My Favorites from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure

It’s been an AMAZING and BUSY week!  Here’s what’s happened so far:

  • SUNDAY – Mom helped kick off the week with her video share of the Number of Years Bundle and some great tips for lining up die cut numbers or letters on your card front.
  • MONDAY – the Global Design Project Design Team shared our first challenge of 2016 – a fun color challenge with Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.
  • TUESDAY – Stampin’ Up! released the 2016 Occasions Catalog and 2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  I was excited to share it with you – and you were excited to begin purchasing new products and earning great Sale-a-Bration benefits.  Woo hoo!
  • WEDNESDAY – I shared my favorite products from the 2016 Occasions Catalog – with so many to choose from, it was hard to narrow down the list.
  • THURSDAY – the Pals Paper Arts Design Team shared our first challenge of 2015 (and newly designed site) – a sketch from Featured Designer Mary Fish.  What fun!

Phew!  How did we get through all of that?

During Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration Event, there are several ways to earn free product and exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  You can read more about Sale-a-Bration here if you like.  🙂  Today, I’m excited to share my favorite items from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  This little book is jam-packed with great products that you can select with every $50 you spend on a single order.  How fun is that!?  Let’s do this!


Wildflower FieldsThe mixture of colors and patterns in this amazing pack of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper is to die for.  The richness of Blackberry Bliss pairs perfectly with the warmth of Hello Honey, the dustiness of Lost Lagoon and the brightness of Calypso Coral.  The patterns are versatile and fun – I’m sure you’ll want several packs of this paper.

PAIR IT:  This paper is paired with Flowering Fields stamp set – another Sale-a-Bration item.  The stamp set features six tall, beautiful flowers with an adorable butterfly.  The set is featured just below Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper on page 12 of the brochure.

BOTANICALS FOR YOU STAMP SET – #141234 (wood mount) or #141237 (clear mount)

I just love the big, bold sentiment that is the centerpiece of this stamp set – “just for you” can be used for any type of card or gift tag – and the script is both modern and beautiful.  The accompanying sentiments can be added to the front of a card, the inside of a card or the outside of an envelope.  They are even effective on their own.  The funky flowers and branches are a perfect accent to this wonderful set.

PAIR IT:  The font used for “just for you” is the same as (or painfully similar to) the font used to say “thanks for being you” in Suite Sayings, a stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.  While the two sayings might not be a perfect fit for use on the same project, they certainly tie together to make a lovely collection.


Botanicals VellumI adore these 6″ x 6″ pieces of translucent cardstock vellum with white printed patterns.  While this vellum stack can certainly hold its own, it’s designed to coordinate with the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper (found in the 2016 Occasions Catalog).  The white prints lay perfectly over the prints found in this colorful pack of papers – just take a closer look.

PAIR IT:  While it wasn’t included on my list of Favorite things from the Occasions Catalog, I have to admit that I love the Botanical Blooms bundle – why?  Not only are the products cool and trendy, and not only do the products tie so perfectly with this Sale-a-Bration vellum stack, but the Botanical Blooms bundle includes THREE items: Botanical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  Buy that one bundle (earning 15% on the total), and you can select the coordinating Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack for free.  Who doesn’t love that?!

HELLO – #141240 (wood mount) or #141243 (clear mount)

I’ve shared this before – I have a soft spot for a combination of beautiful script and funky printed font.  As such, this stamp set jumped right out at me as my first MUST-HAVE of the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  There are a million reasons why you might want to say “hello” in a card – just ask Adele.  🙂  Whether you are checking in for a birthday or just to brighten someone’s day, I think this stamp set is a needed addition to your collection.

LIMITED TIME:  There are three items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure that are offered for a limited time – make sure you get them while you can.  Hello,   Sky is the Limit, and Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper will only be offered as Sale-a-Bration selections through February 15.  If any of these items is on your wish list (and they should all be there), then make sure you order from this limited time list first.  I don’t want you to miss out!

I certainly love the other items in the brochure, but I couldn’t just list them all out for you – I had to pick my favorites.  What are your favorite items in this year’s Sale-a-Bration brochure?  Did my favorites make it onto your wish list, too?

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Your favorites were my pics as well! Last night my stamp camp went wild over the new framlits large numbers. I didn’t see that coming and then when I went to place the workshop order I see they are limited, already heading to backorder! This year the entire SAB catalog is filled with awesome products….some to leave 2/15 for others to be introduced! Yeahhhh….

  2. fabulous choices. love your weekly recap, too!

  3. Very cool post to read.

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