Sneak Peek of Nature’s Harvest for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden” where our design team showcase projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today’s cards are Sneak Peeks of the Nature’s Harvest Bundle.  Wow!  That about sums it up.  This Bundle caught my eye and was at the top of my list.  The matching Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper is my color and design inspiration today.  I couldn’t put these gorgeous dies away, so I made a second card.

Both card designs are identical except that I added much more ink to my first card.  (Which is also below).

Here’s How I Did It!

Included in the Nature’s Harvest stamp set is a background stamp which I used to spread some Misty Moonlight ink behind the die cuts. With my Blender Brush, I created a Misty Moonlight “shadow” around the die cuts.  I inked the edges of the DSP layer, the white flower spray and the sentiment tag using a sponge dauber.  Adding in the Misty Moonlight ink really gives this design a good amount of depth.  My cards are usually “cleaner”, but I really liked the contrast in the inked version.

Below is my original, clean version of the same design. The Misty Moonlight wheat and Soft Succulent branch are perfect behind the crisp, clean flowers picked right from the garden for the Pals.

The sentiment is a beautiful get well, encouragement or sympathy message.  The font in the sentiment matches the penned font in the Designer Series Paper.  This is a perfect pattern repeat.

Both cards are embellished with the upcoming Matte Decorative Dots.  They’re in three sizes and so much fun to use.

So, find some inspirational Designer Series Paper, ink it up, attach a few amazing die cuts and create something thoughtful!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team, because the Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 11th. Our theme will be “My Happiest Season” when our Design Team creates a project showcase inspired by their favorite season of the year. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Leah O’Brien at Honeybee Stamping & More
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

 

Pals June Blog Hop Product Tips!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

When I thought about fun ways to use my Stampin’ Up! products, there’s so much I can write about.  Narrowing it down, I came up with a few.  I have fun layering die cut images.  I love to “splatter” ink (as I call it – some call it “sprinkling”), I enjoy stamping on Designer Series Paper.  Lately, I’ve been sponging ink with our Decorative Masks, using them as stencils. Now, that’s fun!!!

I created a shaded polka dot background on a Basic White layer with a sponge, the polka dot Decorative Mask which is one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, and ink.

  • Rather than inking the entire layer,  I scored the edges of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White card layer 1/4″ from the edge on each side.  This gave my layer a frame.
  • I covered the scored edges carefully with low tack tape and set my masking stencil in place using low tack tape.
  • Starting from the bottom I sponged Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink ink over the mask, adding a little more ink and pressure in the center. Below is a photo of my finished stenciled layer.  The low tack tape worked nicely to keep the edges clean.

  • I stamped the sentiment with Poppy Parade ink using my Stamparatus. This helped me get a crisp, dark image on my newly created DSP!  I also stamped a few ink “splatters” or “sprinkles” with a stamp from the Color & Contour stamp set.

  • With my Pierced Bloom Dies and Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink cardstock, I die cut some flowers and attached them with Dimensionals.
  • I couldn’t resist adding that die cut bow.

I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to try Decorative Mask ink stenciling. The patterns in both sets of Decorative Masks are beautiful and versatile.  They’re on page 128 in the Annual Catalog. I know you’ll have fun with them.

So, pull out your Decorative Masks, ink up your sponge or Blending Brush and create your signature DSP!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  5. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  6. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  16. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations

 

In Colors In The Garden For The May Pals Blog Hop!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “2021-2023 New In-Colors.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Then, at the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Our new In Colors are amazing and complement our other color groups beautifully.  Along with each of the new In Colors, I’m featuring the new Garden Birdhouses stamp set.  I’ll have more posts showcasing this stamp set, so be sure to check back.

My project is a 3″ x 3″ note card set with a matching stamped gift box.  I did a lot of stamping for today’s post and used my acrylic blocks.  The stamps are photoplymer so that made it easy, but I have to say that I haven’t stamped with an acrylic block in a while. I enjoyed it!  Did you ever think about how we stamped images and sentiments before we had the Stamparatus?  I did use my Stamparatus for the sentiments.

The matching gift box is also stamped.  It’s a simple pattern cut with Thick Basic White Card Stock.  I think these stamped images are so pretty. They’re stamped with Evening Evergreen ink and  the flowers are colored with Polished Pink Blends. The box holds 4 note cards and matching envelopes very nicely.

I colored some White Crinkled Seam Binding with my Dark Polished Pink Blend.  It was a quick process using the brush tip of the Blend and the ribbon dries almost immediately. The tags are die cuts from the new Tailor Made Tags Dies.  They’re “no frills” and cute and I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of them.

I’m planning to have a full PDF tutorial for you in tomorrow’s post.  It’ll include the note card and box dimensions along with pictures.  I think you’ll enjoy making this quick and easy box.

Below is an In Color swatch graphic you can save.  I keep all of them in a separate file.  They help with quick color inspiration for projects.

So, pull out everything In Colors, cut a few layers, add a birdhouse and matching gift box and surprise a special friend!

…the only limitation is your imagination.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on June 9th with “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products.” Participants showcase at least one of their favorite product tips. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  3. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  6. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  11. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  21. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

Cute Critters For The March Pals Blog Hop!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Cute Critters” – showcasing their card/project with adorable animals, birds, or insects for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today’s post is a simple butterfly from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.  I colored the classic Monarch Butterfly with So Saffron and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  There are areas that I highlighted with my Color Lifter and White Chalk Marker.  The coloring was quick and easy.

The card layout was inspired by a sketch I came across.  While I was deciding on what DSP to use for my card background, I noticed a small piece of the grid paper design from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper.  I enjoy using the grid paper design in cards, but I wanted to spruce it up a bit.  With the polka dot background stamp from the Pattern Play stamp set, I started stamping the dots on the grid paper.

With my White Craft Ink pad and a sponge, I randomly shaded over some of the grid lines with the white ink.  I wanted to give it a whitewashed look.

Since I stamped the butterfly with Tuxedo Black ink, I thought I would add a little black to the grid paper also.  The little horizontal line stamp is also in the Pattern Play stamp set.  I thought it would be perfect so I stamped a few little black lines in the left bottom corner of the grid paper.  After I did it, I saw a little pattern repeat in the butterfly’s wings.  I liked the look.

I was having a “design your own patterned paper” party all by myself!!  …and it was a lot of fun!

That beautiful Seaside Spray Designer Series Paper strip is from the Sand & Sea DSP.  I couldn’t bring myself to stamp on that.

So, find a piece of grid paper, stamp some polka dots and a few little lines, add a beautiful butterfly and create something to make someone’s day!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 14th when our theme is “Great Family Occasions” when our Design Team creates a project for any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  15. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  18. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  21. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  24. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  25. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  26. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

A Well Suited Art Gallery Happy Birthday for the Pals Blog Hop!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created “Birthday Bonanza” projects to inspire you to make for all of your family and friends. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we all love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I absolutely adore the patterns in the Well Suited Designer Series Paper.  Today, I chose the beautiful Basic Gray and Smoky Slate paisley pattern for my card inspiration.  My original thought was to create some sort of collage card with this DSP, but my project quickly evolved into a mix of patterns on simple layers with a Stitched Circle sentiment layer.

While I was thinking about the color I would use with the Basic Gray, I remembered the new Pantone Color of the Year called “Illuminating”.  It’s a bright yellow and they are featuring it with Gray.  To me, it’s a mix of Stampin’ Up!’s Daffodil Delight and Bumblebee.  Daffodil Delight is a bright yellow and Bumblebee is a deep toned warmer yellow, so I decided to use both along with our beautiful Basic Gray.  I am always checking colors and the Pantone website is one I check often.  I looked at it again and saw the following quote for this color combination:

A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE Ultimate Gray + PANTONE Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.

I’ve always known that color affects our moods.  I thought I would share this quote with you all today. These colors are happy, hopeful and bright. They’re perfect for a special birthday celebration.

Below are the layer measurements for this card along with the supplies I used:

  • Basic Gray card base for a top fold A-2 card cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White bottom layer is 4 1/8″ x  5 3/8″.
  • Paisley patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Bumblebee patterned paper layer is from the Dandy Garden DSP pack and is 4 1/4″ x 1 1/4″.
  • The dotted Well Suited DSP layer is 2″ x 4 1/4″, punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and placed upside down on my card.
  • I also used my Dark Daffodil Delight Blend to tap color over the white dots in the dotted DSP.
  • I used the 2 1/2″ circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped “Happy Birthday” in Basic Gray with a stamp from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.
  • The flowers are stamped in Daffodil Delight and Bumblebee ink and I added a little Smoky Slate stamped off once to the images for a little more depth.
  • Just for fun, I used a few Silver Metallic Pearls to embellish my sentiment layer.

So, I hope you enjoyed my post today.  Pull out your beautiful yellows and grays, cut a few layers and create something happy, hopeful and bright!

...the only limitation is your imagination!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 10th when our theme will be “Cute Critters” where the design team will be sharing projects that will feature critters of all sorts to inspire you. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

BLOG HOP LINE-UP:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  5. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  17. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  18. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  20. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  21. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  22. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  25. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  26. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  27. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  28. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  29. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

 

For details on the supplies I used today, click on the images below.