Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart Thank You Card

Happy Wednesday! Here in Southeast Pennsylvania, the snowing has stopped and the ground is so pretty with all the snow! It’s still cold so it’s a good day to stay in and make cards. Today’s card is a simple thank you card made with a couple of Sale A Bration items – The Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart cling stamp set and the Flower and Field designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by die cutting both sides of a Flirty Flamingo panel with the fancy, lacy die from the Ornate Borders dies. I adhered a panel of Flower and Field Sale A Bration designer series paper to the front of the die cut and adhered the layered panel to the front of a Just Jade card base with dimensionals.

I cut out the embossed butterfly from the Fluttering dies using Bumblebee card stock. Isn’t it pretty!! I love the embossed details in the wings! I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Heal Your Heart stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Thick Basic White card stock and cut it out with the third smallest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals and adhered the butterfly with glue dots. I made a bow with Just Jade gingham ribbon and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the card with two small matte black dots on the butterfly.

For the inside of the card, I adhered another strip of Flower and Field DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I cut another strip of Flirty Flamingo with the lacy border die and adhered it on top of the DSP with tiny dots of liquid glue (I always forget to use my adhesive strips – this would have been perfect). I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart stamp set and Flower and Field DSP are both Sale A Bration Level 1 items that are FREE with $50 in purchases (before shipping and taxes). And did you know that if your order total is over $100 you can get them both for FREE! Or you could choose one of the Level 2 items for FREE instead! The Stampin’ Up! Heal Your Heart stamp set is full of thoughtful sentiments written in the most beautiful script! The Flower and Field designer series paper has many pretty floral designs that work well with lots of stamps and punches. I love them both!


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!


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 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!

The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs – and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, and embellishments. And it coordinates with the Flower and Field designer series paper.

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose

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


February Host Code: JNWPB7A4

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or 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 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 day!

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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Basic White Thick – 2-1/4″ x3-1/4″ (label)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front lacy die cut panel), 3/8″ x 4″ (inside lacy die cut trim)
  • Bumblebee – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (butterfly)
  • Flower and Field DSP – 2-7/8″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun fold thank you card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Product Medley. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the embossed Very Vanilla card stock from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo product medley to a Misty Moonlight panel with liquid Glue. I adhered the card base to the panel with liquid glue and adhered the panel of floral Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo DSP to the front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo stamp set in Misty Moonlight on a strip of Very Vanilla and trimmed the ends with the Banner Pick A Punch. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I cut out two large leaves from Pear Pizzazz and one leaf from Mossy Meadow using the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo leaf dies. I stamped the large basket in Cinnamon Cider ink on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I arranged the leaves on the card front and adhered them to the card with glue dots. I adhered the basket with dimensionals and added an enamel dot to finish the label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower trio from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo stamp set in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel with Misty Moonlight ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This fun fold card was pretty easy to make and it was fun to change things up a bit. The Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo product medley has tons of coordinating products and there’s a refill kit too. The product medley includes:

  • 11-piece photopolymer stamp set
  • 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ DSP
  • 6 sheets of Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ dry embossed card stock
  • die cuts with gold foil accents 
  • 10 yards of Night of Navy ribbon
  • 10 yards of Very Vanilla/gold ribbon 
  • paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes; 
  • 12-piece Boho Indigo Dies

Like other kits, the product medley has die cuts with gold foil accents and coordinating embellishments to make your cards pretty. But unlike other kits, the product medley has full size DSP packs, ribbons, stamps & dies! And there are no pre-made card instructions, so you can really unleash your creativity. And of course, everything is in Stampin’ Up! colors, so you can coordinate with other things in your stampin’ stash!


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!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

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.


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or 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 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 weekend!

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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base panel
  • Very Vanilla – 1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (label), 3-1/4″ x 4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (basket)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut leaf)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3″ x 3″ (two die cut leaves)
  • Boho Indigo DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed Very Vanilla panel), 3-1/4″ x 4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Well Written Thank You Cards

Good Morning! Today I want to share a set of thank you cards using the Stampin’ Up! Well Written Dies with the Sale A Bration Flower & Field designer series paper. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I used the Basic White Note Cards and Envelopes as my card bases. These are nice, thick card bases that don’t need a liner and meet the minimum size requirement to be mailed by the US Postal Service, so they are perfect for a quick thank you or for a little set of cards. They are pre-scored, so you just need to fold it and burnish the edge well with your bone folder.

I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Little Details embossing folder. I adhered the striped paper to the floral paper from the Flower & Field designer series paper and adhered them both to the bottom of the embossed panel. I adhered the panel to the front of the note card.

I adhered a strip of adhesive sheets to the back of a Basic White strip and cut out the thanks sentiment die from the Stampin’ Up! Well Written dies. I peeled the backing off and adhered the word to the floral designer series paper and finished off the card front with a Black Matte dot.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Well Written dies for making die cut words. The font is sweet and casual and there are words for lots of occasions. And I love the Little Details embossing folders with all the different stitches – it adds wonderful texture to the white background.


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or 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 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 weekend!

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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Note Cards and Envelopes – card base
  • Basic White – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed panel), 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut thanks)
  • Flower & Field DSP – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (floral panel), 1/4″ x 3″ (striped trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a Winter Thank You card made with the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle. This is the card I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon and I also used the Winter Snow 3D embossing folder and the Snowflake Splendor designer series paper to make sure I had enough snowflakes. Today’s card was inspired by a set of cards I saw on Pinterest made by Australian Demonstrator Gail Ellis. You can find the supplies I used to create this card 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. Later this week I hope to get a quickie version posted to my channel too.

I embossed a Whisper White panel with the Winter Snow embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Whisper White note card. I adhered the Snowflake Splendor DSP panels to the Balmy Blue mats and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue. I could not believe that when I was Live, I put my liquid glue on the wrong side of the designer series paper!! So I had to change things up a bit and stamped in Pacific Point instead of Balmy Blue. The color is a little more intense, but everything still goes together beautifully!

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes photopolymer stamp set to a Whisper White panel in Pacific Point ink and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I adhered some Snowflake Splendor ribbon to the back and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I cut two small snowflakes and a medium snowflake from Balmy Blue glimmer paper with the So Many Snowflakes dies from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes bundle and adhered them to the card front. I finished the card with a blue gem.

I stamped the snowflakes from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes photopolymer stamp set in Pacific Point ink after stamping off in the corners of the inside of the card. I also stamped the outside of the envelope with Pacific Point snowflakes to match.

The Whisper White note cards and envelopes are perfect for a quick little thank you note – they are nice and thick, and don’t need an inside panel. Layered panel card designs like this one are a good use for those little scraps of pretty DSP that you can’t bear to throw out. And sending a quick thank you after Christmas is a nice way to reach out and let the joy of the season linger a little longer.


Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations Going On now!

The Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations runs through January 4, 2021. This will include the Quite Curvy bundle, which is an early release of the upcoming January – June 2021 Mini Catalog along with the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. Click on the picture above to view PDF Flyer with all the details. And if you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4, you will receive our special Online Tutorial Class with videos. This is an exclusive set of written and video tutorials created by Inkin’ Krew team members who purchase these products during the Curvy Celebrations!


Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Is Tomorrow!!

The Stampin’ Up! Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza is tomorrow, with 10% off select annual catalog items. Nearly all of the items in the annual catalog are eligible for the discount, but some exclusions do apply. You can see the exclusion list here. So get your wish list ready so you can shop early in my Online Store. The sale only lasts for 24 hours on Tuesday November 24th!


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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:

  • Balmy Blue – 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″, 1-1/8″ x 1-1/8″ (DSP mats)
  • Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (embossed background), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer – 2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut snowflakes)
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP – 2″ x 2″, 1″ x 4″ (front panels)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Field Journal for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I used the cute little chipmunk from the Stampin’ Up Field Journal cling stamp set to make a rustic thank you card, pairing it with the Poinsettia Place designer series paper and the Beautiful Boughs Dies. You can find the 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 for our projects:

Adhere a panel of the wood grained Poinsettia Place designer series paper to the front of a Crumb Cake card base. Cut a panel of the pinecone paper from the Poinsettia Place designer series paper with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhere it to a Garden Green mat. Adhere the layered panel to the card front with dimensionals.

Cut out the medium bough from the Beautiful Boughs dies from Garden Green card stock. Cut out the pine cones – two detailed small pinecones from Soft Suede and two solid pinecones from Crumb Cake. Adhere the pinecones together and adhere the bough and layered pinecones to the lower corner of the panel. Stamp the chipmunk, plant and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Cut it out with the large oval die from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Color the images from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set using Stampin Blends – Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, and Soft Suede. Cut out the largest scalloped oval die from the Layering Ovals Dies from Soft Suede card stock. Adhere the stamped image to the scalloped oval and adhere it to the card front with dimensionals. Finish the card front with a braided linen bow.

Stamp the plant and sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Whisper White panel. Adhere the panel to a Garden Green mat and adhere it to the inside of the card.

The nature images from the Stampin’ Up! Field Journal stamp set are great for making cards for many different occasions. And they are a perfect when paired with the Poinsettia Place rustic nature papers, which are currently on sale this month at a 15% discount!

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:


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

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the full details on my Promotion Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections.  Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


October 1-15 Host Code: F4UK7V36

October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/2″ x 2″ (pine cones)
  • Soft Suede – 3″ x 3-3/4″ (scalloped oval), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (pine cones)
  • Garden Green – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat), 2″ x 3-3/4″ (pine bough)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3-3/4″ (chipmunk panel)
  • Poinsettia Place DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (stitched rectangle)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Basket of Blooms Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun thank you card made with the sweet Stampin’ Up! Basket of Blooms photopolymer stamp set. For today’s card, I used one of the color palettes from the Stampin’ Up! Color Coach that I described in my post here. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of Playing with Patterns designer series paper to a strip of Cinnamon Cider card stock and then adhered the layered strip to the front of a Coastal Cabana card base. I wrapped a length of linen thread twice around the card and tied a bow on the right side. I cut a panel of So Saffron card stock with with the largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the basket from the Stampin’ Up! Basket of Blooms stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White. I colored it with the Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. I punched 4 leaf clusters with the sprig punch from Just Jade card stock. I stamped 8 flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Basket of Blooms stamp set in Magenta Madness ink and punched them out with the Small Bloom Punch. I accented the centers with Coastal Cabana resin dots.

I adhered 3 of the sprig clusters to the So Saffron panel on the card front with multipurpose liquid glue, fanning them out. I popped the basket on with dimensionals and popped on 7 of the flowers with dimensionals. I felt that the flowers covered too much of the leaves, so I punched additional sprig tips and adhered them with liquid glue around the tops of the flowers to add more greenery. Much better! 😊

For the inside, I adhered a strip of the Playing with Patterns DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the last sprig and flower and stamped the thank you sentiment from the Free as a Bird stamp set in Magenta Madness ink in the lower corner for something a little different. Do you like it? I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

I wanted to use the Color Coach to come up with color palettes for my cards, but I have struggled with it. So I was really happy with how this card came out and I’m encouraged to try another palette. Today’s palette is Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana and So Saffron. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club has Openings for July

I still have openings for my July – December 2020 Online Host Club! By participating, you are guaranteed a minimum $150 party and get the Host Benefits (FREE Products!!) that come with it. 

Here’s How:

  • You sign up for a six month term to place an order for a min $25 each month 
  • Club members rotate hosting during the term
  • When you are the Host, you get the Host Benefits!!

Complete details are on my Online Host Club Page.  Please Contact me if you have any questions.

Sign up ends on Friday June 26, 2020


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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 2020-21 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 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 day!

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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Coastal Cabana – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2″ x 5″ (punched leaf sprigs)
  • So Saffron – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (scalloped rectangle die cut)
  • Cinnamon Cider – 1-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ (DSP mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 3″ (fussy cut basket), 1″ x 8″ (punched flowers)
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Believe You Can Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Believe You Can stamp set which is one of the retiring Stampin’ Up! Hostess Exclusive stamp sets for parties with sales over $150. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the large floral label from the Stampin’ Up! Believe You Can photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel and colored it with Pretty Peacock, Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I stamped the corner with the rose in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a smaller scrap of Whisper White and colored it with the Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the flower and popped it on the label with a dimensional. I stamped the middle of the label with the banner again on a strip of Flirty Flamingo card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Believe You can stamp set in the banner – since the stamp is photopolymer, you can easily see through to get good placement. I fussy cut the banner and adhered it to the label with multipurpose liquid glue. Since I cut directly on the line, I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to carefully color the cut ends of the card stock so that it would blend with the black stamped line.

I cut a Pretty Peacock panel with the next largest die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and adhered the label with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered a panel of the striped paper from the Come Sail Away designer series paper to a Balmy Blue card base and popped the label on with dimensionals. I made a Crushed Curry bow and adhered it with a glue dot and accented the flowers on the label with colored rhinestones.

I stamped several flowers and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Believe You Can stamp set on a Whisper White panel and colored them with Stampin’ Blends to match the colors on the card front. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of the striped Come Sail Away DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Hostess Exclusive sets can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards on individual orders over $150 or as a hostess with a party or workshop with sales over $150. During these days of Social Distancing, virtual parties are becoming more and more popular as opportunities for friends to virtually come together and craft. And there are a couple of different alternatives ways to do this. Contact me if you have any questions or if you are interested in hosting a virtual party.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!!😊


Stampin’ Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog Retiring Lists Have Posted!

Stampin’ Up has posted the retirement lists for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and January-June 2020 Mini Catalog today in preparation for the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The items on the lists are only available while supplies last from now through June 2!  And some of the items are available at a discount!!

Click on the picture below to head over to my Online Store to shop the retiring products:

Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any questions!


May 1 – 15 Host Code: T323M33B

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June 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 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 day!

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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Flirty Flamingo – (label)
  • Pretty Peacock – 2-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ (label mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (fussy cut flower)
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I am using the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks stamp bundle for my card share today, but in a new color palette.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using:

I started by cutting the bottom of a Blackberry Bliss panel with the rose die cut border from the Ornate Borders Dies. The Ornate Borders Dies are part of the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks bundle along with the Ornate Thanks stamp set (and at a 10% discount). I adhered the panel of Perennial Essence designer series paper on top with multipurpose liquid glue.

I colored a 10″ length of Whisper White crinkle ribbon with the Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend and tied a knot. I snipped the ribbon so that the knot would be to one side and wrapped it around the layered panel securing it in the back with snail. I added a glue dot just behind the knot to keep it in place and adhered it to a Purple Posy card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I cut a panel of Old Olive vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum card stock with the long fancy die from the Ornate Layers Dies. I wiped the embossing buddy on a panel of Purple Posy and stamped the long Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks cling stamp set with VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder and heat set until it was shiny. I stamped the for everything sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink. I adhered the fancy green vellum label backing behind the label with multipurpose liquid glue and adhered the layered label to the card front.

I stamped one of the flowers from the Dressed To Impress stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I colored it with the Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark & Light Purple Posy and Dark Old Olive Stampin Blends and adhered it to the top corner of a Whisper White panel. I adhered a strip of Perennial Essence DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to a Blackberry Bliss panel and then to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

The Ornate Garden Suite is wonderful, and I was so pleased to see how pretty is is with the Perennial Essence designer series paper in a different color palette.

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:


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Purple Posy – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (label)
  • Blackberry Bliss – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1-12/” x 1-1/2″ (flower die cut)
  • Perennial Essence Vellum – 2″ x 5″ (fancy label backing)
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 2-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley Cards

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a pair of sweet cards designed for our Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting last month using the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley is the latest in the series and it includes stamps, dies, designer series paper, embellishments and die cut and laser cut accent sheets. Stampin’ Up! provides the list of coordinating colors so you can use the cardstock and ink that is already in your stash to express your creativity with all the coordinating items.

Adhere the Whisper White panel to the Old Olive panel and pop it on a Terracotta Tile card base with dimensionals. Color the leaves in the Terracotta Tile DSP with Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and the flower centers with Dark Daffodil Delight. Adhere it to the Old Olive mat and then to the card front with liquid glue. Stamp the flower cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley stamp set twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the coordinating die. Color the leaves with Light Old Olive and the flower centers with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends.

Stamp the sentiment on one of the fancy laser cut labels in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Cut out 3 sets of leaf clusters from Old Olive card stock. Arrange the die cut flowers and leaves and adhere them with liquid glue. Adhere the label with dimensionals and finish the front with clear rhinestone gems.

Stamp the berry cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley in Highland Heather ink on the top of a Highland Heather card base. Adhere the tile patterned DSP from Botanical Prints DSP to the Old Olive mat and then to the Highland Heather card base with liquid glue. Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White panel and cut it out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Stamp the berries on a Whisper White panel and color them with Highland Heather, Light So Saffron and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Cut them out with the coordinating die and pop them on the oval with dimensionals. Pop the oval on the card base with dimensionals and accent with three rhinestone gems.

For the inside of the Terracotta Tile card, stamp the floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley in two corners of a Whisper White panel in Terracotta Tile ink and adhere it to the inside of the card. Stamp the floral image on the corner of a Whisper White Medium envelope to match.

For the inside of the Highland Heather card, stamp the berries from the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley on the lower corner of a Whisper White panel. Adhere it to an Old Olive mat and then to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

The lifelike images of the flowers and fruits in the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley are reminiscent of antique botanical prints and make elegant and pretty cards with an updated and modern feel.


April 1 – 15 Host Code: N39D7TBK

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June 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 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 stopping by and have a great day!

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.
  • 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:

Terracotta Tile Card:

  • Terracotta Tile – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1″ x 3″ (die cut leaves)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (card front), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Botanical Prints DSP – 2″ x 5-1/8″ (front)

Highland Heather Card:

  • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Old Olive – 2-1/16″ x 5-1/2″ (front mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
  • Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut oval), 2-1/2″ x 3″ (berries die cut)
  • Botanical Prints DSP – 2″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today I made a cheerful thank you card using the fun Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set along with the bright Dinoroar designer series paper.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:

Who would have thought you could mix dinosaurs with strawberries? But this pretty paper in the Dinoroar designer series paper pack was so bright and cheerful and it reminded me of my old kitchen wallpaper, so I thought it would be perfect with strawberries! So I cut a panel and adhered it to a Lovely Lipstick card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I stamped the strawberry thank you image from the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of Whisper White and colored it with the Lovely Lipstick and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I made a highlight in the center of the berry with the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter. Then I cut it out with the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I cut a scalloped circle with the Layering Circles Dies from Pretty Peacock and adhered it to the back with snail. I punched four leaf clusters from Old Olive card stock with the Leaf Punch.

I stamped four little flowers from the Sale-A-Bration Thoughtful Blooms stamp set in stamped-off Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White. I punched them out with the Sale-A-Bration Small Bloom Punch. I curled the petals of three flowers with the large ball in the Take Your Pick tool and my mouse pad. I turned the flower upside down and rolled little circles in each petal until it puffed out. Then I turned it right side up and pressed in the center. I finished off the centers with a Pineapple Punch enamel dot. I arranged the leaf clusters and adhered them to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the layered circle with dimensionals and finally stuck on each flower with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I adhered the last leaf cluster to a Whisper White panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I added a strip of the colorful Dinoroar DSP to the bottom and added the last flower. I cut a small circle of Pineapple Punch card stock with the large flower die from the Sending Flowers Dies and adhered it to the center of the flower. I think if I had a 1/8″ or 1/4″ hole punch, I would have used it instead, but I made the best of what I had available. Finally I stamped and colored another strawberry from the Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms stamp set and my Old Olive and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends. I fussy cut the strawberry and adhered it next to the flower. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

The Stampin’ Up! Witty-cisms cling stamp set has fun images mixed with punny sentiments to create light hearted cards for different occasions.

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:


March 1 – 15 Host Code: BQCVV2RG

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 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Lovely Lipstick – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pretty Peacock – 3″ x 3″ (scalloped circle mat)
  • Old Olive – 3″ x 3″ (punched leaves)
  • Pineapple Punch – 1″ x 1″ (inside flower center)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (stamped strawberry circle), 3″ x 3-1/4 (flowers and fussy cut strawberry)
  • Dinoroar DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (background), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: