Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I have another sneak peek of the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery bundle that is coming in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog on January 5. I paired the bundle with the pretty Fine Art Floral designer series paper, also coming on January 5, and the Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the cute sketch we are using for our projects:

I embossed a panel of Gray Granite cardstock with the new Painted Texture 3D embossing folder, available January 5, and adhered it to the front of a Gray Granite card base. I cut two panels of the Gray Granite floral paper from the Fine Art Floral designer series paper and cut them with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die – note that the top layer is cut from the back side. On the back side, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery and Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp sets in Blushing Bride, Terracotta Tile, Bumblebee and Shaded Spruce ink along the bottom.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Blushing Bride and Terracotta Tile on a Thick Whisper White panel and the leaves and stem in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White. I adhered the stem on the stamped panel with liquid glue and popped the flower on with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery stamp set in Terracotta Tile ink on So Saffron and cut it out with the small label die from the Floral Gallery dies.

I adhered the panels on the card front with liquid glue and adhered the label with dimensionals and a glue dot over the flowers. I tied a bow with the Fine Art ribbon, available January 5, and adhered it to the stem with a glue dot. I finished the card front with three gold glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery and Beautiful Friendship stamp sets in Blushing Bride, Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile and Shaded Spruce on a Whisper White Panel. I adhered the panel to a So Saffron mat and the to the inside of the card.

The flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery Stamp set are so dramatic and go pretty well with the flowers from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. The two step stamping really lets you be creative and create beautiful flowers, and it’s really nice to have coordinating dies to cut them out. Check out the stamp set in the picture below – see all the different sentiments!

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

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


December 1 – 15 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • So Saffron – 3/4″ x 2″ (label), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (flower)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (stem), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)
  • Fine Art Floral DSP – two 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panels (stitched rectangle die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! My Meadow Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! It’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop time so WELCOME! I wanted to share a card that celebrates the promise of Spring so I turned to the lovely Stampin’ Up! My Meadow photopolymer stamp set to create my card for today. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I first wanted to make the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow gazebo as a focal image, but I felt it was too big, so I decided to use the wheel barrow and fill it with tulips. I stamped the wheel barrow in Basic Gray and Real Red and the flowers in Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. I put it on a little Sahara Sand stone path and stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Soft Suede. I adhered the image to a Seaside Spray scalloped mat cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I finished the little panel with another tulip cluster, a Seaside Spray faceted dot and a linen thread bow.

I used the other images in the Stampin’ Up! My Meadow stamp set to represent the swirls in the sketch. But first, I sponged the top of a Whisper White panel with Seaside Spray and the bottom in Pear Pizzazz. For the top images, I used the gazebo (yay, I got to include the gazebo in the card!!) stamped in Soft Suede with some Gray Granite birds and Pear Pizzazz grass. On the other side I added more grass and the trees stamped in Gray Granite with stamped off Flirty Flamingo leaves. I tried to make it look like the cherry trees in my back yard that are starting to bloom.

The bottom swirls were all about the Mango Melody Tulips. But I did add the little Japanese bridge and a little creek in Soft Suede and Seaside Spray. I adhered the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and then to a Sahara Sand card base with dimensionals. I popped the wheel barrow image on top with dimensionals.

For the inside panel, I stamped more Mango Melody Tulips and Cherry Trees on a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The faux swirl Stampin’ Up My Meadow little scene vignettes are mostly hidden by the main panel, so use your imagination to place yourself in a beautiful, peaceful Spring retreat! And I’ll push the wheel barrow to bring you more Mango Melody tulips.

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

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


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Seaside Spray – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut)
  • Whisper White – 2-3/16″ x 3-5/16″ (wheel barrow panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Congratulations Card

Good Morning! I am sharing a card I made for a special lady who just got engaged. I made it with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set and used the Sale-A-Bration Sending You Thoughts cling stamp set for the sentiments. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The design for this card was inspired by the sketch in the Global Design Project 222 Sketch Challenge. Check it out along with the other entries in the challenge.

I started by cutting two panels of Woven Threads designer series paper and adhering them together with multipurpose liquid glue. I ran the DSP through the Scripty embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Seaside Spray card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the flowers on the main panel with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship photopolymer stamp set. I used Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam inks on a Whisper White Panel. I brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to give them a touch of sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Sending You Thoughts in Smoky Slate ink in the upper corner. I adhered the panel to a Rococo Rose mat and wrapped a length of Seaside Spray metallic ribbon around it, securing it in the back. I made a bow with the ribbon and adhered it to the front with glue dots and popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the floral panel with a Seaside Spray faceted gem.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the hydrangea flower from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set in the lower corner of a Whisper White panel in Seaside Spray ink. I added some Pear Pizzazz leaves and stamped the sentiment from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set in Smoky Slate ink. I added a strip of Woven Threads DSP that I embossed with the Scripty embossing folder to the bottom and adhered it to a Rococo Rose mat before adhering it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I also stamped the hydrangeas and leaves on a Whisper White envelope to match.

These sentiments from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set are perfect for an engagement card. And the sentiments from this stamp set are great for a lot of celebrations. You can get the Sending You Thoughts stamp set for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Rococo Rose – 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front mat), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 4″ (floral panel), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Woven Threads DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front background), 1 1/2″ x 4″ (front contrasting strip), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Thank You Card

Good Morning! For today, I made a feminine thank you card using the beautiful flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp set. I paired it with the linen paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper for a natural and rustic look. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I wanted to use both So Saffron and Calypso Coral on the large double roses, so I mounted the stamp on my Stamparatus. I first inked it with So Saffron ink and stamped it on Very Vanilla. Then I used sponge daubers to add Calypso Coral ink to the stamp and stamped again in the same place. I did this a couple of times until I got the depth of color I wanted in the places I wanted. The Stamparatus made this quite easy.

I then stamped the large hydrangea in Seaside Spray and the small rose in Calypso Coral. I stamped the rose centers in Calypso Coral after stamping off once. I lightly sponged all the flowers in the same inks. I then cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered a piece of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace to the bottom.

I stamped the thank you sentiment from the Free as a Bird stamp set in Seaside Spray on a scrap of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the small stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes dies. I cut a backing from a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock with the small scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals dies. I adhered a piece of Braided Linen Trim across the bottom and attached the labels and a bow. I finished it off with three small Seaside Spray Faceted Dots.

I stamped the hydrangea stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set on a strip of Very Vanilla to cover it. I then ran it through the Scripty Embossing Folder and sponged it with Seaside Spray to highlight the embossing. I adhered it to a panel of Pressed Petals DSP and then to a Night of Navy card base with liquid glue. I attached the floral panel with Dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the large double rose image from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set in So Saffron ink on Very Vanilla cardstock after stamping off. I stamped the flower centers in Calypso Coral after stamping off twice. I lightly sponged the flower in So Saffron to fill it in and adhered it to a panel of Pressed Petals DSP and then to the inside of the card.

I hope you like today’s card. The flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set remind me of Victorian cabbage roses in vintage fabrics and porcelain. Maybe it’s a little fussy for today’s tastes – what do you think? Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Is Back – Starting Sept 4!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here are the Details:

  • Sale Dates:  September 4–30
    • Order Deadline:  September 30, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online ordering system, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if a you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Packs that are included in the Sale:

ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
149100166PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149443166SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149481167COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149484165MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149488165GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149489165FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149497165WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149589166DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149592166BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149500167PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$14.50

Get ready for this great sale starting September 4!


We only have a few more days left in Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 16 – 31 Host Code: KHSFPFPZ

September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base, 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ scrap for label
  • Very Vanilla – (2) 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ panels, 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ scrap for label, 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ strip
  • Pressed Petals DSP – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″ panels

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: