Stampin’ Up! This Birthday Piggy Happy Place Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the Perfect Partners promotion? Well I picked up the cute Playful Piggies dies to go with the Stampin’ Up! This Birthday Piggy cling stamp set for today’s card. 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 Awash in Beauty designer series paper to a Pear Pizzazz mat and then popped it on a Calypso Coral card base with Dimensionals. I cut a Pear Pizzazz panel with the new grass die from the Stampin’ Up! This Birthday Piggy bundle (YES! you can get the new dies with the stamp set in a bundle for a 10% discount this month!) and adhered it to a Balmy Blue panel. I cut the cute frame from the Fabulous Frames dies from Old Olive and cut up some dimensionals to adhere the background to the frame to make the picture. Then I added some glue dots to the background and adhered the picture to the card front.

I stamped the sweet piggy from the Stampin’ Up! This Birthday Piggy stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and colored it with Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the picture with glue dots. I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral on Basic White and cut it out with the cute label die. I adhered it to the card with bits of dimensionals and glue dots.

I cut the flowers and leaves from Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green card stock using the Playful Piggy dies and the little bird from So Saffron. I adhered them to the card with glue dots and dimensionals. I adhered some iridescent gemstones to the flower centers and tucked an Old Olive bow under the frame to finish the card.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! This Birthday Piggy stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the corner of a Basic White panel and colored it with Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Awash in Beauty DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love this little piggy wallowing in the mud! This scene from the Stampin’ Up! This Birthday Piggy stamp set just reminded me of a wonderful lazy day with no responsibilities except having fun doing what you want. I hope your day is like that!


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


September Weekly Deals Going On Now!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut frame)
  • Balmy Blue – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (picture background)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/4″ x 3-1/8″ (grass die cut)
  • So Saffron – 1″ x 1″ (die cut birdie)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (piggy die cut), 1″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Awash in Beauty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4 (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous Beauty Card

Good Morning! I pulled out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous photopolymer stamp set for a simple floral note card. I was away and my flower gardens look a little ragged after I returned. They inspired me to make a floral card with Fall colors with this fun stamp set. 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 Design A Daydream designer series paper to a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the sweet sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves and flowers across the bottom and the side in Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Parakeet Party, Polished Pink, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Oasis. I adhered the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and wrapped it with Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine and made a bow. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I used the beautiful Brilliant Wings dies to make a butterfly. I cut the two smallest butterflies from Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry card stock and adhered them together with liquid glue before adhering them to the card with a glue dot. I finished the card front with amber faceted gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set across the bottom of a basic white panel, using the same ink colors as the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set is a lot of fun to play with. I did a lot of stamping and experimented with different layouts and ink colors before deciding on this arrangement. I love the different greens with the Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry – it really captures the changing colors of Fall. I had to have some Polished Pink flowers for the pretty late bloomers and the pops of Orchid Oasis brightens the scene. And of course we need a butterfly! Enjoy the Fall gardens!!


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


September Weekly Deals Going On Now!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-5/16″ x 4-1/8″ (mat)
  • Rich Razzleberry – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (butterfly die cut)
  • Cajun Craze – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (butterfly die cut)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4″ (floral panel)
  • Design A Daydream DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings cling stamp set for a layered Fall Hello card today. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week and we’re making Fall projects!

I embossed a Sahara Sand panel with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to an Early Espresso mat before adhering it to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I adhered a panel of Cajun Craze Rustic Harvest DSP to an Early Espresso mat and then adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the pretty leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings stamp set in Crushed Curry ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I stamped the sentiment over the leaf in Early Espresso ink and cut it out with the 2nd largest stitched circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies. I cut another circle from Early Espresso using the 2nd largest circle die from the Layering Circles dies and adhered them together with liquid glue – the Layering Circle die makes the perfect mat!

I adhered a folded length of Natural Woven ribbon to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the layered circle over the ribbon with dimensionals. I finished off the card with three amber faceted gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped parts of the large leaf with seeds from the Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings stamp in Crushed Curry in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

My maple trees haven’t started turning yet, but this stamp set captures them perfectly. And the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings stamp set are wonderful and written with a beautiful font. They’re one of my favorites.

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: JSUNSU6D

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 July-December 2022 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:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Sahara Sand – 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Early Espresso – 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed panel mat), 2-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (DSP mat), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (stamped circle)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 2″ x 4″ (Cajun Craze panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Best Wishes Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I have a simple card made with the Nature’s Prints bundle and Sun Prints designer series paper. And I really made it special by adding the beautiful die cut from the Artistic dies. It’s not really a fall theme card, but I hope you like it. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a beautiful panel of Sun Prints designer series paper with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Night of Navy card base.

I cut a panel of white glimmer paper with the beautiful floral die from the Artistic dies and adhered it to the card front with tiny dots of liquid glue. It’s too bad you can’t see the sparkle from the glimmer paper, because it pops the white flowers in the DSP even more than normal!

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints cling stamp set in Versamark ink on Night of Navy. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and then cut the sentiment out with the pretty label die. I accented the label with an iridescent pearl and adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I love the shiny embossed sentiment with the glimmer die cut!

For the inside of the card, I inked up the flower stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints stamp set in Night of Navy ink and stamped it off 3 times. I stamped the flower in the corner of a Basic White panel. I embossed a strip of Sun Prints DSP with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The pretty floral die from the Artistic dies goes beautiful with the elegant Sun Prints DSP! And I love it with the sentiment and label die from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints bundle.


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


September Weekly Deals Going On Now!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • White Glimmer – 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (floral die cut)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel)
  • Sun Prints DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Alphabest Fall Note Card

Good Morning! Here’s a Fall Note Card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Alphabest bundle and the Rustic Harvest 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 the pretty Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest designer series paper to the front of a Basic Black card base with liquid glue. I cut a panel of Rustic Harvest DSP with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die and used a Blending Brush to color it with Crushed Curry ink.

I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and wrapped it twice with linen thread, making a bow on the side. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the letters from the Stampin’ Up! Alphabest photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Crushed Curry. I stamped the frame around the letter and punched them out with the Best Label punch. I made each letter one at a time and then adhered them to the card with dimensionals. I finished the card with three rustic metallic dots.

I kept the inside of the card simple so there’s plenty of room to write a note. I colored a strip of Rustic Harvest DSP with a Blending Brush and Crushed Curry ink and adhered it to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and then adhered it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The pretty Rustic Harvest DSP is perfect for this time of year and the Stampin’ Up! Alphabest bundle makes a perfect sentiment. This bundle is so versatile, it’s become one of my favorites!


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


September Weekly Deals Going On Now!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Crushed Curry – 1″ x 5″ (punched letters), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” (inside panel)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (leafy background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (Crushed Curry background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I love a Christmas Card with a pretty Christmas card and I used the Stampin’ Up! Trimming the Tree photopolymer stamp set for my Christmas Card today. And since it’s September, the Stampin’ Up! Perfect Partners promotion has begun and I used the coordinating Tree Trimmings dies to cut out my tree for the card front. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I used the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a Real Red panel of Sweetest Christmas designer series paper and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I used the next largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a striped panel of DSP and adhered it to a Real Red mat before adhering it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the large Christmas Tree from the Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree stamp set in Garden Green on Soft Sea Foam card stock. I inked up the smaller detailed tree stamp in Garden Green and stamped it off before stamping over the tree. Isn’t it pretty how the three shades of green give texture and dimension to the tree? I cut out the stamped tree with the outline die from the Tree Trimmings dies. I cut a tree stand from Crumb Cake card stock and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I cut a star from Crushed Curry and adhered it to the tree top with a glue dot. I used dimensionals to adhere the tree and star to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree stamp set in Real Red ink on Basic White. I cut it out with the pretty label die from the Tree Trimmings dies and adhered it to a Garden Green ribbon with glue dots. I adhered the label and ribbon to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots and decorated the tree with Red Rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree stamp set in Real Red ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the fir sprig from the Christmas Banners photopolymer stamp set in Garden Green ink next to the sentiment and adhered a strip of Sweetest Christmas DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I’m so excited about the Perfect Partners promotion, bringing coordinating dies to some favorite stamp sets. So be sure to check it out!

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: JSUNSU6D

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 July-December 2022 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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Real Red – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Crushed Curry – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (tree)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (tree stand_
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (striped background), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (Real Red background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Card

Good Morning! Here’s a simple Autumn Hello card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle and the Rustic Harvest 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 strip of the pretty Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest designer series paper to the front of a Mossy Meadow card base. I used a sponge dauber to color the leaves on another strip in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the oak leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie. I cut out the leaves with the coordinating die and adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I made a loopy bow with linen thread and adhered it to the card with a glue dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black on a Basic White panel. I stamped the little squiggle under the sentiment and cut it out with the third largest stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes die. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with an Amber faceted gem.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set along the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The pretty images in the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set are perfect for Fall greeting cards and the sentiments are wonderful as well. Especially paired with the pretty Rustic Harvest DSP.


Sale-A-Bration Ends Tonight!!

Today is the last day to get Sale-A-Bration rewards for your orders! For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from the available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining too. But today is the last day, so place your order before 11:50 PM (MT)!

Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more.

Click HERE to download the flyer with the details on the additional Sale-A-Bration items that have been added.


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available Tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


September Weekly Deals Starts Tomorrow!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Be sure to check my Online Store tomorrow to see the first set of weekly deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1″ x 6″ (die cut leaves)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 1″ x 5″ (Crushed Curry strip), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (leaf strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have another simple card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous photopolymer stamp set. I paired it with the beautiful Sale-A-Bration Wonderful World designer series paper and the Tailor Made Tags dies for a hello card. 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 Daffodil Delight striped Wonderful World designer series paper to a floral pattern of the DSP and then adhered them both to the front of an Orchid Oasis card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous photopolymer stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on an Orchid Oasis panel and cut it out with the second largest angled Tailor Made Tags die. I cut another panel of floral Wonderful World DSP with the same tag die and adhered it to the back of the sentiment tag.

I cut a length of white frayed ribbon and looped it through the tag holes. I wrapped it with a length of linen thread and made a bow before adhering the tags to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the tag with an iridescent pearl.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Wonderful World DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Wonderful World designer series paper is available with a beautiful coordinating floral stamp set for free with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration. It’s beautiful and versatile, as you can see paired with the wonderful sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set. But Sale-A-Bration is almost over – it ends on Wednesday August 31! So hurry and get it before it’s gone!


Sale-A-Bration is Ending Soon!

We’re in the final days of Sale-A-Bration, but there are some great items still available! The last day is Wednesday August 31, so hurry and place your order before it ends.

With Sale-A-Bration going on, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from the available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!

Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more.

Click HERE to download the flyer with the details on the additional Sale-A-Bration items that have been added.


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

Stampin’ Up! created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4 x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 3-3/4″ (sentiment tag)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (candy cane)
  • Wonderful World DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3″ x 4″ (Daffodil Delight stripes), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (floral tag)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes Christmas Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle? It’s such a happy and cheerful bundle for Christmas cards, tags and treat packages! I paired it with the Sweetest Christmas designer series paper, which has a sheet of candy canes that you can cut with the candy cane dies! So perfect!! 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 Sweetest Christmas designer series paper to the front of a Real Red card base with liquid glue. I cut another panel with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a Garden Green mat and adhered the layered panel to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a candy cane from the Sweetest Christmas designer series paper with the coordinating die from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle and cut a Basic White panel wit the same die. I adhered them together with liquid glue to make it stiffer. I cut a pair of round leaf sprigs from Garden Green and a pair of fir sprigs from Pear Pizzazz using the dies from the Christmas Banner dies. I used the small branch die to cut a Crumb Cake panel. I adhered the leaf sprigs and small branch to the card with dots of liquid glue and adhered the candy cane with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes cling stamp set in Real Red on Basic White. I cut it out with second smallest long Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots. I added red rhinestones to the tips of the Crumb Cake small branch.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the round leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and adhered a matted strip of DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I didn’t use the candy cane stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle, and I’m so glad that the dies coordinate with large candy canes in the Sweetest Christmas DSP! And there are stamps and dies for candy canes that curve in both directions! The sentiments in this set are simple and perfect for both inside and outside of the card – I’ll be using these a lot!


Sale-A-Bration is Ending Soon!

We’re in the final days of Sale-A-Bration, but there are some great items still available! The last day is Wednesday August 31, so hurry and place your order before it ends.

With Sale-A-Bration going on, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from the available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!

Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more.

Click HERE to download the flyer with the details on the additional Sale-A-Bration items that have been added.


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

Stampin’ Up! created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4 x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/4″ x 3″ (fir sprigs)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf sprigs), 5/8″ x 4″ (inside mat), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (small branch)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (candy cane)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (Stitched Rectangle die cut), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), candy cane die cut

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the sweet Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle with the Rustic Harvest designer series paper to make a Fall theme friendship card. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge this week and here is the pretty color palette we are using today:

I used the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies to cut a plaid panel of Rustic Harvest designer series paper and adhered it to the side of a Mossy Meadow DSP panel with some of the circle overlapping the edge. I cut off the excess with my paper snips and adhered the layered Rustic Harvest panel to a Basic White mat. I adhered it to the front of a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on the Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest DSP. I cut it out with the Stylish Shapes wide banner die and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I inked up the leaf stamp with Crumb Cake ink and used a sponge dauber to add some Cajun Craze ink spots before stamping it on Basic White. I did this twice and cut the leaves out with the coordinating die. I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots.

I cut a Cajun Craze panel of Rustic Harvest DSP with the pumpkin dies from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest bundle and sponged Cajun Craze ink on the edges. I adhered the die cuts together with dimensionals. I cut the stem out out of a Mossy Meadow panel of Rustic Harvest DSP and adhered it to the top with liquid glue. I cut the pumpkin vine tendrils from the Crushed Curry Rustic Harvest DSP and adhered them to the pumpkin with liquid glue. I adhered the pumpkin to the card front with dimensionals and added a linen thread bow and three Amber Rhinestones to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I inked up the leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Crumb Cake ink and sponged some Cajun Craze ink on it. I stamped it in the corner of a Basic White panel and adhered a strip of Rustic Harvest DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Are you ready for Fall? My busy summer is winding down and the pretty Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest is the perfect bundle to be crafting with these days. With the pretty pumpkins and sweet sunflowers it’s the perfect set for fall inspiration!

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: 3XYTPTZC

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 July-December 2022 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:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/5″ (inside panel and front mat), 2-1/4″ x 3″ (leaves)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Mossy Meadow front background), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (Cajun Craze pumpkin), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (plaid circle), 1″ x 1-1/4″ (Mossy Meadow stem), 1″ x 6″ (Crushed Curry label and tendrils)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: