Friday, January 31, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop! We're so excited the Sale-a-bration annual promotion has begun, and we came together to share some ideas with you using the items you can earn for free.  During Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free gift from the SAB catalog with each $50 you spend.  There are four exclusive stamp sets, patterned paper, twine & cork accessories, coordinating punch, embossing folder, card, decor, and packaging kits, and two digital options to choose from.  There is something for everyone. 

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Tanya's blog featuring the stamp set Petal Parade.  Tanya always has unique and fun projects!  For my stop on this blog hop, I am highlighting the designer series paper pack Sweet Sorbet.

What can I do, out of the ordinary, with a pack of paper?  I jotted down several card designs that are great to highlight a paper pack, such as a shutter card, the starburst technique, or the joy fold card.  And I ended up making none of them - LOL!  I took a good look at the paper patterns, and built some cards I felt complimented them nicely.

First I wanted to show the floral, leaf, and tree pattern is pretty enough to be the focus of your card.  If you love a pattern, why not headline it as the main event?

Here I framed the paper with a polaroid die-cut and embellished with some other Sale-a-bration goodies.

Stamps: Petal Parade, Hello, Lovely, Just Sayin'; Paper: Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP; Ink: Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Sweet Sorbet Accessory pack, Itty Bitty punch pack, On Film framelits, Word Bubbles framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

The black patterned sheet is really unique, and I thought it reminded me of a fabric pattern.  An internet search revealed a similar print, called an ikat animal print.  With that in mind, I went for a zebra project.

I incorporated Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit (and also Pistachio Pudding) into a brayered background, which resulted in quite an interesting mixture, maybe an orangy-mustard.  I used Mojo Monday challenge #330 for a tall, skinny card.

Stamps: Zoo Review, Serene Silhouettes; Paper: Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP; Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray, Black Stazon, Pistachio Pudding marker, Chocolate Chip marker; Accessories: Natural Trim ribbon, Brayer, Aquapainter, Sponges, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

I've been going back to Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenges lately for inspiration.  There was a past challenge using bits of patterned paper to create a scene.  I thought it would be a great choice for this pack to create a 5 x 7" framable.

I did say I didn't use the starburst technique, so I fibbed a bit.  Originally I was thinking of using different patterns in the starburst shape to show them off.  So, that's my excuse.  Don't you just love this little scene?  I used My Digital Studio downloads and my e-cutter to put it together.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sorbet DSP; Ink: Pool Party; Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accessories pack, Very Vintage designer button, 2-1/2 Circle punch, Sponge, Sewing machine, Thread, e-cutter; MDS Elements: Barnyard Buddies, Forever Young, Grass punch.

In total, I hit 7 of 12 patterns in this pack, along with another one on a previous post this week, makes 8.  Not too baaaaad!  That was my sheep talking.  :)

If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Rhonda at The Stampin' Bunny put together using the Sweet Sorbet Accessories Pack. She's made some amazing projects.

The complete blog hop listing:

1) Tanya (tanya27) -- Petal Parade
2) Heidi (hlw966) -- Sweet Sorbet DSP
3) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Sweet Sorbet Accessories Pack
4) Tina (tina123) -- Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
5) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Good as Gold
6) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Banner Blast
7) Holly E. (HollyBeary Creations) -- Banner Punch
8) Paula (scrapshappen) -- You're Lovely
9) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- Twisty Treats
10) Mary (nuhddad) -- Heartfelt
11) Yapha -- See You Later
12) Debra (WebDeb) -- Hooray for Parties Digital Ensemble
13) Betty (kittystamp) -- One Big Sale-a-Bration CD
14) Holly K -- Petal Parade

Thanks for stopping by!


Yapha said...

Wow!! That last card with your e-cutter is amazing! What a great job showing off this DSP!

Kim said...

Wonderful projects! Such great ideas for the paper. You even made an awesome card with the "lost the TV reception paper pattern"! :)

Wendie Waldman said...

All beautiful!

Tina Adams said...

Love the mix of papers and patterns. The zebra card is wonderful!

Mary Trautner said...

OK You did it again. I love them all. The zebra and the farm are breath taking. Great job.

Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome projects, Heidi! I love all three of them. Cute how you used "hello lovely" in the Word Bubble. The zebra with that DSP and then the scene, wow! Very inspiring! TFS

Paula said...

These are all amazing, but I love the first one the most. Love how you used Hello Lovely like that.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Adorable soft and sweet creations!! The zebra is perfect with the dsp! LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Awesome projects Heidi!!! I love the farm card that is so cool!

Betty said...

I love your thought process on thinking about how the patterns relate to design of the project! Great african theme and LOVE the flowers as sky!

Twila said...

Beautiful group of cards, love that zebra card. But my heart goes to the last one since we farm. Great work!

Holly said...

All of these are great. That last one is awesome!! Your zebra card is so cute. Great use of that pattern.