Wow – it’s Friday! Hurricane Ida has left us a little soggier than usual, but otherwise in good form, thank goodness. Today is c-o-o-l, a mere 54 degrees ~ unusual for this time of year. But I’ll take it!

Today’s card is another sympathy card using the wonderful Delicate Dahlias stamp set and Merry Merlot ink. Before I go into detail about the card, let me remind you this stamp is available as a FREE product during Sale-a-bration (NOW!) when placing a $50 order.

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This is a two-step stamp, meaning there is an outline stamp for the dahlia and leaves & a filler stamp for both as well – two step 🙂 One of the things that’s really helpful when receiving a two step stamp is to mark on the flat side of the stamp a ‘matching point’ – doing this on both the outline and filler stamp. This will save lots of frustration when trying to make stamps line up. My card panel is Very Vanilla and I stamped opposite corners, first with the outline stamp, then the filler stamp. I also stamped the outline stamp on a piece of sticky note and fussy cut it so as to use it as a mask for stamping the leaves. Once I had the mask in place I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink. When doing the filler for the leaves, I stamped off once first. The sentiment is from this same stamp set – Delicate Dahlias, stamped on a Very vanilla panel and die cut with the Ornate Frames Dies. I then cut a length of the Fine Art Ribbon, used Stampin’ Seal across the back and adhered it on the card front. The sentiment panelm got dimensionals and attached over the ribbon. I added three Wonderful gems to tie it together.

This panel was adhered to a slightly larger piece of Merry Merlot then attached to the Pear Pizzazz card base with dimensionals.

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For the inside I stamped another of the flowers from Delicate Dahlias with the same two-step method: outline stamp in Merry Merlot ink, then filler stamp in Merry merlot ink stamped off once. And the Vary Vanilla panel was added to a slightly larger Merry Merlot then into the inside of the card ~ all with liquid glue. You could certainly use Stampin’ Seal instead, I just prefer the liquid glue for wiggle room 🙂

For the very vanilla envelope, I covered the flap with Neutrals 6×6 DSP in Merry Merlot then trimmed it to fit. The front of the envelope got the same treatment of a two-step stamp: outline stamp first in Merry Merlot ink, tghen the filler stamp. And voila! I like the color combination and I love this flower! I think this stamp set would be lovely in Misty Moonlight too – an odd color for this flower, but I think I have to do one…

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

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

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!