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.

Tips:

  • 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!.

 

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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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Sale-A-Bration Amazing You Free Tutorial

Don’t you just smile from ear to ear when you finish making a card and think…Yes! I love it!  And when that happens can you part with the card?  Be honest! I know it’s not easy but because I’m trying to send more cards this year I’m going to send this card out to some lucky person that comments on my post today.  I’m thinking maybe I should start doing that every day.  What do you think…does that sound like a fun idea?

This was actually my first play with two amazing products in the Sale-A-Bration catalog and I created it for a tutorial co-op I belong to. You can get the Amazing You stamp set Free with a $50 purchase and the and the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies Free with a $100 purchase.  They work great together or choose your favorite.  Just remember if you want them both, when your order hits $150 you also get Stampin’ Rewards!  Now that’s a lot of free stuff!!

To see all the FREE Sale-A-Bration items you can choose from, including the newest ones that were just released yesterday click here.  But if you need copies of our catalogs on hand to fuel your creativity click here and I’ll make sure to drop them in the mail to you.

Tips:

  • Stamping your own background paper is easy, fun and keeps you from having to search for the perfect coordinating paper.  Here I stamped the flower image randomly on the whisper white layer with Smokey Slate ink.
  • Black and white always looks great with a pop of color and here I used Bermuda Bay…my favorite color. The Stampin’ Blends give you such vibrant color.  I like to always start light and add layers of color until I like what I see.
  • It’s easy to give your flowers dimension. Stamp and color two flowers, cut the center from one and pop it up with dimensionals on the stamped flower.  More dimension is added on the card by popping up the die cut ‘you’.
  • And I almost forgot…check out the shimmer ribbon.  It’s one of three ribbons in a pack you can get FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

Click HERE to download a FREE tutorial of today’s card.

To receive 30 or more tutorials each month simply subscribe to my newsletter today!  Members of my newsletter and members of my team receive amazing tutorials created by members of a tutorial co-op I belong to.  It’s a great partnership of demonstrators all over the globe and I know you will love the variety of projects they create.

If you would like more information about joining my Happy Heart Stampers Team click here or send me an email so we can arrange a time to chat.  Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to purchase a Starter Kit because it’s a great deal!

Remember to comment on my blog post today…maybe you will be the lucky one to receive this card!

Have a Happy Day!



If you are local to the Jasper Georgia area make sure you sign up for my February and March classes.

  • Quick and Cute Card Class – February 22 at both 10:00 and and 6:30 pm.  RSVP by February 20.
  • Perennial Birthday Project Kit Class – February 27 at 6:30pm. PREPAY by Feb 27.

Click Here to register

Bring a Friend (new to me) to class and
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Woohoo! New Sale-A-Bration Choices!

Hot New Sale-A-Bration Items! Choice 1 FREE Item for every $50 you purchase!

I’m excited and I know you will be too.  Stampin’ Up! has added 3 more FREE choices to Sale-A-Bration!

First is the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set!   It’s available (FREE) with a $50 order.  It has fun trendy shapes that will allow you to add splashes of color and fun texture to your creations.  All with a watercolor look.

Next is the beautiful Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I’ts accented with gold, rose gold and silver foil…gorgeous!  Also FREE with a $50 product order.

I saved my favorite for last…the Blossoming Basket Bundle is FREE with a $100 product order.  It includes a beautiful springtime stamp set and the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  This embossing folder is an absolute wow!  You’ll find yourself using it on project after project..

Blossoming Basket Bundle is the hot new Sale-A-Bration Product! Get it FREE with a $100 order! Would love to help you with your order.

Here’s a close up of the beautiful basket of flowers just shouting…color me!  There’s lots of ways to add color.  including the new Blends (alcohol markers), watercolor pencils, and the old stand by ink and blender pens. Watch the video below for more details on the Blooming Basket Bundle.  And let me know in the comments what’s your favorite way to color.

 

Click HERE to view all your Sale-A-Bration choices.  It’s going to be difficult to choose but just remember that you can choose a Free item for every $50 you purchase (before tax and shipping) and there’s no limit on free Sale-A-Bration items.
I said yesterday I would be sharing this card and tutorial but have decided I’ll wait until tomorrow.  So do come back as I will be sending it as happy mail to some lucky person who makes a comment.  See you then.
Hugs,
Diane


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Ribbon of Courage – All Things Are Possible

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month and like others my family has been touched by breast cancer and other forms of cancer.  I myself have battled non-hodgikins lymphoma and want to tell you first hand how important it is to reach out to those fighting this terrible battle.  I cherished every card and phone call I received.  Every visit and prayer that was said for and with me.  I learned how important it was to be remembered by others during a difficult time.

I plan to share other pink project throughout the month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and want to remind all my family, friends, customers and followers how important it is to remember to have your mammograms and exams.  I just had mine yesterday and then spent the rest of the day shopping and with my sweet baby grandson…Lucas. Every day is a blessing!

Ribbon of Courage - Support and encourage friends and family that are fighting breast and other kinds of cancers. With faith all things are possible

  • The stamp set Ribbon Of Courage has both a solid ribbon and this beautiful flower and heart design ribbon.  You can keep it simple like I did here or have fun coloring.
  • The sentiments are ones that can be used whenever you want to send a message of encouragement.  I am partial to this one…’with faith all things are possible’.  Faith that my God was in control no matter the outcome is what got me through each and every day of my treatment.
  • The colors are Pink Pirouette with the floral design stamped in Melon Mambo.  The sweet die cut heart and rhinestone add a special touch to a very simple card.
  • You will notice this is a case from the annual catalog on page 97…just a very simple version.
  • Measurements below.

Important for October:

  1. Shop with my Host Code – EJG2Y29C when shopping my Online Store this month and receive a free gift of black rhinestones from me (any size order).
  2. This is an awesome month to purchase the Starter Kit – Choose new Stampin’ Blends and 15% off stamps.  Click here to learn more.
  3. It’s an awesome time to be a customer – 15% off stamps, designer series paper sale (buy 3 get 1 free) and an opportunity to receive a free exclusive Christmas stamp set for hosting a qualified party or private card class. Click here to learn more.

Measurements:
Pink Pirouette Card base – 4-1/4 X 11 scored and filled in half
Layer – 2-1/2 X 4
Scrap for the ribbon
Whisper White layer – 2-1/4 X 3-3/4

Directions:

  • Stamp the sentiment on the right side of the whisper white layer in smokey slate ink and adhere to the pink pirouette layer with snail.
  • Add this to the card base with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the ribbon in Melon Mambo and die cut along with the pink heart.
  • Add the heart to the ribbon with a mini glue dot and then add the ribbon to the card with dimensionals.


Painted Autumn Designer Paper/Buy 3 Get 1 Free Paper Promotion

The past two mornings in north Georgia have actually felt a bit like Fall!  I was ready to pull out my fall and winter clothes until I looked at the weather app…looks like I have to hold off for at least another week.  But today I’m going to enjoy the cooler temps and share a fall card!

Pretty Stampin' Up! paper is now on sale - Buy 3 packs and get 1 pack FREE. This is one of the papers in the Painted Autumn Pack

  • Pretty paper makes me smile and when it’s on sale I smile even more!  Stock up on your favorite during our October Pretty Paper Promotion,  Buy 3 packs from a selected group of papers and get 1 pack for FREE!  You can double up on the papers you like or get one of each.  This sale is NOT limited to just 3 so have fun and go on a shopping spree!!

Fun Fall colors in the Painted Autumn designer paper - and it's now on sale

  • The all over pattern of this pretty fall paper makes it so the rest of the card can be kept simple.  Just add a sentiment if you like or dress the sentiment up a bit like I did here.
  • Stampin’ Up!’s color coordination is what made me a fan early on.  It’s just so easy to pull colors from the printed paper knowing the card stock will match perfectly.

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

  • The fall patterns and colors make this paper perfect for fall projects but when you flip many of the patterns over you will see colors and patterns you can use all year long.  So now you have two things to love about our paper…the coordination and the versatility!

The Pretty Label Punch can appear like it is matted by cutting the label in half and adhering to the top and the bottom

  • The Pretty Label Punch from the Annual Catalog has a sweet shape. I like it the most when it looks like it’s matted with a second layer.  It’s a trick I teach in my classes and I love to see the newbies smile when they realize how easy it is to do.
  • The fall sprigs are from the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle and add some interest while keeping the card simple.
  • The final touch…a little bow made with our Solid Crushed Curry Twine and added with a mini glue dot.

  • Punch your sentiment with the Pretty Label Punch and then punch another layer in your mat color
  • Cut your mat layer in half
  • Adhere it to the back of the sentiment with a little peeking out on the top and bottom.
  • The back will look like the bottom pic with a space between the two halves.

Remember:
The World Card Making Day 15% off sale – October 1 – 10!  Click here to shop.
New alcohol markers (Blends) coming soon!  Want them now?  Small window of opportunity to own your own set right now!  Learn more.




Today’s Project:
Measurements:

  • Crushed Curry Card Base – 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 folded in half
  • Cajun Craze 4 X 5-1/4
  • Painted Autumn paper  3-3/4 X 5
  • Scraps of Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla