Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out, so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.
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 the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Cutting paper has always been an activity I enjoyed. When I was a child, I had boxes of paper dolls. I didn’t particularly want to play with the dolls, but I loved cutting out their clothes. I also loved putting together jigsaw puzzles, and today’s project combines the two.
Until joining Stampin’ Up! two and a half years ago, I had no idea what cutting tools I’d been missing. Scissors, I knew, but the Stampin’ Trimmer and Big Shot opened up a whole new world.
The first step for today’s project was using the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a piece of 8 1/2 X 11″ Thick Very Vanilla cardstock in half. Folding one of the halves in half, gave me my 4 1/4 X 5 1/2″ card base.
Second, I used the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a layer of Regular Very Vanilla cardstock, measuring 4 X 5 1/4″. I rolled this layer through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top embossing folder to give it some nice texture.
The focal point of my card is the beautiful, jig saw puzzle heart. When I saw the Puzzle Pieces die set in the new annual catalog in April, it was an instant favorite. I couldn’t wait to start cutting with it!
The floral paper I used for the heart is Petal Promenade. The full 12 X 12″ sheets are absolutely gorgeous. But, as you can see, I didn’t hesitate to start chopping it up. I sliced a section with the Stampin’ Trimmer, and then ran this through the Big Shot with the heart die from Puzzle Pieces.
The die cuts a heart into four puzzle pieces. Isn’t that amazing? I triple layered the pieces, so they have the thickness of a real jig saw puzzle.
I wanted the heart to stand out, so I continued surrounding it with Very Vanilla. A Stitched Shapes die was used to cut the square where the heart is resting. I know I have many favorites, but the Stitched Shapes dies (4 Squares, 4 Circles and 4 Ovals) are the ones that get the most use. Everyone seems to adore how they cut those perforations.
“We just fit” is one of the creative, puzzle appropriate, sentiments in the Love You To Pieces stamp set, and I stamped it in Crumb Cake ink.
Before Gluing everything in place, I tied Linen Thread around the embossed panel. I’d already cut into this paper, so I decorated the envelope flap with a piece that’s 5 3/4 X 2 1/4″.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like how this turned out, and remember to have fun cutting!
Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.
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Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. . Don’t miss the fun.
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Denise at The Mountain Magpie
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’