You Brighten My Day Sneak Peak

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Using product from the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Booklet is such fun! Soon you will be able to get yours too! In the mean time here is a sneak peek of the Occasions' "Birthday Bash" DSP (137783) and the Sale-a-bration's "You Brighten My Day" stamp set (free a with $60 purchase).

This whimsical and cheerfully coloured card is one that uses my favorite 'dimension' look on a card. This is a 'give in person' card.


Aren't the colors and patterns of the "Birthday Bash" DSP bright and cheerful? The little house and curved sentiment are so adorable. Here is a look at the stamp set.


One of the things I like about this stamp set is that there are so many punches that works with it!


This is a pretty easy card to whip up. Just punch away, press to shape the blossoms, layer, and attach!


And here is what I did on the inside of the card.


So are you a 'keep it simple & flat' creator, or a 'love layers & dimension' creator? To see all the punches I used, etc., check below at the end of this post.

Thank for checking in to have a look at today's card. Have a great New Year Celebration tonight!





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Polka-Dot Tag Bag Gift Bags - Change Their Shape! AND Weekly Deals!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It always feels good to take something and change it up a bit. Today I'm showing you how to take the flat "Polka-Dot Tag Bag Gift Bags" and change their shape and function. We're making it into a treat or mini gift bag!


It's quick and easy, and you can make these in an assembly line fashion to make one for each child in your child's class, or for that fun Valentine party! You can also change it up and make these for birthday parties!

So if you want to know how to make these from a flat bag, just watch the video...


The product used for this project can be viewed below. After viewing the video, there is more to check out! It's Tuesday, so that means new Weekly Deals to check out and there are some real good ones!



I've had my eye on the "Party Pennants Bigz Die" for a while now, and this is a great deal on it! To view the list and order, check it out here.


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Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have found a couple of things to make your stamping and crafting fun and easy.





Don’t forget about the Year-End Clearance Rack.  With new items added this week, there are SO MANY great items currently available on the Year-End Clearance Rack – even great items from the Holiday Catalog!  To check out the entire list of items still available (they are only here until they sell out), click here!

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Tri-Fold Mini Folio

Monday, December 29, 2014

I'm sharing with you today, the Christmas gift that I made for my parents. I would have posted this sooner, but because my charging cord for my iPad Mini broke, I had to wait a while to get it out to you.

My Mom loves the colours of Ivory & Gold with just a touch of colour, so that is what I did with this mini folio. This first image is the front view.


And this next photo is the back of the folio.


Rather than show you a ton of photos of each page and section of the Mini Folio, I'm including a walk-through-tour of the project.



Except for the Washi tape, everything is Stampin' Up products. This Mini Folio measures 6 3/4"w x 6"h x 3/4" thick. The three step "Lotus Blossom" stamp set (139143) will be available in the 2015 Sale-a-bration brochure January 6, 2015. I love, love, love this stamp set, and can see it as a keeper long past it's retirement.

Available Soon
I plan to make another one using Designer Series Paper (instead of the stamped flowers), recording the construction of the project, typing up the instructions, and have them ready for you to purchase at a small cost, so that you too can make one!

The product I used, you will find below. Thank you for stopping by and viewing the project I gifted my parents. Happy stamping!





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Twitterpated & PPA Sketch Challenge 233

Sunday, December 28, 2014

I know I just entered this challenge, but I had so much fun I felt I had to create another card using the same inspirational sketch from PPA.



This time I kept the card horizontal as in the sketch but rotated the design.

I used DSP from "Stacked With Love" (137779) again along with Strawberry Slush & Crumb Cake cardstock. The stamp set is from the Occasions Catalogue, available January 6th, "You Plus Me" (138594).

I kept the card pretty simple, and always love using my punches. This time it's the "Itty Bitty Heart".


It's so fun to use the little bunch of hearts to stamp a border around the edge. I wrapped some Linen Thread around and tied a bow attaching the mini hearts with Glue Dots.


Nothing fancy inside, just some matted DSP.

The next photo shows the card with a couple of treat/gift bags made from Stampin' Up's Polka Dot Tag  Bag Gift Bags. Will show you how to do that soon.


Thank you looking at my additional PPA 233 card entry. This one is closer to the sketch than the last one was.

The New Year is soon upon us and I wonder what 2015 will bring to us all.

Happy stamping and paper crafting!






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From My Heart - PPA 233 Sketch Challenge

Friday, December 26, 2014

Earlier this month I was wondering if I would have a good Christmas. I did end up having a wonderful Christmas. Because of my back problems just a few weeks before Christmas, I didn't get my tree up this year, and I love having a Christmas tree. It was different, but I still had a wonderful Christmas and was able to enjoy some time with my parents. It would have been nice to have a decorated tree, but the real meaning of Christmas was still here without it, being just as wonderful. Being with those you love, is a real huge part of Christmas. I hope that all you had a wonderful Christmas too.

Now that Christmas is over, and the preparing for it is past, it is fun to create for something else. So with a little time on my hands since I couldn't edit videos for a project I completed, I thought I would have some fun again participating in another Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge!


I took a bit of liberty with the sketch, but hope that you can still see the inspirational sketch in my design. I kept the design as is but moved the vertical strip in the sketch more toward the right and use the design in a vertical card layout instead of horizontal. Substituting the chevron strips rather than the triangles in the sketch, I think have the same effect.

The paper used for this card is a sneak peek of the Stacked With Love DSP stack from the Occasions Catalogue, while the Stamp set Groovy Love is from the Annual Catalogue.

In this next photo you can see the layers.


And here is the inside of the card, too.


So if you like my interpretation of this sketch and want to make this card too, you can see what I all used in the making of this card down below.

For the next while I will be making a few more Valentine related projects, as well as Thanks Yous and Birthdays. I'll also be getting ready for my Open House January 10th! Excited about that.

Till next time!





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Christmas Money? Great Deals!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Some of you may have already received some Christmas money from family or friends. Why not take advantage of the incredible discounts right now at Stampin' Up! and use it to get some of those things on your wish list now!

Right now the Year-End Clearance Sale has had some wonderful items added to the list! Christmas items too! You can start getting ready early for next year!


Check out what has been added! I made an order yesterday, forgetting that it was Tuesday today, and now I've missed out on some of the great deals here! Don't you miss out!

Of course there are also our Weekly Deals today for the next week, and there are some great finds there too!


Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new deals!

Since this will be my last post until after Christmas, I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!





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View the New Catalogues!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I don't have a project to post today, but I am letting you know that I have now posted the links to the 2015 Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-a-bration Catalogue on the side bar for you. Remember that these are not available for ordering until January 6, 2015. But, you can now browse through the online PDF catalogues and start making your wish lists. You may order online (& use the hostess code in the upper right of the blog if the order is under $200), or think ahead to your new year workshops and open houses to schedule and earn hostess rewards too!



This is also a great time to join my Stampin' Up team! Because between January 6th, and March 31st, you also get your choice of two additional options to your starter kit. Option #1, a free project kit from the Occasions catalogue, or Option #2, two free Sale-a-bration items! Please feel free to contact me (sabradcreations@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping & Crafting!





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You're Sweet & Pals Paper Arts Challenge Sketch

Friday, December 19, 2014

Added Dec. 24/14 - I'm a Paper Artist Pick! One of three. Check here!


I'm entering another card challenge while again showing you some new 2015 product. This is another card sketch entry, this time for the Pals Paper Arts #232 sketch challenge.


The sketch to the left is the challenge and I converted it to a long card that fits into a size 10 envelope. (Card measures 9 1/4" x 4"). I love this sketch as it can be manipulated to fit a variety of card sizes and is easily adapted for a variety of techniques.

What new 2015 things did I use?
  • You Plus Me stamp set & Stacked With Love DSP Stack Bundle (138880) Occasions Catalogue 2015
  • Clypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (138634) Sale-a-bration 2015
Here's a close up of the stamped tag on the card. I used Crystal Effects on the two stamped hearts to make them glisten a little and add a little dimension.


The inside of the card is next. Love the ampersand and plan on using it a lot!



I think this will be the perfect Valentines card for one of my Grand-daughters! I love how the Stacked With Love DSP Stack also includes Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral along with the traditional black and red for Valentines. I look forward to using that stack all up!

Thank you for checking in to have a peek at my challenge entry and view some of the new 2015 products that will soon be available at Stampin' Up.





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December Paper Pumpkin


Paper Pumpkin is one way to get a fun new crafting surprise every month! When it arrives at your door you get all excited to find out what it is that you will be making. You can use it as your alone time to craft, or invite your Paper Pumpkin friends over and craft together!
Here is a video showcasing the recent December Paper Pumpkin project.


Learn more about signing up for Paper Pumpkin to arrive at your doorstep every month here! Don't miss out on all the fun. With this one you end up with 9 Birthday cards! For a new year beginning, it is always nice to have some ready made birthday cards for those times you need to send one of at the last minute. I can hardly wait to see what January's Paper Pumpkin kit will hold for us!!

Paper Pumpkin is a quick-and-easy way to give a birthday gift that gives and gives and gives – and it’s easy to give.  Purchase a prepaid pumpkin in the online store (like other purchases), and Stampin’ Up will email you a redeemable code for your gift recipient to sign up to receive awesome monthly kits.  If you are placing an order, add this in to your order to earn more hostess rewards on the purchase.  Woo hoo!  I’m happy to help if you have any questions, just email me!


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Happy Stamping!





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Big Day, Birthday Bash & Case this Sketch #103

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 Long posting title, right. Well I'm doing two things at the same time today. I am shring a birthday card I made using new Stampin' Up products for 2015, and at the same time entering the card for the "Case this Sketch" #103 challenge!


Here is the sketch for this challenge.

I've made this card for a friend that has her birthday on December 19th! Happy Birthday Carol!

I went a little outside the box in the design of this card while still having it look like the sketch. Not only did I apply the sketch in a horizontal version, but I made this into a tri-fold card!

For this card I have used the new collection "Birthday Bash"(137783). I love the bright and cheerful colours of this collection which I showed you in a sneak peek video earlier. This collection will be available in the new Occasions Catalogue.

The stamps set "Big Day"(139112), is one of the sets of Sale-a-bration! o is the "Best Year Ever Accessory Kit" of ribbon and buttons (138634). These two are items that you can only acquire with every $60 you purchase. The stamp set is also a great set to create the "chalkboard" look with as well.

So here are a few more photos showcasing the card.





So, I hope you enjoyed the fun paper and colours, and how I applied the sketch challenge to the card.
Below you will find a ist of all the items used that are currently available (Occasions catalogue & Sale-a-bration items are not listed as they are not yet available).

Thank you for stopping by to have a sneak peek. Happy stamping everyone!



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Sneak Peek!

 I've mentioned before that on January 6, 2015, Stampin' Up will have a new Occasions Catalogue to shop from with many wonderful new stamps, papers, punhes, and more. I've just received my order from that catalogue and am going to share with you what I have.


Hope you enjoyed seeing a small sample of the items that will soon be available. I'm exited to start creating with them and sharing with you some of the wonderful things we can make together. This is a great time to think about scheduling a Workshop or Open House with all these wonderful new products coming soon. It's also a great time to sign up and join my team, because you can take great advantage of the Sale-a-bration when you join. have questions about it, email me.

Thank you for watching, and I hope you are looking forward to getting your catalogue to browse through and plan for your next Stampin' Up order, workshop, open house, or possibly joining up to get all the great Demonstrator benefits.

Happy Stamping!




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Tuesday Means New Weekly Deals!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


 What new Weekly Deals are there this Tuesday? It seems every week there is something that I want or can use, and this week is no exception.


I have my eye on the Gold Metal Ink Pad and the Vintage Buttons! What tickles your fancy? Check it out here.

Look soon for sneak peeks of new items coming January 6th in the Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-a-Brations Catalogue! There are some pretty exciting and fun things to look forward to. So think about scheduling your Workshop or Open House in January to get started on sharing it all with your friends!

What is Sale-a-Bration?  If you are not familiar with Stampin’ Up!, then you are in for quite a surprise in January when Sale-a-Bration kicks off.  Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s annual sales event during which customers can earn free, exclusive products for every $60 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products.  These items can not be purchased. There are gorgeous Designer Series Papers, accessories, and incredible stamp sets.  It all starts January 6 – I can’t wait!

Thank you for stopping by today, and remember to check in for those sneak peeks!




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