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April Pals Blog Hop

Pals Blog Hop:  Earth Day is Every Day

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April where every day is Earth Day. This month we are showcasing projects that use recycled, reused or other earth inspired elements and colors. We hope you enjoy the Pals creative projects.

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on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

As I considered what projects to make with a recycling theme, I kept thinking of “can” projects.  My first project involved filling the need for a cute pencil holder for my desk.  It started as a LA Smoothie can which was transformed with Painted Blooms DSP, one of the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and a Blackberry Bliss Butterfly.  Quick and easy!                                                            photo 1 (27)photo 3 (21)


With May Day coming soon, I thought I would show you one of my favorite May Day can recycling projects.  It involves purchasing your favorite canned fruit, or in my case purchasing my son Keegan’s favorite peaches with the pop top lid.  I use a Pampered Chef can opener and open the bottom of the can.  Keegan happily eats the peaches and I wash out the can.  I fill the can with May Day candy and seal the bottom of the can by replacing the bottom tin using Tombo Liquid Glue.  I used the opposite side of the Painted Blooms DSP to cover this can.  I cased Elisha Smith’s cute tag idea to finish off the front.  When you deliver the cans on May Day, the kids and their Mom’s will wonder how you ever got the candy in the can without opening up the pop top.  This will improve your standing in the “Mother of the Year” contest!


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Please stop back tomorrow to get instructions on how to make a Double Berry Basket.

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The next stop is


on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’ s Owlery
  3. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  4. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  5. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  6. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  7. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Site
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  14. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  17. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains

Happy Easter Berry Basket

StampinUp Easter Berry basket designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

I love the Stampin’ Up! Berry Basket Die in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Here’s my first Easter Basket.  I made half the basket in Bermuda Bay cardstock and the other half using the Backgrounds DSP Brights Collection.  The sides of the basket are the same polka dots as the handle.  I didn’t use all DSP for the basket because the card stock is a heavier weight and I found using half cardstock and half DSP makes the basket both cute and sturdy.  I also have found so many uses for the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  It’s no wonder Stampin’ Up! has sold out of these.  They are supposed to get more in stock soon.  The “happy easter” is stamped on a garden pick using the Handpicked Framelits Dies.  Hope you have a wonderful Easter!


April 6-10 Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on everything!  You can order on the link at the top of my blog.

Halloween Invite – Clearance Rack Deals!

Here is a picture of the invite for my sweet daughter’s Halloween party.  Her friends loved it, which made me very happy           photo 3 (9)

So, I bet you’re wondering why I would show this Halloween card in February?  Well, guess what?  The stamp set, Fall Fest, is on the clearance rack for $11.19 and the Fun Fall Framelits are also on the clearance rack for $17.49.  You know next October when you really want this set and framelits, it will be on ebay for a bizillion dollars.  The “Spooky Spooky” etc. is from Mingle All the Way.  Yep, it’s on the clearance rack also at $12.59.  This is a great time to get a sweet deal and be set for Halloween. Clearance Rack

On the inside I used the Holiday Invitation set and the retired bat punch.

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.Here are the  goodie bags she made for the party using the Paper Pumpkin.  These were so quick and easy.photo 1 (15)

Paper Pumpkin is awesome!  We get a new kit in the mail every month, and Abby and I have a great time putting the cards or projects together.

Abby also made cute bat cookies, Reese’s spider treats and more.  I thought you might enjoy seeing them even though they aren’t stamped.

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We also made treats for the teachers. The Fry Box gets a lot of use at my house.

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