Garden in Bloom


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make paper crafting more detailed and fun! 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.

StampinUp Garden in Bloom All Occasion card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

When it comes to Stampin’ Up! products, I find the punches and framelits the hardest to resist.  Please keep this between us, but I may own almost every punch Stampin’ Up! has made since 2003. This is information we don’t need to share with Superman.  I would tell him if he asked, but fortunately, he’s never asked. 🙂

Anyway, I made this card with the brand new Layering Ovals Framelits.  The flowers are from the Garden in Bloom stamp set. The flower is raised on dimensionals and splattered with the black marker.  Both these things make the card really pretty in real life.  Do you like the matching envelope?  When I send a card, I want the recipient to be excited about it from the moment they pull it out of the mailbox.

StampinUp Garden in Bloom All Occasion card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

Since the envelope is cute, the inside of the card needs to be cute too.  The flowers are all embossed using Versamark, black ink and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I colored them in with using ink pressed into the lid of the stamp pad and an aqua painter.  Who needs adult coloring books?  If you color on a card instead, you actually get to send it to someone and brighten their day.

StampinUp Garden in Bloom All Occasion card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom

I almost always make my cards with someone in mind to receive them.  This card has no recipient, so if you would like to receive this card in the mail, please comment at the top of this post.  I’ll randomly pick someone and hopefully brighten their day!

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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. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

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  1. Katy McGloin

    Love this card, Beth… both outside and inside and a wow envelope as well. And I really enjoyed reading your post. Right with you, Pal!!!

  2. Andrea H

    I love how you ‘framed’ the front on this & your color choice is spot on!

  3. Pam Dotts

    Very pretty card, Beth! I love your color combination and use of the Layering Oval Framelits.

  4. Peggy Noe

    Oh my goodness, Beth, your card is striking! So pretty! And I’m just totally laughing about your superman comment!! Don’t worry, I won’t tell him 🙂

  5. Sue Becker

    Simple, elegant, love it!

  6. Debbie Mageed

    Beth, this card is stunning! Your choice of colors with this stamp set is perfect!! Pinning!!

  7. Kathy Bolam

    Love the beauty and simplicity of this card. Great when I need a quick card!

  8. JenniferE

    So pretty! Love this stamp set! Great colors!

  9. Karen Zaring Browning

    Love, love, love!!! Thanks for sharing

  10. Beth (Post author)


    I’m glad to know I’m not the only punch “hoarder” Thanks for the sweet comment!

    Beth 🙂

  11. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Rae!

  12. Beth (Post author)

    Hi Sue! I won’t tell if you don’t! Superman probably knows too, but he supports what makes me happy! I’m glad your husband does the same thing! I would love it if you wanted to follow my group board and start pinning your Stampin’ Up creations.

  13. Sue Mac Donald

    wonderful blog! don’t tell my Mr. JAMAC, but I’ve been in S.U for 11 yr., & I own all the punches from that day ’till now! Somehow I do believe he knows this, but doesn’t say anything.

  14. Rae Harper-Burnet

    Beth,this is a CAS masterpiece! Love the contrast you’ve got going on this too.

  15. Jeanie Stark

    WOW! THis card just pops!Love the bold color with black! THanks for sharing your talent. (I promise not to tell about your collection of punches if you won’t squeal on mine. LOL)

  16. Laurie

    Love the clean and simple effect – the black is really beautiful here with the melon mambo. Love that combination. Nice card!

  17. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks so much Linda!

  18. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Ramsey ! The simple cards are always my favorite!

  19. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Pat! I love hearing from you!

  20. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks HJ! I need to remember to always decorate the envelope and inside of the card. It adds so much!

  21. Linda

    Wonderful card!

  22. Ramsey Alexander

    Love the card, inside and out! AND the envelope!!!

  23. Pat Knight

    I love this card Beth and love the way you stamped on the envelope

  24. HJ

    Very pretty card. I love the simplicity of the front with the decorated inside and envelope. Melon Mambo really gives it a nice pop.

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