Pals Pattern Party Hop

Hi Stampers.

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.

The Designer Series Paper that I chose to use was the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  This is a great 6″ x 6″ stack of various wood grain papers.  My husband is a carpenter / cabinet builder so I knew I could make use of various woods. They worked great for the Daisy Delight Thank You card.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle Thank You card by Queen B Creations for Pals Blog HopThis card has an Early Espresso card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  I layered a 5.5″ x 4.25″ piece of Wood Texture DSP over the top of that.  I chose a rather dark wood to contrast my white daisies.  The daisies were punched out of Whisper White card stock with the ever popular daisy punch.  The center of the daisy was stamped with a small stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight stamp set in So Saffron ink onto So Saffron card stock and punched out with a 1/2″ circle punch.  The leaves behind the daisies was cut from Always Artichoke card stock with a framelit die from the Everyday Jars framelit set.Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle Thank You card by Queen B Creations for Pals Blog HopI layered two of the daisies over the top of each other offsetting the petals to get the whole daisy and then layered two half daisies over the top of each other (offsetting the petals) . I then used glue dots to adhere the leaves behind the flowers and the centers to the daisies. The bottom (half) daisy is adhered to the card with snail adhesive and the top (full) daisy is adhered with a stampin’ dimensional.Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle Thank You card by Queen B Creations for Pals Blog HopThe interior of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock with a 3/4″ strip of matching DSP adhered the the right side of the layer.  I stamped the sentiment “Thank You” in the center with Early Espresso ink.  I stamped the flower on the left side using Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Early Espresso inks.  I’m in love with how it turned out!

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!

Blog Hop Line-up: 

  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 Klein 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  <— You are here
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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Time to Sparkle

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Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Blog Hop for July 2017. This month our theme is “Sparkle”.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Queen B Creations or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings stamps set and butterfly thinlit dies are used to create this sparkle card by Queen B Creations for the Remarkable Inkbig Blog HopThis card starts with a THICK Whisper White card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next I used a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Pink Pirouette card stock and used the butterfly thinlit die to cut the butterfly out of the layer with the big shot.  I pushed out all the internal pieces and set the butterfly aside. I then used the versamark ink pad and a butterfly stamp from the Watercolor Wings stamp set to stamp the butterfly randomly around the layer.  I then sprinkled it with iridescent ice stampin’ emboss powder, tapped off the excess to put back into the jar and heated it with the heat tool.  I then randomly stamped the dots with Pink Pirouette ink.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings stamps set and butterfly thinlit dies are used to create this sparkle card by Queen B Creations for the Remarkable Inkbig Blog HopI then placed the butterfly back into the space I had just cut it out of and placed two pieces of packing tape to the back of the layer holding the butterfly in place and leaving the sticky exposed on the front of the layer.  I then sprinkled dazzling diamond glitter over the exposed sticky and tapped off the excess to put back into the jar.  I added a strip of rhinestones down the body for more sparkle. (I love that these small rhinestones from the rhinestone basic jewels in already adhered together in a self adhesive strip, it made adding this to the body was super easy!)

I then wrapped a piece of 5/8″ Whisper White Satin Ribbon around the Pink Pirouette layer and tied a knot in front and then used snail adhesive to adhere this layer to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings stamps set and butterfly thinlit dies are used to create this sparkle card by Queen B Creations for the Remarkable Inkbig Blog HopOn the interior of the card I stamped the sentiment and dots in Pink Pirouette ink and added a 5.5″ x .5″ strip of Pink Pirouette card stock to the outer edge.

I hope this idea “sparkles” up some ideas and gets you stamping!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Be sure to check the blog hop line up list below to see who is next in the list.



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Christmas in July with a Twist

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop BadgeHi Stampers.  Welcome back to another international blog hop with Global Stamping Friends.  Stampers from all over the world are sharing with us a holiday project in July BUT using a set that isn’t designed specifically for holidays in at least one of their projects. For my project I chose to use Stampin’ Up! Baby Bear stamp set with Real Red and Garden Green.

Stampin' Up! Christmas card using Baby Bear stamp set by Queen B Creations for the Global Stamping Friends Blog HopThis card starts with a Real Red card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. I then used Garden Green card stock to cut a piece 3.5″ x 3.5″ and another 3.5″ x 1″. Next I cut a Whisper White card stock 3.25″ x 3.25″ and 3.25″ x .75″.  Onto the 3.25″ square WW piece, I stamped the three step baby bear in Crumb Cake ink.  The first image of the bear is done lighter by stamping off onto scrap paper before stamping onto the card stock.  The other two are full strength Crumb Cake ink. I stamped the two step bow in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. The bow was adhered to the bear with glue dots. The sentiment was also stamped in Real Red ink.  The layers were then adhered to the card with snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Christmas card using Baby Bear stamp set by Queen B Creations for the Global Stamping Friends Blog HopThe inside of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and the sentiment and bow were stamped in Real Red ink.

This card could easily be done in other colors and be for a baby shower or congratulation or baby’s first birthday card.  I hope this gives you a new way to look at your existing stamps and give them a slight twist for an occasion they may not have been designed for originally.  Let’s get creative!

Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Sarah McDermott  at Paper Craft Artistry
  2. Kristie Neal Walthall at KW Crafts
  3. Rebecca Urban at 101 Projects With Rebecca
  4. Courtenay Heuston at Bags That One!
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  <— You are here
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos at Stamp With Georgia
  7. Jenn Curtis Charles at BFF Stampers
  8. Lou Kitzelman at With a Bow On Top By Lou
  9. Sharon Dalton at Studio Shabaz Creative Me68
  10. Kimberley Anne Morris at Procrastistamper
  11. Angélique Stempelkeuken at de Stempelkeuken
  12. Amber Thompson at Stampin With Amber
  13. Marieke Bart at De Stempelcoach
  14. Ellen Woodbridge at Ellen The Happy Stamper

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Happy 4th of July

Hi Stampers. Happy 4th of July!  Hopefully you are doing something fun and exiting with your friends and family or relaxing at home and enjoying some quiet time.  Either way I hope you are fully blessed today!

I sent out a newsletter today with some exciting news and a few pictures of our vacation to Idaho this long holiday weekend!  Click here to view the newsletter.

Today’s card – while being a great 4th of July project also features a new product I want you to be aware of – the multipurpose adhesive sheets.  See them HERE. These can easy get overlooked in the new catalog, but are fabulous for adhering the more detailed thinlets.

Stampin’ Tip:  The adhesive sheets are easy to use. You adhere the adhesive sheet to the card stock, run through the big shot with your die and then just peel off the back to expose the adhesive and stick it directly to your card.  No fuss and no mess!

4th of July card made using the Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies and the number of years bundle made by Queen B CreationsThis card starts out with a Basic Grey card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25), followed by a Night of Navy layer 5.25″ x 4″. Next up is a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White card stock that I adhered the “flag” to before adhering it to my card.  The flag is made using the waves from the Swirly Scribbles framelit dies by Stampin’ Up!  I cut out 3 of them in real Red card stock using the “Stampin’ Tip” above. I then added the small square of Night Navy (approx. 2″ x 2.25″) with the white stars (made using the star punch from the retired itty bitty accents punch pack).  I trimmed the top and bottom of the Whisper White layer using the Real Red “stripes” as my guide, making the flag appear as if it’s waving in the wind.

4th of July card made using the Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies and the number of years bundle made by Queen B CreationsI used the Number of Years stamp set and Large Number framelit dies to create my own sentiment.  I stamped the word ‘happy’ and the ‘th’ from the stamp set onto scraps of Whisper White card stock in Night of Navy ink and cut them out with some retired punches (plus a little extra fussy cutting) and then sponged Night of Navy ink on the edges. I then cut the number four out of Night of Navy card stock with the large numbers framelit dies.  These were all adhered to the card using foam adhesive strips.

4th of July card made using the Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies (flower patch stamps used for fireworks on the inside) made by Queen B CreationsThe interior of the card has a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the ‘fireworks’ in the upper right and lower left corner using one of the stamps from the recently retired Flower Patch stamp set.  They were done in Real Red and Night of Navy ink.

Now get out there and enjoy the BBQ and fireworks!  Happy 4th of July!

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Retired Stampin’ Up! Bog Hop Debut

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the very first blog hop made up of members from the Retired Stampin’ Up! Products for Sale Facebook page.  Today’s theme is Fourth of July and every project is made with retired Stampin’ Up! products.  We are very excited to show you our creations and hope to make our hops something that you will follow each month.

Summer has arrived!  The weather has turned hot, the pool is open and the beaches are packed!  It’s almost time for the fourth of July fun!  Time for BBQs and fireworks!  We could not celebrate this freedom we enjoy without our armed forces.  So – to all that served – I want to say, “Thank You!”.  This card is for YOU!
US Flag card using punch art and For Your County stamp set by Queen B CreationsThis card starts out with a Smokey Slate card base 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next was a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White.  I cut five strips of Real Red card stock 3.375″ x .5″ and a 2″ x 4″ piece of Night of Navy card stock.  I used the star punch from the retired itty bitty punch pack to punch stars into the Night of Navy card stock.
US Flag card using punch art and For Your County stamp set by Queen B CreationsI adhered the top and bottom Real Red strips first.  One on the top right and one on the bottom right of the Whisper White layer.  I then added another strip in the middle of those two and finally added the last two.  Adhering them in this order helped with spacing.  I then added the Night of Navy with the stars punched into it on the left side, completing my flag.
US Flag card using punch art and For Your County stamp set by Queen B CreationsThe interior of the card is lined with another 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White.  I used the retired For Your Country stamp set and Night of Navy ink to add the “thank you” in the middle, the soldier with a flag in the lower left and the dog tags in the lower right.  As you can see the dog tags were stamped hanging off the card stock (I had scrap paper under neither when I stamped to catch the extra ink).

Stampin’ Tip: I find it important to do the stamping BEFORE adhering the layer to the card.  This allows me to stamp off the edge and also allows for error.  If I mess up the stamping, I can always flip it over and stamp the other side!

You can continue to hop from blog to blog from the line-up below to see all the projects.  Please feel free to leave comments as you hop along the way.  We hope to see you again!

  1. Michelle at UglyBugPlans – Planners and Paper Crafts
  2. Mary at Mary’s Craft Room
  3. Liza at Seriously Silly Stamper
  4. Lisa at Queen B Creations
  5. Sara at Hand Stamped By Sara
  6. Maggie at Maggie Made Cards
  7. Sara at Sentiments by Sara
  8. Kim at The Paper Chef

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Blushing Bride Bloomin’ Heart

Hi Stampers. Summer is officially here!  That means wedding season is in full bloom and what better way to celebrate love than with Stampin’ Up!s beautiful Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die over Blushing Bride glimmer paper.
Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlit die over pink glimmer paper makes for a beautiful wedding or anniversary card by Queeen B CreationsThis beautiful card starts out with a Whisper White card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next up is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Blushing Bride glimmer paper. The top layer is a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Whisper White card stock that I used to cut out the Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die.  I cut the die in the center of this layer on my Big Shot using the precision base plate (which is awesome for the more detailed dies and gets a cleaner cut).  I used my Big Shot die brush to clean out all the little pieces by leaving the card stock in the die and placing it on the foam mat and rubbing it with the die brush until all the little pieces fell out.

I then adhered that layer with the heart missing from it onto the glimmer paper with stampin’ dimensionals and then insert the heart into the center where it was cut out using stampin’ dimensionals under each of the larger flowers.

Note: Did you happen to notice that we now sell MINI stampin’ dimensionals?!?!  How cool is that!  Perfect for projects just like this!  I’ve included the link to buy them from my store below in the supply list.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlit die over pink glimmer paper makes for a beautiful wedding or anniversary card by Queeen B CreationsI used the coordinating Bloomin’ Love stamp set to stamp the small flowers with Blushing Bride ink in the upper left and lower right corner.  This left plenty of room for the sender to write a personal note, but made it match the front of the card. Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlit die over pink glimmer paper makes for a beautiful wedding or anniversary card by Queeen B CreationsI then lined the inside of a medium Whisper White envelope with some retired Designer Series Paper and added a few rhinestone jewels in the center of the larger flowers.  It’s now ready to give a smile to someones face.
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Adirondack Chair Under Floral Blooms

Hi Stampers. Today I have a beautiful card made using a stamp set bundle that I was not sold on at first.  I know – now that you see a card made from it you are wondering what I was thinking.  Well, yes, me too!  I didn’t think much of it in the catalog pre-order we were offered in early May, so I didn’t order it.  Then I started seeing one beautiful card after another made with this bundle posted on Pinterest, so I HAD to have it!

This is one of the three cards we will be making at class in Petaluma tonight.  Twice a month I teach a class in Petaluma (the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month).  Each guest makes 3 cards each of 3 designs.  The cost is just $15. It’s only $10 if the guest brings their own scissors, adhesive, etc or FREE if they place a Stampin’ Up! order for $35 or more in Stampin’ Up! product.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle handmade card featuring the adirondack chair under floral blooms by Queen B CreationsThis card has the fold on the left side.  The Marina Mist card base is 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″. The front layer is 4.5″ x 4″.  I used a scrap piece of card stock to cut a circle out of the middle to use as a mask.  I placed the mask over my Whisper White layer and used Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Soft Sky ink pads and sponge wedges to sponge the color onto the Whisper White layer inside the circle. I then removed the mask ans stamped the tree branch in Early Espresso ink and the flowers in Powder Pink.

I used the adirondack chair die from the coordinating framelit die set and a piece of DSP from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  There are so many great options in the stack that make the chair look more realistic!  I adhered the chair to the layer with multi-purpose liquid glue.  The Whisper White layer is than adhered to the card base (towards the right side of the card) with snail adhesive.

I used a 14″ piece of 5/8″ Whisper White Organza ribbon to wrap around the card on the left side of the card.  I used a little bit of snail adhesive under the ribbon above and below the knot before I tied it.  That helped the ribbon stay put allowing me to make a clean knot.

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Coffee Cafe Z-Fold Card

Good Morning, Stampers.  We are on day 5 of a heat wave here in Northern California.  Oh, how I miss that morning fog that helped keep me cool in my non-air conditioned craft studio.  Despite all the heat, I need my hot coffee to keep me going in the morning! Today’s card features a new bundle that was first on my list to order – the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe bundle.  It actually has a whole suite offered on page 31 of the catalog.  We are talking stamps, dies, DSP, card stock pack, ribbon, special elements – the whole deal.  I love it!

coffee cafe bundle by Stampin' Up! is used to create this awesome z fold card by Queen B CreationsFor this card, I started with a z-fold card base in Early Espresso (espresso for coffee – that’s fitting, right?).  A z fold card base is 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″and 2.75″. The inside layer is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla and the outside (Crumb Cake) layer is 4″ x 2.5″.coffee cafe bundle by Stampin' Up! is used to create this awesome z fold card by Queen B CreationsI used the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures stamp set to create the “coffee wrings” and “spills” on the inside and outside layers of the card using Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the coffee cup, wrapper with sentiment, lid and coffee beans onto scraps of Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink and cut them out with the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelit Dies. coffee cafe bundle by Stampin' Up! is used to create this awesome z fold card by Queen B CreationsI sponged the edge of the Crumb Cake layer with Crumb Cake ink and then adhered all my coffee cup pieces to the front of the card.  I love how it came out and can’t wait to put a smile on someones face with it!

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Pick a “B” Pals Blog Hop

stampin up stampin pretty pals blog hop badgeHi Stampers.

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

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.

For my card I chose to use the new Pocket Full of Sunshine bundle.  This adorable set comes with stamps and framelits.  The framelit for the pocket is amazing and had a little extra around the sides and bottom and scores it so you can fold that behind and put your adhesive on that allowing you to fill the pocket.  How fun is that!?!?

Stampin' Up! pocket full of sunshine happy birthday card by Queen B CreationsI started with a Pink Pirouette card base and then a 4.25″ x 3.75″ piece of Whisper White.  I use 1″ by 4.25″ strips of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper at the top and bottom of my Whisper White layer.  (It saved me alot of glimmer paper to not have it behind the entire layer.)

I stamped the pocket onto Night of Navy card stock with Whisper White ink and used White Stampin’ Emboss.  I added a line of rhinestones onto the pocket using the lines of rhinestones that were already connected in our Basic Rhinestone Jewels – making this super easy!  I stamped the HBD (Happy Birth Day) on the Real Red tag for the pocket in Night of Navy ink.  The sunglasses were stamped with Blushing Bride ink onto Whisper White card stock and die cut out before putting into the pocket.  Lastly, they Happy Birthday is from the Lift Me Up stamp set and is stamped in Blushing Bride ink.  (I only inked half of the stamp, since the Happy Birthday was all I wanted, I left the other part off.)

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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New Annual Catalog goes live TODAY!

Hi Stampers. It’s here! It’s finally here!!!

The 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live TODAY!  We can start ordering these wonderful new products today at noon CST!  Shop HERE to earn your “royalty points”.  Use the June hostess code for your chance to earn the mystery host (6PP6MG93) rewards this month -they are gonna be good!

 

 View a PDF of this catalog HERE.

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