Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, we have a Tic Tac Toe theme. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we love reading your comments. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I decided to go right down the center of the Tic Tac Toe box.  It makes a fairly quick and simple card with some unexpected twists.  Stamping on DSP is a fun change of pace.


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Stamp Bundle

One of Suites that intrigued me immediately is the Inked Botanicals on page 96.  The Bundle is the Inked & Tiled Bundle.  It is a Punch bundle, which are my favorite!  And this one has two punches in the bundle.  For some unknown reason I have always loved the distressed stamps.  Maybe because they look imperfect and make it a good thing!!

The flowers are colored with Stampin’ Write Markers direct to rubber.  I used Flirty Flamingo and Pretty Peacock Markers.   And then stamped onto the DSP piece.  The extra flower is in the same set and was stamped on scrap paper after being inked with Flirty Flamingo Ink.  The sentiment was stamped on scrap as well using Pretty Peacock Ink.  The punch used is the cross looking punch.  I centered the sentiment on one of the cross bars and punched.  Then using paper snips I just cut away the other cross bar.  Easy Peasy!!


The Designer Series Paper in the Suite is gorgeous.  But…it was too dark to stamp on.  And the idea to stamp on the DSP was in my brain.  So I turned to the Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper.  I used two different sheets of the paper.  They are a similar print, just one is Soft Sea Foam and the other Pretty Peacock tones.  The stamped image shows well on the lighter piece of DSP.

My layers were pulled from the stamped flowers.  The Flirty Flamingo to separate the two darker colors and then Pretty Peacock as the card base.  I really love the two of these together.  It was a surprise actually!


The finishes for the card expanded as I was building it.  The ribbon is from the Ribbon Duo Combo Pack.  It is included in the Zoo Crew Suite of products.  I have already mentioned the extra flower, which I fussy cut with my paper snips.  And the sentiment created from the cross bar punch.  The final touches were the scattering of Iridescent Pearls.


More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are very excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on June 14th, when our theme will be showcasing the New 2023-2025 In Colors.


Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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