Well, we’ve made it through the first month of 2021! January is not one of my favorite months, mainly because I don’t like being cold and I’m usually exhausted from all the holiday happenings. But, the weather has been pretty mild, I’ve gotten back on track with my clean eating regime and even lost a few holiday pounds 🙂 So not too bad, all in all. But one of the things I can always look forward to in January is SU!’s Sale-a-Bration event! This year it’s slightly different than years past, in that it only runs 2 months instead of the usual 3. The new twist is that we will have a 2nd Sale-a-Bration event in July & August this year, so that’s something to look forward to! And if you aren’t familiar with Sale-a-Bration, it’s a promotion where you earn FREE product when you place a minimum $50 order (before tax & S/H), and you earn additional free product for every $50 increment!
Here’s a link so you can see all the items available to earn – SAB Brochure
So, we were to use a Sale-a-Bration product for our projects this month.. You may have just come from Laurie Meier’s blog and I know she shared a great project with you. For my project, I decided to go with Touch of Ink and the Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP from Sale-a-Bration. And I used a tutorial that I found on Splitcoast Stampers. If you’ve never checked out Splitcoast Stampers, you should because it’s a wonderful resource for inspiration! The tutorial is for a Vertical Easel card and was created by fellow demonstrator, Wendy Lee. You may be familiar with easel cards but they are generally done in a horizontal format, so this one really caught my eye because of the different take on it. I’ll include the link to the tutorial at the end of this post.
Card lying flat
Card standing up, left side view
Card from right side view
Since I wanted to also use the Oh So Ombre DSP for my card, I used the coordinating colors of Rococo Rose and Granny Apple Green for my ink and cardstock choices. I used the Stitched Shape Dies to cut out an oval in Rococo Rose and a smaller one in Basic White. I then stamps the detailed leaves with Granny Apple Green and then stamped off to get a lighter color of ink for the inside of the image. I then stamped the hummingbird on a piece of scrap Basic White using the same technique, but using Rococo Rose ink, except that I stamped off the inside image twice because I wanted a much softer shade for the inside of the bird. The bird was then fussy cut and added to the ovals with dimensionals. I then used Wink of Stella on the hummingbird. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t photograph very well, but that bird is really sparkly!! I cut 2 small squares using Basic White cardstock and stamped the sentiments using Memento ink. I added a little background to both by stamping off twice with Granny Apple Green ink to get a very light image. I colored 3 rhinestones with Light Rococo Rose blends and added them to the upper left corner of the card. I also stamped the floral image on a scrap piece of Basic White using Rococo Rose and the same technique as the hummingbird. That was then fussy cut and added to the inside of the card. The fussy cutting is what took the longest on this card, everything else was pretty quick! I also decorated the envelope flap with a piece of DSP from the Oh So Ombre pack. I love how it just adds a little more coordination to the project.
Here’s the link for the tutorial which includes all the sizes you need. This fold lends itself to so many possibilities! I hope you give it a try.
And again, just a reminder that Sale-a-Bration ends on February 28th this year, so don’t miss out on earning your free items!
Now please continue to hop along with us and see what the others have created. Dawn Colby is next on our list and I know she’s got a great project to inspire you 🙂