Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another fall card using the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set. This is an autumn friendship card with pumpkins and vellum leaves and the sweet sentiment So glad to have you in my life from the Gather Together stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card is entered into the challenge in Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #323. Check out the other entries.

I started by taking a panel of the wood background from the Come To Gather designer series paper and stamping it with the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in Mint Macaron ink. I adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and adhered it to a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I took another piece of the DSP, this time with the pumpkins, and die cut it using one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I die cut a piece of Whisper White and adhered it to the back to stiffen it and attached it to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Mint Macaron on a strip of Whisper White and attached it to an Early Espresso Mat. I then trimmed the ends of both the banner and the mat.

I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Pear Pizzazz on a panel of Thick Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating dies from the Gathered Leaves die set. I also cut a set of leaves from the Frosted Frames dies from the Old Olive in the Perennial Essence vellum cardstock. I attached the pumpkins, leaves and banner to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished it off with a braided linen trim bow and three faux pearls.

I decorated the inside of the card by attaching a strip of the wood panel DSP from the Come to Gather paper pack on a panel of Whisper White and adhering it to an Early Espresso mat before attaching it to the inside of the card. I finished a matching envelope by stamping it with the Very Versailles leaf branch in Mint Macaron ink.

Do you decorate for fall? I like to plant a couple of colorful mums by my front door and get a pumpkin. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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September 16 – 30 Host Code: EDRVYB3Z

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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!

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Early Espresso – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5, 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ scrap
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ scrap
  • Thick Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/2″ scrap for pumpkins
  • Gather Together DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (wood grain), 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (pumpkins), 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (wood grain)

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Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I made another card using the beautiful Free as a Bird cling stamp set. This time I stamped the large bird image and colored it using Stampin’ Blends markers. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Today’s card is entered in the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge SSC21o Triple the Fun where I used the trio of birds to represent the three objects in the sketch.

I stamped the large bird image from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Cling Stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the birds and branch using the So Saffron, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I used both the light and dark markers to give depth to each element. I then colored the background with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker. I die cut the image out using the Stitched Rectangle dies first by lining it up and cutting partway through and then moving the die so that the stitches aligned and cutting partway through from the opposite direction. This way the image is shorter than the original die. This allowed me to crop out the fourth bird so that the picture echoed the card sketch.

I matted the image on a piece of Old Olive cardstock with multipurpose glue. I stamped the We’re the best of friends sentiment on a Piece of Calypso Coral cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the scallop edge die from the Budding Blooms die set to trim the bottom. I mounted the bird image on the top. I cut a piece of the multicolored floral paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper or DSP and mounted it on an Old Olive mat. I used the retired Old Olive linen thread to wrap the DSP and tie a bow. I attached the paper to a So Saffron Card base with dimensionals and then added the bird image with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished it off with three white sequins.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a strip of the Bird Ballad DSP to a Whisper White panel and attaching that to an Old Olive mat before attaching it to the inside of the card.

My two sisters are visiting this week and they helped me with this card. I think it describes us perfectly – three sisters that are the best of friends! Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order 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 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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, 2 3/4″ x 1 7/8″
  • Calypso Coral – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

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Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird and Bird Ballad Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sweet friendship card that features a pair of birds from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper or DSP. Yes, the birds are from patterned paper – so pretty, aren’t they?

With this card, I’m playing in The Paper Players Challenge #148. It is a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge where you choose 3 or more elements to incorporate into your card. Here is the board. I chose florals, yellow and die-cut. Check out the other beautiful entries by clicking on the board. You can find supplies used to create my card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by die cutting the pair of birds from the Bird Ballad DSP using the round Stitched Shapes die. I cut another stitched circle from scrap whisper white cardstock for the back. I sandwiched a white pearlized doily in-between the two stitched circle die cuts with liquid multipurpose glue. I stamped three flowers and two leaf branches from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set on Whisper White using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the flowers using So Saffron Stampin’ Blends and colored the leaves with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Then I fussy cut these with paper snips. I rolled two of the flowers with a ball stylus on the backs of the petals to give them dimension.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and randomly stamped the floral bouquet from the April Paper Pumpkin kit – Hugs from Shelli – using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the flowers and leaves using the So Saffron and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Then I sponged the rest of the background in Pool Party. It looks just like the Bird Ballad DSP but with yellow flowers! Then I took an old edgelit to create the paper lace borders and attached them to the top and bottom of the faux DSP.

To make the label, I took a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock and stamped the best of friends sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird stamp set in Versamark Ink after dusting with the embossing buddy. I then sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set. I made a bow with the retired Old Olive linen thread.

With all the elements done, cut a panel of Pool Party cardstock and ran it through the Scripty 3D embossing folder. I attached it to a Garden Green mat and attached the faux DSP with the lacy edge to the front, all with liquid multipurpose adhesive. I clipped the ends of the label to make fishtails, and ran it over my bone folder to get a gentle curve and attached it to the Pool Party panel with glue dots. I glued the leaves to the panel and attached the flowers to the stitched circle with glue dots. I popped dimensionals behind the birds on the stitched circle and attached it to the panel. I also popped dimensionals behind the panel and attached it to the card base. I finished the card off by coloring the pearls with the So Saffron Stampin’ Blends and adding them to the flowers and and attaching the flowers and bow.

For the inside of the card, I took a strip of the faux DSP and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I took the last yellow flower and glued it on top.
I matted it with Granny Apple Green and adhered it to the inside of the card. I also stamped another flower and leaf branch to the bottom of the envelope and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. Before coloring the envelope, I put a piece of scrap cardstock inside to keep it from bleeding through.

That Bird Ballad DSP is so pretty that it can stand on its own as the focal point for a beautiful card. I hope you like today’s card. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


July 1 – 15 Host Code: 6X3A6D6C

Use this host code when you order 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 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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, (2) 1″ x 3 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, 1″ x 2″ scraps for flowers and leaves
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″,
  • Pool Party – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Basic Black – 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ scrap
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, , 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″,

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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun summer friendship card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront photopolymer stamp set. You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Today’s card was inspired by the fun sketch at Try Stampin on Tuesday Challenge 413. This sketch was a little challenging – I hope that I’ve captured it! Check out the designers examples and the other challenge entries.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set because it allows you to stretch your creativity so much and I’m amazed at all the beautiful cards that folks have created with it. I started this scene by using the long double stroke stamp to create the island in Crumb Cake ink. I wanted the shoreline to resemble the scallops in the sketch, so I positioned the stamp horizontally and then turned it around and stamped again to get little coves. I double stamped to get lighter shades and sometimes just inked up part of the stamp to add color to specific areas. With this stamp set it’s fun to just build up the color until you get what you want. I next worked on the ocean in Coastal Cabana ink.

For the ocean, I used the long single stroke stamp and again double and triple stamped to get color variations that resembled waves. I next stamped the sun and then sponged the sky in the retired color Soft Sky.

I then stamped the palm tree grove by stamping the trunks from the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set using Soft Suede and then the tree tops using Shaded Spruce and Old Olive. By using both colors, I gave the image a little more depth. I then stamped the little cabanas, one for you and one for your friend, in Calypso Coral ink. I finished by stamping the small seagulls from the High Tide stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once finished I adhered a Coastal Cabana mat to the back.

I took the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set and stamped it on a piece of scrap Whisper White paper in Calypso Coral ink. I cut it out with a stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes die cuts. I then cut a scrap piece of Coastal Cabana using the decorative circle die from the Stitched Labels die cut set and adhered it to the back of the sentiment and popped it on the art piece with dimensional and popped them both to a Bermuda Bay card base, again with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a little scene using the same elements as the card front on another piece of Whisper White. I matted it again with Coastal Cabana cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set is awesome for creativity expression – anything goes! And a day at the beach with friends is a perfect summer day. Can you hear the waves?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great summer day!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

Use this host code when you order 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 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!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 2″ x 5 1/2″, 1 1/2″ square scrap
  • Coastal Cabana – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2″ square scrap

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: