The new year is upon us, that means it is time for Stampin’ Up! annual Sale-A-Bration, the most exciting promotion of the year running from 3 Jan to March 31. Sale-A-Bration rewards you for showing! With two earing levels, you receive FREE products with qualifying orders, and there is no limit to how many free products you can earn. See the range of Sale-A-Bration products HERE.
The first stamp set that leap off the page of the flyer and into my heart was Lots of Lavender on page 8. It was only fitting to use this set as my first post in Sale-A-Bration. I made this card for my mums birthday in December, one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is they allow us to pre-order and in the case of Sale-A-Bration pre-earn the free products. Sale-A-Bration also rewards people who join as a Demonstrator by giving them two free stamps ($174 value) you can read more about that HERE.
Lots of Lavender is a two-step Photopolymer stamp set, start by stamping the artline of the image which I have stamped in Basic Black and the fill images have a watercolour texture which does not show very clearly in my photography but it looks like a watercolour wash over the flower and leaves. You could simply stamp just the artline bouquet to watercolour the image for a more precise look.
The printed paper on the card front is from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack once the paper was cut to the correct size I lightly sanded the paper surface to add a distressed look. The lace is retired but the Sugar Plum ribbon is in the Clearance Rack for only $5.40 (9.1 mitre roll) check it out HERE
I did take a photo of the inside but it has the message I wrote to her and I decided at the last minute not to share my sentimental words to mum on her birthday and also I was not sure she would like me sharing her age. I did take a photo of the envelope that I wrapped her card in, again I have used retired products. Well, the cute brown paper bag had been in the Clearance Rack through December however, I just discovered they have sold out. These Glassine Gift Bags are the same size and only $2.80 for 10 #Bargain.
Remeber you can shop online and your items are shipped directly to your door Australia wide. For orders over $50 enter hostess code GY6UF44E at checkout to receive a gift of thanks posted to you the following month.