Sale-A-Bration-2nd Release Coming Soon!

Stampin’ Up! recently introduced the second release of products specially designed for Sale-A-Bration. If you are a current demonstrator you are able to pre-order them now. If you sign on to become a demonstrator before March 1st you can add them to your starter kit. They will be available as FREE SAB items with either a $50 or $100 order from March 1st through March 31st and will be available while supplies last. Here is a sneak peek at some cards created by Stampin’ Up! artists that use these new products.

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!

  • Build your starter kit by picking $125 worth of products for $99
  • Get a FREE mini paper cutter and a selection of 6×6 Designer Series Papers from the Mini Catalog. The cutter is great for working with smaller pieces of Designer Series Paper or cardstock, as well as scraps! It is exclusive as a joining incentive and is not available for purchase.
  • Pick any stamp set of your choice from current catalogs (excluding host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets).
  • FREE shipping on the starter kit.
  • There is NO OBLIGATION to remain active past July 2020. Enjoy a 20% discount on all orders as well as other benefits during this time.
  • Be a Happy Discount Shopper! You do not have to sell or host workshops! Hobby Stampers are welcome!

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Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello! Today’s card features the beautiful Happy Birthday to You stamp set that you can get for FREE with a purchase of $50 during Sale-A-Bration! In addition to the stamp set, you can also purchase the coordinating Birthday Dies that were introduced earlier this month as part of a collection of products that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalog products, and are available while supplies last.

Purple is one of my favorite colors so I used Purple Posy and Highland Heather for this card. Here is how I made it.

  • Card base – cut piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Purple Posy DSP from the In Color 6″ x 6″ package of Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Highland Heather cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4″. Die cut the Highland Heather piece with the largest rectangle die in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set and cut the Whisper White piece with the next-to-largest die. Adhere together and adhere to the card.
  • Stamp the “celebrate” greeting with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Cut with die from the Ornate Frames Dies.
  • Stamp entire cake image with the Tuxedo Black Ink on piece of Whisper White cardstock. Color the cake stand with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. Color the cake with So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. Do not color the flowers.
  • On another piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp just the floral image. Color the flowers with both light and dark Highland Heather and Purple Posy Stampin’ blends. Color the leaves with both the light and dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Color the flower centers with the light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend. I colored the flower at the top with Highland Heather and the two other flowers with the Purple Posy.
  • Cut the entire cake image and the floral image with the coordinating Birthday Dies. Adhere the “celebrate” greeting at an angle on lower right corner of rectangle mats. Add a purple rhinestone from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones.
  • Adhere the full cake image to the scalloped rectangle mats so that the left side of the cake falls slighty off the side. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals all over the floral image and adhere directly over the uncolored floral part of the cake image.

For the inside of the card, stamp the “Happy Birthday” greeting with Tuxedo Black Ink. Ink up the top flower on the cake stamp with Highland Heather ink and stamp in both corners of the piece.

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Honey Bee

Today’s card features the Honey Bee bundle pictured on page 30 in the mini catalog, along with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that you can earn for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration! The stamp set is so cute and I love all of the “sweet” sentiments in the set.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of paper from the Golden Honey DSP pack at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut this piece so that you have two pieces measuring 4″ x 3 3/4″ and 4″ x 1 1/2″. Adhere both pieces to card base, flipping one piece on the opposite side of the paper.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 1″ x, 4″. Select one of the sentiments from the stamp set and stamp with Versamark. Heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. Adhere to card
  • Cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and use one for the inside of the card. Stamp the bee hive, two flowers and two bees on the other piece of the Whisper White cardstock.
  • Stamp the beehive with either Pineapple Punch or Daffodil Delight ink. I had planned to use the Daffodil Delight, however, my ink pad has seen better days and even when I reinked it, the image was blotchy. So, I used Pineapple Punch, which is a bright cheery yellow. It is one of the InColors that will be retiring in June. I haven’t used it much, so it was nice to be able to work with it on this project! I am now the owner of a new Daffodil Delight ink pad too LOL!
  • Stamp the flowers and bees with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color in with the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker or Stampin’ Blends Marker. Cut out all images with the Detailed Bees Dies.
  • Adhere beehive and flowers to the card . Adhere the bees with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, using the other piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp a honey bee in the upper corner of the card. Cut a piece of DSP at 1/2″ x 4″ and adhere to bottom of piece. Adhere to card.

This is another of the cards we made at my recent club meeting and everyone enjoyed making this project – even those that aren’t fond of bees!

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! I’d love to have you as part of my team! Click here to join.

  • Build your starter kit by picking $125 worth of products for $99
  • Get a FREE mini paper cutter and a selection of 6×6 Designer Series Papers from the Mini Catalog. The cutter is great for working with smaller pieces of Designer Series Paper or cardstock, as well as scraps! It is exclusive as a joining incentive and is not available for purchase.
  • Pick any stamp set of your choice from current catalogs (excluding host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets).
  • FREE shipping on the starter kit.
  • When you join, you will be entitled to a 20% discount on all orders.
  • There is NO obligation to remain active past July 2020.

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Little Ladybug – Two Versions

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I have two adorable cards for you that feature the Little Ladybug stamp set. You can earn this stamp set for FREE with a $300 personal or workshop order during Sale-A-Bration!

Both cards use the same layout. I switched up the Designer Series Papers and colors, as well as the greetings. Here are the measurements for both cards.

  • Card base – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Mat for DSP – 4″ x 4″
  • DSP – 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Mat for stamped piece – 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White piece for stamped image – 3″ x 3 7/8″

I made this card for a friend that has a birthday on Valentine’s Day. I used Real Red cardstock for the base, Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the mat and From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.

For the image I stamped the flower with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the lower left corner and colored it with Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I used the “Hey Lady” greeting and for the inside of the card I stamped “Happy Birthday” which is also a greeting in this set. I stamped the ladybugs and colored them with Real Red and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I cut the ladybugs from dies in the Coordination Product Ladybugs Die set. These dies are available for purchase through March 31st. I adhered one of the ladybugs to the flower with liquid glue and the other was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a bow around the DSP piece with 1/8″ Real Red ribbon, which is now retired. You can substitute any ribbon or bakers twine. Adhere this piece to card base. Adhere stamped image to smaller mat and adhere to card front.

Everyone had fun making this version of the card at my stamping club last week! For this card, we used Poppy Parade for the card base, Basic Black for the DSP mat and Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper that you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with any $50 order.

The mat for the stamped image is Daffodil Delight cardstock. For this image, stamp the flower in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the lower left corner and color it in with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I used the “You’re so Sweet” greeting from the set. Stamp the ladybugs and color with Poppy Parade and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.

I cut the ladybugs from dies in the Coordination Product Ladybugs Die set. I adhered one of the ladybugs to the flower with liquid glue and the other was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a bow around the DSP piece with Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon from the Mini Catalog. Adhere this piece to card base. Adhere stamped image to smaller mat and adhere to card front.

Stampin’ Up! has released several Coordination Products that are available for purchase now through March 31st. These products coordinate with items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure and the Mini Catalog and will be available while supplies last.

To purchase any of the products featured in the ladybug cards or the Coordination Products click here for my online store.

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Amour

Hello! Today’s card features products from the Parisian Blossoms mega-suite and it is for Valentine’s Day. There are two bundles in the suite and I used both of them for this card. I especially love the Eiffel Tower images. Over the years, Stampin’ Up! has included images of the Eiffel Tower in other stamp sets, however, I think this is the best one of all – it is tall and elegant!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base: Cut piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11,” score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, run through your embossing machine. Adhere to card front.
  • Die cut the Eiffel Tower out of a piece of a Black Foil Sheet using the die from the Parisian Dies set. Adhere to card front. Die cut “Amour” out of a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the die from the same set. I had originally planned on using Cherry Cobbler but it didn’t show up as well as I thought it would as there didn’t seem to be enough contrast. In the end, I really like how the Flirty Flamingo looks! Adhere to the lower part of the tower. I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen for this.
  • Using the single flower image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set, stamp flowers with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Cherry Cobbler and Flirty Flamingo cardstock and cut out with the die from the Cherry Blossoms Die set. I like to use an odd number in groupings so decided on three flowers for each of the two groups. Arrange them on the card and glue them down with Multipurpose Glue so that you have some wiggle room to move them around until they are positioned to your liking.
  • I used a few gems from the From My Heart Faceted Gems in the From My Heart suite for a touch of bling.
  • For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamped the Valentine’s greeting from the Meant to Be stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink. This set was in the 2019 Occasions catalog and was carried over to the 2019-2020 Annual catalog. It is a lovely set and has a fantastic set of dies, Stitched Be Mine, that were also carried over. I used the Stamparatus to partially position the large blossom image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set and stamped it with the Tuxedo Black ink.


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Parisian Beauty-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for February! I’m part of a group of demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful cards posted by so many talented stampers.

Today I’m featuring another card using products from the gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Suite.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Pool Party cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut piece of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Edge Ribbon at 5 3/4″ and adhere lengthwise to center of DSP. Adhere DSP to card base.
  • For the double mats, die cut piece of Petal Pink cardstock with the next-to-largest of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Cut next piece from the DSP with the script writing using the third largest die from the set. Adhere to larger label and adhere to center of card front.
  • Stamp the Eiffel Tower image from the Parisian Beauty stamp set with Sahara Sand ink and cut out with the coordinating Parisian Dies. Adhere to label piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp “Love” sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set with Soft Suede ink on scrap piece of Pool Party cardstock. Cut out with die from the Ornate Frames Dies. Add Champagne Rhinestones to both sides of the greeting and adhere to the tower.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Partially stamp the cherry blossom image from the stamp in the Forever Blossoms stamp set with Petal Pink ink.
  • Stamp a greeting of your choice. I used the Happy Valentine’s Day greeting from the Meant to Be stamp set on page 76 in the annual catalog.

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