Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Snowflakes for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s blog hop, I am sharing one of the last Christmas Cards for this season since I will need to send them out soon! I used the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas bundle with the Wrapped in Plaid specialty designer series paper to make a sparkly card. The bundle includes the Christmas Layers dies and it has some snowflake dies – one with a cluster of snowflakes and two individual snowflakes. I used these to create my card today.

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

I started by die cutting 5 snowflake clusters using the Christmas Layers dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and arranging them to cover a panel of Wrapped in Plaid DSP. I adhered the snowflakes with multipurpose liquid glue and trimmed the ends, using some of the trimmings to fill in bare spots. I ran a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock through the Country Floral embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a Cherry Cobbler card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the snowflake covered DSP panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I made a layered die cut sentiment label, starting out by stamping the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the large label die from the Merry Christmas dies. I cut the long label from the Stitched Labels dies out of Gold Foil using the two step die cutting technique so it would be longer than the Whisper White label and adhered it to the back with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut the large label from the Detailed Bands dies from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and adhered it to the back of the layered label with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut the two small leaf clusters from the Christmas Cardinal dies out of Shaded Spruce card stock. I cut the two swirl flourishes from the Christmas Cardinal dies out of Gold foil. I arranged the large flourish and leaf cluster and adhered it behind the top left of the layered label with a glue dot. I arranged the small flourish and leaf cluster and adhered it behind the bottom right of the layered label with a glue dot. I cut out the two small snowflakes using the Christmas Layers dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered them to the label with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished it off by adhering the label to the card front with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the greeting from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Whisper White. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Wrapped in Plaid DSP and adhered to the inside of the card.

I love the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the touches of Gold Foil and I love it in combination with the elegant Country Floral embossing and Sparkle Glimmer snowflakes. And while the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas stamps and Christmas Layers dies will be carried over (Yay!!), they will no longer be available as a bundle with the 10% discount.

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:


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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 and enjoy the Blog Hop!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4 (card base), 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed strip)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Sparkle DSP – 5″ x 8 1/2″ (snowflake die cuts)
  • Gold Foil – 3″ x 4″ (die cuts)
  • Shaded Spruce – 2″ x 3″ (die cuts)
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), 2″ x 3 1/2″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Christmas Rose Celebrate the Season Card

Good Morning! Today I have another Christmas card made with the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Rose stamp set from the beautiful Christmastime is Here Suite. For today’s card, I used gold embossing for the outline and the photopolymer stamps to color each section in different colors. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the outline image from the Christmas Rose stamp set in Versamark Ink on Shimmery White Paper. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I then cut it out with the coordinating die. I was glad I used the shimmery white paper for two reasons. First after I stamped each section, I used my aqua painter to go over the sections and blend them (you can use the aqua painter on shimmery white card stock without pilling problems). This gave me a smoother look. The second reason is that the shimmer shows through the image nicely and makes it look special!

I stamped the flowers with Cherry Cobbler ink and then went over them with the aqua painter. Then I blotted it with a paper towel to clean the ink from the embossing. You need to blot it because the embossing resists the ink from being absorbed on the paper and so it has wet ink that can be smeared and spoil your project if you don’t blot it. I next stamped each leaf section with Mossy Meadow ink and repeated with the aqua painter on the broad leaves and paper towel after each. I then stamped the pinecones in Soft Suede and repeated with the aqua painter and paper towel. I finished it off by stamping the berries in Poppy Parade. I did not use the aqua painter on these, but I did blot the ink off the embossing with a paper towel. The Poppy Parade berries really brought the bouquet to life after they were stamped!

Next I cut a panel of the green paper from the Christmastime is Here specialty designer series paper and adhered it to a gold mat. I cut the lattice from gold foil with the large die and adhered it to the panel with liquid glue. I cut a strip of the shimmery gold ribbon and wrapped it around the panel, securing it in the back. I stamped the Celebrate the Season sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Versamark Ink on a strip of shimmery white card stock and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set. I then trimmed the ends and adhered it over the lattice with dimensionals. I adhered the floral bouquet on the panel with dimensionals and added a large bow made with the gold shimmer ribbon. I then popped the panel on a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three gold glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a panel of Whisper White. I added a strip of the green paper from the Christmastime is Here DSO to the bottom and added a thin strip of gold foil. Then I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

When I first got the stamp set I was surprised that it had both cling stamps and photopolymer stamps. But it makes sense that you have photopolymer for the solid images so you can see through the stamp to position it over the lined images. I was pleased at how easy this makes it to create the main focal image and how beautiful it came out with this technique. Stampin’ Up! did a great job of designing the pieces so you can use all the different colors on different sections of the bouquet. I definitely recommend trying it.


We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available while supplies last only.

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November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Shimmery White – 4″ x 5″ (rose bouquet), 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Gold foil – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front mat), 1 1/2″ x 3″ (lattice), 1/8″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Christmastime Is Here DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Seasons Greetings Card

Good Morning! Today I have a blue Seasons Greetings card made with the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage stamp bundle. This beautiful set celebrates frosty cold nature in wintertime with leaves and snowflakes. The dies include a rectangular frame which can be decorated with other die cut elements. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by stamping the scattered snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage stamp set in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink on a Night of Navy card base. I cut the Frosted Frames large fancy frame die from a panel of Seaside Spray and the small stitched frame die from a panel of the Feels Like Frost designer series paper. I adhered the small stitched frame to the larger Seaside Spray frame with liquid glue.

I used the Frosted Frames dies to decorate the frame. I cut two of the leaf sprays from vellum card stock and one from Seaside Spray. I cut two of the star pairs from Sparkle Glimmer paper. I cut two of the small sprays from silver foil. I arranged the die cuts around the frame on the front and the back and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the decorated frame to the card front with dimensionals and finished off the snowflakes with pearl gems.

I stamped the Seasons Greetings stamp from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Versamark Ink on a strip of Seaside Spray. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat set. I stamped the snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage stamp set in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink on the embossed label and trimmed the ends. I adhered it to the card front with liquid glue and decorated it with a Seaside Spray silvery bow.

I decorated the inside by stamping the snowflakes again in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink and the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to a Seaside spray mat and then to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage bundle is a great set to celebrate the natural beauty of winter for any winter celebration. This is the first time I’ve used this beautiful stamp bundle. I hope you like it and break it out if you have the set in your stash too!


Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale is coming on November 20!

Get ready for three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! For three days only, you can get these deals.

DETAILS:

Ordering Deadline: November 22, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

  • Promotion includes items from the 2019–2020 annual catalog only.
  • Discounts apply to promotion items only. 
  • Ordering information can be found in the flyer below.
  • No limits apply. 
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available ONLY during the sales period. No exceptions.
  • If you purchased a product offered in the promotion prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits. 
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. If you try to order an item that is not available, you will receive a notification informing you it is currently unavailable. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives in your market.

Click on the image below to get the full details of the items on sale:

Sales this good do not come around very often and this is a great time to add to your collection. And even the new In Colors (except Purple Posy) are on sale! So now’s the time to snag them for less money and stock up on things you’ve been wanting for a while.


Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus through November 25!

And in celebration of the sale and all the excitement this week, I’m offering an ordering bonus of DOUBLE the Wildflower Points in my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program!

You’ll get DOUBLE Wildflower Reward Points for every order of $50 or greater before shipping and taxes (no matter what you order!) placed through my online store from now through, Monday, November 25!! 

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150 – they will automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!).  For more information about my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program (my way of saying thanks to my returning buyers) and Wildflower Points, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy Shopping!!


November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great 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.
  • 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:

  • Night of Navy – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Seaside Spray – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 1/2″ x 3″ (banner), 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (frame), 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (leaf sprays)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper – 2 1/4″ x 3″ (snowflakes)
  • Vellum card stock – 2 1/2″ x 5″
  • Silver Foil – 2″ x 2″
  • Feels Like Frost DSP – 3″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid White and Gold Christmas Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the November Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop!

Our team is doing a Blog Hop with the theme “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays” and I am making a Christmas card with the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp photopolymer bundle. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started with the trees. I punched two from Gold Foil card stock, one from Gold Glimmer card stock and one from Sparkle Glimmer card stock. I took one foil tree and embossed it with the Stylish Scrolls embossing folder. The last three trees were stamped and gold embossed on shimmery white paper before being punched. I used the tree stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set, the diagonal stripes from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set and the star field from the So Many Stars stamp set. For all of these, I used my embossing buddy on the shimmery white card stock, stamped with Versamark ink, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set. I then punched out the trees. Then I punched out 7 additional trees from Whisper White and adhered them to the back of the trees to add stiffness.

I took a panel of Thick Whisper White and embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder. I die cut two of the edge dies from the Christmas Rose dies from gold foil and adhered them to the back of the embossed panel on the bottom. I adhered a piece of the gold shimmer ribbon just above the edge with snail and wrapped it around, securing it in the back. I arranged the trees on the panel, adhering the ones in the back with liquid glue and popped the ones in the front with dimensionals. I then adhered the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. Then I decorated the trees as shown with pearls, gold glitter enamel dots and gold metallic pearls.

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set with Versamark ink on a strip of Whisper White. I sprinkled it with embossing powder and heat set. I then curled it with my bone folder to give it some movement and adhered it to the card base with glue dots. I finished the banner with two gold metallic pearls.

I decorated the inside by embossing the sentiment and tree from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in gold on a Whisper White panel. I adhered it to a gold foil mat and then to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set with the Pine Tree punch and wanted to try making an elegant sparkly Christmas card with it. I hope you like it.

Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koender’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Sue Prather created.

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

I hope you enjoy all the beautiful holiday projects that the team has created today and that they put you in a wonderful holiday frame of mind!


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great 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:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base), 2 1/1″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ (punched trees), 1/2″ x 4″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Gold Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3″
  • Gold Foil – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 2 1/2″ x 4″ (trees), 1/2″ x 7″ (trim)
  • Shimmery White card stock – (3) 2 1/2″ x 3″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season Christmas Cheer Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another snowman Christmas Card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set and Let it Snow designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the Mojo Monday 526 Sketch Challenge layout for this card. I love the fishtail banners in this sketch and the Let it Snow DSP has so many pretty papers that look good together that I just had to make another snowman card with the layered look. Here is the sketch:

I embossed a panel of Coastal Cabana cardstock with the Winter Knit embossing folder and adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base with liquid glue. I cut the different pieces of Let it Snow DSP and arranged them on the embossed panel according to the sketch and adhered them with liquid glue.

I stamped the happy snowman from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set on a panel of Shimmery White card stock and cut it out with the large circle from the Stitched shapes dies. I colored it with Real Red, Pool Party, shaded Spruce and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends. I added the little snow balls from the Let it Snow embellishment pack with liquid glue and then added a Real Red scalloped mat made from largest scalloped circle from the Layered circles dies. I adhered the layered circle to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the Christmas Cheer sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set using Versamark ink on a strip of Real Red card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the ends of the label and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel. I added a strip of the little snowmen from the Let it Snow DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered it to a Coastal Cabana mat before attaching it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Snowman Season stamp set is so cute and I have made so many different whimsical Christmas Cards with it. The Let it Snow designer series paper is also so cute and whimsical and the designs make the sweetest Christmas cards. I love the combination of the Real Red with the Coastal Cabana!


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

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 2019-20 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!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Coastal Cabana – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Shimmery White – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Real Red – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, 3/8″ x 3″
  • Let it Snow DSP – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, 5/8″ x 4 1/2″, 5/8″ x 1 3/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: