Pals March 2020 Blog Hop

 

 

 

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 

I am playing along with the Mystery Blog Candy!  So be sure and leave a comment on this post and I will pick a random winner on Friday!  WooHoo!!

My “Critter” is a cute little baby chick.  I have been surprised by my friends having Grand Babies lately.  So I have needed Baby Cards.  The Welcome Easter Stamp set is a perfect “Critter” set for all times of the year, and not just Easter.  I love versatile stamp sets.

 

Critters, Stampin' Up!, Welcome Easter

 

I don’t know if you can tell from the photo, but the chick’s head is raised.  I stamped it on the card, but then stamped on a scrap and just cut out the head.  It is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a bit of depth.  It looks really cute in person.

Of course if you follow me very much, you know what my favorite kind of card is.  Yes, it is a gift card holder.  And this is my “Go To” layout.  At least the base of it is.  I sometimes just do a flap attached to the left side.  Which I could have done with this card and it would look the same from the front.  But I decided to add an additional fold.  That is why I had to hold it closed for the photo.  (I apologize for the bad manicure, I haven’t been since I had surgery!)

Here is a picture of the inside with the added fold and the gift card slot.

 

 

Do you recognize the designer series paper i have used?  If you guessed the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper then you are correct!  I tend to use the opposite sides of the DSP.  This was a no brainer as soon as I saw the eggs.  We just will not tell anyone that they are dinosaur eggs instead of chicken eggs!!

I will include the measurements and directions after the blog line up.  Also the supply list is at the bottom of the post.  I hope you will give this sweet stamp set another look.  This card is a “One Set” card.  I love sets that can stand alone.  This is a good one for the beginner stamper up to the advanced stamper!

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 Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

 

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020

Measurements:

  • 4 1/4 X 10, score at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4, Fold on all the score lines.
  • Inside layer base  is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer inside is 5 X 3 3/4
  • Front left layer base is 2 1/2 X 4
  • Front left DSP layer is 2 1/4 X 3 3/4
  • Second fold card (with chick) is 8 1/2 X 3 1/8, scored at 4 1/4
  • Chick layer is 3 X 4

Tip: When you fold in the gift card slot, you can add a thumb hole if you want but it is not necessary.  However, do put a gift card of card stock piece in the slot as you adhere the sides with Tear & Tape.  Otherwise it makes it a very snug fit and bends the front a tad bit.

 


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There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.


 

 


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Little One

I have a mixture of colors and textures for you today.  I have been seeing quite a few cards with small squares layered on top of each other.  That gave me the idea for this card.  Although it is not squares at all.

Stampin' Up!, Wittycisms, Stitched So Sweetly, Jackie Beers

 

My card and the square idea resulted in rectangle shapes.  I paired the Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle dies (the largest and next size down) with the second larger of the sentiment dies.  This set of dies is so versatile because of those varied size sentiment dies!  I am in love with them.  They are actually a Bundle with the So Sentimental stamp set.

I paired the Witty-cisms stamp set with the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper to get some bright colors.  The baby carriage is colored in softer colors though.  I also paired all of this with the Metallic Bakers Twine Sequin Combo from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  The two baker’s twines and the sequins are FREE with a $50.00 purchase.

Thank you so much for checking in this week.  I hope you enjoyed the projects.

 


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Join Promotion ……  The Ultimate Shopping Spree !!

The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.


 

 


The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is here!!

 

 


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Welcome Baby for FMS409

Today’s card is for a Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I am using a stamp set that you may not have noticed before.  It is a stamp set named Hoot Hoot Hooray and is from the Beginner Brochure.  This is a brochure aimed at the beginner stamper. But I love all of the stamp sets in the brochure.  I will try to begin sharing more of them with you.  You can see the Beginner  Brochure HERE.   The stamp set is in the rear of the pamplet and is so cute.

 

 

Here is the Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 409 challenge:

 

 

For the focus, I chose the Welcome baby rocky horse.  I took the “baby” theme to the basics.  I chose to use the old fashioned primary colors.

The background designer series paper is a new one for me.  It is the See A Silhouette DSP.  Oh my, I love it!  The colors are all so vibrant!  It worked perfectly with my primary color theme as that is what the entire pack of DSP is.  A super find for me.

I masked off the sentiment which is attached to the rocky horse.  I wanted them to be separate.  I made a little flag to show the sentiment.  I colored the rocky horse and precious teddy bear with Stampin’ Blends.  Then cut everything using the Layering Circles Dies.

I have not made a square card in a little while.  The sketch appeared to be square, so I liked that idea.  This would be so cute tucked into a baby gift.

AND…..I got to use the new Paper Trimmer for the project.  I promise you, the more I use it, the more I LOVE it!!  I am so happy now that there were problems with the old one.  I liked it, but this one is so much better!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.

 

 


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Over The Moon

This is my second post for today.  The first one was about the great specials that Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  You can see that post HERE.

Today’s card is a cutie that I envisioned as soon as I saw this stamp set!  And it fits with all the great updates I mentioned in the earlier post.  I am OVER THE MOON for Stampin’ Up!.

 

 

With the color pallet I used, this could very easily be a baby card.  That was not my intention, but all you would need is a sweet “welcome” on the inside and you are finished.

I stamped everything in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with my favorite things, the Stampin’ Blends.  I colored the Moon with Dark Daffodil Delight and then added the little ring around it with the new Light So Saffron.

I am not a cow expert, but think the black and white ones are usually more black than white.  I took creative license and made it white, with a touch of black.  I wanted you to see all the details in the stamp. I gave her a bit of a feminine touch by adding Light Flirty Flamingo to the ears, nose, and mouth.

When I was trying to decide what else was needed, I thought of the moon and had a lightbulb moment that it needed stars.  The perfect stars came from the Twinkle Builder Punch.  It even has a moon that you could punch and use in place of the stamped one.  I thought the stars were the perfect size.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I was absent yesterday due to storm damage.  Luckily it was not to the house.  Sunday we had a lightning strike into the ground about ten feet from the corner of the house.  It fried the air conditioner unit, cable, internet, and an electrical breaker.  Thankfully we have friends who do those things and along with the cable company got up and running by the end of the day on Monday.  For once I was ahead and already had scheduled Monday’s post.

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Additional quick pictures

 


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A Star Is Born

I have made a #simplestamping card to share today.  This is a challenge that Sara Douglass made at our November OnStage to share more cards for the beginner stamper or those with limited supplies.  I really love the idea.  These cards are the kind I really enjoy making.  I think of the #simplestamping as a basic card that can then be “stepped up” by just adding a few embellishments or add layers and it is a more involved card.  It makes me go back to when I first began stamping.

 

Little Twinkle, 146452

I used Thick Whisper White card stock as the base of my card and two ink pads.  The square in the center is done by using the Clear Block D as a stamp.  I just placed the Clear Block on the Balmy Blue Ink Pad and then stamped it onto the card stock.  The star backgrounds are also stamped with the Balmy Blue.  The star and sentiment are stamped with Pacific Point.  I fussy cut, although it was very simple cutting, the star and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensional to raise it.  I added the Metallic Pearls for just a touch of bling.

Next week I will show a Stepped Up version of this same card.  I hope you will try some SimpleStamping and share your projects.

I know I sound like a broken record, but remember that Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st!!

Join Promotion:

The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
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Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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Napkin Fold Baby Gift Tag

Today’s card is a 3 X 3 Gift Tag with the cutest little critter and fold around.  The fold is from my very sweet friend Julie DiMatteo from The Paper Pixie.  She did both the 3 X 3 and a box it fits into.  You can see her wonderful video HERE.  She explains projects wonderfully and it would be a mistake for me to try to do better!!

I needed a baby card and ended up with a card and a gift tag all in one.  Plus it was so much fun to make that I made several of the Napkin ‘folds using different DSP.

 

Stampin' Up!, A Little Wild, Little Wild, Naturally Eclectic, Jackie Beers

A Little Wild, 144344

 

I truly adore the cute animal tags in the A Little Wild set and matching dies.  I have used them several times as just individual animals, and am really thrilled with the great tag it makes.  Who knew?  A tag works as a tag!!!  Silly me!!

And here is the Napkin Fold part.  It is very easy, really cute, and as a classic Julie DiMatteo project, it is much easier than it looks!!

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The inside sentiment and little flower are from the  A Little Wild stamp set as well.  I really love the idea of this being a tag and card.  It is a great way to add a little something extra with the fold.  As I said earlier, I got carried away making these folds and now have several ready to be made into cards for easy Thank You type hand outs.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I greatly appreciate you visiting and your comments.  The animal tags are carrying over into the new catalog.  But alas, the DSP is retiring.  Now is the perfect time to grab up the retiring DSP while it is still available and a bit discounted.

All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Price: $110.00