Thursday 9 February 2012

3 minute Sale-a-bration celebration!

Sale-a-bration is now in full swing and lots of people are reaping the rewards! I love seeing my customers getting freebies and I also love letting people know that they can buy a starter kit that is worth nearly £300 during Sale-a-bration for only £119 - even if they only ever plan to buy Stampin' Up products for themselves! If you'd like to know more about this then do send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593 - I'm happy to answer all your questions so that you can decide whether it would be right for you.

There are four gorgeous stamp sets offered free during Sale-a-bration (as well as a pack of fabulous designer paper!) and I'm happily exploring the possibilities of Outlined Occasions at the moment. Here's a quick card I came up with for today's Three Minute Thursday:

I stamped a piece of Whisper White card stock with the 'Celebrate' sentiment using Melon Mambo ink then, using my stamp-a-majig, I positioned the 'it's your day!' sentiment so that it overlapped slightly and stamped it in Basic Black ink. 'It's your day!' comes from a hostess set that I'm using all the time at the moment called Happiest of Birthdays. Remember, hostess sets can be bought with hostess pounds  earned with any order over £150 - and you'd get three free Sale-a-bration items on top of that!

The panel is mounted on a Melon Mambo panel before attaching to the Crumb Cake card base and a die-cut butterfly added for a bit of pizzazz! Mine is from the Beautiful Wings embosslits die and I have them ready-cut in lots of colours in a little jar because they're one of my favourite embellishments!

The Basic Rhinestones come in sheets of different sizes which includes three linked chains which are very quick and easy to attach in a straight line.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Outlined Occasions (free Sale-a-bration set), Happiest of Birthdays (hostess set)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
Other: Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Click here to see all the free Sale-a-bration sets and don't forget to let me know which ones you'd like - remember, you get one free item for EVERY £45 spent!

It's still very icy here and I've been walking to the school gates with my youngest son to make sure he doesn't break any limbs. He finds this escort rather irksome as he is a very independent young man and this morning he suggested I stay in the car - he'd be fine he said firmly. I agreed to let him go by himself and delivered my lecture about traffic and slippery roads and pavements and the importance of taking it slowly and carefully. After this he bid me a cheerful goodbye and I watched while he set off at full pelt up the pavement, skittering and skidding as he went and narrowly missing several turning cars. Aaaaargh!

I think I need to go and warm up with a nice cup of coffee now but I'll be back tomorrow with one of my favourite colour combinations at the moment. Hope to see you then,


  1. Hi Vicky,
    Your quick cards always amaze me! They don't look like the quick cards I would make. This one is perfect in every way...CAS and so beautifully stamped and assembled:)

    It's still icy here, too, Vicky. I'm not venturing out much...too scared of falling since my recent encounter with the steps in our garden - LOL!

  2. Love the dotty butterfly and the white inked edges!

  3. What a neat card, Vicky! Clean and cute! I love the butterfly with its bling!

  4. Gorgeous card Vicky. Love these colours together. Thanks for the tip on the butterflies. I am going to cut some out in different colours now so they are all ready to just pop onto cards.
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Gorgeous card Vicky, love how you've put the 2 sentiments together (definitely a 'case' here I think) I do the thing with the jars as well but usually end up cutting more out before I think about it!!)
    M x

  6. A gorgeous card Vicky with a fabulous colour combination. I love the stamps and buterfly.

  7. I love this card!The butterfly's gorgeous.

  8. Lovely card Vicky, there are so some lovely little sets in the sale a bration catalogue..


  9. Lovely card and the little butterfly sets off the sentiment perfectly.

    I can vouch for Vicky being a great leader and big help for anyone thinking of joining her Stampin' Up team. The benefits are great . . .

  10. Love this colour on your fab card Vicky, a real summer feel in these freezing conditions! I'm very tempted with the embosslits die and managed to totally restrain myself over the weekend and not order anything!! The trouble with SU products is that they all match and you need them all:)
    Val x

  11. Lovely neat little card Vicky , melon mambo is such a pretty colour! The outlined occasions set is so cute; the letters are friendly and round - you know what I mean !
    Hugs Jane x

  12. Arrr simplicity and perfection Vicky...gorgeous colours too :0)
    I think deep down they know we're right, they just like to give us a scare once in a while :0)
    Jenny x

  13. I've got this stamp set! And I think it's going to be one I pull out time and time again. I love how you've used it here, such a fresh card.

  14. This is so bright and cheery that it's put a massive smile on my face!

  15. Love these colors! They are perfect for a celebration!

  16. Gorgeous card Vicky :0) Keep warm LOL xxx

  17. Simple and colourful, this would put a smile on anyone's face. While you poor guys are freezing on your side of the world, we woke up to yet another wet day. Weather forecast for Feb - 21 out of 28 days will be wet! What happened to summer? Helen (Sydney)

  18. How can you make a card in three minutes !!! A beautiful card too, I can't even make a rubbish one in three minutes takes me at least thre hours for that !!! Another stylish and beautiful crafted card as ever your work is so elegant.


  19. Love the little butterfly, it sits perfectly on the sentiment. Hope your icy weather has turned warmer. x

  20. LOVE this stamp combination! I need to buy some stuff so I can get Sale-a-bration items! Wish I lived in the UK--I'd buy from you! :)


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