Double Z Pop Up Card

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up Double Z Pop Up card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I typically make clean and simple cards, so this Double Z Pop Up card is a “stepped up” technique for me!

Stampin Up Double Z Pop Up card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

  • Flowers are from the retiring Botanical Builder Framelits on sale 50% off, only $16.50.
  • Grass and stems are from the retiring Basket Builder Framelits on sale 50% off, only $15.50.
  • Clouds are from the Umbrella Weather Framelits.
  • Wood on the front of the flower box is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack available June 1.

Stampin Up Double Z Pop Up card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My sweet friend and member of my Stamping Mom Team, Marcelyn, taught me how to make a Double Z Pop Up card.  I’ll post some cards Marcelyn made using this technique tomorrow.  I also listed the measurements to make the basic card in tomorrow’s post.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

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Parade of Birthday cards!

Thank you so much to everyone who sent me birthday cards and Facebook Birthday wishes!

Stampin Up Birthday card made by Jean Hixson. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I love this card made by my sweet friend Jean Hixson.  Jean and I used to work together and have been walking together almost every weekend for about twenty years.  I don’t know what I’d do without Jean in my life!

Stampin Up Birthday card made by Jean Hixson. See more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Even the inside is cute!  Jean put a Post it note inside with a note on it, so I could still use the card and send it on to someone else.  I often use Post it notes in case someone might want to send my card on.  In this case, I love the card too much and need to keep it!  I’m sure some of you will want to know how to make it?

Stampin Up Birthday card made by Linda Mandernach. More card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I was so happy to find this fun birthday card in my mailbox from my sweet friend, Linda Mandernach.  Linda has been a customer for years and then part of my Stamping Mom Team!   You could be part of my Stamping Mom Team too!  Email me at Beth@StampingMom.com and I’ll tell you all about it.

Stampin Up Birthday card made by Ruth Sollberger. More card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #Stampingmom #cute&simple4u

This stunning card came all the way from my sweet friend Ruth Sollberger in Austrailia! Ruth is a BSF/Stamping friend and she is a huge encouragement to me. BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) is a nondenominational world wide Bible study. Here’s the verse that was in Ruth’s card: Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.

Ruth also sent me this gorgeous cross which I will always treasure. Thanks so much Ruth!

Stampin Up Birthday card made by Marcelyn Churchill. More card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My sweet friend Marcelyn started as a customer, became a Stamping Mom Team member and last fall she joined me at BSF.  Marcelyn creates amazing projects and does most of the event table decorating for her church.  Making a card or gift for someone allows us to do small things with great love.

Stampin Up Birthday Box made by Marcelyn Churchill. More card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Marcelyn also made me this cute birthday box.  Marcelyn loves the Oh So Succulent set, Framelits Dies and Succulent Garden DSP.  All of these will be retiring by May 31 or while supplies last.  Click on the pictures at the end of this post to order.

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Stampin Up Birthday card made by Sherrie Olson. More card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My sweet Aunt Sherrie sent me this adorable card.  She has been stamping with me since I started 15 years ago and I love it when we get to spend an afternoon stamping together.  I’m not sure if she did a rainbow on purpose, but I had a “rainbow” wedding and love rainbows and rainbow colors.

Cubs Birthday card made by Barb Sease. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

This awesome Cubs card was made by my sweet BSF/Stamping friend Barb Sease.  Barb and I are both group leaders with the Des Moines Day Women’s BSF.  Superman said this was his favorite card!  He is a little biased. 🙂

Speaking of the Cubs, Sean flew into Chicago today and met Superman, Ryan, Steve’s brothers and families and parents to celebrate Harold and Ruby’s wedding anniversary.  I’m sure they are all having a great time.  Keegan, Abby and I stayed home because Keegan had a required choir contest today and Abby has her last concert with Heartland Youth Choir tomorrow.  Abby’s been in Heartland Youth Choir since she was in third grade.  I was talking to her about her concert today and started crying.  I can’t imagine how many Kleenex I’ll need when I hear the combined choirs sing, “May the Lord Bless you and Keep you,” for the last time after ten years of Abby singing in the choir.

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My friend Susan and I dipped 175 cakeballs this morning for my niece Lindsay’s graduation party and Susan’s son’s graduation party.  I’ll be making more for Abby’s grad party soon.  How did they taste you might wonder?  I have no idea, I didn’t taste any.  Why? you might ask. See below.

Diane, my Pedal off the Pounds biking partner, and I rode 16 miles today to Gray’s Lake and back.  It was a gorgeous day in Iowa!  Monday is weigh in day at Pedal off the Pounds.  I’ll let you know if I did indeed pedal off any pounds. Weigh in day is why I didn’t taste the cake balls. 🙂

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

Fruit Stand Birthday Card

Stampin Up Birthday card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I had many birthday cards I needed to make this week.  I whipped this one up with the retiring Fruit Stand DSP.  This paper is on sale for only $8.80 while supplies last.  I think the paper is beautiful and makes a quick and easy card.  Cards don’t need to be time consuming to be beautiful!  I like to attach the paper to the flap of the envelope to really dress it up.

  • The “Happy Birthday” is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous set available June 1.
  •  The Stitched Shapes Framelits is a must have for every stamper.

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I’ve started a new cycle program called, “Pedal Off the Pounds.”  When I signed up, I didn’t realize we were supposed to bike everyday.  I already go with Superman to Farrel’s six mornings a week for kick boxing and resistance band training.

Don’t laugh at our 80’s headbands, we sweat so much that it gets in our eyes if we don’t wear them.  I also walk with three of my favorite people, each one day a week.  My point is with this much exercise, I hope the pounds start falling off soon.

I had a birthday last week and received many beautiful handmade birthday cards.  I’ll show them to you soon.  Thanks to everyone who sent me a card.  I cherish every card I receive.

Keegan was also in a play over the weekend.  The program said he was a farmer, but he looks like a cowboy to me.  What do you think?

I have so much more I want to tell you, but I’ll save it for another blog post soon.

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

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