Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Thanksgiving Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing my final Thanksgiving card for this year – I’ll be sending them out to my family this week and moving on to finishing up Christmas cards. Kind of sad because I really love the fall season. This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and it is full of pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves dies. And I filled it out with an Autumn version of the new Quite Curvy leaves! 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 posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer. Later this week I hope to get a quickie version posted to my channel too.

I started by stamping the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White. I stamped three large pumpkins and two of the smaller sets of pumpkins and colored them with Pumpkin Pie and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut them out. I cut two large leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies from Old Olive card stock.

I stamped the large leafy vine from the Quite Curvy photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I colored the leaves with Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, Cinnamon Cider and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I adhered a panel of Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Cajun Craze mat and adhered it to the front of a Bumblebee card base. I adhered the die cut leaves to the panel with liquid glue and adhered the pumpkins across the bottom. I used liquid glue on all except the center pumpkin, which I popped on with a dimensional.

I adhered the Quite Curvy leafy vine with dimensionals on the bottom of the arrangement. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gathered Together stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a Bumblebee panel. I cut it out with the small label die from the Beautiful Boughs dies and stamped the wheat sheafs in Bumblebee ink. I adhered the label to the front of the card with dimensionals and finished of the card front with three Bumblebee enamel gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the wheat sheaf from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Bumblebee ink next to the sentiment and stamped the leafy vine in Soft Suede ink on the bottom. I colored the leaves with dimensionals like the card front and adhered the panel to a Cajun Craze mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Bundle and was so happy to see it return in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. And I love the fall version of the Quite Curvy leafy vine!! Thanks for stopping by and Have a great week!


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration is Coming Soon!

Last weekend at Stampin’ Up! OnStage, we got to see many of the new products that will be coming in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog – and they are so amazing! Another benefit of attending OnStage is that we got the opportunity to order a few of the new products and received copies of the new Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure! So I’m busy looking through the catalogs, planning my pre-order next month – including new catalogs for my customers! If you’ve placed orders with me of at least $50 during the past year, you are automatically on my list to get a catalog when my shipment arrives! If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list so you can get your catalogs too!


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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 Aug-Dec 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

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bumblebee – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Cajun Craze – 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (DSP mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Old Olive – 2-1/2″ x 5″ (die cut leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (leafy vine die cut), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut pumpkins)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! Our talented team has created projects this month with the theme of Give Thanks. I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness stamp bundle to make a card with the wonderful wheelbarrow filled with festive fall harvest foods placed against a background of embossed card stock and Plaid Tidings designer series paper.

I started by embossing a panel of Sahara Sand with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and adhering a strip of Plaid Tidings designer series paper across the middle. I adhered a strip of Bumblebee 6″ x 6″ wood grained designer series paper on top of the Plaid Tidings paper and adhered it all to a Sahara Sand mat. Then I wrapped a piece of copper ribbon around it and tied a knot on the side. I adhered the panel to the front of a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the wheelbarrow from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness photopolymer stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on a Cinnamon Cider panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut out the wheel from copper foil and adhered it to the back and punched a small dot from the copper foil to cover the axel.

I stamped the harvest foods stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the coordinating die and colored it with Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green.

I adhered the harvest foods to the wheelbarrow with a little liquid glue and popped the entire piece on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the harvest foods from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness stamp set in the lower corner in Sahara Sand ink after stamping off and adhered a strip of Plaid Tidings DSP to the bottom before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Isn’t the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness wheelbarrow the cutest? And it’s great that there are lots stamps and dies that go with it beautifully! And don’t forget that the Plaid Tidings designer series paper is on sale at 15% discount during October! Yay!!

On with the hop! Be sure to check out each project that our talented team has created. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Donna Leonard’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Finkle created.

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


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 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

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Copper foil – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (wheel)
  • Sahara Sand – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (wheelbarrow die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (stamped die cut harvest foods),
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 2-1/4″ x 5″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1/2″ x 5″ (front trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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

  • 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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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

  • 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ 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

  • 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: