Hi, There, Stampers!
My final post about Sale-a-bration will be on Monday, and Sale-a-bration 2023 ends on Tuesday. So sad to see some of these products no longer available. The good news is that I won’t run out of my favorite stamp set of this year’s promotion, Beautifully Happy.
Even now as I look at this card, I wonder how I came up with this color combination. Then I remember that it was a color challenge on Facebook. I looked at the color list and just couldn’t imagine how I’d use it – Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Garden Green. But, with words like daffodil, heather and garden in those color names, it didn’t take but a few second to thing, “flowers.” And what was my favorite floral stamp set at the time? Beautifully Happy, of course!
In my last post about this stamp set I mentioned that I frequently just colored in the flowers rather than using the “fill” stamps that are also in the stamp set. This is one of those occasions. And, as in the last post, it was that I wanted the “buds” to be a color that was different from the little leaves on the same stem. This time, though, I wanted to color the buds as if they were small flowers. That’s where I snuck in the Highland Heather color.
The Designer Paper
When I have a specific color combination that I’m working with, one of the first things I do is look for Designer Series Papers that might have that combo. No luck this time. But it’s really great that I can find a print in any Stampin’ Up! color that I’m using in the color family 6″ x 6″ paper stacks. This time I went with one of the Daffodil Delight Designer Paper prints. I think that having the floral print is a nice addition to the sense of the card.
The Garden Green Ribbon is from one of the ribbon combos featured in the Stampin’ Up! 2022 July – December Mini Catalog. I was really glad that Stampin’ Up! allowed this combo to be carried forward at last through the Spring of 2023. It’s made for great card embellishments for Valentines Day (Real Red) and St. Patrick’s Day (Green).
Who’s It For
I made this card in early February for my sister-in-law, Deb. And, rats, I forgot to photograph it before I sent it off. The good/bad news is that the bump from the knot in the ribbon caused the US Postal Service to reject it because I’d not put the “non-machinable” postage on it. So here it was back again and now it’s been photographed and is on the way back to Deb with the proper postage.
Don’t forget about Sale-a-bration. If you haven’t placed an order so that you can get free stamps or papers, now’s the time to do it!