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Ink & Share Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to the first Ink & Share Blog Hop! The theme for the first month of this hop is Sale-A-Bration! That’s right, you are about to view SO many wonderful ideas on ways to use these amazing stamp sets and products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase. I’ll be showing you the adorable Party Pandas paired with an annual catalog favorite, Painted Harvest. Be sure to scroll all the way down and click on the Next button to keep on hopping! Now, let’s head into the jungle!

My panda is having so much fun hanging out behind the ferns and leaves in the jungle! I saw a similar card on Pinterest using a different stamp set, and knew I had everything I needed to CASE it with Stampin’ Up! products. I am SO happy with how it turned out! If you can’t get enough of this panda, check out my
Frame Card using the Party Pandas stamp set.

I used Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, and Bermuda Bay to color my leaves using the sponging technique. I inked up my stamp in one color, and then sponged the other two colors on the stamp to get the ombre colored effect. This card was so much fun to make!

And this panda from the Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration set is just TOO cute hanging out in the jungle scene. The panda holding a balloon from the set was the perfect stamp to use on this jungle card. And the best part is you can earn the Party Pandas stamp set for FREE when you place a qualifying order!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap for stamping/cutting: Approx. 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

Materials:

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 6JX4EGJM when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

Click the next button below to head over to Joann’s blog to see her wonderful project using an amazing
Sale-A-Bation set! There’s also a Roll Call list below in case you get lost along the way.

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Eastern Palace Mandala Card and Desk Plant

I love the Eastern Palace Bundle! It makes such BEAUTIFUL cards with the mandalas (medallions). I also wanted to share a cute little card buddy I made, a desk plant! I was going for a succulent vibe, but ended up with green flowers. I still love it so much! It’s the perfect accent to use when photographing my projects.

I participated in the Color Inkspiration Challenge 26 from Facebook for this project. It was a tough one, but I think I did pretty well. I really wanted to make a 3D project for this challenge, but couldn’t decide between that and a card, so I made both! Here are the colors from the challenge:

I really enjoyed these projects, and love how the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon weaves in and out from behind the mandala. It adds a lot of sparkle to this muted card. I also used the Gold Vinyl Stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite which add a nice touch.

For my little potted plant, I used a fun technique that I have made time and time again, because paper flowers are fun! Check out my video below to see how the flowers are made. I also wanted to make the pot for my flowers match the card, so I stamped it and adorned it with the same metallic edge ribbon.

Measurements:

Eastern Palace Mandala Card
Tranquil Tide Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored @ 4-1/4″
Sahara Sand Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Bermuda Bay Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 4″

Desk Plant
Sahara Sand Base: 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
Sahara Sand Lip: 1″ x 4-1/4″, score lengthwise at 1/2″

Sahara Sand Circles: 1-1/4″ & 1-1/2″
Assorted Scraps in desired colors

Materials:

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If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 6JX4EGJM when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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MK Live 12/7 Stocking Stuffers

Do you have trouble coming up with cute ways to package little gifts for Stocking Stuffers? This quick and easy box can hold little chocolates, or small gift cards. It’s 3″ wide, 2″ tall, and 1/2″ thick.

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I put some Mini Ghirardelli chocolates in my packages along with a business card and plan to have them handed out to my husband’s co-workers, and pop a few in my purse so I have something a little more exciting than just a business card to pass around to help promote my small business.

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Don’t forget to use the current hostess code NU3P7YVK when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month!
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Shadow Technique

I’ve been seeing this shadow technique creeping around and just love it! I wanted to give it a go with Emerald Envy on this very simple card, which if you are a subscriber of mine, you will recognize the layout!

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This technique is a great way to get a WOW from your friends and family. You can order all of your supplies in my online store, HERE.

Materials

~Scenic Sayings Stamp Set (Clear-Mount) 141602
~Emerald Envy Cardstock 141415
~Whisper White Cardstock 100730
~2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack 141408
~Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon 141425
~2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes 141410
~Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Pad 141396

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Holiday Mantle Card Holder

After designing my Holiday Card Buffet samples, I thought… Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a place to store the cards my customers are making?

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So I designed this adorable Holiday Mantle Card Holder! I think it’s super cute, and there are so many decorative possibilities!

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After I filmed the video, I wanted to make one that looked more like a traditional fireplace. But I don’t have any stamps that look like fire, and after several attempts to create my own fire I decided to just go with the red brick… but I still LOVE how it turned out!

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I hope you enjoy this fun project! Here are some of the materials I used:

~Santa’s Sleigh Bundle #143499
~Christmas Pines Bundle #143496
~Presents & Pinecones DSP #141986
~Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685
~Smoky Slate Cardstock #131202
~Emerald Envy Cardstock #141415
~Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953
~Brick Wall TIEF #138288
~5/8″ Organza Ribbon #114319
~Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309

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