At Onstage, we received advance copies of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Occasions and Sale-A-Bration open up to demos on December 3rd and to customers on January 3rd just in time to tackle those post holiday blues. So, thought I would give everyone a sneak peek of some lovelies that will be available during that time, and you can get them for FREE!! Yep, you heard me, each can be had free when you reach $50 in purchase.
I love using Sale-A-Bration items to show you how your dollars can stretch during this fabulous time. In this project, the designer sersies paper and the floral stamp set are both from the Sale-A-Bration catalogs. I used a new punch that will be in the Occasions catalog to punch out 3 butterflies from the paper – aren’t they beautiful accents? Anyway, here’s a picture of the card of the card.
I started with a card base of Whisper White cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″ for a top folding card. I then cut a piece of the beautiful Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (free with $50 during Sale-A-Bration) that is 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I cut a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to use for the design panel.
I inked up the floral stamp from the Lovely Lattic stamp set (free with $50 during Sale-A-Bration) in Smoky Slate ink and stamped it in the center of the design panel. I then used Blends (Calypso Coral light and dark and Old Olive light and dark) to color in the flowers. Coloring is so therapeutic! When this was done, I adhered it to the DSP mat using Liquid Multipurpose Glue. I thought our Granny Apple Green ribbon would look amazing with this, so I cut a 6″ piece and adhered it to the matted panel using glue dots, about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom. This panel was then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next, I inked the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (new Occasions item) using Smoky Slate, stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and used a 1-1/2″ punch to punch it out. I then used a 1-3/4″ circle punch for the Smoky Slate cardstock mat and adhered the two together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This was adhered to the card front centered over the ribbon, just to the right using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Lastly, I used the Butterfly Duet (new Occasions item) punch to punch out three butteflies from the same DSP (note: if you cut out the center of the DSP mat before adhering the design panel to it, you may can use this to punch out the butterflies saving paper). These were adhered as shown using glue dots. I did fluff up the wings a bit before sticking them down to give added dimension.
And there you have it! It really did come together quickly and I love how feminine the card is. I sure hope I have whet your appetite for all the new goodies coming in the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs! If you don’t already have a demonstrator and would like the new catalogs once they are available, just drop me a note and I will be happy to send them to you. Thanks for dropping by and talk to you soon!