Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 234 - Sale-A-Brate with Avant Garden

It's March which means it is my birthday month AND Spring will be here soon!  So this week my card for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge is a bright and cheery card perfect for a Spring birthday!

I have to say that the Avant Garden stamp set is one of the last Sale-A-Bration sets I ordered.  Like some of you I thought, "Oh, I have SO many flower sets, so I don't need that."  Well, I was SOOO wrong!  I love this set and am going to be so sad when SAB is over at the end of this month and I won't be using it since I can't make sure it is something my customers can still get for their own collection.  I guess that means I had better use it a lot before March 31st!

So, I did start with the Avant Garden stamp set.  I then went to my DSP paper keeper and pulled out a scrap of the Rich Razzleberry DSP from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack that I had cut for a friend's daughter's birthday party, but not used a couple of weeks ago.  I also cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4 x 5 1/4.  Next, I stamped my three Crushed Curry flowers.  I stamped the middle flower with full ink, then stamped the one on the left without re-inking.  Fort the flower on the left, I inked then did soft tap onto scrap paper before I stamped it onto my project.  I finished my flowers by adding in the stems, leaves in Old Olive and finally added my stamens in Rich Razzleberry.

Now I stopped to decide where to go next.  Did I mention that I was chatting with my friend, Shelly, while I was working on this card on Tuesday evening?  She loves purple, so that might have have influenced my color choices for this project.  She also helped me decide that Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz were the best colors to use for the pennants on the upper left of the card.   Stamping wtih a friend is just the best.  Don't you think?

Okay, to get back to making the card.  Once I made my pennants using the Banner Tripe Punch and the Woodgrain TIEF I was ready to start putting my card together.  I first attached the Rich Razzleberry DSP to the stamped flower piece with Fast Fuse, then wrapped it with my Crushed Curry Baker's Twine.  I then attached this to my Rich Razzleberry cardbase with Stampin' Dimesionals.  I then added my pennants with a little Fast Fuse. Finally, I added my birthday greeting accessorized with that cute little white paper clip with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Now, all I have to do is decide which one of my amazing friends will get this card for their birthday!

Have you been inspired by this week's sketch?  If so, please share it with us on the Paper Craft Crew page. We would love to see what you have created!

Thank you for letting me share my card with you this week.  If you would like to add the Avant Garden stamp set to your collection contact me today and you too can get it for FREE with your Sale-A-Bration qualifying order of $50 before tax and shipping!

Happy Stamping!

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