Pals July Blog Hop: Mixing it Up!

2019-pbh July

Welcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” –  adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! 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 may sound like a broken record, but I will reiterate what a GREAT source our catalogs are.  As you page through the catalog, carefully look at each project and ask yourself what you might take as inspiration from that project.

Sweetly Swirled 3 - Leaf Trinkets - Embossing Paste - Grapefruit Grove - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I was looking for inspiration on texture, and since I already owned Embossing Paste, and had just purchased the “Sweetly Swirled” stamp set, I honed in on the project found on p. 57 of the 2019-20 Annual Catalog, the photo on the upper right of the page.  Instead of the Copper Tin, I decided to try my hand at a card!  Many of the elements are CASE’d exactly, but I will point out some differences.

Instead of the tin, I started with a card base of Crumb Cake measuring 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, onto which I adhered a panel of Vellum Card Stock 1/4″ smaller — I wanted the plain Vellum cardstock as a base so the So Saffron Vellum would show its true color.

From there, I cut a panel of the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  I mixed a TINY bit of Grapefruit Grove Ink Refill and added it to some Embossing Paste.  I used one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to create a background of little diamonds. I love the texture it creates!

Sweetly Swirled Woven Background - Leaf Trinkets - Embossing Paste - Grapefruit Grove - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

While that vellum panel dried, I took the super cute Sweetly Swirled Stamp Set and stamped numerous flowers in Grapefruit Grove on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, and some leaves in Old Olive, and fussy cut them all out. You can create any kind of bouquet you’d like!  Here is that sweet stamp set, new in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog:

Sweetly Swirled Stamp Set I then punched out some leaves in the Old Olive Vellum and some sprigs with the Sprig punch in Soft Suede.  I then stamped the smaller oval design from the stamp set onto Whisper White, using Crumb Cake ink, stamped off once.  I cut it out using the Layering Ovals Dies.

Sweetly Swirled Close Up - Leaf Trinkets - Embossing Paste - Grapefruit Grove - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I took a scrap of the Grapefruit Grove Vellum and heat embossed the ‘Thank You’ sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder. I cut banner ends using the Triple Banner Punch.  Inside the white oval, I used a small bit of adhesive to adhere the vellum sentiment to the middle.

Once the Embossing Paste panel was dry, I adhered it to the card panel, attached the white oval with the vellum sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then built my flower sprays.  I added two copper Leaf Trinkets to keep the copper accents going, added some Basic Sequins, and finally tied two lengths of Linen Thread about the top of the card.  There you have it!


Sweetly Swirled 4 - Leaf Trinkets - Embossing Paste - Grapefruit Grove - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

I hope you enjoyed my textured project!  The products I used can be found at the end of this post.  Have fun CASE-ing your own projects from our great catalog!

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, August 14, 2019, when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Special Occasions” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

  1. Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’      YOU ARE HERE!
    4. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
    5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    12. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
    13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
    16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    19. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
    20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    21. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
    22. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping

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23 thoughts on “Pals July Blog Hop: Mixing it Up!

  1. Oh, I love this card, Mary! I was hoping someone would do embossing paste and you even colored it! Great project that you CASEd and made even nicer than the catalog.


  2. Mary, this card is fabulous! It reminds me of a gorgeous floral basket all wrapped up on the front of a card. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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