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Hippest Hippos - Saleabration 2022

Hippo saleabration 2022

Aren't these hippos so cute.  They're from the stamp set Hippest Hippos (one of our saleabration options free with a $90 order.)   I've used my Stampin' Blends to colour them in and teamed them with the Picture This Dies.  I've also used a few scraps of the Rings Of Love DSP (another of our Saleabration free products.)  

Here's a few step by step pics. 

First - stamp with memento black ink. 

Hippo 1

Choose some Stampin' Blends to add some colour.  I've used gray granite, smoky slate, crumb cake and a touch of poppy parade. 

Hippo 2

I'm definitely not an expert colouring person - I usually start with the light colour, then add some of the darker shade, then go back with the lighter shade to blend.  

Hippo 3

When I finished colouring I roughly cut around  each hippo and adhered them to the back of the circles with tape.  (Crumb Cake cardstock and Picture This Dies.)  I also added some scraps of patterned paper.  

Hippo 4

Stick down on a white card base and all done.  

Hippo 5

Happy creating,

Cheers, Sue

Keen for some patterned paper and coordinating cardstock in a handy little pack - check out my handy kits page here.

July Host Code if you're ordering online is MRUFJUKA

Two New Patterned Paper Kits for July

Just a quick note to let you know I've opened up orders for my two July DSP (patterned paper) and coordinating cardstock kits.

Find all the details and ordering information here:   Sue's Handy Kits

This month I'm featuring Textured Chic Specialty DSP from our Annual Catalogue and Boughs Of Holly DSP from our Mini.

I hope it will be useful for you to have the option of a 1/4 pack of the patterned paper plus some A5 sized coordinating cardstock (and a few other coordinating products.) 

Texture chic dsp

Boughs of holly dsp

Let me know if you have any questions about the kits.  

Cheers, Sue

Wonderful World DSP by Stampin' Up


I've been thoroughly enjoying creating with the gorgeous Wonderful World DSP this past week.  Get this paper plus a coordinating stamp set free when you place a $180 order during July/August (while stocks last.)  Or choose from some of the other Saleabration freebies.  

I cut the sheet of large flowers and have been making a range of cards similar to these ones.  Keep it simple if you've just got a few basic supplies, or add some extra details if you have things like embossing folders and dies.  


I put together a video here showing a simple version - plus some stepped up ones at the end with some extra layering. 

Happy creating,


Wonderful World DSP by Stampin Up

Something New: Sue's Handy Kits

I've got a new thing happening for the next few months and I hope it is helpful to you with your cardmaking.  (If you're ever looking for it you can find a link in the menu above for Sue's Handy Kits.)

Sue's Handy Basics Pack

First up is a Handy Basics Pack with a collection of neutrals and basics - great for card bases and lots more. 

Orders for this will close 15th of the month and estimated date it'll go in the post to you is 30th of the month. 

Find all the details here (and if it is useful - you can place your order.) 

Sue's Handy Basics Pack Details


Texture chic dsp Boughs of holly dspFor the next few months I'll also be offering some patterned paper and coordinating cardstock packs.  Each month I'll be featuring one DSP (patterned paper) from our annual catalogue and one from our new mini catalogue.  You'll get a 1/4 pack of the DSP plus some coordinating cardstock and a few other matching products.  Join in every month or just pick the ones that appeal to you - it is very flexible. 

Orders will open for this mid month and close on the 30th.  Estimated date DSP/Coordinating Cardstock kits will go in the post is mid next month. 

Check here (scroll down) for July/August details.  Orders for these kits will open on the 15th of the month.  Sue's DSP and Cardstock Kits

There are two options for payment.  Use the SendOwl button on the kit page to pay by paypal/credit card.  Or there's a link to a google form if you'd prefer to pay by bank transfer.  

I hope this is handy idea for you.  Get in touch if you have any questions. 

Take care, Sue

Stampin' Up: How To Redeem My Free Saleabration Items

If you're phoning or emailing your order through to me - just let me know when you place your order and I can add your free Saleabration items.  (One for every $90 of products in the order.)  

If you're ordering online and your order reaches $90 in products - here's how to redeem your free products.  Here's my order.  (I'd love it if you checked that it has the correct demonstrator name. Wink.)  Click on checkout once you have finished choosing your products. 

Saleabration screen 1

On the next screen you'll see the saleabration items.  It also tells you how many you've earned.  For this order it says up to 2.  I can either select two of the Free With $90 Purchase items or I can choose one of the Free With $180 Purchase items. I'll show you how to find them in the next pic. 

Saleabration screen 2

If you'd like to look through the Free With $180 Purchase items - click the little + sign.

Saleabration screen 3

And that will expand the screen so you can see the other items.  Once you've chosen all your freebies - continue on as usual. 

(If you totally don't love free items - there is a section there where you can choose to continue without choosing any free products.)

Hope that helps.

All of our Saleabration range are 'while stocks last' so some may sell out before the end of August.  I'll keep you posted.  

Have a wonderful week and for all my customers that are in the very wet parts of Australia just now - wishing you bluer skies and some dry days ahead and thinking of you. 

Take care, Sue

Our New Stampin' Up Catalogue and Saleabration 2022

Mini catalogue July to DecemberOur July to December Mini Catalogue has officially launched.

You can browse/shop our newest range here including all our Christmas products:  July To December Mini Catalogue 

If anything catches your eye - we also have Saleabration happening during July and August so you get to choose free items with every $90 of products ordered.  (Or some choices there with a $180 order too.)  

Find all the Saleabration choices here:   

Saleabration 2022 Free With $90

Saleabration 2022 Free With $180

This is one of my Saleabration favourites - the paper is just beautiful.  Wonderful World DSP and stamp set.  

Wonderful world

One of the things I almost missed in my first browse through our new catalogue is this Embossing Additions Tool Kit.  It has a handy tray with a pouring spout, an embossing buddy to rub over your cardstock before embossing, some groovy crafting tweezers and a crafting brush to brush away excess powder.  If you love your embossing - this is a great tool kit.   Check it out here:  Embossing Tool Kit

Embossing kit

I'll be sharing some creative inspiration with you in the coming weeks now that my newest box of goodies has arrived.  You might like to subscribe to my newsletter if you're keen on some card tutorial PDFs and don't want to miss any Stampin' Up! news.  

Have a fabulous week.  Happy stamping. 

Cheers, Sue

Host code for July is:  MRUFJUKA