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Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st, and it looks like we’ll be going out with a bang with so many awesome products available as of today! There’s a lot to take in, so let me break it down for you.

By this point you’re already familiar with the first release SAB items (see them all here in the online catalogue). These items are all available free with a qualifying purchase – a $60 purchase for Level One items, or a $120 purchase for Level Two items.

On February 15th, three more earnable products were released:

All Adorned includes 8 photopolymer stamps and is free with a $60 purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

The Country Floral embossing folder creates beautiful floral backgrounds and lends itself to several colouring techniques – also free with $60 purchase.

 

 

 

And with a $120 purchase, you can earn the amazing Painted Seasons bundle. This bundle includes a full pack of 12×12″ Designer Series Paper, as well a 7-piece Distinktive cling stamp set, with imagery to suit every season.

As my dad always says ….

Starting today (March 1st), there are two more collections of Sale-a-Bration items to get excited about!

First of all, we have this amazing assortment of items that co-ordinate with the Sale-a-Bration items we already know and love. That’s right: co-ordinating dies to accompany So Hoppy Together, Lasting Lily, Hello Cupcake, and Painted Seasons! These items are for purchase, not earnable; prices are in the image below.

And finally, the items below are ones you’ve seen in the annual catalogue, with prices ranging from $8 to $22. Starting today, you can choose these Level One items free with your qualifying Sale-a-Bration purchase!

I’ll be placing an order on March 14th, but if you can’t wait till then, shop at my online store. Make sure you use the current hostess code (FZ4943HY) to get a free gift from me!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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It’s Sale-a-Bration time! This is the most wonderful time of the Stampin’ Up! year, as it’s the best time to SHOP, HOST, or JOIN.

With every $60 you purchase, you get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. These products include stamp sets, designer series paper, ribbon packs, embellishments, project kits … just about everything you could ask for! There are also a few Level Two rewards, which you can earn with a $120 purchase – these include a beautiful thinlits set and a super-size stamp set (16 stamps!).

When you host a party during Sale-a-Bration, you’ll get an additional $30 in Stampin’ Rewards (translation: free products). With your party guests aiming to earn themselves free Sale-a-Bration products, it’s easy to see how your Stampin’ Rewards will quickly add up!

And as for joining, I’ve said lots about that opportunity recently (here and here). So in this post, I’m going to focus on one of the products you can order to earn a free Sale-a-Bration item: The Stamparatus.

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The Stamparatus is available in the annual catalogue at $67CAD. It comes with a foam pad, which you will need for stamping with photopolymer stamps, two extremely strong magnets to hold your cardstock in place, and two removable plastic plates that act as blocks to hold your stamps.

There are several different techniques you can do with the Stamparatus, including two-step stamping and hinge stamping. One of the first things I discovered when I got mine is that I can use it to produce perfectly aligned sentiments every time, and even add emphasis to a specific word or image, as shown below with “you deserve every good thing”. I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, cleaned the stamp (while leaving it in place on the Stamparatus plate), then used a Dapper Denim marker on the word “every” and stamped it again. The Stamparatus ensured that I stamped the sentiment in the exact same place each time.

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Another very handy use for the Stamparatus is in creating multiples. I had a large batch of Christmas cards to finish recently, and using the Stamparatus meant that I could finish the batch really quickly and efficiently, with no crooked stamping or wasted cardstock. I was stamping on a shape I’d cut out with the Stitched Shapes framelits, so I made myself a grid paper template to fit in the Stamparatus, and was able to churn out 40 of these in about 15 minutes. Brilliant!

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I finally got a chance to try wreath stamping with the Stamparatus recently, and it is SO cool! We’re going to to be using this technique at class next week. Here’s how it works.

First you’ll need to create a template from a 6″ x 6″ piece of cardstock, using the largest of the Layering Squares Framelits.

Find the centre of your cardstock, then cut two overlapping squares to create a six-pointed star.

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the same square framelit – it will fit perfectly into your template. Now you’re ready to stamp!

With your template and white cardstock square in place on the Stamparatus, position your flower stamp and stamp it once. Then turn the white cardstock 90 degrees and replace inside the template. Repeat stamping and turning the cardstock until you have stamped four flowers.

Clean your stamp with the Simply Shammy, but don’t remove it from the Stamparatus plate. Turn your cardstock 45 degrees so the flower stamp will land in between two of the images you previously stamped. Use a different ink colour to stamp the flower. Then repeat the steps above of turning the cardstock and stamping the flower three more times.

Depending on what flower set you’re using, you may be finished at this point, or you may have the option of using an outline stamp to add detail, as in the case of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, which I was using. Line up the flower outline stamp on your stamped cardstock, then use the Stamparatus hinge to pick it up. Stamp and turn the cardstock until you have outlined all the flowers in a contrasting colour.

And here’s the finished project:

Isn’t that a cool technique? Now you can turn ANY flower stamp (or pretty much any other stamp) into a wreath! Google “stamparatus wreath technique” to see lots more creative ways to use your Stamparatus, then contact me to order yours, or shop 24/7 at my online store. And be sure to share your creations in the comments so I can see what you’re up to!

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I love celebrating special milestones with my team! Stampin’ Up! offers new demonstrators a wonderful incentive program called Quick Start. If you hit certain goals within your first three and six months, you earn terrific rewards. I am overjoyed (though not terribly surprised) that both my new team members hit their six-month targets within their first three months! So at our most recent team meeting, I got to present each of them with a celebratory gift!

I just love this adorable little piggy and her charming, self-assured smile. This will make a great decoration for the craft room, don’t you think? The colouring on the piggy is actually my first try with the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I bought just the one pair so far, but I’m planning to get the whole set as a half-price item when I get to be club hostess next month.

I got to celebrate a milestone too! And what’s almost as good as a milestone celebrated with a handmade craft? A milestone celebrated with jewelry!! First, here’s the beautiful 30th anniversary pin that all demonstrators will receive this year. It’s amazing to think that Stampin’ Up! has been around for thirty years – it’s also their 15th anniversary in Canada this year!


And I was even more excited about this one – my Silver title necklace! I got this necklace absolutely free in recognition of my recent title advancement. I can’t wait to wear it to my next cardmaking workshop and show it off to everyone! It is so pretty in person!!


Here are the swap cards from our meeting. First, my square sampler card using Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper and the Lovely Words thinlit dies. I just posted a tutorial for this card on my monthly email newsletter – if you’re not subscribed yet, send me an email and I’ll add you to the list!
Christina’s card uses the charming and funny Half Full stamp set and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, which I have added to my wishlist after seeing so many great uses of this folder!


Claire wowed us with her decorated notecard box and narrow notecards, both decorated with the stunning Springtime Foils designer series paper. Can you see the shimmer of the copper foil?


This paper is available FREE with qualifying purchase, but only until the end of March! Contact me now to place your order, or shop online and use the hostess code below to get a free gift from me.


Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? I’d love to chat with you! Claire and Christina can tell you that our team meetings are fun, supportive, and informative. Sale-a-Bration is a great time to become a demo, as you will get two extra stamp kits in your starter kit! That’s up to a $297 value for just $135! Hurry as this bonus is only available until the end of March!

How do you celebrate milestones? Do you have a special card or craft project to share? Comment below, I love to see your creations!

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Sometimes someone goes above and beyond with their customer service. I’ve worked in customer service roles too, so I recognize what it takes to shine at this job, and that going the extra mile is truly special. I recently had terrific customer service from a non-profit I donate to, via a super-helpful dude named Ray. I simply had to send him a card to let him know how much I appreciated his assistance!

This card uses the eclipse technique which is so popular right now, as well as the Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper which you can get for FREE with qualifying purchase – but only until the end of March! Contact me now to place your order, or shop online and use the hostess code below to get a free gift from me.

Large Letters Framelits
Labeler Alphabet

Have you made any thank you cards lately? Comment below and show me what you’ve made! I love to see your creations!

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As soon as I saw the Happy Wishes stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, I knew I had to have it! I just love the versatility of this stamp set. And you can get it FREE with qualifying purchase until the end of March! Just look at the amazing collection of sentiments you get:

I’m even running a contest on my Facebook page to see who can come up with the biggest list of sentiments you can create by combining the stamps in this set. Check it out, you may want to enter!

Here’s a beautiful card I made for my February workshop using the Happy Wishes set. It’s shown here with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, but it also looks terrific with the Picture Perfect Party paper 😉

This fun fold (Cut Card Front) creates a big wow, and is easier to create than you might think! Start with your full sheet of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, and score as follows:
Along the long side at 5.5″
Along the short side at 4.25″

Then cut the entire sheet diagonally to make two large triangles. Voila – your sheet of cardstock is now ready to make TWO card bases!

You will also need:
Whisper White: 5.25 x 4 for inside of card
DSP: 5.25 x 4, cut diagonally

Stamp and embellish as desired.

Have you made a card with Happy Wishes, or with the Cut Card Front? Comment below and share your creations! I’d love to see them!

If you want to order Happy Wishes, be sure to get your order to me by the end of March! You can shop online at my online store – use the hostess code below and I’ll send you a free gift!


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Sale-a-Bration is more than halfway over! We have just over four weeks left to earn amazing, exclusive free items with $60CAD purchase.

Last weekend, I had a play with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, along with my Painted Autumn designer series paper from last year’s holiday catalogue. I’m really pleased with the results! This gorgeous stamp creates an amazing texture on your project, with detailed shading that bring the flowers to life.

The above is stamped in Cajun Craze, while the below is stamped in Pumpkin Pie.

And just look what I did for my “Retiring In Colors” card set! What a great way to showcase these bright colours!

Don’t miss out on receiving this beautiful stamp set for free! Contact me today to place your order!

If you already have this set, show me in the comments what you’ve created!

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I just adore this sweet little pandas in the Party Pandas stamp set! As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to create a Valentine’s card using the panda holding a letter.

I’m using up my stash of retired and non-Stampin’ Up paper, but the current Petal Passion paper would work so well with this card. I used my Melon Mambo watercolour pencil to colour in the heart on the envelope the panda is holding, and my Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits to cut out the shapes. It’s a very simple card to create, and is sure to warm the heart of whomever receives it!

Here’s another adorable panda card I created! This card uses two Sale-a-Bration products – Party Pandas and Bubble Over Designer Series Paper! I also used the Layering Squares framelits and the Classic Label punch.

You can get the Party Pandas stamp set (or any other Sale-a-Bration product of your choice) for FREE when you order $60CAD in product before March 31st. You can order through my online store, or contact me to place your order. If you’re in Nanaimo, come along to a class to try out these and other current products!

Comment below and show me what you’ve created with a free Sale-a-Bration product! I love to read your comments and see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!


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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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