We are just about half way through Sale-A-Bration. On Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! will add four new products to the Sale-A-Bration products. (I’ve seen them and they are fun). They’ll be featured in my posts at the end of this week, so be sure to check back. I can safely say that the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, “Botanicals For You”, and the DSP, “Wildflower Fields” will be around until March 31st.
Inside of card…
I created four cards for today’s post, because I wanted to show you how one stamp set and one package of Designer Series Paper can create the same card but set a very different tone.
- The first card featured above is what I call the “Contemporary Elegant” version. Basic Black, Hello Honey and Whisper White are gorgeous together. The patterned paper is simple, contemporary and fun. The flower embellishment is also simple and fun. It’s the pattern, colors and embellishment that sets the tone for this card. It has a simple elegance to it, don’t you agree?
- Next is my “Classic Quiet” card… simple and classic. Basic Black and Whisper White, that’s all. The Basic Black Candy Dots set the mood here. Very straight and uniform. They work nicely with the pattern paper, but set a completely different tone than the card above. Same card design, same stamp, different patterned paper, colors and embellishment.
- Next stop is my “Cottage Charmer”. Very different from the two above. Lots of color, floral patterned paper which has more going on, a doily and flower embellishments. Not as “quiet” as the first two… it has a different personality. And that Lost Lagoon is beautiful with Blackberry Bliss… very warm and inviting like a country cottage.
- And, finally my “Contemporary Fun” card. This is colorful, bright and bold. Buttons, more buttons and some eye-catching patterned paper. This card has a lot of movement… in the flow of the pattern and the placement of the buttons, not to mention the colors! Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive pair nicely together, but they are not “quiet” at all.
So, there you have it. Just one stamp set and one pack of patterned paper. They’re all pretty, but my favorite is the first one. Which is your favorite?
Both the “Botanicals For You” stamp set and Wildflower Fields DSP are each FREE with any $50.00 catalog product purchase. Click on the Sale-A-Bration Brochure below for more details.