Nature's INKspirations

Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Beautifully Happy for Sale-A-Bration | New at SU! - January 2023

Beautifully Happy for Sale-A-Bration (FF foreground) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today I am hopping with the NEW AT SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who are full of creative paper crafting ideas to share with you and get you crafting!  Today we are showcasing products from the 2023 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure.

Today's project is all about Sale-A-Bration + Matching Envelope!  So I will doing what I love most making a coordinating card ensemble with the Beautifully Happy Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set (a Level 2 Product).

Beautifully Happy for Sale-A-Bration (Orchid Oasis and Flirty Flamingo) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Creating this Sale-a-Bration card with a matching envelope was easy peasy.  This Beautifully Happy Sale-a-bration stamp set that can be earned for free with a qualifying order.  With the release of the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, it may be easy for you to reach the qualifying order to earn this stamp yourself.  If not, you may have a friend or two who needs to replenish his/her basic supplies after making holiday and new year projects over the past several months.  

Inspired by a recent background celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 35th year, the top fill image of the hollyhocks was used to create my custom background which was also used on the inside and the envelope.

Beautifully Happy is just that and is sure to make any recipient smile with whatever color from the Stampin' Up! color families you choose to use.

My colors of choice were Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Orchid Oasis, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.

The main image was stamped with Smoky Slate ink on Thick Basic White cardstock.  The fill image for the leaves was stamped with Soft Succulent ink and dabbed with a damp Fine Tip Water Brush.  The hollyhock fill images were stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink for one card and Orchid Oasis for the second card.  The images were all dabbed as the leaves were.  Once completely dry to the touch, the fill images were stamped a second time for additional depth and color.  Lastly, Daffodil Delight was added with the Hollyhock center fill image.

The cardstock layer of each watercolored Hollyhock was trimmed to approximately 1/4" on all sides.  Then the edges were roughened with my Bone Folder.

Linen Thread was wrapped around the Hollyhock layers twice and tied off with bow attaching a double threaded bow.

The sentiment was stamped with Evening Evergreen ink and die-cut with the Stylish Shapes narrow banner.   The banner was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The custom stamped background layer was embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

Beautifully Happy for Sale-A-Bration  (Orchid Oasis inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Beautifully Happy for Sale-A-Bration (Flirty Flamingo inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The insides were stamped and embossed to coordinate with the card fronts.  The inside sentiments were stamped with Evening Evergreen ink allowing plenty of room for a personal note to the recipients.  

Beautifully Happy for Sale-A-Brations (Flirty Flamingo card with matching envelope) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Medium White Envelopes were stamped and embossed to coordinate with the custom background layers.  

And I must share that while stamping the envelopes, the topmost buds on the image reminded me of Mickey Mouse ears so the envelopes were definitely stamped with lots of happiness!  **LOVE**

More inspiration is just around the corner.  I hope you have been inspired to create a simple stamping card to share with someone to get them smiling.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #7 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  But before you do, please take a moment to leave a comment before you hop along to the next post.  We love reading your comments!

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Beautifully Happy for Sale-A-Bration (Orchid Oasis foreground) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks A, C, E, I; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips;  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Beautifully Happy Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Can be earned for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a qualifying order)


  • Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Orchid Oasis and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pads


  • Soft Succulent, Thick Basic White and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Linen Thread; Stylish Shapes Dies; Painted Textures 3D Embossing Folder; Water Painters

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2) 
  • Thick Basic White - 3-1/2" x 5"   
  • Soft Succulent - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)

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  1. Embossing the envelope flap is a wonderful touch, and would build excitement for the beautiful card on the inside!

  2. wow, really great! I like the embossed dsp in the background

  3. Very pretty cards! I love the embossed dsp and the lovely rich colours you chose!

  4. Oh I love that botanical look you created with the background. It reminds me of those old plantbooks we had in biology class. Just beautiful!

  5. Love how you put this all together! Wonderful inspiration. Thanks

  6. I love the vintage feel to your card and envelope, Angie! Thanks for sharing this!💕


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