The posting today is part of a blog hop organised by the lovely Pat from the In Love with Stamping forum, and if you are taking part in that - you may have come here from Alison's blog, and at the end of this post I will hand you on to Kim! However there are 40 Demos taking part in the hop today so keep an eye out for links to the other 3 groups (I have added the links to the start points on all 4 below) and just see the lovely things we have all created for you!
Anyway - the reason for the blog hop today is to showcase some of the lovely projects we have made using the FREE stamp sets on offer as part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion which runs until the end of February. Spend £45 on catalogue goodies and you can choose any set for FREE and you get a free set for EVERY £45 you spend - why not collect them all?
Anyway here are mine
First up is a little boxed set of cards using the Bliss stamp set - I can see that flourish being very useful.... and the butterfly... and you should see the other stamps in the set that I haven't used here! The box is made from Pretty in Pink cardstock, and the topper is made from Basic Black and Whisper White. I stamped the flourish with Old Olive ink using the stamping off technique, then used Pretty in Pink ink to stamp the butterfly on top- I then stamped the butterfly in basic black, cut it out and mounted it on dimensionals over the darkest flourish. I added some pearls from a pack of basic pearls to the body and the dots of the i's in the greeting (which comes from the So happy For you set), punched out using the modern label punch!
Next up is the little 3d favour box I made for the training session swap last week. This was made from Real Red cardstock, with a belly band of Whisper White and a patterned paper from the Love Letters DSP pack tied up with the organza ribbon.. The tags were stamped using the Punch Bunch set and - you've guessed it - punched out using the matching punches!
My final one is a little card showing off the big stem stamp from Sweet Summer - but also showing how you can make a very effective vase from the bauble punch. The little 3D roses I made using one of the techniques Natalie taught us last week - and the centre is finished with a pearl! The greeting is another one from the So Happy for you set
I will hand you on to Kim now but look out for links to the other 3 circles as well - if you can't find them here are links to the starting Blogs in all 4 circles.
Group 1 - Sara's Blog
Group 2 - Theresa's Blog
Group 3 - Keren's Blog
Group 4 - Kirsteen's Blog
Why not nip off and grab a cuppa and settle down to a creative morning with us?
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