Painted Seasons

Painted Seasons stamp set is one of the new Sale-a-bration products that you can get for free with a qualifying order.  This set is a DisINKtive stamp set.  DisINKtive stamps are designed by Stampin’ Up!® to show more detail and give them a 3D look.  If you look at the flowers above you can see how it stamp dark shadows where needed and lighter images to show light.  This stamp set also comes with the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.  You can get both for free with a $100 order!

Do you notice anything different about this card?  I did not hand cut the flowers and leaves out! Stampin’ Up!®  is going to offer Four Seasons Framelits Dies that go with this set for purchase beginning March 1st!  There are ten dies in the set.  Some of them are duplicates so you can cut out two or three of the leaf images at the same time.  I love that!  They are also offering other dies sets for some of the other Sale-a-bration stamp sets.  Look for more information on this soon!

The colors I used for this card are Mango Melody, Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover.  I cut out three rectangles using the Rectangle Stitched Dies and layered them offset from each other.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Picture Perfect Birthday.

Remember, not only can you earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-bration you can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order or Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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New Sale-a-bration Items Are Available

Beginning today Stampin’ Up!® is adding more products to their Sale-a-bration line that you can for free with a qualifying order!  There are two products you can get for free with a $50 order and an amazing bundle you can get for free with a $100 order.

The first item is a stamp set called All Adorned.

Next there is a beautiful embossing folder called Country Floral.

There are two products in the $100 level.  The first is a stamp set called Painted Seasons and then there is the Painted Four Seasons Designer Series Paper.  The stamp set is a DisINKtive stamp set.  These kind of stamps were invented by Stampin’ Up!®.  They show a lot of detail with shadows making them look almost 3D.  Beginning March 1st Stampin’ Up! will be offering Sale-a-bration coordinating products.  Here is a hint:  you will be able to purchase dies that match this stamp set!!  You can see what they look like below but you can’t purchase them until March 1st!  If you can’t wait, you can join Stampin’ Up!® and purchase them now!

Here are some samples using these products.

Don’t you can earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase as well as get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order! You can also Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!  Sale-a-bration ends March 31st!  Now is the best time to join There is no obligation to purchase another thing after you get your kit but you will probably want to just to get that minimum 20% purchase.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Did you know approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.  What better way to give a Valentine than to make one!

To make this card I used the stamp set called Meant To Be.  This set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I know it is too late to purchase them for today but this set can be used for other occasions too.  The sentiments are great for anniversaries, weddings and friendship.  The dies are amazing.  They cut out regular hearts and stitched hearts that can all be layered together.  There are sixteen dies in the set.  It is a great value!  Plus if you buy the stamps and dies in a Bundle you will be eligible to get something free from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

I first stamped the sentiment in Berry Burst Ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using two of the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  One die cuts out the scalloped heart and the inner heart.  The second die adds the stitching around the sentiment.  Then I cut out another heart in Berry Burst cardstock so I could layer them together.  The little hearts are actually a border die that cuts them out all at once.  I took one of the leftover hearts from this border and added it to the bottom of the sentiment heart.

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Animal Expedition.  I bet you didn’t expect that.  The ribbon is gorgeous.  It is 3/8″ Metallic Edged Ribbon in Berry Burst and has a silver edge to it.  It just adds a bit of sparkle.

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Sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets

I made these cards using the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are in the 2019 Sale-a-bration Catalog.  You can get these gorgeous sheets free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.  I know it is hard to tell from a photograph but these foil sheets are so beautiful.  The Grapefruit Grove sheets change color with the lights and the Lovely Lipstick sheets have a beautiful shine to them.

To make these cards I just layered a piece from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper that is in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog over the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet.  This paper comes in big sheets but they have borders around each design so they are easy to cut out.  To adhere them to the Foil Sheets I used the Multipurpose Glue.  That is the best adhesive when it comes to any of our Foil Sheets.

To make the card on the left, I used a sentiment from the stamp set called Incredible Like You.  This set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I used the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack to cut out the flower and leaves.  The flower was punched out of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.  The leaves were punched out of Silver Foil Sheets that I colored green using my Call Me Clover Stamping Blends.  I love those Blends because you can color so many things.

To make the card on the right I cut out the word Celebrate from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies from Basic Black cardstock.  I punched out the butterfly using the Butterfly Duet Punch out of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.

Don’t forget these beautiful Foil Sheets are only available during Sale-a-bration and are while supplies last.

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Another Valentine!

Here is one more Valentine I made using the Meant To Be Stamp Set and the matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  I am sure you can tell I have a lot of Valentines to make.  I send them to all my children, my grandchildren, my sisters and my mother.  I always thought Valentine’s Day was a great day to show everyone you care about that you are thinking of them. As they say, in my opinion, Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers.  Anytime I get in a card in the mail, it always makes me smile whether it is associated with a holiday or not.

To make this card I first ran a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock through my Big Shot using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Berry Burst ink and cut it out using a heart die and then the border to go around the heart.  I cut the little border hearts die once in Whisper White cardstock and once in Berry Burst.  I layered them together off center so it would look a little 3D.  Lastly, I added the little hearts and the flower doohickey to the top of the heart.  I know that is a very technical name!

You still have a couple more days to get making some and send them to people you care about.

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Tropical Chic

I need a break from winter.  Normally Rob and I go to Florida for at least a week during the winter months but we have had so much going on that we haven’t been able to go.  I am not complaining because a lot of that is because we go to visit our grandchildren, which is much better than a week in Florida alone.  The only thing is, although they live in a warmer climate than I do, it is still not sunshine and t-shirt weather.  Next time we will all have to go to Florida together!  Of course, the grandchildren are like sunshine to me, which is even better!  Here is where you can start humming “you are my sunshine, my only sunshine….🎶🎵

To get back to my card, I decided to use some tropical products for my card.  The stamp set is called Tropical Chic and it has matching dies called Tropical Thinlits.  They are both part of a suite called Tropical Escape (which is what I need!).  Also in this suite are embellishments, ribbon and Designer Series Paper.  I used everything in the suite on this card except the embellishments.

To make this card I first stamped the flower in Blushing Bride ink and the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Then I cut them out using the Tropical Thinlits Dies.  I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper called Tropical Escape and layered a piece of 1/2” Textured Weave Ribbon in Granny Apple Green on top.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink.

Can you feel the warmth and sunshine?

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A Valentine Challenge

Today’s BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge is to make a Valentine.  This was not a hard challenge because Stampin’ Up!® has some awesome stamp sets and Bundles to make them.

To make my card I used the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies for the background.  I cut out five of the heart border die and adhered them to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I wanted the hearts to hang off the edge so I trimmed to cardstock to 3.75″ x 5″.  I added some of the hearts randomly back that were left when I cut the background.  Then all I had to do was stamp the sentiment from the stamp set called Another Wonderful Year in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and attach it to the card.

Now let’s go see what kind of Valentine Jackie and Buffy made.  I can’t wait to see!

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