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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Since there are 5 Monday's in the month of January, the Crew is conducting a Bonus Hop to feature the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  So rather than seeing ideas for one stamp set, you'll be seeing ideas for a whole bunch of them!  My post will feature the Lots of Lavender stamp set.

To see the line up of artists for this week's Bonus Hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Yapha's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Ann's stunning project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

One of the prettiest stamp sets available with this year's Sale-A-Bration offering is the Lots of Lavender stamp set.  I need some Thank You cards, so I thought that I'd make a few using this stamp set.


When I think of Lavender, soft and soothing images come to mind.  This card doesn't have whole lot of soft and soothing with the bright colors, does it?  This card begins with stamping the lavender bunch image on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The flower area was stamped using Sweet Sugarplum ink, the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist ink, and the ribbon with Dapper Denim ink.  [Tip:  This is a Photopolymer stamp set, so be sure to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat for best stamping results.]  The entire image was cut out with Paper Snips.  The flower area was stamped again on another piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, the flower area stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink, and the flower area cut out with Paper Snips and adhered over the previously stamped flower area with Stampin' Dimensionals--moving the top flower area slightly to the right to create more depth.

The ribbon area was snipped off the stem using Paper Snips (leaving only the wrapped area) and the floral bunch was adhered at the center of a piece of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  A piece of Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon was wrapped around the two pieces of cardstock and knotted over the Dapper Denim wrapped area of the lavender bunch.

The solid dot background, from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set, was used to randomly stamp along the edges of the Dapper Denim card front using Dapper Denim ink.  The focal point was then adhered at the center of the card front.

The "thank you" image, from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The image was punched with the Classic Label punch with the stamped image justified to the left.  A piece of Sweet Sugarplum was punched with the Classic Label punch and adhered behind the punched Whisper White label with the Sweet Sugarplum label dropped slightly to the left and below the Whisper White label.  The label was cut with Paper Snips 3/8" to the right of the "u" in "thank you" and the label adhered near the lower right corner of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper with the bottom edge of the label approximately 1" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.


The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The lavender bunch image was stamped near the lower left corner of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, the flower area stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink, the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist ink, and the bow with Dapper Denim ink.


The lavender bunch was stamped again at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using the same process as used for the liner.  The "thank you" image was stamped to the right of the ribbon using Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Card Measurements -- 

Dapper Denim:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Lemon Lime Twist:  3-1/8" x 4-5/8"; Sweet Sugarplum:  1" x 3"; Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 4-1/4", 2-1/2" x 2-3/4", 1" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3" x 4-1/2"; Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon:  10"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Lots of Lavender (Sale-A-Bration), Playful Backgrounds, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Heidi Baks 
  2. Stesha Bloodhart 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Linda Callahan 
  5. Bronwyn Eastley 
  6. Cindy Elam 
  7. Karen Gooch
  8. Kelly Kent 
  9. Lou Kitzelman
  10. Holly Krautkremer
  11. Charlet Mallett 
  12. Yapha Mason
  13. Mickey Roberts 
  14. Ann Schach
  15. Nikki Spencer
  16. Dawn Tidd 
  17. Debra Burgin



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Linda Callahan

I am a total fan of Lemon Lime Twist so I love that fabulous paper behind the lavender! Pretty card!

Yapha Mason

Gorgeous card, Mickey! I love the glimmer in the background!!

Tanya Boser

OMG Mickey, that color combo is a stunner!! LOVE it! And despite the bold colors, I still find it soothing :)

Karen Gooch

Love the Lots Of Lavender set, but I would never have thought to pair with that Foil Frenzy DSP! Great color combo.


I just love this stamp set and the color combo you've chosen is fab!

Ann Schach

Beautiful, Mickey! These colors are so yummy! Foil Frenzy was a perfect designer paper choice!

Heidi Baks

Love how you popped up the flowers for a wonderful dimensional look. The coordinating inside and envelope complete the details.

Cindy Elam

The popped flowers add such lovely dimension, and I love how you mimicked to polka dot DSP with the stamped background. Beautiful!

Dawn Tidd

Love, love, love this, Mickey! That Foiled DSP looks fantastic with your stamped image. Very pretty!

Lou Kitzelman

Gorgeous card Mickey. Love that colour combo. The card inside and envelope are just as pretty as the card front!

Kelly Kent

Wow - love how much detail has gone into the overall package for your card Mickey - base stamped, inside decorated, envelope made pretty - great finish!! Kelly x

Nikki Spencer

Gorgeous! That colour combination is so lovely Mickey and the card design is very elegant...Lovely! xx


Love this so much! I am a huge fan of the Lemon Lime Twist too! So elegant and fun!

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