The Best

Today is the Final Day of Sale-A-Bration for 2022.  Today’s project showcases three of the available ones.  The Hippest Hippos are definitely Smile worthy.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hippest Hippos, Hippo Dies, Dots and Spots Die, Double Oval Punch, 2022-2024 Matte Dots, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This adorable little hippo has such a cute expression!  One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! are the cute animal stamps.  This Hippest Hippos stamp set is a Free from SAB with a $50.00 order.  There are three of these adorable hippos.  They are wonderful to color with Stampin’ Blends, which I have done here.  And besides the sweet hippos, there are fun sentiments included in the set.  This sweet thought is one of the sentiments.

Die Sets

There are two different Die sets used on this card, and both are available Free during Sale-A-Bration.  First is the Hippo Dies.  These come separately from the stamp set, but match perfectly.  Which is a great idea in that if you are not interested in having both, you can choose to one you prefer.  Although for me, having the matching dies simplifies everything.  Also additional dies in the set are decorations for the hippos but do not have a matching stamp.

The second Die set used is the Dots and Spots Die.  You can see that in the “More to SAB” lower in the post.  Actually the Dots and Spots Die is in the current Annual Catalog.  All of the “More” items are in the Annual Catalog.  What a deal is that?  To get them Free on this Final day of SAB.  However, be sure to use the item number listed in the “more” flyer.  It is different than the one in the catalog.

Finishes

Soft colors were what I chose to help the lovely hippo pop a bit more.  And in following that, I gave the little flower a bright color of Polished Pink.  To help that stand out I used the Double Oval Punch to layer the sentiment.  And used more of the Polished Pink as the background.  There is a simple White strip of cardstock for the hippo to stand on and hold the sentiment.  For the final touch I gave the sentiment one of the 2022-2024 Matte Dots in Parakeet Party as its bling.  This gives some sparkle and highlights the Soft Sea Foam layer.

Last Chance

As I have mentioned, this is the Final Day of Sale-A-Bration.  Please do not let any of these items slip away if they are on your Wish List!

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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A Bunny Celebration

Today’s card is another that qualifies as #simplestamping.  This one is a very “clean” card, which is not something I do very often.

 

Stampin' Up!, All Bundled Up, Peaceful Deer, Fine Sparkle Gems, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The All Bundled Up stamp set from the Mini Catalog is so cute!  The various little critters have been used by me several times since the catalog launched.  Animals are a favorite image and these are top notch.  These are easy to color and have some wonderful expressions.  This little guy was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.  To help ground him, I used the light Pool Party Blend and squiggled a bit of a shadow at his feet.

The second stamp set used on this card is the Peaceful Deer stamp set.  Only sentiments were used.  There was temptation for a few of the small images of this set.  However, I restrained myself and stuck with the simplicity of the single bunny.

Layout

A layout of White on White is such a great choice and makes the perfect “clean” card.  But I went just a step further and did some dry embossing on the top layer of White.  Using my Simply Scored, I scored all four sides at 1/4″ and 3/8″.  It does not show well in the photo.  There is a bit at the top you can see. Please trust me that it is on all four sides!  With most of the top layer left white, I thought it needed a little something.  And a few score lines really add to the card.  Plus by raising the top layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, that gives more depth to the card.

The final touch was adding a little bling.  Even a little bunny needs some bling.  So there are three of the Fine Sparkle Gems added above the sentiment.  To be different, I added two that are a Pool Party color and one of a more Balmy Blue color.

Sale-A-Bration

This is the last few days of Sale-A-Bration for 2022!  These Free items go away when the calendar clicks over to September.  And there are quite a lot of awesome items which you can get at no cost with a $50.00 or $100.00 order.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Hey Good Lookin’

Today’s project is a fun and quick masculine card.  This is a #simplestamping card, which means you do not need a lot of products to accomplish.  And that can be the best kind.

 

Stampin' Up!, Stylish Sketches, Amazing Phrasing, He's The Man, Brushed Metallic Dots, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

There are two different stamp sets used on this card.  The first is the Stylish Sketches, which is where the fox is from.  It is a Free with a $50.00 qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  And the second is the Amazing Phrasing stamp set.  This is such a fun set of great sentiment and phrases.  They mix and mingle together or alone.  And it is also a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that is Free with a $100.00 qualifying order.  (Qualifying means it is the amount prior to shipping & tax)

With using a darker piece of DSP for the fox, I knew it would need multiple stampings to be dark enough.  So out came the Stamparatus.  This way I could stamp, check the darkness, and repeat as much as needed.  The sentiment was stamped on scrap paper.  It is actually two different stamps.  The Hey is alone.  After stamping I trimmed around them using my Paper Snips.  The Hey was more squarely cut to emphasize the boldness .  And the other two words were more closely snipped to mimic the Charming Sentiments Bundle where the words are closely die cut.  That is such a fun look!

Paper

The DSP used is two pieces from the He’s The Man Designer Series Paper.  With the fox, I knew I wanted masculine and loved the Cajun Craze striped piece.  But I thought finding a complimentary piece might be difficult.  It was a piece of cake.  The next sheet I pulled out was this herringbone looking piece in soft looking Sahara Sand.  The two work beautifully together.  Using Basic Black cardstock was more to draw more from the fox image.  And it is difficult to see in the photo, but the Black behind the fox is over top of the Sahara Sand DSP.

Finishing

Actually adding the fussy cut sentiment was one of the last things I placed.  They are all raised with Dimensionals.  For the final touch I added three of the Brushed Metallic Dots.  These are so nice and come in three different shades of metal.

SAB is winding down!

There are only ten days left of Sale-A-Bration.  If you have any items left on your wish list, now is the time to place an order.  There are items in the little booklet, which is shown below and can be downloaded.  Or the first photo which has the new additions to the product list for August.  Either way once we hit September 1 SAB is over for 2022.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Hippo Love

This is the last month of Sale-A-Bration for this year.  Today’s card showcases two of the fun FREE items you can earn with qualified purchases. They are a stamp set and matching dies of happy hippos.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hippest Hippos, Hippo Dies, Happy Forest Friend, Tea Cup Dies, Season of Chic, Jackie Beers

 

Stamp Set(s)

The hippo stamp set is FREE with qualified purchase from Sale-A-Bration called Hippest Hippos.  There are three hippos and I used all of them.  The facial expressions are so darn cute that I could not resist making a fun loving type card.  And what is better than a stack of fun hippos?  All of the stamping was done using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. And the coloring is with Stampin’ Blends.  The lighter shades on the hippos are Gray Granite and Smoky Slate.  Smoky Slate is the darker areas.  How well these colors worked on the hippos was a pleasant surprise.

For the sentiment, I wanted something that would fit proportionally to one of the hippos.  Personally I love sweet and small sentiments for little tags.  This one was located in the Season of Chic stamp set.  “Love You” works for most any occasion!

Dies

As with the stamp sets, there were two different die sets used.  The first is the 2nd FREE from Sale-A-Bration dies.  They are the Hippo Dies.  There are additional cute and fun pieces that fit the stamp set, as well as the hippo dies.  Since I had not stamped any of the extra pieces, all I needed were the hippos.

The other Die set used is the Tea Cup Dies.  The cute little tag is from that Die set.  And the little “Love You” fit on it perfectly!  Additionally, it may appear the tree stump is a die cut, but it was fussy cut from the piece of DSP.  There is a tree stump and matching die in the Happy Forest Friends.  Those are adorable, except this one has the little leaf and stem attached.  That adds a bit since the hippos are standing on it.  Plus it is so beautifully colored that I chose to go this route.

Paper

Of course all of the colors used came from the DSP.  It is the Happy Forest Friend Designer Series Paper.  The colors in this pack are good variety of colors.  Having fun paper is a great benefit from Stampin’ Up!.  In keeping with the hippos in gray, I went with a Smoky Slate card base and Old Olive as the layer.  And to ground the trio of balancing hippos I added a fun piece of the Smoky Slate for them to stand on.

The hippo layer of Smoky Slate is cut using two of the punches from the Very Best Trio Punch.  The top section was cut using the decorative edge punch.  And the bottom was cut using the Angle punch.  This is a great punch that I find myself using more and more often.

Slim Card Measurements

The card base is cut to  7 1/2 X 8 3/4 and scored at 3 3/4 on the 7 1/2 side.  Then folded and creased well.   For the Old Olive layer it is cut to 3 1/2 X 8 1/2.  And the DSP layer is cut 3 1/4 X 8 1/4.  The Smoky Slate behind the hippos was cut to give equal distance around the balancing act and I failed to notate the final measurements.  My apologies there!

 

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Spotlight on Mr. Moose

Mr. Moose is in the spotlight today!  By using the Spotlight Technique I am only highlighting a portion of the moose image.  This is a fun technique that is an oldy but goody!

 

Stampin' Up!, All Bundled Up, Lights Aglow, Gold and Rose Gold, Heart punch, Jackie Beers

 

Technique

The Spotlight Technique is a simple one to accomplish.  This card was made as part of the Make My Monday Challenge that I am a Design Team Member for.  You can join in the fun by creating your own version and then adding your card on the challenge page.  Simply click on the picture below to go to the page.

My version of the spotlight was created by using the Heart Punch, the smaller one, and punching a heart from a scrap of cardstock.  Next I placed the negative, the scrap of cardstock with the heart missing, over the stamped image of Mr. Moose.  After finding the perfect section to color, I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to draw around the inside of the negative.  A quick and easy method.  You may use any shape you wish as long as you are not covering the majority of the image.  By using the heart I thought it was a bit different and shows love for Mr. Moose.

Stamps

Because the stamped image of Mr. Moose is so large I did not add a sentiment.  But there are cute sentiments included in the stamp set named All Bundled Up, as well as a few other cute critters.  You may remember that I used the Raccoon last week.  There is also a bunny and a bird.  Mr. Moose is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using Stampin’ Blends.  As mentioned above the spotlight shape was drawn using a Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  This is the only marker that is available individually.  It is a very handy tool to have.

Paper

Leaving the paper discussion to last was very difficult for me.  This paper is amazing!!  It is from the Lights Aglow 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  All of the sheets are gorgeous but this is my favorite.  The gold simply shines and I am in love with the design on this sheet.  The colors used are very similar to the Raccoon card from last week.  But after seeing this piece of paper, I knew it was The One to help Mr. Moose be the star!

And to further help Mr. Moose shine, I added more gold to bring out the gold in the DSP piece.  It is not just a plain Gold Foil however.  This is the Gold and Rose Gold 6×6 Metallic Specialty Paper.  It carried over to the current Annual Catalog from last year’s Fall Mini.  And I am so happy.  Both colors in this paper pack are wonderful.  Before you shake your head at me for wasting some of this beautiful paper, rest assured that I took this into consideration.  I cut the layer behind Mr. Moose from the center of the larger gold layer.  No one but me would know, and it saves a second piece of the paper.  Now you can released the shocked breath you took after seeing two layers of gold! 🙂

 

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZMG9Q7EX.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Mischief Birthday

Today’s card is a fun birthday card using a Christmas set from the new Mini Catalog.  Using it for a different occasion is a great bonus!

 

Stampin' Up!, North Pole Mischief, Sun Prints, Peaceful Moments, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

Since I love most animal stamps, and especially cats, it was a surprise to No One that I would purchase this stamp set as soon as possible.  A mischief cat is just a fact!  So when I needed a birthday card for someone who loves cats as well, I was ready to give this stamp set a try.  The name is appropriate as it is North Pole Mischief.  It will be such fun to make Christmas cards with these stamps, but this was the first use.

Sentiment

At first glance in looking at the stamp set, this sentiment is for Christmas and the good or naughty list.  But I looked at it for a birthday and feel that it fits there as well.  Plus the recipient is an adult and would get a kick out of those words!  And with the lighter color of the DSP, I took a scrap and used it to stamp the sentiment.

To finish the front sentiment I added a couple of the Solid Faceted Dots.  Grounding the little banner was a necessity I thought.

The inside birthday wishes are from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  Here is a look at the inside of the card.  It is a gift card holder which adds to fun.

 

 

There is still plenty of room to write underneath the card.  No worries for you there.

Paper

This gorgeous DSP is from the Sun Prints Designer Series paper.  Both the stripes and the distressed looking gray work perfectly together and are pretty to boot.  Plus they highlight the stamped images.  It always surprises me when I think to stamp on the DSP.  When the paper is a light enough color it works for images, but this paper was perfect for the sentiment and helps tie everything together.

Measurements

This gift card layout is a good one for multiples.  It only requires a half sheet of cardstock cut to 4 1/4 X 11, and then scored at 3 1/2 and 8 3/4.  Fold up the smaller scored end for the gift card pocket.  There is a White layer under the DSP pieces.  It is 4 X 3 1/4 beneath the stripe and 4 X 2 beneath the gray.  The Sun Prints striped paper is cut to 3 7/8 X 3 1/8 and the gray is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8.

For the stamped area, the Starry Sky cardstock is cut to 3 1/2 X 2 1/8 with the White at 3 3/8 X 2 1/16.  Sorry for the funky measurement there, you can adjust the size to fit your image of course.  On the inside of the card, the stamped White is 4 X 2 3/4 with the piece beneath the gray at 4 X  2.  And the gray is cut to 3 7/8 X 1 7/8.

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZMG9Q7EX.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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