The May Pals’ Blog Hop Plays Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, we have a Tic Tac Toe theme. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing 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 the Tic-Tac-Toe board of inspiration:

Here’s my fancy fold, flowers, and pearls or dots card:

While I’ve already posted a joy fold card, once again, I turned to Mary Deatherage with Stamps-n-Lingers for the measurements. You can find her video with the directions and measurements for this card. here I did make a couple of changes, and will add those in my directions.


  • The Night of Navy base measures 4-1/4 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches. This creates the front flap.
  • The Boho Blue cardstock piece measures 3-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches. This piece is larger than the original directions. I adjusted the measurements based on the die cut from the Scalloped Contours die set.
  • DSP (designer series paper) pattern # 1 – 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 for the inside panels
  • DSP pattern # 2 – 3-7/8 x 4-1/8 inches for. the front flap panel.
  • DSP pattern # 3 – 3-7/8 x 4-1/8 inches.
  • Don’t forget to trim a piece of DSP to 6 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Punch a 1 inch circle from coordinating DSP for the envelope seal.
  • I added ribbon to tie the card together. I did use by bone folder to get good creases, but thought I needed to add ribbon.
    • I used the Night of Navy border ribbon and cut two lengths
    • Each piece is about 6 inches long.
    • Use tear& tape to adhere ribbon under the front flap DSP and also the folded over DSP,
    • I have about 3 inches under each piece of DSP.
    • HINT: Make sure you have it coming out of the front flap of the Night of Navy so that it is on the left-hand side.
  • I used the Color and Contour stamp set to stamp the flowers. I used Night of Navy ink on Boho Blue for the outside. The sentiment on the inside is Night of Navy and I stamped off Boho Blue using another flower from the same stamp set.
  • By following Mary’s directions, and with my adjustments, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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 June 14th, when our theme will be showcasing the New 2023-2025 In Colors.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<— YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts


Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!



Colors Used:



Supplies Used:




Discover the New In Colors!


The individual color families were also refreshed.  Some of your favorites have been moved to another family, some retired, and new ones added.  Here are the new color families:

Refreshed Regals:



Refreshed Subtles:



Refreshed Brights:



Refreshed Neutrals:




While I love a color refresh, it means I have to reorganize my color families to update them.  I like to keep my stamp pads in the Stamp-n-Storage inkpad storage in color families.  Same with my markers.  

HINT:  I use a stamp set container to store my markers.  It allows me to keep store them flat and I can fit one color family in each container.  I just write down a list of the colors on a piece of paper and slip it in the cover.

However, I haven’t reorganized my color families yet.  Truth be told, my room is a mess right now because I am in the middle of reorganizing.  I have so, so , so much retired product that I need to sell ASAP.

Again, thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy!