Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I want to share a birthday card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle and the Peony Garden designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I colored a panel of the Peony Garden designer series paper with my Stampin’ Blends to create a background of yellow peonies. I colored the flowers with So Saffron and the leaves with Old Olive. I added touches of Light Calypso Coral to the centers. I colored a strip of the same paper to trim the bottom of the inside panel. I adhered the DSP panel to the front of a Gray Granite card base with Stampin’ Seal.

I cut a panel of Gray Granite card stock with a Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die and embossed it with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a small panel of Whisper White. I cut it out with a smaller scalloped rectangle die using the two step method so that it is shorter and I adhered it to the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I popped the layered embossed panel onto the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the large peony flower from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the flower with So Saffron, Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Peony Dies. I brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to add some glitter and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added a Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow and some Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off the card front.

I stamped three of the medium peonies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in So Saffron ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Basic Gray ink and trimmed the bottom with the colored strip of Peony Garden DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Coloring DSP with Stampin’ Blends gives a whole new look to the paper and gives you an opportunity to bring in a totally different color palette. Plus it’s relaxing fun – Why not give it a try?


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares – Sunday is the Last Day to Order!

The Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog are still available, but they’re filling up fast and the ordering deadline is on Sunday!! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Ordering deadline is August 2. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

We’re in the final days to to earn Bonus Days coupon codes! We’ll be able to start redeeming the coupon codes on Tuesday, August 4! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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

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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (embossed die cut panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut flower)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I had so much fun making today’s card – it’s so different and a bit busy. You can find the supplies I used and card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I was also inspired by a couple of challenges in the design of my card. First is the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge TSOT467 with this cute sketch:

The second challenge is the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC274 Product Challenge using paper scraps:

These fun challenges combined well with the color palette to create today’s fun card! I started by arranging my strips of Playing with Patterns scraps on a panel of striped Playing with Patterns DSP panel and adhering them with liquid glue. Then I adhered the layered DSP panel to a Coastal Cabana panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a small Purple Posy panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles die.

I cut out the bird from the Birds & More dies from a small Purple Posy panel and the branch from a Coastal Cabana Panel. I punched two daisy petals from Whisper White card stock using the Medium Daisy Punch. I curled the petals backwards and adhered them together with liquid glue. I wrapped a length of Night of Navy ribbon around the panel and tied a bow on the left side. I adhered the label and the branch to the DSP strips with liquid glue and popped the panel on the front of a Night of Navy card base with dimensionals.

I popped the little bird on the branch with dimensionals and the daisy flower with glue dots. I added some Crushed Curry resin dots to the flower center and the branch. I finished the card front with three Purple Posy Butterfly Gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the small butterfly and antenna in Coastal Cabana ink next to the sentiment. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with Playing with Patterns DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was a little concerned about the unique color palette, but this turned out to be a really cheerful and fun card.

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

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


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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 2020 January-June Mini 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 still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Coastal Cabana – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut branch)
  • Purple Posy – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (bird die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (punched flowers)
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 3-7/8″ x 4″ (front background), Various 3-7/8″ strips of scraps – I used a 3/8″, 1/2″ and two 3/4″ wide strips

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek of a beautiful new bundle from the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope Bundle and it comes with the Dove of Hope cling stamp set and the Detailed Dove Dies. This bundle will be available next week on Aug 4 – YAY!!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Peace on Earth sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a panel of the new Snowflake Splendor designer series paper and adhered the panel to the front of a Pacific Point card base.

I cut out the dove body and two wings from the Detailed Dove Dies from Thick Whisper White card stock and adhered the wings to the body with liquid glue. I cut the small branch from Shaded Spruce card stock and adhered it to the beak with a dot of liquid glue. I adhered the bird to the card front with dimensionals.

I finished off the card front with two small pearls on the branch.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped dove in Pool Party ink after stamping off, and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Snowflake Splendor DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

This was another simple Christmas card, but the dove die cut is so elegant and beautiful that it doesn’t need much.


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog are still available, but they’re filling up fast! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Ordering deadline is August 2. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

It’s the last week to earn coupon codes in the Bonus Days promotion. If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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

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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (branch die cut)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 5-1/4″ (dove die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Shaker Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a shaker card that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon using the new Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle. This bundle is the most versatile snowflake set and the best yet, consisting of the Snowflake Wishes photopolymer stamp set and So Many Snowflakes Dies. It has so many different snowflake stamps and beautiful dies that can be combined to make many different style snowflake cards. And it has a die for a snowflake frame that I turned into my shaker card. The Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle will be available when the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog premieres on Aug 4. You can find the supplies used to create this card 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 also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by cutting out the frame using the snowflake window die cut from the So Many Snowflakes Dies (available Aug 4) and a Thick Whisper White panel. I embossed the the die cut panel with the Winter Snow embossing folder (available Aug 4). I adhered the window sheet to cover the opening with Tear and Tape. I applied Adhesive Foam strips around the opening making sure the ends were tight so that no sequins would leak through. I applied additional foam strips around the outside of the frame so that it would not bend.

I adhered a panel of the Snowflake Splendor designer series paper to the front of a Pacific Point card base. I die cut six of the small snowflakes from the Christmas Layers Dies from Balmy Blue Glimmer paper (available Aug 4) and placed 5 of them in the center of the DSP panel. I added some snowflake sequins (available Aug 4) and some Whale of a Time sequins (making sure to remove all pink shells) to the center with the die cut snowflakes. I peeled the covering off the adhesive foam strips and adhered the panel to the card front, pressing to make sure the foam strips next to the window were secure.

I stamped the Christmas Cheer sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a small scrap of Thick Whisper White card stock and cut it out with a stitched die from the Ornate Labels dies. I folded a short length of Iridescent Ribbon (available Aug 4) and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I adhered the last Balmy Blue small snowflake die cut to the label with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered it to the card over the ribbon with more glue dots. I cut the small intricate snowflake from the So Many Snowflakes dies from Balmy Blue glimmer paper and the medium intricate snowflake from Pacific Point card stock. I adhered these together with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the snowflake to the card front with glue dots.

Inside the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes stamp set (available Aug 4) in Pacific Point ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the snowflake cluster in stamped off Pacific Point ink and trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Snowflake Splendor DSP before adhering it to the inside of the card.

This was the first time I made a shaker card and it was easier than I thought and they are so fun!! The pretty snowflake window die is perfect, and using the pretty Snowflake Splendor DSP (available Aug 4) makes it so easy! This bundle is a definite must have from the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog, available on Aug 4.


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I am pleased to announce that the Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog is open for orders! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini 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 still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2″ (med snowflake die cut)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed & die cut top panel), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Window Sheet – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer – 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut snowflakes)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I continue with my Christmas in July theme with a simple little Christmas note card made with the Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral Stamp set. This little photopolymer stamp set is in the Beginner Brochure and it has four floral stamps – one of them is a poinsettia! So I decided to use it for today’s Christmas card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered another strip of Poppy Parade on the left side of the panel and wrapped it with Just Jade In Color ribbon, securing it in the back.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Arrange a Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Poppy Parade in the lower right corner of a 3″ x 5″ Whisper White note card. I stamped the poinsettia from the Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small Whisper White panel. I colored it with Poppy Parade, Just Jade and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with a label die from the Tasteful Labels dies.

I added Wink of Stella on the poinsettia and berries and popped it on the DSP panel with dimensionals. I added a Just Jade bow just beneath the poinsettia. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I left the inside of the note card pretty simple – I adhered a panel of Whisper White to a panel of Poppy Parade and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Four Season Floral stamp set is the perfect stamp set for beginning stampers. When paired with the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper or the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack you have perfectly coordinated products that makes it easy to create beautiful cards. And also consider the Flowers for Every Season Cards and more pack that gives you a third option for coordination.


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I am pleased to announce that the Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog is open for orders! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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

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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Poppy Parade – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat), 3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (small stamped die cut)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 3″ x 4″ (front background)
  • Stampin’ Up! Whisper White note cards (item # 131527) used for card base

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: