4 Card Set from Stampin’ Up!s Vintage Verses!

By | 03/16/2013

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!

vintageversescardsI 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!

Happy day!



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