Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “Gifts From the Garden.” 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. I am so happy you are here to see my Grace’s Garden card! This stamp set was just made for this theme, in my opinion, so I wanted to make it special. I decided that this special fun fold card was just the way to achieve that. It’s not hard at all to do and will give you some quick details in the section below.

Pretty Scenic Card Featuring Graces Garden by Stampin' Up!

MY SECRETS TO MAKING THIS PROJECT

  • Grace’s Garden stamp set makes such a great fun fold card! AND it’s so easy! It started out as a 5 1/2″ square card base. I cut the front panel at 2″ and 4.” Then, I adhered a 5 1/2″ (minus just a smidge) piece of vellum and adhered it to the back of the front panel. The 2″ piece that came out actually got adhered to the back of the bottom piece to hide the adhesive. I also cut another piece of cardstock that was 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (minus just a smidge) and placed it at the top of the back of the front panel. There! The card base is complete!
  • Now, I cut and adhered the DSP to those cardstock panels, so it’s ready for the fun part. (2 pieces: 1 1/4″x5 1/4″ and 2 pieces: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″)
  • The arbor was cut with a wood pattern from In Good Taste DSP as well as the Foam Adhesive Sheet. I placed it so that the adhesive could be on each panel. I don’t know if that was really necessary but it couldn’t hurt!
  • Two sets of flowers were stamped, colored lightly and cut out with their coordinating dies. Then, the vines were cut and six Highland Heather flowers were cut. All of these were adhered to the card front. Gold Metallic Pearls were added to the centers of the flowers.
  • I felt the top panel needed something and finally decided the tree from Sweet Silhouettes would add just the touch I was looking for.
  • My cards never look right till there is a sign of “life” on them, so I stamped the kitty and bird and placed them on the card.
  • For a sentiment, the “friend” die from Well Written dies set was cut with both Whisper White cardstock and Foam adhesive sheet. I made sure that the end of the adhesive was cut away so that the end of the word could rest right on top of the arbor.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Pretty Scenic Card Featuring Graces Garden by Stampin' Up!

Grace’s Garden Stamp Set

Friendship blooms in the floral images and sweet greetings in the Grace’s Garden Stamp Set. Layer the flowers to create complete gardens on your greeting cards. This stamp set is also available in French.

* 12 photopolymer stamps

BEFORE YOU GO!

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, which will be August 12th when our theme is “My Happiest Season.” The Design Team will showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year.Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room. 

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<== YOU ARE HERE
  14. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
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