Thursday, January 27, 2022

Sale-A-Brating with Hello Friend


Welcome to the first Creative Card-iology Blog Hop of 2022 - we are so glad you've joined us!  You can hop along with us by clicking on the links to my teammates’ blogs toward the bottom of this post.  We always appreciate your feedback, so please let us know you've stopped by and leave a comment.

Our theme this month is Sale-A-Bration favorites.  I love Sale-A-Bration so much – I mean who doesn’t love FREE stamping products!  For this month’s project I’ve chosen to use the Friendly Hello stamp set and Designer Series Paper (DSP), which together are a Free with $100 Sale-A-Bration item.  These products, with the beautiful colors, flowers and birds, offered me a taste of spring in the midst of chilly winter weather.

My friend Stevie has a birthday this week, and this set was a perfect choice to make a card for her.  I chose Fresh Freesia as my card base color with accents of Shaded Spruce.  I cut a piece of my DSP pattern measuring about 3” by 4 ¼”, added a piece of Fresh Freesia ribbon and a faux bow with another piece of ribbon, and then adhered it to 3 1/8” by 4 3/8” piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  I stamped a smaller floral/leaf image in Fresh Freesia ink around the edge of my card base, and then adhered my matted DSP to the card base.

I then stamped the larger double floral stamp that coordinated with an image on my DSP onto a piece of white cardstock in Fresh Freesia ink and colored it with the Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends combo.  I fussy cut this stamped and colored image and adhered it over the image on the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My next step was to stamp my sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink on a strip of white cardstock.  I trimmed my sentiment piece so that there was about an 1/8” border above and below my sentiment.  I punched each end of this strip with my Everyday Label punch (see photo below), and then stamped the small floral image in the bottom left corner of this strip.  Using a blending brush, I brushed the edge of this sentiment label with Shaded Spruce ink.  I then adhered this to the lower right corner of my card base, and then added Fresh Freesia In Color gems to the center of floral images on the sentiment label and the cut flowers piece.

I stamped a birthday greeting and floral accents on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of white cardstock for the inside of my card, and then stamped the floral image on my envelope as well.  And my card for Stevie was complete.  So easy and fun!

I hope you enjoyed this project!  The new January to June 2022 mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochureare available now with gorgeous spring stamp sets, tools and papers, and you can view these new products and more when you visit my online store.  The specific products used for today’s blog project can be seen below. 

Sale-A-Bration brings with it great hosting benefits and also a great join special - $125 in product for just $99 plus your choice of any 2 stamps sets for FREE!  If you’d like to hear more about these opportunities to share your love of stamping, visit my online store and click on the "Host" or "Join" tabs, comment below or reach out to me through email at 

Thanks again for blog hopping with us today.  Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below!

Product List
Friendly Hello Bundle (English)
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Shaded Spruce 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
2021–2023 In Color Jewels
Fresh Freesia 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
Blending Brushes
Everyday Label Punch
Paper Snips
Paper Trimmer
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Seal