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:

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

Stesha

Family First! Pals Blog Hop – April 2018

Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife scrapbook page by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

Welcome to the Pals April 2018 Blog Hop. Join us while we put “Families First” in our hop this month. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with family-related projects like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation or Family Vacations. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Scrapbooking is what got me started in the paper crafting realm.  I love to make a scrapbook layout that reflects back on a memorable moment with my family.  This page shows my husband and son enjoying the view of the lake while dipping their toes in the water, I wish I could see that view every day!

Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife scrapbook page by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Start with a 12x12 piece of Whisper White Cardstock as your canvas.
  2. Create a mat for your photo (1/4″ larger) with a piece of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (Available May 1, 2018).
  3. Using the Peaceful Reflections Stamp Set (Available June 1, 2018), stamp 5 large and 5 small water ripples with Basic Black Archival Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  A Marina Mist Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  4. Cut each of the water ripples out with a Paper Snips.  Adhere as shown with Snail Adhesive, cut some in half and place along the edges and under the photo.
  5. Adhere the photo/mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the “waves” as shown in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Add Marina Mist Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  7. Using a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Large Letter Framelits and Shimmery White Cardstock, crop out #LAKELIFE.
  8. With an Aqua Painter, add the ombre look with Old Olive (bottom), Lemon-Lime Twist (middle), and Marina Mist (top). Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Stamp 4 dragonflies using Basic Black Archival Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Stamp one set of leaves in Pool Party and the other in 2nd Generation Night of Navy (stamp on scrap paper first).  Cut them out with a Paper Snips.
  10. Stamp 4 of the plants in Old Olive Ink, blend and add more color with an Aqua Painter.  Crop with a Paper Snips.
  11. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 1″ x 3″.  Flag the end with the Banner Triple Punch. Adhere to the upper left corner with Snail Adhesive.
  12. Adhere the plants and dragonflies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. If desired, stamp the place and time using the alphabet stamps from the Pick a Pennant Stamp Set (Available June 1, 2018). Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife scrapbook page by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

I love the ombre look and using an Aqua Painter to add the color makes it easy to obtain! I will be sharing more of my creations from my #onstage2018 Display Board, which shows off more ombre with the Large Letter Framelits!  Stop back soon or sign-up to follow my blog posts so you don’t miss out!

Peaceful Reflection Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Annual Catalog #lakelife scrapbook page by Stesha Bloodhart for #onstage2018 Milwaukee Display Board #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #stampinup30

Have you heard about the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp?  Marina Mist will not be around after May 31st, so if you like the color, make sure you add it to your collection before it is gone for good!

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

Stesha

Spring has Sprung! Pals Blog Hop – March 2018

Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

 

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I decided to use the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set in my creation for today.  I usually do not CASE (copy and selectively edit) other creations, but this time I decided to re-create a card by the talented Steffi Helmschrott, a fellow demonstrator from Germany! I love the cute little ladybugs and I think they speak spring!  Enjoy!

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Using 2nd Generation Stamping (Ink the Stamp then stamp once on scrap paper, then on final project for a lighter ink image) stamp the jar image, in Basic Gray Archival Ink, on Watercolor paper.
  5. Crop the image with the coordinating jar framelit (Everyday Jars Framelits Dies Set) using a Big Shot and a Magnetic Platform.
  6. Add shading to the jar and background by applying Smoky Slate Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  7. Stamp the grass image 3 times using Old Olive Ink.  Blend lightly with an Aqua Painter.
  8. Use 2nd Generation stamping on the twig inside the jar.  Add Old Olive and Soft Suede Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  9. Stamp two ladybug images (one inside the jar, one to crop out with a Paper Snips) in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Add Real Red Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  10. Cut a piece of Linen Thread.  Tie in a bow as shown and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.
  11. Adhere jar and ladybug images with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Use Versamark Ink to stamp the Sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock.  Add White Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.  Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Add Clear Epoxy Raindrops for the Final TOUCH!
Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp SetSharing Sweet Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set  – Item 144051 – Price: $21.00 

For all the sweet things in life you wish you could bottle up and keep with you forever, this stamp set will help! The dextrous jar is just waiting to be filled with whatever inspires you!

Stampin’ Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date, we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RMHC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I am trying to step-up my watercolor game!  This time I went with more of a no-line watercolor look!  I kept the image simple and had a great example to follow! Steffi does amazing watercolor work and I am going to use her creations to practice and hopefully get to her level of expertise!

Birthday Card by Steffi Helmschrott

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

Stesha

Case the Catty: Pals Blog Hop – February 2018

WELCOME!

Welcome to the Pals February 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Case the Catty. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will copy or remake projects from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs and brochures. After all, who doesn’t CASE (Copy and Share Everything) once in a while? You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

CASE the Catty, Pals Blog Hop February 2018, Cards from the Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Ok, so I got a little carried away with creations, but when your CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit) things go a little quicker than starting from scratch.  Things were rolling well, so I continued to create and ended at 5 projects to share with you!  None of them are CASEd 100%, I just CASEd elements of a creation from the catalog.

 

Flying Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The first card that I CASEd is a creation from the Flying Home Stamp Set.  I love to watercolor with Classic Inks and an Aqua Painter.  I prefer to smooch the cover of the Ink Pad to the Foam, which creates a palette of ink for me to grab with my Aqua Painter. This keeps the amount of ink at a manageable level and you can easily add more for shading, etc.

lying Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
lying Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
lying Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

 

Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I had yet to ink up my Waterfront Stamp Set, so I added it to my pile of “Need to Use” stamp sets.  I liked the colors and layout of the card on the right (samples in the catalog), so that is the element that I decided to CASE.  I am amazed at how quick and easy it is to make beautiful creations with a watercolored look! Anyone can do this, I promise you!  The stamp artists have made it easy! Thank you, thank you!

Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Waterfront Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

 

Amazing Congratulations from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop, Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I rarely make landscape style cards, but I love everyone that I create. Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite colors that Stampin’ Up! offers.  The FREE Sale-a-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack contains a thin strand of Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon and I wanted to use it on my card, so I decided to run with Bermuda Bay and Very Vanilla as my color palette!

Amazing Congratulations from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop, Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Amazing Congratulations from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop, Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Amazing Congratulations from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! Pals Blog Hop, Case the Catty #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

A Good Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The images in “A Good Day” stamp set are just the cutest!  I had yet to use the stamp set and decided since Easter is coming up, I would use that adorable little rabbit and CASE the layout from the catalog.  I thought I would show the effect of coloring with the Stampin’ Write Markers, instead of the Aqua Painter, since I use an Aqua Painter on most of my creations.

A Good Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
A Good Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
A Good Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Magical Day Bundle by Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for the Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

I hadn’t created with the Magical Day Bundle in quite some time, since October in fact. It needed some love and I was willing to give it.  I had been eyeing up that castle and so badly wanted to CASE it, but didn’t have the time. So I decided to attempt a smaller version and just apply some of the elements to a card.

Magical Day Bundle by Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for the Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Magical Day Bundle by Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for the Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart
Magical Day Bundle by Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for the Pals Blog Hop #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

IT’S MY ANNIVERSARY MONTH, CELEBRATE WITH TWO FREE ITEMS!

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code X6YJWTZD and you will earn BOTH the Whisper White Organza Ribbon and Petal Passion Embellishments from the2018 Occasions Catalog for FREE!

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

Stesha

From the Heart : January 2018 Pals Blog Hop

Sure Do Love You, Pals Blog Hop!

Pals Blog Hop January 2018

Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Pals Blog Hop, First of 2018!

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I have a feeling that a lot of the Pals will be using the same bundle & suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog as I am!  The Painted With Love Suite of products and the Sure Do Love You Bundle are a hit so far and the catalog just launched!   Add the coordinating Heart Happiness Stamp set and you have everything you need to make fabulous Valentine’s Day Cards!

Sure Do Love You Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog #suredoloveyou #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

Card Base:  Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11 in. Scored/Folded at 5 1/2 inches for a standard sized card that fits perfectly in our Medium Sized Envelopes.

2nd Layer: Real Red Cardstock cut 1/16 smaller than the Card Base (4 3/16 in x 5 7/16 in) and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

3rd Layer: Watercolor Paper cut 1/16 in smaller than the 2nd Layer (4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in), Smooched with Water and the All-New Brusho Watercolor Crystals in Brilliant Red.

Embellishments: Brusho Colour Crystals, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Glitter Flakes, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Stamp Sets: Sure Do Love You Stamp Set / Bundle, Heart Happiness Stamp Set.

Ink: Brusho Colour Crystals in Brilliant Red, Real Red Classic Ink Pad, Versamark Ink Pad

Tools & Adhesive:  Aqua Painter, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Lots to Love Boxed Framelits, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks A & D, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Creation Details:  I first used the Brilliant Red Brusho and added it to a small pool of water.  I then took my stamp and used that pool as an ink pad.  After stamping those two images on Watercolor Paper, I let them dry, then added a Tear and Tape Adhesive to the center stripe.  I used the adhesive as my canvas for adhering the Gold Glitter Flakes, then quickly cropped the hearts with my Big Shot and Coordinating Framelits Dies.

The ‘Always’ heart sentiment was stamped with Real Red Classic Ink, then touched with an Aqua Painter to add a watercolor look.

I stamped the remaining images in Versamark Ink on Vellum, then heat embossed with my Heat Tool and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  All images were quickly cropped with the Big Shot and Framelits.

Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

This was my first time playing with the Brusho Crystal Colours and so far I am liking them.  Very easy to use and so versatile, you can create so many different looks with one product.  I will be doing some tutorials in the near future on how to create different looks with the Brusho.

To create the background look on this card, I first added splashes of water by squeezing my Aqua Painter and flicking the drops randomly across the watercolor paper.  I poked two holes in the top of my Brusho Brilliant Red and GENTLY tapped the container to allow the crystals & powder to lightly cover the Watercolor Paper.  Larger drops of water from my Aqua Painter were added but I didn’t achieve the look I was going for so I joined the large droplets of water to create a wash background.  I then took a paper towel and soaked up the extra color.  This was not necessary, but I wanted to see what the result would be.  I was happy with it so continued with the creation of my card.

Sure Do Love You Bundle by Stampin' Up! from the 2018 Occasions Catalog #suredoloveyou #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set, Level One Free Item during Sale-A-Bration by Stampin' Up! Shop with Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #saleabration2018
Sure Do Love You Bundle and Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog Card Created for the January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #palsbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The All-New Gold Glitter Flakes add so much pop to your creations!  I decided I wanted specs of gold on the watercolor paper, so I added drops of glue with my Fine-Tip Glue Pen and then dropped some of the Gold Glitter Flakes into it.  I am loving the results and cannot wait to use it again!

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

Stesha

Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop!

Pals 2017 Blog Hop Badge Peach #palsbloghop #bloghop

Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”.

Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.  

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I am sharing a lot of photos to ensure I cover all aspects of my Halloween Easel Card Party Invitation. I have never been a big one to endure creating a card using a bunch of crazy or in this case “wicked folds”.  I love the results and I think they are amazing, it’s just not my creative outlet.  When I looked at the “Wicked Folds” theme for the October 2017 Pals Blog Hop, I had no idea where to start.  I went to Pinterest and scanned the results of a “card folds” search only to come up with a bunch of samples I had no interest in pursuing.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

So, I decided to create one from scratch and something I could make on the fly.  I wanted to keep it simple so I envisioned something like an easel but with a “window” you could see through.  I grabbed a 12×12 Widow Sheet and cut a piece to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, a standard sized A2 card front.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I then had to imagine how I could make it stand like an easel, so I grabbed a piece of 12×12 Black Cardstock and cut it down to 4 1/4 in x 12 in so it was the same width as the Window Sheet piece I had already cut.  I needed to attach the Window Sheet to something so I scored the Basic Black Cardstock at 1/2 inch and folded it over so that I could adhere the Window Sheet to the back side. (I used Fast Fuse).

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I needed to make the back side of the easel the same height as the Window Sheet so I scored again at 6 inches. I then cut a piece of Spooky Night DSP to 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 inch and adhered it with Fast Fuse to the inside of the Black Cardstock, so you are viewing it when you look through the Window Sheet. I decorated the top of the piece of DSP with images from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set, using the Cat Punch to quickly crop out the cat and my Paper Snips to fussy cut the remaining images.  The Tree and Moon Image that the Owl is sitting on, along with the Witch Hat on the Cat, are both snipped from a piece of the Spooky Night DSP.  All Images were adhered with Regular and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

Now I needed to create the Bottom to hold up my Easel Top.  So I scored and folded three more times at 8 3/4 in (fold in), 9 1/4 in (fold in) and 9 3/4 in (fold out). I just happened to get lucky and it worked out perfectly.  It made a place holder for my Easel and a spot that I could add my invitation details. Note:  The Invitation Details were stamped with a retired Photopolymer Set called Invitation Details.  You can easily print this or handwrite it out if you do not have this set available to you.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

The “You’re Invited” Image is from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set and was stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink.  I snipped it out with the Paper Snips and adhered the ends to the top flap of the easel. Note: If you are going to put the invitation in the mail (mine will be handed off in person), you can move the You’re Invited image down so that it would fit in a Medium Envelope.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

The Season to Sparkle Photopolymer Bundle (made up of the Season to Sparkle Stamp Set and Chandelier Thinlits Dies) was used to decorate the Window Sheet. The Chandelier was created by zipping the Chandelier Die through the Big Shot along with Shimmery White Cardstock.  I then colored it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. The Hanging Spiders, Candles and Crows were all stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock with Basic Black Archival Ink and zipped with the Big Shot with the coordinating dies to quickly crop them out. I adhered them to the Window Sheet with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Spooky Night Suite for a Wicked Folds Halloween Easel Shaped Invitation by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot! For Pals October 2017 Blog Hop #palsbloghop #stampinup #halloween #halloweeninvitation #papercrafts #cardmaking #stamping #spookynight #catpunch #owl

I used the yellow paper clip from the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips pack to hold the invite together (seen in the first and second photos) and show off the “Open If You DARE” sentiment from the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set. I used the Every Day Label Punch to crop out a piece of Spooky Night DSP and mount it behind the sentiment. The Crow on top was the final touch to the front of the invitation.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.



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Stesha

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