Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air photopolymer stamp set to make snow capped mountains for a western landscape birthday card. This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and you can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I was also inspired by the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #466:


I set up the mountain range stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air stamp set in my Stamparatus and secured Whisper White card stock with both magnets so it wouldn’t move. I stamped the mountains in Sahara Sand ink and then wiped the stamp and inked the top of the mountains with Versamark ink and stamped again. I sprinkled white embossing powder on the Versamark and heat set the embossing powder until it was shiny. I masked the mountains and used the new blending brushes that will be coming in the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog to color the sky with Balmy Blue and Pacific Point inks. I love how brilliant the Pacific Point makes the sky and contrasts with the snow caps!

I masked off the sky and the embossed mountain tops and used a blending brush again to apply Crumb Cake ink on the rest of the card stock. I stamped the tree line from the Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air stamp set in Crumb Cake ink along the bottom of the mountains. I stamped the double tree stamp in Old Olive and the single tree stamp in Mossy Meadow to create the forest in the foreground, stamping off to create depth. I cleaned the tree stamp and then I stamped over the small trees at the bottom of the mountains in Mossy Meadow ink by inking up just the tip of the single tree stamp. Finally, I stamped the little birds in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat.

I trimmed the end of a Sahara Sand strip with the Banners Pick A Punch and stamped the sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Cajun Craze ink. I adhered two leaves from the In Good Taste elements and a double bow made with linen thread with glue dots to the corner of the panel. I adhered the label over the embellishments with glue dots. I adhered a panel of Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of a Cajun Craze card base and popped the mountain panel on top with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Friend Like You photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze in on a Whisper White panel. I stamped thee double tree from the Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air stamp set in Old Olive ink on the side of the panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ DSP. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The white embossed mountain tops are so dramatic against the blue sky and in life the shine from the embossed lines is pretty. I think that next time I should try this with a crooked line at the bottom of the snow rather than a straight line, what do you think?


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Openings Starting January 1

The Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club is a good way to build up your Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time without breaking the bank. You make a commitment to join the club for 6 months and place a minimum $25 order each month. A random host is chosen for each month and when you are the host, you get the Stampin’ Rewards Host Dollars for additional products. You can also give your Host Code to your Stampin’ Friends to increase your host rewards! For complete details, see my Online Host Club Page. You can also contact me at (484) 356-5031 or drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.  

Sign up Deadline is Monday December 28, 2020.


Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout Is Going On Now!

If you love Great Deals like I do, then the Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products (up to 50% off some items) from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. Head over to my Online Store to check out the sale.  The retiring items are only available while supplies last! And many popular items have already been sold out!


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Aug-Dec 2020 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 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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at4-1/4″
  • Basic Black – 7/8″ x 4-3/4″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Sahara Sand – 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 4-5/8″ (front panel)
  • Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-3/4″ x 5-1/8″” (front background strip), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I brought out the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle and the pretty Poppy Moments dies to make a Birthday card for today’s hop. 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 color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using for our projects:

I embossed a panel of Misty Moonlight with the Bricks and Mortar embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base. I cut a panel of the Misty Moonlight striped paper from the Trimming the Town designer series paper (which just sold out, sadly) with the Stitched Rectangles Die and cut a panel of Misty Moonlight with thee same die. I adhered them together and cut out the middle with a Stitched Rectangle die two sizes smaller. I adhered the frame to a Pool Party panel from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with dimensionals. I adhered the whole thing to the middle of the card front.

I used the Poppy Moments Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle to cut out the flower and leaves from Poppy Parade, Old Olive and Black Glitter paper. I colored the accent leaves with the Old Olive Stampin Blends and the accent flower with the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and clear Wink of Stella. I put the flowers and leaves together with liquid glue and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals and liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poppy Moments stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the small rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I adhered it to the striped frame and finished the card front with a Poppy Parade and gold trimmed bow and gold glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a Whisper White Panel and trimmed the bottom with the striped DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The die cut poppies from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle are so beautiful that I think you can to use them at any time of the year!

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 16 – 31 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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (frame backing)
  • Pool Party – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 8-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Poppy Parade – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut poppy)
  • Black Glitter – 1″ x 1″ (flower center)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (frame background)
  • Trimming The Town DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel (stitched rectangle frame), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving!! My turkey should be in the oven by now so it’s time for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle with the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper to make a holiday season birthday card. I love this peony and I wanted to use it for a special December baby birthday card. 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 pretty sketch we are using for our projects:

Emboss a Real Red Panel with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Real Red Card Base. Adhere the striped Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series paper to the back of the red dotted designer series paper and then adhere it to the card front. Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the Painted Labels Die. Adhere the label to the card front.

Cut the poppy petals from a Whisper White panel using the Peony Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle. Lightly sponge the petals with Real Red ink. Cut the flower center from Bumblebee. Assemble the flower and add a couple of half dimensionals at the top of the flower between the last two layers. Brush clear Wink of Stella on the flower to give it some sparkle. Cut the leaves from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz and adhere the pieces together.

Adhere the peony to the card front with glue dots. Adhere the leaves under the flower with glue dots. Make a bow with Real Red sheer ribbon and adhere a short length of Polka dot tulle ribbon behind it. Adhere it to the card and finish with three rhinestone gems.

Stamp the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. Adhere a strip of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the bottom and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle is a beautiful set with gorgeous peony images as well as this innovative 3D die cut flower. It’s a must have if you love to make floral cards!

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:


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Bumblebee – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (flower center)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2″ x 3″ (peony leaves)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (peony leaves)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4-3/4″ (peony flower), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (red dotted panel), 2″ x 4-1/2″ (striped panel), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I just put out some purple mums by my front door and I wanted to pull out the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style bundle so I could color it to match my mums. Then I saw that the our theme for this week is ‘Plaid’ and I thought that the plaid and flowers would be perfect together! This is what I came up with.

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

Emboss a Rich Razzleberry panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Rich Razzleberry card base. Cut a Terracotta Tile panel with the Ornate Layers Die and adhere a panel of Plaid Tidings designer series paper to the front. Adhere the layered die cut to the front of the card. Cut and embossed three leaves from the Nature’s Roots dies in Bumblebee and adhere them to the bottom of the panel. Cut some branches from the Forever Gold Laser Cut specialty paper and adhere them to the top of the leaves.

Stamp the bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Color it with Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. Fussy cut the image and brush clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Adhere the flowers to the card front with dimensionals. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Terracotta Tile and cut it out with the long small die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Adhere it to the bottom of the card with liquid glue and dimensionals. Accent the card front with Gilded Gems and a Terracotta Tile bow.

Stamp the sentiment from the Sending Sunshine stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Stamp set in Early Espresso ink next to the sentiment and color it with Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. Cut a strip of Terracotta Tile with the Ornate Borders die and adhere a strip of Plaid Tidings DSP to the bottom. Adhere it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The rich fall colors and the plaid give a different look to the beautiful flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style stamp set, that is perfect for this time of year. So if you’ve got this bundle, pull it out and have fun creating a fall card! Oh, and the pretty Plaid Tidings designer series paper is on sale for 15% off!

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! Designer Series Paper Sale Going on Now!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the full details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

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:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Terracotta Tile – 2-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ (DSP mat), 5/8″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (flower bouquet)
  • Bumblebee – 3″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 2″ x 5″ (front panel), 3/8″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Forever Gold – trim leaves from the hexagon label

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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: