Category: SAB

feelling sentimental rich razzleberry chalkboard stamping card

Sentimental Journey Antique Phone Booth Stamp

feelling sentimental rich razzleberry chalkboard stamping card

I’m back with another Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental greeting card.  And once again, I think the vintage stamps in this set are marvelous including this old-time phone booth.  I stamped the phone booth on a Top Note shape, die-cut from black cardstock with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine.  I stamped it in White Craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.

feelling sentimental rich razzleberry chalkboard stamping card detail

I centered the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Rich Razzleberry button with a rhinestone and adhered it to the card with glue dots.  Celebrate was stamped in black and quickly punched out with the Extra-large Oval punch.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
SAB: Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack

feelling sentimental rich razzleberry chalkboard stamping card

The teeny little scallop peeking out from the bottom was punched out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO PURCHASE THE BIG SHOT OR STOCK UP ON DIES!   Earn free SAB product with a $50 order.  When you purchase the Big Shot during SAB and one other small item you can earn both the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set and the Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack.

Get your Feeling Sentimental stamp set today and enjoy making simply elegant cards to honor birthdays and other special occasions to celebrate!

Enjoy!  Julie

Membership Has Its Privileges

Stamper CrafterEVERYONE LOVES A DEAL!  Am I right? And we all know that membership has its privileges.   Here’s a chance to love your hobby even more and a deal that most serious crafters take advantage of.  During Sale-a-bration, take membership in my SJ Quality Stampers group and the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit on a trial run for only $99.  You’ll receive $156 (that’s 25% more during SAB) in products of your choice with absolutely no shipping fees (another 10% savings). The complete kit is a $240 value and hobbyists are welcomed!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IF YOU ARE A NEW CRAFTER?  It means you’ll get all the tools you need to get started at a significant savings and enjoy the freedom to start creating right away with everything you need on hand.  PLUS you’ll receive access to exclusive inspirational samples and tutorials.  What a way to start!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IF YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED CRAFTER?  If you have been wanting to up your skills, this is the time.  You can choose those crafting tools you are dying to get at a significant discount (think Big Shot & Dies or Simply Scored Tool & accessories, My Digital Studio, etc.) PLUS have access to exclusive inspirational samples and tutorials that will help you learn how to use your new toys!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ALL CRAFTERS?    Increase your stamping/crafting skill with your trial membership.  You’ll be a member for 3+ months and enjoy access to exclusive materials, discounts, and more. You’ll also have access to  an exclusive online community of enthusiastic stampers.  Join in or not – your choice.  THEN after your 3+ months, you decide when, OR if, you want to renew.  Absolutely no pressure, no obligation.  It’s an easy choice for any crafter.

Click here to take your trial run, become a part of my group (the SJ Quality Stampers) and receive your Stampin’ Up! starter kit.

Enjoy!  Julie

What is SAB?

stampin up 2013 sale-a-bration make a card

It turns out SAB stands for a lot of things.

Here are just a few:
SAB Scientific Advisory Board
SAB Science Advisory Board (EPA)
SAB Staff Accounting Bulletin
SAB Student Activities Board
SAB School of American Ballet
SAB Study Abroad
SAB Satellite Analysis Branch (NOAA)
SAB Same As Above
SAB Separated At Birth
SAB Side Air Bag
SAB South African Breweries PLC
SAB Same As Before
SAB Saba Island, Netherlands Antilles (Airport Code)
SAB Saskatchewan Archives Board (Canada)

But the only one that matters to crafters is Sale-a-bration!

GET EXCITED!!!  STAMPIN’ UP!’S BEST SPECIAL OF THE YEAR, SALE-A-BRATION!  Ends March 22nd.  Get FREE Stampin’ Up! products just for ordering what you already love!  FREE exclusive ribbon, buttons, paper, stamps.  You choose!
How will you Sale-a-brate?

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

Feeling Sentimental Ferris Wheel Stamp

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

The stamp images in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental set are to die for!  I love the intricate, antique line drawings of a ferris wheel, phone booth and an old-time bicycle.  On this card, I decided to go light on dark with a couple of neutrals and Pool Party as my main color.  The latest Spring catalog and the Sale-a-bration products feature a lot of accessories for Pool Party, which I love.

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

I started with a Natural White cardstock.  Natural White is a little heavier than Whisper White and has a very slight speckled or grainy look to it.  It seemed perfect for a crisp, vintage look.   I stamped the ferris wheel in Versamark on Early Espresso cardstock, then embossed it with Pool Party embossing powder.  ‘Celebrate’ is embossed with Pool Party also.

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

And the Pool Party ribbon from the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack is perfect.  This ribbon is wonderful.  It ties so easily and is not bulky on your projects.  You can get this ribbon with two other shades plus three colors of buttons in the pack.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
SAB: Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set w-# c-#, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: VersaMark #102283
Paper: Pool Party cardstock #122924, Early Espresso cardstock #119686, Natural White cardstock#102316
Extras: Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Rhinestones #119246, Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398, Heat Tool #129053
 
feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp
 

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON PUNCHES!  Punches are great tools that make your papercrafting so much easier and make you look like a pro!  Earn free SAB product with a $50 order.

This is the first of several Feeling Sentimental cards I’ve created to share with you.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

Bloomin’ Marvelous with Chalkboard Stamping

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

The chalkboard technique is so easy and fun and gives great results especially with the  Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set!  If you want to learn more about chalkboard stamping, check out this Jar of Hearts valentine post and video.  If you’ve liked my Stamping Julie facebook page, you saw this card a few days ago.

I started with a Crumb Cake cardstock card base.  When I want to add ribbon around a portrait oriented card I cut my cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 11″.  The SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack has three great ribbon colors – Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo & Pool Party – and the set comes with matching buttons in Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.  I decided to use the Tangerine Tango ribbon and buttons for a bold splash of color on an otherwise neutral card.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card close up

To add an additional ‘splash’ of color, I dropped Tangerine Tango color on the background as well.  This is easy to do with reinkers. Just put a couple of drops of ink on the lid of your open stamp pad and add a drop or two of water to dilute it a bit.  Then use a paint brush to pick up the ink and splash it over your card base.

You may want to experiment first on scratch paper first if you’ve never done this before so you get just the look you want.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

I scored a border down the left side with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Borders Scoring Plate and swiped just a bit of white craft ink over the embossing so that it would stand out a little more.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
 SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set w-#129651 c-#129654, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: Whisper White craft #101731, Tangerine Tango reinker #111841
Paper:  Crumb Cake cardstock#120953, Basic Black cardstock #121045
Extras: Simply Scored Scoring Tool#125586, Borders Scoring Plate #126192, White Embossing Powder #109132, Bakers Twine #124262

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card detail

VALENTINES IS NEXT WEEK AND THERE’S STILL TIME TO ORDER: But act quick! Order your valentines supplies today  and when your order reaches $50, you’ll receive a FREE Sale-a-bration bonus item.

Have you tried the chalkboard technique yet?  Try it with the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!  Julie