Berry Blessings For The January Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects featuring “Sale-A-Bration Products.” 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.

The Berry Blessings stamp set and the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper were favorites of mine since I first saw the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  The stamp set features simple berry images and three mixed font sentiment stamps.  The Designer Series Paper includes fun, bright patterns and “Berry” delightful coordinating mixed berry patterns. Combined, these products will have you stamping and smiling, and in my case, fussy cutting. In fact, I was having so much fun cutting and creating with this paper that I made a second card using different colors and patterns.

Below are the layer measurements for this card.  I hope you have as much fun with this design as I did.

  • Start with a standard A-2 card base.  (Granny Apple Green and So Saffron)
  • The Basic White layer on both cards is 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″.
  • The top layer which will hold your focal point layer is 4″ X 5 1/4″.  (Granny Apple Green and So Saffron)
  • The mat layer for the strawberry patterned paper is 2 7/8″ X 4 3/4″.  (Shaded Spruce and Bumblebee)
  • The strawberry patterned paper layer is 4 3/4″ X 2 3/4″.
  • Cut the banner layer 2″ X 4″ if you are going to use the SU Triple Banner Punch.  If you are going to hand crop the banner, cut the cardstock 2″ X 3 3/4″.  (When the punch cuts, you lose 1/4″ from the bottom).
  • The patterned layer on top of the banner is 1 7/8″ wide.  If you are using the punch, cut the paper 4″ long.  Attach the layer on the cardstock banner from the bottom to the top and trim the top. It’s better to have a longer layer for this cut.  Trust me on this!!  (smile)
  • If you’re going to hand crop your banner layer you can stay closer to the finished 3 3/4″ length and trim from the top.

I still can’t decide which I like best, but you can tell me what you think.  Green or yellow?

For those who read my blog regularly I want you to take notice that the color blue is not in my post today!  I promised I would work on that… and I am.  BUT…I’m probably going to do a blueberry card just like this one.  Maybe for tomorrow’s post. (smile)

I’m wishing you the “berry best” always!

So get out your banner punch, cut a few layers, fussy cut some strawberries and create something that will make you smile.

…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 February 10th when our theme will be “Birthday Bonanza” where the design team will be sharing birthday projects that celebrate our family and friends. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

BLOG HOP LINEUP

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

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects showing “My Favorite Things” from any of the two current catalogs or the upcoming catalog in January. 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 card is a mix of a good amount of my favorite things.  The Painted Poppies stamp set which is in the current Annual Catalog is very much a favorite stamp set.  Blue and yellow together is absolutely my favorite color combination and I love any kind of “splatter” on a card.

Deciding on what to use and how to use it was next.  I have so many favorite stamp sets and I adore all of the Designer Series Paper, but I wanted to create something I haven’t done in a while.  This card design served two purposes for me: wanting to practice my coloring and fussy cutting which I don’t do as often as I should.

Keeping the Pals’ “favorites” theme in mind, I started my process for this card knowing I would use Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and some kind of flower.  After really looking at four floral stamp sets, I decided on these images from Painted Poppies because of their size and I loved the look of the leaves.  The sentiment and ink splatters weren’t conceived at this point since I had a lot of coloring to do.  Daffodil Delight changed to So Saffron once I started using my Stampin’ Blends.  The warmer tone in So Saffron was a little softer and I wanted a softer look for this card.  I colored the leaves with dark and light Old Olive and fussy cut the images.

I had my Night of Navy layer cut and placed on my card base (not glued, though).  Next, I positioned my elements and once they were in place, my card still needed that extra something.  I noticed two ink splatter stamps in the Painted Poppies stamp set and went right to them.  Night of Navy ink and a splatter stamp…  I was in card making heaven!!  White Craft ink and a splatter stamp made me even happier!  Still missing something, though.  My white Stampin’ Chalk Marker helped out there.  When using Craft Ink, the images are more opaque and I wanted some of the white splatter to pop.  The Chalk Marker was perfect!

I topped off my design with a few Gold Metallic Pearls and cropped the “wishes” sentiment  with Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock and a die from the Well Written Dies which are also in the Annual Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed my card making story.

Remember …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 January 13th when our theme will be Time to Sale-A-Brate.  Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Jeanie H Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  20. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  23. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamp a Rainbow

 

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Curvy Splendor – November Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!  This month our Design Team’s theme is “Pile It On” – showcasing their card/project with layers of DSP and/or embellishments 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.

This was another fun card.  I used the Curvy Dies, Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.  The patterned paper is beautiful but I say that about all of the Designer Series Paper.  Stampin’ Up! artists design, draw, sketch and sometimes photograph the DSP. The patterns truly are works of art.

My card base is Night of Navy and the card layer is Whisper White.

  • I cut five 5″ strips of varying heights from the DSP and ran them through my cutting machine with the Curvy Die.
  • To avoid having the cut out circles from the Curvy Die in this project I made sure the solid cutting line on the underside of the die was facing me as I cut.
  • I arranged the strips in the order I wanted and glued them to a Whisper White card layer.
  • With the underside of the Whisper White layer facing me, I cut the strips with my paper snips.
  • Then I attached the Curvy layer to my Night of Navy card base.
  • The birthday sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink.
  • Just for fun, I scattered a few Frosted Epoxy Droplets for a little embellishment. I usually stick with a maximum of three embellishments but I couldn’t resist adding the fourth to the bottom of the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

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 December 9th when our theme is “Goodbye September Mini Catalog and Hello January Mini Catalog.” Participants showcase their favorites from the retiring holiday catalog or new products from the new mini catalog. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up:

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

Tag, You’re It! – October Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. 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.

The photo below will give you an idea of the size of the tag relative to the wine bottle.

My project today is a large tag sized perfectly for a wine bottle or a large gift box.  It measures 3 1/8″ X 5 1/4 inches, has lots of layers along with a sentiment label and long ribbons.  Most of the supplies for this project are from the Heartwarming Hugs Suite.  Below are the tag layer dimensions.

  • I cut the Mossy Meadow tag base layer 2 1/2″ X 5 1/2″.  The actual tag measures 5 1/4″ long but I used one of the scalloped edge Envelopes Dies at the bottom of the layer, so the layer has to be a little longer than the actual finished size. I also hand cut each top corner of the Mossy Meadow layer to create a tag top.
  • Note that I used the Envelopes Dies on the bottom of all of the layers on my tag so the measurements I’m giving you are before you “scallop” the bottom edge.
  • The Whisper White tag layer measures 2 1/8″ x 4 1/2″. The finished scalloped layer measures 4 1/4″ in length.
  • The gingham layer measures 2″ x 4 3/8″. The finished scalloped layer measures 4 1/8″ in length.
  • The Real Red dotted layer measures 1 3/4″ X 4 1/4″. The finished scalloped layer measures 4″ in length.
  • The plaid check layer is one of the Celebration Labels Dies.  It measures 3 1/8″ X 4 3/8″.
  • My sentiment layer is also one of the Celebration Labels Dies. It’s the smallest die.
  • The Real Red swirl under the sentiment layer was cut from one of the Stitched Stars Dies.
  • I embellished the tag with some Mossy Meadow Diagonal Striped Ribbon (which, by the way is absolutely soft and stunning), and Real Red Braided Linen Trim.  I also added a little Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the sentiment label.
  • I used my 1/4″ punch to punch the top of the tag.  The Real Red Linen Trim is through the hole and ties around the wine bottle neck so the tag falls nicely.
  • I added the Mossy Meadow striped bow to the top of the large Celebration Labels Die with some glue dots.

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 November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb… (you are here)

 

Pals August Blog Hop – Cut It Out With Botanicals!

Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My “Cut It Out” project is all about Thinlits and Framelits. How did we ever do without them?

When I got my new Annual Catalog, I put the Botanical Tags Thinlits on top of my Wish List. I simply loved the beautiful tags pictured in the Catty. When I started working on today’s project, I had to use them in some way, but I knew I did’t want a tag. I enjoy creating 3 X 3 notes, so I knew little note cards would be it.

I just received the new Holiday Catalog along with my new order full of some of the most beautiful stamp sets and patterned paper I’ve seen in a while so I was, of course, confused… do I go with my pretty Framelits or do I venture into a Sneak Peek project for Fall? I thought it best to follow the rules and Framelits it was, but with a few of my favorite Fall colors: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry. Once all my decisions were made (and believe me, it wasn’t easy), my Big Shot went into high gear and my four note cards were completed in just a few minutes.

I didn’t think a sentiment was necessary because the cropped flower is so beautifully detailed. Of course, I had to add a little bling and was leaning toward a few sequins. My friend, Rory, saw my cards on my stamping table and suggested I use a few of the Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels… she was right. All each flower needed was just a little sparkle. The flower and little rhinestone sit perfectly on a circle Framelit from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

These little notes can be used for just about any occasion tucked into a gift bag, or package them into a decorated Mini Pizza Box and give them as a gift. They fit perfectly into Stampin’ Up!’s 3″ X 3″ Whisper White Envelopes.

So, grab your favorite Thinlit, cut it out on bold card stock add a little bling and create something simple and pretty!

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018  for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. . Don’t miss the fun.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’