Botanicals for You – A 2016 Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek

Yesterday I shared a project with Hello, a new sentiment stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Sale-a-Bration catalog – if you missed it, you can see it here.  Today, I’m sharing Botanicals for You (another bold-and-beautiful sentiment set from Sale-a-Bration that’s sure to be on the top of your list), and I’ve paired it with Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (a gorgeous, limited-time Designer Series Paper available January 5 through February 15).  Here’s a card I made with these awesome Sale-a-Bration items:

Botanicals for You, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Botanicals for You and Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.  I couldn’t love this big, bold sentiment more than I do – it’s perfect for so many occasions.  The Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper comes with lots of different colors in watercolored patterns.  While some are wildly bold (like gasoline in water), these pieces of Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake give a soft backdrop for a beautiful card.  Here’s a peek at the Botanicals for You stamp set, packed full of great sentiments and cute flowers:

    Botanicals for You, Stampin' Up!

    Botanicals for You, Stampin’ Up!

  • Sentiment Pairings.  As you can see from the stamp set image above, “just for you” (a centerpiece sentiment) is paired with three great sentiments.  These three sentiments are perfect on their own or in combination with the “just for you” words.  Further, you can add them on the face of the card, inside the card, OR on the envelope.  What fun flexibility!Botanicals for You, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination.  While the colors for this card were initially informed by the options available in the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake), I really wanted to work Blackberry Bliss into the mix for a deep, rich look.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets:  Botanicals for You  Papers:  Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss  Inks:  Blackberry Bliss  Accessories:  Banner punch, Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Occasions Catalog Product Shares and Swatch Books.  I’ve already received several questions about the upcoming product shares.  YES!  I will be hosting product shares and making Designer Series Swatch Books for the new Designer Series Papers.  What fun!  Product shares are a great way for you to get a little bit of each of the new products (ribbons, papers, embellishments) at a fraction of the price once the catalog goes live.  I’ll be sharing more about them with you in the coming week, so please be on the lookout.  Woo hoo!

What is Sale-a-Bration?  Do you want to learn more about the huge benefits of the upcoming Sale-a-Bration sales event?  I’ve created a blog page to explain it all – click here to learn more.

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Weekly Deals.  Stampin’ Up! releases new Weekly Deals every Tuesday – some of your favorite products at a discount for one week only (or while supplies last).  To check out this week’s deals, click here.

year-end saleYear-end Sale.  There are still lots of great products available at huge discounts in Stampin’ Up!’s Year-end Sale.  To see what’s on sale, click here.




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  1. Brian, I used that stamp last night and LOVE it.

  2. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love it and the part on the envelope has just the right amount of whimsy in anticipation of the card! Happy holidays!

  3. I won this stamp set at Lisa Meyer Pretto’s party for demos and am so happy I did. I love the bold font, of course, but the little flowers are also a treat. Try the design shown in the Sale-a-Bration catalog; it’s also very striking and so colorful!

  4. Simple but amazing with the lovely background!

  5. I agree Brian, this stamp set has many uses, it will make a nice gift tag.

  6. This is such an elegant color combination. And your choice of background paper for the sentiment is just lovely. A wonderful card!

  7. Wow Brian I LOVE this card 😊😍 the colours are so great together – big compliment 👍🏻☺️ very beautiful!

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