#tgifc202 Sketch Challenge – Painted Seaons & Foxy Friends

#tgifc202 sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle, Foxy Friends Stamp Set. Four Seasons Framelits Dies, & Itty Bitty Birthdays, Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

TGIF! A Sketch Challenge For You!
Welcome to another TGIF Challenge!  This week it’s time for some inspiration from a sketch! I had three different directions planned (in my head) and the one you see above is what came to fruition while I was struggling to get something made.  What do you think?

I just love that cute little fox from the Foxy Friends Stamp Set…I admit, that stamp set had to be dusted off…it has been too long since has seen my craft space.

 

#tgifc202 sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle, Foxy Friends Stamp Set. Four Seasons Framelits Dies, & Itty Bitty Birthdays, Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
#tgifc202 sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle, Foxy Friends Stamp Set. Four Seasons Framelits Dies, & Itty Bitty Birthdays, Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

STEP-BY-STEP 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 Whisper White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Cut a piece of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper to 3 1/2 x 5″. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  4. Cut two pieces of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper to 1 3/8 x 3 1/2″.  Adhere to the top and bottom as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  5. Stamp the following images and assemble as shown, adhering with Snail Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals: 
    • FOXY FRIENDS – Tree in Granny Apple Green | Fox (Qty 2) in Cajun Craze | Tree Stump, Fox Eyes/Nose & Legs in Early Espresso. Snip with a Paper Snips.
    • PAINTED SEASONS – Fern in Crushed Curry | Leaves in Early Espresso.  Crop with Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and coordinating Four Seasons Framelits Dies.
    • ITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS – Happy Birthday Sentiment in Granny Apple Green.  Snip to size and flag end with Tailored Tag Punch. 
#tgifc202 sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle, Foxy Friends Stamp Set. Four Seasons Framelits Dies, & Itty Bitty Birthdays, Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Doesn’t the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper pair perfectly with the Foxy Friends images? I think they are a match made in heaven!

Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
#tgifc202 sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle, Foxy Friends Stamp Set. Four Seasons Framelits Dies, & Itty Bitty Birthdays, Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

If you like the Painted Seasons Bundle (Free LEVEL 2 Sale-a-Bration Item) and the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits Dies, I suggest you snag them up fast.  The Hop Around Framelits Dies, part of the limited-release Sale-A-Bration Coordination.  You can see all remaining Sale-A-Bration Coordination Items in my online store here: Shop Coordination.

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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Hello Cupcake, Meet Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies!

Create a handmade birthday card using Hello Cupcake Stamp Set & coordinating Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

TGIF! It’s Time to be Inspired!
Welcome to another TGIF Challenge, this week it’s time for a “Sweet” color challenge!  Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam, and  So Saffron speak SPRING!…and maybe a cupcake? I gravitated towards my Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set and the All-New Coordinating Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies (released today, for a limited-time, while supplies last!). What do you think of my “sweet” pastel colored cupcake?

 

#tgifc201 Color Challenge Highland Heather Soft Sea Foam So Saffron by Stampin' Up!
http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/03/tgifc201-sweet-color-challenge.html

Step-by-Step 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. Adhere a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Crop a piece of Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4 x 5″.  Note: Be cognizant of the pattern so that it is even on all sides. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  4. Crop a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8″.  Zip through a Big Shot tucked inside a Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  5. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the following onto Shimmery White Cardstock:  Cupcake Wrapper in Highland Heather, Frosting (both stamps) in Soft Sea Foam, Sentiment in So Saffron.  Snip the sentiment as shown with Paper Snips. Crop the remaining with coordinating Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, and Magnetic Platform.
  6. Use the Big Shot and Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies to crop the following: Cloche & Window Sheets, Stand & Shimmery White Cardstock. 
  7. Color the stand with an Aqua Painter & Soft Sea Foam Ink. 
  8. Wrap the nob of the cloche with White Solid Baker’s Twine, securing with a bow.
  9. Adhere, assembled as shown, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Add three Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins for an added touch of bling.
More Than Words Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Item 150069
http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/03/tgifc201-sweet-color-challenge.html

I love the simplicity of this card.  It is not difficult to create, so special techniques, just your basic papercrafting.  Will you give it a shot?  CASE it using a different color scheme?  I would love to see your version of my creation 🙂

Hello Cupcake Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! 149714
Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies 150072 Limited Release By Stampin' Up!
http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/03/tgifc201-sweet-color-challenge.html

Do you have a wish list of Sale-A-Bration Coordination products?  Make sure you don’t wait to order them!  You can see my previous creations using the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products via the links below: 

 

Here is a list of ALL the newly-released Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products!  Note: These products are available NOW – March 31st, 2019 or While Supplies Last!

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code ECC6RRH2 and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less! Click on the image below to learn more about how you can earn Monthly Hoot Loot for FREE!

There are so many great deals during Sale-a-Bration, don’t miss out!  So much bang for your buck! Click on the image above, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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

Stesha

#tgifc200 Bunches of Butterflies with Beauty Abounds

Beauty Abounds and Well Said Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot #tgifc200

TGIF! It’s Time for Butterflies!
The Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are filled with one of my favorite images to craft with…Butterflies.  Today my creation features the Beauty Abounds Bundle.  This bundle is the BOMB! Two zips through the Big Shot and you have one detailed masterpiece with very little effort.

#tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols | Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Beauty Abounds and Well Said Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot #tgifc200

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of the black and white polka dot Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Use an Aqua Painter to create an ombre watercolor palette of the following colors:  Pacific Point, Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, & Balmy Blue. Zip through the Big Shot with the Precision Base Plate & Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die (larger, less detailed, bottom).  Crop a piece of Vellum Cardstock with the Big Shot, Precision Base Plate & Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die (more detailed, top).  Adhere with Mini Glue Dots or small bits of Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″.  Adhere the die-cut butterfly to the Vellum and the Vellum to the card base with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals hidden behind the largest areas of the butterflies.
  5. Stamp the Happy sentiment (Well Said Stamp Set) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock that has been rubbed with an Embossing Buddy.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool.  Crop with the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, & Bumch of Banners Framelits dies…trimming to needed size. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Crop the birthday sentiment using the Big Shot and Well Written Framelits Dies.  Adhere with bits of Snail Adhesive.
  7. Add Black Best Route Enamel shapes to the butterflies as shown.
  8. Add a Petal Pink In Color Flower Button that has been threaded with Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine and secured with a bow.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Beauty Abounds and Well Said Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot #tgifc200

Do you have the Beauty Abounds Bundle in your stash of paper crafting supplies?  If not, what are you waiting for?  It is amazing how so little work can add such an amazing WOW factor to a creation…it is a must-have in my mind.  

Beauty Abounds and Well Said Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot #tgifc200

Vellum Cardstock is one of my go-to products, it adds a softness that speaks Spring, which after these last few weeks of Wisconsin getting pummeled with snow and cold, I am welcoming with open arms.

Beauty Abounds and Well Said Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart Stampin' Hoot #tgifc200
Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code H2Q7CEJ9 and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less! Click on the image below to learn more about how you can earn Monthly Hoot Loot for FREE!

There are so many great deals during Sale-a-Bration, don’t miss out!  So much bang for your buck! Click on the image below, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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

Stesha

Humming Along with #tgifc193 Color Challenge

Humming Along and Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the #tgifc193 Color Challenge

TGIF! I am finally back to play along!
Now that the holiday’s have past and we are wrapping up the final items from my MIL passing, I can finally start playing along / designing for blog challenges again.  I didn’t get a lot of time to work on this post, but at least I was able to finish a project and get it on my blog!   This color combination is fabulous and I decided to ink up my new CLING stamp set, Humming Along! What a beauty, don’t you think?

 

#tgifc193 Color Challenge Melon Mambo Lemon Lime Twist Smoky Slate
Humming Along and Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the #tgifc193 Color Challenge

Step-by-Step Instructions: 

  1. Use a Stampin’ Trimmer to 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 Whisper White Cardstock to 3 7/8 x 5″.  Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and hummingbird image in 2nd generation (stamp on scrap paper prior to the cardstock) Smoky Slate Ink, as shown.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  3. Stamp the flower image in Jet Black StazOn Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter and ink from the cover of Stampin’ Pad. (Mango Melody and Lemon Lime Twist). Crop with the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and coordinating framelit die.  Stamp another image, color and snip out the center.  Adhere to the center of the flower and to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  4. Stamp the Happy Birthday in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Flick to remove excess and set with a Heat Tool.  Snip to size (I use a Paper Snips) and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Add three Lovely Lipstick Enamel Dots as shown.
Humming Along and Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the #tgifc193 Color Challenge

In hindsight, I would change up my 2nd layer to Whisper White Cardstock, instead of Shimmery White Cardstock.  Since I changed my layout to only the flower having a pop of color, the Shimmery White Cardstock was not necessary.  It looks good, but it would have looked better with the bright white on bright white.  

Humming Along and Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the #tgifc193 Color Challenge

The Humming Along Cling Mount Bundle is a new to the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Don’t have a copy of the catalog?  You can download a copy here or order a FREE paper copy here.  This bundle retails for $42.25, add some beautiful ribbon or a favorite embellishment to your order to bump it to $50 and you qualify for a FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Item AND my January Hoot Loot (any item $10 or less).  You can view the Sale-a-Bration flyer here or order a FREE copy from me here. 

Adding color to Shimmery White Cardstock with an Aqua Painter and some ink from the cover of a Stampin’ Pad is an easy way to make a stamped image pop!  The flower was colored with Mango Melody and Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I just love that pop of pink! 

Humming Along and Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! for the #tgifc193 Color Challenge

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

Are you ready to shop online?  Click on the image above to visit my online store!  There are so many new and fabulous items ready for you to add to your crafting collection!

Do you love designer series paper, embellishments and ribbon?  Do you want it all from the Occasions Catalog, but can’t afford it?  How about a product share?  There are four options to choose from!  1) Designer Series Paper Share in 12x12 or 6x6.  2) Ribbon Share. 3) Embellishment Share. 4) I Want It All Share.  Spend $50+ on shares and you get to choose a $50 Level Item FREE from the Sale-a-Bration Flyer.  You can see all the details and order the OCCASIONS CATALOG SHARES HERE

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

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

Stesha

#tgifc183 Tape & Twine Broadway Birthday

Broadway Birthday Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #tgifc183

TGIF! It’s Time for a Product Spotlight!
Welcome to another TGIF Challenge, this week it’s time for a product spotlight! Washi Tape and Baker’s Twine!  I love them both, but definitely do not incorporate washi tape enough into my creations, so I was happy for a challenge that forced me to use it!  I am slowly checking off unused items from my list…yay!

#tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols | Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Broadway Birthday Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #tgifc183

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut two strips of Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper to 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.  Adhere to the top and bottom of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock to 4″ x 4 1/2″.  Adhere, centered, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Cut two more strips of Broadway Bound DSP to 1/2″ x 4″.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Crop the Broadway lights frame in Black Foil.  Add Rhinestone Basic Jewels that have been colored with a Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.
  6. Stamp the “WISH” sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  With an Aqua Painter, add more color to the bottom of the letters.  Trim to 1″ x 3 1/2″.  Adhere to the Broadway Lights banner with Snail Adhesive and to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the smaller sentiments in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a Heat Tool.  Trim to size with a Paper Snips.  Adhere as shown with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Crop a Party Hat from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and coordinating die (Broadway Lights Framelits Dies). Add a Rhinestone to the top. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Adhere a bow of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine with a Mini Glue Dot.
  10. Add strips of Pick a Pattern Washi Tape as shown.
Broadway Birthday Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #tgifc183

One of my favorite color combinations is Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black.  I chose the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper first, then paired it with the Black Foil Sheet from the 2018 Holiday Catalog!  I think it was a perfect match for a gender neutral birthday card.

Broadway Birthday Bundle by Stampin' Up! Birthday Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #tgifc183

Color the Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the Granny Apple Green Blender pen and you have the perfect custom colored accent for an amazing birthday card!

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

#tgifc180 Pop of Petals Thank You

#tgifc180 Create a Thank You Card using the Pop of Petals Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

#tgifc180 Color Challenge
What a beautiful color challenge that TGIFC has for you!  Who knew Malon Mambo, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, and Black went sooooo well together!  I would have never paired them on my own, so I am always so excited for a new color combination….especially when the result is amazing!

#tgifc180 Create a Thank You Card using the Pop of Petals Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
#tgifc180 Create a Thank You Card using the Pop of Petals Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Step-by-Step 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. Stamp 7 petals (Pop of Petals Bundle) in Jet Black StazOn. Crop with the coordinating Four-Petal Flower Punch. Snip each one in half.
  3. Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Create a watercolor wash background with an Aqua Painter and Mango Melody Ink. Let dry completely.
  4. Stamp the “thank you” sentiment from the Love What You Do Stamp Set using Jet Black StazOn.  Randomly stamp the fern and leaves from the Pop of Petal stamp set as shown.  Flick Basic Black ink onto the cardstock using a Stampin’ Write Marker & End Cap.
  5. Add Snail Adhesive around all edges of the Shimmery White Cardstock.  Adhere the black petals as shown.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the remaining 4 petals in Jet Black StazOn onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Crop with the Four-Petal Flower Punch.  Color with an Aqua Painter and the following classic ink colors:  Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, & Coastal Cabana.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the 3 flower image in JetBlack Stazon onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Snip the two smaller images with a Paper Snips.  Color with Mango Melody Ink and an Aqua Painter.  Adhere to the center of two flowers with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Add 3 Black Faceted Dots for the final touch.
#tgifc180 Create a Thank You Card using the Pop of Petals Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

When creating a watercolor wash background, be sure to follow a few steps to ensure you can a nice even coverage of ink (no dark ink spots).  First, apply water only from your Aqua Painter.  Not a lot, just a small squeeze and make sure you keep it in the area you want to cover.  This creates a map for the ink to follow and spread, ensuring you do not have a dark ink blotch where your Aqua Painter first touches the paper.  Keep a paper towel close to dab excess water from both your Aqua Painter and the Shimmery White or Watercolor Paper.

 

#tgifc180 Create a Thank You Card using the Pop of Petals Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
#tgifc180 Create a Thank You Card using the Pop of Petals Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Stampin’ Dimensionals are a MUST in my craft room. I continually create cards with dimension and Stampin’ Dimensionals make that dimension come to life.  I also need my Aqua Painters…I love the soft watercolor look that Aqua Painters help to create and my style wouldn’t be what it is without them.  What is your must-have item in your craft room?

#tgifc180 Create a Thank You Card using the Pop of Petals Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Stamp & Punch bundles ensure quick and easy cards or crafts with dimension.  I know that fussy cutting is not for everyone, even though it is a therapy for me.  I thrive on a fussy cut card.  If you are not big on fussy cutting and don’t want to get out a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, then punches are the way to go.  Stampin’ Up! has stepped up their offering on punches that coordinate with stamps.  Pop of Petals is one of them.

Pop of Petals Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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