Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit Friendship Card II

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m bringing back the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit photopolymer stamp set for another friendship card. For this card, I used a random stamp all over technique to create a faux designer series paper that I cut into strips for my card sketch. This time, I used more of the stamps, and you can see how it ceases beautiful solid image fruits. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

My card is also inspired by the sketch in the Sunday Stamps current challenge SSC250 – Split It Up:

I stamped the images randomly on a Basic White panel. I used Bumblebee and Mossy Meadow on the pineapples, Melon Mambo and Shaded Spruce on the watermelons, So Saffron and Crumb Cake on the bananas, Pumpkin Pie on the oranges and Granny Apple Green (stamped off once) for the kiwis.

Then I used the second largest of the long Stitched Rectangles dies to cut the panel into three sections. I matted each panel on Melon Mambo card stock and adhered them to a So Saffron panel. I popped the panel on the front of a Granny Apple Green card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on a Basic White strip. I trimmed the ends of a Shaded Spruce strip with the Lovely Labels Pick a punch and adhered the stamped strip to the punched strip. I adhered it to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the fruits along the bottom of a Basic White panel using the same colors as the card front. I adhered the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set is a fun little set that is in the Beginner’s Brochure – you can download a PDF by clicking on the image in the sidebar. It’s great for beginner stampers because it’s complete with several two step fruit stamps and sentiments that go with the fruit theme. And fruity cards are great way to bring colorful fun to dreary, cold winter days.


TWO WEEKS LEFT TO SALE A BRATE – Sale A Bration ends on February 28!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


March Paper Pumpkin is Here’s To You!

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones! Love those Wildflowers!!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. 
  • The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray

Here’s a little video preview of the kit:

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 March 2021 kit is March 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 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 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:

  • Granny Apple Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Melon Mambo – three 1-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (front mats), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • So Saffron – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/8″ (front panel)
  • Shaded Spruce – 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (punched label strip)
  • Basic White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (front stamped panel and inside panel), 3/8″ x 2-5/8″ (label strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit Friendship Card

Good morning and welcome to Simple Stamping Saturday! Today I’m sharing a cute friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set. This is one of the cute stamp sets in the Beginner’s Brochure and you can view the brochure in the right sidebar if you haven’t seen it yet. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

And today’s card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #472 – a perfect sketch for many simple stamping techniques!

The Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit photopolymer stamp set is a light hearted two step stamp set with pretty fruits, little smily faces and punny sentiments. I stamped the pineapple top in Mossy Meadow ink on a Basic White panel and then stamped the pineapple body under it in Bumblebee ink. I found it easier to line up when I stamped the top first because the ink is darker and it’s easier to see through the lighter inked stamp for better alignment. Then I stamped the pineapple on a post-it note and fussy cut it to make a mask.

I adhered the post-it note mask to cover the pineapple and stamped the watermelon center from the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set in Melon Mambo ink next to the pineapple, overlapping the masked pineapple. Doesn’t it make the watermelon look like it’s behind the pineapple? I stamped the watermelon rind in Shaded Spruce next to the watermelon, aligning the tops. On a separate Basic White panel, I stamped the orange center in Pumpkin Pie after stamping off and then the orange peel in Pumpkin Pie, aligning the centers. I fussy cut the orange. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat.

I trimmed the ends of strips of Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow and Bumblebee DSP and adhered them together and then to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the orange to the panel with dimensionals and adhered a linen thread bow next to it with a glue dot. I popped the panel on the front of a Melon Mambo card base.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pineapple in Mossy Meadow and Bumblebee like the front in the corner of a Basic White panel. I covered it with the post-it note mask and stamped the watermelon next to it in Melon Mambo and Shaded Spruce. In the opposite corner, I stamped the orange in Pumpkin Pie and then adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

There are other fruits in the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit stamp set, so I’ll have to play with it again soon. In addition to the stamp set, you can purchase the Cute Fruit Cards & Tags Project Collection (item 155420) which comes with the stamp set, a stamp block, a pack of White card stock and a set of 8 Stampin’ Spots ink pads for $58.25 (before shipping and taxes). This is perfect for a beginning stamper because it has everything you need in one package! And it will also qualify for a Level 1 Sale A Bration item through the end of this month!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 Jan-Jun 2021 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 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:

  • Melon Mambo – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel (front mat)
  • Basic White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel and front panel), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (orange)
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (Bumblebee strip)
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (Melon Mambo strip)
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (Mossy Meadow strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a sweet floral card made with the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle and the beautiful Hydrangea Hill designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week, and here’s the beautiful color palette we’re using. Luckily all of these colors are in the beautiful Hydrangea Hill panel I chose, but I did use Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Old Olive for my flower and sentiments.

I adhered a panel of Hydrangea Hill designer series paper to a Seaside Spray mat and popped it on the front of a Misty Moonlight card base with dimensionals. I stamped the outline of the hydrangea from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven photopolymer stamp set in Old Olive ink on a Thick Whisper White panel. I stamped the solid leaves and stem over the outline image in Old Olive and cut out the flower with the coordinating die.

I used the top of the flower die to cut a Seaside Spray panel with the flower. After trimming the stem, I adhered it to the top of the Thick Basic White flower. I stamped the solid flower from the Stampin’ Up! hydrangea Haven stamp set in Seaside Spray ink on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the pierced petal flower die and gently bent each petal upward. I adhered it to the Seaside Spray flower with tiny dots of liquid glue and adhered a pearl to each flower center. I applied some adhesive sheets to the back of the Old Olive panel and cut out the outline leaves and stem die. I peeled off the adhesive backing and applied it to the stem and leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the second largest Stitched So Sweetly scalloped Rectangle die. I adhered the label to the card front with liquid glue and popped the flower on with dimensionals. I adhered a Metallic Seaside Spray bow to the flower to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flowers in the corner in Seaside Spray ink and masked the flowers and added some leaves to the bottom. I trimmed the side of the panel with a strip of the Hydrangea Hill DSP and adhered the panel to a Seaside Spray mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven bundle is a great bundle for making hydrangeas, and it has so many sweet sentiments! And the Hydrangea Hill designer series paper is really beautiful!

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 Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 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 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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Seaside Spray – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (front and inside mats), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (hydrangea flower die cut)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 3-1/4″ – (die cut leaves & stem)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut label), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel (die cut hydrangea flower head)
  • Thick Basic White – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut flower)
  • Hydrangea Hill DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap Friendship Card

Good Friday morning! Today I have a simple, fun friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap! photopolymer stamp set. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the crocodile from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set on a solid Granny Apple Green sheet of the Sale A Bration Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and fussy cut it out. I turned the DSP over and stamped the bird in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the Blackberry Bliss side and fussy cut the body.

I adhered the crocodile to a panel of Pool Party from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set in Pretty Peacock and the bird in Blackberry Bliss. I adhered the fussy cut bird to the stamped bird and adhered the panel to a Pool Party Panel with liquid glue and popped the panel on a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals.

I finished the card front with three Pool Party adhesive sequins.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set in Pretty Peacock on a white panel. I stamped the other elements from the stamp set in Garden Green, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss and Petal Pink ink and colored them with the light Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and Color Lifter. I adhered a strip of Pool Party DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Oh Snap stamp set is a cute, whimsical stamp set with tons of fun, witty sentiments that are great for lots of occasions – Check it out. I plan to send this to my grandson … just because.

If you haven’t received the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Jun Mini Catalog but would like to become a customer of mine, contact me and I’ll send you one!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points!

And to celebrate the new catalog and Sale A Bration, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through January 12.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


Basic White Cardstock Products Now Available

Last month Stampin’ Up! announced that the Whisper White products are being discontinued because the supplier’s mill had to close due to COVID-19 impacts. So they worked on a replacement called Basic White which was thoroughly checked it out with their quality assurance and product teams. They even tested it with some demonstrators and concept artists who gave it the thumbs up. And it’s now available in the Online Store.

Here are the list of Basic White products with links:

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

I placed my order yesterday and can’t wait to get my hands on it! But it will take a little getting used to not calling it Whisper White anymore.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 Jan-Jun 2021 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 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 weekend!

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 – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front panel)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4″ x 4″ (fussy cut animals)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I want to share a sneak peek of a bundle from the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. You see, in a week and a half, the Stampin’ Up! Annual Meeting is going to start – OnStage! But due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual – OnStage@Home! Last year was the first time I went and it was so much fun, and I think that it will still be fun, even virtual. Since I signed up to attend, I was able to purchase the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set early and so I can give you can get a sneak peek of these pretty upcoming products. You can find the list of supplies supplies of currently available products I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. The Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set and coordinating products will be available when the new Mini Catalog releases on January 4, 2021. Here’s my sneak peek:

I embossed a panel of Bumblebee card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Bumblebee card base. One of the new designer series paper packs in the upcoming catalog is called Dandy Garden (available Jan 4, 2021) and it’s filled with pretty dandelion florals like this one in Mossy Meadow and Bumblebee. So I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

Another panel of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack (available Jan 4, 2021) has lots of dragonflies that fit the Dragonfly punch that is also coming in on January 4th. So I punched a bunch of dragonflies from the paper and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue. Since one of my dragonflies is blue, I wrapped a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon around the card front and made a bow.

I stamped one of the pretty sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set (available Jan 4, 2021) in Misty Moonlight ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with one of the stitched dies from the Ornate Frames Dies and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I finished it with one of the cute ladybug embellishments (available Jan 4, 2021).

For the inside of the card, I stamped the dragonflies from the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden stamp set (available Jan 4, 2021) in Misty Moonlight ink in the corners of a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Dandy Garden DSP (available Jan 4, 2021) and adhered it to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.

Aren’t these new products cute? They will be available on January 4, 2021 when the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog releases – a nice thing to look forward to after Christmas!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Ending October 31!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections. Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now! But Hurry, this sale ends soon!



Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Coming November 3!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations starts on November 3, 2020 and runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details.


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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.


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:

  • Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed card front)
  • Basic Black – 2-5/8″ x 4-1/4″ (front DSP mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Dandy Garden DSP – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (front DSP strip), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Watercolor Friendship Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a friendship card using the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden photopolymer stamp set and Garden Gateway Dies that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. I CASE’d a card from the annual catalog because it uses a watercolor with ink technique to color the images and I was excited to try out my new water painters! You can find the supplies used to create this project at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I die cut a panel of Shimmery White with the third largest Stitched Rectangles Dies and used the large brush water painter to create a color wash with Pool Party on top and Old Olive on the bottom. I flattened the panel by placing it in a folded sheet of typing paper and ironing it, since the watercoloring caused it to warp.

I stamped the garden gate from the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden photopolymer stamp set using Stazon Jet Black ink on Shimmery White card stock. I also stamped three of the tall flower clusters and two of the medium flower clusters. I cut out all the elements with the coordinating dies from the Garden Gateway Dies. Using the fine tip water painter, I colored the gate with Cinnamon Cider ink and the flowers with Highland Heather, Terracotta Tile, Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green inks.

I cut a panel of Pool Party from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack with the third largest Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it offset to the back of the watercolored background with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the gate and one of the tall flowers to the panel with Stampin’ Seal and popped another tall flower cluster and the shorter flowers on with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on a panel of Shimmery White card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, trimmed the bottom and adhered it to the panel with Stampin’ Seal. I embossed a panel of Pool Party with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pool Party card base. I popped the layered watercolor panel on with dimensionals and finished the card with three Terracotta Tile butterflies.

I saved two flower clusters for the inside of the card, so I adhered them to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden bundle is such a sweet set and is beautiful when watercolored! I haven’t used the watercolor technique in a long time and while it was a bit messier, it was a lot of fun. And I really like the new Stampin’ Up! water painters! I’m already planning which flower stamps to watercolor in the coming weeks!


Don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes before the end of the month!!


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

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 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or the new 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 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.
  • 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 – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background)
  • Shimmery White – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut background), 3-1/4″ x 8″ (stamped die cuts), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop of 2020! Tomorrow is first day for ordering from the 2020 January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and my card is made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle that is just one of the new items that will be available.

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

I started by embossing a panel of Crumb Cake card stock with the new Coastal Weave embossing folder (also available in the new Mini Catalog tomorrow) and adhering it to a Crumb Cake card base. Then I cut out the solid flowers from Poppy Parade card stock with the Poppy Moments dies and the outline flowers from Calypso Coral cardstock. The Poppy Moments dies are part of the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle. I adhered the flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut out the centers from Basic Black card stock and adhered them to the flowers.

I cut out three sets of large leaves and 1 set of leaf clusters from Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive card stock (solids from Pear Pizzazz) and adhered them together. I love how they automatically create shading and dimension when you put them together!

I arranged the leaves and adhered them to the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I popped the flowers on with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Whisper White. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to the card base with dimensionals.

I left the inside of the card pretty simple, just adding a strip of embossed Crumb Cake card stock to the side of a Whisper White panel and adhering it to a Basic Black mat. I then adhered it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue – plenty of room to write a personal message to a dear friend.

Tomorrow is the big day for the the start of the new Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration! My shopping list is prepared and I’m just counting down the hours. Enjoy!!

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:


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 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside embossed trim)
  • Poppy Parade – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (solid poppy die cuts)
  • Calypso Coral – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (outline poppy die cuts)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1″ x 6″ (3 solid single leaf die cuts), 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (solid leaf cluster)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 6″ (3 outline single leaf die cuts), 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (outline leaf cluster)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 5/8″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (label mat), 1 1/4″ x 2″ (flower centers)

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:


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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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


Clearance Rack Refresh

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


September 16 – 30 Host Code: EDRVYB3Z

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:

  • 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)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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


We’re in the redemption period of Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


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″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: