Making a special masculine card can be a little difficult.  Today’s card accomplishes this with the He’s All That Suite of products.


Stampin' Up!, He's All That, All That, He's The Man, Faux Suede Ribbon, Rustic Metal Dots, Jackie Beers


Stamps and Dies

This card was for our anniversary.  It is fairly simple, but has some fun elements and the sentiment is spot on for us.  The He’s All That Bundle has some great masculine sentiments and some fun shapes to Die cut them.  The dies are the All That Dies.  This shape for the sentiment reminds me of the old fashioned Blue Ribbon award.  So finishing it with the Faux Suede Ribbon was perfect.


The He’s The Man Designer Series Paper has quite a different range of paper.  There are cars, camping, trees, and then more neutral prints.  This card includes cars and a neutral.  Using this layout is a great way to use less of one DSP piece,  And by using little strips for the under piece, you can use up all your scraps.  My paper packs end up with a lot of similar size pieces that I cannot bare to throw away.  This section is finished with a trio of the Rustic Metal Dots.





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The title of today’s post is Family.  This comes from the adorable Honeybee Home stamp set paired with the Heart & Home DSP.  A beautiful pair!


Stampin' Up!, Honeybee Home, Heart & Home, Pale Papaya, Garden Green, Hippo & Friends, Jackie Beers


Stamp Set and Dies

I did use a stamp set and a die set, but they are not a pair.  However, the two work perfectly together.  The sentiment and flower stamp are from the Honeybee Home stamp set.  For the great design of the sentiment layer, I went to the Hippo & Friends Die set.  These are an awesome mix of layering dies that are in addition to the hippo and his friends.  I think they are must have for your layering die needs!

Paper and Colors

As is usually the case with me picking colors, I chose from the gorgeous DSP.  Today I used the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper.  I love the soft colors in the top layer of DSP, and how the green layer compliments it perfectly.  All of the paper and stamping colors come from the top DSP layer.

To tie all of the layers and colors together, I chose just a wrap around of the Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon.  It grounds the sentiment layer.  And to help that layer stand out just a bit, I used the Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Write Marker to go around the edges.  There is the smallest of an embossed ledge around the layer.  By running the side of the marker around a couple of times, it goes onto that little ledge and adds a bit of a divider between the layer and the DSP.  I finished with a trio of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.


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Pals April Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Great Family Occasions.” 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 have a bit of a difficult time with Family Occasions.  And in looking through the stamp sets, one has touched my heart a couple of times.  So I went with my heart and made a Grandparents or Grandfather card.  A bit unusual but probably a much lesser made card than most family ones.  I have some “Friends That Are Family” with new Grandbabies and that may have influenced me a bit.

Stampin' Up!, Treasures of Life, Suit & Tie, Well Suited, Jackie Beers

I chose the Treasures of Life stamp set.  It is so well drawn!  The set features men and women with children and a baby.  It would not have to be a Grand Child.

The layout I chose to do is a bit different.  I envisioned the stamped scene being viewed through a heart shape.  However, I could not make that work.  In looking through my different dies, I found the Suit & Tie Dies and this “V”.  It is supposed to be a shirt front “V”.  Regardless of the intention, it fit my idea perfectly.

The images are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I colored them using a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  They are all listed at the bottom of the page under Supply List.  One of my favorite things to do when there is an image and no background is to add color around the entire image.  I always use the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and simply scribble around the images.  It just outlines, or gives them a grounding shadow.

The colors are all pulled from the DSP.  It is the Well Suited Designer Series Paper.  Maybe the flowers are not exactly a match for the winter dress of the images.  I take creative license there !  LOL!!

The sentiment is from the stamp set and a lovely one to use.  I die cut it using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  The enamel dots are from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots in Misty Moonlight.  That is a simple touch and just enough I think.


  • Base card is Night of Navy cut 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • The layer is Seaside Spray cut 4 X 5 1/4
  • The White layer is cut 3 3/4 X 5
  • The DSP layer is cut 3 3/4 X 5 and then Die Cut using the Suit & Tie Dies “V” shape.


Thank you very much for visiting today and joining in our hop.  I would love for you to comment and let me know your thoughts on my layout idea.

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 May 12th when our theme is “2021-2023 New In Colors” when our Design Team creates a project with the new family of In Colors for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  21. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  25. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  26. Annette Elliott at AEstamps a Latte




Hugs and Love

In planning today’s card, I was thinking of using DSP that will be retiring quicker than we think with the end of the Annual Catalog or Mini Catalog.  With that in mind, I was looking for a sentiment or focal image that would work alone.   I have only used this lovely sentiment one other time.  Now is a perfect time for these lovely words.


Stampin' Up!, Positive Thoughts, Nature's Thoughts, Perennial Essence, Jackie Beers


The sentiment is a favorite that I do not believe I will be getting rid of when it retires.  It is perfect for a variety of occasions.  It and other equally wonderful stamps are in the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Mini Catalog.

The DSP is the Perennial Essence and was chosen because I wanted to use my favorite Stampin’ Up! Color. It is the Seaside Spray.  I went a bit crazy with it when it first debuted and have made myself use other colors for a while.

I paired the Seaside Spray with my second favorite color which is the Purple Posy.  I , like everyone else, was so bummed when the ink color could not be formulated to SU specifications.  That did not deter me though.  I use it regularly with the card stock as well as the marker and Stampin’ Blends.

The Old Olive was chosen as a compliment to the Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.  I love the layers all working together.  As a grounding for the butterfly and sentiment, I used the delicate looking edging cut in the Seaside Spray.  I ended up covering more of it than I had intended.

The butterfly and the edging is from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  They were in the release of dies released just after the beginning of the year that coordinated with stamps from the Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog.

I appreciate you stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals April Blog Hop.  There will be quite a few great projects for you to hop through.




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Heart of Music

Reminder that today begins your opportunity to purchase the New Release Dies and gorgeous Designer Series Paper that pairs with sets from Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalogs.

I have a #simplestamping card for you today.  This is quick, simple, and adorable!  The #simplestamping is usually Ink/Paper/Stamps.  They are perfect for those new to stamping with limited supplies.  But they are also great for multiples of cards, a quick card, or just a fun cute card.  The Fun and Cute is what I was aiming for today.



This stamp set was the one I wanted first from the Mini Catalog.  It is Dawn Olchefske’s Million Dollar stamp set. I do not have a musical bone in my body, but I do appreciate music and those who can create it.  And I especially love the pieces of this stamp set.  They are especially great for this style of card.

I kept this card to only two layers, which is very unusual for me!!  I sponged Coastal Cabana Ink in the bottom left of the Whisper White card stock.  I then stamped the sentiment and the piano in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It is my “go to” black ink.  The speckles you see are from “Flicking” the Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker against it’s cap to splatter the ink onto the paper.  If you do not do it very hard, and you do not need to, it does not hurt the marker tip at all.

As a finishing touch, I did add a heart at the top of the sentiment.  It is one of the Heart Epoxy Drops.  I left it clear instead of coloring it for a softer look.  It may be so soft that you cannot see it in the photo!! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.

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Today’s project is a cute little card that uses unexpected stamp sets.  I adore humorous stamp sets.  Sometimes they are just the perfect way to deliver a message.


I think this chick is adorable.  Plus I don’t know if you have noticed all of the beautiful paper in the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.  I have used it for a couple of cards recently.  It just seems to match the theme of my card.

The chick is from the Birds of A Feather stamp set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  It has birds that fit a variety of holiday occasions.  For today’s card I paired it with a sentiment from a different Holiday Catalog set titled Gather Together.  You may remember I used that set last week for the Fall/Pumpkin card.  You are getting sneak peeks at the great products coming up in a little over a week.

I used the Stitched Nested Labels die to showcase the chick.  I cut off the top of it straight and it makes the perfect banner.  I used some creative license on the coloring of the bird.  To tie that to the DSP, I used the Nature’s Twine wrapped around the banner.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you will return on Monday for another week of new products!




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