Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream Birthday Card with Gift Card Pocket

Good morning! Today I have a fun fold Birthday Card / Gift card holder made with the yummy Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream bundle. My card was inspired by a similar cupcake card on the Tatiana Creative Stamping Adventure blog – I fell in love with this idea the minute I saw it on Pinterest. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The idea is that when you open up the card, instead of a triple scoop ice cream cone, you see a cone with 10 scoops! And there is a little section on the right side for a gift card. I started with a top folding Z-fold So Saffron card base and covered the top with the sprinkles Ice Cream Corner designer series paper. I used the smaller striped paper for the middle section and covered the top of the large section with the 2-3/4″ sprinkles paper and aligned it just below the fold. I used Tear & Tape adhesive to adhere the bottom to the large section, putting a strip behind the right edge, another strip 2-3/4″ from the right edge and a final strip along the bottom. Leave the top of this section open so you have a pocket to slide the gift card in. I used Stampin’ Seal for the rest behind the left side. I removed the Tear & Tape covers and adhered it to the bottom of the large panel.

I punched 7 ice cream scoops from the Ice Cream Corner DSP with the Ice Cream Cone Builder punch. I used my Water Painter to make 2″ splotches of Soft Suede ink to Basic White card stock. I wanted to use a thinner paper than watercolor paper, and since it was a small area, it worked ok. I added some spatter marks with my water brush and punched it out when dry. All for chocolate ice cream! And then I did the same thing with So Saffron to get some vanilla ice cream for my last scoop. I used the Ice Cream Corner DSP to cut out the cone.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ice Cream Corner photopolymer stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I stamped the other sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I cut the Bermuda Bay scalloped accent with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered both labels and the scalloped accent to the left side of the large panel, aligning the top of the scalloped accent to the top of the gift card pocket.

With the label in place, I could start building my ice cream cone. I adhere the cone and first scoop and lined up the rest of the scoops so I can figure out which scoops will land on the folds. I adhered the first scoop on the top section so that it covers the scoop on the cone when the card is closed. The scoop will hang over the fold, so be careful to only apply the adhesive to the top part. I adhered the rest of the scoops on the top section. I folded the scoop that will be on the center fold and checked the alignment. I adhered the rest of the scoops on the large bottom section, finishing with the scoop on the fold. I adhered the bottom of the fold scoop. I adhered the last scoops to the middle section, trimming the top of the last scoop even with the fold. It will be covered by the bottom scoop in the top section when the card is opened.

I adhered the message panel to the Bermuda Bay mat and adhered it to the middle section. I cut the So Saffron panel with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered the Ice Cream Cone panel to the middle. I adhered the panel to the top section with Tear & Tape, centering it with the Bermuda Bay scalloped panel below. I finished the ice cream cone by adhering sprinkles with glue dots.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Ice Cream bundle is great for children’s cards or for anyone who is young at heart. And with the weather warming up, it’s perfect for any occasion these days.


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

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

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

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

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is So Cool!

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit is a little taste of summer fun, with enough supplies to make 12 colorful, shaped cards with coordinating envelopes. Six card bases are popsicle shaped, the other six are semicircles: three watermelons and three rainbows. All of the cards are splashed with cheerful, vivid watercolor images. The kit also includes two full-size, matching sticker sheets, die-cut accents, fun embellishments, and more. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

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


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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut)
  • Bermuda Bay – 2-1/8″ x 2-3/8″ (message area mat), 1-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ (label mat), 3/8″ x 2″ (message mat), 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″(scalloped panel)
  • Basic White – 2″ x 2-1/4″ (message area), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 1/4″ x 1-7/8″
  • Ice Cream Corner DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (top panel), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (inside back panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (inside pocket panel), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (striped panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-7/8″ (ice cream cone panel), cone punch, 10 ice cream punches

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Thinking of You Card

Good morning! Today’s card is made with the pretty sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts cling stamp set and the True Love designer series paper. I used the retiring Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers in the DSP and paired it with a Purple Posy Card base for a floral black and lavender card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I colored a floral panel of the True Love designer series paper with Stampin’ Blends – Dark Purple Posy and Mango Melody for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I colored a strip of the same paper for the inside at the same time. I adhered the larger panel to the top of a Basic Black mat and adhered a panel of the striped DSP to the bottom (there’s a slight overlap).

I stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Purple Posy and cut it out with the pretty Story Label punch. I used the Story Label punch again to cut two more punches from Basic Black. I cut one in half and adhered it to the back of the other one with 1/4″ space between them to make a longer mat. I adhered the stamped Purple Posy Punch on top to create the layered label.

I adhered the label to the DSP panel with dimensionals and wrapped a length of glittered black organdy ribbon around the seam and tied a knot. I adhered the panel to the front of a Purple Posy card base with dimensionals and finished the card front with three clear epoxy drops.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flower from the Forever and Always photopolymer stamp set in stamped-off Highland Heather ink over the sentiment and trimmed the bottom with the colored DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set has beautiful sentiments in an elegant mixed font and it goes well with many other stamp sets and designer series papers. The florals in the True Love designer series paper pack are perfect for coloring, so are really versatile for matching any color palette that you may to use such as the retiring Purple Posy!


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

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

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

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

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), two 3-1/2″ x 2″ (label mats)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel),
  • True Love DSP – 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel (floral top panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (striped bottom panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath Easter Card

Happy Easter! Today’s Easter card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath bundle. This pretty bundle has two different die cut wreaths and a stamped wreath and comes with lots of different elements to decorate a wreath for any season. 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 Natural Touch specialty paper to a Basic White panel. This beautiful wood grain paper has a light matte sheen and subtle texture that is really pretty! I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Pear Pizzazz card base with dimensionals. I cut the sprig wreath from the Wreath Builder dies from Pear Pizzazz and the leaf wreath from Garden Green and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the Easter eggs from the Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I cut out the bow pieces from Basic White using the Wreath Builder dies and adhered them together and to the bottom of the wreath. I stamped the board on Basic White using twice stamped off Sahara Sand ink to give a light look and stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray. I cut the board out with paper snips.

I tied a knot in a length of white twine and adhered the ends to the back of the board with glue dots. I adhered the board to the top center of the wreath with dimensionals and secured the knot with a glue dot. I adhered the eggs around the wreath with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Springtime Joy stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Natural Touch specialty paper and adhered three eggs from the Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath bundle to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I hope that you have a wonderful Easter with family and friends.


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

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

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

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

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 4″ (sprig wreath die cut)
  • Garden Green – 4″ x 4″ (leaf wreath die cut)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), five 1″ x 3″ strips (die cut eggs)2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut bow and sign)
  • Natural Touch specialty paper – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Hello Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a leafy, monochromatic hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle with the Forever Greenery designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Just Jade panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Just Jade Card Base. I cut a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper with the middle sized scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and adhered it to the white side of one of the laser cut gold foil panels from the Forever Gold specialty foil with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the panel to the front of the card with more Stampin’ Seal behind the DSP and liquid glue around the edge of the laser cut paper.

I stamped the leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Just Jade ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Forever Flourishing dies. I used a blending brush to apply Just Jade ink to both sides of the Vellum panel and cut it with one of the Forever Flourishing dies. I adhered the Vellum leaf and stamped leaf to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Just Jade ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I folded a length of Just Jade ribbon and adhered it to the card front and adhered white baker’s twine bow on top. I adhered these to the card front and popped the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three enamel dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Just Jade ink on the side of a Basic White panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Forever Greenery DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Both the pretty Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Flourishing dies will be returning in the new catalog, but they will no longer be bundled with the 10% discount. The gorgeous Forever Greenery designer series paper and Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper are on the retiring list, so be sure to get them before they’re gone!


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

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

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

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

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Butterfly Brilliance is Available Now!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou designer series paper is no longer available.

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel),1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut leaves), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/” (die cut panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! High Tide for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! High Tide photopolymer stamp set to make a pretty lighthouse seaside scene for today’s Hop. This pretty stamp set is on the retiring list, but it’s a classic – mine is in the old green packaging! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week and pretty sketch we are using:

I embossed a Pretty Peacock panel with the Seabed 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pretty Peacock card base. I cut out a panel of the Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I adhered the DSP panel to the the card front on an angle.

I stamped the lighthouse from the Stampin’ Up! High Tide photopolymer stamp set in Smoky Slate and Real Red ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the Smoky Slate stamp on a large Post it note and cut it out for a lighthouse mask. I stamped the sand in Crumb Cake ink under the lighthouse, and re-inked it and stamped it again to extend the sand across the bottom of the panel. I covered the lighthouse with the mask and stamped the water in Bermuda Bay ink on both sides of the lighthouse. I masked off a horizon line above the water and the sand. Using my blending brushes, I applied Pool Party ink over the water. I gradually blended in Pacific Point ink over the Pool Party ink and finished with Night of Navy on a sponge dauber at the horizon.

I used a blending brush to apply Crumb Cake ink on the bottom of the panel over the sand. I stamped the grasses from the Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set in Garden Green ink around the base of the lighthouse. I used my blending brush again to apply Balmy Blue and Pacific Point inks to the sky and stamped the birds in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut the panel out with the third largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat and then to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock on a Bermuda Bay panel and cut it out with the second smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. I adhered a couple of loops of Misty Moonlight twine to the card front and popped the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the card with a Misty Moonlight enamel dot on the label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the lighthouse from the Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set in Smoky Slate and Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sand in Crumb Cake. I inked up the water with Bermuda Bay and used a sponge dauber to lighten the ink on the right side. I masked the light house and stamped the water. I used the blending brushes and sponge dauber to color the water just like the card front, fading the color toward the center of the panel. I stamped the grasses in Garden Green and the birds in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Though it’s time to say good bye to the Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set, it will remain one of the all time favorites. The stamps are so well designed that you can create so many different seaside scenes. And it looks great with so many different coloring techniques that are fun to play with. So get yours before it’s gone!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June 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 visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Bermuda Bay – two 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ panels (front mats), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (stamped panel)
  • Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Birthday Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a nautical theme masculine Birthday Card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set, the coordinating Smooth Sailing dies and the World of Good specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card design is based on the Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP534. Here’s the pretty sketch:

Since the card sketch calls for any shape, I decided to use the lighthouse for a fun twist!

I used my blending brush to add Crumb Cake ink around the edges of a panel of Crumb Cake World Of Good designer series paper and then embossed the panel with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I cut three Early Espresso ropes with the rope die from the Smooth Sailing dies and adhered them to the embossed panel and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat. I adhered the panel to the front of a Crumb Cake card base.

I stamped the lighthouse from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home cling stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Crumb cake panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts stamp set and trimmed it to a thin border. I used blending brushes with Crumb Cake ink to ink the Misty Moonlight compass panels from the World of Good DSP and adhered the panels to a Misty Moonlight mat. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I adhered the sentiment to the card front with glue dots and popped the lighthouse on with dimensionals. I cut out the rope knot from the Smooth Sailing dies from Early Espresso ink and adhered it to the ropes with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped another lighthouse from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp set in stamped off Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the compass in Crumb Cake ink in the upper corner and stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Happy Thoughts cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of World of Good DSP and adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The map themes from the World of Good specialty DSP compliment the nautical themes from the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home stamp set pretty nicely. The World of Good specialty DSP is on the retiring list and is currently available for a 40% discount and though I didn’t use them for today’s card, the brass foil accents on some of these papers are a nice way to add some bling to masculine cards. So be sure to check it out.


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

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

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

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

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!


Butterfly Brilliance is Available Now!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou designer series paper is no longer available.

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (lighthouse), 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Early Espresso – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut ropes), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut rope knot)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)
  • World of Good specialty DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), two 1-1/32″ x 3-3/4″ (Misty Moonlight compass strips), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a good weekend. Today I’m sharing the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This pretty bundle is so versatile and fun to play with. I based my card on a similar one in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, but made a flower with lots of dimension! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I adhered a panel of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base. I embossed a Seaside Spray panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and cut it with the second largest Stitched with Whimsey die. I adhered it to the front of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut the flowers from the Dandy Wishes Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes bundle from Bumblebee card stock and colored the stem with the Mossy Meadow Stampin Blend. I cut the lacy flower from vellum. I cut the dandelion leaves from Mossy Meadow and grass leaves from Garden Green. I adhered the Vellum to the card front with a glue dot in the center. I gently bent the petals up in the Bumblebee petal clusters and adhered them together with glue dots and finished the center with a little octagon colored with the Mango Melody Stampin Blend. I adhered the Bumblebee flower next to the Vellum flower so that the tips of the petal covered any visible glue dot. I adhered the grasses and leaves to the card front with glue dots, starting with the long grass, the leaves next and finishing with the short grass on top. I also trimmed the bottom of the stems so they’re even with the grass bottoms.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a strip of Basic White and trimmed the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensional and accented it with a short length of Bumblebee Gingham trim tied with a Linen Thread bow. I finished the card front with a little bumble die cut from the Dandy Garden 6″x 6″ DSP.

For the inside, I stamped the dandelion from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes stamp set in twice stamped off Mossy Meadow ink on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Dandy Garden DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes bundle is really great for making with Spring cards! I spent some time in my garden this week and found a few budding dandelions that I pulled and they reminded me of this pretty suite, so I knew I had to pull it out. I love the contrast of the modern, angular die cut flower with the fine line drawn images – so many ways to use this pretty bundle!


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

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

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

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

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


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Bumblebee – 2-1/2″ x 4″ (flower die cuts)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (grass die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (leaves die cuts)
  • Vellum – 2″ x 5″ (flower)
  • Seaside Spray – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″, die cut bee

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! March Pumpkin Kit – Here’s To You!

Good Morning! I got my Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin kit and made one of each of the cards. This was a really cool kit with beautiful outdoor scenes mixed with fun modern elements. The theme is Here’s To You! and it comes with a bonus of 4 stencils with a sponge. And I love the wildflowers!!😊

The kit makes 8 cards with 2 different designs and it comes with Kraft envelopes with liners!

The pretty wildflower field and cloud filled sky is one of the pretty printed panels. I stamped the birds, wrapped it with twine and added the label before popping it on the Pretty Peacock card base.

This card is really neat with the horizontal elements. I love the die cut trees!

This is one I made with one of the FREE stencils and stamps that came with the set. I added clouds from the Mountain Air stamp set in Seaside Spray and a Pretty Peacock panel embossed in the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. I used a Seaside Spray card base. I think it goes nice with the wildflower envelope liner.

Here is the pretty photopolymer stamp set that is included in the kit.

And there’a also a refill kit in the Online store. Here’s what it contains:

And here’s the bonus stencils that are included in the kit:

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the great cards. At the end they even show how to use the stencils!

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 April kit.

The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is So Cool!

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit is a little taste of summer fun, with enough supplies to make 12 colorful, shaped cards with coordinating envelopes. Six card bases are popsicle shaped, the other six are semicircles: three watermelons and three rainbows. All of the cards are splashed with cheerful, vivid watercolor images. The kit also includes two full-size, matching sticker sheets, die-cut accents, fun embellishments, and more. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. 
  • Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

THERE’S MORE TO LOVE IN THE COORDINATING ICE CREAM CORNER SUITE

Keep the creative fun going by pairing the So Cool Kit with the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (154567) featured in our 2021 January–June Mini Catalog. It’s a great way to use the kit’s stamps, ink, stickers, and more to further indulge your craving for summer fun. Plus, the paper is part of the matching Ice Cream Corner Suite, so there’s virtually no end to the possibilities!

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


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

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

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

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

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out


Join me for a Facebook Live at 1:00 PM ET Today

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page at 1:00 ET this afternoon. Stop by my Facebook Page to see my card made with the Garden Wishes bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


March Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the January-June 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! Welcoming Window Card

Good Friday morning! The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle is a cute window stamp and dies bundle that lets you make window themed cards with both stamped and die cut window elements. With these elements, you can make cards featuring an outside window view or an inside window view that shows an outdoor scene. My card shows an outside window view on a stone house that I made with the Stacked Stone background stamp and Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Stacked Stone background stamp on Sahara Sand card stock using Sahara Sand ink and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I used the Window Flower Box dies that come in the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle to cut the window and shutters from Basic White and the sill and shutter hinges from Soft Suede. I adhered the hinges to the shutters with dots of liquid glue.

I used glue dots to adhere a square vellum lace panel behind the window and trimmed the excess with my paper snips. I brushed Sahara Sand ink on a Basic White panel with my blending brush and adhered it behind the window die cut with more glue dots. I trimmed the top corners with my paper snips. Then I popped the window on the panel with dimensionals and adhered the shutters nest to the window with dimensionals and the sill under the window with dimensionals. I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window photopolymer stamp set in Terracotta tile and the leaves in Garden Green on Basic White. I cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the medium pot in Pacific Point and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered it to the panel and adhered the pot next to it. I popped the flowers on the pot with dimensionals and added a Linen bow to the pot and Terracotta Tile butterfly gem to the label. I popped the finished panel on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base wit dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the window from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in stamped off Sahara Sand ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the shutter next to it in stamped off Misty Moonlight and stamped the flower and leaves under with stamped off Terracotta Tile and Garden Green. I subtly stamped a few bricks in stamped off Sahara Sand and trimmed the bottom in a Sahara Sand strip that was stamped with the Stacked Stone background stamp like the front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I used both the die cut and stamped window elements from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle for today’s card and I love both of the looks. Wouldn’t this make the perfect card to accompany a housewarming gift for a new neighbor?

Note that Terracotta Tile is one of the 2019-2021 In Colors and will be retiring in May, so all the Terracotta Tile papers, inks ribbons and embellishments are on the retiring list with the other 2019-2021 In Color products. In addition, the wood mount Stacked Stone background stamp and the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder are also on the retiring list (luckily the cling mount Stacked Stone background stamp will be returning).


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

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

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

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

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 4-1/4″ (sill and shutter hinges die cuts)
  • Sahara Sand – 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 3″ x 6-1/2″ (window, shutters, plant, pot and label die cuts), 1-3/8″ x 2-1/4″ (window backing)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle to make a smile card for today’s Hop. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and our theme is:

Seeing new birds flying in the backyard always makes me feel excited for Spring, and it’s always exciting to see a nest with eggs! So I started by embossing a Pool Party panel with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhering it to the front of a Pool Party card base. I cut a Basic White panel with the second largest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and lightly brushed it with Pool Party ink using my Blending Brush.

I stamped the bird from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and stamped the wing in Misty Moonlight on top. I colored the breast with the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend and used the color Lifter to blend the edge. I cut the bird out with the coordinating die. I stamped the eggs in Balmy Blue on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I stamped the nest in Sahara Sand ink on Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I cut the branch from Soft Suede card stock and cut the leaves from Old Olive. I placed the die on the Old Olive card stock to cut the leaves, avoiding the branches as much as possible and had to run it through the die cutting machine a couple of times to get all the leaves. Then I fussy cut the leaves to clean them up and adhered them to the branches. I cut the flowers from the Always dies and adhered them to the branch. I added a champagne rhinestone to each flower center.

I adhered the eggs and nest to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue. Then popped the bird on the edge of the nest with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the card front with liquid glue and adhered the branch on top with tiny dots of liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You cling stamp set on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I folded a length of Pool Party ribbon and adhered it to the card and popped the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the label with another champagne rhinestone.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the branches from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches stamp set in stamped off Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in stamped off Old Olive and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches stamp bundle is so cute and so versatile! I hope this card reminds you of Spring and makes you smile!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June 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 visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Sahara Sand – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (nest)
  • Blushing Bride – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (flowers)
  • Soft Suede – 2-1/4″ x 5″ (branch)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (bird, eggs, label die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: