Pals Blog Hop: Creating Your Own Background

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Create Your Own Background. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My card today uses a card base from the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards and Envelopes, FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase. How fun it that? I love these colors together!

To create this pretty fern background, I have employed a technique using the Fern 3D Embossing Folder and a Soft Sea Foam ink pad on a Basic White panel of card stock. I took the ink pad, and lightly inked the inside of the Embossing Folder on the side with the Stampin’ Up! logo. I then carefully added a panel of Basic White card stock measuring 5 1/4″ by 4″ into the inside of the folder. I ran it through the Cut & Emboss Machine.

I then adhered the fern background panel to the front of the card base. Next I cut out both sizes of the butterfly from the Build a Butterfly dies, one in Pool Party and one in Bermuda Bay. I then added the Pool Party wing parts to the other butterfly, using a piece of washi tape on the back to keep the little pieces in place.

I cut out two sentiment panels from the Beautiful Shapes dies, one in Pool Party, and one using an envelope from the Cards & Envelopes set. I simply cut it apart at the seams and used the beautiful pattern on the inside. I stamped a sentiment onto the patterned piece in Bermuda Bay, and then used Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder to heat emboss over the ink.

I cut a length of White Frayed Ribbon and frayed both ends. I adhered the ribbon to the card, and then offset the two sentiment layers and attached top and bottom with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished with a few Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Such a soft and pretty color combo! I hope you enjoyed my card. All the products I used to create this project can be found at the bottom of this post.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 10th. Our theme will be Seasons’ Greetings, where we will showcase projects inspired by our favorite seasonal time of the year.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Along with the new Mini Catalog, it’s SALE-A-BRATION during July and August. That means free product for you! It’s our favorite time of year. For every $50 or $100 you spend from EITHER catalog, you get to choose free product from the new Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Here is a link to the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Be sure to request the new Holiday Mini and the Sale-A-Bration brochure copies for yourself! Click HERE!


If you have not received your new Mini Catalog and you’re a customer of mine, please let me know, and I’ll get one out to you right away! If you don’t have another demonstrator, I’d love to send you a FREE copy of this awesome catty — just let me know by commenting on this post, or by emailing me HERE!


It’s July, so there’s a new Host Code for the month found below and I will send you a sampling of brand new Designer Series Papers from the July-December Holiday Catalog!

Here’s the Host Code you need:

F363XUSF (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join!


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