Simple Sale-A-Bration Special Occasion Cards

I’ve got TWO special events during the month of March (not counting my sister’s spring break away from her 3rd graders!) so I made these special occasion cards:

SAB Special Occasion Cards

One is an anniversary card for my sweet husband.  We celebrate our 9th year of marriage on the 20th.  He’s not likely to see this blog post, so I think I’m safe posting it here! The other is a birthday card for my mother-in-law, Judy. Her birthday is the 11th (that’s why I’m posting this after her special day!)

I made both cards quickly and easily using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Patterned Occasions, and designer paper called Sycamore Street.  The button on the anniversary cards and the ribbon on the birthday card are from the ribbon and button pack (another Sale-a-Bration item!)  I used the Decorative Label punch on both and added a little Dazzling Details at the end for an extra something special!

It took me about 10 minutes to make both cards, including figuring out the layout, colors and papers to use! I used my two favorite papers from the Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street designer paper!

There’s still time to get the Sale-A-Bration 2013 exclusive items. Visit my info page for details, or contact me with questions.  Sale-A-Bration ends on March 22nd – so don’t miss it!

Sycamore Street Mini Birthday Box

Sycamore Street Mini Gift Box

Make your own really cute mini box without a Big Shot or loads of measuring. Simply print an MDS2 template onto card stock, cut/score, and decorate; with free Sale-A-Bration goodies!  Don’t have MDS2?  Try it out for FREE for 30 days. I think you’ll love it!

SUPPLIES I USED

Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370 W, 127802 C), Mini Project Box-Digital Download (120171)
Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad (126986)
Paper: Pool Party card stock (122924), Island Indigo card stock (122923), Whisper White card stock (100730), Sycamore Street designer series paper (127540-available only with qualifying Sale-a-Bration order)
Tools & Accessories: MDS2 (130646), at home printer, Paper Snips (103579), Bone Folder (102300), Modern Label Punch (119849), Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812-available only with qualifying Sale-a-Bration order), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Open MDS2 and select a new blank project, sized 8-1/2×11, portrait orientation
  2. Open the stamp brush set for Mini Project Boxes and drag over the first one, the square box.
  3. With page-bleed ON, make the box template as big as you want, without going over the margins. You can also leave the box exactly as it comes over, without any adjustments in size.
  4. Using your printer and Pool Party card stock, print this page.
  5. Cut along the solid lines on your box template with Paper Snips and then score your dashed lines. Then reinforce your scored lines with your bone folder. Fold the box so that the lines printed on the card stock end up on the inside of the box.
  6. Use a ruler to determine the size of the designer series paper and card stock panels you will need for your project. The measurement will vary depending on how you sized your box in MDS2. My front DSP piece is 2”x2”, for example, so my Island Indigo piece is 2-1/8”x2-1/8.”
  7. Adhere your designer series paper onto your side and back box panels with SNAIL Adhesive. Layer a square of DSP onto a slightly larger square of Island Indigo card stock and adhere to the front panel of your box using dimensionals.
  8. Slide the Island Indigo ribbon under the raised front panel of the box, tying into a knot.
  9. Stamp the “happy birthday” sentiment and punch it out with the Modern Label punch. Adhere to the front of your box using SNAIL Adhesive.
  10. Construct your box using Sticky Strip.
  11. Fill the adorable mini box with candy, jewelry, or other small gifts and give it to your loved one!

Happy Gift Giving!

“Buttons & Bows” Sweet Sale-A-Bration Cards

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing, and I am having SO much fun making projects with the FREE goodies!

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My sister and I made these matching cards the other day, and I just had to share them! They are super-simple, but oh-so-sweet!

We used the Sycamore Street designer series paper, Pool Party card stock for the card bases, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the sentiments. Elaina made her card for Mother’s Day, and used the Tangerine Tango ribbon from the ribbon & button pack. I made a “friend” card and put a trio of the buttons on my card, along with some bling – the Rhinestone jewels.

I hope you enjoy these cards. I’ve got more coming in the next month & a half as we continue to celebrate Sale-A-Bration!  Contact me TODAY if you need a Sale-A-Bration brochure, or want to schedule a girls night to play with all these fun products!

Happy Sale-A-Brating!

~Elisa

Simply Send a Happy Hello

HELLO, Happy Stampers! Today I’m featuring a super-simple card I made using the Happy Hello Simply Sent kit – available ONLY for Sale-A-Bration (Jan 22nd-March 22nd). This kit is one of your FREE items you can choose when you place a qualifying order, or host a qualifying workshop!

Happy hello card
I copied the card exactly how it appears on the front of the Happy Hello package! All the supplies are included, so it took me only about 5 minutes to put the card together. I think most of that time was attempting to tie the baker’s twine into a bow that looked halfway decent! Also, I lvoe the color combination used in the kit – I’m not sure I would have used Baja Breeze, Basic Gray & Daffodil Delight together!

The Happy Hello Simply Sent kit contains:

  • 8 card bases (4 of them have the “Hello” printed on them, 4 do not)
  • 8 adorable matching envelopes
  • 8 pieces of baker’s twine
  • 8 rhinestones
  • 8 sets of die-cut stickers (gray strips & 3 flower pieces)

Making the card the way it is shown on the package is only ONE of MANY ways you could put this card together. Use your imagination, and throw in any other coordinating supplies you might have, to really personalize the cards you create!

Happy (Simple) Card-Making!

~Elisa