Fringed and Fabulous Birthday Card

Today, the design team over at Stylin’ Scrappin’ Inkspiration decided to do a post sharing ideas using the upcoming Sale-a-Bration items (if you have no idea what that means, Stampin’ Up has a promotion every spring – this time starting January 28th – where for every $50 you order, you can pick any item in this special catalog to get free with your order; which is what we are playing with today!)  And since I wanted to play along, I dug through my limited stash of Sale-a-Bration goodies to come up with a fun project to share. 

So today I have another “Little bit of this and that” style card to share –

It all started with the pair of fringe scissors on my desk and a vision of this super duper great fringed card that my downline, Stacey shared in our team facebook page.  I took the inspiration of layered fringing and started grabbing what was lying around on my desk. 

This included a card base that got ink and spots on it at a recent card class:

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And the plan to use my fringes to cover it up… because darn it… it is still a totally usable card base!

So, I grabbed some scrap paper and started cutting and layering.

Then I needed something for the top – so Washi to the rescue!  Yup, I used the Gold washi tape and the Gingham Garden washi tape.  Mix and match away!

Where is the Sale-a-Bration stuff you ask?

All in the top of the card!

First up, the super cute sentiment from a new See Ya Later stamp set (and yes, it has a sentiment that says “See Ya Later, Alligator”!  I had to color it in with markers because, well, I just did.

And then see that flower and those diamonds?  More SAB goodies!

These are the Sweet Sorbet self-adhesive cork embellishmentsI will warn you – this isn’t your kiddos adhesive.  I stuck one of those diamonds down and when I decided I wanted to move it, it was NOT going anywhere!  I had to carefully slice it out of my card using scissors to get it to move.  So, word to the wise, they are great embellishments, just make sure you have it where you think you want it before pushing it down.

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamps – See Ya Later (free Sale-a-Bration item)

Ink – Sahara Sand, Markers: Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Daffodil Delight

Paper – Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana

Accessories – Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (free Sale-a-Bration item), Gingham Garden washi tape, Watercolor Wonder washi tape, Fringe Scissors

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Houston, Here I Come!

So, I had plans to write a cute blog post about leaving on my trip… then just a plain project post before I left…. and then I was packing and getting everything ready for my husband to be able to get the kids to school and daycare while I’m away and suddenly it was time to go to the airport and no blog post was up and ready!

But while sitting at the airport and trying to work with unbearably slow internet connections, I managed to photograph a card my mom made for me and gave me right before I left.  Smile 

So, while I fly to much warmer temperatures in Houston, TX, here is a card for you to enjoy!

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Again, this is the super awesome So Very Grateful stamp set and some sneak peek paper from the upcoming Sale-a-Bration promotion.

I’ll be back tomorrow with some projects and a blog hop while Leadership kicks off.

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*  I’ll try to summarize and share the details of the day each night here on the blog, so check back Thursday morning for the full scoop.

See you on the other side!

 

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LAST DAY!! Sale-a-Bration Send Off: Pretty Petites

Well, its been a fun couple of weeks and now here we are on the LAST DAY of Sale-a-Bration.

  • So, if you have been thinking of signing up as a demonstrator and getting the extra 25% worth of stamping supplies for free….. check out the perks and then hit the JOIN NOW button on the left to get going!
  • If you have those last couple Sale-a-Bration exclusive stamps or items (like the awesome Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack) that you were meaning to get….. knock some items off your wishlist in the online store and pick out those last chance items!

Did you miss anything?

Click here to download the PDF

Ok, now back to the last Send Off this week – Pretty Petites and the Petite Curly Label Punch!

Pretty Petites

Now, I’m a total sucker for stamp sets that have matching punches.  So when I saw I could get the stamp set AND the punch both free during Sale-a-Bration…. I’ll admit those were my very first items ordered!

Wanna see some of the ideas that I came up with or I was swapped at Leadership?

Psst! Did you notice the ink spots on the lower right corner of the card?  Know where those are from?  It is one of the stamps in the My Paper Pumpkin welcome kit!  Just because those stamps are exclusive to that kit doesn’t mean you can’t use them on other projects, right? Smile

Here is the close up of the stamped images:

And this awesome birthday card I received as a swap from Lisa Althouse.

Cute, right?

So, now I’ve highlighted Petite Pairs, Vintage Verses, Madison Avenue, and Bloomin’ Marvelous.  I know I skipped Feelin Sentimental, but I somehow managed to miss getting that set.  But if you want another idea, I loved this one from Lori Reid:

So, you’ve gotten lots of ideas.  Leave me a comment and let me know which set or sets are your favorites?

As I’ve been doing all week, everyone who leaves me a comment will be entered into my blog candy giveaway!

I hope you had a great Sale-a-Bration and got all the goodies you were hoping for.


Are you entered?

In addition to the blog candy, there is still time to be entered in my BIG DRAWING!
From free stamps, gift certificates, and more!  Get entered as many times as you want.  Get entries for

  • Every $25 you order by Friday night using hostess code 7BGPE37S (shop online here)
  • Stopping by my Sale-a-Bration send off party on Friday
  • 5x the entries when you let me know you want to host a private party or class!  I even do long distance parties!

Check out this post for all the details!


PS – if you made it this far, be sure to check back tomorrow when a fun new product is being announced from Stampin’ Up!  I’m super excited to share as soon as I can!

 

 

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

See what you can get FREE with every $50 you spend

Don’t miss your chance!  Get your choice $156 worth of products for only $99 when you join my Fun n’ Crafty group of demonstrators by March 22nd!

Sale-a-Bration Send Off: Vintage Verses

Ack!  Can you believe TOMORROW is the LAST DAY for Sale-a-Bration?!  I swear I always find my groove and my love of a stamp or scrapping product right before they are discontinued or become hard to get!  Turns out this is one of those sets.

Yup, I’m talking about Vintage Verses

Vintage Verses stamp set

You see, I had grand ideas for this stamp set…. oh the projects I was going to make with it.  The cool techniques that would be perfect to use with these stamps.

And then life got in the way.

So that brings us to now when I pulled out the stamp set again for one last hurrah before the stamp set goes away for good and turns out it is awesome!

My favorite sentiment is the “There’s Only One You” which I LOVE for scrapbooking.  If you saw my Sunburst Scrapbook Layout then you may have noticed I used this sentiment as the title for that page.  But here are some other ideas you can try with this set:

I just had to try out the Chalkboard Technique with this stamp… anyone interested in a video on this technique?

I received this Butterfly Thanks card from my awesome friend and downline, Pam Wu, which in turn inspired my trying out coloring in the letters of the Thanks in my cards I’m sending out for orders placed this month:

This last card using the Spec-tacular Single Stamp that I thought was the coolest stamp.  I was going to do a whole blog post on it and this card but I wanted to share how cool it goes with the Vintage Verses sentiment so I’ll just have to do another card with this stamp later.  (And just a heads up – the glasses single stamp is only available through 3/31)  So, if you love it, grab it now!

I seriously can’t pick a favorite from these cards and sentiments…. too much fun!  If you had to pick which is your favorite?  Leave me a comment and let me know and you’ll be entered into the drawing for this weeks blog candy.

And stop back by tomorrow for my last Sale-a-Bration Send Off!  I’ll be focusing on Pretty Petites for our let set of shares.  Smile


Are you entered?

In addition to the blog candy, there is still time to be entered in my BIG DRAWING!
From free stamps, gift certificates, and more!  Get entered as many times as you want.  Get entries for

  • Every $25 you order by Friday night using hostess code 7BGPE37S  (shop online here)
  • Stopping by my Sale-a-Bration send off party on Friday
  • 5x the entries when you let me know you want to host a private party or class!  I even do long distance parties!

Check out this post for all the details!


 

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

See what you can get FREE with every $50 you spend

Don’t miss your chance!  Get your choice $156 worth of products for only $99 when you join my Fun n’ Crafty group of demonstrators by March 22nd! 

Sale-a-Bration Send Off: Madison Avenue!

Ready for day 3 of the Sale-a-Bration send off?  Today is a stamp set that I’ll admit, is not one of the first stamp sets I gravitated towards, but turns out you can do some really fun stuff with….

I’m talking about Madison Avenue!

Madison Avenue Stamp Set

Of course you can get this stamp set free with any $50 order, but did you know you can also get it free on top of your earned sets with an order?  YUP!

Just because it is easy to miss, I just wanted to make sure everyone knew that you can get:

Sycamore Street Bundle

Madison Ave Stamp Set

Madison Avenue Stamp Set
+ Sycamore Street Designer Paperimage + Sycamore Street Designer Ribbon & Buttons

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Get these all for free with a $400+ order or party order!
That is on top of the Sale-a-Bration sets you earn free with every $50 you order.

 

Ok, so now, on to the fun stuff!

How about some ideas for what you can do with this set (and that cute paper too!)

I also have a Quick Spring Treat Bag that I shared on a prior post if you are looking for even more ideas.

So what do you think of this set?

Am I the only one who didn’t pick this set first or is it one of those sets that needs some imagination to get going?  Have you seen other fun ideas with it?

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, plus be entered for Blog Candy!

 


Are you entered?

In addition to the blog candy, there is still time to be entered in my BIG DRAWING!
From free stamps, gift certificates, and more!  Get entered as many times as you want.  Get entries for

  • Every $25 you order by Friday night using hostess code 7BGPE37S  (shop online here)
  • Stopping by my Sale-a-Bration send off party on Friday
  • 5x the entries when you let me know you want to host a private party or class!  I even do long distance parties!

Check out this post for all the details!


To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

See what you can get FREE with every $50 you spend

Don’t miss your chance!  Get your choice $156 worth of products for only $99 when you join my Fun n’ Crafty group of demonstrators by March 22nd! 

Sale-a-Bration Send Off: Bloomin’ Marvelous

Yesterday I shared some ideas for the Patterned Occasions stamp set and so today we are on to our next set – Bloomin’ Marvelous!

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I’ll admit, this is a stamp set that I wasn’t too excited about when I first saw it.  I thought the sentiments were cute but the images were just eh.

Well, then I started seeing the samples and I had a total change of heart!  Smile  So, here are some ideas you can try if you decide to pick up this set:

 

And my absolute favorite because it feels so fresh and summery to me:

So see… lots of different looks and sentiments all from one very unassuming stamp set.  What do you think?  Is this a set you can imagine using?

Leave a comment & not only will I love and appreciate your thoughts – but you’ll be entered in this weeks Blog Candy as well!

Join me tomorrow as I share more fun ideas using a new Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

And in the meantime, don’t forget to get your name in the hat for the Big Sale-a-Bration Celebration drawing!  Place an order, attend my Sale-a-Bration send off party on Friday, or sign up to host a private class and you could win one of many fun prizes.  Check out this post for all the details!

To Order Stampin’ Up! Products Anytime, click here!

See what you can get FREE with every $50 you spend

Don’t miss your chance!  Get your choice $156 worth of products for only $99 when you join my Fun n’ Crafty group of demonstrators by March 22nd!  

Sale-a-Bration Send Off Celebration! Patterned Occasions & Giveaways!

Alright, it is the last few days of Sale-a-Bration and your chance to get some super cute stuff absolutely free!

  • Whether you are wanting to chip away at your wish list & get freebies for every $50 you order
  • Want extra bonuses when you get some friends together or place an order of $150… or get even more extras with a $400 order
  • Or have been considering signing up as a demonstrator and getting $156 worth of any products you want for only $99+tax (FREE shipping!!)

You only have until this Friday (Mar 22nd) to take advantage of the deals!

But to remind you of some of the cute things you could choose, I’m going to highlight a different Sale-a-Bration stamp set each day this week… starting with today:

Patterned Occasions Stamp Set

This stamp set has 5 different images to cover a variety of sentiment and card need

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I shared with you a cute way to use the elephant stamp set yesterday with my Baby Scrapbook Layout and so here are some quick card ideas using the other stamps in the set.

I also used the Sycamore Street designer series paper and the Sycamore Street ribbon as well as accents on many of these cards.  I was going for few supplies and a good variety of cards. 

(Ok, so in reality, I wasn’t actually trying specifically to show cards with fewer supplies, but instead had to grab supplies out of my craft room quickly so that the baby could be put to bed in my craft room before I was finished with my cards!  So, I just grabbed a few items and then made a variety of cards using what I had managed to grab. Smile )

And if that wasn’t enough, let’s have more fun with some giveaways!

Sale-a-Bration Celebration Giveaways! 

So, who wants to win some fun prizes?  Me! Me!  Oh, wait…. hee hee

I have a bunch of fun things I’m giving away and a few different ways to enter! 

Want in on the BIG Drawing?

Ok, so all week you can earn entries into my BIG Drawing with a chance to win one of the following.  I’ll be drawing a name for each of these prizes so you have lots of chances to get picked!  You could score:

  • a 9+ yd Spring Catalog Ribbon Sampler 
    (get some of all the ribbons in the Spring catalog!)
  • a Set of 10 cards with envelopes
    for inspiration and last minute giving away
  • Any Single Stamp of your choice
    You can see all your options in this pdf
  • a $25 Gift Certificate

Here is how you can get entered:

1+ Entries Get your name in the drawing for every $25 your order direct through me or via my online store
at checkout, use the hostess code 7BGPE37S and I’ll know you are part of the celebration!
1 Entry Attend my Sale-a-Bration Send Off Party on Friday 3/22 at my home in Bellevue.  Yup, you get an entry just for showing up!
5 Entries Pencil in a date to host a fun night of crafting with your friends!
Pick one of my Awesome April dates and get a stamp set of your choice (valued at up to $14.95) after your party! 
Awesome April dates – the 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, and 21st!

>> Did you know?  With the new hostess codes, you can host a party entirely online or include orders from friends and family across the country towards your party total!  Email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com to learn more about this great way to get a ton of your wish list for free!

So, shop now or shoot me an email to start filling the hat with YOUR name for the drawing!

 

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And while the BIG Drawing is awesome!  I thought I would have a little fun “Thank You” bit of Blog Candy as well!

…. stop by each day this week to check out the highlighted stamp set of the day and leave me a comment and you will be entered to win!  Easy Peasy!

That’s right!  You can be entered up to 6x for this drawing!  Once for each day of the week and ending on Saturday 3/23 at 11:59pm PST.

I’ll be drawing one name on Saturday to win a HUGE variety pack of 6×6 designer series paper.  I have a ton of past paper samplers and extra sheets I cut to show off the patterns and so I’m giving one person a 50 sheet pack of 6×6 designer paper!  With so many great colors and patterns over the last few years, you will have lots of great options for all your paper crafting projects. Smile 

So leave a comment on today’s post for your first entry! 

I hope you enjoy the cards from today using Patterned Occasions and come back tomorrow for some new ideas using another great Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

 

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