Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Sweet Strawberries for Pals Blog Hop



Welcome to the Stampin' Pretty Pals' Blog Hop!  This month, the theme is "Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden" where our design team shocase projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene.  We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them!  as you hop from blog to blog, don't forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you.  Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you "hop" along from Pal to Pal.

Every time I think of strawberries, I chuckle at the way my son used to pronounce them.  He would ask for bob-ninnies.  He loved strawberry milk too (Bobninny milk).  He is now 31 and knows how to say it the right way.  LOL  Great memories!

I used the Sweet Strawberry bundle for my cards.  I started out with a base of Poppy Parade and a piece of Pattern Party paper (2-1/4" x 5-1/2") and matted that on Granny Apple Green (2-1/2" x 5-1/2").  Then I stamped the strawberries in Poppy Parade (outline) and Flirty Flamingo.  I daubered a few with Daffodil Delight just for a shade of color.  The stems were done in Garden Green (outline) and Granny Apple Green.  The flowers were done in Crushed Curry (outline) and Daffodil Delight.  They were all punched with the Strawberry Builder Punch.  I used Hippos & Friends dies for the sentiment.  I popped up a few strawberries for dimension. 




I had a few extra pieces as I always do, so I decided to try a Basic White base to see how it looked.  Let me know which is your favorite!  









More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team, because the Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 11th. Our theme will be “My Happiest Season” when our Design Team creates a project showcase projects inspired by their favorite season of the year. Until then, have fun in your craft space.


Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Leah O’Brien at Honeybee Stamping & More
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda


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Friday, July 09, 2021

Pierced Blooms

I really love the Pierced Blooms Dies and the Stitched Greenery Die.  The Stitched Greenery is like an embossing folder, but it's a die!  I love the dimension it adds.  

For my first, I used the Stitched Greenery on Granny Apple Green cardstock and matted with Basic Black.  Then I added flowers in Bermuda Bay and Magenta Madness.  There is a strip of Pattern Party behind the panel (1-3/4" x 5-1/2").  I embellished with Basic Rhinestones. I chose a sentiment from Peaceful Moments for the first.  





The second piece of Stitched Greenery was in Basic White.  I used the Blending Brushes with Granny Apple Green to add some color.  I wanted to use leaves in Granny Apple, so I went very light on the blending.  That was matted in Basic Black and another piece of Pattern Party was adhered to the Basic White Cardstock. I used a sentiment from Happy Thoughts which has retired, but you could use just about any sentiment on this card.  Let me know which you like better.  I'd love to hear your opinions!









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Friday, June 25, 2021

Peachy Pie!

I love the Sweet as a Peach bundle!  When I saw the suite, it reminded me of my grandfather.  He always said, "Peachy Pie!"  I started by making one of the cute jam jars.  I covered it with dsp (about 1-3/4" x 8-1/2").  I tied Pale Papaya ribbon around the jar.  Then I stamped the peach with Pale Papaya ink and used a sponge dauber around the edges with Calypso Coral, and die cut it.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Black.  Then the peach was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Easy peasy!  




I ended up making three cards.  The first was on a Basic White base.  The striped dsp was cut at 4 x 5-1/4" and the polka dot dsp was cut at about 1" x 4".  I used the Sweetly Stitched dies and stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz.  The peaches were stamped in Pale Papaya and sponged with a dauber in Calypso Coral.  I adhered one of the peaches on the label and the other was popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I tied the same ribbon around the dsp.  Champagne Rhinestones were used to embellish.







The second was on a Basic White base with dsp cut at 4 x 5-1/4".  I added a piece of the striped dsp 2-5/8 x 4-1/2" to make the tag stand out.  The tag was cut with the Tailored Made Tags Dies and I used Seaside Spray by mistake.  It is supposed to be Balmy Blue!  Since there isn't a lot of blue in the dsp, it looks fine. I sponged the small pieces and leaves and die cut them.  I used the same combination as the big peach.  The leaves are Pear Pizzazz.  I added the same ribbon in the tag and tied it with white baker's twine.




For the third card, I decided to use the right color.  My base is Balmy Blue.  The dsp is 3-3/4 x 5" and the tag is Basic White.  I added a striped banner (3/4" x 3-1/2").  I kept the ribbon and twine the same and added some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.  They are my favorite!!  This time I stamped flowers in the same colors as the peaches.  I popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals and wished I had done the same with the peaches.  




Spend $50 in my online store, and you will receive a gift from me!  Just use host code:  MFK2A3VK

If you spend $150, please do not use the code as Stampin' Up! will give you Stampin' Rewards, and I want you to get them.  I'll still send a gift!  

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Expressions in Ink 2

I mentioned I would be posting another card with Expressions in Ink soon (two posts ago).  Here it is!  This time, instead of using the die, I used the stamp set.  I started out with a base of Soft Succulent.  I stamped with Polished Pink (large flower) and Pale Papaya (smaller rose type flowers), and I thought it needed another color.  I decided to use Blackberry Bliss for the tiny flowers.  The dots were stamped in Evening Evergreen.  The sentiment is from Artistically Inked (part of the Expressions in Ink Suite).  I used Evening Evergreen on Pale Papaya, cut it into a rectangle and added a piece of the beautiful Shimmery Vellum under it.  

After seeing how shimmery the vellum looked, I decided to splash some Wink of Stella all over the panel.  It's so hard to see in the photo. Let me know what you think!  I love reading your comments.











You can shop in my store 24/7.  I love to send handmade thank you cards!  Any order of $50 or more is eligible for a gift from me if you use the June Host Code of: MFK2A3VK .  Please don't use the code if your order is $150 or more.  Stampin' Up! will give you rewards for your order and I want you to get them. I will still send you a gift!  If you do receive Stampin' Rewards, be sure to purchase Pattern Party dsp!!  If you need a new catalog, please contact me if you are not working with another demonstrator.  I'll be happy to send a free one out to you.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Color and Contour

 The Color and Contour bundle is one of my favorites from the new catalog!  It's so versatile.  I love the dies, stamps and sentiments!  The dies have an incredible amount of pretty dies you can use with any stamp set.  

On this customer thank you, I started with the new Polished Pink cardstock.  I then cut a piece of Pattern Party (host only) designer series paper with the Color and Contour dies.  I also cut the next smallest die from Basic Black, and then cut it into strips and adhered to the dsp.  I stamped the floral image twice with Memento and Polished Pink, and die cut.  One is adhered to dsp and one is popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment die and stamp are from this bundle as well.  They were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, and I finished with some Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials embellishments.  









You can shop in my store 24/7.  I love to send handmade thank you cards!  Any order of $50 or more is eligible for a gift from me if you use the June Host Code of: MFK2A3VK .  Please don't use the code if your order is $150 or more.  Stampin' Up! will give you rewards for your order and I want you to get them. I will still send you a gift!  If you do receive Stampin' Rewards, be sure to purchase Pattern Party dsp!!  If you need a new catalog, please contact me if you are not working with another demonstrator.  I'll be happy to send a free one out to you.



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Friday, June 04, 2021

Expressions in Ink

 As soon as I saw the new annual catalog cover, I knew I'd be ordering the Expressions in Ink Suite!  Isn't it gorgeous?  I love the colors and the design.

For my card, I used a Polished Pink card base with a Basic White panel.  I gently applied the new In Colors with my Blending Brushes.  Then I die cut the white piece and adhered it over the color. I sort of eyeballed the colors.  You could also use the die to apply the color, but you would have the outline.  Still pretty, but I wanted solid color.  I finished it off with Metallic Pearls (gold) and a sentiment from the Many Messages bundle. I inked that up with Memento black and cut a bunch so I had them ready. I hope this isn't too bright for a sympathy card. Let me know what you think!  

Check back for another Expressions in Ink card soon!










Click to shop at my store 24/7.  Any order of $50 or more is eligible for a gift from me if you use the June Host Code of: MFK2A3VK .  Please don't use the code if your order is $150 or more.  Stampin' Up! will give you rewards for your order and I want you to get them. I will still send you a gift!  If you need a new catalog, please contact me if you are not working with another demonstrator.  I'll be happy to send a free one out to you.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Simply Succulents

The Simply Succulents bundle is a beautiful one!  Not only does it have the incredible images, but it also has a versatile die to use as a background (see second photo).  I had so much fun coloring these in with my Stampin' Blends!  This could be used for just about anything - Birthday, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Congrats, Thanks).  I'd love to know which one you prefer.









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Friday, May 14, 2021

Cocktails, anyone?!!

I love playing with the Nothing's Better Than set!  The little cocktails are so cute.  My husband and I love tropical places and drinks.  I tried to create a card that looked like a pool.  What do you think?  I also created another for my cousin.  She has a pool as well, and her birthday is very close to my husband's.

For my husband's, I used Crumb Cake as a base.  I added a piece of retired braided twine to hide the line between water and wood.  He loves Blue Hawaiians, so I made both drinks blue.  I put the Bermuda Bay piece through the Old World Paper embossing folder.  I thought it looked like water.  Unfortunately, that retired, but I think you could use the Bark embossing folder. I cut the sentiment label with Stitched So Sweetly in Mango Melody, and the Cocktails in Granny Apple Green.  The cocktails were colored in with Stampin' Blends.





For my cousin, I used a Bermuda Bay base, with a piece of wood (crumb cake) that was sitting in my scrap pile forever!  I believe this was send through the Wood Planks embossing folder with Craft White Ink.  She got one of my favorites, a Hurricane (the pinky red drink).  Hope she liked it!
















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