Hello and welcome to our blog hop.
But please feel free to come back here for more details on Sale A Bration and the new Spring/ Summer Catalogue on Tuesday 28th Jan! Also for details on the Craft Spa SAB Club running Jan-March….
The Stampin’ UP! annual Sale A Bration promotion starts this Tuesday, 28th January… you know the one… a free product for every £45 you spend. Or become a demo – and get £150 product for your £99 ( £20 more free to you and me! )
Now, we demos cannot show you pictures of the products but we can show you completed projects made with those products - so here is a blog hop to show you the range of the products that can be yours for free….. along with a few other Stampin UP! must haves….. including some from the Spring Summer Catalogue … which is also due for release on Tuesday 28th Jan……
So I chose the stamp set - See Ya Later – 4 images in the set to work with - all of some beautiful wording plus a small included image - so 5 cards to show you here…..SO KEEP SCROLLING……though I appear to have only used one of the small images !!
First - This one makes me SO happy…
Many of you will recognise this as my 2013 Stampin’ Up convention swap card using the Too Kind stamp set … but updated to incorporate a number of things going in my life this month!!
Firstly the colours, we started a new team challenge this week – Wade’s Weekly Challenge – read more about that here. But the colours chosen by Julie just fit in perfectly with what I wanted to achieve with this card – sky, grey(ish) and yellows for happy! So thanks again Julie – perfect combi!! Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry - plus Daffodil Delight as the paler background yellow on the Too Kind flowers
Secondly the step up of the card - as my ladies were making this for themselves in classes this month. 3 additions to the base card I swapped – a scallop square; some linen thread and oh… clouds in the sky!
Now whilst at Convention – many people asked how I created the background circle – so I better share that here…. just a hole, stamping and sponging!!
I covered my Whisper White square with a large circular aperture (you could die cut a circle out of paper – but I used the plastic stencil/mask from the Build A Banner kit in the Autumn/Winter catalogue – still available until 1st Feb folks! Great masks/templates even if you don’t want the banner parts…..highly recommended….) And on this stepped up version - I also punched 2 cupcake tops with the Cupcake Builder Punch & laid them within the circle.
I stamped over the top with the Dictionary background stamp ( Soft Sky) then I sponged more Soft Sky ink around the hole! And then it was time to remove my mask. Simple, fast & very effective… Though it does still remind me of a UK car tax disc!!!
Second – more to keep me happy…..
Not only a peak of another SAB stamp image ( see the “hi” banner…. the Banner Blast stamp set and a Banner punch can be yours for free ladies!!) but a new product from the Spring/Summer catalogue here… one that will be VERY popular – 6 different small flower images – with …. a co-ordinating punch!! YAY! Petite Petals is one to look out for!! And the colour choice…. Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red… because of the gorgeous new Paper Stack in the Spring/Summer Catalogue – Fresh Prints. Loving these papers – 24 different patterns in the stack!
Third – one for a Birthday. Again coupled with the punched out Petite Petals stamp set flowers. And Banner Blast banner of course. Very addictive are these banners!!! Gorgeous….
And now for something completely different for me…… I was asked for a geek chic Valentine card – you know the moustaches and glasses – well Stampin’ Up! don’t have one for me – so I have also been playing with my Undefined stamp carving kit and I created my own!!! GREAT FUN…. and there was the perfect wording in the See Ya Later set… not only for the Valentine card… but also for another idea!!
So …for more shares from the team … just press on the icons…. NEXT for those going round that way … or PREVIOUS if you are working backwards!!
SO assuming you are all going to hit NEXT to the RIGHT… I give you…. a gorgeous card OR mini album created by Julie Kettlewell. I was lucky enough to make this for myself yesterday… it will be shared in Craft Spa classes coming soon!!! LOVE it….
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