Heartfelt Blooms Free During Sale-A-Bration

Heartfelt Blooms the new Distinctive stamps in the Sale-A-Abration catalog. Choose it FREE with a $50 order.

My card today is one of three cards I created using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  It’s a new type of stamp that Stampin’ Up! has developed that lays down ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth.  I’m not sure how it’s done I just know that it makes the flowers in this image look real.  And the best part…you can get this set completely FREE with a $50 order!


  • I kept the color scheme and layout of the card very basic so that the flower was the real focal point.
  • The image looks great in all different colors but on this card I chose Smokey Slate so that I could add some color using the Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. All I did was color right over the image.   If you haven’t tried our new alcohol markers yet you really need to.  They make coloring easy with no stress.  Take it from a gal that never favored coloring until now.

  • Stamping your sentiment right across part of your image is something that newer stampers wouldn’t often think to do. I love the single focal point look and It’s a great way to be able to use a larger sentiment when there appears to be not enough space.
  • Scatter a few adhesive backed pearls on your card to add that little something extra.

I’m having fun giving away the cards I post every day.  All you need to do is make a comment and the next day I announce who I’ve randomly chosen to receive the card of the day.  If chosen you have 3 days to email me your address.  If you would like to join the fun below to comment.  Not sure what to say…then just let me know which you use more of…rhinestones or pearls?

Stop back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another way to use the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.

If you’re local, you don’t want to miss out on my two upcoming classes this month!
Simply Beautiful Card Class and the 
Perennial Birthday Project Kit.  

You’ll find the dates and times on my events calendar and from there you can click to get registered. REMEMBER…the Perennial Birthday Class is a PrePay Class.  You are not registered until you have signed up and made payment.  Payment is due for the Kit Class on Wednesday Feb 21. Looking forward to stamping with you!

Sale-A-Bration Happy Wishes Birthday Card

Hey Everyone!
Sharing a swap card I made for this month’s Happy Heart Stampers’ Team Meeting.  The theme was birthday and I just love the ‘happy’ in this birthday card!  Like the last two days, I’ll be choosing someone to receive this card as happy mail.  All you need to do is make a comment at the end of the post and I may be choosing you!  You have 3 days to email me your address so I can drop it in the mail.  Saturday’s card is going to Mary Ann, if I hear from her soon, and yesterday’s to Sandy.   This is fun!

Happy Wishes is the perfect stamp set for all occasions. It includes 16 stamps and you can get it free with a purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

I love black and white cards with a pop of color but in this case pop maybe isn’t the word I would use.  Instead, I used soft subtle colors. This is actually a card I cased from the Sale-a-bration Brochure and at the end of the post I’ll share the card so you can see the changes I did make.


  • The Happy Wishes stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that has 16 stamps for lots of occasions and you can get it free during Sale-A-Bration.  It’s one of the special products you can get when you place a $100 order.  That’s something new this year and I love the option.
  • The sentiment is stamped inTuxedo Black Memento ink.  I love our Archival Basic Black Ink but I knew I wanted to use Stampin’ Blends to color the flower and therefore needed to use a water based ink so the black wouldn’t bleed into the flowers.  If you decide to use ink and blender pens or watercolor pencils then you would want to use the archival black.

  • The Petal Passion Designer Series Paper pack is all black and white designs.  It’s great paper to have on hand because you can use it as is like I did here or you can color it like I did on a card in an earlier post.
  • The embossing folder is a new one in the Occasions Catalog called the Petal Pair.  It’s two smaller embossing folders that are great for adding a little texture to your cards.
  • I used the lighter shades of four different Stampin’ Blends…Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Old Olive.  I used the brush end so I could gently use the tip to catch all the tiny areas in the flowers. You do need a steady hand but with the Color Lifter I was able to push the color back in the design in the few places that needed that.
  • I’ll be adding a free tutorial for this card to my newsletter next week.  If you aren’t a subscriber get signed up today!

This is the card in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure I cased plus another sample.


Find additional ideas for the Happy Wishes Stamp Set in this video by Stampin’ Up!.



Would you have noticed that I cased the catalog card if I hadn’t told you?  Make a comment for today’s card.

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Amazing You – Clean and Simple

Today’s card is a clean and simple card I created for some team recognition gifts.  The card was sent to let them know that the packages were on the way.  But what I found is that in most cases the packages arrived before the cards!  I guess in the future I need to rethink my timing.

I used the Amazing You stamp set which is the same set I used in yesterday’s card.  It’s a FREE Sale-A-Bration set that you can choose when you place a $50 order.  Speaking of yesterday’s card.  I will be sending that card to MaryAnn!  Congrats MaryAnn!  Please email me your address in the next 3 days and I’ll get the card in the mail to you. I have decided I want to send more cards this year and one way to do that is to send them out to my blog readers.  So if you would like to receive today’s card in the mail please leave a comment.

  • I love clean and simple cards.  They are cards with a focus element and a lot of white (empty) space.  So my focus on today’s card is the simply stamped white circle matted in Melon Mambo.
  • For quick and easy stamping I added all three lines of the sentiment to one larger block and inked and stamped them all together.

  • The ‘celebrate’ was stamped in the same color as the cardstock (Emerald Envy) which gives it a watermark look.  By the way Emerald Envy is one of five of the In Colors that will be retiring this year.  If you love those colors this would be a perfect time to stock up!
  • The Crinkled Seam Binding gives a perfect finished touch to the card to make it special.  And in all honesty I didn’t think I would like this ribbon but it’s absolutely gorgeous!

Today’s card reminded me that I want to give you a head’s up on some of my favorite colors – the 2016-2018 In Colors.  This is the year that this set of colors will retire.  Though we don’t know the date the retiring list will be announced, it is usually in April or May.  These colors will sell out within days of the list being announced!  So to avoid stress and be able to budget your purchases I recommend you think about stocking up on these products now.  Remember ink refills, and the ribbon and embellishments that come in these colors. Click HERE to order this year’s retiring products.

If you have questions or would like to be in the random drawing for today’s card please comment on today’s post.  Maybe tell me what your favorite 2016-2018 In Color is.



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