Pals Blog Hop – Focus on the Sentiment With Words of Cheer

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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.

Happy Holidays Card using the Words of Cheer Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot!

I’m not one to do many fun-fold projects (that is the theme for next month’s blog hop), but I had the idea of using the Basic Borders Dies to make the gatefold design even more “fun”.  I love how it turned out and I have a few other creations started using some of the other Basic Borders Dies to create more gatefold designs. Stay tuned! 

Words of Cheer Bundle from Stampin' Up! Gatefold card using Basic Borders Dies by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Words of Cheer Die Bundle 156389 by Stampin' Up! Order Online with Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

The Words of Cheer Bundle includes the Words of Cheer Stamp Set and the Christmas Cheer Dies.

WORDS OF CHEER PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Send some holiday spirit with your Christmas cards this year with the Words of Cheer Stamp Set! This stamp set comes with a variety of Christmas sentiments that are perfect for classic Christmas cards. Or get creative and repeatedly stamp the various sentiments on plain paper to make your very own customized gift-wrapping paper.

CHRISTMAS CHEER DIES
Let your Christmas cheer pop off the page with the Christmas Cheer Dies! This die set comes with festive foliage to decorate your chosen sentiment.

Words of Cheer Happy Holidays Gatefold Card - Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
my step by step free hootorial

Begin with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock.  Score at 2 1/4 and 6 3/8.  Fold both towards the center of the card (gatefold). 

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Basic Borders Die to crop the edges off each end of the gatefold.

TIP: I used washi tape to hold my dies in place and keep the top of the curve right on the edge of the cardstock. 

Layer and adhere a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Basic White Cardstock to a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Basic Black Cardstock together and to the inside of the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the center. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the floral Image in Versamark Ink onto the flaps of the gatefold and one more time onto a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.  Cover all with Black Basic Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Tap to remove the excess, set with a Heat Tool. 

Cut a 1 1/4 x 9 inch piece of Basic Black Cardstock and wrap around the center of the gatefold card base, adhere together (not the card) on the front side with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Double Wrap with White Essentials Baker’s Twine, securing with a bow. 

Color the embossed image on the Shimmery White Cardstock with a Water Painter, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow Classic Inks.  Crop with the coordinating Christmas Cheer Die.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the “Happy” and “Holidays” sentiments in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with White Basics Stampin’ Emboss Power.  Tap to remove excess.  Set with a Heat Tool.  Cut out closely with Paper Snips.  Adhere with snipped-to-size Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Embellish with Matte Black Dots.  

Words of Cheer Bundle from Stampin' Up! Fun Gatefold card using Basic Borders Dies by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Pals Blog Hop – My Happiest Season – Buffalo Plaid

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. 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.

Create this Christmas Themed Scrapbook Page with Stampin' Up! Gift Giving Dies & Peaceful Prints FREE DSP. Page by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

It has been a long time since I have created a scrapbook page.   I just had to create a page to share “My Favorite Season” which just happens to be….can you guess?  Buffalo Plaid Season!  As most of you that follow me know, I am #madforbuffaloplaid!  So when the Buffalo Check Background Stamp was retired with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, I knew I would have to get my fix from something else…then along came the Peaceful Prints 12×12 Designer Series Paper (Item 156628) which can be earned for FREE with a qualifying purchase ($50 before shipping & tax) between now and September 30! 

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For Christmas 2020, Santa brought me a Buffalo Plaid Gnome!  I was so excited, I had my hubby take a picture with it…still wearing my Buffalo Plaid PJs of course. (Never mind the messy hair and smudged makeup). 

Create this Christmas Themed Scrapbook Page with Stampin' Up! Playful Alphabet Dies & Peaceful Prints FREE DSP. Page by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Begin with a 12×12 piece of Basic White Cardstock.

Use the Paper Trimmer to cut the Garden Green Tree Print Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper at an angle (5″ top x 9″ side).

Cut another piece at an angle, but this time from the bottom (4″ bottom x 7″ side).

Use a Bone Folder to distress the angled edge.  Adhere to the page with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Adhere a piece of Buffalo Plaid Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper to a Foam Adhesive Sheet.

Use the Playful Alphabet Dies, along with a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the “Merry Christmas”.  TIP: Use Washi or Painters Tape to hold the dies in place so you can ensure a straight cut that follows the plaid pattern.

Remove the adhesive backing and adhere to the page as shown.

Use a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the following:

  • Buffalo Plaid: Two Large Square-ended Tags (Tailor Made Tags Dies), Three Snowflakes (Giving Gifts Dies)
  • Whisper White: One Large Square-ended Tag (Tailor Made Tags Dies), Three Snowflakes (Giving Gifts Dies)
  • Basic Black: One Large Square-ended Tag (Tailor Made Tags Dies), Santa Scene Inside the Tag (Giving Gifts Dies)

Distress the edges of the tags with a Bone Folder.  Thread a piece of Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon through all four pieces, securing in place with a bow of Black Baker’s Twine (Essentials Pack). 

Add a 4×4 Photo adhered to a 4×4 piece of distressed Buffalo Plaid Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.

Adhere the tag and photo to the page as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Adhere the snowflakes as shown with Mini Glue Dots. 

Embellish with more Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon and Matte Black Dots.  

Create this Christmas Themed Scrapbook Page with Stampin' Up! Gift Giving Dies & Peaceful Prints FREE SALE-A-BRATION DSP. Page by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Pals Blog Hop – Nature’s Harvest Thank You Card

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden” where our design team showcases projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene. 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. Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Nature's Harvest Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Available August 3, 2021. Thank you card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

I am excited to share a first look at the soon-to-be-released Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set (part of the Nature’s Harvest Bundle) from the 2021 July – December Mini Catalog, which begins August 3, 2021!

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Nature's Harvest Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Available August 3, 2021. Thank you card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot

Begin by cutting a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  Distress the edges with a Bone Folder. 

Stamp the Black-Eyed Susan image in Versamark Ink onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Cover with clear embossing powder and set with a Heat Tool.

Color with a Water Painter and the following Classic Inks:

  • Balmy Blue (background)
  • Mango Melody (petals)
  • Soft Suede (flower centers)
  • Old Olive (stems & leaves)

Use a Paper Trimmer to cut to 3 3/4 x 5.  Distress the edges with a Bone Folder.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Soft Suede Cardstock.  Cover with clear embossing powder and set with a Heat Tool.

Crop with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine along with the Messages die.

Adhere loops of Linen Thread to the back with Stampin’ Seal +.

Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Embellish with Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

Nature's Harvest Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Available August 3 Thank you card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot

Pals Blog Hop – Stamparatus Tip for Builder Punches

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle from Stampin' Up! Thank You Card by Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot!

I am so excited that the Sweet Strawberry Bundle is finally back in stock. YAY!

I wanted to show you my tip for using the Stamparatus and a Post-It Note to create a template to quickly crop all images with the coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch.

NOTE: This process can be used with all builder punches.  

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  1.  Use the builder punch to crop a Post-It Note. 
  2. Place the Post It Note on a piece of Small Grid Paper on the plate of the Stamparatus. 
  3. Place the first stamp within the cropped area, getting as close to the center of the area as possible. 
  4. Grab the stamp with the Stamparatus Plate.  
  5. Repeat for all stamps needed for the coordinating punch. 
  6. Double-check placement by taking the Post It Note and laying it over the stamps on the Stamparatus Plate (photo on the left). 
  7. Stamp onto the grid paper and lay the Post It Note over the top, confirming proper placement (photo on right). 
  8. Proceed with stamping and quickly cropping the images for your project. 
Thank You card using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Begin by cutting a piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Adhere a 5 x 3 3/4 piece of Pattern Party 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Rewards Exclusive) to a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Stampin’ Seal.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Cut a piece of Basic White Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 3.  Stamp the two sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink as shown. 

Wrap with Black/White Baker’s Twine (Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack), adhering to the backside with Mini Glue Dots. Tie a bow of the same twine, adhering as shown with a Mini Glue Dot. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use the builder punch to crop a Post-It Note (create a template).  Place the Post It Note on a piece of Small Grid Paper on the plate of the Stamparatus. Place the first stamp within the cropped area, getting as close to the center of the area as possible. Grab the stamp with the Stamparatus Plate.  Repeat for all stamps needed for the coordinating punch. 

Double-check placement by taking the Post It Note and laying it over the stamps on the Stamparatus Plate. Stamp onto the grid paper and lay the Post It Note over the top, confirming proper placement.

Stamp the images in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Repeat 2 more times.  Color the images with a Water Painter along with Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow Classic Inks. Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots. 

Embellish with Matte Black Dots.  

Sweet Strawberry Bundle Thank You Card by Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot!

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 our next blog hop on July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Pals Blog Hop – New In Colors & You’re a Peach

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “2021-2023 New In-Colors.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you.  At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

You're a Peach Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Have a Peachy Day Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop Good

I haven’t been able to create in a while with so much going on, but when I had the chance, I decided to try something with My Hoot Pick: You’re a Peach Suite Collection.

My card morphed quite a bit from where I started.  First, it was a portrait card, with a full sheet of Shimmery White Cardstock. I had stitched a few stitches with my sewing machine but tore them out, which led to tearing the corners off completely.

I tried stamping the flowers in Pale Papaya, then adding depth by adding Calypso Coral shading…nope, didn’t work, so decided to just flick on some color.  Voila! My completed card.

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Here is a look at all 5 New In Colors!  Which new color is your favorite? My Fave?  I would say it’s too hard to choose one, so Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Pale Papaya are my picks.

MY HOOT PICK!  It is my Gotta Have It product from the new catalog! 

The YOU’RE A PEACH SUITE COLLECTION on pages 60-61 of the new catalog!

Everything’s just peachy when you craft with this You’re a Peach Suite Collection. The all-occasion sentiments are ideal for handmade greeting cards and gift packaging. Add some juicy peaches, flowers, and foliage for a sweet finish.

The You’re a Peach Suite Collection includes:

  • Sweet As a Peach Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
  • Peach Dies (10% off)
  • You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper
  • Mini Jam Jars

Product colors:  Balmy Blue, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Mango Melody, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, white 

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    You're a Peach Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Have a Peachy Day Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop Slant

    Begin by cutting a piece of Evening Evergreen Cardstock to 4 1 /4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

    Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the Evening Evergreen card base. Cover with white Basics Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.

    Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4. Use a Water Painter to add a wash of Evening Evergreen.  Let dry completely.  Use a Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write Marker to splatter color over the wash.  

    Tear the two corners as shown.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

    Stamp the small peaches and flowers in Pale Papaya Classic Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock (three each). 

    Use a Water Painter to flick Calypso Coral Classic Ink onto the flowers and to add a dab of color to the flower center. 

    Stamp the greenery in Evening Evergreen onto Shimmery White Cardstock (twice).

    Crop all images with a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the coordinating Peach dies. 

    Adhere to the card as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots. 

    Embellish with Evening Evergreen and Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. 

    You're a Peach Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Have a Peachy Day Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop In Color

    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 our next blog hop on June 9th with “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products.” Participants showcase at least one of their favorite product tips. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

    Pals Blog Hop Cute Critters: Shark Frenzy

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    Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Cute Critters” – showcasing their card/project with adorable animals, birds, or insects for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

    Shark Frenzy Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Daddy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    Does a shark qualify as a critter?  Well, I do believe they are adorable and cute, so I decided that they qualified just fine. 

    I never really jumped on the “Baby Shark” bandwagon, I am not even sure I have heard the song outside of other people singing it.  But…I was in the mood to watercolor as it seems like it has been so long since I have. 

    This bundle was so fun to use and the images were perfect for fulfilling my need to add a touch of color with a Water Painter and Classic Ink. 

    Shark Frenzy Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Daddy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! (1)

    NOTE: This card is large, designed to fit a full sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.

    Begin by cutting a piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock to 10 1/2 x 7 1/4. Score and fold at 5 1/4.

    Adhere a 5 1/8 x 7 1/8 piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to the card base with Stampin’ Seal.

    Use a Water Painter and the following Classic Inks to create the ocean scene onto a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: Seaside Spray (sky), Night of Navy and Pacific Point (sea).  Allow to dry completely. Adhere to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

    TIP: I kept my Water Painters on the dryer side to create the brushed look in the sky and sea.  I started with Pacific Point on the bottom then added Night of Navy for some depth.

    Use a Stamparatus to stamp the sharks in Jet Black Stazōn Ink onto a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. Color with a Water Painter and Smoky Slate Classic Ink.  Crop with the coordinating Shark Dies and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Use a Water Painter to color a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with the following colors:  Pear Pizzazz (plants), Pool Party (bubbles).  Adhere to an Adhesive Sheet. Crop with the coordinating Shark Dies and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Adhere to the card as shown.

    Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp “Daddy” in Night of Navy Classic Ink as shown.

    Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the “I Love You” in Versamark Ink.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.

    Adhere a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to a Foam Adhesive Sheet.  Crop the “SHARK” using the Playful Alphabets Dies and a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Adhere to the card as shown.

     

    Shark Frenzy Die Bundle 156213 from Stampin' Up! Purchase online from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot (1)

    SHARK FRENZY BUNDLE | 156213 | $37.75

    The Shark Frenzy Bundle includes the Shark Frenzy Stamp Set and the Shark Dies.

    SHARK FRENZY STAMP SET
    Create a loving family of sharks, from baby to grandpa. Dress them up with stamped accessories. 22 photopolymer stamps

    SHARK DIES
    DIe-cut a school of sweet sharks, complete with accessories for dressing them up. 16 dies

    Shark Frenzy Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Daddy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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