Wednesday, March 11, 2020

What's New At SU Blog Hop Sale-a-bration

Welcome to the What's New At SU March Blog Hop as we get ready to say goodbye to Sale-a-bration for another year. We will be showcasing Sale-a-bration products in our projects to help inspire you to get creative ready for Spring. Sale-a-bration ends March 31st, so now is the perfect time to place an order for your favorite products and earn Free Sale-a-bration products as a bonus. I hope our projects will help inspire you. 
 Today I decided to use one of my favorite Sale-a-bration stamp sets, The Gangs All Meer (item #152294). I love the cute images and wonderful sentiments that work for a variety of occasions and for people of all ages. You can earn this cute stamp set free with a qualifying $50 order during Sale-a-bration. I decided to create a masculine design with this stamp set and paired it with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.
 To create this card design, I started with Crushed Curry cardstock for my card base and I added a layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the background. I stamped the cactus image using Pear Pizzazz Classic ink all over the Pear Pizzazz cardstock layer to create a background pattern. I added a piece of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon across the middle of the Pear Pizzazz Layer for added texture.
To create the focal design, I stamped the meerkat group image onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with Soft Suede Classic ink. I colored in the image using Light Crumb Cake, Light So Saffron and Light Gray Granite Stampin' Blends Markers. I used one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690) to die cut the meerkat image. I layered it onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock die cut using another one of the dies from this die set, using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then attached the Soft Suede Cardstock to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals, positioning it over the Burlap Ribbon. 

For the sentiment, I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Soft Suede Classic ink. I punched out the sentiment using the Classic Label Punch (item #141491) and layered it with a label punched out with the same punch from Soft Suede cardstock. I cut the Soft Suede Label in half and attached each piece to the back of the Very Vanilla sentiment label so that the ends frame it. This sweet card design is suitable for a variety of occasions and is sure to brighten someone's day.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design inspires you to explore creating your own projects using the wonderful products that you can earn Free during Sale-a-bration.  

Now it's time to visit Sharon's blog and see what wonderful ideas she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Previous button to visit Jackie's blog. You can also use the Roll Call List to help you if you get lost along the way. I hope you enjoy our blog hop this month.

March 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call
Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations
Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries
DianeBrowning- 247inkspiration
Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni
Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting
Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper
Jackie Bultje- The Pampered Stamper

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Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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  1. Such a cute card Tricia. I still haven't inked up my set. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love the way you stamped your own background and the Stitched so Sweetly frames layer together so nicely.

  3. Very cute card! Love the cactus background you created.

  4. Those labels are the most versatile in the mini catalog and using them to frame the meerkats was delightful!

  5. Very cute card, Trish. I love how you made your own DSP with the cacti!