As with many of our catalogs, the Occasions catalog has it’s share of project kits from Stampin’ Up!. The Made to Bloom Kit makes it possible for you to bloom all year long. In the kit, you will also receive pre-printed elements which allows you to add beautiful color to your cards. The kit also contains a stamp set, accents, stamp pad, stamp block, adhesive backed pearls, card bases and envelopes. Once you complete all the cards, you can store them in the acetate box included or, give them away as a gift.
I love being able to have a box of cards for any occasion. Stampin’ Up! adds new project kits to every catalog each year. When you are new to stamping or have limited time to craft, these kits are a life saver. Being able to have all the products in one box saves time and helps you improve your crafting skills.
We have some more products that are selling out fast at Stampin’ Up!. They are so popular and Stampin’ Up! just did not expect the volume of orders they have received. The Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove foil sheets and Precious Parcel card kit are going fast. They are still available but I fear not for long. These products are going so fast that they may not be available through the entire Sale-A-Bration period.
After making numerous cards with a butterfly theme, it became necessary to create packaging for a set of the butterfly cards. The Acetate Card Boxes in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog are perfect for packing the cards. Instead of putting the cards in just a clear acetate box, decorate the box to add extra flair. For consistency, I chose to use the butterfly theme for decorating the box. It’s an easy project and now the cards are neatly packaged to present as a gift or to sell at a craft fair. Best of all, the Butterfly Botanical Designer Series Paper and the Butterfly Elements are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure and each are FREE with qualifying purchases. Continue reading below for the steps to recreate this box to package your butterfly cards.
Decorating the Acetate Card Box
Assemble the acetate card box.
Use a 5-3/8″ x 5-5/8″ piece of Balmy Blue cardstock. On the 5-3/8″ side, score at 1/2″ and 4-7/8″. Add texture to the center area between the score lines using the Layering Leaves Dynamic Texture Embossing Folder. Fold score lines and insert the cardstock into the box.
Cut a 2″ x 5-3/4″ strip of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP). Attach to the center of the acetate box using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Stamp the “Just for You” sentiment from the Meant to Be Stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink onto a 3-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut using the large circle framelit dies from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Attach to the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Embellish around the sentiment using the Butterfly Elements and adding a coordinating bow.
The Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure is currently sold out and will be available in early March while reorder supplies last. The 1/8″ Grapefruit Grove Grain Ribbon is a good substitute to use for making a coordinating bow.
Now when you want to package a set of your card creations, you can easily decorate an acrylic box to coordinate with your cards.
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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.
Sale-a-Bration is truly a celebration each year when it comes around. It’s the most anticipated sale of the year. Earn free product as you shop the annual catalog and the brand new Occasions Catalog which has so many new Spring products. There are three ways to earn free product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. Earn free product for every $50 you purchase (before shipping and tax), host a qualifying party and earn free product based on your sales or join my team and not only earn free products, but add the new Craft and Carry Tote to your supply order. So as you can see, you have options.
Have you received your copies of the new catalogs? If not, contact me and we can get one sent to you.
In the meantime, you can download them below and check out the new products.
You will also be receiving lots of information in my newsletter and on my blog in the coming weeks. I will share new product samples and some techniques on how to use your new products. Sale-a-Bration is such a great way to start off the new year.
Need a quick and easy holiday card? The design on this Holly, Jolly & Bright card is your “go-to” card layout. The card design is one of my favorite to use year round but it is especially useful during the hectic holiday season. A combination of project suites from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog come together to create the card in the photo. The sentiment is found in the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. While the Festive Farmhouse suite of products offers the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Cherry Cobbler Twine.
To take the card “up a notch” with more visual appeal, wrap the twine multiple times around the card. Then add extra bling by using the Sprig Punch to cut the Sparkle Glimmer paper.
Just a comment about the new Glimmer Paper – the glimmer stays on the paper so the glitter is not all over your craft room. There are four colors of Glimmer Paper in the Annual Catalog and additional colors in the Joyous Noel Suite in the Holiday Catalog.
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