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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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HollyJollyWishes_TisTheSeasonToBeJolly InYourWords_StarsShineDown PeacefulDeer_MerryChristmas PeacefulDeer_OhWhatFun  SweetStrawberry_HelloThere Textures-Frames_HappyBirthday DelicateDahlias-BeWhoYouWereBornToBe_PacificPoint

Robertssiggy

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


Bright Baubles -- Sending Joy

Hello!

Sale-A-Bration ends in just a few more days on September 30th; so I wanted to share another Christmas card using a couple of Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase:  Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper and Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  Each one of these great items requires a $50 USD merchandise purchase.

Nothing says Christmas like sparkle and shine and the Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper is just the ticket for adding bling to this Christmas card.

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This card begins with a panel of Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Sahara Sand card front.  A strip of Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly wider strip of Real Red cardstock (with the top and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper flush with the top and bottom edges of the cardstock) and adhered along the vertical center of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper Panel (with the top and bottom edges of the strips flush with the top and bottom edges of the Peaceful Prints panel).

A piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock was die cut using the solid round ornament die from the Delicate Baubles dies.  Adhesive Sheets were adhered to the back of two pieces of Real Red cardstock and the "Joy" detailed ornament die was used to die cut the Real Red cardstock.  The adhesive backing was removed from one of the detailed ornament die cuts and the detailed ornament die adhered directly on top of the second detailed ornament die.  The adhesive sheet was removed from the bottom of the stacked detailed ornament dies and the dies adhered at the center of the Evening Evergreen ornament die.  The die was adhered at the center of the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals placed on the right and left sides of the back of the ornament (so that the dimensionals rest only on the Peaceful Prints panel).  A bow of Real Red Sheer Ribbon was adhered at the top of the ornament using Mini Glue Dots.

The "Sending" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink and matted with a slightly larger piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  The greeting was adhered above the ornament on the Be Dazzled strip using Mini Glue Dots with the top edge of the Evening Evergreen mat 1/4" below the top edge of the Be Dazzled strip.  The "To You & Yours" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink and matted with a slightly larger piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  The greeing was adhered below the ornament on the Be Dazzled strip using Mini Glue Dots with the bottom edge of the Evening Evergreen mat 3/8" above the bottom edge of the Be Dazzled strip.

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A strip of the Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper was adhered across a Basic White cardstock panel with the top edge of the strip 1-1/2" below the top edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the strip flush with the right and left edges of the panel.

A piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock was die cut using the solid round ornament die including the small insert to create a hanger opening at the top of the ornament.  A piece of Real Red cardstock was die cut using the bow with hanging thread die.  Two narrow strips of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper were adhered across the ornament with the top edge of the upper strip 3/4" from the top (curved piece) of the ornament and the bottom edge of the lower piece 3/8" above the bottom center of the ornament.  Paper Snips were used to trim the strips along the edge of the ornament.  The bow with hanging thread was threaded through the ornament hanger at the top of the ornament and the ornament adhered at the upper center of the Basic White panel with the top of the ornament (curved piece) 3/8" below the top edge of the panel and centered between the right and left sides of the panel.  The thread of the ornament hanger was folded to the back of the panel and adhered in place.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The "Wishing You A" and "Christmas" sentiments were stamped on narrow strips of Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink.  The "Merry & Bright" sentiment was stamped on a slightly wider strip of Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink.  The strips were adhered to the ornament with "Merry & Bright" across the center of the ornament, "Wishing You A" centered above "Merry & Bright", and "Christmas" centered below "Merry & Bright".

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A piece of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

I'll be back in a few days with the Stamp Review Crew with a Blog Hop featuring a number of great ideas using Sale-A-Bration items.  

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  3/8" x 15/16", 3/8" x 1-5/8", 4" x 5-1/4", 3/8" x 1-1/2", 3/8" x 1-3/16", 1/2" x 2-5/8"; Evening Evergreen:  1/2" x 1", 1/2" x 1-11/16", 2 @ 3" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Real Red:  2 @ 3" x 3", 1-3/8" x 5-1/8", 1-3/8" x 3"; Sahara Sand:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  1-1/4" x 5-1/8", 1" x 4"; Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2 @ 3/8" x 3", 2-1/4" x 6"; Real Red Sheer Ribbon:  8"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Bright Baubles; Inks:  Real Red; Cardstock:  Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Real Red, Sahara Sand; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration), Be Dazzled 6" x 6" (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Real Red Sheer Ribbon; Tools:  Delicate Baubles dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheets; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


In Your Words -- Stars Shine Down

Hello!

We're down to the final couple of weeks of Sale-A-Bration and I wanted to share a card that combines three Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order:  the In Your Words Host stamp set, the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper, and the Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

When I first saw the In Your Words Sale-A-Bration Host stamp set the sentiment that grabbed me by the heart was "Perhaps the stars are openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy" -- a simple message of comfort and hope.  In today's world, I think we can use all the messages of comfort and hope we can get.  This card was designed for a family member who had two significant losses in just a few days.       

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This card begins with a panel of doodle-lined patterned paper from the Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Thick Basic White card front. The "Perhaps the stars are openings..." sentiment was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The Basic White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock with the right and left edge of the Basic Black cardstock flush with the right and left edges of the Basic White cardstock and the Basic White cardstock centered between the top and bottom edges of the Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment was adhered to the card front with the right edge of the sentiment flush with the right edge of the Thick Basic White card front and the bottom edge of the Basic Black edge of the sentiment 13/16" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel.

The stars and swirls die from the Stitched Stars dies was used to die cut a piece of Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  The die cut outline was adhered across the Designer Series Paper panel using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  One end of the die cut was placed above the top left corner of the sentiment with the opposite end at the upper right corner of the panel.  The 5 solid stars that came out of the die cut were adhered to the Designer Series Paper panel using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive:  the largest in the upper left corner, the next largest in the area just below the die cut at the upper right corner, and the remaining 3 stars to create a visual triangle around the sentiment.

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The "With Heartfelt Sympathy" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the inside sentiment area of the card base using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  A strip of Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper was adhered below the sentiment with the right side of the strip flush with the right side of the card base and the bottom edge of the strip 3" above the bottom edge of the card base.

Three stars were die cut using single star dies from the Stitched Stars dies to create 1/4", 3/4", and 1-1/2" stars.  The stars were adhered at the left end of the paper strip using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive. 

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A piece of Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

You can earn these great Sale-A-Bration items for FREE with a qualifying order of Stampin' Up! merchandise:

  • Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  $50 USD in merchandise
  • Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper:  $50 USD in merchandise
  • In Your Words Host stamp set:  Host a Stampin' Up! workshop with $300 USD in merchandise orders OR place a customer order of $300 USD.  If you place the customer order of $300 USD, you will qualify for 6 Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items (which would include the Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper and Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper) or 3 Level 2 Sale-A-Bration items or a combination of the two AND Host Dollars for more FREE items you can select from the Annual Catalog and/or July-December Mini Catalog AND the In Your Words Host stamp set.  It's a Heck of a Deal and a great way to put a HUGE dent in your Wish List for the Annual Catalog and July-December Mini Catalogs.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 1-3/8" x 3-5/16"; Basic White:  1-1/4" x 3-5/16"; Thick Basic White:  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", 3/4" x 3-1/2", 2-1/4" x 6"; Be Dazzled 6" x 6" (Sale-A-Bration) Designer Series Paper:  3" x 6"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  In Your Words (Sale-A-Bration Host), Inspired Thoughts; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Thick Basic White; Designer Series Paper:  Beautifully Penned (Sale-A-Bration), Be Dazzled (Sale-A-Bration); Tools:  Stitched Stars dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Delicate Dahlias -- Be Who You Were Born To Be

Hi There!

As promised, I'm back with another idea for the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  I also added a stamp image from the In Your Words Sale-A-Bration Host stamp set. 

So this is how you earn these stamp sets.  For the Delicate Dahlias, you need to order $100 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise and select the Delicate Dahlias stamp set as your FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  For the In Your Words stamp set, you will need to Host a workshop (in person or virtual) with merchandise sales of $300 USD OR place an order for $300 USD of merchandise.  If you place the order of $300 USD in merchandise, you will be making a serious dent in your Wish List for the Annual Catalog and the July - December Mini Catalog, AND you will earn 6 Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items or 3 Level 2 Sale-A-Bration items (which includes the Delicate Dahlias stamp set) or a combination of the two AND you will qualify for Host Dollars to select more FREE stuff.  It's a heck of a deal!  OK, enough with the selling.  On to the creating.

I make calendars for friends and family every year -- somewhere between 25 and 30 calendars.  To make this efficient, I pick a stamp set that has large and small images that can lend itself to multiple complementary colors.  I looked at the Delicate Dahlias stamp set and thought that it might be a great candidate for this year's calendars.

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To make the calendar base, cut a sheet of Basic White cardstock to the following sizes:  4" x 7", 3" x 6", and 2" x 5".  Layer the three pieces centered one on top of the other with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on the top.  I use a small amount of repositionable adhesive between the layers to hold the layers in place while stamping.

The detailed dahlia stamp image was stamped at the lower left corner, lower right corner, and upper center of the cardstock layers using Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, and Balmy Blue inks; cleaning the stamp between each stamping.  The dahlia outline image was stamped over the detailed dahlia image using Poppy Parade ink for the Flirty Flamingo flower, Crushed Curry ink for the Daffodil Delight flower, and Pacific Point ink for the Balmy Blue flower; cleaning the stamp between each stamping. 

Randomly stamp the small detailed flower among the dahlias focusing on the outside edges of the cardstock layers using the following ink colors and cleaning the stamp between each color:  Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, and Pumpkin Pie.  I stamped each color three times and sometimes one (or more) of those three flowers is stamped off the edge of the cardstock.  Stamp the small outline flower over the detailed flowers using Blackberry Bliss for the Rich Razzleberry flower, Bermuda Bay for the Coastal Cabana flower, and Cajun Craze for the Pumpkin Pie flower.

It's important to press firmly on the stamp images and use a Stampin' Pierce Mat under the cardstock to obtain the best results.  Note that there may be some areas that do not stamp alongside the edges of the middle and top layers of the Basic White cardstock.  Don't worry about this as these areas will be covered with the next step. 

Cut a sheet of Pacific Point cardstock to the following sizes:  4-1/4" x 7", 3-1/4" x 6-1/4", 2-1/4" x 5-1/4", and 2-1/2" x 3-1/4".  Carefully take the stamped Basic White layers apart and mat each piece with it's corresponding piece of Pacific Point cardstock.  (Set aside the remaining piece of Pacific Point cardstock for the calendar.)  Now adhere the middle layer at the center of the large layer and the small layer at the center of the middle layer.  Just be sure to match the stamped images along the edges of one layer to the next.  

Apply Tear & Tape adhesive to the cardboard backing of the Tear Away calendar.  Adhere the Tear Away calendar at the center of the remaining piece of Pacific Point cardstock.  Apply Tear & Tape adhesive at the back of the Pacific Point cardstock matting the Tear Away calendar and adhere the calendar with the right edge of the calendar mat 3/16" from the right edge of the Pacific Point cardstock that mats the center layer and the calendar/mat centered vertically over the center layer.  

Using Pacific Point ink, stamp "Be Who You Were Born To Be", from the In Your Words Sale-A-Bration Host stamp set, on a piece of Basic White cardstock and mat with a slightly larger piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and then with a slightly larger mat of Pacific Point cardstock.  Adhere the sentiment to the left of the calendar using Stampin' Dimensionals with the left edge of the Pacific Point mat of the sentiment 5/16" from the left edge of the Pacific Point mat of the center section and the bottom edge of the Pacific Point mat of the sentiment 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Pacific Point mat of the center section.

Place the calendar in the case and close the lid to protect the calendar for wrapping and/or transportation.  To display the calendar, just flip the lid of the case down and to the back to create a base.

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Keep this project in mind when you are planning your gift list for the holidays.  They are so quick and easy to make.

Stampin' Up! used to sell the case for the calendars years ago but when they discontinued the item, I found them with another company.  You can find the calendar case I used for this project here.  Stampin' Up! used to sell a couple of different kinds of repositionable adhesive over the years and discontinued them.  The repositionable adhesive that I use can be found here.  A whole lot of different companies sell the tear-off calendars, but I really like the quality and price point of the ones that I use.  You can find the tear-off calendars I used for this project here

When I finished stamping the Basic White layers with all the colors of flowers, I couldn't decide what color to use for the mats.  So I decided to go with the contrasting color for the dahlias:  Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, and Poppy Parade.  You've seen the Pacific Point cardstock mat.  Here's the Crushed Curry cardstock mat.

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And here's the Poppy Parade cardstock mat.

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I didn't realize that the cardstock mat would make such a dramatic difference!  Which one do you like best?

Robertssiggy

Project Measurements

Basic White:  4" x 7", 3" x 6", 2" x 5", 1-1/16" x 1-3/16"; Pacific Point (or Crushed Curry or Poppy Parade):  4-1/4" x 7-1/4", 3-1/4" x 6-1/4", 2-1/4" x 5-1/4", 2-1/2" x 3-1/4", 1-1/4" x 1-7/16"; Balmy Blue (or Daffodil Delight or Flirty Flamingo):  1-1/8" x 1-5/16"

Supplies I used to make this project

Stamps:  Delicate Dahlias, In Your Words; Inks:  Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Basic White, Balmy Blue (or Daffodil Delight or Flirty Flamingo), Pacific Point (or Crushed Curry or Poppy Parade); Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Tear & Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals; Non-Stampin' Up!Tear-off Calendars, Calendar Case, Repositionable Adhesive


Delicate Dahlias -- Thank You Kindly

Hello!

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  I've shown you a couple of the beautiful paper packs, but I haven't shared any of the great stamp sets.  Today's post focuses on the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  You can earn this beautiful stamp set with a purchase of $100 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise.  The detail in these stamp images is just amazing!

Since I used a Fall theme for my last blog post for the Stamp Review Crew, I thought I would continue the theme with this card--choosing colors that evoke a Fall feel.

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This card begins with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A dot of Bumblebee reinker was placed in the lid of the Bumblebee stamp pad and diluted with water.  The bristles of a toothbrush were lightly tapped into the diluted reinker and then flicked over the cardstock panel by lightly rubbing my thumb across the bristles.  This process was repeated with Cinnamon Cider ink.  I kept the toothbrush about 10 inches above the panel to keep the droplets small.  The closer you get to the panel and the wetter the toothbrush bristles, the larger the drops of color will be.  The panel was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered at the center of a slightly larger mat of Bumblebee cardstock.  A piece of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow near the left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/2" above the bottom edge of the Very Vanilla panel.

Now it's time to make a bunch of flowers and leaves.  All the flowers and leaves were stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.

  • Bumblebee ink for the large detailed dahlia image with Cinnamon Cider ink for the corresponding outline image
  • Old Olive ink for the large three leaf detailed image with Mossy Meadow ink for the corresponding outline image.  Four of the leaf images were used for the card front
  • Flirty Flamingo ink for the small detailed flower image with Poppy Parade ink for the corresponding outline image.  Two of these images were used--one for the card front and one for the inside sentiment area of the card
  • Rich Razzleberry ink for the small detailed flower image with Blackberry Bliss ink for the corresponding outline image
  • Pumpkin Pie ink for the small detailed flower image with Cajun Craze ink for the corresponding outline image

The leaves were adhered to the Very Vanilla panel:  one at the upper left corner, one to the right of the first set of leaves, and one below the first set of leaves.  The Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider dahlia was adhered at the center of the leaves using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade small flower was adhered to the Very Vanilla panel below the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower to the right of the leaves.  Note that part of the flower might be under the ribbon.  The fourth set of leaves was adhered to the right of the Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade flower with the stem slightly under the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower.  The Rich Razzleberry/Blackberry Bliss small flower was adhered over the leaves to the right of the Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade flower and slightly overlapping the outside petals of the Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider flower using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Pumpkin Pie/Cajun Craze small flower was adhered near the upper right corner of the panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The "Thank You Kindly" greeting was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cinnamon Cider ink.  The Very Vanilla cardstock was die cut with the 1-3/8" straight edge circle die from the Layering Circles dies and matted with a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock die cut with the 1-1/2" scallop circle die.  The greeting circle was adhered to the Very Vanilla panel using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right side of the circles 1/4" from the right side of the Very Vanilla panel and the bottom edge of the circles 7/16" above the bottom edge of the Very Vanilla panel.

Three small, gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle for the greeting.

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The small flowers and small leaves were stamped at the upper right corner of the Very Vanilla cardstock panel.  

  • Rich Razzleberry ink for the small detailed flower image with Blackberry Bliss ink for the corresponding outline image.  The top edge of the flower is 1/2" below the top edge of the panel and flush with the right side of the panel
  • Pumpkin Pie ink for the small detailed flower image with Cajun Craze ink for the corresponding outline image.  The top edge of the flower is flush with the top edge of the panel and the right edge of the flower is 1" from the right edge of the panel
  • The small leaves were stamped along the edge of the flowers with Old Olive for the detailed small leaf image and Mossy Meadow for the corresponding outline image
  • The cut out Flirty Flamingo/Poppy Parade small flower was adhered at the upper right corner of the panel

The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

DelicateDahlias_ThankYouKindly_Envelope

The Bumblebee/Cinnamon Cider dahlia was stamped at the upper left corner and at the lower right corner of the envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope.  Place a piece of scrap paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.

The fussy cutting for the flowers adds a little time to the construction of this card, but I think it was well worth the time.  I'll be back soon with another idea for using the Delicate Dahlias Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Bumblebee:  4" x 5-1/4"; Cinnamon Cider:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 2" x 2"; Very Vanilla:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon:  15"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Delicate Dahlias; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee (and reinker), Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider (and reinker), Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots; Tools:  Layering Circles dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Toothbrush