Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Great Family Occasions.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Then, at the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. I just love this theme because it’s exactly why I got into making cards. Looking forward on the calendar, I need three Father’s Day cards this year – one for my 91 year old father, my husband and my son, who just became a father for the first time! Since I just got my preorder for the new Annual Catalog, I couldn’t wait to get them out to play. Inspiring Canopy dies are wonderful and are sure to be getting lots of use when needing a scenic card. By the way, you will be seeing a couple of the new In Colors and other new items that I know you will love.
My secrets to making this project
- Are you new to making fun fold cards? If so, you can use this easel card tutorial from Splitcoaststampers for great instructions.
- Once I decided to make a Father’s Day card, I began working on the easel card foundation with Soft Succulent 12 cardstock, cut to 6″ x 12″ and scored at 3″ and 6.” Then, I cut another panel at 6″ square to begin building the card front.
Now, the FUN Part!
- After that, I cut Sea Side Spray cardstock to 5″ square, then cut the Inspiring Canopy trees (NEW) from Soft Suede cardstock. Because I wanted to build a serene scene, there needed to be grassy knolls, right? So, I cut more Soft Succulent cardstock and Evening Evergreen cardstock to place before and after the trees. Then, to make the leaves for the trees, I decided to cut some with the dies out of the Beauty of the Earth DSP (NEW) so they would be varying in colors.
- Using the new Basic Borders dies (NEW), I cut out the clouds and also stamped a few flying birds in Basic Gray for the little bit “life” to the card front.
- For this card, I decided to use another Basic Borders die with Evening Evergreen cardstock. Once done, I applied foam adhesive strips to pop it up.
- To complete the inside of the card, I cut Whisper White and Evening Evergreen to the same dimensions as the card front, then applied the Evening Evergreen panel on top.
- Then, I stamped sentiment from Handsomely Suited in Soft Succulent ink and cropped it out with the Layering Oval die. After that, I cut two more from Whisper White cardstock to pop it up a bit.
- Finally, I colored the Whisper White ribbon from Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack with Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Marker and let it dry. Then, I made a loose bow and adhered it to the bottom of the sentiment, which was popped up onto the panel. Then, I added three of the Bumblebee Trinkets (NEW) for a little bling.
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 May 12th when our theme is “2021-2023 New In Colors” when our Design Team creates a project with the new family of In Colors for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
- Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
- Annette Elliott at AEstamps a Latte