Pals April Blog Hop: Great Family Occasions!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Great Family Occasions.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My mom is 86 years old. She and my dad still live in their home about 1/4 mile away from us. I am already looking forward to Mother’s Day this year, as I’m hoping, with vaccinations and an improved pandemic situation, we will be able to celebrate together with her!

Here is the Mother’s Day card I made for her. She loves flowers, so the Jar of Flowers stamp set seemed like a good place to start.

I used a Basic White cardstock base, and adhered a panel of DSP from the Fine Arts Floral Designer Series papers for a background. I used two 3 1/2″ squares — one of Silver Foil, and one of Vellum Cardstock — to make two textured background pieces. I used the Dainty Diamonds 3D for the vellum piece, and Subtle 3D embossing folder for the silver foil piece. These I offset and adhered to the card base.

I built my bouquet using Basic White cardstock, onto which I stamped a Memento Black image of the stems and the flowers, separately. I also stamped the top of the bouquet again, in order to get a few extra small flowers that I would use for filling in my bouquet. I then stamped over the same images with Versamark, and heat embossed the images with clear emboss powder. The results made the black lines stand out, as well as gave them a nice shine. I colored the flowers and stems with Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, and Just Jade, using Sponge Daubers. I then fussy cut all the images, cutting away a few of the small flowers at the top of the extra image.

I adhered the bouquet to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals, tucking the small ‘extra’ flowers in at the bottom of the bouquet for a little extra fullness. I tied a double bow of white baker’s twine and popped it on with a glue dot. The sentiment was stamped from the Dressed to Impressed Stamp Set, and then punched out with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I added some Holiday Rhinestones, and I felt done!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Mother’s Day Card — I wish all of you who are mothers a Happy Mother’s Day — feel the love for you on this special day!

All the products used for this project can be found at the bottom of this post!

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 our next blog hop on May 12th when our theme is “2021-2023 New In Colors” when our Design Team creates a project with the new family of In Colors for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  21. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  25. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  26. Annette Elliott at AEstamps a Latte
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Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine
Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine

Stampin’ Up Sale: I’m “Pleased as Punch” PLUS Clearance Rack Refresh!

The Clearance Rack has been refreshed! Go HERE quickly to get the best deals while supplies last! The Clearance Rack sale is always popular. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how you can get a free set of Champagne Rhinestone Embellishments from me, FREE! HOST CODE IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST!

Also, we are continuing the Last Chance Products Sale, with great bargains while supplies last, and I am reminded that I LOVE a good punch!! What is easier and more time saving than grabbing your favorite punch? The following punches are retiring on May 3 (or when supplies run out):


Small Bloom Punch – 152316

Sale: $10.40

Price: $13.00


Butterfly Duet Punch – 148523

Sale: $7.20

Price: $18.00


2″ (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch – 133782

Price: $18.00


1-1/2″ (3.8 Cm) Circle Punch – 138299

Price: $16.00


2-1/4″ (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch – 143720

Price: $18.00


Scalloped Tag Topper Punch – 133324

Sale: $20.70

Price: $23.00


Triple Banner Punch – 138292

Sale: $18.40

Price: $23.00


Classic Label Punch – 141491

Sale: $14.40

Price: $18.00


Timeless Label Punch – 149516

Sale: $14.40

Price: $18.00


Story Label Punch – 150076

Sale: $14.40

Price: $18.00


Dog Builder Punch – 148543

Sale: $10.80

Price: $18.00


Vases Builder Punch – 147040

Sale: $7.20

Price: $18.00


Perennial Flower Punch – 149522

Sale: $7.20

Price: $18.00


Apple Builder Punch – 150663

Sale: $7.20

Price: $18.00


Umbrella Builder Punch – 151293

Sale: $7.20

Price: $18.00


Confetti Flowers Border Punch – 152723

Sale: $9.20

Price: $23.00

Click on the products below to start shopping with me — I’d SO appreciate it! If you place an online order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a new set of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels — FREE!

Host Code for April: 2W9JYBVS

Once you get to the Shopping Card before checkout, here’s how you apply the Host Code:

April 13th Clearance Rack Refresh AND Last Chance Deals!

Stampin’ Up! has refreshed its Clearance Rack starting Tuesday, April 13, and these sale items will be flying out the door! Read all the way to the end to see how you can get your FREE Champagne Rhinestone Embellishments from me.

Clearance Rack Shoppings Starts right HERE! You’ll find the clearance deals you’ve been waiting for!

In addition, the Last Chance Deals continue with some great buys, while supplies last! There are some seriously DANDY bargains yet! Click on the photos below to see the sale prices on these dies — all between $4 and $9 for the dies alone!! WHAT????!! I’ve included the coordinating stamp sets as well!

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Click on the products below to start shopping with me — I’d SO appreciate it! If you place an online order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a new set of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels — FREE! They’re an embellishment staple for me! Love the little sparkle!

Host Code for April: 2W9JYBVS

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Stampin’ Up! has “SNAILED” It!

I love the whimsical nature of the cute snails and mushrooms in the Snailed It Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

The coordinating dies include a sweet sentiment panel, and even a die to create a cute little envelope!

I love that little snail! Here are some cards I made from just stamping, coloring with my Stampin’ Blends, and using the darling papers.

The Designer Series papers are cheery and fun!

The possibilities as are endless as you enjoy your creativity with these snails and mushrooms.

Click on the products below to start shopping with me — I’d SO appreciate it! If you place an online order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a new set of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels — FREE!

Host Code for April: 2W9JYBVS

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Snail Dies

I’m a Sucker for Succulents!

 I love stamping. I love plants. And I love it when those two loves meet to create something beautiful. That’s why I love, love, love the Simply Succulents Bundle!

The Simply Succulents Bundle includes the Simply Succulents Stamp Set and the Potted Succulents Dies. The stamp set has lush succulent images that are perfect for coloring, along with positive sentiments that you’ll use all year long. The bundle includes dies to cut out accent pieces and labels. It even has a large die sized to fit a card front. This bundle has it all!

Or keep it simple, with stamps, paper and ink!

Here’s a tutorial on how to make the two gorgeous cards above:

Remember, when you purchase this bundle, you’ll save 10%—that’s one more thing to love!

If you’d like to place an order or even just see more ideas using this or any other product, let me know.

Click on the products below to start shopping with me — I’d SO appreciate it! If you place an online order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a new set of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels — FREE!

Host Code for April: 2W9JYBVS

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Incoming!! New In-Colors!

I’m so excited to be able to introduce the new 2021-23 Stampin’ Up! In Colors! They will be featured in the brand new Stampin’ Up! June 2021-22 Annual Catalog, available to order on May 4! Check out this beautiful cover:

Here are the five new beautiful In Colors!

So exciting — these new In Colors will now blend and play very nicelye with the 48 existing Stampin’ Up! colors to add to the beautiful color combinations we will be able to create with! I love them ALL so much! Here are some glimpses into how they work with our existing SU! colors.

Fresh Freesia!

Stampin' Up!

Polished Pink

Stampin' Up!

Evening Evergreen

Up North Stampin'

Soft Succulent!

Up North Stampin'

Pale Papaya!

Up North Stampin'

What do you think of the new In Colors? Do you have a favorite? Comment below — I can’t wait to hear what you think!


Congratulations — You’ve Really Outdone Yourself!

I’m still working with the incredibly fun Pierced Bloom dies from Stampin’ Up! The different flower shapes and the layering capabilities, added to the DARLING stitching on all the dies, all add up to fun and CUTENESS!

I started with a panel of the cute Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper from the Paper Blooms set. Even though this paper is not in our current catalog, here’s the beauty of it: take any of panel of your favorite DSP and use on a white card base of 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″, and you’re got the makings of such a fun card!

I cut out a variety of flowers from Basic White cardstock scraps and Misty Moonlight card stock and then arranged them around a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Dies.

I’d love it if you’d shop with me! Just click on the products below to start filling your Shopping Bag! If you make an order of $50 or more, simply use this Host Code at the end of your order, and I’ll send you a free package of Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels! Here’s the Host Code:


HOW TO EARN MY FREE PRODUCT: $5 through $149.99 ORDER: ADD HOST CODE: 2W9JYBVS  for orders under $150 (before tax and shipping). See below on where to add your host code when ordering on-line. $150 plus ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE. You will automatically qualify for the free gift as well as earn Stampin’ Rewards.  

 Add items to your shopping bag. Click the shopping bag link. Enter the host code (2W9JYBVS) in the box, then click apply.

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Sweetly Swirled Photopolymer Stamp Set
Sweetly Swirled Photopolymer Stamp Set

This Kit is Gorgeous! Oh, and It’s On Sale NOW!

I love our Stampin’ Up! kits. They’re high quality, coordinating, and beautiful. The Gorgeous Posies kit is no exception. Look at these yummy colors, and all the ingredients you get in our kit — enough to make 16 cards, four of four different designs, complete with gold foil accents.

And right now, while supplies last, this kit is marked down from $32.00 to $25.60! You can’t buy cards at the corner store like this for THAT PRICE! Here are the cards I created with this beautiful kit!

And you get this beautiful card storage box. What a great gift this would be, huh?

Here is the beautiful stamp set that coordinates with this kit. Even when you’re done making these kit cards, this stamp set will serve you for years to come!

You’ll get so much pleasure from creating these beautiful cards with a little bit of help from our kit! And remember, if you make an online order of $50 or over this month, using this Host Code, you will receive a set of Oval Rounds embellishments FREE from me! Just use this host code: PSDUMY29

Hurry — the Last Chance Sale, with items up to 75% off, is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Happy KIT Stamping! Go HERE to shop the Stampin’ Up! Sale, or click on the products below to start shopping with me!

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I Love a Good Punch – Especially When They’re on Sale!

I’ll admit it: when I’m creating a card for someone, if I can, I’ll reach for a punch every time! A punch is such a time saver, and who doesn’t need that?

Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Product Sale is featuring several great punches, all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so don’t wait!

The Butterfly Duet Punch is now on sale for only $7.20! WHAT??

The Story Label Punch is on sale now for only $14.40 — a great go-to for sentiment labels!

The Small Bloom Punch is on sale for only $10.40! Love these sweet little flowers!

The 1 1/2″ Circle Punch is only $16.00, and is retiring soon!

The 2″ Circle Punch is only $18.00, and is retiring soon — this one is great for all kinds of images and sentiments!

The Perennial Flower Punch is on sale now for only $7.20!!

The Apple Builder Punch is only $7.20 — a great sale price, and perfect for teacher gifts, fall or harvest cards!

The Umbrella Builder Punch is only $7.20 — this has been one of my favorite over the last year!

Check out all the specials of this fabulous Last Chance Products Sale HERE!!

And remember, if you make an online order of $50 or over this month, using this Host Code, you will receive a set of Oval Rounds embellishments FREE from me! Just use this host code: PSDUMY29

A Touch of Ink – Natural Beauties

I recently had a chance to play with a beautiful stamp set from Stampin’ Up! from the recent Sale-A-Bration. This lovely stamp set was FREE with a purchase from any catalog, and it is truly a keeper! But mostly, I’m here to remind you that the Stitched Shapes Dies are retiring from Stampin’ Up!, and now is your chance to get them before they’re gone forever! Here are the two cards:

I used the Stitched Shapes Dies to create the circle on which I stamped these beautiful and natural image! The Stitched Shapes Dies are going to retire, and I would recommend you get ahold of a set NOW before they’re gone for good! What a staple, and look how many different shapes you can make for your sentiments and images:

The two-step stamps in this stamp set helped me create the beautiful hummingbird, and the flower and leaves were created with our Stampin’ Blends — love to work with them!

Don’t forget to click below on any product to start shopping with me! Remember: if you spend $50 or more in an online order, and use this Host Code, I will send you a set of Opal Rounds FREE! Here is the host code: PSDUMY29

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Whisper White 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon
Whisper White 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon