Who else loves to make card sets? How great is it when you can sit down with 6 sheets of paper and one set of stamps and get 4 matching cards in less than 30 minutes?
I have to admit, that this is the first time I’ve used this pattern of Designer Series Paper from the free Sycamore Street Sale-A-Bration set. I love the pattern on the back! It’s purple shaded dots and it’s fabulous. This is Summer Starfruit that looks like old wallpaper. Enough said. I considered the use of this paper to be a personal challenge.
I wasn’t quite sure what colors to pair with this wallpaper. I mean Designer Series Paper. I tried Real Red at first because that was suggested in the Color Coach. Usually, the Color Coach never fails me, but I just couldn’t use any more red for a while. I felt like I used red for months between Christmas and Valentine’s Day!
I took a peek at the other papers in this pack and realized that the paper designer had paired the Summer Starfruit with Pool Party, Island Indigo and a shot of Tangerine Tango for a pretty burst of color. Well now…that means that I can use my Sycamore Street Ribbons too! If a paper designer thinks those colors should go together, who am I to argue?!
I chose to use Vintage Verses for today. This is another one of the free stamp set choices you have with Sale-A-Bration and the product number is #129636. I love this set. I love the mix of fonts that they use. I think this set is fabulous for the chalkboard technique that is all the rage. (Virtual Club members…this is our featured technique this month!!! I love this technique!!!)
I stamped all 4 images in Early Espresso. I cut two pieces of Whisper White card stock in half and scored and folded it to create 4 cards. I then cut my mats from the DSP wallpaper paper (4 x 5-1/4″) and attached them to my card bases. I added a piece of Tangerine Tango Ribbon across the center of each. I used my Labels Collection Framelits (#125598) and my Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127003) to create layers for my sentiments. I added pearls on the ribbon as my final touch!
I really like the final card set. I think the shape of the framelits really matches the design in the patterned paper. I love the pop of color the Tangerine Tango added and the deep color of the Island Indigo really is a great combination. I also love that the ribbon, the designer series paper and the stamp set for this set of cards were all FREE! Free is good.
I now have a set of cards I can use as a gift for someone special. I have enough of the DSP to create a band to put around the cards and envelopes to hold them together. I could also put them in a cello bag and create a pretty tag with the leftover paper and ribbon. We always need a quick gift for those people in our lives that do special things for us!
Sale-A-Bration ends on March 22…less than a week! Have you taken advantage of your freebies yet?
Tips for getting the most for your money during Sale-A-Bration:
Sale-A-Bration ends March 22, 2013! It is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year and we ALL get a little crazy over a chance to earn FREE products with our orders!
- For every $50* you spend you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. Here are your 19 FREE product choices!
- Spend $150* and choose 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration products (one for every $50) plus earn $25 in Hostess Rewards. BONUS: Add #133318 in the Hostess Rewards section and get a packet of Stampin’ Up!’s Silver Glimmer Paper FREE!
- Stock up (or team up with a friend or two) and spend $400* and choose 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts, get a BONUS Sycamore Street Bundle (Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and a coordinating Ribbon & Button Pack) PLUS a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper. Wait! There’s more! You still get to select to $65 in Hostess Rewards and have the option to purchase one additional item at 50% off. (Like the Big Shot…you could get it for $50!)
If you are placing your qualifying ($400+) order though my online store, please use the following numbers for the extras:
Wood-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133316
Clear-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133317
Free Glimmer Paper: 133318
- BEST DEAL OF ALL! Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for $99 and get $156.50 of your choice of any available Stampin’ Up! products. That’s 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Plus, you actually save another 10% since your kit ships FREE. You do not earn Sale-A-Bration gifts on the starter kit purchase but will on any subsequent demonstrator orders you place during Sale-A-Bration (along with taking advantage of your demonstrator discount). This is a no-risk, no pressure way for hobby stampers to fill their Stampin’ Up! wish list at a savings, be part of Stampin’ Up! and receive demonstrator discounts, benefits and exclusive resources and become a member my Stamping Imperfection Virtual Community when you purchase the kit and join through me HERE.
Thank you so much for visiting today!!! I hope you enjoyed the card set! I still have 3 more Sale-A-Bration stamp sets to feature in a card set, so visit tomorrow to see another card set that you could make as a gift or keep in your stash of cards!