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Hello & Goodbye

Katherine Macdonald

Sale-a-Bration (1/5/2016 to 3/31/2016) is one of my favorite times of the year.  Not only does the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog come out, but when you buy your wish list items, from the Occasions or Annual catalogs, you can earn FREE stuff from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalog.

This year, there's a new twist...some of the SAB items are only available until 2/15/2016.  One of these limited time items is the Hello stamp set.  The large hello is perfect to be a stand-alone sentiment as the focal point of a card. Using it like this also allows the beautiful designer series paper show through.

I made a series of cards using this set that I absolutely adore.  When you add embossing powder while your ink is still wet, it gives this fabulous gilded effect to your image.  And did you notice how nicely the small icons fit above the "e"?  You can see the set for sale in the store.

This stamp set is also available in French, so after you've gotten everything from the SAB catalog, you can begin again with the French stamps, and use "Bonjour" to make your next set of cards!

But whichever language you want, you have to get it before it says "Goodbye" on 2/15/2016!