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.

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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– 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

Pals Blog Hop – Thinking Thanks and Peace Sentiment Focus

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Sentiment as a focal point.” 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. 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 to focus on the sentiment. This was a simple decision for me, fall is all about giving thanks. And after the last year & a half, there is so much to be thankful for! The Thinking Thanks & Peace stamp set covers all the bases for staple sentiments through the holiday season & beyond.

This card may look complicated but it is super simple thanks to the cut & emboss machine to help create all those gorgeous fall coloured layers.

Step By Step Tutorial-

Begin with a 8 ½ x 5 ½ card base of thick Basic White card stock; scored at 4 ¼.

Adhere a 4 x 5 ¼ piece of Cork Specialty Paper to the card base as shown with Tombow liquid glue. 

Die cut greenery from the Forever Flourishing dies in Mossy Meadow cardstock.

Die cut branches x2 from the Harvest dies in Early Espresso cardstock.

Die cut the florals (2 different ones) from the Harvest dies on Water Colour paper.

To colour the flowers on the floral stem, I used Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral & Crushed Curry. I used a “C” block then directly added ink from the ink pad. I used the “medium” sized Water Painter brush to colour the flowers. I use the same technique for the stem using Mossy Meadow.
For the second floral, I used Bumblebee for the floral part & Early Espresso for the stem part using the same “C” block technique.
Once water coloured, set aside to completely dry.

I used paper snips to separate the Bumblebee florals but they could be left all together.

Now comes the super fun part, making the bouquet! I used Tombow liquid glue & the Silicone Craft Sheet to help build the bouquet. I put a little bit of Tombow on the back of the centre flower then starting building working towards the back.

Once you have the bouquet as you like, adhere it to the Cork Specialty Paper using more Tombow liquid glue.

Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock in Early Espresso; then fussy cut the sentiment to your liking.

I coloured the wheat using the Water Colour pencil in Crushed Curry.

Adhere the fussy cut sentiment to the card front using Mini Dimensionals.

Add a subtle bling to the card with a few Brushed Metallic Dots.

I did not want to send a “naked” envelope. To remedy that, I stamped a floral image from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set on the front using Bumblebee ink. On the envelop flap, using Tombow liquid glue, I adhered a piece of Neutrals 6×6 DSP in Mossy Meadow (see top photo for the flap) then fussy cut it.

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 October 13th. Our theme will be Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects when participants showcase fun fold cards or 3D items that will be great for any occasion. 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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin
  5. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  21. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards
  22. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  25. Kim Webb at Just Paper, LLC

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Happy Birthday to my beautiful friend

I saw this on Pinterest & have wanted to make one of these cards using the Tailored Tag punch.

I used the retiring Hydrangea Hill DSP & the new Ombre Specialty Paper (155784). I layered the punched tags onto a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Friends Are Like Seashells (158203)in Gorgeous Grape onto the Hydrangea Hill DSP. I wrapped a piece of the retiring Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon around the top layer. However, I popped up the stamped sentiment tag using dimensionals over the ribbon. In the upper left corner, I added a few Pastel Pearls (154571) for the subtle bling touch.