Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We have a new kind of challenge this week – a theme challenge! So we are all creating projects around a theme, and this week’s theme gave me an excuse to pull out the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle for today’s card:

This week’s theme is:

I adhered a panel of the pretty Forever Greenery designer series paper to the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base. I cut a panel of Soft Sea Foam card stock with a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and embossed it with the Greenery embossing folder. I stamped the leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock inks on a Whisper White panel and cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies.

I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink and cut it out with the fancy circle die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I stamped the small leaf cluster from the Rooted in Nature cling stamp set twice in Versamark ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I cut it out with the coordinating die from the Nature’s Root Dies. I cut the boughs with the Forever Flourishing Dies from Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam card stock.

I adhered the stamped leaves on the die Soft Sea Foam scalloped panel with liquid glue. I adhered a gold hoop with glue dots and adhered the gold embossed leaf clusters on top with glue dots. I popped the sentiment on with dimensionals and made a double bow with gold floss and white ribbon and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card front off with three gilded gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock inks on a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Forever Greenery DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This theme was a great excuse to pull out the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle and use it for a project! It’s been a while since I’ve played with this set and I was reminded of how beautiful and versatile it is.

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:


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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 or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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.


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Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 4″ (scalloped die cut panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut small bough), 1-3/4″ x 3″ (gold embossed clusters)
  • Pretty Peacock – 1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (large die cut bough)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 10″ (stamped leaves and label)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Back On Your Feet Get Well Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Get Well card made with the Stampin’ Up! Back on Your Feet cling stamp set that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. This is a fun stamp set with whimsical critter images and lighthearted punny sentiments. You can find the supplies used to create this card 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 also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I embossed a panel of Granny Apple Green card stock with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder and adhered a strip of Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front. I adhered the layered and embossed panel to the front of a Shaded Spruce card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I used the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack to wrap around the card front, tying a knot on the right side.

I stamped the giraffe from the Stampin’ Up! Back On Your Feet stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel.  I colored it with Stampin’ Blends – Ivory, Light Cinnamon Cider, Light Petal Pink and Light Granny Apple Green.  I cut it out with the third largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I also cut out a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper with the same die.

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a small panel of Granny Apple Green card stock and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels stitched banner die. I adhered it to the giraffe panel with Stampin’ Seal. I added some more Stampin’ Seal to the back of the giraffe panel and adhered the DSP panel to the back, offsetting the panels. I adhered the layered giraffe panel to the card front with dimensionals and trimmed the ends of the ribbon. I finished off the card front by adhering three green faced gems from the Flowers for Every Season Gems to the front with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Back on Your Feet stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on a Whisper White panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Forever Greenery DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Forever Greenery designer series paper is very versatile, in that it has some abstract graphic prints like the one I used today. It’s perfect for bringing a fresh new look to cards when paired with an older favorite stamp set!


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.


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.


July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 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 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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Shaded Spruce – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (giraffe panel), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (front panel accent strip)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (front die cut panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a thinking of you card made with the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set. I wanted use this stamp set to make a card in hope of bringing back the butterflies. I haven’t seen too many of them in my yard yet – keeping my fingers crossed. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My layout is inspired by the lovely SSC234 Going in Circles sketch by Sunday Stamps:

I adhered a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper to Soft Sea Foam card stock with Stampin’ Seal and then to the front of a Just Jade card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Soft Sea Foam card stock and used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to trim the ends.

I stamped 3 sets of outline butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White card stock. Many of the butterfly stamps in this set stamp two butterflies at a time – a large one and a small one. They line up perfectly with the Butterfly Duet Punch! I used the solid wing stamps to color the large and small butterfly wings using Mango Melody ink. I was impressed at how well the Mango Melody ink made them look like monarch butterflies! I punched them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch. Then I stamped the little bodies on the butterflies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I arranged the large butterflies and label on the card front and adhered the label with glue dots first. Then I used more glue dots to adhere some Just Jade ribbon that I wound on the card front behind the butterflies. I adhered the butterflies with glue dots last and finished off the card front with a Bumblebee enamel dot.

I saved the small butterflies for the inside of the card. I adhered a strip of the Forever Greenery DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the small butterflies with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

In addition to hoping for butterfly sightings, I spied a ton of blooming milkweed in the meadows behind my home. This is supposed to attract monarch butterflies, so yay! Butterflies – one of the simple pleasures of summer!


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.


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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.

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July 1-15 Host Code: DVHGBQ7V

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Seafoam – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 6 (butterflies)
  • Forever Greenery 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! Forever Fern Friendship Card II

Good Morning! Today I have another friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle. I think this is one of my favorites in the new catalog – it is certainly one that I am enjoying A LOT! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper to a Just Jade panel and popped it on a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals. Rather than centering the panel, I placed it off to the side so that the side that opens has a thicker border. I then adhered a beautiful panel of the Forever Gold laser cut specialty designer series paper on top with liquid glue. The Forever Gold paper is so versatile because it has panels (like the one I’m using today), labels and leaf clusters! There are so many different uses and they step up the design on every card they are used on.

I die cut the large fern leaf from the Forever Flourishing Dies from Mint Macaron card stock and adhered it on the panel with glue dots. I stamped the round leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the little leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Just Jade ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I adhered the two leaf clusters to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the sweet sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the fancy circle die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. This beautiful die fits the sentiment perfectly and makes the label extra special. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals.

I did something different to decorate the inside of the card. I die cut little sprigs from Mint Macaron, Just Jade and pretty Peacock and arranged them along the side of a Whisper White panel before adhering it to the inside of the card. This is a different from just trimming the panel with a strip of DSP – Does it work?

With the elegant gold foil overlay and fancy label die cut, I felt that this card didn’t need any additional rhinestones or ribbons. The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle and the other coordinating products really make it simple to create beautiful cards for anyone to celebrate any occasion.


Last Week to Sign up For My July Online Host Club!

I still have openings for my July – December 2020 Online Host Club! By participating, you are guaranteed a minimum $150 party and get the Host Benefits (FREE Products!!) that come with it. 

Here’s How:

  • You sign up for a six month term to place an order for a min $25 each month 
  • Club members rotate hosting during the 6 month term
  • When you are the Host, you get the Host Benefits!!

Complete details are on my Online Host Club Page.  Please Contact me if you have any questions.

Sign up ends on this Friday – June 26, 2020


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 1 (small leaf sprig die cuts)
  • Just Jade – 3-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat and leaf sprig die cuts)
  • Mint Macaron – 3″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (leaf stamped die cuts), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 3-1/2″ x 5″ (front background)
  • Forever Gold specialty laser cut DSP – background panel

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today is the big day with the opening of the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!! Yay!! To celebrate, I made a pretty friendship card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used – and everything is available today!!!

I embossed a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock with one of the Greenery embossing folders and adhered it to a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper. I adhered both to the front of a Garden Green card base. I cut out a leafy branch from vellum using the medium die from the Forever Flourishing Dies. I stamped two small leaf clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern cling stamp set in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and cut them out with the coordinating die from the Forever Flourishing Dies.

I added a gold leaf branch from the Forever Gold Laser cut specialty paper and made a leafy arrangement on the embossed panel, adhering them with mini glue dots. I wrapped some gold thread in circles and also adhered it with mini glue dots.

I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Die. I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to make a scalloped mat for the label using the two step die cutting method. I adhered the label to the mat with liquid glue and adhered the layered label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three gilded gems.

I decorated the inside by …

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern bundle is sure to be one of the favorites from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog with it’s gorgeous leafy images & dies and sweet sentiments. Be sure to check it out along with all the other amazing new products and enjoy shopping!!


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration begins TODAY!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Starts Today!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

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:

  • Garden Green- 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 2-1/2″ (scalloped label die cut)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 2-1/2″ (stamped leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/2″ x 3″
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Forever Gold – leaf sprig

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: