Today is the day we finally say goodbye to the July to December 2022 Mini Catalogue. Starting tomorrow customers will finally be able to order products from the January to April 2023 Mini Catalogue and also earn free Sale-A-Bration items. So for this month’s IDEAS blog hop we decided to focus on what we love from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I chose the free Day At The Farm 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP), even though I don’t have the coordinating stamp set and dies from the Mini Catalogue (yet).
One of the things I like about the Day At The Farm DSP is how quickly it allows me to create little scenes. For this project I wanted to use the sheet featuring cows among the trees and cut a piece 2-1/4″ high x 6″ wide. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I glued the DSP to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I used my Paper Snips to trim off the excess paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Going back to the DSP I cut another piece 3″ wide x 4-1/2″ high and took it over to my Cut & Emboss Machine. When I first got the Stitched Rectangles Dies I divided them into the two nesting groups plus the single stand-alone die. So from the group of eight dies I used #5 (counting up from the smallest in that group) to cut out the DSP. Then I placed the #5 die onto some Cajun Craze Card with the slightly smaller #4 die nested inside it. After checking that the gap between the two dies was even I ran that through the machine to create a frame. Then I repeated the process to create a second frame. After gluing the two frames on top of each other I mounted the assembled piece onto the DSP layer.
As I don’t have the new coordinating On The Farm Stamp Set or Dies I reached for the Peekaboo Farm Stamp Set instead. Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the cow image onto a scrap of Basic White Card. Next I coloured in the patches and hooves using a light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. Then I cut out the finished image using my Paper Snips and glued it in the botton left corner of my framed scene.
RUSTIC FARM BUILDING
My original idea had been to have a different piece of DSP as the main background layer but suddenly I had a different plan. Whenever I’ve visited farms in the UK I’ve always been struck by the rough brickwork of the farm buildings. So I decided to reproduce that using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.
First I cut a 5″ wide x 5-3/8″ high layer of Very Vanilla Card, placed it into the embossing folder and ran it through my machine. Then to make it a little more rustic I used a Blending Brush to add a light layer of Cajun Craze ink over the whole surface. Once that was done I cut 7/8″ inch off the side of the layer and trimmed the strip to 5-1/4″ high. Next I glued the strip down the long edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then along the left edge of the embossed strip I glued a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Cajun Craze Card.
Now I needed a card base and so I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Cajun Craze Card. Using liquid glue I first fixed the assembled Basic White layer on the inside. Then I glued the 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ embossed piece to the front before mounting the framed scene on top.
All that was left was to stamp the “Hello there” sentiment from the Peekaboo Farm Stamp Set onto Basic White Card with Tuxedo Black ink. I wanted the sentiment to have the same stitched details as the frame but didn’t have a suitable die. So instead I created a custom-sized piece using the single ‘non-nesting’ die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies set. I simply had to use the same altered-die cutting technique I’d demonstrated in this short video created for a previous project.
Once I’d attached the sentiment to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals my cute card was complete.
MORE SALE-A-BRATION IDEAS
So with today’s project finished let me tell you a little more about this month’s IDEAS Tutorial Bundle. The January 2023 “Loving Sale-A-Bration” PDF contains 74 pages, featuring 37 projects from 14 different designers. There’s cards and 3D projects for every taste and ability using all but one of the free Sale-A-Bration products. The collage below provides a little peek of what’s inside. Can you spot part of one of the two projects I contributed to this creative bundle.
If you’d like a copy of the Tutorial Bundle for your own personal use, or even to use in your classes, there are three different ways to get it:
- Place an order via my online store for $45CAD (before shipping and taxes) using my January Host Code QQ7BAT43. Make sure to allow Stampin’ Up! to share your contact details so I can e-mail the tutorial to you. If your order is over $200CAD don’t use the Host Code or you’ll miss out on Stampin’ Rewards. However, so long as I have access to your contact details I’ll still send you the PDF.
- Join Stampin’ Up! and my Crafty Canadians team, and you’ll get this IDEAS tutorial for free.
- Buy the tutorial. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Once you’ve received the bundle, please remember not to share or distribute printed or electronic copies of the tutorials. We’ve worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your personal use. If you know someone who would like to purchase the tutorial bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their own copy. Thank you for your support.
So that’s it from me for today, but please visit Janey Backer on the next leg of the blog hop by clicking on the ‘NEXT’ button below.
FREE PAPER – The Day At The Farm DSP is not available to buy a it’s one of the exclusive products in the Sale-A-Bration promotion. However you can get it for free simply by choosing it when you place a minimum $60 order.
BUNDLE BONUS – If you’re a farm fan make sure you check out the On The Farm Stamp Set and coordinating On The Farm Dies (neither used today). These two items coordinate with the Day At The Farm DSP. Plus if you buy the On The Farm Bundle you’ll be able to choose the coordinating paper (or another level 1 product) for free.