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.

Happy Easter Bunny

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Welcome to the March Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating spring. This month we are featuring spring related projects for Mother’s Day, Easter or any other occasion that celebrates winter coming to an end.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from

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 of the amazing creations.

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I love this Happy Easter Bunny!  I actually had made this card using Blendabilities before I knew they had been discontinued.  I remade the card using Stampin’ Write Markers.  It’s great that we have so many choices to color our cards.  I saw the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim for the tail on Pinterest.  It seems like the Pompom Trim was designed to be this bunny’s tail.

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The largest Oval Framelit is a scallop oval.  It is the perfect size to look like an Easter Egg, yet fit inside a standard size envelope.  When cutting this card, I left the very top out of the Framelit to keep the pieces connected as a card.  I think the scallop oval Framelit will be useful for making fun cards for any occasion.

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The Best Year Ever DSP was used along with the Envelope Liner Framelit to coordinate with the card.

 

The next stop is

on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  6. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  9. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  10. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  12. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  24. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  25. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  26. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  27. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  29. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  30. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  31. September Gray at septembergray.com
  32. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  33. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  34. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  35. Brian King at Stamp with Brian