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: