2019 Sale-A-Bration

Looking Back at Sale-A-Bration 2019

Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration.   There is still time to place an order and get a free Sale-A-Bration gift or two.  I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the Sale-A-Bration projects I have shared over the past few months.

It starts with Butterflies, the Botanical Butterfly DSP! I shared this as a sneak peek here.


Next it was cupcakes!  Hello Cupcake was a bit controversial but I think it was so cute.  You can see the post here.


The 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration brought us All Adorned.  This set is full of possibilities.



The 2nd release also brought the Painted Seasons Bundle!  I fell hard for this bundle.  This sample pairs the Painted Season set with the Botanical Butterfly DSP.


One of the reasons the Painted Seasons bundle spoke to me so much was the beautiful Painted Seasons DSP.  I was sorta, kindq using it very sparingly aka hoarding, the paper until it became available as a Sale-A-Bration choice all by itself!


Next, the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF came into my life!  That embossing folder combined with the Painted Seasons stamp set became my new go to.  This sample also showcases the Sale-A-Bration coordination More Than Words stamp set.   


This card is probably one of my very favorites.  It mixes up so many favorite things that Sale-A-Bration offered.  There is the Painted Seasons bundle, the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF, SAB Coordination stamp set-More Than Words, and the Sale-A-Bration Coordination framelits-Four Seasons.




Thanks for joining me on this look back at Sale-A-Bration 2019!  Remember it is the last day so be sure to get your order placed before  11:50 pm MT.  

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All Adorned Easel card

It is almost over.  Yes, Sale-A-Bration 2019 is just about done.  I have one more card featuring the All Adorned stamp set.


Here's a little pictorial on how I made the front using the Stamparatus.


I positioned the stamp so it would stamp in a corner of the grid paper.  Yes, there is grid paper perfectly sized for the Stamparatus!

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The Whisper White card stock was cut 3-3/4" x 3-3/4".  Position the card stock in the corner and stamp.


Rotate the Whisper White card stock positioning it again in the stamped corner.

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Repeat 2 more times.


I love how this looks and with the Stamparatus it is easy to do.


I used the Doily Builder thinlits to cut the Fresh Fig doilies.  I am sorry to say the the Doily Builder thinlits are no longer available.  I added the Faceted Dots on the doilies to dress it up a little more. 


I have  been in an easel card making mode these last few weeks.  


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Remember Sale-A-Bration ends March 31 (Sunday) at 11:50 pm Mountain Time!  Be sure to get your order placed before Sale-A-Bration 2019 is just a memory!

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Dragonfly Dreams and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #554

This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a sketch.  I knew  I wanted to use a patterned paper which made me think of  the Painted Seasons DSP which is available as  a level 1 Sale-A-Bration choice and a level 2 Sale-A-Bration choice paired with the Painted Seasons stamp set.


What to use for the little accents?  I thought about butterflies, birds and then it came to me...


Dragonflies!  I have been trying to look at my stamps, punches and dies from the annual catalog to mix in with my newer products.  I haven't used the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits in quite a while!  I cut them out in Early Espresso and knew i needed to fill in the wings.  I glued down the dragonflies and then cut out another set using Sparkle Glimmer paper.  I filled in the wings with the Sparkle Glimmer paper.  This was pretty but the Glimmer paper was too bright so using a cotton swab I colored the wings using Petal Pink ink.  This toned down the white and it worked better with the other colors on the card.


I added the "thanks" which I cut in Early Espresso card stock using the Well Written framelits (2019 Occasions catalog).  These framelits are some of my favorites, as you have probably figured out since I use them a lot.

Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team created using this sketch.

Remember Sale-A-bration ends in just a few days!  

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Sale-A-Bration Coordination

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Sale-A-Bration Coordination products. On my card today I am using 2 of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products, the More Than Words stamp set and the Four Season Framelits.   I am using 3 Sale-A-Bration choices, Painted Seasons bundle, Country Floral Dynamic TIEF, and the Painted Seasons DSP.


This is a gate fold card with a belly band using the Painted Seasons DSP and the Painted Seasons stamp set in Poppy Parade and Grapefruit Grove ink.  The Painted Season DSP is SO pretty and versatile.  The problem with the Painted Seasons pack of paper is that it is hard to chose which side of the paper to use,  both sides are great!  I am so happy that Stampin' Up! is offering it as a Sale-A-Bration choice.  Now you can get an extra pack or 2 of just the Painted Seasons DSP.  All of the flowers and leaves were cut out using the Four Seasons framelits.


This is what the card looks like after you take off the belly band.  I used the gorgeous Country Floral Dynamic TIEF.  This is one beautiful embossing folder and you can get it FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase.  The sentiment is from the More Than Words stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination release.  This stamp set has great sentiments that can be used with or without a Sale-A-Bration stamp set.   Take a closer look at the "wishes".  There are 2 stamps in the More Than Words set one that says "wishes" and the other looks like the bottom half of wishes.  I first stamped wishes in Grapefruit Grove ink and then stamped over it in Poppy Parade.  Love how it turned out.


Now it is an easel card!  Fun huh?  I like the little surprise of the hidden easel.  I think this would also be cute as a picture frame.  Instead of putting a sentiment in the circle, a picture would be so cute.  

Hope you enjoyed today's project.  Here is a list of all the stops on the blog hop!  



Stamper's Dozen March 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s (Stamping in My Flops)
  2. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  3. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  4. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  5. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  6. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop for more great ideas!

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Quick & Easy Bloom by Bloom

Just a quick and easy Sunday Share card using the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.


Randomly stamped the images from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set in Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight.  Popped the adorable Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins for the flower centers.   Love this sentiment from the Part of My Story set Sale-A-Bration set.  I use this one a lot.   Sending cards just because you are thinking of someone is as important as sending a card for a special occasion.


I did just a little bit of fussy cutting to decorate the inside of the card.  

Hope you liked this springy card, which reminds me remember to Spring Forward!  

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Painted Seasons, More Than Words, & the Country Floral TIEF

Today's card for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge features 2 Sale-A-Bration sets and 2 Sale-A-Bration Coordination framelit!  This week's challenge is a color challenge featuring Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink and Fresh Fig.



The beautiful embossed design was created by using the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing folder).   This is one lovely embossing folder!  The sentiment is from the More Than Words stamp set which is part of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination offering.  This stamp set has great sentiments that coordinate so well with the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.



The flowers and leaves are from the Painted Seasons stamp  set which is part of the Painted Seasons bundle.  This stamp set has a coordinating set of framelits, Four Season Framelit Dies which is part of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products.   I inked all of the flowers in Petal Pink ink but the middle flower I also used the "rock n roll" technique.  After I inked the stamp in Petal Pink ink, I rolled the outer edge of the stamp in Fresh Fig ink.  To add a little bling I placed a Petal Pink Rhinestone Gem in the center of each flower.  

Do you like this color combination as much as I do?  If you want even more inspiration be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.

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Painted Season DSP Panel Card and tutorial

The Painted Season Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites!  Every design is great but I think this one might be my favorite.  


Here's how to make this card.

Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set (Occasions catalog page 16)

Early Espresso ink pad

Early Espresso card stock 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2", 3-3/4" x 4", scrap piece for labels

Poppy Parade card stock  4" x 5-1/4"

Whisper White card stock (inside of card) 4" x 5-1/4", scrap piece for labels

Painted Seasons DSP 3-3/8" x 4" cut into three 1-1/8" x 4" strips, 1/2" x 4" strip (optional)

Labels from the SAB Coordination Lily Framelit dies

Poppy Parade 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon

Metallic Pearls

  1. Evenly space and adhere the DSP on the 3-3/4" x 4" Early Espresso card stock.
  2. Adhere the panel to the Poppy Parade card stock.
  3. Wrap the Poppy Parade ribbon around the bottom of the panel and tie a bow
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday set in Early Espresso ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.
  5. Cut out the sentiment using the  small label in the Lily Framelit dies and the large label in Early Espresso card stock.  Using dimensionals attach them to the card.  Attach 2 gold Metallic Pearls. 
  6. Adhere the Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card.  Attach the strip of Painted Season DSP if desired.


This quick and easy card is a great way to show off the beauty of the Painted Season DSP (Designer Series Paper).   The Painted Season DSP is available as part of a Level 2 (FREE with a $100 order) Sale-A-Bration bundle which includes the Painted Season stamp set and the Painted Season DSP.  You can also get an extra pack of the Painted Season DSP with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. 

March is the last month of Sale-A-Bration so be sure to contact me to place an order or you can also order through my online store.  You can click on the pictures below and it will take you to my store.  You don't want to miss out on all the fabulous Sale-A-Bration products!

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Can it Get Any Better?

Welcome to the final month of Sale-A-Bration!   It is hard to believe but Sale-A-Bration just got even better!  How?  Sale-A-Brations Coordination AND new Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices!

Don't you just love the Hello Cupcake, So Hoppy Together,  Lasting Lily and Painted Seasons stamp sets?  Would you love them even more if there were framelits to cut them out? Hello Sale-A-Bration Coordination!   There are now framelits that you can purchase to coordinate with those stamp sets.

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There is even a new sentiments stamp set called More Than Words.  This set has great sayings that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration sets and more.  If you like punches let me also introduce the Story Label punch.

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Love these new products that  coordinate with Sale-A-Bration!

In addition there are  8 new Level 1 Sale-A-Bration (free with a $50 purchase) choices!

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Go here to see all the Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices,  go here to see all the Level 2 Sale-A-Bration choices,  and here to see the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products.

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Painted Seasons and the Botanical Butterfly DSP

Sale-A-Bration 2019 got even better when the 2nd release items became available.  Today's card is a mashup of  1st release, 2nd release Sale-A-Bration and something coming on March 1.


The versatile black and white gingham is one of the designs from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper pack which was part of the original Sale-A-Bration release. The lovely flowers and leaves are from the Painted Seasons stamps set which is part of the Painted Seasons bundle   which is one of the products released during the 2nd Sale-A-Bration release. The flowers and leaves were cut out using the Four Seasons Framelits Dies which will be available for purchase beginning March 1st.  The Four Seasons Framelits are part of  the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products.  There are 4 sets of framelits that will be available for purchase that will coordinate with the following Sale-A-Bration stamp sets: Lasting Lily, Hello Cupcake, So Hoppy Together, and Painted Seasons.  


I colored the flowers in using the Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  Quick and easy coloring since all the shading is done for me by the stamps. I like to decorate the inside of my cards.  This is also a great way to use up those little strips of DSP that I have a difficult time throwing away.  The sweet sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  I love this font!

Just a few more sleeps till you can purchase the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items!

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All Adorned for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #549

This week for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge I am using one of the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release stamp sets, All Adorned. This was a fun set to use for this week's color challenge.


The All Adorned stamp set is an 8 piece photopolymer set.  This set is a great set to play with using different color combinations.  It is pretty easy to line up but if you want exact placement it is a good set to use with the Stamparatus.


In the center of each medallion I placed a Lemon Lime Twist sequin from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins pack and in the center of the sequin a rhinestone.  I punched out the small design using a 1/2"circle punch and placed them between the medallions.  In the center I attached a rhinestone.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the Design team created with this color combination.

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There are 2 other new Sale-A-Bration items in the 2nd release.


This is one  beautiful embossing folder.  It is a Dynamic folder which means the impression is deep and defined.  This is a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choice and free with a $50 order.


This is a beautiful stamp set and coordinating DSP.  This lovely bundle is Level 2 Sale-A-Bration choice and free with a $100 order.  This is a gorgeous bundle of products.