Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!
Happy Holidays! This month, the theme is Winter Wonderland. We hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
We don’t have a winter wonderland vibe happening in southern Arizona but the temps have cooled and we’ve all come out of our summer hibernation to do ALL the outdoor things! Last Friday the hubby (aka Butter) took me on a date to the Tucson Botanical Gardens to see the lights. It was magical and about as close to a winter wonderland as we are going to get so I thought I’d share a few pictures I took. I hope this post finds you happy, well and enjoying the winter season in your neck of the woods, wherever that may be.
Thank You cards with the Magical Meadows Bundle
The Magical Meadows Bundle along with the the Winter Meadow DSP totally gives off a winter wonderland vibe and is perfect for this month’s theme. I don’t know about you but I always need thank you cards this time of year. I created these cards using the stack, cut and shuffle technique, which is perfect for creating multiples. Since I usually cut my DSP stack into three angled pieces, I am able to make a trio of cards fairly quickly. Here’s my trio of cards.
Here’s a closer look at one of the cards. I love how striking the Winter Meadow DSP is with the Blueberry Bushel cardstock.
- Card base ~ 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ in Blueberry Bushel | Cut 3
- Layer 1 ~ 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ in Basic White | Cut 3 (save time and cut 6 if using a dark cardstock so you have an inside layer) | Do NOT adhere to card base yet
- Layer 3 ~ 3-3/4″ x 5″ in three different coordinating patterns from the Winter Meadows designer series paper (don’t forget to check out those back sides)
- Stack your 3 designer paper pieces together and cut as desired (there is no exact measurements for this and is whatever you choose to do – see picture below)
- TIP: I prefer to make my cuts so that one of the pieces always has the full length of one of the sides and two corners for easier placement (see picture below)
- Shuffle the pieces into three piles so that you have one of each cut in each of the three designs in each pile (see picture below)
- Adhere pieces using multipurpose glue (this gives you time to adjust and align pieces) to a Layer 1 piece starting with that piece that has the full length and two corners, keeping in mind the mat on this is pretty small (see the adhered pieces on the left in picture below)
- Repeat the process and adhere the remaining shuffled pieces to the additional Layer 1 pieces
- Adhere matted DSP piece to card base
- Stamp and embellish as desired to finish off your card trio
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month, when our theme will be “Sale-A-Bration,” where the projects will showcase all of the great products available with orders over $50.
Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs – You are here!
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts