Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration.  Don’t miss out on the free stamps you can get.  Today I have one more card – ok actually two cards to show you that use the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Sweet Summer.  This card was designed by Stampin’ Up! and I used these last couple of weeks in some of my workshops and classes.  I created two different versions of the card.  And last night the girls actually made one of each size which was kind of fun.  I think we had such a good time last night stamping and chatting we didn’t realize what time it was – I ended up getting home about midnight.

The card on the left is a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card and the one on the right is 5-1/2″ tall and 4-1/4″ wide.  Both use the same supplies the only difference is the top is cut off to make one a square.  Sometimes you just need a square project and this size card will fit in the medium size envelope and is really a nice size.

The card base is Peach Parfait.  You know what this color reminds me of?  My bedroom at my parents house – yes my bedroom was painted peach.  That room isn’t that color anymore and now its my dad’s office but at one point in time it was peach.  I used the background stamp En Francais stamped in Peach Parfait ink.  And I have no idea what the stamp says but it looks pretty.  If you have trouble getting a good impression across this whole stamp what I do is ink up the stamp and lay it on the table on top of my grid paper, then carefully place my card stock on it, then fold the grid paper over it so you can rub across the whole thing and get the ink evenly on your entire piece of card stock.  Lift the paper up and the card stock off carefully.  It works well every time.

In the center is a strip of Old Olive that was stamped with the little stems/leaves image from Sweet Summer.  On each side is a piece of Melon Mambo that was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. (Sometimes I call this the ribbon border because I forget the full name – it’s such a long name).

Then use the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies die and cut the larger full butterfly from the First Edition Specialty Paper and the smaller full butterfly from Melon Mambo card stock.  Stamp the tiny bunch of flowers image in Melon Mambo ink on the Melon Mambo butterfly.  Stamp the open flower image in Peach Parfait on the First Edition butterfly.  Layer them together and tie Linen Thread around the center.  Add a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock punched with the Jewelry Tag punch and stamped with “friends” from Tiny Tags.  Tie it off in a bow or knot.  Add the butterflies to the front of the card.

You can get this Sweet Summer stamp set free if you place a $50 order today.  You won’t be able to buy these sets afterwards so get them while you can.  Let’s see this is what will be gone after tomorrow – So Happy for You, Punch Bunch, Sweet Summer and Bliss stamp sets, Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button pack and Designer Paper and Quick Accents pack, the So Much To Sale-A-Brate Digital Content CD (a must have if you own My Digital Studio), and the Notes Chalkboard Decor Elements.  Click HERE to go to my website and then click on SHOP NOW.

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