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Border Buddies Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Sunday Series Week 8 - Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampers,

Welcome to week 8 in our series highlighting products from the Sale-a-bration catalog - Alison here this week!

Today I want to introduce you to the delicious Wildflower Fields Designers Series Paper.

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The Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper features:

  • 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Old Oliver, Whisper White

Free Saleabrations Product Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper


I love the bright vibrant colors of this pack of Designer Series Paper.  Since there are 2 sides to each piece you can pick from simple to bold color schemes.  There are stripes and geometric shapes and flowers - so much to pick from in one package!


Free Saleabrations Stamp Set Flowering Fields

 These are such fresh and springy cards using this paper.  The possibilities are endless. You'll want to pick up this paper while you can earn it for FREE during Sale-a-bration.

Don't forget to check out the Flowering Fields Stamp Set that matches the paper - both are Sale-a-bration and are free with $50 purchase - so buy $100 and get both FREE!

 Want Stamps?

CLICK HERE to order from Alison in Canada       

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Flowering Fields - Fresh and Springy...and FREE!

Hello Stampers,

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

Stampin' Up! has truly outdone themselves with this year's Sale-a-bration reward offerings.  There's paper and stamps and accessories, oh my! Today I wanted to share some lovely samples using the Flowering Fields stamp set.  It coordinates with the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (also a FREE offering) and it will be featured in our Sale-a-bration Sunday Share tomorrow so make sure to check in then!

Flowering Fields Stamp Set Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper

In this card by Ginny Duncan, the Designer Series Paper is offset slightly to show more of the other piece below.  The sentiment is from the Greatest Greetings stamp set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  Don't you just love the font?  I love how you can leave the flowers as a soft outline image or colour with inks and paired with the matching Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper make for a simple and elegant card!

 Free Saleabrations Stamp Set Flowering Fields 2

It's so simple to  color the images with an Aqua Painter and our inks.  This card shows how you can look like an artist with some simple watercoloring.  And DON'T stay in the lines - it will look more like a watercolor painting and you'll be less stressed too!

So how can you get this beautiful stamp set for free?  Purchase $60 (Canadian) or $50 (US) before March 31st and you can pick a reward of your choice!  Pretty simple!

Spring is just around the corner and we'll soon be seeing gorgeous flowers in our gardens before we know it - until then "plant" some in a beautiful card and pop it in the mail for someone who might just need to know you are thinking of them.


 Want Stamps?

CLICK HERE to order from Alison in Canada       

CLICK HERE here to order from Patsy in the US

Border buddies



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Botanical Builders Framelits Dies and
Flower Patch Stamp Set

Botanical Builder Framelits dies and Flower Patch Stamp Set

I love when a new Stampin' Up! product works well with one I already own.  Do you have the Flower Patch stamp set?  I never seem to have too my flowers when it comes to hand stamping cards for my family and friends.  Which is why I have a hard time resisting anything with flowers.

Botanical Builder Framelits, Botanical Blooms stamp set and Flower Patch Stamp Set
For this card, I stamped the flower stem from the Flower Patch stamp set using Old Olive Classic Ink. Then I cut out three flowers (one in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Wisteria Wonder) using a flower from the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies and The Big Shot

Love this stitched Bermuda Bay Ribbon I adhered a little piece of patterned paper underneath to just give it some extra pizzazz.  A great way to use up those little paper scraps.

Botanical Builder Framelits, Botanical Blooms stamp set and Flower Patch Stamp Set center

The flower center is Crushed Curry also cut out with the framelits and finished off with a black candy dot. 

Stamping Tip:
Don't have any black candy dots use a black sharpie to color one of your other candy dots.

My favorite flower is a Daisey - what is yours?

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Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me for a FREE Great Bonus PDF Tutorial

Every month I look forward to the email that says…

I’m on my way! 

And then I wait for my Paper Pumpkin to arrive in my mailbox and can’t wait to open it up and see what stamp set and supplies I have this month to create!

Watch the Video to see what came in my January Paper Pumpkin


Paper Pumpkin includes:

  • directions with images
  • photopolymer stamp set
  • a clear block if this is your first box
  • the ink
  • paper supplies
  • embellishments

All you will need to provide is a scissor and some adhesive.

Paper pumpkin on sale

Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-brations!  Until March 31, 2016 you can subscriber to my paper pumpkin at the discounted price of $55.00 for Three Months but the best part is you can choose a Free Sale-a-bration item along with your three month subscription.  

You can view the free Sale-A-Bration products HERE.

January 2016 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Projects

Bonus FREE PDF Tutorial:
Here is a sampling of some of the alternative projects from the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin.

Starting in February each month that you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, you will receive a FREE  PDF tutorial attached that includes six plus alternative projects using the products from that months kit.   This offer is not through Stamipn' Up! and is only good through me Patsy Waggoner.

How It Works

When you place your order at my online store, you’ll receive an e-mail with instructions and a redemption code to redeem the prepaid subscription. (There's even a link to a gift card if the subscription is for someone else.)

Go to and enter the redemption code.

Click here for step by step instructions  on how to use your Paper Pumpkin redemption code.

Start enjoying your monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit the very next month!

Order Paper Pumpkin from me today

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Border Buddies - Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Sunday Series Week 7

Hello Stampers,

This week we are sharing another great Sale-a-bration product you can get free with a qualifying order. 

Memories in the Making Project Life #stampinup #projectlife 2

Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection.  Now don't all you card makers run off before you see how these amazing cards can be used for card making!

Memories in the Making Project Life #stampinup #projectlife 3
For you scrapbookers, Project Life makes memory keeping super simple: just slip your photos and cards into Photo Pocket Pages, and you’re done.  Simple, but beautiful!

Memories in the Making Project Life #stampinup #projectlife

Or if you can't resist adding some stamping and embellishments the options are endless.  

Memories in the Making Project Life make cards with it! #stampinup #projectlife

And as I promised you card makers look at this super cut shaker card made using the cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection.


Want to see more about this collection and how the specialty finishes on these cards add extra pizzazz to your scrapbooks and memory albums then just watch the video Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection by Stampin’ Up!

CLICK HERE to find out Three ways to earn this product free or another Saleabration product of your choice.

Want Stamps?

CLICK HERE to order from Alison in Canada       

CLICK HERE here to order from Patsy in the US

Border buddies

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Border Buddies Saturday - Party with Cake

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy Here.

Today is the BIG day we have been planning for a over a year, our daughter Danielle's wedding.  We will be celebrating with lots of cake and cupcakes!  We ordered the cupcakes and some sheet cakes but she wanted to make her own wedding cake.  Danielle is the creative one in the family and for those of you who haven't heard my story before - it was because of her I started stamping. 

Her wedding is of course in Stampin' Up! colors; Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  Thought I would share some pictures of the beginning of the cake.

Cake first layer
The first two layers of the cake are made from rice crispies (it isn't for eating just looks).  One of her best friends daughters was so disappointed they weren't going to get the rice crispy cake to eat at the wedding, TOO FUNNY!

Cake 2nd layer

Can't show you the top layer just yet, the wedding isn't until 3PM today so can't ruin the surprise.  The top layer is a "real" cake and they will cut and eat it at the reception. 

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No Celebration is right without cake and the Party with Cake stamp set (that comes in wood-mount or clear-mount) will be great for so many occasions!  

Party pop up thinlits dies #stampinup

You can make it a top fold card or if you prefer a side fold card you could then add this fun Hip Hip Hooray Pop Up inside made with the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.



Click Here to Watch Video on Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies

What occasions do you have coming up where you will be eating cake? 

Want Stamps?

CLICK HERE to order from Alison in Canada       

CLICK HERE here to order from Patsy in the US

Border buddies

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The Party Isn't Over
New 2016 Sale-a-bration Products Released

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You can now get your hands on three brand-new Sale-A-Bration products!  Don't you love the how they created a shaker card using the balloon.  What a creative touch to use the tussle to create a banner, it just amazes me how versatile stamps can be. 

This is a perfect time to place an order with so many fun Sale-A-Bration products to earn.  LOVE the two new stamp sets that were just released. 

Download the New Sale-a-bration Flyer CLICK HERE

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Party Pants Limited Time Offer Sale-a-brations 2016 #stampinup


This is one of the new released Sale-a-bration stamp sets Party Pants wood-mount or Party Pants clear-mount.  

Balloon Punch #140609 #stampinup

It coordinates with the Balloon Punch in the Occasions Catalog

Check out the Video showing some fun cards made using Party Pants.


Just want to thank all of you who visit my blog and subscribe to my blog updates.  I love sharing my passion for Stampin' Up! products.  Without you I could not do what I love.  

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!


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Best Stampin' Up! Bundle $99 Kit

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All the products used to make this card where either Free or purchased at a 38% discount?

Would you love to buy all your Stampin' Up! Product at a discount? 

Purchase the ULTIMATE Stampin' Up! Bundle (the $99 Starter Kit) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me HERE.   Choose up to $155 in Stampin' Up! product from your wish list for only $99.00.

BONUS:  Join with me and receive a FREE 52 page Card Tutorial "The Best of Border Buddies".   The Tutorial includes, images, supply list and directions for 52 cards.  This offer only good through me Patsy Waggoner.

Be part of a great community my team the Diva & Dude Stampers!

Join with me and be part of my amazing team called the Diva & Dude Stampers for fun pressure-free environment.

I provide a private Facebook chat group you can participate or just lurk, a bi monthly Newsletter with FREE card tutorials, stamping tips and techniques. Occasionally we all gather on-line to share ideas via webinar or facebook.  Would love to have you join us for an upcoming Facebook PJ party!.

How does it work?

  • For $99 you choose:   Up to $155* in Stampin’ Up! product of your choice! (*during Sale-A-Bration Jan. 5 – March 31 otherwise it is $125. in product)
  • Free shipping - the kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings
  • Fill your wish list at a 20% discount all the way through June 2016.
  • If you reach $300 in purchases/sales (that is the amount before your discount so it really is less) by the end of the first Full Stampin' Up! quarter (June 2016) you renew your demonstrator discount and benefits for another full quarter.  If you don't you simply drop.
  • No Risk, I call it a Trial Demonstrator-ship. You can enjoy all the benefits & discounts of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
  • There is no obligation to every host a party workshop or sell product and no pressure from me!

Stampn up starter kit $99.

I purchased my starter kit in August of 1998 - the starter kits back then were $295. I had to think long and hard.  But today with the inexpensive starter kit and a discount the minute you join why wouldn't you? You have nothing to lose

Just a word of caution however:  When I purchased the starter kit in August of 1998 I NEVER intended to be a demonstrator for 18 years.  Eighteen years of doing what I love and sharing it with amazing stampers like you.  

Did you know there are countless articles on the benefits of being creative?  It feeds our soles. I enjoyed this post The 7 Ways we Benefit from Creativity Carve out some time to stamp!

Would love to have you join with me!


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Border Buddy Sketch - BB006 Paper Toile Technique

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Sketch Day today and it's Alison here this month.

On the third Wednesday of each month, Patsy and I post a sketch with some samples and invite you to join along and make your own card using our sketch.  We'd love to have you share your creations on our facebook pages. 


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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!) It's important to post your picture under the Border Buddy post so we can easily find it! Just click on the comments and the little camera icon and add your picture.
  • You can submit as many samples as you wish - Please use BB006 for your card

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

Here is Patsy's card - I love the way she used the vases and had them appear above and below the "break" - so effective!


Here's a card I made using the sketch this month.

Border Buddy Sketch 0006 Best Thoughts Stamp Set

I used the Paper Toile technique which is achieved by stamping multiple images and cutting them out and popping them up on top of each other with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Border Buddy Sketch BB0006

 The trick is to make each layer smaller than the one underneath.  My last layer only had one flower popped up. 

Now to a flash back video from 2013 where I show you how to do this technique.  I noticed that I had a few bloopers in this one but you'll get the idea!  

Vivid Vases Stamp Set #stampinup

Here is Patsy's take on this weeks Sketch using Vivid Vases Single Stamp.

Want Stamps?

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Stampin' Up! Botanical Builders Framelits Dies

Botanical Blooms stamp set and Pretty Petals Patterned paper

There is no end to the cards you an create with the Stampin' Up! Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  Use them alone or stamp the flowers with the coordinating Botanical Blooms stamp set.  Both of these products are featured in the Occasions Catalog  on pages 26 and 27. 

Botanical Builder Framelits, Botanical Blooms stamp set and Pretty Petals Patterned paper (4)

Card Stock Supplies:

  • The card base is Mint Macaron 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • The next layer is Pacific Point 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Followed by the Pretty Petals patterned paper which inspired the color combination. 2 1/2 x 4"
  • The flower is Calypso Coral with a Basic Black center (scraps)
  • The leaves are Old Olive (scrap)

I simply love the color combination in this hand stamped card and I would never have thought to put these colors together, but I just copied the colors in the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper. 

Stampin up color combination - old olive, pacific point, calypso coral, mint macaron

Want more ways to find color inspiration?  I like to go to My Create, Ink Color Lab which has all the Stampin' Up! colors and you can pick a color and it will give you tons of color combinations.  I think you will find this a great resource next time you stamp up some cards! 

Don't forget to schedule "My time stamping" in your day planner and take some time to enjoy!  HUGS and see you Thursday!

Just 4 more sleeps until the be Wedding Day - I can't WAIT to show you some fun pictures! 

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