I love this Sale-a-bration Sentimental Journey Stamp Set. And it’s only available during SAB. (SAB ends March 22nd.) This stamp set has so much detail and charm that it makes it quick and easy to create a lovely greeting card.
The Tangerine Tango ribbon in the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button packinspired my color choice. And the First Edition Specialty paper is the perfect fit for the style and feel of this stamp set. The bicycle was stamped with Versamark and Early Espresso, and clear embossed on Crumb Cake cardstock.
The Sentiment was stamped and embossed on Tangerine Tango and matted with matching Early Espresso cardstock. The Tangerine Tango ribbon, which is fabulous, is easy to work with and the perfect touch. And rhinestone adds that just a little bit something extra.
I was busy making congratulation cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set when the idea came to me to make a valentine card with this set. Kind of a ‘you’re my #1 Valentine!’ card. Instead of using the scallop top for the blue ribbon I used a die cut heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die set.
I also added a rhinestone to the number 1 and backed it with a circle-punched Basic Gray.
A strip of Real Red cardstock behind the ‘xoxo’ paper pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper adds a little more dimension and separates the two coordinating patterns. (This paper is currently on the clearance rack and is only available while supplies last.)
I created a matching envelope with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. So fun and easy! If you want to learn how I got my pattern straight instead of diagonal on the envelope check out this post with a video tutorial on how to make an envelope.
And I clipped my hubby’s name to the top for a creative way to keep it closed with the adorable heart paper clip available in the Spring catalog. I stamped and embossed his name in white with the Notable Alphabet stamp set. Every crafter should have at least one alphabet stamp set on hand for personlizing projects!
I’m enjoying all the fun comments I’m getting on the blog candy post. It sounds like so many of you have special plans to show the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them! Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts; it’s also a day to show our love for children, grandchildren, friends and coworkers.
Have fun as you make your cards and your treats. And I hope you found a little inspiration today with this Number 1 Valentine Blue Ribbon card.
The stamp images in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental set are to die for! I love the intricate, antique line drawings of a ferris wheel, phone booth and an old-time bicycle. On this card, I decided to go light on dark with a couple of neutrals and Pool Party as my main color. The latest Spring catalog and the Sale-a-bration products feature a lot of accessories for Pool Party, which I love.
I started with a Natural White cardstock. Natural White is a little heavier than Whisper White and has a very slight speckled or grainy look to it. It seemed perfect for a crisp, vintage look. I stamped the ferris wheel in Versamark on Early Espresso cardstock, then embossed it with Pool Party embossing powder. ‘Celebrate’ is embossed with Pool Party also.
And the Pool Party ribbon from the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack is perfect. This ribbon is wonderful. It ties so easily and is not bulky on your projects. You can get this ribbon with two other shades plus three colors of buttons in the pack.
I started with a Crumb Cake cardstock card base. When I want to add ribbon around a portrait oriented card I cut my cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 11″. The SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack has three great ribbon colors – Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo & Pool Party – and the set comes with matching buttons in Tangerine Tango and Pool Party. I decided to use the Tangerine Tango ribbon and buttons for a bold splash of color on an otherwise neutral card.
To add an additional ‘splash’ of color, I dropped Tangerine Tango color on the background as well. This is easy to do with reinkers. Just put a couple of drops of ink on the lid of your open stamp pad and add a drop or two of water to dilute it a bit. Then use a paint brush to pick up the ink and splash it over your card base.
You may want to experiment first on scratch paper first if you’ve never done this before so you get just the look you want.
This Bloomin’ Marvelous Heart Butterfly card features a couple of Sale-A-Bration goodies, including the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and the ribbon from the Sycamore Street Pack. This card also features a couple of products from the new, beautiful Spring catalog, the butterfly from the Cross My Heart stamp set, the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, the Pool Party Core’dination cardstock and the heart from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies set.
The Silver Glimmer Paper and Island Indigo butterflies are cut with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die. I ran the largest butterfly back through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Folder. The Red Glimmer Paper heart is trimmed out with the heart from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies set.
The butterfly is adhered to a Two Tags Die cut tag. I stamped the Bloomin’ Marvelous sentiment on the tag with Early Espresso ink. After I ran the Pool Party Core’dination cardstock through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, I stamped the butterfly from the Cross My Heart stamp set in a few of the honeycombs and added a little rhinestone.
The butterfly antennae were snipped out with the stem from the Bird Builder Punch. The smallest of rhinestones were added to the end of the antennae.