Pals Blog Hop: Critter Cards & Mystery Blog Candy!

Pals Blog Hop 10 Year 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.  I’m participating!!

You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Welcome Easter Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

These cute critters from the Welcome Easter Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!, part of the 2020 Mini Catalog, are so much fun to color!  I created 3 cards, each with a different image from the stamp set!  I will be sharing the other two cards in the next few days.  Check back to see the chick and the sheep!  They are adorable!

Welcome Easter Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock  to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Crop a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock using a die-cutting and embossing machine and one of the Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle dies. Cut to 2 in wide and adhere to the card base as shown. 

Use a Paper Trimmer to cut a piece Whisper White Cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5.  Adhere to a 3 13/16 x 5 1/16 piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Zip through a die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside the 3D Subtle Embossing Folder. 

Use the Medium Daisy Punch to crop notches 3/4″ in from the left, on both top and bottom of the embossed pieces.  Double wrap with Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine that has been separated to two threads, securing with a bow. 

Add elements of Blushing Bride Cardstock and 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to the upper left corner as shown. 

Cut a 3/8 x 2 3/16 piece of Blushing Bride 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and adhere it to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that has been cropped with the largest Stitched So Sweetly label die. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink as shown. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the bunny in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock. Color with the following Stampin’ Blends:  Light & Dark Smoky Slate, Light & Dark Flirty Flamingo, Color Lifter. Snip with Paper Snips and adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Color a Pearl Basic Jewel with a Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend. Adhere to the bow as shown. 

Welcome Easter Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

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 showcases projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!


March 2020 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


  1. Pat Stewart

    Very nice. You always do such a beautiful job!

    • Lora

      This card is very pretty. You seem to always come up with the cutest ideas. I was looking for something for Easter.
      The bunny is adorable, this will make a very pretty blue card for a Grandchild. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards.

    • Lynne

      So cute! Love the bunny. Colors are perfect for spring.

  2. Jackie Beers

    The bunny is the cutest! This is a perfect card for me.

    • Teresa Harper

      Such an adorable card!

  3. Patricia Allison

    A darling card with beautiful design and coloring! So glad you were chosen as an Artisan designer! Your work is lovely!

  4. Ariel

    This is adorable. I love that little bunny. Clever to punch the notch for the twine!

  5. Mary C.

    Thanks for the PDF, I will be making this card soon.

  6. Debra

    Oh, your bunny is adorable! Such a pretty, feminine card. I could see this being a lovely baby card as well.

  7. Debstamps

    Always great to see how you put your own stamp on things Stesha! So many textures and details to admire here!

  8. Cynthia Meador

    Sweetly simple!

  9. Janice Hilton

    Adorable, fresh and so spring!

  10. Linda

    Such a cute card. Absolutely love the focal image on the sentiment piece. Just perfect

  11. Karen in Florida

    You card is adorable! I love that bunny! Nothing cuter than a bunny and pink checked paper. I love all your extra little touches!

  12. Kathy Oertle

    I guess I better get hopping on doing Easter cards! This one is so cute and I never thought about the notch for the twine!

  13. Cindy o

    This card is precious! I love your work! Thank you.

  14. Kim

    What a creative use of the stitched shapes dies!

  15. Pamela Sadler

    So sweet. I can see this as a baby card.

  16. Kate S

    SO cute–love this little bunny.

  17. Dawn MacKay

    Such a cute and fun card! Love the soft colors.

  18. Michelle Mallett

    What a clean and classy card, so fresh!

  19. Janeen

    Adorable card, love it!

  20. Jen Roque

    Gorgeous card Stesha! That bunny is too cute, thanks for sharing!

  21. Linda White

    Sweet bunny! Love your card

  22. JoAnn Burnham

    So sweet and adorable. Love your coloring of the cute bunny.

  23. Karen Hallam

    Cute as can be, Stesha! Love all the design elements!

  24. Phyllis S

    Precious card.

  25. Lin Hense

    Love the way you have used the die. That bunny just is so stinkin cute.

  26. Jeanie H Stark

    Such a sweet bunny! Your coloring with Blends is exceptional! I need to practice more!!!

  27. Susan Beranek

    I’m loving this Blog HOP …Thanks for sharing such a CUTE card !

  28. Pat Crocker

    A stunning card—so fresh and pretty!

  29. MaryB

    Such a cute card and also so simple, yet gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. Judi Beran

    Cute! thanks for the inspiration

  31. Jody

    Such a cute Easter card! Love the bunny!

  32. Beth B

    Such a cute bunny card!

  33. Karen L

    I love that stamp set. It can be used for many different occasions. You did a beautiful job of coloring. I have been resisting purchasing the blends but I am seeing so many great ideas with wonderful colors (so much better then with the pens) that I might have to break down & give it a try. Great Job!!

    • Verna Hardwick

      Love this card! So cute!

  34. JoAnn Porter

    Cute bunny Easter card

  35. Denise Wekwert

    That little bunny is so sweet, and I love how you colored it. Great job.

    • Stesha Bloodhart

      Hi Denise,
      Congratulations! You are the winner of my mystery blog candy. Please email me your address and I will pop it in the mail ASAP. Thanks for commenting.

  36. suzy mcbride

    This is very cute. Paper crafting is my passion, too.

  37. Elaine Holland

    I love the bunny bad your card is beautiul

  38. Tricia Chuba

    Stesha, such a sweet little bunny!

  39. Debbie Nickerson

    Adorable Easter card!

  40. Robin Daus

    Great coloring on the bunny!

  41. Peggy Hendricks

    Love your blog, Stesha!!! Thanks for the PDFs and great inspirations. Your card is adorable!

  42. Sue Seipel

    love your card.

  43. Lisa Slonecker

    This card just makes me say “Awwwww”. I love it!


    Adorable bunny. Love paper crafting too,

  45. Laurie Taylor

    Cute card. I love the way you colored the bunny.

  46. Kathy Beemer

    This card makes me go…. “awwww….” 🙂

  47. Linda Patti

    Sweet card, love that bunny!

  48. Mary F. Darmino

    Love the notched idea to hold the twine in place.

  49. Debbie Mageed

    Cute, cute, cute!! Oh, Stesha, this card could really be used for any occasion. Love it!

  50. Carla

    Love your card!

  51. Pat C.

    Cute card, love that bunny!

  52. Angie Latham

    Sweet card!

  53. Dacia Smith

    Adorable card, love the bunny and the Pleased as Punch DSP. Had fun hopping along this evening, thanks for the inspiration.

  54. Ann Murray

    Adorable. my favorite is the twine over the banner and the trimmed label.

  55. Rae Burnet

    Such a sweet little bunny and card Stesha.

  56. Carol B.

    Oh, how I love the pink and gray combination!

  57. Dana M

    Ack, super sweet little bunny! Adorable card design and amazing details – awesome!

  58. Su Mohr

    Your bunny card is so cute, Stesha! I can’t wait to see the next two critters!

  59. Leslie M. Ramer

    What an adorable card!! All the little details make it a stunning, adorable, well made card. I love it!

  60. Patty S. of Ohio

    Love the softness of this card! Could also be used as a baby card! Adorable!

  61. Elise

    What a cute bunny! The blending is very well done!

  62. Mindy

    Very cute Easter card. Love the bunny.

  63. Melinda Matthews

    What a sweet card! Love your color combination.

  64. Geann K

    I love this stamp set. Cute card.

  65. Jane Trafton Winch

    Pretty card. Simple and happy.


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