Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek of a beautiful new bundle from the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope Bundle and it comes with the Dove of Hope cling stamp set and the Detailed Dove Dies. This bundle will be available next week on Aug 4 – YAY!!! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Peace on Earth sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a panel of the new Snowflake Splendor designer series paper and adhered the panel to the front of a Pacific Point card base.

I cut out the dove body and two wings from the Detailed Dove Dies from Thick Whisper White card stock and adhered the wings to the body with liquid glue. I cut the small branch from Shaded Spruce card stock and adhered it to the beak with a dot of liquid glue. I adhered the bird to the card front with dimensionals.

I finished off the card front with two small pearls on the branch.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dove of Hope stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped dove in Pool Party ink after stamping off, and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Snowflake Splendor DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

This was another simple Christmas card, but the dove die cut is so elegant and beautiful that it doesn’t need much.


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog are still available, but they’re filling up fast! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Ordering deadline is August 2. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

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


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (branch die cut)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 5-1/4″ (dove die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I am continuing with the Christmas in July theme for today’s card pairing a sneak peek of the new Snowflake Splendor designer series paper from the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog with a returning favorite, the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas tree and Pine Tree Punch from the current Annual Catalog.

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

I embossed a strip of Balmy Blue card stock with the new Winter Snow embossing folder (available Aug 4) and adhered it to the bottom of a panel of the beautiful Snowflake Splendor designer series paper (available Aug 4). I adhered the layered panel to a Thick Whisper White panel and wrapped it with a length of Whisper White crinkle ribbon and made a bow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Balmy Blue card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set three times on a panel of Thick Whisper White card stock and punched them out with the Pine Tree Punch. I adhered them to the front of the card with dimensionals.

I added sparkle to the trees by adding the iridescent adhesive backed snowflakes to the trees and added Blue Adhesive backed gems add sparkle to the background. Both of these will be available on Aug 4.

I stamped another tree from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Highland Heather ink to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in the middle of the panel in Highland Heather ink and added a strip of the Snowflake Splendor DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Non-Traditional colored Christmas cards aren’t for everyone, but they can be fun and whimsical – another way to spread happiness and joy during the Christmas season!

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

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


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

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

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


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

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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

  • Balmy Blue – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed strip)
  • Thick Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (punched trees)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath Christmas Card

Good Morning! Today I am celebrating Christmas in July with my first Christmas Card for the year made with the Stampin’ Up! Arrange A Wreath bundle. And I paired it with the new Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog that will be available on Aug 4. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a panel of the new Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper with Stampin’ Seal. The Heartwarming Hugs DSP is one of my favorites from the new catalog because it combines Real Red, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz in cute traditional holiday prints! I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the layered DSP panel to the front of a Real Red card base.

I cut a berry wreath from vellum card stock using the die from the Build a Wreath Dies that come in the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath bundle. I cut a leaf wreath using the leaf wreath die from the same bundle. I adhered the two wreaths together with glue dots and used glue dots to adhere the wreaths to the front of the card. I die cut the bow and extra bow loops from the Build a Wreath Dies from Real Red card stock and adhered it to the bottom of the wreath with glue dots.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink on Real Red card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the ends of the label with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I punched the ends of a Whisper White strip with the same punch and adhered it to the back of the label. I adhered the layered label to the bottom of the card with Stampin’ Seal. I trimmed the wreath with trios of Red Rhinestones to finish off the card front.

I love a Christmas wish on the inside of my Christmas cards, so I used the inside sentiment from the Toile Christmas (the one with the beautiful cardinal) cling stamp set that is carried over from last year and available in the Annual catalog now. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The first of many Christmas cards for this year to kick off Christmas in July! A very simple wreath with rhinestone berries on pretty Christmas paper!


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I am pleased to announce that the Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog is open for orders! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

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


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bow), 3/4″ x 3 (label)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (leaf wreath)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1/1/2″ x 4″ (embossed bottom panel)
  • Vellum – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (berry wreath)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Snowflakes for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s blog hop, I am sharing one of the last Christmas Cards for this season since I will need to send them out soon! I used the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas bundle with the Wrapped in Plaid specialty designer series paper to make a sparkly card. The bundle includes the Christmas Layers dies and it has some snowflake dies – one with a cluster of snowflakes and two individual snowflakes. I used these to create my card today.

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

I started by die cutting 5 snowflake clusters using the Christmas Layers dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and arranging them to cover a panel of Wrapped in Plaid DSP. I adhered the snowflakes with multipurpose liquid glue and trimmed the ends, using some of the trimmings to fill in bare spots. I ran a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock through the Country Floral embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a Cherry Cobbler card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the snowflake covered DSP panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I made a layered die cut sentiment label, starting out by stamping the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the large label die from the Merry Christmas dies. I cut the long label from the Stitched Labels dies out of Gold Foil using the two step die cutting technique so it would be longer than the Whisper White label and adhered it to the back with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut the large label from the Detailed Bands dies from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and adhered it to the back of the layered label with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut the two small leaf clusters from the Christmas Cardinal dies out of Shaded Spruce card stock. I cut the two swirl flourishes from the Christmas Cardinal dies out of Gold foil. I arranged the large flourish and leaf cluster and adhered it behind the top left of the layered label with a glue dot. I arranged the small flourish and leaf cluster and adhered it behind the bottom right of the layered label with a glue dot. I cut out the two small snowflakes using the Christmas Layers dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered them to the label with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished it off by adhering the label to the card front with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the greeting from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Whisper White. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Wrapped in Plaid DSP and adhered to the inside of the card.

I love the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the touches of Gold Foil and I love it in combination with the elegant Country Floral embossing and Sparkle Glimmer snowflakes. And while the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas stamps and Christmas Layers dies will be carried over (Yay!!), they will no longer be available as a bundle with the 10% 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:


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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

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


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

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the Blog Hop!

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:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4 (card base), 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed strip)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Sparkle DSP – 5″ x 8 1/2″ (snowflake die cuts)
  • Gold Foil – 3″ x 4″ (die cuts)
  • Shaded Spruce – 2″ x 3″ (die cuts)
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), 2″ x 3 1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Wreath Seasons Greetings Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I have a Christmas card this morning made with the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs bundle and the Stampin’ Up! Christmastime Is Here specialty designer series paper. I love cards with dimensional wreaths and so I made one with the small bough from the Beautiful Boughs dies in the bundle. 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 out 7 small boughs from the Beautiful Boughs dies using Old Olive card stock. I sponged the outside of each bough with Old Olive ink so that it would have some texture. I cut out a circle with two medium circle dies from the Layering Circles dies using Early Espresso card stock. I adhered the boughs around the circle with liquid glue on the stem and lowest needle section. I tucked the last stem underneath the first branch’s upper needles, so that it looks like a continuous circle of pine branches.

I cut a panel of the pinecone paper from the Christmastime Is Here specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Poppy Parade card base with liquid glue. I stamped the Seasons Greetings sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with the small label die from the Beautiful Boughs dies.

I adhered the wreath to the card front with mini dimensionals. I made a bow with Real Red ribbon and adhered it to the bottom of the wreath with glue dots. I finished the wreath off with red glitter enamel dots. I adhered the label to the card with mini dimensionals.

I stamped the greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs stamp set in Poppy Parade on a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card. I stamped the medium pine sprig stamp over the sentiment in Old Olive after stamping off twice. I added a strip of the pinecone DSP to the bottom and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I thought the Christmastime Is Here pinecone paper would coordinate nicely with the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs bundle. What do you think?

Join me on Sunday at 1 PM on my Facebook Page for my weekly Facebook Live session as I re-do one of the Make and Takes that I received from Stampin’ Up! On Stage a couple of weeks ago. It did not come out very well and I will show you how to make it better (I hope it comes out better). I will post it on my Monday blog so you can catch it there if you have a busy weekend planned. I think all weekends are going to be busy for the next month!


Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is almost here!

Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


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We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available while supplies last only.

Click on the image below to see the details of the products in the suite and the pricing or click here to shop the products in my online store.

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November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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:

  • Poppy Parade – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Crumb Cake – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment label)
  • Old Olive – 5″ x 6″ (7 pine sprig die cuts)
  • Early Espresso – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (wreath ring)
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inside panel)
  • Christmastime Is Here DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″(card front background), 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: