Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sale-a-Bration with Bows

Last night I had a demonstrator workshop at a hostess's house that featured the Envelope Punch Board.  This great product is not in our catalog but is available for purchase and is a great way to work your way towards a $50 order during this promotion to get free Sale-a-Bration merchandise!

At the end of the workshop, they threw me a surprise baby shower.  I swear, this group never ceases to amaze me.  They didn't realize how much we love elephants and sock monkeys and they bought little Michael some of both. It was very sweet, like the wonderful caramel cheesecake we ate afterwards!

During the workshop, we covered how to make envelopes, boxes, and bows with the Envelope Punch board that I will post during the rest of the week.  The make and take from the workshop was a really adorable card which featured the following Sale-a-Bration products:
  • Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper
  • Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • See Ya Stamp Set

The technique for the bow was learned from this great tutorial -

To make the bow:
  • 6 x 1 piece - Put into the envelope punch board with the 6" side touching the ruler.  Place the end in the middle of the envelope punch button.  Move to 3" and punch again.  Put the other end in the middle of the envelope punch button.  Turn the DSP over and repeat these three steps.  Put a glue dot on each end and fold into the center.
  • 3 1/2 x 1 piece - Place the 1" end under the punch button.  To center, line up with the straight edge on the grid of the board.  Turn over and do again.  Then put the 3 1/2 side against the ruler and line up on the 1 3/4" mark.  Punch the board and turn over.  Repeat this punch at 1 3/4.  Put a glue dot in the center and layer the first piece on top.
  • 1 x 1/4 piece - Put a glue dot on each end of this piece and wrap around the other bow pieces.
To finish the card:
  • Attach the Basic Black and Pool Party cardstock to the folded Whisper White card with adhesive.
  • Layer the DSP to the coordinating piece of Basic Black cardstock and attach to the card with adhesive in the center.
  • Ink up the saying of your choice with the fat tip of the Basic Black marker.  Huff & stamp on the piece of Whisper White.  Layer on the coordinating piece of Basic Black and attach to the card using adhesive.
  • Attach the bow to the card using a dimensional.
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 3 x 1 3/4), Basic Black (5 1/4 x 4, 4 1/4 x 2 1/4, 3 1/4 x 2), Pool Party (5 x 3 3/4), Sale-A-Bration DSP (4 x 2, 6 x 1, 3 1/2 x 1, 1 x 1/4)
  • Marker: Basic Black
  • Stamps: See Ya Later
  • Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Glue Dots, Adhesive
Have a craftastic day,

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