Friday, April 18, 2014

Sale-a-Brate a Birthday


I loved this year's Sale-a-Bration stamp sets. And although Sale-a-Bration is over, many of you probably have these amazing sets, like the See Ya Later stamp set, which provides a variety of stamps for different occasions. This was my favorite set this year and I used it on several cards. I love how if you designed one card, you could basically interchange the stamps in this set using the same design.

Stampin' Tips:

  • Color scheme: Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
  • Stamp set: SAB14 See Ya Later
  • Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, SAB Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Stampin' Write Markers, 5"x3-1/2" Notecards
  • Designer Series Paper: SAB14 Sweet Sorbet
  • Use Stampin' Write Markers to color the stamp. Make sure to give it "the breath of life" before you stamp to moisten the colors. Use the Apothecary Design framelit to cut out the image. 
  • Cut out another Apothecary Design in Marina Mist. Cut this in half and adhere to both ends of the stamped imaged for a layering effect. Adhere these layers to the DSP using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Adhere the Sweet Sorbet DSP to a Marina Mist layer. Before adhering it to the Whisper White card base, wrap the Calypso Coral Baker's Twine around it and finish off with a bow. 
Super simple card on my favorite 5"x3-1/2" Notecards. 

Happy Stampin', 
~Cita 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Yay for Banners


Banners are quite the paper crafting trend lately, and I was slow (as usual) to jump on the bandwagon. But once I bought the Banners Framelits Dies, I was a believer. The reason I broke down and bought this set of framelits was because I really wanted the Perfect Pennants stamp set and you can get both in a bundle for a discounted price (Perfect Pennants Clear-Mount Bundle, 134816, $41.50). I'm a sucker for the bundle & save tactic.

Stampin' Tips: 

  • Colors: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
  • Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Banners Framelits Dies
  • Stamp several of the splatter stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Coastal Cabana ink on Coastal Cabana card stock to create the background. 
  • Use the Retro Fresh Washi Tape to create a little more to the background. Using uneven lengths and making your edges tattered is ideal. 
  • Use washi tape to make the banner flags. Wrap a piece of washi tape around Baker's Twine and then use snips to cut an indent in the bottoms of the washi tape. If you would like to securely position your banner flags, use a glue dot to adhere them in place. 
Happy Stampin'
~Cita