Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happiest Birthday Wishes

Do you like free Stampin' Up stuff?  I know, silly question.  Who doesn't like free?  Today's card features two great items that you can get for free if you join my Sale-A-Bration stamp club.  Contact me or see here for more details.  We always have lots of fun in stamp club and would love to have you join us!

The background was made by running the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock through the Big Shot.  Both stamps come from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes.  The stamp on the ribbon was punched out with the Large Tag Punch and the Real Red layer behind it was punched with the Extra-Large Tag Punch.  I used Real Red and Delightful Daffodil Stampin' Write markers to add as many candles as I could because on the inside I stamped the saying, "the more candles the bigger the wish!" from the previous S-A-B set Whimsical Words.  Each year Stampin' Up has wonderful sets that are exclusive to Sale-A-Bration.  This year is no exception.  Make plans to get yours for free -- much better than seeing it used later and wonder why you missed out.

I added a few Basic Rhinestones along the side of the card.  The ribbon is retired, but you could substitute for that -- maybe some 5/8" satin ribbon or a strip of Real Red cardstock stamped in Whisper White ink with Dot, Dot, Dot (or perhaps the dots in Confetti).  Or maybe even a strip of Real Red cardstock punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (try it layered on a strip of Whisper White).

So, are you wondering what the free items are?  Well, as part of the Sale-A-Bration stamp club, each member has one turn as hostess.  You could choose Happiest Birthday Wishes and still be able to choose more free hostess merchandise (like maybe the Basic Rhinestones or another hostess set).  The Stripes Embossing Folder is one of the items you can choose for free this year during Sale-A-Bration.  There are four exclusive stamp sets, designer series paper, a ribbon and brads pack, two exclusive CDs full of digital content for My Digital Studio and several items from the Idea Book and Catalog.  Those are some pretty good freebies just for placing a $50 (before shipping and tax) order during the S-A-B period (1/24/12 through 3/31/12).  Whether you join the stamp club or order from my online store, don't let this opportunity pass without earning all the free merchandise you want.

Be sure to check back to see samples made with items from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration flyer.

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