Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions Tag Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions bundle has a wonderful set of sentiments and the Very Best Triple punch which allows you to create custom sized fancy labels and simple angle top tags. I used the label for this card, and today I’m using the other punches to make a pretty layered tag for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Sweetest Christmas designer series paper to the front of a Real Red card base with liquid glue and adhered two Wonderful Snowflakes to the card front. I used the angle punch of the Best Trio punch to trim each top corner of a Basic White and a Real Red panel. I embossed the Real Red panel with the snowflakes from the Wintery 3D embossing folders. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the bottom of the Basic White panel.

I colored the holly leaves and pine sprig in the sentiment with my Garden Green watercolor pencil and adhered the stamped tag to the top of the embossed Real Red tag with liquid glue. I am pretty pleased with how even the borders are! Then I used the Best Trio ribbon hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the layered tag. I looped a length of Garden Green ribbon and a length of Real Red ruffled ribbon through the hole and tied them off with a length of gold trim, making a bow at the top.

I cut a pine sprig from Garden Green using the sprig die from the Christmas Banner dies. I used the Christmas Pinecone dies to cut Soft suede and Brushed Gold foil to make a small layered pinecone. I adhered the pine sprig and pinecone to the top of the tag with glue dots and adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the tag with red rhinestone gems for the holly berries.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Basic White panel. Isn’t this the sweetest Christmas wish for the inside of a card? I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sweetest Christmas DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It’s not a fancy tag topper, but it’s perfect for a custom sized tag, and pretty easy to pull together. And I love the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions stamp set! I’m glad I got to use these Christmas sentiments and I’m glad that these items will be carrying over!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

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

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

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:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed tag)
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (pinecone)
  • Brushed Gold – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (detailed pinecone)
  • Garden Green – 1-3/4″ x 2″ (pine sprig)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (tag)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! For my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon, I made a fun fold Christmas card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle. It’s a simple Z-Fold card with panels made from the Scalloped Contours dies. The Sweetest Christmas designer series paper was used for the background and I used the dies to create my ornaments and Christmas Tree branch! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

I adhered the striped Sweetest Christmas designer series paper to the front and back panels of the Real Red card base and the Garden Green panel to the middle section. I cut two scalloped rectangles using the second largest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours dies from Basic White card stock. I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness stamp set in Real Red ink in the lower right corner of the front panel and in the center of the inside panel.

I adhered the front panel to the short striped DSP front part of the card base with Tear & Tape adhesive. I used liquid glue to adhere the inside panel, lining it up with the top panel so it’s hidden when the card is closed. I cut the large branch from the Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle from Garden Green card card stock and adhered it to the card front with small dots of liquid glue. I put adhesive sheets on the back of Brushed Gold foil before die cutting the two ornaments. I pulled off the adhesive sheet backing and adhered the ornaments to the card.

I put adhesive sheets on the back of the Real Red Glimmer paper and cut two bow ornament hangers. I peeled off the backing and adhered the hangers to the card front. I trimmed the bottoms of the hangers as need so they would land in the the top of the ornaments. I finished the card with rhinestone gems, a large one next to the front sentiment and smaller ones in the Christmas Tree branches.

The Z-Fold card is really pretty when opened! Instead of putting a panel on the right, you can also put the ‘writing’ part of the card on the center panel and extend the front design to the back panel! It’s pretty versatile in addition to being simple to make.

The Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness bundle reminds me of vintage glass Christmas Tree ornaments from the Sixties. And the lines of the die cut ornaments have a modern feel that was also popular during that time. I hope you enjoy playing with this bundle as much as I do!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

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

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″ for mountain and valley fold
  • Garden Green – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (pine branch die cut)
  • Brushed Gold Foil – 2″ x 3″ (ornament die cuts)
  • Real Red 6″ x 6″ Glimmer – 2″ x 1-3/4″ (ornament hangers)
  • Basic White – two 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panels (inside and front scalloped rectangle die cuts)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside background), two 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ strips (front flap and middle section)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes Christmas Wishes Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle is so cute for holiday cards and crafts. I especially love that you have dies and stamps for two symmetrical candy canes. I used the dies to cut candy canes from the Sweetest Christmas designer series paper for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a Basic White panel with the Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder and adhered a Garden Green strip of Sweetest Christmas designer series paper across the front with liquid glue. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Real Red card base. I cut a real red panel with the second smallest Scalloped Contours rectangle die and adhered a Real Red panel of Sweetest Christmas DSP to the front before adhering it to the card with liquid glue.

I cut two candy canes from the Sweetest Christmas DSP using the dies from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle. I cut two more candy canes from Basic White and adhered the DSP candy canes to the front with liquid glue. I adhered the candy canes to the card with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes cling stamp set in Real Red on Basic White and cut it out with the Stylish Shapes banner die.

I adhered the label to the card with dimensionals and glue dots. I stamped the leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes stamp set twice in Garden Green on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I adhered the leaf sprigs to the card with dimensionals and finished the label with three red rhinestones. I used the Real Red ruffled ribbon to make a bow and adhered it to the candy canes with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped two of the leaf sprigs in Garden Green in the corner of the panel and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Garden Green Sweetest Christmas DSP before adhering it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle is so cute and makes for festive Christmas cards, tags or decorations.


Ending Soon: Starter Kit + Joining Promotion Through October 31!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit+ Joining promotion is ending soon! New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between October 4–31 2022, those who sign up can get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

What are the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

  • You can choose any items you want for your Starter Kit – Choose $125 $155 worth of products for $99.
  • Demonstrators receive a minimum 20% discount on products.
  • Support from Stampin’ Up!
  • Support from me and the rest of the Inkin’ Krew Team
  • Early Access to new products

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits and to get started. Or contact me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you want to chat.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Coming November 1!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

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:

  • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (die cut leaf sprigs)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 1-3/4″ x 3-7/8″ (front stripe), 2″ x 3-5/16″ (scalloped rectangle center), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes Christmas Card

Good Morning! Here is the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes Christmas card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. It’s been a while since I did a video and it was good to get back into the swing of things – my plan is to continue to do this weekly on Sunday afternoons.

This bundle is so festive and fun! It goes well with the Sweetest Christmas designer series paper, you can even use the dies to cut out candy canes from the DSP! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

You can watch my Facebook live from yesterday afternoon HERE. I have also posted it to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

Use the large striped background die from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle to cut a white glimmer paper panel and adhere the die cut stripes to the front of a Sweet Sorbet Card base. Cut a panel of Basic White with the second largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle dies and a panel of Sweetest Christmas DSP with the second largest stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes dies. Adhere the circles together and adhere them to the center of the card with liquid glue.

Use the Christmas Banners dies to cut a panel of Soft Succulent card stock with the pine sprig die and a panel of Shaded Spruce with the leaf sprig die. Adhere them to the card front with glue dots. Stamp two of the small leaf sprigs from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes cling stamp set in Garden Green on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Adhere them to the card front with glue dots. Stamp the candy cane in Sweet Sorbet on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. Adhere the candy cane to the card front with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes stamp set in Sweet Sorbet on Basic White. Cut it out with the wide banner die from the Stylish Shapes dies and adhere it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots. Loop a length of white baker’s twine through the top of a Jingle Bell trinket and make a bow. Adhere the jingle bell to the card front with a glue dot. Finish the card with three dots of red pearlized enamel accents and let them dry for about 1 hour so they don’t smudge (I did the inside of the card first and then had a finished card when the dots dried!).

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes stamp set in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White panel. Stamp the little leaf sprig in Garden Green under the sentiment and adhere a strip of Sweetest Christmas DSP to the bottom before adhering it to the inside of the card.

I love candy canes and always put them on my Christmas Tree, so the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes is perfect to celebrate the holiday! The sentiments are wonderful for holiday greetings inside and outside your card and when paired with the Christmas Banners bundle and the Sweet Christmas DSP, you have everything you need for a variety of beautiful Christmas cards, tags and favors!


Perfect Partners – Exclusive Dies Available This Month!

Stampin’ Up! created six new die sets that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

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

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 (while supplies last)


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

Click HERE to download the Card Stock cuts for the cards.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details and check out the early release of the Warming Welcome bundle for this event:

Let me know if you have any questions.


September Weekly Deals Going On Now!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week. New products will be added each week on September 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Check my Online Store to see the this week’s deals!


The October Paper Pumpkin Kit is Ho Ho Ho!

Send merry and bright cards this holiday season with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas colors and holly jolly sentiments, the cards in this kit are sure to bring the Christmas spirit.

Word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, it will be a breeze to create cohesive holiday crafts for all your gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself 

The October Kit includes:

  • Supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
    • Card Size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Printed card bases, envelopes and die cuts
  • Iridescent foil die cut snowflakes, vellum and Vanilla epoxy dots
  • Adhesive dots and mini dimensionals
  • Exclusive Ho Ho Ho photopolymer stamp set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

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.

Sign up deadline for the October 2022 kit is October 10, 2022. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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:

  • Sweet Sorbet – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • White Glimmer – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (striped background)
  • Shaded Spruce – 1-3/4″ x 2″ (die cut leaf sprig)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-3/4″ x 2″ (die cut pine sprig)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 4″ (candy cane), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (scalloped circle), 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (stitched circle), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I love a Christmas Card with a pretty Christmas card and I used the Stampin’ Up! Trimming the Tree photopolymer stamp set for my Christmas Card today. And since it’s September, the Stampin’ Up! Perfect Partners promotion has begun and I used the coordinating Tree Trimmings dies to cut out my tree for the card front. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a sketch challenge this week and here is the pretty card sketch we are using today:

I used the 4th smallest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a Real Red panel of Sweetest Christmas designer series paper and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I used the next largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut a striped panel of DSP and adhered it to a Real Red mat before adhering it to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the large Christmas Tree from the Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree stamp set in Garden Green on Soft Sea Foam card stock. I inked up the smaller detailed tree stamp in Garden Green and stamped it off before stamping over the tree. Isn’t it pretty how the three shades of green give texture and dimension to the tree? I cut out the stamped tree with the outline die from the Tree Trimmings dies. I cut a tree stand from Crumb Cake card stock and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I cut a star from Crushed Curry and adhered it to the tree top with a glue dot. I used dimensionals to adhere the tree and star to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree stamp set in Real Red ink on Basic White. I cut it out with the pretty label die from the Tree Trimmings dies and adhered it to a Garden Green ribbon with glue dots. I adhered the label and ribbon to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots and decorated the tree with Red Rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree stamp set in Real Red ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the fir sprig from the Christmas Banners photopolymer stamp set in Garden Green ink next to the sentiment and adhered a strip of Sweetest Christmas DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I’m so excited about the Perfect Partners promotion, bringing coordinating dies to some favorite stamp sets. So be sure to check it out!

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:


Current Host Code: JSUNSU6D

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:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Real Red – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (DSP mat)
  • Crushed Curry – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (tree)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (tree stand_
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (striped background), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (Real Red background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes Christmas Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle? It’s such a happy and cheerful bundle for Christmas cards, tags and treat packages! I paired it with the Sweetest Christmas designer series paper, which has a sheet of candy canes that you can cut with the candy cane dies! So perfect!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Sweetest Christmas designer series paper to the front of a Real Red card base with liquid glue. I cut another panel with the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a Garden Green mat and adhered the layered panel to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut a candy cane from the Sweetest Christmas designer series paper with the coordinating die from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle and cut a Basic White panel wit the same die. I adhered them together with liquid glue to make it stiffer. I cut a pair of round leaf sprigs from Garden Green and a pair of fir sprigs from Pear Pizzazz using the dies from the Christmas Banner dies. I used the small branch die to cut a Crumb Cake panel. I adhered the leaf sprigs and small branch to the card with dots of liquid glue and adhered the candy cane with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes cling stamp set in Real Red on Basic White. I cut it out with second smallest long Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots. I added red rhinestones to the tips of the Crumb Cake small branch.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the round leaf sprig from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes stamp set in Garden Green on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and adhered a matted strip of DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I didn’t use the candy cane stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes bundle, and I’m so glad that the dies coordinate with large candy canes in the Sweetest Christmas DSP! And there are stamps and dies for candy canes that curve in both directions! The sentiments in this set are simple and perfect for both inside and outside of the card – I’ll be using these a lot!


Sale-A-Bration is Ending Soon!

We’re in the final days of Sale-A-Bration, but there are some great items still available! The last day is Wednesday August 31, so hurry and place your order before it ends.

With Sale-A-Bration going on, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from the available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!

Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more.

Click HERE to download the flyer with the details on the additional Sale-A-Bration items that have been added.


Save The Date – World Card Making Day is October 1!!

Stampin’ Up! and The Inkin’ Krew have fun events planned to celebrate!

Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Event – 9 AM ET Until 9 PM ET, Saturday, October 1!

We’re doing it again!!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event featuring card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and we’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September. Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

Stampin’ Up! Free Virtual Craft Along Event

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1 from 2:00–5:00 pm (MT)!  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards with the Cottage Rose Bundle, Cottage Wreath Bundle and the Warm Welcome Bundle (an early release from the Jan-Jun 2023 Mini Catalog).  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required, but it is encouraged to stay up to date.

Click HERE to register for the Stampin’ Up! 3 Hour Event.

As an added bonus, when you order any of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift) Click HERE to download a brochure with ordering details.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

Stampin’ Up! created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  Click on the picture below to open a flyer with all the details on the dies.

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

Sales Period: September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022


Current Host Code: 3XYTPTZC

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

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4 x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/4″ x 3″ (fir sprigs)
  • Garden Green – 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf sprigs), 5/8″ x 4″ (inside mat), 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat)
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 1-1/2″ (small branch)
  • Basic White – 4” x 5-1/4” (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/8″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (candy cane)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3″ x 4-1/4″ (Stitched Rectangle die cut), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), candy cane die cut

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: