A warm welcome to stop no. 5 on the Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop!  You have just arrived from Joyce’s  blog where she showed you some fun things to make using the Digital Content CD.

Every stop on this hop is showcasing a different stamp set that you can get for free during Sale-a-bration – yep, you choose one item for free with every $50 in merchandise that you spend!

I am using the stamp set Sweet Summer that you will find on pg 8 of the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  It is a set of 9 featuring beautiful flowers, stems and insects and as I found out when I played with it, it is a very versatile set…so please read on to see my projects and for details of my yummy blog candy…

My first item is very clean and very simple…featuring a cute swirly stem stamp…

I used same-color double layers for both my Espresso base and Vanilla mat – this is a great way to give a very elegant look to a simple card…

I added some little Pearls to my berries and just before the thanks for a cute touch and decided against adding anything else to showcase just what an great look you can get using one stamp from this set and two colors of card stock.

My second item is bold and fun and again uses that cute swirly stem stamp from this set…and this treat is one that shows you how versatile this set can be…

Underneath that gorgeous red sparkly Glimmer Paper that is wrapped a chocolate bar – this paper is featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog and  is a pleasure to work with because ALL of the glitter stays on it – there is none falling off as you cut into it – gotta love that!  And the sparkles are dazzling…

I decided to make this a Valentine treat and so added those hearts hanging from the stem and added even more sparkle with beautiful Rhinestones…cute!

Imagine the possibilities – you could create holiday cards by hanging punched out circles for ornaments…or easter cards by hanging oval eggs…

Want to know more details and see how I wrapped my chocolate bar?  Come back on Monday to find out!

My third item is a treat for kids featuring a cute flowerpot…I think girls will love this and it would make perfect sleepover or party favors…

Do you know what the stem and flower pot are disguising? A Dum Dum lollipop!

My flower stem is disguising the lollipop stick and the flower pot is wrapped around the lollipop – isn’t it cute?   Both the stem and cute flower at the top are stamped with stamps from Sweet Summer and I again added some Pearls to my flower centers…

I added the little leaf and butterfly stamps for a cute finishing touch – want to know how to make this little treat?  Come back on Monday for the details and tutorial!

My last card again uses that cute swirly branch…I just love the versatility of this little stamp and will be using it for years to come…

Another simple card using Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake and this time my stem is standing upright with those beautiful flowers attached…

This flower is another stamp from Sweet Summer and I stamped and cut out my flowers and added them with dimensionals to the stem along with a couple of Pearls…love the Pearls…

I added a sentiment from You’re a Gem and a piece of beautiful Baja Breeze Seam Binding and there is one cute card!

Don’t forget to come back and visit me on Monday for more details, photos and tutorials about my projects…and of course to find out the winner of my blog candy…speaking of which…

Leave me a comment to let me know which item is your favorite and you will be entered into a prize draw – the winner will be chosen by random.org on Monday and one lucky winner will win a roll of beautiful Seam Binding of their choice from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

Thank you for visiting – now you’re off to visit Kim where she will show you some fabulous things that you can make using one of my favorite  Sale-a-bration sets, Bliss…

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78 thoughts on “Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop is here!

  • January 29, 2011 at 7:03 am

    The 2 cards are my favorite because they are clean and yet very elegant. But I really love all the creations you made!! I am a subscriber, and have been for a while :) Thanks for the opportunity to win something.

  • January 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

    My favorite is the crumb cake and baja breeze card. I just love it and it would be real easy to do in a class.

  • January 29, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Great projects as always Sarah!! Enjoyed the blog hop as always! Thanks!

  • January 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Oh dear! It’s impossible to pick a favorite. I absolutely love each and every one of your projects. Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy. (And if forced to choose, I would say that the Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake card is my favorite.)

  • January 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    LOVE the chocolate bar cover! What a cute way to add details to an already great stamp. You always inspire me!

  • January 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I love the Sweet Summer stamp set and the use of it on your cards. Don’t you just love the new Glimmer Paper! I do!

  • January 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    How cool. I love each and every one. The simplicity of the first is perfection. The details are what make your cards amazing. Now, I HAVE to have this set!

  • January 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Please don’t make me choose just one. But if I must…I love the flower pot and flower. Very nice. Marie

  • January 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Cute, as always, Sarah! I love what you did with the valentine chocolate bar!

  • January 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I wasn’t going to get this set until I saw your projects! Great ideas. this is on my list now.

  • January 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm


    I love the idea of hanging things off the stem — it’s perfect b/c like you said you can change it for the holidays or special occasions. I love the glittery paper too. Good to know that the glitter doesn’t fall off. Can you tell the chocolate treat one is my favorite. I’ll definitely becoming back Monday to check out your how-to!

    Great work!

  • January 30, 2011 at 7:46 am

    The cards are my fav! They are very simple, yet so elegant! TFS and for the chance at candy!

  • January 30, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I love the ‘friend’ card – the colors are just so perfect together!

  • January 30, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Very pretty cards!
    Love the sparkley treat holder!

  • January 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I just love the white on white double matting. I am going to try that today!

  • January 30, 2011 at 10:45 am

    You do beautiful work! I’ll pick the first one – I just finished CASEing it!

  • January 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I love your flowerpot, Sarah.. so cute!!

  • January 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    You did a good job on all your projects. My favorite is the Valentine’s Day project. I like the red glimmer paper.

  • January 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful!! I love your heart card the most, awesome projects!

  • January 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Sarah – I can’t possibly choose which one is my favorite because they are all so beautiful. I’m going to have to get that set with the stems though, it is gorgeous.

  • January 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I love each of your projects, the clean and simple style is so beautiful.

  • January 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I love your projects! You picked the same sets that I love. That last one is especially gorgeous. I hope you don’t mind if I CASE that one!

  • January 31, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Sarah, Your projects are beautiful! You always make it look so easy. You are an inspiration.

  • January 31, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I love the red heart card. Those hanging hearts are so cute. I would have never thought of that so thanks for the idea:)

  • January 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Love all the projects but if I had to choose a favorite it’s the baja breeze card. It’s one of my fav colors and I love crumb cake too…it’s even yummier with the new name!

  • January 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Whoa!! No way can I pick just one. They are all too cool. Thanks for sharing!

  • February 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Amazing. I had no desire for this set until I just saw what you did with it. Your work is a perfect showcase for its versatility.

  • February 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

    My favorite is the first one, very clean and simple, that’s my style!
    Beautiful card.

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