Pals Blog Hop: A “Bushel” of Shine with Humming Along

December All that Sparkles and Shines post graphic

Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with  “All that Sparkles & Shines.”  Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Learn How to Create an embossed image on a handmade card using the Humming Along Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Today’s hummingbird card duo shares a peek at a lovely new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Humming Along.  It will be available for purchase Jan. 3, when the Occasions Catalog begins.   Heating the images with Blueberry Bushel embossing powder on colored card stock brought out plenty of shine and pizzazz!

STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

For each card, create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base using Whisper White Thick card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer.  It cuts and scores, making a card base easy to create. 

Adhere a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 piece of Vellum card stock to the card base with Snail Adhesive.  Apply snail in the center where it can’t be seen below the hummingbird layer.

     Learn How to Create an embossed image on a handmade card using the Humming Along Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty(1)

Using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool, stamp the hummingbird (Humming Along Cling Stamp Set) in Versamark Ink onto a 2 3/4 x 4 piece of Berry Burst (left) or Mango Melody (right) card stock.  Cover with Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Emboss Power, flick to remove excess, and set with a Heat Tool.  You can view my WOW! video that offers 5 tips for heat embossing here

Humming Along Cling Stamp Set

What is a cling stamp?  Watch this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration by Natalie which shares tips and shows how Stampin’ Up! vastly improved the “cling” on our red rubber image stickers!  Red rubber cling stamps will be available starting Jan. 3 when the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration promotion begin.

Stampin’ Up! is the master of coordination!  Wrap a piece of Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the bottom of the card stock and secure with a bow. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment using the Stamparatus in Versamark Ink onto Whisper White card stock. Cover with Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Emboss Power, flick to remove excess, and set with a Heat Tool.  Crop the sentiment with the Pretty Label Punch and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Learn How to Create an embossed image on a handmade card using the Humming Along Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty(1)  Learn How to Create an embossed image on a handmade card using the Humming Along Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty(1)

Add three Best Route Enamel Dots (Blueberry Bushel) to the image or the sentiment for added personality.

Pretty envelopes make an impressive presentation!  Crop a coordinating piece of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper with the envelope liner die (Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies) and adhere to the outside flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.

Click for a FREE Tutorial

Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019, when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart.”  Don’t miss the fun.

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

Stampin' Up! 2018 Year-end Close Out Sale December 5th - January 2nd 2018

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  The Year-End Closeout and Sale is Stampin’ Up!’s chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  

  • Download a complete list of retiring products and discounted items here.
  • Click to shop and view ALL retiring holiday products
  • Click to shop and view ALL discounted products
  • Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Surplus items from 2018 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.



Price: $110.00

13 Comments:

  1. Lisa Ann Bernard

    Beautiful as always, Ms. Mary!

  2. So pretty!

  3. Mary, what a beautiful way to showcase the new stamp set. It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for allowing the rest of us to hop along with you!

  4. Beth McCullough

    I always love your creations Mary! Who wouldn’t love to receive one of your sweet cards!

  5. Thanks so much for this blog hop. It’s been a while since I followed one and this one was such high quality. A couple of things that make it extra enjoyable: when the bloggers add a “you are here” tag to this list of bloggers; and when it’s easy to comment, like here. With some bloggers, you have to sign in to a site and often, that’s more effort than I have time for. Keep it up!

  6. The heat embossing and vellum layer make you hummingbirds extra special! Love your instructions, Mary!

  7. Jennifer Michalski

    The colors of these two cards really pop with sheen! I love the embossing look…great color choices too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love, love, love these, Mary! That Blueberry Bushel embossing powder is a real standout against both of these papers. The enamel dots add such a great addition to these cards. Love!

    • Thanks, Brian. I’m a little surprised by how much use I get out of my Best Route dots. They seem to add the perfect touch to colors I love (like Blueberry Bushel).

  9. Kadie Labadie

    Both of these cards SHINE with happy colors.

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