Welcome to my post for this month’s NC Demos Blog Hop! I appreciate you taking the time to check us out this month. I know that everyone has been so busy preparing and celebrating Christmas, so I hope you take advantage of being able to just sit and enjoy the projects we all created for this month. You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s Blog. If you did, I know that you loved her project, she’s so very creative!
This month’s theme is Sale-A-Bration (SAB). This is a yearly promotion that allows you to earn FREE items based on your purchases. For every $50 you spend, you can earn something for free. And you can choose from stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, embellishments, dies, and kits! There’s something for everyone. If you do NOT have a SAB brochure, please let me know and I’ll get one out to you immediately! AND, if you’ve ever thought about joining the Stampin’ UP! family, SAB is a great time to do so. You already get a great deal when you sign up to be a demonstrator, but during SAB, you get so much more!! Contact me if you’d like more information about it
For my project this month, I decided to use the Home to Roost stamp set. I love the style of this set. The Rooster lends itself well to just be stamped in a single color, or stamped in black and colored with Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends or Watercolor Pencils. I decided to go with a simple design. And honestly, after the hustle and bustle of the holiday, I NEEDED simple, lol! I think this card would be great to show a beginning stamper. It’s not overly complicated, just ink (Stampin’ Blends, in this case), stamps and paper!
I almost always gravitate to full-size cards when I’m creating, but decided to use our note cards this time. I cut Whisper White cardstock into a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 square and stamped the rooster using Memento Black ink. Then I colored him using the light Stampin’ Blend versions of Real Red, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake. Then I matted those pieces onto 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 squares of cardstock that coordinated with the color Stampin’ Blends that I used. Well, except for the Mango Melody, I didn’t like the way that paired with the stamped image so I switched it out to Daffodil Delight.
Next, I stamped the grass using Memento Black, but I stamped off twice. I also only stamped the top half of the image on the bottom of my note cards. I wanted to be sure to leave enough room for the sentiment to be under the Rooster image. I also stamped one image of the grass on the inside of the notecard and also on the outside of the envelope, to tie everything together. Then I tied 2 pieces of Black Bakers Twine around the bundle. You can see all the products I used at the bottom of this post.
It took no time at all to make this little set of note cards. I’m thinking of giving it away as a door prize at my Open House on 1/5. I have a fair amount of new potential customers and if they sign up to receive my newsletter I will give them a door prize ticket. Keeping my fingers crossed for getting a few new attendees for my monthly classes!
One quick REMINDER! You only have until January 2nd to order from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! If there are any items that you’ve been waiting to order, now is the time to do it To see the retiring items, click HERE!
I hope you enjoyed this project and that you take advantage of all the great Sale-a-Bration products that will be available starting on 1/3! Thanks for checking out this month’s blog, and please continue on to see what the rest of the talented team has for you to see! Jo Anne Hewins is next
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