Double Take – Eclectic Expressions

Oh, it’s a sad day. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 31, is the last day of Sale-A-Bration. It’s your last chance to get the Eclectic Expressions stamp set for FREE. When I started planning today’s post, I couldn’t decide if I wanted Sweet Sugarplum or Flirty Flamingo to be the primary color players. So I made two versions of the same card, Actually, both cards have a bit of both colors. Talk about indecisive.

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This card is another entry into my personal “World’s Easiest card” competition.

Design Notes for Eclectic Expressions Cards:

For each card, I use either Flirty Flamingo or Sweet Sugar Plum to stamp the large circles. That color is also behind the sentiment and the mat beneath the main piece. The smaller dotted circles are stamped with the other color. I guess they are twin cards.

But here’s something you need to know. Yes, the stamp set won’t be available after tomorrow. But soon you won’t be able to get anything with Flirty Flamingo or Sweet Sugarplum. Oh the sadness. So, are you getting an idea? Yes, order what you want of those two colors before the retirement list is announced and they run out in the blink of an eye. So, spend $50 to avoid disappointment and then you can earn this stamp set. Yes, you are brilliant. I knew that.

Here are some things to choose from that feature these two great “in” but soon gone colors.

Flirty Flamingo:


Sweet Sugarplum:


Supply List for Eclectic Expressions Cards:



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Hope you are looking forward to a good weekend, perhaps with family and friends.




Thank You with Eclectic Expressions

There are so many great items available for FREE with Sale-A-Bration. Somehow, this set, Eclectic Expressions got past me. I’ve only used one of the sentiments here but there is a lot to love in this set. I pulled it out to create some thank you cards for my customers but I know it will see more ink soon!

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This card is definitely in the running for easiest card ever!

Design Notes for Eclectic Expressions Thank You Card:

Can you tell that I just received the Tailored Tag Punch. It’s really a fun punch. I used it behind each of the sentiments. Because the sides are straight, it’s easy to just shift the paper up or down to form a background. For the center one, I cut the background piece in half.

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Hope you are having a great day.




Blossoming Basket Birthday with Blends!

Tomorrow new items are going to be added to the Sale-A-Bration offerings. Isn’t that exciting news?  As a demonstrator, I get to pre-order goodies like these. I’ve used one of the new stamp sets, Blossoming Basket,  to create a birthday card for a special customer of mine. The basket of flowers was just calling out for Stampin’ Blends coloring.

Blossoming Basket Stamp set, Painted with Love DSP, Stampin' Up!,

Did you notice that I used some of the beautiful Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper as one of the layers? Not just for Valentines anymore!

Design Notes for Blossoming Basket Birthday Card:

This card was so much fun to make. I love heat embossing and I love using Stampin’ Blends. I first embossed the basket using Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next I used some of the Blends to color the basket, flowers and leaves. I was happy with the basket but it looked a little lonely. So, I heat embossed a butterfly from the same set, added some color and did some fussy cutting. Finally, I added just a piece of ribbon across the bottom to ground the basket. Some layers of Calypso Coral and the Designer Series paper and it was done.

The inside was pretty easy as well. I used a stamp from Balloon Celebrations stamp set and some butterflies from the Blossoming Basket stamp sets. Butterflies also made an appearance on the envelope.

Blossoming Basket Stamp set, Painted with Love DSP, Stampin' Up!,

Tip for Today

It’s always nice to add some stamped element to the card envelope. A preview of wonderful things to come!


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Brusho is the Best!

Since the new Occasions catalog came out, I’ve had a few moments to play with a new material offered, Brusho Crystal Colour. You can see some samples I’ve posted here and here. Stampin’ Up! has created a great video about using Brusho and I thought I’d share that with you today.

I love the idea of putting some Brusho on a Clear Block and using the Aqua Painter to pick up some color. My next project is already brewing….

If you look at the posts showing the cards I’ve created, you’ll see that I’ve used a StampinSpritzer to add the water. I also used a Heat Tool to dry the paper, rather than wait!

Supply List for Brusho Projects:

I’ve listed all the products they mentioned in the video plus a few I’ve used with success. Remember, order $50 or more to earn something wonderful from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.


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Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If you are, then you know about the excitement of seeing that box come in your mail once a month. What will it be? What will the stamps be? What color or colors will they have?

If you are NOT a subscriber, this is the time to subscribe – or renew or add to your subscription.

In addition to getting the thrill of Paper Pumpkin arriving each month, you will get a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice. If you want a bargain, get a 6 or12 month subscription.

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The kits include directions with lots of pictures and there is also a video each month to give you some extra tips. It’s the perfect crafting fix!

Here are all of the things you can select from for your Sale-A-Bration gift.


If you get a 6 month or 12 month subscription you could choose one or two of these items.


Hope you are having a great weekend.