Tuesday, January 10, 2023

ICS January Blog Hop Introducing Sale-a-Bration

It's time to hop a long with the ICS January Blog Hop as we showcase products in the 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. Sale-a-bration is one of my favorite times of the year, with the opportunity to earn free products with a qualifying order. This year there are so many wonderful products to choose from and our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you. 
For my card design today, I thought I would share the Beautifully Happy stamp set, which is a Level 2 Sale-a-bration Reward that you can earn free with a qualifying order. This pretty two step stamp set has a wonderful assortment of images and sentiments to help you create beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. Now if you are like me and struggle with two step stamping, I recommend that you use the Stamparatus to help take the stress out of creating with this versatile stamp set. I was able to line up and stamp all my images and restamp when necessary, to create a the focal design. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the outline and Soft Succulent and Polished Pink to stamp the leaves and flowers.
Products Used:
Beautifully Happy stamp set (item #160804) Level 2 Sale-a-bration Reward
Deckled Rectangles Dies (item #159173)
Double Oval Punch (item #154242)
Stamparatus (item #146276)
Soft Succulent Cardstock (item #155776)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #144237)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Polished Pink Classic Ink Pad (item #155712)
Soft Succulent Classic Ink Pad (item #155778)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185)
Polished Pink 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon (item #155714)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Focal Layer die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
Sentiment Label punched out with the Double Oval Punch
Soft Succulent Cardstock
Matte Layer die cut with the Deckled Rectangles Dies
This pretty card design works well for a variety of occasions and is a great layout for creating multiple cards to restock your card stash. Using the Stamparatus also makes it a smoother and more efficient experience, because once you have set up the stamps, you can stamp multiple cards with the same design. The Stamparatus is a wonderful tool for helping to line up images for two step stamping and giving you the ability to restamp and image if you are not happy with it the first time around. I love how the stamps in this stamp set give the images the appearance of highlights and shading and it is perfect for people who don't like to color. The stamps really do all the work for you. To create the layers for the card design, I used the Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the focal layer and a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock for the matte layer. I used the beautiful Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon to create a loop for the top of the card and the tails at the bottom and attached them to the card base using Mini Glue Dots. I adhered the layered focal image over the top of the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals to add dimension to the design. For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment image with Soft Succulent Classic ink and punched it out with the Double Oval Punch. I then attached it to the focal layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish off the card design, I added one of the Pale Papaya Opal Rounds to the center of the large flower and several of the Polished Pink Opal Rounds to embellish the card front, for a touch of bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore the wonderful new products in the 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. It's a great way to spark your creativity for the New Year. Just a quick reminder that the 2021-2023 In Colors will be retiring soon, so if you love them as much as I do, I recommend stocking up on your favorite products before they disappear. 

Now it's time to visit Janey's blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would appreciate it if you would be 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

Like What You See? Visit My Online Store Here

Visit My Facebook Business Page for Updates & Ideas

Click here to Contact Me

Earn Free Exclusive Products
During Sale-a-bration
Click Below For More Details

Celebrate The New Year
With The January-April 2023 Mini Catalog
Click Below To Visit My Online Store

Join The Stampin' Up! Family
Choose From 3 Amazing Options
Click Below For More Details


  1. Such a pretty card. Great color choice!

  2. This is a wonderful stamp set to make beautiful cards.

  3. Gorgeous! Thanks for hopping with us this month we appreciate it!

  4. Very pretty! I love this stamp set!!!!

  5. Beautiful card! I love how these dies really give your card a vintage look.

  6. So very pretty! Love the colors, that Polished Pink just pops!

  7. This is a gorgeous card and I love the layout!