Hello and happy Saturday! It’s been a lovely, slow start to the long weekend here, with no kids’ sport this morning. I’m looking forward to not doing much at all the next few days, except maybe some crafting and a bit of time outside to enjoy the mild weather.
This is our first Social Stamping blog hop for 2021. Kelly continues her fabulous job of coordinating lots of talented crafters to keep connected virtually to share our papercraft creations. You can click on the banner image above or here to go to Kelly’s post that lists everyone’s blog posts for today.
The themes for the next few months are based on the Stampin’ Up! colour families. For Februrary we’re starting with BRIGHTS, which is definitely my favourite.
My card is another one I made for my Cuppa & Cards group (you can read more about this below). It features the Berry Blessings bundle and Oh So Ombre paper from Sale-A-Bration. These are products you can get for free when you order with Stampin’ Up!
If you like the sound of this – be quick!! Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow on 28 February. (The good news though, is that for the first time, it will be back in July.) The Oh So Ombre paper can be all yours when spend just $90. Berry Blessings bundle is a Level 2 reward so you need to spend $180 to get this one. If you’ve already got the Sweet Strawberry bundle, Berry Blessings is the perfect complement!
The BRIGHTS colours featured on my card are Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green.
I embossed the Pacific Point panel with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder from the January-June Mini Catalogue. I think this has taken over from the Subtle folder as my favourite. The patterned paper panels were cut using the scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly set. The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point and fits just right in a stitched oval. For finishing touches, I used Granny Apple Green ribbon (a previous SAB goodie) and some enamel dots (retired but I love them).
All credit for this lovely layout goes to my friend, Megan Schneiker (she doesn’t have a blog so I’m sharing her card here).
At Cuppa & Cards, we also stamp inside the card and decorate the envelope. I used Misty Moonlight for the blueberry outline and Soft Sea Foam for inside leaves.
Cuppa & Cards is a weekly group I host at a local cafe, Cafe Merchant. Everyone who attends can make 1 or 2 cards and enjoy a hot drink. The last few weeks we’ve made cards featuring Sale-A-Bration products, but that finishes tomorrow. We’re not meeting this Monday as it’s a public holiday so we’ll resume on 8 March, where I’ll be sharing cards using Mini Catalogue sets. The owner and manager of Cafe Merchant have been very supportive of our group. We even featured on Instagram!
Don’t miss out on your Sale-A-Bration goodies! If you’d like to do some last minute (eleventh hour?) shopping you can get in touch with me here.
Enjoy your weekend, especially if it’s a long one! Have you got crafting time planned? Will you use some brights? Which are your favourite colours?
Next to share their bright creation with you is the talented Julia Quinn.
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