Good evening and welcome to our monthly Blog Hop! Did you get a chance to stop by and see Amanda Howard’s awesome project? If not don’t forget to go back and check it out!
So, it’s January which means it is time to Sale-A-Brate! Our projects for this month could be ANYTHING! The only rule is that we had to feature a SAB product. Of course, I absolutely had to use the Island Vibes stamp set as I have a bit of an obsession with pineapples and I think the greetings from the Special Moments stamp set are perfect for almost every card! While I had planned which products to use in advance I hadn’t really thought about anything else until yesterday. The only problem was that my whole team were over for a play date, we had stuff everywhere and I was a little distracted. Then suddenly I had a fantastic idea! My fabulous downline, Allison, had helped me design a fabulous Make & Take for my Mini Catty Kick-Off party earlier in the month and I had one kit left! I could totally use those supplies. So, once I had my supplies ready to go it only took about fifteen minutes to make my card and part of the reason for that was that I stamped the wrong greeting the first time and didn’t like the greeting on the Crumb Cake tag, so I had to die cut an new tag.
Here are the dimensions in case you would like to recreate or case this card:
- Crumb Cake 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4
- Old Olive 5 x 3 3/4
- Heart & Home DSP 5 1/4 x 1 1/2
- Basic White 3 3/8 x 2 1/4
- Denim Ribbon 2 1/2 inches
- Twine 8 inches
The first thing I did was to stamp the palm fronds in Old Olive on the Old Olive cardstock then emboss it using the Gingham Embossing Folder. I also stamped my greeting using Old Olive and I will admit I did use my Stamparatus for this. I think greetings are tricky to stamp and I wanted to make it perfect! I trimmed the edge of my tag and then added the ribbon and twine.
Now it was time to create my favorite part of the card, the pineapple! I used Old Olive and Crushed Curry markers to apply ink onto the pineapple stamp then stamped it onto Basic White cardstock. I then filled in the white space around the pineapple using a Light Balmy Blue Blends. I really love the texture that this gave to the image.
With all my stamping done all that I needed to do was assemble my card which I did using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a little Multipurpose Glue.
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I am all done for this month, but you can come on along and hop over to see what our first time hopper Kelly Taranto has to share!
PS Here is the original card Allison and I created using products from the Mini Catty!