Thank You Kindly with Delicate Dahlias

For years, Stampin’ Up! has hosted a huge Sale-a-Bration event in January, February and March during which everyone earns exclusive goodies for every $50 they spend. There are also hosting incentives and join promotions to be enjoyed during the first three months of the year. Yay! This year is different – Sale-a-Bration lasted only two months (January and February), but there’s ANOTHER Sale-a-Bration in August and September. The second Sale-a-Bration of the year coincides with the launch of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. How incredible is that?!

Today I’m sharing a card I made with one of the Sale-a-Bration options – a Delicate Dahlias stamp set with DistInktive images (it’s shown in the lower, right corner of the photo above). The set is a Level 2 option, available to select with a $100 order. Here’s my card with this incredible stamp set:

Delicate Dahlias, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sale-a-Bration Options. While there are some great Sale-a-Bration products that coordinate with Christmas-themed products in the August-December Mini Catalog, there are some really wonderful Spring/Summer products, too! I’ll shortly introduce you to all of these options (I’ll be using all over them over the next two months), but I have to start somewhere. Here’s a look at the Delicate Dahlias Photopolymer Stamp set: Delicate Dahlias, Stampin Up!, 156601How beautiful is that flower? With the help of my Stamparatus, I was able to line up the DistInktive image with the line image for a gorgeous look. Here’s a closer look at how these images lined up: Delicate Dahlias, Stampin Up!, Brian King
  • Sentiments. I adore the selection of sentiments that accompany the flowers and leaves in this stamp set: “you inspire me,” “oh-so happy for you,” and “sending heartfelt sympathy” are sentiments we’ll frequently use, but I am pretty sure I can use “thank you kindly” many, many times. Love it! I stamped this sentiment on a 1″ strip of Thick Basic White and then cropped a banner edge with the top of the Tailored Tag Die. It was sitting on the table with me, so I put it to work! Tailored Tag Punch, Stampin Up!, 145667
  • Polished Pink. I think we can all agree that Polished Pink, one of the 2021-2023 In Colors, is the greatest shade of pink we’ve ever had, right? I mean, it’s soft-and-sweet but also bright-and-cheerful at the same time. How does it do that?! Polished Pink - Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In ColorWhile I know the flower looks like it was expertly colored with a mix of great inks, the colorful part of the flower was simply stamped once with one application of Polished Pink – the DistInktive element of the stamp does all the work for us. Yay! Basic Black and Basic White really helped me to showcase Polished Pink – I used ink, cardstock and a page from the 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack to help showcase this gorgeous pink.

Stamp Sets: Delicate Dahlias  Papers: 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Polished Pink), Polished Pink, Basic Black, Basic White, Thick Basic White  Inks: Polished Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Tailored Tag Punch, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Thanks for stopping by today!



On Friday I posted my product shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. What a fun way to share a little bit of all the great papers, ribbons and embellishments in the new catalog! If you haven’t already signed up, I hope you’ll click over, take a look and sign up for these shares. ♥

CLICK HERE for more information or to sign up.

Designer Series Paper Sale

Between now and August 2, Stampin’ Up! is offering 15% off select Designer Series Papers. What a wonderful opportunity to pick up some new papers or stock up on some favorites!

  • CLICK HERE to download the flyer for the sale that showcases all of the Designer Series Papers that are included in this sale.
  • CLICK HERE to see these discounted Designer Series Paper in my online store.

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  1. Brian, it’s not many that can wax poetic about a color, but I have to say “you rock.” Also, I kind of missed this stamp set, but with you showing the spotlight on it, I think I’ll give it a second look. That is a beautiful card.

  2. WOW my friend……You created not only the PERFECT little card……But described it PERFECTLY.

  3. This is a beautiful card! The choice of polished pink is perfect as are the layout and you choice of paper. Very nice design work!

  4. WOW Brian – 7 layers and double stamping! You are a true artist! This card is amazing.

  5. Adore this in Polished Pink!

  6. Love that pink ! It is fresh and perky ,but not garish ! Your big beautiful flower does it proud !!
    Pretty card !

  7. Lovely in pink! I do like how these two images line up!

  8. This is the first card I have seen with this set! Oh that pink! Very pretty!

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