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. Birthday cards are such fun to make and are my favorite! In order to create a card that the recipient will love and cherish, I really try to make one that suits their personality and interests. For my card today, I used lots of layers then added a pretty wreath from the Wreath Builder dies that coordinates with the Arrange A Wreath stamp set.

Arrange A Wreath Birthday Card by Stampin' Up!

My secrets to making this Quiet Meadow project

  • Firstly, to make this card, I had to narrow down what papers I wanted to use – what a hard decision! Once that was done, the next decision was what the dimensions of the card would be – again, such a difficult decision. In this case, I chose the Peony Garden paper and finally went with a 5 1/2″ square card.
  • To begin with, Whisper White Thick cardstock was cut to 5 1/2″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2.” Then, cutting the DSP to 5″ square, I layered it onto Petal Pink, cut to 5 1/8″ square and adhered them together.
  • After that, I made three panels of designer paper (1 1/8″ x 4 1/4″) and layered them onto Petal Pink cardstock to create a fun background. Then, a fourth panel was made with DSP cut at 1 3/8″ x 5″ and layered onto Petal Pink cardstock. Before I adhering the panels together, I sponged the Gray Granite pieces with Gray Granite ink.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Firstly, starting with the Wreath Builder dies that coordinate with the Arrange A Wreath stamp set, I started to cut the pieces I wanted to use. Then, I sponged the edges before adhering them together.
  • For the heart, I cut it out, then colored the letters with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends marker. To keep the letters in place, I applied a piece of Scotch tape across the back of the heart.
  • After that, the sentiment from Posted For You stamp set was inked up with Gray Granite ink, stamped onto Petal Pink cardstock and cut from the die in Potted Succulents. Finally, a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems were placed on the flowers, bow and sentiment.

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.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals 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
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