Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Ombre Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing another beautiful card made with the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. Instead of using the wonderful dies, I just used the gorgeous large sunflower stamp and paired it with an ombre technique with some touches of gold. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I will also edit the video and post a concise tutorial on my YouTube Channel, so look for that soon. The edited video has been posted on my YouTube Channel and you can find it here.

I stamped three of the large sunflowers from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Using the sponge brayer, I colored the panel starting with Cajun Craze on the bottom and adding in Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee and So Saffron inks. I colored the darkest colors on the bottom and the lightest color on top, overlapping the colors as I went. I also used the sponge brayer to add So Saffron ink to the Whisper White label. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the label. I adhered the label to the flower panel and adhered the panel to a gold foil mat.

I wrapped gold trim around the panel just above the label, making a bow, and finished the panel with three gold metallic pearls. I adhered the dark woodgrain In Good Taste designer series paper to the front of an early Espresso card base and popped the flower panel on top with dimensionals.

I stamped another sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Early Espresso ink in the corner of a Whisper White panel. I added some Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Bumblebee ink with the sponge brayer and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The soft touches of gold with the dark wood grain give the card an elegant look, especially when paired with the beautiful sentiment!


Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook Event – This Saturday, October 3!

World Card Making Day is October 3 and we’re going to celebrate again with a fun all-day event on Facebook! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page later this week. Let me know if you are interested and I’ll be sure to send you an invite by the end of the week. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points through September 30!

To celebrate the end of a great Stampin’ Up! year, I’m offering Double Wildflower Points!! If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion Ends September 30!

These are only a few days left in the The Get & Go Starter Kit limited time promotion. This fantastic offer is designed to give new Stampin’ Up! demonstrators additional products to help you get started right away. In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit – $125 worth of products for $99 – you will receive card stock to make 16 cards, two stamp sets, and rhinestone basic jewels to use in your first event.

Full Details are on my Promotion Page, or you can contact me – I’d love to talk to you about joining my team!


September 16 – 30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gold Foil – 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle to make a fall card, and the color palette for today’s hop gave me the perfect excuse to pull it out! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using. I ended up using all of the colors:

I adhered a strip of the striped paper from the Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper to a panel of the dark wood grained paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper and then to to a Cajun Craze mat. I popped the layered panel on the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I colored it with Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Sunflower Dies. I cut the large lacy sunflower from brushed copper foil and three lacy leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock. I popped the copper die cut to the front of the sunflower and the layered sunflower to the card front with dimensionals. I adhered glue dots to the leaves and slipped them under the flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Very Vanilla panel and cut it out with the stitched pinked circle from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and added three champagne rhinestones for a touch of sparkle.

I stamped part of the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers in the lower corner of a Very Vanilla panel and added a strip of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to the side. I adhered it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was surprised at how well this color palette goes together. And I love the touch of Cajun Craze with the natural elements – the realistic flower and dark wood.

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:


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Brushed Copper Foil – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (front accent strip), 1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars Celebrate Card

Good Morning and Happy 4th of July!! I have wanted to make a patriotic card with the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars dies since the die set came out last year, and today is the day!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere a panel of Playful Pets designer series paper to a Real Red card stock mat. I wrapped length of Real Red satin ribbon around the panel and secured it the back withI Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped a strip of Whisper White card stock with the celebrate sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set using Pacific Point ink. I trimmed the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I also punched then ends of a Real Red strip and adhered the label to it. Then I used glue dots to adhere the label to the card over the ribbon.

I cut out the stars with the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars dies. I adhered the Pacific Point cut-out star to the large Pacific Point stitched star and a Whisper White star to the large Real Red star to add some texture. I added rhinestones to the centers of all the stars and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue and dimensionals.

I adhered a strip of Playful Pets DSP to the side of a Whisper White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card. I finished off the inside by adhering three additional stars to the upper corner.

Please join me tomorrow at 1:00 ET on my Business Facebook Page for my weekly Facebook Live card making video.

I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

Good news – Bonus Days are back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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 2020-21 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 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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut stars)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut stars), 3/4″ x 2-7/8″ (label mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 5/8″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1″ x 1″ (die cut star)
  • DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Let’s Celebrate You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Celebrate You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial Saturday afternoon. I made a sweet country style card with the fabulous sunflower and dies and I used many of the new In Colors. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by cutting out the outline large sunflower and the flower center from the Sunflower Dies with Cinnamon Cider card stock. I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers with Bumblebee ink on Bumblebee card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered the Cinnamon Cider outline flower die cut to the stamped flower with dimensionals along the center rim. I adhered the center on top with dimensionals.

I cut three of the outline leaf die cuts from Shaded Spruce card stock and stamped three large leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set in Just Jade ink on Just Jade card stock. I cut the leaves out with the coordinating die and adhered the Shaded Spruce outline die cuts on top with liquid glue. I cut the two leaf sprig accents from the Sunflowers Dies from Whisper White card stock and began to assemble the card front. I adhered the panel of Flowers for Every Season designer series paper to a Bumblebee mat and then to the center of a Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color designer series paper panel. I adhered the layered DSP to a Cinnamon Cider card base.

I adhered the layered leaves and Whisper white sprigs to the card front with liquid glue and adhered the sunflower with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Misty Moonlight. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I fussy cut the sentiment and adhered it over the flower with glue dots and the DSP panel with dimensionals. I made a bow with the Bumblebee gingham ribbon and attached it with a glue dot and finished the flower center with Cinnamon Cider enamel dots.

I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Bumblebee ink on Whisper White after stamping off twice. I adhered a strip of Flowers for Every Season DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is the best sunflower stamp and die set that I have seen. The stamped images are gorgeous with realistic detail and the outline die cut overlay both takes it to the next level by providing dimension and fun.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club has Openings for July

I still have openings for my July – December 2020 Online Host Club! By participating, you are guaranteed a minimum $150 party and get the Host Benefits (FREE Products!!) that come with it.

Here’s How:

  • You sign up for a six month term to place an order for a min $25 each month
  • Club members rotate hosting during the term
  • When you are the Host, you get the Host Benefits!!

Complete details are on my Online Host Club Page.  Please Contact me if you have any questions.

Sign up ends on Friday June 26, 2020.


We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can also select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower outline die cut), 1″ x 1″ (sunflower center die cut)
  • Bumblebee – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (stamped sunflower die cut), 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (DSP mat)
  • Just Jade – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (stamped die cut leaves)
  • Shaded Spruce – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (outline die cut leaves)
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (fussy cut label)
  • 2020-2022 In Color DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (card front background)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut sprigs)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 1-5/8″ x 5-1/5″ (card front strip), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Hugs Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another sneak peek of a new bundle from the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. This gorgeous set has the most beautiful sunflower stamps along with the wonderful Sunflower Dies and will be available when the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog opens on June 3, 2020. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden designer series paper to a Bumblebee card base. I created the sunflower by stamping the large sunflower stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set (available June 3) in So Saffron ink on a So Saffron panel. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Sunflowers Dies (available June 3). I cut out the large outline sunflower die from Bumblebee card stock and adhered it to the stamped flower with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue around the center. I stamped the center of the large sunflower stamp in Soft Suede ink on a small square of Bumble bee card stock and cut it out with the large flower center die. I adhered it to the center of the flower with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut the outline sunflower die on a square of Soft Suede card stock and trimmed off the petal pieced so I just had the center. I adhered it to the center of the flower with dimensionals.

I created the leaves by stamping the large leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set (available June 3) in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock. I cut the leaves out with the coordinating die. I cut the outline leaves out of Mossy Meadow card stock using the Sunflowers Dies (available June 3) outline leaf die. I adhered the outline leaves to the stamped leaves with small dots of multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set on a Whisper White panel in VersaMark Ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set the powder until it was shiny and cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I used the next larger die to cut a panel of the Mint Macaron and gold foil Ornate Garden DSP and adhered the embossed sentiment to it. I adhered it to the bottom of the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the sunflower to the card with dimensionals and then adhered the leaves with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished the card front with 3 gilded gems.

For the inside, I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers (available June 3) in So Saffron ink on a Whisper White panel after stamping off once. I added a strip of the floral Ornate Garden DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is my first card with this wonderful new stamp bundle that will be available June 3, and I can’t wait to play with it again!


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products are Going Fast!

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

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

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


Ornate Garden Suite Early Release

The Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is new for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and is being released early. It is available now for ordering. Click on the image below to see a PDF flyer of the items or head to the Ornate Garden page in my Online Store to shop now.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for 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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (outline flower die cut), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (flower center die cut)
  • So Saffron – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (sunflower die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (flower outer center die cut)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (outline leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Ornate Garden DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (Mint Macaron/gold foil label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: