Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I was happy to bring out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle for our color challenge this week, and I was glad that I got so many of our colors in the card – the only one I missed was Petal Pink. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a Color Challenge this week and here’s the pretty color palette we are using:

I stamped the grass from the Paradise Palms cling stamp set across the bottom of a panel of brick Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper in Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the front of a Poppy Parade card base. I stamped three of the wide pots from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window photopolymer stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating die.

I stamped four of the bushy plant greens from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Pear Pizzazz on Basic White. I stamped three of the flower stamps that go with the bushy plant in Highland Heather and stamped the fourth in Poppy Parade and cut all four out with the coordinating die. I adhered the pots to the card in the grass with glue dots, and adhered the Highland Heather flowers on top with dimensionals. I stamped the window and two of the shutters in Crumb Cake ink on Basic White and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to the card front with glue dots. I cut a panel of Crumb Cake with the shelf die and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the pitcher in Pool Party, cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card with glue dots. I popped the Poppy Parade flowers on the vase with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Poppy Parade on a panel of Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP and cut it out with the little tag die from the Hydrangea dies. I cut a piece of Basic White with the same die and adhered it to the back of the DSP die cut and looped a length of Linen Thread through the tag before adhering it to the card front.

For the inside, I stamped the pitcher from the Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window stamp set in Pool Party ink on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the bushy plant greens in Pear Pizzazz and the coordinating flowers in Poppy Parade on top of the pitcher and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window bundle is so versatile with stamped and die cut windows and lots of accessories and great sentiments – especially for Spring! And it’s on sale with Savings are in Bloom going on this month!!

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:


Savings Are In Bloom During March!

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details, including all the stamp bundles that will be on sale and the discounted prices! Click HERE to shop for these discounted items in my Online Store.


Last Day to Sign up for March Paper Pumpkin Kit – Beyond the Horizon!

The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. And this month’s kit includes another FREE stamp set inside (yes—that’s two stamp sets in one kit!) as Paper Pumpkin’s way of saying THANK YOU!

Here are the Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
    • Card size – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size – 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • This kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon kit includes a Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Spot.
  • Elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists to take your crafting to the next level
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! 
  • This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizon Suite in the Jan-June Mini catalog.

Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

f 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.


Current Host Code: MPMDW6BG

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 the January – June 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:

  • Poppy Parade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake – 1″ x 3″ (die cut shelf)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (tag), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (pitcher), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (die cut pots), 2″ x 6″ (die cut bushy flowers), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut window and shutters)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (tag)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card, I used the wonderful Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon bundle with the beautiful New Horizons 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to make a masculine thank you card with an outdoors landscape. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week. Here is the pretty sketch we are using:

I embossed a panel of Gray Granite with the Timeworn Type embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Gray Granite card base. I stamped the grass stamp from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen on a panel of New Horizons 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. I stamped the birds in the sky with Basic Gray ink and adhered the image to a Misty Moonlight mat.

I stamped stamped a Basic White panel with the wood stamp from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon stamp set using stamped off Gray Granite ink and cut it out with the fence die from the Horizon Dies. I used a sponge dauber to add more Gray Granite ink to distress the fence, giving it a weathered look. I used the grass die to cut three clumps from an Evening Evergreen panel of the New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP. I trimmed the end off the first and adhered it to the DSP over the stamped grass. I gently curved the fence and applied liquid glue to the first and last slat and adhered it to the panel over the grasses. I trimmed the end off the second die cut grass and adhered it under the fence with dimensionals.

I inked up the thanks part of the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and stamped it on a Gray Granite panel. I cut it out with the Messages die and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and adhered some Pebbles Enamel Shapes to the bottom around the fence and grasses.

For the inside, I stamped the grass stamp from the Stampin’ Up! On The Horizon stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the birds in the top corner using Basic Gray ink. I adhered a strip of New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP to the bottom and adhered the last grass die cut on top. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon bundle is a lot of fun with it’s unique dies and great sentiments. And with the beautiful New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP, it is so easy to make beautiful watercolor landscape or seascape cards and be creative!

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:


Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Jan 4 – Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for ShoppingHosting and Joining! See my  Promotions Page for more details or contact me and I’ll be happy to tell you more! But hurry because these specials are only available through February 28, 2022 or while supplies last!


Current Host Code: 3QYMGKQY

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 the January – June 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:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 1″ x 2″ (label)
  • Misty Moonlight – 3″ x 4-3/4″ (front mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2″ (die cut fence)
  • New Horizons 6″ x 6″ DSP – 2-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (art panel), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut grasses), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! It’s been a while since I’ve done a video tutorial, so this is a bit rough. But I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes bundle to make a simple thank you card in cheery Granny Apple Green. I love the layered word dies that come in the bundle and I paired it with the pretty Sale-A-Bration Friendly Hello designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the video of my Facebook Live from yesterday afternoon. I also posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I adhered a panel of the pretty Granny Apple Green Friendly Hello designer series paper to the front of a Granny Apple Green card base. I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes cling stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a Basic White panel. I embossed the panel with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Granny Apple Green mat.

I used the thanks word dies from the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes bundle to cut Granny Apple Green and Basic White panels. I adhered them together with liquid glue and adhered them to the stamped and embossed panel.

I used dimensionals to adhere the tree and die cut word to the card front and finished it with three Elegant Faceted gems to add sparkle.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf cluster from the Sale-A-Bration Friendly Hello stamp set in Granny Apple Green in the corner of a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Friendly Hello DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card. And then I finished the envelope by stamping the tree silhouette on the side of the envelope!

I love the Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes bundle! As you can see, it’s pretty easy to make simple yet impressive cards with it!


Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Jan 4 – Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for Shopping, Hosting and Joining! And it’s happening through February 28, 2022!

SHOP 

During Sale-A-Bration you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before Shipping and tax). There are 7 items that are available for free with every $50 you spend and 2 items that are available for free with every $100 you spend.

HOST

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration and both you and your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products! Plus, place any party or personal order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Calming Camellia cling stamp set for FREE! And you can even host a virtual party! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining special during Sale-A-Bration! When you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog plus your starter kit ships for free! And if you join during Sale-A-Bration you get to pick two additional stamp sets to add to your starter kit for free! Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: 3QYMGKQY

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 the January – June 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.  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:

  • Granny Apple Green – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/2″ x 5″ (front mat), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut thanks word)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ (tree panel), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut thanks word)
  • Friendly Hello DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers Thank You Card

Good Morning! I am back home in PA and trying to get back into the swing of things. So I kept it kind of simple for today’s card with the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set. This is a pretty floral stamp set with gorgeous sentiments and I did a lot of stamping!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by randomly stamping the little bunch of flowers stamp in Pale Papaya ink all over a basic white panel. I adhered the panel to the front of a Pale Papaya card base with liquid glue.

I inked up the medium flower from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set in Pale Papaya ink and stamped it off once. Then I stamped it on a small Basic White Panel and stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray ink over the flower. I cut a panel of Pale Papaya with the Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered the stamped panel to the die cut scalloped rectangle with liquid glue.

I wrapped a length of Pale Papaya ribbon over some Stampin’ Seal and then adhered the label over the ribbon with dimensionals. I finished the label with three Basic Gray Matte dots.

I stamped the small bunch of flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set in Pale Papaya ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

And then I even finished the envelope by stamping the medium flower from the Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers stamp set in the bottom corner in Pale Papaya ink! I love the shading that you get with the Distinktive stamps in this set. It gives dimension and texture to your stamping, even without using different ink colors. And it’s quick and easy!


Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Jan 4 – Feb 28 2022!

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year with fun for everyone!  There are fantastic Sale-A-Bration specials for Shopping, Hosting and Joining! And it’s happening through February 28, 2022!

SHOP 

During Sale-A-Bration you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before Shipping and tax). There are 7 items that are available for free with every $50 you spend and 2 items that are available for free with every $100 you spend.

HOST

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration and both you and your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products! Plus, place any party or personal order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Calming Camellia cling stamp set for FREE! And you can even host a virtual party! Drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com if you are interested in setting up a host code for yourself to see if you can collect $300 in orders from yourself and your stamping friends to get that FREE stamp set!  I’m happy to set up a code just for you!

JOIN

And there is an awesome joining special during Sale-A-Bration! When you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you pay $99 for your starter kit and you get to choose $125 in product from any current catalog plus your starter kit ships for free! And if you join during Sale-A-Bration you get to pick two additional stamp sets to add to your starter kit for free! Contact me if you have any questions about joining and I’ll be happy to tell you more!


Current Host Code: 3QYMGKQY

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 the July – December 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.
  • 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″, 2″ x 3″ (scalloped rectangle)
  • Basic White – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front background and inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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!


Current Host Code: 29VEKU9M

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

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:


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

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!

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″, 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:


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!

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.


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:

  • 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: