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:


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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:


Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale Christmas Card

Good Morning! It’s 6 months until Christmas, so It’s time to start making those Christmas cards! I’ve made a couple, but I need about 50, so it’s not too early to get started. Today’s card is made with the new Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale photopolymer stamp set. And I also used the coordinating Tree Lot Dies that are available as a Sale-A-Bration free item with a $100 order (before shipping and taxes). 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. I used a blending brush to apply Soft Succulent ink to a panel of Silver dotted DSP – another free Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 order – and cut it out with the second smallest Stitched Rectangle die. I cut the die cut in half lengthwise and adhered the pieces to the DSP panel 1/2″ from each side. I wrapped the panel with silver mesh ribbon, adhering it in the back with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Soft Succulent card base with dimensionals.

I cut a Basic White panel with the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangle die and embossed it with the boughs from the Wintry 3D embossing folder. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals, covering the split between the smaller Stitched Rectangle die cut. Finally, I’m ready to stamp and die cut the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale stamp set. There are three sizes of trees, and each tree has a detailed and background stamp. I found it easiest to stamp the detailed stamp first in the darker color and stamp the background stamp over it in a lighter color. I used Evening Evergreen with Soft Succulent on the large tree and Mossy Meadow with Pear Pizzazz on the smaller trees. The smallest tree uses stamped off Pear Pizzazz. The shading with this two step stamping is really pretty! I cut the trees out with the coordinating dies from the Sale-A-Bration Tree Lot Die and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots.

I wanted a smaller sentiment for my design, so I used the Merry Christmas from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. I stamped it in Versamark Ink on Soft Succulent and sprinkled it with Silver embossing powder. I shook off the excess powder and heated it with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with the small long stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I finished off the trees with small silver pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in Smoky Slate on Basic White. I the little dog prints from the Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale stamp set in Smoky slate around the bottom. I used my blending Brush to apply Soft Succulent ink to a strip of silver dotted DSP and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered a large tree stamped in Evening Evergreen and stamped off Soft Succulent and I stamped the little dog in Crumb Cake. I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to add black dots to stamp on the dog’s back before stamping it and added the eye after stamping. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This card is a great example of the versatility of the Stampin’ Up! Trees for Sale stamp set. The card front is elegant with touches of Silver while the inside is whimsical with the dog prints and cute dog in the snow. And there’s so much more in these two coordinating items – the cute trailer dies, the light poles with lights, the cute sign and the detailed tree dies. And I need to make a card with the cute die cut Charlie Brown tree! So check it out and have fun making Christmas cards!


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:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3″ (label), 2-5/16″ x 3-11/16″ (embossed panel mat)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panels (die cut trees and dog), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (stitched rectangle)
  • Silver and Gold specialty DSP – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (split stitched rectangle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly Sneak Peek

Good Morning! I’m so excited about the new Stampin’ Up! July – December 2022 Mini Catalog opening on Friday! There are so many wonderful new bundles and returning holiday products, and it’s coming out in July so we have an extra month to prepare for the holidays! Today I have a sneak peek of a new holiday bundle call the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. I’ve got the card stock cuts at the bottom of today’s post and links to any products currently available.

And I’m joining some of the ladies on the Inkin’ Krew Team in a Blog Hop to celebrate the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog! We’ve each chosen a different bundle for our projects, so be sure to check out everyone’s projects and take a tour of many of the upcoming new goodies!

I adhered a panel of the pretty new Boughs of Holly designer series paper to a Basic White mat and adhered it to the front of a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals.

I cut the two detailed holly berry leaf dies from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle from gold metallic specialty paper and adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I colored three large iridescent gems with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and adhered them to the card front by the leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly photopolymer 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 shiny and cut it out with the small label die.

I ran some Stampin’ Seal at the base of the leaves and adhered some folded gold shimmer ribbon to the card front. I adhered the label over the ribbon to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large holly leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in stamped off Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink over the leaf and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Boughs of Holly DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle is so versatile with large, bold holly leaves that can be die cut or stamped. The dies can be used to cut out the leaves for layering the dies or for cutting out the stamped images and there are pretty labels for the wonderful sentiments. Here’s a picture of the Leaves of Holly stamp set with the coordinating Holly Berry dies and the beautiful Boughs of Holly DSP with my card.

And here’s a close up of the beautiful papers in the Boughs of Holly designer series paper. This will be gorgeous with a lot of Christmas stamp sets!

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle and Boughs of Holly DSP will be available on July 1 when the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog goes live. And don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration Part 2 will start then too!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Button to see Tara Carpenter’s pretty card and the Previous Button to see Karen Ksenzakovic’s pretty card.

And here’s the list of hoppers for today in case you get lost along the way:


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00!

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″
  • Gold and Rose Gold Specialty paper – 2″ x 6″
  • Basic White- 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-5/8″ x 4-7/78 (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: