Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop. Join us as we focus on the new items and catalog items that you may choose for free with a $50 purchase from January 22 to March 22 as shown in the Sale-A-Brations flyer.
If you are hopping in order, you've arrived from Tanya's blog, Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya on which she featured the Madison Avenue Stamp Set with a gorgeous variety of colors and projects. I love her gorgeous honeycomb swap card and also that she incorporated the MDS content on one of her cards! Should you get lost (or want to chat), go to the Chat Thread on Stampin' Addicts to find a list of hop stops.
I chose to highlight the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I like how it gives a leafy garden feel to projects, so I thought it gave a great texture to this card I made using another Sale-A-Bration offering, the Bloomin' Marvelous set. The Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street satin Ribbons and Buttons Pack were so easy to incorporate on this card in rich Tangerine Tango. The Pack consists of three 5 yard long rolls of ribbons in Island Indigo, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango. The 36 buttons consist of 12 each Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party. These products work so well together!
You can't fully cover a card front vertically with this embossing folder. You can however emboss half of the card and then strategically place the spot where you have the edge of the embossing folder at the place you'd like some ribbon. The ribbon will then cover the unfortunate line created by the edge of the folder. (The Pool Party ribbon would have covered the line on its own...I just wanted a little more white on the card.) You'll be surprised how easily this folder fits into the grooves made by the first embossing-it makes it really simple to line them up.
You could also choose the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set with your Sale-A-Bration reward. The set has matching framelits too for ease of use. The "Thank you" banner below and four other cutie pie banners definitely make it a "go to" stamp set for me. I admit I'm not sure what I was thinking with this card design, and I can't decide if I like it or not. :)
Finally, I wanted to show the folder with the matching paper sheet from the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper, Sycamore Street. I had to include the Madison Avenue stamp set to repeat it that third time...just couldn't hold back. The MOJO176 MOJO Monday sketch was great to meld these papers together, and TLC412 from Splitcoaststampers was a fun way to let designer series paper on the inside of the card show through the front by cutting off the front of the card a bit. (The Tangerine Tango edgelit piece is the edge of the front of the card.)
They combined so easily with the folder....the paper isn't exactly the same size, but I still think it fools the eye a little. (~And~ I used Summer Starfruit-it is such a challenge for me. :)) The shiny satin Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street Island Indigo satin ribbon created the strip dictated by the sketch across the bottom of the card.
Hearts Delight Cards, with the Bloomin' Wonderful set. Her out of the box technique card is fabulous...love those flowing leaves! And you've got to see her gorgeous nosegay card for your self! Happy blog hopping and Happy Sale-A-Bration!