Stampin’ Up! Final Days of Sale-A-Bration

Banner for stating, "Sale-A-Bration Final Days!

Thinking about ordering some Stampin’ Up! products? Are you thinking about joining the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator team? You just might want to act now.The last day to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion is March 31st, 2017. Stampin’ Up! had added the following items* that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.

List of new free designer paper available for the last days of Sale-A-Bration.
* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted in this list and not the regular item code.

In case you’re wondering, here is how Sale-A-Bration works. Earn free products for every $50 you spend, additional Stampin’ Rewards for a qualifying party, or join and get two stamp sets for free!  That is up to a $104.00 value added to your starter kit!  Drop me a note if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!!

March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


 

 

Stampin’ Up! Make a Medallion

When I saw this card on a blog of my colleague, Jaimie, I just knew that I was going to CASE it. Make a Medallion is a free stamp set in the 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalog. Like, Jaimie, I used a duo of colors—Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

I would not have been able to accomplish this three step stamping had it not been for my Misti Stamping Tool. The tool allows us to place a piece of card stock and then line up the stamp exactly where it needs to be in order to get a nice compilation every time.

The end of the annual Sale-A-Bration promotion ends on March 31st. If you’ve not already taken advantage of the promotion, hurry to see how many ways you can earn free products.

Stampin' Up! promotion for Sale-A-Bration 2017.


March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


 

 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies 

Card stock Cuts

Bermuda Bay:
1) Card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ along
long side.
2) Mat: 3-1/2″ square for die cut
Pool Party:
1) Layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Whisper White:
1) Art piece: 3″ square
2) Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
3) Mat: 3-1/2″ square
DSP Cupcakes & Carousels:
1) 3″ square

Stampin’ Up! March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Image of cards and bags, each with a bunny face.

Yeah, my March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived in the mail yesterday. The little gift bags and cards are so, so cute! The kit, called Bunny Buddies, will create nine treat holders and nine cards.

Here are some close-up views of the creations.

Each Paper Pumpkin kit provides all supplies necessary to create the project(s) and easy to follow directions. For this month the supplies are imaged immediately below.

In addition, Stampin’ Up! created a video showing more details about creating this month’s kit.:

Heads up

If you’re interested in obtaining a subscription to the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit you’d be wise to subscribe before the 31st of March so that you’ll earn at least one (or more) free 2017 Sale-A-Bration products.

Paper Pumpkin promotion banner

Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are available in a variety of prepaid subscriptions—pay as you go, 3-months, 6-months, or 12-months (one year).

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55
Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item(valid until 31 March 2017).

6-month Prepaid Subscription (137860) $114
Get a 6-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for two FREE Sale-A-Bration items (valid until 31 March 2017).

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items.


March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit will include a free gift.

Stampin’ Up! Reverse Words

Image of the Whisper White and Peekaboo Peach card stock and Peekaboo Peach ribbon used in this card project.

This quick and easy card was created using one of the free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets called Reverse Words. In order to help to keep the card clean and simple, I used a duo of colors for my palette—Peekaboo Peach and Whisper White.

Card front sporting the color Peekaboo Peach and the sentiment "Cheers."

The card stock (cuts listed near the end of the post) used for this project were Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, and the 2016–2018 In Color designer series paper stack.

The sentiment, “Just a Note,” is from the Better Together stamp set was used on the Whisper White interior message panel.

I find rounded corners soft and pleasing. Stampin’ Up! has two products that we may use for this purpose—the Project Life Corner Punch or the corner punch that is part of the Envelope Punch Board.

The end of the annual Sale-A-Bration promotion ends on March 31st. If you’ve not already taken advantage of the promotion, hurry to see how many ways you can earn free products.

Stampin' Up! promotion for Sale-A-Bration 2017.


March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."

 

 

 


Stampin’ Up! Supply List

Card Cuts

Peekaboo Peach:
Card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored on the long side at 4-1/4″
DSP, 2016-2018 In Colors:
Mat 5-1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White
Art Piece 5″ x 3-3/4″
Interior message panel 5-1/4″ x 4″

Stampin’ Up!’s Little Cuties for Easter

Easter card with Emerald Envy and Whisper White card stock; a stamped lamb with a bit of color, a panel of poke-a-doted paper and white organza ribbon.This adorable lamb is here to tell you, “May peace be your gift this Easter.” The card features two stamp sets by Stampin’ Up!—Little Cuties and Suite Sentiments.

The interior of the card is stamped with the sentiment, “May peace be your gift, this Easter,” (from Suite Sentiments), and has a one-half inch strip of DSP across the bottom.

Card stock cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.


March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."

 

 

 


Stampin’ Up! Supply List


Card Stock Cuts

  • Emerald Envy (2): 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored on long side at 4-1/4″ for card base; and scrap about 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for die cutting scalloped edged square.
  • Whisper White (3): 2 panels at 5-1/4″ x 4″, one for exterior layer and other for interior message panel; and scrap about 3″ x 3″ for stamping
  • 2016-2018 In-Colors Designer Series Paper (2): 5-1/4″ x 1-1/2″  panel for exterior layer; & 5-1/4″ x 1/2″  panel for interior message layer

Stampin’ Up! Perfect Mix

Gold and white card with a bit of gold ribbon. An egg carton is stamped in black with one egg covered with a bit of gold polk-a-dot paper. The sentiment reads, "You're One in a Dozen"Every now and then, I like to express a little bit of humor (all-be-it rather dry) in my cards. To that end, the somewhat corny stamp set Perfect Mix was just right for a masculine card that I created for a wonderful next door neighbor who will have a birthday very soon.

Stamped message reading, "Happy Birthday" in deep mustard color

 

The interior of the card carries the Happy Birthday sentiment. You’ll not that I also added a vertical strip of the DSP to the left to create a little more interest to the page.

 


March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."

 

 

 



Stampin’ Up! Supply List

Stampin’ up! Penned & Painted for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Logo for Amy's Inkin' Krew Team Blog Hop

The Penned & Pained stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is just perfect for a spring card. The card I designed for this blog hop contains a very generic sentiment on the card front so that the card is ready for just about any occasion.

Flower stamped in Wisteria Wonder on a white oval that is adhered to the card. The bottom of the card front is layered with a green and white polk-a-dot paper and adorned with a pice of white satin ribbon. The sentiment on the card reads, "Hoping Your Day Is Perfect."

My modus operandi when working on a stamping project is to, first, cut out my card stock and collect scraps of the needed colors from my scrap bin. Secondly, I stamp as much as I can before assembly.

In this instance, the sentiment is stamped directly on the upper forth of the Whisper White panel for the front of the card and the flower is stamped on a scrap of Whisper White that will accommodate the largest Stitched Oval die.

Let’s look at the stamping of the flower (also discussed in an earlier blog post last week).

 

 

 

 

 

 

The images immediately above demonstrate the two step stamping process that is used with the Penned & Painted stamps.Fortunately the stamp has an arrow at the top of each of these stamps that is used to assist you in lining up the second stamp (outline) for a cleaner image. The stem and leaves also use two steps for stamping in the same manner (the green background is used only to set off the piece of Whisper White for photographing, it has nothing to do with the project). After stamping the flower and its stem and leaves, use the largest Stitched Oval die to cut out the image.

Assembly

  1. Adhere the Serene Scenery DSP panel to the bottom (long side) of the Whisper White panel.
  2. Adhere the ribbon across the front of the card just below the top of the DSP panel.
  3. Adhere the Whisper White Stitched Oval with flower to the scalloped Pear Pizzazz oval.
  4. Use dimensionals to adhere the oval layers to the card front.
  5. On the interior Whisper White message panel lie a coordinating piece of designer washi tape across the bottom (long edge) and adhere this message panel to the inside of the card.

A list of Stampin’ Up! supplies and the card stock cuts are found later in this blog post.

This lovely card can be used for almost any occasion.

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If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

Linda Geiger – <= you are here

March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


 

 


Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:


Card stock cuts for this project

  • Pear Pizzazz (2): 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″; and scrap about 3″ x 4″ for scalloped oval
  • Whisper White (3): cut 2 panels at 4″ x 5-1/4″, one for interior message panel and second for layering panel on the front; and scrap about 3″ x 4″ for stamped panel
  • Serene Scenery DSP stack: 5-1/4″ x 2″ panel for base of card front

 

Awesomely Artistic & Detailed Dragonfly

Indigo Island and Whisper White card with matching designer paper from Stampin' Up! The design is a detailed dragonfly cut from Indigo Island card stock and trimmed with rhinestones.

Don’t you just love dragonflies? I do. I’m in the mood for spring and I’m sure that it is just around the corner. Spring is the focus of this card and I’ve used two special products from Stampin’ Up!—Awesomely Artistic stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies.

First I apologize for the poor quality of the image. Wouldn’t you know the one time I mail out a card prior to inspecting my photo results for blog or other use, I find my photography was very punk for this item.

Although the card background appears to be white(ish) here, I did you Island Indigo for my base card stock and used a piece of Whisper White for the first panel layer and for the interior message panel.

A piece of Blooms & Bliss designer series paper was chosen for the two inch vertical piece down the left of the card and a coordinating piece was used for the base layer of the label panel. The detailed dragonfly was cut from a scrap of Island Indigo card stock. The sentiment, “Just for You,” was a stamp in the So In Love stamp set.

Stampin’ Up! supplies and card stock cuts are listed at the tail end of this blog post.


March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Product List

Card Stock/Papers & Cuts

  • Island Indigo (SU #122923) – 2: cut 5½” x 8½”; scored at 4¼“ for base; and scrap about 4” x 3” for delicate dragonfly die cut
  • Whisper White (SU #100730) – 3: cut 2 panels 4” x 5¼”, one for interior message; and second for layering panel; & scrap about 3 “ x 3” for stamping and layered label
  • Blooms & Bliss DSP (*SU #141654) – 2: cut 2” x 5¼“ strip to layer on Whisper White panel ; and scrap about 3” x 4” for bottom layer of label

Penned & Painted

 

It is hard to believe that two months of 2017 have already passed. Soon it will be SPRING and I can’t wait. I’m a big fan of the two (or more) step stamps that have been developed by Stampin’ Up! The two step stamps give added interest and dynamics to any stamping project. For this project I’m using the delightful Penned and Painted photopolymer stamp set.

Image of the completed card front displaying a pink flower with green stem and leaves; pink ribbon and three layers of card stock, as well as the sentiment, "wishing you a beautiful day."

Instructions

Image displaying card stock and ribbon for the project: Sweet Sugarplum card stock and ribbon; Whisper White card stock; and Succulent Garden designer series paper

The checkered pattern in Whisper White and Sweet Sugar plum is refreshing and makes a nice layering panel for the lovely flower in the Penned & Painted stamp set.

At the beginning of a project I like to get my card stock trimmed to size first (card stock cutting dimensions are located later in this blog).

For this card all of the stamping is done using the three Whisper White pieces of Card stock. The sentiment is stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and cut out using the Classic Label punch. One of the border stamps from the Delicate Details photopolymer stamp set (a free Sale-A-Bration item) was used to stamp a border at the base of the interior message panel. The flower and leaves are stamped on the Whisper White layering panel.

 

The image immediately above demonstrates the two step stamping process that is used with the Penned & Painted stamps. The stem and leaves also use two steps for stamping.

Adhere the stamped front panel to the Sweet Sugarplum layering panel, and add the ribbon tied in a bow. Dimensionals are used to adhere this top layer to the card base layered with the DSP.

This lovely card can be used for almost any occasion.

 

March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code 7CKJC3PN when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


 

 

 

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Card stock cuts for this project

Sweet Sugarplum: base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; panel 3-1/8″ x 4″; scrap for label accent
Whisper White: panel 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior message; panel 2-7/8″ x 3-3/4″; scrap for sentiment
Succulent Garden designer series paper: panel 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Panel displaying retiring colors, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, and Watermelon Wonder.

A reminder that the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2017 In Colors are retiring at the end of May. Don’t wait until the last minute to order card stock, inks, and ink refills. The promotion, Sale-A-Bration, also provides free rewards for each $50 order (before sales tax and shipping) is another good reason to stock up before the end of March.