Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. I love the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set and the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. The embossing folders were designed to coordinate with the stamp set. There is so much you can do with these…combine images with 2 step stamping, emboss first and stamp images on top, deboss for a letterpress look, watercolor, etc. Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! to see some of the different ways to combine these stamps to make cards for so many different occasions.
This set is so versatile! It works for masculine cards and kids of all ages! You can add some balloons, flowers, or bling to dress it up or keep it simple. I made 2 different cards using the same stamps with Party Animal Designer Series Paper. Which design do you prefer?
I added some Emerald Envy ribbon and the party hat embellishment from Party Animal on my first card. I stamped the inside sentiment using other stamps from the set.
You get a lot of bang for your buck with the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set and Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders.
Here’s a few more ideas to inspire you.
You can Shop my online store to purchase the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set (item # 14301) and the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders (item # 142760). Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with each $50 purchase! Use the January Hostess Code EPGDT3KF and I will send you not 1 but 2 card kits so you can make each of the cards I made today. Thanks for shopping with me. I appreciate each and every order!
Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I’m showcasing the Balloon Adventures Bundle which includes the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. Check out this video as Brandi, from the Stampin’ Up! home office, shares so many awesome ideas and different ways to use the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.
I can’t wait to make that shaker card! I love how these dies can cut, score, and emboss at the same time! And they coordinate with the Balloon Adventures Stamp set! What’s really great is you can purchase the set as a bundle and save 10%. The Bundle price is $53 which means you would qualify for a FREE Sale-A- Bration item with your purchase. Woo Hoo!
Here’s a card I made for my sister’s birthday back in December. I love the pocket on the inside to hold a gift card. You can click HERE to see the original post with all the details to make it.
Here are some more ideas using the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. The first one I made during our Make & Takes at the On Stage convention I attended in Atlanta.
I love how you can make cards, tags, etc. with the stamps and dies in this bundle! And they coordinate with the Balloon Bouquet Punch in the annual catalog.
It’s getting cold out which means it’s time to “Bundle Up”! Click HERE to shop my online store and be sure to check out the Balloon Adventures Bundle. Don’t forget, you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with any $50 purchase. (You can scroll down to see all the Free Sale-A-Bration gifts!) In addition, I always send a thank you gift when you purchase from me. Usually I send my gifts out at the end of the month; however, during my ABC series I am offering a different gift each day when you enter the Hostess Code EPGDT3KF online. Today I will send you the card kit to make the fun fold gift card holder card I made for my sister (pictured above). Here’s a picture of your card kit (below) with everything precut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.(*I stamped the balloons on the original card but am including die cut balloons so you can choose to do it either way.)
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Have a wonderful day and Bundle Up!
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Today is my sister’s birthday. She would want me to mention she’s my “younger” sister. 🙂 (I have 4 sisters and 1 brother.) Linda is always on the go! She likes to be busy and is always planning her next project or vacation. I thought this sentiment from Balloon Adventures (available Jan. 4th) was just perfect for her! She is moving in to a new home next week so I didn’t want to send her something else to pack up and move. I made a pocket card to hold a gift card. (You could also put a check or money in the pocket.)
The Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper, and ribbon are from the Party Animal Suite in the new Occasions catalog. If you are not currently working with a demonstrator and would like a copy of this catalog I would be happy to send you one. Email me and I will get one in the mail to you along with the new Sale-A -Bration catalog.
I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits on this card. I used the largest square framelit and made a rectangle. I did this technique before using the Hearth & Home Framelits to made a double window. You can see that post and directions HERE.
To make today’s card I started with a piece of 4 1/4 x 10 1/4″ Whisper White thick cardstock. I scored it at 2 and 4 3/4″ and folded along the score lines. I added sticky strip and folded the end over to make a pocket. It is a standard size card and will fit in the Stampin Up! medium envelopes.
I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (available Jan. 4th) on this card.
The piece on the front measures 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 and the inside piece measures 4 1/4 x a smidge less than 5 1/2. (So it can fold over easily.) Next I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Whisper White using Pacific Point ink. I used the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut my rectangle. To do this you have to make sure the cutting plate does not cover all the way to the end of the die. I added some photos below so you can see how I cut the die with the Big Shot. I placed the cutting pad just short from covering the die on the left hand side the first time I ran the die through the Big Shot. It cut the die only where I placed the cutting pad on top. Then I lined the die up and placed the cutting pad on top making sure not to cover all the way on the right this time.
I love the look of the Stitched Shapes Framelits! I framed it with a layer of Crushed Curry cardstock measuring 2 7/8 x 4″. Before I attached this to my card base I stamped and adhered my inside sentiment on a piece of whisper white measuring the same as the Crushed Curry, 2 7/8 x 4″. I stamped and punched some balloons and adhered them on the inside pocket. Next I adhered the layer on the front of the card. It is much easier to place it correctly to cover the inside sentiment. Just add adhesive to the left side making sure you don’t glue it to the inside of the card.
For a final touch I made a bow with Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot then decorated my envelope to coordinate. I like the fun bright colors!
If you like this project and want to order the supplies needed to make it yourself, please feel free to contact me. Also, you can visit my online store to order supplies 24/7.
Stamp Sets: Balloon Adventures, Stylized Birthday Inks: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Party Animal Designer Series Paper Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Emerald Envy 1/8″ Silk Taffeta Ribbon