Happy Stampers Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Well, what started out as a holiday vacation, turned into a longer than anticipated sabbatical from blogging… But, I’m back today, just in time for the Happy Stampers blog hop!  Today, we have created projects featuring products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!  That’s right, it’s that time of year, the biggest sale from Stampin’ Up! when you can earn an exclusive item for free with every $50 purchase. This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have linked to me from Sandi MacIver’s website. Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects I have in store for you today.  My first project today features one of my absolute favorite items from the Occasions Catalog, the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching Butterflies Thinlits Dies.

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I just love how the collage technique looks with this stamp set!  It seems to lend itself perfectly to layering the images.  For the honeycomb image, I didn’t want a rectangle with hard edges, so I used a baby wipe to wipe off some of my ink before stamping on the background.  I like the softer effect that it affords to the design.

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Isn’t that butterfly just gorgeous!  I love the dimension and interest that it adds to the card.  It is so delicate and intricate, but with so little effort!

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For the inside of my card, I continued the background motif from the front of the card.  I think it adds just the right elegant touch to the project!

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For my second project, I chose to use two new products from Sale-A-Bration.  You won’t believe all the great offerings Stampin’ Up! has come up with this time, but these two are some of my favorites.  The Lotus Blossom stamp set and Irresistibly Yours DSP are truly unique!  I am head over heals for the dimension achieved with the three step stamp set.

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The leaf motif on the background panel comes from the Irresistibly Yours DSP.  This product is different than any other that I have seen before.  Each sheet is white out of the package, but it has been embossed so it perfect for coloring using the resist technique.  All I had to do was use a sponge and some Pear Pizzazz ink to reveal the beautiful leaf pattern.  The best part is that you get six different resist patterns and you can color them to match any card design!  How can you beat that?

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Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  One lucky reader who leaves me a comment will receive the Good as Gold Simply Sent Kit.

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The kit comes with everything you need to make 8 cards in your choice of three different languages!

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To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me which one of the Sale-A-Bration items is your favorite.  I will announce the winner in my Tuesday Updates post on February 3rd!  Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great blog candy!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Mary Deatherage has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!


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Creativity Credit copy

Don’t forget about my customer loyalty program when you place your orders.  I’m offering double Creativity Credits during Sale-A-Bration!  Click here to read more about the Creativity Credits program, my buyer reward program where you earn free Stampin’ Up! merchandise.

Let me know if you have any questions, have fun shopping!

January 29 – February 15 Hostess Code:  XN46DEBT

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a set of rhinestones from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.

New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! January 27 – February 2.

Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through February 2nd.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for Today’s Project

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

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41 thoughts on “Happy Stampers Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

  1. Hi Heather, Your cards are so exquisite! I love the collage on the first card and the colors are beautiful! Your tulip colors look amazing on the second card….beautiful layering and design on both cards! My favorite in the occasions catalog is the Sheltering Tree stamp set~


  2. I love the way you layered the backgrounds, and carried it through to the inside! Going to have to try that. I can’t wait to play with the Irresistibly Yours paper, mine will be here Friday! Thanks for the ideas!


  3. All the cards are beautiful. Love the textured effect achieved with the background images giving a richness and elegance to the card. My favorite SAB product is the Lotus Blossom stamp. Love the depth given with each layer of stamping.


  4. Welcome back to blogging. I was thinking about you and wondering when you would return. You came back with a beautiful card!! Love your idea for softening the honeycomb. My fav from SAB is Lotus Blossom.


  5. Love your cards, especially the Lotus Blossom! I have several favorites from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, but my absolute favorite would have to be the Lotus Blossom stamp set.


  6. Glad you are back Heather. I too took a vacation. After seeing all of your projects, makes me realize how much I have missed blogging. Your cards are beautiful and I love that stamp set. I also love the two ink colors on your lotus blossom card. Thanks for sharing.


  7. I really like both of the cards you made. The butterfly is really a nice statement. I think the other card is my favorite of the two though. All of the layering is great and I just love that flower stamp. Great to have you back blogging. I love to see what you make!


  8. Gorgeous creations! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. My favorite Sale-a-bration item is the Irresistably Yours dsp. I wish that were also available to purchase – it’s great paper.


  9. Your cards are truly lovely! My favorite item in Sale-A-Bration is the lotus stamp set. Not only is the lotus image beautiful, but I love the “kindness” sentiment.


  10. Beautiful cards, Heather, inside and out. That butterfly bundle is truly lovely, as is the lotus and both are nicely used. Good post. Thank you.


  11. The cards you made are beautiful! My favorite new item is the lotus blossom stamp set, because of the depth the three-stamp process adds. The butterfly thinlits must be the talk of the town… So beautiful! Thank you for a chance to win a prize! Best of luck to everyone that enters.


  12. The Butterflies Thinlits dies are my favorite new product! They are perfect for so many occasions. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.


  13. I am looking forward to getting inky with the lotus blossom! I have a class next weekend and I am planning to use it then so the girls can see how awesome it is! I love your card too! Love the whole collage look and such great colors!


  14. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tip about wiping part of the ink off with a baby wipe. My favorite item is the irresistibly your dsp. Used something similar at an expo make and take. Sure hope it makes a future catalog. So many possibilities.


  15. I love the way you use the baby wipes to soften the hard edges of some of your background stamps. It does help to give it more layers and texture. My favorite item in the SAB Catalog would be A Happy Thing Stamp Set. Seeing the little lemon and the fluffy little bird inked in a variety of ways on a card, or a box, or a bag, really does make me feel very HAPPY and helps me look forward to a year of possibilities!


  16. Both cards are beautiful. I ordered all of those same supplies so I can’t wait to CASE them. The butterfly dies and Lotus Blossom stamps are my favorites this year.


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