Welcome to the Alaska Achievers Blog Hop!  You’ll see top demonstrators at Stampin’ Up! sharing creative projects to inspire you from the Sale-a-Bration and Occasions catalog!

Stampin' up!, Lots of Lavender, Special Celebrations, Special fold, StampinBJ.com

I am going to treat you to double the inspiration by showcasing Occasions & Sale-a-Bration stamp sets along with a special fold technique showcasing the retiring In Colors.  That might be triple the inspiration!  A great bonus for you!

For this card, I am featuring the Peekaboo Peach retiring In Color with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (which also will retire).  The Sale-a-Bration stamp set I used is the Lots of Lavender and the greeting comes from the Special Celebration stamp set.

Stampin' up!, Lots of Lavender, Special Celebrations, Special fold, StampinBJ.com

This really is a super easy special fold card.

Cutting and scoring measurements;

  • Card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Band is 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Score both at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″

Check out this quick video for more tips;


Here are the retiring 2016-2018 In Colors.  I very strongly encourage you to stock up on your favs right now for 2 reasons;  Get them before they are gone!  (when the retiring list comes out everything goes quickly!)  Secondly, get them while you can double dip and get Sale-a-Bration benefits too!!


  • Cardstock
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Ribbon

Stampin' Up!, Retiring In Colors, 2016-2018 In Colors, StampinBJ.com

Are you ready for the bonus?  I’ve created 2 more samples to inspire you with this same easy special fold!  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, StampinBJ.com

Check this one out – it’s a little more masculine but still super cute & easy!   Here are the ingredients that I used;

  • Emerald Envy cardbase – this is one of the retiring 2016-2018 In Colors
  • Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper
  • Celebrate You thinlits in Silver Glimmer paper
  • Balloon Bouquet punch with Black mini sequin trim as the “strings”

Eastern Palace DSP, Epic Celebrations, Teenager Birthday, StampinBJ.com

This one showcases another Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Epic Celebration!   Perfect for the teenager card!

  • Dapper Denim cardbase – a favorite blue that is one of the 2016-2018 retiring In Colors
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Accent color is Lemon Lime Twist for the Starburst circle.

I hope you are feeling inspired!  And I hope you give this a try!  Would love to see what you create!

Now be sure and check out all of the amazing inspiration on this blog hop!!!







Product List

Special Celebrations Wood-Mount Stamp Set


Special Celebrations Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Lots Of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp Set


Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers


Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad


Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad


Stampin' Trimmer


2" Circle Punch


Starburst Punch


Fast Fuse Adhesive


Night Of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon


Glue Dots


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