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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Life Is Short

Anyone that knows me well at all is familiar with my love of purses and shoes.  My shoes are more on the comfortable side (Birkenstocks and Hoka tennis shoes).  When I saw the sentiment in the Dress To Impress stamp set regarding buy the shoes, I was sold!  The humor along with a favorite thing was just perfect.

 

Stampin' Up!, dress To Impress, Jackie Beers, Best Dressed, Stitched All Around, Purple Posy

 

Does this sentiment speak to you like it did me?  I am a firm believer in life is short and to enjoy the things you love.  Those high heels would not be going home with me, but I can still admire the look of them.   One thing I do love is the Best Dressed Suite of products.

The Best Dressed 6X6 Designer Series Paper is as beautiful as all of Stampin’ Up!’s DSP.  One side is purses, shoes, perfume, and the other side is like this striped pattern.  I tend to go with the “opposite” sides of the DSP.  I pulled my color combination directly from the DSP.  It is one of my favorite ways to plan a card.

The thought of “Buy the shoes” made me think of a gift card for someone to purchase their choice of shoes.  So I went with my go to gift card holder.  Here is a view of the inside.

 

 

Oops on me for the Book gift card.  A tip I always give when making a gift card holder is to place the card as you are securing that layer.  It allows the extra space you need for a card so it is not a tight fit when you do add one.  I forgot to take this one out.  I promise that when the card is delivered it will have the appropriate card inside!  🙂

There are several gift card holders in my Gallery at the top of the page.  You can search for them and see different versions of this style.  It is very easy to do and holds a gift card perfectly.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I love to read your comments and answer any questions you may have.

Remember that it is Sale-A-Bration time!!  I would love to send you a catalog if you do not have a demonstrator.

I would also love to talk with you about the Ultimate Shopping Experience , the Starter Kit!  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 any active 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.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.

HOST CODE

My January Host Code is X3U7BR2N.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

 

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Holiday Stars for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It’s a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. We are so excited to share them with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I have once again fallen back on my favorite type of Christmas card, a Gift Card holder.  As we wind down the days until Christmas, I have had a few requests for these from friends.  So I assume if I and my friends need gift card holders, then you may as well.  I started with my “Go To” gift card and added to that.

 

Stampin' Up!, So Many Stars, Wrapped In Plaid, Perfectly Plaid, Jackie Beers

 

I paired Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series paper with the So Many Stars Bundle.  I used three different sheets of the Wrapped In Plaid.  They all coordinate which makes the matching super easy. The large star is stamped using Crushed Curry and die cut using the Stitched Stars Dies. (And the dies are carrying over to the Mini Catalog!!)  The small Gold Foil Stars are leftovers from a swap I did using the swirl die from this die set.  It has quite a few of the little stars that pop out and I made a dozen cards so I have a little container of them on my desk.  They were just the accent I needed.

Here is the card with the flap open:

 

The gold stripe in the DSP made the lining up of the two sections very easy!  And here is a view of the inside.

 

I have the complete directions for this gift card below the Hop Lineup.  Please check it out and see how easy it is.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

 

The basic card is 4 1/4 X 11 and it is scored at 2 and 5 1/2.  The 2″ is folded to the inside.  I used the 1″ Circle punch to do a half circle finger hole for the gift card.  Add Tear & Tape to the edges of the fold to secure.  By doing it at the edges you have plenty of room for the gift card.  Remember to place the gift card in the pocket as you are securing it though.  That gives you a little more room. The DSP for the pocket is 4 X 1 3/4.  Hint: hold this piece in position  on the pocket when you are punching the finger hole.

The flap is attached beneath the right side Cherry Cobbler and DSP.  The flap is 5 1/4 X 3 1/4, scored at 1/2.  The 1/2 is folded and centered under the Cherry Cobbler.  Then the Cherry Cobbler layer is adhered. The right side of DSP and Cherry Cobbler measure 4 X 1 3/4 and 3 3/4 X 1 1/2.  The center Whisper White sentiment layer is 4 X 3 1/4.

The front left is Cherry Cobbler and DSP cut to 4 X 3 1/3 and 3 3/4 X 3.  The focal point is the flap.  The gold foil layer is 4 1/2 X 3 and the DSP is 4 1/4 X 2 3/4.  The front sentiment is Gold foil at 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 and White at 2 X 1 5/8.

All of the supplies I used are listed below.  And don’t forget the newly refreshed Clearance Rack and the End of Year Closeout sales.

 

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

HOST CODE

My December Host Code is JTNY4EBH.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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A Quick Gift Card / Tag

I made this little gift tag for a party recently.  It would also be a great little gift enclosure or a RAK card.  It is Quick, Easy, and Cute!

 

 

I made this one with a gift tag in mind, so I added a string of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  It is the same size as a gift card or RAK 3 X 3 card.

I broke out a carry over from the last Holiday Catalog, Dashing Deer.  Remember that beautiful deer we all used last year?  This little deer is in the set as well.  The DSP is from Toile Tidings.

The card base is cut 6 X 3 with DSP cut 2 3/4 X 2 3/4, and the white cut to 2 1/2 X 2 1/2.  I used Real Red Ink for everything.  It cannot get much easier than this!

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

HOST CODE

My December Host Code is JTNY4EBH.  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 is here!!

 

 

 

 


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Pals December Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party  – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 I used the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set for my card.  I love coloring and he is perfect for that.  I have made a gift card card holder for this project.  I love the fold that makes the gift card, as it can be done in several different directions.  It is a go to for me all year round.

 

 

The modified version I made is still super simple to do.  Here is another view of the inside.

 

 

Instead of it being the normal sideways, I added a piece to the back and folded it over to create a regular layered card look from the front view.

Gift cards are so important for me this time of year that I wanted to make one a little different.

Here is how I added the back piece.

 

 

To finish off the coloring, I added the Shimmery Crystal Effects to Santa’s fur.  It gives just a touch of shimmer and some shine.

Measurements:

  • 4 1/4 X 9 3/4 scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  • navy 3 3/4 X 5
  • DSP 3 1/4 X 4 1/8
  • Vanilla 3 X 3 7/8
  • Extra piece of Cherry is 4 1/4 X 3 1/4 scored at 1/2 on the 3 1/4 side
  • Strip of gift card is DSP 4 x 1 1/4 and vanilla 3 3/4 X 1

 

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you will leave a comment with your thoughts on today’s twist to a regular gift card holder.

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’

 

 

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Mosaic Gift Card Holder

Happy Monday to you!  I have a really simple gift card holder to share today.  I saw a sign over the weekend at a craft fair that said it was only something like 14 weekends until Christmas.  Oh My!!  Of course this gift card holder could be made for any occasion.  The one I have made is a birthday one.

 

 

It took me a bit but I now really like this Mosaic Mood Designer Series paper.  I love the texture of how it feels and looks.  And here is the inside of the card.

 

 

As you can see, both the outside and the inside are really simple.  The hardest part was deciding to put the ribbon just as an outside wrap that slides off.  I originally was going to run it underneath the top layer.  Then I thought of bow difficulties, etc.  So went with it as just a band.

Directions:

  • Card base measures 4 X 9 3/4, scored at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2
  • From the top of the 6 1/2 score, cut diagonally to the bottom right edge.
  • Fold and burnish all of the score lines.  Fold the angle to the inside and secure Only At The Bottom with Tear & Tape.
  • The inside layer is 3 X 3 3/4
  • The Front base layer is 3 X 3 3/4 and the DSP is 2 7/8 X 3 5/8
  • I started with a 15″ piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon. Wrap it somewhat loosely around the card and tie a know.  Trim ends.
  • Stamp the sentiment ,which is from #Elfie, and punch with the 1″ Circle Punch.
  • Punch the background with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.
  • Use a handheld hole punch to make a hole at the top of the circle layers and run a piece of Linen Thread through it.
  • Wrap the linen thread around the Petal Pink Ribbon underneath one of the ribbon ends. Pull tightly, tie a knot, and trim the knot very close.

 

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will give this gift card a try.  This is one that would be great to have in a variety of colors just to have on hand.

Even thought I mentioned most products in the directions, I have them listed at the bottom of the page and that will take you to my On Line store.  My September Host Code is listed below.  Don’t forget that the DSP sale is going on right now!  WooHoo.

 

HOST CODE

My September Host Code is VYHZ6ZM2.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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