Yes, it is coming up to Valentine's Day. Wasn't it just Christmas?
A couple of weeks before Valentine's Day, Stampin' Up! begins its big "Sale-a-bration" sale. This is an annual celebration and sale-a-bration, where we try to forget that it's still Winter outside by playing with all the wonderful free products that we can get during this time. From January 22nd until March 22nd, for each $60.00 of product that we buy, we get to choose from 20 varied and wonderful items that are featured in the Sale-a-bration Flyer. If you haven't received one yet, let me know and I will make sure you have one this week. Email or phone me---you don't want to miss the goodies they're giving away this year!
Today I was playing around with the gorgeous Sycamore Designer Paper that is only available through Sale-a-bration. Its rainbow colours really lift my spirits which took a nose-dive when I looked through the window and saw the falling snow. The colours are so very cheerful in the paper, it was hard to decide which design I wanted to try using in my card.
The design I did use is full of bright and beautiful colours: a veritable rainbow. I chose all my cardstocks and inks based on the designer paper. The finished result really makes me happy. I hope you enjoy it, too.
The card opens in the centre, which makes it a gate-fold card. I was inspired by the card which Anja Beckmann made a short while ago. It's not much harder than the conventional fold and really suits this card. Wouldn't you love to receive a Valentine's card like this?
Paper: 122923 Island Indigo cardstock
122924 Pool Party cardstock
126839 Summer Starfruit cardstock
122926 Lucky Limeade cardstock
100730 Whisper White cardstock
127540 Sycamore Designer Paper (Sale-a-bration only)
Ink: 126986 Island Indigo stamp pad
126946 Tangerine Tango stamp pad
126950 Rich Razzleberry stamp pad
Stamps: 129144 (clear) or 129141 (wood) Secret Garden stamp set
128075 (clear) or 128072 (wood) That's the Ticket stamp set
Dies: 129372 Secret Garden Framelits
120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz die
Punches: 126883 Ticket Duo Builder punch
You can get any products that you need by placing an order with me or through my online store.