Its SALE-A-BRATION time again. Stampin' Up! has had this sale for over 15 years. For those of you that are not familiar, you can earn free merchndise 3 different ways.
1.) When you purchase $50 of merchandise (anything from the main or mini catalogs) you earn a free set, paper pack, button and ribbon package, digital content for digital scrapbooking, or chalkboard decals for use anywhere around the home, from the salabration brochure. You could also pick any set or individual stamp less than $15.
2.) Host a $300 workshop, and pick one of the free items from the main catalog or sale brochure.
3. ) Join Stamin' Up! by becoming a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration and get 15% off your starter kit.Plus get a bonus bundle filled with over $50 free products.

As a Demonstrator we have the opportunity to purchase some of these Sale-a-bration items ahead of time. I purchased one set this year. The Punch Bunch set of 5, seen below. Note this is one of the sets that you can earn for free.
I have made various things with this set, I own all 5 punches that coordinate with this set. That is one thing I love about SU! they do so well developing stamp images that work perfectly with punches. These make for a quick and simple card/ project. Like the one below.
Have I said how much I love the new COLOR COACH #120148. It is a wonderful way to organize your projects, put together custom color schemes that help you express your creativity. Each card includes suggestions for color combinations so you can mix and match colors from different  color collections with ease. I decided to use the Creative Combination (at top of  the card). 

 As usual, I put things together in  assembly line fashon.

I stamped the owls, punched them out,  and colored the eyes and beaks with pink and orange colored pencils. I added wiggly eyes to each owl.

I cut 2.5x 5.5 inch rectangle tag from the Pacific Point (blue). I scored the rectangle at 4 inches. Used the  1 3/8 x 5/8 inch oval punch at crease to make opening. I used retired blue DSP, retired Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon, heart to heart punch #119881, 1 1/4 inch circle punch #119861, 1 3/4 inch scallop circle punch.  
Here's a picture of the group.

I placed a bunch of single stamps from various hostess sets into 3 x 10 inch pretzel treat cello bags. The owls from this set are my favorite. I am really digging owls these days.

Here is a baby tag I made using the duck mobile image from the set. I have a friend expecting a boy this Spring. I have rolled a homemade crocheted. baby blanket then tied with a pale yellow tulle ribbon. I tied around the tag with the same tulle. I will place the tag on the front of a gift bag when I give it to her.

Here is a card and box combo I made for the hostesses of my stamp club. I used the  FANCY FAVOR BOX #115965 and attached jute handles to make it look like a gift bag- similar to the one on the brochure page. Again, I referred to the COLOR COACH for this color combination- Celery, Daffodil, and Tangerine. The Color Coach suggested Pumpkin pie but I decided that the tangerine looked brighter/ better with the GREENHOUSE GALA Paper #117167. I filled the bag with various pre-cut tags, ribbons, corduroy brads, and a pencil. I used the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #121809. We will be making the bag as a make-n-take this weekend at my last stamp club meeting.

Here is the last project I made using this set. I stamped the Happy Birthday image then punched it out using the scallop square punch. I cut out 1 3/4 inch square and pierced around the edges using a piercing tool.

I recycled the box from the Sizzix heart I used for the pop up card in previous post. I cut down both sides and threw away the rest.

I sprayed the acrylic with windex and shined both sides. I layed the acrylic on the Bigz XL Box #2 die and ran it through my machine.
I assembled the box and fastened with 3 mini glue dots.

I wrapped the box with a glitter paper band and added the stamped image, black pierced square, and some polka dot ribbon. Inside I added iridescent metallic filler and some red and silver heart candies (not shown in picture).


Toni said...

I was wondering if you would sale you box #2. Or maybe make a template so I could cut myself?
Toni Brothers

Denise Young said...

I can sell you an assembled box. $5 for box and I would need to check on specific shipping costs. How would you like me to ship it?