Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop!

Pals 2017 Blog Hop Badge Peach #palsbloghop #bloghop

Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”.

Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.  

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I am sharing a lot of photos to ensure I cover all aspects of my Halloween Easel Card Party Invitation. I have never been a big one to endure creating a card using a bunch of crazy or in this case “wicked folds”.  I love the results and I think they are amazing, it’s just not my creative outlet.  When I looked at the “Wicked Folds” theme for the October 2017 Pals Blog Hop, I had no idea where to start.  I went to Pinterest and scanned the results of a “card folds” search only to come up with a bunch of samples I had no interest in pursuing.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

So, I decided to create one from scratch and something I could make on the fly.  I wanted to keep it simple so I envisioned something like an easel but with a “window” you could see through.  I grabbed a 12×12 Widow Sheet and cut a piece to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, a standard sized A2 card front.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I then had to imagine how I could make it stand like an easel, so I grabbed a piece of 12×12 Black Cardstock and cut it down to 4 1/4 in x 12 in so it was the same width as the Window Sheet piece I had already cut.  I needed to attach the Window Sheet to something so I scored the Basic Black Cardstock at 1/2 inch and folded it over so that I could adhere the Window Sheet to the back side. (I used Fast Fuse).

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I needed to make the back side of the easel the same height as the Window Sheet so I scored again at 6 inches. I then cut a piece of Spooky Night DSP to 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 inch and adhered it with Fast Fuse to the inside of the Black Cardstock, so you are viewing it when you look through the Window Sheet. I decorated the top of the piece of DSP with images from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set, using the Cat Punch to quickly crop out the cat and my Paper Snips to fussy cut the remaining images.  The Tree and Moon Image that the Owl is sitting on, along with the Witch Hat on the Cat, are both snipped from a piece of the Spooky Night DSP.  All Images were adhered with Regular and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

Now I needed to create the Bottom to hold up my Easel Top.  So I scored and folded three more times at 8 3/4 in (fold in), 9 1/4 in (fold in) and 9 3/4 in (fold out). I just happened to get lucky and it worked out perfectly.  It made a place holder for my Easel and a spot that I could add my invitation details. Note:  The Invitation Details were stamped with a retired Photopolymer Set called Invitation Details.  You can easily print this or handwrite it out if you do not have this set available to you.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

The “You’re Invited” Image is from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set and was stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink.  I snipped it out with the Paper Snips and adhered the ends to the top flap of the easel. Note: If you are going to put the invitation in the mail (mine will be handed off in person), you can move the You’re Invited image down so that it would fit in a Medium Envelope.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

The Season to Sparkle Photopolymer Bundle (made up of the Season to Sparkle Stamp Set and Chandelier Thinlits Dies) was used to decorate the Window Sheet. The Chandelier was created by zipping the Chandelier Die through the Big Shot along with Shimmery White Cardstock.  I then colored it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. The Hanging Spiders, Candles and Crows were all stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink and zipped with the Big Shot with the coordinating dies to quickly crop them out. I adhered them to the Window Sheet with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I used the yellow paper clip from the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips pack to hold the invite together (seen in the first and second photos) and show off the “Open If You DARE” sentiment from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set. I used the Every Day Label Punch to crop out a piece of Spooky Night DSP and mount it behind the sentiment. The Crow on top was the final touch to the front of the invitation.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.



My list of products used in this post. Click on the image to see the product in store or print a pdf by clicking the link at the bottom!

 

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Stesha

Welcome to the September 2017 Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop!

Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals 2017 September Blog Hop! #merrypatterns #stamping #cardmaking #papercrafts #christmascards #christmas #stampinup

As you can see by my card creation, ‘My Favorite Holiday’ is Christmas!  I was so excited when Stampin’ Up! announced the release of the Hostess Only Set “Merry Patterns”!  I instantly fell in love with the images and had to have it!  I just got my order on Monday and couldn’t wait to start creating with it!

Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals 2017 September Blog Hop! #merrypatterns #stamping #cardmaking #papercrafts #christmascards #christmas #stampinup

I stuck with my go-to watercolor wash background which was created with Shimmery White Cardstock, an Aqua Painter, and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink. I spray the Shimmery White Cardstock with water from a Stampin’ Spritzer first so that the ink spreads evenly and doesn’t soak in immediately. After I let the first application of water and color dry, I add another in just a few areas.  Then I grab a lot of color with the Aqua Painter and gently tap it while holding it over the cardstock to get the dark splatters.  This time I also grabbed my Whisper White Craft Reinker and added splatters of white on top of the Cherry Cobbler.

Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals 2017 September Blog Hop! #merrypatterns #stamping #cardmaking #papercrafts #christmascards #christmas #stampinup

A Foil Snowflake (one of my favorite items in the 2017 Holiday Catalog) was flipped on its backside and colored with a Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Marker.  I love that you can make a snowflake of any color to coordinate with the project of your choice.  All images and sentiments I used on this card are from the Merry Patterns Stamp Set.  I stamped them on Whisper White Cardstock using Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Basic Black Archival Ink.  Stampin’ Up! has done a wonderful job making it easy to add color in this 2-step stamp set!

Merry Patterns Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Item 144973 Free with $300 Online Purchase or Party Order #stampinup #cardmaking #stampset #merrypatterns

Here is a clear look at everything that is included in the Merry Patterns Stamp Set. My first intention was to use the deer as I am smitten over it, but in the end, my card was better without it…so he will just present himself on a later creation!

Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals 2017 September Blog Hop! #merrypatterns #stamping #cardmaking #papercrafts #christmascards #christmas #stampinup

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017 for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our Favorite Holiday.  BTW, what’s your favorite holiday?



My list of products used in this post. Click on the image to see the product in store or print a pdf by clicking the link at the bottom!

 

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Stesha

Welcome to the August 2017 Pal’s Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.  Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle is a Cut Above for the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop! Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #cutabove #bloghop #pals #bundlessave10% #door #grateful #autumn #brick

Today’s card features the new At Home With You Bundle! This is one of my favorites from the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog. It is very easy to use and creates stunning results.  It has images for Spring / Summer, Winter / Christmas, Fall / Autumn.  The Framelits allow you to cut the door so it is one solid piece or cut it so the door can swing open and you can hide a sentiment, gift, what have you behind it! So much fun!

At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle is a Cut Above for the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop! Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #cutabove #bloghop #pals #bundlessave10% #door #grateful #autumn #brick

I decided to have all sentiments and images on the front of the door, so with the card, the door does not open.  The all new Embossing Paste is a great pairing to the At Home With You Bundle.  The Brick Decorative Mask is perfect to put behind the door image.

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4.25 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in.
  • I took a little more than a quarter size amount of Embossing Paste, added a couple drops from my Early Espresso Classic Reinker, mixed it up on my Silicone Mat.  I taped down the Brick Decorative Mask over the top of the card (to prevent it from moving) and them applied the Embossing Paste to the card base with the long and skinny Palette Knife.
  • I inked up all images in Basic Black Archival Ink, stamped them onto Shimmery White Cardstock and then colored them with Classic Inks and an Aqua Painter.  The colors are as follows:
    • Door – Outer and Inner Panels: Early Espresso (bottom layer of color), Soft Suede (top layer of color).  – Middle Panels: Soft Suede Only.  I colored the fine lines and door handle with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.
    • Sign Sentiments – Pumkin Pie and Soft Suede blended together
    • Planters:  Early Espresso blended with Soft Suede for the bands.  Soft Suede for the Wood.
    • Sunflowers: Center is Early Espresso, Petals are Crushed Curry and Stems/Leaves are Old Olive.
    • Pumpkins: Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive
    • Lighting in the Window: Crushed Curry
  • Every image was quickly cropped with the Big Shot and the Coordinating Framelits Dies. Note: The For Everything Sentiment was extended by only inking one side of the sign and then the other as needed for length.  I cropped this image with the Paper Snips, although it could be done with the framelit.   All Images were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I created a bow with the Linen Thread and then adhered it behind the sign to make it look like it was hanging on the door.

At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle is a Cut Above for the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop! Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #cutabove #bloghop #pals #bundlessave10% #door #grateful #autumn #brick

Here is a closer view of the dimension that this card entails!  I am a sucker for dimension!

At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle is a Cut Above for the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop! Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #cutabove #bloghop #pals #bundlessave10% #door #grateful #autumn #brick

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.



 

Here is a closer look at everything that is included in the At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle.


At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle Item # 145351 Shop Online at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #bundleandsave #stampinup #framelits #dies #bigshot #stampsets #door

At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle is a Cut Above for the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop! Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #cutabove #bloghop #pals #bundlessave10% #door #grateful #autumn #brick

My ENTIRE list of products used in this post. Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

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Stesha

Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop!

Pals Blog Hop 2017, Hop Along With the Stampin' Pretty Pals to get inspiration using Stampin' Up! Products #palsbloghop #stampinup #stampinhoot

Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re having a Pattern Party! Hoppers will feature projects using their favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments. After all, color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! Strength.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Coffee Break Suite by Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper at Stampin' Hoot! for the Pals July 2017 Blog Hop #coffee #cards #papercrafts #bloghop #pals #stampinup #latte #dies

I decided to show off the Coffee Break Suite using the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies and the Coordinating Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  This card is similar to one I have created in the past, which you can see here: Coffee Cafe Bundle Is Great for Friends! I love square cards and use them often as my template to create.  They are easy to assemble, add layers and fit an abundance of embellishments on.  Since I think Coffee Cafe gives a “gather with friends” feel, I like to incorporate two cups on my creation…because one cup would just feel lonely, right?

Coffee Break Suite by Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper at Stampin' Hoot! for the Pals July 2017 Blog Hop #coffee #cards #papercrafts #bloghop #pals #stampinup #latte #dies

The color combination of this suite is fabulous!  The colors are Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede and Whisper White.  The Mini Chevron Ribbon I used on this card is actually Old Olive, I didn’t realize I grabbed the wrong “family” of ribbon when I was creating.  It still works, the colors are close enough (at least to my eyes). If I had a chance to re-do, I would use the Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon which is part of the Coffee Break Suite.

Coffee Break Suite by Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper at Stampin' Hoot! for the Pals July 2017 Blog Hop #coffee #cards #papercrafts #bloghop #pals #stampinup #latte #dies

Card Details:
  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 5.5 in x 11 in and scored / folded at 5.5 in to make a square card.
  • The Wood Grain Look DSP from the Coffee Break Pack is the 2nd layer of the card and is cut to 5.25 in x 5.25 in and adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make it pop-up off the page.
  • A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut to 5 in x 5 in.  I wrapped the Old Olive 3/8 in Mini Chevron Ribbon and secured it with a bow then adhered it to the DSP with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • The two small coffee cups were cut with quickly cropped from the piece of DSP with the coordinating dies and big shot. I used the chevron and dot paper with the cup dies (small and large shown on left in photo below). The coffee wraps were also cropped with the die shown on the far right, top row.
  • I stamped the Life Happens Sentiment in Early Espresso on the scrap piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock I had from cutting the card to size.  I cut this out with the coordinating die (same as wrap stated above) and then I slightly trimmed it with a Paper Snips so that you could see the Woodgrain DSP behind it. The Thanks a Latte Sentiment and the Coffee Beans were done the same way and cropped with its coordinating die.
  • I stamped the latte cover and whipped topping (inside the cover) on the scrap piece of Thick Whisper White with Smoky Slate Classic Ink that I stamped first on my Grid Paper and then onto the cardstock to make it look light like a shadow.
  • As with most of my creations, most items on my card are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I finished off the card with a bow made of Linen Thread and a few different coordinating color Enamel Shaped Hearts.

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Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on August 9, 2017 when our projects will feature “cuts” from punches, dies, framelits, edgelits, or thinlits. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. See you on August 9th!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!  —- YOU ARE HERE!
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

Coffee Break Suite by Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper at Stampin' Hoot! for the Pals July 2017 Blog Hop #coffee #cards #papercrafts #bloghop #pals #stampinup #latte #dies

Coffee Break Suite by Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper at Stampin' Hoot! for the Pals July 2017 Blog Hop #coffee #cards #papercrafts #bloghop #pals #stampinup #latte #dies

My list of products used in this post.  Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

Stampin' Up! Amazing July 2017 Specials found at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart Bonus Days, Christmas In July and Hoot Loot! #specials #hootloot #stampinup #bonusdays #christmasinjuly

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop!

Pals Blog Hop 2017, Hop Along With the Stampin' Pretty Pals to get inspiration using Stampin' Up! Products #palsbloghop #stampinup #stampinhoot

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop.

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop! Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bundle Birthday card for the Pals June 2017 Blog Hop, Pick a "B" Theme find at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #palsbloghop #birthdaycard #handmadecards #flowers

A Birthday Card with the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

For the Pal’s June Hop Theme, Pick a “B”, I decided to go all in!  I used the All New Beautiful Bouquet Bundle to create a Birthday Card!  I scored FOUR “B’s” with that one!  The new catalog is so full of FABULOUS product that I keep saying that I am using “another favorite” from the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog….basically I cannot narrow down my list of favorites because there are just too many to love.  I hope you LOVE today’s card.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bundle Birthday card for the Pals June 2017 Blog Hop, Pick a "B" Theme find at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #palsbloghop #birthdaycard #handmadecards #flowers

Card Details:
  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4.25 in x 11 in and scored/folded at 5.5 in to make a Standard Size A2 Card.
  • A piece of Whisper White Cardstock was cut to 4 in x 5.25 in and adhered to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • The flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set were stamped in Calypso Coral, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight Classic Ink and cropped out by zipping through the Big Shot with the Coordinating Framelits all included in the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle shown below.
  • I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto a Whisper White Flagged Banner and added a small piece of Delicate White Doilies and some Linen Thread as a final touch.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bundle Birthday card for the Pals June 2017 Blog Hop, Pick a "B" Theme find at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #palsbloghop #birthdaycard #handmadecards #flowers

I think this color combination does very well together! Just the right mix of color!  Feel free to Pin any picture on this page to your Pinterest Boards.  You can see all my Pinterest Boards Here:  Stampin’ Hoot! Pinterest Boards.

Stampin' Up! Hoot-A-Riffic Color Combination Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral found at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #colorcombinations #papercrafts #handmadecards #stampinhoot

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Bundle 145297, Purchase at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #beautifulbouquet

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bundle Birthday card for the Pals June 2017 Blog Hop, Pick a "B" Theme find at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #palsbloghop #birthdaycard #handmadecards #flowers

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!  ⇐ YOU ARE HERE!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bundle Birthday card for the Pals June 2017 Blog Hop, Pick a "B" Theme find at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #palsbloghop #birthdaycard #handmadecards #flowers

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My list of products used in this post.  Click on the images to shop or click on the link at the bottom to print a pdf.

 

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Welcome to the May 2017 Pals Blog Hop!

Pals Blog Hop 2017, Hop Along With the Stampin' Pretty Pals to get inspiration using Stampin' Up! Products #palsbloghop #stampinup #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Lemon-Lime Twist, at Stampinhoot.com Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #watercolor #butterfly

For today’s “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques theme, I created a card using the watercolor wash background technique.  This technique is trending and I am so happy because I love using it.  A vast variety of my creations use a watercolor wash background.  This one just happens to feature a New 2017-2019 In-Color: Lemon-Lime Twist, my personal favorite!

Hoot-a-Riffic Color Combinations Basic Black, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Stampin' Hoot! #stampinup #colorcombinations #incolorA visual of the products needed are always nice to have. Below are the few things you need to created a watercolor wash background.
Watercolor Wash Technique with Stampin' Up! Classic Ink and Watercolor Paper, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #watercolorwash #lemon-limetwist

Here are the Supplies Needed to create a Watercolor Wash Background:

Watercolor Paper 122959
Aqua Painter
Classic Ink Refill
Classic Ink Pad or Similar to hold Ink

Watercolor Wash Technique with Stampin' Up! Classic Ink and Watercolor Paper, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #watercolorwash #lemon-limetwist

A few tips for you to help create a watercolor wash background as shown above:

1) Start Light; stay light on the ink, heavier on the water; apply with aqua painter to a wide area of coverage to start.
2) Add Debth: slowly add more ink with the aqua painter; lighter on the water this time; apply to smaller areas of coverage, working your way out; stopping about 1/2 in. before the edge of the previous layer.
3) Tip: you can always add more color as needed; it’s nearly impossible to take color away

 

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings Stamp Set, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart, Project Supplies

  • Retiring and 40% Off:  I used the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper as part of the background layers and the envelope.  Black pairs so well with the new In-Color Lemon-Lime Twist, this was the first thing I grabbed to go with my card.

 

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Lemon-Lime Twist, at Stampinhoot.com Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #watercolor #butterfly

  • Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Paper paired with the Aqua Painter are a must for the watercolor wash background technique.  It allows you to easily blend and spread your colors to your liking, I highly recommend them to get a good result.
  • The Banner Triple Punch makes cropping the flagged end of the black banner a breeze.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Lemon-Lime Twist, at Stampinhoot.com Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #watercolor #butterfly

  • The splash of black dots over the watercolor wash background was created using a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Set.  This set is retiring May 31st, so scoop it up while you can!  I will miss it in my collection.
  • The final pop to this card was added using the Metallics Sequin Assortment, which is retiring and also marked down 40%.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

 

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
    4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
    5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
    7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
    9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
    10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
    11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! ——  YOU ARE HERE!
    12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
    13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
    15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
    16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
    17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
    18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
    21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
    23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

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