2020 Sale-A-Bration

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Let's Sale-A-Brate

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Welcome to the first Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for 2020!  Our theme is Let's Sale-A-Brate!  I hope you have are enjoying the Sale-A-Bration offerings.  On this blog hop you will find even more ideas on ways to use the Sale-A-Bration choices.

I chose to feature the Happy Birthday to You stamp set for my blog hop project.

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I chose to focus on the beautiful flowers that adorn the cake.  I think they are so pretty and deserved to be in the spotlight.  The stamp was inked in VersaMark, stamped on Shimmery White CS and embossed with White embossing powder.  The flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter and Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Pool Party ink refills.  

I have a little secret, well it isn't much of a secret but instead of fussy cutting the flowers I used the Birthday Dies!  What?!  Yes!   The Birthday dies will be available starting February 4th, (while supplies last) March 31.  The dies cut out the flowers as a group.  They are easily cut apart which is what I did.  The dies also cut out the entire cake image, fancy cake stand, and 2 different leaves.  I used the leaves from the Happy Birthday dies to create the wreath.

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I placed the #6 Layering Circle die (#1 being the smallest circle) and then placed the #7 circle around the #6 and ran it through my die cutting machine to create the ring for my wreath.  I layered the leaves around the ring using Liquid Glue.  There are 2 leaves on the die so it makes it easy to cut multiples.  The flowers were attached using dimensionals.  I added the little banner using the sentiment from the stamp set. 

I loved how the wreath looked and thought it needed a simple but pretty background.  The adorable polka dot stencil from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (these were in the Holiday Catalog and are now on the Carry Over list) was just perfect.  I used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste,  which adds a gorgeous glittery finish.  Seriously, if  you haven't tried the Shimmery White Embossing Paste stop now and order it!  Yes, you can make your own by adding Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to your White Embossing Paste. I love that the Shimmery White EP is ready to go and all I have to do is open up the jar.  Once the paste was dry which didn't take much time at all, the wreath was added using dimensionals.  

Remember,the Birthday dies will be available starting February 4th, (while supplies last) March 31.

Now it is time to see what the rest of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hoppers created!

 

Stamper's Dozen January 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  11. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

 

I am linking my project to the Just Us Girl's Challenge #518.  The theme is Create Dimension.

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This is the first time I am playing along with this challenge but I doubt it will be my last.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Honey Bee Bundle & the Golden Honey DSP

Yes, I am posting another sample using the Honey Bee bundle  (January-June 2020 Mini Catalog aka JJ20MC) and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (Sale-A-Bration 2020 aka SAB 2020).  These products are a  joy to create with. 

Today's Festive Friday Challenge is #50, #FF50!!  The festivity that is inspiring the Inspo list for #FF50 is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, which is celebrated on January 31.  

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I love the Inspo list which makes it easy to participate in the challenge.  I chose rainbows, stitching, and die cuts.

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Here's how I made this card.

  • Basic Black cs- 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".  Whisper White cs 4" x 5-1/4" adhere to the inside of the card
  • 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" Black & White Striped pattern from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP
  • Color the white stripes in rainbow colors (ROYBGIV) I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather.  All are the light Stampin' Blends except for Coastal Cabana-Stampin' Write Marker)  I just realized my rainbow is not in ROYGBIV order!
  • Cut the rainbow stripe at 1/2" and trim it to 5-1/4" and adhere it to the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the 2" x 5-1/2" strip to the front of the card. 
  • Cut 3 Whisper White scallop stitched rectangles using the #3 (#1 being the smallest) rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Adhere them to the front of the card
  • Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink 1 each of the flowers. Cut out using the Detailed Bee Dies.
  • Color the flowers using the Daffodil Delight & Shaded Spruce Light Stampin' Blends.
  • Tie a black ribbon around the card and tie a bow.
  • Adhere the flowers to the rectangles using Mini Stampin' Dimensional
  • Cut a stitched circle using the Stitched Shapes #3 circle die (#1 being the smallest circle) in Whisper White. 
  • Cut a large bee in Basic Black using the Detailed Bee dies.   Glue down the body, legs, head on the stitched circle, leaving the wings free.  Color in the body using the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Light Stampin' Blends
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Stamp the large bee in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color in the body using a Daffodil Delight Light Stampin' Blend.  Attach the bee to the inside of the card.

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I hope you will join in the fun of the Festive Friday Challenges.  We would love to see your card, 3-D, layout in the gallery!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Detailed Bee Dies & the Golden Honey DSP

Today the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a sketch, #CCMC594.

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Sometimes it takes me a long time to figure out what to make with the sketch but this card came together quickly.  I had some Stained Glass die cuts sitting on my desk along with a gold foil bee and the rest was pretty easy.

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  1. Basic Black card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".
  2. 3" x 5-3/8" piece of Golden Honey Specialty DSP (this is free with a qualifying order, part of Sale-A-Bration) .  Adhere it to the Basic Black card front
  3. Use the Stained Glass die and cut a frame from  Basic Black.
  4. Cut a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Gold Foil square.  Carefully apply glue to the Basic Black Stained Glass frame and adhere to the Gold Foil square.
  5. Cut a 2" x 2" Whisper White square and adhere to the center of the frame.
  6. Use the large bee die and cut the bee from a 1-1/2" x 3" piece of Gold Foil.  Apply glue to the body and legs of the bee and attach it to the Whisper White square.  Use a Black Stampin' Write marker or stampin' Blend and color in the head and body.  
  7. Attach the square to the card front.
  8. Use a Black Stampin' Write marker and ink "thinking of you" from the Very Versailles stamp set.
  9. Cut out sentiment using the die from the Stitched Rectangles.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals and attach to the card.
  10. Cut 3 Real Red hearts ( 2 small, 1 large) using the Stitched Be Mine dies.  Attach using Stampin' Dimensionals one heart to the bee and one the end of the sentiment.
  11.  Attach a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card.  Attach a 1/2" x 4" piece of the Golden Honey DSP to the inside of the card.  Attach a heart to the strip.

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Botanical Prints Medley Thank You

I needed to make some thank you cards which gave me a perfect reason to open up the Botanical Prints Product Medley.  This medley is featured on page 61 of the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  I love everything about this Medley, from the beautiful botanical images and coordinating dies, black & white DSP (with beautiful botanicals on the flip side), Old Olive ribbon, printed die cuts, the sweetest bee embellishments and more.  

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Here's a quick rundown of how I made this card.

  • Cut out 3 Whisper White stitched scalloped rectangles using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Stamp the berry image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on the rectangles.  Color the image using Old Olive and Pool Party Blends.
  • Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Basic Black CS.  Score it at 4-1/4"
  • Attach a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of the Botanical Prints Medley DSP to the Basic Black card base.
  • Attach the stamped rectangles to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Do not attach dimensionals to the lower edge of the rectangles.
  • Wrap the Old Olive ribbon from the Medley around the bottom edge of the rectangles and tie a bow.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Attach the sentiment using Dimensionals
  • Attach an Old Olive Rhinestone from the Noble Peacock assortment.
  • Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece and attach it to the inside of the card.  
  • Cut a 1/2" x 5-1/4" strip of DSP and attach it to the inside of the card.

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Here is a little video about the Botanical Prints Medley.

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I love this Medley and look forward to sharing more samples with you very soon.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Honey Bee Bundle

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.

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The January-June 2020 Mini and the Sale-A-Bration catalogs are both going live tomorrow, January 3.  I thought it would be fun to use products from both catalogs.

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The fabulous bee and the sentiment are from the Honey Bee bundle.  I added some Petal Pink Vellum to the wings of the bee and colored in the spaces on the bee's body using Petal Pink, Purple Posy and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends.

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The beautiful floral  and stripes paper are from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The DSP is called Golden Honey Specialty DSP and it is gorgeous and very versatile.  I colored in the flowers and the stripe strip using Stampin' Blends to make it work for the color challenge.  It is a simple card made a little extra special by customizing the DSP.  To add a little more I applied rhinestones to the centers of all the flowers.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team made using these colors.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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ICS Blog Hop...Lovely Lily Pad

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Happy New Year and welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share (ICS) Blog Hop!  We are excited to share with you some sneak peeks from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Just a few more sleeps until the start of both the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  We love this time of year.  Starting January 3, when  you purchase $50 (US) in product you will be able to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I mean seriously who doesn't love a free gift?! 

I chose to focus on the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set.  This stamp set also has a coordinating die set, Lily Pad which is  free with a $100 purchase, and coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Lily Impressions which is free with a $50 purchase.

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I made a bag using the All Dressed Up dies (January-June 2020 Mini catalog) and the Lily Impressions DSP.  The bag holds three 3" x 3" cards. Wouldn't this make a fun gift?

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I used the circles in Stitched Shapes dies to create the handles for my bag.  I used #1 and #3 stitched circles (#1 being the smallest). I place the smaller circle inside the larger die and ran them through my die cutting machine. They fit perfectly on the front of the bag and is a fun alternative to the handles included in the All Dressed Up dies.

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Here are the 3 cards I made to fit in the bag.  I also included envelopes which can be found here.  These little note cards are too small to mail.  They are great as gift tags or little notes to tuck in someone's lunch or leave on someone's desk.  

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The lily and lily pad were embossed in white on Shimmery White cs.  I like to use Shimmery White cs when I water color.  It doesn't absorb as quickly as regular Whisper White cs so you can move around the color.   I also attached some gems from the From My Heart Faceted Gems in the January-June 2020 Mini catalog.  The DSP is also from the Lily Impressions DSP.

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I love the ombre effect on the design strips.  These strips were cut using the Lily Pad dies from the Lily Impressions DSP, the same design that the bag was cut from.  The flower was also created using the Lily Pad dies.

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On this little note card I again watercolored and embossed the lily and leaves from the Lovely Lily Pad set.  Used the border die from the Lily Pad dies and the From the Heart Faceted Gems.

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This was a very fun project to put together and offers a good look at the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad dies, and the Lily Impressions DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Now it is time to head on over to see what Dana Sullivan has created for you!

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Thanks for stopping by!  

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Sneak Peek: SAB Happy Birthday to You

Less than a week to go until the start of  Sale-A-Bration 2020 and the debut of the January-June 2020 Mini catalog!  Today is another combo project, a little SAB and a little from the Mini.  

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These 2 stamp sets are SO pretty and I think they were meant for each other.  The Breathtaking Bouquet stamp makes a quick background that is beautiful all by itself and yet works perfectly as the backdrop for the cake.  

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The cake was colored using the Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Mango Melody (dark), So Saffron (light), and Smoky Slate (light) Stampin' Blends.  I sure do enjoy using Stampin' Blends!   The hardest thing I did, which wasn't very hard at all, is I fussy cut the top flower but I won't deny having a die to do it would be even easier.  The effort is worth it since I love the look of the flower extending beyond the circle.  

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for December is 4GWASV6U.   When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you a package of Noble Peacock as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in January. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Sneak Peek:Happy Birthday to You Easel

Taking a little break from the All Dressed Up dies and back to another favorite from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration brochure, Happy Birthday to You.

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This cake image is a fun one to color. It isn't too detailed and there is enough space to do some shading.  I used the Purple Posy and Highland Heather blends to color in the flower with a Dark Daffodil Delight Blend for the centers.  The cake was colored using a Light So Saffron Blend and a Light Smoky Slate for the cake plate. The scalloped stitched rectangle was cut using one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The dies can be found on page 20 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  (Need a copy?  Contact me and I will send it out to you).  

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The Highland Heather Gingham (love!) is from the 6" x 6" Subtles Designer Series Paper.  The sweet little ribbon is actually from last years Sale-A-Bration.  It was the perfect little additions to the card.

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This is an easel card!  I stamped, cut and colored a little flower from the cake image to act as the stopper for the card panel.  The sentiments are from the Timeless Tulip stamp set. 

There are so many wonderful products in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.  It is going to be a fabulous Sale-A-Bration!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for December is 4GWASv6U.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you a package of the Noble Peacock THinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in January. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Sneak Peek: Happy Birthday to You and the Breathtaking Bouquet

Ready for more sneak peeks?  At the Stampin' Up!®  OnStage event I was so lucky to be gifted the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  This is a gorgeous background stamp full of beautiful details.  I wanted to make some samples for the person who gifted it to me and this is one of the first things I made with it.

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I paired the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog.   I love how these two stamp sets look so good together.  

  • Breathtaking Bouquet stamped in So Saffron on a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White
  • Sentiment and cake from the Happy Birthday to You stamp set in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog
  • So Saffron, Petal Pink, Highland Heather, Old Olive, and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends were used to color on the cake image

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I fussy cut the flower at the top of the cake.  I love how it looks popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional.  It really makes the image stand out.

I think these 2 stamp sets were made for each other!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Sneak Peek: Bonanza Buddies

Time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.   This week we have a fun sketch challenge, #CCMC592.

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I wanted to play with the super adorable Bonanza Buddies bundle.  This set is SO cute!  We have lots of new little ones in our extended family and I know that this bundle of products will be a perfect one to use to create projects for them.  I also thought these cute little party animals would  be perfect for any kind of celebration. 

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What do you think?  Aren't they so fun and adorable? Don't you wish you were at the Bonanza Buddies New Year's Eve bash?  I bet it would be a koala-ty time!  

I used products from both the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) 2020 catalog.  

  •     The tag, lion,  koala, hat, & banners were cut using the Bonanza dies
  •     The lion, koala, & hat were stamped using the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.  
  •     The sentiment is from the New Year Celebrations stamp set
  •     The patterned paper is from the Birthday Bonanza DSP
  •     The cute pompoms are the Assorted Pompoms in the Birthday Bonanza suite.
  •     The So Saffron Metallic Baker's twine is a Sale-A-Bratiion product (Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo)
  •     The fun sequins are also from SAB and part of the Twine & Sequins Combo

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I am excited about the stitched tag die in the Bonanza dies.  It is a great size 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" and will be handy for cards, gifts, layouts and home decor.  I have  some ideas running around in my brain on how I want to use them so stay tuned. I also love the little banners and so I decided to dress up the inside of the card too.

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Are you getting excited for January 3 when the new Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalog begins?  I know I am!  If you are interested in receiving the new catalogs, live in the US and are not already working with a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator,  let me know and I will get them in the mail to you.

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