Butterfly Gala Fun Fold Card for the Pals Blog Hop’s 10th Anniversary

 

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.

 

Fun Fold Card Featuring Butterfly Gala Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Fun Fold Card Featuring Butterfly Gala Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Fun Fold Card Featuring Butterfly Gala Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

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.

 

 

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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. 

 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:
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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!

 

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Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020

 

 

Product List

Easter Card Featuring Timeless Tulips for the Sisterhood of Crafters

Floral Easter Card Featuring Timeless Tulips by Stampin' Up!

 

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!

 

Floral Easter Card Featuring Timeless Tulips by Stampin' Up!

 

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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I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:
  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
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Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

 

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Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon

Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon
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$7.00

 

 

Positive Thoughts Friendship Card for Fun Fold Friday

Friendship Card Featuring Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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!

 

Friendship Card Featuring Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!

My Secrets to Making This Positive Thoughts Project

Friendship Card Featuring Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!

 

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).
Friendship Card Featuring Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up! Friendship Card Featuring Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!
DSP Layers
  • 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″
Card Details
  • 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″).

 

Friendship Card Featuring Positive Thoughts by Stampin' Up!

 

Product Spotlight 

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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I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:
  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check it out HERE

 

Ready to place an order? Don’t forget:
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  • Don’t forget to order your necessities – adhesives, along with coordinating inks and papers!
Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

 

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Free As A Bird Thank You Card for Make My Monday

Pretty Spring Card Featuring Free As A Bird by Stampin' Up!

 

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.

 

Pretty Spring Card Featuring Free As A Bird by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

 

 

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

 

 

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:
  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check it out HERE
Ready to place an order? Don’t forget:
  • Use Host Code J2PT6CCX when prompted with your order of $75 or more and receive my monthly Host Code Rewards!
  • Don’t forget to order your necessities – adhesives, along with coordinating inks and papers!

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

 

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March Stampin’ Up!Dates & Blog Candy Giveaway

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!

MARCH BIRTHDAY??
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! 🎂

 


Fun Facts about March

 

March Holidays

Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Birthday)
Saint Patrick’s Day
Pi Day
Daylight Saving Day
Women’s History Month
National Nutrition Month
American Red Cross Month
Fire Prevention Month

Symbols of March

Birthstone: aquamarine and bloodstone

Flower: daffodil

Zodiac signs: Pisces and Aries

 

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.

 


Sale-A-Bration News

 

Starting March 3rd, you can choose even more great Sale-A-Bration products when you place an order for $50 or more!
Click to see the Second Release PDF

 

Want more information about these great Sale-A-Bration products? Watch these short videos!

 


Current Promotions

 


Paper Pumpkin News

 

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.

 

Subscription Information
  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • 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).
If you have any questions, please comment below or email me ([email protected])

 


Top Pin of the Month

 

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

Features XXX Stamp Set. Learn how to make this card and more! 24/7 ONLINE SHOPPING for Stampin’ Up! products! #DebbieMageed #SecretsToStamping #SealedWithLoveStampinUp  #stampinup #cardmaking  #stamp  #papercraft  #handmadecards

By Debbie Mageed, Sealed with Love, Love Notes Framelits, Valentines Day, Stampin Up

 


 

You made it to the end of my post! Here’s what you are waiting for! Just comment on THIS blog post and tell me at least one thing you fell in love with during this Sale-A-Bration and I will choose a random winner to receive $50 worth of SU products. You need to come back on Friday, March 6th to see if the winner is YOU because you will only have 24 hours to claim your blog candy. (Sorry, but I can only mail to USA mailing address!)

 


 

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: 

“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.”

 

 

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