PPA320 Sketch Challenge – Halloween Card

Hi Stampers. Happy Harvest Season!  If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am a Finance Manager at a winery.  We are in full blown harvest season.  It’s been a busy month.  September seems to have flown by!  I can’t believe that in just a few days it will be October.  That means that Halloween is fast approaching.  I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, but I saw this idea of dressing the owl up in a pumpkin costume on Pinterest and thought it would go well with this weeks Pals Paper Arts sketch.

Stampin' Up! punch art owl in a pumpkin costume Halloween card

This weeks sketch called for the two bars, one across the bottom and one along the right side. I started with a Tangelo Twist card base (5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″) A current color would be Pumpkin Pie, I’m just using up some left over card stock from the recently retired in colors. I then added a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Basic Black card stock that I dry embossed using my Big Shot and the Lucky Stars embossing folder. For the bottom bar I used 4″ x 1.25″ strip of gold foil paper and 4″ x 1″ strip of gold glimmer paper.  For the side bar I used a 5.25″ x 1″ strip of Basic Grey card stock and a 5.25″ x .75″ strip of black glimmer paper. I used a 1.5″ circle punch to cut the moon out of Crushed Curry card stock and sponged the edge with Smokey Slate ink and a sponge dauber.

Stampin' Up! punch art owl in a pumpkin costume Halloween card

I used the owl builder punch to punch the owl out of Chocolate Chip card stock and the eyes out of Whisper White card stock.  I then used the .75″ to punch out 4 circles from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I sponged the edges of each circle with a Pumpkin Pie ink and a sponge dauber. I layered the three over his belly as and drew the face on the pumpkin with a Basic Black marker. I cut the fourth circle in half and used half as his hat. I used the bird builder punch to punch the leaves out of Garden Green card stock and glued them onto the back.  A drop of mono adhesive was used to attach the eyes to the owl and the pupils were drawn on with a Basic Black marker.  The owl was then attached to the card with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! punch art owl in a pumpkin costume Halloween card

The inside has a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the greeting from the retired Good Greetings stamp set. (It was the only Happy Halloween greeting I owned…)  For the bottom bar I used a 4″ x 1″ strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock and a 4″ x .75″ strip of black glimmer paper.  I cut the end with paper snips to make the flag.

Stampin' Up! punch art owl in a pumpkin costume Halloween card

I finalized the card by using a Very Vanilla envelope and some retired DSP to line the envelope.  I hope it inspires you and that you pop over to Pals Paper Arts to try your hand at this weeks sketch challenge.

I have provided links to all products used in this project in the gallery below.

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Fancy Fold Christmas – PPA318

Hi Stampers.  Today you get a two for one card.  I needed to do a card for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge today – since I’m a designer for them.  But, I also wanted to try out this new fold I found on Pinterest.  So I combined the two for this adorable Christmas card.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Fold Christmas card using Hang Your Stockings stamp set and matching framelits from the 2016 Holiday Catalog by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a standard card base of 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 4.25″.  I then scored it diagonally across the front panel. Then I used a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of DSP and cut that diagonally in the same direction as the front of the card, then shaved a little off each piece on the cut line that I just cut, then adhered them to the card front.  This left the diagonal score line open to fold when opened.

In keeping with the sketch, I then used a 3.25″ x 4.25″ of Cherry Cobbler card stock and a 3″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White over that.  When I adhered it to the card front I made sure to only put adhesive on the lower panel, (again) so that it would open on the diagonal fold on the front of the card.  Next up was a .75″ x 4″ strip of Garden Green card stock and a .5″ x 4″ strip of DSP over that.  After I adhered the two together I used the triple banner punch to get the banner end on it.  (This makes the final strip less than 4″). I adhered the banner on the left side (top) of my card front. I then used a 1.5″ x 1.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and sponged the edges with Garden Green ink and adhered that over the strip with snail adhesive. For the package, I used a 1″ x 1″ square of Whisper White card stock, make the “ribbon” strips with my Cherry Cobbler stampin’ marker and matted it with Garden Green card stock (trimmed by hand after adhered together to get a very small border) and then adhered that to the sponged square with a dimesional.  The bow was cut out of Cherry Cobbler card stock using the bow from the Christmas Stockings thinlit dies.  The stockings were stamped onto scrap Whisper White using the Stampin’ Up! Hang Your Stocking stamp set with Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler ink.  They were then cut out with the Christmas Stockings thinlit dies and adhered to the card front (the Garden Green with snail and the Cherry Cobbler with dimesionals).

Note: buy the Stampin’ Up! Hang Your Stockings stamp set and the Christmas Stockings thinlit dies as a bundle and save yourself 10%!

Stampin' Up! Fancy Fold Christmas card using Hang Your Stockings stamp set and matching framelits from the 2016 Holiday Catalog by Queen B CreationsThe interior of the card has a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Whisper White.  I adhered the 1.25″ x 4″ strip of matching DSP to the bottom and covered the upper edge with .25″ Whisper White cotton ribbon.  I put a glue dot at either end of the ribbon and wrapped it around to adhere to the back of that layer and then adhered the layer into the card (this hides the ribbon edges and adhesive).  Next up was a the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I stamped this in Garden Green ink onto Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Decorative Label punch sponged the edges in Garden Green ink. I adhered this to the inner right side of the card with dimensionals so that it would prop the card up when opened.

It’s a fun fold and I hope you give it a try.  I’ve supplied a list of all products used in this project, including links to my Stampin’ Up! store, below for your convenience. I should have a video on it soon to make the directions more clear.  Now pop on over to Pals Paper Arts and give our sketch a try!

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Pals “My Favorite Season” Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I think my favorite season is Fall.  I love it when the weather starts to cool off and the fog rolls in.  It’s time to hang out in your PJs with a Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I created a project with Fall in mind using the Stampin’ Up! Botanical Blooms stamp set and the matching Botanical Builders thinlit set.  I also used the matching Botanical Gardens DSP (recently retired) and our Stampin’ Up! note cards to make this cute set.

Today’s projet is a set four note cards that slip nicely into a matching box that fastens closed with a velcro dot.  It makes for a great gift!Stampin Up! Botanical Blooms Card Set by Queen B Creation

The base of the box is made with Wild Wasabi card stock.  It starts with a piece  3.5″ x 9.5″ – scored on the long side at 3.75″, 4.5″, 8.25″ and 9″.  It was also scored on the short side at 3/4″.  Next up is another piece of Wild Wasabi card stock 3.75″ x 10″ – scored on the long side at 5.25″ and 6″. I used two pieces of Whisper White card stock one was 3.5″ x 3.75″ (for the cover) and the second piece was 2.5″ x 3.5″ (for the box ). I used two pieces of Botanical Gardens DSP (recently retired) – one piece was 3.25″ x 3.5″ (for the cover) and a second piece was 2.25″ x 3.25″ (for the box).

Stampin Up! Botanical Blooms Card Set by Queen B Creation

The Whisper White note cards were decorated with a 1″ x  5″ strip of Cajun Craze card stock and a .75″ x 5″ strip of DSP layered over that using snail adhesive.  The Flower was cut from Crushed Curry card stock, the center of the flower was cut from Cajun Craze card stock and the leaf from Wild Wasabi cardstock – all using the Botanical Builder thinlit dies.  The center of the flower was finished off with a candy dot in Soft Suede.  The flower was easy to assemble using glue dots.

Stampin Up! Botanical Blooms Kiss Tent Gift by Queen B Creation

I made this kiss tent to match.  It starts with Cajun Craze card stock 5″ x 5.5″,  scored on the 5 inch side at 1.5″, 2.5″, and 4″. This was then folded into a tent shape and Hershey Kisses were added to the inside.  I closed it using tear and tape – since it’s a little stronger than snail adhesive.  The front was decorated with a 5″ x .75″ strip of Wild Wasabi card stock and a 5″ x .5″ strip of DSP.  The flower was cut using the Botanical Builders thinlit set, the same as on the note cards.  I’ve sponged onto the flower to give it some added depth. Feel free to comment below with any questions.  I’m here to help!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  8. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  24. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  25. Sue Becker at www.RnRStamping.com
  26. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  27. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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PPA316 Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers. I’m a day late with my Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.  I have to admit, my first attempt at this sketch ended up in my trashcan, but I’m pretty happy with this one.  I wanted to be sure to use some new product from the just released 2016 Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog.   The cute stockings and the sentiment come from the new stamp set called Hang Your Stockings.  It has a coordinating framelit set called Christmas Stockings Thinlit DiesBuy them together and save 25%.

Christmas Tree in the window Christmas Card using Lovely As a Tree and Hang Your Stocking stamp sets by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Basic Black card base – 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. Next is a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Crumb Cake card stock that was embossed using the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I stamped the tree from Lovely As a Tree stamp set in Garden Green on a piece of Whisper White card stock 2.25″ x 3″.  I lightly sponged around it in Daffodil Delight ink to give the effect of warm lights in the room.  I layered a 2.25″ x 3″ piece of window sheet over that and then cut the window frame out of Whisper White card stock and layered that over the other two pieces. (The window sheet gives the look of a glass window).

Christmas Tree in the window Christmas Card using Lovely As a Tree and Hang Your Stocking stamp sets by Queen B Creations

The stockings were stamped in Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green ink.  (I fussy cut these with the paper snips – forgot about the framelit and it was simple enough…) I then adhered them to the window ledge with glue dots.   The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy and then cut out with the new layering ovals framelits dies. (Those are a great option for those of you who miss the oval punch and scalloped oval punch – these do similar cuts with many size options!!)

Christmas Tree in the window Christmas Card using Lovely As a Tree and Hang Your Stocking stamp sets by Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Whisper White.  The sentiment of the  card is stamped in Garden Green ink.  The holly was two stamps.  I stamped the leaves in Garden Green ink and the berries in Cherry Cobbler ink.

So there you have it the first of my 2016 Holiday cards.  All products used are listed below with links to my online store.  I look forward to sharing many more with you!

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New Holiday Catalog & Special Offers

Hi Stampers.  I have exciting news to share with you, the new 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is LIVE!!  As of today, September 1, 2016 you can order new products from my Stampin’ Up! store.  Click on the catalog cover to be directed to my store or click here for the PDF version of the catalog.  If you would like a paper copy of your very own to love and cherish and you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, feel free to email me and I will send one out to you.  I provide free copies of the paper catalogs to my customers. 🙂

2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (PDF)

My second bit of exciting news is that Stampin’ Up! has introduced Special Offers – September 1-21, 2016 there will be limited time offers (much like our weekly deals).  You will have the chance to save 25% off of select products while supplies last.  You will want to check back often as they rotate in new offers.

September 2016 Stampin' Up! Special Offers
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PPA314 – Sneak Peak Sketch

Hi Stampers.  I was running late last week and didn’t get my post made for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.  I did, however, get my card made and still want to share it with you!  For this sketch challenge I used the soon to be released Star of Light Stamp set and coordinating framelits.  These new items will be released in our new Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog on September 1st.  I already have my catalogs and have been giving them out.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a free copy of this awesome catalog, just let me know, I’d be happy to send you one. You are going to love it!

Stampin' Up! Star of Light stamp set with matching framelits from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I started my card with an Elegant Eggplant card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  I then placed a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Silver foil paper over that. I placed a 4″ x 1/5″ strip of Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper across the center of the card. Next I added a 5.25″ x 1.25″ strip of Elegant Eggplant card stock down the middle. I stamped the star in Elegant Eggplant ink onto Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the matching framelit from the Starlight Thinlit dies. The star was then adhered to the center of my card front using stampin’ dimensionals. I finished it off with some bling by adding 3 rhinestones to the upper right corner and one in the center of the star.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light stamp set with matching framelits from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

For the interior of the card, I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock. I stamped Merry Christmas in Versamark ink and covered it with Silver embossing powder and melted it with the Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool. The verse below that and the stars in the upper right and lower left corner were stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink. (I apologize for the poor lighting on the photos, I’ve been having some frustrating lighting issues lately.)

All products used here can be purchase in my online store and in the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog or by clicking the links in the table below.

2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

starting September 1st, 2016

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Pals “Cut It Out” Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I’ve know for years that my favorite cutting tool is the Big Shot, I can do so many things with it and the framelits that match the stamp sets are just amazing!  I had been “fussy cutting” for years, but when the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot came along, my life got a whole lot easier!  But, as I’ve been doing classes, I have to keep in mind that the Big Shot is a big investment.  Punches are less expensive and easier to pass around a table for use.  Unfortunately, they just didn’t seem as versatile.  That was until the Fox Builder Punch came along! So, as of today (keeping in mind that it will change) my favorite cutting tool is the Stampin’ Up! Fox Builder Punch.

Teddy Bear punch art handmade card made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B Creations

Yes, I said “fox” builder and you are looking at a Teddy Bear, but that’s why I love it!  You can make a whole forest of critters with this adorable punch (with matching stamp set, of course – gotta love those bundles!).  With the right color paper and a little trim on the ears, add the right nose and voila it’s now a Teddy Bear.

Teddy Bear punch art handmade card made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B CreationsI started with a Crumb Cake card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″) and dry embossed a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla using the Big Shot and an embossing folder.  Then used a 2″ x 5″ piece of Pink Pirouette card stock, and punched the edge with the tripple banner punch. This was followed by a 3.25″ x 3.25″ layer of Crumb Cake card stock and a 3″ x 3″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  A scrap of Garden Green card stock creates the hill our Teddy Bear is sitting on and the hearts stamp is from the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends stamp set.

The Teddy Bear was punched out using Soft Suede & Chocolate Chip card stock. The body was made with the Fox Builder Punch and his ears were rounded with paper snips.  I then used the smallest semi circle from the Swirly Bird dies and the smallest circle from the Owl Builder Punch for the nose.  I punched the feet out with the middle size circle of the Owl Builder Punch and stamped the feet onto the circles. The bow tie is from the Snow Friends Framelit dies using Soft Sky card stock. The bears bodies were adhered with snail adhesive and the head was adhered with a dimensional.

Inside of card using the stamp set Here For You Teddy Bear punch art handmade card made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B Creations

This wonderful sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Here For You stamp set. It is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink. It has some wonderful saying that work great with a number of cards and occasions. The sprigs of green are stamped in Garden Green ink with a stamp from the Foxy Friends stamp set.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

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PPA310 – Seaside Shore Fish Shaker

Hi Stampers.  I have another Pals Paper Arts sketch to share with you today.  I’ve used it to make two cards.  A basic card and one “stepped up” as a shaker card.  I used the new Stampin’ Up! Seaside Shore stamp set and the new Seaside Textured Embossing Folder.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore Fish card by QueenBCreations

For this card I used a Crumb Cake card base (8.5″ x 5.25″, scored at 4.25″).  I then used my circle framelits to cut 2.25″ circle into a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Pool Party card stock.  I then used the Big Shot and Seaside textured embossing folder to add the waves.  The fish in the big bubble are stamped onto a 3.25″ x 3.25″ square of Whisper White card stock.  I used Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze ink on the left fish and Crushed Curry and Basic Black on the fish on the left.  I stamped the bubbles in Pool Party ink.  The Whisper White square was adhered behind the large circle with snail adhesive and then the Pool Party layer adhered to the card base with snail adhesive.

The Island Indigo colored fish and the Tip Top Taupe seashell and starfish were stamped onto Whisper White card stock card stock.  The Island Indigo fish was punched out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch and the seashell and starfish are punched out with a 1″ circle punch.  The smaller circle as adhered with snail adhesive and the medium circle is adhered with a stampin’ dimensional.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore Fish inside card by QueenBCreations

This cute saying and sea kelp are also from the Seaside Shore stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo ink and the sea kelp in Wild Wasabi ink onto a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White and adhered that to the interior of the card with snail adhesive.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore Fish Shaker card by QueenBCreationsThis version of the sketch is a shaker card.  It was done very similar, but I added dimensionals between the embossed layer and the card base.  I also added a layer of acetate over inside fish.  I cut the acetate the same size as the Whisper White layer (3.25″ x 3.25″) and used the foam adhesive strips to add a frame around the square, added some sequins to the middle and then put the acetate over that.  I then used snail adhesive to adhere it to the embossed layer.  I put stampin’ dimensionals at each corner of the embossed layer and adhered to to the card base.  I also sponged around the smaller circles with Pool Party ink.  I stamped the “Ahoy, there” banner in Island Indigo ink and “fussy cut” it out with scissors and adhered with a piece of foam strip.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore Fish Shaker card by QueenBCreations

I used the same sentiment on the inside, but added the anchor to the bottom left and the fish to the top right with Island Indigo ink, instead of the sea kelp at the bottom.

I hope these cards inspire you to play along with Pals Paper Arts and/or take your cards to the next level by trying a shaker card.

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“It’s a Pattern Party” Pals Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers, welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I’m in love with the new Fox Builder punch!  There are just so many things you can do with it! The cutest thing I’ve seen done with it so far came from someone overseas.  The blog was in a foreign language, so I couldn’t read it, but the photos made it easy to replicate the little bears.  Aren’t they just the cutest?!?!

Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch was made to make these adorable teddy bears in love by Queen B Creations

This card has a Basic Grey card base 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 4.25″.  Next up is a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Designer Series Paper from the A Little Foxy DSP paper stack.  I then punched the heart out of Blushing Bride card stock with the heart punch, stamped the sentiment (from Flourishing Phrases) in Memento Black ink and adhered it with a dimensional.  The bottom was an oval of Garden Green card stock that I trimmed to fit the bottom, to make it appear the bears are sitting on a hill.  I sponged the card stock with Garden Green ink to give it some depth.

Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch was made to make these adorable teddy bears in love by Queen B Creations

To create the little bears, I used the new Fox Builder Punch.  I used Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake card stock. As you can see, I rounded off the tips of the ears with my paper snips to give the bears softer ears.  I then used the smallest semi circle from the Swirly Bird dies and the smallest circle from the Owl Builder Punch for the nose.  I punched the feet out with the middle size circle of the Owl Builder Punch and stamped the feet onto the circles. The bow tie is from the Snow Friends Framelit dies using Soft Sky card stock.  The bow in the girl bears hair is the same die, but I rounded the tips with my paper snips and added a rhinestone to the center.  The bears bodies were adhered with snail adhesive and the head was adhered with a dimensional.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases sentiment on the interior of a card by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used this sentiment and greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black ink and the greenery was stamped in Garden Green.  I love to complete the interior of the card as well as the outside.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Final Line-up:  

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  8. Pamela Sadler at stampin pink rose
  9. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  15. Laura Schollaart at Laura b’ Stampin’
  16. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  17. Shannon Jaramillo at ShannonKayPaperie
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Elephant Peek-a-boo

Hi Stampers.  Are you ready for a giggle? I saw a card like this in one of the Facebook groups I belong too.  It made me laugh and I knew I had to make some! This card is made with the Playful Pals stamp set and matching Pyramid Pals Thinlit Dies and the Botanical Blooms stamp set with matching Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.

Peek-a-boo Elephant Stampin' Up! Playful Pals & Botanical Blooms by Queen B Creations

This card was made with a Mossy Meadow card base and the Botanical Gardens DSP.  Both of these have retired last month.  But, do not fear, it could be done with either Garden Green or Always Artichoke and another paper with leaves – or better yet – stamp your own DSP!  I adhered the DSP to the card front and then cut a square out of the front of the card with the square framelits. I stamped the elephant pieces onto Basic Gray card stock with Basic Gray ink and cut them out with the framelits and sponged all the edges with Basic Gray ink. I stamped the eyes onto Whisper White card stock with Basic Gray ink and colored the eyelids and around the eye with a Basic Gray marker.  I stamped the leaves from the Botanical Blooms stamp set onto Mossy Meadow card stock and cut them out with the Botanical Builder framelit dies.  I cut the flowers out of Calypso Coral card stock and put a small pearl accent in the center of each flower.

Peek-a-boo Elephant Stampin' Up! Playful Pals & Botanical Blooms by Queen B Creations

The inside of this card is what got me laughing.  How cute is this?  The back half of the elephant hanging out on the inside of the card!  LOL  I then added a layer of Smokey Slate card stock to the inside of the card.  You could add any kind of sentiment to the interior of this card or leave it blank to write your own message.  The recipient is sure to get a giggle out of it, too!

Happy Stamping,
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