Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Hello…Happy HUMP day….and are you ready to HOP!?!
I say PUT ON YOUR HOPPIN’ SHOES as there are 29 blogs of inspiration for you today and I am super happy to be here sharing some FUN with a NEWBIE Sale-A-Bration item.….I call it ” SAB…round 2″
I think that it is fair to say that Sale-A-Bration is the “sweetest time of the year” as heck – who doesn’t like a freebie! Remember, for every $50,00 you spend,,,you can pick a goodie that makes your heart pitter-patter!
Below you will see the stamp that I used today! It is such a versatile one and I am just thrilled with the end result of this card! At a glance you might think that this looks super hard…..but NOPE…..2 main reasons!
- This stamp is a Photopolymer which makes it a cinch to stamp!
- Works like a charm with the Stamparatus… a stamp positioning tool is truly a “must-have” for all of us as it helps sooo much and the more you use it over and over….it is something that you say, “How did I craft before!!!”
I just adore a classic color palette and today is no different – you just cannot go wrong with Black and White with a POP! My POP is the fun Granny Apple Green!
You can see the repetition of the detailed stamp in Black and then I simply took the small heart and filled it! I did not use the stamparatus with the heart as it is super easy to look through and stamp! Just think of the fun you could have with so many different color combinations as well as different sentiments!
For these reasons….this is why this stamp set “spoke to me” ! I truly think that you need to look at stamps and think….how can I make it work for my style…my needs etc…..to me, it is just so darn clean and classic!
Let’s have a chat about this framelit that I used for the sentiment! It is from the below Climbing Roses Bundle and I admit, when I first saw this bundle I thought….I do not need more roses and then it happened – I saw the framelits and caved!
I can remember I thought 2 things…
- There are 2 very unique framelits….(the one I am using today for the sentiment) and the other, the lattice (I have a super card coming soon with that)
- I loved the sentiments on this stamp set and I do love to use the aqua painter and thought….I will enjoy this bundle!
Again, ask yourself questions that work for you and your stampin’ needs!! Another question I ask myself is…can I use the “meat and potatoes” of the stamp set….and make it work for different Holidays/Themes of cards that I would use it for! YEP, I thought it could be great for Just Because, Anniversary, Birthday, Thank You…..
BOTH of these features stamps are in the same thought pattern…you can really stretch the uses!
Below you can see up close the detail of the framelit – isn’t it just so clean and classic! Another classic and a dream to work with is the Granny Apple Woven Ribbon – this makes the BEST bows and my trick that always works for me….use a glue dot to anchor your bow to “stay put” just where you want it to be!
By just adhering the sentiment image 3 times in different colors gives you a look of instant depth on the card. I encourage you to off set images like this as it brings the focal point front and centered!
Staying in line for the theme of the Blog Hop…..Sale-A-Bration….I used the oh so popular SAB pick of the Designer Series Paper, Botanical Butterfly for the envelope decor! I always have to dress up my envelope as the way I feel about it….the envelope is the “First Impression”…and we all know what out “gut instinct” tells us about that!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!