The past few weeks, I have been promoting that during Sale-a-Bration you have the opportunity to earn free product. One of the many products you can earn is the Lovely Lattice stamp set. This is a beautiful stamp set that you will have fun coloring. There are so many techniques you can choose from when you put the images to the paper. My personal favorite would be to color with the Stampin’ Blends or the Aqua Painter. Take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and earn this set for free with a $50 purchase from my online store.
Today’s card is quick and easy using the So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Our grandson, Alex, recently earned honors at school so we are giving him a small gift as a reward for his hard work. Naturally, the gift needs a card! Often I like to use the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards with coordinating envelopes to accompany gifts. The narrow cards are the perfect size for simple stamping and come in a package of 20 cards with matching envelopes. Plus, there is enough room inside the card for writing a short note. The So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp is very cute and the frog on the unicycle is perfect for the narrow card. The “You Can Do Anything” sentiment in the stamp set is perfect for the congratulatory card for Alex’s achievements.
Stamp the image from So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp set onto Whisper White Narrow Note Card using Stazon Jet Black Ink.
Randomly stamp the sentiment around the card using the Stazon Jet Black ink.
Color the stamped image using Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens. Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil and the blender pen to lighten areas on the frog. Color unicycle using the Black and Grey watercolor pencil. Real Red and Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil colors complete the unicycle.
As said, this is definitely quick and easy! By placing a $50 order, you can receive the So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp Set for FREE. The full list of materials for this card is under Project Materials at the end of the post. By ordering all of the items, you can select the So Hoppy stamp set as your Sale-a-bration item.
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Happy Labor Day! It’s time again for CASE the Catalog Monday.
This week two unused stamp sets on my craft room shelf were used to recreate the card on page 31 in the Annual Catalog. The card features Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets on page 30. These two stamp sets contain some great sentiments and have perfect images to create cards for all ages – especially for animal lovers too! Check out the details below on how to recreate this card.
Talk about loads of fun…first stamp images with StazOn ink onto Whisper White cardstock (4 -1/4″ x 3″). To color the images, use watercolor pencils and blender pens. The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a top piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Collection (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″). Highlight the stamped and colored image layer by adding a layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock (4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) . After stamping the sentiment, embellish with a heart from the Frame Elements and a bow of White Baker’s Twine.
Since it was such enjoyment coloring the card, I decided to use another of the images from the Pretty Kitten stamp set. The following card is ready to send to a friend.
First stamp the “peeking in” image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends. Colors are Granny Apple Green, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. Basic Black cardstock creates the card base and the Share What You Love DSP layer pulls the card together. Using Layering Circles Thinlits, cut the image piece and the layering Basic Black cardstock pieces. Finally, attach to upper portion of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Tie 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon around card at seam of DSP to complete the card.
My Challenge to You:
Pull out an unused stamp set and recreate the item that first inspired you to make purchase the set!
Remember the fun as a child to use crayons and a coloring book? In this month’s card class, it was designed to focus with coloring. The coloring being the use an image from the Blended Seasons bundle in the current Color Your Season promotion which is a limited-time offering. Included in the bundle is the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits. Plus being offered is a new Watercolor Pencils Assortment of ten pencils in popular colors. The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 is full of colors that compliment the existing Watercolor Pencils in the Annual Catalog. The Blended Seasons stamp set provides the perfect base for focus with coloring and the watercolor pencils. Attendees are also able to create cards and a treat hold using all the limited-time products.
How Do You Focus With Coloring
The card below features the Blended Seasons flower stamp. Jet Black Stazon Ink was used to stamp the image and sentiment onto Shimmery White Cardstock (note – this is probably a great time to use your Stamparatus!) The images were colored using the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green watercolor pencils from Assortment 2 along with an aqua painter to soften and blend the coloring. The Daffodil Delight Watercolor pencil from the original watercolor pencil set was used to color the flower centers. The middle flower was also stamped on a scrap piece of Shimmery White, colored and fussy cut to attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Leaves are cut from Garden Green Cardstock using die from Stitched Seasons framelits.
Finally, to finish the card, add a touch of bling with several Basic Rhinestone Jewels also randomly added to the card front. Flirty Flamingo cardstock was used for the card base and a Basic Black cardstock layer was used to create a small frame around the Shimmery White stamped layer. Giving it even more dimension and another layer.
It keeps Getting Better
Use the Gift Bag Punch Board to cut the Cajun Craze cardstock. After cutting and scoring the Cajun Craze cardstock, the leaf stamp from Blended Seasons was also used to randomly stamp the paper using Cajun Craze classic stampin’ pad. The Stitched Seasons framelits were used to cut the tag components. Cut orange hue leaf using watercolor paper and a blend of Brusho Crystal Color. Behind the tag, the white side of a Pealized Doily was sponged with Mossy Meadow ink. Because the gold binder clip used as the bag closure has been discontinued, I recommend using the Gold Library Clips. The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Treat Time stamp set, stamp using Mossy Meadow ink. Substituting for another favorite sentiment is another way to go. Finally, It was completed by adding a triple bow of Linen Thread. See the full list of project materials below.
Finally, be sure to order your Blended Seasons Bundle and the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 soon…they are only available until August 31st or while supplies last. Because it has been so popular, it will probably sell out before the promotion ends.
Contact me if you have any questions regarding the projects or products!
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