Good morning my friends, stampers, and crafters.  I hope that you are having a wonderful day.   With today’s card I would like to challenge you to a random act of kindness, and make someone happy.   Today’s card is perfect to send to someone that makes people happy without knowing it.

For my card today I am using the Avant Garden stamp set from this years Sale-A-Bration brochure; that can be earned for FREE with any $50 order before taxes and shipping in my Online Store.  Here’s a look at today’s card.

The Avant Garden stamp set is a great one it features both realistic and more artistic imagery as well as some great sentiments.  I used this stamp set a few weeks ago in my post about the chalkboard technique which you can find here.  Let’s have a little look at the set shall we.

I can see it being used in so many different ways.

Tips and Tricks:

Since this is a photopolymer set it does stamp better using the Stampin Pierce mat.  The mat adds just the extra little bit of cushion that is needed.   So I do recommend using one to get a really nice stamped image; especially with the sentiments.

For my card my cardbase is a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4) piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock. My layers are Daffodil Delight (3 3/4 x 4 3/4), Old Olive (3 1/4 x 4), and Whisper White (3 x 3 3/4).   The old olive looks darker in my image because of the white background.

I stamped the Daffodil Delight piece using the dotted stamp in the matching Daffodil Delight Classic Ink.  My flower was stamped in Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink (one of my favorite new in-colors for this year). The stem and leaves are stamped in Old Olive, and the flower center and sentiment is in our Basic Black Archival Ink.  

This makes for a super fast card that can be reproduced very quickly.  All you have to did is go ahead and cut all your pieces and have them ready to go.   Next stamp your images and then layer everything together.  You can change up the sentiments to suit your needs from the ones in the set.

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Below is my Pinterest card that shows everything that I used on this card:   This makes for easy reference for you to remember what I used to create this card.     It also tells you a little about Sale-A-Bration.

Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle & 2 FREE Stamp Sets

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year at Stampin’ Up!   Because for every $50 you spend in my online store you can pick one free item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure for Free.  And, let me just say there are some great items this year.   This is also a great time to take advantage of the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle.

From now until March 31st you can take advantage of the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! bundle by purchasing the Demonstrator Starter Kit and join my team of Kinsmon Crafters.   The Stampin’ Up! Starter kit is a great way to take advance of your love of stamping and Stampin’ Up! Products.  For $99 you can pick a $125 dollars in products of your choice.  Also included in your starter kit is a Paper Pumpkin($19.95  value) business supplies (valued at $50).  Until march 31st choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! NO COMMITMENT!


Here’s a look at today’s card again.   I hope that you all enjoy today’s card.


Thanks for dropping by today.  Again you can get the Avant Garden Stamp Set for free by placing a $50 order in my online store today!   Take advantage of the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle and join my team today!


             I would love to have you on my team and look forward to working with you! starter kit image.jpg

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