Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Time to SALE-A-BRATE!!

It's my favorite time of year.  The temperatures are cooler, we actually get some rain, and... it's Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin' Up!  What could be better than getting FREE stuff when you place an order to get more of your favorite stuff?  Pure heaven, I tell you!

To help in the celebration of Sale-A-Bration, several of us from the Stampin' Addicts are sharing projects this weekend featuring many of the items available during Sale-A-Bration... and did I mention, they're FREE?! 

You may have arrived here via Kandice's blog, My Sweet Stampin Spot, where she featured projects using Fine Flourish.  She did a great job, don't you think?

I'm going to share with you today some simple cards I made featuring the great sentiment set, Thank You Kindly, a stamp set you can get for FREE when you place a $50 Stampin' Up! order (pre-shipping and tax).  I don't know about you, but thank you cards are things I always need a lot of, and this is such a great set to use when you need a thank you card.  All of my cards are based on sketches from Clean and Simple Stamping, a great resource when you need an idea for a card design.  Two of the cards I actually designed first using My Digital Studio before getting out card stock, ink, and stamps!

First up is a very simple design and it's the first sketch I saw when I learned about the Clean and Simple Stamping blog.  I also used a color challenge that I saw on a fellow stamper's blog a few weeks back - to use Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, and Pear Pizzazz.  The focal image stamp is from Just Believe.


My second card has only one stamped element, the sentiment, which was stamped in Craft White ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  The scallop border was created using four 1 inch circles, mounted under textured Baja Breeze card stock.  I debated about putting an image onto the Baja Breeze, but I like the simplicity of the card, so I left it as is.

My third card again uses an image from Just Believe.  I stamped the image onto the Marina Mist card stock using Baja Breeze ink.  I then colored the image with Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, and Not Quite Navy markers, spritzed it, and stamped it onto a damp piece of watercolor paper.  You might have spotted more gorgeous seam binding - this time it's Pear Pizzazz, one of the new colors this fabulous 'ribbon' comes in with the new Occasions Mini catalog.


My final card is my favorite design, and it's such an easy card to reproduce quickly.  I love that butterfly embosslit and I think it added the perfect touch to this card.


I'm the last stop on this hop, but in case you haven't visited all 21 blogs, just keep hopping along to Rhonda's blog, The Stampin' Bunny.  Rhonda is featuring So Happy for You on her stop, and I'm sure you'll enjoy what she's got to share with you today!


29 comments:

MaryJo said...

very pretty projects - I love these colors.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a lovely selection of thank you card, Cheryl!

I think my fave's the first one--no, wait, the watercolor paper one. . .

Tanya Boser said...

My fav is definitely the watercolor one!! Way to go girl!7

Jen Timko said...

Wonderful projects for a wonderful set! Love the watercolor, too.

Adriana Benitez said...

Very nice! They are all great and for so many occasions of thanks.

Amy said...

Lovely cards! Those colors just make me sigh! Thanks for sharing!

Carmen said...

Wonderful cards!

Yapha said...

Great projects! You really showed the versatility of this set with four very different, yet equally fantastic, cards!

Kate Stockman said...

I love ALL your cards!

Kate Stockman said...

Love your cards, very nice.

Betty said...

This is a lovely set of cards! Thanks for showcasing such a versatile stamp set.

Sunflower Stamper said...

A go to word set for me-thanks for the ideas :)

Kim said...

Beautifully done! This would make a great gift set.

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous job Cheryl!!! Love the Just Believe card. Cool technique. Looks just like watercoloring. So pretty!

Lisa Young said...

I always struggle with the circle stamp in this set. I love what you did with it - very classy card!
And the color combination of the others is so soft and pretty. Each one has an element that I love: textured cardstock, watercolor bleeding, the embosslit - all add up to lovely! Great job, Cheryl!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Gorgeous designs! I love the glitter on the embosslit butterfly, and the first/circle card is amazingly pretty!

susies1955 said...

LOVE the blue/greens. Great projects.
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love this set for the ability to use it in so many ways! So pretty!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Love the color combo in the first one! Great cards hun!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, CAS cards! I love the first one - always love me some white space! Thanks for sharing!!

Susan said...

Very pretty cards...love the one you misted!
Susan

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Super job Cheryl! Such a versatile set and you showcased it beautifully. Two favs for me..the first CAS design and the misted card...love that runny ink and of course the seam binding - lol!

Gail said...

They're all very pretty!

Melissa said...

Great projects, Cheryl! I love the effect that the wet stamping gives!

Sarah said...

Very pretty Cheryl - love that clean and simple look - gorgeous :-)

Twila said...

Such a pretty set, Cheryl. I love the color pallet you used. Great job!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very pretty! Loved all the colors!

Barbara Welch said...

Very pretty projects, love the colors too.

Haseeb said...

very beautiful hand made the last one coloring is the best so decent .

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