Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! When I saw the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue cling stamp set, I knew I had to have it. The men in my family love to cook and the barbecue grill is their main tool. So today’s card is dedicated to them! You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge for the hop this week, and here is the color palette we are using:

My layout was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #371:

I adhered a panel of the Night of Navy Plaid Country Club designer series paper to a Night of Navy card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I embossed a Garden Green square with the Corrugated 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I used the Layering Ovals Dies to cut Sahara Sand and Night of Navy Ovals for the background.

I stamped the grill from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel. I also stamped the top of the grill in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Basic Gray panel and fussy cut it out. I fussy cut the Whisper White grill, making two pieces – the top and bottom. I colored the bottom with Smoky Slate Stampin Blends and the Whisper White top with Ivory (shelf) and Real Red (chimney) Stampin Blends and adhered the Basic Gray hood on top. I positioned the grill parts on the Sahara Sand panel and stamped the flame from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Daffodil Delight.

I adhered the Sahara Sand oval to the Night of Navy oval with multipurpose liquid glue. I attached the bottom of the grill with multipurpose liquid glue and the top with dimensionals. I adhered the oval to the card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the long small Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Band Together stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a panel of Whisper White. I stamped the burger in the bottom corner and colored it with Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Ivory Stampin Blends. I adhered a strip of the Night of Navy plaid DSP to the bottom and adhered it to a Garden Green mat with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

Sadly, the Stampin’ Up! Outdoor Barbecue stamp set is on the retiring list and won’t be around for much longer, but I am so ready for a summer cook out! The menu can be burgers & hot dogs, or steaks, or ribs or even grilled veggies. What’s your favorite summer cook out dish?

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:


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are Going Fast!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Box of Sunshine!

What is a Box of Sunshine? It is a box filled with yellow, happy fun things to cheer the recipient! The June Paper Pumpkin kit is an exclusive Sara-inspired to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! See my Promotions page for all the details.

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.


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 4″ (oval die cut)
  • Garden Green – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (oval die cut)
  • Basic Gray – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (grill hood)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (grill), 1″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have several birthdays coming up so I made a birthday card to share today and I had to use the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms bundle. You can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I embossed a Pool Party panel with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Pool Party card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from Whisper White card stock with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut a panel of the pool party cherry blossoms paper from the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and adhered it to the die cut with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the cherry blossom branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I colored the flowers and buds with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and the leaves and stems with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I brushed the clear Wink of Stella on the flowers and buds to give it a little sparkle and added Champagne rhinestones to the flower centers. I adhered the branch to the middle panel with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set on a strip of Petal Pink card stock using VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I layered it on strips of Parisian Blossoms DSP and adhered them all together with glue dots. I adhered the strips on the panel with more glue dots and finished it off with a pretty Petal Pink bow!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the cherry blossom branch in Petal Pink ink (after stamping off once) on a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the foil cherry blossom DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I also stamped the cherry blossom branch on a Whisper White envelope in Petal Pink ink so that it would match.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms Dies make the most beautiful feminine birthday cards! I am so glad that they will be carrying over into the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

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:


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-5/8″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (cherry blossom branch die cut)
  • Petal Pink – 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP – 2-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ (blossom panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1/2″ x 3″ (foil flowers), 1/4″ x 4″ (foil words)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Birthday and I made a pretty pink birthday card with the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies to share.

I started by embossing a panel of Petal Pink card stock with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhering it to a Petal Pink card base with snail.

To make the flowers, I cut out three sets of the two largest petals and three sets of the two smallest petals from Whisper White card stock using the Stampin’ Up Cherry Blossom dies. Note that the small petals have two flower clusters on each die, so I ended up with six of each of the smaller petal clusters and three of each of the larger petal clusters. I sponged the edges of each petal cluster with Petal Pink ink and curled the edges up with my bone folder. I assembled three large flowers with multipurpose liquid glue, layering four flowers from largest on the bottom to smallest on top, turning each so that the petals fall between the petals on the layer below. I assembled three small flowers starting with a 1/4″ x 1/4″ scrap of Whisper White and layering the two smallest petal clusters on top of it with multipurpose liquid glue, turning each layer so the petals fall between the petals below.

I cut five sets of the large embossed leaves and three sets of the smallest embossed leaves. I adhered three leaves on the back of each of the large flowers and two leaves on the back of the small flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered champagne rhinestones in the center of each flower. I cut a Sahara Sand branch using the die from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the small label die from the Painted Labels dies. I arranged the flowers and branch on the card with the label and adhered everything down with glue dots. I tied a length of Petal Pink ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot.

I stamped the large floral branch from the Forever Blossoms cling stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a Whisper White panel. I embossed a strip of Petal Pink with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail. I stamped the floral branch on a medium Whisper White envelope to coordinate with the card.


Let’s visit the other beautiful projects in the Blog Hop. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Mary Deatherage’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie Troyer created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside embossed trim)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 6″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Sahara Sand – 2 1/2″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), (2) 1″ x 5″ & (2) 1 1/4″ x 5″ (flower die cuts), 2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical bundle. I used the hibiscus stamp and die from this set to make a yellow flower to send a warm, tropical happy birthday message during this cold season. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the hibiscus flower and three large leaves from the Stampin’ Up Timeless Tropical cling stamp set using Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White card stock. I used the coordinating dies from the In The Tropics dies to cut them out. I colored the flower with Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

I embossed a panel of Soft Suede card stock with the Coastal Weave embossing folder and adhered it to a Terracotta Tile card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut a panel of Whisper White card stock with the Stitched Lace die and adhered it to the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I arranged the leaves on the lace panel and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Timeless Tropical cling stamp set on a panel of Sahara Sand card stock with Soft Suede ink. I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the label to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue over the leaves.

I brushed the flower with clear Wink of Stella to give the flower some sparkle – so pretty! I cut a short length of Braided Burlap trim and unraveled the ends. I folded it and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I added the yellow hibiscus flower to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card front with Crushed Curry crinkled seam binding ribbon.

I stamped the hibiscus flower from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set with Sahara Sand ink on a panel of Whisper White after stamping off twice. I made a mask by stamping the flower on copy paper and cutting it out. I laid the mask on the flower and stamped two leaves, also using Sahara Sand ink after stamping off twice. I adhered the panel to a Soft Suede mat and then to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

I wanted to combine tropical rustic with soft feminine in this birthday card. The rustic is embodied in the coastal weave embossed background and burlap ribbon and the feminine is represented by the lace overlay and sparkle. I think the hibiscus combines the best of both! I hope you like it!


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:

  • Terracotta Tile – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Soft Suede 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 5 1/4″ x 4″ (embossed background)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 6″ (leaf die cuts), 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (hibiscus die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (stitched lace die cut)
  • Sahara Sand – 2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Happy Birthday Card

Good Morning on the last day of 2019! Today I have another sneak peek of the pretty Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips bundle that will be available on Friday when the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog becomes available. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Perennial Essence designer series paper to a Blackberry Bliss card base. I cut a panel of Balmy Blue card stock with the Stitched Rectangle die. I stamped three stems and some leaves in Mossy Meadow ink on the die cut panel. I ran it through the Scripty embossing folder.

I stamped 3 of the large tulips from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a panel of Whisper White. I cut out the flowers using the Tulip Builder punch and then colored them with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I attached them to the embossed panel with dimensionals. It’s too bad the shine from the Wink of Stella doesn’t show very well because the effect is dramatic!

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with another Stitched Rectangle Die. I adhered it to the embossed panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trimmed it with a pink Noble Peacock rhinestone gem. I adhered the panel to the card base with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the tulip flower from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a panel of Whisper White. I brushed the Wink of Stella over it like the flowers on the card front. I added a stem and leaf in Mossy Meadow. I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Perennial Essence DSP. I adhered the decorated panel to the inside of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I also stamped the tulip, stem and leaves on the left side of a Whisper White Medium Envelope to coordinate with the card.

I love the dark purple tulips in the Springtime, but sadly, there are deer nearby, so I can’t grow them very well. So instead, when the snows melt, I will be greeted by the happy yellow daffodils instead. Can we just skip the snow part?

Have fun and be safe if you are celebrating the New Year’s Eve tonight!


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

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:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Balmy Blue – 2 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 3″ (label), 2 1/4″ x 5″ (tulip flowers)
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: