Big Day, Blendabilities, and Handmade Birthday Cards!

If you need some handmade birthday cards, the Big Day stamp set, colored with Blendabilities alcohol Markers, will give you some fun times at your craft table!  The best news is that Big Day is FREE during Sale-a-Bration!  When Sale-a-Bration is over, this set will be gone, gone, gone!

I have to admit, this is my favorite birthday set ever!  (At least this week.  :D)  Here’s my first sample for you.

Handmade Birthday Card with Big Day Stamp Set from Stamping Madly

The inside of the card:

Handmade Birthday Card with Big Day stamp set from Stamping Madly

I’ve got at least two more cards in the works using this set, so you’ll have to check back to see how they turn out!  Part of what makes Big Day so fun to use is you can combine the images in different ways.  Just imagine the possibilities:

Big Day Stamp Set, FREE during Sale-a-Bration from Stampin' Up!

If you love coloring, you’ll love this set, especially if you use Blendabilities.  If you haven’t tried them yet, you may be asking yourself why you’d need more markers if you already have lots of the water-based Markers from Stampin’ Up!. 

You have to try them to really feel the difference.  Not only can you blend colors smoothly when you want to add shading and contouring to an image–like with the cake and cake stand above–but even when coloring the letters, the color just glides on to the card stock without leaving any bush marks.  With water-based Markers, I had to go over each letter several times to fill each one with color, and then it left dark and light areas in the coloring.

Take a look at the difference.  The top image is done with Blendabilities, the bottom one with Stampin’ Write Markers:

Coloring comparison between Blendabitlities alcohol Markers and water-based Stampin' Write Markers

Use these links to find other posts on Blendabilities, including one with a video on using them:  How to Use Blendabilities, Blendabilities and Inks, and Blendabilities are here!

Want some more good news?  Not only can you earn Big Day as a FREE Sale-a-Bration item, but you can also choose any of the original 12 color assortments of Blendabilities What a perfect time to try them out, or to add to your collection.  For every $50 worth of any Stampin’ Up! merchandise you order, you get to choose one FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog:  Stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, embellishments, and more! This is the best time of year to stock up on cardmaking and paper crafting supplies and tools, as the more you purchase, the more FREE items you earn!

Each Blendabilities color assortment, which includes a light, medium and dark marker, counts as one FREE itemBe careful, though.  If you want Blendabilities for FREE you have to use the item numbers in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog If you don’t have a copy of the catalog, contact me to see how you can get one (sage@stampingmadly.com)!  Or if you want to look at it online, use this button:

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It’s always helpful to have handmade birthday cards on hand, and the Big Day stamp set combined with Blendabilities will make you smile while you’re making them!

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