INKreator's Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration Sneak Peak!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Inkreator's Sale-a-bration blog hop! If you have arrived here from the lovely Rochelle I am sure that you loved looking at her gorgeous creations!  

Happy Wednesday! I'm so sorry that things have been quiet here on the blog - the holiday season has been flat out and while I have been crafting up a storm I haven't had a chance to show you all. I will post all of my creations soon!

Can you believe that it is almost 2016! You know what January means - Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration time! Sale-a-bration is an amazing time - for every $90 that you spend, you get free exclusive Sale-a-bration product! Not only does Sale-a-bration start on 5 January, but so does the new Occasions Catalogue, so it will be so easy to earn free products with all of the new goodies that are on the way! 

Today on the blog we are giving you a sneak peak of Sale-a-bration products and I am using two of the products that you can earn - the Botanicals For You Stamp Set and the Botanical Gardens Vellum. These two products coordinate perfectly with the Botanical Gardens range in the Occasions Catalogue and in my samples today I have used the Botanical Builder Framelits, the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and the Botanical Gardens DSP. 

 
 

My first creation is my '…Because You're Awesome' card. The Botanicals Stamp Set is perfect for all occasions and I used it for the sentiment and the stamped flower. I then layered the Botanical Gardens Vellum over a coordinating piece of the Botanical Gardens DSP and some card stock. I then die cut the palm frond and the flower from the Botanical Builder Framelits - as these are intricate dies I used my precision plate, along with a great new product that is in the Occasions Catalogue, the Big Shot Die Brush (which is fantastic at separating the paper from the die). 

 
 

For my second product I created a gift bag tag by stamping the 'Just for You' sentiment from the stamp set on a piece of the vellum. I then layered in on some Mossy Meadow card stock and used my Scalloped tag punch. finally I topped it with some more die cuts and tied it off with some Crushed Curry Bakers Twine. 

 
 

Finally, I had to create this awesome bendy card that was inspired by a card created by an amazing crafter called Nicole Wilson using the Botanical Gardens suite of products. As soon as I saw this card I knew I had to make it! I added a sentiment from the Botanicals For You stamp set and used different papers. As you can see on the leaves, I used the Botanical Blooms stamp set to add details to the leaves. 

 
 

So there you have it - my creations using the gorgeous Sale-a-bration product, the Botanicals For You Stamp Set and the Botanical Gardens Vellum. I also used the Botanical Gardens Suite from the new Occasions Catalogue.

Next up in the blog hop you are headed to Michelle, who I know will have created some stunning things! If you missed any of the hoppers, keep hopping and make sure you hop on over and leave them some love! 

We'll be back next month with another blog hop but in the mean time if you would like a copy of the new Catalogues please contact me - I'd be more than happy to send one out to you. Also, I'd love to come and run a workshop for you and your friends during Sale-a-bration - not only will we use new products from the Occasions Catalogue, but you'll also earn bonus Sale-a-bration products. Give me a ring on 0408 078 040 to book a time! 

Also, don't forget that the Stampin' Up! year end sale is currently on - with 60% off lots of goodies, so head over to my online store and snap up a bargain today! There are some great things available and I can't wait to add them to my cart! 

I'll be back soon with some more creations but in the mean time have an amazing week! Love, Lauren xx