Shimmery Foil Sheets

Another great product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog is the Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets.  They are shimmery foil sheets that look amazing under light.  Use them beneath your sentiment, as a background or just as a small accent.  No matter how you use them, you won’t be disappointed.  When you get your hands on them you will agree that they are amazing.  These sheets are available for free in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with a $50 purchase.  

The sheets can be used as accents on cards and boxes.  A good example is the Pillow Boxes in the video.  

Place your a minimum order of $50 through my online store and select the Lovely Lipstick & Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets from Sale-a-Bration.   Use them to take your creations up a notch!

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Alternate Pumpkin Cards

With all the products included in the Paper Pumpkin box each month, you can create alternate pumpkin cards.  I like to experiment with the products and see what else I can come up with.  There is nothing wrong with thinking outside the box, so see what you can come up with too.  You will have so much fun doing it. 

Here are a few I put together.  It’s an adorable stamp set and creates the perfect cards for children to take to school. 

 

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Anniversary Card featuring Meant to Be

This week marks our wedding anniversary and when I saw The Meant to Be Bundle in the Occasions Catalog, I knew it would be the perfect to use for creating a special card for my husband.  The sentiments and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies offer countless combinations for making a variety of cards expressing loving feelings.  A color palette of Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake and Whisper White gives the card a more masculine appearance.  Notice the background and the white heart?  Texture on both comes from the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).  For a couple of months, this embossing folder sat idle in my craft room.  Now I can’t seem to use it enough!  The embossing folder gives the card that “little extra” touch.  

Anniversary Card using Meant to Be Stamp Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Of course, the card interior and the envelope need a special touch to coordinate with the card.

Interior of Anniversary Card and Embellished Envelope using the Stampin' Up! Meant to Be Bundle

Card Exterior Directions:

  1. To create base, cut Crumb Cake cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score in center at 4-1/4″ and fold. 
  2. Continue building card layers.  Adhere a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Balmy Blue to the card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″.  Emboss with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF.   Use strong adhesive to attach to the Balmy Blue card layer.
  4. Select heart dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  Cut large heart from a 3″ x 3-1/4″ piece Crumb Cake cardstock.  The floral open heart is cut from a 2-1/2″ square of Balmy Blue cardstock. 
  5. Use a 2-1/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock to cut the stitched heart.  After cutting, texture emboss with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF.
  6. For the small hearts, use a 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of Balmy Blue cardstock and the multiple hearts die.  
  7. Use a strong adhesive to attach the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card.  
  8. Stamp “Happy Anniversary” (from Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set) using Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 1/2″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut a V-notch at the end of the strip and layer on top of the burlap ribbon.  Add a small blue heart near the notched end.   
  9. Complete card front by layering the cut valentines.  Attach using Stampin’ Dimensionals and mini-glue dots.  
  10. Finish embellishment on card front by adding a triple layer Linen Thread bow. 
Card Interior and Envelope Embellishment:
  1. Stamp the floral heart from the Meant to Be Cling Stamp Set using Balmy Blue Classic Stampin Pad onto 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock. 
  2. Stamp the sentiment inside of the heart using Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad. Attach to card interior using Snail adhesive. 
  3. Use multipurpose liquid glue to attach a 2-1/2″ x 6″ piece of Crumb Cake DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Allow glue to dry.  Then using paper snips, trim around the flap edge.  Place a small heart in Balmy Blue cardstock to the flap.  The Crumb Cake DSP is from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.

Lots of love went into creating this special card and my husband loved the card!  Hope I have provided you with the inspiration you need to create a card for that “special” someone in your life.  You’ll find a list of the project materials at the end of this post.

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Butterflies All Around

With Sale-a-Bration in full swing, you can really take advantage of some of the wonderful free products in the catalog this year.  Take a look below to see how some of the Sale-a-Bration products tie into to the Occasions catalog.  The coordination is wonderful when you are creating projects.  It’s even better with butterflies all around the Occasions Catalog.  One particular area is the Gingham Gala Suite that consists of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Let’s take a look at these products and see how they all coordinate.

Butterflies are so beautiful so I am very excited about all these products that coordinate together.  Sale-a-Bration is all about earning those free products and expanding your craft supplies.  Butterflies are all around this year in the form of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Enjoy all it has to offer and earn some of it for free.

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Swap Card featuring Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily Stamp Set

For a recent team meeting,  I made a swap card featuring the Sale-a-Bration Lasting Lily stamp set.  It is a simple card that is perfect for all levels of card makers.  The Lasting Lily stamp set is FREE with a $100 purchase (before taxes/shipping).  The set contains 16 photopolymer stamps.   The beauty of the lilies are the Distinktive style stamp.  This means the stamp is designed to lay down the ink in a way to obtain varying depths of color.  Don’t you love the definition in the flowers?  This is all done with the Distinktive stamp and does not require multiple step stamping.  In addition, there are some wonderful sentiments with the set.  

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily Stamp Set in Highland Heather

A couple of tips when using the Distinktive style of stamp:

  1. To obtain a clear stamped impression, do not use a “juicy” ink pad since it will overfill the impressions.  To solve the problem of a juicy pad, use the back of a spoon to push the ink to one end of the stamp pad.  This will create a drier area to use for stamping.  How can you tell if your ink pad is too juicy?  Ink the stamp and look for ink bubbles or blotches.  If there are bubbles or blotches your pad has too much ink.  After stamping the flowers, use the back of the spoon to move the ink back into the stamp pad.  By pushing the ink to one side of the pad, you will not be wasting the ink in your pad.
  2. You do not want to overfill your stamp and loose the distinktive impression.  To avoid this, try not to press the stamp into the ink pad.  Be sure to tap, tap, tap  the stamp onto the ink pad.  Just by employing this method, I found that the perfect amount of ink was picked up by the stamp creating the desired stamped image.  
  3. To achieve even pressure, use a Stampin’ pierce mat with the photopolymer stamps.

Card Directions:

  1. Card Base: Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card.
  2. Cut Highland Heather Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5-1/4″ x 4″ and attach to Whisper White card base using Snail Adhesive.
  3. For the 3rd layer, cut Highland Heather Cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and emboss using the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  4. Stamp the lilies using Highland Heather Classic Ink Pad onto a piece of 4-1/4″ x 3″ Whisper White cardstock.  For the stems, use Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad.  
  5. To attach the flower layer to the embossed Highland Heather layer, use Snail Adhesive.  Finish by attaching to card front with stampin’ dimensionals.
  6. Add the desired sentiment to the card.  For this card, the sentiment is from the Home to Roost Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch and attach to card front using adhesive.  
  7. To complete the card, add a bow and rhinestone basic jewels.  The ribbon is another Sale-a-Bration item (Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack).  Note: You can also dye a white ribbon using the Highland Heather ink refill or your ink pad.  

The full list of materials for this card is under Project Materials at the end of the post. To order your stamping supplies for this project,  click on the product links or shop for items through my online store.  And once you reach an order total of $100, you can select the Lasting Lily stamp set for FREE!  Remember, shopping is available 24-7! 

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Beauty Abounds

Another of the cards in the monthly class uses the Beauty Abounds bundle to create a beautiful butterfly card.  The Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies are full of versatility.  It can be used to showcase all the butterflies cut as in the card below or you can use your paper snips to cut various sections.  Along with the smaller butterfly dies that coordinate with the Beauty Abounds stamp set, there are endless options for creating gorgeous cards featuring butterflies. 

Beauty Abounds Butterfly Card

To create the card base for the Beauty Abounds card:

  1. Score Lovely Lipstick (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)  at 4-1/4″ and fold to create card.
  2. Use Subtle Dynamic Textured Impression Folder  on a 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Attach with adhesive to the front of the Lovely Lipstick card base.

The steps for coloring and assembling the butterfly:

  1. On a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock, use Brilliant Red and Gamboge Brusho to create a multi-color background.  To use brusho, sprinkle onto paper and spritz with water to obtain the look you would like.  Set aside to dry for a few minutes.  Once dry, attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock and use the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die with the majority of the wings to cut the butterfly.
  2. Attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the back of a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Flirty Flamingo.  Next, use the top layer of the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die to cut the body and wing edge piece. Working on a each butterfly section one at a time, remove the backing of the adhesive sheet and overlay it to the section the wing piece.  Continue removing the backing from the adhesive sheet and attaching the Flirty Flamingo cardstock butterfly piece to the wing piece.
  3. Determine placement of the butterflies on card front.  Once determined, remove the multipurpose adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the card.  To ensure it adheres, press down firmly on each of the butterfly wing sections.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink.  Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  
  5. Using a scrap of the Flirty Flamingo with the adhesive sheet attached, use the thinlits to cut three small butterflies.  Attach to the sentiment piece.
  6. Cut approximately 8″ of Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ ribbon (from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack) and create a zigzag fold.  Use adhesive to attach to front of the card.
  7. With  dimensionals attach sentiment atop the ribbon to complete the card front.

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