Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Birthday and I made a pretty pink birthday card with the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies to share.

I started by embossing a panel of Petal Pink card stock with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhering it to a Petal Pink card base with snail.

To make the flowers, I cut out three sets of the two largest petals and three sets of the two smallest petals from Whisper White card stock using the Stampin’ Up Cherry Blossom dies. Note that the small petals have two flower clusters on each die, so I ended up with six of each of the smaller petal clusters and three of each of the larger petal clusters. I sponged the edges of each petal cluster with Petal Pink ink and curled the edges up with my bone folder. I assembled three large flowers with multipurpose liquid glue, layering four flowers from largest on the bottom to smallest on top, turning each so that the petals fall between the petals on the layer below. I assembled three small flowers starting with a 1/4″ x 1/4″ scrap of Whisper White and layering the two smallest petal clusters on top of it with multipurpose liquid glue, turning each layer so the petals fall between the petals below.

I cut five sets of the large embossed leaves and three sets of the smallest embossed leaves. I adhered three leaves on the back of each of the large flowers and two leaves on the back of the small flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered champagne rhinestones in the center of each flower. I cut a Sahara Sand branch using the die from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a Whisper White panel. I cut it out with the small label die from the Painted Labels dies. I arranged the flowers and branch on the card with the label and adhered everything down with glue dots. I tied a length of Petal Pink ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot.

I stamped the large floral branch from the Forever Blossoms cling stamp set in Petal Pink ink on a Whisper White panel. I embossed a strip of Petal Pink with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail. I stamped the floral branch on a medium Whisper White envelope to coordinate with the card.


Let’s visit the other beautiful projects in the Blog Hop. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Mary Deatherage’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Connie Troyer created.

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


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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 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 Order Stampin’ Up! Online 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:

  • Petal Pink – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside embossed trim)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 6″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Sahara Sand – 2 1/2″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), (2) 1″ x 5″ & (2) 1 1/4″ x 5″ (flower die cuts), 2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Breathtaking Bouquet Wedding Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made an elegant wedding card with the new Stampin’ Up! Breathtaking Bouquet stamp set to share today.

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

I started by stamping the Stampin’ Up! Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp set on a panel of Basic Black card stock using VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the third largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies. I cut a panel of Gold Foil and ran it through the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic Black mat. I popped the embossed gold foil on a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. I popped the floral embossed basic black die cut panel on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a panel of Whisper White. I sprinkled Gold embossing powder on it and heat set. I cut it out with a Stitched Nested Label die. I stamped the top of the birthday cake from the Happy Birthday to You Sale-A-Bration stamp set twice on a panel of Basic Black card stock in VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled them with Gold embossing powder and heat set. I cut each cluster with the coordinating die from the Birthday Dies and I fussy cut the top flower in each cluster. I put one aside for the inside of the card.

I cut the leaf spray from the Birthday dies on a panel of Gold foil giving me two dies. I adhered the dies and label to the card front with glue dots. I adhered the Happy Birthday to You flower to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with a gold glitter enamel dot.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Forever Blossoms on a Whisper White panel using VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder and heat set. I added a strip of Gold foil that was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder to the bottom and adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail. I finished the inside with the second Happy Birthday to You embossed flower.

It’s fun to use Foil in making cards, and it is so elegant and beautiful when embossed. Good thing there are Weddings to have an excuse to be so extravagant!

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:


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

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!

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″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 2 1/2″ x 6″ (die cuts), 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (front mat)
  • Gold Foil – 3 5/8″ x 5″ (front embossed background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim), 2″ x 2″ (die cuts)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms You Mean So Much Card

Good Morning! Today is the BIG day as the Stampin’ Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is finally open for ordering! I am celebrating with a card made from the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms 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 a panel of the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a Pool Party card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I embossed a panel of Petal Pink card stock with the Parisian Flourish 3-D embossing folder and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the large cherry branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set with Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White card stock. I colored the branch with the Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms dies. I adhered the branch to the card with dimensionals and accented the blooms with large champagne gemstones.


I made a bow with Linen Thread and attached it to the cherry blossoms with a glue dot. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a strip of Pool Party card stock. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the branch from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock after stamping off. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of Parisian Blossoms specialty DSP and adhered it to a Petal Pink mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Cherry Blossoms dies come in a bundle for 10% off in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It is just one of the new beautiful sets that are now available. And the Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper, champagne rhinestones and Parisian Flourish 3-D embossing folder are also new items that are part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite in the new catalog.

And Today is also the start of Sale-A-Bration – the best Stampin’ Up! sale of the year.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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 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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4 (card base), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Petal Pink – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (embossed layer), 3 4/4″ x 5″ (inside mat)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (cherry blossom branch die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inside panel)
  • Parisian Blossoms specialty DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. For this card, I found a pretty card from last year’s catalog that uses the Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do stamp set. Since the DSP from the card is no longer available, I looked for an alternative and found one in the new Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper from the new Mini Catalog that will be available on January 3, 2020. So I decided to make my updated version using the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set with the Parisian Blossoms DSP to compliment the wonderful sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set.

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I show how to make the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I started by running a panel of Pool Party card stock through the Tufted embossing folder and adhering it to a Pool Party card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the beautiful Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper to the card front. I realized afterward that I didn’t say anything about the beautiful touches of champagne foil running through the paper – it really makes it special! I trimmed the end of the a strip of the reverse Petal Pink paper and adhered it on top.

I stamped the single cherry blossom stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set in Pool Party ink in a random pattern on a panel of Whisper White card stock. I stamped off each flower once before stamping it on the panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Love What you Do stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink over the blossoms. Using the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies, I cut out the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment to a pearlized doily with glue dots. I adhered 3 sets of vellum leaves cut with the leaf punch to the back of the doily. I tied a knot in a short length of polka dot tulle and made a bow using Whisper White baker’s twine. I adhered the bow and ribbon to the back of the doily with a glue dot. I adhered the layered label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front by adding 3 pearls to the label.

On the inside of the card, I stamped more cherry blossoms in Pool Party ink on a panel of Whisper White after stamping off. I added a strip of the Parisian blossoms to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper will be available when the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog makes it’s debut on January 3, 2020. The Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do stamp set is currently available with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and in my Online Store.


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Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I’m doing my first Stampin’ Up! Product Share to get ready for the new January-June 1010 Mini Catalog and I invite you to join me! A share is a good way to get a sample of the new products before committing to purchase full packages of each product. See my New Mini Catalog Product Shares page to get a complete details of the options and their costs, a complete listing of all the products you will be getting, and how to sign up. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Starting in January 2020

Starting in January, I am going to start the Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host club. Club members commit to spending $25 on supplies each month for 6 months, Each club member gets to be the host for a month during the period. See my Online Host Club page for complete details. Contact me if you have questions.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions 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 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 – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (label)
  • Vellum Card Stock – 2″ x 3 1/2″ (punched leaves)
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP – 2″ x 4 1/2″ (front panel), 5/8″ x 5″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: