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Friendship Blooms…..

The stamp set I’ve used in this card, is again from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue which ends on 29th February.

This set is called Friendship Blooms. The colour combination I’ve used is from the Colour Coach and I’ve used a SCS Sketch Challenge for the layout of the card.

Friendship Blooms 1 I started with a Chocolate Chip A5 card. Next step was to run some Almost Amethyst through my Cuttlebug which was then mounted to the Chocolate Chip Card.

Using So Saffron cardstock and the Tag Punch, I’ve create an elongated tag which I have stamped the verse onto using Chocolate Chip Ink and then mounted onto the main card as shown.

Now for the main image. I started with my Whisper White Cardstock, Rose Red inkpad and Flower stamp and stamped onto the cardstock. I have then stamped the same image onto a Post-It Note and cut out to create a mask for the next step. I’ve positioned the mask over the original stamped image and then using Chocolate Chip ink and the flower swirl stamp, stamped randomly over the flower image so when you remove the mask the swirls look like they are underneath in some areas. This is then mounted onto some Chocolate Chip Cardstock. For the centre of the flower I have stamped the flower image using So Saffron ink onto some scrap Whisper White and cut out the centre flower. I then used some Rose Red cardstock and the 1/4″ circle punch to punch the centre for the flower. I’ve adhered the Rose Red circle punch to the So Saffron flower using a glue dot and then mounted over flower image using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve added a piece of Hodgepodge and tied some co-ordinating ribbons to it. This whole piece was then mounted to main card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the last step I have added some Crystal Effects to the Rose Red flower centre.

Merci Card & Bookmark

I recently participated in a swap that was hosted in one of the Yahoo groups I’m in. The challenge with this swap was that we had to create a card & bookmark using ‘just 1 stamp’. I decided to use the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Merci and this is what I created.


Merci 2a Bookmark

Seeing how I was limited to just one stamp I decided to run my Barely Banana cardstock on the card, through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder to create the swirl background.  The heart stamp on the Sage Shadow layer on the card was done using the Sage Shadow marker and just inking the larger of the 2 small hearts from the stamp. The main images are coloured using a blender pen and inkpads. I’ve paper pierced some of the corners on both the card and bookmark and the centre of the flower on the card has a Sage Shadow eyelet added.



Stamp Set: Merci

Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Whisper White.

Inks: Sage Shadow, Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Stazon Black.

Accessories: Tool Kit, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Vintage Brads, Cuttlebug & Swirls embossing folder.

Lots of presents….

Each month Demonstrators are provided with some card samples which we can choose to use for our workshops. In January there was a card using the Birthday Whimsy Sale-A-Bration set which I really liked the layout but I wanted brighter cheerier colours, after all that’s what birthday time is all about.

So this is what I came up with.


Birthday Whimsy 2


Stamp sets: Birthday Whimsy

Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Summer Sun, Whisper White.

Inks: Taken with Teal, Summer Sun, Real Red.

Accessories: Silver Brads, Red Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals.



As mentioned this stamp set ‘Birthday Whimsy’ is from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. All sets in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue are free and all you need to do to receive one is place a $100 order with me. For each $100 you can choose 1 set. The Sale-A-Bration sets will not be available for purchase and will not appear in any upcoming Idea Book & Catalogues. They are a limited time only set. If you don’t have a copy of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue you can email me and I’ll post one out to you or you can view it online.