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.
My secrets to making this Quiet Meadow 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.
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
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
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<== YOU ARE HERE
- Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
Debbie, I love the twist of a fun fold card with Grace’s Garden! All of the details just make this card so special (and ideal for Katy, LOL). I love this stamp set and you showcased it beautifully. And the branch really did help with the scene! Wonderful, sweet Sis!!
Gorgeous! I chuckled at the cat viewing the bird and the word ‘friend’.
You’ve created such a beautiful ‘Secret’ Garden Debbie! So much lovely work here and it’s always a pleasure to see how you put your own stamp on things!
Gorgeous, gorgeous garden card! I love the DSP behind your little scene — it really adds dimension and color!
Debbie, you created a wonderful scene!
Love the secret garden in Jade, and the touch of Highland Heather!
Of course the cat looking up at the bird!
What a beautiful garden scene you created! The little kitty is just adorable admiring your work of art!
Debbie, your card is a beautiful invitation into the garden. I love all the pretty dimension.
Gorgeous card Debbie, I love it!
Hi Debbie! This is simply gorgeous! I love the color palette and all of the die cut layering. I really like the fact that you stamped all of the floral elements in green ink and finished them off with simple coloring! This card is special!
Rachelle : )
Beautiful card! I just got this stamp set and dies and now want to play with it right now! Love the DSP at the top and bottom with the vellum in the middle. So pretty!
This is so pretty, Debbie! My favorite part is those vines with the purple flowers–so delicate and graceful and beautiful! And thank you also for all the work you do coordinating this blog hop!
All the little details on this card are simply gorgeous!!
Debbie what a gorgeous card, loving the sweet stamps and amazing colours…hugs and keep safe sistah…x
So pretty. Love the layers and life in your card!
Very sweet card, Debbie. You always do such a nice job and I love how everything coordinates to make every card spectacular.
What a change with the embossing folder. I keep meaning to get to this stamp set. I guess I need to start.
Debbie, this is a beautiful card with attention to so many details. Thanks for sharing these great directions.