Sale-a-bration started last Wednesday, Jan 4th, the first FREE stamp set on my list was Avant Garden………… cos it has flowers and I am a real softie for flowers! The other thing that attracted me was it can be used for a couple of techniques – 2 step stampin’ and stamping off – which is the one I am sharing today…. with a video!
The cotton paper was introduced in the 2015 ~ 2016 Annual Catalog by Stampin’ Up! – it had a lot of really lovely new things – one of which was this cotton paper. I was not sure what to expect when I ordered it but it is always good to try something new……. right?
This is the second card in my mini series using the Sassy Salutations stamp set, which has 6 different greetings in a really zany font. This time it is a ‘Thank You’ card which was one of the cards from my Clean and Simple Stamp O’ Stack last week.
Stampin’ Up!’s Stamp Set ‘ Sassy Salutations has been available for a couple of years and it has been on my wish list for that long, but for some reason it has never made it into my shopping basket! When I saw it was in the latest 2015 ~ 2016 catalog I knew it was a sign and this time it was one of the first stamp sets on my order!
I had an honorary aunt, she was my Mum’s best friend, who had known me since I was about 6 years old, I always called her Aunt as a sign of love and respect and continued to do so even into my mid 50’s when we lost her.
She used to have an expression she called ‘footeling’ which basically was doing something without a clear direction or purpose….. but simply to do!
So …………………… I was footeling around with some of the new In-colors card, inks and punches the other day and came up with this card………..
In keeping with what is becoming a little bit of a series…….. using one card layout but showing that they can easily be used for different occasions by simply changing the sentiment. Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful variety of stamp sets makes it so easy!
I probably make more thank you cards than for any other occasion and I usually make at least 2 of the same design ~ once you have out the inks and ribbon it is just as easy to do everything twice.
We are a whole week into Sale-a-bration and I promised I would share more cards some of the free products you can earn during Sale-a-bration. So today I am featuring the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set and the Irresistibly Yours DSP. These are both wonderful products and once I started playing with them and my stamp pads I could not stop with the color combinations. These products are only available until March 31st and you cannot buy them ~ they come FREE with a product order of $50!!
Well, I made it…… Thank you all for helping me reach 5000+ views! I also wrote my 150th blog post last week so it was a a wonderful week for me :-). As always, when you want to say a sincere thank you it has to be done with a card…….. Continue reading