Today I wanted to share one of my all time favorite Easter and spring stamp sets…Fable Friends. I’m so excited that this set will be carried over to the new catalog. First I did a quick fun card for one of my classes and then used a fun technique on another card for my stamp club.
This cute bunny card was done in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. Have you purchased this awesome paper yet? If not, you need to get some. I have to confess I have purchased more then my share because it just makes me smile when I use it. If you want some…go order it now because it will be retiring, is on back order and I don’t know how long it will last when it comes in!
The Layering Ovals are a staple in my craft studio. Lots of choices for sizes and they have both straight edged ovals and scalloped ones. Measurements for this card can be found at the bottom of the page.
Here I used resist heat embossing as our technique for Stamp Club and fancied up the card with the pretty 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. I’m so glad this ribbon is sticking around in the new catalog…It’s just pretty and fun! If you have heat embossed before then resist embossing will be easy.
- First I stamped the leaves (from the Rooted in Nature stamp set) in VersaMark ink (a clear slow drying ink) and then sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over the images and used my Heat Tool (on high) to emboss.
- Next I used Sponge Brayers to sponge Sea Foam Ink over the entire card. Make sure you start with a light pressure…because you can always add ink but you can never take it away.
- Then take a paper towel or soft cloth to wipe over the card to remove the ink from the leaves. This will make them pop and shine!
- I also used the brayer on a scrap piece of whisper white cardstock so that the leaves I punched with the Leaf Punch looked the same as the background.
Here’s a little closer look at the embossing.
Make sure you check out all the cute images and sentiments because I will be using this set long after Easter for baby cards and just fun thinking of you cards for friends.
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Card base (Gorgeous Grape) 7-1/2″x5-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″
White embossed layer (Subtle embossing folder) 2-7/8″x5-1/4
Scrapes o fWhisper White and Gorgeous Grape for the ovals and circle
1″ x 5-1/4″ of Gingham Gala paper
Whisper White inside 4″ x 5-14″
Car Base (Smoky Slate) 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ and folded
Whispe White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scrapes of Whisper White for oval, circle and leaves
Scrape of Smoky Slate for scalloped oval
Products for First Card:
This birthday card was created using just one of the many cute bundles that are now on the retiring list. The Birthday Cheer Bundle has fun images, great sentiments and a couple of awesome dies. Here it is done in Blueberry Bushel. Layer this fun die over a white background like I did or add color behind each package for a fun look. Check out all the stamps on the retiring list and make sure you order any that are on your wish list especially if it’s a must have. Do it ASAP! And don’t forget to order refills and other products you may want in the retiring In Colors. These will go quickly!
In Color Products:
What You Need to Know About the Retiring Lists!
Stampin’ Up! has released the 2019 retiring lists and…
you want to make sure you order those items that are on your must have list ASAP!
Items will go quickly with some only lasting for a short time!
Everything on the Retiring Lists are while supplies last!
(stamps will be guaranteed through May 24)
Occasions Retiring List
2017 – 2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List
The lists this year can be a little tricky as…
- Some bundles will be retiring but you will still see the stamp set. Know that this just means that they will be unbundling the items as far as pricing but you will still be able to get the stamp set and dies or punch in the new catalog. If you would like to take advantage of the 10% discount make sure you purchase the bundle before the new catalog goes live.
- With the exception of background stamps, Stampin’ Up! will no longer have wood or clear mount stamps. In the new catalog all stamps will be cling or photopolymer. These wood and clear mount stamps are showing as retired stamps when in reality they will be carried over to the new catalog but as cling stamps. Since they are not marked on the list you can find them on this Carry Over Stamps PDF.
When you have made your list of must haves please visit my online store
and remember to use my host code before checking out.
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I pulled out this FREE Saleabration stamp set the other day and thought…let’s have some fun! I have boys…2 sons, a husband, and a grandson! Usually, there’s not a lot of girly things happening at my house so if I pull out a frog stamp I think guy project! But not this time…this time I thought pink, purple and frilly with a few bumpies for frog fun!
The stamp set, So Hoppy Together, is one you can get FREE during Saleabration when you place a $50 order. It has the 3 cutest frogs with a few fun extras and sentiments. I used Stampin’ Blends for the coloring because you get a great look even if you aren’t an expert with coloring. All you have to remember is to use Memento Black Ink so the color doesn’t bleed with the black.
For the bumpies I used the new Dot To Dot Embossing Folder in the Occasions catalog on Granny Apple Green cardstock. And then to make the card girly i added purple – Heather Highland and some of the girly 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon tied in a bow.
This is a perfect fun card for my niece…a young fun girly girl!
Earn FREE product for every $50 or $100 (total before shipping and tax) you spend. You’ll see that many of the free products coordinate with items from the Occasions catalog which will stretch your crafting dollars. Click here to view all your choices in the the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
Want even more for your money…Save 10% when you purchase coordinating product bundles.
Today is the last day to sign up for my local Simply Beautiful Card Class and you also don’t want to miss my fun Pampered Chef and Stampin’ Up! Valentine’s Class.
Products used in today’s project:
The Butterfly Gala Bundle in the Occasions Catalog has to be my favorite bundle right now. If you love butterflies and easy when it comes to creating then this is the bundle you want from the new Occasions Catalog.
This card was created as an invitation for a private card class I’ll be teaching next Saturday in Ellijay, Georgia. One of my newest customers is so excited to share Stampin’ Up! with her friends and family that she thought what better way then to host a private class. It will be a fun girl’s night out where she’ll be able to earn free product with her host rewards. Did you know that during Sale-a-bration you get an extra $25 in rewards with a qualifying order? Well now that you do, how would you like to host a fun gathering with your friends?
I wanted just a little bit of glitter so I added some Wink of Stella. Not a lot…just a little on the tips of the wings and across the middle. Just enough that you get a hint of shimmer when you move the card.
The checked paper is a Free product that’s available during Sale-a-bration. It’s the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and it’s awesome! Beautiful colors and butterflies on one side and all black and white patterns on the other side. It’s the black and white that gets me excited! And then the Poppy Parade as a POP of color! Makes me happy…makes me smile!
With the bundle, some card stock and a package of Rhinestones you will not only be able to make lots of butterfly cards but you will have earned the Botanical Butterfly paper for FREE! If I can help you with your order please call or text me anytime.
Fun Local Valentine’s Class
If you are local to me in North Georgia please join me for a fun Valentin’s Class where I will be teaming up with my friend and Pampered Chef Consultant, Gail Jacobus. We will be making two special treats with her in the kitchen and heading up to the stamp room to make packaging for the treats and a Valentine’s card.
Dates: Friday, Feb 1 at 6:30pm
Sunday, Feb 3 at 2:00pm
Fee: $18 or can be FREE with orders.
For more info please email, text or call me. It’s going to be lots of fun so register early as space is limited.
Today’s card measurements:
- Black Card Base – 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
- White layer – 5 x 3-3/4
- Poppy Parade layer – 3-3/4 x 1/2
- Designer Series Paper – 3-3/4 x 1
- Scraps of Poppy Parade for the Butterflies
A Little Bit of Fun…
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!
Take a look at this sweet cupcake stamp set you can earn for FREE! Make it look realistic or have fun with colors…the choice is yours. Since I am ‘slightly’ addicted to the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6′ Designer Series Paper I made my cupcake in the fun Lemon Lime Twist color. I plan to make one in every one of the gingham colors. And yes, I again grabbed the black marker and added a little more fun! Just like yesterday’s project. You also get a peek at the sweet sheer Organdy Ribbon that’s also another Free item. Five yummy colors that match the gingham paper!
The way this works is for every $50 you purchase you get to choice a Free Sale-a-bration item. There’s no limit so you can get them all if you like! And make sure you look at the special items that are $100 rewards. All the items in the Sale-a-bration catalog are exclusive and can only be earned free during this time of the year.
So how long do you need to wait before you too can be stamping fun cupcakes? Only one more day! Sale-a-bration begins tomorrow, January 3 and goes through March 31. You’ll be able to view the catalogs here on my blog on the 3rd. Or if you want a catalog to carry with you request one here.