Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pals Occasions and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Welcome to our first blog hop of 2014. This month we are excited to show you the new products available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog as well as a preview of the free products you can earn through Sale-a-bration at the end of January. 
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
I'm relatively new to cardmaking (only picked up my first stamp this past June), and if you browse my blog, you'll notice most of my cards are either CASed or inspired by a sketch. But for this blog hop, I decided to go out of my comfort zone, and come up with something entirely original. So I took out my Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration goodies, some scrap paper, retired ink pads and just started stamping! Within half hour I had 4 scrap cards! Woo Hoo!

I used my scrap cards to stamp my final suite of cards shown below:

All the images were stamped using the  Sale-a-bration stamp set Petal Parade, and the sentiments were from 3 different stamp sets (Fabulous Phrases, Sassy Salutations, and from the Occasion Catalog Just Sayin'). I only used three stamp pads (Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, and retired Baja Breeze), and only white card stock! It's amazing how much you can do with so little product - and this was just the tip of the ice berg! Here are some photos of my cards individually: 

And here's the scrap I started with (some of my final designs changed a bit from the original inspiration):

Did you notice there were four scrap cards, and only three final cards? Well, I ended up needing a baby card this week, so ditched the Valentine's card and made this with the Banner Blast Sale-a-Bration set (and banner punch):

This last card was inspired by many similar cards on pinterest.

Stampin' Up Supplies

Stamps: Petal Parade*, Just Sayin', Fabulous Phrases, Sassy Salutations, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride,  Baja Breeze (retired), Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze (retired)
Tools: Banner Punch*, 1 1/4 square punch (retired), Big Shot, Word Bubble Framelits, Stamp-a-majic

  Click here to order your own Stampin' Up! supplies any time!

*Earn it FREE with a $50 order during Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration beginning January 28

The next stop is Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.
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Final Line-up:

  1. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp 
  2. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  3. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space 
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' 
  5. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker 
  6. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com 
  7. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting 
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains 
  9. Janice Warhank at Janice's Papercraft Playground
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations 
  11. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat 
  15. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  18. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons 
  19. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles 
  20. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn 
  21. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  22. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  23. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts 
  25. Lisa Gaines-Davis at Cherry St. Papertreats 
  26. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards 
  27. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner 
  28. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine


Katy McGloin said...

Goldie, these cards are sweet! Good job!

Sherrie Gross said...

Great ideas for quick and simple cards. Great job!

Beth Beard said...

Great set of cards for every occasion!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet collection of cards!

mamichelle said...

Cute cards! I especially love the last one!

Dawn Tidd said...

Beautiful suite of cards! They would make a wonderful gift!

Stampin' Pretty said...

really fabulous group of cards.
paper hugs,

Patti MacLeith said...

I love how you use the scrap cards first! They all turned out great and you are so original, Goldie! So glad you are on the hop, too!!

kellyscreativecorner.com said...

I love the partial image on the first card!

Rae said...

Great card set! Love the colors and style.

Diane Roberts said...

Love your card set-My favorite is the Birthday Card!

Koani S said...

Love the idea of using the square punch! Great job.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great card! TFS sharing.