Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, I am going to share with you the stepped up version of the card I did for this past Saturday’s Simple Stamping; if you missed that post you can see it here.

For today’s card I went all out and stepped it up with the Avid crafter in mind. I pulled out ribbon, framelits, Punches, the Big Shot, rhinestones and put them all together and created my card. Here’s a look at the stepped up version.

I stamped the background the same way as I did for the simple stamping version. I started out by stamping the flowers at the top and then the bottom corner. Then I added leaves in Soft Sea foam. After that I stamped a few of the large flowers and some of the other little flora images along with the little hearts.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of whisper white cardstock and punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch. I added some of the 3/8″ Calypso Coral Satin ribbon to the center of the card front and added a knot in the center. To finish off the card I added three more large flowers and popped them up using dimensionals. At this point I thought that it need something a little more, so I added a few rhinestones.

All the other supplies that I used you will be able to find in the Shopping List below. During Saleabration you are rewarded based on your purchases. If you are new and never heard of Saleabration. Well, Saleabration is the biggest time of the year for Stampin’ Up! because you get rewarded for shopping. There are two different levels of rewards. There are Level 1 rewards ($50 before taxes & shipping) and Level 2 ($100 before taxes & shipping) and for each level you can pick one item based on the amount you spent. The fun kicked off January 3rd, and will run through March 31, so be ready for the fun. You can view the Saleabration items by clicking here.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day. You can find the full list of supplies for this card in my shopping list below.

You will find the Shopping List Below Click on any of the items to go to my Online Store:

Happy Stampin’
Rick