Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-Bration blog hop, I am the 4th stop along your journey. There are 21 talented stampers on this tour, all are eagerly awaiting your arrival so they can share with you some of the wonderful products that you can earn for FREE during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration promotion. If you started at the beginning of the tour, you have just seen the bright and cheery creations Twila created using the fun Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper & Quick Accents Pack. If you are starting the tour with me, you can continue on to visit all participants by using the link at the end of my post. If you get lost anywhere along the way don’t worry, you can find links to all the stops on the Stampin’ Addicts website.
I was so excited when I saw the Digital Content CD offered in the Sale-a-Bration catalog. What a great way to have access to all the new stamps, Designer Papers, ribbon, buttons … well … EVERYTHING! Did you see the Décor elements chalkboard piece on page 9 of the catalog? Guess what? With the digital CD, you are not limited to only hanging it on a wall and using chalk. The individual elements are available on the CD as separate stamps!
When I saw this I knew I was going to have fun with it. I decided to make a cute journal, complete with lined paper inside. In addition to the Chalkboard elements, I added paper, borders and an accent from the Ice Cream Parlor set; and a few buttons for good measure. You may have noticed that the colors of my notebook are not as bright as those in the paper pack. By creating this with the My Digital Studio software, I was able to lower the opacity and get lighter color tones. I can also submit this to the printer through the software program and have it professionally printed as a hard-bound journal. How fun is that!
While I was wandering around the software program, I stumbled on a template for a box and wanted to see what I could do with it. I decided to use the Sweet Summer set this time. The cute border at the bottom of the box is once again from the Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accents. When I was done with placing all my items where I wanted them, I printed it out. The majority of the coloring was done with a blender pen, markers were used for the center of the flower blossoms and the bees. A few strategically placed pieces of sticky tape and it turned into a beautiful little gift box!
Here’s a closer look at the larger flower on the lid of the box. This was printed out on scraps of colored cardstock and the individual layers cut out. I topped it with a glimmer brad, and surrounded it with lots of bling!
For my last project I decided to play with the Bliss stamp set and make a hybrid card. Believe it or not, I do not yet have this stamp set in my possession … all images were created using the Digital Content CD! It is one layer printed on Very Vanilla cardstock, which I trimmed and mounted to an Early Espresso card base. I’ve found that one of the greatest perks of using the My Digital Software program is that you aren’t limited to using a stamp in just one size. If you look closely at this card you will see that the background is the same stamp as the main image – just scaled much smaller. I also lowered the opacity of the back panel so I could achieve a tone-on-tone designer paper look.
Thanks for sitting with me and letting me share my creations with you. I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as I did making them! Follow the arrows below to continue on the tour. Your next stop is Sarah’s Ink Spot, where Sarah is going to share her gorgeous creations using the Sweet Summer set (yes, I have peeked already!).