Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stampin' Up Pretty Pocket Card Kit - Free Sale-A-Bration Item - Alternate Cards - Swirly Bird, Swirly Scribbles - III

And, it's another dark and dreary day outside today.  We are supposed to have some breaks in the clouds this afternoon where some sun might peek through.  Come on sun!!!

My share for today is two Cards that I designed using Stampin' Up's Pretty Pocket Card Kit, Swirly Bird Stamp Set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  The Pretty Pocket Card Kit is one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can get from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure when you spend $50 in Stampin' Up product (before shipping and tax).

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Let's take a look at my two Cards:

My Cards just make me think about Spring with all those pretty Flowers and pretty Colors!!!  I am just having a blast with Stampin' Up's free Sale-A-Bration Pretty Pocket Card Kit.

I took one of each color of the Pretty Pocket Cards and trimmed off the back panels to measure 4-1/8" x 5-1/2".  I scored the panels at 2-3/4" from the 5-1/2" end (in half).  

I adhered one of the (Non-English) Sentiment Stickers to the front of my Cards and then adhered one of the Flower Stickers over the Sentiment. (I knew I would not be using the French or German versions of the Sentiments.)  Another added Bang for Your Buck!

Using SU's Swirly Bird Stamp Set, I stamped the flowers in Pool Party and So Saffron Inks onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  A perfect way to use up some of my Shimmery White Cardstock Scraps!!! 

Using SU's Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, I die cut out my Flowers and adhered them to opposite corners of the Sentiment Label Stickers with small pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.

I tied small Bows with the Whisper White Baker's Twine that is included in the kit and adhered them just below the Flowers with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.

For the inside of my Cards:
I adhered the Sentiment Stickers to the inside of my Cards.  

I then cut some of the Flower Stickers in half and adhered them above the Sentiment Stickers.

And, of course, I couldn't stop there so I made my own Envelopes on my SU Envelope Punch Board!!!

I trimmed out Pool Party and So Saffron Cardstocks from my own stash to measure 6-1/8" x 6-1/8".  (You can try 6" x 6"; but, I found it a little too snug for my liking.)

I then lined up my Cardstock at the 2-1/2" mark on my Envelope Punch Board and began punching and scoring until all four sides were complete.

I then folded and adhered my Cardstocks to form my Envelopes.

I used So Saffron, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi Inks to stamp my Flowers, Dots and Leaves using Swirly Birds Stamp Set in the corner of the Pool Party Envelope.

I used Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi Inks to stamp my So Saffron Envelope.

Now that's a couple of very Clean and Simple Cards!!!  (CAS)

I hope you get the opportunity to play with Stampin' Up's Pretty Pocket Card Kit.

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges, using them for their own card classes and (using them on their blogs as their own creations) - Please give credit where credit is due.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges, blog hops, card classes or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  PLEASE be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!


  1. Okay Lynn.......You had to have convinced anyone who didn't select this FREE Sale-a-Bration item to RUN OUT AND GET IT.

    Your projects are FANTASTIC and it just SCREAMS happy spring!

  2. Lynn, these alternative cards with the Pretty Pocket Cards are great!! Thanks for sharing them. :)