I’m headed to Charlotte, North Carolina in April for Stampin’ Up!’s next OnStage event. While I’m there, I will be meeting up with a couple of gals for a card making event. When I registered for OnStage I contacted them to see if they were available and interested in getting together to make some cards. The plan is to get together with a group at the church for one of them to make some cards to go to shut-ins as well as cards the participants can use. Since the group is not very experienced it was important that I design cards that can be created pretty easily. Another request was to use interchangeable greetings so that the participants could create cards that they will use. So… this card is the one that the participants will create for themselves. I used Itty Bitty Greetings and the Classic Label punch so that the greeting can very easily be changed to meet the needs of the card maker. Cool huh?

When I was designing the cards I wanted to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration rewards for supplies. On both of them (stay tuned to see the other one) I used the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP). It originally became available as part of a bundle in a higher tier Sale-A-Bration reward. Then, earlier this month it became a reward option on its’ own (unbundled) at the $50 level. This video is showing the bundle (which I absolutely love) and the coordinating dies that you can purchase. This is the last week of SAB, so if you have been meaning to get any of the reward options, you need to order by 3/31. Don’t delay any longer! Also, there are a few SAB rewards that are no longer available. They are: Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, Butterfly Elements, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, and the Precious Parcel Card Kit. I’m sad that these are gone, but there are lots of other lovely options available. You can check the on-line store here to see the options.

I used this sketch as inspiration for my creation. It is long past the date when the sketch challenge was happening, but happily the site keeps past sketches available so that people like me can continue to draw inspiration for future crafting sessions. I liked the simplicity of this layout which I thought would help new stampers be successful easily.

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