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 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!