Be sure to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration promotion. Receive free, exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper packs, and dies with minimum purchases. The sale ends September 30, 2021. That’s about two weeks away. Who doesn’t love free?
A couple of the offerings coordinate with holiday and winter themes and stamp sets. While you may not be in the mood for holiday crafting now, this promotion offers the perfect opportunity for you to save money on your future crafting.
For the last several months, I’ve been playing with all of the free offerings. I try to make as many cards (as time allows) with the sets, papers, and dies. The Textures & Frames photopolymer stamp set (free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping), lends itself to a variety of background stamp techniques. See this post for a host of other card examples.
Today’s card uses the Stamparatus, Stampin’ Up!’s stamp positioning tool, to create a fun background for a bright and cheery birthday card. The Stamparatus sells for $49. Add some adhesive or card stock to your order, and you can choose the Textures & Frames stamp set (or any of the other level one choices — free).
Textures & Frames Hinge-Step Stamping
The video below shows how I created this multi-color background with one of the design images from the set. The “candles” use another of the images; I added rhinestones to act as the flames on the candles. I created the different color candles by applying ink from Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Write markers directly to the stamp. The birthday sentiments comes from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set.
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Earn these products free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping. Click on the graphics to shop directly from my online store.
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Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus, a stamp positioning tool, makes stamping easier for a number of reasons. It helps you:
- get your images and sentiments straight, time after time;
- re-stamp an image if it’s not dark enough;
- stamp repeat images evenly; and
- handle the stamping process smoothly, especially if you have arthritic or weak hands.
And, it lends itself well to some fun techniques, including the mirror image technique. It’s the technique that allows the two sheep to look at each other in the card above.
I used that technique on today’s card with one of the sheep stamps from Stampin’ Up!’s Counting Sheep stamp set. This set and its coordinating Sheep Dies are available during SaleABration — through September 30, 2021. Earn each of these products free with a minimum purchase of $50 (before tax and shipping) for each.
See this post for a variety of other card ideas using these fun, exclusive, and limited-time products.
Be sure to watch the video below to view a visual of how this technique works.
Counting Sheep Mirror Image Technique Video
It’s exciting that Stampin’ Up! offers TWO Sale-A-Bration sales this year. It gives the ability two times each year to earn FREE product with qualifying purchases of $50 and $100. You choose from exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and die cuts.
Just a note: the Sheep Dies are available while supplies last. If they are a must-have for you, get them sooner rather than later. Free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping. Click here to see a PDF of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
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Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration sale continues one more month — through September 30, 2021. Be sure to take advantage of the freebies while you can. Other choices include exclusive stamp sets and fun packages of Designer Series Paper.
This card uses two items you can earn free with minimum purchases before tax and shipping:
- Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (free with $50 purchase)
- Summer Shadows Dies (free with $100 purchase). Coordinates with Shaded Summer stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Find them on page 75. Here’s a post that shows a fun gift ensemble created with these dies.
Summer Shadows Dies Fun Fold
This card also uses a fun fold — the Book Binding Fold. Be sure to watch the video (a Facebook live replay) below to see how this card goes together. The base of the card measures 11 x 4 1/2 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and 4 1/4 inches.
Other Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card include:
- Polished Pink card stock and Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Very Vanilla thick and regular card stock
- Memento Ink
- Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
- Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends
- Polished Pink 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon
Above is the same card created with a Fresh Freesia emphasis.
Below is a similar card I created using the same products as above, but without the fun fold.
Summer Shadows Dies Video
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I love many things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! But perhaps the best part is the stamping community that comes with it .
During my almost-eleven years as a demonstrator, I’ve made so many lasting and valuable relationships with people who share my love of Stampin’ Up! and paper crafting.
I had a chance to gather with some of these women this last Saturday at a local team meeting. (I recently moved to Arizona from Nebraska so I have a great group there with whom I met this summer).
One of the fun things we do is “swap” our card creations. Each person designs one card and then creates enough for everyone participating. Then we “swap” or share our cards. I love that everyone has a different style and likes different papers and colors; it gives us some new ideas to implement in our own craft rooms.
This blog post features a look at the cards each of the participants created. The card shown at the top of the post is a remake of one of the cards I received from Ginger Borneman (Ginger Snap Stamps). Be sure to watch the accompanying video. I share these same cards and discuss them there.
Thirteen Handmade Card Samples
The cards above feature products from Stampin’ Up!’s current SaleABration catalog and the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.
Aren’t these amazing?
It’s easy to become a part of our stamping community. Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s starter kit for just $99 + tax. You then get to choose $125 worth of any product of your choosing, and it’s shipped free. In addition, during SaleABration, get an extra FREE bundle. See the graphic below. You’re not required to host parties or teach classes, just enjoy your discount.
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Welcome to the Team Stamp It Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us as we share our fall-related cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win a Hello Dear Friend card kit.
Beauty of Friendship for Fall Card
My card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Beauty of Friendship stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Find these on page 11 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. (Hint: When you purchase this bundle you qualify for a free SaleABration item — through September 30. You could choose the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper I used on today’s card.)
Fall cards offer the perfect time to bring out the baby wipe technique. That’s how I created the multi-colored foliage image of the tree.
Baby Wipe Technique
This technique is super fun and super easy. Lay a couple of baby wipes on a flat surface. Stampin’ Up!’s Silicone Mat works well as does wax paper. Drip drops of ink from Stampin’ Up!’s reinkers onto the baby wipes. I used fall colors I like such as Mango Melody, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Cajun Craze. The ink spreads as you randomly drop the ink onto the wipe. Be sure to fill in any blank spots.
Then, press your stamp onto the baby wipes, using it as an ink pad. Then stamp the image onto your card stock. You can reuse this “pad” many times to make the most out of your ink. I often move the stamp around on the wipe to get different color patterns. Be sure to experiment with different colors and patterns to get the look you like.
Ink spritzing is another fun technique. I love the sparkle of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. (Get it free with a $50 purchase — before tax and shipping — during SaleABration while supplies last). But, I wanted a different color. So I added it myself.
I poured 91 percent rubbing alcohol into one of Stampin’ Up!’s spritzers and added six drops of Cajun Craze reinker. Then, I sprayed my thin strips of Be Dazzling paper. Just think of all the different colors you could use!
Be sure to watch the below video to see how this card came together.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a free card kit. Congrats to last month’s winner: Elizabeth Paulus.
Blog Hop Participants
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