Merry Christmas!

Good Morning and Merry Christmas. I hope you and your families have a wonderful, safe holiday.

Enjoy this look back at some of this year’s Christmas cards! Click on the pictures to see the details in the original blog post.

The Poinsettia Petals bundle was a new addition this year with the prettiest poinsettia ever!

The In The Pines Bundle was another beauty that was introduced and sadly retired after just one season – I’m sure they’ll bring back something equally as beautiful next year!

The Snowflake Wishes was another beautiful new bundle with stunning snowflake dies.

And there were lots of other new and returning stamp sets and bundles and pretty designer series papers to make Christmas cards this year!

Of course the Arrange A Wreath bundle made beautiful Christmas cards, as well as wreath cards for any season!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed making Christmas cards with the Stampin’ Up! products from this year’s catalogs and found some new favorites to add to your stash! And thank you so much for following my card making journey! Merry Christmas!


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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!

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.

Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today’s card is a holiday themed Thank You card using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle and the Poinsettia Place designer series paper. This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and you can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card was inspired by the cute Sketch Challenge in Freshly Made Sketches #464.

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

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.


I cut a poinsettia flower from the floral Poinsettia Place designer series paper with the outline poinsettia die from the Poinsettia Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals designer series paper. I used the same die to cut a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the back of the DSP flower so that the flower would be a little stiffer. I also fussy cut the center of another poinsettia and adhered it to the center with dimensionals.

I cut a panel of fancy green paper from the Poinsettia Place DSP with the stitched square from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered it to a Woodgrain panel of the Poinsettia Place DSP. I adhered it all to a Soft Suede mat. I popped the poinsettia on with dimensionals and tucked a Linen Thread bow under the flower.

I used the Banners Pick A Punch to cut the end of a Whisper White strip and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Place photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink near the end. I trimmed the other end of the label and adhered it to the panel with a length of Real Red ribbon underneath. I popped the panel on a Real Red card base with dimensionals and accented the front with three red Wonderful Gems.

I adhered a strip of wood grain paper to a Whisper White panel and fussy cut another poinsettia from the Poinsettia Place DSP and adhered it to the corner. I trimmed the petals to be even with the Whisper White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set are really nice! The Thank You sentiment is perfect for expressing appreciation for that extra special gift or for sending a quick note after a fun holiday visit or outing. Have a great week!!


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


Holiday Shipping Deadlines Reminder

Stampin’ Up! has shared the following information regarding Holiday Shipping deadlines:

The Christmas season is a busy time of year for sending and receiving packages, so naturally shipping may take longer than normal. If you are placing any orders for Christmas gifts, please submit them by 9 December. We cannot guarantee that orders placed by 9 December will arrive in time for Christmas, but orders submitted after this date are unlikely to arrive before Christmas. 


FREE Bonus Quite Curvy and Curvy Christmas Project Tutorials With Videos When You Purchase The Bundle From Me!!

The Quite Curvy bundle is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and is a featured product during the Curvy Celebrations. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive the special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of five written and video tutorials created by a group of us for our customers who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations! And this is on top of my regular thank you gifts!


Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout Begins Tomorrow!

If you love Great Deals like I do, then the Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products (up to 50% off some items) from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year, so get your shopping lists ready for December 8. Click here to download the full list of items (excel spreadsheet) that are retiring and on sale starting on December 8, 2020 or here for a PDF if you prefer that format. Get your lists ready and shop early!!  The retiring items are only available while supplies last! And everything on this list is retiring!


December 1 – 15 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 Aug-Dec 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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut poinsettia backing), 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (Garden Green square), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), fussy and die cut poinsettias.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Have A Hoot Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Shhh… Today I am sharing the Christmas card that I made for my husband! I used the cute Stampin’ Up! Have A Hoot bundle along with the ‘Tis The Season designer series paper and I colored the images with the Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils! This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and you can find the supplies I 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 posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.


I adhered the plaid ‘Tis The Season designer series paper to the front of a Real Red card base. I used the Banner Triple punch on the bottom of the Garden Green strip to create the fishtail and adhered the strip to the card with liquid glue. I cut a panel of Crumb Cake card stock with the Stitched Rectangle die and stamped the owls from the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot cling stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. I stamped another set of owls on a smaller Crumb Cake panel and cut them out with the coordinating die.

I colored the branch, leaves and mistletoe on the large panel with the Early Espresso and Garden Green watercolor pencils. I colored the wings and sides of the die cut owls with Early Espresso and used the blender pen to smooth out the coloring. I colored the bellies with Whisper White and the beaks and feet with the daffodil delight. I popped the die cut owls on the main panel with dimensionals. I love how the images are drawn so you can die cut the owls and get a clean edge – no branch lines on the feet!

I cut two mistletoe branches from the Peek A Hoot dies from the Stampin’ Up! Have A Hoot bundle from Garden Green and adhered them on the top of the panel. I cut a Cherry Cobbler border using the pretty scalloped border die from the Peony dies and adhered them to the back of the panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Have A Hoot stamp set in Versamark ink on Real Red. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. I cut it out with the small Stitched Rectangle die using the two step die cutting method so that it is shorter and fits the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment to the panel with liquid glue and popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with a braided linen knot and three white resin dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Have A Hoot stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. I die cut another set of Garden Green mistletoe and adhered them to the top corner. I cut some Whisper White dots using the North Pole Wonder dies and adhered them with liquid glue. I trimmed the bottom with the plaid ‘Tis The Season DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I CASE’d this sweet card from the Aug 2020 Mini Catalog, because when I saw it, I knew that I needed to make it for my dear hubby. The owls from the Stampin’ Up! Have A Hoot bundle are just too cute! Have a great week!!


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is Coming Soon!

Yay!! Tomorrow is the day that the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pre-Order opens! My list is ready and I will be placing my order as I have my morning coffee and that includes new catalogs for my customers! When I get my order, I’ll be sending my customer catalogs out ASAP. If you’ve placed orders with me of at least $50 during the past year, you are automatically on my list to get a catalog when my shipment arrives! If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list so you can get your catalogs next month too! Ordering from the new catalog begins January 5, 2021, but if you decide to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during the month of December, you can choose January – June Mini Catalog pre-order products as part of your Starter Kit! Let me know if you have any questions – I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!


The December Paper Pumpkin Kit is Beary Comforting!

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit! 

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 

Coordinating Colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

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 December 2020 kit is December 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


November 15 – 30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

December 1 – 15 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 Aug-Dec 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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Crumb Cake – 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (art panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (owls die cut)
  • Garden Green – 1″ x 3″ (mistletoe die cuts)
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1/2″ x 4″ (scalloped border)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ (mistletoe berries die cut)
  • ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 5-1/4″ (Garden Green banner)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Festive Post Christmas Card II

Good Morning! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! After I recovered from my turkey coma (or was my coma from all the cooking and cleaning?), I realized that I did not have a card finished for today’s post and so I wondered ‘What can I make real fast that is still nice?’ and I went looking for inspiration on Pinterest. And I found a sweet card by Brian King that did a great job of showing off pretty designer series papers and that’s my inspiration for today’s card because Stampin’ Up! has so many beautiful holiday designer series papers. And the funny thing is that I ended up using the Flowers for Every Season designer series paper from the Annual Catalog and it was a perfect excuse to pull out that cute little reindeer from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post photopolymer stamp set. 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 the greenery paper from the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat and popped it to the front of a Just Jade card base. I adhered the poinsettia paper from the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the cute reindeer from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Cinnamon Cider on a small Whisper White panel and stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink. I cut it out with a die from the Layering Circles dies. I used the scalloped circle die from the Little Treat Boxes dies to cut a Poppy Parade panel to adhere behind the deer.

I folded a length of Real Red metallic ribbon and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Seal and popped the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three gold glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the little reindeer and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Post stamp set in Cinnamon Cider and Poppy Parade ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of the Poinsettia DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I am happy to say that this was a quick card to make, but it’s really cute because it basically shows off the pretty designer series paper. And Stampin’ Up! does a great job of coordinating the colors that it makes your job even easier. You know to use Just Jade, Poppy Parade and Cinnamon Cider card stock and inks because those are the colors in the DSP. Sometimes, you can break this rule, like using the Real Red ribbon because the gold makes it look ok with Poppy Parade. So Yay! I was able to make a pretty card to share today. I hope you like it.


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!



January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is Coming Soon!

I received my copies of the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure and there are so many new and exciting products coming on January 5, 2021 – Yay!! Demonstrators are able to place orders early – starting December 1, 2020. On that morning I will be placing an order that includes new catalogs for my customers! When I get my order, I’ll be sending my customer catalogs out ASAP. If you’ve placed orders with me of at least $50 during the past year, you are automatically on my list to get a catalog when my shipment arrives! If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list so you can get your catalogs next month too!


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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 or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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:

  • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Poppy Parade – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 3″ x 3″ (small mat), 2″ x 2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (front label)
  • Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front background), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (small front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle with the ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to make a traditional 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.

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

Adhere the strip of colorful holly paper to the panel of red holly ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with liquid glue. Adhered the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and then to the front of a Real Red card base. Adhere the plaid ‘Tis The Season DSP to a Shaded Spruce mat and then adhere it to the card front.

Stamp the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Shaded Spruce. Sprinkle it with white embossing powder and heat set until shiny. Trim the end with the Banner Pick A Punch and adhere it to the card front. Using the Poinsettia Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle, cut the three largest petal clusters from Red Velvet paper with the middle embossing panel. Adhere the layers together with liquid glue.

Cut one of each leaf from the Poinsettia Dies from Garden Green and cut the flower center and berry sprig from gold foil. Adhere the flower center to the poinsettia with a glue dot and adhere the flower to the card front with more glue dots. Add liquid glue to the leaves and gold berry sprig and tuck them under the poinsettia. Finish the card front with three Wonderful Gems.

Stamp the poinsettia from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce and adhere another strip of plaid ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom of the panel. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle makes the most beautiful 3d poinsettia flower for Christmas cards. And the ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper is so festive – any card made with it is sure to bring holiday!

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:


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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.
  • 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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front mat)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (poinsettia leaves)
  • Shaded Spruce – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Gold Foil – 2″ x 2″ (berry sprig and flower center)
  • Red Velvet – 3-1/4″ x 8″ (poinsettia flower die cuts)
  • ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (red holly), 1-3/4″ x 3-3/8″ (colorful holly), 2-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ (plaid), 3/8″ x 5″ (plaid inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a Christmas Card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly photopolymer stamp set. This is a multi step stamp set with beautiful, graceful holly branches and stamps for making the outlines and coloring the inside. Since it’s a photopolymer stamp set, it’s pretty easy to do because you can see through the stamp to get a good alignment. 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 stamping one of the holly branches from the Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink randomly all over the Whisper White panel to get an all over stamped look. I stamped the corresponding solid leaves stamp in Just Jade to fill in the leaves and the berries in Real Red ink to finish the panel. I adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and then to a gold foil mat and tied a length of sheer Real Red ribbon in a bow on one side.

I used the Joy dies to cut out the thin lined ‘Joy’ word from gold foil and the medium word from Real Red. I adhered the gold foil word to the Real Red word with the fine tip glue pen and set a stamp block on top for bit to let the glue dry. Meanwhile, I embossed a panel of Shaded Spruce card stock with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Shaded Spruce card base.

I adhered the stamped panel to the card front with dimensionals and the Joy with liquid glue. I finished the card front off with three Gilded Gems.

I stamped three corners of a Whisper White panel with one of the holly branches from the Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly stamp set in Shaded Spruce, Just Jade and Real Red ink like the panel on the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink on the side and adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and then to the inside of the card.

The holly branches from the Stampin’ Up! Joyful Holly stamp set are pretty versatile because they make beautiful Christmas cards when randomly stamped as well as when stamped as simple elegant branches. And the outline images can be colored with the two step stamp method like I did or colored separately with any coloring technique – markers, watercolor, colored pencils or not at all. Here’s a close up of the stamp set so you can see what I mean about how beautifully elegant and graceful the branches are. Click on the image to see the details in my On Line Store.


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!



January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration is Coming Soon!

Last weekend at Stampin’ Up! OnStage, we got to see many of the new products that will be coming in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog – and they are so amazing! Another benefit of attending OnStage is that we got the opportunity to order a few of the new products and received copies of the new Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure! So I’m busy looking through the catalogs, planning my pre-order next month – including new catalogs for my customers! If you’ve placed orders with me of at least $50 during the past year, you are automatically on my list to get a catalog when my shipment arrives! If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list so you can get your catalogs too!


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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 or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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:

  • Shaded Spruce – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat), 2-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ (stamped panel mat), 1-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ (Joy word)
  • Gold foil – 2-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (stamped panel mat), 1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ (Joy word)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 4-1/2″ (stamped panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity bundle and colored the images with Stampin’ Blends to make a traditional 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.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using for our projects:

Tear the top of the speckled Crumb Cake strip of Gilded Autumn DSP and adhere it to the bottom of the blue Artistry Blooms DSP.  Doesn’t the Artistry Blooms paper look like a pretty night sky?  Adhere the layered DSP to a Soft Suede mat and cut out the manger back from another Soft Suede panel using the Nativity Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity Stamp set.  Adhere the panel to the layered DSP.

Stamp the manger, sheep, donkey, baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White.  Color the images with Stampin’ Blends – Petal Pink, Soft Suede, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Mango Melody and Cinnamon Cider. Cut the images out with the coordinating dies.  Cut out the Palm Trees from Crumb Cake and the tops of the trees from Mossy Meadow.  Trim the Mossy Meadow tree tops and adhere them to the Crumb Cake trees.  Adhere the trees to the layered DSP panel on either side of the manger.

Adhere the baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary to the manger with liquid glue.  Pop the manger, sheep and donkey on the panel with dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a small Crumb Cake panel.  Adhere the ribbon behind the label with glue dots and pop it on the panel with dimensionals.  Cut out the star from Gold Foil and adhere it to the top of the manger.  Emboss a Crumb Cake panel with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder and adhere it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base.  Adhere the layered DSP panel to the card front with liquid glue and finish the card front with clear Wonderful Gems on the star and label.

I really did something different with the inside panel because I wanted it to reflect the long art panel on the card front.  So I stamped the sheep and donkey along the bottom of the inside of the card and stars in the top corner.  I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity in Soft Suede ink on a Whisper White panel and stamped more stars in Bumblebee next to the sentiment before adhering it to the inside of the card.  What do you think?

I love Nativity Christmas cards and the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity is a beautiful bundle for making these 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:


November 1-15 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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.
  • 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background, 3/4″ x 1″ (label), 2″ x 3″ (die cut palm trees)
  • Soft Suede – 3-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat), 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (manger back)
  • Gold Foil – 1″ x 1″ (star)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1″ x 3″ (die cut palm leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″  5-1/2″ (die cuts)
  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (ground)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Cherish The Season for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Silver Bells, Silver Bells!!

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m finally getting to make the Silver Bells from the Stampin’ Up! Cherish The Season bundle! These jingle bells are so pretty and really make a Christmas card cheerful! 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 sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using for our projects:

Adhere a panel of the holly ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of A Thick Whisper White card base. Use the Triple Banner punch to make a banner tail on the Shaded Spruce plaid ‘Tis The Season DSP panel and adhere it to the card front.

Cut a Real Red panel with a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Adhere a red panel of the ‘Tis The Season DSP to the center. Cut out the two largest jingle bells from the Sounds of the Season Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Season bundle from Silver Foil. Cut out the corresponding seam covers from Silver Foil and adhere them to the bells. I placed a piece of scotch tape behind the bells to keep the holly die cuts from falling out. Cut three of the large pine sprigs from Just Jade card stock and adhere them together with liquid glue. Adhere the sprigs to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue. Adhere the bells using liquid glue for the small bell and dimensionals for the large bell.

Stamp the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink on the strip of Whisper White. Trim the end and adhere it to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue. Adhere a Real Red braided linen trim bow to the bells with a glue dot.

Stamp the sentiment from the Dove of Peace stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. Adhere a strip of the holly Tis The Season DSP to the bottom and a holly sticker from the Wonder of the Season Memories and More card pack to the top. Adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and then to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Cherish The Season stamp set is one of my favorites from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalog, and I’m so glad to use the pretty jingle bells. I can hear them now, and it really puts me in the mood for Christmas!

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:


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Ending Soon!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the full details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now! But Hurry – the sale ends on Saturday!


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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.
  • 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:

  • Thick Whisper white – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Real Red – 2-5/8″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Just Jade – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut pine sprigs)
  • Silver Foil – 2″ x 3″ (die cut jingle bells)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3/8″ x 2 (label)
  • ‘Tis The Season DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 2-1/8″ x 3-5/16″ (jingle bell background), 2″ x 5″ (plaid banner), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
  • Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack – holly sticker

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle with the pretty Poinsettia Place designer series paper to make a simple 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.

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

Adhere a panel of the holly Poinsettia Place designer series paper to a Soft Suede mat and pop it on the front of an Old Olive card base. Stamp the Merry Christmas greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. Adhere it to the lower part of the card.

Cut out three of the leaves from the Poinsettia Dies (two large and one small) from Garden Green card stock. Use both the cutting and embossing dies. Cut out three berry sprigs from Bumblebee card stock and six poinsettia petals from Real Red. Cut out two of the smallest and two of the largest and one of each to the other sizes. Use both the cutting and embossing dies.

Gently bend the poinsettia petals backwards with your fingers and adhere the layers with liquid glue. Position the petals so that the upper layer falls between the petals on the lower layer with the largest on the bottom. Gently bend the tips of the leaves backwards with your fingers. Adhere the leaves and berry branches with liquid glue and the flower with glue dots. Finish the flower center with a beaded pearl and trim the label with a Real Red bow.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the berry sprig in Soft Suede ink next to the sentiment and stamp the berries in Real Red. Trim the bottom with a strip of Poinsettia Place designer series paper and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

The Poinsettia Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle make the most beautiful dimensional poinsettias that are great for cards and tags and any other Christmas project! And they are a perfect when paired with the Poinsettia Place designer series paper, which is currently on sale this month at a 15% discount!

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:


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Going on Now!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the full details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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.
  • 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:

  • Old Olive – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat)
  • Garden Green – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut berry sprigs)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (label)
  • Real Red – 3-1/2″ x 10″ (poinsettia petals)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have another Christmas Card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals bundles. For this card, I used the petal stamps with the outline dies to give definition to the flower petals and I paired the Poinsettia with the Poinsettia Place designer series paper that has a similar floral pattern. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Adhere the strip of wood grain Poinsettia Place DSP to the floral DSP and adhere them both to a Soft Suede mat. Pop it on the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink and trim the end with the Banners Pick A Punch. Adhere the label to the bottom of the card

Cut the medium pine bough from Old Olive card stock using the Beautiful Boughs Dies and adhere the bough to the card. Stamp three leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Garden Green ink on Garden Green card stock and cut them out with the coordinating die. Stamp two berry branches from Bumblebee card stock using the Poinsettia Dies and adhere them to the card front.

Stamp two of the large poinsettia petal clusters and one each of the small and medium cluster from he Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White. Stamp the inside accents in Bumblebee ink. Cut each cluster out with the coordinating die. Gently curl the petals down with your bone folder and adhere them together, with the smallest on top. Brush clear Wink of Stella on the petals to add some sparkle. Adhere the flower to the card front with glue dots. Accent the center with red Wonderful Gems. Make a Real Red bow and adhere it to the card, tucking it under the flower.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. Stamp the Poinsettia flower next to the sentiment in Bumblebee ink and adhere a strip of floral Poinsettia Place DSP to the bottom. Adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and adhere it all to the inside of the card.

I’ve made a few other cards with this beautiful flower, but this is the first one that I have stamped. And this is the first one that I have paired with the beautiful Poinsettia Place DSP which is one of the DSP paper packs that is currently on sale at a 15% discount – YAY!!. Click on the picture below to check out the details of this beautiful bundle in my Online Store.

And click on the picture below to get a good look at all the beautiful papers in the Poinsettia Place designer series paper pack in my Online Store.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Going on Now!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

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 or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Old Olive – 2-1/4″ x 3″ (pine bough die cut)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 7″ (die cut leaves)
  • Bumblebee – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (berry sprigs)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 5-1/2” x 6” (poinsettia petals), 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (label)
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1″ x 5-1/4″ (wood grain side trim), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: