Flight & Airy Sale-A-Bration Time for the Pals Blog Hop

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Hi, Stampers!

Happy New Year! For our first blog hop, the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We hope that you will be inspired by the creations the Pals are sharing with you! Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. The best way to start the new year is…. Sale-A-Bration! There is something about it that’s just so much fun! I love how Stampin’ Up! gives us FREE stuff and so much of it coordinates with products we already have – or want! For me, the big winner is the Flight & Airy designer paper. You know how much I love birds, don’t you? The fact that they were able to make them any way we might be able to use them was perfect. My project today shows you how much fun this paper really is!

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, this variation of a gatefold card started by cutting the designer paper to 5-1/2 x 10-1/4, and scored at 3″ and 7-1/4.”
  • After that, I cut from the score line down to the 1-1/2″ mark on both sides.
  • The Belly Band uses designer paper, cut to 10 x 1-1/2. I ended up cutting a bit off but like to have too much than too little.

And now, the fun part!

  • Honestly, since this paper is so pretty and a very nice weight, I didn’t want to go overboard, so this card came together very fast and easily.
  • The front simply has the sentiment from the Thoughtful Expressions bundle (you will see me using this one A LOT). Then, after stamping the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink, I cut it out with the coordinating die in the bundle.
  • The focal image on the Belly Band was made with designer paper cut out with another great die from the Thoughtful Expressions bundle. Then, I cut out 2 frames with the same die and glued it on top of the designer paper piece. Doing this adds some more weight and the cutouts from the smaller frames were glued together and added to the back to give it even more weight. (I’m not sure that step was necessary for a belly band but added it at the time I thought I’d just adhere this piece to the front of the card instead of making a belly band.)
  • To make the belly band, I scored the piece of designer paper at 3″ and then adhered the focal image to the belly band where it would be in the middle of the card front. After that, I wrapped the paper around the card and folded the paper, being careful not to make it too tight. Once that was done, I cut off the excess paper so that it would overlap a little but couldn’t be seen and adhered everything down.
  • Lastly, I added a few dots to the focal image and sentiment for a little sparkle.
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Then, on the inside…

  • Oh, how I love the inside of this card! Firstly, I cut white cardstock with the large Deckled Rectangle and stamped the sentiment from the Layering Leaves stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink. Then, I couldn’t resist adding a fussy cut little birdie for a little detail.
  • After that, I cut white cardstock with the large die twice and used the smaller one to cut the designer paper and glue them together. Finally, I added fussy-cut birds to place in the foreground of the panels.

Flight & Airy Designer Paper #162977

From watercolor washes to greenery patterns and designs, this paper offers a variety of creative options to make your projects more organic, nature oriented, and airy. 

This designer paper is free with an order of $50!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our blog hop next month, when our theme will be “Love is in the Air” on February 14th.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  4. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  10. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  11. Pamela Sadler at Pamela Sadler
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<< You are HERE!
  17. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

  1. Allsorts
  2. 613 Avenue Create
  3. A Place To Start
  4. Die Cut Divas – designer paper!
  5. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
  6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
  7. The Paper Funday
  8. Paper Minutes
  9. A Perfect Time to Craft

I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

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If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
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Time is passing so fast! My little buddy Noah turned 3! He is truly the sunshine of my life. May he always be as happy as he is right now!


30 thoughts on “Flight & Airy Sale-A-Bration Time for the Pals Blog Hop”

  1. This card is spectacular!!! The softness and the attention to all the details is beyond. I always look forward to your creations. Take a bow! Bravo!!

  2. A short C&P comment as I’m unwell and unable to type/craft much, but wanted to know I’ve seen your Allsorts entry and thank you.


  3. So beautifully done, love how this turned out. The watercolor look on the birds is so gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday as well as Allsorts challenges!
    Happy 3rd Birthday to Noah!!

  4. Very pretty gatefold card Debbie, thanks for joining us at A Place to Start for our Anything Goes, optional Gatefold challenge.

  5. Debbie, I love this DSP but haven’t used it yet. You have used it fantastically. Noah is such a delight and I hope the same happiness for him too! Thanks for entering your creation at PIP.
    Karen, DT

  6. So pleased that you have used our mood board at Allsorts as the inspiration for your gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing. Sarah

  7. Beautiful paper and a lovely way to showcase it in this fold. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  8. Love your paper choice, Debbie! 🙂 And the fold is great for this paper. I’m going to use your wonderful directions to try one. Thanks!

  9. Such a pretty card. The patterned paper is gorgeous. I’m not sure I’d be able to use it. I’d just add it to my “collection” of patterned papers. Love the medallion on the belly band. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.

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