Today we say farewell to Sale-A-Bration for another year and the end of the official Stampin’ Up! year…and what a year it has been! To celebrate Sale-A-Bration 2014 one last time, Mum and I had a card class in which we used a number of Sale-A-Bration products. The first card we created was a centre step card featuring the Sweet Sorbet paper (so sad to see this go…I LOVED this paper, it is so beautiful) decorated with fluttering butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set. The second card was a Card In Box using elements from the Good As Gold Kit, pictured below.
Isn’t it cool?! I am loving the Card In A Box trend at the moment…they are so different from traditional cards (in a good way!), encompassing the wow-factor of an intricate pop-up card yet remaining surprisingly easy (when you know how 😉 ). This was my second Card In A Box (will share my first in a post later in the week), and I am quite happy with the result. I have, again, used elements from the Good As Gold Kit for this card (click here to view my earlier post where I shared creative variations of the Good As Gold Card Kit). That kit is just so versatile! LOVE IT!
The spotty patterned paper from the Good As Gold Kit was the inspiration for the card; the pretty gold foil accents in the paper are complimented by the gold wire used for the balloons and the gold elastic cord (also from the Card Kit) tied on the presents. The Decorative Dots embossing folder, another free Sale-A-Bration product, replicates the pattern of the paper, adding texture to the bottom panels of the box. The colour inspiration was also drawn from the patterned paper – Pistachio Pudding, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand – and the small oval, owl builder and 1″ square punches were used to create the balloons and presents.
A big thank you to Tanya Bell for working out the measurements of a Card In A Box specifically for Australian and New Zealand crafters to fit our regular C6 envelopes. Tanya has a wonderful and easy-to-follow tutorial on her blog on how to create the base/mechanics of the Card In A Box which you can find here.
Farewell Sale-A-Bration 2014, you were awesome. I eagerly await the arrival of Sale-A-Bration 2015 and can not wait for the new products, opportunities and fun that SAB will bring.
Rachel and Katie xx