I wasn't so sure I was going to like the Spring Time Foil Sale-a-Bration Paper. After all, foils are for the holidays, right? Wrong! Foils are for all the time! The subtle silver stripe on this designer series paper is seriously beautiful. It adds just the right touch of shine, without being overwhelming, making it perfect for a understated, yet elegant silver anniversary card.
Funny thing is, I don't know anyone having a silver (25th) anniversary. My parents just celebrated their gold one after being married for 50 years! It's funny, I remember making their 25th wedding wedding anniversary cards. Thankfully, mine have gotten a lot better over the years!
If it's your 25th anniversary, let me know! I'll celebrate with you ... and send you a card!
Base: Basic Black, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, 4 7/8" x 2 1/2"
Today is the last day to register for two very special events. Email me to register today!
Have you heard the news? Starting tomorrow, 3/15, Stampin' Up! will release a 3rd round of Sale-a-Bration items! And this time, they're some of my favorites from the catalog - Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Color Me Happy Project Kit, and two sets of framelits - The Sweet Cake and Petals and More Thinlets. Talk about WOW!!!
What's been your favorite Sale-a-Bration item this year? I think my favorite stamp set is Amazing You , along with the Coordinating Celebrate you Thinlets. And the Springtime Foils Paper is just lovely! Oh, and don't forget about the Shimmering Ribbon 3-pack! But what I've gotten the most use out of is the Tutti Frutti Card Bases and Envelopes! I can't believe there are 16 patterned card bases and coordinating envelopes in each pack! In fact, I'm using them in free card class that 's included in this weekend's Stamping at the Beach Retreat!
Sale-a-Bration is still going strong, but we've only got 17 days left to take advantage of all it has to offer. Place your $50 or $100 order by March 31 to participate in the final days of Sale-a-bration, and choose from over 40 free items to add to your collection. And if you use Host Code BBNVAJG, all orders of $50 will receive 5 free handmade cards from me. Orders over $100 will receive 5 free cards, and a little something special from my retired (new) products basket.
Base: Bermuda Bay, (shown with the Tutti Frutti Sale-a-Bration matching envelope)
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
For several weeks now, my mother has been counting down the days until the world ended. Why? Because her daughter (that's me!) only had time at Christmas to make 3 months of her annual calendar present: January, February, and December. Why December? I liked the stamp set I used and it was retiring. But...March-November 2018 was missing. As they got ready to leave on 'beat the winter blues' cruise to the Caribbean, she said she'd miss me when the world ended.
Well, I had every intention of surprising her with a completed March calendar page when she got home, but I got spontaneous and went to visit my sister in California instead. Last night, as I was working on some things for my Stamping at the Beach Retreat next weekend, I saw my stack of calendar pages and realized, we're already a full week into March! If I wanted them to enjoy their March page, I better get busy.
Thank goodness for the new Sale-a-Bration Springtime Foils paper! I colored the leaves with my Dark Old Olive Blend alcohol marker and then, sponged Lemon Lime Twist ink over the top of it to color the background and give it a fresh, springy look. Now, all I have to do is pop over and drop it off before April!
The 12" x 12" pack of Sale-a-Bration Springtime Foils paper can be yours free with an order of $50 and is only available until March 31!
Base: 5" x 7" calendar page (from Taylored Expressions)
Layer 1: 5" x 3 1/2" Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
Layer 2: 1/2" x 3 1/14" Whisper White
Just one more week to register for the March Card Club. Come in person the last Friday or Saturday of the month and make 8 gorgeous cards, plus go home with some fun Stampin' Up! goodies. OR...have it delivered right to your door and #craftwhenyouwant. But you must register by 3/15 to get this month's kit.
I don't know how it happened, but the Lad turns 22 in 2 weeks. Time to start designing some birthday cards so I can make the perfect card.
Truth be told, my first impulse was to make yet another card with my VERY FAVORITE bundle, Petal Palette, but I challenged myself to grab a different stamp set. And because, the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is only around until the end of Sale-a-Bration (3/31!), I thought I'd grab that and the Bubble Over Bundle and see what I could come up with.
Do you think he'll like it? Or should I keep trying?
Base: Lemon Lime Twist, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder
Layer 3: Basic Black Scalloped Black Square
Layer 4: Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper Square
Layer 5: Vellum, 2 sizes of bottles
Layer 6: Lemon Lime Twist, 2 sizes of bottle labels
Layer 7: Whisper White, 2 sizes of bottle labels
Layer 8: Silver Foil bottle caps
My trip to California was pretty spontaneous. I bought my ticket just 3 days before I boarded a plane. I had lots of behind the scenes things go do to get ready on such short notice. This includes, making all my cards for my blogs for the week. I came across my pack of beautiful Petal Garden Memories and More cards and very quickly put together a lovely sympathy or thinking of you card in just a very few minutes. All I did was trim the edges and add a simple but heartfelt sentiment. It really doesn't need much more than that, to let someone know you're keeping them in your thoughts.
If you haven't tried making cards using a Memories and More card pack, let me know! I'd love to come make some with you. I also have full class tutorials for the Petal Garden and Sale-a- Bration Sweet Soiree Card Packs. Sweet, simple, but no less beautiful. Give theses Memories and More card packs a try.
Base: Rich Razzleberry 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Layer 1: Old Olive, 5 1/4” x 4 1/8”
Layer 2: Memories and More card, cut down to 5 1/8 x 3 7/8”
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