March 13, 2018


Sale-A-Bration is in its final weeks. March 31 is coming quickly! On February 16, Stampin' Up! had added a few items to their list of Sale-A-Bration freebies that you can get with a $50 or $100 purchase.

One of these latest additions, a stamp set called Eclectic Expressions, struck my fancy completely. Since I was so crazy about it, I thought others might love it too. So, I incorporated the set into one of the projects my girls made for my March Stamp-In Workshop.

Since using the two circles in the set yields something of a bokeh effect, I went with that option for my card, adding the little stars/dots/circles into the mix.

Pairing my Bermuda Bay/Lemon Lime Twist/Night of Navy color palette with the gemstone sheet of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (page 188) proved to be a winning combination.

The "happy" diecut in Night of Navy is, unfortunately, retired. The "birthday" inside the line-y circle is from a Paper Pumpkin set.

Three adhesive-backed sequins in coordinating colors (page 29, Occasions Catalog) finished off the otherwise bare-looking birthday circle. I love those self-stick sequins!

I think the look of this card is so appealing. 
And, once again, it is FLAT -- good for mailing! 
Always a plus in my eyes!

I love the partnership of Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy, don't you?

Following are the list of supplies and the directions to make a card similar to this one.

Eclectic Expressions stamp set (Sale-A-Bration)
Pumpkin Pie birthday stamp
Lined circle stamp

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Lemon Lime Twist cardstock
Night of Navy cardstock
Whisper White cardstock

Bermuda Bay ink
Lemon Lime Twist ink
Night of Navy ink

Big Shot
Word Thinlits
Circle Framelits
2" Circle Punch
Navy/White Ribbon
Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

On a 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the two sizes of circles randomly, cleaning the stamp each time you change colors. To stamp the circles, stamp the first one of a color full strength, then without reinking it, stamp it again in another spot. Add Night of Navy confetti. Adhere this finished piece to the top of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Night of Navy cardstock, leaving a border at the top.

Adhere a 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of the gemstone DSP to the bottom of this panel, leaving an equal amount of border at the bottom as you did at the top edge.

Add a piece of navy and white 1/8" ribbon to the panel, tucking the ends to the back and taping them in place.

Adhere the finished panel to the card base.

On Whisper White, stamp the lined circle in Night of Navy ink. Insert "birthday" into the center of the circle in Bermuda Bay ink. Punch this circle out with the 2" Circle Punch. Adhere it to a 2 1/2" circle cut from the matching DSP.. Adhere the finished circle to the right side, over the ribbon. Add three adhesive-backed sequins in the white space.

Cut the word "happy" from Night of Navy cardstock in the Big Shot with the Thinlit. Using small dots of glue, adhere the word to the upper portion overlapping part of the circle.

Have you taken part in Sale-A-Bration and gotten your free goodie(s)? If not, there's still time, and you can shop through my store!



  1. Such beautiful colors. I love this card and the gem stamps are so fun.

  2. This is a beautiful card. The colors are so pretty! It'll make somebody very happy on their birthday. 😀

    Maureen |

  3. What a cute card! Love the colors :)

  4. Beautiful, I especially love that watercolour gem paper.