Pals Blog Hop: Wildly Happy Mini Curvy Keepsakes

Pals Blog Hop July 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ August Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that adds beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

I have several new 2019 Holiday Catalog products tempting me, so I decided to create something that I could use as a sneak peek paired with something current.  It resulted in Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower favors.  The Mini Curvy Keepsake box is available to customers on September 4, 2019 when the Holiday Catalog goes live.  I paired it with the currently available Wildly Happy Cling Stamp Set and Stitched Labels Dies. I happen to think they pair perfectly, you?

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

Cut a piece of Perennial Essence 12 x 12 Vellum Cardstock down to 6 x 6 pieces, then zip through a die-cutting machine with the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Die. Fold at the score lines, tuck a little something inside and assemble (easy peasy). 

Use a Clear Block B to stamp the “little one” sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock.  Crop with the stitched heart die from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies as shown.  Adhere, with a Mini Glue Dot, to a circle die (Stitched Labels Die) of Whisper White Cardstock.  Tie to the handle of the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box with Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, securing with a bow. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the bunny images in Jet Black Stāzon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter, So Saffron, and Petal Pink Classic Ink…with a touch of Smoky Slate.  Snip with Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add a Frosted Flower Embellishment, as well as the small Pearl Basic Jewels, as shown.  Colored with Dark So Saffron and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends as needed.  

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

The Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies are perfectly sized for tiny treats, such a a single Ferrero Rocher, a Lindor Truffle, or similar.  What will you tuck inside?

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

I love the softness of the Vellum Cardstock. I colored the bunnies and added the embellishments to coordinate with the Perennial Essence 12 x 12 Vellum Cardstock.  Since the cardstock is 12 x 12, you can get 4 Mini Curvy Keepsake Boxes out of one sheet!  YAY!

Mini Curvy Keepsake Baby Shower Treats by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

Pals Blog Hop: Mixing It Up With Walruses

Pals Blog Hop July 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” –  adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

We'll Walrus be Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

As I stumbled upon the We’ll Walrus Be Friends Stamp Set in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, I just knew I had to have it!  The adorable images and pun-worthy phrases brought an instant smile to my face and a laugh out loud chuckle. I hope that my creation does the same to you.  My “Mixing It Up” comes from the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, which was stepped-up with some Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter. 

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

Zip a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Vellum Cardstock through a die-cutting machine tucked inside the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder.   Adhere to the card base with Snail Adhesive added to the center (to keep it hidden).

Zip a 4 x 4 3/4 piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper through a die-cutting machine tucked inside the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere to a 4 1/8 x 4 7/8 piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Use an Aqua Painter, Seaside Spray & Pacific Point Classic Inks to add color to the watercolor paper.  After the color has dried completely, flick droplets of water from an Aqua Painter onto the watercolor paper.  Wait 30 seconds, then soak up the droplets with a paper towel. 

Use the largest Stitched Nested Label Die to crop a piece of Vellum Cardstock.  Fold in half, wrap with White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhere to the top of the watercolor paper (Snail Adhesive on the backside, Stampin’ Dimensionals on the frontside, placed strategically to hide behind the walruses.   Secure the baker’s twine with a bow.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the walruses and fish in Jet Black Stazōn Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Inks:  Seaside Spray & Pacific Point (ice/water), Soft Suede (walruses), Mango Melody (fish), & Smoky Slate (seagull). Snip with Paper Snips and adhere as shown…Stampin’ Dimensionals for the Walruses and Mini Glue Dots for the fish.

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy. Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. Snip to size and separate.  Adhere as shown with Snail Adhesive. 

We'll Walrus be Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

I absolutely love how the color in the waves turned out.  Don’t be afraid to mix color on the canvas and also add drops of water to lighten it up or create a cool effect.  If I were to create this card again, I think I would stamp the fish directly on the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  This is a new item to Stampin’ Up! and I have to say it is a dream to work with.  It doesn’t warp, it cuts like butter, and it grabs color like a sponge.  I am so happy that I ordered it!

We'll Walrus be Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot!

I love the subtleness of the Vellum Cardstock.  Even though you can see much of it on the card base (it’s peeking out the edges, embossed with waves) or the Stitched Nested Label at the top (a placeholder for the gang of walruses) it adds just the right touch to my project. 

Pals Blog Hop – More Than One Score – Mosaic Mood

Pals Blog Hop February 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ May  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects with “More Than One Score.” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! WATERFALL Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I don’t normally create cards with more than one fold, I like them, they just are not at the forefront of my mind when I sit down at my craft desk.  I jumped on Pinterest to see what was out there, hoping to find some inspiration.  The first card that came up in my search was that of the talented Patty Bennett.  So I grabbed some inspiration from her creation and went to making it my own.  I didn’t look for measurements, I just figured I would come up with a similar card as I went.  I call this card a “waterfall” card, not sure if that is the correct term or not, but I’m going with it! 

Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock to the following sizes: 

  • 4 1/4 x 11″ – Score and fold at 5 1/2″ (this is your main card base)
  • 4 x 10 1/4″ – Score at 5 1/4 (fold in) and 7 3/4″ (fold out) (this is your “waterfall” base)

Cut a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″. Adhere to the main card base with Snail Adhesive. 

Adhere the longest piece of the “waterfall” base to the Soft Suede with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Cut a piece of the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper to the following sizes:  

  • 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ – Adhere to the main card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • 3 7/8 x 2 3/8″ – Adhere to the front flap of the “waterfall” base with Snail Adhesive.

Use a die-cutting machine to crop two Rectangle Stitched Die Cuts  (2 7/8 x 4″ and a 1 1/4 x 3 1/4″) of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Use the Stamparatus to position and stamp the sentiments (Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set) in Soft Suede Ink.  Adhere the large rectangle with Snail Adhesive and the small rectangle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use Paper Snips to snip three hummingbirds, two flowers, and two butterflies from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

Adhere as shown, layering with wood Frames Elements (retiring as of June 3rd, 2019 or While Supplies Last) with Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! WATERFALL Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

My card features a Sneak Peek to the All-New Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper that will be available in the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, beginning June 4, 2019!  I received this paper at Stampin’ Up! OnStage in April.  It was an all attendee giveaway and I am so happy for that.  I think I would have overlooked its beauty if I had not see it in person.  

Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! WATERFALL Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

There are 12 different designs in the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.  6 designs contain GORGEOUS embossed images that you can see in the photo above.  All images are “snip” friendly by following the border around the image.  My Paper Snips got a workout for this card, but it gave me my therapy for the day.  

Create this friend card using the Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Just a note, the wood Frames Elements that are used throughout this card are RETIRING as of June 3, 2019 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  I usually struggle with the wood pieces, but the Frames Elements have been my favorite and are used on several of my creations.  If you love them, or even like them, get them while you can!

Pals Blog Hop – Families First with Artfully Aware – April 2019

Pals Blog Hop February 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Create this friend card using the Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

This past weekend I got to spend an amazing 4 days at a craft retreat in Siren, WI.  My goal while there was to ink up as many unused stamp sets as possible…I was able to knock 5 of those off my list…but, I created so many cards with just this set, I am excited to share them with you over the coming weeks.  Today’s card is the first of many and I felt fit this families first theme perfectly. 

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.

Adhere a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use a die-cutting machine to crop a piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper with the largest scallop heart & stitched heart dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies Set.  Adhere together and to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Crop another scalloped heart of Vellum Cardstock.  Adhere over the top of the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper with Mini Glue Dots. 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the ribbon image (Artfully Aware) in Jet Black Stāzon Ink onto Vellum Cardstock.  Crop with the coordinating die (Support Ribbon Framelits), as well as, crop a piece of the same Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.  Adhere together with a Mini Glue Dot and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the family image (Artfully Aware) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Color with the following Stampin’ Blends:  Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Black, Light and Dark Mango Melody, Light and Dark Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Bronze.  Snip closely with a Paper Snips.  Adhere with Mini Glue Dots. 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment (Artfully Aware) in Jet Black Stāzon Ink onto Vellum Cardstock.  Trim to 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Adhere with a single Mini Glue Dot. 

Add three Call Me Clover Enamel Dots (Happiness Blooms) as shown for a fun pop of color. 

 

Create this friend card using the Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

My sister works in Cancer Research and I wanted to make a few cards for her to have on had to use when needed.  I tried to match ribbon colors as much as possible and keep the sentiment positive.  I love how these turned out and I have about a dozen more to share with you..so stay tuned!

Create this friend card using the Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I use the nib end of the Stampin’ Blends almost every time I use them…it makes it so much easier to control.  I tend to go outside the lines with the brush ends and feel the nibs do the job I am looking for.   What do you love about our Stampin’ Blends?  I love the ease of use and that the colors coordinate. It took a bit of practice to get it down, but now I love using them…I use Whisper White Thick Cardstock or Crumb Cake as my canvas…both accept the Stampin’ Blends well. 

Create this friend card using the Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Adhere Vellum Cardstock with Mini Glue Dots.  Although you can see it slightly when viewing close-up, it is almost invisible at the normal viewing distance.  Make sure you try and hide them below items as needed, such as letters, layers, etc. 

Add Enamel Shapes of any coordinating color for the perfect finishing touch.  At first I wasn’t going to add them, but then I just had to…I am addicted.  

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

Stesha

Pals Blog Hop: Spring has Sprung!

Pals Blog Hop February 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because ”Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Better With You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

As I scanned my shelves lined with stamp sets, I was hoping one would catch my eye that I had yet to ink up…lets just say, there are a lot more of those sets then I want to admit…but, since the birds will soon be returning to us in Northern Wisconsin, this one called to me…and I am so happy that it did. 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″.  Zip through the Big Shot tucked inside the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. Adhere to the card, slanted slightly to the left, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  3. Cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5″.  Adhere, slanted slightly to the right, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  4. Use a Clear Block D to randomly stamp the background image in Jet Black Stāzon ink onto the right side of a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″ piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.  Use an Aqua Painter to add Soft Suede Ink, starting on the left side and filling to the right to keep the shadowed look.   Use the Classic Label Punch to notch the top and bottom of the cardstock at 1/2″ in from the right side. Wrap with one loop of Linen Thread, securing with a bow. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  5. Thread a True Gentleman Button with Linen Thread and adhere as shown with a Mini Glue Dot. 
  6. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the bird and sentiment in Jet Black Stāzon ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Crop the sentiment using the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, and Bunch of Labels Framelit Die. Snip the flagged end off the right side and adhere,  tucked under the Linen Thread as shown, with a Snail Adhesive.  TIP: Only adhere the right side so that you can pop the left side up like a flag. 
  7. Color the bird using an Aqua Painter and the following classic inks: Blueberry Bushel, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Crushed Curry. Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Better With You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I find my inspiration for my watercolor images on Pinterest.  This bird was close to the first one that popped up in my search feed and I knew immediately that I wanted to use the same colors on my creation.  Blueberry Bushel, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede are colors like work well with an Aqua Painter.  Depth can be obtained rather easily if you keep the water amounts low.  What do you think?

Better With You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I love the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies..they are so versatile and make sentiment cropping a breeze.  I probably use this flagged banner the most and it just happened to fit this sentiment to a T.  Love when that happens, don’t you?

Better With You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Vellum Cardstock adds the perfect touch of softness to match the watercolor image. Adhere the layers slanted slightly for a touch of artistic feel. I love, love, love this. 

Pals Blog Hop February 2019: Sale-A-Bration

Pals Blog Hop February 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Free with $100 Purchase Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″. 
  2. Use the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and two largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits DIes to crop a frame of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Adhere with snipped to size Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the following images from the Lasting Lily Stamp Set onto Crumb Cake Cardstock: Two large and two small lily petals in Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink.  Two large stems, two small stems, and three leaves in Old Olive Classic Ink.  Crop with a Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, and coordinating Lily Framelits Dies (Available March 1st – March 31st, while supplies last).  Assemble, wrap the stems with Old Olive Linen Thread,  and adhere as shown with regular and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Use the Stamparatus to position and stamp the “Heartfelt” sentiment (Well Said Stamp Set) in Gorgeous Grape via the upper left corner as shown. 
  5. Crop the “sympathy” (Well Written Framelits) in Gorgeous Grape Cardstock using the Big Shot.  Adhere with tiny bits of Snail Adhesive. 
  6. Add three Highland Heather Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins as shown for a final touch. 
Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set Lasting Lily Available Now FREE with $100 Purchase & Coordinating Lily Framelits Dies 150071

Stampin’ Up! is sweetening the deal with Sale-A-Bration! On Friday, February 15th, the 2nd Release of FREE-to-EARN Sale-A-Bration items become available!

Click HERE to download the PDF Flyer of the 2nd Release

…then starting March 1st and for a limited time (while supplies last or March 31st) SIX Sale-A-Bration Coordination items become available! 

Click HERE to download the PDF Flyer of Sale-A-Bration Coordination.

Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Free with $100 Purchase Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team
I admit, I don’t grab for Gorgeous Grape enough for my creations, but when I do, I am so happy that I did!  Gorgeous Grape and Old Olive were meant to be together! I love the combination on this card.  What is your favorite go-to color?
Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Free with $100 Purchase Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies are one of my favorites from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions catalog! They pair well with so many things and the fact that they layer within themselves is an added bonus.  I love that I can easily and quickly make a frame for any card or creation. 

Lasting Lily Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Free with $100 Purchase Sympathy Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

The Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins are a great addition to add just the right touch to any creation.  The Highland Heather has a shimmer that helps them pair with the Gorgeous Grape without looking off in color. 

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