This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybug images in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug. The set is free to hosts that have party sales of at least $300 during Sale-a-Bration (through March 31st). I’m so happy that all 3 of my club hostesses last month earned this set free. You can host a party or just place an order by yourself of $300 and add this set for free.
Here’s the card I designed for my clubs (closed and open). I used 3 of the 4 ladybug images (2 on the card and 1 on the technique sample).
Here is the sample and technique journal page we made. My club members get a new technique page in their journal almost every month.
And here’s a close up of the measurements.
I hope you try this technique out…it’s fairly easy. You can write little hidden messages on the accordion piece and also still have the regular size space to write inside your card.
Text me (214-395-5586) if you’re local to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and I can do a home party for you and your friends so you can earn this adorable stamp set before March 31st.
Oh, and here are the Stampin’ Blends colors I used to color in the ladybugs:
|Face||Petal Pink light|
|Cheeks||Flirty Flamingo light|
|Belly||Smoky Slate light|
|Hands||Basic Black light|
|Wings||Poppy Parade dark|
|Flower||Calypso Coral light & Dark|
|Leaves||Mossy Meadow light & dark|
|Flower Ctr||Blackberry Bliss light|
Honey bees are a very popular motif right now and Stampin’ Up! has given us one of my favorite bee sets ever. To go with the sweet bee images and sayings in this Honey Bee stamp set, there are Detailed Bee dies too and a package of Golden Honey specialty designer series paper available as a Sale-a-bration free item (when you spend $50). I designed a card using this suite for my clubs this month.
Here’s the inside of the card…
I used a Gold Metallic Sharpie to color in the bee stripes. Do you see the little cut dashes for the bee’s flight path? This is actually from a new product available next month on the 4th (Ladybugs Dies) that coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set. You can earn the Ladybug stamp set through March with a $300 party or individual order.
My youngest daughter calls me the bee whisperer, since twice I have had a bee buzz near me or land on me that wound up just chilling out in my hand. I would suddenly notice after a bit that there was a bee cuddled up in the palm of my hand…twice! What are the odds?
The Painted Seasons bundle was added to the Sale-a-Bration line up as a second release. I really love the succulent stamp in the set. I thought this set would be perfect to do the Double Time Stamping Technique. You could just use the designer series paper in the bundle, but it’s fun to create your background. I also unwound the twine to use 2 or 3 strands instead of the full thickness. I like the softer look being more like linen thread.
My club made a small card sample to go in their technique book with the instructions I printed for them.
Colors: Mint Macaron, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Petal Pink
I designed this card using the Sale-a-bration set, All Adorned, for my team get together and my clubs this month. Everyone got a chance to play more with the Stamparatus to make the design. It’s so easy to just turn the card stock and stamp each corner exactly the same plus the layered design in the middle. I used Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink together for the main image, and the card base and background are Crumb Cake.
The finishing touches are these Glitter Enamel Dots and the Mini Striped ribbon. There’s only about a week left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you’ve collected all the free sets you want before the 31st.
I saw a similar card and just had to run these foil sheets through the Lace 3D embossing folder. These foil sheets were free with Sale-a-bration and ran out quickly. If you managed to get some and haven’t run them through your 3D embossing folders, give it a try. It shows off the holographic properties in this particular color.
I used the Incredible Like You stamp set for the sentiment and the Stitched Shapes dies for the circles. See links to tools below.
Colors: Grapefruit Grove, Early Espresso, Whisper White
I did this Blossoming Basket Card for my club in March to show them how awesome the Basket Weave embossing folder is. This folder will carry over into the 2018 Annual Catalog that starts in June…Yay! I used our awesome Stampin’ Blends for all the coloring. I can’t wait to get new colors to add to my Blends collection.
I patted the Crumb Cake ink pad on the folder before running it through the Big Shot to get shadowing and more texture. Since the dynamic folders do scrunch up the card stock a little more than the standard folders, the ink shifts slightly by the time the bottom is scrunched. I still love the extra effects though and just made sure that was at the bottom of my card. I just had to add some Wink of Stella too.