Going, Going, Gone!

Hello! This year’s Sale-A-Bration and Occasions catalog products are among the most popular we’ve had in years, which is a good thing! However, a number of items have sold out and will not be offered again.

  • Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack #149623
  • Butterfly Elements #149711
  • Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets #149712
  • Precious Parcel Card Kit #149750
  • Call Me Cupcake Framelits #150072
  • Hop Around Framelits #150073
  • Doily Builder Thinlits Dies #148553 – this item will not be available in the future and will be retiring from the Occasions catalog. The coordinating stamp set, Dear Doily #148690, is still available for purchase.

These items from the Occasions catalog have now reached low inventory status and will no longer be available when they are sold out, so if you have been thinking of ordering them, don’t wait! All three of these die sets are sold separately and as part of a bundle with a coordinating stamp set. Once the dies are sold out, the bundles will no longer be available but you will still be able to order the stamp sets.

  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies #148529
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies #148549
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies #148548

Inventory for the Bunny Builder Punch in the annual catalog is now depleted and is not orderable right now. Additional inventory is expected at the end of April. All backorders will be fulfilled at that time and it will be available for purchase again. As the punch is not orderable, the Best Bunny Bundle is also not orderable at this time however, you can still order the stamp set.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need help with placing an order.


Tea Together

Hello! Today I’m sharing another tea-themed card we made at my Tea Time class recently. This card features the Tea Together stamp set pictured on page 49 in the Occasions catalog and the coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies that you can get as a free Sale-A-Bration item with any purchase of $100. I also used the beautiful Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper shown on page 11 in the Occasions catalog. Included are 6 sheets of vellum, 3 each of 2 different single-sided designs and they are so lovely!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Fresh Fig card stock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a piece of the leaf pattern vellum at 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and a piece of the Petal Pink and white vellum at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere vellum pieces to white card stock.
  • Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon or card stock and place over the seam where the two pieces of vellum meet. I used a piece of Powder Pink ribbon (retired), wrapped the ends to the back and adhered with snail tape.
  • Stamp teapot, tea cup and large rose with Memento black ink on Whisper White card stock. Stamp small flowers two or three times onto teapot and stamp one or two of the unopened flower bud images onto the tea cup. Color all of the floral images using the following Stampin’ Blends markers: Rich Razzleberry dark and light, Blackberry Bliss dark and light, Old Olive dark and light, Color Lifter to lighten and shade selected areas.
  • Once all coloring is done cut the shapes with the Tea Time dies. Arrange pieces onto vellum piece and attach the piece to the card base.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside of card. Stamp a greeting of your choice. You can also stamp and color one of the small floral images on the bottom of the piece and adhere to card.

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Tea Together

I love tea! I’m a lifelong tea drinker so every time Stampin’ Up! comes out with a tea-themed stamp set, I have to have it! I was so happy to see the Tea Room Suite in the 2018-2019 annual catalog and as nice as the images in the stamp set are, when I laid eyes on the Tea Together stamp set in the 2019 Occasions catalog, I was even more excited because these images are what I think of when I think of afternoon tea or tea parties – oh so lovely and feminine!

Last week I held a class with tea-themed projects using these products along with the Tea Time Framelits Dies, which is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can get for free with a $100 purchase. I was delighted to learn that these dies will be carried over into the 2019-2020 annual catalog! Today I am featuring the first of two cards using the Tea Together and Tea Time products and will post my other projects next week. I CASEd one of the cards shown on page 49 in the Occasions catalog for this project.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2 ” and fold in half.
  • Using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, select one of the 3 1/2″ x 5″ designs and trim with the Stampin’ Trimmer. Note that one side of the paper is Whisper White and the other is Very Vanilla so you can choose either side.
  • Cut a piece of the large Crushed Curry floral patterned paper from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper at 3 1/2″ x 5″ and adhere to the laser-cut piece.
  • Stamp the teapot from the Tea Together stamp set on watercolor paper with black StazOn ink. Stamp flowers onto the teapot. I stamped three flowers but you can also do one or two – your preference!
  • Watercolor the teapot using an aqua painter and Calypso Coral ink. For the flowers and leaves I used a blender pen, which I found to give more depth of color. I used Crush Curry ink for the flowers and Garden Green for the leaves. Stamp greeting on watercolor paper with black StazOn ink.
  • Die cut the teapot using the coordinating die from the Tea Time Framelits. Die cut greeting using the one of the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies
  • Tie a piece of Old Olive linen thread around laser-cut piece. I wrapped the thread around the piece twice before tying the bow. Add pearls to centers of flowers. Attach this piece to card base and then attach the teapot and heart greeting.


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Beauty Abounds

Hello! Today I have two cards for you, both the same design, using the same two colors – Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist, but changing them up. These cards feature the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, which create these gorgeous butterflies! These dies are part of the Beauty Abounds bundle pictured on page 13 in the Occasions catalog. The background papers are from the beautiful Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which you can get as a free Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase.

Here is how I made the cards. They are done in portrait layout.

  • Cut piece of cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half. Cut piece of Botanical Butterflies DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Die cut two butterflies using two contrasting papers. There are two large butterfly dies. The outer edges of the wings on one of the dies are solid and on the other die the outer edges are lacy. There are a few ways to adhere the butterflies to the front of the card: cut a piece from a sheet of multipurpose adhesive, adhere to piece of paper before running through the Big Shot and then remove the adhesive backing; lightly apply Snail Adhesive in selected spots; or lightly apply liquid glue in selected spots. Attach the solid wing piece first and then attach the lacy piece on top of it, carefully matching the sides of both sets of wings.
  • Stamp “hello” greeting from the Beauty Abounds stamp set on piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut using small circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • Cut two pieces of coordinating color of ribbon and apply them criss-cross at bottom of card and attach the greeting on top of the ribbon. To finish off the card front I added a few rhinestones for some bling.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped the splotch image in a lighter color of ink in the bottom left corner and then stamped the larger butterfly image on top of it using Memento Black Ink.
For this card I used the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock as my base and also as the bottom layer of the butterfly. I used Lemon Lime Twist ink and ribbon.
For this card I used Basic Black cardstock for the base and also for the bottom layer of the butterfly. I used black ink and ribbon

Which card do like better? I couldn’t decide, as I like them equally! Feel free to leave me a comment.

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Update on Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Products

Stampin’ Up! has informed us of the current status of several products in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs so I wanted to share this with you if you have been thinking about placing an order.

The Butterfly Duet Punch (#148523) and the Cake Builder Punch (#148525) are not orderable at this time. New shipments of these two punches are not expected until sometime in mid-March or early April. Because of this, the Butterfly Gala Bundle (#150599) and the Piece of Cake Bundle (#150579) are also not orderable at this time, however, it does not affect availability of the Butterfly Gala and Piece of Cake stamp sets, which you can still order. The good news is that both of these punches will be available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!

Butterfly Gala Punch

Cake Builder Punch

Several items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog are going like hotcakes! The redemption of the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (149623) way exceeded inventory projections and is not orderable at this time. Inventory coming into the warehouse will be used to fill back orders. Another shipment is expected in March and will be orderable again at that time, while supplies last.

Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack

Redemption of the Foil Sheets and Precious Parcel Card Kit Sale-A-Bration items is going very strong and while inventory is not yet depleted, they might not be available through the end of the SAB promotion period. I just finished putting together the pretty cards from the Precious Parcel kit and they were quick and easy to put together – and no stamping!

Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets #(149712)
Precious Parcel Card Kit (#149750)

If you have questions about any of these items please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks!

Geared Up Garage

Hello! Today’s card is one that I made for my father, who turned 97 years old last week! He lives nearby in a wonderful personal care facility so I get to see him frequently. He is still able to get around quite well on his own, and as a lifelong reader, still has a voracious appetite for reading. You’d never know by looking at him that he is 97! Dad has always loved cars and as a retired industrial arts teacher, knew his way around fixing them too. I got a chance to work with the Geared Up Garage bundle during one of the make-and-take sessions at OnStage last year and knew immediately that I’d have to purchase it so I could make some cards for him in the coming year.

I partially CASE’d this idea from a card I saw on Pinterest. Here are the steps to make it.

  • Cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Select a piece of paper from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper and cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
  • Stamp the car image in Real Red ink and using the coordinating die from the Garage Gears Thinlits, run through the Big Shot.
  • Stamp “Best Dad” image in Memento black ink on piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and run through Big Shot with coordinating die.
  • Die cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock, using the third largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Randomly stamp the nuts in Memento black ink and the oil blobs in Crushed Curry ink.
  • Adhere circle to card, adhere “Best Dad” image and adhere automobile with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card was fun to make and easy to put together. Dad absolutely loved it! I’m planning on using some of the designer papers to make a few Valentine’s Day cards for men and will post them sometime next week.

For those of you experiencing the great chill, especially in the Midwest, stay safe and warm! My brother lives in Wisconsin so I know what you are going through. Temps are due to drop to 2 below here in Pennsylvania overnight. I’m spending the rest of my stamping time this week making cards that will help me to “think spring!”

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Hello Cupcake

Hello! Today I have a Valentine’s Day card for you that features Hello Cupcake, one of this year’s Sale-A-Bration items. I also used products from the All My Love suite. I used one of my favorite “go-to” layouts because it is great for featuring our beautiful Designer Series Papers as well as showcasing stamped images. This was such a fun card to put together!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half. Cut a piece of the heart paper from the All My Love Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere to the card base.
  • Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ and a piece of pink paper from the All My Love Designer Series Paper at 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. Adhere together.
  • Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack and tie a bow around the piece of pink paper. Adhere to card base.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/8″ x 3″. Stamp cupcake with Flirty Flamingo and Gorgeous Grape inks. Stamp heart with Lovely Lipstick ink. Randomly stamp sprinkles around cupcake with Lovely Lipstick ink. Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock at 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ and adhere to cupcake image.
  • Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day greeting from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Lovely Lipstick ink on a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Cut out image with the Classic Label punch and adhere to cupcake with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere to the pink paper piece.
  • For the inside of the card cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the Sprinkled With Love greeting from the Hello Cupcake stamp set. Cut a strip of the heart pattern paper from the Designer Series Paper at 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to bottom of the white cardstock.


Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration is going strong and this year’s products are amazing! For every $50 or $100 you spend on products in the Occasions and Annual catalogs you can select one free Sale-A-Bration item. There are two items in this year’s catalog at the $100 purchase level: Lasting Lilly, pictured on pages 18-19 and Tea Time Framelits Dies pictured on page 17. These dies coordinate with the Tea Together stamp set pictured on page 49 in the Occasions catalog. Stampin’ Up! has informed us that these dies will be carrying over into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog so you can take advantage of this offer and start creating beautiful cards with this set now rather than having to wait until the new catalog is released in June. To view the Sale-A-Bration catalog click on the cover image on the right side of the home page.

You can purchase any of the products used to make this card in my online store. Click here to shop. If you would like copies of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs please contact me at info@shortandsweetstamping.com. Thanks for stopping by today!

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