Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a simple Masculine Birthday Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish photopolymer stamp set. I paired it with the In Good Taste designer series paper which I totally love because it has so many textures such as the concrete and elegant dark wood that I used on today’s card. And it’s on sale now for a 15% discount!! Yay!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used my Stamparatus to help stamp the sentiments on the panel of concrete In Good Taste designer series paper. I wanted an ombre gray look in my sentiments that I achieved with Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Tuxedo Memento Black inks. I lined up the Happy sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish stamp set in my Stamparatus so that I could move the plate up the hinges and the words would line up straight. I stamped the bottom Happy in Gray Granite twice and stamped off Memento Tuxedo Black, the middle in Smoky Slate twice and the top one is in stamped off Smoky Slate several times.

I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with black embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny and it gives me a dark, shiny raised sentiment to finish my ombre effect. I adhered the panel to a Basic Gray mat with liquid glue.

I adhered the dark woodgrain strip of In Good Taste DSP to a Basic Gray Mat so that the mat showed on one side. I adhered the strip to the concrete stamped panel and wrapped it twice with black twine, tying it in a knot to secure it. I added three large Bronze Brushed Metallic dots from the new Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog (available August 3) and popped the panel on the front of an Early Espresso card base.


For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the concrete In Good Taste DSP. I adhered the panel to a Basic Gray mat and then adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish stamp set is so versatile and can be used for so many different occasions. And large strong sentiments like the ones in this set are perfect for masculine cards!


Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

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


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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

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:

  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Gray – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats), 15/16″ x 5-1/8″ (front strip mat)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (inside panel)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″x 5-1/8″ (cement background), 7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (wood grain strip), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday afternoon during my weekly Facebook Live, I made a Christmas card with the cute Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place bundle. This is a really cute bundle that will be available on August 3, 2021 when the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog goes live. It’s a really cute photopolymer stamp set with Penguins that comes with the new Penguin Builder punch and it will come with a 10% discount when you purchase both as a bundle! And did I tell you that it’s really cute!! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

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

I adhered a panel of the Tidings of Christmas designer series paper to the front of a Cherry Cobbler card base with liquid glue. I adhered a length of silver mesh ribbon to the DSP with Stampin’ Seal. I cut a panel of the striped Cherry Cobbler Tidings of Christmas DSP with the large stitched octagon die from the Hippo and Friends dies and adhered it to the DSP over the mesh ribbon.

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

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

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

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


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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Here’s a sneak peek of the card I will be working on during my Facebook Live this afternoon at 1:00 ET. It uses the sweet Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place bundle from the upcoming July-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.

Isn’t it the most adorable penguin!! The bundle comes with a fun photopolymer stamp set and the cute Penguin Builder punch. The Black Glitter paper is back and is perfect for this little guy (it will also be great for Halloween!). And the new July – December Mini Catalog goes live in a couple of weeks on August 3, 2021. Have you gotten your copy of the new Mini Catalog yet? I’ve sent all my customers the catalog and I have a few extras. If you would like to become one of my customers, I’ll send you a catalog too. You can either place an order in my Online Store or contact me.

So be sure to join me on by Business Facebook Page at 1:00 ET to see more and make some glittery penguin Christmas cards!


Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

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


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

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


The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Hope Box!

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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


Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles Beautiful Day Card

Happy Friday! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles cling stamp set to make a note card wishing you a beautiful day. I paired it with scraps from the beautiful You’re A Peach designer series paper to make a striped background. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered strips of You’re A Peach designer series paper to a Basic White panel. I started at one end where the strip and backing panel lined up evenly and the strips overlapped the side edges and I adhered the strips one at a time, butting them snugly until the panel was covered. I trimmed the overlapping DSP with my trimmer so that my finished panel was 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ and I adhered it to an Old Olive mat.

I adhered a Pale Papaya panel to the front of a Thick Basic White card base with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a small Pale Papaya panel and cut it out with the Messages die.

I wrapped the striped DSP panel with Pale Papaya ribbon and tied a knot. I adhered the label to the panel on top of the ribbon with dimensionals and adhered the striped panel to the card front with more dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three sequins.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a Basic White panel. I cut out the flower trio from the Peach dies using Pale Papaya and adhered them to the leaves with liquid glue. I adhered Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral strips of You’re A Peach DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to a Pale Papaya mat and then to the inside of the card.

The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set are just beautiful! And this is a sweet one for a simple card with the pretty You’re A Peach DSP. The strip technique is a great way to use up the pretty scraps from larger projects that you can’t bear to throw away. And the results are always nice!


Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

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


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

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


The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Hope Box!

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front mat)
  • Pale Papaya – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front mat and inside mat), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label), 1″ x 1″ (inside die cut flowers)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (DSP strip base)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – various strips 1/4″ – 3/4″ wide and 4″ long

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made a little hello card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace photopolymer stamp set. I have loved seeing these pretty wild flowers along the roadside in summertime since I was a little girl. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and we are using the theme of “Outdoors” today – perfect for summer roadside flowers!

I used a blending brush to apply Balmy Blue ink to the top of a panel of Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper so it would look like a summer sky. I used my stamparatus and both plates to line up the stems and flower stamps for the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace on both the vellum and the DSP. I wanted to make sure I stamped the stem on the DSP so that the vellum would line up straight when I stamped the flowers on it. I stamped the stems on the DSP in Soft Suede ink and the flowers on the vellum in Versamark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder on the vellum, shook off the excess and heat set until it was shiny.

I stamped more of the stems from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set on the bottom of the DSP panel in Soft Suede ink and then embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I adhered the embossed panel to a Basic White mat and adhered the vellum to the panel with glue dots hidden behind the embossed flowers and label. I wrapped the panel twice with white bakers twine, tied a loopy bow and adhered the panel to the front of a Just Jade card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set in Garden Green ink on the Just Jade panel and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished the front with three rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the stems in twice stamped off Soft Suede ink and adhered an embossed strip of Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper to the bottom I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

There’s a lot Queen Anne’s Lace along the roadsides these days with the blue chicory flowers and they’re so pretty. Today’s card celebrates summer drives in the countryside with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!

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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

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:

  • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed flowers)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Celebrate Summer” and since I love flowers that bloom in the summer, I decided to use the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle for my card today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut out the large scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies from Basic White and the second largest from Fresh Freesia. I adhered a panel of Fresh Freesia gingham from the Pansy Petals designer series paper to the Fresh Freesia scalloped die cut with liquid and then adhered them both to the Basic White die cut. I popped them onto the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I stamped the outline hydrangea from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Basic Gray on a Basic White panel. I stamped the filler stem and leaves in Garden Green and the filler flower with Fresh Freesia. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die. I used the dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend to color the background to the flower, adding dimension and then I covered the flower with clear Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle. I adhered the flower to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Basic Gray on a Fresh Freesia panel. I cut it out with the little tag die and looped white crinkle ribbon through the loop and tied a bow. I trimmed the ends of the bow and popped the tag on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with 5 clear elegant gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little outline flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Basic Gray around the two corners. I used the filler stamp to add Fresh Freesia and then added some depth with the dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sweet sentiment in Basic Gray and trimmed the bottom with the gingham from Pansy Petals DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I’m so glad that the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle was carried over in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with the 10% savings. It’s such a pretty set and doesn’t the flower look great in Fresh Freesia? There are so many colors of hydrangea in bloom these days and and it makes the landscape so pretty!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koender’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Donna Leonard created.

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

  1. Tara Carpenter
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Terry Lynn Bright
  7. Jillian Good
  8. Donna Leonard
  9. Akiko Sudano <– You are here
  10. Amy Koenders


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 5″ (scalloped rectangle), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle), 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (hydrangea)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2-11/16″ x 3-15-16″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow Video Tutorial

Good Monday Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Yesterday was a Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow day as I shared some Quiet Meadow projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design team and made this pretty card during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I took one of the Design Team’s cards and stepped it up – and used some sneak peeks of products from the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog that will be available August 3, 2021. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

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

I adhered a panel of the pretty new Harvest Meadow designer series paper (available August 3, 2021) to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base. I cut the triple stem wild flower die from the Harvest dies (available August 3, 2021) from Soft Succulent and the flower die from the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle from Petal Pink. I colored a Basic White panel with the light Mossy Meadow and dark Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends and used it to cut the fern die from the Quiet Meadow bundle.

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

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

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

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


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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share a couple of pretty projects made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle. If you love the outdoors, you’ll appreciate the artistry of the Quiet Meadow bundle! These projects made by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team show how you can get two cards from one die cut with this sweet bundle.

Aren’t they pretty!! I love how the die cut from the first card is used on the second card. Stampin’ Up! also provided instructions on making these cards and you can Click Here to download the PDF or view the quick video Stampin’ Up! created (there is no sound in the video):


Here is a close up of the first card – I love how the pretty Petal Pink card base shows through the die cut panel and the spatter adds just enough texture to the butterflies!

And here’s the die cut panel! I love the contrast with the white floral silhouette and the Cinnamon Cider background.

Here are close ups of the stamps and dies. Click on the pictures to get the full descriptions and to shop in my Online Store.

Thanks for looking and I hope you consider the Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow bundle for your next stamp set. This elegant nature-inspired bundle features soft and subtle silhouettes and timeless, textured touches that add detailed and delicate artistry to paper projects for any occasion.


July – December 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares

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


Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET today. I will be using the Quiet Meadow bundle to make a variation of one of these cards! Look forward to seeing you then!


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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.

Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Hello Card

Good Morning! It’s been a short week, but it’s Happy Friday again – Yay! Today’s card is a simple hello card made with the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch photopolymer stamp set and the beautiful Pansy Petals designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the pretty sketch in the Fab Friday 217 Sketch Challenge for today’s card – It’s perfect for showing off pretty designer series papers! Here it is:

I embossed a panel of Fresh Freesia card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I adhered the Bumblebee and Calypso Coral strips of Pansy Petals DSP to the large floral Pansy Petals panel with liquid glue and adhered the layered panel to a Fresh Freesia mat. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Fresh Freesia strip. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card front with three flower flourishes adhered with glue dots.


For the inside of the card, I simply adhered strips of Pansy Petals DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered an embossed piece of Fresh Freesia on top so that it would mirror the card front design. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set has so many wonderful sentiments in addition to pretty pansies! I just love this little sentiment and it’s the perfect thought to go with the small, scattered flowers.


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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (DSP mat), 1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 1/2″ x 1″ (embossed inside trim)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel),
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (front floral), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″, 1/2″ x 4″ (Bumblebee floral front strip), 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (Bumblebee inside strip), 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (Calypso Coral dotted front strip), 3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (Calypso Coral dotted inside strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today, I made a little hello card with the cute Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle. This is the perfect set for the cook or someone who loves food and it has the cutest kitchen utensil dies. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week and here is the sketch we are using today:

I adhered a panel of Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color designer series paper to the front of a Pale Papaya card base. I stamped the row of flowers from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Pale Papaya along one end of the Linen specialty panel and used a Pale Papaya Stampin’ Write marker to draw a line just above it. I left the backing on the Linen paper and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. Doesn’t it look like a dish towel?

I adhered the wood In Good Taste designer series paper strip to the bottom of the tile paper and adhered them to a Gray Granite mat. I stamped the bowl from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ cling stamp set in Pool Party on a Basic White panel. I stamped the spoon in Sahara Sand, the measuring cups in Poppy Parade and the salt and pepper mills in Smoky Slate. I cut all these images out with their coordinating dies and adhered the bowl, spoon, salt and pepper mills to the DSP panel with liquid glue. I popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ stamp set in Gray Granite ink on the Basic White panel and cut it out with the small Taylor Made Tags die. I colored a length of white twine with the Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blend and tied it around the tag hole, making a bow. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the spoon in Sahara Sand and the bowl in Pool Party on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ Stamp set in Gray Granite and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Pale Papaya In Color DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! What’s Cookin’ bundle has the cutest images for kitchen equipment and cooking utensils and fabulous dies. So what’s cookin’ in your kitchen?

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

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gray Granite – 2-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (art panel mat)
  • Linen Specialty – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (dish towel)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4-1/2″ (kitchen die cuts and label)
  • 2021-2023 In Color DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (tile background), 1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (wood grain shelf)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: