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.

Here’s my card:

While I knew what sentiment I wanted to use, I struggled with the rest of the card. I wound up creating three cards. All three have the same sentiment, but different DSP and layouts.


  • I used Garden Green for the base, which measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. The score line created a tent card.
  • The Pear Pizazz middle mat cut to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches, allowed the DSP to really stand out from the base of the card..
  • The Forever Fern DSP for the front of the card was trimmed to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I cropped the Forever Fern DSP for the sentiment block mat using the largest square die in the Stitched Shapes die set. While I had that DSP out, I trimmed a piece for the inside, bottom border to 1/2 inch by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I also trimmed a piece for the envelope flap to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches. A number of the Forever Fern prints have a definite top and bottom, so be careful when trimming.
  • Next, I stamped the outside sentiment on Whisper White using Pretty Peacock and cropped it using the middle square from Stitched Shapes die set. I put dimensionals under the sentiment square.
  • While I had the Whisper White cardstock and Pretty Peacock ink pad out, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card. Next, I stamped the inside sentiment, then adhered the DSP strip at the bottom.


  • First, I adhered the inside white cardstock using some multipurpose adhesive.
  • Next, I adhered the Pear Pizazz mat to the Garden Green base, again using multipurpose adhesive.
  • Ater dry-fitting my sentiment block and mat, I thought I needed some separation between the card front and the mat. Therefore, I used the Pretty Peacock marker to outline the edges of the mat. Then, I adhered the DSP mat to the DSP front.
  • Then I wrapped a length of the Just Jade ribbon around the front DSP piece, going over the sentiment mat. I tied the ribbon in a simple square knot.
  • The next thing to do was, add the sentiment square, on dimensionals, to the DSP sentiment mat.
  • I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap. With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

This past weekend wound up being a semi-easy peasy card weekend. Another easy-peasy card, posted yesterday, can be found here.

Back to the Pals Blog Hop Information

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 October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
  21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


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