Welcome to this month’s Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring Sale-A-Bration products.  I am excited to share another project with you today.  Fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe are participating, so we have lots of fun projects to share with you. I hope you get loads of inspiration from them. You may have started here or arrived from Krissi Hannah’s fabulous blog.  Either way, you’re in the right place.




I was inspired by a trifold card on Sharon Burkert’s blog here.  I loved Sharon’s project and, like her, I am fond of Black and White and a touch of red. However, I couldn’t just copy her card for this hop, so I used the design but different elements.

I started with the Bermuda Bay Card Base and then added the Lovely Lily Impressions DSP. Then I had to choose between using the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and the matching Dies, and the Power of Hope Bundle. I chose the latter, then I realised that I had used Bermuda Bay and the Stone 3D Embossing Folder last Hop. Oh well, I did say that I love both!


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After I had put the stone texture on the top flap, I swiped that panel with a Whisper White Inkpad to bring the panel to life. I then paper-pieced the kimono with a slightly different pattern of the DSP. From there, I just kept adding elements like the twine and sequins.




Theses pics show how the circle panel sits inside the circular “hole” in the top flap.




And finally, I added the greeting panel with a strip of DSP, sequins and a little lantern.  Can you see how I made a fringe on the lantern with the twine? 




Supplies used:

Stamps: –Power of Hope Bundle (stamp set of same name and Stone 3D Embossing Folder-free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend AU$180), Sending You Thoughts (free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend AU$90), Happy Birthday to You(free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend AU$90)

Card: – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Lily Impressions DSP (free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend AU$90)

Ink : – Whisper White, Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, 

Tools: – Layering Circles Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies (January-June Mini Catalogue), Aqua Pen

Embellishments: – Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequin Combo (free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend AU$90)

I hope you get some inspiration from my card.  Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about it before clicking the next image to hop to Maureen Rauchfuss’s blog in the United States to see what fun ideas she has to share.

Thanks for hopping with us. 


Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Krissi Hannah
Annette McMillan YOU ARE HERE!
Maureen Rauchfuss


All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here.

If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I would be delighted to have you join me. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here to get the conversation started. Thanks!

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount and/or run your own business I would love to have you join my team of demonstrators. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here. I would love to hear from you.

That’s it for now, thanks for hopping by………………………..til next time

Netty xx