Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pals March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals March Blog Hop. This month we are excited to kick-off Spring with our creative projects. We hope enjoy these creations and we hope Spring finds your soon!
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit 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.

The last time I did a pals blog hop, one of the cards I made with the Petal Parade stamp set was a huge hit on Pinterest (it was re-pinned over 144 times on the last count, see it here). I was thus inspired to do something similar with the same stamp. I again used a stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image twice, but this time punched circles (instead of squares). I wanted the color to pop a bit, so added a punched 1 3/8 inch circle of coordinating colored cardstock under each stamped 1 1/4 inch circle. 

The layout for this card was inspired by an old Stampin' Up catalog card made with the "Just Believe" stamp set. I added the white butterfly and rhinestones later for balance. I did like the card without the butterfly too though, see below. 

The colors I used were Pale Plum, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz, and Close to Cocoa. But I think this card would look great with almost any color scheme! I want to try it in a natural color scheme next. Or maybe regals....

Here's a close up of the bitty butterfly over the Pear Pizzaz stamped image. 

The card is an odd sized 3 1/2 by 7 inches. Lucky for the envelope punch board. I made a matching envelope in just the right size with Pale Plum textured card stock (I'm trying to finish up all my retired cardstock so I can buy more of the new colors!). I also lined the envelope with Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum - one of my favorite things to do with this vellum lately. 

Ahh! Only a few more weeks left of Sale-A-Bration!

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The next stop is Tiddbits from Dawn on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.


Final March Line-up- 
  1. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  4. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  5. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
  6. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  9. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  12. Christine Winslow at Grandma's Stamping Corner
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell's Life
  15. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  16. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  17. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  18. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  22. Amy Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  23. Maria Flores at Maria's Sandbox
  24. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  25. Christie Crosby at Stampin' Creativity
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  29. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  30. Nicole Watt  at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  31. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine


Susan Itell said...

Good Morning! This is my kinda card....love white....love simplicity and you did a fabulous job with the colors! WOWZERS the little butterfly and the vellum liner made me smile - beautiful card.....off to hop......

Patti MacLeith said...

Beautiful, Goldie! Extra special envelope!!

Deb said...

Clean and Simple - love your card! The butterfly is a perfect touch.

mamichelle said...

Goldie, this is gorgeous! Love the spring colors.

Katy McGloin said...

Love this card, Goldie! A definite CASE!

Linda Callahan said...

Love it! And love the matching envelope and the touch of embossing!

Kathy L said...

I echo every one of the above comments! This is a striking card. Love the layout and the unusual size.

hKetG said...

Thanks everyone! Each of your comments made me smile :-).

Jackie Diediker said...

I just love this card, it's so simple but holds so much pop. Your use of colors is just fabulous!

Dawn Tidd said...

This is a really fun and fresh card!

Stampin' Pretty said...

really love this! great layout.
paper hugs,

Christine said...

Love this card! The colors are so springy!

Michelle Gleeson said...

Clean and simple, I am definitely going to case this card!

Rae in Reno said...

Love this CAS card! The addition of the little butterfly is perfect.

Maria Teresa said...

Gorgeous layout with all the beautiful color combo! Love the length of the card too.

Maggie Mata said...

So classy clean and simple. Makes me feel refreshed. =)

Carol Carriveau said...

Great card.....leave the butterfly....makes it all!

martie pollard said...

love the layout and the envelope takes it from fun to elegant

Kimberly said...

I love your card! I love butterflies!!! I never think to make a matching envelope for my cards. Very pretty. I also like the size of the card. I think my next card will be this size with a matching envelope! :-)

Debbie Mageed said...

A very cute CAS card - definitely looks like no one had a problem letting you know that except me!