Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Dies and the Itty Bitty Birthdays cling stamp set to make a floral birthday card full of sparkle!

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

I chose Silver Foil as the fourth color and decided to make the centers of my flowers shiny with silver foil and Rhinestones – more sparkle! I had decided that I wanted to make Pacific Point flowers with Just Jade leaves, and I was struggling with which stamps to use when I saw a card on page 69 of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog that used the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Dies with the In Color Memories and More Cards and Envelopes. I decided that I had to reproduce it with our challenge palette!

I embossed a panel of Pool Party card stock with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pool Party card base. I embossed a smaller panel of Pool Party with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a die cut scalloped Whisper White panel, cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals. I used the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Dies to cut out the flowers, leaves and branch. Using Pacific Point card stock, I cut out 3 extra large flowers, 3 large flowers, 3 sets of medium and 3 sets of small flowers. I added a couple drops of White Shimmer Paint to my Stampin’ Spritzer with some water and sprayed the flowers to give them some shimmer – more sparkle! I cut 5 sets of each size of leaves from Just Jade card stock and the branch from Cinnamon Cider. Finally I cut the flower centers from Silver Foil.

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies using the two step method. I adhered the branch and label to the small panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I also curled some of the flower petals with my bone folder and doubled them up. I added the Silver Foil flower centers to the larger flowers and added Rhinestones to all. I adhered them to the panel with mini glue dots, tucking the leaves underneath. I finished off the card front with a Pool Party bow made with the new Shimmer ribbon!

I saved a couple of flowers and leaves for a Whisper White panel on the inside of the card, adding silver foil centers to the flowers.

I love the layered flowers created by the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies – they are so dimensionals and make very special birthday cards!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (Subtle embossed background), 2-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ (floral embossed panel)
  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Just Jade – 2-1/2″ x 4 (die cut leaves)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 2 1/2″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped panel), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Silver Foil – 1″ x 2″ (flower centers)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Birthday and I made a pretty pink birthday card with the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies to share.

I started by embossing a panel of Petal Pink card stock with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhering it to a Petal Pink card base with snail.

To make the flowers, I cut out three sets of the two largest petals and three sets of the two smallest petals from Whisper White card stock using the Stampin’ Up Cherry Blossom dies. Note that the small petals have two flower clusters on each die, so I ended up with six of each of the smaller petal clusters and three of each of the larger petal clusters. I sponged the edges of each petal cluster with Petal Pink ink and curled the edges up with my bone folder. I assembled three large flowers with multipurpose liquid glue, layering four flowers from largest on the bottom to smallest on top, turning each so that the petals fall between the petals on the layer below. I assembled three small flowers starting with a 1/4″ x 1/4″ scrap of Whisper White and layering the two smallest petal clusters on top of it with multipurpose liquid glue, turning each layer so the petals fall between the petals below.

I cut five sets of the large embossed leaves and three sets of the smallest embossed leaves. I adhered three leaves on the back of each of the large flowers and two leaves on the back of the small flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered champagne rhinestones in the center of each flower. I cut a Sahara Sand branch using the die from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the small label die from the Painted Labels dies. I arranged the flowers and branch on the card with the label and adhered everything down with glue dots. I tied a length of Petal Pink ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot.

I stamped the large floral branch from the Forever Blossoms cling stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a Whisper White panel. I embossed a strip of Petal Pink with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail. I stamped the floral branch on a medium Whisper White envelope to coordinate with the card.


Let’s visit the other beautiful projects in the Blog Hop. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Mary Deatherage’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie Troyer created.

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


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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 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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside embossed trim)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 6″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Sahara Sand – 2 1/2″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), (2) 1″ x 5″ & (2) 1 1/4″ x 5″ (flower die cuts), 2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! Today I am thinking Spring and bringing you a Thinking of You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies that are part of the Parisian Blossoms suite and Forever Blossoms bundle in the new Mini Catalog. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pool Party card stock with the beautiful Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to a Pool Party card base with snail. I cut a panel of the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Petal Pink mat. I cut one of each of the flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies from Whisper White card stock. Note that the smaller dies cut two flowers in each die and that there are two dies of each for the larger flowers. I cut a total of 8 flowers and for the smaller flowers, I was careful to save the centers. I sponged the edges of each flower with Petal Pink ink along with the centers of the larger flowers. I cut two sets of the stamen center dies from Smoky Slate card stock (note that the die cuts two stamen centers at a time).

I adhered a stamen to the center of each of the larger flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I colored the tiny centers of the smaller flowers with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend. I stuck a glue dot behind each of the small flowers and adhered the centers to the flowers. I cut a branch from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms die set from Soft Suede card stock. I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a scrap of Petal Pink card stock. The font is the same as the font in the Parisian Blossoms suite, so it goes well with the set and gives you alternative sentiments to use while keeping the same elegant feel. I cut the sentiment out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies.

I arranged the branch and label on the Parisian Blossoms DSP panel and adhered them with multipurpose liquid glue. I arranged the flowers and adhered the large ones with dimensionals and the small ones with glue dots. I finished off each flower center with a Champagne rhinestone and added a bow to the label made with the metallic edge Petal Pink ribbon. I adhered the Parisian Blossoms panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I kept the inside of the card simple with plenty of space to write a personal message. I adhered a strip of the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and attached it to the inside of the card.

The Parisian Blossoms suite is so beautiful and the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies allow you to create elegant and beautiful dimensional floral cards. With the unique shapes of each flower, you have a lot of movement and flexibility in arranging them on the branch.


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 5″ (flower die cuts)
  • Petal Pink – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (front mat), 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Smoky Slate – 1″ x 2″ (stamen die cuts)
  • Soft Suede – 3″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP – 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: