Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Video Tutorial

Good Morning and Welcome March! Hopefully the worst of Winter is over because I am so ready for Spring, but sadly Sale A Bration is over too. But the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is just around the corner and tomorrow we get an early release of a new bundle from the catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle! So I made this card during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon to give you another sneak peek of this beautiful bundle. You can find the currently available supplies I used 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.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance cling stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White. I cut it out with the coordinating die and colored it with Misty Moonlight and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I embossed the Pool Party Panel with the Meadow Moments embossing folder and adhered it to a Misty Moonlight Mat.

I adhered a panel of the Butterfly Bijou designer series paper to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Misty Moonlight on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I wrapped a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon around the embossed panel and tied it and made a bow. I positioned the butterfly, ribbon and label on the panel and made adjustments until I was happy with the arrangement. I adhered the label with dimensionals and the butterfly with glue dots and secured the ribbon with a glue dot behind the bow.

I adhered the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals and finished it with three large holiday rhinestones on the butterfly and three small ones on the label.

For the inside, I stamped the butterflies on Basic White using Misty Moonlight ink after stamping off. I carefully positioned the panel on the Stamparatus to get the portion of the butterfly that I wanted for each one, and had to move the hinge to the opposite side so the panel would not be crumpled by the side hinge. After stamping the butterflies, I adhered a strip of Butterfly Bijou DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up Butterfly Brilliance bundle will be available tomorrow as an early release of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog as part of the Butterfly Bouquet promotion. This will also include the Butterfly Bijou designer series paper and the Natural Touch specialty paper. Click on the picture below to download a PDF brochure with all the details of the Butterfly Bouquet promotion.


March Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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
  • 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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 5-1/4″ (center panel mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3-3/4″ (butterfly)
  • Pool Party – 2-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed center panel), 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Butterfly Bijou DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front floral panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In Bloom Thinking of You Card

Good morning! Here’s a Thinking of You card made with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle and the Sale A Bration Paper Blooms designer series paper. The Paper Blooms DSP goes so well with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle but it’s only available through next Sunday as Sale A Bration ends on February 28! I also used the new Happy Thoughts cling stamp set for the pretty sentiments. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I embossed a strip of Seaside Spray card stock with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a strip of Night of Navy card stock. I adhered them both to a Paper Blooms panel and then adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat. I popped the panel on the front of a Seaside Spray card base.

One of the sheets in the Paper Blooms DSP pack has different colored watercolor circles. I used the Pierced Blooms dies from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle to cut out the circles. I cut out some leaves, the flower and flower centers and bow from these circles and adhered the leaves to the strip with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the label from the Pierced Blooms dies.

I adhered the label to the embossed strip next to the leaves. I adhered the bow to the strip and adhered the layers to the flower. I popped the flower on the strip with dimensionals and finished the front with some butterfly gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small flowers from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom photopolymer stamp set in Seaside Spray and Night of Navy ink in the top corner. I adhered a strip of the Paper Blooms DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle has pretty floral stamps and wonderful sentiments, but the dies are just fabulous! And it goes real well with the Paper Blooms Sale A Bration designer series paper pack. And if you get the bundle, you get the bundle 10% savings and you are just $1.50 short of qualifying for a Sale A Bration Level 1 FREE item. But you don’t have much time left because Sale A Bration runs through this Sunday, February 28.


Stock up on Retiring 2019 0 2020 In Colors During Sale A Bration!

Don’t forget to stock up on those retiring 2019-2021 In Colors during Sale A Bration! Now is a great time to get your card stock, ink refills, ribbons, embellishments and designer series papers and get Sale A Bration benefits. The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open in May and the current Annual Catalog retiring list will be announced next month. The In Color products are always among the first items to sell out, so now is a good time to check your stash and replenish any of your favorites before they’re gone!


Only 5 Days Left – Sale A Bration ends on February 28!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Seaside Spray – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed strip)
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed strip mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Paper Blooms DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), flower, leaves and bow die cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share some pretty cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom bundle. I love floral stamp and die sets and this is one of my favorites. The Distinktive stamp images help you achieve a fantastic watercolor effect with little effort. And the versatile layered dies can be used together or alone to give many different looks.

These cards are nice examples of simple cards that you can make with this bundle and these were made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

Stampin’ Up! has also provided a quick instruction sheet for making these cards that you can download HERE.

Here are four cards that I have made with this beautiful bundle. Click on the picture to go to the blog post describing how to make the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom bundle includes the Blossoms in Bloom photopolymer stamp set and the Many Layered Blossoms dies. Even better? You’ll receive a 10% discount when you buy the bundle! And the best is that if you purchase the bundle during Sale A Bration, you will get to choose a Level 1 Sale A Bration item for FREE! Click Here to check out the bundle in my Online Store.


Join me for a Facebook Live at 1:00 PM ET Today

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page at 1:00 ET this afternoon. Stop by my Facebook Page to see my card made with the new Hey Birthday Chick cling stamp set. Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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!

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! Boho Indigo Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun fold thank you card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Product Medley. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the embossed Very Vanilla card stock from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo product medley to a Misty Moonlight panel with liquid Glue. I adhered the card base to the panel with liquid glue and adhered the panel of floral Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo DSP to the front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo stamp set in Misty Moonlight on a strip of Very Vanilla and trimmed the ends with the Banner Pick A Punch. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I cut out two large leaves from Pear Pizzazz and one leaf from Mossy Meadow using the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo leaf dies. I stamped the large basket in Cinnamon Cider ink on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I arranged the leaves on the card front and adhered them to the card with glue dots. I adhered the basket with dimensionals and added an enamel dot to finish the label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower trio from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo stamp set in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel with Misty Moonlight ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This fun fold card was pretty easy to make and it was fun to change things up a bit. The Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo product medley has tons of coordinating products and there’s a refill kit too. The product medley includes:

  • 11-piece photopolymer stamp set
  • 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ DSP
  • 6 sheets of Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ dry embossed card stock
  • die cuts with gold foil accents 
  • 10 yards of Night of Navy ribbon
  • 10 yards of Very Vanilla/gold ribbon 
  • paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes; 
  • 12-piece Boho Indigo Dies

Like other kits, the product medley has die cuts with gold foil accents and coordinating embellishments to make your cards pretty. But unlike other kits, the product medley has full size DSP packs, ribbons, stamps & dies! And there are no pre-made card instructions, so you can really unleash your creativity. And of course, everything is in Stampin’ Up! colors, so you can coordinate with other things in your stampin’ stash!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

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.


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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!

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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base panel
  • Very Vanilla – 1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (label), 3-1/4″ x 4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (basket)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut leaf)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3″ x 3″ (two die cut leaves)
  • Boho Indigo DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed Very Vanilla panel), 3-1/4″ x 4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Thinking of You Card

Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I was super busy and didn’t get to do my Sunday afternoon Facebook live. But I was able to put together a quick card with the new Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Bundle. And I tried something new – a slimline card. This was a little different and fun. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired to try the slimline design by the sketch challenge in Freshly Made Sketches 467. I really like the sketch and the slimline cards are so popular, so I thought it was time to give it a try. Here’s the sketch:

I started by adhering the pretty Fine Art Floral designer series paper to a Basic White panel and popping it on the front of a Flirty Flamingo card base with dimensionals. I stamped two of the small flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery photopolymer stamp set in So Saffron on Basic White. I stamped the small highlight stamp over them in Bumblebee ink and cut them out with the coordinating die.

I stamped the large flower in Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade on Basic White using the two large stamps in the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the stem and leaves in Old Olive on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I ran some Stampin’ Seal on the designer series paper where I planned to put the flowers and looped some gold trim around, sticking it to the Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the leaves and small flowers with glue dots and popped the large flower on with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Poppy Parade on a strip of Flirty Flamingo and cut it out with the pretty label die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the front with three gold glitter enamel gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the So Saffron and Bumblebee flower in the lower corner and added some Old Olive leaves. I adhered a panel of Fine Art Floral DSP to the side and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The pretty Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle and Fine Art Floral designer series paper made it fairly easy to experiment with my first slimline card. I think the next step is to learn how to make an envelope.


Tomorrow is the last day for Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points!

To celebrate the new catalog and Sale A Bration, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through January 12.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


Basic White Cardstock Products Now Available

Last month Stampin’ Up! announced that the Whisper White products are being discontinued because the supplier’s mill had to close due to COVID-19 impacts. So they worked on a replacement called Basic White which was thoroughly checked it out with their quality assurance and product teams. They even tested it with some demonstrators and concept artists who gave it the thumbs up. And it’s now available in the Online Store.

Here are the list of Basic White products with links:

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

I did use Basic White on today’s card rather than Whisper White and I’m pretty happy with the way it stamped and cut.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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!

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:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 7″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 3-1/2″, 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/8″ x 8-1/8″ (front mat), 3″ x 8″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (small flowers), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (large flower), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (stem and leaves)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – 3″ x 8″ (front panel), 2″ x 2-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle is new in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog that comes out tomorrow! And it’s a great bundle! I made a simple thinking of you card with the bundle, but it’s very versatile and there’s so much more that you can do with it that I’ll be writing about in the future. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I also entered today’s card in the Sunday Stamps SSC247 color challenge.

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.

I started by adhering a panel of the Forever Greenery designer series paper to the front of a Garden Green card base. I embossed a Soft Sea Foam panel with the Greenery Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front. I used the Potted Succulents Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle to cut the aloe from Mint Macaron and two of the long pearl succulents from Garden Green. I stamped the pot from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Garden green and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until shiny and cut the sentiment out with the coordinating pretty stitched label die. I adhered the label to the bottom of the embossed panel with glue dots. I stamped two of the large succulents and three of the smaller ones in Garden Green ink on Whisper White. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the succulents and pot – Mint Macaron and dark Rococo Rose on the large succulent, Granny Apple Green on the small succulent and Cajun Craze and the Color lifter on the Pot. See the video for the blending techniques I used – these are fairly simple blending techniques that are pretty forgiving and give you nice results.

I adhered the pot to the card front with glue dots. I sponged the edges of the aloe with Old Olive ink and adhered it with a glue dot. Next came the pearl succulents and the small succulent that were adhered with glue dots. I adhered the large succulent and the small one at the bottom of the pot with dimensionals. I added three white Elegant faceted Gems to the card front and finished the card with a double wrapped linen thread bow.

For the inside, I adhered a strip of the Forever Greenery designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the last two colored succulents to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle is a beautiful set with wonderful images and sweet sentiments. And the dies are fabulous with a die to cut out each image and pretty stitched label dies that fit each sentiment. And I can’t forget the large background die – that is sure to make beautiful cards!


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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
  • 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:

  • Garden Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 2-1/2″ (pearl succulent die cuts), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Mint Macaron – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (aloe die cut)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 6″ (succulent die cuts), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (flower pot die cut)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today am sharing a sneak peek of a new stamp set that will be part of the Sale A Bration sale that starts next month on January 5. It’s the Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart cling stamp set and it is one of the options that is FREE with a $50 purchase (before taxes and shipping). You can find the currently available supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped some of the leaves from the Touched My Heart cling stamp set in Pool Party on a panel of the pretty Snowflake Splendor designer series paper after stamping off. This gives is a very subtle flowing image that blends nicely with the watercolor look on the DSP. The Touched My Heart stamp set is a Host set and can be purchased only with host dollars that you receive when you have a workshop or place an order over $150. I adhered the panel to a Whisper White mat and popped it on the front of a Pool Party card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I stamped the single leaf from the Touched my heart in Pool Party ink next to the sentiment.

I folded a length of sheer Pool Party Ribbon and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ seal and popped the circle on with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a Whisper White panel and stamped the branch from Touched My Heart underneath in stamped off Pool Party. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Snowflake Splendor DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The font in the Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart stamp set are so beautiful and gentle. It’s so exciting that Sale A Bration is just around the corner. And did you hear that Sale A Bration is going to be different next year? Stampin’ Up! is going to have TWO Sale A Brations next year one in January & February and another in July & August! If you are new to Stampin’ Up! you need to know that Sale A Bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale, where you get to choose free products from the Sale A Bration brochure for each $50 increment in your order. And it starts on January 5, 2021!



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

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator pre-order for the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog starts today and I am placing my order! I am also ordering new catalogs and Sale A Bration brochures for my customers! When I get my order, I’ll be sending my customer catalogs out ASAP. 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! And if you have thought about joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, now is a good time because you can include the new catalog items in your Starter Kit!! Let me know if you have any questions – I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!


December 1 – 15 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel and front mat)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Good Things Card Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have a sneak peek of another card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden cling stamp set. Today’s card features the pretty stamped wildflower image from the stamp set colored with Stampin’ Blends. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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I cut a panel of Calypso Coral Dandy Garden designer series paper and adhered it to a Whisper White mat and then to the front of a Mossy Meadow card base.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel and stamped the wildflower image twice in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the flowers with Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Purple Posy, Mango Melody, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to a Calypso Coral mat.

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I wrapped some of the new Mossy Meadow braided linen trim around the panel and tied a knot. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals and accented the image with three adhesive sequins.

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I stamped the small dragonflies from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Calypso Coral in the top corner and stamped the wildflower image on the side of a Whisper White panel. I colored the flowers the same as the flowers on the card front and trimmed the bottom of the panel with the same Dandy Garden DSP as the card front.

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The Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden bundle and Dandy Garden DSP are beautiful new products from the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available on January 5, 2021.

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Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points This Week!

In celebration of the inspirational Stampin’ Up! OnStage@Home event last weekend, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through November 15.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

This offer ends on Sunday November 15, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


FREE Bonus Curvy Celebrations Project Tutorials With Videos!!

You don’t have to wait for January 5 to get some of the new products from the upcoming catalog because the Quite Curvy Bundle is now available as an early release as part of Curvy Celebrations! A group of us worked together to create 5 awesome tutorials using the Curvy Celebrations special release products with videos!  You can get this set of exclusive tutorials when you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4!


November 1-15 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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:

  • Mossy Meadow – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (art panel)
  • Calypso Coral – 3″ x 4″ (art panel mat)
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3″ x 5″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful Thinking of You

Good Morning! Today I have another card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful photopolymer stamp set. Today’s card is a Thinking Of You card and is set in a night scene with Snowflake Splendor designer series paper and accented with white embossing. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Stamp the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a panel of Snowflake Splendor designer series paper. This is one of the sheets in the pack that has few snowflakes, but it does have pretty watercolor shading in Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue, so I thought it would make a nice nighttime background. Mask off the birds and stamp the birdhouse in Gray Granite.

Stamp the snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful stamp set in Versamark ink across the tree top, sprinkle it with white embossing powder and heat set. Stamp the ground in Versamark ink and heat emboss it in white as well. Adhere the panel to a Whisper White mat and wrap a length of Snowflake Splendor ribbon around the panel and secure it in the back. Adhere the panel to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the snowflakes on the label after stamping off. Cut it out with the die from the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhere it to the card front with dimensionals. Finish the card front with Blue Adhesive-Backed gems.

Mask off the birds and stamp the birdhouse in Gray Granite ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp more snowflakes in the corner after stamping off. Trim the bottom with a strip of Snowflake Splendor DSP and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The tree in the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful stamp set is really pretty with it’s gentle curves. And the stamp set comes with different images that you can stamp the tree tops with, so it’s great for making trees for any season. And the sentiments are great too. Click on the image below to see the details of the stamp set in my Online Store.

And the pretty Snowflake Splendor designer series paper is on sale now at 15% off – check it out below!


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!


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Joy To The World!

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

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


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 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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Press On Good Day Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for World Card Making Day with the Stampin’ Up! Press On stamp set. This is a cute stamp set and is perfect for making coffee themed cards for coffee lovers with sentiments expressing thanks, encouragement and sending well wishes. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Make the cup using paper piecing techniques, stamping the In Good Taste designer series papers with the Stampin’ Up! Press On coffee cup in Early Espresso ink. Cut the pieces out with paper snips and adhere them to a coffee cup stamped on Whisper White and fussy cut. Top the cup with a lid fussy cut from Whisper White.

Cut a Whisper White panel with the third largest Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die and stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Press On cling stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. Adhere the cup with dimensionals. Add a silver metallic pearl.

Adhere the strip of wood grained In Good Taste DSP to the panel of stone tile DSP and adhere it to the front of an Early Espresso card base. Wrap Linen thread around the seam twice and make a bow near the bottom of the card. Stamp the coffee beans from the Stampin’ Up! Press On stamp set in Early Espresso on the stone tiles and Pop the coffee cup panel on the card front with dimensionals.

Stamp part of the cups from the Stampin’ Up! Press On stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Color the cups with Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. Stamp the sentiment in Crumb cake ink and trim the bottom with a strip of stone tile In Good Taste DSP. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Facebook Live video where I made the card is in the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day group. Later today, I’ll try to link it up to my business Facebook page so you can view it there. I also plan to edit the video and post a shortened version on my YouTube Channel by the end of the week.


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.


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 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:

  • Early Espresso – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base scored at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” (die cut panel), 2” x 2” (coffee cup), 2” x 1” (coffee cup lid)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (tile background), 1-1/2” x 5-1/2” (wood strip), 2” x 2” (coffee cup), 2” x 1” (coffee band), 1/2” x 4” (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: