Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Anniversary Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a good weekend. Today I’m sharing a Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches anniversary card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This sweet bundle is perfect to welcome spring, but I chose muted neutral colors so that it would look more masculine since it’s for my special man. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I cut a panel of Gray Granite with the circular leafy window die from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle and embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I used the largest circle die from the Layering Circles dies to cut a circle in the same place on a slightly larger Gray Granite panel and adhered these together. I do this because the embossing softens the card stock and I want it to be sturdy so I can pop it off the card base with dimensionals. I cut a panel of Soft Suede with the branch die and adhered it to the layered panel, trimming off the end.

I embossed a small Basic White panel with the Woodland embossing folder and used my blending brush to color it with Soft Suede ink. I adhered the panel to the front of a Soft Suede card base and popped the layered window panel on top with dimensionals. I love the shadows that the leafy cutout cast on the embossed woodland inset! I stamped the detailed birds from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White and stamped their wings on top. Then I cut them out with their corresponding dies and popped them on the branch with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates cling stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Gray Granite and cut it out with the Label Me Fancy punch. I adhered some Misty Moonlight ribbon on the card and topped it with the label. If finished the card with silver metallic pearls.

For the inside, I the sentiments from the Forever & Always stamp set in Misty Moonlight and Soft Suede inks on a Basic White panel. I brushed some Soft Suede ink on an embossed strip of Basic White and adhered it to the bottom with liquid glue before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches bundle is really sweet and versatile bundle with lots of different bird stamps – they are 3-step photopolymer stamps so you can color the birds in many different ways. It also has branches with leaves and flowers and a beautiful nest and eggs. And the dies are really fabulous cutting out the stamped images and so much more! It’s perfect for making cards with Spring Themes!


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!

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


Current Host Code: 9WJYHP76

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in 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 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.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 4-1/4″ (branch die cut)
  • Gay Granite – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (embossed inside trim), 1″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut birds), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (embossed inset panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Congrats Card

Good Morning! Today I have a congratulations card made with the sweet sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates cling stamp set and the pretty Artistry Blooms 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.

This sheet of Artistry Blooms DSP is just awesome with the Gorgeous Grape and Magenta Madness and knew that I needed to use it for a graduation card for a young niece. So I adhered a panel onto a Magenta Madness mat and popped it on the front of a Gorgeous Grape card base with dimensionals. The Stampin’ Up! Many Mates congrats sentiment is perfect for this occasion because it is feminine but also light hearted, plus the set has many inside the card sentiments. So I stamped the sentiment on a panel of Whisper White and I found the die cut from the Perfect Parcels Dies fit it perfectly!

I cut a vellum panel with a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies because I just love to use vellum on cards. And then I found these sweet flowers from the Wreath Builder Dies. They are the perfect size and the embossing adds the perfect bit of texture to make a set of Magenta Madness flowers for the card. I used the Sprig Punch to cut out some Granny Apple Green accents too.

I arranged the elements of the card and started by adhering the Granny Apple Green sprigs to the vellum. Then I knew where I could add the adhesive to the back of the vellum without it showing, so I added multipurpose liquid glue to those spots and adhered the vellum to the card front. Then I added the label with dimensionals and two flowers with dimensional and the last flower with liquid glue. I finished the flower centers with Crushed Curry Resin Dots.

I stamped one of the inside sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates stamp set with Gorgeous Grape ink on a Whisper White panel. I adhered another die cut flower next to the sentiment and a strip of the pretty Artistry Blooms DSP to the bottom. I matted the panel with Magenta Madness and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Artistry Blooms designer series paper is full of bright, artistic and fun designs! And the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates stamp set is the perfect compliment with its variety of sentiments. Check them out in my Online Store, along with all the other wonderful new products in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club has Openings for July

I still have openings for my July – December 2020 Online Host Club! By participating, you are guaranteed a minimum $150 party and get the Host Benefits (FREE Products!!) that come with it. Details are on my Online Host Club Page.  Contact me if you have any questions.


Today is the Last Day to Sign up for the June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Box of Sunshine – an exclusive Sara-inspired kit is here to help you #sharesunshine!

Here are the details:

Box of Sunshine Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

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.


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

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!

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:

  • Gorgeous Grape – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Magenta Madness – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat, inside mat)1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Granny Apple Green – 1-3/4″ x 4″ (punched leaf sprigs)
  • Vellum – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Many Mates for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the first Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop with the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! My card uses the new Stampin’ Up! Many Mates bundle with the returning To A Wild Rose stamp set and Wild Roses Dies.

We have a wonderful retro color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using. And it includes one of the new 2020-2022 In Colors – Bumblebee!

So of course my card base is Bumblebee and I cut a panel of the Bumblebee paper from the Flowers For Every Season 6×6 designer series paper pack and adhered it to the front of the card base. Then I cut a panel of Early Espresso with the wonderful background die from the Many Medallions Dies and adhered it to the card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the sweet Thinking of You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I stamped the rose from the To A Wild Rose photopolymer stamp set in Crushed Curry ink on So Saffron card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Wild Roses Dies. I stamped two of the leaves with Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock and cut them out with the coordinating die.

I arranged the die cuts on the card front and adhered the leaves and label with multipurpose liquid glue. I popped the flower with dimensionals and decorated the center with Cinnamon Cider enamel dots. I made a bow with the Bumblebee 1/4″ twill ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot.

For the inside, I stamped two roses from the To A Wild Rose stamp set in So Saffron ink (after stamping off twice) in the corners of a Whisper White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Flowers For Every Season DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It was so much fun to play with the new Stampin’ Up! Many Mates stamp set and Many Medallions Dies! New Catalog = New Toys! Yay!!

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:


June 1 – 15 Host Code: 6TV9W6ZJ

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!

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:

  • Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Early Espresso – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut background)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • So Saffron – 3″ x 3″ (die cut flower)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Flowers for Every Season DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: