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Border Buddies Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Sunday Series Week 4

Hello Stampers,

If you love the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and bundle (includes Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper & Botanical Builder Framelits Dies) you are going to love the fact that when you buy the bundle (at 15% off) you qualify for the FREE Botanicals for You Stamp Set from the Sale-a-bration offering.  Or if you prefer you can pick the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack.  Both products coordinate beautifully and what's better than FREE?!

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalogue, Botanicals for You Stamp Set, Botanical Blooms Stamp Set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gardens, httpstampcrazywithalison.ca

You can see from the samples how fabulously all the products work together to create gorgeous projects.

Sale-a-bration Stampin' Up! Botanicals for You Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Stampin' up! Sale-a-bration, Botanicals for You Stamp Set, httpstampcrazywithalison.ca

This sample used the Mini Treat Bag Dies (#137547) with the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack and then the sentiment from Botanicals for You is Gold Embossed to make it pop.  So pretty!

CLICK HERE, for complete details how you can earn Free Sale-A-Bration Products.

Want Stamps?

CLICK HERE to order from Alison in Canada       

CLICK HERE here to order from Patsy in the US

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Botanical Blooms & Botanical Builder Framelits

Hello Stampers!

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week!

As you all know by now, Patsy and I have a special FREE Card offer for all of our online customers.  We send you a PDF with full instructions for amazing cards each month and if you spend $50 or more we also send you actual cards in the mail! Yes...IN THE MAIL...like with a postage stamp and everything! LOL In our fast paced world we sometimes forget the power of a handmade cards and the impact it has on the person receiving it in the mail.  Unexpected...just a wonderful surpise.

Our February Border Buddy cards will feature the Botanical Blooms and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. Don't you LOVE it when you don't have to fussy cut out stamped images?

Botanical Blooms Botanical Builder Framelits DIes Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

This card is a "z fold" (that's zee in the US and zed in Canada LOL) design and when you open it up it looks like this:

Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set Botanical Builder Framelits Die www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

This card reminds me of a tropical island.  I love all the textures and dimensions you can create with stamps and layering of all the elements.

Read all about Patsy's Free Card Program for US Customers
Read all about Alison's Free Card Program for Canadian Customers

Check back tomorrow for our weekly Sale-a-bration Post - we are focusing on the matching FREE Sale-a-bration set called Botanical for You!

Products I used in today's card:

 

Want Stamps?

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Happy Anniversary Vase & Flowers

Number of Years stamp set is not just for numbers.  It has this great sprig of leaves and a couple of different shaped flowers. 

3 Number of Years Birthday Card Flowers in Vase Occasions Catalog #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

The vase I made using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch.  I punched the circle then cut off a bit from the top and bottom and then ran it through the big shot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.

Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper Occasions Catalog www.stampstodiefor.com #stampinup

The little strip of patterned paper that runs horizontally across the card is from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

Number of Years Anniversary Card Occasions Catalog #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

It is pretty hard to see in the photo, but I embellished the flowers with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  It is really a brush and it goes on so easy and really shines - making the flowers stand out so nicely.

I finished it off with the 1/8" Gold Ribbon from Stampin' Up!

Measurements:

  • Card Base: Blushing Bride Cardstock 4 1/4" x 11"
  • Patterned Paper: Birthday Bouquet DSP 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Matt: Mossy Meadow Cardstock 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Vase: Calypso Coral Cardstock 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

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Thanks for stopping by stop back Saturday for Border Buddies Saturday! 

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Hope your Day Stacks Up!

2 Honey Comb Happiness Ice Cream Cone Saleabration 2016 #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

Hope your Day Stacks Up sentiment comes from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and is a perfect fit for the ice cream cone from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set.  I embossed the Mint Macaron Cardstock with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Doesn't it go nicely with the It's My Party Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

While the scoops of ice cream took some fussy cutting - sometimes I find cutting relaxing and very enjoyable.

Measurements:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11"
  • Designer Paper: 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Melon Mambo 2 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Whisper White 1 3/4"  x 4"
  • Scarps of cardstock: Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry

2 Honey Comb Happiness Chick & Ballon Saleabration 2016 #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 2

Many of the supplies in the card are the same as the ice cream cone card.  I stamped the chick on the Shimmery White cardstock with the Basic Black Archival ink pad and then water colored it using the aqua painters.  

CLICK HERE to see a video how to use the aqua painters

Measurements:

  • Card Base Mint Macaron: 4 1/4" x 11"
  • It's My Party Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Mat Basic Black: 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Shimmer White: 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Banner Mint Macaron: 1/2" x 2"
  • Banners 5/8" wide

Honeycomb Happiness Chick Oh Hello Card Sale-a-brations SAB www.stampstodiefor.com

To create a bit of interest I just corner rounded the opposite two corners with the Project Life Corner Rounder.

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear which of the Sale-a-bration items is your favorite?  

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Border Buddies Stampin' Up! Saleabrations Sunday Series Week 3

Free Saleabrations Product Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper www.stampstodiefor.com
One paper, two looks. Each sheet gives you two distinct designs—marbling on one side and watercolor wash on the other.

Free Saleabrations Product Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper www.stampstodiefor.com 2

I like to have some of these Stampin' Up! Takeout Boxes on hand.  They store flat and are easy to fold up to create a great little gift box. Simply wrap some designer paper around them add some ribbon and a tag and you have the perfect gift.  The boxes are 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 2 1/2" high and are Food Safe and Acid Free and there are 6 in a package for only $6.00.

Perfectly artistic designer series paper saleabrations #stampinup
Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" | 30.5 x 30.5 cm
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Perfectly artistic designer series paper saleabrations #stampinup close up
Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper gives you two distinct looks-marbling on one side and watercolor on the other. 

CLICK HERE, for complete details how you can earn Free Sale-A-Bration Products.

Thanks for stopping always appreciate it - would love to hear what your favorite Sale-A-Bration Item...
just click here to leave a comment.

Want Stamps?

CLICK HERE to order from Alison in Canada       

CLICK HERE here to order from Patsy in the US

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Happy Birthday Wishes with...
Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set

Hello Stampers,

Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy here.  

Today I am going to share with you a new embossing folder from the Occasions Catalog and stamp set from the Sale-a-brations Catalog.

1 Honey Comb Happiness Ballons Saleabration 2016 #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The the balloons are stamped using the single balloon from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set featured in the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  I stamped the balloon three times to make a balloon bouquet.  I then punched out the three 1" circles and placed them on top of the stamped balloons with dimensionals.

1 Honey Comb Happiness Ballons Saleabration 2016 #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 3

It is hard to see the stunning glimmer on the balloons created with the
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  You almost have to see it to believe it and it really is a WOW factor.

Honeycomb Happiness Balloons Birthday Card Sale-a-brations SAB www.stampstodiefor.com

The Bow Builder punch has been on my wish list for a very long time.   It is quick and easy to make and while the sample is 3D you can easily flatten it for mailing and it still adds a great touch!

Confettie Embossing Folder 2016 Occasions Catalog www.stampstodiefor.com

The textured created on the Mint Macaron carstock was done using the Big Shot and the Confetti Embossing Folder.  I love the un-textured oval center for stamping or cutting out.

Check out more about this amazing time of year "SALE-A-BRATIONS"

Want Stamps?

Click Here to order from Me in the US

Click here to order from Alison in Canada       

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Today I wanted to share with you a fun way to ready my blog and many others.

Have you ever tried Blog Lovin?

"Bloglovin‘ is a tool for keeping up with blogs — a way to manage feeds. Lots of bloggers turned to it after the demise of Google Reader. When you create an account there, you can follow any blogger on any platform, whether or not they’re also signed up. Then, you can log in and see the latest posts from all the blogs you follow in one spot. There’s also an app, so you can catch up with your reading on the go."

Read More about it just Click Here

Let me know what you think.

Don't forget to take some time to stamp this weekend!!

 

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I'm a Little Teapot
Stampin' Up! Cups and Kettles Framelits Dies

A Nice Cuppa stamp set 2016 Occasions Catalog #stampinup #birthdaycard www.stampstodiefor.com 2

I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
I just shout
Tip me over and pour me out

I can't help but break into song when I cut out this teapot.  I used the Cups & Kettle Framelits and Big Shot to cut out the teapot which also coordinates with the A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set in the Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog.  

  A Nice Cuppa stamp set 2016 Occasions Catalog #stampinup #birthdaycard www.stampstodiefor.com

The Tip Top Taupe Polka Dot lace makes a perfect table cloth for our little tea pot.  And when it gets all steamed up the hearts come out!  The heart is cut out using the Big Shot and Cups & Kettle Framelits.

The Happy Birthday is from the Perfect Pairings which is one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets you can earn FREE.

Click Here to learn how. 

Birthday Bouqet Designer Paper & Bold Butterflies Framelits 2

The little flower in the center of the tea pot is cut out from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper featured in this card.   

Click here to see more details about this card.

Cups and kettles

Stampin' Up! Cups & Kettle Framelit Dies in the 2016 Occasions Catalog

 

A nice cuppa & cups and kettles framelits bundle and save

Bundle and save 15%

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it so very much.  I hope you carve out some time to stamp!

Make it a great day!

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Border Buddy Card Sketch - BB005

Welcome to Border Buddies Monthly Card Sketch on the Third Wednesday of each month.

We hope you will play along and have a chance to win a free gift.  

Border Buddies Sketch BB005-001

How to play:

  • Stamp a card using this months Sketch
  • Use only Stampin' Up! Products (can be current or retired)
  • Snap a picture and post it to our facebook pages (doesn't have to be picture perfect!)
  • You can submit as many samples as you wish - Please use BB005 for your card
  • Each time your post a card your name will be added to the drawing.
  • You have until Monday February 15 to post your cards on our facebook pages to be eligible for the drawing.
  • Once we have announced the winner, you have 24 hours to email us with your snail mail address. (we will announce the winner in our Wednesday February  17 Blog Post)

Patsy's Page - US Stamper's Post your card Here!


Alison's Page - Canadian Stamper's Post your card Here!

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and enter as many times as you wish!

We hope you are inspired to sit down and stamp a card using the sketch.  Would love to see lots of cards this month!

A Nice Cuppa stamp set and Cups & Kettle Framelits 2016 Occasions Catalog #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com wisteria wonder 2

Here is my card for this month.  I used the A Nice Cuppa stamp set 2016 Occasions Catalog and the coordinating Cups & Kettle Framelits
Purchase them together in a bundle and save 15%!

  Border Buddy Sketch Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamps Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

This is Alison's card using the Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set and matching Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  AND they are also available in a bundle at 15% off when purchased together! 

Her card also includes the gorgeous Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon (so soft and yummy!).  The flowers are finished off with the It's My Party Enamel Dots!

Border buddies sketch winner

In Canada....
 Jill McCulloch.

In the US...
No One
Sadly you must have all been busy over the Christmas and New Years Holiday.  Hopefully you will find some time so stamp and share your projects.

You can enter more than once month and you can enter more than one card.  I'd love to send you a present in the mail so make sure to go to our Facebook groups and upload your art!

*We will randomly pick two winners (one from the United States & one from Canada).  I will post the US winner on my Blog 

Note:  We can only Ship to the US & Canada.  The Winner will have 24 hours to email us their mailing address so stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!  Good luck!

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"A Nice Cuppa" Stamp Set
Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog

A Nice Cuppa stamp set 2016 Occasions Catalog www.stampstodiefor.com #birthdaycard #stampinup #nicecuppa

Tea Cups have a very special place in my heart.  My mom collected tea cups and often used them when she had friends over for tea.  Every time Stampin' Up! comes out with a stamp set with tea cups - well I just have to have it.  And the "A Nice Cuppa" set was no exception.

A nice cuppa stamp set by stampin' up!

A Nice Cuppa Photopolymer stamp set....

  • Has 11 stamps
  • Totally transparent for perfect image placement.
  • Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
  • Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.
  • Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
  • Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, d, e

This set also has an  awesome coordinating framelit called Cups & Kettles so no fussy cutting!

 

A Nice Cuppa stamp set 2016 Occasions Catalog www.stampstodiefor.com #birthdaycard #stampinup #nicecuppa 2

I finished the heart off with some Basic Rhinestones for BLING and the Mint Macaron and Basic Black Bakers Twine was the perfect final touch.


I would love to hear about any special memories you have about teacups.
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Price: $110.00

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