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