Blossoming Basket Bundle Is A Keeper

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Hi Stamping Friends!

Whew, it's good to be back!  Little did I know when I posted last Wednesday that I was about to embark on a 5-day flu-cation. Certainly, not my favorite way to get some time off. Dang, I haven't been that sick from the flu since I was a child.  It totally knocked me down. I'm finally feeling more myself today and eager to get back on schedule!

"Last Thursdays" Re-Scheduled For March 1—I'm moving my local "Last Thursdays" monthly card class to next week: Thursday, March 1, 6:30pm.  As always, we'll create 4 cards for $15 or the class is FREE when you place a minimum order at the event. I'll show card samples when they are ready. Register Here if you'd like to attend.


New 2nd Release Sale-a-Bration Items Are Here!  While I was sleeping, the three NEW 2nd Release Sale-a-Bration choices became available! Yippee!

See the 2nd Release Sale-a-Bration Flyer PDF for details.  You'll still be able to select items from the original Sale-a-Bration flyer as well, through March 31, 2018. 


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Blossoming Basket Bundle With Blends Cards

The sweet little basket of blooms from the Blossoming Basket stamp set is perfect for coloring with Stampin' Blends Markers!  I'm loving this new Sale-a-Bration selection for spring cards!  I'm also loving the gorgeous Basket Weave texture that comes with this bundle!  It's one of those patterns that I like to call an instant classic—it's so popular already!  You can earn this Level 2 Sale-a-Bration bundle for FREE with a $100 order!  Even though most Sale-a-Bration items are exclusive to the promotion, Stampin' Up! has let us know that the Basket Weave Folder WILL be available in the next Annual Catalog!  Yay!  The Blossoming Basket stamp set will not be carried over, however, so this is your only chance to own it!
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CASEd from Cindy Elam at Heart's Delight Cards.

Background Basics—I started by embossing a 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Basket Weave Dynamic Texture Impressions Folder.  This is one of those extra-deep folders that works best when you mist the cardstock a little with water to loosen up the fibers.  The layer is adhered to a Very Vanilla Thick card base with a couple of strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the top and bottom and SNAIL adhesive for a secure hold.
Next, I punched the end of a 5" x 1-1/2" strip of Old Olive cardstock with the Triple Banner Punch and attached it to the card front.  I added a 5" strip of Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon over the top of the banner with SNAIL, then trimmed the end.

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Blended Blooms—I stamped the Blossoming Basket image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla, then colored it with Stampin' Blends Markers.  I colored the basket with Crumb Cake, flowers with Calypso Coral & Daffodil Delight, and leaves with Old Olive.  Color TIPS: I color over the whole area with the light marker, add some shading detail with the dark marker, then blend out the areas with the light marker again.
I stamped the butterfly on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, colored it with Bermuda Bay markers and cut it out, then adhered it with a Glue Dot.
The focal point layer is matted onto a 3-3/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Soft Suede card stock, then popped up with Dimensionals.
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Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the Blossoming Basket sentiment in Memento Black Ink onto a 2-1/2" x 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla, fishtailed the end with Paper Snips, then adhered it over the top of the basket.
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Too Cool—The second card has the same basic elements, in a different orientation, with some different colors featured.
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I made the flowers Daffodil Delight with Calypso Coral centers this time, and the butterfly is in Calypso Coral, too.
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I also switched out the ribbon to the Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack.

Watch the Blossoming Basket Bundle video to see it in action!

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