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NC Demos January 2021 Blog Hop – SAB


Welcome to the NC Demos January 2021 Blog Hop! If you did not come from Toni Campana’s blog post, please check it out – you will be glad you did!.

This month, we are featuring Sale-A-Bration (SAB) items. Sale-A-Bration will continue through February 28 this year. For every $50 purchased before tax and shipping, you get to choose an SAB Level One item and there are also some Level Two SAB items that you can earn with a $100 purchase. For my project, I used the A Touch Of Ink stamp set, which is a Level Two item along with the Punch Party host stamp set, which is earned with a $300 workshop or individual order during SAB.

Instead of making standard sized cards, I used the Note Cards and Envelopes pack because the note cards fit into the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes. This makes a nice card set that you can give to someone as a gift. The challenge was creating four different cards using most of the stamps with coordinating colors. Because A Touch of Ink is a two step stamp set, creating the backgrounds was very easy. One of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! is that all of the colors in a color family coordinate so I chose the Subtles collection – also a challenge because I typically lean toward bolder, brighter colors. I used several punches, but you could use dies or cut out simple shapes without them.

Project Instructions

Happy Birthday card

  • Card base: note card – 5 x 3 1/2 in
  • Calypso Coral card stock – 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 in for large layer; 2 1/4 x 1 5/8 in for small layer
  • Basic white – 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in
  • Pear Pizzazz – scrap for punched image


Stamp outline images then stamp background images by stamping off once and then stamping over the outline image. Stamp rectangle and greeting onto Pear Pizzazz card stock. Layer card stock then added sequins.


Thanks card

  • Card base: note card – 5 x 3 1/2 in
  • Higland Heather card stock – 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 in for layer; scrap for scalloped oval
  • Basic white – 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in; scrap for oval


Stamp background on Basic White card stock as you did for the Happy Birthday card. Add ribbon to card front before adhering to card base. Stamp greeting, then punch out shapes. Layer card stock.


Happy Heart card

  • Card base: note card – 5 x 3 1/2 in
  • Mint Macaron card stock – 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 in for layer; scrap for scalloped heart
  • Basic white – 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in; scrap for heart


Stamp hearts on background in Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Highland Heather inks; clean stamp beteen colors. Use Dark Mint Marcaron Stampin’ Blend to color the White Faux Linen Ribbon (from Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack). Stamp greeting on scrap of Basic White card stock. Punch out shapes. Layer card stock, remembering to adhere ribbon before card stock. Add white resin hearts to ribbon.


Feel Better card

  • Card base: note card – 5 x 3 1/2 in
  • So Saffron card stock – 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 in for layer
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 inch scrap for greeting layer
  • Basic white – 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in; scraps for greeting and bird


Stamp background. Stamp bird on Basic White scrap then fussy cut. Use a 3/4 in strip of Basic White card stock to stamp the greeting. Use the Banners Pick A Punch to punch out the greeting strips. Adhere layers of card stock. Color basic rhinestones with Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend and attach to card. Use Wink of Stella over bird image.


Gift Box (Mini Paper Pumpkin Box)

  • Base: Calypso Coral card stock 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in
  • Basic White card stock – 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Pear Pizzazz – scrap for greeting


Stamp background. Stamp images on greeting layer and punch out with Rectangle Postage Stamp punch. Attach card stock to box top. Wrap ribbon around box, then attach greeting.



Please be sure to hop on over to Amy Kinler’s blog post to see her wonderful project for this month. You will find the complete list and links of this month’s blog hoppers below.

Thanks for stopping in,




Amy Kinler
Jo Anne Hewins
Tracie Evans Langley
Tina Lesson
Laurie Meier
Toni Campana
Dawn Colby


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6 Responses

  1. Love your note cards and mini Paper Pumpkin box. Great idea! I never thought of putting the note cards in the box. Where have I been. I love that you combined the A Touch of Ink and the Punch Party Host set.

  2. I had to smile when I saw your post, Dawn, because I almost did the exact same thing, lol! I love those little Paper Pumpkin boxes, they are just perfect for tucking a few notecards in and gifting to someone. I love all your card designs too!

  3. Dawn – Your cards are beautiful and really show off the amazing stamps that are included in the Punch Party and A Touch of Ink stamp sets. The color combinations that you used are perfect. And, I didn’t know that the mini Paper Pumpkin boxes are the right size for note cards. That is just brilliant!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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