Yesterday I received my latest order from Stampin’ Up! It’s always exciting to get new things to play with, but doubly so when you get them for free. My order contained a few different products from the Sale-A-Bration promotion and I was definitely spoiled for choice. In the end I used two Sale-A-Bration items on today’s #simplestamping project.
FLOWER & FIELD PAPER
The colour scheme for my project was decided for me by the daisy pattern from the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. This pack of twelve double-sided 12″ x 12″ sheets is full of gorgeous patterns. I liked the simplicity of this design and decided it would work well with the sentiments I planned to use.
I began today’s project by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Basic Black Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to make a card base.
Next I needed to cut the DSP. First I cut a piece 2-1/4″ x 6″ and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) fixed it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then with my Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
My second piece of DSP was cut 3/4″ x 3-7/8″ and with liquid glue I fixed it near the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card. With the space defined I could stamp the first of two sentiments from the Heal Your Heart Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I glued the completed layer inside the card base.
My last piece of DSP was for the front of my card and I cut this 3-3/4″ x 5″. Using liquid glue I fixed the DSP to a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ layer of So Saffron Card before attaching it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
IN THIS TOGETHER
All I had left to do was the main sentiment for the front of the card.
Going back to the free Heal Your Heart Stamp Set I chose “We’re in this together”. Using Tuxedo Black ink I first stamped it onto a 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip of Whisper White Card. Then with liquid glue I mounted the strip to a 1-3/8″ x 3-3/4″ strip of So Saffron Card.
Before fixing the sentiment to the card I wanted to add one final detail. So I flipped it over, and with a line of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the bottom edge I attached some Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim.
Then with that done I mounted the assembled sentiment onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and I was finished.
I really love how this project turned out. It’s simple, but the design allows the sentiments to take centre-stage. What do you think?
For my first Sale-A-Bration project see my blog post Simple tag making with A Touch Of Ink.
I love Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion as it’s a way of getting even more for my money. All the free products are the same high quality I’m used to, and coordinate with other things I already have. Over the years there’s a couple of tricks I’ve learned…
All stamp sets are made by Stampin’ Up! in their own facility, so there’s no rush to choose these. Other products like the DSP comes from other manufacturers so popular packs can run out before the end of the promotion. For this reason if my order isn’t large enough to qualify for everything I want I’ll prioritise the paper, knowing I can get the stamp sets on the next order.
The only thing to remember is that these exclusive items are only available during Sale-A-Bration. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Sale-A-Bration items appear in the Clearance Rack. So make sure you place your qualifying order and select your free items before the promotion ends (February 28, 2021).