Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Small Bloom Punch

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the February Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sandra Roberts' blog (great project, Sandra!). Welcome one and all.

This month we continue to focus on the fantastic, free products from the new Sale-A-Bration brochure. For my card, I am using the Small Bloom Punch. The Small Bloom Punch was a free product with a $100 purchase. However, when I placed my order last month, I had a "moment" and must have really wanted the Lily Impressions DSP more than the coordinating Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set. Hum. Now what? Time to improvise. I think you will love the versatility of this small bloom punch.
The card base is an A2 with the fold at the top (cut 4.25 x 11, scored at 5.5). The first layer of the embellishment build is a 3 x 3 of the Blueberry Bushel from the 2018-20 In Color DSP, and the Whisper White layer is 2.5 x 2.5. Each flower is a build of two Small Bloom Punch flowers secured with a small dot of Tombow glue to hold them together and set upon a small strip of Call Me Clover. The centers are the Frosty Epoxy Droplets. A coordinating button with a tiny White Baker's Twine bow in the upper left-hand corner. A very small strip of Blueberry Bushel die cut with the long, scallop edge die from the Stitched Be Mine Dies is placed off center a smidge behind the embellishment build for an eye pleasing break from all that Lovely Lipstick!

The sentiments are from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.
I think this card is super cute even without the stamped flower image. I will plan better next time. :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations. Do not forget to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Krissi Hannah.
This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Stamp On!!

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All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store.

Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set • Item# 148618

2018-2020 In Color Classic Ink Blueberry Bushel • Item# 147138 

2018-20 In Color Cardstock Assortment • Item# 146973
  (Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover)
2018-20 In Color Designer Series Paper • Item# 149618
Basics Whisper White Cardstock • Item# 100730 

2018-2020 In Color Buttons • Item# 149608 
Solid Baker's Twine Whisper White • Item# 124262 
Stitched Be Mine Dies • Item# 148527 
Small Bloom Punch (SAB, free w/ $100 purchase)

I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions this card, please send me an email with a request for the Small Bloom 0220" Instruction Sheet.

(January 3 - March 31, 2020)

Sale-A-Bration ("SAB") is Stampin' Up!'s way to thank its customers and demonstrators.

  o  SHOP - For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There’s no limit! Choose something amazing for free with every $50 purchase, or spend $100 for additional options! I have a brochure for you too. (Watch for even more exclusive FREE Sale-A-Bration items coming March 3!)

  o  HOST - Place a party order or personal order over $300 to earn the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set for FREE. (It is the cutest EVER!)

  o  JOIN - In addition to building your own Starter Kit by picking $125 worth of products for just $99, you will also receive for FREE!
      • A new Mini Paper Cutter (only availble to new demonstrators/not available for purchase)
      • A 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper sampler
      • Your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogs (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded)

I would love for you to join my team! Message me for complete details.


Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the February Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by March 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!


#1 - Check out the Clearance Rack every week to find some great opportunities to collect retired/discontinued Stampin' Up! product. The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is still on the Clearance Rack, available for purchase at 15% off (while supplies last). If you need more information on Stampin' Up!'s product medley, message me for the flyer showing everything that is included.

(January 3 - June 2, 2020)

If you placed an order from me over the past year, you likely have already received a copy of the new 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Spring Occasions Catalog) in the mail. If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas.

As always, if you have any questions, or need assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)


  1. I love how you used this punch! Great job showing how to use it without that coordinating stamp set. Love your color choices as well.

    1. Thanks, Krissi. It was a real "oh no" moment when I figured out that I did not have the stamp set!

  2. I enjoyed your card and never missed the stamped flowers you had envisioned adding :) Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Terri. It is funny now when I look back on the moment I figured it out. Ha

  3. Krissi stole my comment. The double flowers pack a real punch and the colours are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Annette! I have a lot of work to do to use up all my soon to retire in colors. I love these colors!

  4. Obviously, blogger doesn't like me, I'm annette@ stampinwithnetty not Unknown!

  5. :) - it was one of those internet gremlins!

  6. Great use of that little punch - thanks for sharing!