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Stamp Review Crew -- Sale-A-Bration Hop #2


Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring Sale-A-Bration items.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  With only a few days left of Sale-A-Bration, the Crew wanted to share a few more ideas to help you make the most of your Sale-A-Bration selection(s).  Enjoy the hop!


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.  However, this time we are presenting ideas using items that you can earn for FREE these last few days of Sale-A-Bration. By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use all the great Sale-A-Bration items that are available.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for today's hop, click here.  I'm the first stop on the hop; however, if you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from from Heidi'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 Cindy's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I guess it might seem a bit off-putting to start a blog hop with a Sympathy card, but that's where this card led me.  I think the soft colors project a comforting and loving feel.  Of course, any greeting would be great with this card.  I think this is one of those cards that you could make a bunch and then add the greeting and inside sentiment when you were ready to send it.

This project features two Sale-A-Bration products:  Delicate Dahlias stamp set and Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.


This card begins with a panel of Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper matted with a slighly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  A length of Basic Black Baker's Twine, from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, was wrapped around the panels a few times and tied into a bow near the lower left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the wrapped twine is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel and the knot of the bow is 1" from the left side of the Designer Series Paper panel.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Blushing Bride card front.

The "Sending Heartfelt Sympathy" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched with the straight edge oval from the Double Oval punch.  The greeting was adhered at the center of a Basic Black scalloped oval punched from the Double Oval punch and adhered near the upper left corner of the Designer Series Paper panel with the top and left edges of the scalloped oval 1/4" from the top and left edges of the panel.

Now it's time to add some color!  On Basic White cardstock, stamp the following and then cut out with Paper Snips:

  • Using Blushing Bride ink, stamp the detailed dahlia image
  • Using Polished Pink ink, stamp the outline dahlia image over the detailed dahlia image
  • Using Fresh Freesia ink, stamp the detailed small flower image twice
  • Using Gorgeous Grape ink, stamp the outline small flower image over the detailed flower images
  • Using Mint Macaron ink, stamp the detailed three leaf image three times
  • Using Just Jade ink, stamp the outline three leaf image over the detailed three leaf images

 Adhere the Blushing Bride/Polished Pink dahlia to the Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top edge of the flower 7/8" below the top edge of the Designer Series Paper and the right edge of the flower flush with the right edge of the Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the leaves slightly under the dahlia at the upper right corner, lower right corner, and center left of the dahlia.  Adhere the Fresh Freesia/Gorgeous Grape flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals just above the Baker's Twine bow and just below the wrapped twine in between the bow and the leaves.


The detailed dahlia image was stamped three times along the edge of a Basic White panel using Blushing Bride ink:  along the top of the panel near the right corner, at the lower right corner, and along the lower half of the left side of the panel.  Note that all three of the flowers are stamped off the edge of the panel.  The outline dahlia image was stamped over the detailed dahlia images using Polished Pink ink.  The "Thinking of you with all my heart" sentiment, from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The Basic White panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock and the panels adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.


Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and the body of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  The detailed dahlia image was stamped three times on the envelope flap using Blushing Bride ink:  along the top of the flap near the right corner, at the left side, and along the lower center.  Note that all three of the flowers are stamped off the edge of the flap.  The outline dahlia image was stamped over the detailed dahlia images using Polished Pink ink. 

Card measurements and a supplies list are provided below my signature.

I hope you've been inspired by my project made using Sale-A-Bration products.  Use the NEXT button below to move onto the next stop in the hop to see Cindy's amazing project.  (OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click on the PREVIOUS button to see Heidi's beautiful project.)



Here are other projects I've made using Sale-A-Bration items.  Click on the photo to go to the blog page for more information.

 DelicateDahlias_ThankYouKindly HollyJollyWishes_JingleAllTheWay  BrightBaubles_SendingJoy
HollyJollyWishes_TisTheSeasonToBeJolly InYourWords_StarsShineDown PeacefulDeer_MerryChristmas PeacefulDeer_OhWhatFun  SweetStrawberry_HelloThere Textures-Frames_HappyBirthday DelicateDahlias-BeWhoYouWereBornToBe_PacificPoint


Card Measurements

Basic Black:  2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3"; Basic White:  4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Blushing Bride:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (Basic Black):  36"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Delicate Dahlias (Sale-A-Bration), Peaceful Moments; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Blushing Bride, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape, Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Polished Pink; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Blushing Bride; Designer Series Paper:  Beautifully Penned (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (Basic Black); Tools:  Double Oval punch; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


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Holly/Rubber Redneck

Beautiful card! I love that stamp set so much! Thanks for being part of the crew :)

Susan K

Gorgeous card! You’ve made some wonderful cards with Sale-a-Bration items! Thanks for sharing!

Betty T

Lovely detailed cutting. Your lineup of SAB cards are super- the other Delicate Dalhia card with the bronze flower is a real stand out!

Heidi Baks

I love looking at your gallery of SAB cards! The featured card is lovely!!

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