Today marks a really big day in the Stampin’ Up!® world. Not only did our new Occasions catalog launch today, but it’s also the kick off of our biggest event of the year – Sale-a-Bration! Let me get a little bit of the business side of things out of the way, then we’ll get to today’s card. I will warn you this post is pretty photo heavy simply because there’s so much exciting information to share!
Occasions/Sale-a-Bration Catalog Launch
Remember, you can’t purchase any of the Sale-a-Bration items directly. They’re all FREE with any qualifying Stampin’ Up order whether it’s products from the new Occasions catalog, our current annual catalog, or even a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription! If you’re already one of my Paper Pumpkin subscriber paying monthly, this is a great way to save a little money each month if you opt for the 6- or 12-month pre-paid subscription plus you get free Sale-a-Bration products, too!
Stampin’ Up did made one slight change to Sale-a-Bration this year. Instead of just offering a free product with every $50 you spend, this year there are two extra special options that are free with a $100 purchase. One option is an amazing set of Thinlit word dies and the other is a double-size GORGEOUS sentiment stamp set. If you read the fine print below the Thinlits word dies in the SAB catalog, it says they will be carrying over to the 2018-2019 annual catalog which launches in June. Since we already know they’ll be carrying over, why not get then for FREE now vs. having to buy them later. 🙂
To kick things off for the new catalog, I thought I would share a card made using a combination of products from each catalog. I used an image from the Party Pandas Sale-a-Bration stamp set along with a sentiment and DSP from the Picture Perfect Party suite in the Occasions Catalog.
Start by stamping the panda on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Set aside to dry well. In the mean time, create a top-folding card base from Whisper White Thick card stock. Stamp the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in the lower right corner, also using the Memento ink.
Once the ink on the panda is nice and dry, add a bit of dimension to the panda using the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend marker. Color a thin border around his head and belly then blend it out using the Color Lifter. Color the hat using Light Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends then add a coat of Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer. When all the coloring is done, cut the panda out using the third largest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
Add a bit of color to the card by cutting a piece of patterned paper from the Picture Perfect Party 6×6″ DSP to 1-3/4 x 5-1/4″ using your Stampin’ Trimmer. Also cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock to 1-7/8 x 5-3/8″ to use as a mat for the DSP.
Adhere the DSP to the Lemon Lime Twist card stock. Wrap the matted layer with some Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon finishing it off in a flat knot. Trim the ends of the ribbon then adhere to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, adhere the die cut circle to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals allowing the circle to overlap the DSP layer slightly.
Stampin’ Rewards Just Got Better
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today. As you can see, the products from both new catalogs work so well together. If you would like to order any of these products, or any other Stampin’ Up products, please visit my online store. If your order is under $150, please remember to use my current host code – TGCNYS93. If your order is over $50, I’ll send you a little gift as a thank you. If you’re order is $150 or more, don’t use the host code so you can get your own host rewards. I’ll still send you the little gift. 🙂 If you aren’t sure how to use the host code on your order, I explain it all here.
As an added bonus during Sale-a-Bration, Stampin’ Up has sweetened the Stampin’ Rewards deal, too. If you place an order or party of $250 or more, you’ll get an EXTRA $25 in Stampin’ Rewards. How cool is that?! If you don’t have that large of an order by yourself, just contact me and I’ll be more than happy to set up a catalog party for you so you can collect orders from your friends/family members as well to help boost your Stampin’ Rewards.
Never a Better Time to Join!
If you’ve been considering joining Stampin’ Up as a Demonstrator, Sale-a-Bration is a GREAT time to join! Not only can you select $125 worth of product from any of our current catalogs for only $99, but you also get FREE shipping which is a $10 value. On top of that, during Sale-a-Bration, you also get to select TWO additional stamp sets of ANY value for FREE! That’s right … ANY value, even the most expensive stamp sets we off. That’s an additional value of up to $101! There is absolutely ZERO obligation to ever sell a single thing or even remain a Demonstrator. However, as long as you do choose to remain active, you will receive a 20% discount on ALL your orders.
If all this hasn’t tempted you enough. here’s one more little incentive. New Demonstrators who join in January have until the end of June to meet their first quarterly sales minimum. That means anyone who joins now will still be active when the Demonstrator pre-order takes place for the new 2018-2019 annual catalog which will launch in June. There really isn’t a better time to join Stampin’ Up than right now and I would love to have you on my team! Please contact me if you have any questions or simply click this link to sign up.
Until next time …