Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Video Tutorial

Happy 4th of July!! I hope you have the opportunity to relax and celebrate with family and friends this weekend. When I first saw these flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle, I thought of fireworks, so I wanted to use them in a red, white and blue card to celebrate the day in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. You can find the supplies I used 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 stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set three times in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I cut the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies from Balmy Blue and cut a Basic White panel to go on top. I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue on the side of the Basic White panel and adhered it to the die cut Balmy Blue scalloped rectangle.

I embossed a Real Red panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base. I adhered a panel of Balmy Blue striped You’re a Peach designer series paper to a Balmy Blue mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I adhered the layered label to the DSP panel and adhered two of the Real Red flowers on the side with liquid glue.

I popped the final Real Red flower on top with dimensionals and added a bow made from the pretty Real Red stitched ribbon. I finished the card front off with three white elegant gems.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in the lower corner of a Basic White panel, masked it with a die cut scrap flower and stamped another flower on top. I stamped a third flower in the upper corner and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Balmy Blue striped DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The floral images in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle are so versatile and the Scalloped Contours dies in the bundle are just the best. This is definitely one of my favorites!! Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend and Happy Stamping!!


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

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Balmy Blue – 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (front mat), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/8″ x 2-11/16″ (label), 2″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (striped background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Inkin’ Krew Cards

Hello! We had an Inkin’ Krew quarterly team meeting Sunday afternoon and I was finally able to travel to Amy’s house to attend in person. It was so wonderful to finally meet in person again and stamp together. Today I’m sharing the beautiful cards I made during the meeting. The cards were designed by our team mates Linda Richenberg, Karen Ksenzakovic and Tara Carpenter. They are so pretty and the ladies all used different techniques so while the they all use the same stamp set and sentiment, they are so different! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Some of the Inkin’ Krew team joined us in person and the rest (after all the team is spread all across the country!) joined virtually via Zoom. The instructions were provided ahead of time, so we could prepare and after we finished the business discussion, Linda, Karen and Tara took turns showing us how to make their cards.

This is the card that Linda designed. You can find more of her work on her Facebook Business page here. We adhered the Hand Penned DSP to a Highland Heather card base and cut Basic White and Highland Heather panels with the Scalloped Contours dies. We used blending brushes to apply Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Highland Heather ink to the Basic White die cut and then stamped the flower with Versamark ink. We sprinkled it with Black embossing powder and heat set. We stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered it to a Highland Heather mat. We adhered the label to the card front and then adhered the two scalloped die cuts together before popping it onto the card front with dimensionals. We finished it off with Opal Round gems.

This is Karen’s card and you can find her blog here. We embossed a panel of the Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and adhered it to a Soft Succulent mat and then to a Fresh Freesia card base. We cut a Scalloped Contours rectangle from Basic White, applied a little Soft Succulent ink to the center with a blending brush and stamped the sentiment on the bottom in Memento Tuxedo Black. We stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and Fresh Freesia and cut it out with the coordinating die. Then we popped it on the scalloped rectangle with dimensionals. We wrapped the Soft Succulent ribbon adhering it with Stampin’ Seal and popped the scalloped rectangle on top with dimensionals, finishing the card front with Soft Succulent jewels.


Here’s Tara’s card and you can find her blog here. We cut the largest Scalloped Contours die from Beauty of the Earth DSP and the 3rd largest from So Saffron. We stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and adhered them together. We adhered them to a Night of Navy mat and then adhered it to a Soft Saffron card base. We stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Basic Gray on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. We used the new soft pastels to color the flowers – I used the Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade for my flowers. I did some rough coloring with the stick and then blended it with my fingers. We adhered two of the flowers with liquid glue and popped the last one with dimensionals. This card is finished with three silver epoxy dots.

I didn’t have time to finish the insides of the cards, so I’ll do that later. The wonderful Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle is so pretty and so versatile! We got to try out a lot of new card making techniques and play with beautiful new products. I love how each card is so different and so pretty!! Thank you so much Linda, Karen and Tara!!

Here’s a picture of the group of us that met at Amy’s house – Amy Koenders, me, Karen Ksenzakovic and Vicki Ridgway. We’re all smiling because we had so much fun to finally get together for the meeting and make these gorgeous cards! It was such a wonderful afternoon! Let me know if you think you might be interested in joining us for our next quarterly meeting and I’ll give you all the details!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

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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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and 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 online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Linda’s Card
    • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/2″ (sentiment mat)
    • Basic White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut label)
    • Hand Penned DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background)
  • Karen’s Card
    • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat)
    • Soft Succulent – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (scalloped die cut and stamped flower)
    • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (Fresh Freesia embossed panel)
  • Tara’s Card
    • So Saffron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel)
    • Night of Navy – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel (front mat)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 4″ panel (die cut flowers)
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (large scalloped rectangle die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in these projects:

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Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour You are Amazing Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a friendship card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle and the sweet Hand-Penned designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Hand-Penned designer series paper to the front of a Soft Succulent card base with liquid glue. I cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from Basic White with the Scalloped Contours dies and used the spatter stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set with Pool Party ink to add color and texture to the background.

I stamped the flower and stem from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on another panel of Basic White and stamped the flower fill stamp in stamped off Cinnamon Cider ink. I squeezed some Soft Succulent ink into the top of the ink pad cover and used a blender pen to pick up some ink and used it to color the leaves. I cut out the flower with the coordinating die and popped it onto the scalloped rectangle with dimensionals on the top and a glue dot at the bottom of the stem. I adhered the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with another Scalloped Contours die to make the label. I adhered the label to the front of the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I made a loopy triple bow with Linen Thread and adhered it to the stem with a glue dot and finished the front with three 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.


For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the side and upper corner of a Basic white panel. I stamped the flower fill stamp using stamped off Cinnamon Cider ink and colored the leaves in Soft Succulent using a Blender Pen. Then I stamped the spatter stamp in Pool Party ink over the flowers. I adhered a strip of Hand-Penned DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp bundle is a two step stamp set that makes pretty abstract flowers and it’s really nice to have coordinating dies that cut out the flowers. And the scalloped rectangles are really awesome – they’re sure to become one of your go to die sets for layering your cards.


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The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions. 

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May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! as new team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! See the complete details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

If you have any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please drop me a note and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the benefits of joining my team. If you would like additional information about joining check out my Join My Team Page.


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and 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 online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Succulent – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4 (scalloped rectangle), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut flower)
  • Hand-Penned DSP – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Here for You Card

Good morning! Today I have a sneak peek of the new Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle from the upcoming 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog. This is the pretty bundle that includes the new Scalloped Contours dies and I’ve used a couple of them for today’s card, but there are also some fun abstract floral stamps in the set that are fun. And I have to apologize because the Purple Posy card stock has sold out (you can still get some in the 2019-2021 In Color pack item 149701). You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of the striped Ice Cream Corner designer series paper to the right side of a Purple Posy card base. I cut another Purple Posy panel with the large dotted scallop die from the Scalloped Contours dies from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle. I adhered it to the left side of the card front so that the striped paper shows through. I used the Layering Circles dies to cut a large scalloped circle from Blackberry Bliss and a large regular circle from Basic White.

I used a blending brush to apply some light Bermuda Bay color to the Basic White circle and then embossed it with the Scripty 3D embossing folder. After embossing, I brushed a little more Bermuda Bay ink on the panel and adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss scalloped circle mat. I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set in Old Olive and then stamped the flower in Terracotta Tile (which has also sold out- Oh My Goodness!) and brushed it with clear Wink of Stella. I cut the flower out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the circle with dimensionals. I love the light color behind the flower, and I think you could get the same shadowy effect with any color flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Basic White panel. I cut out the smallest scalloped rectangle die from Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered the label on top. Then I adhered the circle and label to the card front with liquid glue. I tacked the end of the flower to the card with a glue dot, added a bow made with the pretty Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon and finished off the front with three Pool Party Holiday Rhinestones.


The inside of the card is kind of plain – I just added a strip of Ice Cream Corner DSP to the side. But this leaves lots of room for a heartfelt message.

I love the abstract flowers in the new Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle and the scalloped dies are sure to be a favorite. And there are great sentiments in this set too! Here’s my card along with the stamp set and dies

Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon and another sneak peek of something new! I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET to make a card with the new Beauty of Friendship bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and 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 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:

  • Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/2″ (scalloped panel)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle), 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Basic White – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (circle), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (die cut flower), 3/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Ice Cream Corner DSP – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: