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I'm getting ready for my Sale-a-bration (SAB) class tomorrow morning and was inspired by a card I saw on Tracy Durcan's blog - love her style!  It's always great to start with a card you love and look at ways you can adapt it to stamps and papers you have on hand. 

100_64741_2  Here's my version of her sketch.  I also used the Sanded Background and Short & Sweet stamp sets.  I love how the Welcome Baby fits perfectly in the Word Window Punch which I anchored with one eyelet.

I love the new Flower Fusion Accents & Elements set and in this card I've100_64761  added a small half pearl from the Pretties Kit.  The flower image is from the Friendship Blooms SAB set and I've embossed it on our paper vellum with White embossing powder.  Remember to give your vellum a swipe from your Embossing Buddy to get rid of those stray bits of EP.  I also used one of the Rub-ons from the Love & Happiness SAB set - you get 4 sheets - one each of White, Black, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.  It coordinates with the Friendship Blooms set which is so cool!

100_64771 This card uses the So Many Scallops SAB set and each image fits perfectly into the Stampin' Up! Scallop Punch - awesome!  Of course I'm crazy for the Build A Brad which I added to the center of the flower.  The Designer Series paper Cutie Pie finishes it off and keeps it fresh and springy.

Lastly, I CASED this card from Debbie Olsen - I was getting 100_64751 stumped and time was ticking and then I found this wonderful card on her blog.   You'll notice the Debbie has included a "sketch" for her card so you can go forth and create.  This time all I changed was the stitching (which I eliminated) and the Old Olive 5/8" ribbon (which I added).   I used the new Twill Background Stamp on Old Olive cardstock - it's a nice alternative to the Canvas. I also discovered that the sayings from the Lots of Thoughts SAB set fit perfectly in the 1 1/4" square punch which can then be layered on the 1 3/8" square punch.  Cool. 

Thanks to Debbie & Tracy for inspiration today - sometimes you have to rely on bloggers for some help.

Happy Stamping,

Alison

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