Stampin’ Up! Alphabest Christmas Card

Good Morning! I really want to be done with Christmas cards because it’s almost time to send them out, but I keep getting ideas. I really wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Alphabest bundle to make a Christmas card and so I pulled this one together really quick using the beautiful Boughs of Holly designer series paper. 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 mottled green Boughs of Holly designer series paper to the pretty small Poinsettia pattern paper and adhered the layered panel to a Garden Green mat. I wrapped a length of Parakeet Party metallic ribbon around the panel securing it in the back with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the panel to the front of a Real Red card base.

I stamped the little frame from the Stampin’ Up! Alphabest photopolymer stamp set several times using Garden Green ink on Basic White card stock. I stamped the letters for ‘merry‘ using Real Red ink inside the Garden Green frames and punched them out with the little Best Label punch that comes in the bundle. I did this really quickly and if you stare hard, you can see where the letters aren’t lined up absolutely perfectly. But I think it looks pretty good for being quick. If you take your time, you can stamp multiple versions and choose the best ones. The stamping goes pretty quick and it takes up so little paper – those 1″ basic white scraps are perfect for punching these letters! I lined up the letters starting from the ‘y’ and adhered them with dimensionals over the green DSP and ribbon.

I cut two of the pine sprig dies from the Christmas Banners dies from Old Olive and adhered them to the card with liquid glue. I adhered three little gold holly leaves with glue dots and cut the large flower die from the Pretty Pillow Box dies from Real Red glimmer paper. I adhered the flower with a glue dot and added a Crushed Curry glossy dot in the center.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes cling stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the panel with a strip of Boughs of Holly DSP and adhered it to a Garden Green mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Alphabest bundle is so cute and great for customizing cards with names as well as sentiments. It’s casual and fun and can be used for any occasion. So be sure to check it out!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! 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! Save up to 60% 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 and some favorites are already sold out!

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punches may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

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The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

Note: Sadly the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls have sold out.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Garden Green – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front and inside mats)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 3″ (die cut pine sprigs)
  • Real Red 6″ x 6″ glimmer – 1″ x 1″ (die cut flower)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (punched letters)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (front stripe), 1″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Here is a CAS (clean and simple) card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up bundle with a pretty embossed background You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week and our theme is Christmas!

I embossed a panel of Basic White with the fun Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic White mat.

I used the ornament dies from the Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up bundle to cut outlines from Real Red, Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party glimmer paper. I used a dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ blend to color the Parakeet Party ornament darker. I adhered the ornaments to the embossed panel with dots of liquid glue. After they dried, I adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Thick Basic White card base.

I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink on strips of Basic Black and sprinkled them with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess powder and heated them with my heat tool until they were bright and shiny. I trimmed the ends and adhered the sentiments to the card front with glue dots. I adhered some rhinestones around the card for a little more bling.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the present in Real Red next to the sentiments and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up bundle is pretty versatile and great for clean and simple Christmas cards. The outline dies for the trees and ornaments is really unique – it’s a fun set to play with!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black – two 1/2″ x 2″ strips (front labels)
  • Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (small ornament)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Glimmer – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (long ornament), 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (medium ornament)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed front background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Fond of Autumn Just A Note Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn bundle is a beautiful set and today I paired it with the Fabulous Frames dies and metallic foil for a Fall floral note card. 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 Evening Evergreen Boughs of Holly designer series paper to the front of an Evening Evergreen card base with liquid glue. I cut a panel of copper Brushed Metallic foil with the small scalloped frame from the Fabulous Frames dies. I adhered a panel of Layering Designs Vellum to the back of the frame with dots of liquid glue and adhered the frame to the front of the card with glue dots.

I stamped one of the large floral bouquet stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and I cut it out with the 4 section large die. I only needed two more berry sprigs, so I inked up the berry part of the stamp and stamped it on a smaller Basic White panel before cutting it out with the 4 section die. I colored the pieces with Stampin’ Blends. Cajun Craze for the berries, So Saffron for the berry leaves, Pale Papaya and Soft Suede for the flowers Soft Succulent and Old Olive for the flower leaves. I stamped the small single flower in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut it out with the coordinating die and colored it with Soft Suede, Pale Papaya and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

I arranged the berry clusters on the inside and outside of the frame and adhered them with glue dots. I adhered the large flower with dimensionals over the berries. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on the right end of a strip of Pale Papaya card stock. I used paper snips to trim the end and adhered it to the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I adhered the flower over the end of the label banner with glue dots and added three Pale Papaya Opal Gems around the bouquet.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the berry end of the large floral bouquet stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the corners of a Basic White panel and colored them with Cajun Craze and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal. I cut one of the picture corners from copper Brushed Metallic foil and adhered it to a lower corner with liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Fond Of Autumn stamp bundle is such a pretty bundle and the images are great for coloring.


Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion this month! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Coming November 1!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Brushed Metallic – 3″ x 4-1/8″ (frame)
  • Pale Papaya – 3/8″ x 3″ (label)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (frame filler)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (large floral die cut), 2″ x 3-1/2″ (partial large floral die cut), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (single flower die cut)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Here is a rustic Christmas card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle along with the pretty Painted Christmas designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I stamped the sentiment from the Mistletoe Magic cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Boughs of Holly designer series paper. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny. I adhered the panel to the bottom of a Painted Christmas designer series paper and then adhered the layered panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat. I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I stamped two of the small detailed holly leaves and one of the large detailed holly leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly photopolymer stamp set using Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow card stock and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I cut two each of the pine sprigs from the Holly Berry dies from Garden Green. I cut the detailed berries from Real Red and the background berries from Poppy Parade and adhered them together with dots of liquid glue.

I arranged my die cuts on the card front to determine where to place them and started by adhering the pine sprigs with dots of liquid glue. I adhered the small holly leaves with liquid glue and the large leaf and berries with dimensionals. I made a bow with gold twine and adhered it under the berries with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Mistletoe Magic stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel. I inked up the small holly leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves Of Holly stamp set in Mossy Meadow and stamped it off twice before stamping it on the panel. I adhered a strip of Painted Christmas DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle is so versatile that it can create very elegant Christmas cards with foil and rustic ones against Crumb Cake. So many ways to express Holiday creativity.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Real Red – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (detailed berries)
  • Poppy Parade – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (berries)
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 3″ (pine sprigs)
  • Mossy Meadow – 4″ x 5″ (holly leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 1-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Brightest Glow Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Brightest Glow cling stamp set has the prettiest Christmas sentiments and paired with pretty designer series paper make easy, elegant Christmas cards. I paired one of the sentiments with the pretty Boughs of Holly DSP for today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

I adhered a panel of Boughs of Holly designer series paper to a Brushed Gold foil mat and then adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base with liquid glue.

I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Brightest Glow stamp set in Versamark ink on a Basic White panel. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny and cut it out with the second smallest Scalloped Contours dies.

I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with gold pearls. I tied a length of gold trim around the fold and made a loopy bow to finish the card.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Brightest Glow stamp set in Sahara Sand on a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Brightest Glow stamp set also has an elegant set of label and background dies that you should check out. And don’t forget that pairing a pretty sentiment with a pretty paper is a great way to make quick and easy beautiful cards.


Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion this month! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Coming November 1!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Brushed Metallic – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Perched In A Tree Kindness Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the pretty Stampin’ Up! Perched In A Tree bundle? This bundle has a pretty aspen forest background die cut that also looks like a birch tree background. And the cling stamps have a sweet bird and beautiful sentiments that can be used for any time of year. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a Basic White panel with the large tree frame die from the Stampin’ Up! Perched In A Tree bundle and adhered it to a panel of Gray Granite Boughs of Holly designer series paper. I frayed the ends of a short length of Natural ribbon and adhered it to the panel with Stampin’ Seal before adhering the layered die cut to the front of a Gray Granite card base.

I cut a large aspen leaf and two small leaves from each of the colors of Brushed Metallic Foil using the Aspen Tree dies and adhered them to the card front over the ribbon with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perched In A Tree stamp set in Versamark Ink on Soft Suede. I sprinkled the sentiment with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes large banner die. I adhered the label to the card with dimensionals and finished the card with three iridescent gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pretty little bird in the lower corner of a Basic White panel in Gray Granite ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love how using the different textures from the DSP, ribbon and foil leaves makes this card so elegant! But it all starts with the beautiful tree frame die from the Stampin’ Up! Perched In A Tree bundle!


Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion this month! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Coming November 1!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Brushed Metallic – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (large leaf), two 1-3/4″ x 1-1/2″ (small leaves)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (tree background die cut)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You Oktoberfest Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Here is the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You Oktoberfest card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. Oktoberfest is a great excuse to gather with friends over beer and German food (which I love!) in the Fall and the Brewed For You bundle is perfect for this occasion! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

Adhere a panel of Boughs of Holly designer series paper to a Soft Suede mat with liquid glue. Adhere a strip of Cajun Craze Rustic Harvest DSP across the panel with liquid glue. Cut a panel of Layering Designs vellum with the largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies. Adhere the vellum to the panel with Stampin’ Seal. Adhere the panel to the front of a Cajun Craze Card base with dimensionals.

Stamp two of the mugs from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You photopolymer stamp set in Gray Granite on Basic White. Use the mug fill stamp to add Crushed Curry to the middle of each mug. Stamp the mug foam stamp twice in Gray Granite on Basic White. Cut out the mugs and foam with the coordinating dies. Use dots of liquid glue to adhere the foam to the back of the mugs. Adhere the top mug to the card with glue dots. Adhere the second mug to the card with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Gray Granite card stock. Cut it out with the short thick banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. Adhere the label to the card front with dimensionals and finish with a small rustic dot.

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. Stamp the large jug next to the sentiment in Gray Granite ink. Trim the bottom of the panel with a strip of Rustic Harvest DSP and adhere the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You bundle is perfect for making masculine cards, but I think that Oktoberfest can also be enjoyed by us gals! But if there’s a man in your life with a Fall birthday, this is the perfect bundle to pull out for a birthday card!


Free Shipping from Stampin’ Up! on Tomorrow Only!

Yay! On October 4, 2022, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders totaling $75 or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only!

Ordering Information:

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on October 4, 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
    • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
    • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Free Shipping will only be offered on October 4, 2022 beginning at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:59 PM (MT).

It’s a great time to stock up and save!


Starter Kit + Starts on October 4, 2022!

Stampin’ Up! has a new Joining promotion starting on tomorrow! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or Contact Me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Ho Ho Ho!

Send merry and bright cards this holiday season with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas colors and holly jolly sentiments, the cards in this kit are sure to bring the Christmas spirit.

Word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, it will be a breeze to create cohesive holiday crafts for all your gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself 

The October Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
    • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed card bases, envelopes and die cuts
  • Iridescent foil die cut snowflakes, vellum and Vanilla epoxy dots
  • Adhesive dots and mini dimensionals
  • Exclusive Ho Ho Ho photopolymer stamp set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

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.

Sign up deadline for the October 2022 kit is October 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: HHFMZPFH

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Cajun Craze – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front mat)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut circle)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 6″ (die cut beer and foam)
  • Rustic Harvest DSP – 2″ x 3-1/4″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 4-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly Cards

Good Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had our Inkin’ Krew Quarterly Team meeting yesterday and had fun making beautiful Christmas cards with the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. Inkin’ Krew teammates Darryl Robbins from Saginaw, MI, Carol Buckalew from Claymont, DE and I designed cards and led the team in making the cards for the virtual team meeting on Zoom. You can find the supplies we used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I designed the first card which doesn’t use any of the dies in the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. I stamped the berries first in Real Red and Cherry Cobbler and then masked them before stamping the leaves in Shaded Spruce, both stamped off and full strength.

I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and then adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and Shaded Spruce card base.

I stamped berries and leaves using the same berry mask and stamped the sentiment in Real Red for the inside panel.

And I even made an envelope stamped with more berries and leaves.

Darryl designed this fabulous slimline easel card using the beautiful Boughs of Holly designer series paper and the dies from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. The card base is Mossy Meadow and the mats are Cherry Cobbler. The gorgeous label die is cut from Cherry Cobbler and the sentiment and berries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler. The leaves stamped in Mossy Meadow on Mossy Meadow card stock go beautifully with the pretty DSP.

The inside sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow and a berry branch Textural Element colored in Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends props the card front for display!

This slimline card fits the new Stampin’ Up! slimline envelopes as well!

Carol designed this gorgeous Z-fold card and also used the beautiful Boughs of Holly DSP along with the beautiful dies from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. The berries are die cut from Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler and the pine sprig accents are die cut from Soft Succulent and Basic White.

An Evening Evergreen square with striped Boughs of Holly DSP set off the gorgeous Brushed Metallic foil leaves and gold metallic ribbon. Basic White and Soft Succulent die cut pine sprigs and Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler die cut berries are tucked in with the gold. It’s all topped off with the sentiment label, stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

She finished the inside with the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and covered the envelope flap with the Boughs of Holly DSP.

I love how the versatility of this fabulous bundle is highlighted by these wonderful Christmas cards! You can stamp the berries and leaves, or just die cut them or do both and it comes out beautiful!


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


September Weekly Deals Going On Now!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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 these projects:

  • My Card
    • Shaded Spruce – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base scored at 4-1/4”
    • Real Red – 3-3/4” x 5” (front mat)
    • Basic White – 3-5/8” x 4-7/8” (front panel), 3-3/4” x 5” (inside panel)
  • Darryl’s Card
    • Mossy Meadow – 7-1/2” x 8-3/4” card base scored at 1-7/8” and 3-3/4”, 3-3/4” x 8-3/4” (front panel), 4” x 5-1/4” (die cut leaves)
    • Cherry Cobbler – two 3-5/8” x 8-5/8” panels (front and inside mats), 3” x 4” (label)
    • Basic White – 3-1/2” x 8-1/2” (inside panel), 1” x 2” label
    • Boughs Of Holly Designer Series Paper – 3-1/2” x 8-1/2” (front background)
  • Carol’s Card
    • Cherry Cobbler – 8-1/2” x 5-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″, 2” x 2” (die cut berries)
    • Evening Evergreen – 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” panel (front mat)
    • Soft Succulent – 2” x 2” (die cut pine sprigs)
    • Poppy Parade – 2” x 2” (die cut berries)
    • Basic White – 2” x 4” (die cut pine sprigs and label), 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” (inside panel)
    • Boughs Of Holly Designer Series Paper – two 2″ x 5-3/8″ panels (front background), 2-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” (front background), 2-1/2” x 6” (envelope flap)
    • Brushed Metallic Cardstock – two 4” x 4” panels

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves Of Holly for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card, I made a Fun Fold – an accordion card made with designer series paper using a design from Patty Bennett a few years back. I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle with the gorgeous Boughs of Holly designer series paper. This is a wonderful way to show off pretty DSP and you get to see both sides! You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge this week and even though my card front has the back side of the DSP on the left side, I decided it still meets the challenge since it’s part of the same sheet of the background paper:

I scored a 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ panel of Boughs of Holly designer series paper at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″ on the long side and folded it accordion style. I adhered the large panel to a Real Red 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel with liquid glue. This serves as my fun fold card base.

I cut another Boughs of Holly DSP with the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the front flap with liquid glue, being careful not to glue it to the second fold. I cut the two detailed holly leaves from the Holly Berry Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle and adhered them to the die cut panel with dots of liquid glue. I used a paint brush from my stash to brush on red Pearlized Enamel effects on Real Red. I used circular strokes and this gave the panel a little shine and resembles berries. I cut it out with the solid berry die and cut a Real Red glimmer panel with the detailed die. I adhered the berries together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut it out with the small label die. I adhered the label to the card with dimensionals and finished it with iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small holly leaf in stamped off Soft Succulent ink under the sentiment and adhered the panel to the left side of the inside of the card so that it’s covered by the accordion folds.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle has such elegant, graceful holly leaves, both stamped and die cut. Using glimmer papers for the leaves makes really festive Christmas cards! And I hope you like this fun fold – it’s a great way to show off pretty DSP

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base, 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (holly berries)
  • Evening Evergreen Glimmer – 2″ x 6″ (die cut holly leaves)
  • Real Red Glimmer – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (holly berries)
  • Basic White – 2-7/8” x 5” (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ panel scored at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″ (valley, mountain, valley accordion fold), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season Card

Good Morning! Here’s another Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season and Christmas To Remember stamp sets. These are two favorites from last year that returned in the new Annual Catalog and I’ve paired it with the pretty poinsettia paper in the new Boughs of Holly designer series paper. 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 the Boughs of holly designer series paper to a Basic White mat and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas To Remember cling stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Basic White. I cut it out with the long Seasonal Labels die and adhered it to the card front with mini glue dots.

I stamped the greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season photopolymer stamp set on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating Seasonal Labels dies. I stamped the small pinecone in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede (This uses the two-step stamping method with a background and detailed stamp), three pine sprigs in Soft Succulent, the long leaf sprig in Garden Green and the berry sprig in Garden Green and Real Red (another two-step set of stamps). I arranged them together and and adhered them to the card front with glue dots.

I made a Garden Green bow and adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with three gold adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Christmas To Remember stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pinecone from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season stamp set in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and covered it with a mask to stamp the pine sprigs in Soft Succulent. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season stamp set has beautiful stamps for making Christmas arrangements. It’s easy and quick and it looks great against the poinsettia filled DSP! It’s great to have the coordinating dies in the Seasonal Labels dies. I’m so glad that this set has carried over from last season!


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (label), 5″ x 3″ (greenery die cuts)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: