Sale-a-Bration and an Easel Card for the January Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop in 2022! This month, the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my Sale-a-Bration easel card:

Both the Simply Marbleous 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) and the Awesome Otters stamp set are Sale-a-Bration freebies with a qualifying order.  Each of these products can be earned with a $50 order.  

 

Measurements:

  • I used Balmy Blue for the base of the card. It measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches. The easel card requires two simple score lines – one at 5-1/2 inches and the second at 2-3/4 inches. That’s it. Easy peasy fun fold card.
  • The DSP for the front measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Since I didn’t want the back of the easel to be half DSP and half cardstock, I trimmed another piece to 5-3/8 inches by 2-5/8 inches. Here’s a photo of the back of the easel card:

What I Did:

  • I used every stamp from the Awesome Otters stamp set. Coloring them was so much fun so that I made the card twice. My first time, I used Cinnamon Cider for the otters and Misty Moonlight for the base. I’ll post that card below.
  • First, I stamped everything in Momento tuxedo black ink. I even stamped the Misty Moonlight mats under the two sentiments with the birthday hat. Since I only wanted a subtle design, I stamped the hat off before stamping on the cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the two birthday hats on the reverse side of the marbled DSP. Then, I colored the hats using the dark Misty Moonlight and dark Balmy Blue blends. I needed to fussy cut both hats.
  • Then, I started coloring the otters, including the one on the front of the envelope, starting with a light Crumb Cake front body sections. I used the light and dark Soft Suede blends to color the main part of the otters. When I was much younger, I would always outline things I colored, and I did that with the otters as well.
  • HINT: When using blends on the front of an envelope, you will need to put a scrap piece of cardstock inside the envelope where you want to color. Everything will bleed through to the back of the envelope if you don’t.
  • The dark Calypso Coral blend seemed to work for the fish’s head, while the light blend worked for his body.
  • I used the light and dark blends in Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue to color the water.
  • The stitched rectangle dies perfectly cropped all the pieces.
  • I adhered the otters directly to the DSP/cardstock using multipurpose glue.

Finishing Up:

  • While I adhered the sentiments directly on the mats, I place dimensionals under each. The inside sentiment really needed to be on dimensionals to hold the easel in a standing position.
  • Finally, I added three basic pearl jewels to the top right and bottom left of the front of the card.
  • As always, the very last thing I did was trim the DSP on the envelope flap. Then I punched a 1-inch circle from some scrap Misty Moonlight DSP. I ran the circle through the XYRON create-a-sticker to make the seal for the envelope.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

Cinnamon Cider Otters

This card was the first one I made. The otters are too dark for me, but someone else might like the color combo, so I am including it. Here’s that card:

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop Info:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on February 9th. Our theme will be Birthday Bash when our team creates birthday projects to celebrate our family and friends.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Here’s the Pals lineup so you can hop along with us:

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<<<<<——YOU ARE HERE
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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My Favorite Things for the December Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Favorite Things.” The Design Team will be showcasing their favorite products from any of the current products and you might even see some sneak peeks, as well! We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My Favorite Things (Right Now):

I first purchased the Simply Elegant 12′ x 12′ DSP and the Elegantly Said stamp set just because I’d seen other demos using the paper. I liked the paper, but it didn’t WOW! me at first. I really didn’t like the punch much at all. Let me say right now that I feel much, much differently than I did at first. This whole suite is absolutely gorgeous!

Shout out to my upline, Brian King for punching and mailing the Blushing Bride, white, and vellum cardstock labels while I patiently (maybe not so patiently) wait for mine to arrive.

My 21 year old nephew is going to an engagement party for one of his college friends. He really didn’t understand what was expected. He thought it was just another party. We all had fun on Thanksgiving trying to convince him this was a pretty big event. During the course of the happy conversation, we found out the invitations are pink, gold, and white. Card – check. Here’s the card I made for the happy couple:

The conversation continued on to a gift and my niece said a card book would be perfect. I’ve made card books for my great-nephew’s and great-niece’s birthdays every year. I’ve also made them for other occasions as well. You can find a previous blog post about the card books, including examples of using them, here

Since this card and card book are both for the engagement party, they had to coordinate. Here’s the card book:.

This engagement book measures 6 x 9 inches. I used one piece of the sturdy cardboard from a pack of SU! foils specialty paper. Cutting it in half with my trimmer required me to cut on both sides of the cardboard repeatedly.

HINT: You will just about completely dull a blade, so you might want to save one that you are replacing for cardboard.

I used two sheets of 8-1/2 x 11 Blushing Bride DSP to cover both cardboard pieces. I’ve used cardstock many times to cover the remaining cardboard on the inside. However, this time I used the specialty DSP from the suite.

The gold foil layer measures 4-1/8 inches by 7-3/4 inches. I trimmed the DSP to 4 inches by 7-1/2 inches.

In my world, foil is highly valued, which means its time to order more. Therefore, I cropped the center out of the foil layer before adhering it down. I used the cropped out gold foil with foam adhesive sheets to cut out the first layer of the Playful Alphabet letters. I topped the gold with letters cropped from Blushing Bride 6 x 6 inch DSP.

Here’s a filled card book to give you an idea for using it:

The possibilities are endless. I’ve made these for wedding and baby showers, sympathy cards, birthdays, etc. Do you have an idea for your own card book? I’d love to see what you create!

Back to the Blog Hop

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 12th. Our theme will be “Time to Sale-A-Brate” when our Design Team will showcase items from Sale-A-Bration as the focal point of their project.. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.

Peaceful Place for the November Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Home for the Holidays”. We really hope that you enjoy and are inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

People say “three times a charm, and my card for this hop definitely qualifies.  I’d already created two cards that I thought I would use for tonight.  When I got to work this morning I changed my mind again and came home to create.

Lately, I have been reminiscing about times I have spent in the mountains in New York, New England, and California.  I miss them.  I miss the beauty of freshly fallen snow and the crispness of a winter day.  If I could, I would definitely go to the mountains for the holidays.

I previously posted another shaker card using the Beauty of the Earth DSP and the Whimsical Trees bundle.  You can see that card here.   That shaker card was definitely a learning experience, and the card for this hop was much easier to put together. 

I wanted to keep this shaker card as clean as possible, and the neutral colors definitely make this a clean card.  I did use Night of Navy for the base just to add a bit of color.

Here’s my shaker card:

Measurements:

  • The Night of Navy base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent card.
  • The snowflake DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I used glossy white cardstock for the underlayer. It measures 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
  • The cabin pattern DSP measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • As always, the white cardstock for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

What I Did — with Pictures:

  • I thought it would be much easier to explain what I did if I added a bunch of pictures.
  • The first thing I did was crop both the snowflake DSP and the glossy white cardstock using the layering diorama dies. For this card, I used the second and third largest dies. I cropped the DSP first, then laid that paper down on the glossy white so I could figure out where I had to crop the inner layering die.

  • Next, I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella and dabbed tiny dots on each pine tree on the cabin DSP pattern. I didn’t color or cover the whole tree, just dabs. As you know Wink of Stella is hard to catch in a picture, but, I tried. Interestingly, the tree at the top next to the A-frame cabin shows the sparkle the best.
  • I decided to do the Wink of Stella at this point because I wanted to make sure it dried thoroughly.
  • Next, I adhered the glossy white cardstock to the back of the snowflake DSP. Take your time with this step so you can get it right where you want it, which is essential.
  • HINT: If you use the multipurpose liquid adhesive for this step, you will have a few seconds to move the glossy white paper if needed.
  • My next step was to place the dimensionals on the back of the glossy white cardstock. When I made the first diorama card, I found that there’s no such thing as too many dimensionals when trying to make a shaker card. The dimensionals provide the height I wanted, but if each section isn’t supported well enough, the top will start to cave in on the shaker part. As you can see, I used regular and mini dimensionals, as well as the “bones” for the straight sections.

It’s Shaker Time:

  • Since I gave the Wink of Stella time to dry, I turned to the shaker part of the card.
  • I feel like cheating any time I use one of the clear medium envelopes to create a shaker card, but they make it so incredibly easy to do!
  • The DSP needs to be positioned so it is right down at the bottom of the envelope and in a corner.

  • Once the DSP is positioned, the extra flap of the clear envelope needs to be folded over and adhered. Trust me, you want to use something strong. In the above photo, you can see I chose to use the tear-and-tape. Remember that you want the open end of the envelope facing up.
  • HINT: First, burnish the tear-and-tape with your bone folder. Then you can use the spatula end of the Take-Your-Pick tool to gently lift the edge of the cover of the tape.
  • Next, I added the shaker “stuff” to the front side of the envelope. I used Kosher Salt with a very small amount of Dazzling Diamonds (glitter works as well), and some of the subtle shimmer sequins. It doesn’t take much stuffing, and a tablespoon in all is more than enough.
  • Since glitter sticks to EVERYTHING, the dabs of Wink of Stella will now have more of a shimmer, even though it was dried already.
  • Time to close the clear envelope. I used many strips of tear-and-tape when folding over and sealing the flap of the envelope. No matter how much anyone shakes this card, nothing will escape.
  • Next, I very, very carefully adhered the shaker card to the dimensionals on the back of the front of the card. I really took my time to make sure that I positioned it as centered as possible.
  • Then, I turned the layers over to add tear-and-tape to the back of the clear envelope so I could adhere the top to the base. Again, I used a bunch of tear-and-tape.

  • Once I had very, very carefully adhered the top to the base, I pressed down to make sure the tape adhered. There is no wiggle time with tear-and-tape, so don’t press down until you are sure of your placement.
  • Here’s a look at the front of the card after shaking all the stuffing:

Finishing Up:

  • I used a piece of scrap white cardstock for the front sentiment then cropped it. This sentiment comes from the Merry Snowflakes cling stamp set. Since I stamped it in Night of Navy, I outlined the sentiment panel using the same color marker.
  • I used my very favorite “Merry Christmas” sentiment from Perfectly Plaid and another sentiment from Merry Snowflakes for the inside.
  • Finally, I used Smoky Slate to stamps random snowflakes on the border of the inside panel and on the front bottom of the envelope.
  • All that remains was to trim the DSP on the envelope flap. Then I punched a coordinating piece of DSP using my 1 inch circle punch and ran it through the XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • With that, I’d finished my coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on December 8th. Our theme will be “My Favorite Things” with our design team showcasing some of their favorite products from any catalog they choose.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  7. Annette Elliott at AESTAMPS A LATTE
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.

 

It’s All About the Sentiment for the September Pals’ Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Sentiment as a focal point.” We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This blog hop is all about the sentiment taking center stage on my card. While it isn’t a large or long sentiment, the “you can do this” means everything for this special card. It definitely sits front and center.

Here’s my card:

I need a special card for my aunt, who has been “sprung” from the rehab facility after breaking her hip in June. Therefore, I made another version of Connie Stewart’s fun fold card. You can see the previous one here. Please, please, please follow along with her video and create one of these for yourself. I promise, it is definitely not as complicated as it looks. There’s only one thing that I can add to the video directions: when creating the pop-out section, you are cutting 1-1/2 inches from the top and 1-1/2 inches from the bottom. Somehow I missed that part.

Measurements:

  • Balmy Blue backing piece measures 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches
  • Black cardstock pieces:
    • Base measures 5-1/4 inches by 11 inches. Score at 1-3/4 inches, 3-1/2 inches, 5-1/4 inches, and 7 inches.
    • DSP (designer series paper): if you follow the video, you will see Connie starts with a 6 x 6 inch piece of DSP. She will walk you through the cuts needed. When you are finished, you will have:
      • 2 @ 1-1/2 inches by 5 inches,
      • 2 @ 1/2 x 3-3/4 inches,
      • 4@ 1-1/4 by 2-1/4 inches
      • 1@ 1-1/2 inches by 2 inches (I used the gold polka dot DSP)
  • I used Balmy Blue cardstock for the front sentiment panel base. This piece measures 2-1/2 inches x 2-1/2 inches.
  • The white cardstock pieces:
    • 2-14 inches by 2-1/4 inches
    • 5 inches by 7-1/2 inches, scored at 3-3/4 inches.

What I Did:

  • Before I even started anything for this card, I had some coloring to do. I used the Balmy Blue light and dark blends combo to color all the flowers. After I finished coloring, I decided that I needed some sparkle, but I didn’t want to add any bling. Therefore, I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella and put a couple of layers on the sprays of buds and the black centers of each flower. Wink of Stella tends to be difficult to photograph, but I hope you can see it in the following picture:

  • From there, it was just a matter of following along with the video.
  • For the front sentiment and the inside of the actual card sentiment, I stamped the matching floral design from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set.
  • There are a few color combinations that I consider classics, and blue, black, and white is one of them.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 13th. Our theme will be Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects when participants showcase fun fold cards or 3D items that will be great for any occasion. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

    1. Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

      1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
      2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
      3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
      4. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin
      5. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
      6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
      7. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
      8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
      9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
      10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
      11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
      12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
      13. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
      14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
      15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
      16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
      17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
      18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
      19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
      20. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
      21. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards
      22. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
      23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
      24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
      25. Kim Webb at Just Paper, LLC

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this card.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

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My Daughter’s Favorite Season for the August Pals’ Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Instead of MY favorite season, I chose my 28 year old daughter’s favorite season. While we both enjoy the holidays, Halloween is hands-down my daughter’s favorite!  She’s actually ready to start decorating now.  I think this card will start her off in style!

Here’s my card:

 

The card in the “open” position”.

The card in the “closed” position.

This isn’t the first card I created for this blog hop. When I stumbled across Jan B.’s video for this side step card, I immediately decided to start over. Her video is very easy to follow, and she has all the measurements in the comment section.

HOWEVER, if you follow her directions for the cardstock base, your finished card will not fit in the envelope! I found that out too late, but all is well, life is good. It might just be a miscalculation going from metric to standard measurements. I started creating a second side-step card and trimmed the cardstock base to 4-1/8 inches by 10-1/2 inches. That solved the problem without having to change any scoring measurements.

You WILL have to adjust the cardstock/DSP layers for the background of the base.

Using my card as an example, you need to trim the black cardstock under the polka dot DSP to 5-3/8 inches by 4 inches.

The polka dot DSP measures 5-1/4 inches by 3-7/8 inches.

What I Did:

  • All the DSP papers can be found in the Cute Halloween 6 x 6 inch DSP.
  • I used the Painted Labels die set for both the black swirly circle thingy and the white sentiment shape.
  • The sentiment comes from the Frightfully Cute stamp set.
  • All the rest of the elements can be found in the Frightful Tags die set. Cuteness galore!!!
  • I cropped the witch hat from black cardstock. Then, I used the gold Wink of Stella for the witch trim and the embossed little pieces on the hat. It did take a few layers to get enough of the gold on the black cardstock.
  • I also cropped the trees from black cardstock. Since each tree needed an extended trunk, I cropped an extra trunk for each. Then, I added the extra trunk piece to the original tree. Does that make sense? I hope so!
  • The most adorable owl ever started on white cardstock. After I cropped it, I used the blending brush and Basic Gray ink to color the owl. Then, I used the clear Wink of Stella to color the owl. Next, I pulled out the gold Wink of Stella and colored just the eye dots. I wasn’t happy with just that little bit of gold, so I added tiny clear epoxy dots over the gold. So stinking cute!
  • The fence pieces took the longest time to put together. I knew I would not be able to use dimensionals under the fence pieces. Therefore, I cropped 4 black fence pieces for each. After very, very carefully adhered the layers of the black cardstock I realized I needed something to have the fence pop. So, I cropped two pieces of the fence from white cardstock. I very, very slightly offset the white cardstock so it just peeks out from the black layers.
  • I used dimensionals under the witch’s hat, the owl, the sentiment, and the white sentiment circle.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 8th. Our theme will be “Focus on the Sentiment” when our Design Team creates a project showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate every visit and comment.


Have a Peachy Day!
Sue

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Something from the Garden for the July Pals’ Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden” where our design team showcase projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

An Explosion of Pinwheel Tower Cards

I’m fairly certain you have seen either pictures or videos of pinwheel tower cards because they have exploded onto the cardmaking scene. The first time I saw one, I thought that it’s cool, I love a good fun fold, so I was onboard. When I saw the video tutorial for it, I couldn’t believe this card falls into an easy-peasy category.

Here’s my card:

Front of the card

Creating the Pinwheel Tower Card

I used a video tutorial posted on YouTube by Kristina Rees with Creating with Kristina for this card. Since watching her video, I’ve seen a number of different videos for the same card. Don’t worry, this card will fit in a standard medium Stampin’ Up! envelope when you are finished.

Measurements:

  • The papers I used were the Hand Penned DSP, Garden Green cardstock, white cardstock, and some Cinnamon Cider 6 x 6 inch DSP. The sentiments came from different stamp sets because of the panel restrictions. I also used the Hand Penned bundle for stamping and die cutting the florals.
  • The Garden Green base measures 5-3/4 inches by 4-1/4 inches. Score the base along the long side at 3/4, 1-1/2, 2-1/4, and 3 inches.
  • You need 3 panels for the arms, for a lack of a better word, of the card. Each panel measures 2-3/4 inches by 4-1/4 inches. You can choose a complimentary color if you’d like. I used Garden Green for these panels.
  • in her video, Kristina used different DSP (Designer Series Paper) patterns for her panel arms. I chose to use the same DSP patterns for each arm. You will need to trim down 3 sets of DSP to each of the following measurements:
    • 2-3/4 inches by 4-1/4 inches AND
    • 2 inches by 4-1/4 inches.

Pre-planning is Essential

  • HINT: The first time I made one of these cards I didn’t pay attention to the planning step for my sentiments. The resulting card didn’t work, but I saved it as an example of what NOT to do.
    • Here’s a picture of the DON’T DO THIS card:
See how the second sentiment peeks out when the card is open to the first page. This didn’t make me happy.
  • I did a much better job of planning sentiments and the placement of the coordinating die cut elements for the Garden Green card.
  • After wrapping the ribbon around one of the panels, you will need a piece of coordinating cardstock to cover it on the backside. The backside of the front panel is actually the panel for you to use for writing your note, as pictured below:
  • I haven’t finished using up the In Color 2020 – 2022 6 x 6 inch DSP yet, so I used that for the white panels of the card. My pieces measure 1 inch by 4-1/4 inches for the ribbon side. The opposite piece measures 1/2 inch by 4-1/4 inches.
  • HINT: Whenever I am working on a card that has a number of pieces, I use removable tape so I can move things back and forth and around. This tape allowed me to dry fit all my panels and die cut pieces to make sure I didn’t have all kinds of things peeking out unnecessarily.
  • I cut the white cardstock pieces for the final sentiment panel before I knew what I was doing with it. When I decided to stamp the floral spray, I needed to line my two white cardstock pieces up and stamp across both pieces. The Stamparatus made this process much easier! I’m pretty stinking pleased with the result!

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop Information:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team, because the Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 11th. Our theme will be “My Happiest Season” when our Design Team creates a project showcase projects inspired by their favorite season of the year. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Leah O’Brien at Honeybee Stamping & More
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.


Have a Peachy Day!
Sue

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What’s New? Since you asked, it’s the DSP SALE!

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155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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The KITS COLLECTION is still available as well!

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Take a look at this video explaining what you get with your kit! Remember, the kits are all inclusive! Just add some of your own crafting basic tools, and you are good to go!

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.