Hello Stamping Friends,
February Host Code: FPRJEPZJ
The sun has returned in our beautiful Colorado after a very- windy -snowy- day yesterday! The clouds cleared and it was below zero last night but today looks to be gorgeous. I hope you are getting some sunshine. If not, better double up on those D vitamins! Even our little Ruger seeks out the sunshine!
That is for sure! If we don’t start walking soon we will both just be waddling!
Let’s move on to the Sale A Bration products I have to show you today. First is the Kerchief Card Kit which many of you earned free with a $50 purchase. It was one of my first selections. The kit has preprinted greetings but you can change them up as I have done here. The kit version without changes is on the left. I turned over the label that was in the kit and stamped it with a greeting from ‘Flourishing Phrases’, sponged the edge with Poppy Parade and added Terracotta Tile Faceted Dots. Aren’t the matching envelopes great?
For the Balmy Blue version I used the same ‘Flourishing Phrases’ greeting, cut a label from the Retired Lily Framelits Dies, sponged the edge in Balmy Blue and added a Noble Peacock Blue Rhinestone. The Pretty Label punch works well for the greeting and is still available.
If you like kits I encourage you to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. In March we celebrate 7 years of Paper Pumpkin and subscribers will receive a free stamp set in the kit so you will get two stamp sets. Click on the image to go to the Paper Pumpkin site or go to online ordering where you can purchase a prepaid subscription along with other products and get free Sale A Bration products.
March 20th is the first day of spring, Sal, so 24 days; but remember March is generally one of Colorado’s snowiest months so get ready to build more snowmen. My grandsons were here with Amber and building a snowman:
Too late! Let’s look at the ‘Sending You Thoughts’ free Sale A Bration set and how I used it to make a get well card and a birthday card. The greeting “Another sensational year of you” is in the ‘Sending You Thoughts’ stamp set. The base is Grapefruit Grove with a layer of Tufted 3D embossing on Whisper White and a bottom layer of the retired Gingham DSP. The flowers and vase are from the ‘Vibrant Vases’ stamp set and stamped on Whisper White then cut with the Pretty Label punch, The edge of the label is sponged and then popped up on a doily. Rhinestones were added to the birthday card and Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots are added to the get well card with a tiny little bow for each from twine that was in the Clearance Rack.
I am sad to have to send a get well card but delighted with the greetings in this set. Take a look:
- Base – Grapefruit Grove, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- Gingham Layer – Grapefruit Grove Gingham DSP, 1 3/4 X 5 1/4
- Tufted Layer – Whisper White 2 1/4 X 5 1/4 embossed with 3D Embossing Folder
- Inside Layer – Whisper White 5 1/4 X 4
- Strips for under the ribbon and inside – make 3 – 3/4 X 5 1/4 – use the backside for contrast on one
- Pretty Label Punch – Whisper White 3 X 2
Stamp the vase in Memento black ink, mask the vase, then stamp the flowers. Vibrant Vases is a fun stamp set that has two step stamping so you can stamp the main images and then use a second stamp to color each image. I used Grapefruit Grove for the coloring of the vase and flowers and Call Me Clover for the leaves. I sponged a little light grey at the base of the vase with a make up brush, a Q-tip would work nicely, too.
Lovely, I am sure, but I generally lean toward the monochromatic look. That is one reason I love Stampin’ Up! We have ribbons and bling that match our beautiful papers and Designer Series Papers to match our base colors.
Check this out in the Clearance Rack! Who wouldn’t want 24 precut tags for only $2! Click to go to the store:
February Host Code: FPRJEPZJ
Have a blessed day!
SAL, Spring’s A Lurking (just around the corner)