Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Seasons Greetings Card

Good Morning! Today made a country style Christmas card with the Come to Gather Designer Series paper, the pretty peacock gingham paper, and the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs bundle. This bundle combines the Peaceful Boughs cling stamp set and the Beautiful Boughs dies at a 10% discount. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by embossing Crumb cake Card stock with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. I lightly sponged it with crumb cake ink to enhance the texture and then adhered it to a Pretty Peacock mat. I added the Pretty Peacock gingham paper from the Come to Gather DSP pack to the bottom and wrapped a length of the Come to Gather Crumb Cake Ribbon around the seam with snail adhesive. I added tape to the back to secure it. I adhered the layered panel to a Real Red card base with liquid glue.

I die cut the following using the Beautiful Boughs dies to make the arrangement:

  • A medium branch from Vellum card stock
  • Two small branches from Pretty Peacock card stock
  • Three small solid pine cones from Crumb Cake card stock
  • Three small textured pine cones from Soft Suede card stock

I glued the Soft Suede pine cones to the Crumb cake pine cones to get the layered look. I built the arrangement using glue dots to adhere the pieces, starting with the Vellum branch on the bottom, two Pretty Peacock branches next and topped it with the pine cones. I tied a short length of the Crumb Cake ribbon in a knot to make a faux bow and adhered it to the arrangement with glue dots.

I stamped the Seasons Greetings sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Real Red ink on a scrap of Whisper White. I cut it out with the small label die from the Beautiful Boughs dies. I added two Pretty Peacock faceted dots to the label and popped it on the card with dimensionals. I then nestled the pine cone arrangement under the label and adhered it with glue dots.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the Pretty Peacock gingham paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the small branch from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Pretty Peacock after stamping off twice. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Real Red ink. I matted the panel with Pretty Peacock and adhered it to the inside of the card.

I love country decor and the gingham and natural elements of the wood planks, pine cones and branches give this card a comfy holiday feel – all you need is a warm fireplace!


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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!

I hope you liked my card today. Thanks for stopping by.

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Pretty Peacock – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2″ x 3″
  • Crumb Cake – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Soft Suede – 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Come to Gather DSP – 3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Vellum – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

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Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have a Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas bundle. This is a simple card that uses the vintage images in the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper as the focal point. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings designer series paper using the largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to a Real Red mat. I attached them to a Garden Green card base with dimensionals.

Using the Stamparatus, I stamped the Christmas Wishes banner greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas stamp set using the Real Red and Garden Green Stampin’ Write markers. The Stamparatus allowed me to use stamp the image in the same place twice. The first time was with the Real Red marker coloring the letters and the second time was with the Garden Green marker coloring the banner. I cut the banner out using the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal dies. I cut two of the medium leaf branches and one of the small leaf branches from the Christmas Cardinal dies and arranged and adhered them behind the label with liquid glue. I attached the label to the card front using dimensionals and added some red glittered enamel dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I adhered a strip of the Toile Tidings DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Real Red mat before attaching it to the inside of the card.

This is a simple and pretty nostalgic Christmas card. I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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Join us for the Inkin Krew World Card Making Day Facebook Event!

The Inkin’ Krew is celebrating World Card Making Day on Oct 5 with a Facebook Live Event. Members of our team will be presenting live card making demonstrations throughout the day. In addition we will have fun games and give aways. You can join us NOW at Inkin’ Krew WCMD and join the fun. as we warm up for the big day.


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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Garden Green – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2″ x 3″
  • Real Red – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 2″ x 4″
  • Toile Tidings DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 1/2″ x 4 7/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today is the big day – the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is finally open for orders! Yay! To celebrate, I made a snowman Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season bundle. This includes the Snowman Season Photopolymer stamp set and the Snowman Builder punch. The Snowman Season stamp set is used for cards and tags on the cover of the new catalog.

In addition to it being the first day to order from the new catalog, today is the first day of the popular Buy 3 get 1 Free Designer Series Paper or DSP promotion. The details are on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

Now, on to today’s Snowman Season Christmas card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by adhering the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper with the trees to a Real mat and then to a Coastal Cabana card base. The DSP has glitter on the pine trees, so pretty! I cut the large circle from the Stitched Shapes dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered it to the card front.

I made the snowman by stamping it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I then punched it out with the Snowman Builder punch. I colored his nose with a Pumpkin Pie Stamp’ Write marker and added two large and two small coal pieces from the Let it Snow Embellishment kit to his belly. I stamped the top hat in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White, punched it out and colored it. I punched the arms in Crumb Cake and attached the red felt gloves from the Let it Snow Embellishment kit.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I die cut the scalloped mat using the scallop die from the Budding Blooms dies on Real Red cardstock and attached the label to it. I attached it to the card with liquid glue and then attached the snowman with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set in Real Red on a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of DSP to the bottom and added a Real Red mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The colors in the Let it Snow DSP are so cheerful and the glitter really makes it special. Coupled with the different snowmen from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Seasons stamp set, it really makes for happy, whimsical Christmas cards.

My last few cards have been sneak peeks from the new 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog which is open for orders today! If you haven’t received a catalog yet but would like one, visit the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page to request one and I’ll get it out to you. Thanks for visiting and happy holiday stamping!

Akiko


Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Is Back – Starting Today!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Real Red – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1″ x 3 1/4″
  • Thick Whisper White – 4″ x 2″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 5/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Let it Snow Specialty DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings Card

Good Morning! Today I am celebrating Christmas in July and sharing a Christmas Card with you. I know it’s early, but I need the idea of starting to plan for Christmas early because I’m such a procrastinator, and my Christmas to-do list is only half done on December 25.

One of my all time favorite Stampin’ Up! Christmas products is the Hang Your Stockings stamp set and the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings dies. And guess what? These dies have been on the clearance rack for a while, and as of yesterday morning, they’re still there at a nice discount! So, I decided to focus today’s post on the Christmas Stockings dies and use other clearance rack items that I have on hand.

In addition to the clearance rack items, I kind of followed the current sketch at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 416, where they must also be getting ready because their alternate theme is Christmas in July so check out the other entries there.

I started by making my stocking. I used the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings die to cut the main stocking piece in Cherry Cobbler. I had some white glitter paper in my stash and used it to cut the stocking cuff, heel and toe pieces and as well as the snowflake that is embedded in another stocking die. I attached these to the main stocking piece with multipurpose glue. I die cut the hanger loop from Garden Green and attached it to the back. Isn’t it awesome! The Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stockings die set has other pieces where you can cut a Christmas tree, bow, holly and star. There are also other stocking dies to make swirly stockings and Nordic stockings. It is so versatile and the results are amazing!

Another clearance rack item that I used is the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper or DSP. I cut a piece of the red and white floral and adhered it to a Whisper White mat and then to a Cherry Cobbler card base. I took another piece of Whisper White and ran it through my Snow Burst embossing folder. This is retired, but it goes perfect with the red and white DSP because they are both so angular. I cut the green star DSP and attached it to a Garden Green mat and attached it to the card with dimensionals. Then I popped the stocking on with dimensionals. I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White. This sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Timeless Tidings, and is also available on the clearance rack. I clipped the corners with the Triple Banner Punch and adhered it to the bottom of the card.

I stamped the and a Happy New Year sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Whisper White panel and added a strip of DSP to the bottom. I finished it off with a Garden Green mat and adhered it to the inside of the card. Yay! One set of Christmas cards is done!

Amy Koenders is my Stampin’ Up! upline (she recruited me to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) and she was fortunate enough to go on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip cruising the Greek Isles. On the incentive trip, Amy was lucky enough to also receive an advanced copy of the upcoming 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and she shared a picture of it on her blog here, along with some early sneak peeks of items in the catalog and lots of pictures of the Mediterranean. Check out her blog at Stamp with Amy K if you haven’t already, because she makes amazing cards!

The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog will go live on September 4, 2019, but in the meantime, check out your supply stash and start to prepare for Christmas in July. Or if your stash needs a refresh, check out the Stampin’ Up clearance rack, because there are a lot of great items at great prices that are still available while supplies last. There are also a few beautiful products for Christmas in the 2019 Annual Catalog. Thanks and have a great week!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Garden Green – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″, scrap for hanger
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Dashing Along Red DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 1/2″
  • Dashing Along Green DSP – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • White glitter – scraps to accent stocking

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: