Wednesday, February 1, 2023

We Create February Blog Hop Sale-a-bration Sweetness

Let's start off the new month with the We Create February Blog Hop and a little Sale-a-bration Sweetness. It's the last month to take advantage of Sale-a-bration to earn free products with a qualifying order and it's also the month for love with Valentine's Day coming up soon. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative for the month ahead. 
Today I created a fun card design with the Thanks A Bunch stamp set, which is a Level 1 Sal-a-bration Reward you can earn free with a qualifying order ($50 in the U.S.) Now I must admit, this stamp set was a bit of a challenge and it took me a while to come up with a design using this stamp set that I thought would make someone smile. So I decided to pair it with the Playing In The Rain Bundle from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog to create a more non-traditional Valentine's Day card. When I think of carrots, I think of rabbits, so the cute little bunny in this bundle was the perfect size to use with the smallest bunch of carrots from the Thanks A Bunch stamp set. For the background, I chose one of the designs from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper, a Level 2 Sale-a-bration Reward that you can earn free with a qualifying order ($100 in the U.S.) For the sentiment, I used the Love You More Than Dies from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog along with the carrot image from the Thanks A Bunch stamp set. The end result was a sweet Valentine's Day card to brighten someone's day.
Products Used:
Playing In The Rain Bundle (item #160551)
Thanks a Bunch stamp set (item #160816) Sale-a-bration 
Level 1 Reward
Love You More Than Dies (item #152698)
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Something Fancy Dies (item #160424)
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (item #160836) Sale-a-bration Leve 2 Reward
Gold & Rose Gold 6"x6" Metallic Specialty Paper (item #156844) 
Coastal Cabana Cardstock (item #131297)
Pool Party Cardstock (item #122924)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Pool Party Classic Ink Pad (item #147107)
Parakeet Party Classic Ink Pad (item #159208)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad (item #147086)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154894)
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154884)
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154904)
Color Lifter (item #144608)
Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins (item #160387)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Coastal Cabana Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Pool Party Cardstock
Large Stitched Circle die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
Sentiment Words die cut with the Love You More Than Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Stamped and die cut rabbit using the Playing In The Rain Bundle
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
This fun card is a combination of a variety of products that helped me achieve the idea I had in my mind. The die cut words were perfect for creating the sentiment and I love how the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper adds some sparkle to the card design. The rabbit was colored with Stampin' Blends Markers and I used the Color Lifter to blend the Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend Marker to add some soft color to the white rabbit. For the carrots, I stamped the images onto Basic White cardstock using Pumpkin Pie for the carrots and Parakeet Party for the leaves. I fussy cut out the image with Paper Snips. To assemble the card, I attached the Pool Party Stitched Circle to the bottom left corner of the designer series paper card front and cut away the excess for the left side and bottom to create the corner. I then attached the card front to the card base. I attached the rabbit to the Pool Party circle with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and then added the bunch of carrots near its paw on the right side. I added the Gold words to the card front, arranging them in order and then added the small Carrots sentiment, tucking it underneath the edge of the circle. To finish off the design, I added some Gold sequins for a touch of bling. It makes me happy to think that this little bunny loves someone more than carrots and I hope that the person who receives this card will see the humor in the design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to get creative and share the love with the people in your life.
Now it's time to visit Cheryl's blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. That's hilarious, I love it! Thanks so much for hopping with us :-D

    1. Thank you Kimberley. It was a fun card to design. Love how everything worked together to create this design.

  2. This is SO cute and happy! I love how you combined the products!

    1. Thank you Tanya. I love mixing and matching different products to create fun designs. This one was so much fun to create.