Pals Blog Hop: Here if You Need Me Card

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Pile It On” – showcasing their card/project with layers of DSP and/or embellishments for any occasion. We hope you enjoy the hop and will be inspired by the creations! Please, 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.

Create this card using the Here's A Card and Fancy Phrases Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Today’s card was another that I created during my very small retreat with friends.  I thought it fit the theme of this blog hop perfectly with the multiple layers. 

I used pieces from my scrap box that I had already attempted to use on other projects, but decided against it.  It worked out well because all these pieces fit together nicely. 

 

Create this card using the Here's A Card and Fancy Phrases Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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

Adhere a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Calypso Coral 6×6 Designer Series Paper as shown.

Zip a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White Cardstock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine tucked inside the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Add a drop of Smoky Slate Classic Re-inker to a dollop of Embossing Paste.  Mix together well.  Lay a dotted Basic Pattern Decorative Mask over a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and spread the paste onto it with a Palette Knife.  Let dry. 

Crop with the largest Stitched Shapes Circle Die and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  

Crop a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock with the largest Forever Flourishing die. Snip apart with Paper Snips to create three small pieces.  Adhere to the back of the stitched circle die-cut with Stampin’ Seal. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the floral image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Color with the following Light & Dark Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody. 

Snip closely with Paper Snips.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment (Here’s a Card) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Tap to remove any excess then set with a Heat Tool.  Cut to size with a Paper Trimmer or Snips. 

Adhere as shown with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Add three clear Elegant Faceted Gems. 

 

Create this card using the Here's A Card and Fancy Phrases Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I seem to be on a Calypso Coral and Gray kick lately, I just love that color combination, don’t you? 

Create this card using the Here's A Card and Fancy Phrases Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! 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 December 9th when our theme is “Goodbye September Mini Catalog and Hello January Mini Catalog.” Participants showcase their favorites from the retiring holiday catalog or new products from the new mini catalog. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Pals Blog Hop! Gnomes are Holly Jolly Everything

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. 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.

Holly Jolly Everything Gnome Mini Pizza Box From Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan

I was excited about this month’s blog hop theme as I wanted to have an excuse to create another project using the Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set!  I chose my color palette based on the colors in the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (which just happens to be on sale for $9.78 through October 31, 2020!). 

Mini Pizza Boxes seem to be my go-to for 3D items as they are quick and easy to decorate.  Anything that is a time-saver these days is a must for me.  Time is currently my most valuable asset and I need to use it sparingly. 

 

Holly Jolly Everything Gnome Mini Pizza Box From Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan

Assemble a Mini Pizza Box.

Cut the following pieces of Plaid Tidings 6×6 Designer Series Paper with a Paper Trimmer

    • Qty 2 – 3 1/4 Squares,
    • Qty 4 – 3/4 x 3 1/4 Strips

Adhere to the Mini Pizza Box with Stampin’ Seal+ Adhesive.

Wrap the Mini Pizza Box with a 1 1/4 x 11 piece of Whisper White Cardstock, adhering at the top with Stampin’ Seal+.

Wrap again with Whisper White 1/2″ Faux Linen Ribbon and Linen Thread that has been colored with a Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the largest Stitched Shapes square die.

Staple two pieces of ribbon to the top left corner. Adhere a bow of Linen Thread (colored with a Mossy Meadow Dark Stampin’ Blend.

Adhere to the belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the gnome and tree in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Snip with Paper Snips.

Color with the following Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs:

    • Pretty Peacock
    • Pool Party
    • Mossy Meadow
    • Soft Suede
    • Mango Melody
    • Real Red
    • Shaded Spruce
    • Smoky Slate
    • Bronze/Ivory
    • Color Lifter

Adhere to the stitched square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: Double them up under the gnome for twice the pop!

Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.  Trim to 5/8 x 1 3/4. Adhere with Dimensionals. 

Add Pool Party Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels that have been colored with a Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend.  

Holly Jolly Everything Gnome Mini Pizza Box From Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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Pals Blog Hop : In the Pines Masculine Birthday

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” 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.

Buffalo Check, In the Pines, Coming Home and More from Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Today just happens to be my hubby’s birthday so the featured card was made especially for him.  We love cabin life, relaxing in the outdoors, fresh air, lake life you name it.  With the weather comes the resurrection of my buffalo plaid collection, as well as my Buffalo Check Background stamp! I paired it with the In the Pines Bundle, the Coming Home Bundle as well as sentiments from the Itty Bitty Birthdays and  Peaceful Moments Stamp Sets.  

Buffalo Check, In the Pines, Coming Home and More from Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  Distress the edges with a Bone Folder. 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the Buffalo Check Background Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  Use a Paper Trimmer to cut down to 4 x 5 1/4.  Distress the edges with a Bone Folder.

Double wrap the bottom with Linen Thread, securing with a bow as shown.

Stamp the trees (In the Pines), Cabin (Coming Home), Happy Birthday (Itty Bitty Birthdays) in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock.

Use the 2-Step Stamps to add the Mossy Meadow Ink to the pine trees.

Color the cabin with a Water Brush using Soft Suede and Mango Melody Classic Inks.

Crop the trees and cabins with the coordinating dies (Pines Woods, Home Together) and a Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.

Trim the Happy Birthday sentiment to size (1/2 x 2 1/4) with a Paper Trimmer.

Adhere all pieces as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal. 

Stamp the sentiment (Peaceful Moments) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock (twice).  Color with a Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends. Crop one with a 2″ Circle Punch.  Snip the “Joy” out of the 2nd with Paper Snips.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Seal. 

Buffalo Check, In the Pines, Coming Home and More from Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Have a Hoot with the Pals Blog Hop!

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy it 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.

Have a Hoot Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Ok, so who saw this bundle in the NEW 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Holiday Catalog and thought of me?  I think it was a definite meant-to-be!  I had to order it on my first order and when the theme of My Happy Season was presented to me, I just had to use what makes me happy!  Owls, Plaid and Fall-themed colors!  I love Fall and I love Halloween!  Pair it with owls and you my favorite recipe!

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Have a Hoot Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Cut a piece of Plaid Tidings 6×6 Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Adhere with to the card base with Stampin’ Seal. 

Stamp the “From Owl of Us” sentiment in the bottom right corner of a 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Adhere to the card as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the owl images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock (twice for the top two images, once for the bottom image).  

Use the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (available September 1, 2020) and the coordinating Peek-a-Hoot Dies to crop the three owl images and the spiderweb.  

Use Paper Snips to closely cut out the tree branches for the top two owls. 

Color the images with the following Light & Dark Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Bronze & Color Lifter. 

Adhere together and to the card as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Adhere a 1 x 4 1/4 piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to a 1 x 4 1/4 piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet.  

Zip through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the “HOOT!” Playful Alphabet Dies.  Color with Cinnamon Cider & Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.  

Remove the Foam Adhesive Sheet backing and adhere to the plaid strip as shown. 

Have a Hoot Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card created 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 September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Click on the image above, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Grace’s Garden & July Pals Blog Hop!

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “Gifts From the Garden.” 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.

Card made with Grace's Garden Stamp Set & Garden Gateway Dies by Stampin' Up! Card created by 2020 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I just returned from 4 days on the lake!  Lots of tubing, skiing, and just floating around.  We all got a little too much sun and looked liked tomatoes even after applying sunscreen every few hours.  It was hot and sunny, but lots of fun was had.  I am exhausted but happy to find some time to break in my Grace’s Garden Stamp Set and coordinating Garden Gateway Dies.  

This card definitely morphed several times from my original creation.  I even photographed and thought I was done, but then decided to change it up again.  A few things were added to cover up the previous layout (2 birds instead of one, additional flowers to cover up previously stamped images….) so maybe not exactly what I envisioned, but I am happy with it.  Lots of bright flowers to make you smile.  

Card made with Grace's Garden Stamp Set & Garden Gateway Dies by Stampin' Up! Card created by 2020 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to 4 x 5 1/2.  Tear about 1/4″ off the bottom, then distress both the top and bottom edge with a Bone Folder. 

Create a notch on the right-hand side with the Classic Label Punch.  Separate some Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine (part of the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) and use the white to triple wrap around the DSP, securing to the left-hand side with a bow. 

Cut a 3″ piece of Whisper White 1/2″ Faux Linen Ribbon, fold it in half, then staple it to the center of the baker’s twine bow. 

Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the images (Grace’s Garden) in Jet Black Stazon onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Color with the Fine-Tip Water Painter and the following Classic Inks:  Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate.

Zip each image through a die-cutting and embossing machine with the coordinating Garden Gateway Dies.  Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap to remove the excess powder, then set with a Heat Tool.  Trim closely with Paper Snips. Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere three Clear Flowers for Every Season Gems with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen for the final touch.  

Card made with Grace's Garden Stamp Set & Garden Gateway Dies by Stampin' Up! Card created by 2020 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Click on the image above, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

June 2020 Pals Blog Hop – NEW In Colors

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our theme is the “new 2020-2022 In Colors.” The Design Team is showcasing the new family of In Colors from the new catalog. We know you will love them as much as we do! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I was excited to finally squeeze in some time to play with a few of my new goodies!  Since today just happens to be my birthday, I gave myself a birthday present by allowing myself time to create and make a post.

The Celebrate Sunflower Bundle was the perfect choice to test the new Water Painters along with the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors.  Not all colors watercolor the same, so I wanted to find out how these colors stood up to my test.  I have to say, they all passed with flying colors!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! 

All 5 cards were created using the same techniques.  I just changed up the In Color and element placement, so I have one tutorial for all 5 creations. 

 

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Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! Cards by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

 

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Cut a piece of In Color Cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4. Smooch with the desired In Color Classic Ink. (You can view my smooching tutorial here.)

SMOOCHING INSTRUCTIONS:  Cut a Window Sheet down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 or similar size.  Take the edge of a Classic Ink Pad and press it onto the Window Sheet multiple times, criss-crossing the edge to get decent ink coverage.  Use a Stampin’ Spritzer to apply three pumps of water onto the Classic Ink on the Window Sheet.  Carefully flip it over and gently apply to the piece of Shimmery White Cardstock (NOTE: You must use Shimmery White to get the effects shown). Pick it up off the Shimmery White and apply it again (in a different area) until the desired coverage is obtained.  Set aside and let dry completely.

 

Zip through a die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside the NEW Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  TIP: For best results, run the folder through the machine forwards and backwards.  Adhere to the card with NEW Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the large sunflower (twice) in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with the desired In Color Classic Ink and an all NEW Medium Water Painter.  Color the edge of the center of the sunflower with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, then blend to the center with a Water Painter.  Crop with the coordinating Sunflower die.  Cut where desired with a Paper Trimmer.  Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Crop the detailed leaves (Sunflowers Dies) in the coordinating In Color Cardstock.  Adhere as shown with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the In Color Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap to remove the excess powder, then set with a Heat Tool.  Trim closely with Paper Snips. Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add several coordinating In Color Enamel Dots (Currently Unavailable – ETA Week of June 29, 2020)  to the card for the final touch.  

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 July 8th – Gifts from the Garden when the design team will showcase cards or gift ideas from treasures found in the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

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