Hello Cupcake, Big Savings & A Cool Boot

Hi Stamping Friends!
Ahhh!  It's good to be back to blogging!  I had to take a few days off to recuperate after a planned foot surgery last Friday to remove a bone spur. The surgery itself was very quick and successful, but I mistakenly thought that I'd be able to jump back in and resume my blogging schedule right away. Haha!  I've felt pretty good, with only minimal pain & discomfort.  But I've discovered that, even with a laptop, it's not easy to work when you have to have your foot raised above your heart to keep the swelling down!  
Current situation…
Foot surgery work station
I'm so very thankful for this lovely contraption that has kept me tethered to my recliner.  It's a wrap that pumps cold water around my foot so that I don't have to bother with changing out ice and possibly getting my bandage wet.  I also have compression wraps on both legs to keep the blood circulating while I'm off my feet. It's all helping me heal much faster and giving me a really great excuse for napping!  
Foot surgery shoe
I've been amazed at how well I'm able to walk around with the help of my new designer surgical boot!  I can hobble along pretty quickly already and I'm sure I'll be a pro after walking in it for the next month. For now, I'm just trying to get used to my restricted movements and my inability to drive, while practicing patience.  My husband has been so wonderful…taking such good care of me and my doggers, Jax & Millie!
OK, let's get back to business!  Today, we've got new Clearance Rack items, the last day to save 15% with my Anniversary special and a sneak peek of some new Sale-a-Bration items!  Let's go…!
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Hello Cupcake Gingham Cards
Today, I have four sneak peeks from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration promotion, which starts January 3!  Check out the photos below, plus a video showing the sneak peak products in more detail!
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Background Basics—This card begins with a 2" x 5-1/4" strip of Grapefruit Grove gingham paper from the new 6×6" Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  The pack comes with small & large gingham patterns in Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist & Balmy Blue.  See it up close in the video below.  I adhered the gingham to a Grapefruit Grove card base.  I also embossed a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock with the Subtle Texture Impressions Folder and adhered it to the other side of the card front with Tear & Tape and SNAIL adhesives.
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Stitched Rectangles—The focal point layer is stamped onto a 2-5/8" x 3-15/16" rectangle of Whisper White cardstock that has a pretty faux stitching around the edge.  It's created with one of my favorite items from the Occasions Catalog…the Stitched Rectangles Framelits!  If you like the look of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, you're going to LOVE the versatility of these new rectangles in all kinds of sizes!  Plus, as a bonus feature, it creates the faux stitching on both the inside rectangle AND the outside frame window!  See the video below for details!  This is going to be a must-have for your die collection!
Hello Cupcake—The new Hello Cupcake stamp set has an adorable set of yummy cupcake images that will make your birthday cards so sweet!  You can earn this stamp set for FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration, January 3 – March 31, 2019.  I stamped the cupcake liner image in Soft Suede at the bottom first.  Next, I added a thin cake image that nestles in-between the liner and the frosting images perfectly, inked in Grapefruit Grove.  I stamped the Grapefruit Grove frosting swirl next, then added the sentiment on top in Soft Suede.  You can see how these images fit perfectly together in the video below!
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Finishing Touches—I finished the stamping by adding a cute heart in Lovely Lipstick, then I added the layer to the card front with Dimensionals.  To top it off, I tied a bow with the new Grapefruit Grove Organdy Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  That ribbon is part of a special Sale-a-Bration ribbon combo pack selection, and it includes all of the colors that match the Gingham Gala DSP: Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist & Balmy Blue.  I'm loving that cool coordination! 
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Two Cool—I did a second version in Highland Heather and it's just as sweet!  Notice that I featured the larger gingham pattern on this card, versus the smaller pattern on the first card.  I love that you can choose which size of gingham on these double-sided papers!  
Hello cupcake gingham - heather 2
Cute Cupcake—I pretty much kept the card the same as the first one, just adding the coordinating Highland Heather ribbon and changing up the greeting to another sentiment from the Hello Cupcake set.  Which color is your favorite?  

See The Sneak Peek Products In Action!—Watch the Hello Cupcake Gingham Cards video to see how to make the cards and get more details on the four new products coming this January: Gingham Gala DSP, Stitched Rectangles Framelits, Hello Cupcake stamp set & Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.

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Links to Occasions & Sale-a-Bration items go LIVE January 3, 2019.

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2 thoughts on “Hello Cupcake, Big Savings & A Cool Boot”

  1. Congratulations on your 15th year anniversary! AWESOME idea to share 15% off too… wish I had thought about that! I’m STILL learning!
    LOVE your style and your ideas and just wanted to say THANK YOU.
    Also prayers for speedy healing after your foot surgery. Good idea with the compression stockings too.
    All the BEST to you!


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