August Pals Blog Hop: A Special Occasion!

2019-pbh AugustWelcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that add beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! 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.

We have a number of weddings coming up, one of which is for a special family friend. The bride is my daughter’s best friend, so my Abby will be the Maid of Honor! It’s so fun to celebrate the good things in life!  I created a wedding card using the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - two candles- Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I decided on a monochromatic look with a little sparkle – can you see it?  My card uses Merry Merlot ink and cardstock.  First I stamped a single large magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia bundle on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, and used the die to cut it out.

I then took a card from the Bird Ballad Laser Cut Tin, and “sparkled it up” using the following steps:

  1.  Put a sheet of scrap paper inside the laser-cut portion, so nothing sticky gets on the rest of the card. Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Embossing Process - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'
  2. Take your Versamark pad and stamp the pad all over the laser cut side of the card, making sure it’s thoroughly covered.
  3. Combine some clear embossing powder with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and sprinkle all over the paper.
  4. Using the Heat Tool, emboss the entire front, and let cool.

See the lovely effect?

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Dazzling Diamonds- Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Next, adhere a panel of Merry Merlot to the back of the laser-cut front of the card and you’re ready to add the sentiment.  I stamped a sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set onto a scrap piece of paper and punched it out with the Tailored Tag punch.  I popped it up, along with the elegant magnolia die cut, onto the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Close Up - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I embellished with a couple of Basic Rhinestone Jewels, and then used three strands of Linen Thread to make a bow, adhering that with a glue dot, and that was it!  An elegant wedding card!

Good morning Magnolia Bundle - Candle - Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin - Merry Merlot - Tailored Tag Punch - Path of Petals - Stamp Set - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I hope you love it, and will try this sparkly technique for yourself! All the products used for this card are found below the Blog Hop List.

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, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

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

Product List

37 thoughts on “August Pals Blog Hop: A Special Occasion!

  1. Great idea to sparkle up that card, Mary! What a pretty addition to that delicate card front. And the magnolia on it is beautiful!

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  2. Mary, this card is just stunning! Thank you for sharing the details on how to get that shimmer, I am definitely going to have to try this out 🙂

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  3. Oh, Wow!! This wedding card is gorgeous! It Love how you blinged up that laser-cut paper! I don’t think I would ever thought of that. The magnolia is beautiful in Merry Merlot. Great card!

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  4. Oh my goodness, Mary – this is STUNNING! WOW! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I hope your summer is going well and you still have a few weeks left yet before getting back in the grind of the school year!

    Hugs,
    Chrissy

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