Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Fall Friendship Card

Good Morning! For today I made a Fall card with the sweet tree from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful photopolymer stamp set. I paired it with pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies. 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 the top and bottom edge of a panel of Bumblebee card stock with the small bubble edge die from the Ornate Borders Dies and adhered an panel of Plaid Tidings 6″x6″ designer series paper to the front. I cut a panel of Shimmery White card stock with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and used old Olive and Pool Party inks with my water painters to do a color wash background. After it dried, I pressed the panel and stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the side. I stamped the leaves in Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks and adhered the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies. I colored them with Mossy Meadow and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White, cut it out with the small label die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it to a Soft Suede mat.

I adhered the tree panel to the card front with dimensionals. I tied a length of Bumblebee Gingham ribbon with linen thread and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the label with dimensionals and popped the pair of pumpkins on the panel with dimensionals. I brushed some clear Wink of Stella glitter on the pumpkins so they would shimmer like the background.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful stamp set in Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks in the top corner of a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of Plaid Tidings DSP to the bottom and the large pumpkin in the corner. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful stamp set has the pretty tree that can be used for all seasons. It has beautiful sentiments, and coordinates well with many other stamp sets.


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pumpkin Pie – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Bumblebee – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut mat)
  • Soft Suede – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (tree panel mat), 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (label mat)
  • Shimmery White – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ ( tree panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3″ (label), 2″ x 3″ (pumpkin die cuts)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

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Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Fall card made with the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath bundle that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. Actually, I used three different stamp sets for this card. I pulled in the pumpkins from the Gather Together stamp set and the oak leaves and acorns from the Beautiful Autumn bundle. 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 will also edit and post a concise tutorial on my YouTube Channel, so look for that soon. You can now find my edited YouTube video here.

I started by stamping the sign using the boards and sentiment stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath photopolymer stamp set in Sahara Sand and Soft Suede inks on Whisper White. I cut out the sign with a thin white outline. I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White and colored it with Mossy Meadow and Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends. I fussy cut the pumpkins with my paper snips. I also used the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut a small embossed maple leaf from Pear Pizzazz card stock.

I stamped six oak leaves from the Beautiful Autumn photopolymer stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Bumblebee card stock and punched them out with the coordinating punch from the Autumn Punch Pack. I stamped three acorns from the same set in Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand card stock and punched them out. I die cut the wreath from Cinnamon Cider Card stock using the Wreath Builder Dies. I embossed a panel of Soft Suede card stock with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider mat. I adhered the wreath to the embossed panel using liquid glue and adhered linen thread using Stampin’ Seal.

I adhered the die cut leaf with glue dots so that it covered the Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the pumpkins together with liquid glue and popped them on the wreath with dimensionals. I adhered the oak leaves and acorns with glue dots, tucking the ends behind the pumpkins. I adhered the Bumblebee gingham ribbon to the sign with glue dots and adhered the sign to the top of the wreath with dimensionals. I finished off the wreath with Bumblebee enamel dots and adhered the piece to the front of a Sahara Sand card base.

I adhered the last oak leaves and acorn to a Whisper White pane and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath bundle is so versatile!! The stamped images and sentiments support wreaths for many occasions and it can be combined with lots of other stamp sets to create any themed wreath for any occasion. And who doesn’t love a wreath? Click the image below to get the full details of this bundle and shop in my Online Store.


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September 1 – 15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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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:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched acorns)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 4″ x 4″ (wreath die cut)
  • Soft Suede – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed background)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/4″ x 4″ (punched leaves)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2″ x 4-1/2″ (fussy cut images)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks Happy Thanksgiving Day Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving Card made with the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set. This turkey looks just like the one on the Thanksgiving turkey platter that I have been using for 40 years, so I just had to get the set because it is a real traditional Thanksgiving turkey! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I also used the wonderful Gather Together designer series paper for the card, so I started by cutting a panel of the Merry Merlot paper with the maple leaves I took a strip of the checked paper and adhered it across the Merry Merlot panel. I cut a strip of the Gather Together Crumb cake ribbon and attached it to the panel as shown. I cut a banner of Calypso coral and ran it through the pinewood planks embossing folder to give it some texture and attached it to the panel. I topped it off with a banner of the leafy Pretty Peacock paper.

I took a strip of Mint Macaron and stamped the feather from the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set in Mint Macaron on it several times, each time stamping it off twice first. I stamped the sentiment on the strip in Cajun Craze. I attached it to the Merry Merlot panel, then I attached the decorated panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

I stamped the turkey image from the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set in Early Espresso on a panel of Whisper White. I colored the turkey with Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. I colored the Sky with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and the ground with the Light Old Olive. I cut it out with one of the Layering Circle dies and cut a Cajun Craze mat with the scalloped circle that matched it. I adhered them together and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added two Terra Cotta Tile faceted dots to finish it off.

On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the Merry Merlot paper to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze. I also stamped another feather in Mint Macaron, after stamping off twice.

Next week when I get back from On Stage local, it will be time to send out all my Thanksgiving cards … and plan my Thanksgiving day menu.


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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 weekend! I am spending Saturday at Stampin’ Up! On Stage Local in Hartford, CT and I am so excited!!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 3″ x 3″ (card base)
  • Mint Macaron – 1″ x 4 1/2″ (banner)
  • Calypso Coral – 3/4″ x 3″ (banner)
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3″ (turkey), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)
  • Gather Together –
    • 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 5″ (Merry Merlot)
    • 5/8″ x 3″ (Pretty Peacock)
    • 3/4″ x 5″ (Checked)

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Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Season of Thanks Card

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing another card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set. This set has been my go to for fall cards and with the Come to Gather Designer Series paper, beautiful fall cards are so easy to put together. 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 Merry Merlot maple leaf paper from the Come To Gather DSP pack and adhered it to a Cajun Craze card base. Then I took a panel of the wood panelling paper and adhered it to the bottom. I stamped the large maple leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla and die cut it with the coordinating die. I colored it with Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.

I stamped the pumpkins in Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut the out with the coordinating dies. I colored the stems with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the pumpkins themselves with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. I then die cut the other two leaves from Old Olive and Cajun Craze cardstock. I adhered the smaller leaves to the card front with liquid glue and the large leaf and pumpkins with dimensionals.

I stamped the Season of Thanks sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Cajun Craze card stock. I used the large label from the Merry Christmas dies to cut it out. I arranged the die on the left side and cut it out, leaving a large space on the right. I moved the die to make the left side the same size as the right and ran it through the die cutting machine again to get a shorter label that matched the greeting. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals. I made a bow with the bride copper trim and attached it to the card front with glue dots.

I stamped the maple leaf in Cajun Craze ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock after stamping it off 4 times. I added a strip of the same maple leaf DSP to the bottom of the panel and attached it to the inside of the card.

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

October 15 – 31 Host Code: 3KQUKV9U

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:

  • Cajun Craze – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 2″ x 2″, 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 3″, 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Come to Gather DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″,
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 2″

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane Simply Thankful Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to The October Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop!

Our theme for this month is Giving Thanks and I’ve made a card using the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set and the wonderful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set. These daisies remind me of the purple mums that are all over the place at this time of year and make me feel like Fall. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by die cutting two pieces of Sahara Sand card stock using the second largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies. On one of them, I took the third largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies and cut out the middle to make a frame. Then I cut a panel of green leafy paper from the Magnolia Lane designer series paper using the same die. Then I adhered the frame to the second Sahara Sand die cut and adhered the green leaf DST to the inside.

Then I used the middle of the Sahara Sand frame to cut the label die from the Wild Rose dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I heat set it and then adhered it to the background panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the large maple leaf from the Gather Together stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I then colored it with the Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also cut two maple leaves from Old Olive cardstock and one maple leaf from Cajun Craze cardstock using the smaller maple leaf die from the Gathered Leaves dies. Then I cut three berry branches in Gold Glimmer paper using the berry die from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

I stamped six small daisies from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry card stock. Using a bone folder, I gently rounded the ends of the petals and glued three petal clusters together for each flower. I accented the centers with the gold Designer Elements. I arranged the leaves and berries on the panel and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the flowers with glue dots. I then used dimensionals to attach the decorated panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

I decided that I had to give the inside of the card the same frame treatment as the card front. So I cut another frame in Sahara Sand just like the front and attached it to the inside of the card with liquid glue. I then adhered a strip of the Magnolia Lane DSP to the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel and cut it out with the third largest die from the Stitched Rectangles dies. I adhered this to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

There you have it – a pretty fall card with flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane stamp set, turning maple leaves and touches of gold to express the thankful sentiments that abound at this time of year. Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Sue Prather’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Shirley Gentry created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the projects that the team has created today. Have a great week!

Akiko


October 1 – 15 Host Code: 44YKETNJ

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:

  • Cajun Craze – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2″ x 2″
  • Sahara Sand – (3) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4″
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4″ x 6″
  • Magnolia Lane DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 5″
  • Gold Glimmer – 2″ x 6 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: