Stampin’ Up! In Bloom Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I have a sweet floral Birthday Card made with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle and the pretty Paper Blooms Sale A Bration 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.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here’s the pretty sketch we’re using. When I saw it, I knew that I needed to use the Paper Blooms designer series paper so I could use the pretty Rococo Rose stripes on the bottom.

I adhered the striped Rococo Rose Paper Blooms paper to the bottom of a Basic White panel and adhered the Rococo Rose floral paper to the top. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom stamp set in Rococo Rose on a strip of Basic White and trimmed the end with the Banner Pick A Punch. I punched the end of a Rococo Rose strip and embossed it with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. I adhered the label to the embossed banner and adhered them both to the DSP panel on the seam.

I cut the two large stitched flowers from Balmy Blue using the Pierced Blooms dies from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle. I cut the medium flowers from So Saffron and the leaves and flower centers from Smoky Slate. Finally I cut two sets of the small flowers from Rococo Rose. I used the Stampin’ Up Color Coach for Rococo Rose to choose my color palette, pairing it with Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate. You can find it on the second page HERE. I really like how this color palette came out, the Balmy Blue flowers really pop! I also love these die cut flowers and leaves!! It was so much fun playing with them to figure out what looked best layered together.

I layered the flowers, adhering them with liquid glue and arranged them on the DSP panel, adhering them with liquid glue and popping the one on front with dimensionals. I added rhinestone gems to the flower centers and adhered the DSP panel to the front of a Rococo Rose card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, trimmed the bottom of a Basic White panel with the Rococo Rose floral paper from the Paper Blooms DSP and adhered more dic cut flowers. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle is a great bundle with pretty images for stamped flowers, fun sentiments (I love this font) and awesome coordinating dies. There are 25 dies in the Pierced Blooms die set, and the stitching is just gorgeous!! And don’t forget that the Paper Blooms designer series paper is free with a $50 purchase (before shipping and taxes) during Sale A Bration!

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 Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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:

  • Rococo Rose – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed banner), 1″ x 2″ (die cut flowers)
  • Balmy Blue – 2″ x 5-1/4″ (die cut flowers)
  • So Saffron – 1″ x 3″ – (die cut flowers)
  • Smoky Slate – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaves and flower centers)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 5/8″ x3-3/4″ (label)
  • Paper Blooms DSP – two 2″ x 5″ strips (front top and bottom), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! In Bloom Pocket Friendship Note Card

Good morning! Today I have a quick fun card made with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom photopolymer stamp set and the Paper Blooms Sale A Bration designer series paper. It’s a pocket card! So it has a panel that is pulled out to write your sentiment. And it all fits in a regular A2 sized envelope. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered the short side of the Paper Blooms designer series paper down with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the two sides with Tear & Tape to create a pocket. This is a fun way to see both sides of the pretty designer series paper. Then I adhered the pocket to a Night of Navy card base with Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel and punched it out with the Label Me Fancy Punch. I punched a Rococo Rose panel with the Label Me Lovely Punch and adhered the label on top with dimensionals. I adhered it to the pocket flap with Stampin’ Seal and finished the pocket with a Night of Navy bow and rhinestone.

I stamped the little flower from the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom stamp set in Rococo Rose at the top and bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the flower centers in Night of Navy ink and adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat. This leaves plenty of room to write a message and the card easily slides in and out of the pocket.

The Sale A Bration Paper Blooms designer series paper is FREE with a $50 order before shipping and handling and it goes beautifully with the Stampin’ Up! In Bloom bundle! Both sides of the paper are so pretty and this pocket card design is a great way to show them both off. Plus it’s easy to make and a fun and different project. Give it a try!


Join me for a Facebook Live at 1:00 PM ET Today

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page at 1:00 ET this afternoon. Stop by my Facebook Page to see my card made with the Seaside View cling stamp set. Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (card base), 3-1/4″ x 5″ (inside panel mat)
  • Basic White – 3″ x 4-3/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (punched label)
  • Rococo Rose – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label mat)
  • Paper Blooms DSP – 4″ x 10-1/2″ panel scored at 5-1/4″ (mountain) and 9-1/4″ (valley) (card base pocket)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials Sending Happy Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a bold, floral friendship card made with the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials bundle and the Paper Blooms Sale A Bration 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 adhered a panel of Paper Blooms designer series paper to the front of a Seaside Spray card base. I cut another Seaside Spray Panel with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered it to the front. I cut two of the leaf dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials bundle from Old Olive card stock and adhered them to the top and bottom of the scalloped panel.

I stamped the happy word from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy ink on Basic White. I fussy cut around the word with my paper snips which was easier than I imagines since the font is so bold. I adhered the word to the Seaside Spray die cut. I stamped the sending lots of sentiment on Night of Navy card stock with Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set it until shiny and trimmed it to size before adhering it to the panel.

I stamped the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials stamp set on Basic White as follows: 1 large flower in Petal Pink, 2 medium flowers in Rococo Rose and 3 small flowers in So Saffron. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies. I cut a large outline flower from Petal Pink and 2 medium outline flowers from Rococo Rose. I adhered these to the coordinating stamped flowers and added rhinestone gems to all the flowers. I arranged the flowers around the label and adhered them with glue dots and dimensionals. I wrapped a strand of Misty Moonlight twine around the top of the card and made a bow to finish the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a Basic White panel with Petal Pink large flowers, Rococo Rose medium flowers and Night of Navy flower centers using the flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials stamp set. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Pretty Perennials bundle is so versatile with flowers and dies of different sizes and styles and wonderful sentiments. I love the focus on happy because happy cards are the best cards to receive!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

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.


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 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:

  • Seaside Spray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Old Olive – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Night of Navy – 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Rococo Rose – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (2 medium flower die cuts)
  • Petal Pink – 2″ x 2″ (large flower die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (large flower), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (2 medium flowers), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (3 small flowers), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (happy sentiment)
  • Paper Blooms DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: