Pals Blog Hop– Cute Critters

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Cute Critters. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you hop along from Pal to Pal.

As soon I heard the theme of the month was going to be critters, I knew exactly which stamp set I was going to use. I fell in love with the bunny from the Easter Friends stamp set the minute I saw it. My mom is known as the bunny whisper (or the crazy bunny lady…). She has the most well fed bunnies in the Las Vegas area. I could not help but think of her while making this Easter card. Not only was I able to use the cute bunny stamp, but I was also able to use a fun fold template. For additional samples, scroll the very bottom of my blog post.

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 5 ¼ x 6 ¾ card base of Misty Moonlight card stock; scored at the 2 ¾ mark using a Paper Trimmer

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut
Pear Pizzazz card stock to 4 ¼ x 5 ½
Misty Moonlight card stock to 2 ½ x 3 ½
Basic White card stock to 2 7/16 x 3 7/16
You’re a Peach DSP to 5 x 2 ½
Basic White card stock 5 x 3 ¾ (inside)

– Adhere the scored Misty Moonlight cardstock to the Pear Pizzazz card base using adhesive of choice (I used liquid Tombow glue).

– Adhere the You’re a Peach DSP to the Misty Moonlight card stock “flap”.

– Stamp the bunny image onto the 2 7/16 x 3 7/16 Basic White card stock using Smoky Slate ink. Then add a touch of pink to the nose with a Watercolour Pencil. I added a very subtle shadow underneath the bunny with a grey Watercolour Pencil.

– Adhere the stamped bunny image to the Misty Moonlight 2 ½ x 3 ½ card stock

– Adhere the layered stamped bunny image to the “flap”. Be mindful where you are applying the glue! Apply it to the top only.

– Adhere the Basic White card stock 5 x 3 ¾ to the “inside” of the card

– Stamp sentiment of choice in Smoky Slate. (For an added touch, I then embossed the sentiment in clear embossing powder & heat set with the Heat Tool. This technique works best using the Stamparatus to keep it all aligned.)

– I added a few Brushed Brass Butterflies for a subtle bling

– For the final touch, I dressed up the envelope with a coordinating piece of DSP glued to the envelop flap & fussy cut.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 13th. Our theme will be Fabulous Flowers when our Design Team creates a project using any of the many beautiful flowers in our catalogs.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  5. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Pals Blog Hop– Birthday Bash

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Birthday Bash. We really hope that you enjoy & will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, we would appreciate your comments because we enjoy hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

It was really hard to hone in on what stamp set I wanted to use for the Birthday Bash blog hop; so many great choices to pick from. I ended up selecting Brave Vikings because the minute I saw it in the mini Jan-June catalogue I fell in love with the stamp set. Scroll to the end to see more samples using this fun stamp set. The Simply Marbleous DSP (Desingers Series Paper) is FREE during Sale-a-bration with qualifiting $50 orders.

January 4 – February 28
Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts at the $50 & $100 levels (total before shipping & tax).  No limit to how many gifts you can earn based on increments of $50 or $100. 

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Basic White Thick card stock; scored at the 4 ¼ mark using a Paper Trimmer

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut

Pale Papaya cardstock to 3 ⅞ x 5 ⅛

Basic Grey cardstock to 3 ¾ x 5

Simply Marbleous DSP 2 ¼ x 4 ¾ (FREE Sale-a-bration item with $50 purchase)

– Adhere the Pale Papaya cardstock to the Basic White card base using adhesive of choice (I used liquid Tombow glue)

– Run the piece of Basic Grey cardstock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder

– Adhere the dry embossed Basic Grey cardstock to the Pale Papaya layer

– Adhere the Simply Marbleous DSP to the Basic Grey layer; aligning it more towards the top

– Run a piece of New Horizons DSP using the largest Layering Circle die (3″) through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

– Stamp the viking from the Brave Vikings stamp set in Memento Ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. 

 – Colour the Viking using Stamping Blends.

– Run the coloured viking through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the 2 ⅞ Layering Circle die

– Adhere the viking circle to the New Horizon DSP circle using adhesive of choice

– Adhered the layered circles to the card base using Stampin’ Dimentionals

– Stamp the sentiment from the Brave Vikings stamp set in Memento Ink onto a piece of ¾ x 2 ½ Basic White cardstock; then punch one side using the Banners Pick a Punch punch

– Adhere the punched sentiment onto the cardbase using Stampin’ Dimentionals

– For an added subtle bling I used a touch of Wink of Stell on the blade of his sword & a Brushed Metallic Dot to the shield

A few other samples using the Brave Vikings stamp set can be seen after the blog hop line up below; just keep scrolling down.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 9th. Our theme will be Cute Critters where our Design Team creates a project with any kind of animals, birds, butterflies or insects.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  5. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  6. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  16. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  20. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  21. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Pals Blog Hop–Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop in 2022! This month, the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We really hope that you enjoy & will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Happy New Year & good bye to 2021!

Whelp, I did it. I took the cheeriest dies & Designers Series Paper (DSP) & made a sympathy card. 30+ years of being an oncology nurse does bring out the darkside… I make cards for a local mailpost store. The owner is always asking for pet sympathy cards. As soon as I saw all the rainbows in the new mini catalogue & Sale-A-Bration (SAB) brochure, I knew exactly how I was going to use them. Scroll to the bottom for more samples.

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Basic White Thick card stock

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper to 3 ¾ x 5

– Run the largest Brilliant Rainbow die through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the following colours of cardstock:  Petal Pink, Pale Papaya, So Saffron & Soft Seafoam

– Time to make your rainbow by adhering the die cut coloured cardstock to the DSP card base with adhesive of choice (I like to use the liquid Tombow glue)

– Adhere the card front to the card base using adhesive of choice (again, I used the liquid Tombow glue)

– Stamp the sentiment from the Special Moments stamp set in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock.  Cover with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder & set with a Heat Tool. 


– Punch out the sentiment using the Cloud punch

– Adhere the sentiment cloud using Stampin’ Dimensionals

– For an added touch of subtle bling, use a few Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

For the next sample, I used the same recipe but instead of using the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, I used the Simply Marbleous DSP. Both sets of DSP & the Special Moments stamp set are all part of the Sale-A-Bration event. Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting promotions of the year, running through February 28, 2022. During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn FREE product with qualifying orders of $50 or $100.

For the final sample, I used the same recipe. But instead of using the soft subtle colours, I went with a more cheery colour set using Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody & Flirty Flamingo cardstock to build the rainbow. The sentiment is from the After the Storm stamp set in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. I stamped it in Basic Grey ink then using my Stamparatus, I stamped it again in Versamark Ink, covered it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder & set with a Heat Tool. Then punched it out with the Cloud Punch & adhered using Dimensionals.

Which is your favourite??

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on February 9th. Our theme will be Birthday Bash when our team creates birthday projects to celebrate our family & friends.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Pals Blog Hop–Home for the Holidays Treat Bags

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Home for the Holidays”. We really hope that you enjoy & are inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I am so ready to be “home for the holidays”. Due to 2020 Covid travel restrictions, we did not gather as a family last year; along with so many others who had altered holiday celebrations. This year, I am ready to gather & to be together!

For this month’s theme, I made a variety of fun treat bags filled with a Lindor chocolate treat. Because you cannot have enough chocolate, right? Let me know which treat bag is your favourite.

Step by Step Tutorial for the Treat Bag-


Start with a piece of DSP cut 4″x6″. On the 6″ side, I scored at 1 ¾, 2 ¾, 4 ½ & 5 ½ . Rotate clockwise then score at the 1″ mark. Burnish all the score lines with a bone folder.

On the 6″ side, cut up to the 1″ score lines. Cut off the right rectangle & discard. Miter the edges of the 1″ tabs & miter the edges on the 4″ side tab as well.

Apply Tombow liquid glue to the 4″ side tab, then fold over to seal & create the treat bag.

Glue the bottom flaps together using Tombow liquid glue. Use the fat end of a bone folder to help press the flaps together & give the bottom a good seal.

Once the glue is set, pinch the sides of the bag together, using the Take a Pick paper piercer tool, poke 2 holes for the ribbon. VERY IMPORTANT STEP- make sure you fill the bag with your treat of choice before tying the top closed with ribbon! Unless you love untying tiny knots…

Snowflake Treat Bag
– Beautify of the Earth DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Die cut Silver Foil Speciality Pack paper using the Stitched Snowflakes dies
– Elegant Faceted Gems to add a little extra bling
– White ⅜” Glittered Organdy ribbon

Penguin Treat Bag
– Pattern Party DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen cardstock die cut using the Christmas Tree dies
– Penguin- Penguin punch, Basic Black cardstock, Basic White cardstock, Penguin Place stamp set, Memento Black ink, Penguin punch.
– Scarf- Basic White cardstock, Penguin Place stamp set, Real Red ink, fussy cut.
– 1 ½” Metallic Mesh ribbon

Pinecone Treat Bag
– Tidings of Christmas DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Pine cone- Crumb Cake cardstock, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede ink, Christmas Season stamp set & Seasonal Labels dies
– Holly leaves- Soft Succulent cardstock, Evening Evergreen ink, Merriest Moments stamp set & Merriest Frames dies
– Sprigs using 2021-2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum, Flowers of Home die (SNEAK PEEK)
– Artisitry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins for the added bling
– Evening Evergreen ⅜” Open Weave ribbon

Poinsettia Treat Bag
– Tidings of Christmas DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Basic White cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink, Merriest Moments stamp set & Merriest Frames dies
– Evening Evergreen & Soft Succulent cardstock, Christmas Pinecone dies; snip out the sprigs you want to use
– Opal Rounds to the poinsettia centre & Gold Holly Leaves in the wreath
– Cherry Cobbler & Gold ½” ribbon

I used Lindor limited edition Hot Cocoa dark chocolate truffles to fill the treat bags.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on December 8th. Our theme will be “My Favourite Things” with our design team showcasing some of their favourite products from any catalog they choose.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  7. Annette Elliott at AESTAMPS A LATTE
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping  ← You are here

Pals Blog Hop– Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects, Lavender Gift Box

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. We really hope that you enjoy & will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This month’s theme is all about fun folds & 3D projects. With the holidays knocking on our doors, I thought I would get a jump start on some holiday gifts. For anyone who knows me, knows I love lavender. I am still in denial that summer has come to an end even though I was out all weekend winterizing the yard. With everyone washing their hands with a little more intensity these days, I thought lavender hand cream would make a great gift in the cold winter months ahead.

Step By Step Tutorial-

Box Instructions


Cut In Good Taste DSP 7 x 8 ¼


Score on the long side (8 ¼) at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″; burnish the score lines with a bone folder


Score on the short side (7) at 2″; burnish the score lines with a bone folder


Cut on the vertical lines (2, 4, 6, 8) up to the 2″ score line. Cut off the tiny rectangle & discard


Apply Tombow liquid glue to the ¼” scored area, then fold over to seal & create the box


Glue the bottom flaps together using Tombow liquid glue. Use the fat end of a bone folder to help press the flaps together & give them a good seal.

Lid Instructions


Cut Hand Penned DSP 4 ½ x 4 ½


Score 1 ¼ on all 4 sides; burnish the score lines with a bone folder


Cut the vertical lines on 2 of the sides up to the score line; miter the edges on the 1 ¼” squares


Use Tombow liquid glue to glue the edges to form the lid


Creating the Lavender Bouquet

Die cut the “lavender” from the Harvest dies using watercolour paper.

Water colour the “lavender” using the medium round tip water painter brush using Highland Heather & Old Olive inks.

Once the paper is dry, snip apart to create 3 lavender sprigs. Then, using Tombow liquid glue, build the lavender bouquet.

Cut the linen thread to your desired lengh x2. Pull the threads apart, then tie into a “messy” bow around the lavender bouquet. Trim to desired length.

Adhere the bouquet to the DSP box

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 10th. Our theme will be “Home for the Holidays” when our Design Team creates a project to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Diana Carr at Secret Life of Paper
  14. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda