Calypso Sunflower

Howdy all, back with the last sunflower card!

Similar to the others, yet different. This sunflower was colored with Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends on Very Vanilla. Card base is Calypso, accent layer of Crumb Cake. Very Vanilla background that was stamped with the Birch background stamp in Crumb Cake. I also sponged the edges lighty to soften it. Stem accents cut from Calypso, leaves from Crumb Cake. The "ribbon" is Braided Linen Trim that I wrapped around 3 times. I love doing this for variation with narrow ribbon! Tag element from the Painted Labels die set. Happy Birthday from Peaceful Moments. Tag element and flower attached with dimensionals, stem and leaves with Fine Tip glue. Final accent, Gilded gems on each side of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm about ready to break this set back out and color some more! But I'm going to give some other things a shot first! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick are first up, then we'll see about some Sale-A-Bration products! Hope you are all having a great weekend. Product details and shopping links below.

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 Morning all, just a few notes and reminders!

First, Sale-A-Bration is half over already! Remember it is only going through February 28th this year! Limited time FREE products with $50 or $100 purchases! Click the above photo to get the pdf of the SAB flyer. It is also linked in the right sidebar. Contact me if any questions! I'm hoping to find play time this weekend and break out some of the products I've gotten. It is going by fast this year!! I would also suggest this is a great time to check your basic supplies and stock up. Adhesive, Cardstock, ribbon, etc. That new ink pad color you want to try. Get them now and earn free goodies at the same time!

Second, a reminder of how well Paper Pumpkin Prepaids go with Sale-A-Bration! Prepaid kits are purchased through My Online Store, then activated at My Paper Pumpkin. You have the following options, and earn FREE SAB products as shown below. Shipping does apply in the online store, 10%, $6.95 minimum.

Item # 137858 1 month $ 21.00

Item # 137859 3 month $ 63.00

Item # 137860 6 month $ 114.00 (save $1/mo)

Item # 137861 12 month $ 220.00 (buy 11, get 1 month free)

Stampin' Up! has been very good to give us a preview of each kit. You can 'pause' your subscription anytime you think you won't use the kit! Easy peasy!

Activate by February 10 to get the February kit, Bouquet of Hope. Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs. Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, one of the FREE SAB items. Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Rococco Rose. Give it a try!

Lastly, something fun is coming February 2. Anyone remember Hey Chick, a FREE Sale-A-Bration set from 2017? 

Notice any resemblance to the Hey Birthday Chick in the current Mini catalog?

Starting February 2, continuing through June 30, Stampin' Up! is bringing back Hey Chick and adding a die set for both Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick. How fun!!

Click to enlarge, ask if any questions. These are also waiting upstairs for me to play with. I don't think I had Hey Chick the first time around but I have seen TONS of cute things done with each!

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Sunflower Birthday 2

Howdy again, another sunflower card!! 💜 this set!!

This is the second flower that hung around on my desk for forever! I opted to do different backgrounds with each of the 3 cards I did this weekend. This one features DSP!

The sunflower here was colored on Vanilla with Flirty Flamingo light & dark Stampin' Blends. Center is Gray Granite, also Stampin' Blends. The flower image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored, then cut with the "outline" sunflower coordinating die. To put this together I chose a Flirty Flamingo card base, Gray Granite accent layer, and a DSP background from the In Good Taste pack. So many great prints in this pack!! Accent leaves cut with coordinating dies in Gray Granite, stems in Flirty Flamingo. Ribbon is Shimmery Gray Granite. Saying is on a very narrow Stitched Rectangle from the Art Gallery set. Flower and Saying attached with dimensionals, leaf and stem accents with Fine Tip Glue.

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Sunflower Birthday 1

Howdy all, happy Thursday! Back with another creation from last weekend. I'm having as much trouble finding time to post as I usually do to stamp! We got blasted with snow Monday, 12 inches or so. Luckily the plow came down the road in good time and hubby is good at getting the drive cleaned off.  I need to go re-shovel some sidewalks and the deck today! Very messy out and about!

So, Celebrate Sunflowers. When I first got this set I sat down and colored several sunflowers with Stampin' Blends. One made it to a card right away, see it HERE in Purple Posy.  The other 3 have been sitting on my desk 😞 I picked them up and decided it was time they made it to cards!! Here is the first in traditional sunflower colors.

The sunflower was colored with So Saffron light and dark, Daffodil Delight light and dark and Soft Suede light and dark. The sunflower was first stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. After coloring it was cut with the coordinating die for the large flower from the Sunflowers die set. Card base is Daffodil Delight with a Soft Suede accent layer behind the Very Vanilla background. I stamped the background with the Stacked Stone background stamp. I makes me think of home and my favorite university :). I stamped it off once so it wasn't too dark. Accents leaves and stems cut from Soft Suede with the die set. The Happy Birthday is from the Peaceful Moments set and is stamped in Soft Suede on a Stitched Rectangle. Ribbon is the new Fine Art from the new mini. Saying and flower are attached with dimensionals, the accents with Fine Tip glue. I'm having a love/hate relationship with that right now! Think I'm just not used to using it, I feel like a Kindergartner with the mess I make 😧

Thanks for stopping by today! Bookwork, a Walmart run and my snow shovel are in my future. Hopefully I can make time to schedule posts for the other two sunflower cards and maybe make it back to the stamp room where I have a few birthday cards under construction. Shopping links and product details below.

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