So Sad… it’s the last day of Sale a Bration!

 

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My backyard buddy is just popping in to remind you that

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY

of STAMPIN' UP! 2016 SALE A BRATION!

 

1 free gift with each $50 you order:

  • that means 2 free gifts with a $100 order
  • 3 free gifts with a $150 order AND you get hostess benefits too!
  • 4 free gifts with a $200 order plus hostess benefits!
  • BEST DEAL YET: 5 free gifts with a $250 order PLUS an EXTRA $25 in hostess benefits to spend!

The above deals end at 11:50pm MT Thurs., March 31, 2016

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Warning! 2 Days Left to get your Free Gifts!

 

Sale a Bration ENDS at 11:50pm MT Thursday, March 31, 2016

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I am still going to pop in here and remind you that you have 2 days left to select from the 11 Sale a Bration gifts from Stampin' Up!  You have all day today, Wed., March 30 and tomorrow, March 31, then it's BYE-BYE to all the fun free Sale a Bration gifties!

1 free gift with each $50 you order:

  • that means 2 free gifts with a $100 order
  • 3 free gifts with a $150 order AND you get hostess benefits too!
  • 4 free gifts with a $200 order plus hostess benefits!
  • BEST DEAL YET: 5 free gifts with a $250 order PLUS an EXTRA $25 in hostess benefits to spend!

The above deals end at 11:50pm MT Thurs., March 31, 2016

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As mentioned above, you earn $$ to spend any way you wish when your order is over $150.  You can find this chart in each catalog, and I'm including it here for you as well.

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With all the fun and excitement of Spring Break, Easter vacation, etc., recently, I know that this deadline will slip by some of you, so I thought ONE MORE REMINDER would be helpful!

 

Watch the Video below to see more about Sale a Bration!

Can't view it in your email feed?  See it on my blog, or here on YouTube.

  

 

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 When you are shopping, get your BEST VALUE by:

  1. Shop the BUNDLES and save 15%
  2. Shop the Weekly Deals and save $$
  3. Shop the CLEARANCE RACK and save LOTS of $$

 

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Do you want a Free Stamp Set?

 

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Stampin' Up! Announced that in celebration of the 3 year "birthday" of Paper Pumpkin, and ALSO in celebration of sending out over ONE MILLION KITS, they are giving all current Paper Pumpkin subscribers an extra FREE stamp set in their April Kit!

That's in addition to the stamp set that comes in every kit!

How can you get one?  Be sure you are a current subscriber, with either an ongoing subscription (get that here), or, that you have purchased a 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription (get those here).  Deadline to sign up is 4/10/16 to receive the EXTRA free set in your April kit!  If you are already a subscriber, it will be in your April box!

 

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BONUS… for a few more days, the 3-month subscription is ON SALE for $55 and you also get to select a Sale a Bration item! CLICK HERE to purchase now! Expires 3/31/16

 

ALTERNATE DESIGN IDEAS FOR the

MARCH 2016 PAPER PUMPKIN KIT:

 I love to create the projects as they are intended in the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits, but I also love to come up with slightly altered ideas!!

Which do you like best?  Do you make the kits "as is" or do you alter them?

Here are some ideas for altering your March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit:

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

As you can see, I added the flower from the "What I Love" stamp set – a free Sale a Bration item only available until 3/31/16!, and the beautiful swirly flourish image from the "First Sight" stamp set.

See more Alternate Paper Pumpkin kit design ideas brought to you by the Luv 2 Stamp Group HERE.

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

It was so funny.. I thought this stamp said Happy Birthday.. then I saw it said Happy Happy after I stamped it… LOL

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with What I Love Sale a Bration flower image, by Patty Bennett

 

Above:  I love the 3 step floral image in the "What I Love" Sale a Bration set, and here I used only 1 of the 3 layers of this stamp, then cut it out and mounted it with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added the pretty pearls from the Paper Pumpkin kit to the center of the flower.  You can also see that I added some script design paper from the 2015-2017 In Color designer paper stack – it's Mint Macaron.

Wondering about the beautiful color combo in this kit?  It reminds me of the beautiful Caribbean sea colors on our Stampin' Up! cruises!!

 

March 2016 color combo paper pumpkin

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

Have you tried this technique yet??

I don't even know if it has a name.. but you simply emboss your cardstock (in this case with the FLUTTERING embossing folder) and then ink a stamp like this swirly flourish stamp from the First Sight set, and keep stamping VERY LIGHTLY over and over and over all over the raised embossed image! Voila.. what a cool way to accent the raised embossed area!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

You really should try this.. it's such a cool way to accent the raised portion of any embossed cardstock!

Watch the Video Tutorial HERE!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

The little pocket and mini card on the front of the Happy Happy card are both in the Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The square card below is also in the kit, as is the pretty patterned paper.  I added the gorgeous Pool Party Glitter ribbon to the card below.. such a perfect accent color for this Paper Pumpkin kit!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

Stamping Tip!  Sponge it!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea - TIP: sponge cardstock edges instead of layering it onto another piece of cardstock -  by Patty Bennett

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

Watch the video below for more info about the FREE set called All About Everything!

 

 

If you'd like to see the projects before they were altered, check out the video below:

 

 

 WHEW!!! If you hung in with me this long on my blog post.. THANK YOU!!  To get your EXTRA FREE STAMP SET in April, bBe sure you are a current subscriber, with either an ongoing subscription (get that here), or, that you have purchased a 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription (get those here).  Deadline to sign up is 4/10/16 to receive the EXTRA free set in your April kit!  If you are already a subscriber, it will be in your April box!

 

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Time is Running Out to get this great Paper!

 

As usual, I feel really behind in sharing projects with you .. these were the cards and gifts I sent to my Luv 2 Stamp Group top sellers in February to recognize their January sales!!  I love the Wildflower Fields Designer Paper and used it for these double pocket cards!

Time is running out to select this paper as your free item during Sale a Bration!!

 

Wildflower Fields designer paper double pocket cards from Sale a Bration 2016 - Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

 

Did you know Sale a Bration ends on 3/31/16?  That's less than a week away!!??!!! eeeek!!

 

Wildflower Fields designer paper double pocket cards from Sale a Bration 2016 - Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

 

I love to recognize the top 50 in sales on my team on our facebook group, and I also make and send a card and small gift to the top 10 + 5 random people in the top 50! 

This card is pretty easy to make as long as you have the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored board and the diagonal scoring plate!

Learn how to create this easy double pocket card!!  I created a video in 2012 for this card!

WATCH THE 2012 VIDEO tutorial here!

And if you want to see a 2nd version of this card.. I have another 2012 video for you HERE.

 

Luv 2 Stamp Group recognition cards featuring Wildflower Fields designer paper double pocket cards from Sale a Bration 2016 - Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

JOIN the Luv 2 Stamp Group!

If you have thought about joining my Luv 2 Stamp Group, this is a great time to join.. during Sale a Bration 2016, you are able to select $155 worth of your choice of Stampin' Up! catalog (or clearance rack) merchandise and pay only $99.. PLUS you'll enjoy Free Shipping on your Starter Kit order, too – that's a $15.50 savings!!  Whohooo!!  This SPECIAL OFFER ENDS 3/31/16.

Naturally, you might have more questions about joining the Stampin' UP! family.. CLICK HERE to read more, and please email me if I can help answer more questions ([email protected])

Click here to JOIN my Luv 2 Stamp Group team of demonstrators when you are ready!  We are eager to welcome you to our amazing team where you will enjoy a private training page with videos, an exclusive Facebook Group, and over 200 instant new crafting friends from all over the US, all while you enjoy your demonstrator discount on your future orders!

OH, 2 more fun Perks of joining as a demonstrator!

In your starter kit, you'll receive 1 randomly selected Paper Pumpkin kit, free!

and, you'll be the FIRST to see the NEW ANNUAL CATALOG – in April!!  how fun is that!?

Your journey starts here!

 
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Wildflower Fields designer paper double pocket cards from Sale a Bration 2016 - Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

 

Wildflower Fields "In Color" Color Combo:

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridal Shower Invitation – stamping with friends

 Stamping with friends.. it's the best!! Recently I had the opportunity to help 2 young friends with Bridal Shower invitations for their friend!!  Here we are, each with our own task, creating the 30 invitations!

WARNING:  stamping with friends may cause spontaneous smiles and laughter!!  🙂

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

They told me that the colors were red, black and white, with red roses, and that the bride-to-be also likes gold.. so.. we went to work stamping the flower from the Rose Wonder stamp set onto Whisper White notecards, then covering the front with a 3" wide panel of the Sale a Bration Botanical Garden vellum which was stamped with "celebrate today".

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

We added 2 punched black glimmer paper hearts to the front of the card.

As you can see below, we thought about adding black ribbon, but decided to go with a piece of the gold Metallic Glitter tape – one of the newest Sale a Bration items! 

Sale a Bration is ending SOON!!!!  If you don't have the beautiful Botanical Gardens vellum, or this amazing glitter tape, you have a few days left to select them as your free gifts during 2016 Sale a Bration from Stampin' Up!  One free gift with each $50 in Stampin' UP! product orders until 3/31/16.  Click to order online!

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

We added some snail adhesive under the hearts to adhere the vellum to the card, and the gold glitter tape also helps hold down the vellum.

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

The girls were thrilled with the outcome of the invitations, and they texted a photo to the bride-to-be for approval.. it was a fun and productive stamping date!! And guess what.. it only took us an hour!!

We used up some of the scraps of black glimmer paper to punch small hearts to add to the left inside of the card with "wedding wishes" stamped in black.

I think they turned out really classy!

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

I saw that Katina cut apart the rose and leaves from the Rose Wonder stamp and I thought that was a great idea.. it allows you to stamp the flower in one color and the leaves in another!! It was the perfect time-saver for this card!!

 

Rose Wonder stamp set cut apart to stamp rose and leaves in 2 separate colors! Stampin' UP! Tip & Time Saver!

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

SHOP ONLINE: If you need any of the Stampin' Up! crafting supplies to make this card, click the product photos below, or click to go to my online store.

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Sale a Bration 2016 is ending SOON!

Oh, can it be?  2016 Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration is ending soon!?  I cannot believe how fast the 3 months went!!

Sale a bration 2016 project ideas from pattystamps.com

 

Above is a sampling of my favorite Sale a Bration projects from the last 3 months.. if you'd like to see them all, please CLICK HERE to view my Sale a Bration projects from 2016.

Or, click to see them on my Pinterest board.

Below are 3 of the new items Stampin' UP! introduced in mid-February as free product selections you might pick with your $50 order!!  Hurry.. Sale a Bration ends on 3/31/16!

 

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Watch a quick video HERE with more info on the above 3 new Sale a Bration products!

 

2016 Sale a Bration gifts from Stampin' Up!

Above are all 11 of the free gifts you can select from during Sale a Bration 2016!

 

 

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 It was amazing reading over 300 comments in response to your favorite Stampin' UP! accessory!!  By far the fave was Stampin' Dimensionals… yes, they are a must!!!  2nd was rhinestones, then pearls! 

 

The WINNER of the $68 in product and dividers is Kathy Vogel!!  CONGRATS!!

 

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 Kathy, please email me with your mailing address!!  [email protected]

 

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