Case the Catty: Pals Blog Hop – February 2018

WELCOME!

Welcome to the Pals February 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Case the Catty. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will copy or remake projects from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs and brochures. After all, who doesn’t CASE (Copy and Share Everything) once in a while? You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

CASE the Catty, Pals Blog Hop February 2018, Cards from the Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Ok, so I got a little carried away with creations, but when your CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) things go a little quicker than starting from scratch.  Things were rolling well, so I continued to create and ended at 5 projects to share with you!  None of them are CASEd 100%, I just CASEd elements of a creation from the catalog.

 

Flying Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The first card that I CASEd is a creation from the Flying Home Stamp Set.  I love to watercolor with Classic Inks and an Aqua Painter.  I prefer to smooch the cover of the Ink Pad to the Foam, which creates a palette of ink for me to grab with my Aqua Painter. This keeps the amount of ink at a manageable level and you can easily add more for shading, etc.

lying Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
lying Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
lying Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

 

Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I had yet to ink up my Waterfront Stamp Set, so I added it to my pile of “Need to Use” stamp sets.  I liked the colors and layout of the card on the right (samples in the catalog), so that is the element that I decided to CASE.  I am amazed at how quick and easy it is to make beautiful creations with a watercolored look! Anyone can do this, I promise you!  The stamp artists have made it easy! Thank you, thank you!

Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

 

Amazing Congratulations from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop, Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I rarely make landscape style cards, but I love everyone that I create. Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite colors that Stampin’ Up! offers.  The FREE Sale-a-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack contains a thin strand of Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon and I wanted to use it on my card, so I decided to run with Bermuda Bay and Very Vanilla as my color palette!

Amazing Congratulations from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop, Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Amazing Congratulations from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop, Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Amazing Congratulations from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop, Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

A Good Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The images in “A Good Day” stamp set are just the cutest!  I had yet to use the stamp set and decided since Easter is coming up, I would use that adorable little rabbit and CASE the layout from the catalog.  I thought I would show the effect of coloring with the Stampin’ Write Markers, instead of the Aqua Painter, since I use an Aqua Painter on most of my creations.

A Good Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
A Good Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
A Good Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Magical Day Bundle by Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for the Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

I hadn’t created with the Magical Day Bundle in quite some time, since October in fact. It needed some love and I was willing to give it.  I had been eyeing up that castle and so badly wanted to CASE it, but didn’t have the time. So I decided to attempt a smaller version and just apply some of the elements to a card.

Magical Day Bundle by Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for the Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Magical Day Bundle by Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for the Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Magical Day Bundle by Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for the Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

From the Heart : January 2018 Pals Blog Hop

Sure Do Love You, Pals Blog Hop!

Pals Blog Hop January 2018

Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Pals Blog Hop, First of 2018!

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. 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.

I have a feeling that a lot of the Pals will be using the same bundle & suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog as I am!  The Painted With Love Suite of products and the Sure Do Love You Bundle are a hit so far and the catalog just launched!   Add the coordinating Heart Happiness Stamp set and you have everything you need to make fabulous Valentine’s Day Cards!

Sure Do Love You Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog #suredoloveyou #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

Card Base:  Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11 in. Scored/Folded at 5 1/2 inches for a standard sized card that fits perfectly in our Medium Sized Envelopes.

2nd Layer: Real Red Cardstock cut 1/16 smaller than the Card Base (4 3/16 in x 5 7/16 in) and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

3rd Layer: Watercolor Paper cut 1/16 in smaller than the 2nd Layer (4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in), Smooched with Water and the All-New Brusho Watercolor Crystals in Brilliant Red.

Embellishments: Brusho Colour Crystals, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Glitter Flakes, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Stamp Sets: Sure Do Love You Stamp Set / Bundle, Heart Happiness Stamp Set.

Ink: Brusho Colour Crystals in Brilliant Red, Real Red Classic Ink Pad, Versamark Ink Pad

Tools & Adhesive:  Aqua Painter, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Lots to Love Boxed Framelits, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks A & D, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Creation Details:  I first used the Brilliant Red Brusho and added it to a small pool of water.  I then took my stamp and used that pool as an ink pad.  After stamping those two images on Watercolor Paper, I let them dry, then added a Tear and Tape Adhesive to the center stripe.  I used the adhesive as my canvas for adhering the Gold Glitter Flakes, then quickly cropped the hearts with my Big Shot and Coordinating Framelits Dies.

The ‘Always’ heart sentiment was stamped with Real Red Classic Ink, then touched with an Aqua Painter to add a watercolor look.

I stamped the remaining images in Versamark Ink on Vellum, then heat embossed with my Heat Tool and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  All images were quickly cropped with the Big Shot and Framelits.

Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

This was my first time playing with the Brusho Crystal Colours and so far I am liking them.  Very easy to use and so versatile, you can create so many different looks with one product.  I will be doing some tutorials in the near future on how to create different looks with the Brusho.

To create the background look on this card, I first added splashes of water by squeezing my Aqua Painter and flicking the drops randomly across the watercolor paper.  I poked two holes in the top of my Brusho Brilliant Red and GENTLY tapped the container to allow the crystals & powder to lightly cover the Watercolor Paper.  Larger drops of water from my Aqua Painter were added but I didn’t achieve the look I was going for so I joined the large droplets of water to create a wash background.  I then took a paper towel and soaked up the extra color.  This was not necessary, but I wanted to see what the result would be.  I was happy with it so continued with the creation of my card.

Sure Do Love You Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog #suredoloveyou #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set, Level One Free Item during Sale-A-Bration by Stampin' Up! Shop with Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #saleabration2018
Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The All-New Gold Glitter Flakes add so much pop to your creations!  I decided I wanted specs of gold on the watercolor paper, so I added drops of glue with my Fine-Tip Glue Pen and then dropped some of the Gold Glitter Flakes into it.  I am loving the results and cannot wait to use it again!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

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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Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!
Stesha

Welcome to the September 2017 Pals Blog Hop

Pal Blog Hop 2014 Badge Fresh Fig

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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Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

Welcome to the August 2017 Pal’s Blog Hop!

Pals 2017 Blog Hop Badge

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

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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.

Stampin' Up! all New Coffee Cafe Bundle, Item 145331 Create perfect cards for your coffee drinking friends. Coffee Break Suite of Product. Check out my blog. www.stampinhoot.com #stampinup #stampinhoot #stesha #coffee #handmadecards #papercrafts

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