Be Inspired by Sale-a-Bration

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 creating projects inspired by Sale-a-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s annual sales event. We are creating projects with a variety of these exclusive products and can’t wait to share what we’ve made. I hope our projects inspire you. If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the project shared by my talented friend Carolynn Sander.

Happy Thoughts with Dandy Designs

I love Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers – all themes, all colors, all styles. Imagine my over-the-top excitement when I first laid eyes on the double pack of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Papers in the January-February 2023 Sale-a-Bration brochure. The mix of gorgeous pastels and sweet brights with all-occasion designs makes this pack of 48 pages a must-have. Here’s my card:

5 pages from Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, Beautifully Happy, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (48 pages of 12″ x 12″ paper), a Level 2 Sale-a-Bration option that can be chosen with a $100 order:

Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!,160836I have showcased five pages from the Dandy Designs on my card. Can you guess the fifth? Don’t worry – I’m going to tell you (even though I know you’d get it right). This closeup has all five patterns:

5 pages from Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, Beautifully Happy, Stampin Up!, Brian KingYou can immediately tell that I used the following patterns as focal panels on my card:

Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 160836The Balmy Blue banner on my card is pulled from this GORGEOUS striped paper (I simply cropped one of the larger bands and stamped the sentiment on it):

Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 160836Since we are already talking about the sentiment on this card, it comes from the Beautifully Happy stamp set, another Level 2 Sale-a-Bration option that can be selected with a $100 order:

Beautifully Happy, Stampin Up! 160804How about that!? With just a $200 order, you could select both of these Sale-a-Bration options for free. Gotta love Sale-a-Bration!

One more thing – the adorable rabbit is cropped from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Playing in the Rain Dies – such fun!

I hope you like my project today! I hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects by my talented friends – I’m sure you’ll love them. The next stop is my UK bestie, Emma Goddard. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:

I hope you’ll hop through the rest of the projects in this lineup. In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:

Thanks for stopping by today!



Here are the products I showcased in today’s post:

Stamps: Beautifully Happy  Papers: Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper, Thick Basic White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Playing in the Rain Dies, Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Oh this bunny! Adorable!

  2. How could I not be inspired by this cute card? My paper should arrive tomorrow. I don’t have the bundle yet but I can fussy cut a bunny out and be ready to create away. With so many patterns in the paper, I had not really paid attention to them, just knew I wanted them! Well, I had better hop along for the rest of the inspiring blog hop. Thanks Brian, we are having a cold dreary day here and this made me smile.

    Oh, you really made me smile at the sentiment strip! Inspiration at the max!

  3. Adorable…love the mix of DSPs.

  4. SO FUN! Love your card Brian.. Thanks for sharing

  5. Isn’t this pack of paper THE BEST?? Love your choices for all the layers. Such a cute card, too.
    TFS–always one of my favorite Hops.

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