ESAD Occasions & SAB 2019 Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More, Feminine Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl

Happy New Year!! Welcome to my first post for 2019, & to the ESAD, January 2019 Occasions, & Sale-A-Bration Catalogue, Blog Hop. 

Let me start by saying that these bright, bold & punchy cards make me smile. They also make for some, super quick & easy card making. To create these fun cards, I used the Happiness Blooms, Memories & More card pack, along with the pre-cut, pre-scored, Happiness Blooms, Memories & More card & envelope pack.

Most of the cards have been put together, with nothing more then a little adhesive, & the use of some of the sentiment stickers, that come in the Happiness Blooms, Memories & More card pack. In fact some of the cards come with the sentiment already printed on them, or come with a lovely, glossy, textural finish to the pattern…#tooeasy #jobdone #passmeavino

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More, Masculine Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl – please note that the “You’re So Awesome” sentiment comes from the Flowering Desert stamp set which is sold separately.

For those that have a little more time, & want to get a bit more crafty, you can try any, or all of the following ideas to “fancy up” your cards:

  • Add some sparkle with the NEW coordinating Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (click here see them & to order your’s)
  • Add some whimsy with twine in either Night of Navy, Whisper White or Grapefruit Grove
  • Add some depth by using dimensionals under punched or die cut shapes, stickers & stamped sentiments.
  • Add some extra texture & gloss by “filling in” patterns, using a Fine Tip Glue pen/bottle (for a smooth finish, be careful not to smudge or touch it until it’s dried)
  • Add some extra pop, by stamping & heat embossing some sentiments, using Whisper White embossing powder.
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl

If like me, you love it when everything coordinates, make sure you get your hands on the Part of My Story stamp set. It’s a FREE, limited time only Sale-A-Bration stamp set. I used it to stamp both of the Night of Navy sentiments, as well as to stamp, & heat emboss the Whisper White sentiments onto some of the cards pictured above.

Top Tip: Sale-A-Bration (aka SAB) is the BEST time of year to indulge your love of Stampin’ Up! products. From January 3rd to March 31st, you can take advantage of amazing joining deals, &/or receive your choice of exclusive FREE stamp sets, dies*, designer series paper & more when you place an order of $90 (AUD) or more with Stampin’ Up!….

Want more free stuff? The good news is you can!! For every extra $90 spent in one order, you can choose an additional FREE reward…so now is the time to check your basics, & add some additional adhesives, cardstock or some new paper snips (hands down the best scissors I’ve ever used!!) to your next order to make sure you get the most bang for your buck from Sale-A-Bration!! *In order to receive the Tea Time framelits dies you’ll need to place a single order of $180 or more before postage.

Now I’ve left my most favourite thing about these cards until last…Want to know what it is?

It’s that there’s a perfectly balanced, even spread of both feminine & masculine designs, patterns, & sentiments with these cards. So if like me, you struggle to make a masculine card, then you’re going to LOVE the Happiness Blooms Memories & More card pack.

You can find the Happiness Blooms Memories & More card pack, along with the coordinating card & envelope pack on page 26 of the new Occasions Catalogue.

If you haven’t seen it or the new Sale-A-Bration catalogue yet, you can view the online PDF version’s by clicking on each of the image’s below.  

Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue
Stampin’ Up! 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue

There are SO MANY awesome goodies in the new catalogues, that I know you’re going to find something that you love inside. 

bI hope you’ve enjoyed today’s quick & easy project, & are feeling inspired to get a little bit crafty 🙂

Don’t forget that if you’ve got any questions, or would just like to make me smile, please leave me a comment in the comments section below.

Much Love K xo

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Full Blog Hop Participant List: 

1. Lou Kitzelman

2. Leonie Schroder

3. Shannon Kissane

4. Nicole Wilson

5. Narelle Fasulo

6. Rachael Lewsley

7. Angela Harders

8. Kelly Kent

9. Cheryl Algie

10. Jenna Watkins

11. Libby Dyson

12. Sharon Dalton

13. Rose Packer

14. Sharni Haines

15. Denise Buetler

16. Peta Stephen

17. Kim Oliver

18. Monique Fielder

19. Lauren Meiklejohn

20. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

21. Katrina Duffell – YOU ARE HERE

22. Cathy Pinchbeck

 LProducts Used List:

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl
Stampin’ Up! Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards with Katrina Duffell from Ink Paper Girl

23 thoughts on “ESAD Occasions & SAB 2019 Blog Hop

    1. Thanks Sharni, I find Masculine cards are tough, so when I come across some easy ones, I share them as much as possible xo

    1. Thanks Sharon, I’m a huge M&M fan these days (I don’t mind the chocolate version either 😋). Being able to a bundle of quick & easy cards, is always a winner in my books xo

  1. I loved those cards and envelopes when we used them in our make n take at On Stage, and you have shown them off beautifully. I love the extra tips you have given to step the cards up too!

    1. Thanks Monique, I really enjoyed how easy it was to make these cards. Being able to purchase cut & scored cards that are perfectly sized for the M&M cards is just the best!! Xo

  2. These are just so fab – almost as fab as your #! I had completely dismissed this pack but after you worked your superb magic with them, they are well and truly on my list now. Love the little extra details you have added. x

  3. Love what you have done with the Memories and More cards, Katrina. It’s amazing how many cards for all occasions you can create with just one pack. Great tips for stepping them up as well!

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