2016 Sale-a-Bration International Blog Hop


I promised I’d be back this week and here I am!  What better way to kick off a new year of blogging than with a FANTASTIC international blog hop featuring amazing demonstrators from all around the world!

Welcome to our Sale-a-Bration International Stampin’ Up! Blog hop. You may be just starting here or have come from Martha Inchley. Either way you can make your way around by using the list below so that you don’t miss a blog. We have an incredible group of talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who wanted to highlight some of the new 2016 Sale-a-Bration items so that you can be inspired and work out what you would like to earn. At the moment you are currently in New Zealand and you are about to go around the world to different locations.
Using the list below you will be able to hop around all our blogs and be inspired with your new products. Please feel free to leave comments as we all love to hear from you.


Here is my project to share.  As soon as I saw the Flowering Fields stamp set I had the idea of a little ‘Gardener’s Gift’ of flower seeds and a pretty card – the recipient can enjoy the card as soon they receive the gift, and then in a few months time enjoy their own Flowering Field:

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The seed pouch is simply a vellum envelope made using the Envelope Punch Board and embossed with White Embossing Powder (Hint: don’t forget to use your embossing buddy so you eliminate all those stray specks of powder – I had mine sitting right next to me and still forgot to use it!).  I added a belly band with similar embellishments as the card to tie the gift together.Flowering Fields_Gift Set 1_Magpiecreates
Once again I used vellum and white heat embossing on the card and then coloured the flowers using my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I coloured in the flowers on the front of the vellum and then added more strokes of colour on the back of the vellum for a deeper colour and also to ‘spread’ the look of the flowers a little. It’s a little hard to tell in the photos, but I also stamped one of the images repeatedly on the Soft Sky cardstock behind my vellum and added some Wink of Stella to the flowers – oh man I LOVE those Wink of Stella pens!Flowering Fields_Gift Set 5_Magpiecreates
Thank you so much for joining me today – please make sure that you don’t miss one of these amazing blogs as you hop around. Next up is the talented and lovely Jennifer Pauli who I had the great pleasure to meet in Salt Lake City a few years ago!  Jennifer’s projects are incredible so be sure to check them out.  And here is the full list of clever creatives behind today’s hop:
Everything I used for today’s projects are below – you can click on them to be taken directly to my Online Store, and don’t forget that you get a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift for every $110 you spend!


9 thoughts on “2016 Sale-a-Bration International Blog Hop”

  1. Thanks for alerting us Kiwis to this around-the-world blog, Sharlene, I’ve just done the roundtrip 🙂 And thanks to all of you who have posted your lovely card ideas.


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