Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re having a Pattern Party! Hoppers will feature projects using their favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments. After all, color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! Strength.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

When I first joined Stampin’ Up,  I was immediately drawn to their beautiful Designer Series Paper, so this month’s Blog Hop was right up my alley. I love combining prints and patterns, and the coordination that is offered in the products makes it so much fun! Delightful Daisy DSP was the first to catch my eye, and this watercolor print with Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, a touch of Daffodil Delight, and a hint of Tranquil Tide is gorgeous. I decided to contrast the soft colors with a border of Tranquil Tide, and layer it on a Thick Very Vanilla card base.

 

I envisioned this paper with an overlay of the word “hugs,” die cut with the Lovely Words Thinlet in Tranquil Tide, and I would use a Layering Circle die for a circle of Very Vanilla beneath it. Since this Blog Hop is all about prints, I decided to stamp the circle in Daffodil Delight  ink with a darling, triple flower that comes in the Daisy Delight stamp set. I enjoy making my own DSP once in a while. Do you?

I wanted to add more interest, so punched out half a daisy with the Daisy Punch, and turned it over, so the Tranquil Tide was on top. I added another punched out daisy in the Calypso Coral print of lines and dots, and cut it to fit the border. This same print was used in a 1″ strip along the bottom with Venetian Lace Trim tied around it.

 

The last step was to add a cluster of pearls for the center of the daisy. Oh, and then to photograph my project. The overhead lighting was getting in the way, and I didn’t like its reflection in the Daisy Punch. How do you like the way I solved the problem? “If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em!” I’m not sure who taught me this expression, and it’s not always the best advice, but in this case, it worked. It reminds me of the Metal Rimmed Pearl embellishments in last year’s catalog.

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on August 9, 2017 when our projects will feature “cuts” from punches, dies, framelits, edgelits, or thinlits. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. See you on August 9th!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Wendy Klelin at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art