Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I brought out the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle and the pretty Poppy Moments dies to make a Birthday card for today’s hop. You can find the currently available supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I embossed a panel of Misty Moonlight with the Bricks and Mortar embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base. I cut a panel of the Misty Moonlight striped paper from the Trimming the Town designer series paper (which just sold out, sadly) with the Stitched Rectangles Die and cut a panel of Misty Moonlight with thee same die. I adhered them together and cut out the middle with a Stitched Rectangle die two sizes smaller. I adhered the frame to a Pool Party panel from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with dimensionals. I adhered the whole thing to the middle of the card front.

I used the Poppy Moments Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle to cut out the flower and leaves from Poppy Parade, Old Olive and Black Glitter paper. I colored the accent leaves with the Old Olive Stampin Blends and the accent flower with the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and clear Wink of Stella. I put the flowers and leaves together with liquid glue and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals and liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poppy Moments stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the small rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I adhered it to the striped frame and finished the card front with a Poppy Parade and gold trimmed bow and gold glitter enamel dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a Whisper White Panel and trimmed the bottom with the striped DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The die cut poppies from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle are so beautiful that I think you can to use them at any time of the year!

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 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/2″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (frame backing)
  • Pool Party – 1-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 8-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Poppy Parade – 3″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut poppy)
  • Black Glitter – 1″ x 1″ (flower center)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (frame background)
  • Trimming The Town DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel (stitched rectangle frame), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


 

Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today I want to share a birthday card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony bundle and the Peony Garden 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 colored a panel of the Peony Garden designer series paper with my Stampin’ Blends to create a background of yellow peonies. I colored the flowers with So Saffron and the leaves with Old Olive. I added touches of Light Calypso Coral to the centers. I colored a strip of the same paper to trim the bottom of the inside panel. I adhered the DSP panel to the front of a Gray Granite card base with Stampin’ Seal.

I cut a panel of Gray Granite card stock with a Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle die and embossed it with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a small panel of Whisper White. I cut it out with a smaller scalloped rectangle die using the two step method so that it is shorter and I adhered it to the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I popped the layered embossed panel onto the front of the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the large peony flower from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the flower with So Saffron, Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Peony Dies. I brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to add some glitter and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I added a Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow and some Elegant Faceted Gems to finish off the card front.

I stamped three of the medium peonies from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony stamp set in So Saffron ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Basic Gray ink and trimmed the bottom with the colored strip of Peony Garden DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Coloring DSP with Stampin’ Blends gives a whole new look to the paper and gives you an opportunity to bring in a totally different color palette. Plus it’s relaxing fun – Why not give it a try?


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares – Sunday is the Last Day to Order!

The Stampin’ In The Meadows product shares for the new Mini Catalog are still available, but they’re filling up fast and the ordering deadline is on Sunday!! If you would like samples of all the new products from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, check it out. I am offering 6×6 samples of all the new designer series papers for $25 + $7 Priority Shipping and samples of all the new embellishments for $26 + $7 Priority Shipping. And if you want both, you can get an I WANT IT ALL share for $51 + $7 Priority Shipping.

Visit my New Catalog Product Shares Page to get the full details of what is included. Fill out the order form or drop me an email if you have questions. Ordering deadline is August 2. Please note that I can only ship to addresses in the US.


Stampin Up! Bonus Days are back!

We’re in the final days to to earn Bonus Days coupon codes! We’ll be able to start redeeming the coupon codes on Tuesday, August 4! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and August 3, you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between August 4 and August 31. There’s no limit on how many coupon codes you can earn or redeem, but they must be redeemed by August 31. For full details, see my Promotions Page.


July 16 – 31 Host Code: FD627X9W

August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 4″ (embossed die cut panel)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (die cut flower)
  • Peony Garden DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! When I was a little girl, my Father was in the Air Force and we lived on a lot of Air Force bases. I will always remember seeing the Veterans selling the little paper poppy flowers outside the Commissary and BX to raise money, and when Stampin’ Up! first brought out the Peaceful Poppies Suite, this was the first thing it brought to mind. So with Memorial Day coming up, I found it fitting to use the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments poppy dies for my card today.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the card sketch we are using – I thought it was the perfect sketch for bringing out the poppies again:

I embossed a strip of Pool Party card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the top of the Pool Party striped paper from the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper. I adhered the panel to a Pool Party card base.

I prepared the poppy die cuts using the Poppy Moments Dies. I cut one of the large flower and three small ones. I cut the solid pieces from Poppy Parade card stock and the outline pieces from Real Red card stock. I cut the centers from Basic Black card stock. I assembled the poppies by adhering the outline flowers to the solid flowers using dots of multipurpose liquid glue in the centers. I adhered the Basic Black flower centers with dots of multipurpose liquid glue, using both circle centers for the large poppy. I arranged the flowers across the card and adhered them with dimensionals.

I stamped the Always Remember sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Whisper White. I trimmed the end in a fishtail banner. I trimmed the end of a Whisper White flag ribbon and Real Red satin ribbon in a similar fashion. I adhered the ribbons together with glue dots along with the sentiment. I adhered the layered label to the card base with glue dots. I finished the card front with three red rhinestone jewels.

I stamped the large outline poppy from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento tuxedo ink on a Whisper White panel. I used the solid stamp to ‘color’ the poppy by stamping it with Real Red ink. I embossed a strip of Pool Party with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I remember as a little girl making my donation and getting the pretty little poppy flower. And years later when visiting my Mom, I remember finding poppy flowers in an old music box. Be safe and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!

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:


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

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:

  • Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed front), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)
  • Poppy Parade – 4″ x 4-1/2″ (solid poppy die cuts)
  • Real Red – 4″ x 4-1/2″ (outline poppy die cuts)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 3-1/2″ (poppy center die cuts)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (card front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I made a pretty thank you card for today’s hop using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies bundle along with the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper.

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

My card layout was inspired by the pretty sketch in the TGIF Challenges blog, #TGIFC255 Sketch Challenge. Here is their sketch:

I cut a strip of the striped Peaceful Poppies designer series paper and adhered it to the side of a Blackberry Bliss panel with snail. I cut three of the bubble border dies from the Painted Labels dies in Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered them together. I adhered them to the back of the floral panel of Peaceful Poppies DSP and then trimmed the ends. I adhered the panel to the Blackberry bliss panel so that it overlapped the striped paper.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set on a strip of Old Olive in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the large label die from the Merry Christmas Dies to cut out the sentiment. I stamped the small poppy and three leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set on a Whisper White panel in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with the Poppy Parade and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Painted Labels dies.

I adhered the label and leaves to the floral background with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the poppy with dimensionals. I adhered the decorated panel to a Pool Party card base and finished of the front with rhinestones colored with the dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.

I stamped the small poppy and two leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I used a mask to stamp the leaves after I stamped the flower. I colored the leaves with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the flower with the Poppy Parade Stampin Blends. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the floral Peaceful Poppies DSP and adhered it 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:


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blackberry Bliss – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), (3) 1″ x 3-1/2″ (die cuts)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel) 2″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut flowers and leaves)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 1″ x 5-1/8″ (stripe), 3-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ (floral panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside floral strip)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video tutorial that I made yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. I made a Thank You Card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies bundles. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Here is my card:

And here’s the Facebook Live video:

I also posted the video to YouTube and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by inking up my Coastal Weave Embossing Folder with Soft Sea Foam ink using the ink pad directly to the embossing folder. I carefully positioned a Whisper White panel in the embossing folder, closed it and ran it through the die cutting machine. This gave me the embossed panel with touches of Soft Sea Foam ink in the creases. I adhered the embossed panel to a Grapefruit Grove card base. I cut a Whisper White panel with the flower trellis die from the Wild Roses dies and adhered it to the lower part of the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue.

I die cut the flowers and leaves from the Peaceful Poppies dies and assembled them with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut the solid flowers from Petal Pink, the outline flowers from Grapefruit Grove and the centers from Calypso Coral. I cut the solid Leaves from Soft Sea Foam and the accent parts from Mint Macaron. I arranged the flowers and leaves on the card on top of the trellis and adhered all but the large flower with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the large flower with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a panel of Soft Sea Foam. I cut it out with the small label die from the Painted Labels dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I used the small spatter stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set to stamp Calypso Coral ink on a length of Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon to give it some color. I made a bow and attached it under the flowers with glue dots. I finished the card with three Petal Pink sequins.

On the inside of the card I stamped three flowers from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Calypso Coral ink after stamping off on a panel of Whisper White. I used the splotch stamp from the set to color the poppies in Petal Pink ink. I stamped three leaves in Mint Macaron after stamping off and then adhered it to the inside of the card with snail. I stamped a Whisper White envelope the same way as the inside panel.


Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!

The theme is No Matter the weather and it celebrates a Paper Pumpkin milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets! 

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that subscribers will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
  • The additional stamp set coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

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.

As a bonus during Sale-A-Bration, purchasing a 3-month or longer prepaid subscription qualifies for FREE Sale-A-Bration products!

Sign up deadline for the March 2020 kit is tomorrow.


March 1 – 15 Host Code: BQCVV2RG

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 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Grapefruit Grove – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Petal Pink – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Calypso Coral – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (flower center die cuts)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf die cuts), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Mint Macaron – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and embossed background), 1-1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (trellis die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: