Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle Card

Good Saturday Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle photopolymer stamp set is a wonderful set with gorgeous sea turtle images. It is a reversible stamp set so you can stamp using both sides of the stamp. I only used the detailed side of the large sea turtle and paired it with the wonderful By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper. 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 By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I love the swirling gold foil fish!

I stamped the large turtle from the Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on Soft Sea Foam and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I wanted to give it a little more definition, so I followed the example of my Inkin’ Krew Teammate Carol Buckalew and added some shading with watercolor pencils (you can find her Sea Turtle card here). I used the Old Olive pencil to color the entire turtle, coloring it heavier around the edges. I used the Early Espresso pencil to color the eyes and all the outside edges of the stamped Mint Macaron sections. Then I used the Blender Pen to smooth the colors. The slight shading is an extra step, but it really brings the turtle to life!

I stamped the sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on Basic White and cut it out with the large Stylish Shapes dies. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue, adding some sea glass embellishments to the bottom of the label. I adhered the sea turtle to the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the seaweed from the Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink (first and second generation stamping) in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set is a pretty set and goes well with other beach themed stamp sets. Check it out!


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3-1/2″ x 4″ (turtle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)
  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Here’s a card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight bundle and the pretty Country Floral Lane designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge in the Blog Hop and here is the color palette we are using this week:

I adhered a panel of Country Floral Lane designer series paper to a Basic White mat. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the third largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies.

I cut the Mossy Meadow panel with the large leaf vine die from the Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight dies. I cut a Sweet Sorbet panel with the 4-flower die and cut a stem and two small leaf pairs from Mint Macaron. I adhered the flowers and leaves to the stem with glue dots and adhered them to the vine with glue dots. I cut two of the Queen Anne’s Lace type flowers from Mint Macaron, trimmed the stems and tucked them in the vine adhering them with glue dots. I cut three daisy like flowers from Petal Pink and adhered Crushed Curry flower centers to them before adhering them with glue dots.

I made a bow with Balmy Blue and White ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the label with In Color Opal rounds and adhered the panel to the front of a Balmy Blue card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the large bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I colored the flowers with Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Country Floral Lane DSP before adhering it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight bundle has beautiful die cut and stamped wild flowers on a smaller scale. The die cut flowers have beautiful debossed details and the stamped flowers have coordinating dies so you have the option of cutting them out. And the sentiments are beautiful too!

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

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


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 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
  • 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:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (large leaf vine die cut)
  • Mint Macaron – 3″ x 3″ (leaf and flower die cuts)
  • Petal Pink- 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Sweet Sorbet – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Crushed Curry – 1″ x 2″ (flower centers)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat and inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut circle)
  • Country Floral Lane 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! Two-Tone Flora for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the January Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Love” and I used the cute Stampin’ Up! Two-Tone Flora bundle to make a CAS (Clean and Simple) Valentine! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the large rose from the Stampin’ Up! Two-Tone Flora photopolymer stamp set in Polished Pink ink on Basic White. I stamped the detailed stamp first in full strength ink and then stamped the background stamp in stamped off ink. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I stamped the double leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Two-Tone Flora stamp set twice in Soft Succulent ink in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I laid the die cut rose on the panel and stamped the sentiment from the Country Bouquet stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink to the side.

I adhered the stamped panel to an Evening Evergreen mat with liquid glue and adhered the die cut rose to the layered panel with dimensionals.

I adhered the panel to the front of a Thick Basic White card base with dimensionals. I finished the card with a Soft Succulent bow and three In Color Opal gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Country Bouquet stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the open hearts next to the sentiment in Polished Pink ink and adhered the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

A simple pink rose from the pretty Stampin’ Up! Two-Tone Flora bundle to say I love you. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Terry Lynn Bright’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Ksenzakovic created.

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


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 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
  • 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″
  • Evening Evergreen – 3-3/4″ x” x 5″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut flower)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the cute Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls Sale-A-Bration stamp set? I finally pulled mine out and used it with the pretty Happy Forest Friends designer series paper for a natural look. The owls in this set are so sweet and cute that they go great with everything! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Paper Player’s Challenge PP622 is a Tag Challenge, so I’m entering today’s card in the challenge!

I adhered a panel of Happy Forest Friends designer series paper to an Old Olive mat and adhered it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. I stamped the cute flying owl from the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls photopolymer stamp set using Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. I colored the owl with Stampin’ Blends – dark and light Crumb Cake, light Daffodil Delight, light Balmy Blue and light Petal Pink. I fussy cut this owl with my paper snips. It’s not the easiest piece to cut out, so don’t examine it too close, just look at the big blue eyes and say ‘Awww’.

I used a blending brush to apply Balmy Blue ink to the center of a Basic White panel and cut it out with the second largest circle in the Stylish Shapes dies. I cut a panel of Old Olive with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle dies and adhered it to the back of the blue circle. I adhered the layered circles to the card front with liquid glue and popped the fussy cut owl on top with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Crumb Cake Panel and cut it out with the small angled Tailor Made Tags die. I cut the reinforcer from Old Olive and adhered it to the tag. I looped a short length of stitched burlap ribbon through the hole and tied it off with white baker’s twine, making a bow. I adhered it to the card with dimensionals and finished the card with pastel iridescent gems.

I kept the inside simple by trimming the bottom of a Basic White panel with Happy Forest Friends DSP and adhering the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal

The owls in the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls stamp set are so cute and sweet! This is one of the free Sale-A-Bration items you can get for free wit a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut tag)
  • Old Olive – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (DSP mat), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut scalloped circle and tag reinforcer)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), two 3″ x 3″ panels (owl and die cut circle),
  • Happy Forest Friends DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ strip (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy Birthday Card

Good Saturday Morning! Here’s a Birthday Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy photopolymer stamp set. This pretty stamp set is a special Sale-A-Bration item that you can get for free with a $100 order before shipping and taxes. It has a pretty outline flower and shaded inside stamps that you can use to color using the two step stamping technique as I did today.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 Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration designer series paper to a Gray Granite mat and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with liquid glue.

I stamped the large outline flower from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy photopolymer stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the detailed flowers in Blushing Bride ink – I found it was pretty easy to line up and I love the subtle shading! I stamped the bottom leaves in Pear Pizzazz along with the top buds. These were a little trickier to line up, but I think it’s still pretty. I used a Blender Pen to apply Pear Pizzazz ink to the stem and colored the flower center with my light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the little bee in Gray Granite and colored it with the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

I wrapped the panel twice with Gray Granite baker’s twine and made a bow before adhering the panel to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a small strip of Basic White. I adhered it to a Dainty Flowers DSP mat and then to a Gray Granite mat with liquid glue and adhered it to the card with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished the card front with gold adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the outline small flower from the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the solid flower in Blushing Bride and the leaf and bud in Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the little bee in Gray Granite and colored the bee and stamen with the light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Dainty Flowers DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I used the two step stamping technique to color the flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Happy Sale-A-Bration stamp set, but they would be beautiful using any coloring technique. The stamp set also has several pretty sentiments that are perfect for many occasions. This stamp set is only available while supplies last during Sale-A-Bration.


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gray Granite – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (flower mat), 3/4″ x 4″ (label mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-5/8″ x 4-3/8″ (flower panel), 1/2″ x 1-3/4″ (label)
  • Dainty Flowers DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 5/8″ x 1-7/8″ (label mat), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Taco Fiesta for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I’m sharing a fun card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Taco Fiesta stamp set. This cute new set from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog is available today! You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I adhered a panel of Happy Forest Friends designer series paper to a Basic Black mat and adhered it all to the front of a Granny Apple Green card base with liquid glue.

I stamped the cute food from the Stampin’ Up! Taco Fiesta stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. Before stamping, I laid out the stamps on a panel inside the rectangle die so I could figure how to arrange the food items in a tasty way. When I went to stamp the items, I first stamped the larger food items and there was a few larger white spaces, so I filled them in with additional chilis, so my tacos are a bit spicier! I colored the images with Stampin’ Blends – Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Real Red, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral and Petal Pink. I cut the panel with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to Basic Black and Real Red mats before adhering it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Taco Fiesta stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Crushed Curry card stock. I cut it out with the smallest long skinny Stitched Rectangle die using the two step method – partially cut one end and move the die before cutting the other end. I adhered the label to the card with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the chips, chilis and lime from the Stampin’ Up! Taco Fiesta stamp set in the corners of a Basic White panel. I colored them the same as the card front with Stampin’ Blends and trimmed the bottom wit a strip of DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Fancy Flora Suite is beautiful and I really love the Stampin’ Up! Two-Tone Flora bundle! The two-step stamping flowers are fun to make and easy to do and they come out beautiful! I love that they all have coordinating dies and the beautiful floral background die is really gorgeus!

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

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


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 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
  • 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:

  • Granny Apple Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (die cut mat)
  • Real Red – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut mat)
  • Crushed Curry – 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle)
  • Happy Forest Friends DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Welcome the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

The New January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Opens NOW!

You’ve seen the sneak peeks and early releases, so you know that this is an exciting catalog filled with lots of pretty and fun new items. The day is finally here to refresh your stamping stash and jump-start your creativity with wonderful new inspiration!

Here’s a summary of what you’ll find in the new catalog:

  • There are 8 brand new full product suites that coordinate stamp bundles, designer series paper and ribbons & embellishments that are listed on page 3. 
  • There are so many great new bundles in this catalog listed on pages 78-83.
  • There is also a cute new host exclusive stamp set AND a beautiful pack of host designer series paper listed on page 90.

Click on the picture below to download a PDF of the new Stampin’ Up! January-April Mini Catalog:

January – April 2023 Sale-A-Bration Starts Today!

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

Click on the picture below to download a PDF of the new brochure:

If you’re ready to start shopping now, click the Shop Now button to head over to my Online Store!

Shop now in my online store

If you haven’t received your copy of the new Stampin’ Up! January – April Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure yet, you can access online versions in the links above. If you are interested in becoming a new customer of mine, contact me and I’ll be happy to send you one, too.


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek of the pretty Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight bundle from the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog that will be available tomorrow. I also used Sale-A-Bration Dainty Flowers designer series paper that will also be available tomorrow when Sale-A-Bration starts! I made a Thank You card and you can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Dainty Flowers designer series paper with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front of an Orchid Oasis card base with liquid glue. I adhered a floral strip of Dainty Flowers DSP to a Mossy Meadow mat and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight cling stamp set using Orchid Oasis ink on an Orchid Oasis panel and cut it out with the large label die from the Fragrant Flowers dies (also available Jan 5). I adhered it to the card front with glue dots.

I used my Old Olive watercolor pencil to color an area of a Basic White panel and cut a pair of leaves and stem from the Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight dies. I colored another area with Gorgeous Grape and Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencils and cut it with the fluffy flower top die. I adhered the flower top and leaves to the stem with glue dots and adhered it to the label with glue dots. I finished the card front with 2022-2024 In Color dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped one of the small flower clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped another flower in Mossy Meadow next to the first and at the top corner. I colored the flowers with watercolor pencils – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Gorgeous Grape and Rick Razzleberry. I embossed a strip of Dainty Flowers DSP with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

It’s always fun to use a new coloring technique. I was happy to pull out my watercolor pencils for today’s card and I’m happy with the results. The subtle shading differences work well with the images in the DSP.

Here’s a picture of the pretty Dainty Delight bundle:

Here are the pretty papers in the Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration designer series paper pack:

All these pretty items will be available tomorrow when the new January – April Mini Catalog is open for orders and Sale-A-Bration begins!


Saying Thanks Kit – New Kits Collection Kit

A new kit is being added to the Kits Collection tomorrow – Saying Thanks! This kit will make 9 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Thank You cards – three each of three designs and comes with coordinating envelopes. This kit has printed die cut words, precut pieces, white baker’s twine, iridescent diamond sequins and adhesives. This is a no stamping kit, so it’s perfect for beginner card makers. Here are the kit contents:

This is another new goodie that will be available tomorrow. The item number is 162361 and the price is $13.


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (floral DSP mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 5″ (floral die cuts)
  • Dainty Flowers DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ (floral stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers Sneak Peek II

Happy New Year! Today I have another sneak peek of the pretty Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers bundle with the Favored Flowers Sale-A-Bration designer series paper. Today I have a simple masculine thank you card! The January – April 2023 Mini Catalog will be available later this week on Thursday January 5th and Sale-A-Bration will start on the same day, too! You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Favored Flowers designer series paper to an Evening Evergreen mat and adhered it to the front of an Old Olive card base with liquid glue.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on Old Olive card stock. I stamped it 4 times and there were still a few splotches (I think I need to re-ink my ink pad), so I used my Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write marker to dab some ink in a few of the lighter areas. I cut the sentiment out with the large label die in the bundle and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I finished the card with two bronze brushed metallic dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the geometric design from the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers stamp set using Evening Evergreen ink in the corner of a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal. I love how this little design picks up on so many of the designs in the Favored Flowers Sale-A-Bration DSP!

This is such a simple masculine card, and the bold sentiment and label die from the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers bundle are perfect!

Here is the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers bundle with the Favored Flowers designer series paper pack:

Both of these items will be available on January 5th when ordering begins for the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!


Three days left to pick up items from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Favored Floral DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers Sneak Peek

Good Morning! It’s less than a week until the new Stampin’ Up! January – April 2023 Mini Catalog is open for ordering! Yay!! On the same day, Sale-A-Bration 2023 will begin! Double Yay!! And today I have a sneak peek of the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers bundle from the upcoming catalog along with the Sale-A-Bration Favored Flowers designer series paper that coordinates with the bundle. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of Petal Pink geometric Favored Flowers designer series paper to an Evening Evergreen panel with liquid glue. I adhered a panel of floral DSP next to it and wrapped it with Basic Black baker’s twine, making a bow. I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Petal Pink panel. I stamped it 4 times, but since colored card stock is not as smooth as Basic White, I still had some splotchy spots. Since I wanted a smoother look, I used my Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write marker to dab more color on some of the lighter spots. I cut it out with the big label die from the bundle and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I finished the card with 3 Petal Pink Elegant gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the small flower from the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers stamp set using Petal Pink ink on a Basic White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love this bold sentiment and label die from the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers bundle, and it goes wonderfully with the bold floral and graphic designs in the Sale-A-Bration Favored Flowers designer series paper. The DSP pack is one of the items that you will be able to get for free with a purchase of $50 during Sale-A-Bration. Here are the pretty papers in the pack along with the Fragrant Flowers bundle:

Both of these items will be available on January 5, 2023 and I can’t wait!!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last – and many items have already sold out!!

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Note: Sadly the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls have sold out.


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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:

  • Petal Pink – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Favored Floral DSP – 3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (geometric stripe), 3-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front floral background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: