Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I pulled out the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle for today’s card because I wanted to try it out in another color palette. And the results are just as beautiful as with the the coordinating specialty DSP. You can find the currently available 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 pretty color palette we are using:

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Fern 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Night of Navy card base. I adhered a panel of Sun Prints designer series paper to the cad front with liquid glue and started stamping and cutting my plants.

I stamped the long leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Gray Granite on a Basic White panel. I stamped the filler stamp a couple of times over the sprig using stamped off Gray Granite and cut it out with the coordinating die. I cut the long leaf from the light part of a panel of Starry Sky glimmer paper, the round leaf sprig from Pacific Point card stock and the small skinny leaf from Basic White. I arranged and adhered the die cuts to the card front with glue dots.

I cut the bowl from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from a Gray Granite print in the Sun Prints DSP and Gray Granite card stock. I adhered these together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite ink and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots and finished the card with a Starry Sky metallic ribbon bow and iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the long leaf sprig in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off. I stamped off the filler leaves twice before stamping over the plant and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sun Prints DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle is just beautiful and elegant, so of course it would look pretty in different colors. The Sun Prints DSP has an etherial quality that is beautiful on it’s own, so check out both of these items for making beautiful cards.

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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pacific Point – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaf sprig)
  • Gray Granite – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bowl)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6″x6″ Glimmer – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (large die cut leaf sprig)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed background), 1″ x 2″ (label), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaf sprig), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (stamped leaf sprig)
  • Sun Prints DSP – 3″ x 4″ (background), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut bowl), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Cards

Tomorrow is the big day! The new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog will be available for ordering! I have a final set of sneak peek cards made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle. Stampin’ Up! held a virtual event called Creativity Now for Demonstrators where we made several samples using this beautiful bundle and we saw interviews with the designers on the creative process. It was so informative and fun to get behind the scenes on what goes into making products that allow us to express our creativity!

Anyway, I made these three beautiful cards with this beautiful bundle and I’ll give you a quick description of what I did to make them. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used for each card. And tomorrow you’ll be able to order the beautiful Splendid Thoughts bundle along with the gorgeous Splendid Day specialty designer series paper!

Sending Hugs Card

I embossed a Calypso Coral panel with the Brick and Mortar embossing folder and brushed white craft ink on top with my blending brush. I wrapped it with the new Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) and made a bow before adhering it to the front of a Thick Basic White card base. I stamped the two leaf sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set with Versamark ink on Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink and embossed them with Copper embossing powder and cut out the images with the corresponding dies. I cut the out the other dies from Basic White along with the arch from the beautiful Splendid Day DSP. I fussy cut the copper embossed sentiment and adhered it to the arch. I adhered the leaves to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals and finished the card with iridescent pearls.

For the inside, I stamped the images from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink on a Basic White panel. I adhered it to a Calypso Coral mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

Much Love Card

This was a fun card to make as it’s focal point is the coloring on the background – it’s done with Pool Party and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend markers! I used the brush tip and went back and forth with the dark markers in the middle and the light markers on the outsides. I randomly stamped the little bee from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Fresh Freesia and Pool Party. I adhered the panel to a Fresh Freesia Splendid Day panel and popped it on the front of a Soft Sea Foam card base with dimensionals. I partially stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia on Basic White and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes die and adhered a length of folded Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) to the back. I die cut two leaf sprigs from Soft Sea Foam and adhered them to the back of the label and popped the label on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with beautiful Fresh Freesia opal dots.

I stamped the little bee from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Pool Party and Fresh Freesia on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Let’s Celebrate Card

I randomly stamped the large leafy plant from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Petal Pink all over the front of a Petal Pink card base. I used my paper snips to distress the sides of a Thick Basic White panel – the rough edges are a perfect contrast to the elegant foil arches! I wrapped a length of Soft Sea Foam ribbon (available tomorrow) around the panel and made a knot on the side and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I cut the arch die from the Splendid Stems dies from four different foil panels in the Splendid Day DSP and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the Open Leaf Trinket (available tomorrow) to the card with glue dots and embossed the sentiment in Copper on Soft Sea Foam. I cut out the sentiment with the Stylish Shapes die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished the card with iridescent rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the card, I covered the card front and stamped the leafy plant from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Petal Pink around the edge like the card front. I inked it up and stamped it off before stamping it on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle is beautiful and so versatile! And the Splendid Day specialty DSP is gorgeous and perfect for elegant weddings! And these products will be available tomorrow when the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog goes live!

If you haven’t received a catalog yet, but would like to be a customer of mine, I’ll be happy to send you one!


Last day for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog products!

Tomorrow the retiring items will be gone, so order today!

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Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends Today!

It’s the last day to get a kit for 50% off when you buy a kit from the Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection! Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE. Kits Collection BOGO Sale Ends Today!


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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 item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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:

  • Sending Hugs Card
    • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Calypso Coral – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background and inside mat)
    • Petal Pink -1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaf)
    • Soft Sea Foam – 3″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut leaf)
    • Basic white – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3″ x 5″ (die cuts and label)
    • Splendid Day DSP – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut arch), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
  • Much Love Card
    • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Soft Sea Foam – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
    • Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (colored front panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
    • Splendid Day DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)
  • Let’s Celebrate Card
    • Petal Pink – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Thick Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (distressed background)
    • Soft Sea Foam – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
    • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
    • Splendid Day DSP – four 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut arches), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Sneak Peek Cards

Good Morning! Yesterday we had our Quarterly Inkin’ Krew Team meeting and three of our teammates designed cards using the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle from the upcoming July – December 2022 Mini Catalog. This beautiful bundle is part of the Splendid Day suite that also contains the beautiful Splendid Day specialty designer series paper and will be available on July 1, 2022. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Rosie Kean from Rapid City, SD designed this gorgeous Double Z fold wedding card showing off the beautiful foil papers from the Splendid Day specialty DSP. The beautiful foils are matted on Soft Sea foam in the outer card and the inner card uses the linen paper with the Soft Sea Foam leaf panels as mats.

The card bases are Sahara Sand and the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set are stamped in Soft Suede. The gorgeous die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies accent the Sahara Sand fabric DSP panels and Rosie designed an optional Basic White back panel for writing a personal message. I added the Soft Sea Foam Bow and iridescent pearls to the front panel.

Karen Ksenzakovic from Somerville, NJ designed this card using all the gorgeous foliage die cuts from the Splendid Stems dies. The Soft Sea Foam card base and Pear Pizzazz mat are perfect with the subtle leafy background of the DSP and allow the beautiful bold die cuts in Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Evening Evergreen to really pop!

She finished the card front with a beautiful Soft Sea Foam bow on the linen die cut flower pot. I added the brass butterflies around the leaves. For the inside Karen also added a sentiment in addition to the stamped foliage from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set. You can find more of Karen’s beautiful designs on her blog – Creative Stamping Designs.

Tara Carpenter from Hallsville, MO designed our last card, and it doesn’t show up very well, but it uses shimmery white card stock for the front and inside panels, so it has a beautiful subtle sparkle! She showed us how to mask off the vertical stripe and use blending brushes to apply Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent and Orchid Oasis inks to make a gorgeous multicolor stripe on the card front.

A single Soft Succulent die cut leaf wrapped in Evening Evergreen twine around the panel matted in Soft Succulent and adhered to an Evening Evergreen card base perfectly frames the blended stripe. I had the courage to stamp the sentiment (and it was straight – yay!) and finish it with three iridescent rhinestones. I carried the blended strip to the inside of the card and stamped the sentiment and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle in Evening Evergreen and stamped off Soft Succulent on the inside panel. Find more of Tara’s beautiful cards on her blog – Tarabeth Stamps.

The beautiful Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle and the Splendid Day specialty designer series paper will be available on July 1, 2022 and you will not regret putting it at the top of your wish list. It was fun playing with these beautiful products and making cards with Rosie, Karen and Tara during our team meeting and I’m grateful that they shared their beautiful designs with us.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale going on now!

The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30 and retiring items are available while supplies last. And some items are on sale for up to 50% off!

Here are the details:

  • Not all retiring items are on sale. Discounted items are noted in the Retiring List
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply. 
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The items are available while supplies last through June 30, 2022.

Order soon to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting! Happy shopping!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring List items.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring List items.


Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection – Buy One Get one 50% off!

The Stampin’ Up! Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off sale! The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for beginner crafters with its variety and all-inclusive projects. And this is the perfect time to share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend!

Here are the details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

The kit selection is based on availability, and new kits are continually being added. Shop the Kits Collection in my online store HERE.


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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 item currently available valued up to $10.00 from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 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 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:

  • Rosie’s Card
    • Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″, 3” x 8-1/4” inner card base scored at 2-3/4” and 5- 1/2”
    • Soft Sea Foam – two 2-5/8” x 4-1/8” panels, two 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” panels, two Splendid Stems die cuts
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – two 2-1/2″ x 4″ panels (foil), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (foil), three Splendid Stems die cuts (foil), three 2-5/8” x 2-7/8” panels (Soft Sea Foam Leaf pattern), two 2-1/2” x 2-3/4” panels (Sahara Sand fabric pattern)
    • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” panel
  • Karen’s Card
    • Soft Sea Foam – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2″ x 4″ (leaf die cut)
    • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front mat), 2″ X 2 1/2″(leaf die)
    • Rich Razzleberry – 2″ X 2″ (leaf die cut)
    • Evening Evergreen – 2″ X 3″ (leaf die cut)
    • Sahara Sand – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut)
    • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Splendid Day specialty DSP – 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (front background), 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (flowerpot die cut), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • Tara’s Card
    • Evening Evergreen – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
    • Soft Succulent – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat), 2″ x 2″ (die cut leaf)
    • Shimmery White – two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels (front and inside panel)

Currently Available Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: