Friday, January 11, 2019

My Inky Friends Time to Sale-a-brate! Blog Hop: Home to Roost by Staci

Welcome to the My Inky Friends blog hop for Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration 2019!  Today I am showing the “Home to Roost” stamp set (149736).  This red rubber cling stamp set includes 6 stamps and is FREE with a $50 purchase during the dates of January 3 – March 31, 2019.Here are the projects that I was inspired to create with our rooster friend.

To start us off in the wee hours, here is our rooster greeting the dawn.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black for the rooster and the milk can from the “Country Home” Photopolymer set (147678), which is on the carry-over list from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and works so well with “Home to Roost.”  I stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and colored in the sunrise scene with Stampin’ Blends markers.  I stamped the plant stems last, again in Memento Tuxedo Black. The card was finished with a layer of Wood Textures 6x6 DSP on a base that is Mango Melody.  A bow finishes it off made with another FREE Sale-a-bration product – the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (129623).


For the next card, I was inspired by all of the great rooster postage stamps that there have been.  I added some supplies from another FREE Sale-a-bration option, the Precious Parcel Card Kit (149750). I stamped the rooster image only on Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink and on Real Red cardstock with Versamark ink, which I then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  I used the Big Shot with the smallest square die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut these out into four squares of “postage.”  Next, I used the two pieces that you see on the right from the Precious Parcel Card Kit – one is the inside of an envelope that I opened up and cut for a layering piece, and the accent piece shown that I trimmed and placed my “postage” on top of.  I tied a piece of the twine, added a small paperclip, and stuck on the “sending a note” adhesive decoration – all from the Precious Parcel Card Kit.  The card is mounted on a base of Whisper White and is ready to send!

For the final project I was inspired by rustic word art.  I rarely remember to stamp on DSP, but that can create such a wonderful look.  This project began by stamping the rooster in the center of a piece of Wood Textures 6x6 DSP with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the rooster with Stampin’ Blends markers and then began to embellish around him.  For the rest of the images, I added in the “Time For Tea” stamp set (147069) from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.  The Stamparatus is key to making this work, since I did a lot of omitting with the Basic Black marker and stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I used nearly every stamp in the set to create this composition, which was kind of a fun challenge.  The stamped DSP was layered onto Basic Black cardstock and then onto a Bermuda Bay card base.  For a finishing touch, I added some of the new Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

I had so much fun creating with the “Time to Roost” stamp set and the other FREE items from Sale-a-bration.  It really is the best time of the Stampin’ Up! year!

Check out the creations of our next blogger by clicking below and thanks for joining us!


  1. I love how you paired the rooster with the milk carton. He looks perfect on top of that. Such a great country scene. Your sunrise is beautiful. Great cards!

  2. Gorgeous sun set and pairting it with the Milk Can brilliant. You second project love you pieced the rooster images together.

  3. Your sunrise rooster is wonderful!! The opposites are too cool! Very Cute and creative projects!

  4. Wow! Staci, your sunrise rooster is just beautiful! Love how you showed the coordination with the card kit. The collage stamped card is just lovely.

  5. I LOVE your sunrise rooster! Coloring him in to create the silhouette is fabulous!