Pals June Blog Hop: Pick a “B”

2018-pbh-lltwist- June 2018 200 x 200

Welcome to the Pals June 2018 Blog Hop. This month we’re going to Pick a “B,” Projects for Babies, Birthdays or Brides, that is. Be on the lookout for creations using new products from Stampin’ Up!

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.

My “B” is a BIRTHDAY CARD and is all about my color choice for this project.  I am so happy that BLACKBERRY BLISS has returned to the Stampin’ Up! Color Line-Up, and I know I’m not alone!  Can I get an AMEN! My card uses the combination of Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, and Sahara Sand, along with Copper Embossing accents.

Rooted in Nature Bundle - Copper Embossing Powder - Mint Macaron - Blackberry Bliss - Copper Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I started out with a card base of Sahara Sand cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2,” scored at 4 1/4.”  I cut a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock to 5 1/4″ by 4″.  On that panel, I used Mint Macaron to stamp the larger leaf pattern all around the edge, stamping off the panel as well.  I adhered that Mint Macaron panel to the card base.

I cut a panel of Blackberry Bliss at 4 1/2″ by 3 1/4.”  I then cut a panel of Sahara Sand cardstock at 4 3/8″ by 3 1/8.”  On that panel, I used Mint Macaron stamp pad to stamp the smaller leaf pattern all over the panel – both at full strength and stamped off once – and then adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss panel.

Rooted in Nature Bundle 2 - Mint Macaron - Blackberry Bliss - Copper Embossing Powder - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

I used my Big Shot to cut the largest circle from the Stitched Shaped framelits in Blackberry Bliss.  After rubbing with the Embossing Buddy, I stamped the tree image from the stamp set with Versamark, and then used Copper Embossing Powder to emboss.  While I was at it, I took a wooden embellishment from the 5th Anniversary March Paper Pumpkin kit, coated it with Versamark, and then copper embossing powder, and embossed it!

Nature's Roots Bundle - Close Up - Mint Macaron - Blackberry Bliss - Copper Embossing Powder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used the embossing dies to put details onto the two sizes of leaves.  I then took the cutting leaf dies and ran through the Big Shot again.  This is such a beautiful effect — the leaves are so realistic!

Finally, I used Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Sahara Sand and then punched two scraps with the Tailored Punch — the sentiment I just stamped, and a Mint Macaron.  I put the card together, adding some Copper Thread and two Faceted Dots — they’re so cute!

Rooted in Nature - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I truly LOVE this new bundle — everything about it! Shop with me by clicking on any of the products below, or by clicking on the “Let’s Go Shopping” button at the top of this page!  Rooted in Nature is bound to become a classic, and it’s just the start of what’s in this gorgeous new catalog!

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see which “B” the rest of my Pals are using. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for July 11, 2018 for our annual Pattern Party featuring projects using favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments… Don’t miss it!

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at AromasAndArt
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  20. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty


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3 thoughts on “Pals June Blog Hop: Pick a “B”

  1. Mary, this is such a cool card!!!! I love the mint macaron and blackberry bliss mix along with the awesome sentiment 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


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