It's less than two weeks before this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration promotion is over! Once March 31st comes to an end, you will no longer be able to order your FREE SET OF DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS with your $50 Stampin' Up! product purchase. That's how I was able to get my own set of this paper – I had to place a $50 order of my own to be able to claim this freebie. And there are 12 OTHER PRODUCTS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR FREE with a $50 purchase! Don't delay if you've been on the fence about ordering anything this month!
News Flash! Stampin' Up! is conducting an online class next week using Sale-A-Bration Bundles and THIS SET OF PAPERS! Click here for more information! Now back to our regularly-scheduled blog post!
The paper on the top half of this card, as well as that in the middle of the three banners in the top left corner, are both part of the Designer Series Paper set you can order in this year's Sale-a-bration. The set is called Sweet Sorbet, and the colors are just perfect for Spring – or for any occasions that calls for Subtle colors. Think baby and bridal showers. Think Mother's Day! Oh, and think Get Well Wishes – that's the stamp I used from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set!
Oh, and that texture in the bottom half of the card is also from a product that you can get FOR FREE during Sale-a-bration. If you read the fine print in the Sale-a-bration brochure, you'll notice that this Decorative Dots Embossing Folder will be available to purchase after Sale-a-bration. But why buy it when you can get it FOR FREE!?! I can't imagine why.
But enough of my excitement about Sale-a-bration. Let's look at this Get Well card and the other elements that are included in it.
As you might have guessed – since this is a Friday – I made this card for the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge. This time, I decided to do my best actually to follow the sketch and not futz around with it as I have the last few Fridays. If you'll look at the three banners in the upper left corner of the card, you might notice that the notches in the ends of the banners are pretty even. As I rarely cut that evenly, I used some Stampin' Up! Sizzix Framelits to make the banners. The two on the left I made using the Banners Framelits Dies set that's in the current Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. The one on the right I made using the Bitty Banners Framelits that are in the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. For all of them, I hand trimmed them to be the length I wanted them to be.
Instead of running ribbon across the seam between the top and bottom halves of the card front, I used a piece of the Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim and wrapped it around the top layer of my card.
For the element with the sentiment at the bottom of the card, I used three layers. The background layer is one of the dies from the Apothecary Accents Framelits set. Then I stamped the Get Well Sentiment on a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock and punched it with the Word Window Punch. I then adhered it to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and punched both layers with the Modern Label Punch before adhering it to the Apothecary Accents piece. The adhered the whole element to the bottom of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals to bring it up to the level of the ruffles in the ribbon trim.
So that's it for this card – really very simple! This is a really fun sketch and you can use any papers that you have to follow the sketch design! I hope you'll think about entering your project in the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge. But whatever you do with your crafting this weekend, I hope you have fun with it!