Today has been busy so far and I have no doubt that it will stay that way for a few more hours yet. The Stampin’ Up! January to June Mini Catalogue is now live for customers, Sale-A-Bration has started, and there’s a new joining offer. I’ve begun updating everything on my website and Facebook page and I’m determined to have it all done by midday. In the meantime take a look at this sweet baby congratulations gift tag I made using the new Treasures of Life Stamp Set.
I began by making a simple folded tag base from Smoky Slate Card. After cutting and scoring the card I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next using the Detailed Trio Punch I punched a hole on the back close to the crease. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card on the inside of the tag.
With that done I threaded some Whisper White Baker’s Twine (from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack) through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
Turning to the front of the tag I glued on a 2-13/16″ x 2-13/16″ layer of So Saffron Card. Then I set it aside while I worked on the main front panel.
TREASURES OF LIFE
I couldn’t resist the new Treasures Of Life Stamp Set with it’s combination of beautifully drawn images and sentiments.
Today I started by choosing the image of a mother/grandmother holding a baby. Then using Smoky Slate ink I stamped the image onto a 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Whisper White Card.
I wanted to colour the image, but in a very subtle way, so I opted for watercolor pencils but without the water. In the end I used the Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight pencils from the original Watercolor Pencils set. Then from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 set I used Flirty Flamingo and Crushed Curry.
Once the colouring was complete I was ready to add my sentiment “Congratulations on your newest little treasure”. First I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing a few stray specks I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Now all I had left to do was mount the completed piece onto the tag front and my project was finished.
Sale-A-Bration is an amazing promotion in three parts:
First there’s free products. For every $60 spent in a single order (before shipping and taxes you can choose a free exclusive item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. There’s also a couple of higher value items added to the selection if your order reaches $120. There’s no limit to how many items you can earn so the bigger your order the more you can get.
Secondly if your order reaches $375 (before shipping and taxes) or you host a party that reaches this amount, you get a special free host stamp set. This is on top of any other benefits you earn such as Stampin’ Rewards, or Sale-A-Bration items for your personal order.
Finally there’s an extra Sale-A-Bration bonus for anyone who decides to join Stampin’ Up! by February 28th. When you join you can choose $165 of products for your starter kit from any current catalogues plus the online Clearance Rack. Then as an extra bonus Stampin’ Up! will add a 200 sheet pack of 6″ x 6″ double sided Designer Series Paper in all new designs. In addition your kit will include a code to redeem for a free Paper Pumpkin kit, packs of catalogues to share, and a business forms pack. All this AND there’s no shipping to pay on any of it. In some provinces like Nova Scotia it all comes tax free too! If you want to find out more please visit my Join Stampin’ Up! page. That’s where I answer many of the most commonly asked questions and provide a link so you can join my Crafty Canadians team.