Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods Thank You Card

Good Morning! Have you seen the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods photopolymer stamp set? I finally got a chance to play with it this week and I love it!! I have seen several cards with a beautiful sunset and I wanted to make one and I am so happy with how it came out and how easy it was to do! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired by the As You See It Challenge #260 – Perpendicular for my card design:

I started by using Blending Brushes to apply So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze inks on a Basic White panel, blending them darker towards the bottom of the panel. Then I blended Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Misty Moonlight to create the sky. This was so pretty and so easy! I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set twice across the panel in Soft Suede to create the woods and cut it out with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set in Pumpkin Pie and stamped the ground in Evening Evergreen. Note that I masked the tree from the second stamping each time so the ground would be behind the trees. I adhered the panel to a Sahara Sand mat. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen on a Sahara Sand strip and adhered it to a strip of Sahara Sand Tidings of Christmas DSP. I finished the panel with a small Cajun Craze leaf die cut from the Intricate Leaves dies and a Linen Thread bow.

I embossed a Soft Suede panel with the Bark 3D embossing folder and adhered a strip of Tidings of Christmas DSP to the side with liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the front of a Sahara Sand card base with liquid glue and adhered the art panel on top with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the last tree from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set in Soft Suede on the side of a Basic White panel. I stamped some Pumpkin Pie leaves by the tree and in the top corner and adhered another strip of Christmas Tidings DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I drove on some of the country roads by my house this morning and saw so many of the trees starting to change color, so the pretty Fall Foliage is on it’s way! The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Woods stamp set perfectly captures that look and feel. And this stamp set has some of the most beautiful sentiments!


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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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 1/2″ 3-1/4″ (front label)
  • Cajun Craze – 1″ x 1″ (die cut leaf)
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front embossed panel after embossing)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Tidings of Christmas DSP – 1″ x 3-3/4″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label backing), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Welcoming Woods Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Intricate Leaves Dies
$28.00
Bark 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Video Tutorial

Happy 4th of July!! I hope you have the opportunity to relax and celebrate with family and friends this weekend. When I first saw these flowers in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle, I thought of fireworks, so I wanted to use them in a red, white and blue card to celebrate the day in my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set three times in Real Red ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die. I cut the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies from Balmy Blue and cut a Basic White panel to go on top. I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue on the side of the Basic White panel and adhered it to the die cut Balmy Blue scalloped rectangle.

I embossed a Real Red panel with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Real Red card base. I adhered a panel of Balmy Blue striped You’re a Peach designer series paper to a Balmy Blue mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals. I adhered the layered label to the DSP panel and adhered two of the Real Red flowers on the side with liquid glue.

I popped the final Real Red flower on top with dimensionals and added a bow made from the pretty Real Red stitched ribbon. I finished the card front off with three white elegant gems.

I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour stamp set in the lower corner of a Basic White panel, masked it with a die cut scrap flower and stamped another flower on top. I stamped a third flower in the upper corner and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Balmy Blue striped DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The floral images in the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour bundle are so versatile and the Scalloped Contours dies in the bundle are just the best. This is definitely one of my favorites!! Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend and Happy Stamping!!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale is Going on Now!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most beautiful paper designs! Get all the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image below for a printable PDF Flyer:


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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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background)
  • Balmy Blue – 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ (front mat), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/8″ x 2-11/16″ (label), 2″ x 6″ (die cut flowers)
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (striped background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I made a fun fold Thank You card with featuring the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle and the pretty Pansy Petals designer series paper. The style of the card is called a Book Fold or Book Binder Fold and it’s an easy fun fold that is great for showcasing pretty coordinating designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a theme challenge this week and our challenge is to use punches! How fun!!

I applied Tear & Tape to the side hinge part of a Pale Papaya card base, pulled the cover and adhered the hinge closed. I adhered the Soft Succulent gingham Pansy Petals DSP to an Evening Evergreen mat and adhered it to the hinge with liquid glue. I wrapped the hinge with a length of Fresh Freesia Ribbon and tied a bow. I secured the bow to the hinge with a glue dot. I adhered the floral Pansy Petals DSP to an Evening Evergreen Mat and popped it onto the open part of the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Petals photopolymer stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Fresh Freesia panel and punched it out with the Double Oval punch. I punched a Soft Succulent panel with the scalloped oval section and adhered the two punched ovals together with liquid glue and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I stamped small pansies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and Daffodil Delight. I stamped two in Pale Papaya with stamped off Pumpkin Pie accents and Daffodil Delight centers and two with Gorgeous Grape outsides and accents, Fresh Freesia tops (I masked off the bottom three petals) and Daffodil Delight centers. I cut all of them out with the die.

I stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Soft Succulent backgrounds and Evening Evergreen details and cut them out with the corresponding dies. I adhered three leaves to the card front with liquid glue and popped the pansies on top with dimensionals. I finished the card front off with 2021-2023 In Color jewels.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on a Basic White panel and adhered the remaining die cut pansies and leaves in the top corner. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Book Fold card is a real easy fun fold and it’s great with the Pansy Petals DSP. The Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle is so pretty and versatile. It’s so much fun to play with because pansies come in so many different colors and styles and you can combine the stamps in so many different ways to recreate your favorites!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Karen Ksenzakovic’s project.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:


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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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″ (mountain) and 6-3/4″ (valley), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Evening Evergreen -1″ x 4″ (front hinge mat), 4″ x 4″ (front background mat)
  • Fresh Freesia – 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label punch)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat punch)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 4″ (inside panel), 4″ x 5″ (die cut small pansies and leaves)
  • Pansy Petals 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (floral front background), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (gingham front hinge)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Thank You Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a simple monochrome thank you card made with the beautiful sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts cling stamp set and the beautiful Wild Roses background stamp. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the Wild Flowers background stamp in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White using my stamparatus to ensure I got good coverage. I stamped the small strip of Basic White with the same ink and stamp so that I would have a coordinating design for the inside of the card. I adhered the large panel to a Basic White mat with Liquid Glue and then adhered it to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts cling stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles die. I cut a Misty Moonlight panel with the next larger Stitched Rectangles die and adhered the stamped label on top with liquid glue.

I folded a length of white ribbon and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the label on top with dimensionals, making sure to position some of the dimensionals so that it adhered to the card front rather than the folded ribbon. I finished off the card front with three square faceted Misty Moonlight gems.


For the inside of the card, stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel. I adhered the Wild Roses stamped strip to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The wonderful Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set is on the retiring list, so it will only be available while supplies last. The sentiments are really special and the font is nice, suitable for many artistic styles. The Wild Roses background stamp is carried over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and it’s sure to become a new favorite.


Last Week for Connect, Craft & Collect $25!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions.

Hurry – The Extra $25 Bonus ends on June 14!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


Tomorrow is the Last Day to Sign Up for the June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023—and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

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 June 2021 kit is June 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


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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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label mat)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship Thank You Card

Good morning! I am back home after a long visit and excited to bring a Thank You card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship bundle. I used some of the new In Colors and the new masks with blending brushes to create a different look. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I positioned the small flower mask over a Basic White panel and secured it to my work surface with post it notes. I used a blending brush to apply some Fresh Freesia ink over the masked panel, making it darker in the center and lighter on the edges. I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered the embossed panel to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink on a Basic White panel. I cut it out with the smallest angled Tailor Made Tags dies. I also cut the little tab from Fresh Freesia card stock and adhered it to the front. I looped a short length of Fresh Freesia ribbon through the hole and tied a bow with white twine. I stamped three large flowers in Fresh Freesia ink on Fresh Freesia card stock and punched them out with the Flowers and Leaves punch. I stamped four large leaves in Soft Succulent ink on Soft Succulent card stock and punched them out.

I adhered the tag to the card front with glue dots. I gently curled the flower petals back with my bone folder and adhered the flowers to the card front around the tag with glue dots. I tucked the leaves under the flowers with more glue dots and added a resin dot to the center of each flower.


For the inside of the card, I used the floral mask again and inked up the bottom of a Basic White panel with my blending brush and Fresh Freesia ink. I stamped the small flower from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink on Fresh Freesia card stock and two small leaves in Soft Succulent ink on Soft Succulent card stock. I colored the flower center with Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend and punched the flower and leaves out. I adhered them to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It felt good to be back in my stamp room, and it was really nice playing with new items! I was pleased with how pretty the masked background came out – and I was really happy with how easy it was to do with the blending brush. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the results, too!

Join me for a Facebook Live this afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET to make a card with the fun Wild Cats bundle! Look forward to seeing you then!


Last Week for Connect, Craft & Collect $25!

The Connect, Craft & Collect $25 promotion is underway! Through June 14, 2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive an extra $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards!

Here is the Host Dollars chart for the promotion:

Full details can be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page. Let me know if you have any questions.

The Extra $25 Bonus ends on June 14!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale Going on Now!

Last chance products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay – head over to my Online Store to start shopping now! 

Click Here to download a PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

Click Here to down load an Excel file with the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog


The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is Expressions In Color!

Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023—and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

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 June 2021 kit is June 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Current Host Code: VZMG92YZ

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Fresh Freesia – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5″ (punched flowers)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (punched leaves)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (inside panel and front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Thank You Card

Good morning!  One of the cutest bundles in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle. Today I am using the Pansy dies with the new Pansy Petals designer series paper to make a sweet pansy Thank You card. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. The Pansy Patch bundle along with the designer series papers and embellishments on my card will be available when the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog launches next week on May 4, 2021.

I adhered a panel of Pale Papaya striped paper from the new 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack to a basic White panel with liquid glue. I embossed a Pale Papaya panel with the Meadow Moments embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom. I wrapped the panel with a length of pale papaya ribbon, securing it in the back and adhered it to the front of a Pale Papaya card base with dimensionals.

I cut a Basic White panel with the scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I used the Pansy Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle to die cut three large pansies and four leaves from the Pansy Petals designer series paper. I arranged the pansies and leaves on the scalloped rectangle and adhered the leaves and two of the pansies with glue dots. I adhered the last pansy with dimensionals and adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Pansy Patch photopolymer stamp set using Soft Succulent ink on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the card front with the new 2021-2023 In Color jewels.


For the inside of the card, I cut a small pansy from the Pansy Petals DSP and adhered it to a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch stamp set in Soft Succulent ink next to the flower and adhered the striped Pale Papaya DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I love that the dies from the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch bundle can cut some of the images from the Pansy Petals designer series paper! It just gives you another option for using this wonderful new bundle. And it will finally be available next week on May 4, 2021! Here’s a picture of the bundle and my card along with the Pansy Petals DSP and the dies that you can use to cut the DSP.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Pale Papaya – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed panel)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and front mat), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (scalloped rectangle label)
  • 2021-2023 In Color DSP – 3-7/8″ x 4″ (front top panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 4 die cut leaves, 3 large die cut pansies, 1 small die cut pansy

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the new Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship bundle from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog for today’s Thank You card. I also used the new colorful and fun Pattern Party designer series paper that will be a host item in the new catalog. And the best news is that the new catalog will be open for orders next week on May 4th. I can’t wait!! 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 sketch challenge this week and here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I adhered a panel of the new Pattern Party designer series paper to a Poppy Parade mat and then popped it on the front of a Coastal Cabana card base. I stamped the flower and stems from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship cling stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Die. I colored the leaves with the light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ blend and adhered it to a Poppy Parade mat.

I stamped two large petal clusters from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on Basic White and cut them out with the new Flowers and Leaves punch that is in the bundle. I colored them with the Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and adhered them together with a glue dot. I stamped four small petal clusters, punched them out, colored the flowers and adhered them together. I adhered the two small flowers to the panel with glue dots and popped the large flower on the panel with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink on a Basic white strip and cut it out with the stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers dies using the two step die cutting method. I cut a Coastal Cabana strip the same size and adhered it to the back of the label. Then I popped the floral panel on the side of the card front with dimensionals and adhered the label with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished the flowers centers with the new 2021-2023 In Color jewels and adhered a Coastal Cabana bow to the stem.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the row of flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Poppy Parade ink across the top of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of the Pattern Party DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Flowers of Friendship bundle is a great little stamp and punch set with cute flowers and sentiments. The new Pattern Party designer series paper is so colorful and fun and this is the first time that a Designer Series Paper pack has been among the host items. Both of these items along with the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels will be available when the new catalog opens on May 4, 2021. Here is a picture of the new bundle with the new designer series paper and today’s card.

If you don’t have a copy of the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but would like to become my customer, contact me and I can send you one.

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:


Current Host Code: YGDSB9H4

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 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or in the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Poppy Parade – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-3/8″ x 3-11/16″ (flower panel mat)
  • Basic White – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (flower panel), 1-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (large flower petals), two 1-1/4″ x 3″ (small flower petals), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

Product List

 

Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Thank You Card

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a Thank You card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. I love this bundle and I’m glad that the stamp set and the Potted Succulents dies are being carried over in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – It is just so versatile!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card is inspired by the sketch in Fab Friday 211 Challenge Blog. Here is the pretty sketch:

Using a blending brush, I applied some Old Olive, Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry ink in splotches on a Pearlescent paper panel. I applied adhesive sheets to the back and cut it with the background die from the Potted Succulents dies from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle. I removed the backing from the die cut Pearlescent paper and adhered it to a Mint Macaron panel. I trimmed a 3″ x 5-1/8″ panel and a 1/2″ x 4″ panel from the layered panel. It’s really hard to see the color because the color is light and the shimmer from the Pearlescent paper diffuses it even more, but it’s really pretty!

I adhered some Mint Macaron wood grained paper from the Subtles DSP pack to the sides of a Mint Macaron 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, leaving a small border. I adhered the Pearlescent die cut panel in the center and popped the panel on the front of a Mint Macaron card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents cling stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White panel. I used the Messages die to cut it out. I also cut a Mint Macaron panel with the Tasteful Labels die and adhered the stamped label to the top.

I cut a Vellum panel with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered the label to the front. I adhered the Vellum to the card front with glue dots hidden behind the label. I love how the design shows through the Vellum card stock!


For the inside of the card, I stamped the succulent bouquet from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off twice. I stamped the sentiment full strength in Mint Macaron ink and trimmed the bottom with the strip of Pearlescent and Mint Macaron paper. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This is a fun sketch to show off this pretty panel with the Pearlescent die cut on the Mint Macaron card stock. And this panel shows another look that you can achieve with the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents bundle.


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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.
  • 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:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel (for the Pearlescent paper die cut), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
  • Pearlescent Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5″ (front background die cut)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (stitched rectangle)
  • Subtles DSP – two 1″ x 5-1/8″ (wood grained front background strips)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle with a card that I made during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. This beautiful bundle lets you easily make trees with a watercolor look because of the two step stamps and the dies let you make different kinds of dimensional trees. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Note that all of the new In Colors and products will be available when the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog goes live on May 4, 2021!

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I tore the top of the Mossy Meadow Beauty of the Earth designer series paper and adhered it to the bottom of the Misty Moonlight sky Beauty of the Earth panel. I stamped the shadow from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship photopolymer stamp set in the new Evening Evergreen ink (This is one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors that will be available on May 4, 2021) and adhered the panel to a Basic White mat. I cut the small tree trunk die from the Soft Suede tree bark paper and adhered it to the panel on the shadow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Cinnamon Cider card base.

I stamped a Basic White panel and label strip with the large tree top stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Blushing Bride. I stamped several times to cover the whole panel and strip. I then stamped the small spatter in Polished Pink – another new In Color from the upcoming catalog. I die cut the panel with the large open die from the Beautiful Trees dies in the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle. I adhered the pink tree top to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on stamped strip and cut it out with the long label die. I folded a length of Cinnamon Cider ribbon and adhered it to the card with glue dots and adhered the label on top with dimensionals. I cut two birds with the Beautiful Trees dies from Misty Moonlight and adhered them to the tree with glue dots.

For the inside, I stamped the tree top in Blushing Bride ink on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the tree trunk in stamped off Soft Suede ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship bundle is another fantastic tree themed bundle with beautiful stamps, dies and sentiments. It will be available in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog on May 4, 2021. Here’s a picture of the stamp set and dies along with the beautiful Beauty of the Earth designer series paper.


Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get your favorite items before they sell out!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no 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:

  • Cinnamon Cider – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight – 1″ x 1″ (die cut birds)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (label), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (tree top)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front sky background), 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front grass background), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (tree trunk)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Video Tutorial

Good Monday Morning! I hope that it’s the start of a wonderful week for you! This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon featuring the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle along with the Well Suited designer series paper. I fell in love with this bundle at first sight. I’ve always liked cards that look like clothes and with lots of guys in my family, I need to make lots of masculine cards. And the suit card that you can make with this bundle is perfect! It makes a beautiful (handsome?) card and it does so very easily! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I lined up a panel of the Well Suited grey pinstripe designer series paper on my grid paper and placed the large V die from the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle so that it lined up at the 1″ and 3-1/4″ mark on the ruler and secured it with some washiest tape. This gives you a well centered jacket. I ran it through my die cutting machine to cut the jacket. I adhered it to the front of a Thick Basic White card base with liquid glue just around the outside edge, leaving the V open so I could tuck the tie underneath.

Using the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited dies, I cut the collar piece from Basic White and the two tie pieces from the Well Suited designer series paper. I cut the knot in a different direction from the long tie and adhered it to the top of the tie with liquid glue. I adhered the collar to the top of the card aligning it even with the top of the card and centered in the opening. I applied the liquid glue only to the top edge so that I could slip the tie under the bottom of the collar.

I applied a little liquid to the tie and slipped it under the jacket and then tucking it under the collar. I slid it into position so it was straight and pressed. I adhered the jacket lapel and the chest pocket with liquid glue and adhered two Basic Gray buttons, one near the top of the V and one at the bottom. I finished the tie with a silver metallic pearl tie tac.

For the inside, I didn’t want to use the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited great Father’s Day sentiment (It’s way too early), so I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Pallet Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I trimmed the bottom with the same Well Suited DSP as the tie and adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat before adhering it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited bundle is a wonderful set for making masculine cards. I’m really impressed at how great the suit looks and how easy it was to put together. It’s definitely a bundle you need if you make a lot of masculine cards.


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

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

SHOP

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

HOST

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

JOIN

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

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

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


Tomorrow Is the Last Day For FREE SHIPPING

This week is my 2 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! and to celebrate I am offering FREE standard shipping on all orders over $50 through tomorrow, February 9th. 

To get free shipping, you will need to:

  • Place an order at my Online Store between now and Monday February 9th using my current Host Code JNWPB7A4.
  • Send me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com of how you would like your shipping charges refunded to you, PayPal or check.
  • Once your order is processed and shipped, I will refund your standard shipping charges.

Your order will also qualify you for my thank you gift and for Wildflower Points! Orders over $150 will also qualify you for Stampin’ Rewards, so if your order is $150 or more, don’t use my host code so that you don’t miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! Have fun shopping!


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Aug-Dec 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Thick Basic White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed background)
  • Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (shirt collar)
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Basic Gray – 1″ x 1″ (buttons)
  • Well Suited DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel suit), 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (suit collar), 1″ x 5″ (tie) 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: