A Stampin Up Window of Opportunity

Oh so many opportunities with the Welcoming Window Bundle! I knew as soon as I saw it in the new January – June Mini Catalog that it would be my first purchase as well as my favorite. I was a little overwhelmed at first as I have been with other sets that have so many options, but I found a cure-all...just choose a stamp, put it on a block, and stamp, and the rest will fall into place.

I started with the pitcher because I could tell it was distinctive stamp and I love the artistic feel those bring. I stamped it on a scrap piece of Basic White with Blushing Bride Ink and die cut it. Then I chose the shorter stemmed greenery image because I didn’t want it to cover the handle on the pitcher. I stamped it with Pear Pizzazz then stamped the flowers with Blushing Bride using two step stamping. I die cut this piece and adhered it to the vase. Since there is a choice of greenery and flowers, I put a red dot at the top of the greenery stamp and at the top of the matching flower stamp with an ink pen. That way I won’t waste time trying figure out if I have the right flowers for the greenery each time I use it. I was going for a soft, simple design, so I just stamped the window, shutters, and shelf with Sahara Sand on Basic White and layered that piece onto Blushing Bride card stock. I chose the simple font sentiment “Wishing our paths crossed a little more often” which I thought was very suitable with the window theme. I’ve got to tell you that my favorite part of the entire bundle is that tiny little pot with the foliage coming out of the top and over the side. It’s adorable.

I have to tell you that my favorite part of the entire bundle is that tiny little pot with the foliage coming out of the top and over the side. It’s adorable.

For my second card I stayed with the soft colors, but this time I eliminated the window, die cut three shelves which also embosses the pieces with a wood grain, then embossed a piece of Seaside Spray card stock with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. To me, that texture looks like the side of a stucco house, so I placed the window boxes accordingly and added plants to each one.

Next, I got bold and beautiful with black and Poppy Parade and made multiple cards of the same design for a card swap I’m participating in with my team. Unfortunately, I was in such a hurry to get them mailed that I forgot to take a picture of them. No worries though, I just made another one with the same design but used a different sentiment. The cards I made for my team swap were birthday related and this one was sympathy related. While those are two very different occasions, the beautiful card could be used for either one. I used a piece of DSP from the Berry Delightful bundle I earned from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I die cut the shutters from the True Love DSP that has quickly become a favorite of mine.

The versatility of this bundle reminds me of the Varied Vases bundle created by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Mary Fish (a personal favorite.) The window of opportunity to purchase the Welcome Window bundle is now through February 28. Why? Because during this time, you have the opportunity to earn a free product for every $50 you spend. Sure, you can purchase it after February 28, but you’ll be leaving free products on the table, and to me, that is unacceptable lol! Click here to embrace this window of opportunity and shop at my online store while Sale-a-bration is still alive and well. You can also click on any of the product links in this blog post to go directly to my store to purchase those specific products.

Thanks for stopping by today and take care.