Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Amazing You and Celebrate You-Sale a Bration

 Have you ever started your day thinking it was Monday and realized Monday was already over?  That was me today.  So this card is the one I was going to post yesterday.  I like to start off the week with a simple card.  This uses items from the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You thinlits.  These are my last Sale a Bration cards to share.

How did I get the Berry Blast color around the words.  You may already know this simple trick but in case you don't.

1. First, punch out your words.

2. Next punch out the color.

3. Cut the color in half and glue it on each side of the word and now you have an accent for your page.

The border is punched using our Decorative Ribbon border punch.

Today's card features the emboss resist technique.  

1. First I stamped the flower image using Versa mark.

2. Next I embossed the image using white embossing powder.

3. Finally, I brayed over the card front using Island Indigo ink.  When I finished brayering, I wiped the flowers with a tissue to take some of the extra ink off.

The final touch was the word Celebrate which is one of the thinlits.  This set of thinlits is free with a $100 order.  If you cannot place that $100 order this month, then wait till June because these thinlits will be in our new annual catalog that will come out in June.  Yeah!!!

Tomorrow I will feature a WOW card I made with these two sets.  

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sweet soiree Memories and More cards-Sale a Bration

Isn't this a great colorful collection of cards!  They would look great on scrapbook pages, but also as a part of simple to make cards.  

I chose one of the 52, 3 by 4 cards, added a saying and backed it with black card stock.  Then I cut one of the 20, 4 by 6 cards so that it could be used as back ground on a white card base. It maybe took me more time to figure out what I wanted to use as a saying than it did to make the card.

I chose two cards one small and one large cut to size and just added a saying.

This time I chose two of the small cards, and cut another big card to size. I thought this saying fit perfectly in the white space.

Two cards a saying and some ribbon and another card is finished.

2 small cards, one larger card cut to size with some added ribbon and a saying.  

I have 60 more cards left to either scrapbook or make more cards.  And this set of cards was free to me with a $50 purchase.  What a deal.

I have had a blast these past two weeks making cards using almost all the sale a bration items.  Next week I will feature the other two items I have in my possession.  I will be featuring one a day.  Don't forget to leave a comment so I can send a card on to you. Product List

Thursday, March 15, 2018

What's in My Tool box, Dimensionals

Happy Wishes-Sale a Bration

  Does this look difficult to put together?  Well, it is very simple.  The Happy is one of the sale a bration stamp sets.  I just colored in the flowers at the bottom of the word to match the designer paper in the background.  I love the script of the word happy.  There is such variety of extra word to add to the word happy included in the set.

Here are a couple more sayings you can add to the word happy.  I used the rock and roll method to get the Melon Mambo ink on the top of the stamp.  

Yes, there is another stamp like happy and this is the word best.  You are probably thinking this is quite the deal.  So this year in the Sale a Bration catalog they have included a couple items that you can earn with $100 in sales and this set is one of them.  Do you see the embossing folder called Petal Pair in the background.  I love the extra texture it gives to the background of this card.

Additional scripted word to add to the word best.  I added a silver doily and the butterfly embossing folder to this card.

And then there is Best Wishes.  I did not even feature all the sayings that are a part of this set.  For this card I added some vellum on top of a piece of the Petal Passion designer paper, and the branch from the Petals and More thinlit dies.  

Are you ready for another set of cards from the Sale a Bration catalog.  Tomorrow I will feature cards made from the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack.  This card pack is great because not only can it be used in scrapbooking, but it can also be used in making very simple cards.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Epic Celebrations-Sale a Bration

At first when I saw this Sale a Bration set it did not appeal to me.  But, then I thought it reminded me of teenagers and then I thought that I have several teen aged grand kids that might like a card made with this set.

This first card was so simple.  I can see it made in a variety of colors, or even the template used for each stamp in the set.

This was one of my favorite cards.  I found a similar card on Pinterest and just changed up some things.  I love a card that is a collage.  It is hard to go wrong with a card like this.  Even if your stamping is not perfect the collage effect can cover little mistakes.  The background for the card is black card stock that did not show up real well on the black background paper.

Here you can see the gold filigree behind the guitar.  Kind of looks like the strings of the guitar.

This is another simple card that could be used for each one of the stamps.

I love how the Striped paper looks like the frets on a guitar.  It was cut from the True Gentleman designer paper.
This is another simple card that could feature each one of the stamp sets.  I love simple cards, don't you?

This card is my favorite that I made for my grandson Naij's half birthday. I have been notoriously late with birthday cards, but have vowed this year to do a better job.  I missed Naij's birthday last September so am sending him this card for his half birthday.  He designs sneakers so I thought this would be perfect for him.

My favorite go to card now is an eclipse card.  I try to think of something that the person enjoys and make a card using those stamps.  Can you see Naij's name on the card?

I think it shows up better here.  I hope he will have fun with his unexpected birthday card.

Tomorrow I will feature the Happy Wishes stamp set.  Come back to see the designs I made.