Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Counting Sheep Birthday Card – Sneak Peek

I used the Counting Sheep Cling Stamp Set along with the coordinating Sheep Dies from the upcoming August 3 – September 30 Sale-a-bration Brochure. Each of these products is free with a $50 purchase, so you will want to purchase $100 during the sales period in order to get them both. The sheep are super cute and have great accessories to go with them (fence, flag, clouds/shrubs, party hat, sun and balloon). This card was CASEd from my awesome upline, Amy Koenders. You can see her card here. Enjoy…

The Paper Cuts

  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base) and 1″ x 2″ (balloon die cut)
  • Pattern Play Designer Series Paper (Host Stampin’ Reward): 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front panel), 5 1/4″ x 1/4″ (inside strip) and 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (envelope)
  • Pool Party Cardstock: 4″ x 2 1/8″ (front layer)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 4″ x 1″ (front layer) and 1″ x 2″ (balloon die cut)
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock: 1 1/2″ x 2″ (sun and balloon die cuts)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside panel) and 5″ x 2 1/2″ (stamping/die cutting)

The Creating

I stamped the Granny Apple Green Cardstock randomly with the grass image using VersaMark Ink and set it aside to dry. With Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the two sheep, two party hats and the birthday greeting on the 5″ x 2 1/2″ Basic White Cardstock. I also stamped the sheep on the corner of the envelope and the sheep and sentiment on the inside panel. I colored the party hats with Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend Markers. I used a Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to color the sheep hoofs and a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to add color to the sheep accents (where indicated by the stamped lines). I colored the sheep “flesh” with a Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.

Next I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attached the Granny Apple Green Cardstock layer to the Pool Party Cardstock Layer just overlapping slightly on the long edge. Once dry, I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the 4th largest die from Stitched Rectangle Dies. I also die cut the stamped and colored images, the balloons and the sun for the card front. I adhered the party hats to the sheep with liquid glue along the bottom edge.

I adhered the DSP layer and the stitched rectangle layer to the card front and the inside panel and DSP strip with liquid glue. I added the adorable sheep with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the body and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals cut in half on the legs and hat. The sentiment was trimmed with Paper Snips and popped up on the left with a Stampin’ Dimensionals and liquid glue on the right. The sun and balloons are applied with liquid glue…for the balloon strings, I laid them on my Silicone Craft Sheet and just smeared a little glue from the tip of the liquid glue dispenser onto them. Finally, I adhered the DSP panel to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess with Paper Snips.

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    Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale through August 2nd

    Designer Series Paper makes creating easier! It takes the guesswork out of choosing and coordinating colors and provides a backdrop for stamped images and sentiments. Select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are 15% off now through August 2nd! It’s a great time to stock up and save some dollars.

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    • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2.
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    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount.
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