Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a cute, colorful birthday card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies bundle from the new Stampin’ Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. The Bonanza Buddies photopolymer stamp set has the cutest little critters and the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper has fun colors with pretty party designs. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post with the sizes of cardstock used.

The lay out for my card is based on the sketch in CAS(E) this Sketch #354:

I adhered a panel of the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper to a Bermuda Bay card base. I added another strip of the DSP (the one with the balloons) along the side. Then I used the tag die from the Bonanza dies, that is part of the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies bundle, to cut tags from the speckled light Bermuda Bay and birthday candles paper in the Birthday Bonanza DSP pack. I offset the tags and adhered them together with multipurpose liquid glue added some Crushed Curry seam binding ribbon to the top tied with the metallic Bermuda Bay twine. This twine is from the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins pack that is FREE as part of Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.

I adhered the tags to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped and die cut the lion from the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies bundle next. The lion is made with 3 stamps – one with the body and head, one with the mane and tail tip and one with the face. I stamped the body and head in Daffodil Delight, the mane and tail in Mango Melody and the face with Memento Tuxedo Black, all on whisper white card stock. Then there are two dies – one with the head and body and one with the mane and tail. So I cut them out using the dies – giving me four die cuts. I adhered the face to the mane and the tail tip to the tail. Then I adhered the body to the tag with multipurpose liquid glue and the face and mane on top with dimensionals. Then I stamped the hat in Poppy Parade ink and the Pompom in Bermuda Bay ink on a scrap of Whisper White and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I die cut the hat a little crooked so I used my paper snips to straighten it out and adhered it to the lion’s head with multipurpose liquid glue.

I die cut two of the pennant banners from the Birthday Bonanza DSP and adhered them to the bottom, using multipurpose liquid glue over the tags, and dimensionals over the background. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Bermuda Bay card stock. I trimmed the ends and adhered it to the card with multipurpose liquid glue and a piece of a dimensional.

I decorated the inside by stamping the balloons in Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies stamp set and added a strip of the Birthday Bonanza DSP to the bottom before adhering to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies bundle has so many stamps and is so versatile for creating birthday or party themed cards. The little critters are so cute and the dies are so versatile with a tag die and party banners. And coupled with the pretty Birthday Bonanza designer series paper, you have perfect compliments to make cheerful, fun projects for kids of all ages!


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (lion die cuts) , 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (little critters and presents background), 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (balloons), (2) 2 1/4″ x 4″ (light Bermuda Bay confetti and candles for tags), (2)1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (Grapefruit Grove stars and Daffodil Delight confetti for pennant banners), 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today it is time for the January Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop and the theme is “Love”. I made a note card with the awesome Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set with a little treat holder made with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box dies. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I am featuring the new Best Dressed designer series paper for today’s project because hearts and flowers with presents say LOVE:

I cut a panel of the Best Dressed designer series paper and adhered it to the front of a Whisper White Note Card. I took a panel of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink. I stamped the two thickest images of the rose in Highland Heather ink. I stamped off the thick one and then stamped the thinner one on top full strength.

I stamped several of the round flowers in Daffodil Delight. I inked up the single flower that was off to the side and again stamped the thicker image after stamping off once and the highlight stamp full strength. I stamped the single leaf the same way using Mint Macaron – stamping off once for the background and full strength for the highlight. These two-step stamping sets make a nice design when used this way and the photopolymer makes it easy to see and control your design. For the red flowers, I used my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write marker to hand draw small wispy flowers to echo the flowers in the background paper.

After I finished stamping the panel, I adhered it to a Purple Posy mat with multipurpose liquid glue and then popped it on the front of the note card with dimensionals. I finished off the front with a Purple Posy faceted dot and a Blackberry Bliss twine bow. I decorated the envelope by stamping the flower and some leaves in Highland Heather and Mint Macaron, just like the card front.

I used the same sheet of Best Dressed designer series paper to make a Mini Curvy Keepsake box. I used the heart tag die cut to cut a heart from the DSP and from Blackberry Bliss card stock. I decorated the hearts with the small stitched heart from the Stitched Labels dies – I was pleased that these hearts go together perfectly. I tied the hearts to the box handle with Mossy Meadow Linen Thread.

I kept the inside simple, just adding some hearts made with the small heart die.

This set is designed for a quick little love note and chocolate treat – perfect for that someone special!

Thanks for visiting and on with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jaimie’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the beautiful projects that the team has created for our hop today and that they inspire you for celebrating Valentine’s Day and fill your heart with love.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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 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 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:

  • Best Dressed DSP – 6″ x 6″ (mini curvy keepsake box and die cuts), 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (background)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 2″ x 2″ (die cut)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 4″ (floral panel)
  • Purple Posey – 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 1″ (die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies designer series paper has a sheet that makes the most beautiful full page card front, and you can make the simplest beautiful card with it.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make this pretty card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

In the video, I made the card backwards, making the inside first and then the card front. I started by stamping the poppy and bud stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the flowers with the Poppy Parade Stampin Blends and the stems and leaves with the Old Olive Stampin Blends. I used the large spatter stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set to decorate the bottom of the panel with Blackberry Bliss and Poppy Parade inks after stamping off. I adhered it to an Old Olive mat and then to the inside of the Blackberry Bliss card base.

I trimmed the pretty panel of Stampin’ Up Peaceful Poppies DSP with an Old Olive mat. I tied a length of Blackberry Bliss twine around the panel and made a bow. I pre-made a label using the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and dies from the Painted Frames die set. I decorated the label with Peaceful Poppies sequins and an Old Olive die cut and popped it on the card front with dimensionals over the twine. I popped the panel on the card base with dimensionals and finished it off with more Peaceful Poppies sequins.

The Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies designer series paper is beautiful and with the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies bundles, the possibilities are endless. And this paper in the DSP pack is so artistic and pretty that it makes a statement on its own so that you can create a stunning card quick and easy.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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 frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Old Olive – (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats), 1/2″ x 3″ (label trim)
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/4″ (label)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Coordination Product Release is Coming

Good Morning! Stampin’ Up! has a special release coming on February 4 with a limited set of products that coordinate with items in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

Here are the products that are in the special release with some project inspiration:

Aren’t they cute? Click on the image below to open a PDF to see what items the new products coordinate with:

And here’s a video that Stampin’ Up created to show you all the products:

Here are the Customer details:

  • February 4–March 31, 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit. 
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators can begin purchasing these products now through a demonstrator order or they can be added to a Starter Kit for joining. Contact me if you have questions about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Stamp Honey Bee Thinking of You Card

Happy Friday! Today’s card is a Thinking of You card made with the pretty new Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee bundle. The Golden Honey specialty designer series paper that I used with it is available for FREE as a Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase. Yay for Sale-A-Bration!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I love the beehive stamp and die in the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp bundle, so I had to make it a focal point in my card. I stamped it in Daffodil Delight ink on a Thick Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the large bee and three of the small bees in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored the bee stripes with the dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend.

I cut a panel of the Golden Honey specialty designer series paper with the flowers and bees and a strip of the black background honeycomb paper and adhered them together with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered them to a Basic Black card base. I popped the beehive on the card front with dimensionals and arranged the bees around the hive. I used dimensionals to adhere the bees to the background and multipurpose liquid glue on the bee that is on the beehive.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set on a strip of basic black using Versamark ink. I sprinkled gold embossing powder on it and heat set. I trimmed the label and adhered it to the card. I added some gold metallic pearls to the label and colored some regular pearls with the Basic Black Dark Stampin Blend and added them around the beehive.

I stamped another small bee in Memento Tuxedo black in the corner of a Whisper White panel, I colored it’s stripes with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and added a strip of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee bundle is one of the new bundles in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It consists of the Honey Bee cling stamp set and the Detailed Bee dies and is available with a 10% discount. The Golden Honey specialty designer series paper is in the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is available for FREE with a $50 purchase. It has designs that coordinate with the Honey Bee stamps and the bee in today’s card background can be cut out with one of the dies in the set!


January 2020 Paper Pumpkin: I’ll Bee Yours

Speaking of Bees, Today is the last day to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin – I’ll Be Yours kit.

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin!

  • Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 3″ x 3″
  • Envelope size: 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

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.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll 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.
  • 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:

  • Basic Black – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base) 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 6″ (bees and beehive die cuts)
  • Golden Honey DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (background), 1″ x 4″ (honeycomb stripe), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: