So who is your Valentine?? Mine apparently is the Stampin’ Up Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series paper. This paper is available through the Sale-a-Bration promotion and when choosing my free products with my most recent order, yes I said FREE (details on how you can get your hands on FREE goodies below), I was not sure whether to pick this pack of paper. It doesn’t look much in the SAB catalogue and I could not see how I was going to use it.
Well it arrived and it is gorgeous!!! I am in love with it, it is a white paper with white embossed patterns on it and well it comes alive when you apply ink and it is divine!
I decided to use it in my latest project as it is the “Sale-a-Bration product of the week” but now I have started using it and getting all inky I can’t stop as you will see in my up coming projects.
So here is my Valentine’s card, I have used the You Plus Me stamp set and used the lovely colour combo of Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette. The You Plus Me stamp set, the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing folder and Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy stickers are just some of the beautiful items available in our Spring and Summer Catalogue.
I used a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock for my card base 5 6/8 x 8 2/8 inches (14.6 x 21 cm) scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm) and a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5.5 x 3 7/8 inches (14 x 10cm) which I embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing folder, I then got to the exciting bit lol, I took a piece of the polka dot Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series paper, you get 6 designs in a pack and 2 sheets of each design, and sponged on some Pink Pirouette Classic ink, starting in the middle of my piece and working my way out to the edges to keep them lighter in colour giving a gradient effect……love it!!
I then used some Pink Pirouette cardstock which I stamped my sentiment on and some of the heart images from the You Plus Me stamp set and heat embossed these with some Stampin’ white embossing powder. I punched the one heart out with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack and added an Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy sticker to it, which I also love, they are so pretty! I popped it all together with the addition of some Pearl Basic Jewels and a strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. I kept the inside simple with some simple heart stamping on some Whisper White cardstock with some sponging around the edges and “voila” my Valentine’s card, which my husband thought I had made for him, no such luck this one is for me 😉
If you are interested in any of the products shown you can click HERE and have a look at what you like the look of!
Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can. If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products. These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”. It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!