Final Days to Sale-a-Brate

You aren’t imagining things: Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration is a little shorter this year…but don’t worry: There will be 2nd Sale-a-Bration in July and August, with all NEW (limited time) products to earn! That means you only have 3 days left to snag the wonderful freebies from the current event, because it ends February 28th. I’ll share a few of the SAB products I’ve been crafting with:

Darling Donkeys has been neck-and-neck with Berry Blessings for most popular Sale-a-Bration stamp set! Do you have this one yet? I layered him on an embossed piece of vellum for a fabulous birthday card.

When you find a card pattern that will work with all of your Designer Series Paper, make a big STACK of them! That’s what I did with the Flower & Field DSP and used this card for swapping at our recent StampFest events. It’s an inexpensive card, since the paper was free!

Finally, this was ONE of the cards I demonstrated in my Lunchtime Live Crafting on my FB page this past Monday showcasing The Touch of Ink stamp set and the Oh, So Ombre paper …with plain and patterned paper that will pair well with any stamp, it’s a great choice to expand your choices for projects with Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green or Blackberry Bliss (shown). Be sure to watch the video to see the other projects I demonstrated!

Now RUN (don’t walk) to get your order in before February 28th so you can choose a free Sale-a-Bration reward (like one of these) with each $50 you add to your cart before they are gone forever!

Valentines, Kawaii-Style

The SpendLOVE family sends cards in February (for obvious reasons) and this year Cody and I stamped, cut, embossed and mailed 192 of these adorable greeting cards (with a little help from my mom):

Our son taught us that in Japan, the “culture of cuteness” is called Kawaii: When something (a human or object) is adorable in a charming, shy or childlike way. I think these frozen treats fit the Kawaii description, don’t you?

It’s a labor of love to send these cards (which include a photo of our family and a short newsletter) and as we address the envelopes, we remember our family and friends with gratitude.

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Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Cute Fruit Photopolymer Stamp Set
$16.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Resin Hearts Embellishment
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Hey, Birthday Chick: 3-for-Free!

Remember the Hey, Chick stamp set from Sale-a-Bration a few years back? They were the “must-have” set of the year and those same chicks are BACK (and ready to PARTY!) in the January-June mini catalog. It’s fitting that my February 2021 3-for-Free class features the new Hey, Birthday Chick! bundle:

In addition to their new stamp set, the original set is available AGAIN – ICYMI – and there are coordinating dies to keep them farm-fresh. “CHICK” out what all the cluck is about HERE!

Starting off with a simple card, I created this one on my Facebook page last Monday:

There is also an edited version of the how-to video on YouTube:

When you order the Hey, Birthday Chick bundle from my Stampin’ Store in February, you’ll receive a tutorial for 3 projects via email with the paper goods to make those projects coming to you in the mail.

Supplies you will also need to complete the 3-for-Free projects:

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I listed the mini Cut & Emboss machine for those who don’t have a machine yet, but a regular Cut & Emboss machine will work too (or a Big Shot).

A BURST of Berries!

This card is EXPLODING with blackberries and it couldn’t be sweeter (unless they were real blackberries):

It was created with my FAVORITE Sale-a-Bration 2021 product: The Berry Blessing Bundle is a stamp set AND matching Designer Series Paper that you can choose FREE with a $100 order during January-February… PLUS it coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry bundle (my January set of the month).

When you open the card, the pops open! It’s very simple to make and I created a video tutorial (taken from a live video on my CJBL Facebook page today) so you can make your own:

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Birthday Chick All Wired Up

I miss my chickens.

Consoling myself with stamped chickens is (only) slightly less messy and time consuming, but there aren’t any delicious eggs to look forward to. It’s all good though, because these hens from the Birthday Chick stamp set make me laugh as much as the live versions did!

This greeting card started with the TGIF Challenge on Friday to use our background stamps: The All Wired Up background had been on my mind since the chicks arrived!

By using the new Blending Brushes to add a little extra Granny Apple Green ink at the bottom of the background, it added on Ombre element that helps Chunky Clucky really pop off as the focal point!

You may be asking…where did the picket fence come from? Did you fussy cut Chunky Clucky? Well, my friends, I have good news for you: On February 2nd, customers will be able to order coordinating dies (and that’s not all, so stay tuned)!

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New at SU!~ Treasures of Life

Welcome to our January 2021 NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who LOVE sharing Stampin’ Up! paper crafting ideas with you, and today that love takes center stage with all the 💚🧡 HEARTS ❤️💜

I chose the Treasures of Life stamp set to use for this card~ this image of the granddaughter with her grandfather reminds me so much of my husband’s tenderness with his grandchildren, and it makes me fall in love with him in ways deeper than I had ever imagined:

The card uses the Oh, So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you could choose FREE during Sale-a-Bration (January-February 2021) with a $50 order. Coloring in the image with the Stampin’ Blends was a lovely way to make the people come to life!

This fun fold card base is 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 1.5″ and 7″, and there is a tender message on the inside from the stamp set, as well.

As you hop along, leave us a comment to tell us what you like so we can continue to share what you love! You can order the supplies to create our projects from your demonstrator, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, choose one of us (in your country) and we’ll be happy to help you get started!

All the supplies for this project are listed below, and when you are ready, you can move to Nicole’s project…

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January 2021 New at SU! Hop: Love & Hearts

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Kangaroo & Company

Creative Juice by Loni – Treasures of Life YOU ARE HERE

Sugar & Scraps – Heartfelt

Gifted Hands, Ink! – Love Always & Many Hearts Dies

As the Ink Dries – Lots of Hearts

Stamping Flair – Always in My Heart

Carterie Plus – Heartfelt

Scraphexe – Lots of Hearts/Ganz viel Herz

A Little Kinder – Lots of Hearts

24/7 Inkspiration – Love You Always

Stampin’ Scrapper – Forever & Always

Coming Home for Holidays & EVERY Day

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I shouldn’t look any further than my own backyard.” – Dorothy of Oz

Since there is “No Place Like Home”, I have two fun fold (and fairly simple) cards to share with you today using the Stampin’ Up! Coming Home bundle (which is retiring SOON!):

Use the tree and hill die (shown below) to cut off the top third of the front of your side-fold card, then stamp the houses in black on various colors of card stock, cut out and layer on the front of your card.

Coming Home Bundle

The second card is the same layout with different colors for a thoughtful welcome home card for a new neighbor:

The card opens to reveal the message, so you could change the sentiment and say “Welcome Home” for a missionary or someone coming home from a long time away.

I’ve created a .pdf tutorial for you to download with instructions and the supplies listed:

Curvy Celebrations: December 3 for Free

Introducing my December “Three for Free” kit: Featuring the Curvy Celebrations Early Release Bundle! When you order the Quite Curvy Early-Release bundle (from the January-June Catalog) OR the Quite Curvy Variety bundle (which includes the limited-release Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper), I will send you a .pdf tutorial for THREE fabulous cards AND the supplies to create those cards in the mail!

Whether you are a “simple stamper” or a “sensational stamper”, you’ll find yourself reaching for these new stamping supplies when you want to send a sweet card or greeting! These are two extra ideas for you:

This next card is a mash-up of card elements I borrowed from other cards I had seen:

  • The label (from the Wild Rose Dies) was a lovely background for the spray of flowers
  • Embossing the flowers on colored card stock
  • Taking the colors from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper
  • Using two of the curvy edge dies brings a lot of movement
  • Wrapping the ribbon around the top layers in the center of the card made me happy

I hope this Curvy Bundle ends up on your list in December…or put it on your wish list for Santa!

New at SU!: Be Merry Card & Bag

Warm Holiday Wishes~ We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with Holiday Crafting ideas to share with you!

During GIFTING season, use your stampin’ supplies to package a pretty present:

Adding a card to the outside of a gift bag dresses it up and this one really rings with good cheer.

Did you know Stampin’ Up!’s “Tis the Season” Designer Series Paper (DSP) has patterns that match many of the stamps in our Holiday Catalog that don’t have their own coordinating papers? While the jingle bell paper is perfect for the Cherish The Season bundle, I paired it with the Banner Year bundle and it’s petite holly image.

To make the tab to hang the card from: you’ll need a piece of 2-1/2′ x 5-1/2″ Designer Series Paper and the Classic Label Punch: Push the paper all the way into the punch (with the edge of the punch lining up with the short edge of the paper) and punch all the way across until the other edge of the paper lining up with the other side of the punch. Adhere the *top* of the Designer Series Paper to the bag with Tear & Tape, leaving the punched side unattached so as to slide your card through.

NOTE: The card needs to open from the top hinge to be able to hang from the tab!

Hop along to Rochelle’s post for MORE MERRY crafting, but before you go, tell me what you learned here!

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November 2020 New at SU! Roll

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Christmas Means More

Sugar & Scraps – Merry Moose

Carterie Plus – Snowman Gift Tower

Moore Fun Stamping – Gift Wrapped

Creative Juice by Loni – Banner Year

Stamping Flair – Wishes & Wonder

Gifted Hands Ink – Snowflake Splendlor

Playing with Papercrafting – Pine Woods

Stampin’ Scrapper – Snowman Season

247Inkspiration – Coming Home

Scraphexe – In the Pines

Embrace The Curves

Curvy Celebrations

Embrace your CURVES: Especially in your craft room! These NEW curvy stamps and dies are the perfect twist to take your projects beyond the ordinary. 

You can begin creating NOW with the early-release of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, part of which will be available January 5th… but you don’t want to wait and here’s why: 

Through January 4th only, you can get the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle that includes two additional, exclusive, coordinating Christmas themed goodies and save 10% on it all!

Taking the curves into Christmas, I used the coordinating “Classic Christmas” Designer Series Paper stack to pull the theme all the way through, even though it stays with a monochromatic (Shaded Spruce) palette.

Another holiday card: The decorated edges really dress up the edge of a card…or make a pretty banner!

You won’t be able to get the Curvy Christmas stamp set or Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper once it goes live with the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog; They are only available as part of this special pre-order period (or while supplies last) so don’t delay~ add a curvy touch to your Christmas projects while you can. 

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