Pals Blog Hop! Holly Jolly Christmas & Northern Lights

Pals Blog Hop July 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party  – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle & Snow Globe Scenes Dies from Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop

Ok, I have to confess, my creation for today’s blog hop is not a fun fold.  Fun folds are not my forte and I decided that I am going to focus on the “retiring” portion of the hop instead.  So….today’s creation uses the following retiring and carryover products: 

RETIRING: Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle

CARRYOVER:  Still Scenes Bundle. 

The Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle is available until January 2, 2020 or While Supplies Last, whichever comes first!  The Still Scenes Bundle has made 

Copper Tea Tins from Stampin' Up! 3X3 Card holder created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team Member

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock  to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Use a Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Use an Aqua Painter along with Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry Ink to create the night sky background. Note: I first apply water to the Shimmery White Cardstock, then I apply Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry Ink in an upward motion.  Set aside to dry completely.

Use the edge die from the In The Woods Dies along with a die-cutting and embossing machine to crop a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. Note: You will have to crop two pieces and piece them together. I covered the crease with a set of trees.  Add a light shadow of Smoky Slate Cardstock with an Aqua Painter.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the group of trees (Holly Jolly Christmas) three times in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Color with an Aqua Painter and Shaded Spruce Ink. Snip with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Crop the church (Snow Globe Scenes Dies) using Shimmery White Cardstock.  Shade with Smoky Slate and add lights with Crushed Curry Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter. Adhere together and to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Crop a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. Add shading with an Aqua Painter and Smoky Slate Classic Ink.  Adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional. 

Crop a piece of Basic Black Cardstock with the die from Jolly Seasons Dies.  Add glitter with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush.  Adhere as shown with Snail Adhesive (to the moon) and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp “Believe” in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool.  Snip with Paper Snips and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle & Snow Globe Scenes Dies from Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun!

 
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Pals Blog Hop – Copper Tea Tin & 3×3 Cards!

Pals Blog Hop July 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Layer It Up”  – showcasing our favorite Designer Series Paper and embellishments.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Copper Tea Tins from Stampin' Up! 3X3 Card holder created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team Member

I cannot believe it took me this long to purchase and create with the Copper Tea Tins from the Annual Catalog.   The fact that they have been available for a year-and-a-half and I never bothered to add them an order until now completely baffles me!  First, I had no idea they came in a set of FOUR and that they were sized to fit 3 x 3 note cards.  Shows how much I paid attention.  Second, they pair perfectly with the stunningly, gorgeous and ever-so-popular Brightly Gleaming Suite.  My creations today show you just how well they work together!

Copper Tea Tins from Stampin' Up! 3X3 Card holder created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team Member

Begin by wrapping a 2 1/2 x 12 piece of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper around a Copper Tea Tin, securing it with Tear & Tape Adhesive. (Leave the seam in the front so that it will be covered by the focal point you will create in the next step).

Crop a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using a die-cutting and embossing machine and the largest Stitched Shapes Circle die. Adhere with Snail Adhesive. 

Pop out four sprigs from Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements. Adhere around the circle die-cut using Mini Glue Dots that has been rolled between your fingers to remain hidden behind the sprigs. 

Adhere three Star Designer Elements as shown.  (LOVE these elements, a must-have).

Wrap the top with the 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon, securing it with Mini Glue Dots.  Tie a bow and adhere as shown with a Mini Glue Dot.  (It is easier to tie a bow separately so that you can manipulate it to show the words in the proper direction).

Use a Clear Block D (or a Stamparatus) to stamp the largest ornament (Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Gold Foil that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy.  Cover with Copper (or Clear) Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. 

Crop with the coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment in Pretty Peacock Ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Snip with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Copper Tea Tins from Stampin' Up! 3X3 Card holder created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team Member

Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock to 6″ x 11″.  Score at 3″, rotate and cut every 3″ to create THREE 3″ x 3″ card bases. 

Cut three pieces of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper to a 2 7/8 square.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive. 

Crop three pieces of Copper Foil with a die-cutting machine and the largest Stitched Shape Square Die.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Crop three pieces of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper with a die-cutting machine and the 2nd largest Stitched Shape Square Die.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use a Clear Block C (or a Stamparatus) to stamp the smallest ornament (Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Gold Foil that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy.  Cover with Copper (or Clear) Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. 

Crop with the coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment in Pretty Peacock Ink or Night of Navy Ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Snip with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie three bows of 1/4″ Copper Trim (currently on backorder) and adhere with Mini Glue Dots. 

Pals Blog Hop: Merry Moose Christmas Card

Pals Blog Hop July 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “My Favorite Season”  – showcasing our favorite stamps and supplies for our holiday project.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

When I think of my Favorite Holiday, I think of Christmas and Buffalo Plaid!  So I had to create a card using my favorite Christmas Decor!  Buffalo Plaid and Moose!  Something I have been decorating with for years.  I love the rustic vibe and cabin feel.  My closet and Christmas Decor accentuate my #madforplaid obsession and I absolutely love when I can decorate with it! 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2. 

Zip the entire card base through a die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  

Crop a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock with the 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 Stitched Rectangle Die.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the Buffalo Check Background Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  Cut to 3 1/4 x 5 1/4.  Adhere to a 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of the woodgrain Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, leaving just 1/4 visible.  Distress all edges by folding inward.  

Wrap 4 loops of Linen Thread around the Buffalo Check as shown, securing with Snail Adhesive.  Create a 4 loop bow and adhere as shown with a Mini Glue Dot. 

Crop the “Merry Christmas” using a die-cutting and embossing machine, Basic Black Cardstock and the Merry Christmas Dies.  Adhere with snipped-to-size Mini Black Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the moose (Merry Moose) using the Stamparatus, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (outline) and Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.  Crop with the coordinating Moose Punch.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

What kind of decor do you use?  Rustic? Modern? Trendy?  Are the Merry Moose Bundle and Buffalo Check Background Stamp part of your craft room?

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 13th, when we showcase projects with layers of DSP and embellishments for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

 

Pals Blog Hop: It’s the Sentiment That Counts!

Pals Blog Hop July 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts”  – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

My hubby’s 46th birthday was on Monday and I made him this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This stamp set was inspired by 2 million dollar sales acheiver, Mary Polcin.  I had the honor of meeting her at the April 2019 Minneapolis OnStage, where we both presented.  Her presentation was introducing the 1200+ demonstrators in attendence to this stamp set.  The sentiment meant everything to her and it means the same to me.  ” You are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think, and LOVED more than you know. A.A. Milne”

Everyone needs to hear these words every now and then, and I thought it was a good time for my hubby to hear them. 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 5 1/4 x 4.  Apply Night of Navy (sky) and Mossy Meadow (ground) Classic Ink as shown with an Aqua Painter.  Allow to dry completely.

Gently rub the Night Navy portion with an Embossing Buddy.  Stamp the sentiments (Rustic Retreat & Itty Bitty Birthdays) in Versamark Ink onto the Night of Navy portion as shown.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. Adhere to the card base with Snail Adhesive. 

Squeeze some ink from a Whisper White Craft Refill onto a Clear Block B.  Grab with an Aqua Painter, trying not to squeeze out water, and flick onto the Night of Navy portion until you obtain the coverage desired. 

Stamp the cabin and tree line (Rustic Retreat) in Jet Black Stāzon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Ink Refills:  Mossy Meadow (trees),  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, & Sahara Sand (cabin). Snip with Paper Snips and adhere as shown with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

If you would prefer the splatter of white (stars) were a little brighter colored, you could flick with Versamark Ink and cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I would just recommend covering the areas you are planning on placing the sentiment covered so that the sentiment can be applied to a clean area and remains readable. 

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

Just remember, when you watercolor, it isn’t necessary to stay within the lines and keep the edges clean.  Of course, it is always personal preference, but I like the look of going outside the lines.  A little imperfection can make a project feel a little more handmade. 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Pals Blog Hop: Wildly Happy Mini Curvy Keepsakes

Pals Blog Hop July 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ August Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that adds beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

I have several new 2019 Holiday Catalog products tempting me, so I decided to create something that I could use as a sneak peek paired with something current.  It resulted in Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower favors.  The Mini Curvy Keepsake box is available to customers on September 4, 2019 when the Holiday Catalog goes live.  I paired it with the currently available Wildly Happy Cling Stamp Set and Stitched Labels Dies. I happen to think they pair perfectly, you?

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

Cut a piece of Perennial Essence 12 x 12 Vellum Cardstock down to 6 x 6 pieces, then zip through a die-cutting machine with the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Die. Fold at the score lines, tuck a little something inside and assemble (easy peasy). 

Use a Clear Block B to stamp the “little one” sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock.  Crop with the stitched heart die from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies as shown.  Adhere, with a Mini Glue Dot, to a circle die (Stitched Labels Die) of Whisper White Cardstock.  Tie to the handle of the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box with Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, securing with a bow. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the bunny images in Jet Black Stāzon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter, So Saffron, and Petal Pink Classic Ink…with a touch of Smoky Slate.  Snip with Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add a Frosted Flower Embellishment, as well as the small Pearl Basic Jewels, as shown.  Colored with Dark So Saffron and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends as needed.  

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

The Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies are perfectly sized for tiny treats, such a a single Ferrero Rocher, a Lindor Truffle, or similar.  What will you tuck inside?

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

I love the softness of the Vellum Cardstock. I colored the bunnies and added the embellishments to coordinate with the Perennial Essence 12 x 12 Vellum Cardstock.  Since the cardstock is 12 x 12, you can get 4 Mini Curvy Keepsake Boxes out of one sheet!  YAY!

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

Pals Blog Hop: Mixing It Up With Walruses

Pals Blog Hop July 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” –  adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

We'll Walrus be Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

As I stumbled upon the We’ll Walrus Be Friends Stamp Set in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, I just knew I had to have it!  The adorable images and pun-worthy phrases brought an instant smile to my face and a laugh out loud chuckle. I hope that my creation does the same to you.  My “Mixing It Up” comes from the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, which was stepped-up with some Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter. 

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

Zip a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Vellum Cardstock through a die-cutting machine tucked inside the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder.   Adhere to the card base with Snail Adhesive added to the center (to keep it hidden).

Zip a 4 x 4 3/4 piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper through a die-cutting machine tucked inside the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere to a 4 1/8 x 4 7/8 piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Use an Aqua Painter, Seaside Spray & Pacific Point Classic Inks to add color to the watercolor paper.  After the color has dried completely, flick droplets of water from an Aqua Painter onto the watercolor paper.  Wait 30 seconds, then soak up the droplets with a paper towel. 

Use the largest Stitched Nested Label Die to crop a piece of Vellum Cardstock.  Fold in half, wrap with White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhere to the top of the watercolor paper (Snail Adhesive on the backside, Stampin’ Dimensionals on the frontside, placed strategically to hide behind the walruses.   Secure the baker’s twine with a bow.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the walruses and fish in Jet Black Stazōn Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Inks:  Seaside Spray & Pacific Point (ice/water), Soft Suede (walruses), Mango Melody (fish), & Smoky Slate (seagull). Snip with Paper Snips and adhere as shown…Stampin’ Dimensionals for the Walruses and Mini Glue Dots for the fish.

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy. Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. Snip to size and separate.  Adhere as shown with Snail Adhesive. 

We'll Walrus be Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

I absolutely love how the color in the waves turned out.  Don’t be afraid to mix color on the canvas and also add drops of water to lighten it up or create a cool effect.  If I were to create this card again, I think I would stamp the fish directly on the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  This is a new item to Stampin’ Up! and I have to say it is a dream to work with.  It doesn’t warp, it cuts like butter, and it grabs color like a sponge.  I am so happy that I ordered it!

We'll Walrus be Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

I love the subtleness of the Vellum Cardstock.  Even though you can see much of it on the card base (it’s peeking out the edges, embossed with waves) or the Stitched Nested Label at the top (a placeholder for the gang of walruses) it adds just the right touch to my project. 

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