Sale-a-Bration has started! It’s so much fun to get something for free with a qualifying purchase of $50! One of the first items I earned for free (did I say this set was free??) is the adorable The Gang’s All Meer stamp set. Who knew that meerkats could be this cute? The designers at SU! did!

Color Throwdown #574

The colors for this challenge included red, brown, and white, and neutrals could be added as well.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s my card:

So Stinking Cute!

I’d originally made this card using Blueberry Bushel, shown here:

When I saw the colors for ctd574, I thought that the same layout with the challenge colors would be so stinking cute as well.

Therefore, I grabbed my favorite red, Cherry Cobbler, some Crumb Cake paper and ribbon, and some Cherry Cobbler DSP and started making the card.

I think the Stitched Nested Label dies fit this group of meerkats so well. The line-up of them seems to match the hexagon of the labels so well. The meerkat on the right end is one of my two favorites on this set. That single meerkat popping up out of the ground is the other favorite.


I used the Crumb Cake blends combo for all the meerkats. Then, I went back with the Early Espresso marker to add dimension to the lines inside the merrkats. I also added a bit more spiky hair to each because I thought the spiky hairs would add a bit of spunk to each of them.

Before putting all the pieces together, I first needed to dry fit the sentiment placement before I cropped it using the Stitched Rectangle die. It just fits the spot perfectly, which is a very happy accident. The square knot using Crumb Cake ribbon also just completes the bottom part of the card.

Dimensionals were used to adhere both the group of meerkats and the single one on the sentiment.

I also stamped the single merrkat popping up out of the ground on the inside of the card and the front lower right corner of the envelope.

After adding a piece of the Cherry Cobbler DSP to the envelope flap, I’d finished the set.

Going back to the challenge colors: red – Cherry Cobbler cardstock and DSP, brown – Crumb Cake ribbon and stamping blends combo and the Early Espresso marker, white – the dots on the Cherry Cobbler DSP. The other neutral is Very Vanilla for the sentiment and focal image blocks.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Sale-a-Bration is Here!

Contemplating placing an order today?  Of course you are, especially because the Sale-a-Bration items are must haves!  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.

If you are ordering $150 or more, please contact me first so you earn all the Stamping Rewards for your order.

If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  DANAAUNT, when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.

The theme for the Paper Pumpkin in January, 2020 is “I’ll Bee Yours” and is available to order between now and January 10, 2020. Here’s a sneak peek:

The adorable bee coordinates with a Honey Bee stamp set and dies, which are available on January 2nd!

Sale-a-Bration starts in just a few days! I’ve been able to pre-order and have already earned The Gang’s All Meer stamp set, the Golden Honey DSP, and the metallic ribbon and sequins. Woo-Hoo! Images for each follow:

The Gang’s all Meer, free with a $50 order!
Golden Honey DSP, free during SAB with a $50 order!

Supplies Used

The Gang’s All Meer stamp set, item # 152294

Stitched Rectangle die set, item # 148551

Stitched Nested Label die set, item # 149638

Very Vanilla cardstock, item # 101650

Cherry Cobbler cardstock, item # 119685

Crumb Cake cardstock, item # 120953

Subtle 3D embossing folder, item # 151775

Regals DSP, item # 149616

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 147110

Crumb Cake blends combo, item # 144601

Crumb Cake ribbon, item # 138428

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Tombow liquid adhesive (my fav!), item # 110755

Very Vanilla Medium envelopes, item # 107300

Again, thank you for stopping by today!