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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first, third, and (sometimes the fifth) Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Debra'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 Betty's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

My favorite part of the Stampin' Up! year is Sale-A-Bration.  That's because you can earn great stuff for FREE!  My post will feature two projects using the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  This truly lovely Designer Series Paper Pack features colored images on one side of the paper and black and white designs on the opposite side.  Some of the papers feature black and white and colored images that can be punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch available in the 2019 Occasions Catalog (but as of the publication date of this post is, unfortunately, on back order).

My first project features a covered mini composition book.  I love these little notebooks for quick gifts for any occasion.  You can see the back and front design of one of the pieces of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper on this project.  I love the colors used for this paper:  Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, and Lemon Lime Twist.  

AmazingLife_YouAreAmazing_Notebook

Mini composition books have a black paper over the spine of the notebook.  The black and white pattern was adhered to the spine of the mini composition book with Multi-Purpose Liquid adhesive first applied to the front, then the paper finger folded over the two edges of the spine, and then adhered to the back of the spine.  It's important to keep smoothing the paper over the spine until the adhesive takes hold.  Multi-Purpose Liquid adhesive was placed on the back of the colored side of the paper and then placed over the front cover of the mini composition book with the right edge of the paper flush with the right edge of the notebook and centered between the top and bottom edges of the notebook.  The same process was used to adhere the paper to the back cover of the notebook.  Paper Snips were used to trim the edges of the paper to the edges of the notebook.  

Old Olive Linen Thread and Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine were wrapped around the front cover of the notebook and tied in a knot on the upper front cover over the seam between the two pieces of paper.

The "You Are Amazing!" sentiment, from the Amazing Life stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The Classic Label punch was used to punch out the sentiment.  The sentiment was adhered to two pieces of Grapefruit Grove cardstock punched with the Classic Label punch.  One of the colored labels were adhered slightly above the Whisper White and the other slightly below the Whisper White.  The sentiment was adhered to the upper center of the notebook cover using Multi-Purpose Liquid adhesive.

Project Measurements -- 

Grapefruit Grove:  2" x 3"; Whisper White:  1" x 3"; Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper:  1-5/8" x 4-5/8", 2 @ 2-7/8" x 4-5/8"; Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine:  12"; Old Olive Linen Thread:  12"

Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Amazing Life; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Butterfly (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, Old Olive Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Liquid Multi-purpose; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch; Other:  Mini Composition Book

My second project is a Get Well card that uses both sides of another piece of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  The black and white side features pencil sketched butterflies and flowers and the colored side features multi-colored small butterflies on a Daffodil Delight background.

IttyBittyGreetings_ImHereForYou

This card begins with the black and white side as the focal point by coloring in one of the pencil sketched butterflies using Watercolor Pencils (Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay).  The paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and adhered to the Basic Black card front.  

The "I'm here for you" sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, was stamped on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink with a banner tail cut into the left end of the cardstock.  The banner was adhered to a slightly larger banner of Basic Black cardstock with the right edges flush.  A piece of Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched ribbon was folded over and adhered near the right edge of the banner.  Then the banner was adhered to the card front with the bottom edge of the banner 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  

Three of the small butterflies were cut out from the colored side of the Designer Series Paper using Paper Snips (two Daffodil Delight and one Grapefruit Grove).  The Grapefruit Grove butterfly was adhered to the left of the sentiment using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot placed on the center back of the butterfly.  One of the Daffodil Delight butterflies was adhered (rolled up Mini Glue Dot) at the center of a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock punched with the 3/4" circle punch and adhered slightly above the right end of the sentiment banner.  The remaining Daffodil Delight butterfly was adhered (rolled up Mini Glue Dot) at the center of a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock punched with the 3/4" circle punch and adhered slightly below the left end of the sentiment banner.

IttyBittyGreetings_ImHereForYou_Liner

The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock matted with a slightly larger piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  The "hope you're feeling better" sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the Whisper White liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

Three more butterflies were cut out from the colored side of the paper using Paper Snips (2 Daffodil Delight and 1 Grapefruit Grove).  The first Daffodil Delight butterfly was adhered near the upper left corner of the Whisper White liner using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot behind the center back of the butterfly.  The second Daffodil Delight butterfly was adhered near the lower left corner of the liner using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot behind the center back of the butterfly.  The Grapefruit Grove butterfly was adhered near the right side of the sentiment using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot behind the center back of the butterfly.

IttyBittyGreetings_ImHereForYou_Envelope

The black and white side of the paper was adhered to the flap of a Medium Whisper White Envelope with the paper trimmed to match the flap of the envelope using Paper Snips.  The sketched butterfly was colored with Watercolor Pencils (Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie).

Card Measurements -- 

Basic Black:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 5/8" x 3-1/8"; Bermuda Bay:  1" x 3"; Calypso Coral:  1" x 3"; Daffodil Delight:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  1/2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration):  3-3/4" x 5", 2" x 5", 2-1/4" x 6; Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon:  4"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Greetings; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Butterfly (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 3/4" circle punch, Watercolor Pencils; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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Linda Callahan

Love the pops of color with the black and white DSP! Beautifully colored!

Bronwyn Eastley

What a cute notebook and creative card design with extra detail inside and a splash of DSP on the envelope. Gorgeous work.

charlet

Fantastic Mickey! So many fun ideas with these papers. I must say I am sucker for little composition books. I collect them and never write in them. Problems. LOL.

Betty

These are SO cheerful (especially on a cold snowy day)!! Lovely!!

Adriana

I can't pick a favorite - love them all! They'll make a wonderful "pick me up" for someone special :)

Debra Burgin

I love the comp book -- so useful, and it makes my heart happy to have beautiful ones! Thanks for reminding me to create one for my customers!

Heidi Baks

Beautiful use of the butterfly paper. i love the covered notebook.

Lou Kitzelman

Such a fab way to showcase the DSP Mickey. The pops of colour are just so striking. x

Kelly Kent

Love, love, love Mickey! The colour against the black & white is gorgeous! And loving the notebook - I'll have to see if I can find them here in Australia. Kelly x

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