Stampin’ Up! December Pumpkin Kit – Lots Of Pun

Good Morning! I got my Stampin’ Up! December Paper Pumpkin kit last week and and made some of the cute cards. Take a look:

The Stampin’ Up! December Paper Pumpkin kit makes 9 cards, 3 each of three cute designs. Here’s the kit unboxing video from the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel showing how to do it.

Here’s what’s included included in the kit. The sentiments are so fun and punny!

Here is the first card with lovely breakfast conversation:

I changed out the sentiment for the second card.

And I love the glasses in the last card!

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 January 2022 kit that looks like it will make some fun cards – And there’s a coordinating set of Mini Treat boxes that you can purchase separately as an add-on!

The January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit is Kisses & Hugs!

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous.

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days.

Details:

  • Contains enough supplies to create 10 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Perfect for all love occasions throughout the year like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, weddings, honeymoons, birthdays, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Create matching treats with the coordinating Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes (item 160147)

f you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the January 2022 kit is January 10, 2022. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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

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Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today card, I have a sneak peek of a cute little Sale-A-Bration cling stamp set that will be available on January 4, 2022 called Awesome Otters. And there’s also a cute 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack that will also be available during Sale-A-Bration with pretty monochrome swirls called Simply Marbleous. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch this week for our Blog Hop – here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I adhered a panel of dotted Pattern Play designer series paper to a Basic White panel and then adhered them both to the front of a Pool Party card base. I stamped the otter from the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters stamp set on a panel of pool party Sale-A-Bration Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ designer series paper in Early Espresso ink and cut it out with the Layering Circles die. I cut a scalloped circle and adhered the stamped circle on top with liquid glue.

I stamped the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters otter stamp again in Early Espresso on a panel of Basic White. I colored it with Crumb Cake and Ivory Stampin’ Blends and colored the fish with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. I fussy cut the fish and adhered it to the die cut circle with dimensionals. I adhered the layered circle to the card front with dimensionals, leaving room for the label.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots, tucking it under the otter. I finished the card front with three Pool Party rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little otter from the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel and colored it with Crumb Cake and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends to color the water and adhered a strip of Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Both the Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters cling stamp set and the Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ designer series paper will be available as FREE Sale-A-Bration items with $50 purchases (before shipping and taxes) beginning January 4, 2021. Here’s a picture of the stamp set and the DSP with today’s card:

Don’t you love those colorful swirls?

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front mat), 3″ x 3″ (scalloped circle), 2″ x 3″ (fussy cut otter)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front background)
  • Simply Marbleous DSP – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (die cut circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In The Moment Sneak Peek II

Good Morning! I don’t know about you, but with Christmas just around the corner and so much left to do, I am totally stressed! Plus, I’m visiting my son and his family and they’ll be moving next month, so there’s even more that needs to be done! For these times, the new Stampin’ Up! In The Moment stamp set is perfect for reminders of calmer times. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I found a pretty panel of the new Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper that will be available in the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog for the background and I wanted to use a different technique to color the relaxing image from the Stampin’ Up! In The Moment stamp set – coloring it with Watercolor Pencils! Here’s how I did that. I first stamped the image on Shimmery White paper using Jet Black Stazon Ink. I colored different sections of the image with the Water Color pencils – Night of Navy for the pants, Coastal Cabana for the blanket, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze for the puppy, Flirty Flamingo for the pillows and cup, Calypso Coral for the sox, Rich Razzleberry for the bed and Crushed Curry, Basic Gray for the book, Daffodil Delight & Cajun Craze for her hair.

After coloring, I used a blender pen to smooth and blend the color in each section. I wiped the excess color from the blender pen with a paper towel before starting the next section to keep the colors from bleeding. I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat when finished. I stamped the sentiment from the Enjoy the Moment stamp set on the side of a strip of Vellum using Night of navy ink and let it dry – Vellum takes a little longer to dry and you can use your heat tool to speed it up if needed. I adhered the Vellum to the back of the matted art panel after it dried.

I adhered the pretty Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper to the front of a Just Jade card base with liquid glue and adhered a folded strip of Just Jade gingham ribbon to the front with glue dots where the sentiment would be. I adhered the layered art panel to the card front with dimensionals under the card stock and used a glue dot behind the sentiment.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In The Moment stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of embossed Kraft paper and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal. I finished the card front with a small Gilded Gem to pick up the gold foil accents in the pretty DSP.

I think the Stampin’ Up! In The Moment stamp set will definitely be a favorite. This pretty set and the beautiful Artistic Beauty specialty DSP will be available in the upcoming new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog when it goes live on January 4, 2022. Try using different coloring techniques for your images! It changes things up and keeps stamping fun!

Here’s a picture of the pretty stamp set and the DSP. A note about the Abstract Beauty specialty DSP – it is a new size!! It will come in a 4″ x 6″ size with 48 sheets of 12 different double sided designs, and one side will have touches of gold foil! And it’s so pretty!! Remember the date – January 4, 2022!


Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon and several products have already sold out! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last.

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.

Click Here to Shop the Last Chance Products in my Online Store now!


January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is Kisses & Hugs!

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous.

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days.

Details:

  • Contains enough supplies to create 10 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Perfect for all love occasions throughout the year like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, weddings, honeymoons, birthdays, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Create matching treats with the coordinating Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes (item 160147)

f you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the January 2022 kit is January 10, 2022. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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:

  • Just Jade – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Shimmery White – 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (art panel)
  • Night of Navy – 3″ x 3″ (art panel mat)
  • Vellum – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek of a new bundle from the upcoming January – June 2022 Mini Catalog that will be available on Jan 4, 2022 – the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home bundle! I’m also using the new Hive 3D embossing folder and the pretty new Heart & Home designer series paper that will also be available. 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 Pale Papaya designer series paper with the new Hive 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pale Papaya card base. I wrapped a length of white crinkle ribbon around the card front, tying a bow on the side. I cut a panel of Heart & Home designer series paper with a Layering Circle die and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider die cut scalloped circle and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a Fresh Freesia panel with two floral sprigs from the Honeybee Blooms dies and a Soft Succulent panel with two grass clumps. I adhered the floral sprig and grass clump die cuts to the DSP panel with liquid glue. I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink twice on Basic Gray and colored it with Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and popped them on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Soft Succulent panel and cut it out with the Messages die. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished off the card front with Basic Gray Matte Dots (available Jan 4, 2022).

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I stamped the little bee in the top corner and the flowers in the lower corner, also in Basic Gray. I colored the flowers like the front and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home bundle is such a pretty set with soft images and beautiful sentiments that is part of the Heart & Home Suite in the new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog. These products will be available on January 4, 2022 when the catalog goes live and they’re sure to become favorites!

Here’s a picture of my card with the stamp set, embossing folder and DSP I used.


Eden’s Garden Collection is Available Now!

You can begin enjoying the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog now wit the new Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.

The Eden’s Garden bundle is a beautiful Early Release from the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. Other items in the collection are available through January 3, 2022, or while supplies last.


Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon and several products have already sold out! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last.

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.

Click Here to Shop the Last Chance Products in my Online Store now!


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5″ (embossed background)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut grass)
  • Fresh Freesia – 3″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut flowers)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 4″ x 3″ (die cut stamped flowers)
  • Heart and Home DSP – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the December Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Celebrate” and I used the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden bundle for my card. This bundle is an early release from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog that will go live on January 4, 2022, but you can purchase this pretty bundle now! 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 pretty Ombre Ever Eden specialty designer series paper with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base.

I stamped the large greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden cling stamp set on a Basic White panel using Soft Succulent ink. I stamped the little leaf and berry sprig stamp in soft succulent across the top. I cut the bottom of the Evening Evergreen panel with the border die from the Eden dies and adhered the stamped panel to the top. I trimmed the excess Evening Evergreen from the top with my paper snips so that the edges would line up and wrapped the layered panel with Soft Succulent ribbon, making a bow. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden stamp set in Versamark ink on Evening Evergreen. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny. I trimmed the sentiment with my paper snips and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I added some iridescent rhinestones (available in the new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog on January 4) to finish off the greenery.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the leaf and berry sprig across the top of a Basic White panel in Soft Succulent ink. I stamped the larger leaf cluster a couple of times in the bottom corner and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden and Ever Eden specialty designer series paper are available now as part of the Eden’s Garden special Early Release and will be featured in the new Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog. The Ever Eden specialty designer series paper is only available until January 3, 2022, or while supplies last.

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Finkle’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Krista Cleary-Yagci created.

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

  1. Tara Carpenter
  2. Jaimie Babarczy 
  3. Jillian Good 
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  5. Mary Deatherage 
  6. Krista Cleary-Yagci  
  7. Akiko Sudano <– you are here
  8. Karen Finkle 
  9. Sue Prather 
  10. Amy Koenders 

Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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. 

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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-5/8″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut mat), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (front panel)
  • Ever Eden DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods Winter Birthday Card

Happy Saturday! The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set is one of the prettiest woodland stamp sets and it’s great for all seasons. And it has lots of sentiments that use the prettiest font that are appropriate for lots of occasions. Today’s card is an elegant Birthday Card with an embossed snowy scene that is perfect for winter birthdays. 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 Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper to the front of a Basic Gray card base with liquid glue. I tore a couple of sticky notes to create a mask for a snowy ground and adhered them to the bottom of a Basic White panel, covering the bottom 1″ of the panel. I used blending brushes to apply Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight ink to the top of the panel over the mask to color the sky – I love how the snowy ground reveals itself when you remove the masks.

I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods photopolymer stamp set in Basic Gray so that the tree tops cover the panel top. I stamped it twice, getting a thin tree trunk on the right side, but you could center it more if you want. I let it dry for a couple of hours and then stamped the snowflakes all over the image in Versamark ink. I sprinkled the image with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until shiny and then adhered the image to a Basic Gray mat with liquid glue.

I folded a short length of Smoky slate ribbon and adhered it to the top right back of the layered stamped panel with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until shiny. I used the Messages die to cut out the sentiment and adhered it to the front of the card with dimensionals. I finished the card with three blue gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set in Basic Gray in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set is such a pretty stamp set and it’s on the retiring list, so get it before it’s gone! So I just noticed that the Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper just sold out and is no longer available. So instead of having a gray plaid background for the scene which reminds me of a warm flannel shirt (and you may have some other retired gray plaid papers in your stash), you could use a wood themed embossing folder such as the Timber 3D or Bark 3D folders on a Basic Gray panel. Or perhaps use the Birch background stamp in Basic Gray ink on Smoky Slate card stock. The Welcoming Woods stamp set would go well against any of these backgrounds!


January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is Kisses & Hugs!

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous.

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days.

Details:

  • Contains enough supplies to create 10 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Perfect for all love occasions throughout the year like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, weddings, honeymoons, birthdays, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Create matching treats with the coordinating Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes (item 160147)

f you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the January 2022 kit is January 10, 2022. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last.

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.

Click Here to Shop the Last Chance Products in my Online Store now!


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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:

  • Basic Gray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ (art panel mat), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (art panel)
  • Peaceful Home specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Here’s a festive Holiday Thank You card made with the beautiful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked stamp set and Sweet Stockings designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch this week – here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I adhered a strip of Sweet Stockings designer series paper to the front of a Cherry Cobbler card base.

I cut another panel with the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to an Evening Evergreen mat. I adhered the panel to the front of the card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically inked cling stamp set in Early Evergreen ink on an Old Olive panel. I cut it out with another Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to an Evening Evergreen mat. I adhered the label to the card front and accented it with Evening Evergreen Matte Decorative dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Handsomely Suited cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Sweet Stockings DSP to the side and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked stamp set are really pretty and pair nicely with holiday designer series paper for a quick thank you or note card that is festive.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (label mat)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Sweet Stockings DSP – 2″ x 4-1/4″ (front stripe), 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (panel), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Free Shipping Today Only

Hello! In case you didn’t hear, Today is a special FREE SHIPPING day with Stampin’ Up! when you place an order of $50 or more!

Here are the details:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 or more (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code, please remember that coupon codes will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 8 December.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion. 
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount – $22 (shipping included) + tax.
  • Ordering Deadline: Wednesday, 8 December 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


The December Paper Pumpkin kit is Lots of Pun!

What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!

The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!

Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile!

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.


Last Chance Sale Going on Now!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last.

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.

Click Here to Shop the Last Chance Products in my Online Store now!


I wanted to get a quick note out about the current specials, and I have been so busy getting ready for Christmas that I don’t have a card to share today. But the Stampin’ Up! design team has created some cute cards with the pretty Color & Contour bundle. This is one of my favorites, so I thought I’d share them!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with the Class Plan that includes card stock cuts and written instructions.

And they also have a short video on YouTube showing how to make these pretty cards! Take a look:


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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.

Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread Shaker Cards

Good Morning! I’ve been real busy getting ready for Christmas, and most of my cards are done – I’ve even started sending some out in the mail! My last few cards are these cute shaker cards made with the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle. This bundle is on the retiring list, so if you want to duplicate these cards, pick it up while you can! 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 Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of a Basic White Note Card – the size of the note card is perfect for the round shaker and die cut cookies from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle. Using the second largest Layering Circle die, I positioned the circle and the cookie outline die on a DSP panel and ran it through my die cutting machine. I used the same circle die to cut out another DSP panel and window sheet.

I cut out a cookie from the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP and adhered it to the solid circle die cut, using the die cut circle with the cookie cutout as a guide. I cut out a scalloped circle from Real Red (or Old Olive) card stock using the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies and adhere the circle with the cookie cutout to the scalloped circle. I lined up the cookie die on the cutout and ran it through my die cutting machine again to cut through the scalloped circle. I used Tear & Tape to adhere the die cut window sheet to the back of the scalloped circle.

I put foam adhesive strip around the second die cut Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP die cut circle with the ornament adhered to it and filled it with red, green and yellow sequins and acrylic Gingerbread & peppermint shapes. The adhesive strips are thicker than ordinary dimensionals, so they allow the items to move nicely when shaken. I removed the backing from the adhesive strips and adhered the layered window sheet with scalloped circle & DSP cut out on top, pressing on the adhesive strips to get a good seal. I adhered the shaker to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped part of the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread photopolymer stamp set in Real Red on Basic White and cut it out with the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with a red ruffled bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel (note that I first stamped it on the note card directly, but messed it up, so I needed to fix that – easy!). I adhered it to a Real Red mat and then adhered it to the inside of the card.

Shaker Cards are so much fun and the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Gingerbread bundle is a great way to add sweetness to the fun with the festive holiday gingerbread and peppermint theme. I know this was kind of long, so let me know if you have any questions. These shakers would also be great for making tree ornaments or gift tags.


Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last.

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.

Click Here to Shop the Last Chance Products in my Online Store now!


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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:

  • Basic White Note Cards & envelopes – card base
  • Real Red / Old Olive – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (scalloped Circle), 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4 (inside mat)
  • Window Sheet – 3″ x 3″
  • Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (front background), two 3″ x 3″ panels (shaker circles), die cut bell/ornament

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today card, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle set to make a Christmas card. I paired it with the Whimsy & Wonder specialty designer series paper and beautiful Wonderful Snowflakes for a pink and mint snowflake card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And we have a theme challenge this week and our theme is Snow/Winter:

I embossed a panel of Mint Macaron with the pretty snowflakes in the Wintry 3D embossing folders and adhered it to the right side of the front of a Mint Macaron card base. I adhered a strip of the pretty Whimsy & Wonder specialty DSP to the left side.

I cut a panel of the Whimsy & Wonder specialty designer series paper with the largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I wrapped it with Silver Mesh ribbon, adhering it in the back. I adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue. I adhered a Wonderful Snowflake on top of the ribbon. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a Blushing Bride panel. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the powder with my heat tool and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die when it cooled.

I cut two snowflakes from Basic White using the small snowflake die from the So Many Snowflakes dies and adhered them to the label with liquid glue. I popped the label on the card front with dimensionals and adhered some rhinestones to the snowflakes and label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little bough from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Mossy Meadow in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I colored it with Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo Stampin Blends. I inked up part of the sentiment stamp from the Frosted Gingerbread photopolymer stamp set in Mossy Meadow and stamped it on the panel. I adhered a strip of Whimsy & Wonder specialty DSP to the side of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Whimsy and Wonder specialty DSP is beautiful and I really love the non-traditional Christmas colors! The Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set coordinates perfectly and the greenery, ornaments and Christmas tree images give you lots of options for different themed Christmas cards – all of them beautiful!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

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:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Blushing Bride – 2-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut snowflakes)
  • Whimsy & Wonder specialty DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle), 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front stripe) 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: