Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION FOR 2016! Are you sad?  I can’t believe it.  Today I have my last card to share with you for Sale-A-Bration using the ‘Botanicals For You’ set. This one I made a few weeks ago at a stamping day at my friend Leonie’s.  She CASED it from Pinterest and I CASED it from her.  That’s what friends are for right. 🙂


To get the 3 colours on the image I inked up the top 1/3 in Smoky Slate, then inked the bottom 1/3 in Black.  Then with the Basic Gray marker I coloured in the centre.   The stems are stamped in Smoky Slate.  Then I added some little red flowers for some ‘POP’ of colour.  These flowers are punched from a retired punch.  I can’t remember what that is. It is all layered on some Neutrals Colour Collections Stack with black mats and the base is the Thick Whisper White.  The card is cut lengthways on the card sheet and scored half way so the opening is at the top.

You might not see too well but I stella-d the words.  (Yes, that is a new stamping term didn’t you know!).

just for you

I went over the words with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush for some sparkle.

I did decorate the inside but forgot a photo.  I just added a strip of the DSP and then added another red punched flower.

OK, so I hope you have all your Sale-A-Bration orders in? Tomorrow is too late.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will see you again,

Jenny 🙂


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I know I told you I was going to share some more Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits cards and I will, but I HAVE to show you these bags. I realised the other day that there was less than a week left of some fantastic Sale-A-Bration products. I still had so much of the lovely ‘Perfectly Artistic’ DSP that I just HAD to use. What better way but to use it but to make some bags.

Here they are for you. I thought I would make 3 different ones. I will show you how to make them too.



This cute little pink one is very simple to make. I found the idea on the internet somewhere quite some time ago but I am not sure where now – sorry 🙂


Cut your paper to 15cm x 30cm.  (6″ x 12″)

On the 15cm (6″) side, score at 4cm. (1 1/2″)

On the 30cm (12″) side score at 10cm, 14cm, 24cm and 28cm.  (4″, 5 1/2″, 9 1/2″ and 11″)

Cut up on the score lines on the 30cm (12″) side up until it meets the other score line. Cut off the small tab at the end. Add adhesive on the small tab at the side and assemble. Add adhesive to the bottom tabs and fold up and adhere.

Decorate as you like. I have used the greeting from a Sale-A-Bration set ‘Botanicals For You’. I added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper too for the dazzle factor. To close the bag I simply used a Wooden Clothespin over a folded Paper Doily. 



Here is a side view.


The Mint Macaron is another quick bag. You can find the tutorial to make this bag at ChicNScratch HERE.



This large bag is so easy to make.  I don’t know why it has taken me so long to make one of these. You can find the instructions on a number of blogs.

For mine, I took 2 sheets of the Basic Gray pattern from the pack. On 3 sides, score at 5cm (2″). Cut up on the tabs at the bottom. Place adhesive along the bottom of one sheet and join the 2 sheets together. Place adhesive to the side tabs on one sheet and assemble together.

TIP #1 you could if you like score on the top edge as well when you are scoring and then fold that score line forward to show the inside colour on the outside, if that makes sense? I had decided that I wanted a black edge. I cut strips from black card stock approximately 5cm (2″) wide and adhered that along the top edge. I think it makes a striking contrast.

TIP #2 for your ribbon handles.  I didn’t punch holes in my bags to add the ribbon.  I added the strong Tear Tape to each end of the ribbon and adhered them to inside of the bag.  To cover the ends I punched out an oval in card and adhered this over the ends.  It gives a neater finish I think.


I hope you like these bags. They were fun and I was surprised how easy they were to make. Go and make some yourself. 🙂

Until  next time,


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Say that 10 times quickly! Seriously, sometimes it is hard to come up with names for blog posts!

Anyway, you want to see a card not my posting dilemmas.  Today I have a sweet card for you using the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Flowering Fields’.  I stamped and coloured this a few weeks ago at a team stamping day.  I wasn’t sure  how to put it together then so put it aside until later. Well later was a week or two later!

I decided to go for a slightly different style card.  The flowers are so pretty so I wanted to show them off a little.  We were told at Onstage last year when they showed this set that the flowers are based on Australian natives.  I really struggle with colouring these different colours to what they are meant to be especially the Waratah. I think I used the aquapainter and inkpads to colour them – or was it the blender pen??  It was so long ago I can’t remember.

calypso outside 2

It is a standard size card but I cut off about 5cm (2″) from the bottom on the front of the card.  I adhered some of the Sale-A-Bration paper ‘Wildflower Fields’.  Isn’t it pretty?? I wrapped around some Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon to the front. The finished stamped piece was adhered to a black mat and then adhered to the front with Dimensionals.  Just add your dimensionals to the top sections of the panel.

Then it came to the greeting.  Do you struggle with where to put your greeting on your cards?  You don’t want to overshadow the main image but you don’t want it disappearing in the mix.  The greeting I used is from another Sale-A-Bration set ‘Botanicals For You’.  I love the greetings in this set. Did you have a close look at the greeting on this card?  The smaller framelits or punches weren’t going to work and then the next sizes were too big.  What to do? I have used the “ledge shape” die in the ‘Heart and Home’ Thinlets Dies. I was really happy how that turned out. I will have to keep that in mind to use again.

Here is a photo of the inside of the card.  I stamped one of the flowers on the inside in Calypso Coral and under the paper strip I adhered a strip of black card to give it a lift.

calypso inside

Phew! Thanks for sticking with me with all my dilemmas for today’s post.  🙂

I hope you have a happy day wherever you are in the world.  Thanks for visiting me today.


Did you know you can get free products during Sale-A-Bration?  Ask me how you can.

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We had a HOT day today.  Phew! I felt I was melting.  A change in the weather has come through now which has lowered the temps a bit.  I still managed to get a little stamping in. The fan was roaring but I was in a creative mood.  I did have to stop though in the end after 3 cards because it just got a little too much.

I will share all the cards over time but I thought I would show you the last card I made today.  Maybe it was my favourite from the day, then again I don’t know. 🙂

As I was melting the brain got a little foggy so I CASED this card.  This is a sample of the card on page 5 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue using ‘Botanicals For You’.


It is a cute little 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″) card.

I wasn’t sure what colour it was in the catalogue.  We have so many yellows to choose from. I have made mine in Hello Honey.  The colours for the images are Hello Honey, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride. A little sparkle with Silver Glimmer Paper and Silver Doily.  I realise just now that I forgot to add the Pearls to the centre of the flowers.  I will go back and do that now but just imagine they are there. 😉

This cute set is one of the free choices you can get with your $90 order during Sale-A-Bration.  I hope you have had a chance to check out the catalogues now.  (The links are in the side column).

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope the weather is kind to you wherever you are.  It will be another hot one here tomorrow but then I guess it is Summer and it has been slow coming this season.