Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday and welcome to the first day of the new Occasions Catalog and most of all, Sale-a-bration!! Woo hoo!! The best time of the year!!! Have you gotten your catalogs yet? If not, shoot me an email and I’ll get them out to you. This is the season of FREE stuff from Stampin’ Up! Yep, I said FREE. For every $50.00 you spend you get to choose an item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog for FREE! This year things are changing up a bit with 2 levels of freebies. Level 1 are items you get for a $50.00 purchase, and level 2 are items you get for a $100.00 purchase. One of the Level 2 items are the Celebrate You Thinlets. It’s the first time that SU! has had thinlets as free item, so it really is time to celebrate! My Fabulous Friday project this week includes those thinlets, so be sure to come back to check it out.

Now for today’s project, I wanted to share a birthday card I made for a very special lady. She is a fellow demo and it’s her birthday tomorrow. I just how bright and cheer this card is and I’m sure she’s going to love it! it’s using the new Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. It’s all black and white patterns that you can color or just leave as is, and you can tell I colored it. I used the Stampin’ Blends to color it and just love how it turned out! Here are the measurements of the card:

  • Card base in Daffodil Delight cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black layers cut at 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and 4 3/4″ x 3 1/5″
  • DSP layers cut at 4″ x 3″ and 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

After coloring the Petal Passion DSP, I added some Wink of Stella and then layered it on the Basic Black. Then cut the Petal Garden DSP and layered it on the other Basic Black layer, then layered them both to the card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Lots of Happy Card Kit in Basic Black Archival Ink and flagged the ends. I added some dimensionals and adhered it to the card. I wanted to give it some bling (I know, shocking!) so I added two of the Glitter Enamel Dots to the flagged sentiment, and some of the retired Black Rhinestones. They just retired yesterday and I miss them terribly!! 😉 I think she’s going to like the card, I know I do.

Now if you want to order any of these items, just head over here to place your order. When you use Hostess Code ZY9RSJTJ and order $50.00 or more before tax and shipping, not only do you get a free Sale-a-bration item, but I’ll send you a package of those retired Black Rhinestones. I only have 2 left, so don’t wait!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Wednesday!

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