Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a fun, modern hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle and the gorgeous Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper. This is a fun and creative bundle that has abstract shapes of photopolymer stamps, eclectic sentiments and geometric dies in the Beautiful Shapes dies. 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 gold striped Abstract Beauty designer series paper to the side of another panel and adhered them both to a Magenta Madness mat. I wrapped it with gold cord making a bow and adhered it to the front of a Balmy Blue card base.

I cut five different hexagons using the Abstract Beauty DSP and used the two largest hexagon dies to cut a frame from gold foil. I adhered the floral hexagon to the inner gold foil panel with liquid glue and arranged the hexagons on the card. When i was happy, I adhered the hexagons with liquid glue, the gold frame with glue dots and the layered floral hexagon with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful stamp set in Versamark in on a Balmy Blue Abstract Beauty DSP panel and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and cut it out with the little oval die. I also cut an oval from Balmy Blue and adhered it to the back of the DSP and adhered the label to the card with dimensionals. I finished with Just Jade and Blushing Bride hexagon embellishments.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the oval shape from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful stamp set in Blushing Bride and the flower in Crushed Curry, Magenta Madness and Just Jade on a Basic White panel. I made masks of the flower and flower center and used the masking technique to stamp the flower – so easy with photopolymer stamps! I stamped the center in Basic Gray and the scribble in Balmy Blue and adhered a strip of floral Abstract Beauty DSP to the bottom before adhering to the inside of the card.

This was such a fun card to make and really stretched my creativity. I love the Stampin’ Up! Hello Beautiful bundle, and I love it any time I can send a card to a friend that starts with “hello beautiful”.


Last week for 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • 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.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 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.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


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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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Magenta Madness – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Gold Foil – 2-3/4″ x 3″ (die cut hexagon)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Abstract Beauty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label backing), hexagon panels: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, two 2″ x 2-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″, 1″ x 2-1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning! Here’s a modern birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle and Abstract Beauty Specialty designer series paper. This is a different style for me, but a lot of fun and 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 adhered a panel of Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper to a Basic Black mat and tied a length of black glitter ribbon around it, tying a knot. I adhered the panel to a Smoky Slate card base with dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Blushing Bride with the largest Layering circle die and embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to a Basic Black die cut scalloped circle.

I cut the word dies from the Floral Beauty Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle from Gold Foil and adhered them to the embossed circle – don’t forget the dot for the letter ‘j’. I popped the circle on the card front with dimensionals and finished with Blushing Bride hexagon dots.

For the inside of the card, I inked up the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set with Blushing Bride. I stamped off the solid flower before stamping on the side of a Basic White panel and stamped the detailed flower full strength. I stamped the leaf and stem in Soft Sea Foam and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Abstract Beauty DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Abstract Beauty DSP is different, but the gold foil touches are beautiful! So I thought that it would go great with the word dies from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle. What do you think?


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 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.  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:

  • Smoky Slate – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (embossed circle)
  • Basic Black – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Gold Foil – 2-3/4″ x 3″ (die cut words)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, 4″ x 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! In The Moment Sneak Peek II

Good Morning! I don’t know about you, but with Christmas just around the corner and so much left to do, I am totally stressed! Plus, I’m visiting my son and his family and they’ll be moving next month, so there’s even more that needs to be done! For these times, the new Stampin’ Up! In The Moment stamp set is perfect for reminders of calmer times. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I found a pretty panel of the new Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper that will be available in the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog for the background and I wanted to use a different technique to color the relaxing image from the Stampin’ Up! In The Moment stamp set – coloring it with Watercolor Pencils! Here’s how I did that. I first stamped the image on Shimmery White paper using Jet Black Stazon Ink. I colored different sections of the image with the Water Color pencils – Night of Navy for the pants, Coastal Cabana for the blanket, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze for the puppy, Flirty Flamingo for the pillows and cup, Calypso Coral for the sox, Rich Razzleberry for the bed and Crushed Curry, Basic Gray for the book, Daffodil Delight & Cajun Craze for her hair.

After coloring, I used a blender pen to smooth and blend the color in each section. I wiped the excess color from the blender pen with a paper towel before starting the next section to keep the colors from bleeding. I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat when finished. I stamped the sentiment from the Enjoy the Moment stamp set on the side of a strip of Vellum using Night of navy ink and let it dry – Vellum takes a little longer to dry and you can use your heat tool to speed it up if needed. I adhered the Vellum to the back of the matted art panel after it dried.

I adhered the pretty Abstract Beauty specialty designer series paper to the front of a Just Jade card base with liquid glue and adhered a folded strip of Just Jade gingham ribbon to the front with glue dots where the sentiment would be. I adhered the layered art panel to the card front with dimensionals under the card stock and used a glue dot behind the sentiment.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In The Moment stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on the side of a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of embossed Kraft paper and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal. I finished the card front with a small Gilded Gem to pick up the gold foil accents in the pretty DSP.

I think the Stampin’ Up! In The Moment stamp set will definitely be a favorite. This pretty set and the beautiful Artistic Beauty specialty DSP will be available in the upcoming new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog when it goes live on January 4, 2022. Try using different coloring techniques for your images! It changes things up and keeps stamping fun!

Here’s a picture of the pretty stamp set and the DSP. A note about the Abstract Beauty specialty DSP – it is a new size!! It will come in a 4″ x 6″ size with 48 sheets of 12 different double sided designs, and one side will have touches of gold foil! And it’s so pretty!! Remember the date – January 4, 2022!


Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon and several products have already sold out! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last.

Click Here to download a PDF with the retiring products.

Click Here to download a PDF with the carry over list of products.

Click Here to Shop the Last Chance Products in my Online Store now!


January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is Kisses & Hugs!

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous.

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days.

Details:

  • Contains enough supplies to create 10 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Perfect for all love occasions throughout the year like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, weddings, honeymoons, birthdays, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Create matching treats with the coordinating Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes (item 160147)

f 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 January 2022 kit is January 10, 2022. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: H6UDQF6U

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Shimmery White – 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (art panel)
  • Night of Navy – 3″ x 3″ (art panel mat)
  • Vellum – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Abstract Beauty 4″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: