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.

Well, All I Can Say Is… Thanks!

Another Pinterest inspired card. I mixed up the colours a little bit to add my own flair.

I started with a Smokey Slate background. I embossed the sentiment from the retired Massive Thanks stamp set using white embossing powder. I die cut the letters using colours from the Brights Family (Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point & Gorgeous Grape). I placed a sheet of Adhesive Sheets (152334) behind the cardstock before running it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

The inside sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point ink using the same Massive Thanks stamp set.

2021 Graduation Cards

I needed to make a few graduation cards for family & friends. I used the same template for both but changed the focal colour to match their school colours.

The card base was die cut using the Brick & Mortar 3D EF. After I embossed it, I lightly ran the Basic White craft ink pad over it to add a little dimension to the bricks. I die cut the numbers using the retired Large Number dies. I used Basic Gray & retired Galvanized Metallic paper for the numbers. The accents are also retired items; but they give a simple masculine bling that I was looking for.