Monday, January 30, 2023

The Stamp Review Crew: Sale-a-Bration 2023

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  Today we have a special bonus hop focusing on this year's Sale-a-Bration offerings.  This is a great time of the year to stay indoors and get some crafting done while also earning FREE product!  Only through February 28, make sure you check out all the free products by clicking the Sale-a-Bration icon at the bottom of this post.  If you are following the hop in order, you've arrived from the fantastic Cindy Elam's blog.

Today I'm focusing on the fun stamp set Thanks a Bunch.  What a cute spring set!  Makes you anxious for winter to hurry along.

In order to create the crate planks, I used Gray Granite ink and direct-to-paper technique on Sun Prints DSP.  This card also uses the FREE Sale-a-Bration paper Day at the Farm.

Stamps: Thanks a Bunch; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Day at the Farm DSP, Sun Prints DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Gray Granite, Versamark; Accessories: Linen Thread, Gingham Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Blending Brush, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Stylish Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

For my second card, I pulled out the chalkboard technique to create a dramatic pop of color on the black background.

Stamps: Thanks a Bunch; Paper: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Whisper White Craft, Versamark, Chalk Marker; Accessories: Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Sponge, Stylish Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

Hop on over to Deb Burgin's blog to see what she put together with some Sale-a-Bration items. Her projects are always beautiful!


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Sunday, January 22, 2023

SSC301 Razzleberry Milkshake

Hi All!  Time for another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  Today's colors align well with the new Sale-a-Bration patterned paper, Favored Flowers DSP.  This sweet combo lends well to the fun new set, Share a Milkshake.

For this card, I used TGIF Sketch Challenge #403, and here's the fun color combination.

Stamps: Share a Milkshake; Paper: Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Favored Flowers DSP; Ink: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark; Accessories: 2021-23 In Color Jewels, White Embossing Powder, Share a Milkshake Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Falliday Fest 2022

Holiday craziness is over, and I'm impatiently waiting for my Sale-a-Bration order to arrive.  You too?  I took a couple days to make some cards for fun, with the help of Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest challenges.

Gilded Die-Cuts

For this card, I used Mono Adhesive Glue and Gilded Leafing on the Splendid Stems die-cut.  I also wanted to put my TE Simple Strips Backgrounds Christmas gift to good use.

Stamps: TE Simple Strips Background; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Expressions in Ink DSP, Vellum Paper; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Very Vanilla Baker's Twine, Open Leaf Trinkets, Gilded Leafing, White Embossing Powder, Splendid Stems Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

Debossed Inky Resist

Check out this fun debossed resist technique, and how, with the Old World Paper embossing folder, it looks like rough seas.  It's interesting that Balmy Blue and Pacific Point mixture is a lot like Island Indigo. 

Also, while drying, there may have been a fella sit in my workspace.

Stamps: Adventurous Journey; Paper: Balmy Blue, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Old World Paper EF, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

SSC229 Color Combination & FMS567 Sketch

I found some retired patterned paper that was perfect for a past Sunday Stamps color combination I wanted to try.

Stamps: Splendid Thoughts; Paper: Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Nature's Poem DSP; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Dotted Ribbon Border Punch, Splendid Stems Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

SSC300 Yeti to Party Celebration

Hi All!  Welcome to the 300th challenge of Sunday Stamps!!  It's a celebration challenge.

I've been having some post-Christmas travel hiccups in the stamp room, so I was challenged to use the stamp set in front of me on the desk.  It's Yeti to Party again!  I'm getting my money's worth out of this set.

I used some paper piecing and subtle pop up on the arm to give Yeti the proper depth.  By subtle, I mean gluing a couple circle punch-outs together to the backside of the arm.

Here's this week's sketch by Claire.  Join us using this week's sketch, or as a bonus, make it a celebration card!

Stamps: Yeti to Party, Trees for Sale; Paper: Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Celebrate Everything DSP; Ink: Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Charming Landscapes EF, Yeti Dies, Tree Lot Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Jan-Jun 2023 Mini & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs are Here!

Hello All!  Have you seen the new Jan-Jun 2023 Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs yet? I always look forward to Sale-a-Bration, because who doesn't love FREE stuff?! 

I am particularly drawn to coordinating products, and I love that the On the Farm bundle coordinates with FREE Sale-a-bration paper, Day on the Farm.  Also note Sale-a-Bration item coordination with Dainty Delight and Fragrant Flowers bundles.  So fun!

Sale-a-Bration benefits through February 28 include:
  • SHOP: FREE Sale-a-Bration item with each $50 or $100 purchase.
  • GATHER YOUR FRIENDS: FREE exclusive Scenic Garden host stamp set with a workshop of $300 or more.
  • JOIN OUR TEAM: Choose $175 of product, with an optional Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine add-on, for the great Starter Kit price as low as $99.

I like a quick at-a-glance overview of all the FREE Sale-a-Bration items, so I can see what's available and what I still need to grab.  ;)

Click below to browse or download the Sale-a-Bration and Jan-Jun Mini Catalogs. 

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Sunday, December 25, 2022

SSC299 New Year Yeti

Hi All!  Ready for a fun and bright Sunday Stamps color challenge?  I used this week's challenge to create a portrait-oriented version of my Yeti New Year's card, with fun, non-traditional colors.
This card uses Freshly Made Sketches #565, and here are this week's colors.

Stamps: Yeti to Party, Trees for Sale, Thoughtful Banners, Alphabet Rotary Stamp; Paper: Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Celebrate Everything DSP, Gold Foil; Ink: Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Sponge Brayer, 1", 1-1/8" Circle Punches, Charming Landscapes EF, Yeti Dies, Tree Lot Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

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Friday, December 23, 2022

Countdown to Christmas 2022

Here are a few things we made this season for some teacher & friends gifts.  Some adorable reindeer boxes using the Design a Treat bundle, which holds Hershey's nuggets.

Diaper fold candy holder with Ghiradelli snowmen.  Idea courtesy of Melissa Stout.

Some random wrapped candies to bring to events.

And the kiddo wrapped some cookies she baked for the neighbors as a 'thank you'.

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