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 line-up will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
I am particularly fond of using the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Stacks (DSP) because they are so versatile. These stacks are my “Go To” patterned papers for making cards. For today’s Pals Blog Hop cards I used the new 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack and chose the colors Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum. You’ll notice I used the same layout for each card, selecting a different print pattern and changed up the shape of the raised sentiment for each card. I also like to use the Baker’s Twine when embellishing cards because of its versatility and ease of use.
The card pictured above features Flirty Flamingo DSP, the sentiment “for you” comes from the new Blooms & Wishes stamp set, and the little flower embellishments are from the new Perfectly Wrapped stamp set.
This card features the Peekaboo Peach DSP and the sentiment “Best Wishes” also comes from the new Blooms & Wishes stamp set. The raised sentiments on each of these cards were cut using the new Layering Squares and Layering Circles Framelits Dies (which I LOVE!). The dots I used in the background of the Best Wishes sentiment above comes from the new Perfectly Wrapped stamp set. I inked the stamp, then pressed onto scrap paper first then onto the Whisper White cardstock, so the Peekaboo Peach dots were lighter in color than the sentiment which was stamped directly from ink pad to cardstock.
This final card uses the Sweet Sugarplum DSP and the raised sentiment “Happy Day” and small flower embellishments come from the new Perfectly Wrapped stamp set. You’ll also notice I covered the flap of each envelope with the matching DSP to coordinate the envelope with the card. Have you enjoyed seeing a number of ways you can change up one single, simple card layout? With the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Stacks it is so quick and easy to use one layout and make the same card with different color and pattern to change the way the card looks. And, it’s easy to quickly make several cards at a time using this same technique. This is why I enjoy working with our DSP Paper Stacks. These paper stacks come in the In Colors, Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles and should be added as a staple in your own paper collection.
Below you will see each card side-by-side for comparison purposes. What do you think of these cards? Which color is your favorite? Which card is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know your feedback. While you are here, please subscribe to my blog so you’ll receive an email each time I add a new post. Click on the “Follow Me Now” button to the left to subscribe. And, if you like these cards, check out my other cards by clicking here.
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:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
- Pamela Sadler at stampin pink rose
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
- Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
- Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Laura Schollaart at Laura b’ Stampin’
- Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
- Shannon Jaramillo at ShannonKayPaperie
- Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Below are the supplies used to make these cards: