Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Here's what you can make with your Free Sale-A-Bration Selection


  • Friendly Hello Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper
  • A tip for getting the most out of the Friendly Hello Paper 
  • Ways to earn more free Sale-A-Bration selections 
I've been playing with the Friendly Hello Stamp Set and the coordinating Hello 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper, which is one of the Free Sale-A-Bration Selections, and I've learned some things I wanted to pass on to help your create with this wonderful selection. This is a longer post than usual, so enjoy!

I found that several of the elements in some of the prints in the Designer Series Paper can be enhanced using the coordinating stamp set.  How cool is that!  In the print I used on today's card, I stamped the flower images, branches and other elements.  I fussy cut the the largest flower and leaves image from one of the Granny Apple Green prints and then stamped in Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green.  I was trying to case one of the cards shown on page 13 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, that had several sample ideas for using this paper and stamp set, and after closely inspecting the sample, I realized that adding stamped images to the preprinted paper enhanced the images considerably. 

Casing a card from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure using one of the Free selections you can earn with a $50 or $100 purchase by 28 February 2022

The print I chose from the Friendly Hello 12" X 12" Designer Series paper pack had the flowers and leaves on one side and the colorful stripes on the other side.  I added a rectangle of Vellum Cardstock and included a piece of 3/8" Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon.  I used the Circle Dies to create labels for one of the sentiments from the Stamp Set.  Read more about Sale-A-Bration below. 

Handmade Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set and coordinating Friendly Hello 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper

The basecard for this card is Fresh Freesia, which you can't see, as it is covered by a layer of the striped print from the Friendly Hello 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper.  Then a layer of Vellum Cardstock Die cut using one of the rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Handmade floral greeting card using Stampin' Up1 Friendly Hello Stamp Set and coordinating Designer Series Paper

The floral image layer is fussy cut from one of the prints from Friendly Hello 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper.  I used the twigs and leaf stamp and the small three buds stamps and added stamped images on top of the printed images.
Greeting card with stamped images from the Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set

I also found that the two flowers from the Friendly Hello stamp perfectly over the flowers in the print I fussy cut.  I think it look great both non stamped and stamped, but I love the depth that the stamped image adds to the print! I used Granny Apply Green ink to match the paper. 

Comparison of floral images stamped with Friendly Hello Stamp Set and without the stamped image
Top card is without stamped flower images;
bottom card is with stamped flower image

I then stamped the sentiments onto a die cut Basic White label.  One card uses sentiment labels cut with the Layering Circles Dies.  The other card uses a sentiment label cut with the Stitched So Sweetly rectangles. Both sentiments are included in the Friendly Hello stamp set.  I also added 3/8" Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon and a few 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.  I used the jewels to hide the glue dots under the cardstock to help hold the vellum cardstock in place.  I can't wait to try stamping on some of the other prints in the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper pack.  I'm also anxious to try stamping some images in Gold Embossing Powder to give the paper a classier look for very special occasions.

Selection of craft tools used to create this Handmade Greeting Card

Earn Free Sale-A-bration selections with each $50 or $100 order between now and 28 February 2022.  And if you Join my Stampin' Up! team during Sale-A-Bration,--4 January - 28 February 2022-- you'll select $125 of products for only $99 AND get your choice of any two stamp sets FREE!

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Use the January Host Code if your order is between $50-$149 before shipping and tax to qualify for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify.  January Host Code:  BDGRHVBB


  • Stamps:  Friendly Hello
  • Ink: Fresh Freesia, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green
  • Paper: Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Vellum Cardstock, Friendly Hello 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Layering circle Dies, 3/8" Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, 2021-2023- In Color Jewels, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

To learn more about any of these current items, visit my online store.  

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Shop During Sale-A-Bration

Choose a Free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before tax and shipping), by 28 February 2022.  Place multiple $50 or $100 orders or place one large order and earn selections for each $50 or $100 you spend AND, still qualify for Stampin' Rewards for orders over $150.  

Check out the FREE selections in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, here.

Host During Sale-A-Bration

Hosting an on-line stamping event or a live event during Sale-A-Bration earns you more. Both you and your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products.  Plus when you host a stampin party and reach a certain amount in sales (see the chart on the host page in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog on page 90 for more information on Rewards you can earn), in addition to earning rewards for party sales, you can also earn the exclusive Calming Camellia Cling Stamp Set (Item 158117) on page 17 of the Sale-Bration Brochure for free when your party sales reach $300.

Contact me about hosting a stamping part, here.


Join During Sale-A-Bration


Joining during Sale-A-Bration also earns you more!  If you decide to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you'll select a starter kit worth $125 in merchandise for $99, and then select Any two additional free stamp sets. And shipping is free! Select your two fee stamp set and starter kit products from anything you see in current catalogs or at

Read more about joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator, here.

Tips for getting the most from your purchases during Sale-A-Bration 

If you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, check your subscription.  Many stampers subscribed to Paper Pumpkin in January 2021 to earn Free Sale-A-Bration benefits, and their subscription ends in December 2021.  Renew your yearly subscription, and again earn Free Sale-A-Bration selections with your subscription.

What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving.

Order 1 mo., 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 Mo. subscription.  Add the item number below for the subscription length you desire.  You can combine your Paper Pumpkin Order with other stamping items to select Free Sale-A-Bration items for each $50 or $100 (less sales tax and shipping) you order.

You'll receive an email with your code for starting your subscription on the site. 


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Download Free Catalogs 

  • Download a Free copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog here.
  • Download January-June 2022 Mini Catalog here
  • Download Sale-A-Bration Brochure here

Add the January 2022 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

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