Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Thank You Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have a Floral Thank You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Photopolymer stamp set. I was inspired by the colors and theme in the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #322.

I just love these colors – they are so elegant and kind of old fashioned! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

So here’s my card. I started by running a panel of Rococo Rose cardstock through the Tin Tile embossing folder and adhering it to a Blackberry Bliss mat. I took a piece of Raspberry Ripple grosgrain ripple ribbon from my stash and wrapped it around the bottom, securing it in the back. I embossed the Thanks sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set using silver embossing powder on a strip of the Petal Pink vellum from the Perennial Essence vellum cardstock and adhered it over the ribbon.

I then worked on the flower bouquet. I stamped two of the solid flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence stamp set in Blackberry Bliss and one in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White cardstock. I stamped one of the small solid flowers in Flirty Flamingo and one in Blackberry Bliss (for the inside of the card) on Whisper White cardstock. I then fussy cut all the flowers. I stamped four sets of the the leaves in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched them out with the leaf punch (much easier than fussy cutting!).

I stamped centers for the flowers in Versamark ink on Whisper White and embossed them in Silver. I fussy cut them and adhered them to the flowers using liquid glue. I then arranged the leaves and Flirty Flamingo flowers on the card front panel and adhered them with liquid glue. I adhered the two large Blackberry Bliss flowers together to make a larger flower and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card front with three frosted epoxy drops and popped the panel on a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping another leaf branch in Smoky Slate ink on a panel of Whisper White and adhered the last Blackberry Bliss flower over it. I then added Rococo Rose and Blackberry Bliss mats and adhered it to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

I hope you liked my card for today. Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Akiko


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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Blackberry Bliss – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Rococo Rose – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″, scraps for flowers and leaves
  • Petal Pink Vellum – 3/4″ x 4 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Thank You Card

Good Morning! For today, I made a feminine thank you card using the beautiful flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp set. I paired it with the linen paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper for a natural and rustic look. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I wanted to use both So Saffron and Calypso Coral on the large double roses, so I mounted the stamp on my Stamparatus. I first inked it with So Saffron ink and stamped it on Very Vanilla. Then I used sponge daubers to add Calypso Coral ink to the stamp and stamped again in the same place. I did this a couple of times until I got the depth of color I wanted in the places I wanted. The Stamparatus made this quite easy.

I then stamped the large hydrangea in Seaside Spray and the small rose in Calypso Coral. I stamped the rose centers in Calypso Coral after stamping off once. I lightly sponged all the flowers in the same inks. I then cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die and adhered a piece of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace to the bottom.

I stamped the thank you sentiment from the Free as a Bird stamp set in Seaside Spray on a scrap of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the small stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes dies. I cut a backing from a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock with the small scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals dies. I adhered a piece of Braided Linen Trim across the bottom and attached the labels and a bow. I finished it off with three small Seaside Spray Faceted Dots.

I stamped the hydrangea stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set on a strip of Very Vanilla to cover it. I then ran it through the Scripty Embossing Folder and sponged it with Seaside Spray to highlight the embossing. I adhered it to a panel of Pressed Petals DSP and then to a Night of Navy card base with liquid glue. I attached the floral panel with Dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the large double rose image from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set in So Saffron ink on Very Vanilla cardstock after stamping off. I stamped the flower centers in Calypso Coral after stamping off twice. I lightly sponged the flower in So Saffron to fill it in and adhered it to a panel of Pressed Petals DSP and then to the inside of the card.

I hope you like today’s card. The flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship stamp set remind me of Victorian cabbage roses in vintage fabrics and porcelain. Maybe it’s a little fussy for today’s tastes – what do you think? Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale Is Back – Starting Sept 4!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here are the Details:

  • Sale Dates:  September 4–30
    • Order Deadline:  September 30, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online ordering system, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if a you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Packs that are included in the Sale:

ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
149100166PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149443166SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149481167COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149484165MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149488165GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149489165FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149497165WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149589166DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149592166BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50
149500167PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$14.50

Get ready for this great sale starting September 4!


We only have a few more days left in Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 16 – 31 Host Code: KHSFPFPZ

September 1 – 15 Host Code: DHYEBG62

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base, 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ scrap for label
  • Very Vanilla – (2) 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ panels, 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ scrap for label, 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ strip
  • Pressed Petals DSP – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″ panels

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic Thank You

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up Tropical Chic Cling stamp set has wonderful tropical images that can be used for any occasion. Pair it with the Tropical Dies and you expand the potential creative fun. When the set came out last year, Stampin’ Up! also offered a set of coordinating designer series paper or DSP. Well, that’s no longer available, so when I pulled out the set for the first time this week, I decided that I first needed to create my own DSP.

I was amazed at how easy it was to do! The different leaves are perfectly sized and coordinated to give you interesting texture and movement. The hibiscus flowers are great for providing that little pop of color and the little leaves are perfect for filling in those little blank spaces that you know need something, but don’t know what. Finally, that little striped thing that looks like a price code is perfect for giving you a striped texture where you need it. Imagine the reeds on the roof of a tropical hut, or poles lashed together to make a raft.

Plus – you can do it in any set of colors that you have! Let me show you what I came up with. As always, you can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started out by randomly stamping the palm frond and philodendron leaf all over a panel of Whisper White in Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. I added some touches of the small leaves stamp in Early Espresso. I adhered it to a Granny Apple Green mat and then to a Flirty Flamingo card base.

I stamped the stripe stamp across a piece of Whisper White in Flirty Flamingo ink. I then die cut a panel of Granny Apple Green using the square leaf window die. I stamped the Thank You greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic stamp set in Shaded Spruce below the cut out and attached the striped piece to the bottom. I popped it on the leaf panel with dimensionals.

I stamped and die cut the two each of the hibiscus flowers in Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade. I also die cut the philodendron leaf and palm frond in Garden Green. I arranged the die cuts on the panel and attached them with glue dots, and used a dimensional for the top Flirty Flamingo flower. I finished off the card front with clear epoxy dots.

The inside was decorated by stamping the stripes in Flirty Flamingo across the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I then stamped the tips of the palm frond stamp over the stripes in Shaded Spruce. I finished it by attaching the remaining hibiscus flowers.

Don’t those hibiscus flowers call for a cool fruity tropical drink – perhaps in a coconut? Definitely with a paper umbrella! The Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical dies are perfect for sending someone on an imaginary tropical escape. Where is your favorite tropical paradise?

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


These are the last two days of the Bonus Days earning period where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July.

On Thursday, August 1, the redemption period begins and we can start to cash in those coupons. Yay!! See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 3/8″, (2) 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ scraps for flowers
  • Garden Green – 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, 1 1/2″ x 3″ scraps for leaves

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today’s card showcases the beautiful new Bird Ballad suite of products from the new 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. The art image is created with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set.

The layout for today’s card was inspired by the #TGIFC216 Sketch Challenge at TGIF Challenges. Check out all the entries for this challenge by clicking on the picture below.

I started out by embossing a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock in the Layered Leaves 3-D embossing folder and attaching it to a Thick Whisper White card base. I cut a strip of blue floral paper from the Bird Ballad designer series paper and used the Banner Triple punch to trim the bottom.

I stamped the sentiment and leaf cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and die cut it using one of the Nested Label dies. I then colored the leaves with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and the branch with the dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I lightly sponged the background with Pool Party ink.

I then stamped the single bird from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored it with Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it using my paper snips. Since I cut it on the line, I used a black marker to color to color the edges of the bird. This gives the bird a more finished look by hiding the white paper edge.

I then made a bow with the Linen Thread and attached a key from the Bird Ballad Trinkets to the bottom so that it dangles – such a fun touch for a card! Since I cut off the legs when I cut out the bird, I drew legs on the label using a black journaling pen. I then popped the bird on the label with dimensionals and glued the bow on with a glue dot. I used more dimensionals to attack the label to the banner.

I attached a strip of the same DSP as the front banner to the bottom of a whisper white panel using multipurpose glue and attached it to a Pear Pizzazz mat using snail. I then attached this to the inside of the card, also with snail adhesive.

Everything in the Bird Ballad suit is so beautiful and every Bird Ballad card I see is stunning. Thank you for stopping by!

Akiko


June 16 – 30 Host Code: 3ZXWQ49Y

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, 2″ x 2″
  • Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 5″ x 3 3/4″, 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 2″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a sweet floral thank you card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

The layout for this pretty card is inspired by The Paper Players PP443.

I used the pretty light pink DSP with the ditty flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Everything Is Rosy Product Medley as the background and contrasted it with the Night of Navy striped DSP as a focal contrast. I matted it all with Melon Mambo cardstock and began making the flowers. I stamped the large flower in Melon Mambo and cut it out with the matching die cut. I turned it upside down on a mouse pad and rolled a ball stylus on the petals in a circular motion to give the flower dimension. I then turned it right side up and pushed in the middle to flatten it. I die cut a center from a scrap of Night of Navy using the die cut for the stamen and used one of the rose gold mirror accents for the flower center. I accented the large flower with the large double leaf stamp using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out with the matching die cut.

I stamped two of the smaller flowers using Melon Mambo ink after stamping off twice resulting in a pretty light pink flower. I stamped the center dots in Night of Navy full strength and the stamens in Night of Navy after stamping off once. I cut them out using the matching die cut and used the same technique of rolling the ball stylus on the back of the petals to give the flower dimension. I accented the flowers with the smaller stamped and die cut leaves in Mossy Meadow.

After creating the flowers, I took the small label from the Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley and stamped the Thank You sentiment in Night of Navy. This set has such pretty fonts! I adhered the label to the card front using glue dots and arranged the flowers and leaves on the card front and attached them with glue dots. I die cut one of the leafy branches from a scrap of rose gold foil to add some shine to the large flower. I tied a bow using the Melon Mambo ruched ribbon and attached it with a glue dot. When the front panel was finished, I attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

I used the striped Night of Navy DSP on the left side to copy the card front and accented it with another die cut small flower and set of leaves. I matted the panel on Melon Mambo and attached it to the inside using snail adhesive.

The Stampin’ Up! Everything Is Rosy Product Medley has so many pretty elements that are so versatile. Today is the last day it will be available.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko


LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS—DISCOUNTING SOME ITEMS

We’re approaching the end of the Last-Chance Products promotion, and in these final days Stampin’ Up! has just announced discounts of up to 30% off on select items.

Click here to head over to my online store to start shopping the sale now!! 

Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog retiring list.

Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2019 Occasions Catalog retiring list.

The products are only available while supplies last until June 3, so order soon to make sure that you get your goodies on sale!


Don’t forget that the new Stampin’ Up! 2019- 2020 Annual Catalog becomes active on June 4, 2019. On June 4, ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) while we transition the system to the new catalog. Ordering will be available again no later than noon (MT).

Until then, make sure you pick up products that you want from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog that are retiring. See the details here.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: MU6CCTMM

June 1 – 15 Host Code: FK7YAMPQ

Use this host code when you order 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 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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!

  • 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ inside panel, 1 1/2″ x 3″ scrap for large flower and leaves, 2″ x 5″ scrap for small flowers and leaves
  • Melon Mambo – (2) 5″ x 3 3/4″ mat
  • Light Pink Floral DSP – 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Night of Navy Striped DSP – 2″ x 3 5/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″
  • Rose gold foil – 1″ x 1/2″ scrap
  • Night of Navy – 1/2″ square scrap

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: