Happy New Year!!
Who else is glad 2021 is finally here?? I love a new year. It has so many possibilities! With a new year comes a new Stampin’ Up! mini catalog! On January 5th, 2021, you will be able to order this awesome set that I have been featuring all week! Not to mention Sale-A-Bration also starts on the 5th! With every $50 or $100 you spend between January 5th and February 28th, 2021, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog! You can choose a new Sale-A-Bration stamp set or Sale-A_Bration Designer Series Paper pack! I will be posting a link to the PDF version of the catalog on the 5th for your shopping convenience.
What is a new year without some explosions?? Last night I kept going over the possibilities of how to tackle this project today while playing MineCraft with the kids (Yes, my two youngest kids hooked me into playing with them!) While my youngest blew up my house (that he built for me, lucky kid!) I thought “Hey! How about we make an exploding card?” This card falls under the minor explosion card title. I didn’t want the first project of the year to be too difficult!
The color choices and card front were inspired by Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures. It is such a sweet design. I used Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake cardstocks.
The inside is so much fun! Lots to look at as it pops out at you when you open it! The pop out design came from Dee Slater of Splitcoast Stampers. I made my own DSP using the fun pods in Enjoy the Moment. I did the white in embossing powder so they popped a little more. In the bottom diamond there is space for your personalized greeting and signature.
I had a ton of fun doing the paint splatter. I used my white re-inker, mixed with two spritzes of water. I could not find a regular paint brush in my craft room (Gasp!) so I used the next best thing, an empty water brush to tap and splatter the paint with. The Flowers for Every Season Gems pack was used to add water droplets to the design.
Now, the white Baker’s Twine is retired, but I did not have any other thin twine to use on my card front. I’m sorry! We do offer a Linen Thread (Item #104199) that would work just as well, and that’s what Gail used, but I haven’t gotten around to ordering any yet.
Don’t forget the Stampin’ Dimensionals for the sentiment! I cannot tell you how much I love this card! I may end up keeping it for myself!
01/03/21 video added!
I will be holding my first Facebook Virtual Party of 2021 on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. It will feature the upcoming Sweet Ice Cream Bundle. I will be offering a card kit to the first 10 people who RSVP by noon (CST) January 15th (US Only). Each kit will cost $10 and will include all of the consumable supplies for 3 projects (except adhesive). If you buy the coordinating Sweet Ice Cream Bundle (Item #156244 $31.50) through me, you get the card kit for free! Once all 10 kits are spoken for, I will post a supply list for everyone else so they can prep their supplies prior to the Virtual Party.
What is even better when you order the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle (on or after January 5th, 2021) on my site, you will be entered in a drawing to win the Heal Your Heart Sale-A-Bration cling stamp set! You MUST use the January 2021 Host Code KADPR4DJ when you order to qualify for the drawing.
Another bonus – for every $50 or $100 (prior to tax and shipping) you spend, you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!