Welcome to the Pals’ April Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
WOOT-WOOT.….it’s a BLOG HOP day…..(and that is ALWAYS a fun day)…I have a little project for you that I am going to be working on over the next 2 weeks as we have WEDDING BELLS ringing on May 4th! My middle peep, James is getting married! 🙂
I just loved the theme around this blog hop as my personal motto is….FAMILY FIRST!!!
I am sure that you can guess that I would be “ALL HANDS ON DECK” for an occasion like this! I might tweak this a bit but for now…let’s roll with it as I am just in love with these sweets Kraft Pillow Boxes .
I have a bunch of pictures for you and truly there is nothing hard at all in making these sweet (yet very sturdy) boxes look super special! This is a great time to pull out what ever you have and USE IT UP!!!! You know that I always share….even if something is retired – WHO CARES??? if you like it…that is ALL THAT MATTERS!
I know that many of you are not keen on 3-D projects but please hear me out and hit that button and get a pack or 2 of these – you will be happy that you did so as trust me, they come in handy with minimal effort but the end result is nothing short of FUN and a FEELING OF SPECIAL!
One thing that you have heard me say over and over…when in doubt – GO FOR A SENTIMENT STAMP…and yep, today is no different! I think that sometimes we do not put the weight into looking at a sentiment stamp as thinking….there are no images….nothing to color….etc.
Stop and look at the sentiments to see if the font speaks to you….look at the themes….and if the green light is on…than I say go for it as this is a prime example of how this gem worked for me!
This stamp set is in the annual catalog, called Better Together and I will say….I have used it a bunch! It has been around for several years but I will say that I have reached for it often as I find the font to be fun and unique…please do not forget about the annual catalog…it has many keepers in it!
You also know that I say OVER and OVER…it’s all about the basics! Peek below and see the rectangle stitched frames – a true blue classic! A staple like this is a one time investment and one that you will never regret. When you have a classic like this – you can always use it for many projects!
Basic stitched shapes like this are a must have in any shape that you can get your hands on…WHY? – Easy = they are a great foundation for a clean and simple card. When we have the right products…we can enjoy the journey of crafting by letting the basics be your foundation and then build around it!
Hers is another peek of a project that I have been working on! Easter is right around the corner and many of you might remember this sweet single stamp that was retired years ago! This is a perfect example of how I say….KEEP WHAT SPEAKS TO YOU…and this little lamb – he spoke to me years ago and he still does!
I have made over 60 of these and probably will be making more as they come together SUPER QUICK but you can see that they are super fun! I have (3) Reese’s Eggs in it (smaller size) but they are just PERFECT SIZE for a sweet favor.
Last peek as you have a BUNCH OF HOPPING TO DO!!!! You can clearly see that the sky is the limit with your creativity. These pillow boxes are perfect for treats…perfect for a gift card…just a staple that you need to have for those “just in case times”
I love using glue dots as much as I can when making these as the as a time saver and also a super strong hold! I encourage you to look at all if the little additions you have to use as a spring board to add some clean and simple fru-fru to make your little project pop!
I say have fun…and just look at what you have and go from there! I do hope that we continue to come out with more punches – they are always the fastest option when in a crunch for time and also for mass producing!!! Our punches are so sturdy and truly go thru the test of time….and I am one that tries to never let them leave Randall Lane!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “More Than One Score” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio