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Stampin' Friends Blog Hop -- No Rules in March


Good morning to everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!  I am excited about this months stamping theme...No Rules!!  WHOOPEEEEE!  That's like eating as many sweets as your stomach can consume (without all the added calories, I might add!)  We are given free reign...totally our choice...stamp/craft anything we want!!  I can't tell you how this made my heart go pitter-patter only because these last few weeks I have struggled to find my creative MOJO juice.  If this is your first stop on the Stampin Friends Blog Hop or you arrived here from one of the other Stampin Friends bloggers, I'm excited to share with you.

26170608_10155849036251101_8249645381342459066_o Sooo, with No Rules comes the perfect opportunity to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) someone else's creation.  Or, at least gain inspiration from a card that moves me and incorporate my own tweaking of colors, designer series paper, or stamped images



First up, is a clean-and-simple greeting card showing off one of the patterns from the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  You can choose this 12" x 12" pack free with a $50 product order during Sale-A-Bration...hurry, this most-favored event ends March 31st!

Creative Tips:

  • The inspiration for this creation stems from a sample card pictured in the 2nd Sale-A-Bration release brochure.  I used the same Dapper Denim cardstock and striped pattern from the Springtime Foils Specialty paper, but I changed up the focal arrangement.



  • To compliment the Dapper Denim cardbase and add a bit of character, I added a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper and banner cut the bottom end.  The sentiment comes from the Truly Tailored stamp set inked with Archival Basic Black ink and stamped onto our Shimmery White cardstock.  LOVE that paper!  You can't see in the picture, but it really compliments the Silver Foil stripes.  Add some Silver Metallic Thread to the Stitched Oval and set into place.


Acetate Gift Box for Dad:  I am so thrilled that the Acetate Gift Boxes from the last Holiday catalog are still available for purchase.  I cut one in half and decorated it with a belly-band using a strip of the striped Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series paper layered onto strips of the Color Theory Designer Series paper.  The focal point is using elements and design to compliment the card.  Filled it with some Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie available in the Occasions catalog and will tuck some sweets and gift card to make it complete and ready to gift.  Super easy and oh-so adorbs!!



  • DID YOU KNOW? that you can click on any images I include related to the project to see an enlarged version?  Yep!  I do this so that you can see the details of my projects a weeee bit better. As I get older, I'm finding myself pulling out what I call my "granny glasses".  haha




Good Luck to all!! It's a STAMPARATUS GIVEAWAY!!  If you didn't get in on the pre-order, you are going to want one of these amazing placement tools. To enter, you must leave a comment on each and every blog sharing your thoughts on the projects shared by each crafter.  AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#SFMARCHBLOGHOP with your comment.





At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next blog for additional "No Rules" inspirational creations.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that they will have something beautiful and amazing to share with you. Then, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing! 


I am very grateful to everyone that stops to visit me... I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!

Can you believe it??  Only a few weeks remain! More free items have been added and are available now with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.
IMPORTANT NOTE:  With the newly released items, you must use the Item numbers posted in this flyer if you are selecting as your FREE Sale-A-Bration Reward.  If you enter the item numbers from either of the current catalogs, you will be charged for the product item.
Need an idea?  Start with my Truly Tailored card and Acetate Gift Box projects:

For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE



How do I know if Paper Pumpkin is right for me?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then Paper Pumpkin is the perfect solution for you!

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Go ahead....give it a test drive for a couple of months and get in on all the FUN!!  Plus, get it on sale for HALF the price!  If you end up not enjoying it (GASP!!), you can cancel your subscription.  But, I'm sure you will be very happy and excited to see what the next month will bring you.  Trust me!  I've been a subscriber for all 5 years and I get anxious to receive my little orange box in the mail near the middle of each month.  **squeal**


I'm so very grateful to everyone that stops to visit me; and, I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment. If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you. If you are looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to have you shop through my online store. 


Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2017-18 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin’ Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration Catalog online
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  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments. No question is a stupid question!

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What supplies do you need to create these projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!


Product List