Stampin’ Up! True Beauty for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have a just because card to share today made with the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! True Beauty bundle with the retiring Flowering Fields designer series paper. 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 sketch we are using:

I adhered an Old Olive panel of Flowering Fields designer series paper to a Mango Melody panel of the DSP with liquid glue and adhered the layered DSP to an Old Olive mat. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty cling stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink in the lower corner. I cut two berry sprigs from Blackberry Bliss card stock using the Organic Beauty dies and adhered them to the DSP panel with liquid glue.

I stamped three large roses from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set in Poppy Parade on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I stamped three sets of leaves in Mossy Meadow and four small flowers in Mango Melody on Basic White. I cut all the leaves and small flowers out with the coordinating dies.

I arranged the flowers and leaves and adhered the leaves and small flowers to the DSP panel with glue dots. I adhered the top rose with glue dots and popped the last two flowers on with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front of a Poppy Parade card base with dimensionals and finished with three faux pearls.

For the inside, I cut two masks for the roses and stamped the first rose in the lower corner of a basic white panel in Poppy Parade ink. I covered it with a mask and stamped the second. I covered both roses and stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The flowers in the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty stamp set are just beautiful – with the Distinktive look so that you get multiple shades in one stamp! And each flower has a coordinating die, so you don’t have to fussy cut – Yay!! And it goes beautifully with the retiring Flowering Fields DSP (which is currently on SALE). Be sure to check it out along with the other items in the Awash in Beauty Suite!

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: MHHQUNTF

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 – June 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:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Blackberry Bliss 1-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut berry sprigs)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 6″ (die cut roses), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaves), 1″ x 4″ (die cut small flowers)
  • Flowering Fields DSP – 2-3/4″ x 3-7/8″ (Old Olive background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Mango Melody background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered Card

Good Morning! One of the prettiest sets in the retiring January-June 2022 Mini Catalog is the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle. It coordinates with the Artfully Composed designer series paper to make fun cards with a tropical flair. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the pretty sketch challenge in Freshly Made Sketches #538:

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Basic White card base. I adhered two strips of Artfully Composed designer series paper vertically to the left side of the card with liquid glue and adhered another strip across the top.

I cut an Evening Evergreen panel with the leaf from the Tropical Layers dies and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a panel of Layering Designs vellum. I let the ink dry a bit and cut out the circle with the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered the leaf die cut to the die cut vellum with glue dots.

I adhered the die cuts to the card front with glue dots and finished the card front with a Polished Dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set in Mint Macaron and Calypso coral on a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to an Artfully Composed DSP mat and adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

One of the best things about the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set are the fun, casual sentiments. They go great with the relaxed tropical leaf designs. These products are on the retiring list and the best part is that the dies and the DSP are on sale!! Be sure to check them out before they’re gone!


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 January – June 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 White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed background), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (inside mat)
  • Evening Evergreen – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaf cluster)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front strip), 3/4″ x 4″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front strip), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Season Of Chic Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! The new Texture Chic Suite in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is so beautiful and unique. It has the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic bundle with an eclectic set of stamps and dies with sea shell, flower, leaf and snowflake motifs along with different spatter and brushstroke stamps that encourages creativity. It also has the beautiful Texture Chic specialty designer series paper with touches of gold foil and the gorgeous Distressed Gold specialty paper. I used all three for today’s shell motif thinking of you card and 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 Texture Chic specialty designer series paper to a Gray Granite mat. I used a blending brushes to apply Gray Granite ink and Petal Pink ink to two spots on a Basic White panel. I stamped the shell from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic photopolymer stamp set to stamp over the blended spots, using Petal Pink over the Gray Granite spot and Mango Melody over the Petal Pink spot. I cut the shells out with the coordinating die.

I stamped another Pink shell on plain Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die and cut a panel of Distressed Gold specialty paper with the large detailed shell die. I adhered the gold shell to the Petal Pink stamped shell with liquid glue. I die cut the two small detailed shells from Petal Pink card stock and traced the long shell outline on a Basic White scrap. I used a blending Brush to apply Petal Pink ink to the shell and stamped over it with the spatter stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set and Mango Melody ink. I fussy cut the shell and adhered it to the back of my die cut Petal Pink shell.

I cut a vellum panel with the screen die from the Chic dies and colored the back with Gray Granite and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the screen to the DSP panel with Stampin’ Seal across the middle and along the side. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Gray Granite ink on Basic White and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes banner die. I adhered some gold shimmer ribbon to the DSP panel with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the label on top with glue dots. I used glue dots to adhere the two smaller shells and the plain larger shells. I adhered the layered distress gold shell with dimensionals and adhered the DSP panel to the front of a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals. I finished the card front with Polished Dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the shell from the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set in Petal Pink and Gray Granite in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the Spatter in Mango Melody and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Texture Chic specialty DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Here in the Northeast, it’s a big beach weekend with gorgeous weather, so the shells in the Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic stamp set make a perfect card for the times. The light woodgrain DSP with the shells make the perfect background for a sun bleached look. This was a fun card to make and I hope it inspires you for summertime fun.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 January – June 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut seashells)
  • Gray Granite – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Distress Gold specialty paper – 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (detailed large shell)
  • Vellum – 3″ x 4″
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 5″ (stamped shells)
  • Textured Chic DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m using the pretty Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea bundle with the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ designer series paper for a Get Well 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 we are using the new 2022-2024 In Colors for our color palette:

And over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, they have a color challenge using the same colors, Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #390, so I’m entering my card there too.

I embossed an Orchid Oasis panel with the Gingham embossing folder and adhered it to the front of an Orchid Oasis card base. I adhered a panel of teapot Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP to the card front with liquid glue and adhered a panel of Sweet Sorbet Tea Boutique DSP on top. I cut a Tahitian Tide panel with the solid teacup die and cut a Basic White panel with the leafy detail teacup die. I put a panel of adhesive sheet behind the Basic White panel before cutting it, so I pulled the backing off the adhesive sheet and adhered the detailed die cut to the solid cup.

I stamped the small teabag tag from the Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea photopolymer stamp set in Starry Sky and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered a short length of white baker’s twine to the back of the tag and cup with glue dots. I stamped the large leaf in Parakeet Party, the flower in Petal Pink and two small leaf clusters in Garden Green. I cut all these out with the coordinating dies and adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots.

I adhered the teacup and tag to the card front with dimensionals along with the flower. I cut the solid and detailed lemon wedge from Crushed Curry and adhered them together before adhering them to the card front with glue dots. I finished the card front with In Color dots.

For the inside, I stamped the large leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea stamp set in Parakeet Party on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small leaves in Garden Green and the sentiment in Orchid Oasis. I adhered a strip of DSP to the bottom and finished the panel with another die cut Petal Pink flower. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

A cup of hot tea with lemon and honey is always good when you have a cold in the Winter, so the Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea bundle is perfect for a get well card. But in the hot summer, it’s the thought that counts, along with florals in the beautiful, bold new In Colors.

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: MHHQUNTF

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 – June 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:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (embossed panel)
  • Tahitian Tide – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut teacup)
  • Crushed Curry – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (lemon die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-1/2″ (detail teacup die cut), 3″ x 5″ (die cut leaves and flowers)
  • Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-1/2″ x 5″ (teapot panel), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (Sweet Sorbet panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools Birthday Card

Good Morning! I love the new Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools cling stamp set – it reminds me of the old tools that my Husband’s father left to him! It’s a great set for making masculine cards, especially for the handyman or wannabe handyman. I paired it with a rustic print in the pretty new Texture Chic specialty designer series paper 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 Texture Chic specialty designer series paper to a Basic Black mat with liquid glue and adhered it to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the tools from the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on a Sahara Sand panel. I colored the tools with the light Gray Granite and light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut the tools out with my paper snips. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on another Sahara Sand panel.

I adhered the fussy cut tools to the panel with liquid glue and stamped some vintage tacks over the screwdriver in Memento Tuxedo Black. I finished the panel with three rustic dots and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I stamped some more tacks in Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped the sentiment from the Cottage Rose stamp set in Evening Evergreen. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Texture Chic specialty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I could also stamp the tools directly on the cardstock and color it, but it gives the card front a little dimension and texture. The panel of Texture Chic DSP reminded me antique boards, so I thought it would go well with the Stampin’ Up! Vintage Tools stamp set.


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 January – June 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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Sahara Sand – 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (front panel), 2-1/2″ x 5″ (fussy cut tools)
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 3-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (tool mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Textured Chic DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Happy And Heartfelt Card

Good Morning! The new Abigail Rose designer series paper has so many pretty images and for today, I paired the tulip print with a gorgeous die cut butterfly and the fun Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt sentiment cling stamp set for a simple encouragement 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 the beautiful Abigail Rose designer series paper to an Early Espresso mat. I wrapped it with a length of white crinkle ribbon and tied a bow. I adhered it to the front of a Basic White Card Base.

I cut a Basic White panel with the largest butterfly from the Brilliant Wings dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt stamp set in Versamark ink on an Early Espresso panel. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat set the powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the second smallest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies.

I adhered the die cut circle and the butterfly to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with a clear faceted elegant gem on the butterfly body.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel. I inked up the small butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Early Espresso and stamped off twice before stamping next to the sentiment. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Abigail Rose DSP and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat before adhering it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love the fun sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Happy and Heartfelt stamp set! They are unique and casual and go with any designer series paper.


Today is the Last Day for the In Color Starter Kit bonus!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise
    • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper – item 160009
    • 2022-2024 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock – item 159204
    • 2022-2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection – item 161108
    • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – item 159253
  • Free business supplies and catalogs
  • Free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Free shipping!!

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 January – June 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 White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (die cut butterfly)
  • Early Espresso – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mat), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Abigail Rose DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! June Specials

June is just around the corner and it promises to be a busy month!

The 2022 January – June Mini Catalog will be retiring on June 30 and the Last Chance retiring items have been posted.

This will be your last chance to purchase retiring items from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale at up to 50% discount.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Kits Collection Buy One Get One 50% Off!

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection HERE. Let me know if you have any questions


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is Pick of the Crop!

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.

This kit includes supplies to create 9 card – 3 each of 3 designs and 9 coordinating envelopes:

  • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases a, die-cut paper pieces, vellum, adhesive, and more!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • A 5-3/8″ x 6″ mini shopping bag
    • Stamp or color the bag for a personalized touch
    • It holds a couple of cards for a fun twist on card packaging
  • Additional shopping bags can be purchased starting June 13, 2022
    • Item 161922 – contains 4 mini canvas bags

Coordinating Colors:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the June 2022 kit is June 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


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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 day!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Card

Good Morning! I was so glad when I saw the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies cling stamp set and the coordinating dies because they are such a striking flower, coming in so many colors these days. And I always think of Poppies on Memorial Day because of my childhood, growing up as an Air Force brat, frequently living on base. So I had to bring out these stamps for a Memorial Day 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 Flowering Fields designer series paper to a Basic Black mat with liquid glue. I stamped the poppies from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black across a Basic White panel. I colored the flowers with the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and adhered the panel to another panel of Flowering Fields DSP.

I adhered the layered panel to the larger DSP panel with liquid glue. I wrapped the panel with a length of black bakers’s twine and made a bow. I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Basic Black and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny.

I cut out the sentiment with the long label die from the Potted Succulents dies and adhered it over the twine with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the front of a Poppy Parade card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the single poppy flower from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic White panel. I colored the flower with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and the stem and leaves with an Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Flowering fields DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up Painted Poppies stamp set has simple, pretty poppy flowers and leaves and coordinates with the Painted Labels dies to make gorgeous die cut poppies. Have a safe Memorial day, and I hope you spend time with those you love.


In Color Starter Kit Special Ending Soon!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise
    • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper – item 160009
    • 2022-2024 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock – item 159204
    • 2022-2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection – item 161108
    • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – item 159253
  • Free business supplies and catalogs
  • Free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Free shipping!!

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more! Last Day is Tuesday May 31!


Current Host Code: MHHQUNTF

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 January – June 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:

  • Poppy Parade – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2″ x 5″ (poppy panel)
  • Flowering Fields DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 2-1/8″ x 5″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You cling stamp set is a sentiments only stamp set that has a pretty set of fonts and covers lots of special occasions. I need a graduation card for a friend’s son who enjoys the outdoors, both winter and summer, so I pulled out the On The Horizon 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and Horizon dies to create an outdoors scene. 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 sketch we are using:

I embossed a Soft Succulent panel with the Timber 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Soft Succulent card base. I wanted to use the mountains in the Horizon dies, so I cut a 1″ strip of purple New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP for the background mountain and a 1″ strip of whitish DSP for the snow detail. I wanted to use the curvy ground die in green, so I cut a 1″ strip of green DSP for the ground. Once I had my strips for these elements, I used them to select the background panel that coordinated with the strips I chose.

I cut the background panel with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I cut the purple strip with the mountain background die and the whitish strip with the detailed mountain die. I adhered the whitish die cut to the purple die cut so that it looks like a snowy mountain. I cut the green strip with the curvy ground die and adhered the layered mountain and ground die cuts to the background. I stamped the birds from the On the Horizon cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the die cut panel to a Basic Gray mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! On Celebrating You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Smoky Slate and cut it out with the small long skinny stitched rectangle die. I cut a Basic Gray panel with the same die and adhered it to the back of the label with glue dots. I looped Evening Evergreen Baker’s twine three times around the scene and tied a bow. I adhered the labels to the scene with dimensionals and popped the scene on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the label with two rustic metallic dots.

For the inside, I cut a 3/4″ strip of the background DSP and cut a bit more of the mountain, ground and snow die cuts using the leftovers from the card front. I adhered them to the background strip and stamped some birds over the mountain. I trimmed the excess with my paper snips and adhered the strip to a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It was so fun to play with the On The Horizon bundle for mountain card and it goes perfectly with the Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You stamp set for graduating Senior!

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:


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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 – June 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:

  • Soft Succulent – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Basic Gray – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label mat)
  • Smoky Slate – 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (stitched rectangle background), 1″ x 6″ (snowy mountain die cuts), 1″ x 6″ (purple mountain background die cuts), 1″ x 6″ (green ground die cuts), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside background trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose Best Wishes Card

Good Morning! I used the one of the pretty floral pattern papers from the Abigail Rose designer series paper with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose bundle to make a simple Best Wishes 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 Abigail Rose designer series paper to an Early Espresso mat. I cut the double flower from Petal Pink card stock using the Cottage Flowers dies in the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose bundle. I adhered the flower to the DSP panel with liquid glue and wrapped it with a pink ribbon and tied a bow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Crumb Cake panel and cut it out with the die from the Painted Labels dies. I adhered the label to the DSP panel with glue dots and popped the panel and label on the front of a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals.

I finished the card front with three Polished Dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the large rose from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose stamp set in Petal Pink on a Basic White panel after stamping off once. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Abigail Rose DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Abigail Rose DSP has a rustic, homespun look that goes well with the elegance of the images in the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose bundle. I love the browns with the Petal Pink, the die cut outline flower really pops. Thanks for taking a look!


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 January – June 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut flowers)
  • Crumb Cake – 3-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Early Espresso – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Abigail Rose DSP – 3-1/8″ x 4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: