Pals Pattern Party Hop
Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re having a Pattern Party! Hoppers will feature projects using their favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments. After all, color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! Strength.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
The Designer Series Paper that I chose to use was the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. This is a great 6″ x 6″ stack of various wood grain papers. My husband is a carpenter / cabinet builder so I knew I could make use of various woods. They worked great for the Daisy Delight Thank You card.
This card has an Early Espresso card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″). I layered a 5.5″ x 4.25″ piece of Wood Texture DSP over the top of that. I chose a rather dark wood to contrast my white daisies. The daisies were punched out of Whisper White card stock with the ever popular daisy punch. The center of the daisy was stamped with a small stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight stamp set in So Saffron ink onto So Saffron card stock and punched out with a 1/2″ circle punch. The leaves behind the daisies was cut from Always Artichoke card stock with a framelit die from the Everyday Jars framelit set.I layered two of the daisies over the top of each other offsetting the petals to get the whole daisy and then layered two half daisies over the top of each other (offsetting the petals) . I then used glue dots to adhere the leaves behind the flowers and the centers to the daisies. The bottom (half) daisy is adhered to the card with snail adhesive and the top (full) daisy is adhered with a stampin’ dimensional.The interior of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock with a 3/4″ strip of matching DSP adhered the the right side of the layer. I stamped the sentiment “Thank You” in the center with Early Espresso ink. I stamped the flower on the left side using Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Early Espresso inks. I’m in love with how it turned out!
Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on August 9, 2017 when our projects will feature “cuts” from punches, dies, framelits, edgelits, or thinlits. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. See you on August 9th!
Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations <— You are here
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
Time to Sparkle
Welcome to the Blog Hop for July 2017. This month our theme is “Sparkle”. You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Queen B Creations or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
This card starts with a THICK Whisper White card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. Next I used a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Pink Pirouette card stock and used the butterfly thinlit die to cut the butterfly out of the layer with the big shot. I pushed out all the internal pieces and set the butterfly aside. I then used the versamark ink pad and a butterfly stamp from the Watercolor Wings stamp set to stamp the butterfly randomly around the layer. I then sprinkled it with iridescent ice stampin’ emboss powder, tapped off the excess to put back into the jar and heated it with the heat tool. I then randomly stamped the dots with Pink Pirouette ink.
I then placed the butterfly back into the space I had just cut it out of and placed two pieces of packing tape to the back of the layer holding the butterfly in place and leaving the sticky exposed on the front of the layer. I then sprinkled dazzling diamond glitter over the exposed sticky and tapped off the excess to put back into the jar. I added a strip of rhinestones down the body for more sparkle. (I love that these small rhinestones from the rhinestone basic jewels in already adhered together in a self adhesive strip, it made adding this to the body was super easy!)
I then wrapped a piece of 5/8″ Whisper White Satin Ribbon around the Pink Pirouette layer and tied a knot in front and then used snail adhesive to adhere this layer to the card base.
On the interior of the card I stamped the sentiment and dots in Pink Pirouette ink and added a 5.5″ x .5″ strip of Pink Pirouette card stock to the outer edge.
I hope this idea “sparkles” up some ideas and gets you stamping!
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Be sure to check the blog hop line up list below to see who is next in the list.
Christmas in July with a Twist
Hi Stampers. Welcome back to another international blog hop with Global Stamping Friends. Stampers from all over the world are sharing with us a holiday project in July BUT using a set that isn’t designed specifically for holidays in at least one of their projects. For my project I chose to use Stampin’ Up! Baby Bear stamp set with Real Red and Garden Green.
This card starts with a Real Red card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. I then used Garden Green card stock to cut a piece 3.5″ x 3.5″ and another 3.5″ x 1″. Next I cut a Whisper White card stock 3.25″ x 3.25″ and 3.25″ x .75″. Onto the 3.25″ square WW piece, I stamped the three step baby bear in Crumb Cake ink. The first image of the bear is done lighter by stamping off onto scrap paper before stamping onto the card stock. The other two are full strength Crumb Cake ink. I stamped the two step bow in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. The bow was adhered to the bear with glue dots. The sentiment was also stamped in Real Red ink. The layers were then adhered to the card with snail adhesive.
The inside of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and the sentiment and bow were stamped in Real Red ink.
This card could easily be done in other colors and be for a baby shower or congratulation or baby’s first birthday card. I hope this gives you a new way to look at your existing stamps and give them a slight twist for an occasion they may not have been designed for originally. Let’s get creative!
Blog Hop Line-Up:
- Sarah McDermott at Paper Craft Artistry
- Kristie Neal Walthall at KW Crafts
- Rebecca Urban at 101 Projects With Rebecca
- Courtenay Heuston at Bags That One!
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations <— You are here
- Georgia Missy Gaydos at Stamp With Georgia
- Jenn Curtis Charles at BFF Stampers
- Lou Kitzelman at With a Bow On Top By Lou
- Sharon Dalton at Studio Shabaz Creative Me68
- Kimberley Anne Morris at Procrastistamper
- Angélique Stempelkeuken at de Stempelkeuken
- Amber Thompson at Stampin With Amber
- Marieke Bart at De Stempelcoach
- Ellen Woodbridge at Ellen The Happy Stamper
Happy 4th of July
Hi Stampers. Happy 4th of July! Hopefully you are doing something fun and exiting with your friends and family or relaxing at home and enjoying some quiet time. Either way I hope you are fully blessed today!
I sent out a newsletter today with some exciting news and a few pictures of our vacation to Idaho this long holiday weekend! Click here to view the newsletter.
Today’s card – while being a great 4th of July project also features a new product I want you to be aware of – the multipurpose adhesive sheets. See them HERE. These can easy get overlooked in the new catalog, but are fabulous for adhering the more detailed thinlets.
Stampin’ Tip: The adhesive sheets are easy to use. You adhere the adhesive sheet to the card stock, run through the big shot with your die and then just peel off the back to expose the adhesive and stick it directly to your card. No fuss and no mess!
This card starts out with a Basic Grey card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25), followed by a Night of Navy layer 5.25″ x 4″. Next up is a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White card stock that I adhered the “flag” to before adhering it to my card. The flag is made using the waves from the Swirly Scribbles framelit dies by Stampin’ Up! I cut out 3 of them in real Red card stock using the “Stampin’ Tip” above. I then added the small square of Night Navy (approx. 2″ x 2.25″) with the white stars (made using the star punch from the retired itty bitty accents punch pack). I trimmed the top and bottom of the Whisper White layer using the Real Red “stripes” as my guide, making the flag appear as if it’s waving in the wind.
I used the Number of Years stamp set and Large Number framelit dies to create my own sentiment. I stamped the word ‘happy’ and the ‘th’ from the stamp set onto scraps of Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink and cut them out with some retired punches (plus a little extra fussy cutting) and then sponged Night of Navy ink on the edges. I then cut the number four out of Night of Navy card stock with the large numbers framelit dies. These were all adhered to the card using foam adhesive strips.
The interior of the card has a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the ‘fireworks’ in the upper right and lower left corner using one of the stamps from the recently retired Flower Patch stamp set. They were done in Real Red and Night of Navy ink.
Now get out there and enjoy the BBQ and fireworks! Happy 4th of July!
Retired Stampin’ Up! Bog Hop Debut
Hi Stampers. Welcome to the very first blog hop made up of members from the Retired Stampin’ Up! Products for Sale Facebook page. Today’s theme is Fourth of July and every project is made with retired Stampin’ Up! products. We are very excited to show you our creations and hope to make our hops something that you will follow each month.
Summer has arrived! The weather has turned hot, the pool is open and the beaches are packed! It’s almost time for the fourth of July fun! Time for BBQs and fireworks! We could not celebrate this freedom we enjoy without our armed forces. So – to all that served – I want to say, “Thank You!”. This card is for YOU!
This card starts out with a Smokey Slate card base 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″. Next was a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White. I cut five strips of Real Red card stock 3.375″ x .5″ and a 2″ x 4″ piece of Night of Navy card stock. I used the star punch from the retired itty bitty punch pack to punch stars into the Night of Navy card stock.
I adhered the top and bottom Real Red strips first. One on the top right and one on the bottom right of the Whisper White layer. I then added another strip in the middle of those two and finally added the last two. Adhering them in this order helped with spacing. I then added the Night of Navy with the stars punched into it on the left side, completing my flag.
The interior of the card is lined with another 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White. I used the retired For Your Country stamp set and Night of Navy ink to add the “thank you” in the middle, the soldier with a flag in the lower left and the dog tags in the lower right. As you can see the dog tags were stamped hanging off the card stock (I had scrap paper under neither when I stamped to catch the extra ink).
Stampin’ Tip: I find it important to do the stamping BEFORE adhering the layer to the card. This allows me to stamp off the edge and also allows for error. If I mess up the stamping, I can always flip it over and stamp the other side!
You can continue to hop from blog to blog from the line-up below to see all the projects. Please feel free to leave comments as you hop along the way. We hope to see you again!
- Michelle at UglyBugPlans – Planners and Paper Crafts
- Mary at Mary’s Craft Room
- Liza at Seriously Silly Stamper
- Lisa at Queen B Creations
- Sara at Hand Stamped By Sara
- Maggie at Maggie Made Cards
- Sara at Sentiments by Sara
- Kim at The Paper Chef