Counting Sheep

Hello everyone!  Today is another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is called “Down On The Farm”.  I looked through all my stamp sets and could not find one that had anything to do with a farm.  Then I realized that one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets is called Counting Sheep.  Perfect!  There are actually TWO Sale-a-bration items I used.  One is the stamp set and the other is the coordinating dies called Sheep Dies.  You can get both of these for free with a qualifying order.  Even better!

Stampin Up Counting Sheep

To make this card I first stamped the sheep in Smoky Slate using Memento Black Ink.  At this point I have to admit I had some help with an idea for this card.  Diana Gibbs did a video showing how she used a gel pen and drew curls all over her sheep.  I thought this was just adorable so I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) her using her great gel pen idea.  I also used her rosy cheek suggestion using a Flirty Flamingo Stampin’  Blends.  Then I cut it out using the coordinating die from the Sheep Dies.

After this, one thing led to another.   I decided that my sheep looked like she was performing so I decided she was singing.  Therefore, I used the Merry Melody Embossing Folder for my background with Basic White card stock.  This folder is in the 2021 July – December Mini Catalog.  Then I decided she should be singing on top of the cute little fence that comes with the Sheep Dies so I cut that out using Cinnamon Cider card stock.  The card still looked a little plain so I added the sun/moon behind her using a piece of Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and backed it with a piece of Cinnamon Cider card stock using the Layering Circles Dies.  I cut the clouds out in Basic White also using the Sheep Dies.  Lastly I added the Flirty Flamingo flower to her with a Champagne Rhinestone.  I popped the sheep and clouds up using a Dimensional.

The sentiment is from the Free As A Bird stamp set.

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie used for their farm.

Don’t forget you can get this cute Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies for free with a qualifying order during the month of September.  Hurry because when they sell out, they will be gone for good. 


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Sneak Peek Counting Sheep

Stampin Up Counting Sheep

Tomorrow is a big day in the world of Stampin’ Up!®!!  The new July – December Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalogs go live!  For those of you who don’t know, Sale-a-bration happens twice a year.  Well, it used to be once a year but this year Stampin’ Up!® is celebrating Sale-a-bration twice.  During this period you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration catalog with qualifying orders.  There is no limit on how many products you can get for free!  It is my favorite time of year!

The card I made today using two of the products you can get for free with a qualifying order.  The stamp set is called Counting Sheep and the coordinating dies are called Sheep Dies.  Both are just adorable!  You can get one of them with a $50 order (before shipping and tax) or both with a $100 order.  There are also many other products that you can get for free available such as stamp sets, dies and Designer Series Paper.

To make this card I first stamped the sheep in Memento Black Ink and colored them with my Crumb Cake Stampin Blends.  I cut the fence out of Crumb Cake card stock and adhered that below the sheep.  I stamped the hats and colored them using Blends and cut out the balloons with a die included in this set using Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape card stock.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Many Messages.  I colored it using a Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape Stampin Write Marker and then cut it out using the coordinating die called Messages.  I have to admit I first stamped it crooked right below the middle sheep so I stamped it again and cut it out and then adhered it over the crooked one with a Dimensional.  As they say “there is no such thing as a mistake in stamping.  There is only room for embellishments!”.  Lastly I took a Granny Apple Green Stampin Write Marker and added some grass under the fence.

As you can see I did not attached any links for these new products since they are not available until tomorrow.  There are no links available until the time they go live. Thanks for understanding.