Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts cling stamp set and the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies from the Coordination Products Release. 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 started by embossing a panel of Mint Macaron card stock with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder and the 3D embossing folder plate and adhering it to the bottom of a panel of Garden Lane designer series paper with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered DSP to a Soft Suede card base. I stamped the Hugs Prayers Love sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set with Versamark Ink on a Sahara Sand panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder. I stamped the fern three times on the panel with Mint Macaron ink, once full strength and twice after stamping off. I cut the panel out with the fancy stitched rectangle die from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink to give it a distressed look.

I stamped the fern from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the flower in Blushing Bride ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the flower center out of Blushing Bride card stock with the die from the Nature’s Thoughts dies and pushed up the little die cuts. I also cut out two of the sprigs from Rococo Rose card stock. I lightly sponged all the die cuts with Soft Suede ink.

I adhered the flower center to the stamped flower with multipurpose liquid glue and added a Rococo Rose faceted dot. I arranged the leaves and buds on the embossed panel and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue. I folded and trimmed a length of white linen ribbon and adhered it with glue dots. I popped the layered flower on with dimensionals and added a linen thread bow. I finished it off with a gold foil butterfly cut with the small butterfly die from the Nature’s Thoughts dies. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the corners of a Whisper White panel with the fern stamp in Mint Macaron ink after stamping off. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Garden Lane DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts cling stamp set has so many beautiful natural images and I love all the cards I have seen using it. And it’s so appropriate to our times. Take care!

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:


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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 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.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4
  • Mint Macaron – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background)
  • Sahara Sand – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut background)
  • Rococo Rose – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (floral die cuts)
  • Blushing Bride – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut flower center)
  • Gold Foil – 1″ x 1″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut stamped fern and flower)
  • Garden Lane DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies You Mean So Much Card

Good Morning and Happy Friday! I have another card today made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Poppy Parade card stock with the Scripty embossing folder. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat with snail and then to a Poppy Parade card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the Poppy and bud from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Thick Whisper White. I colored it with the Poppy Parade and Old Olive Stampin Blends. I cut it out with the large label from the Painted Labels dies. The Painted Labels dies come bundled with the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set for a 10% discount. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set using Versamark Ink on a strip of Basic Black. I sprinkled it with White Embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I finished off the card front with three rhinestones.

I embossed a strip of Poppy Parade with the Scripty embossing folder and adhered it to the side of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

It’s funny because when I first envisioned this card, I wanted to do a White on White theme with the red poppy making a big contrast. As I pulled it together, first the card base turned red, then the mats turned black and finally the embossed background turned red. Oh Well – but I do like how it turned out. We’ll have to do White on White another day. Have a great weekend!!


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

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 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 weekly newsletter here
  • 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″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 5″ (embossed inside trim)
  • Basic Black – (2) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats), 1/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 4″ (flower label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit

Good Morning! Today I have a set of cards that I made with the FREE Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit and they are so adorable! I made most of the cards using the examples in the kit, but did made some modifications to two of them to give you a small taste of the possibilities. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit is a Sale-A-Bration item that is FREE with a $50 purchase. It has all the supplies needed to make 8 4 1/4″ x 5″ cards in two designs. It is inspired by pretty bandana prints and reminds me of my free-spirited youth – tying a bandana around my head to keep my hair out of my face.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit comes with:

  • 8 printed card bases and envelopes, 4 in blue and 4 in red
  • Printed die-cut accents including printed labels
  • Gold foil accents
  • Vellum accents
  • Twine
  • Adhesive (glue dots and dimensionals)
  • Instruction sheet

The labels have the sentiments printed on them, so there is no need for stamp and ink, and there are sentiments in English, French and German included (I only used the English sentiments).

The colors are Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, gold, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, and white.

I started each card by adhering the vellum to the centers. On the blue cards, I adhered a few glue dots behind the gold dots. On the red cards, I just ran snail down the middle since it will be covered by the label. I punched out all the die cuts and trimmed the excess, including the gold foil accents. On the blue cards, I adhered the labels and then adhered the die cuts and foil accents on the Night of Navy disks. I adhered the flowers with dimensionals and the rest with glue dots. I adhered the disks on the card front with dimensionals and then made the bows and adhered them with glue dots.

On the red cards, I adhered the gold foil accents with glue dots and then adhered the labels with dimensionals. I finally made the bows and adhered them with glue dots.

On these cards, I just changed up the labels so that I had thank you cards. On the blue card, I die cut the thanks sentiment from the Well Written dies in Night of Navy card stock and adhered it to the card in place of the label. On the red card I needed to use a label to cover the center, so I stamped thank you sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a small Whisper White panel and cut it out with the Small Label die from the Painted Labels dies. I applied it in place of the provided label with dimensionals.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card kit is a pretty and sweet Sale-A-Bration (free with $50 purchase) set that makes pretty and quick any occasion cards. And since it’s Stampin’ Up!, you can also mix the up with other items in your stash to make perfectly matched alternative designs if you want.


Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is going on now and it’s about to get better with the Sale-A-Bration Second Release. The Sale-A-Bration Second Release offers three additional stamp sets and two new designer series paper packs on top of the current list of items. The items from the Second Release are available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators during the pre-order period and will be available to everyone beginning March 3. Click on the image below to see these new items.

There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

Sale-A-Bration Host Benefits

Hosts with orders of $300 or more can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (Item 152384).

  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order. 
  • Only the host of the order will receive the free stamp set.
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

Sale-A-Bration Joining Benefits

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.). 

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog). 
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″

And to sweeten the Joining offer, you can add items from the Sale-A-Bration second release to your Starter Kit if you join before March 3, 2020. 

For more details on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, see my Join My Team page. There is a Join My Team button at the bottom where you can start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to tell you more.


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 1 1/4″ x 3″ (die cut ‘thanks’)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/2″ (thank you label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! Today I am thinking Spring and bringing you a Thinking of You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies that are part of the Parisian Blossoms suite and Forever Blossoms bundle in the new Mini Catalog. 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 Pool Party card stock with the beautiful Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to a Pool Party card base with snail. I cut a panel of the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Petal Pink mat. I cut one of each of the flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies from Whisper White card stock. Note that the smaller dies cut two flowers in each die and that there are two dies of each for the larger flowers. I cut a total of 8 flowers and for the smaller flowers, I was careful to save the centers. I sponged the edges of each flower with Petal Pink ink along with the centers of the larger flowers. I cut two sets of the stamen center dies from Smoky Slate card stock (note that the die cuts two stamen centers at a time).

I adhered a stamen to the center of each of the larger flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I colored the tiny centers of the smaller flowers with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend. I stuck a glue dot behind each of the small flowers and adhered the centers to the flowers. I cut a branch from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms die set from Soft Suede card stock. I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a scrap of Petal Pink card stock. The font is the same as the font in the Parisian Blossoms suite, so it goes well with the set and gives you alternative sentiments to use while keeping the same elegant feel. I cut the sentiment out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies.

I arranged the branch and label on the Parisian Blossoms DSP panel and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue. I arranged the flowers and adhered the large ones with dimensionals and the small ones with glue dots. I finished off each flower center with a Champagne rhinestone and added a bow to the label made with the metallic edge Petal Pink ribbon. I adhered the Parisian Blossoms panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I kept the inside of the card simple with plenty of space to write a personal message. I adhered a strip of the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and attached it to the inside of the card.

The Parisian Blossoms suite is so beautiful and the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies allow you to create elegant and beautiful dimensional floral cards. With the unique shapes of each flower, you have a lot of movement and flexibility in arranging them on the branch.


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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 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 weekly newsletter here
  • 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″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 5″ (flower die cuts)
  • Petal Pink – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (front mat), 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Smoky Slate – 1″ x 2″ (stamen die cuts)
  • Soft Suede – 3″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP – 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies designer series paper has a sheet that makes the most beautiful full page card front, and you can make the simplest beautiful card with it.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make this pretty card:

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

In the video, I made the card backwards, making the inside first and then the card front. I started by stamping the poppy and bud stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the flowers with the Poppy Parade Stampin Blends and the stems and leaves with the Old Olive Stampin Blends. I used the large spatter stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set to decorate the bottom of the panel with Blackberry Bliss and Poppy Parade inks after stamping off. I adhered it to an Old Olive mat and then to the inside of the Blackberry Bliss card base.

I trimmed the pretty panel of Stampin’ Up Peaceful Poppies DSP with an Old Olive mat. I tied a length of Blackberry Bliss twine around the panel and made a bow. I pre-made a label using the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and dies from the Painted Frames die set. I decorated the label with Peaceful Poppies sequins and an Old Olive die cut and popped it on the card front with dimensionals over the twine. I popped the panel on the card base with dimensionals and finished it off with more Peaceful Poppies sequins.

The Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies designer series paper is beautiful and with the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies bundles, the possibilities are endless. And this paper in the DSP pack is so artistic and pretty that it makes a statement on its own so that you can create a stunning card quick and easy.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

Use this host code when you order $50+ 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 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 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Old Olive – (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats), 1/2″ x 3″ (label trim)
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/4″ (label)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: