Stampin’ Up! Eclectic Expressions of Amazing Congratulations

Happy Happy Friday!  And – it’s a Friday before a three-day weekend!  Whoo-hoo!

AND – it’s the day for the release of the new SAB goodies and my One Day Even Sweeter Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!  This special is only good today, y’all – so…git ‘er done! 🙂

My friend from work recently got a new job – a promotion! – so I wanted to make a card for her.  It uses the third new Sale-A-Bration goody – the Eclectic Expressions stamp set – as well as a 2018 Occasions set called Amazing Congratulations.  Take a look-see:

This clean and simple card uses colors from this week’s Global Design Project.

I started with a Dapper Denim card base and, with two of the circle shapes in the new Eclectic Expressions stamp set (available to select FREE today with a $50 order!), stamped all over the front of it in Dapper Denim ink.  I made sure to overlap the large image (I stamped it twice each time without re-inking) – creating a sort of Bokeh effect.

I made the sentiment with the 2018 Occasions set called Amazing Congratulations.  This large sentiment is a three-step image.  I did the first step – the outline – in Daffodil Delight.  The second step is done in Melon Mambo.  I did the third stamp twice.  The first time, I used Daffodil Delight.  And I didn’t really like it, so I inked the image again in Melon Mambo, stamped it off once on scrap paper, and stamped it over the Daffodil Delight.  And that worked for me!

I stamped the swoosh image from Amazing Congratulations in Daffodil Delight under the large word, then added the second sentiment in Dapper Denim.   I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and then popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a narrow piece of Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape and ran it just under the sentiment panel at the bottom, snipping off the excess.  Then I wrapped a length of Silver Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the front with a squished up Glue Dot.  I tied a little bow and added it, too.  Finally, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots in Dapper Denim and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from the Amazing Congratulations in Dapper Denim on a Whisper White panel.  I surrounded it with some Melon Mambo hearts and Daffodil Delight stars – also from Amazing Congratulations. 

I repeated my Dapper Denim Bokeh circles on the inside of the card, then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more hearts and stars from Amazing Congratulations on the front…

…and more Dapper Denim Bokeh circles from Eclectic Expressions on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These two stamp sets – the Amazing Congratulations from the Occasions catalog – and the FREE Eclectic Expressions complement each other perfectly, don’t you think?  Both offer plenty of options for making quick and simple cards for lots of different occasions.  Hope you like!



P.S.  Don’t miss out on my ONE DAY Sale, y’all!  Check it out below!


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

An EVEN SWEETER Sticky Sweet Ordering Special – TODAY ONLY!

Like the Sale-A-Bration goodies – this is a two-tier special!!


Tier 1:  For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) you’ll get DOUBLE PEPPERMINT Reward Points AND your choice of a FREE ADHESIVE!  Not to mention you can pick the Eclectic Expressions stamp set or the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP!

Choose anything Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!! 

Here is a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
SNAIL Refill (2)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Washi Tape
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Strips
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Fast Fuse Refill – ***Only available while supplies last. If you pick this as your adhesive of choice, please send a backup selection in case it sells out before I can order it.

Pretty good deal, right? But…let’s notch it up a little bit!  

Tier 2:  For every order over $100 (before shipping and tax), you’ll ALSO get FREE SHIPPING from me!  Place your order thru my Online Store (don’t forget to add the Host Code that’s down below) and I’ll refund your shipping via PayPal or a check, depending on your preference.  And, at this level, you’ll be able to select the Blossoming Basket Bundle!

And, of course, the more you spend today (and get more SAB goodies!) the more you’ll save on shipping and the more Peppermints you’ll gather up!  As a reminder, when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you’ll get to select a FREE $40 goody from me.

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it will take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift, the free adhesive, Double Peppermints and FREE SHIPPING!

So – this is the day – spend it to save it, folks!

Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Half-Way Over!!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  



Dapper Denim Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 5″ (mat for sentiment panel); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ (sentiment panel); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix   

Finn Fan Fix

This is Cady’s current favorite belly-rubbing sapling.

She’s tough on them.  She straddles them and rocks back and forth to scratch her belly.  Finn took a real shine to it the other day.

Like – a serious shine.

Check the hands.  And…all the rest of him!!

LOL. 🙂



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Eclectic Expressions of Amazing Congratulations

  1. Awesome card Mary! I’m sure that she’ll love it, sweet design and perfectly embellished! Finn is too funny, love the two fisted sniffing/licking/whatever disgustingness he’s doing. 🙂

    • Yea – the hands just kill me! I don’t really want to delve too deeply into the disgustingness… 😉 Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh, that Finn…showing off his pantaloons! How cute is he. Only thing that could be better would be a video of Cady scratching her belly! Congrats to your friend and I’m glad she’ll be receiving this lovely card from you. Have a great 3 day weekend. Hope to see you Sunday night.

  3. The amazing, multi-talented Finn! Cute.
    So is your card. Cute, I mean, not multi-talented! And, having said that, I am not sure cute is the correct word for your creation. I think ‘wonderful’ and ‘thoughtful’ are better suited to this one. Great card. Again.

  4. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, such a cheerful card and I like the thoughtful embellishments you added . . . I’m going to peruse my catalogs to see which products/SAB items are calling my name. Better fetch me a second cup of coffee – this could take a while! – Ellie

  5. Susan K

    I had to go back to the catalog and look for this stamp set. I sure breezed past it–but I’m afraid of the triple stamping sets! You made a beautiful, happy card with it and your friend will treasure it.
    Finn is too funny but yes, there looks like some disgustingness in there. Good photography skills to catch that prize shot. Not sure we’ve been privilege to his underside before!
    Free shipping and double points–ah geez!

    • You’re welcome – and….I’m sorry?!? LOL!! Yes – I was tickled silly to get that shot of him! All his feathers and skirts and pantaloons for the world to see! Don’t fear the triple stamp – this one is pretty straightforward!! Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  6. Kate

    Well ..if Cady won’t play, maybe her stick will…???

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