February Pals Blog Hop: Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, our blog hop theme made projects to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, which is February 14-20! We hope you will be inspired by all the beautiful creations the Pals made for 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.

Today I am sharing two projects that could be used for someone special as a Random Act of Kindness next week or any week! I made one card, and a coordinating treat box:

Our Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is chock full of great card designs, and my project today is a great example of taking a card from the catalog and making it your own. I was inspired by the layout of this card on page 81. I especially liked the different-sized panels created from the Deckled Rectangles dies.

For the card, I started with a card base of Basic White measured at 8 1/2″ by 11″, scored at 4 1/4″, followed by a layer of Highland Heather of 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″, embossed with the Cane Weave 3D embossing folder. I adhered that embossed panel to the card base. I then used different sized Deckled Rectangle Dies to cut out panels using these papers (L to R): Orchid Oasis, Fine Shimmer Paper in Fresh Freesia, Fancy Flora DSP, and then Fine Shimmer DSP again. You can make the panels whatever size you’d like. I tried to emulate the panels in the same layout as the card in the catalog.

Next I cut a panel of Basic White Cardstock from the Deckled Rectangle Dies, and stamped the sentiment with Orchid Oasis. I also stamped one of the smaller flowers in Orchid Oasis, and one bunch of the cute tiny flowers in Balmy Blue. On a scrap of Basic White, I stamped a large flower in Fresh Freesia, and used the Two-Tone Flora dies to cut out the large flower, arranging it on the sentiment panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added three Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins to the little flowers, and I was done!

There are so many beautiful elements to this card, I can’t even! To start with, the Fine Shimmer Paper is GORGE! And the Fancy Flora DSP is probably my favorite patterned paper in the Mini Catalog.

For the Sweet Little Box, (in the CLEARANCE RACK at time of publication!) I first assembled the box and closed it. I cut a 6 X 6″ piece of Fancy Flora Designer Series Papers in half to create two 3″ by 6″ panels. I used Tear and Tape to attach the two pieces end to end to make one long piece. From there, I cut the entire piece at 7 1/4″, cutting from each end so I could make the seam somewhere in the middle, then wrapped the panel around the Sweet Box, creasing around each corner as I wrapped.

I then decorated the box using some additional flowers from the bundle, as well as a sentiment panel from the new Thanks a Bunch SAB stamp set that I cut into a banner, and some Orchid Oasis 1/8″ Woven Metallic Ribbon. Now I can either give the card and box as a set, or I could give two separate surprises to two different people as Random Acts of Kindness!

I hope you enjoyed my projects. All the products I used can be found at the bottom of this post — just click on one to start shopping! Don’t forget about using the Stampin’ Up! catalogs for design inspiration.

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 March 8th, when our theme will be Party Time, showcasing cards/projects that celebrate our family and friends. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’…………….You are here!
  12. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  17. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  18. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time– that one time a year when we can earn free gifts with purchases from our annual and mini catalog. A few things to remember:

  1. Be sure to watch your shopping totals so you do not leave yourself short of earning Sale-A-Bration products. Notice in the Sale-A-Bration brochure that some products are FREE with a $50 purchase, and some are FREE with a $100 purchase.
  2. Be sure to use the Host Code below for an addition free bonus from me!
  3. Remember, any products you see online or in either catalog count toward your Sale-A-Bration totals, as long as they are all in the same order: annual catalog, mini catalog & clearance rack!

Please consider joining my team. One of these BEAUTIFUL BOHO BLUE Mini Cut & Emboss Machines can be YOURS! Here are all the details on a FANTASTIC Starter Kit — no pressure and no selling needed! Just a discount and a lot of fun! Go HERE.

If you make an online order of $50 or over with the host code below in January, not only will you receive a free gift(s) through Sale-A-Bration, but I will send you a free embellishment sample from the new mini catalog!

Click HERE to start shopping with me! Or click on any of the products below. Let me know if you need free catalogs of your own!

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I’d love to see what you create. Post your beautiful creations over on our Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. Here’s the link to request to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824


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16 thoughts on “February Pals Blog Hop: Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness

  1. What a beautiful card and treat box, Mary! They are perfect RAK gifts and the DSP colors are perfect! Thank you for joining the blog hop this month.


  2. Mary, I love the colors you put together on this set of projects! I did a CASE of this same catalog photo a while back and I love the layout! This one is just gorgeous.


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