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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop -- Sale-A-Bration


Hello friends!

It's that time again, welcome to our monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring projects from talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. We share fun projects and various design styles each month. You may have arrived from Sue Boerner’s blog. What a great project!

Sale-a-Bration (SAB) items are featured in our projects this month; SAB products are free with qualifying orders. My card features the SAB Happy Birthday to You stamp set along with a technique using the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. I've heard -- and I believe it -- free stamps stamp better!

A friend shared a Gina K video tutorial with me for creating backgrounds using a wax paper technique, inspiring my card (click here for Gina K's video tutorial). I had never heard or seen this wax paper technique before and couldn't wait to give it a whirl! Although the video tutorial recommends crumpling the wax paper before embossing, I found it wasn't necessary with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder I used. I embossed 3 pieces of wax paper at one go which made 6 backgrounds.
Wax paper background technique
You'll notice that the background design is not as prominent in some places - my ironing skills are not the best - but I think it just adds character! The pattern from the embossing folder is brought out by sponging with Highland Heather.
Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder background
I fussy cut the cake image before coloring it lightly in some spots with blends. Coordinating dies are now available for the Happy Birthday to You set so the cake with flowers, the flowers, and cake stand can be die cut separately. Yay for coordinating products!

Happy Birthday to You stamp set
What technique has struck your fancy lately? Leave me a comment and let me know. I love learning about new techniques!

The video tutorial recommends using 2 pieces of white cardstock for each piece of wax paper. I sponged Mint Macaron on my second piece, again showing my poor ironing skills...I'll be using this background on another card soon.
Mint Macaron Parisian Flourish background
Thank you for visiting our hop. There are even more fun projects ahead! Click on the Next Blog image below to hop over to Sandra Robert's blog to see her fun project.

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart  <-- You are here
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Krissi Hannah
Annette McMillan
Maureen Rauchfuss

Ingredient list:
Black cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5"
Mint Macaron cs, 4 x 5.25"
White cs, 2 - 3.75 x 5" (makes 2 fronts), 4 x 5.25" (inside), and 3 x 3.75" (for cake image)
inks: Highland Heather, Memento Black
Blends: dk Daffodil Delight, lt Balmy Blue, dk Flirty Flamingo, lt Old Olive, lt Smokey Slate
Happy Birthday to You stamp set (SAB)
Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder
1/4" Mint Macaron textured ribbon
wax paper

The supplies used for my project can be ordered through my online store (click here).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team. I'd love to chat and answer any questions you may have, so just give me a holler. Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is Fun!



  1. Beautiful card. I will have to watch the wax paper technique as I have never tried it on cardstock before. I have done the candles years ago but will have to try this. Great job on this card, this is one of my favorite SAB sets. Thanks for hopping with us this month and for sharing your inspiration and creativity.

  2. Beautiful card, Terri. TFS Like Krissi, I have not tried the wax paper technique.

  3. Lovely soft effect with the wax paper. I love all sorts of resist techniques. They are always a bit of a surprise. Used a waxed paper/EFolder technique like this a number of years ago in a class where the panel was glossy paper and it was sponged in 2 colours. Fun!

  4. Another great technique I have never tried - but now I guess I have too :) TFS