Welcome October!

Good Friday Morning! Can you believe that it’s October already? This year has just flown by! Now it’s time to turn attention to getting ready for the Fall Holidays, making cards, treat holders, gift tags, and more – So much to do and so little time!

Tomorrow is the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook event where we’ll be making cards throughout the day. Here is the link to the group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday. We’d be happy to have you join us!

Here’s the schedule of presenters – I’ll be going on at 3:00 PM ET:

So pull out your stamping supplies and come get inky with us!


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Peaceful Christmas!

Picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! With shimmering silver snow, heartwarming holiday wishes, and seasonal shades of ravishing red and gorgeous green, you’ll be supplied with what you need to whip up a sparkling winter scene. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards – 5 each of 2 designs. 
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished sizes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • The Kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees.
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). 

Coordinating Colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil

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


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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.

Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins bundle to make a Thanksgiving card for today. I paired it with the pretty Harvest Meadow designer series paper and an embossed Very Vanilla background for a light fall look. You can find the supplies I used 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:

And since I’m doing pumpkins, I am playing with the Fall and Pumpkins Inspiration at TGIF Challenges – #TGIFC335 Inspiration Challenge:

I embossed a panel of Very Vanilla with thee Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Thick Very Vanilla Card Base. I cut a Bumblebee panel with the Scalloped Contours die and adhered a panel of Harvest Meadow designer series paper to the front with liquid glue. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I cut a Pumpkin Pie panel with the pumpkin from the Detailed Pumpkins dies and a Mossy Meadow panel with the large leaf. I adhered them together with glue dots. I stamped the leafy pumpkin from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I sprinkled it with copper embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated it with my heat tool until shiny and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I cut the sprigs from the Sunflower dies from brushed copper foil and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I adhered the leafy pumpkin on top of the sprigs with dimensionals and adhered the Pumpkin Pie pumpkin on top with dimensionals and glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso on Soft Succulent and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I made a loopy bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the card with glue dots and topped it with the fussy cut sentiment. I finished the card front with three Genial Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pumpkin vines from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Harvest Meadow DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The pumpkins in the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins bundle are so artistic and pretty and you can make so many different styles of Fall and Thanksgiving cards. The sentiments are really beautiful as well. I think I’m ready for Fall, are you?

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Pumpkin Pie – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut pumpkin)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 1″ (die cut leaf)
  • Bumblebee – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Soft Succulent – 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Very Vanilla – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (embossed pumpkin)
  • Brushed Copper Foil – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 2-1/2″ x 3-11/16″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Thank You Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle has beautiful flowers, sentiments and die cuts. For today’s card, I decided to pair it with the beautiful Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper for a fall themed thank you card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper to the front of a Blackberry Bliss card base. I adhered the small frame from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to the card front. I cut the leaf spray from the Artistic dies from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle from Gold Metallic specialty paper and adhered it to the card front over the frame and DSP.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked cling stamp set in VersaMark ink on Cinnamon Cider. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder, shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with the Tailored Made Tags die. I cut another tag with the same die from the Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP and adhered it to the back and adhered a tag reinforcement cut from Blackberry Bliss to the front.

I looped a length of Fine Art ribbon through the tag hole and tied it, making a bow, with a length of gold cord. I adhered the tags to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I adhered one of the gold wildflower die cuts from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack to the side of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Blackberry Beauty DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked bundle has beautiful flowers, sentiments and dies that go beautifully with the Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper and ephemera pack.


Sale A Bration Ends Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the Last Day for Sale A Bration! With BUY, HOST and JOIN specials, it’s the best Stampin’ Up! promotion, so hurry! Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:


World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 1″ (tag reinforcement)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag)
  • Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty – 2″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (tag), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack – small floral frame, gold wildflower

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Artistically Inked Bundle (English)
$53.00
Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Artistic Dies
$35.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Blackberry Beauty 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack
$6.00
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday! The Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set has been a favorite for a couple of years with the coordinating Pine Tree Punch and wonderful sentiments. And it has a cute plaid Christmas tree, so I had to combine it with the pretty Sale A Bration Peaceful Prints designer series paper before the end of the month. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Garden Green Christmas tree Peaceful Prints designer series paper to the left side of a Basic Black Mat. I adhered a panel of the Real Red snowflake DSP to the right side. I wrapped a length of the black and white gingham ribbon around the seam, securing it in the back and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base with dimeensionals.

I stamped two of the plaid Christmas Trees from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Garden Green on Basic White and punched them out with the Pine Tree punch. I stamped the tree again in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Garden Green card stock and punched it out with the Pine Tree punch. I cut the little star from the Christmas Trimmings dies from Bumblebee card stock and adhered it to the top with a glue dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Real Red on the bottom of a Basic White panel and cut it out with the third largest Scalloped Contours die. I adhered the light plaid Christmas Trees with liquid glue and the dark tree with dimensionals. I decorated the tree with Matte Decorative dots. I tied a knot in another short length of gingham ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot before adhering the scalloped panel to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel and stamped the plaid tree in Garden Green in the bottom corner. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Garden Green Christmas Tree paper from the Peaceful Prints DSP and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Doesn’t the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set plaid Christmas tree look cute with the Peaceful Prints DSP? Lots of plaids in Red and Green with touches of black make a simple, cute little rustic Christmas Card. And the pretty Peaceful Prints designer series paper is only available through the end of Sale A Bration!


Two Days Left for Sale A Bration!

Sale A Bration ends in two days on September 30! So hurry to get in on Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion before it’s over! Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:


World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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″
  • Basic Black – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats)
  • Bumblebee – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star)
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (Christmas Tree)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 2″ x 5″ (two Christmas Trees)
  • Peaceful Prints DSP – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (Garden Green Tree print), 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (Real Red snowflake print), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Perfectly Plaid Photopolymer Stamp Set (En)
$17.00
Pine Tree Punch
$18.00
Scalloped Contours Dies
$35.00
Christmas Trimmings Dies
$27.00
Peaceful Prints 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Decorative Matte Dots
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Snowbody Better Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun card with a cute group of snow people from the Stampin’ Up! Snowbody Better cling stamp set. No, we haven’t had any snow yet, but this is such a cute set, I had to break it out!! Plus I wanted to use it with the pretty Sale A Bration Penguin Playmates DSP before Sale A Bration ends in a couple of days! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of the Misty Moonlight striped designer series paper from the Penguin Playmates designer series paper with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder – it’s hard to see, but it gives the DSP a special feel in person. I adhered the panel to a Basic White mat.

I stamped the fun group of snow people from the Stampin’ Up! Snowbody Better cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. I used Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Highland Heather, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate. i outlined the image and the inside of the snow people with my light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to give it some chilly contrast. I adhered the snow people to a Basic White mat and then adhered them to the striped DSP panel.

I wrapped the panel with a length of Misty Moonlight and silver Baker’s twine and made a bow on the side. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowbody Better stamp set in VersaMark ink on a Misty moonlight strip and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment out with the Messages die and adhered it to the snow people panel with dimensionals over the twine. I adhered the panel to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base and adhered silver metallic pearls to the snow people panel.

For the inside of the card, I stamped some snowflakes in Pool Party around the top of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowbody Better stamp set in Misty Moonlight and the bird and snowball in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the bird and snowflake ribbon with my Real Red Stampin’ Blend and adhered a strip of embossed Misty Moonlight striped DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snowbody Better stamp set is really cute and it’s a perfect set for sending winter time greetings. I’m not ready for snow yet, but these happy little guys are great for getting in the mood for winter fun.


3 More Days Left for Sale A Bration!

Sale A Bration ends September 30, so hurry to get in on Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat), 3-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ (snow people panel), 3-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (snow people mat)
  • Penguin Playmates DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Snowbody Better Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Real Red Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Metallic Pearls
$7.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun Halloween Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun cling stamp set is a cute little set with little kids enjoying the delights of the fall and winter holidays. It is a host set that you can only purchase with Host Dollars that you earn on orders or parties over $150 before shipping and taxes. And it is just so cute! I used the little girl in a pumpkin costume for a Halloween card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Old Olive Cute Halloween designer series paper with the haunted houses to a panel of the striped DSP. I adhered the layered panel to an Old Olive mat. I tied a length of black and white gingham ribbon around the layered panel, tied a bow on the side and adhered the panel to the front of a Pumpkin Pie card base.

I stamped the little girl in the pumpkin costume from the Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Bronze, Smoky Slate and Basic Black. I stamped some falling oak leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with the Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to a Highland Heather mat.

I adhered the panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on a small Basic White panel and cut it out with Paper snips. I adhered it to a Basic Black panel and used my paper snips to trim a thin mat around it. I adhered the sentiment to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the little star sequins all around the card front to give it some bling.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I added the cobwebs in stamped off Smoky Slate and the Jack-O-Lantern in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Memento Tuxedo Black. I added the spider from the Cutest Halloween stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Cute Halloween DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Halloween cards are so much fun and the darling little girl from the Stampin’ Up! Seasons Of Fun stamp set is a perfect example. I love how all the different Halloween theme stamp sets go together to make fun items to celebrate! Can’t wait for Trick or Treating!


Sale A Bration Ends September 30!

The end of Sale A Bration is approaching fast! With BUY, HOST and JOIN specials, it’s the best Stampin’ Up! promotion, so hurry! Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:


World Card Making Day is October 2!

World Card Making Day is coming up this Saturday and the Inkin’ Krew is celebrating with a special Facebook event! I will be making a card Live at 3:00 PM ET during the celebration! Come stamp with us!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic Black – 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (little girl mat), 1″ x 1″ (label mat)
  • Highland Heather – 3′ x 3″ (little girl mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (little girl panel), 1″ x 1″ (label)
  • Cute Halloween DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 2″ x 3-7/8″ (front lower background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Seasons Of Fun Host Cling Stamp Set
$12.00
Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Cutest Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Cute Halloween 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
$7.50
Paper Snips
$10.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25

Stampin’ Up! September Paper Pumpkin Kit – Haunts & Harvest

Good Morning! I got my Stampin’ Up! September Paper Pumpkin kit this week and made some of the cute treat boxes to start getting ready for Halloween.

The Stampin’ Up! September Paper Pumpkin kit makes 12 cute Fall themed treat holders. They’re pretty roomy at approximately 2-1/2″ in diameter, and you can turn them into Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween or leave them as pumpkins or apples for Fall events. Here are the contents of the Kit:

And the kit comes with a Soft Succulent Stampin’ Spot and a sweet little photopolymer stamp set.

I made a couple of Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween and an apple with the pretty Thank You sentiment! I will make the rest as Jack-O-Lanterns to hold my Trick Or Treating candy.

And here is what the pretty wheelbarrow looks like! Click on the picture to download a PDF of the instructions, or watch the video below. The box has lines to cut out the parts and pretty black stickers to adhere the parts together.

Here’s the kit unboxing video from the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel showing how to assemble the treat boxes.

And here’s a video on how to create the cute wheelbarrow from the box.

Paper Pumpkin publishes a different kit each month. They are usually card kits, but sometimes the kits will be little containers or other projects. On the first day of the ordering period, they publish a description so you will know the theme and whether it will be a card kit or other type of project. They will give clues about the design, but the kit will be a surprise when it arrives. You need to place your order or subscribe by the 10th of each month and the kit will be delivered to your mailbox before the end of the month. And then, the crafting fun begins!! Here’s the Preview of the October kit that will help you with Christmas Cards!

The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Peaceful Christmas!

Picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! With shimmering silver snow, heartwarming holiday wishes, and seasonal shades of ravishing red and gorgeous green, you’ll be supplied with what you need to whip up a sparkling winter scene. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards – 5 each of 2 designs. 
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished sizes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • The Kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees.
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). 

Coordinating Colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil

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


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 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.
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Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a Fall Thank You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer cling stamp set and the Sale A Bration Summer Shadows dies. I paired it with the beautiful Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper for a rich Fall look. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week and here is the pretty color palette we are using:

I adhered a strip of the wood grain In Good Taste designer series paper to the side of a Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper and adhered them to a Cinnamon Cider mat. I adhered a gold foil cutout from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack to top seam and adhered the layered panel to the front of a Rich Razzleberry card base.

I used the Sale A Bration Summer Shadows dies to cut out the flowers and leaves. This is a pretty set of dies that coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer stamp set and is available for free with a $100 purchase before shipping and taxes. I cut two of the large flowers, one of the small flowers and three sets of leaves. I cut the solid flowers from Polished Pink, the detailed flowers from Rich Razzleberry and the leaves from Cinnamon Cider. I adhered the detailed die cuts to the solid die cuts with liquid glue to make the pretty layered die cuts.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer stamp set in Versamark ink in the lower corner of an Early Espresso panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the embossing powder with my heat tool until shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the Tasteful Labels die and adhered it to the card. I arranged the die cuts and adhered the leaves and small flower with glue dots and the large flowers with dimensionals. I accented the center of the large flowers with shimmery Opal Rounds and the label with gold metallic pearls. I finished the arrangement with a gold trim bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer stamp set in Cinnamon Cider on a Basic White panel. I stamped the berry sprig next to the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Blackberry Beauty specialty designer series paper is such a contrast of gold elegance with rustic themes, an I thought I would add to that by trimming it with wood grain. I love the Summer Shadows die cut flowers and the gold embossed sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer stamp set is the perfect finishing touch.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

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


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • Polished Pink – 2″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-1/2″ x 5″ (die cut leaves)
  • Early Espresso – 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (wood grained front strip)
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack – gold foil flower

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Shaded Summer Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Summer Shadows Dies
$0.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
$21.00
Blackberry Beauty 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack
$6.00
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Metallics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Simply Elegant Trim
$7.50
Opal Rounds
$7.50
Metallic Pearls
$7.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance Christmas Card III

Good Morning! I have been having fun with the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance cling stamp set, making Christmas cards this past week and here’s another take. This time, I stamped an evergreen forest in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent and accented it with touches of gold! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Balmy Blue card base. I used my blending brush to apply Balmy Blue ink on the top of a Basic White panel to color a sky. Then I used the brusk to blend in some Pacific Point ink around the outside edge to intensify the color.

I stamped the two largest trees from the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance stamp set in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent to make the forest on the bottom. I kept the dark trees in the bottom and in the foreground and the lighter trees behind it, using the stamped off trees to make the forest fade into the sky. I cut the panel with the third largest stitched rectangle die and adhered it to an Evening Evergreen mat. I wrapped the layered panel with gold twine, making a bow in the corner and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance stamp set in Versamark ink on Vellum card stock and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heat set the powder with my heat tool. I cut the label with the stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers dies and adhered it to the tree panel with glue dots placed under the embossing. I finished the label with two gold holly leaves and three red rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I trees from the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance stamp set in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent on the bottom corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

So after playing with the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance stamp set for these last three cards, I feel like I’m starting to make a dent in my Christmas card list. And I’m really happy with how these cards came out! This is a great stamp set for making Christmas cards!


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Evening Evergreen – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (trees mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 5″ (trees panel)
  • Vellum – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Evergreen Elegance Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Ornate Layers Dies
$37.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Bark 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Evening Evergreen 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Metallics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Gold Holly Leaves
$7.50
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$7.00
Simply Elegant Trim
$7.50
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance Christmas Card II Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I am sharing the card that I made yesterday afternoon during my Facebook Live. I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance cling stamp set to make another Christmas Tree Christmas card. This is very similar to the one from yesterday’s post, but I wanted to use the pretty ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment from the stamp set on the card front. 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 sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance stamp set in Versamark ink on the bottom of a panel of a Soft Succulent Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. This way I used the festive sentiment on the card front!

I cut a Basic White panel with the long fancy die from the Ornate layers dies and adhered a strip of Sahara Sand starry Trimmings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP to the front. I adhered the strip to the Soft Succulent DSP and adhered it all to a Basic White mat. I wrapped a double length of linen thread around the panel and tied a bow and adhered it to the front of a Soft Succulent card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the tall tree from the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance stamp set in Soft Succulent on a Basic White panel and stamped the large star on top of the tree in Sahara Sand. I adhered the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals. I trimmed the tree with small white pearls and added a large pearl to the center of the star.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Evening Elegance stamp set in Sahara Sand on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pine boughs in the upper corner and added a strip of Trimmings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to a Sahara Sand mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I wasn’t sure if this color palette was going to be festive enough without red, but I do like the soft, rustic look. The stamped trees from the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance stamp set are really pretty, and they are great to play with different colors and layering techniques. I really love the sentiments too! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!


Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration has BUY, HOST and JOIN specials that run through September 30. Click on the picture below to view the Sale A Bration brochure:

SHOP

There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to chose from with a level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!

HOST

There is also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that will be available for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining promotion during Sale A Bration! When you join, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog and your starter kit ships for free! And if you join between August 3 and September 30, you get to pick an additional qualifying bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to your starter kit for free! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: U6K4RBB4

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 the July – December 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:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Sahara Sand – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (die cut lacy edges), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (tree panel)
  • Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (fancy trim strip), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: