Thursday, January 24, 2013

Spring-a-bration blog hop!



While here in NY we are wishing for a break from the freezing cold Mother Nature is dishing out this week, Stampin' Up! has started Sale-a-bration (SAB).  They're dishing out free products with every order of $50.  Gotta love that!!  I'm sure you're also loving the projects my friends are sharing using product from the new Spring Catalog as well as showcasing some of the exclusive SAB freebies.  Links to the rest of the blog hop are at the bottom of this post.


I'm assembling little love notes (3"x3" cards) for a teacher appreciation luncheon at my kids' school, and I made many variations before the organizer and I agreed on the final design.


 First, Calypso Coral with Pool Party.


How about Domestic Goddess DSP? 


 But the organizer wanted a Real Red , so I tried heat embossing in white with a pearl center from the Pretties Kit.  I was worried my kids would graduate before I heat-embossed 65 flowers, and then the pearl didn't give quite the look I was going for, so here is what I finally settled on...


All of the designs shown here (can you believe there were more!!) use the Mixed Blossom and Pretty Petites stamp sets with coordinating punches - Blossom and Petite Curly Label.

In the final design, the flower is stamped in Craft White ink on Real Red card stock, and the flower centers are made with Whisper White cardstock cut with the Sweet Buttons Embosslit (all the cards will match, but not be identical - yay!).   The sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake to match the card base.

Last time I checked, the Pretties Kit and Domestic Goddess DSP were available on the Clearance Rack.  All other products used are from the Main and Spring Stampin' Up! catalogs.




Finally, here are a pair of digi-cards I created using My Digital Studio (MDS2) using stamps and paper from the One Big Sale-a-bration CD.  All the exclusive SAB artwork FREE w/ your order of $50!  Too good to pass up!   One of my fave features of MDS is that you can zoom in and out on the DSP patterns inside a punch.  Pattern too big or small for your project?  No problem in MDS!!


You can hop forward or backwards to see more Stampin' Up! Spring-a-bration ideas from Buffy, Stephanie, Debbie, Christine and Jean!  














10 comments:

buffycooper said...

Oh, my - each of the Mixed Blossom cards was so pretty. I love the one you chose - but they're all lovely. And the MDS cards are adorable!

Stephanie Osgood said...

Note cards are one of my favorite cards to make. I love each one of yours. Each one is is so unique with the subtle differences. Your MDS cards are awesome. Love the texture and patterns!

Christine said...

Love to make the little cards and these are so cute. Little cards can be like progressive scrapbook pages...added to bigger cards. Love these a lot.

Debbie Martin said...

Went to visit a friend today and she had a picture of your third card on her desk. I said, that is my friend, Linda's card...she loved it and wanted to know where you had gotten the Thank You...Thanks so much for the creativity. We both loved it.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Dear Linda,
Will you kill me if I tell you that your first or even second are my favs? I know...I'm just easy to please. Really they are all wonderful and the embossed button idea is brilliant. These kinds of simple notecards (whether they really are simple or involve lots of steps) really are my favorite form of card. Thanks for the wonderful ideas I'm hoping to CASE. Great tips on the MDS use too! I love how easy it is to manipulate some of my favorite patterns, punches and images in that program.
Hugs and Blessings from a sister Llama.

Susan said...

Such cute cards! I love the little note cards and the MDS ones are fantastic!

Carol Carriveau said...

Your flower cards are fabulous...TFS!

Linda (Nutty4Stampin) said...

Thanks for all the kind words... Jean, I actually like the second one the best, but Real Red was a much better match to the rest of the design scheme, which was Coca-Cola red with aqua embellished with twine and burlap. The room really looked great before I even set out the cards all over; hopefully they were just a cherry on top for the dedicated professionals my children are blessed to attend school with.

Liz Kuter said...

The embossed "buttons" are the perfect idea for this project, and I really enjoy how you showed the "evolution" of your card in its different phases. The Domestic Goddess paper is one of my favorite color schemes too.

KatheD said...

Linda, they're all so sweet, but my favorite is the Domestic Goddess one, and I thought I didn't like that paper. Your MDS cards are great, too, love the layout and the paper!