Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ink & Share February Blog Hop Sale-a-bration


Welcome to the Ink & Share February Blog Hop where we will be focusing on products from the 2018 Sale-a-bration catalogs. This is our first blog hop featuring projects created by Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world to inspire you.

Today I thought I would share two cards created using the Celebrate You Thinlets (item #146840) which is a Level 2 Sale-a-bration product. What does that mean? It means that you can earn this die set Free with a US$100 order. I love all the wonderful options creating with this die set and I thought I would share 2 ways that it can be used.


For my first card I decided to showcase how you can use the negative space created by the Amazing die to create the sentiment for the card. I die cut the sentiment from a piece of Berry Burst cardstock and layered it onto a layer of Elegant Eggplant cardstock, making sure to place the small pieces from the die to fill in the letters "a, z and g". I heat embossed the small rose image from the Heart Happiness stamp set (item #145769 2018 Occasions Catalog) using Silver embossing powder and I adhered a piece of the Silver 1/8" Ribbon to either side of the Berry Burst cardstock to create a border. I then attached the Elegant Eggplant cardstock layer to the Wisteria Wonder cardstock card base. 

To complete the sentiment, I die cut the "You" sentiment from Berry Burst cardstock and attached it to the lower right corner of the Elegant Eggplant cardstock layer. To finish off the card, I used Clear Wink of Stella to highlight the negative space of the "amazing" sentiment as well as the Berry Burst "You" sentiment, for a little sparkle.

My second card features the "positive" sentiment from the first card and I also die cut another "You" die cut from Berry Burst cardstock. I heat embossed the floral image from the Amazing You stamp set, which is a Level 1 Sale-a-bration product (you can earn this product Free with a US$50 order), with Silver embossing powder onto a layer of Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I colored the images with Light and Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blend markers and then did a shadow outline around the images with the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend marker. I attached the Whisper White layer to a layer of Berry Burst cardstock and then attached it to my Elegant Eggplant cardstock card base. 

To finish off the card, I attached the die cut sentiments to the Whisper White cardstock layer and added some Basic Rhinestones for a little bling. I love the way the Amazing You stamp set coordinates with the Celebrate You Thinlets dies and the great thing is that you can earn them both Free during Sale-a-bration. 



I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have shared today and I hope that it will help inspire you to think about both the positive and negative space that can be used to create your projects when using die cuts. Both of these cards are quick and simple to create and would work well for card sets or to create in a variety of colors to have on hand throughout the year when you need a special card.

Now it is time to visit Deb Naylor's blog to see what she has created to inspire you. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call list below if you get lost along the way.


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Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts

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30 comments:

  1. Super cute, I love finding creative ways to use those negatives!

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    1. Thank you Deb. I love exploring new ways to create using dies. :)

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  3. Great cards and a great two for one trick!

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    1. Thank you. It's fun when you can use elements from one card to create another with a different look. :)

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  4. Great cards and a great two for one trick!

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  5. Cute cards Tricia, love the colors.

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    1. Thank you Phoebe. I have been having some fun playing with pinks and purples lately. I love they way they look together. :)

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    1. Thank you. So happy that my technique has inspired you. I think you will have a lot of fun with it. :)

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  7. Great use of the both cut pieces! TFS this no scrap waste technique!

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    1. Your welcome Shirley. It's fun to find new ways to create with our left over pieces. :)

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    1. Thank you. It was fun creating both cards with similar supplies. :)

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  9. I really like the berry burst with the elegant eggplant!!!

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    1. Thank you Pryl. I love the way these colors work together. One of my new favorite combinations. :)

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  10. Very cute Tricia! Thank you for joining the Ink & Share blog hop!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. It has been a wonderful experience. :)

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  11. Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Amy. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  12. This is a great way to use your dies in another way! And I love the colrcombination!

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    1. Thank you Jacqueline. I love experimenting with colors and dies when I create. :)

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  13. Pretty cards, so please those dies are staying x

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    1. Thank you Laura. I agree. I love these dies and look forward to using them more in the future. :)

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  14. Lovely cards Tricia. I am also a big fan of not wasting those negative die cuts. Love how you've used yours.

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