Next week is Cody’s birthday and it’s time to make him a card!
I used a new Sale-a-Bration stamp set called “Awesome Otters” (which you could choose free with a qualifying purchase during January & February) and the Slimline cards from the January-June mini catalog. This is a BIG card ~ finished size is 8.5″ x 3.5″ ~ and if you want to see how to make it, you can watch my Facebook Live video from 1/10/22.
Crafty New Year! Make this a year of creativity and connection with Stampin’ Up!
My creative heart feels like it’s truly a fresh, new year when then new January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration make their debut on January 4th: TODAY!
The January-June Mini Catalog is a treasure trove of exciting new stamps and accessories! Explore it carefully for the tools to treasure, which will help you launch Spring holidays and occasions from Valentine’s Day through Father’s Day.
Sale-a-Bration, our most popular sale, also starts NOW. You’ll appreciate the bonus goodies you receive FREE when you shop, host, or join.
SHOP – Choose FREE exclusive reward stamp sets or other items with each qualifying purchase.
HOST – Place your own order, or host a virtual party with friends, and you can earn the Calming Camellia Host Exclusive stamp set for FREE with your qualifying order!
JOIN – Choose your custom selection of $125 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99 and FREE shipping! Plus, you can select TWO additional stamp sets for FREE! (Host & Sale-a-Bration stamp sets are excluded).
Don’t wait to plan a catalog party or event, you’ll want to get your hands on these new stamps and accessories right away! My calendar fills quickly this time of year so please contact me today to schedule an event to connect with friends in your home or mine, or online.
I’m attending a virtual leadership event this weekend with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world and as I listen, I’m also able to do a little stamping!
I’m combining the #tgif331 Inspiration Challenge with the #CCMC679 sketch for my card showcasing the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies…both of which you could earn free during Sale-a-Bration!
You could get most of these products FREE by hosting an online party before September 30th (I don’t have any open in-person dates left, sorry) or placing a $150 order and choosing the stamps, dies and Designer Series Paper as a host! Book early, as the sheep dies are only available while supplies last!
Do you feel like you make the same style of card over and over again? The best way to STRETCH your creative muscles is with a SKETCH!
For my Lunchtime LIve Crafting on my Facebook page today, I started with the #TGIFC329 sketch challenge and the Feels Like Home Sale-a-Bration stamp set…I’m having a ball using these freebies in my Monday videos to help inspire YOU on ways to use the gifts/supplies you earn for each $50 spent through September 30th, and if you want to watch today’s video tutorial, click here!
This is the TGIF sketch challenge and here are my finished card(s):
When you buy the supplies to create this card, you could choose the stamp set FREE!
I thought it was fun to flip the embossed layer over so the mortar is squeezing out between the bricks. It feels very “Mediterranean Seaside” to me… like an armchair vacation to Greece.
Pondering the current TGIF color challenge last night and this card interrupted my sleep…but I filed it to memory and made it this morning!
I was going to color the amazing sheep with markers, then I realized we have a horrible, awful oversight by Stampin’ Up! — NO COASTAL CABANA Stampin’ Blends? I considered making signs and picketing at the home office, but a protest of one may not get their attention.
So I stamped it on card stock and fussy cut around it.
Still looks awesome, so I’ll save my signs for later…
The Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies are both items you can choose FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration, but if you have to get one at a time, select the dies first, as they are only available while supplies last!
JOIN – Choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for only $99! We’ll also throw in a bundle of your choice FROM OUR CURATED LIST.
From August 3 through September 30th, when you join my Sprinkled Ink team, you can choose a bundle from our curated list from the new August-December 2021 Mini Catalog to your Starter Kit for FREE…it the icing on the cake!
The NEW August-December Mini Catalog also goes LIVE today, giving you more options for all the crafting you’ll want to do as the events of the fall come along! Click on the links to browse both catalog online or reach out and request a hard copy from me:
Today I opened and played with the Be Dazzling Designer Series Paper that is going to be a free product to choose with a $50 (US) order for Sale-a-Bration (starting tomorrow, 8/3/21) and let me tell you, I’ve looked around my studio for anything else I can “Be Dazzle”!
Until I took this paper out of the package, I didn’t realize how the faceted pieces caught the light and reflected it! It’s a lovely champagne color and coordinates with gold, so I embossed the greeting in gold embossing powder for the first card and used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut a “frame” from the Be Dazzling paper. The sneak peek of the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set is from the Aug-Dec mini catalog which goes live tomorrow as well!
You can also add COLOR to this sparkling paper: I used a blending brush with the Pumpkin Pie ink pad on this pumpkin and it took the color beautifully. Then I tried a Stampin’ Blends marker to color the leaf, and it worked too! HOWEVER: I would use OLD Stampin’ Blends markers if you want to color the paper, as it’s very rough and may cause the tip of your marker to fray.
This simple card would be a lovely invitation for a fall party or Thanksgiving feast!
When you purchase the supplies to make these cards (list below), you could choose the Be Dazzling paper FREE (while supplies last) for Sale-a-Bration and may even qualify for more than one S-A-B reward!
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!
We are more than halfway through the first Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration of 2021 (yes, there will be TWO this year) and the New at SU! group of international demonstrators want to make sure you can use the products you choose FREE (with your qualifying order) in simple, sensational and innovative ways! As you hop through our February event, tell us what you are inspired to try in your stamping studio.
The Darling Donkeys stamp set is one product you could choose free with a $50 purchase through February, and I imagined a vibrant In-Color card would be perfect to celebrate a birthday:
Starting with strips of the In-Color 2020-2022 colors on a piece of white card stock, I cut out the letters using the Playful Alphabet dies and then glued it to a card base. Then I looked at the letters I had cut out and thought perhaps I should make a second card with them:
That little donkey is just ready to cut loose and celebrate, isn’t he! He’s colored with Stampin’ Blends and I was tickled I could create a Twofer card (two-for-one).
Which do you like best?
The supplies I used are listed below, and kick up YOUR heels as you head over to Tricia’s site to see what she’s creating with the Approaching Perfection Sale-a-Bration stamp set.
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: