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Hello!  And welcome to the Inky Friends Time To Sale-A-Brate! Blog Hop.  I'm so glad you stopped by.  This is the first stop on the hop; however, all the blog posts are linked so that whether you move forward or backwards through the hop, you'll be able to visit all the stops to see some of the great items available to you for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  To see the lineup of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in this hop, click here.

My blog post features the Hello Cupcake stamp set.  I have three project ideas to share with you.  [Note:  The Hello Cupcake stamp set is a Photopolymer stamp set.  For best stamping results, use the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the area to be stamped.]

My first project uses the stamp set to create a simple Valentine's card.  

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The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The greeting was stamped near the bottom of the card front using Early Espresso ink.  Then the cupcake base was stamped above the greeting using Crumb Cake ink.  There are two stamps that comprise the top of the cupcake:  a thin piece that nests onto the top of the cupcake base that can be the color of the cake or a layer of icing.  I chose to make the entire top of the cupcake icing because that's the best part...right?  I think so!  The thin piece was stamped first using Lovely Lipstick ink and then the second swirly icing piece was stamped immediately above the top edge of the thin piece using Lovely Lipstick ink.  The heart pick was stamped at the top of the icing using Call Me Clover ink.  The sprinkles were stamped with Call Me Clover ink.

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The inside of the card was stamped with the "Sprinkled With Love" sentiment near the top center using Early Espresso ink.  The heart pick was inked with Lovely Lipstick ink, then a Blender Pen was used to remove the ink from the pick stem, and the heart stamped randomly at the upper left corner and lower right corner. 

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The Medium Whisper White Envelope flap was randomly stamped with the heart pick (minus the pick stem) using Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake inks  [Note:  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.]

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lovely Lipstick; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Blender Pen; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements --

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length

My second project is a cute birthday tag to attach to a gift package or gift bag.  Alert!!  This project uses a boatload of punches.

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This tag begins with a cardstock base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The Tailored Tag punch was used to punch 7 tags from a 6" x 6" piece of Highland Heather Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  If you look at the bottom edge of the tag, you can see that the tags were arranged on the tag front so that the ends of two tags line up with the center point of the tag above it and below.  A smidge of white space is visible between the tags to break up the patterns.  Note that there will be overhang all around the tag base--just trim it off with Paper Snips using the edge of the tag base as a guide.  Punch one end of the tag base with the Scalloped Edge Tag punch. 

A piece of Highland Heather cardstock was punched with the Starburst punch and adhered near the bottom edge of the tag.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and punched with the Classic Label punch.  A piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock was also punched with the Classic Label punch and layered under the punched Whisper White so that a thin bit of Lemon Lime Twist is visible at the bottom left and bottom edge of the Whisper White.  The tags were then adhered near the bottom edge of the Highland Heather Starburst punch.  

The cupcake base was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Crumb Cake ink.  The thin strip of cake/icing stamp was stamped directly above the cupcake base using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The combined image was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered to the Highland Heather Starburst immediately above the "Happy Birthday" tag.  The swirled icing image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered over the top of the cupcake base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The smallest size of Pearl Basic Jewels were added to the icing image to create sprinkles.  The tag was finished with a length of Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (another Sale-A-Bration item!).

Supplies I used to make this project --

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration), Itty Bitty Greetings; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist; Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Starburst punch, Tailored Tag punch, Stampin' Pierce Mat

Project Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  2" x 4-1/4"; Highland Heather:  2" x 3"; Lemon Lime Twist:  1" x 3"; Whisper White:  1" x 3", 2 @ 2" x 3"; Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  6" x 6"; Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack:  9"

My third project uses the stamp set to create a birthday card with a fun fold.

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This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock (4-1/4" x 11").  The card is scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length to fold the card in half.  Then the bottom edge of the card front was folded back to the center fold (or score at 2-3/4" from the bottom edge and fold back to the fold line at the center).

The large and small scribble flower images were randomly stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Balmy Blue cardstock.  A piece of Balmy Blue ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration) was wrapped around the Designer Series Paper/Balmy Blue cardstock and knotted near the left edge.  The Designer Series Paper/Balmy Blue cardstock were adhered at the center of the folded back flap of the card front.

The "Sprinkled With Love" greeting was stamped near the bottom edge of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso ink.  The cupcake base was stamped immediately above the greeting using Crumb Cake ink.  The thin strip of cake/icing was stamped immediately above the cupcake base using Balmy Blue ink.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  The left 1/3 of the focal point was adhered to the folded back flap of the card front centered along the fold line.  The swirly icing image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Balmy Blue ink.  The sprinkles were stamped on top of the icing using Early Espresso ink.  The swirly icing was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered above the cupcake base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was stamped with the "Celebrate Your Day!" sentiment using Early Espresso ink near the upper left center.  The large and small scribble flowers were randomly stamped along the right edge using Daffodil Delight ink.

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The large and small scribble flowers were randomly stamped across the Medium Whisper White Envelope flap using Daffodil Delight ink.  [Note:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and body of the envelope to keep the stamping contained to the envelope flap.]

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Hello Cupcake (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Balmy Blue:  2-1/2" x 4"; Early Espresso:  2-5/8" x 3-5/8"; Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1-3/4" x 2-1/2"; Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper:  2-1/4" x 3-3/4"; Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack:  9"

I hope you were inspired to give add the Hello Cupcake stamp set to your Sale-A-Bration Wish List.  You can earn the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration stamp set for FREE with a merchandise order of $50 USD. 

Now it's time to see more of the great items you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, click on the Next button below to see Kris' projects using the Butterfly Elements.

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Staci Miserlian

Mickey, these samples are so cute! It helps me to see the versatility of the set way more than in the brochure. Love how you decorated every aspect of your cards!

Kris Kilkenny

I love the "Boatload of Punches" tag!! So cute! Your cards are always stamped with such love inside and out. The third card with the fun fold is my favorite. The Daffodil Delight and Balmy Blue color combo is so happy and pretty together. Great projects.

Sara J. Mattson-Blume

There is so much fun on this page! I adore the first card---I'm gonna use that Sprinkled with Love idea soon!

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Oh my gosh so cute!! I gotta ink this set up. I love your card it is so sweet and that dag is adorable!

Rhonda Griffin

SO cute Mickey! I love the way you coordinated everything. Lovely work with this set!

Shelley Z

Adorable! Your color combos are so pretty and fresh. The cupcakes look so yummy!

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