Sale-a- Bration Coordination

What could possibly be better than Sale-a-Bration…?  Seriously?!

Okay… so… maybe new products that coordinate with Sale-a-Bration favourites could be!

I mean, I don’t mind some fussying cutting, but if there is a die that’s going to cut out for you… wouldn’t you be reaching for that? I know, I would be. That’s what this promotion is all about…

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For example… the Sale-a-Bration exclusive stamp sets like the gorgeous Lasting Lily and the fun Hello Cupcake stamp sets, just became a lot more versatile. They now have coordinating Framelit sets you can purchase. Take a look…

There are six new products available this month only, which make crafting with your FREE Sale-a-Bration products a whole lot more easier and faster. A must for any crafter, particularly a busy one! Check them out… four framelits, a punch and a new stamp set…

I know for me, adding the Four Seasons framelits to my next order will bring me closer to reach the $180 product spend, so I can earn the coordinating Painted Harvest SAB bundle. Can. Not. Wait!

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These products will be available to purchase for the month of march, ending on the 31st, or while stocks last, so be sure to pick up your “must haves” really early so you don’t miss out.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC216 – Sale-a-bration

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It’s another week of Caseing The Catty Crew hop time. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Sandra.

This week we are back drawing inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration catalogues.

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Today, I have focussed on technique used on one of the backgrounds of a card. It’s this one on page 13 of the main Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

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See the green card with the juggling frog? Notice the background on the green layer with the stamp Yay!? I loved how that looked from the moment I saw it.

Using the Piece of Cake stamp set, I have recreated that same background.

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Here I have lined up three of the cake stamps from that set on my H clear block. Using Coastal Cabana ink, I stamped them in similar pattern across my Coastal Cabana cardbase.

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I love the way this looks, it creates some interest on what would otherwise be a plain background. I also like that stamping tone on tone keeps it subtle enough to not take over. Plus it’s just a great way to get maximum value out of one stamp set.

To finish off the card, I decided to keep the same colour theme for this week, by adding some Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape to my Coastal Cabana.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday Cake stamp in Melon Mambo and the cake stand is in Gorgeous Grape. I coloured the base with my grape pencil to add some shading. I finished off my cake with some Lollypops and popped them on some circles in Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape. These sit over some Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon and a strip of cardstock in Melon Mambo. Simple but cute.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Kelly Kent.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, Sunday, February 24th.

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Colour INKspiration – CI49

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration blog hop for 2019. We have several new crew members joining us this year too. To kick things off we have an awesome colour combination…

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Don’t you just love beach houses? I love this image and funnily enough, this colour combination was very similar to my last blog hop with Caseing The Catty on last Sunday night, so needless to say, it was very happy to be using these colours again!

I’ve decided to give you a sneak peak… this project uses one of the new Sale-a-Bration launching this week. It’s the All Adorned stamp set and features a number of images and sentiments.

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I think these stamps work really well using the Stamparatus. I think we’ll be seeing quite a lot of fun stamping done with these image stamps. For this card, first I trimmed down a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 100mm square. I lined my Stamparatus with a piece of the small grid paper, I love how the all grid lines line up together – on the paper and on the plates – makes positioning really easy.

I lined up the Whisper White on the grid paper and then positioned my stamp on the corresponding grid on the stamparatus plate, inked up my stamp and stamped it. Rotating my whisper white cardstock four times, and each time, lining it up with the same grid lines, allowed me to stamp in the corners, creating this gorgeous frame.

Layering this piece on some Coastal Cabana cardstock, these went onto Highland Heather cardbase. I cut the cardbase square, 105mm x 210mm and scored in half.

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Finishing off with some simple decorative elements – I stamped one of the flourish stamps, in Pineapple Punch in the middle of the frame, layered a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock over the top which I cut flags to both ends.

I heat embossed butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Black powder, punched them out and layered them over the top. Finishing with some of those gorgeous glitter enamel dots either side of the main butterfly and a simple sentiment at the bottom.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, February 25th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC211 – All My Love

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Welcome to Caseing The Catty blog hop this week where we take our first look, draw our first inspiration, from the first suite in the Occasions catalogue – the All My Love Suite, pages 4 to 9.

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You may have hopped over from Michelle or starting the hop here with me, either way welcome and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the hop. Don’t forget to load up your projects, with this theme, to our Facebook challenge group to inspire us all.

So, this week, I kind of went with a different line of inspiration…. In looking at the ideas and at the products in these pages, another idea hit me altogether. Focussing on the Forever Lovely bundle, I wanted to use those gorgeous roses edgelits from the Lovely Flowers Edgelit die set to make a window. Here is the finished card….

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I cut two of the edgelits around the card front and then used my paper snips to trim the middle excess cardstock out to create the window… here is what the card front looked like before I did anything else with it.

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I just had to use some of that gorgeous awesome Lovely Lipstick foil sheets, in the window. So I cut a card front size piece and used Tear and Tape to stick it in.

Then I set about decorating the front and covering the snipped sections between the two die cuts. I stamped a lovely rose in Grapefruit Grove. The stamp set is a DistINKtive type, so it has that lovely varying tone when stamped. I added some foliage in Soft Seafoam and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

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I wanted to try something a little different with the other end… there is a corner piece thinlit die in the set which you can use to decorate a corner of an element. Here I used it to help cover the snipped section which tied in well with the designed.

I then added the sentiment – punched a label from the Petals and More thinlit dies, stamped a punched Birthday Wishes and layered over the top. Then I added some die cut flowers from the die set and topped it all off with some Artisan Pearls.

Next up in the hop is the clever Monique Fielder.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, January 20th.

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CTC210 – Sale-a-bration

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It’s Sale-a-Bration time!

I love this time of year and this week at Caseing The Catty we are drawing inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue. Welcome if you have joined me here or if you have hopped over from one of our new Crew members, Lauren!

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Sale-a-bration is a promotion that Stampin’ Up! run once a year and it’s when customers earn free products based on their spending or when they host a party or join the team – more information is here.

Today, I’m drawing inspiration from this Blue card… it’s on Page 14 of the SAB catalogue, and using the featured stamp set, Part of my Story.

I just loved this stamp and thought it was perfect to kick off Caseing The Catty with this year. So many people inspire us each day and don’t know that their actions have such an impact, like…. Stampin’ Up!’s concept designers who bring us the amazing samples in our catalogue several times a year; or like my sister-in-law who is changing her families eating habbits upside down to include less sugar, packaged and processed foods and eating whole foods for a healthier lifestyle; or like my best friend and the way she is raising her three gorgeous girls in to the amazing young ladies they becoming. They are all going about their day doing their thing which I find so inspiring.

I started by almost recreating the card as I see it.

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Crumb Cake base card, with two layers of designer paper and the punched sentiment over the top. I did add a layer of cardstock to the base of the designer paper. This card design would be great for those times where we are short on time and need to whip up something.

Thanks to our extremely hot weather late last week, I had a little more time and stayed indoors a lot more! So, I had a little extra crafting time and I added a couple of extra layers.

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Again starting with the Crumb Cake cardbase, I added a layer of Daffodil Delight cardstock beneath the Gingham Gala designer series paper. I love the double-sided checked pattern in this pack and today, opted for the larger check. Layering these together flat, I used dimensionals to fix to the base card.

I used some In Colour designer paper in Blueberry Bushel to contrast. Deciding to frame the sentiment, I settled on one from the Foliage Frame die set in Crumb Cake cardstock to match the base. I had a spare circle shape floating about, so I thought I’d put that to use. I first punched a 2” circle from the circle shape, leaving a frame, which I tucked behind the Foliage die. Then I layered the punched circle inside and overlayed the sentiment. This I stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on some Daffodil Delight cardstock and punched using the Tailored Tag punch.

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A card design for when you have a few extra minutes and some extra supplies.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Elizabeth Gross.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 7pm next Sunday night, January 13th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI28

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Hello for another fortnight challenge with the Colour INKspiration crew. Welcome if you have joined me from our Guest Designer, Cathy or if you are starting here with me. The crew have some really awesome and different ideas using this gorgeous set of colours…

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Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay,  Sweet Sugarplum and Lemon Lime Twist.

I started my card with the Perfect Days Memories and More card pack. I love that pack, well lets face it… I love them all really. This one is Black and White with Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist (with touches of Soft Sky and Sahara Sand too) and coordinates with some design features with the Naturally Eclectic Suite.

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Here I have used a card with a fun design of a speech bubble, which only uses the LLT of the greens. I decided on a Bermuda Bay cardbase with a layer of Basic Black cardstock behind the Memories and More card. I added in the sentiment on top in Sweet Sugarplum. I love how that colour pops of the page against the greens and black. I decided on a combination of stamp and die for the sentiment – the “hello” stamp is from the Eastern Beauty set and the die cut “you” is from the current Sale-a-bration exclusive die set, Celebrate You thinlits.

Before adhering these layers together, I thought the card base was looking a little plain for this. So I embossed it with the new Simple Striped Embossing folder. It made all the difference. Love the texture of simple stripes creates.

I finally cracked open my Party Pandas Stamp set. Very late onto that band wagon – I know. I decided on this one, holding the envelope. It matched the sentiment, I thought. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for the Panda and I added a “hi” from the set on the envelope.

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I fussy cut my panda and decided sticking him on by himself, made him look a little lonely, so I add some decorative elements to help frame him. Punching out a Swirl from the Swirly Scribbles thinlit die set in Bermuda Bay cardstock. and winding some Black metallic thread did the trick.

I hope the recipient of this card enjoys it!

Next up in the hop is Jackie Aitken.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until 7pm, March 12th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC167 – Sale-a-bration

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There are so many ideas in those two Sale-a-bration brochures, it’s no wonder the Caseing The Catty team are back here again with more inspiration for you.

Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have hoped over from Rachel.

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This week, I’m on the simple train… funny, but simple. I’m so in love with the cute Tutti Fruitti cards and envelope pack in the Sale-a-bration exclusive items selections this year, on page 14 of the SAB catalogue. They are just so fun, I think it’s the colours. But the fact that you get pre-printed, cut and score card bases with coordinating envelopes, ready to decorate, is just winner.

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I teamed these up with some other products in the Occasions catalogue today – some Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper and my funny favourite – Birthday Witt. At stamp club last month, we laughed about how funny it would be to team these two together. Today, I decided to try it out.

Keeping things simple, so that the fun would shine through, I created these…

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Taking the fun play on words about dieting, I added some yummy donuts and cookies to the mix.

So that the donuts would shine through, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink and cut them up into individual pieces. I adhered them on with some slight fun angles mostly flat but some with dimensionals for interest.

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I thought this would be a great way to add more fun add add a little more witt by highlighting an appropriate one that would match the recipient of the card. Here I used Lemon Lime Twist ink over the Memento Black to highlight the “Carb free”, this could go to a carb free diet person, just make sure they have a great sense of humour!

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To finish off I added some Tutti Fruitti adhesive back sequins for a touch of colour.

Next up in the hop, is Megan Lenske.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, 4 March.

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Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit

I have another gorgeous little number using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit. Take a look…

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I just love Silver on White, it’s clean and fresh and makes almost anything look simple and stunning.

I posted about all the wonderful elements that make up the kit in this post here. Today’s card uses some of the lovely silver foil printed vellum, washi tape and that gorgeous little paper tassel.

So I started off with a simple card base in Whisper White thick cardstock. I cut a narrow piece of regular Whisper White – 15mm x 105mm and used that as backing behind my die cut word. First I worked out where I wanted all the elements to sit before I pulled out any adhesive.

Once I was happy with the position of each element, I was able use the narrow strip to guide where I wanted my mini silver striped washi tape. Next I used some glue dots to adhere the printed vellum elements, and then on top of those, I used another glue dot to hold the tassel in place.

The die cut word Amazing is a Sale-A-Bration exclusive, it’s from the  Celebrate You thinlit set and is available FREE with each $180 purchase. It’s a set of three which includes the words Celebrate and You also. You can make many combinations of sentiments using just these three words alone. But when coupled with the coordinating Amazing You stamp set, sentiment combinations increase hugely. Plus I love how you can mix and match the different front styles to create lovely decorative elements too. The stamp set is available FREE with each $90 spend. Both of these are available until March 31st.

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I adhered the word using some Fine Tip Glue pen. Once dry I positioned this in place without adhering so I could get a visual on where I needed to stamp the first part of my sentiment – the “You’re”. Next, I tied some Silver Baker’s Twine around the left edge and then adhere the sentiment onto the cardbase over the washi tape. I finished off the Twine by tying a bow which made it look like it was holding the tassel in place.

Last but not least is the bling…. I dotted 3 rhinestone jewels and 2 mini sequins I pulled off the roll of trim and adhered them in place with some more fine tip glue,

I was really happy with how this turned out. Like I said at the start, White and Silver makes almost anything look simple and stunning.

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CTC163 – Sale-a-bration

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The Caseing the Catty team are celebrating Sale-a-bration again. I hope you all have been earning a few of these amazing free items and are now ready for some more inspiration. Welcome if you are joining me from Monique or if you are starting here with me.

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Sale-a-bration this year is awesome and with so many great items to choose from, it does makes choosing what to create with a little harder! But I couldn’t go past the Lots of Lavender stamp set this week. (After all, I did promise this one next!)

I took my inspiration from page 4 of the Sale-a-bration catalogue, with these great ideas.

Here is what I created.

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I started with the box. It’s been a while since making a gift box and the idea of changing it up a little popped into my head. Here I have teamed up Painted With Love Specialty designer series paper with Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I made the box myself… I’m sure there is a template out there somewhere, but this is why I love papercrafting, it ties in beautifully with my graphic design skills. I just make these things myself – sketch it out first, work out my measurements and cut my own template. The design industry is very digital orientated now, which is great, it just means I very rarely get to make mock-ups anymore, hence this… papercrafting, my other love.

So I started by creating a basic oblong tube shape with the printed acetate. Then made a top and bottom from the DSP, kind of like making a box and cutting it in half and sticking it to the ends of the acetate to tube.

I made the bottom shorter than the top as I knew I wanted to add decorative elements to the bottom. I didn’t want them to start to high. I stamped the Lavender in Fresh Fig ink and coloured it using markers in Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum plus a little Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. I coloured the ribbon in Calypso Coral to contrast with the purple tones which coordinates with the DSP.

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I wrapped some Whisper White Organza ribbon around the bottom edge and topped that with some Sweet Sugarplum tinsel twine. Tucking in the lavender behind the organza bow. I filled the box (for now) with that fabulous Ready Shreddie. OMG… you get sooooo much in one pack, it goes such a long way!

As I sat back and admired my handy work, I decided it really needed a matching card. So I went with the card design featured below the box that initially sparked my interest.

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I started with some Shimmery White cardstock and water coloured a background with some Sweet Sugarplum ink and aqua painters. Once dry, I adhered this to a panel of more of that lovely Painted With Love specialty DSP. Then adhere this onto a cardbase in Fresh Fig.

I stamped another bunch of lavender and coloured this similarly to the box so that they match. I adhered this over the top of some of that lovely White Organza ribbon from the Petal Passion suite. Adding a gold tassle, from the Eastern Palace suite, tied with a little more of the Sweet Sugarplum tinsel. The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, stamped in Fresh Fig and punched with the Classic label punch.

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These were really fun to make and I was pretty happy with how they turned out. Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, February 4th.

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CTC161 – Sale-a-bration

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What a week, I’ve been busy creating with lots of new toys this week in prep for upcoming events. Including this one, our second blog hop for Caseing the Catty.

Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have joined me from the lovely Angela. This week, we are celebrating Sale-a-bration time. Which is my favourite promotion on the Stampin’ Up! calendar. There are freebie products for those who shop, host or join during these few months. More info on this is here.

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This week, I started playing with Epic Celebrations. (I must take a minute to thank to my Facebook voters – Epic Celebrations was the initial front runner in my vote request, so I created with that one. But Lots of Lavender did come out in front in the end.  Never fear, I will use that one next!)

As I was creating this first card, I had an idea for a second one, so today I have two card to share with you.

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First up, this one… a quirky little spin on these cute converse style runners.

I had the idea to make one pair stand out of a pile. So using the trusty masking technique, I created this pile of runners. I use my Stampin’ Write markers to colour the Real Red pair and Stampin’ Blends in Light Smokey Slate to colour the rest.

What I discovered, was the different looks you can achieve when colouring with the two different types of markers. Blends gives you a much smoother look as the alcohol allows the colour to spread evenly. Whereas, using markers the ink only goes where you apply it, allowing you to get achieve a rougher much more inconsistent look. Which is not a bad thing when you want that grungy appearance. The Epic Celebration stamps has a style of artwork that lends itself to that colouring style.

For the sentiment – here I used the ever amazing Stamparatus to create a custom sentiment. The gray words are from one sentiment in the Mixed Drinks stamp set, but I only used parts of it. And the Party is from Tabs for Everything stamp set.

I was able to place the stamps in position, use my leaf on the Stamparatus to pick up the stamp. Ink up and stamp in place. Awesome!

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I finished off the sentiment with some Foil printed Acetate, mini sequin trim and some gorgeous Shimmer ribbon in Basic Gray – another Sale-a-bration exclusive item and a gorgeous little Tutti Fruity sequin.

While making the first card, I had an idea for this second card.

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This sentiment is from the new In The Trees stamp set and I thought it would make a fun and quirky Valentines day card. Particularly if you are like me and my DH – not huge on Valentines Day. A less lovey dovey feel to a card is more our style.

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Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen, hop on over to see her Sale-a-bration inspiration.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night,  Jan 21st.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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