Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. I bet you don’t know how much I love all “critters.” The Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Beauty dies are wonderful and they needed to come off the shelf once again. I really like the Perennial Essence designer paper which is really fabulous so I wanted to see how they would look together. My fun fold card today is easy to make! You might remember that I made another card last September in the same style.
My Secrets to Making This Butterfly Gala Project
This card was really easy to do! Its card base dimensions are 6″ square. I cut out the middle of the card front (cut at 2″ and 4″) and used the leftover piece on the inside. The Petal Pink was cut at 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ four times (two on the front and two on the inside) and the DSP was cut at 1 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ twice.
To give the front piece a little more stability, I adhered a 6″ square piece of Window Sheet to the inside of the card and covered the adhesive on the inside with cardstock.
For the butterfly, I used the Butterfly Beauty dies to cut Petal Pink and Blackberry Bliss cardstocks then glued them together. This piece was adhered to the card front.
Then, I decided that this card needed even more butterflies! So, I inked up the butterfly outline stamp from Butterfly Gala in Blackberry Bliss, filled in the butterflies with the coordinating stamp in Petal Pink and cut them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch. Easy!
The Whisper White cardstock was cut to 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. Using the Stamparatus, it was very fast to find the exact spot to place the sentiment.
I added the butterfly to the inside just for a little interest. You can add your own handwritten sentiments to the bottom without fear that it will show through when the card is closed.
Product Spotlight: Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
Set butterflies and warm wishes free to brighten someone’s day. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to create the final image you want in the colors you want using Stampin’ Up!’s coloring tools.
Before You Go!
BLOG CANDY will be awarded to one lucky winner (Sorry, USA only!) this Friday, March 13th. All you have to do to enter is add a comment to this post by Friday at 9 AM! If you are chosen, you have till Sunday at noon (EDT) to respond by sending an email to [email protected] with your US mailing address.
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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 Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!
Welcome to our next challenge at Sisterhood of Crafters! First, we have to thank everyone who played in our Patterned Paper challenge. Wow, you guys really love your paper!! Great entries! Now, Diane is our next host sistah who has chosen “Easter” cards for our challenge. I hadn’t used my Timeless Tulips stamp set and coordinating punch yet so this challenge was the perfect time to get them out. Tulips have always been my favorite flower, especially in spring. This card was really fun to make so I hope you like it! With Easter only one month away, I know you will want to play along with our challenge!
My Secrets to Making This Timeless Tulips Project
This card has A6 dimensions, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4″. Love this size! I cut Old Olive cardstock at 9″ x 6 1/4″ and scored at 4 1/2.”
The patterned paper from Peaceful Poppies was cut to 4 3/8″ x 6 1/8″ and dry embossed in the Subtle Embossing Folder. This detail may not be huge but I absolutely love the little bit of texture it provides.
Stamping Secrets: The large tulip stamp was placed on my Stamparatus, then inked up with the Mango Melody ink pad. Then, I took a stampin’ dauber, inked it up with Poppy Parade and lightly inked up the edges of the stamp as well as the tulip petal edges that are shown inside the stamp. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but really does add a wonderful dimension to the stamp.
Once the large tulips were stamped, I punched them out quickly, using the coordinating punch.
The two leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and punched out as well.
I inked up the smaller tulip (sure wish there was a punch that one!) and positioned them in a loose semi-circle, just like they would look in a bouquet.
The sentiment was stamped onto Mango Melody cardstock in black ink and cropped with a small Stitched Rectangle die.
I had originally thought to just use the Stitched Rectangle die as a frame so cut the stamped piece of cardstock the same size. However, I ended up liking how they looked being askew from each other. I added a little smidge of Pear Pizzazz to the outside edge of the stitched frame.
The Finishing Touch was adding a small piece of ribbon and enamel dots (both are retired and listed below).
Product Spotlight: Timeless Tulips Stamp Set
The Timeless Tulips Bundle includes the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and the Tulip Builder Punch. TIMELESS TULIPS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET Celebrate spring and life with the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set. It includes a variety of greetings to celebrate Mother’s Day, birthdays, Easter, and spring and to create sympathy and get well cards. * 15 photopolymer stamps TULIP BUILDER PUNCH Create tulip paper shapes using the Tulip Builder Punch. The tulip craft punch includes two shapes: a basic tulip base and a petal that can be layered on the base to create fuller and more dynamic flowers.
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It’s Fun Fold Friday! I saw Patty Bennett’s post using this fun fold and thought it would be fun to try. Of course, you know that I like A6 dimensions so I altered it and turned it to the landscape position so it would be stable. It is always fun to make cards for friends and really love the new Positive Thoughts stamp set, which sums up my philosophy of life – thinking positive!
My Secrets to Making This Positive Thoughts Project
Card Base Dimensions
Card Base (Whisper White): 4 1/2″ x 10 1/8″ and scored at 3/8,” 1 3/8,” 2 7/8,” and 3 7/8″
Second Base (Pool Party): 3″ x 5″ and scored at 3/8″ and 1 3/8″
These scored pieces were then adhered together (see above photo).
6″ x 4 1/4″ (2)
2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
4 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
3/4″ x 4 1/4″
3/4″ x 2 3/4″
All of the DSP pieces were sponged with Crumb Cake ink.
Flower, leaves and butterfly were stamped and/or cut out with dies.
The two sentiments were stamped with Crumb Cake ink as well as sponged on the edges and cropped out with dies (shown below).
Linen thread was tied into a bow on the smaller card base, then all of the elements were added.
I added the DSP to the back and will add another panel of Whisper White with the best sentiment when I am ready to send.
Once everything was added, this is how it looks folded flat for mailing (Finished size: 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4″).
Create a custom die-cut butterfly, feather, flower, branch, and more using the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Pair the dies with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set to quickly and easily cut out stamped images from the set. Use the dies to make beautiful handmade cards and other paper crafts. * 11 dies * Largest die: 3″ x 4-1/2″ (7.6 x 11.4 cm)
Positive thoughts are exactly what you get in the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set. Use the images and phrases in these stamps to create a bouquet of affirmation for someone you love. * 8 cling stamps
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Welcome to our new challenge over at Make My Monday! Caz is our host and it’s time to play with your pink inks, and papers. I’m not much of a pink girl but absolutely love Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Pink! You may notice my obsession because I use it all the time! I went through my designer papers and decided on Bird Ballad DSP. It’s perfect for the coming Spring season, don’t you think? Then, I pulled the coordinating stamp set, Free As A Bird, for the sentiment and little flower accent.
My Secrets to Making This Free As A Bird Project
This A6 thank you card came together very fast and easy – my favorite kind! Cutting the Whisper White Thick cardstock to 9″ x 6 1/4″ and scored at 4 1/2″ was the first step.
The Petal Pink cardstock was then cut to 6″ x 4 1/4″ and dry embossed in the Subtle embossing folder.
Background DSP layer:
Whisper White: 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
DSP: 3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″
Focal DSP Layer: I cut this layer out in the new Nature’s Thoughts Rectangle die. I just love the sweet edging on it so expect me to use this one – a lot! Once it was cut, I cut out the sweet bird that was in the middle of the rectangle with an oval die. Then, I cut a scalloped oval in Whisper White to layer it underneath. Whisper White was also used to layer underneath the rectangle.
The sentiment from Free As A Bird was inked up in Soft Suede ink and cut out with the little rectangle in Stitched So Sweetly dies. The flower and leaves were also stamped in Soft Suede and colored with Stampin’ Blends, then fussy cut.
The ribbons were adhered to the background layer before it was attached to the card base.
The focal layers were all attached and a bow attached with a glue dot.
The finishing touch are the wonderful champagne rhinestones.
Product Spotlight: Bird Ballad DSP
Images in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper were handcolored using Stampin’ Blends for a soft, blended look. Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Whisper White
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Can you believe that we are in the last month of Sale-A-Bration already? I sure wish it could last just a little longer, don’t you? Have you made your list yet? Well, don’t forget to look at your stash to see what you could be running low on – stuff like Whisper White cardstock or whatever you consume a lot of – AND this is the best time to purchase the retiring products of 2018-2020 In-Colors. There is always someone contacting me after the end of the annual catalog who is desperate to find the reinkers or cardstock of their favorite in-color inks. DON’T be that person, ok?? Order them now PLUS you could qualify for a FREE SAB item of your choice!
Are you celebrating your birthday this month? If so, email me at [email protected] and give me your full name, mailing address as well as your birthdate and I will send you a card! 🎂
History The name March comes from the Roman god of war, Mars. For many years, March, being the start of spring, was also the start of the New Year. Much of Europe used March as the start of the year. Britain used March 25th as the beginning of the New Year until 1752.
Starting March 3rd, you can choose even more great Sale-A-Bration products when you place an order for $50 or more!
Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets! Don’t miss it! Visit paperpumpkin.com to subscribe or update your account information!
The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.
About the March Kit
Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron
About the FREE Stamp Set
The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.
AND any new or current subscriber (who doesn’t already have a demonstrator) designating me as their demonstrator before the end of Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stamp set ($20 or less) from me! All you need is my name (Debbie Mageed) and state (Michigan).
It always surprises me when my top pin is an “oldie but goodie.” This one was great for Valentine’s Day! The post for how I created this card is HERE
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