Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “CASE the Catalog” so the Design Team chose a card from the new Annual Catalog and has CASEd it with their own creative twist. We really hope that you are inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
I have chosen to CASE the Blessings of Home card on page 168 of the 2022-2023 annual catalog. I love all the dimension that the card has. The subtleness of the Flirty Flamingo peeking out in the bottom right corner is really what drew me in.
My only problem with making that card is that I didn’t have the new Split Card Textures dies that make that corner oh so pretty (yet). So instead, I improvised and used what I do have; the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks.
The masks, combined with some embossing paste and a drop of ink, get pretty close. I am very happy with the result and enjoyed the challenge of having to improvise.
Now, on to making the card.
To make the card
- Begin with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock, score and fold at 4 1/4″ to form your card base.
- With a ruler, mark the top edge of a 3″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock at the 2″ mark. Place it on your Paper Trimmer and cut from that 2″ mark diagonally to the lower left corner.
- Apply a tiny bit of Stampin’ SEAL to the larger piece that you just cut and place on the right side of your Silicone Craft Sheet. (hint- the Stampin’ SEAL will hold it in place but release easy from the silicone.)
- Cover the piece with one of the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks and secure in place with some removable tape.
- Scoop a small bit of Embossing Paste on to the left side of the Silicone Craft Sheet and mix in one drop of Flirty Flamingo ink.
- Mix well with your Palette Knife and spread evenly over the mask.
- Remove the mask, rinse well, and let the embossed piece dry.
Time to stamp
- Stamp your flower image on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Shaded Spruce ink and your sentiment on a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock using Stazon Jet Black ink.
- Using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, crop the following: your sentiment with the 2nd largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies, the flower and six leaves in Mint Macaron cardstock from the Flowers of Hope dies.
- Adhere the flower to the sentiment, overlapping the right side, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (MLG). (hint- lay your pieces on the front of the card, without adhering, to ensure that both pieces will fit when glued together.)
- Attach three leaves each to the top and bottom of the flowers as shown with MLG.
- Carefully remove your embossed piece from the Silicone Mat and adhere it to the front of the card using MLG. (hint- to clean your Silicone Craft Sheet, just peel the dried paste off.)
- Cut a 15 1/2″ piece of Natural Finish ribbon, trim the ends diagonally, and adhere to the front of the card using Stampin’ SEAL.
- Adhere the flowers and sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Attach five Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels as shown.
- FOR AN ADDED TOUCH: Add a piece of matching Subtles designer series paper (DSP) to the envelope flap. Glue a 2 1/2″ x 6″ piece to the outside of the envelope and trim off the excess with your Paper Snips.
A complete PDF tutorial for this Blessings of Home card CASE can be found by clicking on the button below.
Before you go
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 July 13th. Our theme will be “Create Your Own Background” when our Design Team creates a background using any technique they wish, such as stencils, stamping, watercolor, embossing but not DSP.
Until then, have fun in your craft space!
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
I would love to hear from you. What have you used to improve and make a CASE? Please let me know what that is and what you think of my CASE the Catalog Blessings of Home card for the Pals Blog Hop.
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26 thoughts on “CASE the Catalog with Blessings of Home for the Pals Blog Hop”
You make CASE-ing look easy with your brilliant photo tutorial. Such clever adaptations of the original card [dare I say an even more appealing result…..!] Fabulous job!
Thank you Linda! I love your kind words and yes, it’s ok to say it…[wink, wink] Glad the pictures helped. 🙂
Melissa, this is one beautiful project. I love everything about it.
Thank you Rae, I appreciate it. 🙂
the embossing paste layer adds So much texture and color to the card — love it! Gorgeous layout!
Thank you so much Mary!!
Melissa, the split texture dies just went on my wish list. i’d looked right over them. i love how you substituted the embossing paste – it’s gorgeous!
Thank you Sue! They are on my wish list too! I am sure that they will make some very beautiful cards. Sorry to enable you. ?
I love the background That you created.
Thank you Amanda! It was a lot of fun to come up with. 🙂
Beautifully done, Melissa! Really love the soft look of the embossing paste. Great card!
Thank you Tricia! I fell in love with the softness of it too.
Yep, CASEing your embossing Paste tweak. love the texture. beautiful card.
Thank you so much Ann!! CASE..away! 🙂
Wow! I love all of the texture and colors! The embossed laYer is really nice and somet I need to try! Thanks dor rhe idea.
Thank you Jackie! Embossing paste is a great way to add texture. You should absolutely give it a go!
First, beautiful job with the ribbon and the paste! Realy is a beautiful card!
Thank you so much Windy!!
Beautiful card, Melissa, and great way to improvise!
Thank you so much Su! I’m just glad that I had something that would come close.
So pretty. I love all the pieces to it. Nice layout and great colors
Thank you Wanda! I have to credit Stampin’ Up! for the colors and layout. 🙂
Such a beautiful CASE Pal! Love all the layers, textures, and step-by-step photos of how you constructed it! Love how you put your own stamp on this hop!
Thank you so much Deb!! All the layers and texture is what makes this CASE one of my favorites. 🙂
Adorable card!!! Love the soft color look. That’s a gorgeous stamp!
Thank you Bette! I agree, it’s one of my favorite stamps.