Welcome to the March ICS Blog Hop – Blossoming Basket.  This month all those participating will be showcasing FREE products from the Sale-a-Bration event happening through the end of March.  Yes, that’s right…I said FREE.  You can choose from a group of all kinds of fabulous items from stamp sets, card kits, scrapbooking card kits, 12″x12″ packs of Designer Series Paper or ribbon packs with any purchase of at least $50.  This is a huge event and you will definitely want to take advantage of this Sale.  Click here to learn more about this amazing event and see the awesome choice options.  Contact your demonstrator to purchase any of these products.  On this Blog Hop, you can see many of these FREE products used in various projects.  Join us in hopping through and I sincerely hope you find inspiration in many of these great projects.

Cynthia McQueen www.aCrowningCreation.com Get a FREE product with any $50 purchase, click thru to learn more!

I truly hope you love this project as much as I do.  It was so much fun seeing it come together.  I could barely wait to get this Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder out of the box when it arrived.  And when I saw it, I just new I wanted to use it with one of the foil papers, they are always so gorgeous on any project.  Also, just a quick heads up that this Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder will carry over into the 2018-19 Annual Catalog, yay!

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com Blossoming Basket bundle, Sale-a-Bration, Copper Foil Sheets, Stampin’ Blends alcohol makers, White Perfect Accents. Click thru to see details for this project.
The card base is made with Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock for more distinction between the colors.  Then I used the Copper Foil Sheets with the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder from the Blossoming Basket bundle, a definite must!  You can get this bundle of the Blossoming Basket stamp set and coordinating Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder with any $100 purchase, it is a Level 2 choice.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com Blossoming Basket bundle, Sale-a-Bration, Copper Foil Sheets, Stampin’ Blends alcohol makers, White Perfect Accents. Click thru to see details for this project.

I stamped the basket using a Memento stamp pad, since I knew I would be using our Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers for coloring.  I used the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack for the flowers and added a second center flower popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals for added depth.  The basket was colored with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I fussy cut out the basket and decided to drop the greenery.  The whole basket was then elevated with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well.  I accented the top of the basket handle with a small bow using our 1/8″ Copper Trim.  The entire focal point was adhered to a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut out with the Lots of Labels framelits.  These are such a versatile set of framelits that I use all the time on projects.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com Blossoming Basket bundle, Sale-a-Bration, Copper Foil Sheets, Stampin’ Blends alcohol makers, White Perfect Accents. Click thru to see details for this project.

I added the White Perfect Accents at both the top and the bottom, however, they aren’t white any longer.  Hmmm…a great tip when needing a color accent, you can color these with any of our Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  Isn’t that awesome?  These little White Perfect Accents will come in so handle for many of your projects.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com Blossoming Basket bundle, Sale-a-Bration, Copper Foil Sheets, Stampin’ Blends alcohol makers, White Perfect Accents. Click thru to see details for this project.

I stamped the sentiment from the Blossoming Basket stamp set using the Memento ink pad onto Peekaboo Peach cardstock and just hand cut the flag end giving this project the final touch.  I just LOVE this card and so much of it is because of the WOW! factor using the Copper Foil Sheets.

Thanx for stopping by and I hope you’ve enjoyed my project as part of the ICS Blog Hop Blossoming Basket bundle.  Please click below to continue through our hop to see the next project by Audra Monk and experience even more great projects from the suite of products from Sale-a-Bration.  Please comment below and let me know how you like this card.

~Cynthia McQueen~
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