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Sale-a-brate – The Candy Hearts Blog Hop. Welcome to our January hop! Today we are sharing projects made using the new Sale-A-Bration products. After reading my post, I hope you will hop to the next person on the list below. Be sure to hop around to see ALL the great projects the Candy Hearts have created for you!

January is a great time for crafting after the winter holidays while gearing up for Valentine’s day, birthdays, and spring. And the best part of January stamping is Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration, where you select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure for each $50 you spend.

Darling Donkeys The Stamp Coach

My Sale-a-bration project features two products that I selected for free from the brochure: the Darling Donkeys stamp set and the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper. I also used the Field of Flowers stamp set, and the Confetti Flowers Border Punch to cut a coordinating flower.


  • Basic Black card stock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Bumblebee card stock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ layer, ~3-1/4″ x ~4-12″, ~3-1/4″ x ~1″
  • White card stock: ~4-1/4″ x ~3″, ~2-3/4″ x ~3/4″
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock: scrap for flower
  • 1/4″ Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon: ~10″ 

The card was fun to make. I enjoyed sorting through my supplies to find coordinating colors, stamps, etc. I stamped the donkey in black, and the flowers in Bumblebee on a piece of white card stock. I used Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to add color to the donkey, and a Granny Apple Green marker to color the stem. I cropped the cardstock with a Stitched Rectangle die, and used the next size die to cut a layer from Bumblebee card stock. Then I cut a Cherry Cobbler flower with the border punch, placed it on the rose, and added a pearl.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink on white card stock, off-center to allow space to embellish with an In Color Enamel Dot. I cropped the sentiment with a Stitched Rectangle die, and used the next size to a cut a layer from Bumblebee card stock.

I adhered the designer paper to the layer of Bumblebee, then wrapped the ribbon around the layers, and tied it in a bow on the right side. I added a glue dot to secure the bow to the paper, then adhered the donkey over the ribbon, and the sentiment in the upper right corner.

On the inside, I stamped part of the donkey in the lower left, and added some color with Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

Sale-a-brate Darling Donkeys

Thank you for hopping with the Hearts today! Be sure to hop around to all the stops. You do not want to miss any of the creativity in this talented group of stampers! If you get lost, use the list below.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store. Note: you can save 10% with the purchase of the stamp set and the confetti punch as a bundle. 

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hoe you like the Darling Donkey card. The stamp set is very cute, and it is free in January and February with a $50 purchase.
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Linda K, The Stamp Coach