Hi folks – it’s Friday and a bit of a heart-wrenching day in the aftermath of killings in Afghanistan. I want to say AAARGH! as Snoopy does in the daily funnies. Power. Control. Over others. It’s just not right… Prayers of peace & comfort to all those affected in this terrible tragedy.

What’s our card for today? A Cathedral window card, which I haven’t made before this… and it was pretty easy and I like the end result.

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The colors in this are pretty soft: Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand with a bit of White. Here’s what I did…

  • Die cut a circle approximately 1 1/2″. I used the Circle Dies for this.
  • Cut a square, approximately 1″. I used my paper trimmer.
  • Put the square inside the circle and fold over the edges of the circle. Remove the square. And that’s it to make the cathedral window! But here’s a tip or two…
    • Placing the square to align with the inside image is important. If you want the image straight (as I did with this one), using your grid paper to make certain it’s ‘square’ really works!
    • Using DSP that is double sided and has small images is even better. Here I used the Peaceful Prints DSP which is a FREE product with a $50 order as part of Sale-a-bration. More on that later in the post 🙂

I placed but did not adhere the cathedral window pieces to determine where to stamp the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in VersaMark ink, them embossed with white embossing powder & heat set it with my heat tool. Once that was cool & not tacky I then ran the Mint Macaron panel through the Bark 3D Embossing Folder. Boy am I glad I have this EF – I use it a LOT. The cathedral windows were adhered with liquid glue, then the Mint Macaron panel was adhered to a Basic White piece with liquid glue. I then punched the sides to create a place for the Linen Thread & Simply Elegant Trim in Silver to remain in place. These were wrapped around the two panels and tied in a bow. This entire panel was added to the Sahara Sand Card base with dimensionals. To complete the front I added three Opal Rounds.

Cathedral Window Christmas.2, inside

For the inside I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink using another stamp in the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. use my Stamparatus a lot too as I can re-stamp when necessary and align perfectly straight. I added more of the same Peaceful Prints DSP to the bottom of the Basic White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. DONE!

The envelope got more of the same Peaceful Prints DSP to the envelope flap & trimmed to fit. For the front I stamped the tree from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Mint Macaron ink. Another Christmas card for the pile :O)

You read in the very beginning about a FREE product during Sale-a-bration ~ and there are lots of them. Read on for how to get this & other FREE product for yourself 😁

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

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It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

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156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1



Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

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Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!