Spring Sampler


This frame shows off a handful of Sale-a-bration and Occasions Catalog products.  If you have never created a sampler, I would encourage you to try it.  Using what you have in your stash ensures that you are using components that you like.  Just pick a frame and fill it!

My frame is meant for an 8×10 picture, although the opening is much smaller at 9 1/8 x 7 1/8.  Be careful of those opening dimensions when you are filling a frame.  You don’t want to create an 8×10 masterpiece and then find out that it is cut off by your beautiful frame!


Here’s a closer look at the components of my sampler.  I started with the Sale-a-bration designer paper, Best Year Ever, and I added elements that appeal to me.  My favorite part is the garden in the lower left corner.  I got the inspiration for it from a card made by Mary Jane Ebie, and she gave me permission to share her card, too.


Wasn’t that genius of her to use the lines from “Painted Petals” as rows in a garden?  I love that!!

If you are not ready to jump in and design a sampler on your own, or if you would just like to make my sampler as shown, read on.  Through the end of March, I am offering the pieces to make my sampler FREE with a $50 online order.  Please use Hostess Code MHHM6H3B, and send me an email saying that you would like to receive this kit instead of the Featured Project shown in the upper right corner of my page.

You will receive the cardstock, designer paper pieces, embellishments and punched shapes as shown in the finished project along with directions.  However, in compliance with Stampin’ Up!’s policy, I am not able to send stamped images.  You will need to have your own ink and the following stamp sets, or substitute as you wish.

Item 137932 Cheerful Critters

Item 133032 Hardwood (stamped on fence)

Item 137139  From the Garden (greetings for picks and sign)

Item 137146  Painted Petals (lines in garden)

For my local customers, this will be offered as a class – my March newsletter is coming soon!


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