Category Archives: SAB 2015

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack and Colored Vellum Repeat

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (Item 138639)

Sheer perfection is spelled v-e-l-l-u-m. This 6″ x 6″ stack of translucent vellum paper, in 12 different designs (2 sheets per design), is perfectly sized for cards-no measuring or cutting needed! And since many of the designs are line art or brush stroke, it’s also perfect for just showing off a pop of color underneath. ProductofWeekTH_SAB_week9The gorgeous designs coordinate with Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set (Item 139097 [w])-another bonus Sale-A-Bration product only available through March 31!

Artwork by Mary Ellen Byler and Lynsay Mahon



There are a few techniques when trying to color with Vellum Cardstsock. Please note, not all vellum works the same, but a sure bet is Stampin’Up!’s Vellum Cardstock.

Coloring vellum technique. Make this card into an easter card or any other all occasion with numerous sentiments provided.
Coloring vellum technique.
Heat emboss and layer on colored cardstock!

Technique #1: First you must find a stamp image or background, you would like to heat emboss on Vellum. I picked the Lovely and Lacy background stamp which is probably too much stamp, but other examples are included  in this post. Using VerseMark ink , generously ink up the background stamp and apply to your cardstock, using white embossing powder.

Carefully heat the vellum being sure you do not burn you paper. Layering this on a colored backround will give color to your vellum. If more color is wanted, you can use an alcohol marker to color the embossed areas as well.

Technique #2:  Vellum Overlay on top of what is stamped, add a layer of embossing on top of the vellum. coloring with vellumCut your vellum cardstock overlay to the same size as your under layer. This is 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the greenery first on the Whisper White under layer. Use any  stamp set with stems and leaves. Then match up the Vellum with the Whisper White cardstock and stamp the flowers using Versamark over the leafy areas you want to bloom. Add another dimension by stamping another flower or two on Whisper Cardstock and emboss it with Embossing Powder, cut it out and adhere with a dimensional for additional texture.

Heat  emboss with the colored  Embossing Powder of your choice and your Heat Tool.

You can stamp on vellum and turn it over and use your markers to give a faint coloring to parts of the design. This technique was used with the leaves.

For this card, Mini Glue Dots were placed under the centers of each flower on the backside of the Vellum. That area was solid enough that the glue dots wouldn’t show through.

Next, the ribbon/bow combination helped keep the top edge in place.

Wrap a piece of the ribbon around the layered cardstocks then attach a bow with a brad and greeting with Mini Glue Dots. The greeting was punched out with the Modern Label punch and is secured with a glue dot and accented with pearls.

Technique #3: Working with Vellum Cardstock and a Stylus or Dry Embossing. vellum stylusUsing the vellum cardstock, stamp your design and turn over the paper. Where you want white highlights press and shade in with a stylus as desired. In this case the sails were dry embossed with this tool. On Vellum Cardstock, the impression from the stylus turns a bright white and shows through to the right side, raising the design.

Technique #4  Stained Glass is easy when you heat emboss on Vellum with black embossing powder.swallow tail on vellum First stamp with VerseMark and heat emboss with black embossing power. Flip your paper over and color with your Stampin’ Write Markers. Note : Darker colors show up better than lighter colors. YOu can also use our Blendabilities,

The Swallowtail butterfly in the center of this card was done doing this technique.


The most important supplies used here are:

SAB Add Ons, March 1st!

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What?  Paint me green and call me Gumby! I have not ever seen Stampin’Up! offer new free product in the last month of Sale-A-Bration! It is happening this year as Stampin’ Up is ADDING 4 new Sale-A-Bration freebies!

This begins March 1st – March 31st!

I thought I had all I wanted. What great new choices!

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Thick baker’s twine and little buttons

Printed Vellum 6×6 paper stack!

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A pretty new flower set and a fun greeting set perfect for blendies

for being you LH

Click HERE to view/print the PDF Flyer to see true sizes

Someone asked me how Stampin’ Up got the lemons stamped 3x but not overlapping. It’s a basic technique called Masking, a real staple for stamping when putting flowers in vases or a bunny peeking out of a basket.   I like to use Post-it notes with the sticky all over the note for masking but you can use copy paper or a very thin vellum.  Here is a video from the Stampin’ Up Corporate training team:

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This week we have sequins, twine and ribbons on sale!  $2.21 is a great deal on our twine.  I love the Black and White since it goes with everything!


A Happy Thing Stamp Set

A Happy Thing Stamp Set (Item 139131)

Earning the A Happy Thing Stamp Set during Sale-A-Bration is the most happy thing!Happy thing This decidedly cheerful stamp set uses line art imagery that’s perfect for coloring-pull out your Blendabilities or your Aqua Painters and let your inner artist go to work! The result? Gorgeous artwork that is deceptively easy.

In addition, I would like to also bring to your attention the beautiful Designer Paper, irresistably Yours. This paper is white on white with an embossed design that lends itself to sponging and brayering to add color to the paper. I used Lost lagoon to match some other Designer stack paper found in the main catalog. I actually earned the stamp set free when I purchased $50 of product during Sale-A-Bration.

Some items used with this card include:

Extra SAB items Added for the Month of March, Get your Wish List Ready!

Life just got a little more colorful with Stampin’ Up!’s newest addition to the sale-a-bration Free Products that have already been made available. These bonus Bonus products are only available March 1–March 31, 2015

With every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping), you earn a free product! Take a peek at some of the newest  additions to SAB here Flyer_SAB2_demo_Feb1715_US. don’t forget the full Sale-A-Bration brochure for the other great products only available until March 31.

Let’s see the possibilities of items already available.! Think about how many days you can brighten with the You Brighten My Day Stamp Set! ProductofWeekTH_SAB_week7No need to spend precious time cutting out all the adorable images; this set coordinates with three different punches: the Banner and What’s Up Punches, and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Plus, the triple star and triple heart images fit right on the little house, making it ever so easy to customize your creation. And with four different sentiments, this stamp set works for just about any occasion.

Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Item 138634)

Combine the You Brighten My Day Stamp Set with our Best Year Ever Accessory Pack and you’ve got yourself one darn-cute creation! The Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Coastal Cabana ribbon and buttons in this accessory pack are bright, fun, and ready to embellish cards, gifts, scrapbook pages, and more. Artwork by Sarah Klass,  Mary Polcin and Brian King.

Some of the products mentioned are:

Sale- A- Bration an Other Happenings



Here are some great ideas from some Stampin’ Up:  Big Day Stamp Set  Artwork by Lynsay Mahon and Janet Wakeland.


Sale-A-Bration is more than just the  biggest sales event of the year, it’s also the perfect time to introduce you to some of our newest products! There was no better way to do that than by showing you just a few of the possibilities you can make with these fantastic new products. So without further adieu, here is  this week’s Sale-A-Bration product of the week—Big Day Stamp Set (Item 139109) and Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. Make a big birthday splash with the Big Day Stamp Set. Create professional-looking cards for special birthday recipients through the magic of a stamp and our easy-to-use Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. For an especially trendy look, use the Big Day Stamp Set with some Chalkboard Paper and chalk ink. The possibilities are endless!

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers make coloring and blending easy-you won’t spend hours, but it’ll look like you did! Each alcohol ink assortment includes three markers: a light, medium, and dark shade for perfect blending and shading. With 12 assortments to choose from, the only hard part about Stampin’ Blendabilities is choosing which ones to use!

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Big Day 3

Big Day 4

Big Day 5

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Yellow and black you made my dayOn another note, We are getting closer to Heart Day! The countdown is on. Want to give a great card but do not want to get too syrupy? How about this cute easy card I made with the Best Day Ever Stampset?

Here are some of the products used to make this easy card  for someone special.



Two Toned Lotus Blossom

two toned lotus blossomIt is hard not to be in love with the Lotus Blossom available in the Sale-A Bration brochure.

CM2027BIt’s Sale-A-Bration Time! With so many ways to take part in Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products, you can’t miss out! I shopped and was able to get the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set free.




Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend between January 6 and March 31.

Host: Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. You can host Sale-A-Bration party for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars!

Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator! New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31.
• Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit.
• Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

Earn Free Products Now!

Some of the products used in today’s card include the following:

SAB , Occasions Catalog and Butterfly Basics

SAB, Occasions Catalog and Butterfly Basics shows us that love is in the air.  Now is the best time to earn free product for every $50 you spend. Contact me for more details. Love butterfly1

This card is striking with my favorite color combination of Blackberry Bliss and gold foil.

Here is the How TO!

Begin with the cardbase of Blackberry Bliss and layer it with a piece of gold foil Paper measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″.

Emboss another layer of Very Vanilla cut at 5″ x 3 1/4″ with the Happy Heart Textured Embossing Folder.

Cut 2 butterflies out of gold glimmer paper and blackberry bliss. DO not punch out the pieces of the blackberry bliss, Instead use the Gold Glitz dazzling details under the wings in some of the embossed wing areas. Use a dimensional to raise the body of the butterfly.

Using the Big Shot and the Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die to cut out the word love

Using the heart in the Itty Bitty Punch Pack,  punch a Blackberry Bliss, adding a small dot of the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.

Add a ribbon bow of the In Color stain ribbon and there you have it. A card for many possible occasions.

Here are some of the supplies used for this card:

Stampin’ Up! Party at the Club, Time to reserve your seat for February 7th!

Stampin’ Up! Party at the Club,

Saturday, February 7th, Time to reserve your seat!

RSVP by February 2nd, end of day

Join us while the fun continues…..

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

10:00 am to 1:00, seating #1

11:45 am to finish, seating #2

Come to the Clubhouse on 4901 Hamrick Rd. Central Point
(To enter parking lot turn onto New Haven and keep left.)

Projects include 5 projects including my card below!

The techniques I  used here is 3 step stamping and simple layering to make a WOW card!

Layered Lotus Blossom Blackberry BlissDue to the time required for kit preparations, we are finding it necessary to require your RSVP by the end of day (February 2)  After that date, we will only take RSVP’s in the event of a cancellation. Seating times will be first come first served.

Cost: $15

Door Prizes!
Bring your scissors and crafting adhesives,  glue dots, dimensionals, rhinestones, pearls, pencil ruler, and small cutter ( if you have one.), etc
Lunch, Snacks, Drinks, Project Kits & Materials are provided.
Adhesives are available for purchase at the event.

Bring a new friend to me and receive a special gift!

RSVP to this e- mail (Accept/Decline) no later than February 2 end of day.

Other projects will be forthcoming!

Please know, I greatly appreciate that you choose to spend your Saturday with us and hope you join us often. Try us once or come every month. In the meantime have a wonderful holiday!

Help us help you have the best experience ever! Your suggestions are always welcome!

Thanks for stopping by!

Making an impresssion one stamp at a time!

Gail Etchie
Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator

Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper #2

Most I am loving the Stacked With Love Designer  Series Paper ! It is such a great buy as you can have choices for great card fronts or backgrounds . It also allows one to make a card bery quickly. In each pack is 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double sided designs that measure 4 1/2″   x 6 1/2″. If you choose to buy this paper you can also purchase it in a bundle shown in the supply section. How I missed that is beyond me, but now I will be going back to order the sweet stamp set You Plus Me. love with xoxox bannersI chose my patterns and cut them one layer smaller than my Real Red 2nd Layer of 3 3/4″ x 5″ SInce the designer layers overlap, you can get 2 cards from each cut. They are 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″″ cut in half.  The “ Love” sentiment  is a retired Expressions Thinlit that can be replaced with a newer Thinlits Die.  Little hearts are from the the new  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack that is on our Weekly deals this week. Add some banners from scraps, ribbon and some basic rhinestones and you have a great card to give to someone you care about.

Most supplies for this card include: