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.


Painted Seasons

Hello! Today I’m featuring a set of four cards I made using the Painted Seasons stamp set and Designer Series Paper that are part of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release offerings. In addition I used the Four Seasons Framelits Dies that are one of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products. I designed these cards to showcase the gorgeous designer papers, which really speak for themselves! This stamp set doesn’t include any greetings so I went through all of my current stamp sets and pulled a variety that I thought would work well.

These are the basic measurements for all of the cards. Other measurements and supplies are listed under each card.

  • Card base – Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Card mats – various colors – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Ribbon – various colors – 16″-18″ – give yourself enough slack to be able to tie a pretty bow. Tie bows onto the matted piece before attaching sentiments, etc.
  • Mat – Lemon Lime Twist card stock
  • “Life is a Beautiful Thing” sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set – stamp with Pool Party ink onto Whisper White card stock
  • Die cut stamped image and die cut piece of Pool Party card stock using Layering Squares framelits. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp succulent image with Lemon Lime Twist ink onto Whisper White card stock and die cut with coordinating Four Seasons framelit. Attach to edge of sentiment piece.
  • Ribbon – Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon (Retired)

  • Mat – Mango Melody card stock
  • “So Glad We Are Friends” sentiment from Incredible Like You stamp set – stamp onto Whisper White card stock with Mango Melody ink and stamp small leaf from Painted Seasons stamp set with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • Die cut sentiment using Layered Circles Framelits and die cut piece of Mango Melody card stock using coordinating circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits and attach to sentiment.
  • Ribbon – Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon

  • Mat – Poppy Parade card stock
  • Stamp floral image on piece of Whisper White card stock using Petal Pink ink. Using Early Espresso ink stamp “Thank you for Being So Sweet” sentiment from Treat Time stamp set on top of the flower. Die cut using the circle die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Ribbon – Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – Petal Pink

  • Mat – Call Me Clover card stock
  • Stamp “Hello” greeting from the Accented Blooms stamp set using Early Espresso Ink. Punch out greeting with the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Stamp two ferns with Call Me Clover ink onto Whisper White card stock and die cut with coordinating Four Seasons framelit. Attach leaves using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and attach greeting on top of the leaves.
  • Ribbon – 1/4″ Copper Trim

I had a great time making these cards! The stamps and designer papers are so versatile and lend themselves to many different possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by today!



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New Sale-A-Bration Items!

Stampin’ Up! has just added a number of new Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items from the annual catalog for you to choose from with your order of $50 or more. If you love our Designer Series Paper and you love flowers, the beautiful Petal Promenade paper is one of these items. In addition, the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, which was part of a SAB bundle last month is now available separately.

Sale-A-Bration Coordination products which were announced last month are now available for purchase throughout the month of March. These products are designed to coordinate with current Sale-A-Bration products and are available while supplies last.

Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies
#150072
$27.0
Four Seasons Framelits Dies
#150074
$28.00
Hop Around Framelits Dies
#150073
$27.0
Lily Framelits Dies
#150071
$27.0
Story Label Punch
#150076
$18.0
More Than Words
Photopolymer Stamp Set
#150069
$17.00

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration items or need assistance placing an order. Click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!

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.


To order any of the supplies I used to make these cards click here to shop my online store or contact me directly.

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Sale-A-Bration Second Release

Stampin’ Up! has introduced several awesome new Sale-A-Bration products for you to choose from in a second release. These products are available now through March 31st and you can get them for free with every $50 or $100 you spend.

Click here to view the Second Release Brochure. Here are the new releases.

All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set – 149728
Free with $50 purchase
Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – 149698
Free with $50 purchase
Painted Seasons Bundle – 150349
Free with $100 purchase

Here are a few samples created by Stampin’ Up! that showcase the beautiful Painted Seasons Bundle.

Check out these two videos for further details.

All Adorned Stamp Set
Painted Seasons Bundle

Two Sale-A-Bration items that are no longer available are the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack and the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets. Inventory is running low on the Precious Parcel Card Kit and will be available while supplies last.

Beginning on March 1 Stampin’ Up! will be introducing Sale-A-Bration Coordination products that will only be available during the month of March. You will be able to purchase these items through March 31. They are not free Sale-A-Bration items – they have been designed to coordinate with existing free items.

Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies-150072
$27.00
Four Seasons Framelits Dies-150074
$28.00

Hop Around Framelits Dies-150073
$27.00

Lily Framelits Dies-150071
$27.00

Story Label Punch-150076
$18.00

More Than Words Photopolymer Stamp Set-150069
$17.00

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration. Click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!

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!

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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