blog hop badgeWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Happy Birthday Everyone, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri, Rose Wonder

This is a Bendi Card, my stampin’ friends! The concept of a bendi card is a three sided gate card that has tabs and slits so that the front is curved. I have to admit that this fun fold card intimidated me quite a bit but I do love the results! I suggest making the card base before decorating it so you can see what works. I used some fun products, (current and some retiring or retired). The butterflies are covered in Wink of Stella but the angle of the photo can’t pick it up. There are literally endless ways to make this card so I hope you will give it a go!   You can use this Splitcoaststampers tutorial to get started. Here are a couple more photos:

Happy Birthday Everyone, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri, Rose Wonder 2

Cottage Greetings, Bendi Card, Fun Fold Card


  • Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday Everyone (retiring), Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri, Cottage Greetings (retiring) – on back of card
  • Paper: Botanical Gardens (retiring), Color Me Irresistible (retiring), In Color DSP Stack
  • Ink: Mint Macaron
  • Cool Tools: Labels Framelits (retired), Ovals Collection Framelits (retiring), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Bird Builder Punch (retiring), 7/8″ and 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punches, Rose Garden Thinlits
  • Finishing Touch: It’s My Party Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella

Thanks for visiting! To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below.

We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Final Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  <<<< YOU ARE HERE
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  6. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  7. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  8. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Natalie Bradley at
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  23. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love