Friday, January 12, 2018

My Inky Friends Blog Hop: Time to Sale-a-Brate!

Welcome to My Inky Friends' Blog Hop! This month's blog hop features the brand new Sale-a-Bration Catalog. Sale-a-Bration (SAB) is Stampin' Up's annual event where you earn free items from the SAB catalog with every $50 or $100 spent. SAB runs from January 3 - March 31st. Should you get lost during the blog hop, you may find a list of participants on the Inky Friends blog page

You may have arrived from Twila's blog, Stamp a Little Longer, where she featured the Happy Wishes SAB set. I'm featuring the cool and trendy Epic Celebrations stamp set found on page 12 of the SAB catalog. It's free with any $50 purchase. 
I used this fun color combo of Tranquil Tide, Soft Sky, Night of Navy and Whisper White. This card would be great for a teenager and would work for a boy or a girl. 
Here's a look at how I assembled all of the pieces. First I stamped the shoes with Memento on Night of Navy cardstock and colored them with a Whisper White watercolor pencil. I cut out random circles with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. The laced piece is a 1-1/2" x 4-1/4" strip of Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I punched 6 holes with my Crop-a-Dile, added some white eyelets from my stash and laced the piece with Solid White Baker's Twine.
I stamped the sentiment by coloring on the stamp with Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy Stampin' Write markers. The featured shoes are stamped with Memento and colored with a Basic Gray watercolor pencil. 
I decorated the inside with extra pieces cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. The inside sentiment is stamped the same way as as the sentiment on the front using Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers on the stamp.
This matching gift card holder was created using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. This set looks so cute with an iTunes gift card. Just glue the bottom portion of the circle down and the gift card slides nicely in place. Can you spot where I used all 6 stamps from the Epic Celebrations set in my projects (shoes, guitar, headphones, 2 sentiments and splatter dots)?

Thank you for stopping by. Please say hello and leave a comment. Now it's time to move ahead to see how Sarah used the Beautiful Peacock SAB stamp set. Hop on over to Sarah's Ink Spot to see what she created for us.
You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting and choose me as your demonstrator if you like. I used these supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Epic Celebrations (SAB Set Free with $50 Purchase, page 12 SAB Catalog)
  • Designer Series Paper: Coffee Break DSP
  • Colors & Ink: Memento, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Soft Sky
  • Embellishments: Solid White Bakers Twine, White Eyelets, Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB set Free with $50 Purchase, page 9 SAB Catalog)
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crop-a-Dile
  • Big Shot: Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
  • Watercolor Pencils: Basic Gray and Whisper White


  1. WOW! I love both your projects. The focal image for the "tied shoelaces" is PERFECT! I also love how you layered all the cicles and shapes. Very nice. See what you have done. Now I want this set. Loved that gift card holder. Such awesome projects!

  2. So much fun in every project! I love what you did with the shoelacing and the circle pattern-so awesome. The gift card holder is perfect for any teen!

  3. SUper cute projects, Kris! I LOVE the card and the shoelace. Total score on that one. Great work.

  4. Oh my gosh, Kris, those laces are brilliant!! I need to dig out my eyelets now!! I love it!

  5. Kris, these are RAD! I LOVE Love love those eyelets and the lacing on you card! And the scalloped circles. And everything!!

  6. I heard brads and eyelets are making a comeback, and your "shoelaces" card is an absolutely brilliant way to use them! All of these projects are, like, totally awesome!

  7. So cute, Kris! Your gift card holder is so cool and detailed--Those dies seem made for this set! The circle theme is so "now" and wonderful!

  8. I wondered how this stamp set would be used, but you came up with the perfect ideas for it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh my gosh Kris I LOVE your projects - the eyelets are fantastic and the colors you used are absolutely perfect - thank you for sharing :-)

  10. How cute! Circles and layers give this a very energetic feel!

  11. The eyelets really make your card look like the front of a shoe! Great idea! Awesome colors too!


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