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.


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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:


Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Hello Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I hope you’re enjoying everyone’s projects and I’m sure everyone loved your handmade Christmas Cards! While we’re awaiting the launch of the new Mini Catalog on January 3, I thought I would return to some old favorites for a Hello Card for today’s Hop. Here is my card:

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

I started by stamping six flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set in Rococo Rose on Very Vanilla Card Stock. I punched them out with the Perennial Flower Punch and curled the petals with my bone folder. I adhered the centers of two petal clusters to make three flowers and added a Perennial Essence floral center to each. I punched 5 leaf clusters from Old Olive vellum using the Leaf punch.

I adhered a panel of the wood grain paper from the Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper to a very vanilla mat. I adhered a strip of the floral Pressed Petals paper to a soft suede mat and adhered it to the wood grained panel background. I stamped the hello sentiment from the A Little Lace stamp set using Rococo Rose ink on a strip of Very Vanilla and trimmed the end before adhering it to the panel.

I arranged the vellum leaves and flowers on the panel and adhered it with glue dots. I made a bow from the Very Vanilla scalloped lace trim and adhered it next to the flowers. I adhered the decorated panel to a Rococo Rose card base using dimensionals.

I kept the inside of the card simple and only decorated it by adhering a strip of the floral Pressed Petals DSP to the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel and adhering to the inside of the card. This leaves plenty of room to write a personal hello message!

I can’t wait to mix up these flowers with some of the new items in the upcoming Mini Catalog!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen K’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:


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
  • Very Vanilla – 2″ x 8 1/2″ (flower petal clusters), 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)
  • Soft Suede – 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pressed Petals DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (wood, front background), 1 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (flower, front band), 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (flower, inside trim)
  • Old Olive Vellum – 2 1/2″ x 5″ (punched leaf clusters)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Hello Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. At Stampin’ Up! On Stage a couple of weeks ago, we made a pretty card with the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips bundle that will be available in the new January – June Mini Catalog next month. But my card did not come out very well because I stamped the stems of the tulips before the flowers, so I ended up with a mess. So this project’s purpose is to fix my card. And my card came out much better than the initial one I made at Stampin’ Up! On Stage.

Here’s the Facebook Live video:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I started by stamping the large tulip 3 times in Rococo Rose on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I stamped the medium tulip 3 times across a Whisper White panel with the bottoms of the flowers about 1/3 the way down from the top. I then stamped the stems for the flowers in Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the last 3 stems for the large tulips, positioning them so that they large tulips would have room on top of the stems. I stamped some leaves to fill in the bottom of the card. Finally, I stamped two leaves in Pear Pizzazz on a scrap piece of Whisper White to be punched out later. I tied linen thread in a bow around the panel and adhered the large tulips and extra leaves with dimensionals. I stamped the hello sentiment on a panel of whisper white and cut it out with paper snips. I adhered the sentiment to the panel with dimensionals and the panel to a Pear Pizzazz card base with dimensionals as well. I finished off the card front with 3 adhesive sequins.

For the inside, I stamped a tulip, stem and leaf on a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

Here’s the card I originally made at Stampin’ Up! On Stage. At least the flowers are attached to stems, but they cover each other up and they’re all clumped in the middle, leaving too much white space on the sides. And What’s up with those leaves? Oh Well!! I’m going to make this bad picture small so it’s harder to see.

This one’s much better.

The Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Bundle will be available on January 3 when the new January – June Mini Catalog comes out. It comes with the Timeless Tulips photopolymer stamp set and the Tulip Builder punch. And it has lots of pretty sentiments to celebrate a variety of occasions.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration coming in January!

I will order catalogs for my customers tomorrow morning with expedited shipping.  If you placed an order with me, I will send you one via priority mail as soon as my order arrives!

If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my online store by the end of the week and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list to get your catalogs ASAP!

The new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog will be open for ordering on January 3, 2020.


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout begins tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout begins tomorrow! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz- 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (front panel), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), (2) 2 1/2″ x 5″ (scraps for punched tulips, leaves and sentiment)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have a pretty pink hello card made with the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow cling stamp set. This stamp set has three different images of floral bouquets and some pretty sentiments. It is currently available with the matching Budding Blooms dies in a bundle at 10% discount. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This card is entered in the Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP452.

I started by stamping the long floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored it with Petal Pink, Old Olive, So Saffron and Crumb Cake Stampin’ blends and then die cut it with the coordinating die.

I took a small panel of whisper white cardstock and ran it through the Tufted 3D embossing folder and then through the stitched rectangle die. I adhered it to the pink polka dot DSP panel from the Bird Ballad designer series paper and then to Whisper White mat.

I embossed the Hello from the Free as a Bird stamp set in white on a scrap of Petal Pink and cut it out with the smallest of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I adhered it to the panel with glue dots.

I then took a piece of the beautiful Organdy Striped Ribbon and tied it around the panel and made a bow. I attached the flowers on top with dimensionals. I attached the panel to a Petal Pink card base with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by attaching a strip of the Bird Ballad Polka Dot DSP to a Whisper White panel and added two die cut sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow stamp set. I then attached it to the inside of the card.

All the floral images in this stamp set are so pretty and I can’t wait to use the rest. The line images are perfect for coloring with any of the Stampin’ Up! coloring tools, Stampin’ Blends, watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Write Markers. And they’re small enough that it goes pretty quickly with beautiful results. I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

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 and contact me if you have any questions.


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:

  • Petal Pink – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 2″ x 3″ scrap
  • Whisper White – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 4 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 5″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 5″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose Hello Card

Good Morning! Today I have a blue floral hello card featuring the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose photopolymer stamp set. I also used the coordinating Wild Rose Dies and both of these come in the To A Wild Rose Bundle at 10% off!

My design for this card was inspired by the current challenge at the Global Design Project #196 (#GDP196) where we CASE (copy and selectively edit) the designer. Here is the inspiration project. Isn’t it beautiful!

You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. I started by die cutting the frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I next took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the Country Floral embossing folder and lightly sponging with Balmy Blue ink. I took the embossed piece and attached it to a Balmy Blue card base with snail adhesive. I took the floral frame and attached it to the card base with dimensionals so that it floats above the embossed piece.

I then started working on the floral arrangement. I stamped the large outline flower from the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set in Balmy Blue ink on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the other two large flower stamps also in Balmy Blue after stamping off once. I die cut it with the coordinating die and brushed it lightly with Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle. Too bad it doesn’t show up in the picture. I die cut two of the floral outline shapes in Thick Whisper White and two of the outline leaves in Old Olive

I took a scrap of Vellum and brushed it with the embossing buddy and stamped the ‘hello’ greeting from the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set in Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat set. When cool, I die cut it with the Stitched Nested Labels die.

I made a bow with the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. I arranged the elements by attaching the die cuts to the back of the rose with glue dots. I added dimensionals to the back of the rose so that it would also float above the embossed background and I added glue from the fine tipped glue pen behind the die cuts where they would meet the frame. I attached the bow with glue dots. I finished off the rose with a glitter enamel dot and the background with Silver Metallic Pearls.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower three times on Whisper White after stamping off and masking. I attached the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card with snail. I decorated the envelope using the same stamping technique.

My sister and I have a thing that roses shouldn’t be blue because it’s not natural. But the rose is so pretty and the blue and white is so refreshing. Thanks for visiting!

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July tomorrow!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 1 – 15 Host Code: 6X3A6D6C

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3″ x 4″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 3″, (2) 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
  • Old Olive – (2) 2″ x 2″
  • Vellum – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: