Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. 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.
Spring in my garden here in Southern California is announced by the first rose blooms of the season. They are always the best, the healthiest, and the prettiest roses. And my rose garden is just outside the window in my craft room so I see it while I’m stamping!!
My card today is a country rose. It reminds me of a yellow rose climbing a fence out in the country. This rose is from the Graceful Garden stamp set and, as you can see, it’s very detailed. To me it just called out to be colored with our Stampin’ Blends 🙂
Remember to use Memento Ink with the Stampin’ Blends so that the stamped outline doesn’t bleed into your color. This is particularly important when using a light color like this Daffodil Delight.
I used some of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper as a background for the rose. NOTE: on May 31st this paper will be retired, so if you like it be sure to order some right away. In fact, I just ordered another package of it because I like it so much!
This is a card you could use for many different occasions. I find that I reach for “thinking of you” cards for sympathy, get well, encouragement, anything! I really like the font on this sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set, and it fit so well on my card!
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 April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.
Sometimes I start using a stamp set and the more I use it the more I love it. That’s what’s happened with this Count My Blessings set. I’ve been using it and it’s fabulous! I love the big font and the pretty flowers!
I mean, really, look at those gorgeous flowers! Maybe some of you know this type of flower, I’d sure like to know. For this card I stamped the flowers on vellum with Mememto Ink, and then I colored the back side of the vellum with the new Stampin’ Blends (available November 1st). Coloring the back of the vellum gives a softer look to the color.
Count My Blessings Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item No. 144790
The flowers were then placed over a piece of Shimmery White paper which had been watercolored with Melon Mambo ink and given a splatter of Melon Mambo ink all over.
I promise you will love this stamp set too! And as my special gift to you, if you order this set during the month of October I will email you three (3) FREE tutorials of cards designed by me using this set! CLICK HERE to place your order for this great set!
So many times we need a comforting card to send to a friend. I needed a card like that recently. I love the Rose Wonder stamp set because it has some wonderful sentiments, and this verse is one of my favorites in the set 🙂
It’s a nice, comforting verse and I think it will encourage my friend. I stamped it in Black Memento Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock. Then I used a flower from a new stamp set called Color Me Happy, and I stamped three flowers around the sentiment.
I want you to see a close up of the flowers because I was able to use the new Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends. They won’t be available to customers for a while, but as a demonstrator I was able to get them early and play with them. I love the way they blend and move on the paper! Didn’t they turn out nice?
As soon as the Stampin’ Blends are available to customers, I’ll let you know RIGHT AWAY!! I can’t wait for you to try these fabulous markers!
In the meantime, I recommend the beautiful Rose Wonder stamp set. It’s one of my favorites! It has some great sentiments and a beautiful rose ~ how can you lose?? 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here are the products used to create today’s card. Just click on a picture to find out more and to go to my 24/7 online store!
Here we go! Lots of fabulous new things to show you now that I’ve received my big order from the new catalog! This is my first card with my new goodies, and I chose to play with the Petal Garden Suite!
The pretty flowers aren’t stamped, they are a card from the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack. These are fun cards, small and large, that you can use for memory keeping, planners (like the new Stampin’ Up! Love Today Planner Kit!) and you can use them on cards, like I did here! The darling little ruffle peeking out from under the left side of the card is the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch ~ I’m going to be using thus punch a lot!
Now, for the unboxing video!!
So what was your favorite item from the video? I think really, all of them are going to be my favorites!
26 Ribbons for $20!
Only a few more days to take advantage of my Ribbon Shares!
I have some places left, so sign up soon!
Find out how HERE!
Birthday cards and congratulations cards are wonderful and we love to send them, but I believe the best card we can send is the card saying we care. That’s why I love to send cards like this one, to show care and bring a smile to others. And I think it’s the best card we can send!
This sentiment on today’s card is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, and it’s one I use frequently. I’m so happy that it’s carrying over into the new catalog 🙂 It has been stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock and punched out with a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.
The pretty flowers are from a retiring set called Penned & Painted. It’s a great set of loose flowers and leaves. It’s a 2-step stamp set but I only used the outline stamps. Then I colored the insides of the flowers with our watercolor pencils and lightly brushed water over them with an aqua pen. The leaves are colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers.
Thanks for stopping by today! If you like the Penned & Painted set, grab it right away as the retiring items are only while supplies last 🙂
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Hi there! Hope you are having a great week! I’ve been having fun making these pretty cards with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!
Each card uses a different one of the 2016-18 In Colors. I love seeing them all together, they are so springy!
This sentiment from the Rose Garden stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch. Then it was layered on top of some of the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon and poof, a gorgeous card!
The wonderful thing about these cards is that most of the items used to make them are now FREE (individually) with your $50 order! Sale-a-Bration is almost over and I want you to be able to take advantage of all the great FREE items! Here are the items from this card that you can get FREE (each one is FREE with a $50 order, before tax and shipping):
Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item No.147356 2016-18 In Color Cardstock Assortment, Item No. 147361 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Item No. 143601 (be sure to use the above item numbers when ordering)
And, I’m personally giving you a separate FREE GIFT if you place a$75 order using this month’s Host Code! You just can’t lose! Find out more by clicking HERE.