Bright Baubles -- Sending Joy

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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


Holly Jolly Wishes -- Jingle All The Way

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We are down to the last days of Sale-A-Bration and I wanted to share another quick card made using the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper; one of the great items that you can earn for FREE with a $50 USD merchandise purchase.  But time is limited as Sale-A-Bration ends on September 30th.

When you have a lot of Christmas cards to make, an easy design with great visual impact is always a great option.  I think this card meets both criteria.

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This card begins with a panel of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock card front.

The "Jingle All The Way" greeting, from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, was stamped at the vertical center of a piece of Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Strips of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper were adhered to the Basic White cardstock above and below the stamped greeting.  The cardstock was die cut with the largest of the straight edge tags with notched top corners (2" x 3-7/8"), from the Tailor Made Tags dies, centering the greeting on the body of the tag.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon was wrapped around the tag immediately below the stamped greeting with the ends of the ribbon adhered at the back of the tag.  The tag was adhered to the card front at a jaunty angle using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top of the tag pointing toward the upper left corner of the card front.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered at the top of the tag using Mini Glue Dots.  

Three Cherry Cobbler Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle for the greeting on the tag.

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The "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  A strip of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper was adhered across the horizontal center of a slightly wider strip of Basic Black cardstock with the right and left sides of the Designer Series Paper flush with the right and left sides of the Basic Black cardstock.  The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the Basic White panel with the bottom edge of the Basic Black cardstock 1/8" above the bottom edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the strips flush with the right and left edges of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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A piece of Peaceful Prints 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.

As you can see, the great designs in the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper carry the weight for this card.  The contrasting colors of the Buffalo Checks in the Garden Green print (with the trees) and in the Cherry Cobbler print (all over checks) certainly make the statement with some very small accents with Rhinestones and ribbon to draw the eye to the greeting on the tag.  When you are making a bunch of cards at one time, simple is always best.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4"; Basic White:  2-1/4" x 4-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cherry Cobbler:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2 @ 1-3/8" x 2-1/4", 7/8" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon:  8", 3-1/2"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic ribbon, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools:  Tailor Made Tags dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


In Your Words -- Stars Shine Down

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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


Textures & Frames -- Happy Birthday

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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 Textures & Frames stamp set, the In Your Words Host stamp set, and the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.

One of the great things about Designer Series Paper that is printed only in Black & White (or shades thereof) is that it begs you to add color.  That's just what I did with a doodle-dotted panel of the Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  As I mentioned before, this pack of paper features the background patterns from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper featured in the Annual Catalog--just without the colors. 

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This card begins with a panel of doodle-dotted patterned paper. 

  • The solid circle image from the Textures & Frames Sale-A-Bration stamp set was inked with Polished Pink ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and inked onto the panel.  This process was repeated 4 more times in a random pattern across the panel.  Note that the circles might stamp off the edge of the panel. 
  • The solid circle image was inked with Just Jade ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and inked onto the panel.  This process was repeated 4 more times in a random pattern across the panel.  Note that the circles might stamp off the edge of the panel and/or overlap a Polished Pink circle. 
  • Finally, the solid circle image was inked with Misty Moonlight ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and inked onto the panel.  This process was repeated 5 more times in a random pattern across the panel.  Note that the circles might stamp off the edge of the panel and/or overlap a Polished Pink and/or Just Jade circle(s). 
  • The panel was matted with a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock
  • A piece of White Linen ribbon, from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow at the left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the doodle-dotted patterned paper
  • The panels were adhered at the center of the Just Jade card front

The "Happy Birthday" image, from the In Your Words Host Sale-A-Bration stamp set, was stamped at the center of a piece of Basic White cardstock using Just Jade ink.  The rectangular outline image, from the Textures & Frames stamp set, was stamped around the greeting using Misty Moonlight ink.  The Basic White cardstock greeting was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The greeting is centered over the ribbon to the right of the bow with the right edge of the greeting mat 7/16" from the right edge of the patterned paper panel and the bottom edge of the greeting mat 7/8" above the bottom edge of the patterned paper panel.

Three large Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the patterned paper panel to create a visual triangle around the greeting.

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I have the best of intentions; but more often than not, the birthday cards I send tend to arrive late.  I'm sure that I will be using this sentiment quite a lot.

The solid circle images were randomly stamped across the upper third of a Basic White panel:

  • Polished Pink ink was used to ink the circle image, stamped off on scrap paper and stamped on the panel.  The process was repeated two more times
  • Just Jade ink was used to ink the circle image, stamped off on a scrap paper, and stamped on the panel.  The process was repeated one more time
  • Misty Moonlight ink was used to ink the circle image, stamped off on a scrap paper, and stamped on the panel.  The process was repeated one more time
  • As with the patterned paper panel, the circles might stamp off the edge of the panel or overlap other circles
  • The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base

The "Your birthday came, your birthday went..." sentiment was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Misty Moonlight ink.  The Basic White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered at the upper center of the Basic White panel.

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A piece of the doodle-dotted patterned paper was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  A piece of scrap paper was placed between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope and then the circle image was randomly stamped on the patterned paper using the same process used for the panel on the card front:  the Polished Pink circle is stamped 3 times, the Misty Moonlight circle is stamped 3 times, and the Just Jade circle is stamped 4 times.  Paper Snips were used to trim the excess paper from the envelope flap using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

If you look back through my blog posts, you'll see that I've used this card design quite often.  That's because it's simple, it's eye-catching, and it lends itself to making multiples in a short period of time.  You just add the greeting for the outside and the sentiment for the inside when you know what you need and you're ready to go!  With the holidays coming up, just think about how quick and easy it would be to make a stack of these cards as a gift for a friend or co-worker!

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

  • Textures & Frames stamp set:  $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 Textures & Frames stamp set 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:  1-1/4" x 2-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/8" x 2-1/4"; Basic White:  1-1/8" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 2-1/8"; Just Jade:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 11" length; Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2-1/4" x 6"; Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (White Linen):  18"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Textures & Frames (Sale-A-Bration), In Your Words (Host Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Polished Pink; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Just Jade; Designer Series Paper:  Beautifully Penned (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (White Linen), Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

 


Delicate Dahlias -- Be Who You Were Born To Be

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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