Welcome to the Pals’ July Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” – adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
I’m so excited to share how I use texture with you, so let’s get started with my framed daisy.
This is the daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set, stamped in Pineapple Punch Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with the Medium Daisy Punch. I made two punched rounds of petals, placing a Mini-Dimensional between them. A Perennial Essence Floral Center is atop the layered petals. Who can resist touching this fuzzy thing? It’s screaming “texture.”
The stamp set and punch can be purchased in a Bundle for a 10% savings. You can see these in my Product list below.
The daisy’s stem is from the Bouquet Bunch Die Set, cut from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock, which I doubled for thickness. The sentiment, “love,” is from the Well Written Die Set, also in Soft Sea Foam, and also doubled for thickness. The layering of these elements gives them a nice look and feel. More texture!
The background is Subtles 6X6″ Designer Series Paper in dotted Soft Sea Foam.
I framed my daisy with Thick Whisper White Cardstock, cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies, and embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder. It is raised on Foam Adhesive Strips for extra height, on a Thick Whisper White card base. Texture galore!
Thank you for hopping by today, and I appreciate you shopping at my store!
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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Special Occasions” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art YOU ARE HERE
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
Today’s project is a trio of daisies and ferns from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set.
Daisies & Ferns
I chose Garden Green Ink for stamping the fern on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I stamped the daisy, on regular Whisper White cardstock, in three colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Crushed Curry.
While stamping the fern and daisies, I had the Fab Friday sketch on my mind.
After fussy cutting the daisies, I shaped them with my fingers, and placed them on Dimensionals atop the vertical section of ferns. The right-hand, scalloped strip was made with a Be Mine Stitched Die and Garden Green Cardstock. The stripe on the left is a piece of Regals 6X6 Designer Series Paper in Garden Green.
The sentiment, “It’s your time to shine,” is also from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I used the same Be Mine Stitched Die to make the scalloped edges. Everything was glued on a Thick Whisper White card base, and my card was complete.
Thank you for visiting today! You’ll notice from my picture of the 6X6 DSP in my Product List that the stripe isn’t there. The stripe is from the previous catalog, but you can use a different pattern, and make this card your own. Have a wonderful day!
The Friendly Silhouettes Die set has this fabulous, floral, landscape die. I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for cutting, which matches the card base.
Next, I used three Rectangles Stitched Dies to cut the shapes for my composition. The largest rectangle is from the In-Colors 6X6 Designer Paper in Seaside Spray. The medium rectangle is from the same pack of DSP in Purple Posy, and the smallest rectangle is Whisper White Cardstock.
“Thanks” is from the Well Written Die Set, and cut from a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper in Rococo Rose. All three colors have a script pattern, which keeps things coordinated. Although, you can’t really see it in “thanks.”
Tying the elements together is a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.
Today’s project was inspired by the TGIF colors.
And, CAS(E) this sketch.
“Thanks” for visiting! Life is much more fun with die-cuts! You can shop for them in my store!
Happy Sunday to you! Today’s Paper Player’s project is all about water sports.
This masculine, birthday card has some word play, that I imagine has been used before, but it’s my first time to say “fishing you happy birthday,” so I’m getting a kick out of it! Thank you, Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, for enabling me to write the word “fishing.”
I cut the letters “f-i-s-h-i-n-g” from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, layering them for thickness.
For the background, I used a piece of Subtles 6X6 Designer Paper in Balmy Blue, framed with Blueberry Bushel Cardstock. The card base is Thick Whisper White, matching the letters, “fishing.”
To complete the sentiment, I used the words “you,” “happy,” and “birthday” from the Well Said Stamp Set. I stamped them in Blueberry Bushel Ink on the same 6X6 DSP, and used the Merry Christmas label die for cutting. Then, I placed them on Mini-Dimensionals for extra height.
All that was missing was fish, which I found in the Nine Lives Stamp Set. I stamped a row in Blueberry Bushel Ink, and colored them with a Stampin’ Blend in Light Balmy Blue.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are giggling with me. My supplies are listed in my Product List below. I appreciate you shopping at my store.Now off you go to see the other “water sports” projects
For today’s project, I decided to make my first, square card, 4 1/4″ X 4 1/4″. And, why not keep it clean & simple?
Circle in a Square
The challenge at Freshly Made Sketches was my inspiration.
After cutting the Thick Whisper White, card base, I cut a 4″ X 4″ square from regular Whisper White cardstock for layering. Before gluing it to the card base, I wrapped a piece of Flax Ribbon around the middle, adhering it with Tear&Tape.
Keeping it simple, I used a Layering Circles Die to cut a circle from the beautiful Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Then, I cut a slightly larger, scalloped circle, from Soft Suede Cardstock to give the circle of DSP a border. This was fastened in the middle of my square, card front, with Dimensionals.
For the sentiment, I used “hello” from the Free As A Bird stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink, and cut with the smallest, Stitched Nested Label Die. I placed it on Dimensionals, and my square, clean & simple, card was complete.
I’ll be making more square cards, and this size is really nice, because it fits in our medium envelopes.
Thank you for stopping by today. Keep scrolling to see the supplies I used in my Product List, and please enjoy shopping in my store!
Today is a special day, because this is my first design as a “Surprise Party Guest” at Seize the Birthday! I’m very honored to have this two month invitation.
My first design incorporates the topping, “sunshine.”
Ahhh, there’s nothing like the feeling of swinging. And, barefoot in the sunshine adds to the joy!
Swinging in the Sun
The Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set was my #1 pick from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog. I adore the artwork, and the versatility within the stamp set, where I found this adorable, swinging, girl. I stamped her in Night of Navy Ink, along with “Happy Birthday,” using the Stamparatus to get the nice, deep, color.
Along with the stamp set is a fabulous, Sweet Silhouettes Die Set. Isn’t this tree gorgeous? It was very easily cut , using the die, from Whisper White cardstock. I used tiny dots of liquid glue to adhere it to the background.
Hours could have been spent creating the background, but I’ll let you in on a secret; I simply cut a section of the coordinating, 12X12, See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper.
All I did was make sure the sun was where I wanted it.
You can see details of the products I used by clicking on the pictures in my Product List, where you’ll be in my store for purchasing. If you purchase the stamp set and dies in the bundle, you’ll save 10%.
Thank you for visiting! Please come by Seize the Birthday to see how the designers used sunshine in their birthday cards. Then, join in the fun by posting your card in the gallery!