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.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully, number 8 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.

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What could more earth inspired in spring than flowers?  That’s the focus of my card for today’s hop.


  • Each flower center is punctuated with a 1/2″ circle from the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2016 In Colors (sorry, Mossy Meadow, there was only room for four of the five colors)!

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  • To add just a touch of WOW!, I layered 1/2″ circles from Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers over the flower centers.  They remind me of yummy hard candy.  Delish!

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  • Polka-Dot Pieces stamp set (offered in wood-mount or clear-mount) provides the images for the flowers and sentiment.  The flower was cropped with precision using the coordinating Stampin’ Up! 1 1/4″ Scalloped Circle Punch.

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  • A pretty card deserves a pretty presentation.  I protect the fronts of my cards from the bumps in the US Mail with a piece of coordinating card stock.  I added a little design and touch of “cushion” by embossing the protective layer with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder.
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.



The next stop is Candy Ford at Stamp Candy, number 10 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Earth Day is Every Day Full Hop List:

  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
  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

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MY STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES RECIPE FOR TODAY’S CARD!  Please click on the Stampin’ Up! product images below for more details and easy, on-line shopping.  A printable supply list as at the end for your convenience!

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Supply List

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  1. Thanks, Sharon. I moved the flowers and sentiment (using the stamp) around many different directions until this layout said mama to me.

  2. Thanks, Mary. Appreciate the quick response and great card!

  3. Great placement with the flowers and curving sentiment. Clever embelishment with the glossy accents.

  4. No coloring involved. I layer each over a 1/2 circle of the different colors of card stock. Thanks for your question, Kristy!

  5. Mary, how did you color the epoxy stickers? Thanks!

  6. Thanks so much, Kadie. Simple is my middle name 🙂

  7. You got it, Nancy! Its just a piece of coordinating card stock to layer over the bumps and help a handmade card arrive in good shape!

  8. I adore the swirling action of the flowers and am crazy for your color combination. Great Card Mary!

  9. Nancy Farrell

    Love the brightness of the card. I will be embossing my “protect my card” insert from now on. I thought it was the whole envelop that was embossed in the picture. I will emboss an envelope, after addressing it of course, today and see how it comes out!

  10. Adorable! Those Epoxy Stickers really make a WOW happen in a jif! Super cute card and adore the way that you use the card-stock to protect the card while mailing! Hugs my friend!

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