Pals Blog Hop October 2018 – Wicked Folds

Welcome to the Pals October 2018 Blog Hop. It’s a spooky time of year so watch out for “Wicked Folds” while you hop from blog to blog. We promise not to be too scary.

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. 

Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Christmas Gatefold Card for the Pals Wicked Folds Blog Hop created by Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

A Dashing Deer Double Gatefold Christmas Card!

So, this is my first-ever gatefold / double gatefold card!  I don’t do many non-traditional sized cards, but this one was quick and easy and I am in love with the results. I have to give credit to Dawn Olchefske for the step-by-step instructions on creating the double gatefold.  Instead of going with a Halloween Themed card, I decided that I wanted to use the Dashing Deer Bundle to create this stunning Christmas themed card.

Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Christmas Gatefold Card for the Pals Wicked Folds Blog Hop created by Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper to 5 1/2″ x 12″.
  2. Use the Stampin’ Trimmer or Simply Scored Tool to add score lines at 2″, 4″, 8″, and 10″.  Mark each end (lightly with a pencil) at 2 3/4″.  Cut each side at a diagonal from the pencil mark up to the end of the 4″ score line. Adhere the cut-off pieces to the inside bottom of the paper, ensuring that the opposite design is showing. Fold the 4″ and 8″ score lines to the inside and the 2″ and 10″ score lines to the outside.
  3. Cut a piece of Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper to 1 1/4″ x 12″.  Score at 4″ and 8″.   Fold in at the score lines and adhere the top pieces together to create a band. Wrap several times with Copper Metallic Thread and secure with a knot.
  4. Crop the following with a Big Shot Die-Cutting Tool and the following dies:
    1. Merry Merlot Cardstock with the largest scalloped circle die from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.
    2. Crumb Cake Cardstock with the largest stitched shaped circle die from the Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies.
    3. Copper Foil Sheet with the 4 small flowers and 2 filigree corners from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies. TIP: Use the Take Your Pick Tool to easily remove the Copper Foil from the detailed dies.
    4. Stamp the deer in Soft Suede Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. Crop with the coordinating die from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.
  5.  Cut a piece of Copper Foil to 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Flag the ends with the Banner Triple Punch.
  6. Adhere the Merry Merlot Scalloped Circle to the belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add two strips of Snail Adhesive to the top of the circle and add loops of Copper Metallic Thread.
  7. Adhere the Crumb Cake Stitched Circle Die with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Adhere the remaining die cuts and flagged banner as shown with Mini Glue Dots.
  9. Stamp the top image in Versamark onto Whisper White Cardstock.  Cover with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a Heat Tool.  Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Cut a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock to 3 1/2″ x 5″.  Adhere to the center of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 4 7/8″. Zip through the Big Shot in between the Softly Falling Textured Impression Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the Merry Merlot Cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Crop two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock using the edgelit from the In the Woods Framelits Dies. Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede Ink onto the left side of the cropped piece.  Adhere the pieces together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Trim to size and adhere to the card (Stampin’ Dimensionals).
  13. Stamp the two small deer from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock.  Crop with the coordinating framelits and a Big Shot.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Christmas Gatefold Card for the Pals Wicked Folds Blog Hop created by Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

I just love creating the look of snow drifts by using the edgelit die from the In The Woods Framelits Dies set.  It creates a perfect canvas to place the two small deer on.  Insert love button here.

Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Christmas Gatefold Card for the Pals Wicked Folds Blog Hop created by Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Christmas Gatefold Card for the Pals Wicked Folds Blog Hop created by Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Christmas Gatefold Card for the Pals Wicked Folds Blog Hop created by Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

The Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper is jaw-dropping gorgeous with its well-placed copper foil accents throughout each piece.  Copper is my go-to metallic, so the Joyous Noel DSP has easily become my favorite go-to Christmas themed paper.

Dashing Deer Bundle by Stampin' Up! Christmas Gatefold Card for the Pals Wicked Folds Blog Hop created by Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Last year for the Pals Blog Hop, I created this Halloween Easel Invitation.  You can see details on how it was made by clicking on the image above, which will take you to last year’s blog post.

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

Stesha

Pals Blog Hop September 2018 – My Favorite Season

Welcome to the Pals September 2018 Blog Hop. The 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is out and the Pals are excited! Sit back while we share creations from “Our Favorite Holiday”.

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.

Cauldron Bubble Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Handmade Halloween Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

My Favorite Season!

I love decorating for Halloween, so making papercraft creations to display on my shelves for Halloween is so much fun! I made a simple card using the Toil & Trouble Suite of Products!  It is perfect to add color with Stampin’ Blends…and an added bonus…the framelits cut out both the stamped image from the Cauldron Bubble Bundle and the images from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper!

Couldron Bubble Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Handmade Halloween Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Use an Aqua Painter to create a watercolor wash background using Highland Heather Classic Ink.
  3. Stamp the dots from the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set over the top of the watercolor wash using Highland Heather.
  4. Cut 10 inches of Black 5/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon, wrap around the Watercolor Paper and secure with a bow as shown. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Cut a 5″ piece of Solid Black Baker’s Twine, thread through the Spider Trinket and secure to the bow with a knot.
  6. Stamp the following images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock:  Witch, Broom, Cat, Cauldron.  Using the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, and the coordinating framelits, crop the images.
  7. Color the images with Stampin’ Blends (see colors in supply list below).
  8. Stamp the sentiments onto Basic Black Cardstock using Versamark Ink.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, set with a Heat Tool. Snip to size with a Paper Snips.
  9. Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Couldron Bubble Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Handmade Halloween Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

That little witch is just the cutest and so much fun to color.  The new Highland Heather, Basic Black and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends suit the little witch well!

Couldron Bubble Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Handmade Halloween Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Couldron Bubble Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Handmade Halloween Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Couldron Bubble Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Handmade Halloween Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Spider Trinkets (part of the Toil & Trouble Suite) allow for the perfect touch to a Halloween creation!  I cannot wait to make a few 3-D items to display on my shelves.

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Price: $110.00

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

Stesha

Pals Blog Hop August 2018 – Cut It Out

Welcome to the Pals August 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits, and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

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.

 

Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Cut it Out! Lilypad Lake Birthday Card

Since the Lilypad Lake Bundle has die cuts that coordinate with all the stamped images, I decided to use that set to create a birthday card for the Pals Blog Hop: Cut it Out!  The largest die cut from the Limited Release Stitched Season Framelits creates a framed card scene that makes the card stand out.

Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Using an Aqua Painter, create a watercolor wash background on a piece of Watercolor Paper.  I used Classic Inks:  Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, & Crushed Curry. After the ink dries, crop out the background using a Big Shot and the largest label die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies.  Adhere to the center of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x  5 1/2″.  Crop the frame using the same Stitched Seasons Framelit Die.  Adhere to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  4. Stamp the following images onto Shimmery White Cardstock using Stazon Ink:  Sun, Sail Boats, Lilypads, Crane. Crop with a Big Shot and the coordinating dies from the Lakeside Framelits Dies. Also, crop two grass die cuts of Shimmery White Cardstock.
  5. Color the images with an Aqua Painter.  Crane: Smoky Slate, Grass: Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz, Lilypad: Petal Pink, Old Olive, & Pear Pizzazz, Sail Boats:  Smoky Slate & Coastal Cabana, Sun: Crushed Curry & Mango Melody
  6. Adhere all images with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The card is fairly simple to create, I recommend using a fair amount of water when creating the watercolor wash background.  I applied the ink at an angle, adding a bit more ink to spots that I wanted a little deeper tone.

Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

When coloring the images with an Aqua Painter, you want to use very little ink and water, adding ink to areas to create a shading effect, little by little. I like to cover the image very lightly with the base color, then slowly add more ink to spots that I think might have a shadow cast.

Lilypad Lake Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Birthday Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for Pals Blog Hop August 2018 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

You can also use Shimmery White Cardstock as the base for your watercolor wash background.  I tend to gravitate towards Watercolor Paper as it absorbs more water and I can get a bit more of a washed look.

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

Stesha

Pals Blog Hop – July 2018 – It’s a Pattern Party!

Welcome to the Pals July, 2018 Blog Hop. We’re having a “Pattern Party”. This month our creations will feature our favorite Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments from the new annual catalog from Stampin’ Up! 

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.

 

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

It’s a Pattern Party!

I love the Pals Blog Hop and today I am showing off a Pattern Party of a Baby Card! Oh, my stars, how I love the final result.  The Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Stars for babies and other VIPs in your life, plus all-occasion designs.

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White 12″ x 12″ Cardstock to 6″ x 12″.  Score and fold at 6″.
  2. Using the other half of the 12″ x 12″ Whisper White, cut two squares to 5 3/4″.  Adhere to the inside of the card with Snail Adhesive to reinforce it.
  3. Using the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, cut the following pieces to 5 3/4″ x (right to left): Navy Blue Sky – 3 3/4″, Striped – 1″, Green Stars – 1/2″, Baby Stars – 3/4″, Blue Sky – 1/2″, Baby Dots – 1/2″.  Adhere together, with Snail Adhesive, to make a 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
  4. Stamp the “love you more than all the stars” sentiment in Versamark Ink.  Cover with Whisper White Stampin’ Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Cut 6″ strips of the following:  Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine, Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine.  Adhere to the card base as shown with 2 Mini Glue Dots.
  6. Stamp the letters “baby” from the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set in Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Using a Big Shot and the coordinating Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies, crop the letters and then snip the remaining with a Paper Snips.  Apply color with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Inks:  Night of Navy, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, & Balmy Blue.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Crop pieces of Vellum Cardstock with the Everyday Label and Starburst Punches.
  8. Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to a 2 1/4″ square.  Zip through the Big Shot in the Maps, Etc Embossing Folder.
  9. Stamp the heart in Night of Navy Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock. Use an Aqua Painter to add color to the heart if desired. Snip out with a Paper Snips.
  10. Assemble the elements as shown, using Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals, adding Silver Metallic Thread & Silver Mini Sequins Trim to complete the look.
  11. For a final touch, add Silver Adhesive-Backed Stars to various areas of the card.
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I had an idea of the layout I wanted to use, but it took me some time to get it finalized.  I am hoping my instructions help those that may want to CASE it complete it faster than I.  Stampin’ Up! has done a fabulous job with the coordinating products in the Twinkle Twinkle Suite. I love the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins and they really make the card.

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The card contains 3 new Core Colors”  Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue, and Petal Pink…all part of the Subtles family!  This color combination used in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper is spectacular and is perfect for a baby card or decoration.

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and Little Twinkle Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for the Pals Blog Hop. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

What do you love about this card?  The layout, colors, embellishments or everything?  I vote for everything :).

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

Stesha

Pick a “B” Pals Blog Hop : Meet Lined Alphabet

Welcome to the Pals June 2018 Blog Hop. This month we’re going to Pick a “B”. Projects for Babies, Birthdays or Brides, that is. Be on the lookout for creations using new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! 

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.

Happy Birthday Card using the Lined Alphabet Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Handmade card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Soft Seam Foam Cardstock to 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Score and fold at 4 1/4″.
  2. Using the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform & Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies, crop “birthday” using a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock cut down the middle at 4 1/4″.
  3. Click to watch this video, from Stampin’ Up!, for tips on using the Layering Alphabet Edgelit Dies. 
  4. Using an Aqua Painter, color the Shimmery White Cardstock with the following Classic Inks:  Top – Flirty Flamingo, Middle – Soft Sea Foam, Bottom – Coastal Cabana.
  5. Using a Clear Block C and the Lined Alphabet Photopolymer Stamps, stamp the letters as shown using StazOn Ink.
  6. Note: If you want perfect placement, I highly recommend using a Stamparatus – Stamp Positioning Tool.  I like the sketched look I obtained by double stamping the letters and not going for perfection.
  7. Adhere the pieces together as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then cut down to 2 3/4″ wide.  This makes the border one inch above and one inch below the letters.
  8. Cut an additional piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.  Color with Aqua Painters to match the letters and adhere to the “Y” panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Adhere to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock cut to 2 7/8″ x 6 1/8″ with Snail Adhesive.  Then adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp the balloon bouquet (Hand Delivered Hostess Only Stamp Set) in StazOn Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color as shown with an Aqua Painter (same colors as letters).  Crop with a Paper Snips and adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Using a Big Shot and Basic Black Cardstock, crop the Happy Birthday using the Happy Birthday Thinlit Die.  Snip apart with a Paper Snips and adhere the “Happy” with snipped to size Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Add 3 Share What You Love Artisan Pearls for a final touch!
Happy Birthday Card using the Lined Alphabet Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Handmade card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
This is my first time playing with the all-new Lined Alphabet Bundle.  At first, I was reluctant about purchasing the Layering Alphabet Edgelit Dies, but now that I have them in hand and have used them, I can’t believe I ever second-guessed this purchase!  They are so very it!  I will be using these on upcoming scrapbook pages!  Stay tuned!
Happy Birthday Card using the Lined Alphabet Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Handmade card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
There are several different ways you can use this bundle and I highly recommend watching the video that Stampin’ Up! has released to help you understand the variety this bundle offers.  The font is fun and easy to mix and match. I love how well it works with the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die I used on this card.
The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls add the perfect touch to any project!  The array of color options makes it versatile and a great addition to your embellishment stash!
Happy Birthday Card using the Lined Alphabet Bundle by Stampin' Up! From the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Handmade card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see which “B” the rest of my Pals are using. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for July 11, 2018, for our annual Pattern Party featuring projects using favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments… Don’t miss it!

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

Stesha

Varied Vases Bundle : Pals Blog Hop – May 2018

Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures, such as embossing folders, or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join us in the fun while we inspire you to step-up your creations.

 

Varied Vases Bundle and the Masking Technique!

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.

Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Today’s card is showing off several new products:  The New 2018-2020 In-Color Stampin’ Pads & Cardstock (available now!) and also the FABULOUS Varied Vases Bundle (available June 1st) that was inspired by Mary Fish, Million Dollar Sales Achiever, my friend, and upline!  I cannot wait to play with this bundle more!  There are 34 amazing images and sentiments to use for so many different occasions!

Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Score and fold at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  3. Use a Stamparatus to stamp the three vases outline in Black StazOn Ink onto the Watercolor Paper. Stamp again onto the top of a post-it note and snip them out using a Paper Snips.
  4. Place the post-it note images over the top of the previously stamped images to mask them.  Place and stamp the vases as shown (using the Stamparatus and Black StazOn).
  5. Stamp the Birthday Wishes Sentiment in the upper left corner using Black StazOn Ink. Tip: When stamping on Watercolor Paper, sometimes you need to stamp the image twice to get full coverage.  The Stamparatus is perfect for placing the image and stamping exactly where needed to make your image coverage perfect.
  6. Stamp a second set of the 3rd and 5th (from the left) vases & flowers in Staz-On Ink onto Watercolor Paper.  Snip them out (closely) with a Paper Snips.
  7. Color all images with an Aqua Painter and the All-New 2018-2020 In-Colors:  Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, & Pineapple Punch.
  8. Add a bit of shading below the vases with an Aqua Painter and Smoky Slate Ink.
  9. Adhere the 2nd set of images over the top of the original image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Just a few short weeks before the Stamparatus will be available to order!  It will launch with the New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! I am starting to use it a lot more than when I first got it and am loving the benefits it brings to stamping! Get it on your wish list!

Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

This was my first go-round with the New In-Colors and I have to say, I have fallen for them!  Their bright and cherry tones bring a smile to my face when I see them combined on a card.  I have yet to use the green shade: Call Me Clover, but I am certain it will be used on a soon-to-be papercraft creation!  Stay tuned!

Lots of Lavender Stamp Set, Level One Free Item during Sale-A-Bration by Stampin' Up! Shop with Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #saleabration2018
Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set, Level One Free Item during Sale-A-Bration by Stampin' Up! Shop with Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #saleabration2018
Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

My tip for watercolor:  I wanted my vases to have a shading effect, so I started with a very light application of Blueberry Bushel that covered the entire vase.  I slowly added more color to the left-hand side of all vases, lightly dragging the color to the right.  The result is a beautiful ombre look! Blue is my favorite color so Blueberry Bushel is now at the top of my list.

Varied Vases Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Mary Fish Million Dollar Stamp Set. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the May 2018 Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s All-New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!

Blog Hop Line-Up:

Click on the images below to shop my online store or click the link below to print to pdf!

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

Stesha

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