Something Old, Something New, Something Carrying Over, Something Blue for the May Pals Blog Hop!

Hello, welcome to the Pals Blog Hop! This month our theme is “Goodbye to January-June Mini and 2019-2020 Annual Catalogs and Hello to 2020-2021 Annual Catalog” where the Design Team is showcasing their favorites from the retiring catalogs or products in the new catalog! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The Inspiration and Sunday Stamps 230

A co-worker has been asking me to make cards for all of his needs for the past year or so. In May, 2019, I made a Mother’s Day, anniversary card for his parents, and birthday card for his mom. We were texting on Friday, and I said I could make his mother a birthday card and mail it to him. His mom’s favorite color is blue, so I chose Seaside Spray for this year’s card.

I’d been trying to figure out a card for the Sunday Stamps 230 card challenge and decided this would work. For this card, I would simply create a mirror image of the sketch.

Here’s the sketch challenge banner:

Here’s my card for the Pals Blog Hop, Sunday Stamps, and my colleague’s mother:

I used the new to me (because of a backorder) Poppy Moments die set for something new. Something old is the retiring In Color 6 x 6 DSP. Happily, the poppy dies and sentiments stamps will both carryover. I specifically used the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon from the holiday catalog. Demos knew that this beautiful ribbon would be carrying over. However, imagine my surprise to find it in the 2020 – 2021 catalog! I really thought it would show up again in the 2020 holiday catalog. Obviously, something blue is the Seaside Spray.

This Fun Fold is So Much Easier Than It Looks

Once again, I first saw this fun fold on Mary Deatherage’s Saturday night fb live, and you can find the link here. Truly, it is easy. It is simply a notecard attached to an A2 card. The best part is that it will fit in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope.

I started by cutting and scoring all my paper.

The notecard base is 3 in. x 7 in. and scored at 3.5. For the top mat and inside mats, I cut white cardstock at 2.75 in. x 3.25 inches. Here’s another look at the top of the notecard:

The body of the card is 5.5 inches by 10 inches and scored at 4.25 inches and 8.5 inches. I stepped down a quarter inch for the length and width of the front white cardstock mat, and again for the DSP background. Here’s another look at that part of the card:

The foldover part of the card measures 1.5 inches by 5.5 inches. I stepped down a quarter of an inch for the white mat, making it 1.25 inches by 5.25 inches. The DSP top piece stepped down another quarter inch making it 1.00 inch by 5 inches.

I cut the inside of the card base at 4 inches by 5.25 inches. Then I used the outline die from the Poppy Moments die set in the bottom corner. Here’s another look at that part of the card:

Putting It Together!

After I adhered all the DSP pieces to the card base, I started working from the outside of the notecard. First, I dry fit the poppy and leaves to find the best position, at least for me. Then, I stamped the sentiment on the outside and inside. Next, I stamped the flowers on the inside and colored them with a Stampin’ Write Marker.

That’s when I got to the trickiest part of this card, and a step I forgot the first time I made used this fold. You can see that card here,. It kind of jumps right out that I forgot the ribbon. Ribbon? Tricky? Not really, but since I forgot it the first time, I needed to make sure I included it the second time. I cut about 20 inches of this gorgeous ribbon to start. Then I popped up the white top on dimensionals. Using tear-and-tape, adhered the ribbon to the notcard and then place the white cardstock over it. When you finish, you should have the majority of the length of the ribbon going behind the card so it ties on the left of the notecard.

Since I’d already cut out and stamped the inside white mat, I just had to crop the poppies in the corner. I’ve tried to use this die before as a border and it didn’t work at all, but I’m very pleased with the way it really accents the corner of the card.

After all of this, I thought my final step was going to be adhering the notecard to the flap, for which I used tear-and-tape. Make sure you only adhere the notecard to the flap, or nothing will open, which would be very disappointing.

I Thought I was Done….

I really did think I had completed the card once I finished putting it together. However, when I flipped the notecard back, the cardstock on the card cover looked very bare. When I started this whole process, I wasn’t sure where I was going with it. Therefore, I just kept cropping pieces of Whisper White, Basic Black, and Seaside Spray cardstock along with vellum cardstock. I actually had enough left for another whole card, so I grabbed some of those pieces and put together a large poppy, the long leaves for the top and the short wider leaves for the bottom. The vellum leaves that combination light and open, at least I think so.

Then, I really was done. I stamped and colored half of the border stamp of poppies on the front of my envelope and used adhered a piece of DSP to the envelope flap. Poof! I’d completed another card set. My co-worker is thrilled with the result, so it will be mailed to him pronto.

Back to the Pals Blog Hop Info

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 June 10th, with our theme “New 2020-2022 In Colors.” We can’t wait to show you the newest In Colors in the Stampin’ Up! color family. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  14. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  19. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  27. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  28. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days

As Always, Thank You for Visiting!

I love to read and reply to comments. If you are so inclined, please feel free to leave a comment. If you’ve created a card based off this fun fold, color combination, or bundle, I’d love to see what you created!

Have a Peachy Day!


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

Feels Like Frost for Sunday Stamps 216

Feels Like Frost DSP is Spectacular!

When I first saw this DSP in the holiday catalog, I thought it was beautiful, so I put it in my first pre-order.  When the UPS truck delivered my order, this DSP was the first thing I opened.  I don’t have enough superlative words to describe this DSP, other than to say it’s one of my most favorite DSP in the 4+ years I have been a demonstrator.  Hands down, one of the top 5 in my 4+ years.

I’ve already created a card for a Color Throwdown challenge and you can see that card here.  This card for Sunday Stamps Challenge is just the second of many Christmas cards for this year.

Here’s the Sunday Stamps Challenge banner:

Here’s the card I created:



The combination of the sketch and the Feels Like Frost DSP is simply stunning, at least I think so.

Clean, Simple, and Beautiful

The DSP does all the work here.  Using the colors from the paper, Night of Navy and Seaside Spray, I was able to create a double-matted card.  I had to do some measuring for the DSP in order to get the right width for the coordinating Seaside Spray metallic ribbon, which is gorgeous as well.  Once I finished the paper and ribbon part, I stamped the sentiment from the retired Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  I then used clear embossing powder on the sentiment, cropped both ovals from the Stitched Shapes die set and layered them.  Stamping dimensionals gave me the pop and height I wanted.  

At first, I thought I’d finished this card.  Then I realized I needed some more sparkle, so I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella.  I very carefully used the Wink of Stella on both ovals between the stitched ditch and the outer border.  Last night I thought I’d finished the card, and even took the photos for this blog post. Tonight I decided I needed to add some of the snowflake sequins to the sentiment ovals.  Once I’d finished that, I decided that, since I want a clean and simple card, I’d finished. 

As always, adding coordinating DSP to the envelope flap completed this card set.

Easy peasy.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.  

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If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  49KJF94R when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.  


Stitched Shapes Dies, item # 

Feels Like Frost Speciality DSP, item # 150444

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Seaside Spray cardstock, item #  150883

Night of Navy cardstock, item #  100867

Night of Navy ink pad, item # 147110

Embossing Buddy, item # 103083

Clear Embossing powder, item # 109130

Snowflake Sequins, item # 150443

Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, item # 150446

Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301

Stamping Dimensionals, item #  104430

Tombow Liquid Adhesive (my fav!!), item # 110755

Paper Pumpkin Specials

I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits!  I recieved my October Paper Pumpkin card kit on Friday!!   The November kit will be the coordinating gift tags.  So excited!  In order to recieve the November kit, you will need to sign up by November 10th.  Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well: 







We’ll Walrus Be Friends is simply adorable!

Who Doesn’t Love a Cute Walrus?

Tonight I had a few choices of things to do:  make a card, write a blog, and/or grade 40 five paragraph essays.  So far, I am two for three, and grading will happen as soon as I can post this blog.

I’ve made a number of cards with this so stinking cute stamp set, and kow I have many more in my future.  I am already hoping it carries over in the next annual catalog.

Here’s my card:

Easy Peasy

This card came together very quickly with just a few supplies.  I purposely chose to keep it simple as an example for beginner stampers.  Of course, it would be easy to also step it up a notch and still be fabulous.

The Seaside Spray DSP is from the 2019 – 2021 In Color DSP stack.  The Seaside embossing folder is still on backorder, but I think this pattern gives the impression of moving water.  

This stamp set doesn’t have a coordinating die set, but I wanted to do some fussy cutting on the walrus to be able to pop it up on dimensionals.  However, I wanted to make sure that I was consistent with my border.  Enter my Stamparatus.  While I didn’t take a picture of how I outlined this stamp, I did think to take one for the next time I used it.  I put my paper down on the Stamparatus grid and then laid the clean stamp on top of the paper.  Using the stamp, I traced around the stamp very lightly with a pencil.  

Here’s an example of the results of tracing around the large magnolia (since I haven’t purchased the dies yet):

Since I was using my Stamparatus, I simply picked up the stamp on the acrylic pad, then stamped it back down on the cardstock.

I used the Smoky Slate blends combo for he walrus, and the light Basic Black blend for his snout.  The ice and ripples were colored with the Seaside Spray blends combo.  I then fussy cut out my walrus and carefully erased the remaining pencil marks.  Easy Peasy.  I do really like the consistent white border and the way it fits on the top of the card.

Finishing Touches

I used the Seaside Spray metallic ribbon on the lower third of this card.  I was especially bow challenged when creating this card.  Therefore, I wrapped the ribbon around the base, created a bow and used glue dots to attach it.  

The fabulous sentiment fit perfectly on one of the Nested Stitched Rectangles, which also fit perfectly on this card.  

I also used the stitched rectangle for the Whisper White frame.

I created stitches in the ditch using my Seaside Spray marker for both the frame and the sentiment rectangle.  

As I am also known to do, I stamped a different adorable walrus on the front and used a different Seaside Spray DSP pattern. 

With that, I had finished the card and envelope.  This card just makes me smile, a lot.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.


2019 – 2020 In Color DSP, item # 149617

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Smoky Slate blends combo, item # 1145058

Seaside Spray blends combo, item # 149569

Seaside Spray metallic ribbon, item # 150446

Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies, item # 14855

Stamparatus, item # 146276

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 149617

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301132708

Have a Peachy day!


Please visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.  I’d be honored to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.


Paper Pumpkin Specials

I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits!  One kit is for cards, the other for coordinating gift tags.  So excited!  In order to recieve the October kit, you will need to sign up by October 10th.  Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well: