My Sale-A-Bration 2018 Best of picks

I have had several months to sample and play with most of the Sale-A-Bration free products.  As we head into the final two weeks to earn these items, I wanted to share my top picks and what I have created with them!

I am happy to share with you that the Celebrate You thinlits and the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions® Embossing Folder will  available for purchase in the upcoming 2018-2019 anual catalog.  Currently these two items are bundled with coordinating exclusive stamps sets as a level 2 Sale-A-Bration item. (free with $100 purchase).  Please note that the bundles will not carry over so if you are in love with the matching stamps – get the budle as a free gift!  Otherwise you can look forward to purchasing these products in June!

Sale-A-Bration Pick #1: Amazing You Bundle (free at $100)

Left card:  This card is so simple thanks to our new Brusho crystals and the Amazing You bundle.  My card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2 ” on watercolor paper.  The “amazing” is cut out with the thinlits while the flower and other text are stamped.  The beauty of Brusho is that each background will be a unique work of art!

Middle card:  This card was mostly made with the Hold on to Hope bundle from the 2018 Occasions catalog but can you see the ray peeking out behind the cross?  That stamp is from the Amazing You set.  Heat embossed in gold, this stamp looks like sunshine!

Right card:  This card is a new favorite of mine!  Card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Basic Black.  The bottom layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The wow factor on this card is the top layer of vellum.  Cut a piece of vellum to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.  Stamp the flower with Stazon ink and let dry or heat set.  I used our new Stampin’ Blends in Calypso Coral to color in the flowers.  To keep the images from smudging, I attached the vellum layer ink side facing in.  This protects the image and gives a lovely soft focus look to the card.  Both sentiments are die cuts from the Celebrate You thinlits.

Sale-A-Bration Pick #2:  Springtime Foils Desinger Series Paper (free at $50)

Left card:  Let’s take another look at this card.  Besides the awesome stamps and dies from the Amazing You bundle, this card features another of my Sale-A-Bration obessions; the Springtime Foil DSP!  These ultra thick foil papers are YUMMY!  There are four different designs in copper, gold and silver foils.  This card features what I call the “copper bubble design”.  I love how the foil shows through the vellum!

Right card:  Again this card is made  with the Hold on to Hope bundle.  But how perfect is that floral background for an Easter card?  This pattern has both silver and gold foil accents that tie in beautifully with the gold foil cross.


Sale-A-Bration Pick #3:  3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon Pack         (free at $50)

Left card:  These shimmer ribbons are wonderful to work with and so easy to add to any project!  This card uses the Sweet Little Something photopolymer set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  The Calypso Coral ribbon works great on this baby card or could easily be change to a Spring / Easter card by swapping out the sentiment.  Check out my previous post for more ideas and tips on using the Sweet Little Something set!  Also, even though it didn’t make my top 3 of Sale-A-Bration picks, the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions® Embossing Folder (available June 1st) was used to make my background.

Right card:  Birthday Wit has to be one of my favorite 2018 Occasions stamp sets!  These snicker worthy sentiments pair so well with bright and modern designs!  You can find more projects featuring this stamp set here.  For this card, I used the small Bermuday Bay ribbon to complement the card base as well as add more texture and shimmer.

Corinne Blake

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