Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered Hello Card

Good Morning! I used the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle with the Artfully Composed designer series paper for a simple and colorful tropical hello card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the little geometric die cut from the Tropical Layers dies in the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle to cut a little design in the corners of a panel of Artfully Composed designer series paper and adhered it to the front of a Calypso Coral card base with liquid glue. I cut another panel of the DSP with the second largest long stitched rectangle die and cut it in half. I adhered the pieces to the bottom of the card front with a gap in the middle.

I cut a panel of the DSP with the greenery with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front, covering the split DSP die cut. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set in Evening Evergreen on Pear Pizzazz and cut it out with the second smallest long stitched rectangle die. I used the spatter stamp from the Your Biggest Fan stamp set to apply some Pale Papaya ink over the label and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut the tropical leaf with the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle from Evening Evergreen and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I adhered a linen thread bow with a glue dot and finished the card with three Faux sea glass shapes.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set in Old Olive and Evening Evergreen in the corner of a Basic White panel. I used the Your Biggest Fan spatter stamp to stamp some Pale Papaya over the leaves and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle along with the Artfully Composed DSP are some of the most unique and fun items in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog. The bold tropical foliage is beautiful and go well with any other tropical stamp set. And the sentiments are casual and fun – just like a tropical vacation.


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is the Pick of the Crop!

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. Plus, we’ve got an add-on you can purchase to expand on this month’s kit.

This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.

This kit includes supplies to create 9 card – 3 each of 3 designs and 9 coordinating envelopes:

  • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases a, die-cut paper pieces, vellum, adhesive, and more!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope Size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • A 5-3/8″ x 6″ mini shopping bag
    • Stamp or color the bag for a personalized touch
    • It holds a couple of cards for a fun twist on card packaging
  • Additional shopping bags can be purchased starting June 13, 2022
    • Item 161922 – contains 4 mini canvas bags

Coordinating Colors:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent

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 June 2022 kit is June 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: ZFMCWFCA

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 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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:

  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Evening Evergreen – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaf)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 3-1/3″ x 4-1/2″ (big stitched rectangle die cut), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (long stitched rectangle die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints bundle from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog is is a wonderful set with cling stamps and coordinating dies. There are three different stamps of ferns and foliage with coordinating dies and a set of dies to cut silhouettes of plants, including a beautiful wreath! The sentiments are so elegant and there’s a beautiful label die with an embossed edge that fits all the sentiments. You can find the currently available supplies I used in my video at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the link to the Facebook Live video from yesterday. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer. I’ve included it in this post:

I embossed a panel of Gray Granite Sun Prints designer series paper (available May 3) with the Fern 3D embossing folder (available May 3) and adhered it to a panel of Night of Navy Sun Prints DSP. I adhered the layered DSP to a Starry Sky cardstock (available May 3) panel with liquid glue.

I stamped the large fern from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints stamp set in Gray Granite on a Basic White panel. I stamped the wildflowers sprig in twice stamped off Starry Sky on Basic White and cut them both out with the coordinating die. I stamped the beautiful sentiment in Starry Sky (available on May 3) on Basic White and cut it out with the gorgeous label die. I cut the silhouette sprigs from Starry Sky. I adhered all the plant die cuts to the DSP panel with liquid glue.

I made a loopy bow with the gorgeous Starry Sky Metallic ribbon (available May 3) and adhered it to the to the panel with a glue dot. I adhered the label with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the front of a Starry Sky card base with dimensionals. I finished the card front with pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large fern from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints stamp set in Gray Granite ink in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the wildflower sprigs in twice stamped off Starry Sky in the lower corner and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints stamp set and coordinating Natural Prints dies with my card. Also pictured are the two patterns of Sun Prints DSP I used on my card and the new Fern 3D embossing folder.

Here’s a peek of all the patterns in the Sun Prints DSP. Aren’t they pretty!

I also compared the new blue In Colors – Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis – with current shades of dark blue to give you an idea of how the new blues compare to those we already know. Note that Misty Moonlight is one of the current retiring In Colors.

The Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints bundle, Sun Prints DSP and Starry Sky ink, card stock and metallic ribbon are sneak peeks from the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog and will be available on May 3.

I’m also spending the weekend packing copies of the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalogs to mail to my customers early next week. If you aren’t one of my current customers, place an order in my Online Store and I’ll add you to my list to get one. Be sure to check out the sale items in the Last Chance promotion and don’t forget to add my host code so you can start collecting Wildflower points!


2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog Last Chance Sale is Going on Now!

Many items have already sold out, so stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List PDF or in Last Chance Products pages of my Online Store
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion.
  • The items are available while supplies last through May 2, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Head over to my Online Store to shop now.


Current Host Code: 6Y7ZDRM7

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 currently available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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 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:

  • Starry Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 4″ (plant silhouette die cuts)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamped plant die cuts and label)
  • Sun Prints DSP – 3″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed Gray Granite), 4″ x 3-7/8″ (Night of Navy)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Boughs and Blossoms Hello Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Boughs and Blossoms bundle is a pretty floral cling stamp set that comes with sweet sentiments and a two sided punch that punches out leaves on one side and flowers on the other. The flowers are solid graphic floral designs rather than line art designs and they are very versatile. Today I made my own DSP panel in Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade with these pretty floral stamps, and I pulled in the little flower from the Lovely You stamp set as well. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color designer series paper to the front of a Thick Basic White card base. I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Boughs and Blossoms stamp set in Polished Pink and Daffodil delight randomly on a Basic White panel. I stamped a few leaves in Granny Apple Green and finally used the little flower from the Lovely You stamp set to fill in the spaces with Poppy Parade.

I used the scalloped edge die from the Penned Flowers die to cut the edge of a Granny Apple Green panel and adhered the stamped panel on top. I adhered the layered panel to the front of my card. I used the bough punch from the Stampin’ Up! Boughs and Blossoms bundle to punch a Granny Apple Green leaf sprig and a Daffodil Delight flower sprig.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Boughs and Blossoms stamp set in Granny Apple Green on Basic White and cut it out with the banner die from the Give It A Whirl dies. I used the Messages die to cut a banner from the Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color DSP and cut it in half. This allowed me to adhere each piece of the die cut and get the overlap to the right length. I adhered the punched leaves and flowers with glue dots and the label with dimensionals and finished with a little bumblebee trinket!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower and leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Boughs and Blossoms stamp set in Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green on a Basic White panel. I added some Poppy Parade flowers from the Lovely You stamp set and trimmed the side with a strip of DSP .

The Stampin’ Up! Boughs and Blossoms bundle is a wonderful floral stamp set for Spring and it can be easily combined with other solid flower stamp sets in your stash. I love the random stamping technique to make my own DSP because I can use whatever colors I feel like. This stamp set is perfect for the job.

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card with the new Waves of Inspiration bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Waves of the Ocean Collection now available!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period! Click on the image below to download a PDF flyer with all the details. Click HERE to shop the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my Online Store now.


All Together Collection Available Through May 2, 2022

Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love. Click on the picture below to download a brochure with all the details or click HERE to start shopping the All Together Collection now in My Online Store.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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 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:

  • Thick Basic White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Daffodil Delight – 1″ x 2″ (flower punch)
  • Granny Apple Green – 3″ x 5-1/4″ (scalloped mat), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (punched leaf)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (stamped panel), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • 2021-2023 In Color DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 1/2″ x 6″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered Hello Card

Good Morning! It’s another cold winter day so I made a card with the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle to remind me of the warm tropics. I paired the fun sentiments and lush tropical foliage stamps with the die cut pineapple from the In The Tropics dies for a Hello card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Artfully Composed designer series paper to an Evening evergreen mat and popped it all on an Old Olive card base. I used snail in the middle of a panel of the beautiful Layering Designs vellum to adhere it to the card front (it will be covered by the pineapple). I die cut a panel of Just Jade with the leaf sprig die from the Tropical Layers dies in the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. The vellum gives me just enough contrast to prevent the die cut from fading into the DSP, and the die cut helps to tie the pineapple to the DSP (plus I love how leaving a few of the center leaves in makes the die cut casual).

I die cut the pineapple from the In The Tropics dies from Bumblebee and sponged Cinnamon Cider ink around the edges and points. I fussy cut a Bumblebee backing using the die cut and adhered the die cut to the front. I cut a panel of Old Olive with the pineapple top and sponged the edges with Evening Evergreen and curled the leaves with my fingers. I adhered the pineapple top to the card front with glue dots and popped the pineapple on top with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered cling stamp set in Versamark ink on an Evening Evergreen panel and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut the sentiment out with the Messages die and adhered it to the card front with glue dots (where it overlapped the pineapple) and dimensionals. I finished it with an Evening Evergreen iridescent jewel.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered stamp set in twice stamped off Evening Evergreen ink in the corners of a Basic White panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Artfully Composed DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

A big pineapple against tropical foliage – this little hello is sure to warm you on the coldest winter day!

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make another touch of tropics card with the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Layered bundle. Look forward to seeing you then!


Sale-A-Bration is Ending Soon: Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for Shopping, Hosting and Joining! See my Promotions Page for more details or contact me and I’ll be happy to tell you more! But hurry because these specials are only available through February 28, 2022 or while supplies last!


Current Host Code: 3QYMGKQY

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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 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:

  • Old Olive – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (pineapple top)
  • Just Jade – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (leaf sprig)
  • Bumblebee – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (pineapple)
  • Evening Evergreen – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Layering Designs Vellum – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (background panel)
  • Artfully Composed DSP – 2-5/8″ x 4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels Hello Card

Good Morning! Oh My Gosh – the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels photopolymer stamp set is the cutest squirrel stamp set ever! For today’s card, I made a Fall hello card with one of the little guys and used and embossed Pumpkin Pie panel as the background and I just love how it came out. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Pumpkin Pie with the Bark 3D embossing folder (this embossing folder shrinks a little, so I embossed a panel 1/8″ wider and cut it to size after embossing). I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to the front and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat. I wrapped it with Crumb Cake baker’s Twine and made a bow, then adhered it to the front of a Sahara Sand card base.

I stamped the outline squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel and stamped the filler in Sahara Sand. I am amazed at how wonderful this two step process turns out! I stamped the bottom of the acorn in stamped off Cinnamon Cider and the acorn top in Soft Suede. I stamped the tree branch in Soft Suede and inked the leaves in bumblebee and used a sponge dauber to add touches of Old Olive (I cleaned off the stamp each time to keep my Bumblebee ink pad green-free). After all the leaves were stamped, I stamped the leaf veins in Bumblebee. I cut the little guy out with the largest Layering Circle die and cut out a scalloped circle from Early Espresso to adhere to the back.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Early Espresso on Sahara Sand and hand trimmed a banner flag end with my paper snips. I adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and trimmed the banner end before adhering it to the squirrel with glue dots. I adhered the little squirrel to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a couple of tree branches in Soft Suede and a bunch of falling leaves in Bumblebee and Old Olive on a Basic White panel, just like the front. And of course I had to stamp the cute little sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso! I trimmed the bottom with Beauty of the Earth DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The little squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set is so cute and mischievous! It’s perfect for sending some cheerful Fall greetings to, well everyone! The two step stamping process works wonderfully for the images, but you can also color these little guys with markers or watercolors

Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a Christmas card with the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and the beautiful Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper. Look forward to seeing you then!


Enter and explore Eden with the Eden’s Garden Collection! This delightful and desirable collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog—a bundle of stamps and dies that’s blooming with beauty and bounty. Plus, exclusive products you can’t uncover anywhere else—a pack of paper patterned with green and gold, a set of specialty sheets for gift-giving and textured touches, and a sparkling set of gleaming gems!

Click on the image below to download a flyer with all the details or click HERE to shop the Eden’s Garden Collection now in my Online Store.


Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings!

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your papercrafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up! Check out my Join My Team Page to see more benefits and join now or contact me if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: PYA3MMQ6

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 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 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 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:

  • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/8″ x 2″ (label)
  • Pumpkin Pie – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Early Espresso – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 2-1/8″ (label mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (squirrel circle)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 1″ x 3-1/4″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Hello Card

Good Morning! It’s been a short week, but it’s Happy Friday again – Yay! Today’s card is a simple hello card made with the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch photopolymer stamp set and the beautiful Pansy Petals designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the pretty sketch in the Fab Friday 217 Sketch Challenge for today’s card – It’s perfect for showing off pretty designer series papers! Here it is:

I embossed a panel of Fresh Freesia card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I adhered the Bumblebee and Calypso Coral strips of Pansy Petals DSP to the large floral Pansy Petals panel with liquid glue and adhered the layered panel to a Fresh Freesia mat. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a Fresh Freesia strip. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card front with three flower flourishes adhered with glue dots.


For the inside of the card, I simply adhered strips of Pansy Petals DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered an embossed piece of Fresh Freesia on top so that it would mirror the card front design. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set has so many wonderful sentiments in addition to pretty pansies! I just love this little sentiment and it’s the perfect thought to go with the small, scattered flowers.


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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 2021 – 2022 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 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (DSP mat), 1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 1/2″ x 1″ (embossed inside trim)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside panel),
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (front floral), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″, 1/2″ x 4″ (Bumblebee floral front strip), 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (Bumblebee inside strip), 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (Calypso Coral dotted front strip), 3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (Calypso Coral dotted inside strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snailed It Hello Card

Happy Friday! For today’s card I pulled out the fun Stampin’ Up! Snailed It bundle and the pretty Snail Mail designer series paper to make a cheerful Hello card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of this post along with the sizes of card stock used.

I adhered a panel of the Snail Mail designer series paper to a Real Red mat and. I used largest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes dies to cut a Bermuda Bay Circle and the stitched postage stamp from the Snail Dies to cut a Daffodil Delight square, both from the Snail Mail DSP and adhered them to the panel with liquid glue. I cut a Basic White letter using the die from the Snail Dies and stamped the hello sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It cling stamp set in Bermuda Bay. I cut an envelope from Real Red and adhered the letter to the inside, folded it up and used glue dots to hold the envelope together – so cute!!

I cut another snail from the Snail Mail DSP – the Snail Dies fit some of the images in the DSP pack – and I also cut a backing from Basic White and adhered it to the back to make the snail a bit sturdier. I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and my Stamparatus to color just the happy mail portion of the postage stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It stamp set. I had to color the stamp, huff on it, stamp it and repeat a couple of times to get a good image on the Blushing Bride panel. The Stamparatus really helped to get a clean repeated image. I cut it out with the word bubble die from the Snail Dies.

I wrapped the panel a couple of times with Blushing Bride twine and tied a bow. I adhered the letter with glue dots and popped the word bubble and snail on with dimensionals. I finished with some resin hearts, red for the letter and white for the word bubble. I adhered the panel to the front of a Coastal Cabana card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I the stamped hearts from the Stampin’ Up! Snailed It stamp set in Blushing Bride and Bermuda Bay in the top corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Snail Mail designer series paper to the bottom and adhered the panel to a Real Red mat. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snailed It stamp bundle is so cute with the snail and mushroom stamps and dies. And aren’t the dies for the letter and envelope the best!! The Snail Mail designer series paper is so happy and colorful and perfect for making pretty cards for any occasion!


Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou and Natural Touch specialty paper are only available while supplies last during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion period March 2, 2021 – May 3, 2021. So get them while supplies last!


The March Paper Pumpkin Kit 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!

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. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


March Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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:

  • Coastal Cabana – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Real Red – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (front and inside mats), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (envelope die cut)
  • Blushing Bride – 2″ x 2″ (word bubble die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (letter and snail backing die cuts)
  • Snail Mail DSP – 3-3/4″ x 4″ (front background panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (postage stamp die cut), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (stitched circle die cut), die cut snail

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! A Touch of Ink for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a fun side-fold card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink photopolymer stamp set. This is a Level 2 Sale A Bration item that is FREE with a $100 order (before taxes and shipping). And it’s full of beautiful two step stamping images with wonderful sentiments! 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 theme challenge this week, and it’s to use a Sale A Bration product. So it’s perfect for my card today!

I stamped the outline butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I applied Balmy Blue ink to the inside of the solid butterfly wings stamp with my sponge dauber and stamped over the outline image. I applied Blackberry Bliss ink to the outside of the solid butterfly wings stamp set with my ink pad, used a sponge dauber to soften the edge and stamped it over the outline image. This gave me the Balmy Blue near the butterfly body fading to a dark Blackberry Bliss at the edge of the wings. Since the stamp is photopolymer, it’s fairly easy to line up. And it overlaps the outline wings image so it’s forgiving (and very artistic!). I fussy cut the butterfly body and wings.

I stamped the outline flower image from the Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink stamp set along the bottom and right side of the Basic White panel. I stamped the solid Flower image in Magenta Madness over the outline flowers. I used one of the new Blending Brushes to apply Balmy Blue ink to the remainder of the panel so it would look like the sky. Then I stamped another Outline butterfly on one of the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink – this allowed me to fussy cut the butterfly without legs and antenna. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and adhered the body of the butterfly to the panel. I gently bent the butterfly’s wings after the glue dried.

I applied Stampin’ Seal to the hinge part of the Cinnamon Cider card base. I embossed the two panels of Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ designer series paper (another Sale A Bration item that is FREEE with a $50 purchase) with the Scripty embossing folder. I adhered the panels to Basic Black mats and then adhered them to the card front. I used my paper snips to notch the top and bottom of the hinge (I would have preferred to use the Classic Label punch, but I need to get one first), and wrapped a length of Magenta Madness ribbon around the card and tied a knot. I trimmed the ends and adhered the butterfly panel with dimensionals.

I used the Blending Brush to color another Basic White panel Balmy Blue and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink on it in Memento Tuxedo Black. I cut it out with the smallest oval from the Layering Ovals and adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider scalloped Oval cut from the smallest scalloped oval die. I adhered the labels to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots and finished it with a Magenta Madness enamel dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the outline flower from the Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink along the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the solid flower image over it using Magenta Madness ink. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink stamp set has some really pretty images with two step stamps that are pretty and easy to use. And the Side Fold Card is an easy fun fold – thank you Mary Deatherage for the great tutorial!

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 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 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:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ (mountain) and 6-3/4″ (valley), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic Black -1″ x 4″ (front hinge mat), 4″ x 4″ (front background mat), 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (butterfly panel mat), 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (inside panel mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (fussy cut butterfly), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (butterfly panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front hinge)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug Hello Card

Good Morning! Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration, so I have a card made with the cute Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug cling stamp set. It is also the last day for the Coordination Products Release which includes the Ladybug Dies that I also used. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of So Saffron card stock with the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to a So Saffron card base with liquid glue. I cut a Balmy Blue panel with the large scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut one end of a strip of Old Olive with the grass die from the Special Day Dies and cut the other sides with the same Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die. I adhered the grass to the bottom of the Balmy Blue die cut with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored it with Mango Melody, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Ladybug Dies. I stamped the Hey, Lady sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die. I adhered the flower with dimensionals and adhered the label with a dimensional and liquid glue where the label overlapped the larger die cut.

I stamped all four ladybugs from the Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White. I colored them with Light Real Red, Light Petal Pink and both Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored the little flower with the light Mango Melody Blend. I adhered the ladybug holding the flower with liquid glue and the other two ladybugs with dimensionals.

I saved the last ladybug for the inside of the card. I also cut a flower using the dies from the Ladybug Dies using Mango Melody, Old Olive and Basic Black card stock and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel with liquid glue. I added the last ladybug next to the flower and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration special that is FREE for Hosts with workshops totaling $300 or more (or an order of $300 or more), but today is the last day for the offer.


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2, 4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed card front)
  • Balmy Blue – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut panel)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 3-1/4″ (grass die cut), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (inside flower stem)
  • Mango Melody – 1″ x 1″ (inside flower)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 1″ (inside flower center)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 4″ (die cut flower), 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (ladybug lie cuts), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I am ready for Spring and warm weather and sunshine, so I made this little hello card with the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp bundle.

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

I started by running a panel of Balmy Blue card stock through the Subtle embossing folder and adhering it to a Balmy blue card base with liquid glue. I took a panel of the raindrop paper from the Pleased as Punch designer series paper that is part of the Coordination Release and cut it with the largest scalloped rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I also cut a panel of Thick Whisper White with the same die and adhered it to the back of the raindrop paper.

I punched three umbrellas from the umbrella paper in the Pleased as Punch DSP pack with the Umbrella Builder punch and also adhered them to an umbrella punched from Thick Whisper White paper. I stamped 3 umbrella handles from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Smoky Slate card stock and punched them out with the umbrella handle in the Umbrella Builder punch. I arranged the umbrellas on the raindrop panel and adhered the handles with liquid glue and the umbrella tops with dimensionals.

I stamped the Hello Sunshine greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink on a panel of Blushing Bride. I cut it out with the second smallest rectangle of the Stitched so Sweetly dies using the two step die cutting method so that it is just a little bit shorter. I adhered it to the raindrop panel with liquid glue. I stamped and colored 7 large and 1 small floral clusters in Light Granny Apple Green, Dark Calypso Coral, Dark Pool Party, Dark Mango Melody, Light Flirty Flamingo, Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut them out and adhered the small flowers to the label and three of the large ones to the bottom of the panel with liquid glue. I finished off the panel with a Whisper White twine bow on an umbrella panel and popped it on the embossed card base with dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, I trimmed the bottom of a Whisper White panel with the raindrop DSP. I adhered the remaining flower clusters across the bottom with liquid glue and adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


February 1 – 15 Host Code: ZSQEMEKE

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the 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:

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Smoky Slate – 1/2″ x 6″ (umbrella handles)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 4 1/2″ (umbrella backings), 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (raindrop panel backing)
  • Blushing Bride – 1 1/2″ x 3″
  • Whisper white 3 3/4″ x 5″, (3) 1″ x 5″ (scraps for flower clusters)
  • Pleased as Punch DSP – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (raindrop panel die cut) 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (raindrop inside trim), 3 umbrellas to punch out.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: