Thanks to all of you who joined us last week for the Happy Stamper’s Birthday Blog Hop! I hope that y’all enjoyed all our shares for you.
My share for you today comes from the brand-spanking-new Sale-A-Bration products. You can scroll down and get another look at all of them – including a flyer that shows some cool ideas for using them. For today, I dove into the new For Being You set – which I got in wood. It’s a fun set – with a BIG “Thanks” as the center-point. I can see it becoming a new fave for me.
I used the Best Year Ever DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog (if you hurry, you can still get this paper FREE with a $50 purchase!) to influence my color palette. I started with a piece of the DSP as my card front and SNAIL’d it to a Crumb Cake Cut and Ready Card Base.
Then I matted a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with a Sahara Sand Mat, and stamped the sentiment from the For Being You set in Sahara Sand Classic Ink. Folks – this is a sentiment that makes a statement! It’s big – the word measures just under 4″ long and a little shy of an inch tall – you can see how much of the card front it uses. I really like that bold font, too. I gave it even more pop by outlining the letters in Tangelo Twist and Lost Lagoon using my Stampin’ Write Markers.
I did a wrap around the matted piece with two lengths of the new Thick Twine from the In-Colors Accessory Pack (one of the new SAB items), taping the ends to the back with regular tape. Then I did a double bow and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the other strands of twine.
I’d just received a package of the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, so I wanted to try them out. I stuck two of the little hearts on, and colored them with the darkest of my Coastal Cabana Blendability Markers (scroll all the way down for an important notice about Blendabilties). Then, I popped the sentiment mat onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the front was done!
For the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White Card Stock, that I gussied up a bit with some scrap Sahara Sand Card Stock and Best Year Ever DSP.
This card went together quickly and I think it’s a nice, clean look. I hope that you’ll get in on the For Being You set before it’s gone – I think it’s going to be a really nice, versatile set to have in your tool kit!
Speaking of the new SAB products, they’re now available for your buying pleasure! Two new stamp sets, In-Color Accessories and a brand new Vellum Designer Stack!
Please don’t let Sale-A-Bration pass you by, folks! It’s a heck of a chance to get free stuff – and, as I’ve mentioned before – who doesn’t like FREE STUFF?!?! As a reminder, here’s the Hostess Benefits Chart for Sale-A-Bration:
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The Random Number Generator came up with Commenter #16 – that’s Patricia Allison!
Today’s the last day for this week’s Weekly Deals, so if you had your eye on something, you need to get it now!
TTFN and LLAP (in honor of the passing of my childhood hero – Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock)
March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: 33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!
Here are the card cuts for today’s project (starts with a Crumb Cake Cut-and-Ready Card Base):
Sahara Sand Cardstock: 4 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (Mat for sentiment); 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner embellishment mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/2″ x 2″ (Sentiment panel); 4 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner)
Best Year Ever DSP: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Card front); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner strip)
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
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BLENDABILITIES QUALITY ISSUES
Stampin’ Up! released the following announcement about the Blendabilities line. While this is disappointing, it’s something of a testament to the company that they’re addressing an issue they find unacceptable in an up-front manner. At this point, I don’t know exactly what the issue is, but I’ll bring you guys more information as I get it.
February 27, 2015
We are experiencing a quality issue with our Blendabilities product line. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers.
At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.
We thank you for your patience and will update you as soon as we have more information.
Backorder Report – as of 26 Feb 15
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
140594: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set–March 2
131158: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–March 3
131527: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes–March 6
Currently the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
130995: Cherry Cobbler Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130998: Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130999: Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130997: Pumpkin Pie Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
137951: So You Simply Created Kit
137950: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit
131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
126189: Paper Piercing Tool
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
131003: Rich Razzleberry Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers