

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:


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

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

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


Last Day to Sign up for March Paper Pumpkin Kit – Beyond the Horizon!

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

f 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.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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

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


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

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:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 3″ (die cut shelf)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (tag), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (pitcher), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut pots), 2″ x 6″ (die cut bushy flowers), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut window and shutters)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (tag)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered Thank You Card

Good Morning! Two weeks ago I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle in my Sunday Afternoon Facebook Live and I have another one today. Today’s card is a much cleaner design but still colorful and with texture! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I taped a panel of watercolor paper to my work mat with painters tape, securing it all around. I used my thick water painter to wet the paper and then add Pool Party ink to give it a watercolor wash. I’m not a watercolor painter, so I tried to start small by just doing a watercolor wash. After it dried I removed the tape and wanted more texture, so I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Just Jade mat with liquid glue and then to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I cut a Pale Papaya panel of the pretty 2021-2022 In Color Shimmer vellum with the palm die cut from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle. I cut the detailed leaf die from Just Jade and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped a panel of Crumb Cake with the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered cling stamp set in Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the powder until shiny and cut the label out with the Messages die. I adhered a folded length of Just Jade metallic ribbon and some gold trim to the card front and adhered the label over it with dimensionals. I finished with three brushed gold dots.

For the inside of the card, I inked up the large leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set with Just Jade and stamped off twice before stamping in the corner of a Basic White panel. I inked up the script stamp and stamped off before stamping over the leaf – I did this a couple of times. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It’s fun to try out different coloring techniques such as water coloring. I’m inspired by all the pretty designer series papers, and starting easy with a color wash is perfect, especially when there are bold die cuts that you can use. And touches of gold are always a perfect way to step up a card!

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card with the Seascape bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

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

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


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Just Jade – 4″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat), 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (detailed leaf die cut)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (palm die cut)
  • Watercolor paper – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: