Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Sale-a-bration | Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to our first Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop for 2022. You are currently visiting Tanya Rees in Bendigo, Australia and if you have been hopping along you would have arrived here via my fellow Australian Be Inspired team mate, Louise Sharp. Wasn't her creation today simply gorgeous? Louise is not often able to join us in our hops so when she does its an absolute delight.

The theme for this months hop is Sale-a-bration! I love this theme because the projects we are sharing today have been created use products that you can receive for FREE with any qualifying order during Sale-a-bration during January & February.

The Sale-a-bration products I decided to feature is the Friendly Hello Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper that can be ordered for FREE with any order of at least $180AUD (excl shipping). What I love about this particular Sale-a-bration or SAB item is that not only do you get a free stamp set but you receive a 12 page pack of co-ordinating Designer Series Paper which means you only need to add some ink and cardstock and you've got a everything you need to make some beautiful cards. 
I've gone one step further and used my Blending Brushes, Stampin Blends, some ribbon and a little heat and dry embossing to create my project today.

One of my goals for 2022 is to also add a little detail to the insides of my cards and the additional sentiments and smaller imagery in the stamp set was perfect for this. I really love the "Hello Friend" sentiment in the set but if I'm honest I don't often give out just because cards to my friends but by adding the "Hope you have the Best Birthday" stamp to the inside I was instantly able to change the purpose to a birthday card.

Top tip for creating the background; after you have adding some blending, splatters and stamping, emboss with the Hive 3D Embossing folder and then run the cardstock back through your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine between to pieces of paper to "soften" the emboss effect.

Next up in the hop is Janneke Dijkstra-de Jong. I can't wait to see what stunning creation she has come up with for us.

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  1. Such a beautiful backdrop for your sweet bird! Gorgeous card! I love how you've snipped the sentiment! ♥

  2. Love your card Tanya ;)
    Love the soft colors you used ..

  3. Oh Tanya this is stunning! I love all the background details and the soft effect of the Hive Embossing is perfection. It really was a delight to play along this month for the Be Inspired Hop, especially when I get to hop with you! xo