Tuesday, January 9, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! BEAUTIFUL PEACOCK BIRTHDAY CARD



The card I am sharing today was the first creation in my new craft room, made with new Sale-A-Bration freebies, using the Stamparatus that I was lucky enough to order well in advance of general release!

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion every year, running for almost 3 months.  With every purchase of catalogue product (from either/both the Annual Catalogue and new Occasions Catalogue) to the value of $90, you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  This year, we also have some second-tier offerings:  a couple of higher-value items that you can get for free with a $180 product purchase.

The free products I've used on this card are the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, and Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack.



The Stamparatus is Stampin' Up!'s fantastic new stamp-positioning tool, to be used with photopolymer and clear mount stamps.  I particularly love it for the ease with which I can correct a poorly-stamped image.  If I haven't inked a stamp up enough, and the impression is faint, I can easily re-ink the stamp and stamp it directly over the original image, to give perfect colour saturation.  Love that!  The Stamparatus will be available in the next Annual Catalogue, in June, but as I was part of a leaders' group that was involved in the development of the tool, I was lucky enough to get one early.

I have listed below the products used to make this card, which is for a special friend's birthday.  If you live in Australia, and click on any of the thumbnail images, you'll be taken direct to my online store.  Now is a GREAT time to shop for Stampin' Up! products, with the release of the Occasions Catalogue (53 pages of more gorgeous new products), and the opportunity to earn free products during Sale-A-Bration.



Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00

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