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!

Pals Blog Hop: Here if You Need Me Card

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Pile It On” – showcasing their card/project with layers of DSP and/or embellishments for any occasion. We hope you enjoy the hop and will be inspired by the creations! Please, 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 Here's A Card and Fancy Phrases Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Today’s card was another that I created during my very small retreat with friends.  I thought it fit the theme of this blog hop perfectly with the multiple layers. 

I used pieces from my scrap box that I had already attempted to use on other projects, but decided against it.  It worked out well because all these pieces fit together nicely. 

 

Create this card using the Here's A Card and Fancy Phrases Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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

Adhere a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Calypso Coral 6×6 Designer Series Paper as shown.

Zip a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White Cardstock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine tucked inside the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Add a drop of Smoky Slate Classic Re-inker to a dollop of Embossing Paste.  Mix together well.  Lay a dotted Basic Pattern Decorative Mask over a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and spread the paste onto it with a Palette Knife.  Let dry. 

Crop with the largest Stitched Shapes Circle Die and a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  

Crop a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock with the largest Forever Flourishing die. Snip apart with Paper Snips to create three small pieces.  Adhere to the back of the stitched circle die-cut with Stampin’ Seal. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the floral image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Color with the following Light & Dark Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody. 

Snip closely with Paper Snips.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment (Here’s a Card) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Tap to remove any excess then set with a Heat Tool.  Cut to size with a Paper Trimmer or Snips. 

Adhere as shown with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Add three clear Elegant Faceted Gems. 

 

Create this card using the Here's A Card and Fancy Phrases Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

I seem to be on a Calypso Coral and Gray kick lately, I just love that color combination, don’t you? 

Create this card using the Here's A Card and Fancy Phrases Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! 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 December 9th when our theme is “Goodbye September Mini Catalog and Hello January Mini Catalog.” Participants showcase their favorites from the retiring holiday catalog or new products from the new mini catalog. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Pals Blog Hop! Gnomes are Holly Jolly Everything

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. 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.

Holly Jolly Everything Gnome Mini Pizza Box From Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan

I was excited about this month’s blog hop theme as I wanted to have an excuse to create another project using the Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set!  I chose my color palette based on the colors in the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (which just happens to be on sale for $9.78 through October 31, 2020!). 

Mini Pizza Boxes seem to be my go-to for 3D items as they are quick and easy to decorate.  Anything that is a time-saver these days is a must for me.  Time is currently my most valuable asset and I need to use it sparingly. 

 

Holly Jolly Everything Gnome Mini Pizza Box From Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan

Assemble a Mini Pizza Box.

Cut the following pieces of Plaid Tidings 6×6 Designer Series Paper with a Paper Trimmer

    • Qty 2 – 3 1/4 Squares,
    • Qty 4 – 3/4 x 3 1/4 Strips

Adhere to the Mini Pizza Box with Stampin’ Seal+ Adhesive.

Wrap the Mini Pizza Box with a 1 1/4 x 11 piece of Whisper White Cardstock, adhering at the top with Stampin’ Seal+.

Wrap again with Whisper White 1/2″ Faux Linen Ribbon and Linen Thread that has been colored with a Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the largest Stitched Shapes square die.

Staple two pieces of ribbon to the top left corner. Adhere a bow of Linen Thread (colored with a Mossy Meadow Dark Stampin’ Blend.

Adhere to the belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the gnome and tree in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Snip with Paper Snips.

Color with the following Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs:

    • Pretty Peacock
    • Pool Party
    • Mossy Meadow
    • Soft Suede
    • Mango Melody
    • Real Red
    • Shaded Spruce
    • Smoky Slate
    • Bronze/Ivory
    • Color Lifter

Adhere to the stitched square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: Double them up under the gnome for twice the pop!

Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.  Trim to 5/8 x 1 3/4. Adhere with Dimensionals. 

Add Pool Party Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels that have been colored with a Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend.  

Holly Jolly Everything Gnome Mini Pizza Box From Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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Pals Blog Hop : In the Pines Masculine Birthday

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” 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.

Buffalo Check, In the Pines, Coming Home and More from Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Today just happens to be my hubby’s birthday so the featured card was made especially for him.  We love cabin life, relaxing in the outdoors, fresh air, lake life you name it.  With the weather comes the resurrection of my buffalo plaid collection, as well as my Buffalo Check Background stamp! I paired it with the In the Pines Bundle, the Coming Home Bundle as well as sentiments from the Itty Bitty Birthdays and  Peaceful Moments Stamp Sets.  

Buffalo Check, In the Pines, Coming Home and More from Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  Distress the edges with a Bone Folder. 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the Buffalo Check Background Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  Use a Paper Trimmer to cut down to 4 x 5 1/4.  Distress the edges with a Bone Folder.

Double wrap the bottom with Linen Thread, securing with a bow as shown.

Stamp the trees (In the Pines), Cabin (Coming Home), Happy Birthday (Itty Bitty Birthdays) in Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock.

Use the 2-Step Stamps to add the Mossy Meadow Ink to the pine trees.

Color the cabin with a Water Brush using Soft Suede and Mango Melody Classic Inks.

Crop the trees and cabins with the coordinating dies (Pines Woods, Home Together) and a Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.

Trim the Happy Birthday sentiment to size (1/2 x 2 1/4) with a Paper Trimmer.

Adhere all pieces as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal. 

Stamp the sentiment (Peaceful Moments) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock (twice).  Color with a Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends. Crop one with a 2″ Circle Punch.  Snip the “Joy” out of the 2nd with Paper Snips.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Seal. 

Buffalo Check, In the Pines, Coming Home and More from Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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