Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have a Valentine’s Day card made with the Stampin’ Up Heart To Heart stamp set and the beautiful Love You Always specialty designer series paper and matching foil sheets. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the pretty sketch we are using. I think it’s a Valentine’s Day sketch!

I embossed a panel of Blushing Bride card stock with the Scripty 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base. I cut a Blushing Bride foil sheet and a Blushing Bride Love You Always specialty designer series paper with the two different scalloped rectangle dies from the Stitched So Sweetly diesI adhered these together with liquid glue and adhered them to the card front.

I stamped the lattice heart from the Heartfelt stamp set in Blushing Bride on Basic White and cut it out with the plain heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack. I used the scalloped heart punch to punch out a heart from the Blushing Bride Foil and adhered the stamped heart to the front. I cut a little heart from the remaining foil using the heart die from the Lasting Elegance dies and adhered it to the center of the heart and popped the heart on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart stamp set in Rococo Rose and cut it out with the label die from the Always dies using the two step cutting method to make the label fit the sentiment. I cut another label with the same die from the Blushing Bride foil using the same method, but making it a little longer. I adhered the two labels together and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots.

On a Basic White panel, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart stamp set in Rococo Rose. I stamped the flower in Blushing Bride, the stem in Pear Pizzazz and heart in Rococo Rose. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart stamp set has pretty sentiments and images for traditional Valentines – hearts and flowers. The beautiful new Love You Always specialty designer series paper and matching foil sheets are also perfect for fancy Valentines, but they are also great for Weddings, Anniversaries and even extra special Birthdays.

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:


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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Love You Always Foil – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (scalloped heart punch and small heart die cut)
  • Love You Always specialty DSP – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (heart punch)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! Our talented team has created projects this month with the theme of Love! I’m using the new Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always bundle with the new Snail Mail designer series paper to make a Valentine. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by cutting out the Basic White scalloped border using the border die from the Peonies Dies and adhering it to the back of the striped paper from the Snail Mail designer series paper. I adhered this panel to another Snail Mail DSP panel – Real Red with the Blushing Bride hearts. I adhered this layered DSP panel to a Blushing Bride mat and wrapped it with Blushing Bride twine and made a bow. I popped this on the front of a Real Red card base with dimensionals.

I used the scalloped heart from the Heart Punch Pack to cut out a Blushing Bride heart. I cut the Love word from the Always Dies (part of the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always bundle) from Basic Black and the backing from Basic White and adhered these together. I stamped the You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White and cut it out with the small slanted label.

I popped the layered Love die cuts on the heart with dimensionals and adhered the You label with glue dots. I popped the heart on the card front with dimensionals and added some cute red resin hearts to finish the card front. I just love that layered Love die cut with all the hearts!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little flower at the top of a Basic White panel and colored it with Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom with more of the Snail Mail hearts DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always bundle is great for Valentine’s Day cards as well as any other celebrations of Love like Weddings, Anniversaries and just because.

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 Jillian Good’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Finkle created.


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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched heart)
  • Basic Black – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (Love die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 5″ (scalloped die cut trim), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (Love backing), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (You label)
  • Snail Mail DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 1″ x 5″ (side trim), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More

Good Morning! Today I am starting a Simple Stamping Saturday series of cards to focus on cards and projects that are quick and easy to make. This is important for beginning stampers needing to build confidence in stamping as well as stampers with limited time to craft. To kick off this series and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I want to share the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit. You can find the supplies I used for these cards at the bottom of my post including additional items from my stash.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit has card bases, card fronts and envelopes to make 10 valentines – 5 each of two designs. The cards measure 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and there are two card base designs. One design has Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral and Petal Pink in an ombre style with gold foil polka dots with a Petal Pink back. The second design has Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and gold foil stripes with a Pool Party back. The insides of the card bases are white and the coordinating envelopes are white with gold stripes or gold polka dots on the inside.

This is one of the striped cards with one of the pre-printed cards adhered with dimensionals. This side has a pre-printed sentiment and is pretty with the gold foil trim and scalloped border, so it really doesn’t need much more. I simply added a gold trim bow and gold enamel glitter dot to finish it – easy peasy.

This pre-printed card also has a sweet gold foil sentiment. The Pool Party ombre hearts with gold foil frame are beautiful, so I simply added a small gold bow and gold glitter enamel dots.

For this card, I used the reverse side and added a punched Petal Pink scalloped heart decorated with elements from the Forever and Always bundle. I die cut the Love word from gold foil, the background from Vellum and stamped the You in Versamark on Melon Mambo before heat embossing it in gold and cutting it out with the cute slanted die. I added a Melon Mambo flower with gold glitter enamel dot center and popped it on the panel with dimensionals and popped the panel on the card front with more dimensionals.

For this card, I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Heart to Heart stamp set on Flirty Flamingo using Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it until it was shiny, then cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered some Pool Party sheer ribbon with Stampin’ Seal to the scalloped heart side of the card and popped the label on with dimensionals. I adhered some gold flowers die cut from the Always & Forever bundle dies and topped them with gold enamel glitter dots. I popped the panel on the striped card base.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit makes 10 beautiful Valentines that you would be proud to give to anyone special. And if you have the extra time and creative inspiration, the cards can be used with any valentine stamps or dies from your stash to make them extra special. This is definitely a kit you should consider if you have to give a lot of valentines! Here are the contents of the kit – note that you will need to supply your own adhesives and inks. Click the picture to get the details in my Online Store.


Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!  And with the add-on—called Little Love Boxes—there’s even more love to share! Click here to see the flyer for the cute Little Love Boxes.

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 January 2021 kit is January 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


If you haven’t received the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Jun Mini Catalog but would like to become a customer of mine, contact me and I’ll send you one!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points!

And 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 got my order yesterday and did a quick comparison – I like the Basic White just as much as the Whisper White. But it will take a little getting used to not saying Whisper White anymore.


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.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Card

Good Morning! I have a Valentine’s Day card for today made with the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle and the Detailed Hearts die. And I used some of the pretty Rococo Rose foil from the Love You Always foil sheets in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. You can find the supplies used to create this card and the card stock cuts at the bottom of this post.

I cut a panel of Rococo Rose foil with the Detailed Hearts dies and adhered it to the front of a Rococo Rose card base with dots of liquid glue. Save the little foil hearts that get punched out – I used some of them as embellishments for this card.

I stamped the heart from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Rococo Rose ink on Whisper White and punched it out with the plain heart punch. I adhered it to a Rococo Rose scalloped heart punched out with the scalloped heart punch and adhered some foil hearts to the front.

I adhered the layered heart to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the arrow from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Smoky Slate across the top of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Rococo Rose ink and adhered foil hearts around the top. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set is currently available, and there are lots of new cute Valentine’s Day themed stamp sets and accessories in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog, premiering on January 5, 2021. I am so ready!!😊


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Hearts!

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!  And with the add-on—called Little Love Boxes—there’s even more love to share! Click here to see the flyer for the cute Little Love Boxes.

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 January 2021 kit is January 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


December 16 – 31 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 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:

  • Rococo Rose – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched scalloped heart)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (heart)
  • Love You Always foil sheet (available Jan 5) – 3-7/8″ x 3-5-1/4″

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

Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. This is my last Valentine’s Day card and it is inspired by a pretty note card that I found on Pinterest. I am using the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle along with the From My Heart specialty designer series paper.

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.

I was inspired to make this card when I saw a pretty card by Mary Fish on Pinterest, so I CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything) it. Here’s her original note card.

Using the Heart Punch Pack, I punched the Real Red scalloped foil heart with the scalloped heart punch and the Flirty Flamingo and Real Red foil heart with the regular heart punch and adhered them together. I punched an additional scalloped heart from thick Whisper White card stock to give the heart stiffness and adhered it to the back. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Thick Whisper White that was cut out with the Stitched so Sweetly dies. I wrapped a length of Real Red stitched ribbon around the panel and secured it in the back. I popped the heart on the panel with dimensionals and finished the panel with some faceted dots and a bow.

I cut a panel of the From My Heart designer series paper with the Stitched Rectangle dies and adhered it to a Flirty Flamingo mat. I adhered the panel to a Real Red card base and then adhered the decorated Whisper White panel on top.

For the inside of the card, I added a strip of the From My Heart designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I stamped two Real Red and a Flirty Flamingo heart from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in the corner. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

All the Stampin’ Up! Valentine’s Day sets in the new Mini Catalog are great this year! The From My Heart specialty designer series paper is the prettiest Valentine’s Day paper ever and so all the Valentines for this year are sure to please!


Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus

I am in the middle of celebrating my anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! And in addition to Sale-A-Bration and the Coordination Products Release, I am offering DOUBLE Wildflower Points on orders through February 15. If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before S & H) 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 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 Saturday February 15, 2020.

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me.


Today is the Sign Up Deadline for the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin: The Lovely Day

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help your customers celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

  • Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

AND … the February Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50.

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 February 2020 kit is today!


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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 2019-2020 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 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:

  • Real Red – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ (front mat)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 3″ x 3″ (scalloped heart punch)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • From My Heart DSP – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (die cut panel), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), foil hearts for punching

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Love You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. When I saw all the tulips showing up in the grocery store flower shop, I immediately thought of the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp bundle. But I had to make it a Valentine’s Day Card because it’s just around the corner, so I decided on red tulips with heart designer series paper – the new From my Heart specialty designer series paper.

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.

I started by stamping the tulip flowers on thick Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink. I cut them out with the Tulip Builder punch that comes in the Timeless Tulips bundle. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Real Red ink on a small Whisper White Panel. I stamped the stems and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Granny Apple Green. I adhered the panel to a Real Red mat with snail and adhered the Tulips to the card with dimensionals. I finished the panel with a Real Red bow.

I adhered a panel of the Heart DSP from the From My Heart specialty designer series paper to a Real Red card base. I popped the decorated tulip panel on with dimensionals.

I stamped the large tulip flower in Real Red ink on the left side of a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card. I stamped the stem and leaves in Granny Apple Green. I adhered a strip of the Heart DSP to the bottom of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

Valentine’s Day is less than 4 weeks away and the products in the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog create the cutest cards to say Love You Lots!


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2 1/2″ x 4″ (art panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (tulips)
  • From my Heart DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have another Valentine’s Day Card made with the cute Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle and the From My Heart specialty designer series paper.

We have a sketch challenge this week and we’re still working to inspire you for Valentine’s Day, so here is the sketch we are using:

I started by punching two hearts from the From My Heart Specialty DSP. The first is the Flirty Flamingo and Real Red fancy foil heart using the regular heart punch and the second is the red foil scalloped heart using the scalloped heart punch. Both of these punches are included in the Heartfelt bundle and they fit perfectly together. I adhered the two foil hearts together with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered them to a Flirty Flamingo heart doily with dimensionals.

I cut two rectangles using other paper from the From My Heart Specialty DSP pack using the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered them together at an angle with multipurpose liquid glue. I ran a panel of Flirty Flamingo Card Stock through the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to a Flirty Flamingo card base. I adhered the From My Heart DSP panels to the center and then the layered hearts on top.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Heartfelt stamp set on a strip of Real Red card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the long label from the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue. I finished the card front with 9 From My Heart faceted gems adhered to the heart DSP above the layered heart.

I stamped the heart with the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set on a panel of Whisper White using Flirty Flamingo ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the heart DSP and adhered it to a Real Red mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The From My Heart specialty designer series paper is so pretty – I have loved all the cards I have made with it. And I love the punch pack in the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle, with the scalloped punch sized perfectly to match the regular punch.

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:


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 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:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside mat), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside panel)
  • From My Heart specialty DSP – (2) 3″ x 4 1/4″ (die cut stitched rectangles), 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inside trim), foil hearts for punches

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: