Cue the Confetti

When I’m not crafting, I’m in my full-time job within an office; this week one of my colleagues is celebrating her 10 year anniversary with the company. The Picture Perfect Suite made it easy to put together a card to celebrate her.

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Papers Used: Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay card stock, Berry Burst card stock, Whisper White card stock

Inks Used: Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Peakaboo Peach

Stamps Used: Picture Perfect Birthday

Other: Large Number Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bermuda Bay mini chevron ribbon, dimensionals

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Amazing Mom

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Welcome to the Pals April  2018 Blog Hop. Join us while we put “Families First” in our hop this month. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with family related projects like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation or Family Vacations. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

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When I saw the picture of the birds in the nest in the Flying Home stamp set, I immediately thought of a mama bird and that it would make a perfect Mother’s Day card. As I continued to play around with the layout and sentiments, I thought “you couldn’t be more amazing” from the Amazing Congratulations stamp set would pair nicely with the word “mom” stamped from the Brushwork Alphabet. I used white emboss powder to heat emboss the sentiments.

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I wanted to add a little pop of color and show the love by adding a small heart to the card. I stamped a heart from the Heart Happiness stamp set in Berry Burst, cut it out and added it to the card using dimensionals. While the layout for this card is pretty simple, I hoped by adding texture (through heat embossing, dimensionals, ribbon, and the image cut out with the Stitched Shape framelits), the card would be even more special.

I am lucky to have both an amazing mom and dad – one of which will be getting this card sometime soon; the other won’t get to see a sneak preview of their card! Don’t you just love how we can share our love for others through handmade cards?!

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 when we all “Step It Up with Textures or Techniques”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

 

Blog Hop  Line-up:  

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  9. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  17. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping

 

Papers Used: Soft Sky card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock

Inks Used: Versa Mark, Stampin’ Blends markers in Crumb Cake, Bronze and Old Olive, Stampin’ Write Marker in Soft Sky, Berry Burst

Stamps Used: Flying Home, Brushwork Alphabet, Heart Happiness, Amazing Congratulations

Other: Dimensionals, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stitched Shapes framelits, White Embossing Powder

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Spring has Sprung

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Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

For me, spring makes me think of colorful and beautiful flowers. Each spring my husband and I spend time planting new blooms in our garden and enjoy watching things grow. So for today’s card, I knew I wanted to make vibrant flowers the star of the show and I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper to help me do that. I love the designs in this paper and it is perfect for coloring with the new Stampin’ Blends markers.

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I cut out circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Old Olive and Pink Pirouette to coordinate with the flowers that I had colored to give added texture to my card. I also fussy cut out some flowers from the Designer Series Paper to add to the circles. The sentiment from the Colorful Seasons is so versatile that this card can be used for a spring birthday, thinking of you, just because, and many more!

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Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

 

Blog Hop  Line-up:  

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  8. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  15. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

 

Papers Used: Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, Basic Black card stock, Pink Pirouette card stock, Old Olive card stock

Inks Used: Basic Black, Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies

Stamps Used: Colorful Seasons

Other: Dimensionals, Old Olive 1/8″ sheer ribbon

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