Saturday, January 28, 2023

Ink. Stamp. Share. January Monthly Blog Hop Sale-a-bration

Welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share January Monthly Blog Hop as we showcase products from the 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative with these wonderful products. During Sale-a-bration, you can earn exclusive products for free with a qualifying order. 
One of the Sale-a-bration products that I haven't had a chance to play with lately is the Sending Support stamp set. This stamp set is a Level 1 Reward that you can earn free with a qualifying order ($50 in the U.S). I love the variety of sentiments and the mix of fonts in this stamp set and I wanted to use it to create a St Patrick's Day card that would be supportive and uplifting. I paired it with the Friendly Gnomes stamp set and coordinating Gnomes Dies and colored the gnome to resemble a leprechaun. The background was created using one of the designs from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, which is a Level 2 Sale-a-bration Reward you can earn free with a qualifying order ($100 in the U.S.). The combination of greens made it perfect for a St Patrick's Day card. 
Products Used:
Friendly Gnomes stamp set (item #160714)
Sending Support stamp set (item #160822) Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Gnomes Dies (item #159625)
Something Fancy Dies (item #160424)
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (item #160836) Level 2 Sale-a-bration Reward
Shaded Spruce Cardstock
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #
Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #
White 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon (item #156408)
Brushed Brass Butterflies (item #158136)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #
Measurements:
Shaded Spruce Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Strip - 1/2" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock 
Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies 
Stamped and die cut Gnome using Friendly Gnomes stamp set and Gnomes Dies
Inside Layer - 5 1/4" x 4"
This cute St Patrick's Day card is a wonderful combination of greens that gives this design a fresh, cheerful look. I attached the layer of designer series paper to the front of the card base to create the background. The tag was die cut using the Something Fancy Dies from Basic White cardstock and I used one of the small dies in this set to die cut the hole at the top of the tag. I tied a piece of the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon through the hole to add some sparkle to the card. For the gnome, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and die cut it out with the coordinating die from the Gnomes Dies. I colored the gnome with Stampin' Blends Markers and I love the contrast between the Shaded Spruce and Pumpkin Pie that gives the gnome the feeling of a leprechaun. I colored the sleeves and the flowers with Granny Apple Green and I love that the flowers look similar to clover blossoms that you would associate with St Patrick's Day. The shoes were colored with Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers to complete the gnome.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Sending Support stamp set using White embossing powder and die cut it using one of the dies from the Something Fancy Dies. I attached it to the bottom of the tag and then added the gnome to the tag with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I attached the tag to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, centering it on the card. For embellishments, I added several Brushed Brass Butterflies to the tag and Evening Evergreen Opal Rounds for a touch of bling to the card front. For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment with Tuxedo Black ink and adhered the strip of designer series paper across the bottom, before attaching it to the inside of the card. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore the wonderful products you can earn free during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order. There are so many possibilities to explore. Please note that the Gnomes Dies have been extremely popular and are currently available while supplies last. If you would like to order these and/or any of the other products used to create this card, I recommend that you place your order soon by visiting my Online Store to avoid missing out. 
Please take the time to visit my fellow Design Team members by clicking on the links in the Roll Call List below to visit their blogs. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Stamping With Friends January Blog Hop Sale-a-bration Favorites

It's time to hop along with the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share projects created with our favorite Sale-a-bration products. Sale-a-bration is one of my favorite times of the year and there are so many amazing products you can earn free with a qualifying order from this wonderful catalog. Our talented Design Team members will be sharing their beautiful projects with you to help inspire you to get creative. 
It's so hard to pick a favorite Sale-a-bration product because they are all so amazing in their own way. So today I am sharing with you a project I have created with my "new" favorite, the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper, which is a Level 1 Reward you can earn free with a qualifying order. The designs in this paper pack are simply stunning and it coordinates perfectly with the Fragrant Flowers Bundle from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog to provide you with even more options. But, for today's card design, I decided to show how you can use other Stampin' Up! products to create beautiful cards with this pretty paper. 
Products Used:
Framed Florets stamp set (item #161815)
Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper (item #160833) Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward 
Deckled Rectangles Dies (item #159173)
Something Fancy Dies (item #160424)
Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder (item #155428)
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (item #133675)
Fresh Freesia Cardstock (item #155613)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Measurements:
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Layer 1- 5 1/4" x 4" embossed with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies 
Fresh Freesia Cardstock
Large Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies 
Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper
Card Front Frame - 5 1/4" x 4" with center die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies 
This lovely clean and simple card shows how you can take one of the busier designs of this designer series paper and create a beautiful frame for your design. I used one of the Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut the opening in the card front to create the frame. I wanted the center opening to have some subtle detail, so I embossed a layer of Blackberry Bliss cardstock using the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. I love how the embossed flowers coordinate with this pretty paper and add texture to the card design. I attached the designer series frame to this layer and then added it to the card base. For the sentiment, I used one of the images from the Framed Florets stamp set, another one of my favorites, and heat embossed it with Silver embossing powder so that it would pop against the Blackberry Bliss label. I framed it with a slightly larger label from Fresh Freesia cardstock and added it to the center of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish off the design, I added two of the larger Fresh Freesia Opal Rounds to embellish the sentiment label. This simply stunning card design would work well for so many occasions and you could use this layout for other designs in the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore these wonderful new Sale-a-bration products and try mixing and matching to create your own beautiful projects. There are so many wonderful options to explore. 
Please take the time to visit with my fellow Design Team members by using the Roll Call List below. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

New At SU January Blog Hop Sale-a-bration Day At The Farm

Welcome to the New At SU January Blog Hop as we explore the wonderful products in the new 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. This month we have been challenged to create a card design using at least one of the new Sale-a-bration products, as well as a coordinating envelope. Our talented Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative for the New Year. 
When I saw the Day At The Farm Designer Series Paper in the 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog, I just knew I had to create a card with this particular paper design and the Silly Goose stamp set. The bright, cheerful color combination of Daffodil Delight and Balmy Blue is perfect for a birthday card and I just love the images and sentiments in this stamp set. I decided to heat emboss the images with Black embossing powder to help them stand out a bit more against the background and make the white goose pop. The envelope was simple to decorate with a piece of the designer series paper on the back flap, adding a splash of color. This cute card design would be perfect for any age and is sure to bring a smile to whoever receives it. 
Products Used:
Silly Goose stamp set (item #160866)
Day At The Farm Designer Series Paper (item #160835) Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Framed Florets Dies (item #160623)
Stitched Rectangles Dies (item #151820)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock (item #119683)
Basic White Cardstock (item @159276)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154883)
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154830)
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154897)
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154904)
Color Lifter (item #144608)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Measurements:
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Card Base - 81/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 5 1/4")
Detailed Oval Frame die cut with the Framed Florets Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Oval die cut with the Framed Florets Dies
Sentiment Label die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies
Day At The Farm Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
This sweet birthday card is simple to create and showcases the wonderful Day At The Farm Designer Series Paper beautifully. For the main image, I heat embossed the goose with Black embossing powder and colored him in with Stampin' Blends Markers. I added a touch of Smoky Slate around the wings and tail and then blended it with the Color Lifter to give a hint of shading to the image. I fussy cut the image out with Paper Snips. For the background oval, I colored the background with the Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker and then blended it with the Color Lifter to soften it and smooth out the lines. I attached the goose to the oval with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to the oval. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image with Black embossing powder and die cut it with one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies. To assemble the card, I attached the Daffodil Delight oval frame to the card front and then added the Basic White oval to the center. I attached the sentiment to the card front, lining it up below the oval. To embellish the card, I added several of the Pale Papaya Opal Rounds for a touch of bling. For the envelope flap, I added some adhesive and then attached a piece of the coordinating designer series paper. I trimmed around the edge of the flap with Paper Snips to finish it off. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design and matching envelope will help inspire you to create your own beautiful projects. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore in the new 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. 
Please take the time to visit our Design Team members' blogs by using the Roll Call List below. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Stamping Inkspiration January Blog Hop Glimmer & Shine Sketch Challenge


Welcome to the Stamping Inkspiration January Blog Hop as we start off 2023 with a Sketch Challenge with some Glimmer and Shine. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative for the New Year. We will each be using the sketch below to create our projects as well as incorporating some glimmer and shine to add some bling. 

For my card design today, I thought I would have some fun with two of the new Sale-a-bration Rewards available to earn free with a qualifying order. The Adorable Owls stamp set (Level 1 Reward) is so much fun to create with and pairs beautifully with the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (Level 2 Reward). I decided to create a fun birthday card using today's sketch and add some bling using Gold embossing, Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and the new Iridescent Pastel Gems in the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. This sweet card design is perfect for people of all ages and is sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face. 
Products Used:
Adorable Owls stamp set (item #160269) Sale-a-bration Level 1 Reward
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (item #160836) Level 2 Reward 
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Gold & Rose Gold 6"x6" Metallic Specialty Paper (item #156844)
Coastal Cabana Cardstock (item #131297)
Balmy Blue Cardstock (item #146982)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154882)
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154906)
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154830)
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154894)
Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #155519)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Iridescent Pastel Gems (item #160429)
Measurements:
Coastal Cabana Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Stitched Square die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Balmy Blue Cardstock
Small Stitched Label die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Medium Stitched Square die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Owl heat embossed and fussy cut from the Adorable Owls stamp set
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
Strip - 1" x 5 1/4"
This cute card design is easy to assemble and would work well for a variety of occasions. I chose the colors for my card design from the piece of designer series paper from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. I attached the piece of designer series paper to the card front and then added the strip of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper to the card front, lining it up slightly off center, using the dots in the paper design. For the focal layers, I adhered the Basic White square to the Coastal Cabana Square and added it to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, lining up the corners with the Gold paper. 
To create the owl, I heat embossed the image with Gold embossing powder onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and colored it in with Stampin' Blends Markers. I then fussy cut the owl out and adhered it to the center of the Basic White square. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image onto a scrap of Balmy Blue cardstock and die cut it out with the smallest sentiment die from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I attached the sentiment die using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Using the Clear Wink of Stella, I colored in the owl's eyes and party hat to give them a touch of shimmer and I added several of the Iridescent Pastel Gems for a little bling. I love how this cute card turned out and how the different elements add that touch of glimmer and shine to the card design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to get creative and add a little bling to your projects. There are so many wonderful options to explore with the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Don't forget to earn your favorite Sale-a-bration Rewards for free with a qualifying order. 
Now it's time to visit Karen's blog and see what she has created with this month's challenge. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know how our projects inspired you. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 
If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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