Wednesday, February 15, 2023

ICS February Blog Hop Sale-a-bration Inspiration

It's time to hop along with the ICS February Blog Hop with our theme this month being "Sale-a-bration Inspiration". With less than two weeks left to take advantage of the wonderful Sale-a-bration products you can earn free with a qualifying order, our Design Team members have created some wonderful projects to help inspire you.
It's hard to believe that Sale-a-bration is almost over and I took a lot of time to decide what I products I wanted to showcase to inspire you. In the end, I chose one Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper, one of my favorites, and added the Essential Tag Punch, which is one of the products that was added recently as a Sale-a-bration Level 1 Reward. I wanted to show how you can create a beautiful clean and simple card design that will work for a variety of occasions. The two panels that make up the card front have been cut from the same sheet of designer series paper. I started by cutting a 4" x 5 1/4" piece and then cut a 1"x 5 1/4" strip off one side of this piece, and flipped it over to have the reverse side up. As you can see, this is a simple technique that opens up new possibilities for your card designs.
Products Used:
Framed Florets stamp set (item #161815)
Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (item #160834) Sale-a-bration Level 1 Reward
Essential Tag Punch (item #164421)* Sale-a-bration Level 1 Reward 
Old Olive Cardstock (item #100702)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Parakeet Party 1/8" Metallic Woven Ribbon (item #159196)
Classic Matte Dots (item #158146)
Brushed Brass Butterflies (item #158136)
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Old Olive Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Tag punched out with the Essential Tag Punch
Basic White Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4" 
Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" - cut into 2 pieces 1" x 5 1/4" & 3" x 5 1/4"
The secret to this clean and simple card design, is the assembly of the card front. After cutting your pieces of designer series paper, you adhere them to the piece of Basic White cardstock to provide stability as one layer. To hide the seam, I attached a piece of Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon over the top of the seam, attaching the ends to the back of the Basic White cardstock layer. I love that this ribbon is a close match to the Old Olive cardstock and adds just a touch of sparkle to the design. I then attached this layer to the card base. For the sentiment label, I used the Essential Tag Punch to punch it out from a piece of Old Olive cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Framed Florets stamp set using White embossing powder. I attached the label to the card front, lining up the short straight edge with the right side of the card front. To embellish the card, I added a White Classic Matte Dot to the sentiment label and several Brushed Brass Butterflies to the designer series paper card front to complete the design. I love the fresh Spring feel of this card design, which would be suitable for a variety of occasions. This simple layout can be used with your choice of designer series paper to create your own unique designs. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to take another look at the amazing Sale-a-bration products you can earn free with a qualifying order. There are so many wonderful options to explore.
Now it's time to visit Terri's blog and see what Sale-a-bration inspiration she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would appreciate 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. So cute, I kind of have a hard time with that punch so I love the way you used it! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

  2. Pretty card. I just ordered this punch and I love how you used it.

  3. This DSP is one that I easy to make card fronts with the wonderful patterns.

  4. A stunning card using the Dainty Flowers DSP!

  5. Very pretty use of this beautiful DSP!!!!!