Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a rustic birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty cling stamp set. This is one of the new sets from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. This set has 3 realistic, adorable woodland creatures – a deer, fox and this sweet bunny. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This card uses the layout from the Sunday Stamps SSC212 Circle Around Challenge. It’s a clean and simple layout that results in lovely cards.

Here’s my card for today

I started by stamping the little bunny from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a panel of Whisper White. Next I stamped the little grass around the bottom of the bunny in Old Olive ink. Then I colored the image using light Crumb Cake, light Balmy Blue and light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I finished it by coloring the bunny’s eye with a journaling pen and cut it out with a circle die from the Layering Circles dies.

Then I stamped the Birch cling stamp on a Thick Whisper White panel using Crumb Cake ink. Since the stamp is so large, I used my Stamparatus so I would get a good clean image, and it came out perfect! I cut the circle using the same die I used for the bunny and then sponged the edges lightly in Crumb Cake. I then ran it through the Subtle embossing folder.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Country Road stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock, wrapped it with white baker’s twine and clipped the ends. On a Soft Suede card base, I laid out the strip of wood grained DSP from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and then adhered it with liquid glue. I positioned the birch panel and then adhered the bunny in the circle with liquid glue. I then popped on the birch panel with dimensionals and added the sentiment banner.

The inside of the card has a strip of the birch paper over a strip of the Pressed Petals DSP on a Whisper White panel.

A simple rustic birthday card for a nature lover. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If 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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 3″, 3/8″ x 5″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 3″ scrap
  • Pressed Petals DSP – (2) 1/2″ x 5″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today is the big day – the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is finally open for orders! Yay! To celebrate, I made a snowman Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season bundle. This includes the Snowman Season Photopolymer stamp set and the Snowman Builder punch. The Snowman Season stamp set is used for cards and tags on the cover of the new catalog.

In addition to it being the first day to order from the new catalog, today is the first day of the popular Buy 3 get 1 Free Designer Series Paper or DSP promotion. The details are on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

Now, on to today’s Snowman Season Christmas card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by adhering the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper with the trees to a Real mat and then to a Coastal Cabana card base. The DSP has glitter on the pine trees, so pretty! I cut the large circle from the Stitched Shapes dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered it to the card front.

I made the snowman by stamping it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I then punched it out with the Snowman Builder punch. I colored his nose with a Pumpkin Pie Stamp’ Write marker and added two large and two small coal pieces from the Let it Snow Embellishment kit to his belly. I stamped the top hat in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White, punched it out and colored it. I punched the arms in Crumb Cake and attached the red felt gloves from the Let it Snow Embellishment kit.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I die cut the scalloped mat using the scallop die from the Budding Blooms dies on Real Red cardstock and attached the label to it. I attached it to the card with liquid glue and then attached the snowman with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red on a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of DSP to the bottom and added a Real Red mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The colors in the Let it Snow DSP are so cheerful and the glitter really makes it special. Coupled with the different snowmen from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Seasons stamp set, it really makes for happy, whimsical Christmas cards.

My last few cards have been sneak peeks from the new 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog which is open for orders today! If you haven’t received a catalog yet but would like one, visit the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page to request one and I’ll get it out to you. Thanks for visiting and happy holiday stamping!

Akiko


Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Is Back – Starting Today!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If 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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Real Red – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1″ x 3 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White – 4″ x 2″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 5/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Let it Snow Specialty DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Autumn Wishes Card

Happy September! I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing Labor Day Weekend. Today’s card welcomes the Fall season with warm wishes. It is made with the new Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set that is in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog and will be available on Sept 4! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The inspiration for the layout of the card is CAS(E) this Sketch #337. It’s a great layout for using different DSPs in combination with stamped images. Check it out!

For today’s card, I wanted to show off some of the pretty fall designs in the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper that is in the new 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. So I started by cutting the polka dot paper and mounting it on an Early Espresso mat. I Added the Pretty Peacock feather strip and set it aside to work on the die cuts.

For the large maple leaf, I sponged a Whisper White panel with Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz and Sahara Sand inks so that the leaf would have a mottled look like it was starting to turn color. I then stamped the large leaf image from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso and cut it out with the coordinating Gathered Leaves die. Then I took a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and lightly misted it and cut it out with the large three lobed maple leaf leaf die. I did the same to a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock and cut it with the small 5 lobed maple leaf die. The solid dies in the Gathered Leaves dies makes a two toned die cut when the paper is wet. It’s pretty neat isn’t it!

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gathered Together stamp set in Pretty Peacock. I stamped the wheat sheaf in Early Espresso after stamping off twice. I cut it out with one of the circle dies from the Layering Circles dies and backed it with Pretty Peacock cut in one of the scalloped circles from the Layering Circles dies. I added two small Pretty Peacock faceted gems to the label. I arranged the leaves on the DSP background panel and attached them with glue dots and added the label with dimensionals. I finished it off with a bow made with the braided linen trim. I adhered the panel to the front of a Sahara Sand card base with dimensionals.

I adhered a strip of the polka dot paper from the Come to Gather DSP to the left side of a Whisper White panel and stamped the wheat from the Stampin’ Up! Gathered Together stamp set in Early Espresso in the center of the panel after stamping off twice. I adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and attached it to the inside of the card.

Are you ready for Fall? School has started for the children in my neighborhood and some of the leaves on the trees have started turning. So it’s here whether I’m ready or not. The Gathered Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves dies will be available as a bundle in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog for a 10% discount. And it will be available on September 4th – just two days away! Yay!! I hope you liked today’s card. Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Akiko


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If 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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Early Espresso – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Come to Gather DSP (polka dot) – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Come to Gather DSP (feathers) – 2″ x 3 5/8″
  • Cajun Craze – 2″ x 2″
  • Pretty Peacock – 2″ x 2″, 1 3/4″ x 2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have a card that has a sneak peek of a stamp set and punch that will be coming out in the new Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. The stamp set is Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set and it comes in a bundle with the coordinating Pine Tree punch at 10% off. You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired by the sketch in The Paper Players PP456 Challenge and it worked well for showcasing the different designs in the Stampin’ UP! Wrapped in Plaid 6×6 Designer Series Paper pack.

In the Wrapped in Plaid DSP pack, there is a Christmas tree patterned paper that fits perfectly in the Pine Tree punch. So I started by punching one of these tree and punching two more trees in whisper White cardstock to give it thickness. I adhered the trees together and decorated it with Cherry Cobbler gems and a gold star sequin topped with a foil star. I selected two more of the Wrapped in Plaid papers and punched a tree from each. I cut a panel of Sparkle Glimmer paper using the large circle in the Stitched Shapes dies and adhered the trees to the circle with glue dots.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set on a panel of the striped DSP in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I then adhered it to a Whisper White mat.

The background panel is double matted with the Cherry Cobbler Christmas trees DSP background, a Shaded Spruce mat and a Whisper White mat. It is mounted on a Cherry Cobbler card base with snail. I added the striped panel with snail and finally the circle with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped the tree in in the lower right corner with Shaded Spruce ink after stamping off once. Doesn’t it look just like the tree in the DSP? I added a strip of the striped DSP and matted it with Shaded Spruce and Whisper White before adding it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set and Pine Tree punch are perfect for creating Christmas Tree cards. And the beautiful designs with the gold foil touches in the Wrapped in Plaid 6×6 specialty designer series paper coordinates beautifully with the bundle. These are just a few of the wonderful products that will be available in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog on September 4. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Is Back – Starting Sept 4!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


We only have a few more days in Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 16 – 30 Host Code: KHSFPFPZ

August 31 – September 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If 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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Whisper White -(2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Shaded Spruce – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (Cherry Cobbler tree background), 2″ x 3″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (striped paper), (2) 2″ x 3″ (plaid trees)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Thank You Card

Good Morning! For today, I made a feminine thank you card using the beautiful flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp set. I paired it with the linen paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper for a natural and rustic look. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I wanted to use both So Saffron and Calypso Coral on the large double roses, so I mounted the stamp on my Stamparatus. I first inked it with So Saffron ink and stamped it on Very Vanilla. Then I used sponge daubers to add Calypso Coral ink to the stamp and stamped again in the same place. I did this a couple of times until I got the depth of color I wanted in the places I wanted. The Stamparatus made this quite easy.

I then stamped the large hydrangea in Seaside Spray and the small rose in Calypso Coral. I stamped the rose centers in Calypso Coral after stamping off once. I lightly sponged all the flowers in the same inks. I then cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered a piece of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace to the bottom.

I stamped the thank you sentiment from the Free as a Bird stamp set in Seaside Spray on a scrap of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the small stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes dies. I cut a backing from a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock with the small scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals dies. I adhered a piece of Braided Linen Trim across the bottom and attached the labels and a bow. I finished it off with three small Seaside Spray Faceted Dots.

I stamped the hydrangea stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set on a strip of Very Vanilla to cover it. I then ran it through the Scripty Embossing Folder and sponged it with Seaside Spray to highlight the embossing. I adhered it to a panel of Pressed Petals DSP and then to a Night of Navy card base with liquid glue. I attached the floral panel with Dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the large double rose image from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set in So Saffron ink on Very Vanilla cardstock after stamping off. I stamped the flower centers in Calypso Coral after stamping off twice. I lightly sponged the flower in So Saffron to fill it in and adhered it to a panel of Pressed Petals DSP and then to the inside of the card.

I hope you like today’s card. The flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set remind me of Victorian cabbage roses in vintage fabrics and porcelain. Maybe it’s a little fussy for today’s tastes – what do you think? Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Is Back – Starting Sept 4!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here are the Details:

  • Sale Dates:  September 4–30
    • Order Deadline:  September 30, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online ordering system, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if a you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Packs that are included in the Sale:

ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
149100166PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149443166SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149481167COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149484165MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149488165GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149489165FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149497165WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149589166DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149592166BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149500167PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$14.50

Get ready for this great sale starting September 4!


We only have a few more days left in Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 16 – 31 Host Code: KHSFPFPZ

September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If 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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base, 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ scrap for label
  • Very Vanilla – (2) 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ panels, 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ scrap for label, 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ strip
  • Pressed Petals DSP – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″ panels

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: