It’s All About Flowers for the April Pals’ Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Flowers in the Garden. We hope you are inspired by all the wonderful creations the Pals share with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we love reading your comments. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my Flowers in the Garden card:


I’ll also be entering this in the current Creative Creases Challenge.  If you like fun folds as much as I do, this is the challenge for you!

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #54

I used a video by Connie Stewart for the measurements and directions to create this card.  In her video, Connie didn’t mat her flower DSP (designer series paper) pieces.  I’d rather mat mine so I have 1/8 inch difference.  You might not even be able to tell because I used some Mango Melody 6 x 6 inch DSP for my mats.

Please don’t let the pictures of the card intimidate you.  If you can use a trimmer and can score cardstock, you can create this card!  In order to make it easier for myself, I watched the video straight through the first time.  Then, I went back and stopped the video with each step.  

The flowers I used as embellishments needed to be fussy cut from the Regency Park DSP.  However, fussy-cutting can be relaxing (although not as relaxing as coloring), so it’s all good.

You can find the video here:



My Take on Connie’s Card:

  • I’ve just really started to use Mango Melody for projects, and it’s now retiring. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using the color with this Regency Park DSP and the Playing in the Rain DSP lately.
  • In addition to the DSP pieces Connie cut, I added a 6 by 2-1/2 inch piece of coordinating DSP for the envelope flap. Then I punched a piece of Mango Melody DSP for the envelope seal.
  • I used the Biggest Wish stamp set for the front panel.
  • The sentiments came from the Happy & Heartfelt and Peaceful Moments stamp sets. I was so tickled with how well the fonts from the two stamp sets worked together.
  • As I said, I fussy-cut all the flowers.
  • I added mats to the DSP strips on the first white cardstock layer.
  • In addition, I added a strip of the flower DSP and a fussy-cut flower on the inside of the card.
  • For the front sentiment, I added a bow using white bakers’ twine and a Mango Melody enamel dot.
  • I may have gone overboard, but I hope the recipient doesn’t think so.
  • Amazingly, I didn’t use any dimensionals on this card. It’s already thick enough, will require extra postage and I wanted to make sure it fits in the envelope.

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 very excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on May 10th, when our theme will be a Tic Tac Toe challenge, where our Design Team will create projects, using elements/supplies that are three in a row, column, or diagonal from the tic tac toe board.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  6. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<— YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  Don’t forget to hop along from one Pal to the next.  Su Mohr at Arts and Aromas is next and she is truly a very talented artist.  You won’t want to miss her project!

Have a Peachy Day!



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It’s a Color Refresh Time of Year!

There are new and returning colors coming with the new catalog!  Sadly, there are also colors that will be retiring.  One that makes me sad is Mango Melody, mainly because I’ve recently started really playing with it.  

Take a look at this SU! video with the new, returning, and retiring colors:




Color Refresh\


MMM #156 = Fun Fold Cards

Welcome to the Make My Monday challenge #156. I am hosting this challenge and chose a Fun Fold theme for the challenge starting today, August 30, 2021. I’ve seen the design team projects and they are phenomenal! I hope you will pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team created. We all look forward to seeing what you create in our gallery!

I needed a special thank you card using black and gold with “hornets.” (Yes, I know these are bees, but I am taking creative license, so hornets they are.)

Here’s the front of my card:

Now for the WOW! part of this card:

The Video Makes It Easier Than It Looks!

Please don’t be intimidated when you see my card! I used a video tutorial from Connie Stewart for this fold. If you’ve seen any of her videos, you already know she loves quick cards that really WOW the recipient. This card is the same kind of card ~ truly! You will know how relatively easy it was when you follow along with the video. I’d suggest watching the 13 minute video first. Then you can go back and follow the directions for the measurements, which I’ve also included below:

  • Gold foil 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 the gold polka-dot DSP 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.


  • After all the pieces are cut, you simply assemble. I found the assembly just fell into place because I had everything precut.
  • I used the Golden Honey DSP, gold foil specialty DSP, and the Bees dies for the accents.
  • The Peaceful Moments stamp set provided the first two sentiments. Both sentiments inside the white cardstock come from the Best Year cling stamp set.

Please do try this! Connie Stewart’s video really walks you through it step-by-step. I know I will use this fun fold again and again. It’s fabulous!

After you try this, please don’t forget to upload it to the Make My Monday challenge blog! This card also qualifies for the Creative Creases challenge, so post it there as well. I can’t wait to see your creations in both challenges!

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

Have a Peachy day!


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