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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Sentiment as a focal point.” We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

succulent foliage in a pot on a chevron marble tile background

How many times has someone touched your heart with a kind word or deed? You get that warm feeling. It’s like the word or deed makes you smile from the inside out. Your steps feel lighter and the air sings. Do we have a sentiment that can be added to a card that says thank you for ‘touching my heart’? Why yes, we do. I found the sentiment in the Plentiful Plant stamp set. And I can’t wait to give this card to a friend.

Here are the supplies, measurements, and some notes on assembling this card.

MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES

  • PAPER
    • Gray Granite cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ plus scrap for ‘pot’
    • Be Dazzling Specialty Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″ (FREE with qualified order during Sale-a-bration)
    • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
    • Basic White Thick cardstock scrap for ‘leaves’
    • Basic White cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 5″ for message insert
    • Basic Gray cardstock scraps for sentiment
  • STAMP SET
    • Plentiful Plants bundle
    • Very Versailles stamp set
  • DIES & PUNCHES
    • Heart Punch Pack
  • INKS & MARKERS
    • Soft Succulent ink pad
    • White Craft ink pad
    • Basic Gray ink pad
    • Gray Granite ink pad
  • OTHER SUPPLIES
    • Elegant Face3ted Gems
    • Resin Hearts (retired – currently on Clearance Rack)
    • ribbon from Paper Pumpkin leftover bits (Alternative: Linen Thread)
    • white embossing powder
    • doily (Alternatives: Square Vellum Doilies, Encircled in Beauty dies or Floral Heart dies)
    • Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, & Dimensionals
  • TOOLS
    • Heat Tool
    • Paper Trimmer & Snips
    • Cut & Emboss Machine
    • Stamparatus or Clear Acrylic Blocks
    • Bone Folder

TIP for Paper Scraps: Use Page Protectors from the office supply store to keep scraps stored with their full sheet counterparts. I use a full sheet of cardstock in the page protector to keep the page protector rigid then add my scraps. Don’t forget to label the page protector with the color and item # for easy reordering.

CREATING PIECES & PARTS

  1. Create some depth on the background panel. Stamp the words from Very Versailles in Gray Granite ink on the In Good Taste DSP panel.
  2. Stamp & die-cut the put and foliage from Plentiful Plants stamp set. Use Soft Succulent ink on Thick Basic White cardstock for the foliage and Basic Gray ink on Gray Granite cardstock scrap for the pot.
  3. Stamp sentiment twice on Basic Gray cardstock with white craft ink. Add white embossing powder and heat emboss. Cut the sentiment lines apart. TIP: If you cut one sentiment between the lines, there will not be a consistent border around the words. I like to stamp the sentiment several times to allow for spacing.
  4. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to add doily to In Good Taste panel. TIP: A little glue goes a LONG way!
  5. Use the bone folder to slightly curve the pot sides. Add 2 Dimensionals to the center of the pot before placing it on the card panel.
  6. Add a small Dimensional to on of the larger foliage leaves and Glue Dots to the remaining leaves. Tuck the foliage into the pot.
  7. Add a bow. I used some leftover Paper Pumpkin twine.
  8. Add sentiment. Use a Glue Dot to attach to the pot and a small Dimensional on the opposite end.
  9. Scatter gems & hearts.
  10. Attach the card panel to the Be Dazzling Specialty panel. TIP: No one will know if you take a couple label punches from the Be Dazzling panel behing the In Good Taste DSP panel.
  11. Add some DSP to the envelope flap. Cut strip 2-1/4″ x 6″. Use a very thin application of Multipurpose Liquid Glue around the edges. Trim to fit.
  12. Customize the message insert. TIP: Add a stip of Tear & Tape to the back of the message insert but don’t attach it to the card until you are ready to write your message and send. This gives you lots of flexibility to change your mind!
succulent foliage in a pot on a chevron marble tile background
succulent foliage in a pot on a chevron marble tile background

Did you notice that lovely depth in the chevron marble tile? I love creating backgrounds that add dimension to my cards. The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper provides all the depth and movement I needed for this card without any extra work. This line of photographic paper is perfect for card or scrapbook backgrounds.

succulent foliage in a pot on a chevron marble tile background

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 13th. Our theme will be Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects when participants showcase fun fold cards or 3D items that will be great for any occasion. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin
  5. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  21. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards
  22. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK << YOU ARE HERE
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  25. Kim Webb at Just Paper, LLC
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