Stampin’ Up! – CTC Blog Hop – Sale-A-Bration

Hi All

Hello and welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

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Whether you’re joining the Hop here, or if you’ve hopped on over from Rebecca Scurr a BIG hello!

Remember to click on through this week’s CTC crew to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you – there’s a full list on the CTC blog page if you get lost along the way.

A feature of this year’s Sale-A-Bration is that there are some items only available for a limited time – and last week saw three items removed from the list of FREE items you could choose from. But … we got three new ones and I’ve used one of the stamps sets in my project this week.

I’m using one of these new items in my project – the Pedal Pusher Stamp Set. The image below shows the back and front of the flyer introducing the three new items. Isn’t that tandem bike just too cute!?

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I’m CASEing the card from the front cover and have taken my colour inspiration from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge – PPA289


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I have used elements from the You’re so Lovely Project Kit to make my card. Here’s a picture of the kit – lots of goodies in there!

You're so Lovely collageThe card base is one of 3 different designs from the kit, and I have brayered Night of Navy over the gold embossed stripes of  the card. I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock the same width as the card and trimmed it on an angle to match the original layout.

I’ve stamped the bike, basket and hearts from the Pedal Pushers SAB stamp set and added a little Clear Wink of Stella onto the hearts after I’d coloured them with me Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker – from the Subtles set of Markers.



Being photopolymer,  you can line the stamps in this set up perfectly – though it aways good to have practice on a scrap piece of paper before stamping onto your project. I just wanted you to see a close up of the stamp set – such a great variety of images to work with!

Pedal Pusher


For a sentiment though, I wanted something more generic than those included in the Pedal Pusher Set – so went with one from the You’re So Lovely Stamp set which co-ordinates with the kit. The “enjoy your day” is a really versatile sentiment and the card could be used for all sorts of occasions. I think we sometimes overlook the kit stamp sets and forget they have lots of uses in addition to using them with the kits themselves.

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The original card had a couple of doilies peeking out from under the angled Whisper White card – I went with another element from the kit – a pre-cut swirl. I brayered this with Pear Pizzaz and cut it in half before positioning it underneath the angled card. Rather than white baker’s twine, I used black and white baker’s Twine – from the kit too!



I also added some Pear Pizzazz as the “shadow” under the bike. I simply used an Aqua painter to pick up a little colour from the case of the Pear Pizzazz ink pad after a gentle smoosh. Usually I don’t do water-colouring on plain Whisper White card stock as the paper doesn’t stand up to being wet – but in this case it was such a little amount of water it worked just fine.

If you’re not sure what I mean when I said I used my Aqua Painter and a smooshed ink pad – you can check out the technique in the following Stampin’ Up! video that does this with aqua painters and blender pens.

A good comparison – I love using both – they just give a different look – so it depends what affect you are after.

I thought I’d also share another project using the Pedal Pusher Stamp Set, an angled piece of Whisper White and water- colouring in it’s design:


This was my swap for our team stamp camp over last weekend. It does also include another new Sale-A-Bration product – glimmer tape! See how well the gold tape matches the Gold Glimmer Paper.The tape comes in a 3-pack – Silver, Gold and White.

I do hope you’ve enjoyed my projects for this week’s CTC Blog Hop.

And remember – CASEing the Catty is running a monthly challenge – so you can play along too!

If you have been inspired by our projects and want to share your own, just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you can add your project at the linky you will find at the bottom of the post.

ctc_challengeA winner will be chosen and announced on the first post of the following month.

Now hop on over to Julia’s blog to check out her stunning project!

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And remember if you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy all the other posts in the hop!



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    • creativejaxnz on February 29, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Thanks Monique! I did have some fun with this CASE – the bike is so cute! 🙂

    • creativejaxnz on February 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Thanks Kathryn. I’m loving the new SAB products – easy to create with! 🙂

    • creativejaxnz on February 29, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Thanks Julia. I think we sometimes overlook the potential to use kits in different ways – well I know I do! 🙂

    • creativejaxnz on February 29, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Thanks Rachel – I had a wee chuckle when DH commented as he paused to see what I was up to – “I like those green round things more than those white things – more ‘on trend’ as you would say”! 🙂

  1. Fantastic projects, love the green circles instead of doilies. Also, the hearts on the second card are a lovely addition.

  2. Your addition of the kit materials is a fabulous idea and really enhances your beautiful card. The layout of this card is so lovely and you have made is great card. Love it!

  3. wow you have been oh so creative with the kit and the new stamp set, love those green circles too.

    • Monique on February 28, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I love your projects – the use of the flowers is brilliant!

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