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.

Other quick links you may be interested in:

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.

Cable Knit Gift Card Holders/Close Out Sale!

The Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder gives your cards a projects that cozy feel for winter.

  • Do you like to feel cozy during the cold winter month?.  I know I do!  And that’s why I love the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  It allows me to make cozy looking cards and projects throughout the Christmas season and beyond.
  • These are gift card holders I made for one of my November Onstage swaps.
  • I used the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder on the holder’s sleeve.  Remember not to use the bottom acrylic plate when running it through the Big Shot. Watch the video below for more information about this folder…I choose not not spritz with water since I was making so many and they came out fine for this project.
  • Layering Circles were the perfect solution for this sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • Color coordination is one of Stampin’ Up!’s forte…I used the 3/8 Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack to add just that little extra to make the special.

Gift Card Holder using the Cable Knit Embossing Folder

I will be using them this Christmas and selling some in our local Jasper consignment shop.  Cute way to give a gift card!


Yay!  More Stampin’ Up! Sales Before Christmas!

Need a present for a Crafty Person?

Need a present for You?

Great deals on crafting supplies during Stampin' Up!'s Close Out Sale

Now through January 3, 2017

Order early as many items are while supplies last!


My Special Gift to You!


Click here to shop the Close Out Sale – saving up to 60%

Click here to view the Holiday Retiring List – savings up to 50%

Want to shop early including Free Sale-A-Bration items – Purchase the Starter Kit today and you won’t have to wait until January 3!

Have a wonderful weekend and let me know if I can help you.

Products Used In Today’s Project:

Cyber Monday Flash Sales – Extravaganza!

Cyber Monday - Stampin' UP!

Today is our Cyber Monday Flash Sale and the last day of our Extravaganza!

Don’t miss out!  Stampin’ U! products up to 40% off.

It’s a perfect time to purchase gifts for the crafters in your life

and maybe get a little something for yourself for Christmas.


If you don’t have a Big Shot Magnetic Platform

It’s a Great Deal…TODAY ONLY – $26

Big Shot Magnetic Platform Makes Stampin and Then Cutting...Easy!

If you are new to Stamping I’ve included an older video for you to watch about the magnetic platform at the end of this post

Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
Fun patterned paper that coordinates so well with the Painter’s Palette stamp set (#141910)

Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack141657g

 Snow Flurry Punch Bundle
Perfect for Christmas and Winter Cards and Projects




Bell Punch




Click The PDF Below to View All the Items On Sale
Today is the Last Day!


Double Dipping is allowed and encouraged with this special sale!

My Special Offer to You
Place your Extravaganza order with me and receive
5 handmade cards in the mail With a Special Bonus Embellishment from me!
Order needs to be at least $50 (before taxes and shipping)

They will be mailed to you the 2nd week in December
and you can choose from the list below.
Mini Jingle Bells, Rhinestones, Pearls or White Perfect Accents
(Email me your choice or I will choose for you if I have not received an email.)

***You need to use this Hostess Code when ordering – BXJ673JU

Magnetic Platform Video


Happy Shopping!
Contact me for any questions you may have.

A Beautiful Tin Card Keeper and 16 Cards /Video!

Want to make lots of pretty cards no matter what you’re experience level, then the new Tin of Cards and coordinating Tin of Cards Stamp Set (sold separately) were designed for you.  You can quickly and easily have cards to send to all your favorite people that will be Pinterest worthy!

It’s one of my favorite things in the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Would you like your very own catalog?  If so click here.  And while you’re waiting you can view it online here.

You can quickly create 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs, even if you are a newbie at card making.  And then you can store them in the coolest navy and white striped card tin.  And the stamp set is one I will use over and over again in other projects.

You know what else I love about this duo?  It makes a great gift for family and friends. Are you making a mental list now?

View the Stampin’ Up! video demonstrating the Designer Tin of Cards Kit and stamp set and the supply list and links further down.

June is a great month at Stampin’ Up!  If your wish list is a long one there are two ways to get more for your money!
  1. Purchase the Starter Kit!  It’s only $99 for $125 in products and then in June you get to pick 2 extra stamp sets for FREE!  That’s right 2 extra stamp sets – any price.  Does not include bundles.
  2. Host an in home stamping party or private class during the month of June and earn an extra $35 with a qualifying order.  Or…have a book party where you share the catalog with friends and family members,

Leave me a comment or question Here!

Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! Retiring Project Kits

Projects Kits are fun and easy and make wonderful gifts!
Let’s take a look at some of the kits that will be retiring at the end of this month.
I’ve included a video with each of the 3 kits
So grab a cup of coffee and a little snack and enjoy!
Order in my online store by clicking on each of the pictures.






Learn how to get your very own copy of the NEW Stampin’ Up! annual catalog HERE.
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and be able to Pre-Order from the New catalog NOW!


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