Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees Christmas Card Video Tutorial For World Cardmaking Day

Good Morning! Yesterday was World Card Making Day and the Inkin’ Krew had a special Facebook event to celebrate. Several members from out team went live throughout the day making cards, many with Christmas cards so it was full of wonderful inspiration, and I have filled up my shopping list again! Anyway, my card was a Christmas card made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel so you can view it there if you didn’t get to join the Facebook Event group:

I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Mossy Meadow on Thick Basic White card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I embossed a panel of Basic White with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat. Note that this is one of the embossing folders that shrinks the paper a little, so cut the panel about 1/16″ longer before embossing, or emboss a larger panel and cut it down to size after embossing. I adhered the layered embossed panel to a Blushing Bride card front with dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a dark silver foil mat – I love this pack of silver foil!! I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and adhered the tree to the card front with more dimensionals. I cut another dark silver foil panel with the star from the Christmas Trimmings dies and adhered it to the tree top with a glue dot and decorated the tree with 2021-2023 In color jewels.

I stamped the Joy sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on Mint Macaron and trimmed the end with a fishtail from the Banners Pick A Punch. I tucked it under the tree, adhering it with glue dots and finished it with a pink jewel. I made a bow with the Blushing Bride ribbon and adhered it under the tree with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in stamped off Mossy Meadow and stamped the decorations over the tree in Polished Pink. I stamped the sentiment in Polished Pink next to the tree and trimmed the bottom of the panel with Whimsy and Wonder DSP. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle and the Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper are absolutely beautiful! The colors are so fresh and fun, and every card is gorgeous!


Join me for a Facebook Live this Afternoon!

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook Page at 1:00 ET this afternoon to make a card with the Love of Leaves stamp set and the Stitched Leaves dies. Look forward to seeing you then!


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


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  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″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ (front mat), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat)
  • Thick Basic White – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut tree)
  • Mint Macaron – 5/8″ x 1-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (front embossed panel after embossing), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Silver Foil – 1″ x 1″ (die cut star), 2-5/16″ x 3-11/16″ (DSP mat)
  • Whimsy and Wonder specialty DSP – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Today’s unique Christmas Card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp bundle and the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

I embossed a panel of Mint Macaron with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Mint Macaron card base. I adhered a panel of Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper to a Mint Macaron mat so that the top edges lined up. I wrapped a length of silver cord around the panel and made a loopy bow, securing it with a glue dot.

I stamped a panel of Mint Macaron with the large tree from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees cling stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled the tree with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heat the powder with my heat tool until it was shiny and then cut the tree out with the coordinating die from the Christmas Trees dies. I decorated the tree with silver diamond epoxy shapes and adhered it to the card front with dimensonals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Versamark ink on Mint Macaron. This time I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder, shook off the excess and heat set it with my heat tool until it was shiny. I cut it out with my favorite Messages die and adhered it to the card with glue dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the large tree in stamped off Mint Macaron next to the sentiment. I applied some adhesive sheets to the back of silver foil and used the Christmas Tree die to cut out a silver Christmas tree. I peeled off the adhesive backing and adhered the tree to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees bundle has beautiful artistic Christmas Trees that are perfect for modern looking Christmas Cards. The Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper is also so beautiful with iridescent silver accents and light color palette.

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

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


Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog including some of the host 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. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed background), 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label), 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut tree), 3″ x 4-7/16″ (DSP mat)
  • Silver Foil – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut tree)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP – 2-7/8″ x 4-3/8″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Video Tutorial

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday afternoon during my weekly Facebook Live, I made a Christmas card with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Poinsettia dies. I combined them with the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper from the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog for a non traditional color palette Christmas card. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

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

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

My card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Inspire Create Challenge #095. Here’s the pretty sketch:

I cut the three graduated poinsettia clusters from Blushing Bride card stock with the outline and the detailed embossing dies. I cut one of each of the Poinsettia Leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock with the outline dies and the detailed embossing dies. I cut the embossed solid flower center from Bumblebee and the detailed flower center from Silver foil. Before cutting the foil die cut, I applied some adhesive sheet to the back.

I gently folded the poinsettia petals backward with my fingers and adhered the petal clusters together with glue dots, ensuring the petals fell between the petals on the layer below. I peeled the adhesive sheet backing off the silver foil center and adhered the flower centers (I had trouble in the video, but this worked well on my sample card. LOL). I adhered the center to the poinsettia with glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on Mint Macaron. I trimmed the end with the Banners Pick A Punch.

I adhered the Whimsy and Wonder designer series paper panels to Mossy Meadow mats and adhered them to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I adhered the Poinsettia to the card front with glue dots and adhered the label with glue dots by tucking it under the flower petals. I adhered the leaves with glue dots and tucked them under the petals too. I made a loopy bow with silver trim and adhered it with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the top corner of a Basic White panel with the poinsettia flower from the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Blushing Bride. I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and added a strip of the pretty Whimsy and Wonder DSP to the side. I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and adhered the layered panel to the inside of the card.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals stamp set and the Poinsettia dies and the pink flower looks so pretty with the beautiful Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper. This gorgeous paper has holographic silver touches throughout and is so elegant! It will be available when the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog launches on May 3!


Last Week for the Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares

The Stampin’ In The Meadows New Product Shares for the upcoming July – December 2021 Mini Catalog are now open!! I am offering shares of new designer series papers and ribbons and embellishments or both! Full details including prices and lists of all the items included are on my New Catalog Product Shares Page. I have included an order form at the bottom of the page and you can go there to sign up or you can contact me if you have any questions. Deadline to sign up for a share is August 1, 2021.


Last Week for Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

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


Current Host Code: ZQAFXXXK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (label)
  • Blushing Bride – 5″ x 5-1/2″ (poinsettia petals die cuts)
  • Mossy Meadow – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside mat), 3-1/2″ x 4″ (front mat), 1-5/8″ x 4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Silver Foil – 3/4″ x 3/4″ (flower center)
  • Bumblebee – 3/4″ x 3/4″ (flower center)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel)
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP – 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front background), 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (front backbround), 1″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: