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:


Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have thank you card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Small Bloom punch. Both of these items are Sale-A-Bration items that are FREE with a qualifying purchase. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

This card was inspired by the color palette in the Fab Friday #184 Challenge. Check out the inspiration cards and other challenge entries:

I started with a panel of Pretty Peacock Woven Heirlooms designer series paper and adhering it to a Pretty Peacock mat. I adhered the panel to a Mint Macaron card base with dimensionals. I stamped four flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set using Rococo Rose ink on a panel of Petal Pink card stock. I punched them out with the Small Bloom punch.

I stamped the large leafy swirl from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set in Mint Macaron on a panel of Thick Whisper White card stock. I cut it out with the second largest Stitched So Sweetly die. I stamped the small flowers in Rococo Rose ink and the thank you sentiment in Mint Macaron ink. I wrapped it in Mint Macaron twine and made a bow. I adhered Rococo Rose faceted gems to the Petal Pink flowers and adhered them to the panel with dimensionals. I finished it off with a Pretty Peacock faceted gem and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped part of the large swirl in the upper right corner, also using Mint Macaron ink and added two Rococo Rose small flowers. I stamped the center of the last punched flower with Rococo Rose and adhered it to the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Woven Threads DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that is FREE with a $50 purchase. The Small Blooms punch coordinates with the stamps and is also a Sale-A-Bration item that is FREE with a $100 purchase. Sale-A-Bration is going strong, but will end on March 31 and these items are still available!


Three Weeks Left for Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration has been very exciting this year with lots of beautiful products and special releases. But there are only three weeks left to participate in the best Stampin’ Up! deals of the year! While a few of the products have sold out, there’s still lots of great items left, including the stamp set and punch used in today’s post. You can check out all the items still available in my Online Store and read on to learn more. There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

Sale-A-Bration Host Benefits

Hosts with orders of $300 or more (before shipping and taxes) can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (Item 152384).

  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order. 
  • Only the host of the order will receive the free stamp set.
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

Sale-A-Bration Joining Benefits

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.). 

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog). 
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″

For more details on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, see my Join My Team page. There is a Join My Team button at the bottom where you can start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to tell you more.


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 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:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2
  • Pretty Peacock – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Thick Whisper White – 3″ x 4-1/4″ (front scalloped die cut panel)
  • Petal Pink – 1″ x 4-1/4″ (punched flowers)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Woven Threads DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 3/4″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video tutorial that I made yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. I made a Thank You Card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies bundles. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. Here is my card:

And here’s the Facebook Live video:

I also posted the video to YouTube and you can view it here if you prefer.

I started by inking up my Coastal Weave Embossing Folder with Soft Sea Foam ink using the ink pad directly to the embossing folder. I carefully positioned a Whisper White panel in the embossing folder, closed it and ran it through the die cutting machine. This gave me the embossed panel with touches of Soft Sea Foam ink in the creases. I adhered the embossed panel to a Grapefruit Grove card base. I cut a Whisper White panel with the flower trellis die from the Wild Roses dies and adhered it to the lower part of the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue.

I die cut the flowers and leaves from the Peaceful Poppies dies and assembled them with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut the solid flowers from Petal Pink, the outline flowers from Grapefruit Grove and the centers from Calypso Coral. I cut the solid Leaves from Soft Sea Foam and the accent parts from Mint Macaron. I arranged the flowers and leaves on the card on top of the trellis and adhered all but the large flower with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the large flower with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on a panel of Soft Sea Foam. I cut it out with the small label die from the Painted Labels dies and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I used the small spatter stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set to stamp Calypso Coral ink on a length of Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon to give it some color. I made a bow and attached it under the flowers with glue dots. I finished the card with three Petal Pink sequins.

On the inside of the card I stamped three flowers from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Calypso Coral ink after stamping off on a panel of Whisper White. I used the splotch stamp from the set to color the poppies in Petal Pink ink. I stamped three leaves in Mint Macaron after stamping off and then adhered it to the inside of the card with snail. I stamped a Whisper White envelope the same way as the inside panel.


Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!

The theme is No Matter the weather and it celebrates a Paper Pumpkin milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets! 

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that subscribers will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
  • The additional stamp set coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

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.

As a bonus during Sale-A-Bration, purchasing a 3-month or longer prepaid subscription qualifies for FREE Sale-A-Bration products!

Sign up deadline for the March 2020 kit is tomorrow.


March 1 – 15 Host Code: BQCVV2RG

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 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 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:

  • Grapefruit Grove – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Petal Pink – 3″ x 4-1/2″ (flower die cuts)
  • Calypso Coral – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (flower center die cuts)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf die cuts), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Mint Macaron – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (leaf die cuts)
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel and embossed background), 1-1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (trellis die cut)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Special Someone Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I have made a whimsical thank you card using the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set along with the matching Special Day dies from the Coordination Release. Here’s my card:

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

I embossed a panel of the wood grain paper from the Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper with the Woodland embossing folder. I cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the grass die from the Special Day dies. I embossed the grass strip with the Subtle embossing folder. I cut the tree from Mossy Meadow card stock using the tree die from the Sweet Silhouettes dies. I sponged the top of a Whisper White panel with Balmy Blue ink so that it would look like a sky. I adhered the grass to the bottom of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the tree to the right side of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue and trimmed the ends. I adhered the panel to the embossed wood grain paper with multipurpose liquid glue.

On a panel of Whisper White, I stamped the raccoon from the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the squirrel in Early Espresso ink and the mouse in Gray Granite ink. I cut out all three critters using the coordinating dies from the Special Day dies. I colored the raccoon and squirrel with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the mouse with the Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. I adhered them to the front with dimensionals. I stamped the butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I die cut the flowers with the 4-flower dies using Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Petal Pink and Pool Party card stock scraps. I adhered them to the bottom with multipurpose liquid glue and added a pearl to the center of each.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock. I cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I wrapped it with linen thread and tied a bow to the left side. I adhered it to the panel with dimensionals and I adhered the decorated panel to a Pretty Peacock card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the grass die from the Special Day dies. I embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue.

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:


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

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:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 3/4″ x 4 5/8″ (card front grass), 1″ x 5 1/4″ (inside grass), 1″ x 2 1/2″ (label)
  • Mossy Meadow – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (tree)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (card front), 3″ x 4″ (critter die cuts), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Pressed Petals DSP – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Pool Party – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (flowers)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a simple monochromatic winter Thank You Card Made with the Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I brushed the embossing buddy on a Whisper White panel and stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods stamp set on it with VersaMark ink. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and heat set. I sponged the entire panel with Seaside Spray ink, making sure to get a good contrast in the tree branches. I adhered it to a Whisper White mat with liquid glue and then to a Seaside Spray card base with dimensionals.

I tied a length of the Shimmery Seaside Spray ribbon around the card and made a faux bow.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Tropical Chic stamp set in Seaside Spray on a strip of Whisper White. I used the large label die from the Merry Christmas dies to cut out the label. It is larger than the sentiment, so I realigned the die to the opposite side and cut it again to shorten it to fit the sentiment better. I adhered it to the card front over the ribbon with dimensionals.

I decorated the inside by stamping part of the first tree on the right side of a Whisper White panel in Seaside Spray. I adhered it to the inside of the card. I also stamped the tree in Seaside on the right side of a Whisper White medium envelope.

The Winter Woods stamp set was carried over from last year’s Holiday Catalog and I wanted to make a Christmas Card with it for this season because it’s so pretty. I didn’t get to it, so I decided to use it for a seasonal thank you. Since we haven’t had any real snow yet, I feel good about seeing winter trees (just give me a few more months though!).


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Coming in January!

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I ordered catalogs for my customers earlier this week, but I messed up and did not get expedited shipping, so I will not get them until next week (boo hoo).  But if you placed an order with me, I will send you one via priority mail as soon as my order arrives!

If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my online store by next Tuesday and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list to get your catalogs ASAP!

The new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration will be open for ordering on January 3, 2020.


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout started earlier this week and things are starting to run out! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. Head over to my online store to shop now.


Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog Carryover List Announced with New Features

Stampin’ Up! frequently carries over select products from our holiday catalog to our annual catalog the next year. This year, they’re trying something different. They will continue to carry over select products from the holiday catalog to the annual catalog, AND they will also carry over select products from the 2019 holiday catalog to the 2020 holiday catalog! These special holiday-to-holiday catalog carryover items are listed below. 

Holiday-to-holiday catalog carryover products will not be available between January 3 and the start of the 2020 holiday catalog preorder period, unlike holiday catalog products that will be carrying over to the annual catalog, which will be available the whole time.

  • Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (item 150705)
  • Christmas Countdown Project Kit (item 150703) Please note: The coordinating Christmas Countdown Stamp Set (item 151833) will not carry over.
  • Jingle Bells Embellishments (item 149598)
  • Snowflake Sequins Embellishments (item 150443)
  • Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150444)
  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item 150432)
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150429)
  • Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set (item 150464)
  • Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack (item 150647)
  • Merry Moose Stamp Set (item 150494)
  • Moose Punch (item 150652)
  • Gather Together Stamp Set (item 150589)
  • Gathered Leaves Dies (item 150662)

The entire carry over list including the items that will continue to be available between holiday catalogs can be viewed here.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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 2019 Holiday 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 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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray – 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3 3/4″ (tree panel), 3 1/4″ x 4″ (tree mat), 1 1/4″ x 3″ (label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do with Pressed Petals Thank You Cards

Good Morning! Today I have a set four Thank You cards made with the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and stamped with the pretty Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set. I feel that I can never have enough thank you cards. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

In the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP set, there is a sheet that has a bunch of different floral panels. I took the four largest and cut them down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and adhered them to a mat in coordinating colors – Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Merry Merlot and Flirty Flamingo.

I attached each to a Sahara Sand card base with liquid glue.

I took a strip of the burlap paper and stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do stamp set in Soft Suede. I matted the sentiment in the same color as the main mat and adhered a strip of White Flax ribbon behind it with snail. I adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals.

For a little bling, I finished off each card with three crumb cake sequins.

I left the inside pretty simple, just added a coordinating mat to a Whisper White panel and adhering it to the inside of the card

Pretty Paper – check; Ribbon – check; Bling – check; Dimensionals – check. Basic elements for a fancy handmade card all accounted for in a simple easy to do project. I even included stamping! Taking advantage of the beautiful Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper gave me a quick way to replenish my stock of Thank You cards!

I’ll be doing my Facebook Live again this Sunday at 1:00. I missed it last weekend as I was returning from Stampin’ Up! On Stage. I received my November Paper Pumpkin this week – the Winter Wonders tags kit, and I will show you the tags and make some alternative design cards. Here’s my page.


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Last Day for Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale !

Today is the last day for the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!

DETAILS:

Ordering Deadline: November 22, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

  • Promotion includes items from the 2019–2020 annual catalog only.
  • Discounts apply to promotion items only. 
  • Ordering information can be found in the flyer below.
  • No limits apply. 
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available ONLY during the sales period. No exceptions.
  • If you purchased a product offered in the promotion prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits. 
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. If you try to order an item that is not available, you will receive a notification informing you it is currently unavailable. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives in your market.

Click on the image below to get the full details of the items on sale:

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Go to my online store and stock up today!


Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus through November 25!

And in celebration of the sale and all the excitement this week, I’m offering an ordering bonus of DOUBLE the Wildflower Points in my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program!

You’ll get DOUBLE Wildflower Reward Points for every order of $50 or greater before shipping and taxes (no matter what you order!) placed through my online store from now through, Monday, November 25!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150 – they will automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!).  For more information about my WildflowerFrequent Shopper Program (my way of saying thanks to my returning buyers) and Wildflower Points, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy Shopping!!


November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

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 2019 Holiday 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 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 weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand – (4) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base)
  • Night of Navy – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (label mat)
  • Merry Merlot – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (label mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (label mat)
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside mat), 1 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (label mat)
  • Pressed Petals DSP – (4) 3 3/4″ x 5″ (floral arrangements), (4) 1″ x 2 1/4″ (burlap design for labels)
  • Whisper White – (4) 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals Thank You Card

Good Morning! I need some thank you cards and I have been working on a post for later this week using the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set. I found a pretty card on Pinterest that was made by Tammy Beard of StampinSavvy.com here and was inspired to make one similar but with fall colors. I’m not sure I succeeded, but it was a lot of fun playing with different colors and stamping a card rather than relying on die cuts.

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I demonstrated how to make the card.

In the video, I used the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set to make the Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody card with the Mossy Meadow leaves. I started by stamping the Mango Melody flowers, and then the Rich Razzleberry flowers, and then filling in with leaves. I finish off the card front by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love what you Do in Memento Tuxedo Black and I use the Stamparatus so that I can stamp twice to get good coverage. I also show how to curve the petals on the punched flower so that you can get a dimensional look. And I used a black sharpie so that I wouldn’t harm the tip of my Stampin’ Blend on the faceted gems to color it black before applying it to the center flower.

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

It was fun to make a card that had a lot of stamping and was not for Christmas. And you’ll note that I did make two boo boos by rocking the leaf stamp instead of bringing it straight up and down – now I have an example for why you shouldn’t do this. Finally, thank you Tammy for the wonderful inspiration!


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Mango Melody – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – (4) 3 3/4″ x 5″, (2) 2″ x 2″ scraps
  • Garden Green – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: