With the new year comes my favorite time of year with Stampin’ Up! It’s the time for new products and FREE stuff! It’s SALE-A-BRATION!!
If you are new to Sale-a-bration, here’s how it works. For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) you earn FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalog. It’s that simple and so great!
During Sale-a-bration there are actually 3 ways to earn FREE product. Look over the choices and choose the right one for you!
The Best Deal Is To Purchase the Starter Kit and Become a Member of My Team! There are 2 Options this year.
They both include an extra $50 in products.
So for $99 and Free shipping you get $175 in Free product of your choice.
The only difference is Option 2 includes the $50 tote that we are all loving but you get it for $30!
Click Here to learn more about the perks and why this is the best deal.
Take a look at what the tote holds!
Use it for your crafting supplies or think of lots of other ways to use this gorgeous tote.
And yes it’s long enough to accommodate your big shot, trimmer or grid paper and it has lots of pockets.
Not Ready for the Starter Kit…Then Host Your Own Private Class or Facebook Party
Earn an EXTRA $25 on a $250 Qualifying Order
See the chart below to see how the freebies add up!
You and your guests will earn Sale-a-bration products on every $50 you spend
Plus everyone will have a great time!!
And remember…you can have your very own party by placing a qualifying order.
Don’t want to join or party then earn FREE products while you shop
A Free Product from the Sale-a-bration Catalog for EVERY $50 you spend!
There are also some special items when you spend $100…Lots of choices.
Three awesome ways to earn Free Stampin ‘Up! products from January through March. Please feel free to ask me questions. Call, text or email (info at the top of my blog). It’s going to be a GREAT Sale-a-bration!
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!
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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Free product gifts, during Sale-A-Bration, with every $50 you purchase through March 31,2018
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 onesthat 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.
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!
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If you would like more information about joining my Happy Heart Stampers Team click here or send me an emailso 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.
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 Bundleis 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..
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.
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!
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.
Important for October:
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).
This is an awesome month to purchase the Starter Kit – Choose new Stampin’ Blends and 15% off stamps. Click here to learn more.
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.
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
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.
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