January 29, 2019


Sale-A-Bration is in full swing at Stampin' Up! The best promotion of the year actually runs through March 31. If you haven't seen the brochure yet of all the freebies you can get with a qualifying purchase, you can virtually flip through it HERE.

In my card today, not only do I feature two of the products from the Sale-A-Bration promotion, but a stamp from the Annual Catalog, as well as two products featured in the current Occasions Catalog.

The ribbons on the card unfortunately were so popular as Sale-A-Bration freebies, that they are all sold out. It had been five reels of this luscious organdy ribbon.

The cupcake stamp is called Hello Cupcake and can be found on page 6 of the SAB brochure. I love the scribbly lines of the art in this set. The sentiments and the accessory stamps are also pretty sweet.

The fabulous embossed texture that is highlighted in the photo below comes from the Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on  page 25 of the Occasions Catalog. Isn't it just the cheeriest embossing ever?!?

Who doesn't love GINGHAM?? In the Occasions Catalog, on page 35, you can get your fill of gingham Designer Series Paper. Coming with eight 6"x 6" sheets of each of five yummy colors, each sheet features a smaller check on one side and its larger counterpart on the reverse side. The five Gingham Gala DSP colors actually match up with the five colors in the aforementioned reels of SAB ribbon: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist with Whisper White.

The Balmy Blue "celebrate" stamp I used for my sentiment is from a cute set on page 11 of the Annual Catalog called Calligraphy Essentials. All of the words, with one exception, work well with the Stampin' Blends. I know. I've tried them.

In making this card, I was originally designing a card for my February Stamp-In Workshop. I love the way it turned out, and I think my girls would too. Unfortunately, each card requires a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the DSP. When the sheets are merely 6" x 6", you need an entire sheet for each card. Unfortunately, if I am lucky enough to have my full contingent of girls at the workshop, I wouldn't have enough of the Daffodil Delight paper. 

Frustrated at that point, I modified my design a bit and that's what the girls will be creating on February 11. I am keeping that particular design a secret so as not to spoil their surprise. It is very similar to what I show here, but uses a bit less DSP. 

I must note that my photos are not as bright and cheery as the actual colors of the card are. I need to do something with my photo staging system to alleviate this continual problem I've been experiencing recently. I apologize.

REMEMBER SALE-A-BRATION! Stampin' Up! will release additional SAB freebies for you to choose from on February 15! I can't wait to see what more we can select from! If you'd like to shop through me -- and I'd love it if you would! -- you can click on any of the catalog icons on the right margin of my blog. Otherwise, hit the Shop Now button at the top.



  1. I love Stamping Up! I haven't bought any in years but I'm trying to get back into crafting! Loving some of their current freebies! Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday with Oh My Heartsie! I'm having such a blast co-hosting!

    1. I'm so glad you are enjoying yourself as a co-host! If you want any help/advice about getting back into your stamping, please just reach out. I'd love to be of assistance to you!

  2. That's a darling card! I love the colors.

  3. Such a cute card; I just love the Sale -A -Bration promotion and always have the hardest time choosing what to get!

    1. Thanks! Do you realize that Stampin' Up! is coming out with a second release of freebies for SAB? Yesss!