Lots of Lavender Blog Hop How To

Yesterday, I shared this card as my entry into a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that I helped coordinate.

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Today I am sharing the supplies used to create this card. First up are the stamps and ink pads. I used Lots of Lavender and Happy Wishes with the corresponding ink pads. After I had taken down the photo shoot, I noticed that I did not set the “for you” stamp on the rich razzleberry ink.

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Papers are next. Rich razzleberry cardstock is the base layer. Next layer up is a patterned piece from the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack which is a Sale-A-Bration item that can be earned with purchase. On top of that is our vellum, then a white delicate doilie, next is whisper white cardstock that accepts ink from the stamps beautifully. Last are 2 leaves cut with pear pizzazz cardstock and vellum using the lemon builder punch. I almost forgot. I popped up the lavender bunch after stamping it on our thick whisper white cardstock to help balance out the bow. Our new Simple Stripes textured impressions embossing folder add interest to the rich razzleberry base.

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I love to use embellishments! The glitter enamel shapes hides the glue dot holding the vellum leaves in place. A snippet of fresh fig sheer ribbon make a petite bow. It also acts as a layer on top of the pear pizzaz shimmer ribbon strip to balance the right side of the card.

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Adhesives make it stick! Glue dots for the leaves and then also rolled onto itself to adhere the fresh fig ribbon and bow. Tear and tape under the pear pizzaz ribbon. Last, fast fuse does most of the work under all the paper layers.

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I hope you enjoyed my card design. If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, please go to my online store. All orders are eligible for my Online Shopper Rewards program so check out the program here on my blog on the right hand side before shopping.

It is Sale-A-Bration time which means you earn products for your purchases:

  • Spend $50 and receive one free level 1 product.
  • Spend $100 and receive one free level 2 product OR choose two level 1 items.
  • Spend $150 and have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Sale-a-Bration also means that when you host a qualifying party (online or in-person) with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to also join and become demonstrators. Discount buying demonstrators are welcome on my team.

New demonstrators enjoy a fantastic benefit of joining as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. The choice of TWO additional stamp sets included in their $99 starter kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) You get to pick up to $125 of products in your kit but still only pay $99 plus tax. The kit ships for free which save you $12.50!

If you have purchased from me recently, you should be receiving your Sale-a-bration and spring Occasions catalogs in your snail mailbox. Get your post it tabs out, I am sure you will find some goodies!

Have a Super Awesome Sale-A-Bration!


Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop is live!


Welcome to 2018 and my first blog hop for the year! We have lots of creativity to share with you featuring Sale-A-Bration 2018 products. Let’s get started!

My entry features the stamp set Lots of Lavender which has dreamy, watercolor looking 2 step stamps. I stamped the entire lavender bunch in garden green. Then used the watercolor stamps to add rich razzleberry ink to the buds and pear pizzaz ink to the foliage and wrap. It is a 2 step process that makes adding splashes of color easy and quick creating a fabulous focal point. My kind of stamping!

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The lavender buds were too flat looking directly stamped on the whisper white. So I stamped the bunches on our thick whisper white cardstock. Then fussy cut the bunches to pop it up using our dimensionals. Now the bunches are similar in height with the bow and adds just the right balance.

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I liked the script on the Happy Wishes Sale-a-bration set. I decided it looked best along the side. Positioning the verse along the side might be a first for me since I like designs that are symmetrical.

I also used the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack under the vellum layer. Memories and More are intended for pocket scrapbooking. The packs are also good for card layers, traditional scrapbooking and making small 3-D items. There are assorted designs so offer lots of options to create unique projects. The Sweet Soiree card pack is a Sale-a-bration item.

Check back tomorrow for full details on all the supplies used to create this card.

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the “Next” button below to visit Darla Robert’s blog.


Here is a list of all the blog stops in case you hop off and need to hop back on.

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Don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is all about? It is an annual event where exclusive products are earned for orders placed. A minimum $50 (US) purchase is required. You can earn as many Sale-A-Bration products as you would like too.

If you are ready to place your Sale-A-Bration order and don’t already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Click this link to go to my online store. Catalogs are available there as well.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley