Oh how I love this time of the year with Stampin’ Up! When the weather outside is frightful and the letdown of the holiday being over happens, we get to celebrate with a new Occasions catalog. If that is not enough, then the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalog is here too! The Occasions catalog are full of wonderful stamps to celebrate the next seasons; Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day, as well as birthdays, weddings, and babies! Plus, with the SAB catalog, its whole purpose is FREE items, yes FREE! With every $50 purchase, you get to choose 1 free item. All of the cards featured in today’s post are from either the Occasions and/or SAB catalog….so, let’s take a look.
The first card is using Lift me Up Bundle, which means the stamp set and die cuts can be purchased together at a discount. Along with the bundle, I used the Carried Away Designer Series Paper (DSP), free from the SAB catalog. Oh, almost forgot, I used the Swirly Scribbles thinlets to create “the “wind” that is blowing the hot air balloon. This set comes with varies sentiments that you can use for birthdays, congratulations, love, or just sending a note. A very versatile set.
Next, this card uses items from the Falling in Love Suite, the Falling for You stamp set, Falling in Love DSP (Occasions), Lace Doilies, Falling in Love embellishments and a free SAB set Delicate Details. I just love the DSP in this set. I can see it used for romantic, thank you, and baby cards They are really pretty papers. Again, this set comes with sentiments for weddings, anniversary and Valentine’s Day.
Okay, the last card uses the ever so popular Hey, Chick set from the SAB catalog. OMG, this set of only 4 stamps has really gone crazy. I hope that SU carries it over into the Annual Catalog. For the background of the “fence” or chicken wire, I used the Timeless Textures set out of the annual catalog. We were joking at my stamping group that because the chicken and the egg are in front of the fence these are free-range chickens. To achieve the image “in front” of the fence or on the inside of the card in front of the other chicken, I used the masking technique. This is where you stamp the image on the paper as well as another image, say on a post-it note. You cut out the image on the post-it note and place it over the stamped image on your paper. After you have “masked” off the image, you then stamp over the image with another stamp to accomplish the look shown on this card. This is a simple technique that can be used for many different effects. Again, such a cute set, I see why it is popular.
Well, there you have it. My first cards of the new year. Oh, speaking of the new year, this is the year of the Rooster for the Chinese New Year. How fun would it be to use the Hey, Chick set to create some cards to celebrate?
I will be posting more cards soon that were created by me and other talented SU enthusiasts. Until then, if you wish to order any of these or other products from these catalogs let me know or you can click on the Stampin’ Up logo on the right hand side of my blog page and order directly.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!