Sale-a-bration is the most wonderful time of the (Stampin' Up) year! Earn free product at every turn... each $50 order... hosting a workshop... joining the Stampin' Up family... There are some super cute items in the Sale-a-bration brochure, and new this year, you can also choose selected items from the main catalog too (see inside back cover of the brochure)! So therefore a blog tour to highlight some of the wonderful products you can choose...
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If you have been following the blog tour in order, you've just seen Melina's wonderful creations featuring Thank You Kindly. At my stop of the tour, I am featuring Things I Love, a stamp set including images of all the things a girl cannot live without... chocolate, shopping bags, and shoes!
- I Do Love Chocolate! - It's really true! As far as I am concerned, it is a food group in itself. My husband didn't recognized the images on this card as chocolate, but my 2-year-old daughter did. What does that say??? Men just don't get it!
To create the chocolate cups, I punched out a Whisper White circle, ran it through my crimper, and trimmed it. And what color says girl more that pink? I used Fifth Avenue Floral for the sentiment.
Here is a list of supplies to recreate this project and earn this stamp set for free:
Pretty in Pink cardstock $5.50
Melon Mambo cardstock $5.50
Chocolate Chip cardstock $5.50
Whisper White cardstock $7.50
Razzleberry Lemonade DSP $9.95
Chocolate Chip classic ink $5.95
Melon Mambo 1/2" grosgrain ribbon $9.95
1-1/4" circle punch $15.95
Things I Love stamp set FREE
Or step it up and earn an additional free stamp set:
1-3/8" circle punch $15.95
3/4" circle punch $10.95
Second SAB stamp set FREE
It's so easy to earn a free set or two, isn't it? ;)
- Waterfall Card - Ok, so I'm not a girly-girl, but I do like the shopping bag and definitely the shoes in this stamp set. The progression of the images in this stamp set lend themselves to a waterfall card so naturally - my first one!
I stamped "things i love" in Old Olive craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder, to try to keep the large text a little more subtle. Since these images are a little smaller than what would fit on a standard waterfall card, I adjusted the dimensions. The center "waterfall" strip is 1-1/2 x 8" Old Olive cardstock, scored at 1-3/8", 2-1/8", 2-7/8", 3-5/8". Here's a couple pictures of this card in action; just pull down on the tab.
And some close-ups of each panel.
I added some special details to each panel of the waterfall. The chocolate panel is a scratch-n-sniff made by heat embossing with a mixture of cocoa and clear embossing powder (1:1.5 ratio). I added a kraft tag to the shopping bag and a rhinestone brad to the new shoes. The hearts in the YOU panel were embellished with Dazzling Diamonds glitter using a 2-way glue pen after stamping with brighter Ruby Red ink, so that panel really pops.
Stamps: Things I Love; Paper: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Tall Tales DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Ruby Red, Old Olive craft; Accessories: Heart-to-Heart punch, Clear embossing powder, Unsweetened cocoa powder, Rhinestone brad, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Eyelets, Crop-o-dile, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, 2-way glue pen.
- 6 x 6" Scrapbook Page - This set has the perfect sentiments for scrapbook pages. The images would coordinate nicely with photos of girls' day out shopping and a trip to the cafe. The focus of my page is my daughter.
I changed the color of the "things I love" items to sepia (coffee, mountain biking, kitty Liesl), to draw your eye to the main image of the page. And the hearts, blinged out with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, also draw your eyes to the main subject. I saw this layout on the display boards at Convention and loved it. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the creator to give credit. And I have to give props to My Digital Studio software. I designed the layout of this page with MDS, choosing and sizing the photos and picking the layout colors, before ever touching (or wasting) a scrap of paper. This was particularly helpful with sizing and cropping the photos correctly. This page basically creates itself; just add photos of your own favorite items!
Stamps: Things I Love; Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Rose Red, Thoroughly Modern DSP; Ink: Rose Red; Accessories: Corner rounder punch, Large oval punch, Small oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, Kraft taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen, Dimensionals.
Next stop on our tour is Twila; hop on over to see what she has created for you.
The complete blog hop listing:
1) Heather - Vintage Labels
2) Stella - Happy Moments
3) Barbara - Happy Moments
4) Sarah - Good Neighbors
5) Joyce - "Welcome Neighbor" Designer Series Paper pad
6) Sharon - Whimsical Words
7) Marie - Whimsical Words
8) Cindy - Scallop Trim Border punch
9 ) Holly - Bella's Bloom
10) Yapha - D is for Dog
11) Jean - Elegant Thank You
12) Kim - Extreme Dirt Bike
13) Trina - A Flower for All Seasons
14) Holly K - Forest Friends
15) Allison - Hello Again
16) Sara M-B - Just Football
17) Lisa- Ribbon of Hope
18) Rhonda - Spring Song
19) Melina - Thank You Kindly
20) Heidi - Things I Love
21) Twila - Very Thankful
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