Wednesday, February 10, 2021

New At SU February Blog Hop Sale-a-bration


It's time to hop along with the New At SU February Blog Hop as we showcase the amazing products in the 2021 Sale-a-bration Catalog.  You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their beautiful projects to help inspire you. 
Sentiment stamp sets are often overlooked but to me they are one of the staples of collection. The Approaching Perfection stamp set (item #155282) has wonderful birthday sentiments that provide a little humor, especially as we get a little older. I love that these sentiments work for both masculine and feminine cards and I decided to create a masculine birthday card using this stamp set with the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (item #155222). Both of these products are Level 1 Sale-a-bration Rewards that can be earned for free with a qualifying order, but only during Sale-a-bration. I hope that my card design will help you to see both of these products in a new way and showcase how versatile they really are. 
Products Used:
Approaching Perfection stamp set (item #155282) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (item #155222) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Handsomely Suited Bundle (item #156240)
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690)
Night Of Navy Cardstock (item #100867)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Silver Foil Sheets (item #132178)
Night Of Navy Classic Ink Pad (item #147110)
Seaside Spray Classic Ink Pad (item #150085)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Silver Embossing Powder (item #109131)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Night Of Navy Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Strips die cut with Suit & Tie Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Inside Layer - 4" x 5 1/4"
Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper 
Card Front Layer - 4" x 5 1/4"
Silver Foil Sheet
Small Buttons die cut with Suit & Tie Dies
At first glance, the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper seems more suited to feminine cards but if you take a look at the patterns on some of the papers, you will be surprised to find they work very well for masculine designs. The pattern I chose has a geometric almost abstract feel to it and I love the combination of blue tones. I chose to use Night Of Navy cardstock for the card base as well as for the sentiment label and accent strips. The Silver embossing really pops against the dark blue background and I love the humor in the sentiment from the Approaching Perfection stamp set. The Silver Foil buttons have wonderful detail and make a beautiful accent to the card design without being to sparkly. The stitched detail on the sentiment label ties in well with the stitched details of the strips that I used to decorate the card front. For the inside of the card design, I stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy Classic ink onto the Basic White cardstock layer and I stamped the candles image along the bottom using Seaside Spray and Night of Navy Classic inks, alternating them to create a pattern. To finish off the design, I stamped the bow tie image from the Handsomely Suited stamp set with Night of Navy, just about the Happy Birthday sentiment. This clean and simple card makes a wonderful masculine birthday card, especially if you have forgotten someone's special day. 
This card design is a great layout for a variety of occasions and you can transform the look of the card by using any of the other beautiful designs in the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper pack and swapping the sentiment for something that suits the occasion. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help to inspire you to explore the wonderful products in the 2021 Sale-a-bration Catalog that you can earn for free with a qualifying order. Sale-a-bration ends February 28th, so now is the perfect time to place an order to earn your favorite product for free. 

Now it's time to visit Rochelle's wonderful blog and see what she has created for us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. I love that sentiment. I love the way you did the inside of your card.

    1. Thank you Brenda. It was fun coming up with ways to use the different stamps in this stamp set.

  2. It's so true that sentiment sets often get overlooked, but good sentiments are worth their weight in gold! I'm glad you used that DSP, I wouldn't have noticed it otherwise! Love the inside of the card!

    1. Thanks Heather. I love the designs in this beautiful paper pack. They are so versatile. I agree that good sentiment sets are so important. They make life easier when it comes to creating cards.

  3. What a great birthday card for the guys In my life!

    1. Thank you Lisa. I love exploring fun ways to create masculine cards, especially with paper designs that are normally thought to be "feminine". So happy with how this card turned out.

  4. Great masculine card and a different way to look at the dsp

    1. Thanks Linda. I love the pattern of this paper and the colors are my favorite colors. I loved being able to turn it into a masculine card design.

  5. Very handsome card. A great card for the men in your life

    1. Thank you Sharon. The Handsomely Suited Bundle is great for adding a tailored look to masculine cards.

  6. Wow, yes, that is a great idea! This paper is indeed great for masculin cards too. We should look a bit further then just the flowery patterns! And those sentiments are indeed great, especially for people of my age, haha! A little fun is always nice isn't it? Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you Annette. I love finding new and different ways to use designer series paper. The sentiments in this stamp set make me laugh because I can relate to them very well. It makes for a nice combination. Glad I could inspire you.

  7. Love the color combo! Clean and neat!

    1. Thank you Pat. I love clean and simple card designs and this beautiful paper was so much fun to create with.

  8. Super cute card. I may just case it. Thanks for sharing