Stampin’ Up! In The Country Sneak Peek

Good Morning! The upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog will be available on January 5, 2023. On the same date, Sale-A-Bration 2023 will be open. I have sneak peek of two stamp sets from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure that I used on today’s card. They are the Stampin’ Up! In The Country cling stamp set and the Sending Support cling stamp set. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used a watercolor technique today with water painters and ink pads on Shimmery White card stock to color the pretty country path in the Stampin’ Up! In The Country stamp set. I stamped the image using Black Stazon Ink on Shimmery White card stock. I colored the sky Balmy Blue and the fields in light Garden Green and dark Mint Macaron. The Trees are done in dark Mossy Meadow and dark Garden Green and the path in Crumb Cake. I used dark Soft Suede on the fence. I am not a painter, so don’t be too critical. I kept my water painter just moist enough to spread the color and quickly dry and I like the way it came out!

I cut a panel of Design A Daydream designer series paper with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. I adhered a strip of natural ribbon to the card with Stampin’ Seal on top of the DSP. I cut the country path with the 5th largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a Soft Suede mat with liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Sending Support, in Black Stazon ink on Shimmery White. I used a water painter to apply a Crumb Cake wash over the sentiment and cut it out with the small Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals and finished it with a champagne flower trinket.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sending Support stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink in the lower corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Design a Daydream DSP to the side of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This little scene reminds me of a hillside farm close to my house with a post and rail fence along the road. I imagine that 100 years ago, the paved road looked like this. I love the way the country path curves so you can’t see around the bend and the little courage sentiment was fitting for this scene. Here are the two Sale-A-Bration stamp sets with today’s card.

Here is the Stampin’ Up! In The Country stamp set. It has two pretty scenic images that are perfect for experimenting with different coloring techniques.

Here is the Sending Support stamp set. It has lots of uplifting sentiments for expressing encouragement and support for friends and loved ones.

Both of these pretty stamp sets will be available on January 5, 2023 as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion. They will both be FREE with a $50 order before shipping and taxes. They are just a few new items to look forward to after the holidays!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

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:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Shimmery White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (country path scene), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Soft Suede – 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (label mat), 3-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ (country path mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Design A Daydream DSP – 3-1/2″ x 5″ (front background), 1″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous Beauty Card

Good Morning! I pulled out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous photopolymer stamp set for a simple floral note card. I was away and my flower gardens look a little ragged after I returned. They inspired me to make a floral card with Fall colors with this fun stamp set. 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 Design A Daydream designer series paper to a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the sweet sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves and flowers across the bottom and the side in Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Parakeet Party, Polished Pink, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Oasis. I adhered the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and wrapped it with Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine and made a bow. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I used the beautiful Brilliant Wings dies to make a butterfly. I cut the two smallest butterflies from Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry card stock and adhered them together with liquid glue before adhering them to the card with a glue dot. I finished the card front with amber faceted gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set across the bottom of a basic white panel, using the same ink colors as the card front. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous stamp set is a lot of fun to play with. I did a lot of stamping and experimented with different layouts and ink colors before deciding on this arrangement. I love the different greens with the Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry – it really captures the changing colors of Fall. I had to have some Polished Pink flowers for the pretty late bloomers and the pops of Orchid Oasis brightens the scene. And of course we need a butterfly! Enjoy the Fall gardens!!


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.

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.


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)


September Weekly Deals Going On Now!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

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:

  • Cajun Craze – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-5/16″ x 4-1/8″ (mat)
  • Rich Razzleberry – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (butterfly die cut)
  • Cajun Craze – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (butterfly die cut)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4″ (floral panel)
  • Design A Daydream DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Heron Habitat for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Heron Habitat bundle to make a Good Day note card. You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge this week and here’s the pretty sketch we are using:

I adhered a panel of Design a Daydream designer series paper to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I embossed a panel of Crumb Cake with the Fern 3D embossing folder.

I stamped the water from the Stampin’ Up! Heron Habitat cling stamp set in Pool Party on a Basic White panel and used the light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to color the grass. I applied Pear Pizzazz ink to the bottom and Pool Party ink to the top of the panel with Blending Brushes. I stamped the cattails and birds in Soft Suede. I adhered the panel to the embossed Crumb Cake panel and adhered the layered panels to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut the grass dies from the Heron dies and adhered all but two of the small grasses with liquid glue. I stamped the standing heron from the Stampin’ Up! Heron Habitat stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered it to the card front with pieces of dimensionals and adhered the last two grasses with dimensionals next to the bird. I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White and used the small label die to cut it out. I made a loopy bow from linen thread and adhered it to the back of the label with a glue dot before adhering it to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the label with a rustic metallic dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the cattails and birds from the Stampin’ Up! Heron Habitat stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Basic White. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Design a Daydream DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love the way the stamped cattails and water look with the die cut grasses in the Stampin’ Up! Heron Habitat bundle. And the label dies in the set are so cute with the heart cutouts!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2022 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:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake – 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut grasses)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/5″ (inside panel), 3-1/3″ x 5″ (front panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (heron), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Design A Daydream DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur Thank You Card

Good Morning! One of the nice things about hosting a Stampin’ Up! workshop is that you can earn free exclusive products when your workshop orders total $150 or more (before shipping and taxes).  These products can only be purchased with Host Dollars earned through a workshop.  Also, if you have a long shopping list and you place an order of $150 or more, you will receive Host Dollars that you can use to purchase of these items!  I chose two of the Host items for my card today – the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set and the Design a Daydream designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I cut a panel of the Design A Daydream Host designer series paper with the largest Deckled rectangles die and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.  I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder and then cut it out with the third smallest Deckled Rectangles Die and I was pleased that embossing was still visible, just a bit subtler.  I adhered the embossed die cut to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped two of the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur Host stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Fresh Freesia card stock and fussy cut them out.  I stamped two sets of leaves in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and fussy cut them out.  I adhered the leaves to the card front with liquid glue and popped the flowers on with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White.  I wanted to frame the sentiment with the deckled rectangle but there wasn’t one that was the right size.  I selected a die that approximated the length of label I wanted and placed it on the stamped sentiment to cut three sides.  Then I moved it and cut the fourth side.  I love the random edge of these dies, and it makes it easy to use a two-step die cutting technique to get a custom size for a sentiment label.  I adhered the label over the flowers with glue dots and finished with a fresh Freesia bow and Fresh Freesia In Color Opal rounds for the flower centers.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on the borders of a Basic White panel.  I stamped some leaves in Old Olive and cut the panel with the largest Deckled Rectangles die. I adhered the die cut panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Garden Grandeur stamp set has pretty free flowing line art flowers and leaves with filler stamps to create pretty two-step stamping images and is only one of the items that can only be purchased with Host Dollars. To see all the Host items currently available, click HERE.


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. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


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 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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 4″ (fussy cut flowers)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (fussy cut leaves)
  • Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (embossed panel)
  • Design a Daydream Host DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds Card with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle is a happy and sweet little photopolymer stamp set that comes with the Songbird Builder Punch. I paired it with the Design a Daydream designer series paper for today’s card that I made yesterday afternoon for my Facebook Live. You can find the supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the link to the Facebook Live video from yesterday. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I folded and burnished the folds of both the large and smaller card base in mountain and valley fashion so that the large panel would be in the back for the large card base and the large panel would be in the front for the small card base. I adhered the three panels of the leaf pattern Design a Daydream designer series paper to the larger card base with liquid glue. I adhered the floral pattern DSP to the large section of the smaller card base and the striped pattern to the middle section.

I folded the small card base and applied Tear & Tape to the back of the small section. I removed the tape covers and adhered it to the center of the large panel of the large card base. I opened the small base and closed the large base so it overlapped the small card and applied Tear & Tape to the front inside edge of the large base and the back edge of the large section of the small base. I removed the tape covers and closed the small card and pressed the taped sections. This makes the double Z design from the top of the card.

I cut a circle from Basic White using the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and stamped the the circle with the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds branch in Soft Suede, leaves in Pear Pizzazz and music notes in Blackberry Bliss. I used the Songbird punch to punch the birdie and wing from Pool Party, the little beak from Daffodil Delight and the belly from Basic White.

I adhered the belly and beak to the bird with liquid glue and stamped the eyes in Blackberry Bliss. I adhered the wing to the bird with a dimensional. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on Daffodil Delight and cut it out with the small banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies. I adhered the sentiment to the card front with glue dots and popped the stamped circle on top with dimensionals. I popped the bird on the circle with dimensionals and finished the front with three shiny resin Daffodil Delight flowers. Note that I forgot to put them on in the video, so I put them on afterwards. LOL.

I stamped the branch from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds stamp set in Soft Suede across the top of a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and part of the notes in Blackberry Bliss. I stamped some flowers in Daffodil Delight and adhered the panel to the inside of the small card.

This Double Z-Fold card will open flat, so you could replace the smaller card middle section with a Basic White decorated panel if you wanted more space to write a personal note. The Double Z-Fold is pretty easy to do, and makes your handmade card extra special. And the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Songbirds bundle is so cute that everyone will be smiling!


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 9-3/4″ inner card scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (bird)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 3″ (label and beak)
  • Basic White – 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (die cut circle), 1″ x 2″ (belly)
  • Design a Daydream DSP
    • Leaf pattern – 4″ x 5-1/4″, two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels
    • Flower pattern – 3-3/4″ x 4″
    • Stripe pattern – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the pretty Design A Daydream Host designer series paper? It’s a huge pack of 12″ x 12″ designer series paper that you can only purchase with Host Dollars that you earn with orders or a party with sales of $150 or more. I paired it with the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set for a friendship card to celebrate any special occasion or achievement. 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 Design a Daydream designer series paper to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with liquid glue. I adhered a striped strip of the DSP to the card front and then a floral panel overlapping it.

I adhered another panel of Design a Daydream DSP to a Blackberry Bliss mat and stamped the large flower and stem from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Old Olive on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flower stamp with Blushing Bride and cut the image out with the coordinating die from the Scalloped Contours dies. I adhered the die cut flower to the layered DSP with dimensionals and a glue dot on the stem. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on Blushing Bride and adhered it to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished the card front with Blushing Bride faceted dots and a bow.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Basic White panel. I stamped the bud outline in Old Olive and the bud in Blushing Bride. I trimmed the side of the panel with a strip of Design a Daydream DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The floral panel in the Design a Daydream DSP pack is pretty with Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight and Petal Pink flowers. And they go really nice with the abstract flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle.

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make another card using the Design a Daydream Host designer series paper. Join me as I use it with the Sweet Songbirds bundle create a fun fold card. Look forward to seeing you then!


May is a Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

Ready to start your Stampin’ Up! business in style? Then sign up between May 3 – 31, 2022 to be a demonstrator and get $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color® products!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise
    • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper – item 160009
    • 2022-2024 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock – item 159204
    • 2022-2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection – item 161108
    • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – item 159253
  • Free business supplies and catalogs
  • Free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Free shipping!!

Read more about Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator benefits on my Join My Team page and click the button at the bottom to join. Contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is the Pick of the Crop!

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. Plus, we’ve got an add-on you can purchase to expand on this month’s kit.

This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.

This kit includes supplies to create 9 card – 3 each of 3 designs and 9 coordinating envelopes:

  • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases a, die-cut paper pieces, vellum, adhesive, and more!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • A 5-3/8″ x 6″ mini shopping bag
    • Stamp or color the bag for a personalized touch
    • It holds a couple of cards for a fun twist on card packaging
  • Additional shopping bags can be purchased starting June 13, 2022
    • Item 161922 – contains 4 mini canvas bags

Coordinating Colors:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent

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


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 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

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  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 2-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut flower)
  • Design A Daydream DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5″ (front stripe strip), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (large floral front panel), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (small floral front panel), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: