Pals July Blog Hop: A Pattern Party


Welcome to the Pals July 2018 Blog Hop. We’re having a “Pattern Party.”  This month, our creations will feature our favorite Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments from the new annual catalog 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.

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers are on sale this month – Buy Three, Get One Free!  It’s a great time to stock up.  Every one of the beautiful sets contains high-quality, two-sided papers you can use in so many ways.  My card features the Petal Promenade Designer Series paper — in fact, I used two sides of one beautiful design!

Broadway Birthday - Rose Glimmer paper - Petal Pink Jewels - Rose metallic Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin - Stampin' Up!

The background of the card is a marbleized pattern that creates a neutral, beautiful look of natural stone and is easy to build upon.  I then made a banner about 2 3/4″ wide, using the opposite side of the marble paper, a beautiful floral pattern, with a Soft Suede banner beneath that is 1/8″ larger.  You can make your banner as wide as you’d like, depending on how much of the DSP you want to show, and, of course, you can use any pattern you’d like — there are so many to choose from!

I then switched gears and used the WISH thinlit die from the Broadway Birthday Photopolymer Bundle to cut out two WISH sentiments — one in Soft Suede cardstock, and one on Rose Glimmer paper — so pretty and sparkly.  I used some all-purpose glue to attach them to the card front, offsetting them slightly.

Broadway Birthday - Close Up - Rose Glimmer paper - Petal Pink Jewels - Rose metallic Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin - Stampin' Up!

I stamped the “Make A” sentiment from the bundle onto a scrap of the marbleized DSP, and then punched it out using the Duet Banner punch.  I LOVE punches — so quick and easy!  The banner is popped up with dimensionals.  I cut several strands of the Rose Metallic Thread and one strand of Nature’s Twine and made a bow, attaching with a glue dot.  I rather like the different textures and LOVE the sparkly metallic thread against the natural-looking twine!  Finally, I added two Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems.

Broadway Birthday - 2 - Rose Glimmer paper - Petal Pink Jewels - Rose metallic Thread - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin - Stampin' Up!.jpeg

This card is perfect for that flirty, feminine female birthday card — any age!  And I let the DSP do all the work.  Every pattern is useable and gorgeous!


Click on any of the products at the bottom of this post to start shopping with me!  Don’t forget to use the July Host Code for an online order of over $50 — you will receive the 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon color of your choice!  Host Code:  6MP4UWMQ

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have chosen as their “favorite.”  Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for August 8, 2018 when we Cut it Out!  Participants will showcase projects featuring “cuts” from punches, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits. Don’t miss the fun!

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  7. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  8. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  14. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  15. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  16. Rachael at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

Product List

Glue Dots


15 thoughts on “Pals July Blog Hop: A Pattern Party

  1. Mary, this card is so pretty! I think whoever receives it will definitely have their wish come true 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


  2. I just love your card Mary! The colors are so warm and make me think of strawberry pie 🙂 Thank you for sharing.


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