Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings Team Meeting Projects

Good Morning! Today I have some cards that we made at our Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting last weekend! Our Team Leader Amy Koenders sent out tutorials and we prepared our kits and made cards along with the card designers during our virtual quarterly in-person meeting via Zoom – it will be nice when we are able to meet in person again – sigh.

Anyway, all the cards featured the versatile Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings bundle. The first card is a real cutie designed by Jaime Babarczy – a Christmas card with a flip panel! It says Merry Christmas underneath! It has a rich Cherry Cobbler card base, embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and the great Plaid Tidings DSP background. So much fun. Jaime is a wonderful designer and you can find more of her work on her blog Stamp it up with Jaime.

The second card is a Thanksgiving card designed by Mary Deatherage. Mary used the cute pumpkin patch stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings and the wonderful Thanksgiving sentiment. Starting with an embossed Cinnamon Cider card base, she layered Blackberry Bliss and Plaid Tidings die cut panels, Embroidered Ribbon and the stamped panel colored with Stampin’ Blends. Mary’s cards are always gorgeous and you can find more of her work in her blog Stamps-n-Lingers.

Amy designed our next project which is a bag topper. The Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings dies make perfect bag toppers that are great for any time of year. You should check out Amy’s blog Stamp with Amy K because she uses the larger Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane bag and and made larger topper. I made a smaller version, so my poinsettia is not as grand (and her bag is filled with chocolate😊). But it shows how you can take a design and modify it based on what you have!!

Our final card was designed by Sue Prather and it’s a Valentine!! The Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings has great Valentine’s Day designs, so I’m glad Sue chose to share this with us. She paired the Plaid Tidings DSP with a Melon Mambo card base and mounted the sentiment on a layered heart made with the Heart Punch Pack. I am always amazed by Sue’s work, because it’s always simple and always perfect. You can see what I mean by visiting her blog Stamp with Sue Prather.

These projects show how versatile the Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings bundle is. And there are even designs for Halloween that we didn’t explore. Click on the picture below to get the full details and more inspiration in my Online Store.

It was great to be able to craft with others even though it was virtual. And we had a great turnout for out quarterly meeting as you can see.

My own team is much smaller and growing, and yet we have the advantage of being a part of this wonderful, talented, supportive and inspiring group of paper crafters.

If you’d like to join my team, I’d love to have you!  You can join by paying $99 for your Starter kit and choose $125 of products to put in it! And then you get a 20% – 25% discount on your purchases! There is no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  You can read more about the benefits on my Join My Team Page, or drop me a note and I’d be happy to tell you more.

And this is a great time to consider joining because there is a special Starter Kit promotion happening in September – check it out below!


Get & Go Starter Kit – Limited Time Joining Promotion

The Get & Go Starter Kit is a limited time promotion designed to give new Stampin’ Up! demonstrators additional products to help you get started right away. In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit, you will receive precut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use in your first event.

Full Details are on my Promotion Page, or you can contact me – I’d love to talk to you about joining my team!


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

September 16 – 30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

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

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Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Fall card made with the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. Actually, I used three different stamp sets for this card. I pulled in the pumpkins from the Gather Together stamp set and the oak leaves and acorns from the Beautiful Autumn bundle. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I will also edit and post a concise tutorial on my YouTube Channel, so look for that soon. You can now find my edited YouTube video here.

I started by stamping the sign using the boards and sentiment stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Sahara Sand and Soft Suede inks on Whisper White. I cut out the sign with a thin white outline. I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White and colored it with Mossy Meadow and Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends. I fussy cut the pumpkins with my paper snips. I also used the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut a small embossed maple leaf from Pear Pizzazz card stock.

I stamped six oak leaves from the Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Bumblebee card stock and punched them out with the coordinating punch from the Autumn Punch Pack. I stamped three acorns from the same set in Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand card stock and punched them out. I die cut the wreath from Cinnamon Cider Card stock using the Wreath Builder Dies. I embossed a panel of Soft Suede card stock with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider mat. I adhered the wreath to the embossed panel using liquid glue and adhered linen thread using Stampin’ Seal.

I adhered the die cut leaf with glue dots so that it covered the Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the pumpkins together with liquid glue and popped them on the wreath with dimensionals. I adhered the oak leaves and acorns with glue dots, tucking the ends behind the pumpkins. I adhered the Bumblebee gingham ribbon to the sign with glue dots and adhered the sign to the top of the wreath with dimensionals. I finished off the wreath with Bumblebee enamel dots and adhered the piece to the front of a Sahara Sand card base.

I adhered the last oak leaves and acorn to a Whisper White pane and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath bundle is so versatile!! The stamped images and sentiments support wreaths for many occasions and it can be combined with lots of other stamp sets to create any themed wreath for any occasion. And who doesn’t love a wreath? Click the image below to get the full details of this bundle and shop in my Online Store.


Today is the Last Day to redeem your Bonus Days coupon codes!!

If you still have coupon codes, you can use them to get a discount on the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath bundle – Don’t let them expire!


August 15 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

September 1 – 15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched acorns)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 4″ x 4″ (wreath die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed background)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/4″ x 4″ (punched leaves)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4-1/2″ (fussy cut images)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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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

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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! Day of Thanks Happy Thanksgiving Day Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set. This turkey looks just like the one on the Thanksgiving turkey platter that I have been using for 40 years, so I just had to get the set because it is a real traditional Thanksgiving turkey! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I also used the wonderful Gather Together designer series paper for the card, so I started by cutting a panel of the Merry Merlot paper with the maple leaves I took a strip of the checked paper and adhered it across the Merry Merlot panel. I cut a strip of the Gather Together Crumb cake ribbon and attached it to the panel as shown. I cut a banner of Calypso coral and ran it through the pinewood planks embossing folder to give it some texture and attached it to the panel. I topped it off with a banner of the leafy Pretty Peacock paper.

I took a strip of Mint Macaron and stamped the feather from the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set in Mint Macaron on it several times, each time stamping it off twice first. I stamped the sentiment on the strip in Cajun Craze. I attached it to the Merry Merlot panel, then I attached the decorated panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the turkey image from the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set in Early Espresso on a panel of Whisper White. I colored the turkey with Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. I colored the Sky with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and the ground with the Light Old Olive. I cut it out with one of the Layering Circle dies and cut a Cajun Craze mat with the scalloped circle that matched it. I adhered them together and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added two Terra Cotta Tile faceted dots to finish it off.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the Merry Merlot paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze. I also stamped another feather in Mint Macaron, after stamping off twice.

Next week when I get back from On Stage local, it will be time to send out all my Thanksgiving cards … and plan my Thanksgiving day menu.


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

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! I am spending Saturday at Stampin’ Up! On Stage Local in Hartford, CT and I am so excited!!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 3″ x 3″ (card base)
  • Mint Macaron – 1″ x 4 1/2″ (banner)
  • Calypso Coral – 3/4″ x 3″ (banner)
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3″ (turkey), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)
  • Gather Together –
    • 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 5″ (Merry Merlot)
    • 5/8″ x 3″ (Pretty Peacock)
    • 3/4″ x 5″ (Checked)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Season of Thanks Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing another card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set. This set has been my go to for fall cards and with the Come to Gather Designer Series paper, beautiful fall cards are so easy to put together. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Merry Merlot maple leaf paper from the Come To Gather DSP pack and adhered it to a Cajun Craze card base. Then I took a panel of the wood panelling paper and adhered it to the bottom. I stamped the large maple leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla and die cut it with the coordinating die. I colored it with Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.

I stamped the pumpkins in Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut the out with the coordinating dies. I colored the stems with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the pumpkins themselves with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. I then die cut the other two leaves from Old Olive and Cajun Craze cardstock. I adhered the smaller leaves to the card front with liquid glue and the large leaf and pumpkins with dimensionals.

I stamped the Season of Thanks sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Cajun Craze card stock. I used the large label from the Merry Christmas dies to cut it out. I arranged the die on the left side and cut it out, leaving a large space on the right. I moved the die to make the left side the same size as the right and ran it through the die cutting machine again to get a shorter label that matched the greeting. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I made a bow with the bride copper trim and attached it to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the maple leaf in Cajun Craze ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock after stamping it off 4 times. I added a strip of the same maple leaf DSP to the bottom of the panel and attached it to the inside of the card.

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

October 15 – 31 Host Code: 3KQUKV9U

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 – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 2″ x 2″, 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 3″, 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Come to Gather DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″,
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: