Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments Birthday Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments bundle is a cute stamp and die bundle with different sentiments and dies that cut closely around the letters. I paired it with a sneak peek of pretty Sale-A-Bration designer series paper that will be available on January 5, 2023 and snuck in a little sneak peek of the pretty Dainty Delight bundle from the upcoming January – April 2023 Mini Catalog that also opens on January 5, 2023. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a Blushing Bride panel of the Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration designer series paper to an Orchid Oasis card base with liquid glue. I used my Paper Snips to distress the edges of an oval wreath pattern of the Dainty Flowers DSP and adhered it on top of the Blushing Bride panel. The angled layering is a fun change up to the DSP layers.

I cut the Queen Anne’s Lace die from the Dainty Delight dies from Old Olive and cut the top again in Blushing Bride. I trimmed the flowers from the Blushing Bride die cut and adhered them to the Old Olive die cut with tiny dots of liquid glue and used a light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ blend to accent the flower centers. I cut the bare stem from Old Olive and cut the long layered flowers from Fresh Freesia. I adhered the flowers to the stem with liquid glue dots and used my light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend to accent the fresh Freesia Flowers. I adhered the flowers to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments cling stamp set using Versamark ink on a Basic Black panel. I sprinkled it with White embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated the powder with my Heat Tool until it was bright and shiny and cut it out with the coordinating die. I made a loopy bow with Sweet Sorbet metallic ribbon and adhered it to the card with a glue dot and adhered the sentiment on top with dimensionals. I love how the black and white sentiment contrasts with the pretty colorful florals in the DSP. I finished the card with small Polished Pink Opal Gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments stamp set in Orchid Oasis ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped one of the wildflower sprays from the Dainty Delight stamp set in stamped off Blushing Bride and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments bundle has lots of cute sentiments for different occasions. Plus it has dies to add fun touches to celebrate these occasions! It’s perfect for the black and white cut out sentiments like I used today. This sentiment style is beautiful with any kind of background, and is especially pretty with florals like the florals in the Dainty flowers DSP. This beautiful DSP will be free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration which starts on January 5, 2023. Here is a picture of the pretty papers in this 12″ x 12″ pack (two sheets each of six different double sided designs):

And here is the pretty Dainty Delights bundle from the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog. It coordinates well with the Sale-A-Bration DSP and I love the smaller scale of these pretty wildflowers and gorgeous dies!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punches may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

Note: Sadly the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls have sold out.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Orchid Oasis – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Fresh Freesia – 1″ x 2″ (flower)
  • Blushing Bride – 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ (small flowers)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 5-1/2″ (stems)
  • Basic Black – 1″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Dainty Flowers DSP (available January 5) – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (Oval Floral Wreath background), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (Blushing Bride background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions Tag Christmas Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions bundle has a wonderful set of sentiments and the Very Best Triple punch which allows you to create custom sized fancy labels and simple angle top tags. I used the label for this card, and today I’m using the other punches to make a pretty layered tag for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Sweetest Christmas designer series paper to the front of a Real Red card base with liquid glue and adhered two Wonderful Snowflakes to the card front. I used the angle punch of the Best Trio punch to trim each top corner of a Basic White and a Real Red panel. I embossed the Real Red panel with the snowflakes from the Wintery 3D embossing folders. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the bottom of the Basic White panel.

I colored the holly leaves and pine sprig in the sentiment with my Garden Green watercolor pencil and adhered the stamped tag to the top of the embossed Real Red tag with liquid glue. I am pretty pleased with how even the borders are! Then I used the Best Trio ribbon hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the layered tag. I looped a length of Garden Green ribbon and a length of Real Red ruffled ribbon through the hole and tied them off with a length of gold trim, making a bow at the top.

I cut a pine sprig from Garden Green using the sprig die from the Christmas Banner dies. I used the Christmas Pinecone dies to cut Soft suede and Brushed Gold foil to make a small layered pinecone. I adhered the pine sprig and pinecone to the top of the tag with glue dots and adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals. I finished the tag with red rhinestone gems for the holly berries.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Basic White panel. Isn’t this the sweetest Christmas wish for the inside of a card? I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sweetest Christmas DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

It’s not a fancy tag topper, but it’s perfect for a custom sized tag, and pretty easy to pull together. And I love the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Very Best Occasions stamp set! I’m glad I got to use these Christmas sentiments and I’m glad that these items will be carrying over!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (embossed tag)
  • Soft Suede – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (pinecone)
  • Brushed Gold – 1″ x 1-1/4″ (detailed pinecone)
  • Garden Green – 1-3/4″ x 2″ (pine sprig)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (tag)
  • Sweetest Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! We returned to PA last week, just in time for the Fall Foliage to peak, so I was inspired to use the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set to capture the beauty. I finally finished my card and used the pretty sentiments from the Very Best Occasion cling stamp set with it. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped the oak leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set several times on a Very Vanilla panel. I used a technique where I inked the stamp in one color and used a sponge dauber to apply a second color to parts of the leaf before stamping the image on the card stock. I used Crumb Cake with Parakeet Party, Calypso Coral with Parakeet Party and Crushed Curry with Calypso Coral. I cleaned the stamp after each leaf and rubbed out the excess color from my sponge daubers to keep my ink pad colors from mixing.

I embossed the stamped panel with the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder and adhered the panel to a Crumb Cake mat. I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Calypso Coral card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Very Best Occasions stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on a Crushed Curry strip and trimmed the end with my paper snips. I folded a length of natural ribbon, secured the middle with a glue dot and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the label over the ribbon with dimensionals and finished it with a rustic metallic dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Very Best Occasions stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I inked up the leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest stamp set in Crushed Curry and Calypso coral and stamped it next to the sentiment. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

We had beautiful Fall Foliage this week, but after Halloween, half of the trees are bare – the peak passed so fast! Falling leaves are so peaceful, and these sentiments are so pretty, making a nice fall friendship card, encouragement card or even a get well card.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


Current Host Code: F7CW3QU3

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Crushed Curry – 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label
  • Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped front background), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel),

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World Love You Card

Good Morning! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World Sale-A-Bration bundle again to make a love you friendship card. I love the floral papers in this set and I paired it with the new Very Best Occasions sentiment stamp set for today’s card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a strip of Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World designer series paper to a Blackberry Bliss mat and adhered it on the side of a floral DSP panel. Then I adhered the layered panel to another Blackberry Bliss mat and adhered it to the front of a Blushing Bride card base with dimensionals.

I used blending brushes to randomly color a basic white panel with Orchid Oasis, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz inks, picking up the background colors in the floral DSP. I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World cling stamp set in Blackberry Bliss over the blended panel. After giving a few minutes to make sure the ink was dry, I embossed the stamped panel with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I adhered the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and popped it on the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Very Best Occasion stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a Blushing Bride strip and cut it out with the long thin Stylish Shapes die. I cut a strip of Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World designer series paper with the same die and adhered it to the back of the label with glue dots. I adhered the label to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals and finished the card with three iridescent rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped sentiment from the Very Best Occasions stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World stamp set under the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Wonderful World bundle is a pretty floral cling stamp set with coordinating floral designer series paper that is free with a $100 order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration.


Sale-A-Bration is Going on Now!

With Sale-A-Bration going on through August 31, and the new Mini Catalog, now is a great time to stock up on supplies for Holiday card making and gifts. For every $50 or $100 in orders (before shipping and taxes) you get to choose a free item from nine available stamp sets, dies and papers. And there are extra bonuses for Hosting and Joining Too. Click HERE to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure to learn more. Please note that Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so shop early to get the bonus item you really want!


Current Host Code: QNGMH7CB

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July – December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (background mat), 2-1/2″ x 4″ (flower mat), 7/8″ x 5″ (front stripe mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (flower panel)
  • Wonderful World DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1″ x 3-1/2″ (label), 3/4″ x 5″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: