Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! While the COVID 19 pandemic is adding stress to our lives, we Pals hope this blog hop will help to lift your spirits. Let us inspire you to take a creative break and relax for a little while. This month our theme is “Special Occasions,” where we have made a project for just about any occasion you can think of! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
As a teacher, I always think of Spring as the time of GRADUATION, which is my featured special occasion today! With all the distance learning in place, our school is scrambling to come up with an alternate commencement event for our seniors. I do feel bad that all of their dreams about attending graduation have been put on hold. Regardless, I will have several graduation cards to create for some special students.
I wanted to create a pretty, feminine card that could be used for a high school or even a college graduation. This card uses a base of Pretty Peacock with a couple of strips of Petal Pink cardstock added to the border for some visual variety. Over the base, I added a panel of the lovely Lily Pad Designer Series Paper, now gone with Sale-A-Bration. I really wanted to use up the little I had left, and these rich colors are perfect for the young lady for whom I made this card.
I used the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock in Petal Pink to cut out a swirl from the die in the Peaceful Moments Bundle. This bundle has become my go-to for so many occasions, and is one of the most popular in our January-June Catalog:
The graduation cap is made from two punches, the Tailored Tag Punch and the Balloon Bouquet punch. I got the design of the Pretty Peacock Kirsteen Gill of Creatin’ with Kirsteen. This is her illustration of how to make one…so clever, and I never would have thought of it!
I popped the cap onto the vellum with Dimensionals, but not before I tucked a Dressed Up Tassel behind the cap with a couple of glue dots so the ring would not show very much. I think it worked, do you? And I loved that it coordinated with the other Petal Pink accents!
I stamped the “Congratulations” sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Bundle using Pretty Peacock ink onto a scrap of Petal Pink paper. I cut it out one of the sentiment dies, and used Dimensionals on it as well. I added some Enamel Dots, and I was done!
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! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 13th, when we will say “Goodbye to January Mini and 2019 Annual Catalog and/or Hello to 2020 Annual Catalog.” The Design Team will showcase their favorites from the retiring catalogs or new products from the new catalog. Don’t miss the fun! And, until then, please stay safe.
- Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
- Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards