It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!
For today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop, we are sharing products in Sale-a-Bration that have inspired us – and we hope they inspire you, too! Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s big two month event (this year’s event is in January and February with another Sale-a-Bration period later in the year) when we can earn exclusive products when we shop for the things we love. How fun is that?! If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the amazing project shared by my talented friend Carolynn Sander.
For this Inspired by Sale-a-Bration challenge, I’ve decided to showcase THREE products that can be earned in January and February as a part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration event. Can you name all three? Here’s my card:
The phrase “I’m sorry” can go several ways – especially when paired with this sweet donkey. While the front COULD BE interpreted as “I’m sorry I’ve been a [insert another word for donkey]” as an apology, this “I’m sorry” is for a friend who’s sick or sad. The adorable donkey has obviously fallen in the mud, and I’m wishing the recipient a quick recovery. Here’s the inside, which features a sentiment from the Back on Your Feet stamp set:
Now…to the Sale-a-Bration products I’ve showcased on this card…it just so happens that each of these three products is from one of the ways we can earn free product during Sale-a-Bration. How cool is that?!
Earn for Shopping. The Darling Donkeys stamp set can be selected as your free gift when you spend $50 (before shipping and handling) in the U.S. This adorable stamp set features donkeys in a variety of positions and some great sentiments that coordinate. Here’s a look at the Darling Donkey’s stamp set:
I stamped my donkey with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Basic White cardstock and colored him with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I hand-snipped him and then set him atop a “paint brushstroke” from the Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies (in the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog). I wanted it to look as though the donkey had slipped in the mud – it looks that way, right?!
Earn for Shopping Big. When you place an order for $300+ in the U.S. or combine orders with friends to total $300, you can earn the Punch Party photopolymer stamp set for free – that’s on top of all the other Sale-a-Bration products you earn. Yay! Here’s a look at this incredible stamp set:
I stamped “I’m sorry” with Memento Tuxedo Black on Thick Basic White and cropped it with one of the thin dies in the Always Dies, part of the Forever & Always Bundle. Such a sweet sentiment with so many purposes. I added three White Resin Hearts Embellishments to add some love to the sentiment (and to fill a small void on the cardfront).
Earn for Joining My Team. When you purchase Stampin’ Up!’s starter kit during Sale-a-Bration (you want a discount on the products you love and adore the huge savings of the starter kit). Not only do you initially get $125 of product for $99 (with free shipping), but you also get an assortment of FIVE packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers in the patterns that will be available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog – Brights, Subtles, Regals, Neutrals and 2020-2022 In Colors. That’s 200 sheets of paper!
Sale-a-Bration Bonus. Back in 2017, one of the Sale-a-Bration favorites was a little stamp set called Hey Chick!. Starting February 2, Hey Chick will be available for purchase AND there are some great dies that coordinate with the fun set. I’ll be sharing more about the new chick-themed products this weekend, but I’ve given you a sneak peek at two of the dies on this project – I cropped the corn and chicken coop with the Chick Dies to add a little texture behind my fallen donkey.
Warm Color Combination. I wouldn’t normally pair browns and grays, but I mimicked the tones in my donkey for the rest of my card. His gray body and brown nose inspired me to build a card around those two colors. If you like this mix of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Basic Gray as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Learn More About Sale-a-Bration. I’ll be sharing more about the join promotion tomorrow. If you’d like to review the benefits of joining during Sale-a-Bration, please come back. If you’d like to see what products you can earn for free during Sale-a-Bration, click on the brochure below:
To see all of the Sale-a-Bration options in my online store, CLICK HERE.
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my friend Emma Goddard.
Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:
- Janneke de Jong
- Manuela Geiswinkler
- Carolynn Sander
- Brian King
- Emma Goddard
- Stesha Bloodhart
- Angela Meiritz-Reid
Here are the products I used on today’s card: