Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek of a stamp set that will be featured in Sale-A-Bration starting on January 3, 2020. It is the Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer cling stamp set and it is so cute! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card is a birthday card from a group of people, like something for a co-worker from the rest of the office. I started by stamping the group of meerkats from the Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the from all of us sentiment underneath in Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the meerkats with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the ground with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. I outlined the little critters with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.

I adhered the meerkats to a Basic Black mat with multipurpose liquid glue and tied Grapefruit Grove twine around it and made a bow. I cut a panel of the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper and adhered strips of the other prints in the Birthday Bonanza DSP pack on top of it with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and adhered the layered panel to a Grapefruit Grove card base with dimensionals.

I adhered the meerkat panel to the card base with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the present paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP pack to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer stamp set along with the single meerkat (this is the Birthday Person!). I colored the meerkat with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer cling stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices that is FREE with a $50 purchase (before shipping and taxes). Sale-A-Bration starts on January 3, 2020 with the start of the new Mini Catalog. It is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year. And these little meerkats are sooo cute!!!


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Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I’m doing my first Stampin’ Up! Product Share to get ready for the new January-June 1010 Mini Catalog and I invite you to join me! A share is a good way to get a sample of the new products before committing to purchase full packages of each product. See my New Mini Catalog Product Shares page to get a complete details of the options and their costs, a complete listing of all the products you will be getting, and how to sign up. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Starting in January 2020

Starting in January, I am going to start the Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host club. Club members commit to spending $25 on supplies each month for 6 months, Each club member gets to be the host for a month during the period. See my Online Host Club page for complete details. Contact me if you have questions.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

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:

  • Grapefruit Grove – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (meerkat panel)
  • Basic Black – (2) 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (front background and inside mat), 2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (meerkat panel mat)
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (Coastal Cabana background), 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (candles), 1″ x 3 3/4″ (balloons), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (Grapefruit Grove stars), 1″ x 3 3/4″ (presents), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside presents)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have another sneak peek of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set along with the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. Here is my card:

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

I started by embossing a Petal Pink panel with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. This embossing folder does cause a little shrinkage, so I trimmed the embossed panel to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ after it was embossed. After trimming, I adhered it to a Petal Pink card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

Next I stamped the 3 medium tulip flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set across a Whisper White panel using Petal Pink ink. Then I stamped the stems and leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink. I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles die. I cut out a panel 0f Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper using the two-step die cutting technique with the next larger size Stitched Rectangles die so that it was 1/4″ shorter. I cut a panel of Thick Whisper White paper the same size using the same technique and adhered it to the back of the Parisian Blossoms DSP to make the DSP stiffer. I adhered the DSP to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped a strip of Petal Pink cardstock with the happy birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the small long label die from the Stitched Rectangles die. I made a bow with the Petal Pink metallic edged ribbon and adhered it to the label with glue dots. I adhered the label to the flower panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the flower panel to the DSP panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished the card off with three petal pink sequins.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping a tulip and stem on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the tulip in Petal Pink after stamping off once and I stamped the leaves and stem in Pear Pizzazz after stamping off twice. I added a strip of the Parisian Blossoms DSP to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The new Mini Catalog has so many beautiful new products to make pretty cards for all the special birthdays coming up! And I love the Champagne metallic touches in the Parisian Blossoms DSP and ribbon – they are so soft and pretty!

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: A99JPHA3

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 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), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed panel), 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (tulip panel)
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP – 4″ x 3 1/2″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside strip)
  • Thick Whisper White – 4″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek from the new Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. The Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress bundle has some cute girly images – flowers, lipstick, heels and a purse – along with some witty sentiments. And the coordinating All Dressed Up dies make a cute little purse that holds 3 x 3 cards. It is so cute!! 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 one of the floral images in Lovely Lipstick ink randomly along the bottom and sides of a Lovely Lipstick card base. Using the Stitched Rectangle die, I cut a panel of one of the floral papers in the Best Dressed DSP pack. I cut the large label from the Stitched Labels dies from vellum card stock and adhered it to the floral panel, applying the liquid glue under the circle and label. I cut a circle from Garden Green card stock using the large circle die from the Stitched Labels dies.

I stamped two shoes from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress photopolymer stamp set in Lovely lipstick on a panel of Whisper White and colored it with Light Cherry Cobbler and Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. I cut them out with the coordinating shoe die from the All Dressed Up dies and adhered them to the Garden Green circle along with 3 Lovely Lipstick enamel dots. I adhered the decorated circle to the vellum with dimensionals. I wrapped a length of Whisper White Baker’s twine around the panel and made a bow.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress stamp set in Lovely Lipstick on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the label die from the All Dressed Up dies. I stamped a flower on Whisper White and colored it with Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Flirty Flamingo, Light Shaded Spruce and Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the label with liquid glue. I adhered the label to the floral panel with dimensionals and the floral panel to the stamped Lovely Lipstick card base with dimensionals as well.

I decorated the inside by stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Perennial Birthday stamp set in Lovely Lipstick on a Whisper White panel. I cut a strip of the Best Dressed DSP that was previously cut with the stitched rectangle dies and stuck it on the bottom of the panel before adhering it to the inside of the card. The Stitched Rectangle dies have stitching on both the inside and outside, so why not take advantage of this decorative element?

I love the way the vellum label adds a little something to the card front without obscuring the pretty paper. And I love all the cute elements in this bundle and can’t wait to make a purse! Because … actually I’m more of a purse girl than a shoe girl – but I know a lot of ladies who can’t resist another pretty pair of shoes! How about you?


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Coming in January!

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I am ordering catalogs for my customers this morning with expedited shipping.  If you placed an order with me, I will send you one via priority mail as soon as my order arrives!

If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my online store by the end of the week and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list to get your catalogs ASAP!

The new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration will be open for ordering on January 3, 2020.


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout begins today!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout begins today! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. Head over to my online store to shop now.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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!

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:

  • Lovely Lipstick – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (shoes), 1 1/4″ x 5″ (label & flower)
  • Garden Green – 2 1/3″ x 2 1/4″
  • Vellum card stock – 1 3/2″ x 4″
  • Best Dressed DSP – 4″ x 5″ (reserve 1/2″ on outside long stitched side for card inside 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! New Wonders Birthday Card

Good Morning! I have a very special card today. This is a card that I made for my granddaughter’s birthday. She will turn 2 later this month and I chose the Stampin’ Up New Wonders cling stamp set for her card because the fairies remind me of her so much – she has the same round face, big eyes and baby curls. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started with a panel of Sparkle glimmer paper which I ran through the large Stitched lace die and adhered it to a Highland Heather card base. I stamped the little fairy with the the flowing hair from the Stampin’ Up! New Wonders stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Whisper White. I then rubbed the lower left corner with the embossing buddy and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in VersaMark ink. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat set.

I colored the fairy with Soft Suede, light Petal Pink, Highland Heather, So Saffron and Pool Party Stampin Blends and colored the hearts with the dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend. I cut the image with the Stitched Ovals dies and cut a matching mat from Highland Heather using the Layering Oval dies. I adhered the panel to the mat with liquid glue and added some gemstones which were colored with the dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend.

I cut some leaf sprigs from Old Olive vellum with the Frosted Frames dies and glued them to the back of the oval. I attached the Oval to the card front with dimensionals. I wrapped a length of the Whisper White polka dot tulle ribbon around the card front and tied a bow.

On the inside of the card, I stamped some hearts and stars a couple of times from one of the fairy stamps by carefully inking just that part with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with the dark Real Red and Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. I added a Mint Macaron mat and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! New Wonders stamp set is one of the host exclusives that are available only with Stampin’ Rewards that are available on orders over $150 or workshops with sales one $150. The fairies are so sweet and the sentiments are great too. I hope my granddaughter likes the card – she likes shiny and sparkly things, so I had to use the Sparkle paper for the lace. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Inkin Krew Facebook Live Celebration Event

The Inkin’ Krew team is having a Facebook Live Event to celebrate World Card Making Day this Saturday, October 5. Amy Koenders has set up a Facebook Group where different team members will be doing live card making presentations throughout the day. Head to the Inkin Krew World Card Making Day Facebook page and join us! Oh, and there are some giveaways planned.


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

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:

  • Highland Heather – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 3″ x 4″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 4 1/4″ x 5″
  • Mint Macaron – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″,3″ x 4″
  • Perennial Essence vellum – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I have a rustic birthday card made with the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty cling stamp set. This is one of the new sets from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. This set has 3 realistic, adorable woodland creatures – a deer, fox and this sweet bunny. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This card uses the layout from the Sunday Stamps SSC212 Circle Around Challenge. It’s a clean and simple layout that results in lovely cards.

Here’s my card for today

I started by stamping the little bunny from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a panel of Whisper White. Next I stamped the little grass around the bottom of the bunny in Old Olive ink. Then I colored the image using light Crumb Cake, light Balmy Blue and light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I finished it by coloring the bunny’s eye with a journaling pen and cut it out with a circle die from the Layering Circles dies.

Then I stamped the Birch cling stamp on a Thick Whisper White panel using Crumb Cake ink. Since the stamp is so large, I used my Stamparatus so I would get a good clean image, and it came out perfect! I cut the circle using the same die I used for the bunny and then sponged the edges lightly in Crumb Cake. I then ran it through the Subtle embossing folder.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Country Road stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock, wrapped it with white baker’s twine and clipped the ends. On a Soft Suede card base, I laid out the strip of wood grained DSP from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and then adhered it with liquid glue. I positioned the birch panel and then adhered the bunny in the circle with liquid glue. I then popped on the birch panel with dimensionals and added the sentiment banner.

The inside of the card has a strip of the birch paper over a strip of the Pressed Petals DSP on a Whisper White panel.

A simple rustic birthday card for a nature lover. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


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:

  • Soft Suede – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 3″, 3/8″ x 5″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 3″ scrap
  • Pressed Petals DSP – (2) 1/2″ x 5″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: