Pals Blog Hop: Merry Moose Christmas Card

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

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “My Favorite Season”  – showcasing our favorite stamps and supplies for our holiday project.  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 card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

When I think of my Favorite Holiday, I think of Christmas and Buffalo Plaid!  So I had to create a card using my favorite Christmas Decor!  Buffalo Plaid and Moose!  Something I have been decorating with for years.  I love the rustic vibe and cabin feel.  My closet and Christmas Decor accentuate my #madforplaid obsession and I absolutely love when I can decorate with it! 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2. 

Zip the entire card base through a die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  

Crop a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock with the 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 Stitched Rectangle Die.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the Buffalo Check Background Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  Cut to 3 1/4 x 5 1/4.  Adhere to a 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of the woodgrain Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, leaving just 1/4 visible.  Distress all edges by folding inward.  

Wrap 4 loops of Linen Thread around the Buffalo Check as shown, securing with Snail Adhesive.  Create a 4 loop bow and adhere as shown with a Mini Glue Dot. 

Crop the “Merry Christmas” using a die-cutting and embossing machine, Basic Black Cardstock and the Merry Christmas Dies.  Adhere with snipped-to-size Mini Black Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the moose (Merry Moose) using the Stamparatus, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (outline) and Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.  Crop with the coordinating Moose Punch.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

What kind of decor do you use?  Rustic? Modern? Trendy?  Are the Merry Moose Bundle and Buffalo Check Background Stamp part of your craft room?

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 13th, when we showcase projects with layers of DSP and embellishments for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

 

Pals Blog Hop: It’s the Sentiment That Counts!

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

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts”  – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project.  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 card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

My hubby’s 46th birthday was on Monday and I made him this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This stamp set was inspired by 2 million dollar sales acheiver, Mary Polcin.  I had the honor of meeting her at the April 2019 Minneapolis OnStage, where we both presented.  Her presentation was introducing the 1200+ demonstrators in attendence to this stamp set.  The sentiment meant everything to her and it means the same to me.  ” You are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think, and LOVED more than you know. A.A. Milne”

Everyone needs to hear these words every now and then, and I thought it was a good time for my hubby to hear them. 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 5 1/4 x 4.  Apply Night of Navy (sky) and Mossy Meadow (ground) Classic Ink as shown with an Aqua Painter.  Allow to dry completely.

Gently rub the Night Navy portion with an Embossing Buddy.  Stamp the sentiments (Rustic Retreat & Itty Bitty Birthdays) in Versamark Ink onto the Night of Navy portion as shown.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. Adhere to the card base with Snail Adhesive. 

Squeeze some ink from a Whisper White Craft Refill onto a Clear Block B.  Grab with an Aqua Painter, trying not to squeeze out water, and flick onto the Night of Navy portion until you obtain the coverage desired. 

Stamp the cabin and tree line (Rustic Retreat) in Jet Black Stāzon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Ink Refills:  Mossy Meadow (trees),  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, & Sahara Sand (cabin). Snip with Paper Snips and adhere as shown with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

If you would prefer the splatter of white (stars) were a little brighter colored, you could flick with Versamark Ink and cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I would just recommend covering the areas you are planning on placing the sentiment covered so that the sentiment can be applied to a clean area and remains readable. 

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

Just remember, when you watercolor, it isn’t necessary to stay within the lines and keep the edges clean.  Of course, it is always personal preference, but I like the look of going outside the lines.  A little imperfection can make a project feel a little more handmade. 

Create this card using the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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

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