Sale-a-Bration and an Easel Card for the January Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop in 2022! This month, the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my Sale-a-Bration easel card:

Both the Simply Marbleous 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) and the Awesome Otters stamp set are Sale-a-Bration freebies with a qualifying order.  Each of these products can be earned with a $50 order.  

 

Measurements:

  • I used Balmy Blue for the base of the card. It measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches. The easel card requires two simple score lines – one at 5-1/2 inches and the second at 2-3/4 inches. That’s it. Easy peasy fun fold card.
  • The DSP for the front measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Since I didn’t want the back of the easel to be half DSP and half cardstock, I trimmed another piece to 5-3/8 inches by 2-5/8 inches. Here’s a photo of the back of the easel card:

What I Did:

  • I used every stamp from the Awesome Otters stamp set. Coloring them was so much fun so that I made the card twice. My first time, I used Cinnamon Cider for the otters and Misty Moonlight for the base. I’ll post that card below.
  • First, I stamped everything in Momento tuxedo black ink. I even stamped the Misty Moonlight mats under the two sentiments with the birthday hat. Since I only wanted a subtle design, I stamped the hat off before stamping on the cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the two birthday hats on the reverse side of the marbled DSP. Then, I colored the hats using the dark Misty Moonlight and dark Balmy Blue blends. I needed to fussy cut both hats.
  • Then, I started coloring the otters, including the one on the front of the envelope, starting with a light Crumb Cake front body sections. I used the light and dark Soft Suede blends to color the main part of the otters. When I was much younger, I would always outline things I colored, and I did that with the otters as well.
  • HINT: When using blends on the front of an envelope, you will need to put a scrap piece of cardstock inside the envelope where you want to color. Everything will bleed through to the back of the envelope if you don’t.
  • The dark Calypso Coral blend seemed to work for the fish’s head, while the light blend worked for his body.
  • I used the light and dark blends in Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue to color the water.
  • The stitched rectangle dies perfectly cropped all the pieces.
  • I adhered the otters directly to the DSP/cardstock using multipurpose glue.

Finishing Up:

  • While I adhered the sentiments directly on the mats, I place dimensionals under each. The inside sentiment really needed to be on dimensionals to hold the easel in a standing position.
  • Finally, I added three basic pearl jewels to the top right and bottom left of the front of the card.
  • As always, the very last thing I did was trim the DSP on the envelope flap. Then I punched a 1-inch circle from some scrap Misty Moonlight DSP. I ran the circle through the XYRON create-a-sticker to make the seal for the envelope.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

Cinnamon Cider Otters

This card was the first one I made. The otters are too dark for me, but someone else might like the color combo, so I am including it. Here’s that card:

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop Info:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on February 9th. Our theme will be Birthday Bash when our team creates birthday projects to celebrate our family and friends.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Here’s the Pals lineup so you can hop along with us:

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<<<<<——YOU ARE HERE
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Supplies Used:

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It’s Sale-a-Bration Time! Now through February 28th!

Free Product with a Qualifying Purchase! Join incentive of TWO FREE Stamp Sets in addition to the starter kit!

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.