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Friday, January 1, 2021

'Tis a Sweet New Year!

 Christmas is over and the New Year has been ushered in. What is left to look forward to??? In just a few days the January-June Mini Catalog product is available for purchase and Sale-A-Bration begins!!! This "Sweet" deal means for every $50 in product you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. 

As I perused the January-June Mini Catalog I was tempted by the luscious Sweet Strawberry Bundle. I love strawberries and always eagerly await fresh strawberry season. I was able to get a wonderful head start on the season this year by making a couple of cards with this new bundle. I designed this first card for a virtual card swap I participated in. I decided to go with a slimline card as this style card is becoming popular again. I have seen several different sizes for these cards and this one is 9" x 3.75" and fits in a business envelope or you could make a custom envelope.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle Slimline Card

The bundle comes with a stamp set and a punch which lets you create fun dimension on a card. The card above showcases all of the punched items: strawberry, stem, leaf, and small flower. All of these items are in the same punch. What a great value!!! Here is a closer look at those sweet, sweet strawberries. They look good enough to eat. The strawberry outline is stamped with Cherry Cobbler and has a solid image stamp in Poppy Parade. I did add Wink of Stella to give them an extra sparkle. Stems and leaves are stamped with Garden Green and filled in with Granny Apple Green. Flowers are stamped with Smokey Slate.

I loved making this card so much I decided to make it in our standard 5.5" x 4.25" size as well. I believe the card works well in either format. Both cards have Granny Apple Green card base, Basic Black, and Balmy Blue for background. I stamped the leaf and flower image in Balmy Blue for the background and layered my punched strawberries, leaves, and flowers over the top. Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for a little extra sparkle. 
Standard Size Card

I am looking forward to creating more cards with this bundle and using the coordinating Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper and stamp set which features more yummy summer fruit. Here is one last look at the cards side by side. Which style is your preference?