Welcome to the Pals April 2018 Blog Hop. Join us while we put “Families First” in our hop this month. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with family related projects like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation or Family Vacations. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
Thinking of this month’s theme, “Families First,” I chose Mother’s Day. First of all, because my mother-in-law deserves a special card, and secondly, because I wanted to make a feminine project using flowers. I even had the specific flowers in mind. Once I discovered the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, I couldn’t stop stamping!
I adore the crisp look of navy and white, so I grabbed the Night of Navy Ink, and some Whisper White cardstock. Remember the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper in last year’s catalog? The Floral Boutique DSP was a favorite, and Stampin’ Up! even used some of the patterns when creating this year’s Fresh Florals DSP for the “in colors.” I used the stripe for decorating my envelope, and another pattern for background in my pictures.
I decided to make my own navy and white pattern with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. Once stamped, I cut “my DSP” with a recently received die set, Lots of Labels. My only question was, why did I wait so long to get the Lots of Labels Die Set? I used four of the Lots of Labels Dies; two for the pattern, one solid Night of Navy and one solid Whisper White.
It was very easy to assemble: Thick Whisper White card base, layer of Night of Navy cardstock, larger pattern, Night of Navy, pattern, and Whisper White on top. “Thinking of You” is also from the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set. Isn’t the font pretty? The inside says “Happy Mother’s Day,” which I found in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.
I added a row of tiny pearls along the bottom. And, it seemed to call for the gingham ribbon, as the finishing touch.
I knew my mother-in-law would like this card, because she is fond of navy and white dishes. She and my father-in-law were teachers, and loved to travel, especially after retiring. Upon returning from a trip to Denmark, they gave us this beautiful, Royal Copenhagen bowl.
Like I said, I couldn’t stop stamping The Heartfelt Blooms, and I stamped six pieces (1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″) to decorate this Window Box. This pretty, little hexagon box is on page 216 of the annual catalog. By cutting a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock exactly in half at 5 1/2″, you can die cut the two pieces to make this adorable six-sided box. I used Tear Tape to fasten it together securely.
I decorated the top of the box with a daisy, using the Daisy Punch. After punching two flowers from Whisper White cardstock, I stamped them with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp once again! I used the Leaf Punch and the 1/2″ Circle Punch also, using the same stamp, but with Emerald Envy Ink.
The Window Box is just the right size for holding a small gift. I hope you will have as much fun as I have with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set and the Window Box.
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 when we all “Step It Up with Textures or Techniques”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that. Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.
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- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
- Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping