Recover Rapidly from Free Stamp Sets!

Throughout SaleABration (now until March 22nd) I’m going to post all the FREE stamp sets I received with every $50 dollar order I made.  The cute band-aid came from the Patterned Occasions set.  You can’t buy it, but you can get it for FREE!

My full-time job is at a major medical center and I would love to have a band-aid for each one of our patients.  Some patients receive my blog updates via email, so in a sense, I am giving them this card in hopes that they get better.


I wrapped a few loops of Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine because I don’t think I use it enough.  Remember, buy only items you know will use.  Don’t let any product collect dust.


Never throw away your left over scraps.  Why?  Because you can always use them on other projects… trust me.  I had this little red heart left over from a Valentine card and just look how it beautifully stands out… don’t you think?
Friends, I have nine weeks left before I deploy… I’m using weeks because it gives me a sense of a longer time with my family and craft room.  LoL.  I mean really, January is pretty much over and I’m having crafting withdraw already… LoL.

Here’s the challenge I have given myself:

  1. Share the joy I get out of making cards and introduce you to hundreds of pals who share the same passion.
  2. Add new pals to my circle (before I deploy) and tell everyone about the discounts & benefits I cherish.
  3. Why?  Because only during Sale-A-Bration will Stampin’ Up! celebrate their 25th anniversary by giving YOU 25% more products in your Starter Kit for FREE!
  4. Lastly, I’m hoping to find those of you who think they aren’t crafty, but if you just want the kit for a steal, that’s okay too! =)

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Here’s your first card to comment on to be eligible to receive a free My Paper Pumpkin kit.  Consider it my monthly blog candy exclusively for my subscribers.  Did I hear some of you say, “What!?  Free monthly blog candy?  I want in on it too!  What must I do?”

First, sign up (top right) to follow my blog via email, then leave comments on posts as they are added.  Read more about my monthly give-a-way here.  Start with this cupcake birthday card.

Melon Mambo has officially become my new favorite card stock color… for now (lol).  It is so bold and bright your only thoughts are sweetness and fuzzy warm thoughts.  The cupcake stamp is a from the Patterns Occasions stamp set that you will find in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration on January 22nd.  Request a FREE Spring catalog now and I’ll also include a Sale-A-Bration brochure.

As usual, I used Freshly Made Sketches #68 to make my Cupcake Birthday card and I would love for you to leave a comment and tell me if you think it was wise to also use a strip of basic black cardstock into the sketch. =)

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Stamp Set:  Sale-A-Bration Available Jan. 22nd – Patterned Occasions (C-129624/W-129621)
Paper:  Sahara Sand (121043), Twitterpated (125406), Basic Black (121045), Basic Gray (121044)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656)
Accessories: Large Rhinestones (129424)

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