Wedding Wishes – January Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. 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.

One of my favorite new items from Stampin’ Up is the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. The different designs in the set are all exquisite and have a great silver detail throughout. The gorgeous flowers screamed wedding to me and how better to celebrate a theme of “From the Heart” than celebrating the love at a wedding. I cut the flower images for my card directly from the Designer Series Paper!

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I often use lots of white paper and white space when making a wedding card but I like to add texture and dimension to it to keep it from looking flat or boring. In this card, I used the Garden Trellis Textured Embossing Folder to help set my background. I also used Silver heat emboss powder on the sentiment which was cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then popped up with dimensionals. I have a layer of Silver Foil on my card to bring all of the silver elements together.

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I love that the envelopes in the Tutti-Fruity Cards & Envelopes have a solid front but the back flap and inside have patterns to give it an extra design element. The “to the happy couple” sentiment and mini hearts in the Amazing Congratulations set were a perfect pair to stamp the envelope.

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I hope I’ve helped provide you with some inspiration for a future card!

Papers Used: Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil Sheet

Inks Used: Versa Mark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive

Stamps Used: Rose Wonder, Beautiful Bouquet, Amazing Congratulations

Other: Tutti-Fruity Cards & Envelopes (Sale-A-Bration), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Garden Trellis Textured Embossing Folder, Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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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 February 14, 2018. 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. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  22. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara – you are here!
  23. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  24. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  25. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple

 

This Little Piggy

Are you using the new Stampin’ Up Blends? I am loving them and becoming more comfortable with my blending with each card that I make. 

I’ve had the This Little Piggy stamp set for months now but hadn’t inked it up yet. I decided it was finally time to play with this set and my only regret is not inking this up sooner! I used both the dark and light Pink Pirouette blends to color in the piggy to help give it a little dimension.

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Papers Used: Old Olive Cardstock, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Merry Little Christmas DSP

Inks Used: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, Stampin’ Blends

Stamps Used: This Little Piggy

Other: Old Olive sheer ribbon

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Purchase my cards or request a custom order from my Etsy page.

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To purchase any of the supplies I used to make today’s card, visit this link.

Warm Christmas Greetings

It has been a while since I last posted a project – I’ve been doing lots of crafting and posting on my Facebook/Instagram but not as many blog posts so here is an over-due card to share today. Yesterday was World Card Making Day and I made a LOT of cards. Here is one of my favorites. I love the warmth of Christmas – both in the literal sense of sitting by the fireplace and dressing in layers as well as the figurative sense of the kindness of strangers and childhood wonder. I decided to combine the Cable Knit textured folder with the awesome mitten framelit. The sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments stamp set was the perfect way to tie it all together.

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Papers Used: Garden Green card stock, Cherry Cobbler card stock, Whisper White cardstock

Inks Used: Cherry Cobbler

Stamps Used: Snowflake Sentiments

Other: Many Mittens Framelits Dies from the Smitten Mitten Bundle, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Whisper White ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today!

Don’t forget to like my Facebook page to see more postings.

Purchase my cards or request a custom order from my Etsy page.

Did you know you can sign up to receive a monthly subscription of 3 of my completed cards and coordinating envelopes? Sign up for a 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month subscription here.

To purchase any of the supplies I used to make today’s card, visit this link.