Prized Peony For The Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “Gifts From the Garden.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 

Can’t you see a garden filled with gorgeous peonies? Today’s “thank you” card has step-by-step  instructions, plus my supplies in the Product List below. Enjoy!

By Su Mohr for the Pals Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Prized Peony, Forever Flourishing, Subtle Textured embossing, heat embossing; #thankyoucards #prizedpeony #foreverflourishing #cardtechniques #heatembossing #flowersoncards #peonies #palsbloghop #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #aromasandart

                                                                                                          

                                                                                            Step-by-Step Instructions

Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″, making your card base.

Layer with Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″, embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.

Prior to gluing the embossed layer to the card base, tape a strand of Linen Thread to the back, positioned as shown.

 

Cut a panel 2 1/4″ X 5 1/4″ from Neutrals 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper in Crumb Cake, and glue in the center of the embossed layer.

Cut a second panel 2″ X 5 1/4″ from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock, trim the sides using a Peony Die, and glue in the center of the Designer Paper.

 

Stamp the peony, from the Prized Peony Stamp Set, in VersaMark on Whisper White Cardstock. Sprinkle with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and set with the Heat Tool.

Color with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, which is SO MUCH FUN! The embossing keeps the color within the lines, which you’ll have to try to see what I mean. Use the darker Stampin’ Blends to add definition to the petals. After cutting with the Peony Die, place the flower on Dimensionals.

Stamp three leaves in Soft Sea Foam Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, cut with Peony Dies, and glue in place.

 

Using a Forever Flourishing Die, cut the sprig from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and glue in place.

“Thank you” is from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink, and fussy cut. This means I used Paper Snips to cut by hand. Glue the “k” to the flower, and attach the remainder with Dimensionals to be the same level as the flower.

Add a few Woven Threads Sequins (white tone), and your card is complete.

 

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I wish you a garden filled with peonies!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop, which will be August 12th when our theme is “My Happiest Season.” The Design Team will showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

 

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.   ***YOU ARE HERE***
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping


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2020-2022 In Color Hearts and Paper

 

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our theme is the “new 2020-2022 In Colors.” The Design Team is showcasing the new family of in colors from the new catalog. We know you will love them as much as we do! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.  

Wow! The new “in colors” are so pretty, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Rather than slight any of the colors, I created a card using all five.

By Su Mohr for Pals Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: five in colors cardstock, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, Ornate Frames Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Birds & More Dies; #palsbloghop #bloghops #incolors #2020-2021 #hearts #heartsoncards #ornateframes #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

In Color Hearts

 

The heart was made with a Birds & More Die, and the five new In-Colors of Cardstock: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, and Magenta Madness, in that order. If you look closely, you can see a pretty edge on the hearts, highlighted by being lifted on Mini- Dimensionals.

“Thinking of you with all my heart” is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, stamped in Night of Navy Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.

The wonderful, dotted paper is one of four patterns of In Color 6X6 DSP. You can see the other patterns in my Product List below. I used an Ornate Layers Die for cutting, which gives it a fantastic edge, don’t you think?

 

 

How do you like the ribbon? It’s the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, which is my favorite!

The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock, layered with Whisper White Cardstock that was cut with the largest Ornate Layers Die. The white really makes those colors pop!

 

 More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for July 8th – Gifts from the Garden when the design team will showcase cards or gift ideas from treasures found in the garden.  Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room. 

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  6. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.    *YOU ARE HERE*
  23. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  24. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  26. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  27. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  28. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja

Be sure to check out the new catalog that was just released June 3rd. You can click on the cover beneath my photo, which takes you to a page where you can download the PDF, and scroll through the 192 pages of delight!

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, plus FREE SHIPPING, plus a SPECIAL JUNE BONUS of FREE BUNDLE OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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Basket Bouquet for the Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Pals Blog Hop! This month our theme is “Goodbye to January-June Mini and 2019-2020 Annual Catalogs and Hello to 2020-2021 Annual Catalog” where the Design Team is showcasing their favorites from the retiring catalogs or products in the new catalog! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today’s card includes bits and pieces of some favorite retiring items along with continuing 2020-2021 Annual Catalog items. The retiring items are the first six in my Product List below. The remaining items are in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

By Su Mohr for the Pals Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: First Frost Stamp Set, Frosted Bouquet Dies, Painted Label Dies, Ornate layers Dies, Coastal Weave embossing; #fowersoncards #basketofflowers #basketbouquet #friendshipcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #bloghops

Basket Bouquet

 

Three dies in this photo were used to make the foliage and flowers. They are from one of my favorite retiring sets, Frosted Bouquet Dies.  The coordinating, First Frost Stamp Set, was used to stamp the flowers in Rococo Rose Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. The stalk with leaves was stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink, and the Baby’s Breath was cut from Whisper White Cardstock.

 

My friend, Peggy Noe, recently made a flower basket that gave me the idea for this one. I thought this Painted Labels Die looked like a basket, especially when cut from Crumb Cake Cardstock, and embossed with the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder.

TIP: I attached the basket with glue on the bottom and sides, leaving the top open, and slightly bowed, for arranging the bouquet.

The basket was completed with Linen Thread around the top, and a tag made with another favorite,  retiring, stamp and die set, Beautiful Bouquet and Bouquet Bunch.

 

The background of Whisper White Cardstock was embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, and I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners.

Beneath the white layer is gingham from 2019-2021 In Color 6X6 DSP, cut with an Ornate Layers Die. I used an Ornate Borders Die to give the basket a place to rest.

TIP: Because the Ornate Borders Die is long and skinny, I used Washi Tape to hold it in place while running it through the die cutting machine.

 

Thank you for blog hopping with me today. I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of new products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, and I’ll be giving you some “sneak peeks” soon!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for June 10th, with our theme “New 2020-2022 In Colors.” We can’t wait to show you the newest In Colors in the Stampin’ Up! color family. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

 

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Wedding Card For The Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! While the COVID 19 pandemic is adding stress to our lives, we Pals hope this blog hop will help to lift your spirits. Let us inspire you to take a creative break and relax for a little while. This month our theme is “Special Occasions” where we have made a project for just about any occasion you can think of! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 

I recently received a wedding “save the date,” so it inspired me to create a wedding card with someone special in mind.

By Su Mohr for Pals Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Borders Dies, Last A Lifetime Stamp Set; #weddingcards #mr.&mrs. ##lastalifetime #ornatelayers #ornateborders #heatembossing #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #2020-2021stampinup #earlyrelease

Mr. & Mrs.

 

I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, using one of the new Ornate Borders Dies to decorate the edge. It turned out perfectly…..the second time. The first time, my pretty border was accidentally, completely cut from the card front.

TIP: Make sure the die is facing the right direction. See the straight piece on the ends of the die? The larger portion of the die needs to face the fold of the card. 

However, I didn’t let my die-cut mistake go to waste. Can you see how pretty it looks, decorating the envelope flap, in the first picture?

 

Next, I found the sentiment in the Last A lifetime Stamp Set. I stamped “To The New Mr. & Mrs.” in VersaMark, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. An Ornate Layers Die was just the right size for cutting.

 

Beneath the sentiment, I added foliage made with Frosted Bouquet Dies and a Botanical Tags Die, cut from Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam, and Whisper White Cardstock. For a touch of sparkle, I added a few Iridescent Sequins.

 

I continued the sentiment on the inside, also from the Last A Lifetime Stamp Set. The same gold embossing technique was used, and then framed by using an Ornate Layers Die.

 

I appreciate you hopping to my blog today. Thank you! The supplies for today’s card can be seen in my Product List below.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 13th, when we will say “Goodbye to January Mini and 2019 Annual Catalog and/or Hello to 2020 Annual Catalog.” The Design Team will showcase their favorites from the retiring catalogs or new products from the new catalog. Don’t miss the fun! And, until then, please stay safe.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.  ***YOU ARE HERE***
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  9. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  15. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  16. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards


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Special Someone Raccoon for the Pals Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals.

Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This raccoon, named Bloomin’, is proud to be the focal point of today’s card.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click READ or VISDIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Someoneone Special Stamp Set, Special Day Dies, Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, Small Blooms Punch, Honey Bee Stamp Set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies; #specialsomeone #specialday #raccoons #raccoonsoncards #flowersoncards #friendshipcards #smallbloompunch #2020minicatalog #stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Bloomin’ in Blooms

 

Bloomin’, from the Special Someone Stamp Set, said her favorite stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is Thoughtful Blooms. She likes it, not only because it’s FREE, but because there is a coordinating Small Bloom Punch, also FREE with qualifying orders. You can check out the details by clicking on the pictures in my Product List.

Bloomin’ wanted her card to have bright flowers, and chose the colors: Melon Mango, Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch and Daffodil Delight.


After stamping the flowers, she jumped on the punch, and had a glorious time punching and bending the flowers. I helped her bend the flowers with my Bone Folder, and placed them on Mini-Dimensionals.

We connected the flowers with a vine from the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, which we stamped in Granny Apple Green.

 

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I made Bloomin’ come alive by stamping her in Early Espresso Ink and Sahara Sand Ink, and using her Special Day Die for cutting.

TIP: The stamp set is “2-step” stamping. Stamp the detailed stamp in the darker color first, followed by the solid stamp in the lighter color. Using the Stamparatus makes matching the lines much easier.

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock and 6X6 Brights Collection DSP, both cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies.  

Bloomin’ wanted to say, “Thinking of you, Sweet Friend,” which is from the Honey Bee Stamp Set, stamped in  Early Espresso Ink, and cut with a Stitched So Sweetly Die.

 

Since we are celebrating our Pals Blog Hop Anniversary, I thought it would be fun to share my first hop with the Pals in June 2017. I remember wanting to start a blog, so that I could participate in the Pals Blog Hops, and I haven’t missed a single Hop!

Clicking on the picture will take you to my blog with all the details.

 

I’m offering mystery blog candy (ie: Stampin’ Up! goodies) to one lucky winner. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, please share a comment by the deadline, Saturday, March 14th at 9:00 PM Pacific Time.  

I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner on my blog, Sunday, March 15th.

Note: I can only ship within the U.S. Winner has 48 hours from the announcement of the winner to email me their name and mailing address.

 

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion.Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017 ***YOU ARE HERE***
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020

Have a great day!


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Heart of Poppies for Pals Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because this month’s theme is “Art from the Heart” and we think you’re going to love it! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I’m thinking of Valentine’s Day, and a heart full of poppies is as good as a box full of chocolates! Right? Well, maybe not, but this heart made with Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper and a Be Mine Stitched Die is making this bee happy.

By Su Mohr for the Pals Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Be Mine Stitched Dies, Well Written Dies, Detailed Bee Dies, Poppy Moments Dies, Peaceful Poppies DSP, Golden Honey DSP; #valentines #valentinecards #poppies #peacefulpoppies #poppymoments #poppiesoncards #heartsoncards #bees #beesoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Poppies Heart

 

The greenery beneath the heart was made with Granny Apple Green Cardstock and a Poppy Moments Die.

“Love” is from the Well Written Die Set, cut from Granny Apple Green Cardstock to blend in with the greenery, and match the card base.

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.  

I just HAD to add the bee whose black and white stripes match the 1” strip on the side of the card. The bee and the strip are from Golden Honey Designer Paper, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a qualifying order.

 

Thanks so much for hopping with the Pals today! We love to read your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 11th, for our “Critter Card” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects with animals, birds, butterflies or insects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  19. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art        YOU ARE HERE

 

 

You’ll find the supplies for today’s card in my Product List below. Notice that the Golden Honey Designer Paper is $0.00, and that’s because it is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to order, because of the FREE products you can earn. It’s also a great time to join Stampin’ Up! for additional benefits and products with your Starter Kit.

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