Welcome to the Pals’ June Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings” 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.
This is a fun theme for this months hop and I knew the “cutie” I was going to use right out of the gate! I can still remember when this single stamp made its debut to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog (2 years ago)…I instantly LOVED it at first glance and I still love it today!
I call this a Peanut Butter & Jelly kinda card….WHAT???
Easy…it is super easy to use…it is always in style…and it is one that I say – “When in doubt…pull it out!!!” as this stamped image will always not only make YOU smile – but the recipient will do the same when they get this super sweet card!
Kinda like Peanut Butter & Jelly…when in doubt …pull it out! We loved it as kids and it still is super yummy as adults!
There is not a bunch to chat about in making this cards as it is super straight forward but I will point out a couple of tips that make a simple and basic card….stand out a bit more!
You all know that I love clean and simple cards and I am also a firm believer that one needs the basic staples of tools to make clean and simple cards. The Simply Scored Tool is just a must have in my opinion! I often do this…a simple score of the cardstock to add some fun!
After Stampin’ my image using the MUST HAVE Stamparatus I used the Blends to color in this fun image. It took literally minutes as the ink just glides on and gives perfect coverage!
After I colored it I thought to myself – I should have used clear embossing powder to make a bit of shine and then PLAN B went into effect…I never took the stamp out of the Stamparatus so PRESTO….
I placed it back in….stamped it again with the black ink and then quickly added clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. Worked like a charm and actually worked like I have planned to do it that way from out of the gate!
I am the very first one that agrees that the time element in life gets the best of us…but this is a super example of why I am a HUGE FAN of a card like this…
It is fast to make…It is rewarding…and it is a keeper!
I invite you to look at the “stuff” you have in your stash and then take inventory of the basics… I am all about these things as you need them 1st to create classics and then add to the inventory as you are able to do so….
To me…the basics in this project are…The Stamparatus…the Simply Scored Tool…The Heat Tool…The Blends and a great Black Ink! As far as Embossing Powders go…the 3 that I use the most are clear, gold and white…again, clean and simple!
OK – that is it for me today as you have a BUNCH OF HOPPIN’ to do and be inspired by. I thank you for popping by (or shall I say buzzin’ by) and I hope this sweet card brought a smile to your face!
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, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!