Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. 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.

There are way too many products to choose from for this Tips blog hop.  I finally narrowed it down to Punches.  One of my favorite ways to use a punch is to make a “negative”.  I have two cards to share using this technique.  I hope you like it.



For this card I Punched three of the Medium Daisy Punch from a piece of Basic White cardstock.   I also stamped two sentiments from the Daisy Lane stamp set.  The layers are a Melon Mambo base and Basic White beneath a beautiful sheet of Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection 6X6 Designer Series Paper stack.  The punched layer is then added on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The finishing touches are to add a punched daisy from Melon Mambo cardstock onto the front layer with a Glue Dot only beneath the center of the flower.  I also added a Playing With Patterns Resin Dot to the center of the flower.

I love how the gorgeous DSP shows through the punched daisies!  Here is another card using the same products with the DSP as the punched out layer.



This is a 4 X 4 card using the same products.  It is a different sheet of the Melon Mambo Brights DSP though.  This time I layered the White and punched from the DSP.  I also added a two layer flower using the punched DSP flower and a White flower from the first card.  The petals are alternated and the two pieced together in the center with a Glue Dot.

To finish this one, I added the same Playing With Patterns Resin Dots to both the negative flower and the double layer flower.  The sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set, as was the first card.  This time I used the Double Oval Punch, the larger oval, to punch the sentiment.  It is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals

I love the depth and dimension that using the “negative” gives to the cards.  If this is not a new idea for you, I hope it will inspire you to give this old trick and new look!  Both of these cards are quick and simple to do.  They would qualify as #simplestamping as it is simply Paper, Ink, Stamp, and a punch plus an embellishment.  And there is only one ink color to go with it.

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 July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Keep Calm and Keep On Stamping,


Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  5. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  6. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← You Are Here
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  16. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations