FREE Limited Edition SAF Set: Reasons to Smile

By August 23, 2013Stamp-a-faire

Many customers had requested seeing project samples created with the Stamp-a-faire set, Reasons to Smile.  First, a little bit about the details on how to attain this set.


  • Reasons to Smile is limited edition set for this years Stamp-a-faire event.  It will never be made available for sale.
  • Reasons to Smile will be made available to all customers on Stamp-a-faire Day, August 24th, as a freebie to all customers placing an order of $100 or more, limit one set per customer.
  • Qualifying orders need to be placed between 7am EST and 11:30pmEST on August 24th in order to be eligible and receive the set.

Here are a few things I created using this limited edition Stamp-a-faire set!

Best Day Ever Card
My first project uses a bit of generational stamping to achieve a softer look.

I started by stamping the stems in Simply Chartreuse, making each impression three times before re-inking.  I repeated the same process with the flowers and Melon Berry Ink.  I went back in with the dotted flower centers added in Canyon Clay.  I used a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen to add some shimmer to the center of each flower.

I stamped the sentiment in Charcoal ink and pierced a row of holes between the two parts.  I used silver embroidery floss to add stitching in the holes.

Note the small details of leaving the left hand end exposed and frayed.  I just love how this helps carry your eye across the project.

I completed the card by mounting it onto a Melon Berry card base.

Every Moment Card
For my next project I thought it might be fun to mix things up a bit and use one of the stitched lines from Sew Simple Borders for the stems of the flowers.

I stamped the flowers first with Terracotta Tile ink.  I then used an Orange Zest refill to watercolor a bit around each bloom.  Once that was dry, I stamped the dotted centers with True Black ink.

I stamped the banner strip from Sketched Shapes in Orange Zest and then added the sentiment (from Reasons to Smile) in True Black on top of that.  I masked off the banner and added my stamped stems in Ripe Avocado, using a bit of the coordinating ink refill to watercolor over them and add a few tiny leaves.

Smile accent
I stamped this smile circle with Terracotta Tile ink and punched it out with a 1/2" circle punch.  I then punched a 5/8" circle from True Black cardstock, trimmed off a small portion of it and mounted it under the smile circle.

Everything was adhered to a Classic Kraft card base.

For my next project I was going for a bit of a Asian look with the gold, red and black color scheme.

I stamped the flowers onto a block of Pure Poppy cardstock in VersaMark.  I then used a soft brush to apply Perfect Pearl and Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls to the leaves and flowers.  I added the dotted centers with True Black ink.  

I used a ruler and pen to draw a frame around the red block.  The sentiment was added using True Black ink.

Bottom border
To accent the bottom edge, I added a strip of 1/4" Scor-tape and then covered it with the Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls.

Cut Leaves Smile Card
For my last card I opted to make some small cuts around a few of the leaves to add dimension.

I stamped the leaves in New Leaf followed by the flowers in Raspberry Fizz.  I also added the dotted flower center images as accents around the flowers using Orange Zest.  Using a sharp craft knife, I made some cuts around many of the leaves incorporated into the stems and "curled" them up.  I stamped the flowers a second time onto scrap cardstock and cut three of the blooms out.  I added these to the bouquet with foam tape to help balance out the dimension of the leaves.

The "Smile" sentiment was added under the flowers using Hawaiian Shores ink.  I also added a strip of Hibiscus Burst cardstock tied with Baker's Twine.

Now, let me show you some of the amazing creations the team put together using this fabulous new set!

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

CLICK HERE to see more from Cristina Kowalczyk.

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Debbie Olson.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Jessica Witty.

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

Be sure to plan on putting in a big order of $100 or more on Stamp-a-faire Day tomorrow (August 24th) to receive Reasons to Smile for FREE.  We hope you enjoyed all of this inspiration and that you will find your new Reasons to Smile stamp set to be a wonderful asset to your stamp collection!


Do I need to enter a special code at checkout in order for Reasons to Smile set to be added on?  Do I need to add Reasons to Smile to my cart?

You don't need to do anything to receive your FREE complimentary copy of the Reasons to Smile set.  It will automatically be added to your order AFTER check out.  It should appear on the email confirmation that you receive after placing your order.  If you have any questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to contact Customer Service.

I can't place a $100 order tomorrow but really want Reasons to Smile.  Will it ever be available for sale?

No, unfortunately Reasons to Smile will never be made available for sale and tomorrow will be the only opportunity to earn it for free.

Do I need to make sure to place my Stamp-a-faire order earlier in the day in order to get a copy of the free set?  Is there a possibility you will sell out and not have enough by the end of the day?

Everyone who places their order between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST will be guaranteed a copy of Reasons to Smile.

Can I just purchase a $100 gift certificate and still receive the free set?

No, unfortunately the PURCHASE of a gift certificate will not count towards the total amount required to receive the free set.

Can I pay for my order with a gift certificate and still be eligible for Reasons to Smile?

Yes.  Using a gift certificate as your method of payment is the same as paying with a credit card, and therefore will pose no issues with your qualifications for the free set.

Will I still earn the free set set if I use Rewards Points on my order?

You can use Rewards Points on your order,  however the final total amount that you pay for at checkout AFTER redeeming the points needs to still be $100 or more.

Can I earn more than one set if I place multiple orders?

This special ordering incentive is limited to one offer per customer.  However, if a second order is placed for the same address and uses an alternate name, it will qualify for a free set as well.

My friend and I usually split one order.  If I place one $200 order for the both of us, can we have two free sets?

No.  There is a limit of one set per order.  You and your friend can place two orders shipped to the same address, but using two different names.  That way each order will receive a set.

I am an international customer.  Are my shipping charges included in reaching the $100 order total required for the free set?

No.  Shipping charges do not count towards the $100 spending requirement.

If there is an item that I planned on purchasing from the store to make my order total $100, and that item is now out of stock, can I get a "raincheck" on that item and still get my order placed today for the free set?

I am afraid we won't be able to accommodate rain checks.  If an item is out of stock that you planned on purchasing, we would suggest selecting something else from your wish list.

I am going to be gone all day.  Is there any way for me to be able to place my order before 7am EST and still receive the free set? 

No. Any order placed before 7am EST will NOT receive the free set.

What if I accidentally place my order before 7am EST or after 11:30pm EST.  Can I email Customer Service and have them add Reasons to Smile to my order?

Customer Service will not be able to make special accommodations for customers who do not place their order between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST.  Please be sure to make note of the time difference in relation to your area and get your order in during the designated time.


  • STAMPS: Reasons to Smile (limited edition FREE Stamp-a-faire set)
  • INK: Simply chartreuse, Melon Berry, Canyon Clay, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Melon Berry
  • OTHER: silver embroidery floss (DMC), Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (Sakura), paper piercer
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Reasons to Smile (limited edition FREE Stamp-a-faire set) Sew Simple Borders, Sketched Shapes
  • INK: True Black, Ripe Avocado, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, True Black
  • OTHER: 1/2" & 5/8" circle punches (EK Success), watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Reasons to Smile (limited edition FREE Stamp-a-faire set)
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Perfect Pearls (Perfect Gold, Perfect Pearl), black pen (American Crafts), ruler, 1/4" Scor-tape
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Reasons to Smile (limited edition FREE Stamp-a-faire set)
  • INK: Orange Zest, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: sharp craft knife, Baker's Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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