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Wonderful World by Stampin’ Up

The Wonderful World Bundle is an amazing gift with purchase offered by Stampin’ Up. You can earn this bundle as a part of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. The bundle consists of Designer Series Paper and a stamp set.

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The images from the stamp set may not appear like much on the case or in the catalog, but WOW do they stamp beautifully! Today I used Blending Brushes, but you could also use our Stampin’ Write Markers to add color to the stamps.

More Wonderful World Cards

Additionally, don’t forget that my inspiration came directly from the catalog. My card doesn’t look just like that one, but it provided an idea to get me started. Remember that the catalog can also be referred to as an idea book!

This bundle can be yours for FREE with a $100 purchase until August 31st or until supplies are gone.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Garden Green Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (Inside) and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (stamping)
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (Inside) and 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Deckled Rectangles Dies: I used the 4th from the largest die.

Hippest Hippos by Stampin’ Up

I am so happy that I chose the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up as my gift with purchase recently. Additionally, I was able to get the coordinating Hippo Dies. They work together to make the happiest cards! And the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper just pulled everything else together.

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Orchid Oasis is my favorite of the new In Colors. So, I knew that I would be using that color on my card. So Saffron never sees a lot of love and that is why I chose it for my second color. I am not sure why I don’t use it very often!

Stampin’ Up’s Blending Brushes are the perfect tool to lay down color on the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper. I am often asked how I store and clean my brushes. I have a brush for every color of the rainbow. They are stored in a mason jar on a shelf by my desk. I simply swirl my brushes on scrap/grid paper when I am done using them to remove the excess ink. I put them back in the jar. That’s it!

Fun Hippest Hippo Cards

The ballerina hippo was just calling my name as I designed today’s card. It is just the sweetest little image. And the dies offered so many options to add interest to my card. You really need to make sure you get both the stamp set and the dies.

Of course, we cannot forget our other hippo friends! They are just as cute. 🙂 I just cannot recommend the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set enough.

Just a reminder that Sale-A-Bration ends on August 31, 2022. Now is the perfect time to get restocked on all of the basic supplies or order prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, 2 1/2″ x 3″, and scrap for Sentiment and Hippo
  • Orchid Oasis Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, 1″ x 3″, and scrap for Umbrella
  • So Saffron Cardstock: Scrap for Flowers
  • In Color DSP: 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Silver & Gold DSP: Cut down to 3 3/4″ x 5″

Introducing The Flowering Fields Suite

Oh my goodness! The Flowering Fields Suite is simply amazing. It features not just one bundle, but two! Both the Flowering Tulips Bundle and the Tulip Fields Bundle are made up of a photopolymer stamp set and a die set. Watching the video today is an absolute must to see all of the possibilities of the suite.

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Bundle One: Tulip Fields

Using these stamps and dies, you can transport yourself to the Netherlands! You can create row after row of your favorite color tulips. Additionally, with the dies, you can design your own windmill. How fun is that! The designers really hit it out of the park with this bundle.

Bundle Two: Flowering Tulips

The second bundle featured in the Flowering Fields Suite is called Flowering Tulips. The floral stamps are two-step stamps. As a result, you will get great definition in your images. You can even use two different colors for more variety! These dies will not only cut out your stamped images, but they will also cut out blank petals for you to assemble.

In today’s video, I chose to cut out Basic White images and color them using Mango Melody chalk. But I could have also cut them out of DSP or colored cardstock. Inks, Stampin’ Blends, or Watercolor Pencils could have been used to color the cardstock as well.

As for me, this suite of products unleashed a joyful spirit and sense of creativity in me that I hadn’t experienced for quite some time. I hope and pray that the year 2022 will do the same for you! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Penguin Playmates

By far, the Penguin Playmates has been my favorite Sale-A-Bration offering this fall. Additionally, It has been so nice to have Sale-A-Bration heading into the fall season this year! But don’t forget that it ends on the last day of September.

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I couldn’t resist using the striped pattern paper as the main dsp piece on my card. And the colors of this paper pack all work so nicely together. Just a hint of the paper on the inside layer of my card perked it right up!

More Penguin Playmate Cards

This adorable penguin couple is all dressed up for a holiday celebration! I love that the Penguin Place stamp set offers so many little details to personalize the penguins. 🙂 For example, hats, ties, and gifts.

But it looks like our penguin friends need to watch out! That sneaky little fox is getting ready to steal their gifts.
It looks as though this little guy is attending a formal celebration. And aren’t these sentiments clever? Such as, “I like you a lottle. It’s like a little but a lot.” Ha!

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Just Jade: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″, and 2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″
  • Basic White: 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″

Feels Like Home

The Feels Like Home stamp set is one of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration offerings with a $50 product purchase. The intricate images are reminiscent of summer days gone by.

These cards are my color challenge cards for August. I was assigned the colors of Night of Navy, Basic Gray, and Melon Mambo.

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I like these colors. However, I found that choosing stamp sets was the real challenge for me this month! Be sure to watch to the end of the video to see my additional cards. 🙂

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More Color Challenge Cards

This card features the Shaded Summer stamp set and dies. The dies are another offering with purchase during Sale-A-Bration. I stamped and cut out two of these images and glued them together to give a little extra dimension. I adhered the image using dimensionals. Finding an embellishment was quite the task. I ended up coloring some pearls with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker for this card. The small Night of Navy peeking out from behind the scalloped edge is shimmer paper.

The Daisy Garden stamp set steals the show in Basic Gray on this card. The stamp creates such a soft and gentle image. I love everything about this card!

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Night of Navy Cardstock: 1 3/4″ x 5″
  • Basic Gray Cardstock:1 3/4″ x 5″
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock: 3″ x 4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″

Delicate Dahlias by Stampin’ Up

The Delicate Dahlias stamp set is such an all-around great set! Both the images and sentiments are friendly for creating cards for many occasions. And when a stamp set is free, it makes it even better!

In today’s video, we will take this set and use it to create a really easy fun fold card.

Today’s Delicate Dahlias Video

I am glad I decided to change things up from the original version of my card. The embossed background layer with the added Pale Papaya ink really adds a nice touch. And the Pale Papaya ribbon is so dreamy. 🙂

More Book Binding Fold Cards

I made this card with a golden wedding anniversary in mind. The Be Dazzling Specialty Paper adds just the right amount of sparkle! This paper can come off as tacky if you look at a big 6 x 6 piece of it. However, when tucked in here and there on a card, it brings a nice pop of light!

Very Vanilla just makes my heart happy. I really wish that Stampin’ Up would use it more regularly. But for now, I will just sit back and enjoy the beauty of this Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, and Black combination.

In addition to the Delicate Dahlias stamps and the Be Dazzling paper, the Peaceful Prints DSP is another Sale-A-Bration offering. Just a little 4″ x 4″ piece totally makes this card! Cards do not need to be complicated to be beautiful.

I hope that you enjoyed this simple fun fold. It is a great layout to use if you need to just try a few things out or get your creative juices flowing! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock: 4″ x 4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Be Dazzled DSP: 1/2″ x 3 7/8″
  • Pale Papaya DSP: 1″ x 4″

Sale-A-Bration 2021

Sale-A-Bration is the very best time of year for Stampin’ Up customers! On top of the already great card-making products, Stampin’ Up is currently offering free gifts with purchase!

Some Sale-A-Bration items are free with a $50 purchase. Other free items are with a $100 purchase. The purchase amount is the total amount of the product before tax and shipping. Customers are able to mix and match as their total allows. Watch today’s video to see these excellent products up close. 🙂

Today’s Sale-A-Bration Video

Aren’t the Sale-A-Bration products great? There is a little something for everyone! It won’t be hard to earn these products. Have you seen the new Holiday Mini Catalog? Oh, my word! Just the Christmas card items alone blew my mind! If you haven’t taken the time to watch my video showing some of the new catalog items, you can check it out here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/2021-holiday-mini-catalog-preview/

Become A Discount Shopper

Do you know the best way to get all of those goodies on your Stampin’ Up wishlist? Get a discount!!! You should join my team and become a discount shopper. You can purchase a starter kit for just $99. And YOU get to choose $125 in products. You will also get some business supplies included with your kit.

If you purchase your starter kit during Sale-A-Bration, you can ALSO choose a FREE bundle from the list below! That is up to an additional $60 in free supplies!

Please know that you will NOT be required to do anything else! But you will want to stay around and enjoy all of the ideas and support from a wonderful community. Please contact me at sally@thepolkadotlife.com if you have any questions.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Love You Always

Today we are looking at a few items from the Love You Always Suite of products. These products could be easily skimmed over while you browse the catalog. However, this would be a tragic mistake! There are so many products that have absolutely no connection to Valentine’s Day.

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More Love You Always Cards

Please don’t ever be afraid to take products from a suite and use them for a totally unrelated project. In this case, we are taking something intended for Valentine projects and we are making thank you and sympathy cards.

My first three cards were made by simply adding a sentiment. And they are stunning! The foiling of the papers really does stand out. Alternatively, I took those same three basic cards and added just a little bit of ribbon or trim. I kept the change subtle but this set of cards are lovely as well. It took me a very short amount of time to make cards that look like they took hours to make.

Join My Team

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to join my team! You do NOT have to sell anything to others if you do not want to. You simply become a discount for the purchases you are probably making anyway. To start, you simply select $125 in product buy ONLY PAY $99! in addition, you will get FIVE packages of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper FREE! You can join my team here: http://www.thepolkadotlife.com/join-my-team/

(Shipping is free but your state might require tax.)

I hope that you were inspired today to jump in and make some cards! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Foil Layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Layer: 3 3/4″ x 5″

Flower & Field by Stampin’ Up

It’s Sale-A-Bration time! Woooohooo! And the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper is one of our free gift offerings. It features Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, Flirty, Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron. Many of the patterns are placed on a Basic Black background. All of these colors unlock the possibilities of card design!

In today’s video I actually show you all of the current Sale-A-Bration offerings. So please be sure to check that out! Remember that they are all while supplies last. Additionally, when planning your orders, the free gifts are based on $50 and/or $100 product totals before shipping and tax. Check your totals to be sure that you are missing a free item simply because you need to order $1 more. (I speak from experience!) And you can find the host code for each month right on my blog. That can help you score more free things!

Are you just starting out? Today’s project is perfect for you! It is simple and fast! But casual and avid crafters can add layers and embellishments to their heart’s content! The Flower & Field DSP makes a stunning focal point for these cards.

Today’s Video

More Flower & Field Cards

The Many Messages Bundle is one of the items in the new January-June catalog. It stamps and cuts out 19 different sentiments all at once! Use the bundle a few times using different inks and paper to have proper sentiments for just the right occassion when you need a card in a hurry. Game changer!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Measurements:

Basic Black: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″

DSP: Use your favorite 12′ x 12″ DSP. Cut 1 1/2″ strips from 3 coordinating prints. Cut 3″ pieces from each strip. Mix and match.

Cardstock Layer: 3 14″ x 5″, your choice of color

Whisper White Cardstock: 1 sheet for sentiments, 4 1/4″ x 5″ (4) for inside layers

Card Supplies:

Flower & Field DSP: https://bit.ly/3pRfC9r

Many Messages Bundle: https://bit.ly/359QOS2

Basic Black Cardstock: http://bit.ly/3hInszp

Granny Apple Green Cardstock:http://bit.ly/2Xe0QgA

Bumblebee Cardstock:http://bit.ly/2JKE1xW

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