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

Time for Sale-a-Bration

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects featuring “Sale-A-Bration Products.” 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’m not sure about you but I’m ready for warmer weather and picking fresh fruit from the garden. Around mid-April, strawberries will be in season here in South Carolina but until then I’m drooling over the Berry Blessings Bundle. This bundle, which includes a stamp set and Designer Series Paper is available during Sale-a-Bration. It is great on its own and also coordinates with the new Sweet Strawberry Bundle.

The Designer Series Paper is amazing and my card features 3 different samples of the paper – the red check design, the green plaid design, and the gorgeous strawberries. I cut out the strawberries directly from the paper but you could stamp your own from the Sweet Strawberry Bundle as well. I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder on the Crumb Cake card stock as it reminded me of the berry baskets that hold pints of fresh berries.

I used the Poppy Parade blends to color the basic pearl jewels to help them coordinate with the card. Another one of my favorites in the Sale-a-Bration promotion is the Heal Your Heart stamp set which has this gorgeous “Thank You” sentiment. I popped up the Thank You and berries with mini dimensionals.

I hope you enjoy this card – I loved getting to use these amazing Sale-a-Bration products!

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

Products Used

Pals Blog Hop: New In Colors

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our theme is the “new 2020-2022 In Colors.” The Design Team is showcasing the new family of In Colors from the new catalog. We know you will love them as much as we do! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today I chose to highlight three of the five new In Colors as well as some of my favorite products in the new annual catalog.

I absolutely love the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. It was the first item on my list from the new catalog. I’ve crated some different variations of cards using this bundle both using the more intricate dies as well as this one for the outline of the sunflower. I stamped the image in Bublebee ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I then took an aqua painter and pulled some ink from the underside of the ink pad cover to give some more color to the petals. I used the same technique for the stamped images of the petals using Just Jade. I used a combination of Stampin’ Blends and markers to color the center of the sunflower.

I added some of the Forever Greenery DSP to the envelope flap to dress up the envelope. I find I spend so much time working on the card that I often forget about the envelopes. Stamping on the outside of the envelope or adding some DSP to the flap is a great way to pull everything together.

I love the texture that the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder gives the Misty Moonlight card stock. It gives an extra level of visual interest while not distracting from the rest of the card.

The Lovely Labels pick a punch is another favorite of mine. With one punch, you can punch out your sentiments with two different shapes in a variety of sizes. See the full listing of all of the products used at the very end of the blog post.

This new sentiment of “just wanted to say hello” from the Today’s Tiles stamp set is perfect. We make cards to celebrate birthdays, graduations, weddings, and so many other reasons to celebrate or remember. However, I think that sometimes no occasion at all is best for a 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 July 8th – Gifts from the Garden when the design team will showcase cards or gift ideas from treasures found in the garden.

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

Supplies Used