Pals Blog Hop: Pick a “B”

2017badge-peachWelcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B,” features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

My card contains a couple of “B’s,” if you haven’t guessed it already.  I actually chose the BLUE vase as my “B,” but my husband said adjectives don’t count (haha!).  However, I knew I had a back-up plan with the “B” in BIRTHDAY!

Tranquil Tulips Blue Patterned Vase Mary Hanson Up North Stampin'

I combined the photopolymer Host stamp set called “Tranquil Tulips” (#143767) with the “Jar of Love” photopolymer stamp set (#141587)  and Everyday Jars Framelits (#141490) to create this card.  Using my Big Shot, I cut out the jar shape from the framelits using the Pool Party patterned sheet from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper Stack (#144155).  I also cut a 1 1/4″ by 4″ strip from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (#144177) to create a ‘table’ surface.  I adhered that strip to a 5 1/4″ by 4″ Whisper White card panel.  I guess-timated where my blue paper vase would be adhered in order to stamp a bouquet of tulips that would fit into the vase.  I used Calypso Coral, Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, and Peekaboo Peach ink pads, and created a lighter shade for the base of each tulip by stamping off once before stamping the flower onto the white panel.  The second stamp of the two-stamp process uses the coordinating full-strength ink.  I then used Pear Pizazz ink to add stems and leaves to my bouquet.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up my vase onto the card front.  I tried to create a ‘raffia’ look for the natural bow on the vase by taking a few inches of Burlap Ribbon and peeling the ribbon into strips.  I then put the strips together to make a bow and adhered it to the vase with a glue dot.  The sentiment is from the “Balloon Celebration” stamp set (#140675). I used Berry Burst ink on Whisper White card stock, and then punched a banner using the Triple Banner Punch, one of my go-to’s!  The Whisper White front panel was adhered using some SNAIL to a Peekaboo Peach card base.

Tranquil Tulip Blue Cup Close Up

To add some dimension, I re-stamped two tulip top stamps in Calypso Coral, cut them out with my snips and popped them up with a dimensional.  This helped create balance to the already popped-up vase!  The card is finished off with some Glitter Enamel Dots in Old Olive to add some sparkle and whimsy!  I had SO much fun creating my “B” card.  I hope you give this lovely new Host Set a try.  The shading is so artistic and pretty!  Remember, this Host Set can be yours for only $10.00 when you order at least $150 in Stampin’ Up! product, OR if you host an event, and the event orders total over $150.  Easy!

It’s time to get your hands on these beautiful products, and all the other wonderful new items in the 2017-18 Annual SU! Catalog!  Use the “Shopping” Button above to go to my site and start the shopping fun!  Please let me know if I can be of any assistance as you order!

Tulips Stamp Set

Tranquil Tulips Pick a B Flat Mary Hanson Up North Stampin'

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! You are now on Mary Hanson’s Up North Stampin’ page!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art


5 thoughts on “Pals Blog Hop: Pick a “B”

  1. Love your tulip arrangement and blue vase…can’t wait to put my hands on these when I get home this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!


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