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.
My Choice to Highlight: Flower and Field DSP
The Paper Blooms and Flower and Field DSP packs, both available as a Sale-a-Bration (SAB) freebie with a qualifying order, are gorgeous! I’ve already made 6 cards from the Paper Blooms DSP and created five from Flower and Field for this blog hop. Gorgeous, I tell you!
I made the first card for a longtime friend who is struggling right now. Then I decided that I would add four more cards from the One Sheet Wonder for this hop.
Here are my cards:
Here’s the One Sheet Wonder (OSW) I found from Pinterest:
Truly, these cards went together so quickly, even with my current bow-challenge issues.
Measurements and Steps:
I’d already created the first card and that’s when I decided to use this DSP pattern. Then I trimmed it down to four – 6 x 6 inch pieces and then got started.
- All the OSW cards have Basic Black bases trimmed to 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
- I decided to highlight each of the three major colors in the DSP for the first layer. I trimmed each piece of Just Jade, Bumblebee, or Flirty Flamingo cardstock to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- The top Whisper White layers measure 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. Then I ran them through the textiles embossing folder so the white space wouldn’t be so plain.
- While I had the white cardstock at the trimmer, I trimmed down white cardstock for the insides to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- The OSW envelope flaps each needed a strip of DSP trimmed to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches. The pattern on the flaps is also from Flower and Field DSP.
- Before I put away the DSP, I grabbed a scrap and punched out a 1 inch circle for the envelope seals. For many months I’d been using liquid adhesive to seal the envelopes and then writing “No saliva was used to seal this envelope” on every card. One day it dawned on me to punch little circles for seals. I ran the circles through my little Xyron sticker maker. Once the top layer of the Xyron film is removed, I can cut the line of stickers down to individual ones. I’ve been putting one seal inside each of the coordinating envelopes for safekeeping.
Adding Color Accents and Embellishments
- I continued to add black accents to the card with the oval mats for each sentiment. Then I added a scalloped oval piece of the color family DSP to coordinate with the card mat. Finally, I used scraps of Whisper White for the sentiments. Thankfully, I had some brick and mortar embossed scraps, and I stamped right on the texture. One of the birthday cards is simply white cardstock, and that works just as nicely.
- I used Just Jade and Bumblebee ribbon to create a bow for each OSW card. Honestly, I am quite bow-challenged, and my strong left-handedness only adds to the problem. I keep thinking that I’ve been able to tie my shoes since kindergarten. Why, in heaven’s name, can’t I tie an acceptable bow for a card???
- My recent solution to my bow-challenges, for the time being, meant learning how to tie a bunny-ears bow. It’s still awkward for me, but it actually worked for these OSW cards.
- I’d wrapped the bow around the DSP for the first pictured card. For these situations, I’ve found that I need to wrap the ribbon around, tie a bunny-ears bow, remove the ribbon and turn it upside down. Then I can slip the DSP back through the ribbon and all is well with the world. Craziness!
Touches of Basic Black
- My cards now had a black base and a black oval under the sentiments. However, the card felt out-of-balance to me. After some trial and error, I decided to use the rope die from the Smooth Sailing die set to border the DSP panels on the four OSW cards. I needed to piece together two rope pieces on the diagonal cards, but I hid the connection under the sentiment ovals.
- I wanted to add a little bit of something on the black centers of the flowers on the DSP but my matte black dots from the January – June mini-catalog hadn’t arrived yet. Therefore, I pulled out the fine-tip glue pen and dropped a dot on either the pink centers or the white centers. Just make sure you let the dots dry completely before touching or moving the card. Patience is the key here.
- Here’s a close-up of the end results:
- I glued the sentiment oval directly on the scalloped DSP oval. Then I put dimensionals under the scalloped oval and attached them to the black ovals.
- Finally, I just needed to adhere the DSP to the envelope flaps and trim them down.
- With that, I’d completed this set of four coordinating cards/envelopes.
Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop
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.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<<<—- YOU ARE HERE
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
- Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations