There are only five days left until Sale-a-bration ends. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Sale-a-bration is when you can earn FREE Stampin’ Up!® merchandise with a qualifying order. There are multiple stamp sets and packs of Designer Series Paper you can get for FREE! One of my favorites is the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper. There are 48 6″ x 6′ sheets of double sided paper in this pack. Both sides of the paper are bright and fun patterns. Plus they coordinate with the Rainbow Of Happiness Bundle that is in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog.
This card was super easy to make but I think if someone got it in the mail, it would make them smile. I took the largest die from the Brilliant Rainbow Die set and cut it out four times using different pieces of the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP. One die cuts out all four strips at once so I can use the other pieces to make more cards. One trick I learned when adhering the rainbow pieces to a background is to cut the die out of a piece of Basic White (or any color for that matter) and save the negative piece. Then you can just attached it to your card base using Washi Tape or a temporary adhesive and lay the Designer Series Paper pieces inside it. Then you just remove the negative piece. That way you have them all spaced and lined up evenly.
The next step was also easy to do but did take a little longer. I decided I wanted to cut the sentiment out using the small cloud dies. The words are pretty close together on the stamp so I had to mask off each one before stamping. All you do is take a piece of Washi Tape or a Post-it note and cover the words you do not want to stamp. Then you ink up the stamp. Now here is the hardest part. You have to remember to take of the tape after inking it and before stamping or you end up with with blobs of ink (ask me how I know this!). This way I was able to stamp each word in the sentiment separately and then cut them out using the cloud die. Then I just adhered the words to the end of each rainbow strip using Multipurpose Glue. The card base is Pool Party.
Rainbow Of Happiness is another stamp set that is in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog. It has coordinating dies called Brilliant Rainbow Dies and you can save 10% if you purchase them in a bundle. In addition to this, Stampin’ Up!® is offering the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper in the Sale-a-bration Catalog. This means you can get the DSP for free with a $50 order.
This card was very easy to make. It is a shaker card where the sequins are inside the card. Shaker cards always were a bit tricky to make but Stampin’ Up!® showed me a much easier way to make them using Clear Envelopes during an OnStage meeting. OnStage is a “convention” that Stampin’ Up!® puts on for all Demonstrators. I always learn so much from them and love attending whether in person or virtually. Unfortunately, most of them are virtual right now due to COVID but they are still fun.
To make this card, I first made the shaker part of it. All I needed to do was put a bunch of Sequins For Everything into a Clear Envelope that I had cut down to fit the area I wanted it in. Then you just seal it with Tear & Tape to keep the sequins inside. Next I used the large die from the set called Brilliant Rainbows and cut it out of a piece of Basic White card stock for the front of the card. I also used it to cut out the colors in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya and Flirty Flamingo card stock. I stamped the sentiment in Pool Party ink. I used temporary tape on the back of the white card front and stuck it to a Flirty Flamingo card base so I could easily line up the colors behind it. Then I adhered each color in the same sized slot using Multipurpose glue. When it was dry I could lift up the Basic White piece because I had used the temporary tape to stick it on. I used tear & Tape to adhere the shaker part over the rainbow colors and then again to adhere the white card front on top.
Shaker cards are so much easier to make using the Clear Envelopes and I am sure the recipient will love the added surprise to it.