Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Video Tutorial

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday afternoon during my weekly Facebook Live, I made a Christmas card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Poinsettia dies. I combined them with the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper from the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog for a non traditional color palette Christmas card. 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.

My card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Inspire Create Challenge #095. Here’s the pretty sketch:

I cut the three graduated poinsettia clusters from Blushing Bride card stock with the outline and the detailed embossing dies. I cut one of each of the Poinsettia Leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock with the outline dies and the detailed embossing dies. I cut the embossed solid flower center from Bumblebee and the detailed flower center from Silver foil. Before cutting the foil die cut, I applied some adhesive sheet to the back.

I gently folded the poinsettia petals backward with my fingers and adhered the petal clusters together with glue dots, ensuring the petals fell between the petals on the layer below. I peeled the adhesive sheet backing off the silver foil center and adhered the flower centers (I had trouble in the video, but this worked well on my sample card. LOL). I adhered the center to the poinsettia with glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on Mint Macaron. I trimmed the end with the Banners Pick A Punch.

I adhered the Whimsy and Wonder designer series paper panels to Mossy Meadow mats and adhered them to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I adhered the Poinsettia to the card front with glue dots and adhered the label with glue dots by tucking it under the flower petals. I adhered the leaves with glue dots and tucked them under the petals too. I made a loopy bow with silver trim and adhered it with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the top corner of a Basic White panel with the poinsettia flower from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Blushing Bride. I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and added a strip of the pretty Whimsy and Wonder DSP to the side. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set and the Poinsettia dies and the pink flower looks so pretty with the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. This gorgeous paper has holographic silver touches throughout and is so elegant! It will be available when the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog launches on May 3!


Last Week for the Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Last Week for Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 2021-2022 Annual 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Blushing Bride – 5″ x 5-1/2″ (poinsettia petals die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat), 3-1/2″ x 4″ (front mat), 1-5/8″ x 4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Silver Foil – 3/4″ x 3/4″ (flower center)
  • Bumblebee – 3/4″ x 3/4″ (flower center)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP – 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (front backbround), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday afternoon during my weekly Facebook Live, I made a Christmas card with the cute Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place bundle. This is a really cute bundle that will be available on August 3, 2021 when the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog goes live. It’s a really cute photopolymer stamp set with Penguins that comes with the new Penguin Builder punch and it will come with a 10% discount when you purchase both as a bundle! And did I tell you that it’s really cute!! 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 adhered a panel of the Tidings of Christmas designer series paper to the front of a Cherry Cobbler card base with liquid glue. I adhered a length of silver mesh ribbon to the DSP with Stampin’ Seal. I cut a panel of the striped Cherry Cobbler Tidings of Christmas DSP with the large stitched octagon die from the Hippo and Friends dies and adhered it to the DSP over the mesh ribbon.

I punched the pieces of the penguin using the Penguin Builder punch from the Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place bundle. I punched two center body pieces from Basic White, four feet from Mango Melody, two body pieces from Black Glitter cardstock and two body pieces from Basic Black as backing pieces to stiffen the little guys. I stamped the eyes on the center bodies in Memento Tuxedo Black and the nose in Mango Melody. I adhered the Basic Black to the back of the Black Glitter with liquid glue and adhered the center body to the front with glue dots. I adhered each foot with another glue dot and added a small matte black dot to each eye.

I used the snowflake die from the So Many Snowflakes dies to cut snowflakes from silver foil and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place stamp set in Versamark ink on Evening Evergreen. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with the Messages die and adhered it to the card front. I popped the penguins on the card front with dimensionals and finished the front with silver epoxy dots.

I adhered a part of a silver snowflake in the upper corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the penguin from the Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the side and stamped his nose and feet in Mango Melody. I stamped the sentiment from the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink and adhered a strip of Tidings of Christmas DSP along the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Above is the card I made during my video along side my sample card. In my sample, the penguin’s feet are hidden and I used a different sentiment with silver embossing powder. I think they are both cute! The cute Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place stamp set has fun Christmas and winter sentiments and birthday sentiments as well, so it will be perfect for penguin lovers celebrating birthdays. Sale A Bration part two also starts on August 3, and one of the free items at the $50 level is a set of the cutest designer series paper that coordinates with this bundle! Here is a picture of the bundle with my card. And also don’t forget that the Tidings of Christmas DSP that I used is included in the current Designer Series Paper Sale at 15% discount!!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 2021-2022 Annual 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Evening Evergreen – 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (penguin backing)
  • Mango Melody – 1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (penguin feet)
  • Black Glitter – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (penguins)
  • Silver foil – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut snowflakes)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (penguins)
  • Tidings of Christmas DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (front background), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (red striped die cut), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow Video Tutorial

Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Yesterday was a Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow day as I shared some Quiet Meadow projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design team and made this pretty card during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I took one of the Design Team’s cards and stepped it up – and used some sneak peeks of products from the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog that will be available August 3, 2021. 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 adhered a panel of the pretty new Harvest Meadow designer series paper (available August 3, 2021) to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base. I cut the triple stem wild flower die from the Harvest dies (available August 3, 2021) from Soft Succulent and the flower die from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle from Petal Pink. I colored a Basic White panel with the light Mossy Meadow and dark Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends and used it to cut the fern die from the Quiet Meadow bundle.

I stamped the words from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow cling stamp set in Cinnamon Cider on a Cinnamon Cider panel about 5 times randomly. Using a blending brush, I applied Soft Suede ink around the edge of the stamped panel to give it a distressed look. I embossed the panel with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder (available August 3, 2021) and adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Pool Party and cut it out with the little tag die. I wrapped a length of Linen Thread around the tag and tied a loopy bow. I used glue dots to adhere the Soft Succulent triple stem wild flower, hand colored fern and Petal Pink flower die cuts to the card front. I adhered the label with a dimensional and trimmed the bow. I finished the card front with five champagne rhinestones.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow stamp set in twice stamped off Soft Succulent ink three times on the side and bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink and adhered a strip of Harvest Meadow DSP (available August 3, 2021) along the side. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The pretty Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle makes gorgeous cards on it’s own, and I hope I’ve given you a glimpse of how beautifully the bundle goes with the products in the upcoming Harvest Meadow Suite (available August 3, 2021). Of course, I love wild flowers, so I think everybody needs these beautiful products, and I can’t wait for the new July-December Mini Catalog to come out on August 3!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 2021-2022 Annual 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 5-1/4″ (center panel)
  • Petal Pink – 1-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (flower die cut)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (triple stem die cut)
  • Pool Party – 3/4″ x 1″ (label tag)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (colored fern die cut)
  • Harvest Meadows DSP (available August 3, 2021) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Video Tutorial

Happy 4th of July!! I hope you have the opportunity to relax and celebrate with family and friends this weekend. When I first saw these flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle, I thought of fireworks, so I wanted to use them in a red, white and blue card to celebrate the day in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. You can find the 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 stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set three times in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I cut the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies from Balmy Blue and cut a Basic White panel to go on top. I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue on the side of the Basic White panel and adhered it to the die cut Balmy Blue scalloped rectangle.

I embossed a Real Red panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base. I adhered a panel of Balmy Blue striped You’re a Peach designer series paper to a Balmy Blue mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I adhered the layered label to the DSP panel and adhered two of the Real Red flowers on the side with liquid glue.

I popped the final Real Red flower on top with dimensionals and added a bow made from the pretty Real Red stitched ribbon. I finished the card front off with three white elegant gems.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in the lower corner of a Basic White panel, masked it with a die cut scrap flower and stamped another flower on top. I stamped a third flower in the upper corner and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Balmy Blue striped DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The floral images in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle are so versatile and the Scalloped Contours dies in the bundle are just the best. This is definitely one of my favorites!! Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend and Happy Stamping!!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 2021-2022 Annual 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 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.
  • 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″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Balmy Blue – 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (front mat), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/8″ x 2-11/16″ (label), 2″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (striped background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach Video Tutorial

Good Morning, I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m sharing a fun card made with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach bundle. It’s a simple fun fold card that is really easy to make and is so pretty with the You’re A Peach designer series paper! You can find the 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.

This is a pretty simple fun fold in that it just splits a top fold card front in half, rotates the bottom and turns it on it’s side. Not only that, I did it backwards, making the inside of the card first. I am so confused!! So let’s start at the beginning…

Cut off the bottom 2-3/4″ of a 4-1/2″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″) Calypso Coral card base so you have a 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ and a 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel. Adhere a panel of floral You’re A Peach designer series paper to the inside of the card with liquid glue. Stamp the little flower and leaf pair from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach photopolymer stamp set in Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz ink in the top corner of a Basic White panel. Do this a couple of times. Adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and then adhere the layered panel to the inside of the card.

Adhere the floral You’re A Peach DSP to the front flap. Emboss the Basic White panel with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the Calypso Coral panel that was cut off the bottom of the card base. Stamp the leaf spray from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on the Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Peach dies.

Ink up the triple small peaches stamp with Pale Papaya ink and apply some Calypso Coral ink around the edges with a sponge dauber. Stamp the peaches on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Stamp the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White and cut it out with the Messages die. Adhere the label and leaf spray to the embossed panel with glue dots and pop the peaches on the leaf spray with dimensionals.

Adhere the decorated panel to the top flap with Tear & Tape, being careful not to get tape on the section of the panel that touches the inside of the card. Finish off the decorated panel with three sequins and a white bow.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet As A Peach bundle is really very versatile, with flower and peach stamps, wonderful sentiments and dies that cut everything out and dies that cut out additional mini greenery! I thought I found a good method for lining up the leaf spray stamp so it would be die cut nicely – well that didn’t work out during the video. I think I’ll try doing something similar to the method for lining up stamps with builder punches next! The leaf spray stamp has thin section that can be misaligned if you’re not careful when mounting it on your block. This is good because you don’t have extra stamp material that can pick up ink and make for messy stamping. It’s also good if you want to curve the spray in a different way and not die cut – and this is a beautiful look too! So all in all, I am in love with this beautiful new bundle and I hope you like it too!


Final Days for the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

Many favorites have already sold out on the Last Chance sale, but some pretty items are still available. So don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Last Week for Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles!

June 30, 2021 is also the last day for the fantastic Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick bundles! The Hey Chick Bundle is the cutest ever, and it will be so sad when they’re gone. The Hey Birthday Chick stamp set and Birthday Chick dies will still be around afterwards, but not at the special bundle pricing. So don’t delay any longer!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Starts July 1!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021-2022 Annual 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front panel)
  • Balmy Blue – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut leaf spray), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut peaches), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (front side background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap Video Tutorial

Good Morning, I hope you are having a good weekend. Today I’m sharing the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap card that I made in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This is a fun photopolymer stamp set that is on the retiring list, but it has the cutest little critters and punny sentiments. You can find the 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 adhered the strip of Pattern Party host designer series paper to the front of a Pool Party card base. I wrapped a length of Night of Navy twine around the card top and made a loopy bow on the side. I used the Layering Circles dies to cut a large scalloped circle from Misty Moonlight and a large circle from Basic White.

I stamped the pond from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set in Balmy Blue on the bottom of the die cut Basic White circle. I stamped the little frog on the water in Garden Green and the bird in Flirty Flamingo. I stamped the flower in Mango Melody next to the frog. I used my Garden Green Stamp & Write marker to go over the stem so it would be green – luckily this was pretty easy since the lines were straight! I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight. I colored the bird with my light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend. I colored the frog with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, doing a little bit of shading on the back and legs. I colored the flower with the Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends, using the dark near the center, the light next and leaving the petal tips white.

I adhered stamped circle to the Misty Moonlight scalloped circle die cut with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the layered circle to the card front with dimensionals. I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects to the frog to give it some shine since frogs are slimy. And I finished the card with three Mango Melody adhesive sequins (but I forgot to add these in the video and had to add them afterwards!!).

For the inside, I stamped the the plant from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set in Mango Melody in the lower corner and colored it like the plant on the card front, including going over the stem with my Garden Green marker. I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight on the other side and adhered a strip of Pattern Party host DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set is a fun and lighthearted way to send a greeting! Is there a better way to meet up with a friend than by the water on hot summer days? And the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set is retiring, so it’s part of the Last Chance celebration!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Ends Tomorrow!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion runs through May 14, 2021. During this period, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions.  Head over to my Online Store to start shopping now before it’s too late! 


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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.
  • 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″
  • Misty Moonlight – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel (scalloped circle die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (circle die cut)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 2″ x 4-1/4″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats Video Tutorial

Good Morning, I hope you had a great weekend. I’m so glad that I was able to get back to my Facebook Live videos yesterday afternoon, and I’m sharing this Hello Tiger card I made with the awesome Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats bundle. It’s a fun bundle to play with and I especially love the In the Wild designer series paper. You can find the 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 adhered the contrasting pattern stripe to the wild tiger paper from the In The Wild designer series paper pack. I adhered the layered panel to an Evening Evergreen mat. I cut a panel of Soft Succulent with the second largest Layering Circle die and embossed it with the Greenery embossing folder before adhering it to the layered DSP panel. I stamped two plants from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats photopolymer stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set in Evening Evergreen on Cajun Craze and cut it out with the banner die from the Tasteful Labels dies. Then I went to work on my Tiger. I started by stamping the large stripes in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White. Then I stamped the body in Pumpkin Pie over the stripes. I finished by stamping the tiger’s face in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut the tiger out with the coordinating die from the Big Cats dies.

I adhered the plants to the layered panel with glue dots and adhered the label with more glue dots. I wrapped the panel with black and Crumb Cake twine and tied a knot and then popped the tiger on top with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front of a Crushed Curry card base with dimensionals.

For the inside, I stamped the the plant from the Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats stamp set in Evening Evergreen in the lower corner and stamped some vines in the upper corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze and adhered a strip of the tiger paper to the bottom. I adhered the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and then adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wild Cats bundle is so much fun! The two step stamping tiger is awesome, but it does take practice to get the alignment the way you like it. Try pairing the In The Wild designer series paper and the plant dies with tropical themed stamp sets – I think the tiger will look great wandering through some palm trees!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Ending Soon!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion runs through May 14, 2021. During this period, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions.  Head over to my Online Store to start shopping now before it’s too late! 


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crushed Curry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Evening Evergreen – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats)
  • Soft Succulent – 3″ x 3″ panel (die cut and embossed circle)
  • Cajun Craze – 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (die cut plants), 3″ x 3″ (die cut tiger)
  • In the Wild DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (contrasting front stripe)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m mixing the old with the new for a Mother’s Day card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I used the wonderful Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything cling stamp set and the coordinating Word Wishes dies for the sentiments on my card. I paired them with the pretty new Hand-Penned designer series paper, the beautiful Ombre specialty paper, the new In Color jewels and the Scalloped Contours dies for a simple Mother’s Day with lots of shine! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Note that all of the new In Colors and products will be available when the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog goes live tomorrow!

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 cut a panel of Basic White with the second largest Scalloped Contours dies and adhered a panel of Hand-Penned designer series paper to the front. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set in Versamark Ink on a Misty Moonlight panel. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I trimmed it closely with my paper snips.

I adhered an adhesive panel to the back of a Misty Moonlight panel of Ombre specialty paper and die cut the Mother’s Day words dies from the Word Wishes dies with the lightest color on top. I peeled the backing off the die cut words and adhered them to the scalloped panel. Don’t forget the apostrophe! I adhered the embossed Happy label to the panel to complete my sentiment.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with dimensionals. I made a triple bow with Blushing Bride twine and adhered it to the card and finished it with three Pale Papaya iridencent In Color Jewels.

For the inside, I stamped the the flower bundle from the new Hand-Penned Petals photopolymer stamp set in Blushing Bride ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink next to the flowers and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Hand-Penned DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything stamp set and Word Wishes dies are a Stampin’ Up! classic pair. I’m so glad that they are being carried forward in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.


Last Day for Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Starting May 4, 2021!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion starts on May 4, 2021. From May 4 – June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. Email me if you’re interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $250 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!


Join+ Also Starting May 4, 2021!

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or in 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 1″ (happy label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Ombre Specialty Paper – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut words)
  • Hand Penned DSP – 2-5/8″ x 3-15/16″ (floral background), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle with a card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This beautiful bundle lets you easily make trees with a watercolor look because of the two step stamps and the dies let you make different kinds of dimensional trees. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Note that all of the new In Colors and products will be available when the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog goes live on May 4, 2021!

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 tore the top of the Mossy Meadow Beauty of the Earth designer series paper and adhered it to the bottom of the Misty Moonlight sky Beauty of the Earth panel. I stamped the shadow from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship photopolymer stamp set in the new Evening Evergreen ink (This is one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors that will be available on May 4, 2021) and adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I cut the small tree trunk die from the Soft Suede tree bark paper and adhered it to the panel on the shadow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base.

I stamped a Basic White panel and label strip with the large tree top stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Blushing Bride. I stamped several times to cover the whole panel and strip. I then stamped the small spatter in Polished Pink – another new In Color from the upcoming catalog. I die cut the panel with the large open die from the Beautiful Trees dies in the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle. I adhered the pink tree top to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on stamped strip and cut it out with the long label die. I folded a length of Cinnamon Cider ribbon and adhered it to the card with glue dots and adhered the label on top with dimensionals. I cut two birds with the Beautiful Trees dies from Misty Moonlight and adhered them to the tree with glue dots.

For the inside, I stamped the tree top in Blushing Bride ink on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the tree trunk in stamped off Soft Suede ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle is another fantastic tree themed bundle with beautiful stamps, dies and sentiments. It will be available in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog on May 4, 2021. Here’s a picture of the stamp set and dies along with the beautiful Beauty of the Earth designer series paper.


Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in 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 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:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 1″ (die cut birds)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (tree top)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front sky background), 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front grass background), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (tree trunk)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a good weekend. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This gorgeous bundle is really versatile and fun to play with. I also use some new In Colors – Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Note that all of the new In Colors and products will be available when the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog goes live on May 5, 2021! Yay!!

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 adhered a panel of new Pansy Petals designer series paper to the front of a Fresh Freesia (one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors) card base. I die cut the pansy flower pieces from Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss card stock using the Pansy dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle. I cut one of everything, but two of the smaller single petals and coordinating trim. I cut the flower stem from Soft Succulent (a new 2021-2023 In Color) and the leaves from Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen (another new 2021-2023 In Color) card stock.

I adhered the petal trim pieces for the pansy to the main petals with liquid glue and used mini glue dots to adhere the Daffodil Delight center and the two back petal to the large front petal. I used glue dots to adhere the bud layers and adhere the bud to the stem. I used liquid glue to adhere the Evening Evergreen detailed die cut leaves to the Soft Succulent leaves. I cut a scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies (available May 5, 2021) from Basic White card stock and adhered the stem and bud with a glue dot to the die cut panel. I adhered the leaves to the bottom and popped the pansy flower on with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch photopolymer stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a strip of Soft Succulent card stock and trimmed the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch. I adhered the label to the card front with glue dots and popped on the pansy panel with dimensionals. I finished with a gold bumblebee trinket (available May 5, 2021).

For the inside, I trimmed the bottom of a Basic White panel with the pretty Pansy Petal DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is really great for making with Spring cards – there are so many pansies out and about these days! I can’t wait until it’s available on May 5, 2021 so everyone can have fun playing with this set. Below I have pictured my card, the stamp set, dies, Pansy Petals designer series paper and sweet bumblebee trinkets.


Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in 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 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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 1-3/4″ x 4″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 1″ (pansy die cuts)
  • Evening Evergreen – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaves), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 4″ x 5-1/5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: