Pals Cut it Out Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers. Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

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.

Here in Northern California we are less than a week away from school starting up, that lets me know that Fall/Autumn is right around the corner.  My project for today is a Fall/Autumn themed card in a box birthday card.  This card features some beautiful fall colors (Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry inks paired with Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stocks with a touch of wood textures DSP and gold foil paper).

Fall/Autumn theme birthday card in a box made using the woodland embossing folder and the Colorful Seasons stamp set with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies by Queen B CreationsI used my basic card in a box card base design (found here) using Soft Suede card stock with Crumb Cake layered over that.  The bottom crumb cake pieces have been dry embossed with the Woodland textured embossing folder on the Big Shot.

Fall/Autumn theme birthday card in a box made using the woodland embossing folder and the Colorful Seasons stamp set with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies by Queen B CreationsThe flaps are layered with Crumb Cake and then Very Vanilla card stock.  Onto the Very Vanilla card stock I have stamped the sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Soft Suede ink. I then stamped the leaves in Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze inks.  The leaves were cut out of Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze card stock using the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies. The larger leaves have an additional detailed layer of gold foil over the top of the full leaf. The branch and the chair we die cut out of Wood Textures DSP.  All these pieces have been attached to the dividers in the middle of the card in a box with 1/4″ strips of acetate and glue dots.

Fall/Autumn theme birthday card in a box made using the woodland embossing folder and the Colorful Seasons stamp set with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies by Queen B CreationsThe back side of the box has a 2 1/8″ x 5″ layer of Very Vanilla giving plenty of room to stamp a few matching leaves and still leave plenty of room for the giver to write a personal message to the recipient.

Fall/Autumn theme birthday card in a box made using the woodland embossing folder and the Colorful Seasons stamp set with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies by Queen B CreationsThis card fold flat for mailing and fits into a 6″ x 5.5″ envelope made with DSP using the envelope punch board.

These card in a box cards have been very popular in my Etsy store!  I encourage you to give it a try!  I have listed all the supplies used below.  There are links to my store to purchase these items from my store 24/7.  If you don’t already have a demonstrator – I’d love to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! lady!

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017 for “My Favorite Season”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.

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Kids Cards Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Global Stampin’ Friends August Blog Hop.  We are featuring Kids cards this time.  Please use the list below to follow along with the hop.

For my card today, I have a really fun spinner card for you.  Fidget spinners seem to be all the rage now days – so what could be better for a kids birthday card?

My card base is Pacific Point card stock 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next I took a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and used the retired word window punch to cut a slit in the layer for the fidget spinner to spin in. I used the Better Together stamp set and some primary color ink pads.  Pacific Point, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green to stamp the birthday hats.

For the fidget spinner itself, I took an actual fidget spinner and traced it and cut it out of Pacific Point card stock. (Honestly, that worked, but I’m too picky, so I downloaded a clip art file and cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo for the final card.)  I then punched out 3 1″ circles from Basic Black card stock and adhered them with liquid glue to the three points on the spinner.  Next I cut out 3 3/4″ circles from Basic Black card stock and adhered those over the top of the 1″ circles with a stampin’ dimensional. Finally, I punched out a 1/2″ circle and adhered it to the middle with liquid glue.

What makes the card spin is pennies.  I have one on either side of the top layer and they are attached in the middle with a stampin’ dimensional.

Stampin' Up! Better Together primary colors birthday card with a fidget spinner that actually moves. This spinner card was made by Queen B Creations.Next, I adhered the top layer, with the fidget spinner attached onto the card base using stampin’ dimensionals.  This makes sure there is room for the penny on the bottom to move freely allowing the fidget spinner to spin.

Stampin' Up! Better Together primary colors birthday card with a fidget spinner that actually moves. This spinner card was made by Queen B Creations.The inside of the card has a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the coordinating sentiment from the same stamp set (Better Together) on the interior of the card in Pacific Point ink.  I stamped the hats (from the same set) in the upper left and lower right corner using Garden Green and Daffodil Delight ink. That layer is adhered to the card base with snail adhesive.

I hope my card inspires you to give you to give this spinner card idea a try!  I have provided a list of all Stampin’ Up! products used with links to purchase them from my store below. To follow along on the hop, please click the next arrow to visit the next person on the list.  If you ever get lost, I have the entire blog hop list posted below to help you out. Happy Hopping!

global stamping friend blog hop next buttonBlog Hop Line-up:

  1. Sarah McDermott
  2. Lisa Hardie
  3. Kristie Neal Walthall
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Rebecca Urban
  6. Rachel Macleod
  7. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  8. Jenn Curtis Charles
  9. Christine Wrede
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard  <—- You are here
  11. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  12. Sharon Dalton
  13. Lou Kitzelman
  14. Kimberley Anne Morris
  15. Vicky Wright
  16. Anastasia Radloff
  17. Susan Vilar
  18. Christina Walker
  19. Ellen Woodbridge
  20. Amanda Bates
  21. Cary Buckham
  22. Sharleen Luciano
  23. Jan Musselman
  24. Anita Wifladt
  25. Karie Beglau
  26. Marieke Bart
  27. Donna Gray
  28. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
  29. Erica Jones

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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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Fox in a Tree – FMS Challenge #276

Hi Stampers.  I hope you are having a Stampin’ good weekend.  I found myself a bit stumped for inspiration this week, so I searched out a few challenge blogs.  For today’s card I used sketch 276 from Freshly Made Sketches.

Freshly made sketches sketch #276

This is my interpretation of the sketch.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends bundle to create the cute little squirrel.  A quick flip through the A Little Foxy DSP paper stack brought me to this tree looking paper in Basic Gray.

Squirell in a tree made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B Creations

I used Basic Gray card stock, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes framelit dies to cut the Basic Gray circle for the tree hole (I sponged Basic Gray ink around the edge to give it a little extra pop) and the Whisper White circle for the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sending Thoughts stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink.  I used the layering circles framelit dies to cut the circle for inside the hole in the tree.  I stamped the body of the squirrel (from the Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends stamp set) in Soft Suede ink.  I punched the head for the squirrel out of Soft Suede and Whisper White and glued it together with the fine tip glue pen.  I stamped the nose and eyes in Basic Black.

Squirell in a tree made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B CreationsI adhered the DSP to the card front using snail adhesive and then attached the fox, hole and sentiment with snail adhesive too.  I then decided it needed something more…  I then used my retired Bird Builder punch to punch out the leaves in Basic Gray card stock and placed them randomly around the “tree trunk”.  They were attached using the fine tip glue pen.

Squirell in a tree made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock and stamped the squirrel in the lower left corner with Soft Suede and Basic Black ink and the vine in the upper right with Basic Gray ink.  I hope you find inspiration in my card and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and you choose to pop on over there and play along with us.

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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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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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