Last minute Sale-a-bration samples

Given that Sale-a-bration is a mere 3 days away from finishing (how quickly did THOSE two months fly?!) I figure it's about time I got some stamped samples up here to show you some things I have been doing with the Sale-a-bration sets! I have had a play with all of them, but my favourite by far has been Botanical Blooms.  So pretty and elegant.

I held a stamp-a stack a couple of nights ago, where we focussed on the Sale-a-bration sets and here are the eight cards that everybody made...

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Sale-a-bration Stamp-a-stack Set 1 Stamps: Polka Dot Punches, Congrats, Circle of Friendship Paper: Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White Ink: Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, 1-1/4"  and 1/2" Circle Punches, Regal Rose wide grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

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Sale-a-bration Stamp-a-stack Set 2 Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Basic Phrases, Linen, Canvas (can't really see these in the photo, but they add some nice texture to the cards IRL!) Paper: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Naturals Ivory Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Scallop Square Punch,  1-1/4" Square Punch, Rose Red double stitched wide ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamper's Tool Kit

I had made the samples up some time in early January with a view to holding the class shortly afterwards, but have spent a good many nights these past few weeks trying to get my small (2.5 year old) girl back into some kind of sleeping pattern other than the current 'go to bed at 7pm but spend an hour and a half shouting and trashing the bedroom before going to sleep on the wooden floor' practice that is her routine of favour at the moment.  SO not fun, particularly with a room full of ladies trying to stamp just beyond her bedroom wall.  Thankfully on the evening in question, it wasn't too bad - phew!

Another card that I made with Botanical Blooms a good few weeks back now is this one...

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It was for the birthday of a longtime friend of mine that I very rarely get to catch up with these days due to both of us being busy with kids etc, but she is very much in my thoughts, so I sent her this card for her birthday.

The stamped images are kind of blurry as I first saturated the Naturals Ivory cardstock with water before stamping the images.  This made the ink run slightly, then I dried off the cardstock with my heat gun.  I quite like the effect, especially with this very sweet stamp set!

Botanical Blooms Birthday Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Carte Postale Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Naturals Ivory Ink: Always Artichoke, Rose Red Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch,1/16" Circle Punch , Rose Red double stitched wide ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

I have a couple more cards that I still need to photograph and will endeavour to get those up shortly. In fact I have a fairly long list of blog posts to do, it's just finding the time to do them that I'm having trouble with at the moment!

Speaking of time, it's running out if you want to take advantage of the free stamps on offer for Sale-a-bration! Contact me asap to take advantage of this promotion before these gorgeous stamps are gone forever!