Pals Blog Hop – Stamparatus Tip for Builder Punches

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle from Stampin' Up! Thank You Card by Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot!

I am so excited that the Sweet Strawberry Bundle is finally back in stock. YAY!

I wanted to show you my tip for using the Stamparatus and a Post-It Note to create a template to quickly crop all images with the coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch.

NOTE: This process can be used with all builder punches.  

Stampin' Up! 2021-2023 In Colors - Stesha Bloodhart - Stampin' Hoot!
  1.  Use the builder punch to crop a Post-It Note. 
  2. Place the Post It Note on a piece of Small Grid Paper on the plate of the Stamparatus. 
  3. Place the first stamp within the cropped area, getting as close to the center of the area as possible. 
  4. Grab the stamp with the Stamparatus Plate.  
  5. Repeat for all stamps needed for the coordinating punch. 
  6. Double-check placement by taking the Post It Note and laying it over the stamps on the Stamparatus Plate (photo on the left). 
  7. Stamp onto the grid paper and lay the Post It Note over the top, confirming proper placement (photo on right). 
  8. Proceed with stamping and quickly cropping the images for your project. 
Thank You card using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Begin by cutting a piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Adhere a 5 x 3 3/4 piece of Pattern Party 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Rewards Exclusive) to a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Stampin’ Seal.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Cut a piece of Basic White Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 3.  Stamp the two sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink as shown. 

Wrap with Black/White Baker’s Twine (Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack), adhering to the backside with Mini Glue Dots. Tie a bow of the same twine, adhering as shown with a Mini Glue Dot. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use the builder punch to crop a Post-It Note (create a template).  Place the Post It Note on a piece of Small Grid Paper on the plate of the Stamparatus. Place the first stamp within the cropped area, getting as close to the center of the area as possible. Grab the stamp with the Stamparatus Plate.  Repeat for all stamps needed for the coordinating punch. 

Double-check placement by taking the Post It Note and laying it over the stamps on the Stamparatus Plate. Stamp onto the grid paper and lay the Post It Note over the top, confirming proper placement.

Stamp the images in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Repeat 2 more times.  Color the images with a Water Painter along with Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow Classic Inks. Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots. 

Embellish with Matte Black Dots.  

Sweet Strawberry Bundle Thank You Card by Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Pals Blog Hop – New In Colors & You’re a Peach

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “2021-2023 New In-Colors.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you.  At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

You're a Peach Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Have a Peachy Day Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop Good

I haven’t been able to create in a while with so much going on, but when I had the chance, I decided to try something with My Hoot Pick: You’re a Peach Suite Collection.

My card morphed quite a bit from where I started.  First, it was a portrait card, with a full sheet of Shimmery White Cardstock. I had stitched a few stitches with my sewing machine but tore them out, which led to tearing the corners off completely.

I tried stamping the flowers in Pale Papaya, then adding depth by adding Calypso Coral shading…nope, didn’t work, so decided to just flick on some color.  Voila! My completed card.

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Here is a look at all 5 New In Colors!  Which new color is your favorite? My Fave?  I would say it’s too hard to choose one, so Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Pale Papaya are my picks.

MY HOOT PICK!  It is my Gotta Have It product from the new catalog! 

The YOU’RE A PEACH SUITE COLLECTION on pages 60-61 of the new catalog!

Everything’s just peachy when you craft with this You’re a Peach Suite Collection. The all-occasion sentiments are ideal for handmade greeting cards and gift packaging. Add some juicy peaches, flowers, and foliage for a sweet finish.

The You’re a Peach Suite Collection includes:

  • Sweet As a Peach Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
  • Peach Dies (10% off)
  • You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper
  • Mini Jam Jars

Product colors:  Balmy Blue, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Mango Melody, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, white 

    You're A Peach Suite Collection Color Coordination Updated - Stampin' Hoot
    You're a Peach Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Have a Peachy Day Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop Slant

    Begin by cutting a piece of Evening Evergreen Cardstock to 4 1 /4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

    Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto the Evening Evergreen card base. Cover with white Basics Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.

    Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4. Use a Water Painter to add a wash of Evening Evergreen.  Let dry completely.  Use a Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write Marker to splatter color over the wash.  

    Tear the two corners as shown.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

    Stamp the small peaches and flowers in Pale Papaya Classic Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock (three each). 

    Use a Water Painter to flick Calypso Coral Classic Ink onto the flowers and to add a dab of color to the flower center. 

    Stamp the greenery in Evening Evergreen onto Shimmery White Cardstock (twice).

    Crop all images with a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the coordinating Peach dies. 

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

    Embellish with Evening Evergreen and Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. 

    You're a Peach Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Have a Peachy Day Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop In Color

    More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

    Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on June 9th with “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products.” Participants showcase at least one of their favorite product tips. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

    Pals Blog Hop Cute Critters: Shark Frenzy

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    Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Cute Critters” – showcasing their card/project with adorable animals, birds, or insects for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

    Shark Frenzy Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Daddy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    Does a shark qualify as a critter?  Well, I do believe they are adorable and cute, so I decided that they qualified just fine. 

    I never really jumped on the “Baby Shark” bandwagon, I am not even sure I have heard the song outside of other people singing it.  But…I was in the mood to watercolor as it seems like it has been so long since I have. 

    This bundle was so fun to use and the images were perfect for fulfilling my need to add a touch of color with a Water Painter and Classic Ink. 

    Shark Frenzy Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Daddy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! (1)

    NOTE: This card is large, designed to fit a full sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.

    Begin by cutting a piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock to 10 1/2 x 7 1/4. Score and fold at 5 1/4.

    Adhere a 5 1/8 x 7 1/8 piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to the card base with Stampin’ Seal.

    Use a Water Painter and the following Classic Inks to create the ocean scene onto a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: Seaside Spray (sky), Night of Navy and Pacific Point (sea).  Allow to dry completely. Adhere to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

    TIP: I kept my Water Painters on the dryer side to create the brushed look in the sky and sea.  I started with Pacific Point on the bottom then added Night of Navy for some depth.

    Use a Stamparatus to stamp the sharks in Jet Black Stazōn Ink onto a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. Color with a Water Painter and Smoky Slate Classic Ink.  Crop with the coordinating Shark Dies and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Use a Water Painter to color a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with the following colors:  Pear Pizzazz (plants), Pool Party (bubbles).  Adhere to an Adhesive Sheet. Crop with the coordinating Shark Dies and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Adhere to the card as shown.

    Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp “Daddy” in Night of Navy Classic Ink as shown.

    Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the “I Love You” in Versamark Ink.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.

    Adhere a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to a Foam Adhesive Sheet.  Crop the “SHARK” using the Playful Alphabets Dies and a Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Adhere to the card as shown.

     

    Shark Frenzy Die Bundle 156213 from Stampin' Up! Purchase online from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot (1)

    SHARK FRENZY BUNDLE | 156213 | $37.75

    The Shark Frenzy Bundle includes the Shark Frenzy Stamp Set and the Shark Dies.

    SHARK FRENZY STAMP SET
    Create a loving family of sharks, from baby to grandpa. Dress them up with stamped accessories. 22 photopolymer stamps

    SHARK DIES
    DIe-cut a school of sweet sharks, complete with accessories for dressing them up. 16 dies

    Shark Frenzy Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Daddy Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

    Pals Blog Hop – Birthday Bonanza with Hydrangea Hill

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    Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created “Birthday Bonanza” projects to inspire you to make for all of your family and friends. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we all love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

    Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    I just received the Hydrangea Haven Bundle to go with my Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection. I know, why did I not buy them as part of the suite?? Well, I wasn’t quite sold on it yet, but I am sold on it now!  It’s gorgeous!  I just love the mix of Misty Moonlight and Highland Heather!  So soft and pretty!

    Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection from Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    Begin with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Misty Moonlight Cardstock.

    Use a Bone Folder to distress the edges of a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock.  Adhere to the card base at an angle with Stampin’ Seal.

    Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and a piece of Basic White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4.

    Use a sewing machine to sew the two pieces together. Tear the edges of the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper, then distress the edges of both pieces with a Bone Folder.  Adhere to the card base as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

    Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to crop a piece of Misty Moonlight and Basic White Cardstock.  Adhere together with Stampin’ Seal, then zip it through again tucked inside the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the card as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Add an angled strip of Stampin’ Seal to near the bottom of the Basic White die-cut.  Adhere the Purple Posy Ribbon (Playing With Patterns) to the strip as shown.

    Stamp the Hydrangea image in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. Crop with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the coordinating Hydrangea Dies.

    Color with Water Painters and the following Classic Stampin’ Inks:  Misty Moonlight, Highland Heather, and Mossy Meadow. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, remove excess, and set with a Heat Tool. Snip closely with Paper Snips. Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Embellish with Pastel Pearls.

     

    Hydrangea Haven Bundle from Stampin' Up! Birthday card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

    Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 10th when our theme will be “Cute Critters” where the design team will be sharing projects that will feature critters of all sorts to inspire you. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

    Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

    Pals Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up! Berry Delightful Sale-a-Bration!

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    Hello! Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects featuring “Sale-A-Bration Products.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments. We love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

    Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful DSP FREE With $100 Purchase - Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Thank You Slimline Card

    I decided to showcase the Berry Blessing Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper, a Sale-a-Bration item that can be earned FREE with a $100 purchase (before shipping & tax).  This set coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle from the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog. 

    Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful DSP FREE With $100 Purchase - Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Thank You Slimline Card

    Slimline Card:

    Begin with a 8″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Basic White Cardstock.  Score and fold at 4″.

    Use a Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper to 3 7/8 x 8 3/8. Adhere with Stampin’ Seal.

    Cut a piece of Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper to 2 3/4 x 7 1/4.  Adhere to a 2 7/8 x 7 3/8 piece fo Basic White Cardstock with Stampin’ Seal. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

    Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 2 x 6 1/2.  Use a Water Painter to add a watercolor wash of Granny Apple Green Classic Ink.  Splatter with a Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker. Adhere was shown with Stampin’ Seal.

    Use the Strawberry Builder Punch to crop all images from the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.   Adhere with Stampin’ Seal and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Set with a Heat Tool.  Trim to size with a Paper Trimmer.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Slimline Envelope:

    Begin by cutting a piece of Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper to 9 1/8 x 11.

    Score the 9 1/8″ side at 2″ and 6 1/8″.

    Score the 11″ side at 1 1/4″ and 10″.

    Remove the four corners with Paper Snips by following the score lines.

    Assemble and adhere at overlays.

    Adhere a 3 x 7 5/8″ piece of Basic White Cardstock to the front of the envelope for addressing. 

    Use the Strawberry Builder Punch to crop a strawberry and stem from the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.  Adhere to the envelope flap with a Mini Glue Dot. 

     

    Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful DSP FREE With $100 Purchase - Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Thank You Slimline Card

    I love adding an embossed white sentiment on Basic Black cardstock to make it pop!  How do you love to add your sentiments? 

    Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful DSP FREE With $100 Purchase - Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Thank You Slimline Card

    More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

    Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on February 10th when our theme will be “Birthday Bonanza” where the design team will be sharing birthday projects that celebrate our family and friends. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

    Have a Hoot with the Pals Blog Hop – Take 2!

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    Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects showing “My Favorite Things” from any of the two current catalogs or the upcoming catalog in January. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

    Create this card using the Have a Hoot Stamp Set and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    It was tough task to pick out my favorite, but since the Have a Hoot Stamp Set and Peek a Hoot Dies are retiring, I thought I should showcase them one more time…only this time make it a Christmas Card. 

    What do you think?  I love that the pieces of cardstock you crop to create the negative space actually turn into tags!  More products to coordinate with your creations!  YAY! 

    Create this card using the Have a Hoot Stamp Set and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    Use a Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

    Use a Blending Brush (coming January 5, 2021) to blend Pretty Peacock Classic Ink around the edges of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock. 

    Zip through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine along with the Peek a Hoot Dies. 

    Use a Stamparatus to line up the stamp with the negative die-cut space (the stitched frames). Stamp the three images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 4 x 5 piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock and a scrap piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock. 

    Crop the white images with the coordinating Peek a Hoot Dies.  Color with Stampin’ Blends. 

    Color the tree branches on the Pretty Peacock Cardstock with a Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend.

    Adhere the colored cropped images and the top piece to the card base as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

    Splatter the card with a paintbrush and Whisper White Craft Ink that has been slightly diluted with water.  

    Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Pretty Peacock Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap to remove the excess.  Set with a Heat Tool. Snip apart with Paper Snips. 

    Adhere as shown with snipped-to-size Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

    Create this card using the Have a Hoot Stamp Set and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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