Pals Blog Hop – Sale-a-Bration Friendly Hello

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Welcome to the first Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop of 2022! This month, the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the wonderful creations the Pals are sharing with you! We love hearing from you, so as you hop from blog to blog, please feel free to leave a comment, it would be most appreciated.  You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Friendly Hello Stamp Set & Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper Bundle by Stampin' Up! Free with $100 Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin ' Hoot!

My “Hello Friend” card features the Friendly Hello Bundle from the January 4 – February 28, 2022 Sale-a-Bration Promotion.  You can earn it FREE with a $100 purchase!  I love that the images from the stamp set are duplicated in the coordinating paper.  

Friendly Hello Bundle Free with 100 purchase by Stampin' Up! Order Online with Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Sale-a-Bration Friendly Hello Stamp Set & Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper Bundle by Stampin' Up! Free with $100 Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin ' Hoot!
my step by step free hootorial

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

Randomly stamp the double flower image along the edge of the card base in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Color the flowers with Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends. Use a paint brush to add drops of alcohol onto the blended color. (this gives it a similar look to the Designer Series Paper).

Use the brush end and the cap of a Basic Black Stampin’ Marker to add splatter.

Adhere a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper to a 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Wrap with Black Baker’s Twine, securing with a bow. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Crop a piece of Basic White Cardstock with the largest Stitched So Sweetly Die and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the bird image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock.  Snip out closely with Paper Snips. Color with the following Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs:  Fresh Freesia, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with White Basic Embossing Powder. Set with a Heat Tool. Snip out closely with Paper Snips.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Embellish with Matte Black Dots. 

Friendly Hello Stamp Set & Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper Bundle by Stampin' Up Free with $100 Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin ' Hoot!

What is your favorite item in the Sale-a-Bration catalog?  The Friendly Hello Bundle is at the top of my list, as well as, the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper. 

Friendly Hello Stamp Set & Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper Bundle by Stampin' Up! Free with $100 Stesha Bloodhart Stampin ' Hoot!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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Pals Blog Hop – My Favorite Things & FREE SHIPPING TODAY!

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Favorite Things.” The Design Team will be showcasing their favorite products from any of the current products and you might even see some sneak peeks, as well! 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.

Birthday Hugs Card Duo using Sending Hugs Bundle from Stampin' Up! Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

The Sending Hugs Bundle is compiled with two of My Favorite Things:  A beautiful image to color and die-cut letters to make your sentiment pop! 

Sending You Hugs Card using Sending Hugs Bundle from Stampin' Up! 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 and fold at 4 1/4.

Card 1 Sizing: Fluid 100 Watercolor – 4 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Basic Black – 5 1/8 x 3 1/8

Card 2 Sizing: Fluid 100 Watercolor – 5 x 3 7/8.  Basic Black – 4 1/8 x 4 1/8

Add a watercolor wash of Melon Mambo to the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with the largest Water Painter brush.  Let dry completely. Flick with the brush end of a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker. 

Adhere to the Basic Black Cardstock with Stampin’ Seal.  Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the floral image in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Cover with Black Basics Embossing Powder. Set with a Heat Tool. Color with a Water Painter and the following Classic Inks: Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow

Use Paper Snips to crop the floral image.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Crop a piece of Basic Black Cardstock that has been adhere to a Foam Adhesive Sheet with the HUGS dies and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Standard or Mini). 

Stamp the sentiments in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock. Cover with White Basics Embossing Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool. Crop with the coordinating dies.  Adhere with snipped-to-size Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Embellish with Matte Black Dots.  

Birthday Hugs Card with Sending Hugs Bundle from Stampin' Up! Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Do you own the Sending Hugs Bundle?  It wasn’t at the top of my must-have list but I am sure happy that I invested in it.  It makes some very beautiful creations. 

Birthday Hugs Card using Sending Hugs Bundle from Stampin' Up! Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Birthday Hugs Card Duo using Sending Hugs Bundle from Stampin' Up! Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Earn Hoot Loot

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 12th. Our theme will be “Time to Sale-A-Brate” when our Design Team will showcase items from Sale-A-Bration as the focal point of their project.. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

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Pals Blog Hop – Home for the Holidays with Poinsettia Petals

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Home for the Holidays”. We really hope that you enjoy and are 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 slimline holiday card using the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set and Poinsettia Dies by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I love poinsettias and their abundance during the holiday season.   I love coloring poinsettia images even more.   A Water Painter paired with Classic Ink helped bring my poinsettia’s to life.  Since they are a somewhat large image, I decided on a slimline card as my canvas and filled it with three beautiful clusters of poinsettia leaves.

Create this slimline watercolor card using the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set and Poinsettia Dies by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
my step by step free hootorial

Begin with an 8″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Score and fold at 4″.

Cut two pieces of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper to the following sizes: 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 and 3 3/4 x 6.  Adhere together with Tear & Tape.

Cover the edges of the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with tape (I use Holbein Soft Tape) and use the largest Water Painter to apply a Soft Suede watercolor wash.  Allow to dry and remove the tape.  Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (making sure the seam is on the top end of the card base).

Use a Mini or Standard Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop three sprigs (Poinsettia Dies) of Basic Black Cardstock.

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the images (large & small leaves x 3, all 3 poinsettia petals x 3) in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Color with a Water Painter and Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry Classic Inks.

Once dry, crop with the coordinating Poinsettia Dies and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

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

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto a 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with White Basics Embossing Powder.  Tap to remove the excess.  Set with a Heat Tool.   Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Embellish with Pearl Basic Jewels and Subtle Shimmer Sequins.

Create this slimline holiday card using the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Dies by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

What is your favorite color of poinsettia?  Traditional red? Pink, white, yellow, purple, salmon, multi-colors?  I’m personally a sucker for anything salmon!

Create this slimline holiday card using the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set and Poinsettia Dies by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot

Pals Blog Hop – Three Layer Fun Fold Christmas Card

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. 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 a 3 Layer card using theTidings of Christmas DSP, Banner Year Stamp Set, Sending Hugs Bundle - Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

My “fun fold” for today Pals Blog Hop is actually a three layer card.  It has the top layer with the curved edge, the center layer, and the bottom layer (which holds a gift card or cash).  You may notice the photo of the card below is a little different, it has a strip of DSP that I use to cover a boo-boo, but then decided I didn’t like it…unfortunately I didn’t snag another photo showing all three layers. So you get both versions. 

Three layer Christmas Card
my step by step free hootorial

Card Bases:

Begin with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base of Sahara Sand Cardstock. Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Cut the 2nd piece of Sahara Sand to 4 1/4 x 6. Score and fold at 5 1/2. (You’ll have a 1/2 flap on top).

Top Layer:

Cut a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a piece of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Adhere together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Zip through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine along with the curved Basic Borders Dies.

NOTE: I put it through three times, cutting a little more off the edge each time until I got the curve that I wanted.

Use a Paper Snips edge or Bone Folder edge to distress the edges .  Adhere to the small 1/2 flap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (this creates the three layers).

Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock to 3 3/4 x 1 3/4. Zip through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the die from Layering Hugs. Adhere to a 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 piece of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Distress all edges with a Paper Snips or Bone Folder. Triple wrap with Linen Thread, securing at the top with a bow. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Crop the three filigree pieces (Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen Cardstock) with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Christmas Trimmings Dies.  Adhere as shown with a Mini Glue Dot.

Stamp the “Christmas Wishes” sentiment (Banner Year Stamp Set) and “& Kisses” sentiment (Sending Hugs Stamp Set) in Evening Evergreen Classic Ink onto Sahara Sand Cardstock.  Trim closely with Paper Snips.  Adhere with snipped-to-size Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Embellish with Matte Decorative Dots.

2nd Layer:

Adhere a 4 1/4 x 1 piece of  Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper to a 4 1/4 x 1 1/2 piece of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper together and to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Delicate Bauble Dies to crop Sahara Sand (bottom) and Cherry Cobbler (detail and ribbon).  Adhere together and to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

3rd Layer:

Cut a piece of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper 2 3/4 x 31/2.  Score one of each side at 1/2″.  Remove the small square from the corner (made by the score lines) with Paper Snips.  Cut an angle on the opposite side of the score lines.  (I marked each side at 1″ and cut the angle with my Paper Trimmer).

Adhere a 1/2 x 5 3/4 piece of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper to a 5/8 x 5 1/2 piece of Sahara Sand together and to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.   

Stamp the sentiment (Banner Year) in Evening Evergreen Classic Ink as shown. 

Finish:

Line up the 5 1/2 sides with the full card on top and adhere together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Create this 3 Layer card using theTidings of Christmas DSP, Banner Year Stamp Set, Sending Hugs Bundle Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 3rd Layer copy

Top Layer!

Create this 3 Layer card using theTidings of Christmas DSP, Banner Year Stamp Set, Sending Hugs Bundle Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Middle Layer!

Create this 3 Layer card using theTidings of Christmas DSP, Banner Year Stamp Set, Sending Hugs Bundle Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 3rd Layer

Bottom Layer!

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! 

Peaceful Prints DSP - Page 8 -156628 Free by Stampin' Up! Order Online with Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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!

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