Stampin’ Up! Field Journal for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the cute little chipmunk from the Stampin’ Up Field Journal cling stamp set to make a rustic thank you card, pairing it with the Poinsettia Place designer series paper and the Beautiful Boughs Dies. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the pretty sketch we are using for our projects:

Adhere a panel of the wood grained Poinsettia Place designer series paper to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. Cut a panel of the pinecone paper from the Poinsettia Place designer series paper with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhere it to a Garden Green mat. Adhere the layered panel to the card front with dimensionals.

Cut out the medium bough from the Beautiful Boughs dies from Garden Green card stock. Cut out the pine cones – two detailed small pinecones from Soft Suede and two solid pinecones from Crumb Cake. Adhere the pinecones together and adhere the bough and layered pinecones to the lower corner of the panel. Stamp the chipmunk, plant and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Cut it out with the large oval die from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Color the images from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set using Stampin Blends – Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, and Soft Suede. Cut out the largest scalloped oval die from the Layering Ovals Dies from Soft Suede card stock. Adhere the stamped image to the scalloped oval and adhere it to the card front with dimensionals. Finish the card front with a braided linen bow.

Stamp the plant and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Adhere the panel to a Garden Green mat and adhere it to the inside of the card.

The nature images from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set are great for making cards for many different occasions. And they are a perfect when paired with the Poinsettia Place rustic nature papers, which are currently on sale this month at a 15% discount!

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:


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

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the full details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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 2020 January-June 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 2″ (pine cones)
  • Soft Suede – 3″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped oval), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (pine cones)
  • Garden Green – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (pine bough)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3-3/4″ (chipmunk panel)
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (stitched rectangle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s blog hop, I pulled out the beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper with its copper foil leaves and decided to let it be the star of the show. I simply added a beautiful thank you label stamped with the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn 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.

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

I embossed a strip of Mint Macaron card stock with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the side on the front of of a Mint Macaron card base. I adhered another panel of Mint Macaron card stock to the back of a panel of beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty Designer series paper and adhered the thin strip of brushed copper foil next to it. This makes the DSP a little stronger and allows me to pop it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a small panel of Mint Macaron card stock and cut it out with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I cut the top of the large fern from the Forever Flourishing Dies from a piece of Vellum card stock and adhered it to the back of the label.

I cut the cute loop trim from the Painted Labels Dies from brushed copper foil and adhered it to the bottom of the label. I adhered a copper ribbon bow to the front and adhered the label to the front of the card with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three pearls.

I stamped two leaf sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of the Gilded Autumn DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper is gorgeous and makes it really easy to make beautiful fall cards.

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:


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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 2020 January-June 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Mint Macaron– 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed strip), 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ (DSP backing), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut label)
  • Brushed Copper Foil – 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (DSP trim), 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label die cut trim)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Vellum – 2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaf sprig)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral Note Cards

Good Morning! Today I have a little project that is perfect for beginner stampers and card makers. The sweet Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral photopolymer stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Beginner Brochure and has simple floral images and sentiments that are great for coloring or just stamping. You can pair the stamps with the Flowers for Every Season Cards and More and the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post.

For the first card, I used the Tasteful Touches Dies to cut a label from Bumblebee card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Four Seasons Floral Stamp set in Poppy Parade ink in the lower corner. I applied a floral sticker from the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack and a Magenta Madness enamel dot to the label and adhered the it to the pretty striped card from the Flowers for Every Season Cards and More set with dimensionals. I adhered the layered card to the front of one of the white Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card bases with more dimensionals.

For the second card, I used the pretty Misty Moonlight 3″ x 4″ cards from the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack. I another floral sticker to the center and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Four Seasons Floral Stamp set in Just Jade ink on a strip of Whisper White. I adhered the label to the card with liquid glue and added a twine bow and Bumblebee enamel dot. I adhered the card to the front of the white Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card bases with dimensionals

For the third card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Four Seasons Floral Stamp set in Just Jade ink on the card from the pretty Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card and added a Magenta Madness enamel dot. I wrapped a length of Magenta Madness ribbon around the card and secured it in the back with Stampin’ Seal. I added a Magenta Madness faux bow to the bottom and popped it on another white Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card base with dimensionals.

The last card was the simplest! I trimmed a Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack card by 1/16″ on all sides and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider mat (cut to 3″ x 4″). I used this card because it has the same design as the envelope liner, as well as a sweet sentiment. I decorated it with 3 Bumblebee enamel dots and popped it on another white Flowers for Every Season Cards and More card base with dimensionals.

The Flowers for Every Season Cards and More pack has:

  • Ten 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ white card bases
  • Ten envelopes with printed linings
  • Ten 3″ x 4″ double sided printed card fronts (two designs, five of each)

The small Memories and more cards are 3″ x 4″, so the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card packs fit perfectly as well – and they have the cute stickers. And the designs coordinate with the stamps in the Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral stamp set and other products in the Flowers for Every Season suite. So these are the perfect products for the beginning stamper or for when you are crunched for time and need a pretty card quick.


The September Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates Fall!

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • While this kit was designed to offer a unique treat packaging experience, the supplies can easily be used to create cards for any autumn occasion.

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

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 September 2020 kit is September 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


Don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes before the end of the month!!


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers and Country Home Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the August Inkin’ Krew Team Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Fall Frenzy. My card combines the old with the new – the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers and Country Home stamp sets, the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder and the beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Mint Macaron card stock with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to an Early Espresso mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered a strip of the Gilded Autumn designer series paper to another Early Espresso mat and adhered them to the embossed panel. I cut the bottom of a Crumb Cake panel with the zigzag bottom of the tag die from the North Pole Wonder Dies. I used the Fancy Tag Topper die to cut the top so I would have a longer tag. I wrapped some Mint Macaron and copper ribbons through the top of the tag and tied them with Linen Thread.

I stamped the milk can from the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Gray Granite card stock and fussy cut it out. I adhered it to the bottom of the tag with liquid glue. I stamped the sunflower bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla. I colored it with Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the flowers and adhered them to the tag with dimensionals.

I stamped the label and Thanks sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a small panel of Very Vanilla. I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the milk can with liquid glue. I punched out an acorn from the Gilded Autumn designer series paper with the acorn punch from the Autumn Punch Pack and adhered it to the bottom of the tag. I adhered the decorated tag to the embossed panel with dimensionals and popped the panel on the front of a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Gilded Autumn DSP and added a punched oak leaf and acorn to finish the inside panel.

Decorating with old milk cans is still pretty popular, so I was happy to see that it went so well with the new bouquets from the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers stamp set. What do you think of this mixing the old with the new?

Let’s get on with the hop! Be sure to visit each of this wonderfully creative team’s blogs to see all the great Fall Frenzy projects. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Julie Johnston’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Leslie Larkin created.

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


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug–Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 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 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!

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.
  • 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:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP strip mat)
  • Mint Macaron – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed front background)
  • Gray Granite – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (milk can)
  • Crumb Cake – 2″ x 4-1/2″ (tag)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (sunflower bouquet), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (milk can label)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2 punched pine cones and 1 punched oak leaf

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today is the day for then new August – December 2020 Mini Catalog to open for orders!! Yay!! The NEW and improved Online Store will open at 7:00 AM (MT) – I can’t wait to see it. But until it opens, here is a simple Thank You card that you can make with items from the new catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set and the beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the beautiful Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper to the front of a Very Vanilla card base with Stampin’ Seal. I cut out a panel of Cajun Craze card stock with the label from the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhered it to the card front.

I cut the double sprig dies from the Sunflowers Dies from Copper Foil and adhered it to the card stock die cut. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set in Versamark Ink on a strip of Very Vanilla. I sprinkled it with Copper embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I stamped the little pinecone from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Cajun Craze ink next to the sentiment and cut it out with the label die from the Tasteful Labels Dies

I adhered the label over the sprigs with dimensionals and added a copper ribbon bow.

I stamped more pinecones in Cajun Craze ink on a Very Vanilla panel and cut out a single sprig from Copper Foil using the die from the Sunflowers Dies. I adhered the copper foil die cut to the Very Vanilla panel and the trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Gilded Autumn DSP. I adhered the panel to a CajunCraze mat and then to the inside of the card.

This is a very simple card that is very dramatic with the foil designer series paper. And because it’s Stampin’ Up! you know that the copper foil and ribbon will coordinate beautifully with the DSP (as well as the Cajun Craze card stock and ink). (NOTE: As I pulled together my product list, I discovered that the Copper Embossing powder retired a few months ago and is no longer available. My apologies. If you don’t have it from before it retired, I recommend using the Gold embossing powder instead.)

Enjoy shopping the new items from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Copper foil – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (sprig die cuts)
  • Cajun Craze – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front label)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/1″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: