Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Here is the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths grateful card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. I’m going to be sending these to my family at Thanksgiving, so I’m considering them Thanksgiving cards. Plus it’s a fun fold, so they should enjoy receiving them! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

Adhere the left side of the Sahara Sand card base shut with liquid glue to form the book hinge. Adhere the Happy Forest Friends designer series paper panels to the Mossy Meadow mats with liquid glue and adhere them to the front panels of the card base with liquid glue, the skinny strip on the book hinge. Wrap a length of Old Olive ribbon around the book hinge and make a bow, securing it with a glue dot.

Emboss a Sahara Sand panel with the pretty Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder and adhere it to a Mossy Meadow mat with liquid glue. Adhere the layered panel to the card front with dimensionals. Stamp the leafy wreath from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths photopolymer stamp set using Mango Melody ink on Basic White. Stamp the twiggy leaf over the leafy wreath using Soft Suede ink and cut out the wreath with the leafy wreath die. Adhere the wreath to the card front with liquid glue.

Cut two leaf clusters from Cajun Craze and two Oak leaves from Mossy Meadow using the dies from the Country Wreaths dies. Adhere the leaves to the top of the wreath with liquid glue. Make a bow from a length of Linen Thread and adhere it to the top of the wreath with a glue dot. Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths stamp set in Cajun Craze on a So Saffron panel. Adhere it to a Mossy Meadow mat and to the wreath with liquid glue. Finish the wreath with amber gems.

For the inside of the card, stamp the little oak leaves and acorns from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths stamp set in the corner of a Basic White panel. Stamped the leaves in Old Olive, Cajun Craze & Mango Melody and the acorns in Soft Suede. If your stamp pads are a little dry, use a blender pen to blend the colors a little and soften the tiny dots. Trim the bottom of the panel with Happy Forest Friends DSP and adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

With Fall in the air, I’m ready to plant mums and decorate a Fall wreath for my front door. The Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths bundle is perfect for wreath cards for any time of year, so be sure to check it out!


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

Click HERE to download the Card Stock cuts for the cards.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


September Weekly Deals Ending Soon!

We’re in the last round of the weekly specials. The last Day is Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ and 6-3/4″, 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (embossed panel)
  • Mossy Meadow – 4″ x 4″ (front mat), 1″ x 4″ (front mat), 3″ x 3″ (embossed panel mat), 1/2″ x 1-5/16″ (label mat), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • So Saffron – 7/16″ x 1-1/4″ (label)
  • Cajun Craze – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4” x 4” (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut wreath)
  • Happy Forest Friends DSP – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths 4th of July Card

Happy 4th of July! Here’s a simple 4th of July Celebration card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths bundle and the fun Celebrate Everything Host designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Real Red with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base. I adhered four strips of the fireworks Celebrate Everything Host designer series paper to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a Shaded Spruce panel with the double wreath die cut from the Country Wreaths dies in the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths bundle and I cut a Basic White panel with the single wreath die. I adhered the single wreath to the double wreath with glue dots and used glue dots to adhere the wreaths to the card front. I cut three sets of stars using the Give It A Whirl dies from Starry Sky glimmer paper and adhered the stars to the wreath. I adhered some of the stars with glue dots and some with pieces of dimensionals and doubled up some of the stars. I saved two stars for the inside of the card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set in Starry Sky on Basic White and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I colored a length of white crinkle ribbon with the dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend and made a bow. I adhered the bow to the wreath with dimensionals and added rhinestones to the star centers and label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leafy wreath from the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths photopolymer stamp set in Shaded Spruce in the corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered two stars to the wreath with liquid glue and trimmed the bottom of the panel with fireworks DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

I love red, white and blue door wreaths for the 4th of July and that’s my inspiration for today’s card, especially when I spotted the Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths bundle in the new catalog. And I love watching the fireworks in the evening on the 4th of July – especially in the comfort of my living room on my big TV! Happy Independence Day!!


The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Good Thoughts

Set sail with across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! Click on the picture below to play:

The July Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases and printed envelopes
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Twine, mini glue dots and dimensionals
  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer stamp set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

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 July 2022 kit is July 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more.


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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.
  • 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″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Shaded Spruce – 3″ x 3″ (die cut wreath)
  • 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer – 11-1/4″ x 6″ (die cut stars)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label), 3″ x 3″ (die cut wreath)
  • Celebrate Everything DSP – four 3″ x 3-1/2″ strips (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: