Wednesday, April 21, 2021

April Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the April Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Maureen Rauchfuss's blog. Great project, Maureen! Welcome one and all.

The theme for this month's blog hop is "thinking of you-girls" and if you have been following my blog the last few weeks, you know that I have been featuring some of my favorite retiring product that maybe I have not shown all the LOVE they have deserved over the past (catalog) year. Today I am using the retiring Pretty Perennials Stamp Set (retires June 30) and the 2020-22 In Color Designer Series Paper (retires May 3).

The card base is a side fold, portrait A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, cut in half at 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4") in Magenta Madness cardstock. (Personal note: This color is really growing on me!) The second layer is the 2020-22 In Color 6" X 6" DSP (dots side) cut 4" x 5 1/4". The reverse of the 3/4" wide scrap of the DSP provides some additional dimension behind the main image.

The super cute flowers are stamped in alternating Misty Moonlight and second generation Magenta Madness; the stems and leaves are stamped in Just Jade on Basic White cardstock and trimmed with the largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

The sentiment is stamped in Magenta Madness and the "happy" sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black, then fussy cut and raised up on mini dimensionals (it may be hard to see this dimension in the picture).

This is a fairly simple card highlighting second generation stamping technique, masking, and fussy cutting.

So, now it is time to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Julia Mazur.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

Also, be sure to check out the Business News section below - there is lots of information and updates to share.

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All the supplies used in the card above can be ordered through my online store.

Pretty Perennials Stamp Set • Item# 154435 | Bundle Item# 156234 (The coordinating Perennial Petals Dies were not used to make this card, but you save 10% if you purchase these as a bundle!)

2020-22 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Magenta Madness • Item# 153117
2020-22 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Misty Moonlight • Item# 153118
2020-22 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Just Jade • Item# 153115
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad • Item# 132708

2020-22 In Color Collection Cardstock Magenta Madness • Item# 153080
2020-22 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment • Item# 153070
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276

NOTE: I have been ultra-conservative in my projects during these extraordinary times as so many of my customers do not have a die cutting machine so I always offer an alternative idea for any die used in my projects. 

Although I did not use the coordinating Perennial Petals Dies • Item# 154321 on this card, I did use the largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies • Item# 151690 so alternatively you could use a piece of Basic White cardstock, cut 3" x 4".

Don't forget to add your favorite adhesive and a new pair of paper snips for super easy fussy cutting. I recommend the new Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 and Paper Snips • Item# 103579.

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 Host Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $25 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed directions, please send me an email with a request for the "Pretty Perennials 041721" Instruction Sheet.


(May 15, 2021 @ 11 AM)
For the month of May, I will be featuring cards using the Thinking of You theme. Keep motivated and crafting this month - I am so looking forward to seeing your creations. Take a picture of the cards you make and share with us all in the comments during my Facebook Live. For everyone that places an order of $25 or more using the monthly host code (see the sidebar), I will send you the next month's (May's) workshop card kits in advance of the workshop.)

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(January 4, 2021 - June 30, 2021)
The January-June 2021 Mini Catalog is chock full of great products and inspiration. If you do not already have a copy of the Jan-June Mini Catalog, and 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.

(Retiring May 3, 2021)
All good things must come to an end. The 2020-21 Annual Catalog will retire on May 3, 2021, and although many of the great products will carry over, many will not and will only be available while supplies last. The retiring product list is out. Click here to shop those items.

(March 2, 2021 - May 3, 2021)
The early release of this beautiful butterfly collection that will be in the new 2021-22 Annual Catalog is available to customers now. Both the DSP and the specialty paper will only be available while supplies last. (Do I need to say it? Time is of the essence!)

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


  1. Love how the polka dots compliment the flowers.

    1. Thank you, Shirley. I pulled out my polka dots after I saw a card last week using the DSP. I have plenty to use up before it retires! :(

  2. Stunning colours, sure to cheer up any girl that need it.

    1. That Magenta Madness is a real wow color, but it is growing on me. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. The bright colors and the polka dots would certainly make me "happy" if I got this card in the mail!

  4. REally fun card - certain to brighten anyone's day!

    1. Thank you, Maureen. It was a fun card to create.

  5. I'd love to get this card in the mail! It's so cheery and bright. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Good thing these colors were grouped together as in colors because I might never have put the two together! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I sometimes find magenta Madness too pink, but it looks amazing in this card

    1. I totally agree, Tracy. In fact, this is only the third card I have ever made with Magenta Madness since the color was introduced last year. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Great color combo! I love the line of flowers!

  8. Your card made me smile - it’s so pretty! It makes me feel like summer. :-)

  9. Love your card. Bright happy colors that will make someone smile when they receive it in the mail.