Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Here is a CAS (clean and simple) card made with the fun Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up bundle with a pretty embossed background You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a theme challenge this week and our theme is Christmas!

I embossed a panel of Basic White with the fun Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Basic White mat.

I used the ornament dies from the Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up bundle to cut outlines from Real Red, Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party glimmer paper. I used a dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ blend to color the Parakeet Party ornament darker. I adhered the ornaments to the embossed panel with dots of liquid glue. After they dried, I adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Thick Basic White card base.

I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink on strips of Basic Black and sprinkled them with white embossing powder. I shook off the excess powder and heated them with my heat tool until they were bright and shiny. I trimmed the ends and adhered the sentiments to the card front with glue dots. I adhered some rhinestones around the card for a little more bling.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the present in Real Red next to the sentiments and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up bundle is pretty versatile and great for clean and simple Christmas cards. The outline dies for the trees and ornaments is really unique – it’s a fun set to play with!

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


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Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black – two 1/2″ x 2″ strips (front labels)
  • Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (small ornament)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Glimmer – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (long ornament), 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (medium ornament)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed front background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Here is a rustic Christmas card made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle along with the pretty Painted Christmas designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

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

I stamped the sentiment from the Mistletoe Magic cling stamp set in Versamark ink on a strip of Boughs of Holly designer series paper. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny. I adhered the panel to the bottom of a Painted Christmas designer series paper and then adhered the layered panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat. I adhered the layered DSP to the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I stamped two of the small detailed holly leaves and one of the large detailed holly leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly photopolymer stamp set using Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow card stock and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I cut two each of the pine sprigs from the Holly Berry dies from Garden Green. I cut the detailed berries from Real Red and the background berries from Poppy Parade and adhered them together with dots of liquid glue.

I arranged my die cuts on the card front to determine where to place them and started by adhering the pine sprigs with dots of liquid glue. I adhered the small holly leaves with liquid glue and the large leaf and berries with dimensionals. I made a bow with gold twine and adhered it under the berries with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Mistletoe Magic stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel. I inked up the small holly leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves Of Holly stamp set in Mossy Meadow and stamped it off twice before stamping it on the panel. I adhered a strip of Painted Christmas DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle is so versatile that it can create very elegant Christmas cards with foil and rustic ones against Crumb Cake. So many ways to express Holiday creativity.

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


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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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Real Red – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (detailed berries)
  • Poppy Parade – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (berries)
  • Garden Green – 2″ x 3″ (pine sprigs)
  • Mossy Meadow – 4″ x 5″ (holly leaves)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 1-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly Cards

Good Morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We had our Inkin’ Krew Quarterly Team meeting yesterday and had fun making beautiful Christmas cards with the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. Inkin’ Krew teammates Darryl Robbins from Saginaw, MI, Carol Buckalew from Claymont, DE and I designed cards and led the team in making the cards for the virtual team meeting on Zoom. You can find the supplies we used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I designed the first card which doesn’t use any of the dies in the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. I stamped the berries first in Real Red and Cherry Cobbler and then masked them before stamping the leaves in Shaded Spruce, both stamped off and full strength.

I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and then adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and Shaded Spruce card base.

I stamped berries and leaves using the same berry mask and stamped the sentiment in Real Red for the inside panel.

And I even made an envelope stamped with more berries and leaves.

Darryl designed this fabulous slimline easel card using the beautiful Boughs of Holly designer series paper and the dies from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. The card base is Mossy Meadow and the mats are Cherry Cobbler. The gorgeous label die is cut from Cherry Cobbler and the sentiment and berries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler. The leaves stamped in Mossy Meadow on Mossy Meadow card stock go beautifully with the pretty DSP.

The inside sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow and a berry branch Textural Element colored in Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends props the card front for display!

This slimline card fits the new Stampin’ Up! slimline envelopes as well!

Carol designed this gorgeous Z-fold card and also used the beautiful Boughs of Holly DSP along with the beautiful dies from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. The berries are die cut from Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler and the pine sprig accents are die cut from Soft Succulent and Basic White.

An Evening Evergreen square with striped Boughs of Holly DSP set off the gorgeous Brushed Metallic foil leaves and gold metallic ribbon. Basic White and Soft Succulent die cut pine sprigs and Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler die cut berries are tucked in with the gold. It’s all topped off with the sentiment label, stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

She finished the inside with the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and covered the envelope flap with the Boughs of Holly DSP.

I love how the versatility of this fabulous bundle is highlighted by these wonderful Christmas cards! You can stamp the berries and leaves, or just die cut them or do both and it comes out beautiful!


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These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

  • My Card
    • Shaded Spruce – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base scored at 4-1/4”
    • Real Red – 3-3/4” x 5” (front mat)
    • Basic White – 3-5/8” x 4-7/8” (front panel), 3-3/4” x 5” (inside panel)
  • Darryl’s Card
    • Mossy Meadow – 7-1/2” x 8-3/4” card base scored at 1-7/8” and 3-3/4”, 3-3/4” x 8-3/4” (front panel), 4” x 5-1/4” (die cut leaves)
    • Cherry Cobbler – two 3-5/8” x 8-5/8” panels (front and inside mats), 3” x 4” (label)
    • Basic White – 3-1/2” x 8-1/2” (inside panel), 1” x 2” label
    • Boughs Of Holly Designer Series Paper – 3-1/2” x 8-1/2” (front background)
  • Carol’s Card
    • Cherry Cobbler – 8-1/2” x 5-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″, 2” x 2” (die cut berries)
    • Evening Evergreen – 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” panel (front mat)
    • Soft Succulent – 2” x 2” (die cut pine sprigs)
    • Poppy Parade – 2” x 2” (die cut berries)
    • Basic White – 2” x 4” (die cut pine sprigs and label), 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” (inside panel)
    • Boughs Of Holly Designer Series Paper – two 2″ x 5-3/8″ panels (front background), 2-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” (front background), 2-1/2” x 6” (envelope flap)
    • Brushed Metallic Cardstock – two 4” x 4” panels

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves Of Holly for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card, I made a Fun Fold – an accordion card made with designer series paper using a design from Patty Bennett a few years back. I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle with the gorgeous Boughs of Holly designer series paper. This is a wonderful way to show off pretty DSP and you get to see both sides! You can find the currently available supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge this week and even though my card front has the back side of the DSP on the left side, I decided it still meets the challenge since it’s part of the same sheet of the background paper:

I scored a 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ panel of Boughs of Holly designer series paper at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″ on the long side and folded it accordion style. I adhered the large panel to a Real Red 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel with liquid glue. This serves as my fun fold card base.

I cut another Boughs of Holly DSP with the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the front flap with liquid glue, being careful not to glue it to the second fold. I cut the two detailed holly leaves from the Holly Berry Dies in the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle and adhered them to the die cut panel with dots of liquid glue. I used a paint brush from my stash to brush on red Pearlized Enamel effects on Real Red. I used circular strokes and this gave the panel a little shine and resembles berries. I cut it out with the solid berry die and cut a Real Red glimmer panel with the detailed die. I adhered the berries together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut it out with the small label die. I adhered the label to the card with dimensionals and finished it with iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small holly leaf in stamped off Soft Succulent ink under the sentiment and adhered the panel to the left side of the inside of the card so that it’s covered by the accordion folds.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle has such elegant, graceful holly leaves, both stamped and die cut. Using glimmer papers for the leaves makes really festive Christmas cards! And I hope you like this fun fold – it’s a great way to show off pretty DSP

On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.

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


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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 available item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July-December 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. 

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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base, 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (holly berries)
  • Evening Evergreen Glimmer – 2″ x 6″ (die cut holly leaves)
  • Real Red Glimmer – 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (holly berries)
  • Basic White – 2-7/8” x 5” (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ panel scored at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″ (valley, mountain, valley accordion fold), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut rectangle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly Sneak Peek

Good Morning! I’m so excited about the new Stampin’ Up! July – December 2022 Mini Catalog opening on Friday! There are so many wonderful new bundles and returning holiday products, and it’s coming out in July so we have an extra month to prepare for the holidays! Today I have a sneak peek of a new holiday bundle call the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle. I’ve got the card stock cuts at the bottom of today’s post and links to any products currently available.

And I’m joining some of the ladies on the Inkin’ Krew Team in a Blog Hop to celebrate the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog! We’ve each chosen a different bundle for our projects, so be sure to check out everyone’s projects and take a tour of many of the upcoming new goodies!

I adhered a panel of the pretty new Boughs of Holly designer series paper to a Basic White mat and adhered it to the front of a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals.

I cut the two detailed holly berry leaf dies from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle from gold metallic specialty paper and adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I colored three large iridescent gems with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and adhered them to the card front by the leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink on a Basic White panel. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and cut it out with the small label die.

I ran some Stampin’ Seal at the base of the leaves and adhered some folded gold shimmer ribbon to the card front. I adhered the label over the ribbon to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the large holly leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly stamp set in stamped off Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink over the leaf and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Boughs of Holly DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle is so versatile with large, bold holly leaves that can be die cut or stamped. The dies can be used to cut out the leaves for layering the dies or for cutting out the stamped images and there are pretty labels for the wonderful sentiments. Here’s a picture of the Leaves of Holly stamp set with the coordinating Holly Berry dies and the beautiful Boughs of Holly DSP with my card.

And here’s a close up of the beautiful papers in the Boughs of Holly designer series paper. This will be gorgeous with a lot of Christmas stamp sets!

The Stampin’ Up! Leaves of Holly bundle and Boughs of Holly DSP will be available on July 1 when the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog goes live. And don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration Part 2 will start then too!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Button to see Tara Carpenter’s pretty card and the Previous Button to see Karen Ksenzakovic’s pretty card.

And here’s the list of hoppers for today in case you get lost along the way:


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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • 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:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Gold and Rose Gold Specialty paper – 2″ x 6″
  • Basic White- 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-5/8″ x 4-7/78 (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Boughs of Holly DSP – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: