Happy Valentine’s Day!! I hope whatever your plans are you enjoy yourself today. We won’t be doing much except making a nice dinner at home. We’ve been dealing with a bit of weather around here…well more then a bit actually. We ended up with a snow storm that dropped almost a foot of snow. Now I know for some of you that doesn’t sound like a lot, but for here in Redding, CA, it is a lot! So much so that the city was flat shut down. Schools are still out due to a lot of damage and safety issues and there’s still many that are without power since about 4 am yesterday. Next we’ll be dealing with a lot of rain, so it’s going to get uglier before it gets better. We are safe and that’s a lot to be thankful for! Now, back to today’s project. It’s another look at this week’s Product of the Week, the Sale-a-bration stamp set Home to Roost. Here are the measurements for my card:

  • Card base in Basic Black cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and 3/4″ x 4″
  • Real Red cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Botanical Butterflies DSP cut at 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Whisper White cut with largest stitched square and 1/2″ x 4″

This is another “made from scraps” card, which are my favorite!! I embossed the Real Red layer with the Hexagon Dynamic Textures Embossing Folder, then adhered it to the card base. I took a scrap of Whisper White and stamped the rooster in Memento Tuxedo Black since I was planning on coloring with my Stampin’ Blends. This is the best ink for coloring with our alcohol markers because it won’t bleed. Next I colored the rooster with the Real Red Combo and the Light Basic Black and the ground with the Light Crumb Cake marker, then cut it out. I cut the scrap of Botanical Butterflies DSP (also a Sale-a-bration item) to make a mat for the rooster layer and added a scrap piece of the 1/8″ Real Red ribbon. I had another piece that I tied into a bow and set it aside. I adhered the rooster layer to the DSP and then both to the card front. I then added the bow with a Mini Glue Dot. Great way to use up those little scraps of ribbon!! Then I grabbed a strip of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment and added it to the Basic Black strip and then added them both to the card front. Then I added some of the red rhinestones and voila! Done! I love how it turned out, how about you?

It may not be a Valentine card, but the red works! lol If you would like to order any of the products used today, just head over to my online store. Remember, you can get this rooster stamp set or that designer series paper for FREE with a $50.00 or more purchase because it is Sale-a-bration. When you shop and use Hostess Code 2X3WFV6N, I will send a pack of handmade cards. But if you want to get the VERY best deal in the catalog, you’ll want to get the Starter Kit. Right now through the end of March you will get the best ever deal that Stampin’ Up! has to offer and this year you have 2 options to choose from. Option 1 is just $99.00 plus tax and FREE shipping. You get to choose $175.00 in product, and you’ll also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit. That is $195 in total product for just $99.00 plus tax! Option 2 is $129.00 plus tax and FREE shipping. You will get to choose the same $175.00 in product and you get the Paper Pumpkin plus you’ll get this adorable Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00 by itself! So you see, the Starter Kit is a scream of a deal!! Plus you’ll get to join my team! We have so much fun together and we would love to have you join!!

I thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day!

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