Nautical Birthday

I needed some masculine birthday cards so I went the nautical route. Plus, this card reminds me of being in Maine and walking to the lighthouse. The birthday sentiment from Garden Birdhouses was the perfect size for my 1.25 inch squares.

 

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Pals Blog Hop: Cute Critters

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Cute Critters” – showcasing their card/project with adorable animals, birds, or insects for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I needed a card for a family friend whose daughter just had twins. I kept looking through all of my stamps sets and was having a hard time coming up with an idea. Then, I realized that this card was the perfect opportunity to use the mirror image stamping technique to showcase an image. I thought these elephants would be perfect. I watched a few different video tutorials on the technique which involves stamping the first image onto a silicon mat on my stamparatus. Then placing the paper on the silicon mat and applying pressure to get the image to transfer over. I love that the Playful Alphabet Dies can help you create any sentiment you want. I decided to keep things simple and spell out “Twins!”.

I ran my Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray cardstock through the Detailed Hearts Die in order to get the little heart shapes coming out of the trunks of the elephants like confetti. I used paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to line the envelope – it reminded me of an elephant and seemed like a perfect way to tie the theme of the card.

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 our next blog hop on April 14th when our theme is “Great Family Occasions” when our Design Team creates a project for any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  15. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  18. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  21. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  24. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  25. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  26. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

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Birthday Bonanza

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created “Birthday Bonanza” projects to inspire you to make for all of your family and friends. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we all love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For today’s card, I am all about the ice cream! While most people think of cake for birthday celebrations, I’ve always been equally excited for a scoop of ice cream on the side of the cake. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and while I enjoy most desserts, ice cream is one of my favorites and I think it makes for a fun and colorful birthday card.

I love that the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set has a great Happy Birthday stamp with it. I heat embossed this for today’s card.

The Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper is so fun and colorful. I love the piece that resembles the texture of an ice cream cone. The striped DSP gave me inspiration for my scoops of ice cream.

 

I ran my cardstock through the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder before using the punch to cut out the scoops of ice cream. I love the look of a hand-scooped serving of ice cream. I got the idea from it from a card I saw posted online but can’t find the original post to give credit for the idea. If you know who originally posted the idea, please let me know so I can give them credit!

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 our next blog hop on March 10th when our theme will be “Cute Critters” where the design team will be sharing projects that will feature critters of all sorts to inspire you. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

BLOG HOP LINEUP

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  5. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  17. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  18. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  20. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  21. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  22. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  25. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  26. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  27. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  28. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  29. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery